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New Subaru WRX STI Beats Its Own Isle of Man Lap Record

Limited Edition Veloster RE:FLEX Now on Sale at Hyundai Dealerships Nationwide

On the morning of 1 September 1937, at the height of the battle between the United States and Great Britain to be the fastest nation on water, British speed record pioneer Sir Malcolm Campbell headed out onto the calm blue waters of Lake Maggiore on the Swiss-Italian frontier. Pointing the nose of his Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat south, powered by Rolls-Royce’s R-engine, he established a new water-speed record of 126.32mph. The following day he went one better, piloting his craft to 129.5mph, emphatically breaking the United States’ five-year stranglehold on the world water-speed record. Campbell’s momentous achievement captured the world’s attention and reaffirmed Rolls-Royce R-engines’ record-breaking superiority after triumphs on land and in the air.

Celebrating this incredible act of British ‘Derring-Do’, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke department has created the Waterspeed Collection, 35 specially designed Phantom Drophead Coupés. Echoing the cutting-edge technology employed in the construction of the K3, only the finest contemporary materials have been used to furnish the Waterspeed Collection. Brushed steel perfectly complements an exclusively developed Maggiore Blue colour scheme. Perfectly book-matched open-grain Abachi wood veneer evokes the sense of a boat effortlessly gliding through water at pace, whilst the exterior coachline and laser etchings inside the car bring Campbell’s ‘Bluebird’ motif back to life.

“Sir Malcolm Campbell’s successful pursuit of world-speed records on land and water were the result of his commitment to the most exacting standards of British design and engineering excellence,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Such attributes are hallmarks of every Rolls-Royce motor car, ensuring the marque’s position at the pinnacle of super-luxury manufacturing. This special Collection serves to display the breadth of Bespoke personalisation available to every Rolls-Royce customer.”

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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition Sells Out Within 10 Minutes

IRVINE, Calif., May 20, 2014 -- The microsite countdown was set to 10:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) today and within 10 minutes, all 100 of the 2015 MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition models were dutifully reserved. The pre-order program was set to run through 11:25 AM PDT on May 31, 2014 or when 250 customers were registered, whichever came first. The extended end date proved unnecessary as the consumer anticipation and fervor with which the limited-edition model was sold was not entirely unexpected but a pleasant surprise nonetheless.

"It is no secret the MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition is a specially-crafted 'Thank you' to every MX-5 fan – former, current and hopefully future," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). "The enthusiasm surrounding the MX-5 since its debut in 1989 has been nothing short of phenomenal, and we sincerely appreciate every single person that has experienced the absolute joy of driving in an MX-5 – whether behind the wheel or as a passenger. Since day one, this vehicle has been a true driver's car and we hope to continue to build upon its dynamic legacy for generations to come."

Faster than the dial-up connections of yore, 250 registrants accessed the 25th anniversary pre-order microsite. Registered customers will be contacted directly by MNAO, of which the first 100 verified will be given the opportunity to pre-order an anniversary model. Upon verification of purchase intent and transmission selection, the customer's information will then be forwarded to the dealership of their choosing to finalize the transaction. The anniversary model will arrive in dealerships beginning late summer, as will the rest of the 2015 model-year MX-5 Miata lineup.

Pricing for the MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition starts at $32,205[1] MSRP vehicles equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and at $32,655 MSRP for those equipped with an automatic. There are no additional packages available and all anniversary models are equipped with a Power-Retractable Hard Top.

Additionally, MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition owners each will receive a custom-crafted Tourneau watch and display winder box. The Swiss-made, stainless steel watch sports Italian-made genuine leather black straps with contrast Mazda-signature Soul Red stitching and a deployant buckle. At 42 millimeters in diameter, the watch features a genuine sapphire crystal face with an anti-glare coating, as well as a genuine sapphire crystal on the see-through case back to showcase the watch movement and rotor. The exhibition case back features a 25-jewel ETA 2824-2 movement with special two-tone Cotes de Geneve decor.  Each watch and display set also will feature MX-5 and 25th Anniversary logos.

