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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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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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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.

Would You Pay $70,000 For a WRX Used In “Baby Driver”?

If you’ve been looking to acquire a bit of film and automotive history, now is your chance. Up for sale on Ebay today is the WRX used in the recent film Baby Driver. The film was a hit, earning itself a “Certified Fresh” 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Baby Driver  featured some great driving scenes, excellent tunes, and all together entertaining story line, especially in light of recent automotive tragedies like the The Fate of the Furious (which earned a 66%, if you were wondering).

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The car, being sold by “lostboy3.5”  posted the listing, describing the vehicle by saying, “The WRX being sold was used as a stunt car in the movie “Baby Driver”.  This vehicle was converted to rear wheel drive and received an upgraded rear differentials as well as a 2004 STI turbo.  It was tuned by Doug Wilkes at DBW Motorsport.  This vehicle was also used in the music video for ‘Chase Me” by Danger Mouse, Big Boi & Run The Jewels.   It was also used by Subaru and Sony for the LA Premiere Red Carpet event. This is a running and driving car. It does have some dings and scratches from the filming of the movie. The overall condition is good. Email with questions.”

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So is $70,000 a reasonable price for a modded and dinged up WRX with a lot of miles but a good bit of history too?

Let us know in the comments!

 

 

TVR Is Back In a Major Way: The 500 HP, V8 Griffith.

Revealed at Goodwood Revival,  the all new Cosworth V-8 powered TVR Griffith is the first car to come out of TVR under the leadership of its latest owners. For those out of the know, TVR is now owned by a private millionaire consortium fronted by Les Edgar which acquired the company four years ago from Russian Nikolai Smolensky. You’re not here for a history lesson though, you’re here to learn about this amazing new car.

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The new TVR is a two-seater, V-8 powered, lightweight, supercar. The engine, a 5.0 liter, has been sourced from the Ford Mustang, but tuned and modified by legendary company, Cosworth. The platform also utilized the innovative and high tech “iSteam” architecture developed by Gordon Murray.

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Output, as noted, is 500 HP, which when placed in the lightweight, 2,755 lb body, rockets the Griffith to 100 mph in just 6 seconds, according to Top Gear, and is done so with, get this, a manual transmission.

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The car is expected to launch in 2019 but production numbers and distribution have not been announced.

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What do you think of the new TVR? Let us know and check out more pictures below the break.

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Source: Jalopnik , Autocar UK