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    The supercars of James Bond Spectre (VIDEO)

    James Bond Spectre

    Get a glimpse of the awesome car chase scene from the upcoming James Bond Spectre movie featuring the Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75. 

    The latest James Bond movie promises to be absolutely awesome and will hit cinemas later this year. It should be particularly entertaining for car guys (and gals) too, thanks to the awesome cars lined up for the movie. We’ve known for a while that Aston Martin was building a bespoke car for the movie dubbed DB10. It’s a stunning rear-wheel drive coupe that sadly can’t actually be purchased by the public no matter how deep your pockets are. Ten DB10s were built for the movie, some for stunt purposes and others just for glamour shots. Of course, the Aston Martin will be driven by James Bond and while we can tell you it’s powered by a V8 engine, we’re unsure what weapons and other trick devices Bond’s DB10 will be fitted with.

    The villain of the movie Mr. Hinx will be driving Jaguar’s C-X75 supercar which was originally a concept which then got very, very close to going into production as a rival to the Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. Jaguar pulled the pin on the stunning supercar at the last minute due to economic woes. Now however, the C-X75 is getting a starring role in Spectre where it will be part of one of the coolest car chases of recent times. The movie role fits perfectly with Jaguar’s new ‘good to be bad’ marketing blabber as it attempts to move very far away from its former slippers and cigars image. And with cars like the new F-Type sports car and XE it appears to be doing a rather good job.

    The C-X75 won’t be the only Jaguar Land Rover car in the movie either, with other key characters jumping behind the wheel of a few other JLR specials.

    The car chase is held on the historic and clearly quite slippery streets of Rome, and the cars are driven right at the limit sliding their way around the Italian capital.

    You can get a behind the scenes look at the Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 car chase in the video below.

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  • News/ Super Cars

    Classic Icons v Modern Contemporaries showing just how far we’ve come.

    The evolution of the car has been a fast-flowing advancement of efficiency, safety and performance, with some of the more exciting vehicles of the modern era showing just how far we’ve come.

    Such examples as the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 are hard evidence of what can be achieved in the motoring world; even comparing such marques’ tamer cars against their predecessors really highlight the difference between what was once thought to be the pinnacle of motoring and the majesty of possibilities we have today.

    With the help of the enthusiasts at Stoneacre Specialist, see how the icons of old compare against their modern contemporaries.

    Aston Martin: DB5 v Vanquish

    One of, if not the most famous car on the planet, the Aston Martin DB5 has made its way into the hearts of many ever since its mainstream introduction via Goldfinger, with one James Bond enjoying his gadget-laden version of what was to be a star in the making.

    Fast-forward out of the early ‘60s to 2013 and Aston Martin had created a new flagship grand tourer, one with a raging V12 capable of producing over 550bhp and surpassing 200mph.

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    Ferrari: 250 GTO v F12

    To show just how special the Ferrari 250 GTO was to Enzo Ferrari in 1962, the Old Man himself felt the need to handpick the car’s 39 original customers. The 250 GTO was produced built for racing homologation, with those three letters themselves standing for ‘Gran Turismo Omologato’ – Italian for Grand Touring Homologated.

    Replacing the 599, the Ferrari F12 moved the game forward massively in 2012 with its huge V12 up front and incredible driving dynamics for what remains a grand tourer at heart. The F12 has it all over its predecessors, with a lap time around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track a second quicker than the 599 GTO and two faster than the Enzo and the 458 Italia.

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    Jaguar: E-type v F-type

    Another car of the ‘60s, the Jaguar E-type is often referred to as the most beautiful car in the world, a proclamation many would find hard to argue against; even the New York Museum of Modern Art recognised its aesthetics enough to add an example to its permanent collection.

    For decades after the E-type’s retirement, many were calling out for a replacement, and in 2013 Jaguar gave us the F-type, a car widely regarded as the E-type’s spiritual successor. Although a more compact package and without the endless bonnet, the F-type does indeed resemble its ancestor, not just in aesthetics but also in spirit.

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    Lamborghini: Miura SV v Aventador

    A car that set the trend of the two-seat mid-engined sports car, the Lamborghini Miura was a pin-up special the world over in 1966, thanks to its stunning looks and enthralling engine. Perhaps most famous of all Miuras was the SV, the last of the breed and widely thought of as the most complete version of what was effectively the first supercar.

