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Behold: The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake at werd.com

Behold: The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

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Aston Martin’s hotly anticipated Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake has just been officially unveiled. This sleek, limited edition 2-door, 2-seater “wagon” is powered by a 580-horsepower naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V-12 and features a curved V-shaped glass roof, a luxe saddle brown leather interior, and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Only 99 will be made.

Porsche Debuts New 911 at LA Auto Show at werd.com

Porsche Debuts New 911 at LA Auto Show

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Lots of new rides being rolled out at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Including these bad boys: the 2020 911 Carrera in both the S & 4S models. Both are powered by the rear-mounted turbocharged flat-six engine that churns out 443 horsepower. The new aluminum body is slightly wider and longer than the outgoing model and the bumpers have been extended for an updated look. Fresh tech features include automatic emergency braking, water-detecting Wet Mode, and a night-vision camera.

Emory Motorsports Will Build the Porsche You’ve Always Dreamed Of at werd.com

Emory Motorsports Will Build the Porsche You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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When it comes to a custom-built classic Porsche 356, Southern California’s Emory Motorsports is where the world goes & then enters its name on a rather long waiting list. Second-generation car builder and master craftsman Rod Emory is the man behind these iconic and personalized Porsches. Every car is built to order and each build is restored to ‘factory-plus’ standards, from its metal unibody and exterior to its mechanicals and interior. The cars are fitted with his signature Emory-Rothsport Outlaw-4 3.6-liter dry sump motor packing these classic cars with supercar performance.

McLaren Unveils 1000+ Horsepower Speedtail for 2019 at werd.com

McLaren Unveils 1000+ Horsepower Speedtail for 2019

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McLaren officially took the wrapper off its newest supercar, the 2019 Speedtail, a radical design to say the least, which features a 3-seat design with the driver positioned front and center. It boasts over 1000 horsepower and a top speed of 186MPH. The interior looks like the cockpit of a space ship, and the carbon fiber exterior, with no wing mirrors—it uses cameras and interior screens instead—also has a slippery, space-age look. The price tag is out of this world, too.

Hoversurf Has an Electric Aircraft Unlike Any Other at werd.com

Hoversurf Has an Electric Aircraft Unlike Any Other

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The Hoversurf Hoverbike is a recreational aircraft that combines a drone-like design with a body & driver experience that looks something like a PWC, except this thing literally flies. With its monocoque carbon fiber body & 12.3kWh lithium-manganese-nickel battery, it can fly up to 16-feet above ground at speeds up to 60MPH. Flight time ranges from 10-25 minutes with a pilot on board to 40-minutes in drone mode.

Aston Martin is Recreating 007’s DB5 from Goldfinger at werd.com

Aston Martin is Recreating 007’s DB5 from Goldfinger

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Like everything James Bond has driven through the decades, his Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger is an iconic ride. And through a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the Bond films, they’re making a limited run of reproductions that will feature working gadgets to be developed by Oscar-winning SFX guru Chris Corbould who has been the special effects supervisor on eight previous James Bond films. Only 25 will be made.

Rolls-Royce Rolls Out The Silver Ghost Collection at werd.com

Rolls-Royce Rolls Out The Silver Ghost Collection

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Limited to just 35 bespoke cars, the special edition Silver Ghost Collection from Rolls-Royce celebrates next-level luxury & performance first introduced back in 1906—the very car that that established Rolls-Royce’s reputation as ‘The Best Car in the World’. This new model features a Barker & Co 4/5 seater touring body, a blacked out grill, polished wheels, and a forest green leather interior, and stunning handcrafted details throughout.

Ariel Introduces Powerful, Track-Ready Atom 4 at werd.com

Ariel Introduces Powerful, Track-Ready Atom 4

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The Ariel Atom 4 is a race car for the masses, a 320-horsepower, naked, open-wheel 2-seater with a trellis-frame design that makes it look like an overgrown go-kart or some sort of F-1 style training vehicle. It rips from 0-60 in 2.8 with the driver sitting mere inches off the ground. All this power comes from 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder Honda R motor that produces an astounding & eye-watering 310 lb-ft. of torque.

Nissan & Italdesign Unveil 50th Anniversary GT-R50 at werd.com

Nissan & Italdesign Unveil 50th Anniversary GT-R50

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Nissan’s iconic GT-R turns 50 this year and so does automotive design house Italdesign. To celebrate, the two teamed up to create the ultimate edition of the storied sports car. The “GT-R50,” is based on the 2018 GT-R Nismo with a lower roof line & redesigned hood. Beneath that hood is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that outputs an incredible 710 horsepower due to larger turbos, intercoolers & pistons. Other NISMO upgrades abound: custom 21-inch wheels, a carbon fiber center console & Alcantara leather upholstery.

