Inside Mercedes-AMG’s F1-powered supercar

Inside Mercedes-AMG’s F1-powered supercar
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New machine to feature more than 736kW of hybrid power The new $3.4 million Mercedes-AMG hypercar, known under the internal working name Project One, will be powered by an advanced petrol-electric plug in hybrid drivetrain based around an Formula One derived petrol engine that operates in combination with four electric motors to deliver an overall output of over 736kW in most performance orientated driving mode, AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed. The hi-tech driveline, unveiled at a media event at the Nurburgring 24 Hour race in Germany, uses a heavily…

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New BMW 8-Series line-up, M8 super coupe #BMW #M8

New BMW 8-Series line-up, M8 super coupe #BMW #M8
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BMW’s M division has wasted little time in making public its plans for the new 8-Series by unleashing an early camouflaged prototype of its upcoming M8 in the support program for this year’s Nurburgring 24 hour race. The impromptu appearance of the M8 prototype at the circuit where much of the chassis development work on the new performance coupe is set to take place comes just two days after the Concept 8-Series design study was unveiled as a preview to the forthcoming 8-Series at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Como, Italy….

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Rolls-Royce unveils world’s most expensive new car at Over R220 million

Rolls-Royce unveils world’s most expensive new car at Over R220 million
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Yacht-inspired Sweptail the ultimate in bespoke luxury. This could be the most expensive car in the world. Tipped to cost R220 Million to R260 million, the bespoke Rolls-Royce Sweptail coupe is a limited-edition one-of-one machine created to satisfy the vision of a particularly exacting customer. Making its public debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Lake Como, the machine features hand-crafted bodywork  inspired by racing yachts. Dramatically sculpted lines see glossy blue panels and immaculate bright work meet a full-length panoramic roof unlike any other car on sale. Rolls-Royce…

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MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden dies after being hit by car while training on bicycle

MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden dies after being hit by car while training on bicycle
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Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden died in hospital on Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35. Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden had been since the collision last Wednesday, made the announcement. Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. “The medical team has verified the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, who has been undergoing care since last Wednesday May 17 in the intensive care unit of the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena following a very serious polytrauma which occurred the same day,” the hospital…

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Toyota has unleashed its inner-child to create a real-life Tonka truck.

Toyota has unleashed its inner-child to create a real-life Tonka truck.
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The Japanese brand has converted one of its HiLux utes into a big, yellow, go-anywhere off-roader to celebrate the popularity of the dual-cab workhorse and celebrate Tonka’s 70th anniversary. The Tonka HiLux also serves a serious purpose, highlighting Toyota’s investment in its 150-strong product planning and development division that is still active in Australia despite the impending closure of its manufacturing facilities. Australian product design chief Nicolas Hogios was in charge of the project and explained it was about showing the brand’s fun side. “We have taken Tonka out of…

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