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Porsche Launches Netflix-Style Monthly Subscription Service

Many, including notable industry personality Elon Musk,  have speculated that the future of the automotive industry would revolve around some type of subscription service. It seems that Porsche has decided to carry the proverbial torch of the future as they have started a monthly subscription service for its vehicles, which they will be testing in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The program, which begins at $2,000 a month plus a $500 initial fee, provides access to 11 vehicles from sports cars to SUVs, and is described as a “white-glove” service by Porsche. The service includes detailing, registration, maintenance, insurance, and vehicle tax. For a small additional fee of $1,000 bringing the total up to $3,000 per month if you’re keeping track, you can gain access to a further 6 vehicles such as the Cayenne E-hybrid.

Is this the way of the future? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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[Video] Watch as the Koenigsegg Agera RS destroys the 0-400-0 world record. Sorry, Bugatti.

Supercar and hypercar manufacturers are always trying to duke it out for the top spot in the leader boards. From 0-60 to top speed there is always a competition. A regular comment from fans of these cars is “What about Koenigsegg?” Well Koenigsegg is has answered to at least one of those requests, shattering the 0-400 km/h-0 (249 mph) record with a time of 36.44 seconds.

Check out the video below.

What record do you think they should go after next? Let us know in the comments.

Porsche Destroys Lamborghini- Sets New Nürburgring Lap Time Record

You didn’t really think that Porsche would stand by and let the Italians claim the record for lap time on the most infamous track in the world, one which just so happens to be German, did you? Of course not.

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Photo Credit: Porsche

Porsche has officially set a new lap record on the Ring, a blisteringly fast time of 6:47.3, beating Lamborghini’s Huracán Performante’s time of 6.52.01. It’s also noteworthy that Porsche just happened to also crush their own hypercars lap time, that of the 918 Spyder, of 6:57.0.

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Photo Credit: Porsche

Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Does this make you more of a Porsche fan? Or would you rather have the lambo?

Tickets Now Available for The Grand Tour Season 2: Big Changes This Season

Amazon has done a great job at keeping what’s coming for the second season of The Grand Tour a secret so far. While some of this is fairly typical for any show, there is no doubt that much of the secrecy has been due to delays and rescheduling from the injuries, sickness, and other similar roadblocks the trio have run into over the past year or so.

We’re in luck though ( well, some of us), Andy Wilman, producer of The Grand Tour, has finally shed some light on the second season and given us something to be excited about.

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It looks like we will no longer see the traveling studio that was introduced last season, so for those hoping to score tickets in their local area, you’re out of luck unless of course, you live in the Cotswolds area.

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Wilman said, in regards to the move,

“We’ll keep the studio in one place, and given how accident prone they are at the minute, that can only be a good thing!”

If you would like to enter for your chance to win tickets, follow the link here: TICKETS.

In addition to the changes in studio location, Andy also elaborated a bit on the content we will see in season 2. Andy went on to say,

“Customers continually tell us that their favourite segments of The Grand Tour are the travelling adventures of Jeremy, Richard, and James, so despite the various calamities and injuries along the way, the guys have spent this year exploring more incredible and stunning locations than ever before… and getting into more trouble of course.”

We now know that some of the amazing filming locations include some beautiful spots, such as  Dubai, Spain, Switzerland, Colorado, Croatia, Mozambique, and New York.

There are no other updates as of yet in regards to the format of the show or other content, but we will keep our ear to the ground and continue to be your number 1 source for all Grand Tour-related news!

World’s Greatest Drag Race 7: It’s Back!

If you’ve followed Motor Trend at all in the past seven years you’ve no doubt seen their yearly competition for “Best Driver’s Car”. In association with that, they also created the annual competition for “World’s Greatest Drag Race'”.

For this year’s race, WGDR heads to Vandenburg Air Force Base. The lineup includes:

– Alfa Romeo Giulia – Aston Martin DB11 – Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

– Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport – Ferrari 488 GTB – Lexus LC500

– Mclaren 570GT – Mercedes Benz AMG GTR – Nissan GT-R Nismo

– Porsche 718 Cayman S – Porsche 911 Turbo S – Tesla Model S P100D

We won’t give anything away, but the competition is fierce and the ending just may surprise you!

