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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New Honda CBR600RR image appears in Japan

New Honda CBR600RR image appears in Japan
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THERE’S nothing like a bit of wild speculation to start the week, so here’s the front cover of the latest issue of Japanese magazine Young Machine, which shows a new Honda CBR600RR. We can’t say for sure what’s going on here, but we’ll hazard a guess and say that it looks like Young Machine is claiming some inside knowledge about the future of Honda’s middleweight sports bike. It’s even created an image suggesting what the new CBR600RR might look like and as you can see, it’s heavily based on the…

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French company developing rotary-engined hybrid motorcycle

French company developing rotary-engined hybrid motorcycle
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Furion M1 will use rotary and electric power for up to 180hp FRENCH company Furion Motorcycles wants to make the bike of the future and is currently developing a hybrid motorcycle that it’s working to bring to market. Called the Furion M1, the naked machine will be powered by ‘the exotic interbreeding’ of a 654cc two-rotor rotary engine offering about 125hp and 40kw electric engine powered by lithium batteries, offering around 55hp. The M1’s two power sources are housed in a steel trellis frame. Power and consumption will depend on what mode…

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