    Evolving through the years into the Countach, Diablo and Murcielago, the Miura eventually became the Aventador and is the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s innovation so far. Carbon fibre has been used extensively to create the Aventador, with the car’s monocoque completely made from the ultra-lightweight material to give it massive agility for such a large vehicle of its type.

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    Porsche: Carrera RS v 911 GT3

    Standing for Rennsport (Race Sport), the Porsche Carrera RS carries with it iconic status of the highest order, especially amongst the most hardened enthusiasts of the Stuttgart brand. The RS was another car created to go racing, like many of Porsche’s most famous names, and was handed a revised suspension set-up to the standard 911, as well as that infamous ‘ducktail’ rear spoiler.

    Although not for much longer, the current lightweight, b-road-blasting Porsche is the 991 generation of the seminal GT3. Purists were disappointed to see the car go auto-only and adopt electronic power steering, but the latest GT3 remains among the best driver’s cars on both the road and the track.

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  • News

    You Won’t Believe The Classic Car Collection Jaguar Land Rover Have Bought

    Most of us wish we had the money and space for a huge collection of classic and vintage cars, but if you’re a major automaker such a collection is much easier to amass. Easier still if, like Jaguar Land Rover, you buy someone else’s existing collection of 543 vehicles. Said vehicles belonged to British enthusiast James Hull, but the vast reserve of vehicles, including dozens of rare Jaguar models, is now in the hands of the automaker itself. Prior to the sale, Hull’s collection was believed to be the biggest privately-owned roster of classic British cars anywhere in the world.

    The list of vehicles is enormous. Among those mentioned, the new acquisition includes everything from early Swallow Sidecars and Swallow coachbuilt Austin Sevens, pre-war SS models, seven XK 120 sports cars (one of which is a rare alloy-bodied example), C-types, D-types, an XKSS, eight E-types, thirty classic Jaguar ‘Mark’-denoted sedans, and a trifling nineteen XJS models and over twenty XJ saloons. If the latter two sound a little unspectacular, it should be noted that many had famous owners in a previous life.

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    Jaguar Land Rover says the new collection will be “actively used to support brand and experiential marketing”, and are sure to play a part in Jaguar’s increasing focus on its heritage—so expect to see appearances by some of the cars at events like the Mille Miglia or Goodwood Festival of Speed. The cars will be absorbed into Jaguar Heritage, a branch of Special Operations—the brains behind the Jaguar Project 7 sports car.

    Special Operations won’t just work on brand new vehicles like the Project 7, but has also been tasked with building and re-building iconic classics, like the run of six,1963 Lightweight E-Type racers. The attention to detail and engineering is such that the new cars will be separated by time alone from the originals–delayed production models, rather than recreations.

    Discretion prevents Jaguar from revealing just how much it paid for the Hull collection, but James Hull himself is confident it’s now in “safe hands”. “Travelling all over the world to build the collection over the years has been a labor of love and a life’s work, so my primary motivation was not to get the maximum price but rather to secure the future of the collection in this country with the right custodian,” he said.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    Meet Project 7: The Fastest and Most Powerful Jaguar Ever (VIDEO)

    The first undertaking of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Vehicles Operations personalization department is the F-Type Project 7, the production version of last year’s Project 7 concept car. Yes, Jaguar has confirmed that it will build 250 examples of the stunning speedster, and will present the car for the first time at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed starting tomorrow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXJ2wY0JjzM

    The F-Type Project 7’s arrival marks the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s D-Type race car, which inspired its design. The Project 7 name, meanwhile, is derived from Jaguar’s seven Le Mans wins between 1951-1990, of which many were achieved with the D-Type.

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    Power comes from Jaguar’s familiar supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, but with output capped at 575 horsepower. That’s 25 horsepower more than what the F-Type R Coupe is producing and hints at what’s to come for the British automaker’s future R-S models. The engine is paired with the F-Type’s usual eight-speed automatic and will rocket the car to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and see it keep accelerating until a top speed of 186 mph.

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    Other performance upgrades include an electronic active differential and torque vectoring at the rear, carbon ceramic brake discs at all four corners, uprated suspension and carbon fiber aerodynamic aids. The curb weight of the F-Type Project 7 is said to be 3,495 pounds.

