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Deflating our will to live just a little bit today is news out of the U.K. that thieves made off with more than half of the Red Bull Racing F1 team’s trophy collection on Saturday morning in a brazen robbery at the team’s factory in Milton Keynes, England. A silver SUV was driven straight through the front entrance, and six men made off with 64 of the team’s 120 trophies on display in the company’s enormous trophy case. The Motor Authority report alleges that the thieves were seen chucking the trophies into the getaway vehicle, leading it to believe that they intend to melt them down for the value of their metal.
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After testing and crashing at the Nurburgring with an Agera R prototype, Koenigsegg is back at it. Christian Von Koenigsegg states that after setting record sector times at the Green Hell, the car should be able to best the 918 spyder's current time at 6:57. Once the Agera R is put through its paces at the track, the One:1 hypercar will begin its quest to set an even faster time than the Agera R. Rumors are that the One:1 could possibly hit an insane time of 6:30. Not an easy feat but time and time again Koenigsegg rewrites the book on what a street legal performance car really is.
Fittingly for Aston and the Bond franchise's 50th anniversary, Aston Martin designed a bespoke car for the new film, they call the DB10. Only ten of these cars will be built yet none will be available for sale. Expect to see this new car debut in the 2015 Bond film, Spectre.
Gone from the Mustang line-up is the GT500 and now taking its place is the track monster known as the GT350. This all new Ford Mustang, built on the 2015 "S550" chassis, is an all motor pony with an emphasis on track day awesomeness. The outgoing GT500 model was a supercharged beast that's more accustomed to the burnout box rather than apexes and hairpin turns. But now, gone is the supercharger for an all motor 5.2L flat-plane crankshaft V8 that Ford claims puts out more than 500 horsepower and 400 lb/ft of torque. For those not well versed in your crankshaft terminology the flat-plane crank ditches the conventional 90 degree interval for a 180 degree firing interval, resulting in a much more efficient breathing motor and a very unique sound that's usually only heard from six-figure Italian exotics. Ford says this is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine they've ever produced. Can't wait for that crate motor to be thrown in a replica shelby roadster...
This week we've got our hands on the new 2015 Mustang GT 5.0 and amazing is an understatement... We're currently putting it through its paces to see whats she's got and a full post will be up soon. Expect to see the video review along with a full breakdown of Ford's latest performance flagship. Video will up within the week.
Currently for the 2014 Carrera 911 model range only two have the turbo flat-sixes, that would be the Turbo and Turbo S. Autoblog is speculating that come 2015, all rear-engine porsche models (911's) will come with a turbo. These new force inducted base 911's could be putting down upwards of 400 horsepower. Bumping the current 911S model to 530 hp and 520 lb/ft of torque. That would essentially make the outgoing 911 Turbo the new 911S. Plus, expect to see significant increases in power among the rumored GT2 and GT3 models.