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Lexus just took its coolest car to the next level with all-black, airplane-inspired styling - check it out

2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series. Lexus The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration series is a special edition of the gorgeous LC 500 coupe. Lexus is only making 100 examples of the all-black special edition. It has a rear spoiler inspired by a race plane's wing. No pricing was announced at this time, but it will likely cost more than the regular $93,000 Lexus LC 500. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Lexus LC 500 is undeniably cool. Our review of it can tell you that much. And ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Lexus, Autos, Alcantara, Yoshihide Muroya, Lexus LC, Lexus LC500, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Muroya


Enter to Win a 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition!

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition is the epitome of cool with its exclusive Phoenix Yellow paint job. It’s also the epitome of rare, as Honda will only produce 600 examples. However, in this latest campaign from Omaze, you have the chance to win a Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition. Who knows where the other 599 will end up, but one of them could be sitting in your driveway.   Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you participate in this campaign....
Tags: Japan, Magazine, Autos, Honda, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Omaze, Alcantara, VTEC, Car Talk, Suzuka Circuit, Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, Phoenix Yellow


The 2021 MV Agusta Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model

Luxury Italian manufacturer MV Agusta has no shortage of exciting models coming out in 2021. The Varese-based brand has been working hard over the last few years, delivering attention-grabbing concepts and turning them into full-blow production models or limited-edition specials. Mid-2020 saw the release of the eye-wateringly expensive limited-edition Rush 1000, and with 2021 marking the brand’s 75th anniversary, MV Agusta hasn’t missed an opportunity to unleash another limited-edition on to the...
Tags: Milan, Motorcycles, Alcantara, SCS, Rosso, AgustA, MV Agusta, Brutale, Lusso, 2021, Giacomo Agostini, SC Project, Reparto Corse, Model lineups, Agusta Turismo Veloce, Turismo Veloce


Carbona XR9: A wild Yard Built XSR900 from Bottpower

If Yamaha let you choose any one of their bikes to customize, which would you pick? For David Sánchez and the wildly talented crew at Bottpower, the choice was clear. They took the highly capable XSR900, and turned it into one of the most ferocious Yard Built bikes we’ve ever featured. Yard Built is Yamaha’s long-running custom program, where builders are encouraged to customize bikes without cutting their frames. So as bananas as this prototype is, it’s been designed as a plug-and-play kit t...
Tags: Facebook, David, Motorcycles, Valencia, Yamaha, Alcantara, BRIDGESTONE, Brembo, CNC, Ricardo Tormo, Buell, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Yamaha Yard Built, Samco, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb


The MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine Edition Is Expensive

Collaborations Don’t Come Cheap I covered the official teaser for this collaboration project released by the MV Agusta brand earlier this month, and I’m pleased to inform you that the limited edition MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine is no longer just a dream and will be available for purchase very soon. Alpine and MV Agusta have combined their French and Italian design prowess for this limited-run Superveloce. The motorcycle largely remains the same as the standard Veloce, but this bike also comes...
Tags: Motorcycles, Alcantara, AgustA, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, Superveloce, MV AGUSTA SUPERVELOCE


Speed Read, 6 December 2020

The spotlight falls on Ducati this week, as they reboot the iconic Monster. Plus we have a hot-rodded Buell XB12S from the Czech Republic, a classy Yamaha XS650 flat tracker from California, and a killer gift idea for the holidays. Buell XB12S by Rod Motorcycles It’s hard to believe that this wild XB12S started out as a wreck. It got into a disagreement with a car—so its owner handed his damaged bike over to the guys at Rod Motorcycles in the Czech Republic for a custom job. And brothers D...
Tags: California, David, Czech Republic, Motorcycles, Ducati, Tamara, Yamaha, Scott, Alcantara, Brembo, Rod, Buell, Tamiya, Katana, Ducati Monster, Shinko


2021 Audi R8 Panther Edition: This Limited Production Machine Is On The Prowl!

Now here’s a holiday gift you’d likely love to receive – the 2021 Audi R8 Panther edition. Audi says it has “exclusive interior and exterior design elements.” We just call it stealthy and sexy. The catch? Production is limited to 30 examples. So you know, only a few dealerships will have them. Oh, and another hiccup for buyers is the need to shell out $183,300 plus destination and other fees. Ah, what price beauty? Audi R8 Panther Edition: Standard Equipment Those that can splurge­­ – o...
Tags: Autos, Audi, Sears, Austin Texas, Alcantara, Audi of America Inc, MMI, FSI, Car News, Black Audi, Audi of America Inc Audi, Nancy Dunham, Western Auto Supply Co, Crimson red Nappa


