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SVE Oletha is what could have been if BMW built a Z8 Coupe

SVE Oletha is what could have been if BMW built a Z8 Coupe

BMW never built a hardtop version of its iconic Z8 grand touring sports car, but a startup automaker is making headlines for creating the Z8 coupe that enthusiasts never got. SVE or Smit Vehicle Engineering is an American restorer that specializes in modifying and tuning BMW vehicles. SVE’s latest masterpiece is the Oletha, a hardtop tribute to the BMW Z8 roadster produced from 2000 to 2003.

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Porsche 911 Targa by Ares Design is a one-off beauty

Porsche 911 Targa by Ares Design is a one-off beauty

The 992 series Porsche 911 Targa is already a thing of beauty. However, Italian auto builder and coachbuilder Ares Design – renowned for creating luscious renditions of production cars like other Porsches and a Tesla Model S convertible – has come up with something unique. So unique, in fact, that it’s a one-off creation for a very discerning (and wealthy) client.

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2022 Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition gets new colors and bespoke detailing

2022 Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition gets new colors and bespoke detailing

The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and most powerful SUV from Land Rover. But for 2022, the Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate Edition has received a few bespoke elements from the SV Bespoke Group, the same folks behind the custom Jag F-Type Heritage 60 Edition. The SUV will debut at Salon Privé, Blenheim Palace, UK, on September 1, 2021.

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This 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road has a Redarc power station

This 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road has a Redarc power station

Australian RV electrical specialist Redarc has 40 years of experience in outfitting off-the-grid power stations to overlanding rigs and off-road vehicles. Redarc is entering the US market with its latest build, a Toyota Tacoma with more electrons than you can handle.

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This Porsche 911 Turbo S pays homage to Mexican driving ace Pedro Rodriguez

This Porsche 911 Turbo S pays homage to Mexican driving ace Pedro Rodriguez

In collaboration with Porsche Latin America, Porsche Mexico, and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, German automaker Porsche has built a custom 911 Turbo S in memory of the late, great Pedro Rodriguez. Rodriguez is the most successful Mexican racing driver of all time.

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Lamborghini Huracan Jumpacan is debuting at Mint 400 in Las Vegas

Lamborghini Huracan Jumpacan is debuting at Mint 400 in Las Vegas

You may not notice it at first, but what you’re seeing is a Lamborghini Huracan with monster tires and an all-conquering demeanor. Affectionally called Jumpacan by its owner and creator, Chris Steinbacher, and the brainiacs at B is for Build, Jumpacan will debut at the annual Mint 400 in Las Vegas, the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America.

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The Wells Vertige is a true-blue British sports car

The Wells Vertige is a true-blue British sports car

We can argue the British invented the sports car, and the latest Wells Vertige is bringing back the glory days of English motoring. British entrepreneur Robin Wells started working on a Vertige prototype in 2014. With the vision of creating a car that “takes inspiration from the coach-built motor cars of the past” that “delivered all-round enjoyment all year,” the Wells Vertige is born.

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Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

I've designed a custom Xbox controller before - back when they first released the program into the wild. Now, things are slightly better, but still not as wild and crazy as I'd like them to be. To Microsoft's credit, they're not going full "MySpace design non-limits" with official color options, but they're not restricting users to pre-made combinations of colors, either.

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Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire one-off hyper tourer is ready for delivery

Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire one-off hyper tourer is ready for delivery

Two years after debuting at Pebble Beach, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is ready for delivery. La Voiture Noire (or The Black Car) is a hyper-exclusive one-off rendition of the Chiron supercar. Still, it has the DNA of Bugatti’s legendary Type 57 SC Atlantic manufactured between 1936 and 1938.

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Rolls-Royce resurrects Coachbuild department to create one-off luxury cars

Rolls-Royce resurrects Coachbuild department to create one-off luxury cars

British luxury automaker Rolls-Royce is resurrecting its Coachbuild department to create bespoke luxury cars for its growing clientele. Coachbuilding is the lost art of creating bespoke body styles for early automobiles. Back in the early days of motoring, carmakers will only produce the mechanical components, including the engine, transmission, driveshafts, and wheels referred to as a ‘rolling chassis.’

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