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Hottest Motoring News Of The Week [12.11.15]

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1 of 13|Ferrari F12 TDF
2 of 13|Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing
3 of 13|Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing
4 of 13|Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing
5 of 13|McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara MSO
6 of 13|McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara MSO
7 of 13|McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara MSO
8 of 13|W Motors Fenyr Supersport
9 of 13|W Motors Fenyr Supersport
10 of 13|W Motors Fenyr Supersport
11 of 13|W Motors Fenyr Supersport
12 of 13|Airbus Peugeot H160 helicopter
13 of 13|Airbus Peugeot H160 helicopter

Wheels are the way to a man’s heart and this week brings the good stuff right to your garage. A gorgeous Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is going under the hammer, Ferrari put their latest F12TDF to the test, Peugeot build a helicopter and W Motors have a new 400km/h weapon.

#1 Watch The Ferrari F12 TDF Hit The Track

Ferrari’s beastly new stallion showed off it credentials recently at the Fiorano test track – all 770hp of it. Luckily there was a camera crew on hand to capture all the action for us. The bad news? Only 799 of these cars will be made with a sticker price of half a million dollars (that’s $US for FYI).

#2 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Sportabteilung’ Gullwing Goes To Auction

In the world of exotic vehicles, Mercedes sits at the top alongside its distinguished European counterparts. The same story also applies to this special vehicle, chassis number 5500640 – a car used by the training and competition unit of the Mercedes-Benz racing team.

The men who have been behind the wheel of this gullwing car includes Karl Kling, Juan Manuel Fangio, Hans Hermann, Stirling Moss and John Fitch. Having been owned by a single family since 1966, the 1955 300 SL has received a full restoration and will likely be on of the most expensive vintage cars to be sold at RM Sothebys.

#3 McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara MSO Arrives In Dubai

Don’t let this pedestrian looking 650S Spider deceive you. Prepared by McLaren Special Operations for the upcoming Dubai Auto Show, the white pearl paint job contains real 24K gold particles to make it much more shinier. The rest of the car is just standard McLaren with gloss black rims and carbon trim throughout. Sad face. The interior also gets the white and gold trim though.

#4 W Motors Unleash The Fenyr Supersport

What does a 900hp vehicle with a 400km/h top speed look like? Behold. Dubai-based W Motors have created their latest Transformer hypercar called the the Fenyr Supersport. There’s no special effects here though as the Fenyr was designed purely with performance, power and speed in mind.

This goal affords the car a myriad of exotic components including carbon, a custom-built 4.0-litre twin turbo flat six cylinder and a mid-rear engine layout to keep acceleration on point and weight centred. All the bits add to the car’s claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want one then you’d better get in quick as only 25 samples of the Fenyr Supersport are being made per year. Given its older sibling the Lycan Hypersport costed $3.4 million due to its diamond encrusted headlights, the Fenyr which doesn’t have that extravagant feature should cost a little less. Yay.

#5 Flying Peugeots Already Exist

The French car maker is taking on a different market with the release of the new H160 helicopter by Airbus. Penned by Peugeot Design Lab and wearing the Airbus name, the sleek chopper marks a notable divergence from the usual run-of-the-mill civilian car. The airframe is completely composite with a centre tail rotor and blue accents. A must-have for any French enthusiast with a decent garage hangar.

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