Let us know what you think of the results in the comments.

Top Gear Episode 8: Time Capsule [Review]

If you would have asked most people whether or not they had high hopes for the new season of Top Gear, dubbed Top Gear America, most would have said flat out “NO”. Now whether or not this is because of the rocky time Top Gear U.K. has had since Clarkson, Hammond, and May’s departure, or because of the overall lackluster performance of the now dead “Top Gear U.S.A.”, the BBC had an uphill battle to climb with TGA.

While there is far from a consensus on Top Gear America, we at AutoMoguls think it was a great effort for their first season. Episode 8, the season finale, was the peak of this effort.

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The episode takes us from gas guzzlers of the past, to the electric future. We start off with a trip down memory lane with our hosts as they showcase their very first cars, or in Antron’s case, motorcycle.

We get to see Bill’s 1966 Buick Special 4 Door,

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Tom’s Series IIA Landrover (66/67),

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and Antron’s 70′ Honda CT70.

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Bill also introduces us to his first love as well, the Plymouth Roadrunner.

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The final episode of season 1 then takes us on an electrifying journey (too many puns yet?) into the world of electric engine swaps into previously petrol powered (try saying that 5 times fast) cars.

Wookie showcases an electric engine swapped, wait for it, Ferrari 308 GTE.

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In stark comparison, Bill takes us down the hippie highway in an all electric 65 Volkswagen “Splitty”. Bill loves the VW so much he even goes so far as to call it his favorite vehicle of the season.

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Now if you can personally justify the $18,000 it cost to retrofit the old VW, that’s up to you!

Tom also brings us a truly fantastic, and one of the best segments of the season. Tom showcases a series of brilliant AMG vehicles. From the crazy 1979 500TE wagon, to the all new AMG GTR and GTC, we see it all. Throw in a bit of history and some good old fashion Top Gear hooning and the film is a clear winner.

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Make sure and keep an eye out for a cameo by a certain famous racetrack as well.

If the AMG marathon wasn’t enough for you, the episode also has a killer comparison on the Top Gear America track between the electric and a unmodified Ferrari 308 GTE which is a must watch. While the outcome is no surprise, it’s a great way to finish out the season one leader board.

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Top Gear America has certainly ended the inaugural season on a high note and we couldn’t be happier about it. While there are some obstacles to overcome and some naysayers to win over, Antron, Tom, Bill, and the BBC have a strong start.

We give the final episode of season 1, a 5 out of 5 stars.

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PS: Here’s the terribly embarrassing picture of a young Tom “Wookie” Ford.

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Top Gear America Episode 7: The Best [Review]

At this point in the season, with only one episode left to review, it’s safe to say that the new hosts of Top Gear America are finally getting their mojo. The awkwardness of the first episodes is dissipating and you can see some real chemistry starting to develop. It’s this chemistry that made the original Top Gear trio so special to watch and if they can get even a quarter of what those three had, then TGA has got a bright future ahead of it.

This episode’s theme is “the best”. To start the show, and for its longest segment, the fellas have the challenge of finding and competing in the best car they can buy for $7,000. I’d be surprised if some car enthusiasts of the 90’s/ early 2000’s don’t get a bit of nostalgia from from this bit. I know I did!7kcars

While the choices are a bit obvious, the challenges, including a drag race, street circuit, and track lap by the Stig, not to mention some unexpected trouble, make for some solid entertainment.

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The rest of the episode is surprisingly SUV focused.  Antron and Bill debate over what makes the best SUV while making their way to a gorgeous scenic view, showcasing a classic 1951 Chevy Suburban, a Cadillac Escalade, and a 1978 Jeep Wagoneer.

It’s a classic debate of old vs new, and in this case, I think old wins. Plus, you get more of Bill’s trademark Americana speeches, which I don’t think anyone has gotten tired of.

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Episode 7 also features guest star, Xzibit, who absolutely deserves a mention for giving us this seasons most exciting guest lap, so far.

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The episode wraps up with Antron reviewing the new Maserati Levante, Maserati’s foray into SUV territory.

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While the segment ends with one of the Levante’s front tires going flat, I can say assuredly that Top Gear America hasn’t.

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We give Episode 7, four out of 5 stars.

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