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Hennessey Venom GT Hits 270.49 MPH

Since day one the Hennessey Venom GT’s mission has been to dethrone the mighty Bugatti Veyron as the world’s fastest production car. The tuner car did just that last April, but the authority that makes such records official, the <i>Guinness Book of World Records</i>, didn’t recognize the run for various …

2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake Going to Geneva but Not U.S.

Few automakers belong to the exclusive high-performance wagon club, and Jaguar wants in. The Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake will be revealed next month at the 2014 Geneva motor show. Although various XF Sportbrake models are available across the pond, the XFR-S Sportbrake is the highest performing variant …

TOTD: Which Production Car Will Reach 300 MPH First?

Although not recognized by the “Guinness Book of World Records,” the 1244-hp Hennessey Venom GT recently posted a V-Box-verified top speed of 270.49 mph. That puts it ahead of the 1184-hp Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, which holds the official production car top speed record of 268 mph. With …

Mercedes C63 AMG 507 Goes Head 2 Head With Audi RS 5

With the ever-escalating horsepower wars — and tightening emissions regulations — the naturally aspirated German V-8 won’t be around much longer. On this episode of <i>Head 2 Head</i>, Jonny Lieberman compares two of the last all-motor German coupes: the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Coupe and 2014 Audi …

Volkswagen T-ROC Concept Grabs Golf GTD’s Turbodiesel

Headed to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the <b>Volkswagen T-ROC concept</b>, a diesel-powered, compact crossover that, for now, is teased in sketch form only. And if its looks don’t entice you, then maybe the high-performance turbodiesel stuffed under its hood will.<p>Specifically, it’s the same 2.0-liter …

McLaren 650S Estimated Performance Specs Revealed

While we’ve already seen images and powertrain specs on the new 2015 McLaren 650S coupe, the British Formula 1 team turned supercar maker has just revealed manufacturer-estimated performance specs ahead of its global public debut next month at the 2014 Geneva motor show. Like the 12C it’s based on, …