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Want New Product From Bugatti? Forget About it, Says CEO

by on 7 October 2020 in Boutique Brands

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There have been some turbulent times at Bugatti in the second half of 2020. In addition to wearing a For Sale sign over at Volkswagen’s headquarters, the company is discovering that The Current Year just might not be the best time to create a new and super-exclusive hypercar. So it isn’t. Speaking to Bloomberg TV yesterday, Bugatti CEO Stephan […] More…

Report: Bugatti Set to be Sold to Rimac

by on 17 September 2020 in Audi News Boutique Brands

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Unconfirmed reports from the UK suggest that Volkswagen could be parting ways with Bugatti. The company would, the Car Magazine report suggests, go to Rimac Automobili. The report is based on unnamed sources but would be made in an effort to earn Porsche a bigger slice of the Rimac pie. Already invested in the small […] More…

Watch: 16-Year-Old Sets Slalom Record in 718 Spyder

by on 4 September 2020 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News

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Doing the cone slalom is one of those things, like oval-racing, that is deceptive in its simplicity. Driving back and forth is easy, but it becomes a lot harder fast. And now Porsche has set a new world record in slaloming. The Porsche 718 Spyder is the fastest unmodified production car ever to go through […] More…

Audi Lends Porsche Staff to Build Taycan

by on 1 September 2020 in Boutique Brands

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Is the relationship between Porsche and Audi the sweetest in automobiledom? When they aren’t racing against each other, teasing back and forth the whole way, they’re sharing parts and staff to make better products. Following in the great tradition of the RS2 and other, Audi is now lending Porsche staff to build Taycans. Automobilwoche.de reports […] More…

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Turns the Wick Up to 620 Horsepower

by on 26 August 2020 in Boutique Brands

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Turbo S trim adds 80 hp over previous Turbo; sets new Nürburgring “executive sedan” lap record. Meet Porsche’s response to the gaggle of 600-plus-horsepower competitors out there (see: exhibit A; exhibit B). The German automaker has shown off the facelifted 2021 Panamera lineup, and sitting at the very top of the pile is this, the 620-horsepower Panamera Turbo S. Porsche […] More…

Software Updates Make the Taycan Even Faster

by on 19 August 2020 in Boutique Brands

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As automakers make more electric vehicles, they get better at making electric vehicles. And Porsche is no exception. Its latest software updates help the Taycan get to 124 mph 0.2 seconds faster than it previously had. That means a split of just 9.6 seconds, according to AutoExpress, which puts it roughly on par with the […] More…

Porsche Sets Highly Specific Record at Nurburgring in Panamera

by on 13 August 2020 in Boutique Brands

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Porsche has succeeded in sending a Panamera Turbo around the Nurburgring faster than any other car in its class—the Executive Class. While that may sound specific, it’s still a pretty great time on 7:29.81 seconds. The time puts it on par with much smaller stuff, like the 2017 Corvette ZR1, the R8 V10 Plus, and […] More…

Bentley Unveils W12 Bentayga Speed with 190 MPH Top Speed

by on 12 August 2020 in Boutique Brands

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The W12 is back and making 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque under the hood of the Bentley Bentayga Speed. The massive engine propels the massive SUV to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds and onto a top speed of 190 mph. That makes it the fastest SUV in the world, according to Bentley. […] More…

In an OCTOPUS’ Garden: Bentley Aim to Make EVs Greener

by on 7 August 2020 in Boutique Brands

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Following an 18-month investigation, Bentley believes it can make an electric motor without using rare earth magnets or copper windings. If the motor can be successfully mass-produced, it would mean a motor that’s less environmentally costly to make and easier to recycle. Bentley is calling its study into the electric drivetrain OCTOPUS, which stands for […] More…

How Far Back Does this Thing Go? Bentley Blower Continuation Announced

by on 5 August 2020 in Boutique Brands

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The first-ever continuation of a pre-war car has arrived thanks to Bentley. The Crewe crew will be making 12 more of its legendary Le Mans-winning Bentley Blower. Originally built in 1929, the Bentley Blower was developed and run by Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin. A pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in WWI, “Tim” turned his […] More…

Bentley Carving Wood Trim Into its Doors

by on 24 July 2020 in Boutique Brands

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Bentley is introducing three-dimensional wood paneling to its door cards and it claims it’s the next big thing in design. First seen in the EXP10 Speed 6 concept car from 2015, the trim option is now going into production in the Flying Spur. The 3D wood trim is special, says Bentley, because it’s not simply […] More…

Lamborghini Chops Top off of Supercapacitor Supercar Sian

by on 8 July 2020 in Boutique Brands

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Sometimes we think that it’s mean. Lamborghini teasing us with a new car that’s sold out even before we knew it existed. But then we look at beasts like this Sian Roadster and all is forgiven. Except for the puddle of drool on our keyboards, of course. It’s the convertible version of Lamborghini’s Sian, the […] More…