McLaren Introduces the 600LT at werd.com

McLaren Introduces the 600LT

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The latest longtail from McLaren is the 600LT, a track-focused super car powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V8 & designed from the ground up for “optimized aerodynamics, increased power, reduced weight, track-focused dynamics and enhanced driver engagement.” It’s got a carbon fiber chassis, body, and P1 racing seats; each car will be hand-built & production numbers will be very low, perhaps in the single digits.

Seakart is a Side-By-Side For The Sea at werd.com

Seakart is a Side-By-Side For The Sea

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The Seakart 335 is a unique hybrid watercraft combining the speed and excitement of a jet-ski with the comfort & stability of an inflatable boat. Powered by a Yamaha jet-engine it’s got seating for five & options like underwater lights and a sound system.

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is Taking Off at werd.com

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is Taking Off

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The Kitty Hawk Flyer is the brainchild of Google co-founder Larry Page; an evolved version of his “flying car” concept that buzzed through the internet last year. Designed specifically for flying over water, the new electric aircraft is currently in the testing phase. Powered by 10 propellers & controlled with a pair of joysticks, it will fly just 10-feet above the water at a top speed of 20 MPH. There’s no info on a projected release date or how this unreal ride will meet safety standards but it sure looks like fun.

The HondaJet Elite is Taking Off This Summer at werd.com

The HondaJet Elite is Taking Off This Summer

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Honda’s aircraft division just unveiled a new jet, the HondaJet Elite, a luxury jet that boasts an improved range of 1,437 nautical miles. Powered by GE Honda HF120 engines, it has a cruising speed of 422 knots and a max altitude of 43,000 feet, all features that make it the the fastest, longest-range, most efficient, and quietest jet in its class. Deliveries begin in August.

Aston Martin’s DB11 AMR Goes 200+ MPH at werd.com

Aston Martin’s DB11 AMR Goes 200+ MPH

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Aston Martin’s flagship touring car, the DB11 will soon be available with an upgraded performance package that upshifts it to supercar status.  The DB11 AMR is powered by a 630-horse V12 that lays down a top speed of 208 mph and snaps 0-62 in 3.7. It also features a new exhaust, enhanced handling and a range of interior and  sweet exterior accents using carbon fiber and track-inspired matte blacks.

Roll-Royce Unveils Their Cullinan SUV at werd.com

Roll-Royce Unveils Their Cullinan SUV

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Rolls-Royce made an SUV. No seriously. The all-new Cullinan is here.  It’s big and heavy, so that 563 horse twin-turbo V12 will come in handy.  It’s got 4-wheel drive & 4-wheel steering but it’s not particularly well-equipped for terrain much rougher than the valet lot. 22-inch wheels, 4 camera auto-parking system, floor to ceiling leather, onboard wi-fi, and all the other toys you’d expect to find in a Rolls.

BMW Unveils Revved-Up M5 Competition Model at werd.com

BMW Unveils Revved-Up M5 Competition Model

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Taking a direct shot at Mercedes’ luxury-performance AMG lineup, the forthcoming M5 Competition from BMW upgrades the brand’s top 5 series model with more power, revamped suspension tuning, enhanced looks and a throaty exhaust tone. It’s powered by a 617 horsepower 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 that snaps from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. With the optional M Driver’s package, its top speed of 189MPH leaves MB’s AMG E63 in the dust.

Mercedes Introduces AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ Edition 1 at werd.com

Mercedes Introduces AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ Edition 1

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As if the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ wasn’t epic enough, MB is releasing an upgraded version of this high performance luxury sedan. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ Edition 1 will feature a 639-horse 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine, exclusive paint colors, a carbon fiber AMG aero package, and a Nappa leather interior.

World’s Most Expensive SUV: The Karlmann King at werd.com

World’s Most Expensive SUV: The Karlmann King

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Designed in China and built by a team of 1,800 people in Europe, the Karlmann King is the world’s most insane/expensive SUV. It’s constructed of carbon fiber and steel and rides on a Ford F-550 platform. It’s powered by a 400 HP V-10 motor and all sorts of ridiculous luxury options are available including a “night sky” interior ceiling that simulates the stars with LED lighting. Want it bulletproofed? No problem. There’s also Hi-Fi sound, ultra HD 4K TV, a private safe box and a built-in fridge & coffee maker.