Jodie Kidd and David Blakeley take top spot for Jaguar entries in Mille Miglia 2014

     ▪     Swift and safe strategy works for British duo Jodie Kidd and David Blakeley on their debut drive in celebration of ‘The most beautiful race in the world’

     ▪     #JaguarMille Twitter campaign dominates Mille Miglia 2014 coverage with live updates from @Jaguar, @example, @BSenna, @MBrundleF1 and others in driver team

     ▪     A series of Mille Miglia highlightsfilms now launched online, including interviews with Jay Leno, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum

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Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection

Limited to 1,000 units

Aerodynamic enhancements reduce drag

STI®-branded black finish alloy wheels

Red-painted brake calipers

Exclusive interior trim

Available painted WR Blue Pearl or Crystal White Pearl

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Subaru To Offer BRZ Series.Blue Special Edition

Tim Harvey, ex British Touring Car champion, returns to Goodwood Festival of Speed as

Michelin Supercar Paddock live stage host.

Harvey outlines his top 10 supercars all available to visit within the Michelin Supercar

paddock in 2014.

Koenigsegg One:1 will make UK dynamic debut in the Michelin Supercar run at Festival

of Speed.

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Tim Harvey Reveals His Top Ten Supercars Featuring in the 2014 Michelin Supercar Paddock at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The 2014 Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX Edition, the newest member of the Veloster lineup, is available now in Hyundai dealerships. The Veloster RE:FLEX Edition delivers a combination of unique features, exclusive Ice Pearl color availability and a limited production run to appeal to Veloster intenders.

“Compact sporty customers are often looking for limited-edition models with even sportier styling,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The new Veloster RE:FLEX not only delivers, but the highly prized limited editions are equipped with additional unique features and exclusive colors that will make proud owners boldly stand out in the crowd.”

The Veloster RE:FLEX Edition was unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and with only a limited production run of 3,000 units, promises buyers that they will own a truly unique Veloster model. RE:FLEX features black or red full leather seating, projector headlights with LED headlight accents, LED taillights, LED illuminated door sills, 18-inch alloy wheels with a PVD chrome finish, chrome hood accents, chrome door handles and RE:FLEX badging on the exterior and floor mats. All RE:FLEX models use the Gamma 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine and six-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission.

Veloster continues to attract Hyundai’s next generation of buyers, earning numerous accolades including the Polk Automotive Loyalty Award, Bloomberg’s “Best Economy Car” and one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 of 2014, according to Kelly Blue Book’s for the third year in a row. To see the full Hyundai Veloster lineup, visit:  

The Veloster RE:FLEX DCT has an MSRP of $21,650, excluding $810 freight, and includes all of the Veloster DCT Style Package equipment excluding the panoramic roof.

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Limited Caterham Targets Pageant of Power Victory With Most Powerful Seven

Caterham Cars hopes to wow spectators at the annual Cholmondeley Pageant of Power with its supercharged Seven 620 R – the most powerful model ever produced by the British sportscar manufacturer.

At the helm of the 310bhp two-seater will be Caterham’s Scott Mansell, who will compete head-to-head with some of the biggest names in the performance car world including Ariel, Aston Martin, Maserati and Lamborghini.

The hotly contested event attracts crowds in excess of 60,000, who will see over 140 of the world’s most impressive cars and bikes in action. The event also boasts a Battle of Britain memorial flight, marine stunts and a new Rally Village.

Caterham returns this year with its flagship Seven model in place of the SP/300.R sports prototype, which was victorious in 2012 setting a new lap record of 61.89 seconds; the lap record was previously set by Lamborghini in 2010.  

In 2013, the Radical SR8 triumphed, beating the Caterham SP/300.R by just 1.24 seconds and setting a new lap record of 55.29 seconds. This year Mansell plans to place Caterham firmly back on top with the Seven 620 R.

The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power is held in the picturesque grounds of Cholmondeley Castle and runs from 13th – 15th June. The Caterham Seven 620 R will be running in the super cars and track day cars class throughout the event.

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Rally ace Mark Higgins sets new lap record around famous TT circuit in all-new Subaru


New four-wheeled lap record for the 37.8-mile course stands at 19:26 – beating 2011

record established by Higgins in previous-generation WRX STI

Minimal modifications to record-beating road car

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