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The Porsche Driving Experience Zooms Into The Golden State

Nov 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

West Coasters, soon you’ll no longer have to head to Atlanta to get in some racing time at the Porsche Experience Center (PEC). The luxury car brand is opening a second location for its driving experience in California. In 2015, the manufacturer opened its first PEC and North American headquarters in Georgia, and with The Golden State being a major market for the brand, the company decided to debut its new facility in Los Angeles County.

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Audi Holds First Women’s Track Day With 2017 R8 Coupe

Oct 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If there’s one thing Audi knows how to do, it’s put on an event. To open a dialogue regarding women in the world of racing, the esteemed automotive brand held their very first Women’s Track Day on October 10, 2016. The affair starred the 2017 Audi R8 Coupe (both the 540-hp V10 and the 610-hp V10 plus) and professional driver Lea Croteau, and was held at the invitation-only Thermal Club in Palm Springs, CA.

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Fast Times: Test-Driving the New Porsche 718 on California's PCH

Oct 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When it comes to heritage in sports cars, Porsche has few rivals. By most metrics it's the most successful brand in motorsports, with a total of more than 28,000 victories over the last 75 years including a record 18 wins at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. And it’s not just all in the history books. The marque is currently the world's largest race car manufacturer, fielding hundreds of competition cars at races, spearheaded by the unstoppable Le Mans-winning 919.

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The Ultimate Proposal to Put All Others to Shame

Jul 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When it comes to proposing to your significant other, some men will keep it simple and intimate, while others want to pull out all the stops to show their love how much they mean to them. If you’re part of the latter group, World Of Diamonds and Cé La Vi have put together the most lavish way to pop the question. The companies are collaborating on a romantic dining experience for the buyer of the rare 2.08-carat Fancy Vivid Blue Jane Seymour diamond ring (US size 7).

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5 Car Shows Around the World Where You’ll Find the Biggest Auto Unveilings

Jul 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

While there are tons of auto shows held all over the world, not all of them are created equal. Only the best-of-the-best draw in the top automotive marquees and debuts, which in turn attracts millions of attendees to drool over brand new commercial and concept designs. 

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The Billions Behind the Monaco Grand Prix

May 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

It’s just about time for the world to gather and watch the Monaco Grand Prix. The most glamorous event in Formula One (F1), it’s also the most anticipated race of the season, with film stars, socialites and royalty all flocking to Monaco to catch a glimpse of the festivities.  For those in the mix, excess is the name of the game...

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Uber Goes Public With its First Self-Driving Car

May 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

If you’ve driven around Pittsburgh lately, you may have seen Uber’s first self-driving car zipping around. While locals have been pointing out its existence for at least a year, Uber finally publicly unveiled its plans in a blog post on March 19. The hybrid Ford Fusion, which is in the early stages of safety testing, “will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities” in the coming weeks.

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Watchmakers Bell & Ross Craft Concept Car

Apr 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Watchmakers pair up with exotic automakers like teenagers at summer camp: Parmigiani Fleurier with Bugatti, Hublot with Ferrari, Breitling with Bentley—the list goes on and on, but Bell & Ross wasn't about to sit around and wait for the right supercar to come along. So it made its own.

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Is Samsung's Smart Windshield Really a Good Idea?

Mar 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Samsung and Yamaha have developed a smart windshield concept for motorcycles, and while the tech is interesting, we aren’t entirely sure it would be a good idea. 

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Spyker is Back With the Exquisite New C8 Preliator

Mar 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Of all the obscure niche automakers in Europe, Spyker is one of our favorites. Which is why we were disappointed when the company went bankrupt after overextending itself in an effort to save Saab from the same fate. But thankfully, Spyker has finally returned with the new C8 Preliator.

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NYIAS Gives Us Some Great Reveals

Mar 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Michael Crenshaw

The Geneva Motor Show definitely stole the spotlight earlier this year with huge reveals from Aston Martin with the DB11, Bugatti and the Chiron, and Maserati’s newest Italian SUV in the Levante. But now the 2016 edition of the New York International Auto Show has come through with some punches of its own, showcasing luxury in brands you may not expect. 

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Morgan EV3 Could Be the Ultimate Electric Toy

Mar 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Innovation can come from the places you would least expect. Take the new Morgan EV3, for example. It looks as old-school as they come, but its decidedly vintage form hides a thoroughly modern powertrain. And the surprising combination of old and new makes the EV3 look like the most fun you could have on three wheels.

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The 2016 Range Rover HSE Td6 is the Most Skillful Luxury SUV

Mar 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Michael Crenshaw

The original plan was to take a short jaunt up the coast to the charming town of Providence, Rhode Island with the wife and pup in tow for 36 hours of relaxation. Having the new 2016 Range Rover HSE Td6 at our disposal seemed like the perfect getaway vehicle: quiet, comfortable, luxurious and tough enough to tackle any potholes on the freeway.

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Driving the 2017 Audi Q7 SUV

Mar 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Audi first launched the Q7 SUV back in 2006 and aside from some touch-ups here and there, the design remained relatively untouched. Until now, that is. With the launch of their all-new 2017 Q7, they’re hoping that consumers will forget about the old and fall in love with the much larger newbie. 

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A 1954 Aston Martin With Royal Provenance

Mar 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

A 1954 Aston Martin Lagonda Drophead Coupe is cool enough on its own, but add in a royal history and it’s even better. Formerly owned by Prince Philip, the car is estimated to fetch up to £450,000 (around $640,000) on April 20 at H&H Auction’s sale at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire. 

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