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Sometimes I think about the future of self driving cars and how everyone I talk to about that future is like “okay but in an emergency we’ll be able to take back manual control, right?” and I usually placate them by saying, yeah, that’s totally how it’ll happen, but actually we’re already seeing the opposite. Cars with “self driving” features like steering and breaking that kick in and take control from the driver if the driver is about to rear end someone or is in a dangerous situation because the truth is computers can think faster and have better reflexes than us and I think about this going into the future and how if the self-driving cars are able to share their data with each other and learn from the driving experiences of every car on the road soon we’ll have cars that are so massively experienced at driving and avoiding accidents and making microsecond decisions and partial degree turns of the wheels and being so damn precise that automobile accidents will be almost unheard of and that’s when we’ll develop the most wasteful hilarious extreme sport in history where a single human driver will go up against an arena of ultra smart self driving cars and just by driving around recklessly try to coral them into crashing into each other and I tell you I would watch that sport all day.

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Spiffy’s First Full Feature! 

Perry Kveton’s 1974 BMW 2002tii:

You may have seen a couple photos of our friend Perry’s 2002 on Spiffy before, but this winter it went under the knife.

Perry shot some awesome photos of his vintage rally mobile in the Tahoe, CA. area. Speaking form a regular passengers perspective I can tell you it is impossible to have a bad time in a car like this!

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First Look: The Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.

The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf. It is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners to enjoy it as an all-round experience.

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First Look: The 2017 Ferrari SF70H F1 Car

The 63rd single-seater designed and built by Scuderia Ferrari to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship is born out of a regulation change that is without precedent in this category of motor sport. Generally, in the past, regulations went in the direction of slowing down the cars. However, this year, the rule changes go in the opposite direction, meaning the cars have more aerodynamic downforce and more mechanical grip.

Engine

  • Capacity 1600 cc
  • Max revs 15,000
  • Supercharging Single Turbo
  • Fuel flow 100 kg/hr max
  • Fuel capacity 105 kg
  • Configuration V6 90°
  • Valves 4 per cylinder
  • Injection 500 bar – direct

ERS System

  • Battery energy (per lap) 4 MJ
  • MGU-K Power 120 kW
  • MGU-K Max revs 50,000 rpm

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First Look: The Lamborghini Aventador S

The new Lamborghini Aventador S is characterized by new aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics. The ‘S’ is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini.

  • New iconic design features focused on aerodynamic performance
  • New four-wheel steering system
  • Enhanced suspension, electronics, & customisable driving modes
  • More powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine outputting 740 hp
  • 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, top speed of 350 km/h (217mph)

The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador S in
Spring of 2017 with prices starting at $421,350 USD.  

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First Look: The One-off Ferrari 275 RW Competizione

Designed under the direction of Ferrari’s Styling Centre with the collaboration of Pininfarina, the latest Ferrari one-off model, the SP 275 rw competizione, is built  on the chassis of the F12berlinetta but equipped with the more powerful V12 engine and gearbox from the limited-series F12tdf.

Drawing inspiration from the 275 GTB, one of the most iconic front-engined V12 berlinettas of the 1960s, the SP 275 rw competizione features  a thoroughly modern interpretation of some of the themes that give the 275 GTB its berlinetta connotation, such as the quest for the ultimate balance in proportions and the pure and curvaceous surface treatment. The stance of the car, particularly in the muscular transition from the rear three-quarter panel to the wheelarch was carefully refined with a slightly wider track to express potency over the rear wheels and confer a rakish attitude.

The characteristic front engine-bay vents of the 275 GTB are an evident styling cue, as is the adoption of the triple louvers in the three-quarter panel in place of the F12berlinetta’s B-post quarterlights. The louvers on the rear bumper, together with the pronounced nolder on the tail and milled aluminium fuel filler cap, recall instead the special competition-developed 275 GTB (chassis number 06885) that won the GT category in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hour race, coming home an impressive third overall behind the winning 250 LM. The yellow paint scheme is also a tribute to that 275 GTB, echoing its Ecurie Francorchamps team color.

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First Look: The 2018 Ford Mustang

Today, Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever.

  • Sleeker design: New Mustang features a more athletic look, with new front and rear-end design that deliver a leaner and meaner look and refined aerodynamics.
  • More advanced technology: New Mustang technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel.
  • Improved Performance: Powerful engine upgrades, plus an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission give Mustang even more performance, while available MagneRide suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not.

On sale in North America in fall of 2017. 

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First Look: The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sees the sportscar manufacturer launch a plug-in hybrid model as the flagship of a model line for the first time. The V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in 500 kW/680 hp of system power and outstanding power delivery: Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid offers an 850 Nm of torque. That means it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h. The boost strategy of the all-wheel drive Panamera comes from the 918 Spyder super sportscar. The new Panamera can drive on fully electric power for up to 50km. 

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Rolls Royce Phantom VII Extended Wheelbase, 2017. The final Phantom VII has rolled off the line at Goodwood having been built as a special one-off edition with a nautical theme for a ‘connoisseur collector’ of the brand’s vehicles. The car includes a number of individual features that mimic those of a grand ocean liner’s interior. Work will now begin on creating a new line for the upcoming all-aluminium Phantom VIII, due in 2018

5 Useful Car Hacks

If you possess an automobile and even ride an auto, after that you need to understand how a  car works and truck features a lot of troubles of its own. There many hacks that a restriction of issues that a technician can manage, yet in addition to it you need to look after it by yourself to have it useful

As long as there have been vehicles around, there have been imaginative cars and truck proprietors who have thought about some truly wizard driving hacks to their cars and truck problems. So if you assumed driving can be monotonous, utilize these driving hacks to convert it right into enjoyable, despite children.