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Audi RS 5 Cabriolet pairs sun with sports performance

Audi RS 5 Cabriolet pairs sun with sports performance

Audi's latest sports droptop, the RS 5 Cabriolet, has been officially revealed, a 450HP sun-lover capable of a 4.9s dash to 60mph while simultaneously getting you connected to the mobile web. The new four-seater convertible packs a V8 FSI direct injection 4.2-liter engine handmade in Audi's Hungarian plant, routed through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddles lurking behind the three-spoke, flat-bottomed wheel.

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S official for 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S official for 2013

Porsche has taken the wraps off of its latest 911 iteration, the 911 Carrera 4 and 4S, new all-wheel drive performance versions of the iconic sportscar headed to showrooms in early 2013. The new 991-series cars will each be available in coupe or convertible versions, extending the range beyond the current rear-wheel drive models, with up to 400HP and a new 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox for those unhappy with the standard 7-speed manual.

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Bentley EXP 9 F SUV goes (very slightly) off-road on way to showrooms

Bentley EXP 9 F SUV goes (very slightly) off-road on way to showrooms

Bentley's EXP 9 F SUV concept has a face only a mother could love, but that hasn't stopped the Crewe company from aiming its massive grille at showrooms. The pumped-up super luxury off-roader has made a new appearance, complete with a video showing its not-inconsiderable heft being thrown around roads - though it's perhaps telling that the majority of the "off roading" consists of the rough stuff at the side of the tarmac.

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McLaren MP4-12C Spider official

McLaren MP4-12C Spider official

McLaren has delivered on its new convertible promise, revealing the teased MP4-12C Spider and set to break some records (and some wallets) when it hits asphalt later in 2012. Built on the same underlying race-car technology as the 12C coupé, including the carbon MonoCell chassis, the 12C Spider introduces a folding hard roof that drops in 17s and can be operated while the car is moving at up to 30kph.

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Aston Martin Vanquish 2012 flagship revealed

Aston Martin Vanquish 2012 flagship revealed

Aston Martin has taken the wraps off of its latest supercar, the Vanquish, resurrecting the name for a new grand tourer with a 6.0-litre V12 engine. The hand-built flagship borrows styling details from the limited-edition One-77, managing to look both beautifully taut and proportioned while also including numerous passive-aerodynamic details for improved performance. It's capable of quite the turn of speed, too, funneling 565 bhp and 620 Nm of torque to the road for a 0-62 mph dash in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph.

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BMW Zagato Coupé is one-off automotive beauty

BMW Zagato Coupé is one-off automotive beauty

Custom cars seldom come as alluring as this, the BMW Zagato Coupé, a one-off, hand-crafted design study - which still manages to be road legal - in aluminum and glass. Created to mark the renewed partnership between BMW and coachbuilders Zagato, and set to debut officially at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este,

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ColorWare Beats by Dre Studio headphones bring the fancy for $1k

ColorWare Beats by Dre Studio headphones bring the fancy for $1k

Part of the appeal of the Beats by Dre headphones has always been their distinctive white or black color scheme, but ColorWare has a new, even more exclusive finish for those with bulging wallets. $1,000 gets you a pair of limited edition ColorWare Collection Illusion Beats by Dre Studio headphones with one of three iridescent color schemes, almost guaranteed to get you noticed.

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Lamborghini Urus official: 600hp sports SUV

Lamborghini Urus official: 600hp sports SUV

Lamborghini has officially revealed the new Urus SUV, a "super luxury" model with room for four and styling evolved from the company's crazed sportscars. "Powerful, but not bulky" and "muscular and highly athletic, but also elegant" in Lamborghini's words, the Urus - codenamed "LB736" - is currently a concept but previews what the company expects to see hit the road in the next few years, bringing with it around 600hp and the sort of performance you'd hope for from the Italian bull.

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