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    This Classic Jaguar E-Type is Not Like the Others at werd.com

    This Classic Jaguar E-Type is Not Like the Others

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    With the creation of the E-Type Zero Electric, Jaguar is merging its iconic vintage roadster with futuristic technology.  Where there was once a 6-cylinder gas engine in this rebuilt classic, they’ve wedged in a 220-Watt zero emission electric drivetrain and lithium-ion battery that will go 0-60 in 5.5 and offers a 170-mile range on a full charge. As for that classic Jaguar engine tone, sorry. But even more pressing is this question: will they actually produce it and how many?

    Lamborghini’s Aventador S Takes Off Its Top at werd.com

    Lamborghini’s Aventador S Takes Off Its Top

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    Just like the hard-top version, Lamborghini’s new open-roof Aventador S Roadster is powered by a naturally aspirated 729 horsepower V12 that hits a top speed of 217 MPH. The only difference is that with the S Roadster, you’ll have the wind in what’s left of your hair. If for some reason you tire of that iconic Italian exhaust tone, pull the roof panels out of storage in the front trunk and pop ’em into place.

    Ferrari Introduces a New GT: The Portofino at werd.com

    Ferrari Introduces a New GT: The Portofino

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    Ferrari’s newest GT model is the drop-top Portofino, named for the scenic Italian city where we’d all like to drive one. But this is no Sunday driver. It’s a sleek 2-seater powered by a 590 horsepower turbo V8. It is the first GT model to feature Electric Power Steering for improved driver response, and an electronic rear differential paired with the F1-Trac suspension improves handling when it really counts. Remember to put the retractable hard top up when taking it to its top speed of 198 MPH.

    Vision Mercedes-Maybach Unveils Cabriolet 6 Concept at werd.com

    Vision Mercedes-Maybach Unveils Cabriolet 6 Concept

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    If you’ve always dreamed of getting behind the wheel with a topless beauty, the new Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 could be the one. The 750-horsepower electric is now offered in a Cabriolet variant. It got its own special Deep Blue paint and oversized multi-spoke wheels but still, it’s just a concept. Let’s all hope it actually goes into production.

    Aston Martin Unveils Two New Vanquish Zagato Models at werd.com

    Aston Martin Unveils Two New Vanquish Zagato Models

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    Aston Martin just announced two new Vanquish Zagato models coming into production. Ultra-limited production, but still.  The forthcoming Speedster and Zagato Shooting brake are both based on the Vanquish S and feature Aston’s 600PS naturally aspirated V12 motor and Touchtronic III transmission to drive just as good as they look. Only 28 of the Speedster models will be produced and just 99 of the Shooting Brake.

    Infiniti’s Prototype 9 Electric Merges the 1940s with the Future at werd.com

    Infiniti’s Prototype 9 Electric Merges the 1940s with the Future

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    Unveiled at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance auto event, the Prototype 9 from Infiniti is a 1940s-inspired electric race car. The body of the car was completely handmade with panels hand-beaten and shaped by artisans at Nissan. The drivetrain however, is modern: it’s got a 120kW (148hp) electric motor powered by a 30kWh lithium-ion battery that goes 0-62mph  in 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 106mph. Unfortunately, it’s one-of-a-kind. At least for now.

    The Most Powerful 911 Ever Built: The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at werd.com

    The Most Powerful 911 Ever Built: The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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    With an additional 80 horsepower & 37 pounds more torque, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is officially the fastest and most powerful street-legal 911 ever built. Powered by a 3.8-liter water-spray twin-turbo motor, it produces a neck-snapping 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The interior is just as powerful: wall-to-wall red Alcantara leather and carbon fiber everywhere.

    Jaguar Announces Race-Ready XE SV Project 8 at werd.com

    Jaguar Announces Race-Ready XE SV Project 8

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    Designed & tuned for track day racing, the super-limited Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is an aluminum sedan powered by Jag’s most powerful 5-liter V8. It boasts 592-horsepower: 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds with a top-end of 200 mph. It is available with an optional roll cage in lieu of rear seats, and only 300 of these cars will be hand-built & sold in 2018.

    This Electric Airplane Has a 600-Mile Range at werd.com

    This Electric Airplane Has a 600-Mile Range

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    The “Alice” aircraft from Eviation is a nine-passenger electric-powered plane with a range of up to 600 miles on a single charge. Designed from the ground-up for efficiency & constructed with composites, Alice weighs roughly 300 times less than a normal plane of the same size. One main rear propeller and 2 smaller wingtip props drive the plane, and it’s powered by a 980 kWh Li-Ion battery.

    Audi Announces Their Most Powerful Convertible Ever at werd.com

    Audi Announces Their Most Powerful Convertible Ever

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    The new V10 R8 Spyder is the most powerful drop-top that Audi has ever made. 601 horsepower  of naturally aspirated muscle, boasting a top speed of 204MPH & 0-60 in 3.3. The Micrommata Green paint might make it feel even faster. Good thing it’s equipped with ceramic brakes. In addition to lots of fresh air, it also comes equipped with Audi Drive Select and a 12-inch Virtual Cockpit.

    Super Rare Rally Cars Go Up For Auction at werd.com

    Super Rare Rally Cars Go Up For Auction

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    A collection of the world’s rarest rally cars from the golden age of Group B rally will be on the Bonham’s auction block in August. Cars include a 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale, 1983 Lancia Rally 037 Stradale, 1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1, 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale, 1986 Ford RS200 and a 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution, all of them in their original and unmolested, factory-built glory and offered by Bonham’s without reserve.

    BMW Introduces Concept 8 Series Coupe at werd.com

    BMW Introduces Concept 8 Series Coupe

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    Unveiled this week at the Concorso de Eleganza in Lake Como, Italy, BMW’s all-new Concept 8 Series, showcased in the forthcoming coupe, reveals a completely new silhouette, angular, athletic, and refined. It still looks like a Beemer but overall, the design language is evolved. The rear-wheel drive coupe will be available in 2018.

    The Knobbly Sports Racer is the First Road-Legal Roadster from Lister at werd.com

    The Knobbly Sports Racer is the First Road-Legal Roadster from Lister

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    With its classic British motorsport styling, Lister’s Knobbly Sports Racer is a truly bespoke roadster, featuring a completely handmade body and powered by an aluminum Jaguar 3.8-liter six married to a 4-speed gearbox. The motors are built using new re-manufactured parts and cranked up to produce 330 BHP with a top speed of 180MPH. The Knobbly is Lister’s first fully road-legal vehicle. Let’s hope more models will follow. Production is due to begin in September 2017, with customer deliveries planned for June 2018.