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BMW Builds Their Engines in China?!?!

BMW Builds Their Engines in China?!?!

BMW builds their engines in China! WHAT? I have a really hard time watching this video. Not because it’s China specifically, but because the name BMW means Bavarian Motor Works and I’ve always thought German engineering and manufacturing are some of the best in the world. Maybe BMW should start a…
Lotus Exige Sport 350

Lotus Exige Sport 350

These manufacturer press releases are too much of a pain to rewrite so I just dropped it in below. But I love the Lotus Exige and even owned a 2006 when they first came out. Now they have a lightweight version out called the Sport 350 which takes an extra…
Lamborghini Files For “Egoista” Name

Lamborghini Files For “Egoista” Name

According to Autoblog, Lamborghini filed a a trademark to register the name “Egoista.” Hopefully this means their one-seater, supercar concept goes into production. Why not? They’ve sold every other one of kind Lamborghini, why not a single seater? The car was released in 2013 as a gift to itself for…
Porsche GT4 Clubsport Video

Porsche GT4 Clubsport Video

The new GT4 looks incredible. Every build has been spoken for. The Clubsport option, with it’s stripped out interior is so cool that I’m sure these will sell out too. Even at $160,000. Porsche just released this promo video and its good. We don’t see the stripped out racing interior…
Two New BMW Art Cars Will Be M6 GT3’s!

Two New BMW Art Cars Will Be M6 GT3’s!

 BMW just announced two new art cars will be commissioned from Chinese artist Cao Fei and American artist John Baldessari. The artists will get the new M6 GT3 as there canvas and will join other artists like Jenny Holzer (1999), Olafur Elíasson (2007) and Jeff Koons (2010). It’s the Art Cars…
Porsche GT4 Clubsport

Porsche GT4 Clubsport

Porsche continues to dominate the sports car/ race scene with announcement of the Club Sport GT4 Cayman. Other manufacturers have track ready versions of their car, but they all fall a little short. Dodge makes the Viper ACR, and Nissan has the Nismo version of the GTR, but almost no…
Nismo GTR “N Attack” Package

Nismo GTR “N Attack” Package

Nissan is revealing a “NISMO N Attack Package,” next week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The “NISMO N Attack Package” consists of the dedicated parts that were especially developed through the time attack project at Nürburgring in Germany, where the Nissan GT-R NISMO recorded a time of 7 minutes…
Lotus 3-Eleven Nurburgring Video

Lotus 3-Eleven Nurburgring Video

Remember the Lotus 3-Eleven test at the Nurburgring last month? Where they pieced together their times though various sections to complete a hypothetical 7:06 lap? They shot some video while they were and its pretty good. The car looks great on track and I still can’t believe its street legal…
The M4 GTS Is The Fastest BMW Ever!

The M4 GTS Is The Fastest BMW Ever!

The M4 GTS accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 sec, 0.3 sec quicker than an ordinary M4 (with M-DCT paddle shift transmissing) making it the fastest production BMW to ever hit the streets. Power has been increased to 493hp/442tq, and the car now laps the ‘Ring in 7:28 seconds…
Street Legal Delta Wing?

Street Legal Delta Wing?

This is kind of hard to believe, the DeltaWing Technology Group revealed a full-size concept of a Panoz DeltaWing GT street-legal car. They also released a new DeltaWing® GT race car concept chassis, providing a glimpse of the new DeltaWing race car. The Delta Wing is cool and I’m excited to see…
Brembo’s New Caliper – 8% Lighter

Brembo’s New Caliper – 8% Lighter

Brembo just released a new caliper at Frankfurt that is supposedly just as strong but shaves 8% off the total weight. And it looks pretty cool too. I thought they were going into cycling helmets because of the new cut outs but then realized I was looking at a brake…
BMW M6 Competition Package

BMW M6 Competition Package

BMW M GmbH finally showed us the BMW M6 Competition Edition at the 66th Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). I’m a bit confused though: what does “Competition Edition” mean? Is this the M6 GT3? Or can you only get the GT3 as a racecar? I naturally assumed BMW would build a…
Porsche Goes After Tesla!