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    Key design elements include the D-Type-inspired fairing behind the driver, a new front bumper, and downforce-increasing aerodynamic modifications—including a carbon fiber front air splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. While the original concept car was a single seater, the production version has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.

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    A shortened windscreen is also featured, but Jaguar tells us that a full height version will be fitted to cars delivered to the U.S. because of local regulations. All F-Type Project 7s will also come with a removable roof, which clips onto the convertible header rail and can be conveniently folded and stowed in the trunk when not in use.

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    Deliveries are scheduled to commence in mid-2015. Customers will have the choice of Ultra Blue, Caldera Red, British Racing Green (all with white graphics options), Ultimate Black and Glacier White (both with grey graphics options) exteriors.
    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    The Jaguar F-Type Goes In Search of the World’s Greatest Roads (VIDEO)

    The greatest roads in the world

    One of the greatest driving experiences one can experience is driving a winding mountain road in the backdrop of spectacular scenery. The adrenaline packed twisting roads can be driving nirvana.

    EVO’s Henry Catchpole did experienced that same feeling as he drove a Jaguar F-Type V8S to Romania to find the World’s greatest driving road. Rumours are its the infamous Transfagarasan, a 90-km road that crosses the Fagaras mountains reaching over 2,034 meters.

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    Transfagarasan highway

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  • Videos

    Jaguar’s Super Bowl Teaser Reveals Ben Kingsley As British Bad Guy (VIDEO)

    ben-kingsley-in-jaguar-super-bowl-adNone other than British acting legend Sir Ben Kingsley stars in the new Super Bowl teaser ad for the breathtaking new Jaguar F-Type R coupe.

    Jaguar’s first ever Super Bowl spot will see the brand as a sophisticated British villain invading the U.S luxury car market, themed “Good to Be Bad,” it will reveal a whole host of legendary British villains.

    Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong star in Jaguar Commerical

    Which villains? None other than Loki aka Tom Hiddleston (Thor) and born to be bad, Mark Strong (Kick Ass). Considering their recent roles we couldn’t think of more fitting bad guys. Muwhahahaha!

    The full commercial will be released for the 2014 Super Bowl in a couple of weeks, but we can already tell it’s going to be totally badass.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sx5fDGbVoQ

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  • Top 10s

    Should These ‘Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow’ Really Be On This List?

    Should These 'Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow' Really Be On This List?

    Should These 'Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow' Really Be On This List?
    Let’s start this off by saying the folks at Hagerty know classic cars. They know them really well, and that’s why they’re good at pricing them, insuring them, and generally understanding the world of collector cars from minor muscle machines to top-flight European exotics. So when we hear that Hagerty had just put out a list highlighting the new vehicles that it feels should be considered future classics, we expected to be in total agreement. We aren’t.

    The rules: They must be new cars and they must start below $100,000. Out of ten on the list… we agree with about three of them. Maybe four.

    Let’s go through this list one vehicle at a time, shall we?

    1. Jaguar F-Type R

    2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

    No question, an easy pick and we would put it atop our list as well. However, we feel this one gets in by the skin of its teeth based on the rules. Hagerty is going off MSRP, but if you find someone who had actually paid just $99,000 for this crazy kitty we’d be shocked. Your author has driven a V8 S… which wore a sticker price of $104,000.

    2. BMW M5 Sedan

    2014 BMW M5

    Not a chance. If the E39 M5 hasn’t made the leap yet, then the latest iteration won’t either. We’re not saying the E39 won’t get there, because it definitely will… but it’s not there yet. If you have your eye on owning one though, you’d better do it now. As for the current car, just wait for it to depreciate… massively.

     3. Chevrolet COPO Camaro:

    2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

    Instant collectible. It’s produced in small batches, so its limited availability makes it instantly desirable for collectors.

    4.  Maserati Ghibli S:

    Maserati Ghibli

    You know how much current collectors love theoriginal Ghibli… wait, they don’t? Ah, got it. Look, the old Ghibli is a pretty cool looking machine, and the new car is, well, actually rather excellent, but it’s no future classic. No one will be pining for a vintage (current) Quattroporte 25 years from now, and no one will be pining for the baby version either.

