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2018 Mercedes AMG GT R


With the official debut of Mercedes’ AMG GT R at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it’s brought out the curiosity in consumers who are now awaiting Mercedes to release the prices of the vehicle. The AMG GT lineup will now be made up of the GT, the all new GT R and the GT S. The entry into Mercedes’ AMG GT cars will set you back $112,000 US while the GT S will start at $130.925US.

It should be expected that the AMG GT R will priced above both. While the GT and the GT S will use Mercedes’ 4.0L V8 which pumps out 456hp and 443lb/ft of torque, the GT R’s engine is rated at 577hp and 516lb/ft of torque. The GT R will also utilize an upgraded suspension and will be a wider vehicle than the other two GT cars. Mercedes’ AMG GT R will officially sell as a 2018 model.

Bentley Continental GT Speed


With the announcement of a whole stable of GT cars from Bentley, we were eagerly waiting for more pictures and details of the official car, and Bentley did not disappoint. The Bentley Continental GT Speed will utilize a 6.0L twin-turbo W12 engine that produces a massive 633 hp and 619 lb/ft of torque. Power will be delivered through an eight speed automatic transmission.

According to Bentley, you can expect actual performance of the GT Speed to do 100km/h sprints in just 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 206mph. Those are impressive numbers but still not the fastest in the stable. Those bragging rights go to the Continental GT3-R which sprints to 100km/h in just 3.3 seconds.

The first production run will hit showroom floors around summer and expect pricing of the GT Speed to start at $240,300 for the base model, $253,235 for the Black Edition, the convertible to start at $264,300, and the Black Edition convertible priced at $277,235.

Ford GT Gets Carbon Fiber Wheels

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Carbon fiber on cars is not a new concept. With the exotic material being so light weight and offers an impressive amount of structural rigidity, it’s a no brainer that when performance is the game, carbon fiber will be there to support. What we don’t typically see is the exotic materials being used on wheels. There are only a select number of manufacturers out there who offer vehicles with carbon fiber wheel as an option.

Now, it looks like the all new Ford GT will be getting the same wheel treatment. Ford says that the wheels use the latest carbon tech, including a new resin and more-advanced fibers. The wheels are manufactured by an Australian company called Carbon Revolution. Official numbers for the wheels have not been shared by Ford, but they say there is a significant 2lb unsprung weight savings at each corner. When you reduce unsprung weight, it allows the suspension to do less work and focus on what’s important, making the car more controlled through a corners, accelerating and braking.

All New Ford GT Goes on Sale

2017 Ford GT

The rumors surrounding Ford’s new approach to sales for their GT is true. Following in the foot steps of Ferrari, Ford will open up an online application process for prospective owners of the all new GT. From there, Ford will select the worthy customer and give them the privilege of owning the GT.

As a new owner of a Ford GT, you will get to customize and personalize many aspects of your car. For those who can’t fork over the briefcase full of cash, there’s always the online configurator to tide you over as you dream about your GT. As of now, no official specs for the engine has been released. What we do know is that pricing will start around $450,000 and power estimates should be north of 630hp.

2018 Bentley Continental GT Winter Testing


You may see the DNA of the new Bentley Continental GT in more than one place. The all new vehicle from Bentley will be sharing the new MSB platform with the next generation Porsche Panamara. Sharing platforms will allow both automakers to benefit off of each other. Recently, the 2018 Continental GT was spied without its camouflage on (photo courtesy of AutoGuide).

The new Continental GT will likely have a number of optional powertrains for customers to choose from. As standard, the GT will utilize a 4.0L V8. Also, the W12 engine will likely make an appearance in the powertrain option list. With the GT sharing platforms with the Porsche Panamara, it is likely that Bentley will introduce a plug-in hybrid to the powertrain lineup.

The all new Continental GT will debut towards the end of next year.

Ford’s Stringent Customer Selection Process


You can have all the money in the world, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will get selected to be the owner of the new Ford GT. Ford is creating a super stringent selection process to identify who will be the owners of their new supercar.

