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A Battle of the Super-Premium Cars May be Shaping Up

Audi hinting at new A9, Cadillac confirms CT8.

by on Oct.14, 2014

Audi plans to reveal the A9 concept in LA.

Not content with its current A8 premium luxury sedan, Audi is apparently set to nudge even higher, with a new A9 concept expected to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

With luxury car sales steadily growing in traditional markets like the U.S. and Europe – and booming in emerging markets, notably including China – manufacturers are asking “How high is up?” And the answer appears to be higher than today.

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Only weeks after revealing plans for a new flagship sedan to be called the CT6, Cadillac has formally confirmed a report first posted on TheDetroitBureau.com that it will reach even higher with a new model to be known as either the CT8 or CT9.

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Watch Out Ferrari – Here Comes the Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Flagship sedan will churn out 811 lb-ft of torque.

by on Sep.16, 2014

Bentley's new Mulsanne Speed model boasts torque numbers even Ferrari can respect.

For those who have the taste – and the budget – for high-performance imports, brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, or perhaps Aston Martin, are likely to come immediately to mind. But there’s another exotic getting ready to give them a run for the money.

Bentley has been drawing from its history of motorsports to fuel its decade-long revival, and it clearly showed it wasn’t going to get left behind at the stoplight when it launched the latest, 616-horsepower version of its Continental GT Speed.

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From a pony count, the even newer Bentley Mulsanne Speed delivers a mere 530-hp — 25 more than a stock Mulsanne. But it’s the torque number that should put a smile on affluent performance fans, while sending a shiver down the spine at competitive brands. The maker’s flagship model, in Speed trim, will deliver an astounding 811 pound-feet of tire-spinning torque. That’s nearly 300 lb-ft more than the La Ferrari.

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Bugatti Takes Order for Last Veyron 16.4

But save your money, the next Bugatti may get the Royale treatment.

by on Jun.24, 2011

The 1,200 hp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

After an extended run – a bit longer, in fact, than was originally intended — the last Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is getting ready to roll off the assembly line.

But don’t fret.  If you’ve been saving up to get that million-dollar exotic, there’ll be something to follow promises Volkswagen AG’s most exclusive brand.

Not surprisingly, Bugatti isn’t revealing who placed the order for the last of what will prove to be only 300 cars carrying the Veyron badge.  But it does note that the final model is expected to roll off the line sometime in the upcoming autumn.,

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Finishing production with the 300th Veyron is in line with the plans Bugatti announced nearly a decade ago, but the project took a bit longer than originally anticipated.  The original goal was to launch production by spring 2004, rolling out one car a week, which means the program would have been wrapped up by early 2010.

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