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McLaren Captures Most Beautiful Car Award for 2017

Company's 720S beats out entries from Aston, Ferrari and Porsche.

by on Feb.01, 2018

The 720S boasts a name that matches its horsepower: 720. It comes from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

The McLaren 720S was named “The Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017” at the Festival Automobile International Awards in Paris.

The award was given by a jury of 17 members from a diverse range of industries, who named the 720S the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017 against fierce competition from Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage, Ferrari’s Portofino and the Porsche Panamera.

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“The 720S being awarded the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year is another great achievement and honor for everyone at McLaren Automotive,” said David Gilbert, McLaren’s managing director for Europe. (more…)

No More California Dreaming; Portofino is New Ferrari Entry Model

Hardtop Convertible to feature 592 hp V-8.

by on Aug.23, 2017

Ferrari is ready to show off its new entry-level model, the Portofino, at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

Dreaming about getting into a Ferrari? Forget the California. The automaker is offering a new entry model, the Portofino, which will make its formal debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

Like the California, it will feature a hard convertible top that will be able to open or close while the vehicle is moving, albeit nowhere near its rated top speed of more than 200 miles per hour. And to push it to that sort of number, the Ferrari Portofino will feature a more powerful, 3.9-liter V-8 capable of punching out 592 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.

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“The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort,” the automaker said as it announced the upcoming launch of the Portofino. (more…)