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Jaguar F-TYPE melts hearts and moistens loins

Jaguar F-TYPE melts hearts and moistens loins

Jaguar has confirmed it will be launching a production version of the silkily delicious C-X16 concept from late 2011, the Jaguar F-TYPE, set to hit roads and tracks in mid-2013. Shown so far clad in eye-mangling camoflage - as well as roaring round the racetrack, which you can see after the cut - the F-TYPE will launch as a two-seater convertible initially, with new petrol engines and all-aluminum construction.

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That’s not a flying car

That’s not a flying car

Terrafugia's Transition flying car has faced the press at its New York Auto Show debut and inevitably caught the attention of Jetsons-raised geeks, but let's face it: it's not really a flying car. The two-seater is capable of four hours of flight when airborne, having driven at up to 65mph to your nearest airstrip, but you don't have to take more than a cursory glance at the photos to see that this is more a folding plane than a car that flies. That brings with it plenty of headaches, though they're ones which work at Google, among others, could address in the future.

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2013 Lincoln MKZ packs vast retractable roof

2013 Lincoln MKZ packs vast retractable roof

Ford has taken the wraps off of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, the company's new midsize luxury sedan featuring a vast retractable panoramic roof and the latest iteration of SYNC with MyLincoln Touch. Markedly similar to the MKZ concept shown back in January, the 2013 MKZ pairs a choice of 2.0 four-cylinder, 3.7 V6 or 2.0 hybrid engines - with a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive - with Lincoln Drive Control ride balance, for what the company claims is the smoothest, most dynamic ride to-date.

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Bentley EXP 9 F SUV concept is monstrously massive

Bentley EXP 9 F SUV concept is monstrously massive

As terrifying car concepts go, Bentley's new EXP 9 F SUV Design Concept will take some beating: from the peasant-snorting grille up front to the puckered tailpipes bringing up the rear, it's a hymn to automotive excess. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, the EXP 9 F is described as a "potential" third model-line alongside Bentley's Mulsanne and Continental ranges, with a 6.0 litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine and 8 speed transmission shunting power through all-wheel drive, while passengers are cosseted in leather and polished gunmetal. Oh, and there's a big bird of prey, too.

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Ferrari’s “most powerful” car gets video teaser

Ferrari’s “most powerful” car gets video teaser

When Ferrari teases its "most powerful" car ever, anyone with a taste for road-going exotica has to pay attention, and while we'll be concentrating most of our efforts on MWC 2012 at the end of the month, we'll spare a few glances to the Italian company's promised news. Set to make its much-anticipated debut on February 29, the new Ferrari is the successor to the superlative-strumming 599, caught on video in camouflage-clad form.

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Porsche Macan sports SUV revealed

Porsche Macan sports SUV revealed

Porsche has detailed its upcoming sports SUV, the Porsche Macan, promising both the off-road capabilities of the Cayenne but the sports appeal of Porsche's traditional line. Named after the Indonesian word for "tiger", the Macan is expected to roll off production lines in Germany sometime in 2013, though so far all we have on the aesthetics is this hasty sketch.

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Cadillac ATS takes on BMW

Cadillac ATS takes on BMW

Does Cadillac have a chance against BMW? The US car company reckons it does, and the 2012 Cadillac ATS is the Bimmer-killer patriots have been waiting for. Unveiled this week, the ATS mixes rear-wheel-drive with the lowest curb weight in its class, with plenty of emphasis placed on road-handling and performance to compete with the Germanic titans.

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Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 revealed

Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 revealed

Some grunt for your morning: Bentley V8 style. The iconic car company has announced a pair of new Continental V8 models that will debut at the North American International Auto Show in January next year, and since we're talking Bentley nothing is being done by halves. The new Continental GT and GTC V8 models each pack a 4.0 litre, twin-turbocharged engine with 500bhp and 660Nm (487 lb ft) of torque, for sub-5s 0-60mph acceleration and a top speed of in excess of 180mph.

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