Porsche Goes After Tesla!

We don’t normally cover manufacturer news at Build Race Party. But every so often a car company designs something really special. In this case, it’s Porsche making a run after Tesla. Porsche is introducing its first all-electrically powered four-seat sports car in the brand’s history. The concept car combines is most definitely Porsche…
Why BMW Should Be More Like Subaru

Why BMW Should Be More Like Subaru

BMW purists will naturally hate the title. “Why should BMW be more like Subaru???” To start, Subaru now sells more cars in the U.S. than BMW. They also sell more cars than VW and Mazda. Subaru will tell you it’s because they have the right product, class-leading safety and loyal customers.…
Lexus creates a real Hoverboard

Lexus creates a real Hoverboard

Luxury automotive brand Lexus has partnered with world leading experts in super conductive technology to create one of the most advanced Hoverboards ever developed. “At Lexus, we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible,” said Mark Templin, executive vice president, Lexus International. “That…
THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, today saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed as an uncompromised manifestation of the Lotus spirit, the new car is focused on providing…
Morgan’s Electric 3 Wheeler

Morgan’s Electric 3 Wheeler

     The Morgan 3 Wheeler has traditionally been a car built for people who like to wear goggles, silk scarfs and pretend to be WWI fighter aces or if your name is Alex Roy. With the V-Twin engine up front it certainly has the soundtrack of a early 20th century…
Koenigsegg Breaks Previous Record

Koenigsegg Breaks Previous Record

     You probably have heard of Koenigsegg but if not, they are a Swedish car manufacturer know for building very fast cars. How fast? Well their latest creation, called the One:1, just broke the world record for being the quickest car to go from zero to 300km/h (186 mph) and…
The Ram Rebel Is Here!

The Ram Rebel Is Here!

     In this day and age most people buy a car based on fuel economy and practicality. As luck would have it Dodge has been delivering just that, sort of…on the practicality side.      For example you want a car to blast across the county with? Challenger Hellcat of…
PORSCHE OPENS NEW $100 MILLION EXPERIENCE CENTER / HEADQUARTERS IN ATLANTA

PORSCHE OPENS NEW $100 MILLION EXPERIENCE CENTER / HEADQUARTERS IN ATLANTA

Porsche Cars North America today officially opened its new $100 million Porsche Experience Center (PEC) and headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The 27-acre complex located at the Northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the largest investment outside Germany for the sports car manufacturer. The industry-first facility is complete with…
McLaren 570S Unveiled

McLaren 570S Unveiled

 McLaren has historically built supercars, machines built more for a racetrack than public road that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. With the launch of the new McLaren 570S, that is all about to change. The upcoming 570S marks the first in the manufacturer’s Sports Series range, with this launch McLaren is set…
Deltawing Announces GT Race Car Concept

Deltawing Announces GT Race Car Concept

DeltaWing Technology Group, Inc. today revealed an exciting evolution of the DeltaWing Racing Cars program with its announcement that it will begin development of a DeltaWing® GT race car concept.  It will be designed to demonstrate that with far less horsepower than many of today’s best sports cars, a two-seat…
Lotus Exige S – Club Racer Edition

Lotus Exige S – Club Racer Edition

I owned a 2006 Lotus Exige in this exact color – now called Exige Orange. It was amazing. The handling was near perfect and the lightweight chassis meant I could overcome a few of Newtons’ laws when I got into trouble. I’ve always wanted to replace it and now wish I…
2015 VW Jetta Secret Lock

2015 VW Jetta Secret Lock

I’m sure the VW fans have know about this for a long time but I was blown away when I first saw it! You know how the manufacturers keep pulling physical key locks off the doors? Well the latest Jetta’s don’t appear to have any locks at all!  So what happens…