    5.  Alfa Romeo 4C:

    2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

    Yes, a thousand times yes.

    6.  Chevrolet Corvette Stingray:

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

    This will inevitably be a future classic, but that’s practically cheating. It’s going to take some time, of course, but it will eventually get there. Buy one for your great grandkids… because you’re not likely to see it rise in value in your lifetime.

    7.  Nissan 370Z NISMO:

    2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO

    Nope. The 240Z? Come to papa. A 1984-1989 Z31 300ZX? Maybe someday. The twin-turbo Z32? There’s a chance, but we’re a ways off. The 350Z? Never. The 370Z is a great leap over the 350Z, and it’s a blast to drive… but we don’t see folks clamoring for them in the future.

    8.  Dodge Challenger Shaker:

    2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

    The future generation will probably opt for the 370Z Nismo before it spends serious coin at an auction block for a modern Challenger. This is just another thing that the old Challenger does better than the new Challenger… bring bucks at the auction block for years to come.

    9.  Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X:

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X

    The most confusing choice on the list. All those CJ5 and CJ7 Jeeps aren’t forecasting too strongly, so why should the Rubicon X? Think 4.0-liter I6-equipped Jeeps, not 3.6-liter units (even though that engine is WAY better than the last one Chrysler stuck in there).

    10.  Ford Fiesta ST:

    2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec) - First Drive, March 2013

    This one… actually could happen. The Fiesta ST could be one of those once in-awhile something-special machines that flies in out of nowhere, impresses everyone who touches it, and leaves us far to quickly. We hope that’s not the case, but it’s highly probable.

    So there you have it. That’s the Hagerty list, and that’s how we feel about it. We’d just like to reiterate that Hagerty typically knows what it’s talking about… so we could be way off. What do you think? Sound off below.

    via: Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Bets On: Aston Martin V12 Vantage vs Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series vs Jaguar XKR-S GT (VIDEO)

    This is the battle of the latest super coupes. Can the sizzling hot new Aston Martin V12 and Jaguar XKR-S GT put the noble Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series, to the sword? 

    On paper, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is the fastest, hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standing start beating the Mercedes and Jag by two seconds. But the real test is always on the track.

    Let see what happens…

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  • News/ Videos

    Car Commercial Wars! Mercedes Strike Back At Jaguar With Photo Ad (VIDEO)

    The advertising rivalry between Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar has erupted after Jaguar ate the ‘Mercedes chicken’ in their recent commercial.

    The story so far:

    Mercedes-Benz launched their ‘Intelligent Drive’ campaign with ‘that’ chicken commercial that went viral all over the world. The dancing chicken commercial amassed over 7 million views on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLwML2PagbY

    Jaguar were a tad jealous so they got their creative claws out with this hilarious commercial.

    Yes, you saw it! The Jaguar ate the chicken! Jaguar literally took a bite out of the chicken and Mercedes in that one commercial.

    Mercedes quickly responded with this viral ad on its FaceBook page with the following message:


    Jaguar is proud of their cat-like reflexes.#IntelligentDrive helps ensure they can stay that way.”

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    It looks like its car commercial wars folks! We’re hoping Jaguar reply with a witty rebuttal and continue this creative and humorous ad war. Without a doubt this is brilliant for both brands, especially as it will strike a chord with younger audiences.

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Harry Styles Incredible Sports Car Collection Will Make You Super Jealous | (PHOTOS)

    Harry Styles' incredible car collection

    Harry Styles' incredible car collection
    Pop star Harry Styles from One Direction seems to have a car obsession and at only 19 years old he already has an impressive collection!

    This week he was spotted driving another nice model – a vintage 1970’s classic white Ford Capri.
    Harry Styles car collection
    It’s not the first flash car he’s been caught driving. We’ve also seen him behind the wheel of more modern cars this year – the Audi R8 Coupe and a Range Rover. Check out the images of Style’s cars – which one is your favourite?
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    Harry Styles Range Range Rover Sport
    Harry Styles Cruising in LA in a black Ferrari California
     
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    Harry Styles Smooth White Porsche 911
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    Classic Choice: Harry Styles in a vintage Jaguar E-Type
     
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    harry styles jaguar e-type
    Audi R8 – living the dream! 
     
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