Some of the basic customer questions would include how many Ford’s they’ve owned in the past, which models, and how often they will be driving the car. The reason for this exclusive selection process is because Ford wants only the most passionate blue oval enthusiasts to be the curators of their exclusive supercar. They want only people who are passionate about their cars, and will keep and drive their cars to be able to own a GT. Ford’s product chief, Raj Nair, said that customers will have to sign a contract which requires them to keep the GT in their possession for a set amount of time which helps limit new vehicles from being purchased and immediately flipped.

Orders for the new Ford GT will begin in February. From what we’ve seen so far the new supercar looks to be an amazing piece of machinery. Outside of the picture, not much is know about the car. We certainly can’t wait for more details to be made available.

Kia GT to Debut at Paris Motor Show


Initially debuting at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2011, the Kia GT Stinger Concept car provided a glimpse into what the Korean auto manufacturer may bring to the marketplace. Now words are abuzz again around the concept coupe with a possible confirmation announcement to come at the Paris Motor Show later this year.

Coupes are a risky part of the business portfolio for automakers in the North American market. They generally don’t do well here with an initial 18 months of strong sales which quickly tapers off. This type of sales trends definitely is on the mind for the Kia as well as other manufacturers who produce coupes.

The GT Concept will likely utilize a front engine rear wheel drive configuration. Motor choice could be Kia’s 3.3L turbo V6 which produces 389hpand 394lb/ft of torque. Only time will tell if this vehicle will actually get produced, but hopefully that wait won’t be too much longer.

Arrinera Hussarya GT Supercar in Race Form


Imagination is the only limitation to dreaming up and building supercars. Well, that and money. Over the last decade, we’ve seen more and more small but highly funded manufacturers designing and producing some of the world’s most sought after exotics. A name that’s getting some air time is Arrinera, a new supercar manufacturer out of Poland.

Arrinera first made headlines with their Hussarya 33 which is still in the process of being brought to the street. But dreamers always dream big, so even before the Hussarya 33 is launched, the company revealed a race version of the same vehicle called the Arrinera Hussarya GT. This vehicle was put on display at this years Autosport International Show in England.

The Hussarya GT is truly designed for the track. The suspension is a pushrod based system which utilizes Ohlins, and braking comes way of some very oversized but necessary Alcons. The supercar is powered by a 6.2L V8 that varies in power depending on regulators that allows it to churn out anywhere from 420hp to 650hp. The body work is all about creating the most downforce to keep the car planted firmly on the ground.

Gorilla Glass to be used on Ford GT


You wouldn’t think that Corning Cookware and a Ford GT has a lot in common. But when you combine the two companies together, you are now greeted by a totally new and innovative product called Gorilla Glass which is now being used as the windshield on the Ford GT.

The innovative materials are tough, damage-resistant and is said to be 12 pounds lighter than the conventional laminated windshield. What more, the panels are half as thin as the conventional panels and 30% lighter. Ford has decided to use these new panels on their LeMans competition car where every ounce of weight shed yields a direct positive performance advantage.

Talks have already started over at Ford to start using Gorilla Glass on other cars in the future.

McLaren F1 GT Experimental Prototype #056 in New York


One of three. Seeing a McLaren F1 in person is rare enough, but to see the most rare of all, the McLaren F1 XPGT (Experimental Prototype GT) definitely tops some sort of list. McLaren had brought this F1 out at the Geneva Auto Show to showcase the new McLaren 675LT “Longtail”, as this was the prototype Longtail that McLaren needed to build for homologating the F1 GTR race car. McLaren didn’t even need to build any more F1 GT’s, but they built 2 more to satisfy their wealthy clientele, hence, one of three.

The XPGT, owned by McLaren, rarely leaves the factory. It rarely leaves Europe, so seeing it displayed at the New York Auto Show in Manhattan was just something else. It was only out in the open for a single non public day, so unfortunately, the chance to see her is gone.

You can read more on the history and story of the XPGT #056 over at the McLaren website. We were able to get some close up shots of her, check it out after the jump.

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