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Official: Vintech unveiling P550 Tribute at Pebble Beach Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Porsche So you want to own a painfully gorgeous Porsche 550, but you don't have $3.685 million? You don't say! If your heart is still set on a stunning sports car with classic lines, then Vintech may have a solution for you. The French company has created the P550 Tribute, and as the name suggests, the car is meant to evoke the famed Porsche 550. Though possessing classic lines, the P550 boasts a full carbon fiber body, under which is a modern chassis and a 3.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. The engine is expected to produce between 260 and 270 horsepower, sent through a five-speed manual transmission. With a curb weight of only 1,212 pounds, this vehicular homage should haul some serious tail. The P550 Tribute will make its debut Friday, August 17 at "The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering." It is one of the many prestigious events taking place during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Delegance weekend. Neither pricing nor production numbers have been announced, but we can surmise that the former will be a large number, and the latter will be a small one. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the gallery below of schematics, the build, and the finished product. Vintech unveiling P550 Tribute at Pebble Beach originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/13/vintech-unveiling-p550-tribute-at-pebble-beach/ Dan Gurney Landon Cassill Phil Hill Lowe s Chevrolet...
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Domino's wants you to design the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle [w/video] Filed under: Videos, Design/Style When you want the crowd to help you design something automotive related, Local Motors seems to have become the go-to. The Phoenix-based company that birthed the Rally Fighter has since collaborated with DARPA, Edison2 and Peterbilt among others, and now it can add Domino's Pizza to the list. The pizza pie maker wants to create, with your input, the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle that will ease the 10 million miles per week its drivers do. A five-part design competition will begin today and end on February 19, 2013, with each phase covering a different aspect of the vehicle: design, packaging, interior, surfacing and rendering. After that will come the prototype... and eventually, better pizza. Or a better pizza experience, at least. For insight into the needs of a pizza deliverer, the contest will be joined by a national television campaign featuring the Domino's CEO doing ride-alongs with "delivery experts" and soliciting feedback. The particulars are now available here, and there's a video and press releases from Domino's and Local Motors just below. Continue reading Domino's wants you to design the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle [w/video] Domino's wants you to design the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/13/dominos-wants-you-to-design-the-ultimate-pizza-delivery-vehicle/ Key Motorsports Chevrolet Trevor Bayne Great Clips Toyota Steve Wallace Guy Cooper 5 hour Energy Toyota JR Motorsports Chevrolet

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