How Cars Are Professionally Detailed and Deep Cleaned

AMMO NYC is a car detailing service that makes car cleaning products Owner Larry Kosilla, share's his technique for cleaning a Subaru Forester infested with mice and covered in mildew His process goes beyond cleaning to include the restoration of the headlights, buffing the paint, and fixing issues that caused a moisture leak Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Larry Kosilla: Hey, I'm Larry Kosilla from AmmoNYC.com. We manufacture car-cleaning supplies. Today, I'm gonna show you...
Tags: Trends, Alcantara, Larry Kosilla, AJ Caldwell


MV Agusta Superveloce 75 Anniversario Limited to 75 Bikes

$30,000 USD – One of 75 MV Agusta has a new special edition of the Superveloce coming down the pipes, and unfortunately for many, only 75 are being produced. There’s a lot of 75’s involved with this whole release – just like the movie 21 with Jim Carrey – if you’ve ever seen that. 75. Everywhere. The 75th-anniversary edition will (unsurprisingly) be on sale online for a limited time of 75 total hours. *The motorcycle will produce 75 horsepower, 75 lb-ft of torque, cost $75,000 and the rev limi...
Tags: Motorcycles, Jim Carrey, Special Edition, Alcantara, AgustA, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, MV Agusta Superveloce 800, MV Agusta special edition, Agusta Superveloce, Anniversario Limited


Speed Read, 8 November 2020

Royal Enfield set their sights on the small bike market this week with the new Meteor 350, while Voxan break records with their electric-powered Wattman. Plus Hookie Co. are back with a slick Triumph Bobber Black conversion, Nmoto have a new concept based on a BMW scooter, and a Triumph Trackmaster replica has just sold for new bike money. Triumph Bobber Black by Hookie Co. The German shop Hookie Co. have been pretty busy. Last week, we featured a Triumph T120 from them—now we’re looking a...
Tags: Europe, Florida, UK, India, Motorcycles, Bmw, Portland Oregon, Tony Hayward, Google Maps, Dresden, Henderson, Alcantara, Barnes, Enfield, Biaggi, BMW motorcycles


Bushido: A Suzuki GSX-R1100 with Katana style

If the next wave of custom motorcycling is focused on retro sportbikes, we’d be okay with that. The 90s are stacked with potent four-cylinder donors, hidden under massive fairings with loud graphics. So there’s potential there—if you know how to liberate it. Named ‘Bushido’ after the ancient Samurai code of honor, this stripped-down Suzuki GSX-R1100 features a Katana-inspired headlight, and a seat that’ll barely keep you attached to the bike. Now consider that it produces 156 hp and 115 Nm, a...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Continental, Alcantara, CNC, Suzuki, EBC, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, Nissin, Suzuki Motorcycles, Katana, Tokico, Faro Portugal, Suzuki Katana, Cafe racers


Speed Read, 25 October 2020

News from two major OEMs this week, as BMW Motorrad update the R nineT, and Honda release a new Grom. Plus we’ve got a sharp BMW R1200R custom from Deus, a Yamaha XS650 from Colt Wrangler, and a look at a new fat-tired utility bike that’s about to hit the market. BMW update the R nineT The R nineT‘s been a success for BMW, so it’s just been updated with a host of small yet significant changes. The biggest news is that its boxer motor is now Euro5 compliant, thanks to engine changes based a...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Dave, Motorcycles, Bmw, Jeremy, HRC, Honda, Exif, Yamaha, Alcantara, Brembo, BMW Motorrad, Marc, Kellermann, Honda Motorcycles


Retro Muscle: Motocrew’s GPZ900R is the business

There’s a lot to be said for a good old-fashioned muscle bike. And in the 1980s, the Kawasaki GPZ900R was the benchmark. It didn’t have any of the nanny state electronics we’re used to today, but the raucous, liquid-cooled DOHC four punched out 113 solid horses—and propelled the GPZ to 150 mph or more. No wonder the producers of the original Top Gun movie selected a GPZ to star alongside Tom Cruise, who knows how to handle a bike. We’ve noticed an uptick in custom GPZs lately, going right ...
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Motorcycles, Ducati, Tom Cruise, Chris, Kawasaki, Alcantara, Custom Motorcycles, Kawasaki motorcycles, Shinko, Hookie Co, Hookie, AC Sanctuary, Chris Scholtka, Motocrew


Smash-And-Grab Suspect May Be Connected To Purse Theft At Hughson Cemetery

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Tags: Crime, News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Cbs, Bmw, Hughson, Alcantara, Stanislaus County Sheriff 's Department, Lakewood Cemetery, Hughson News, Stanislaus County Sheriff 's Office, Hughson Cemetery, Daniel Alcantara, Betty Casaus


This $17,000 German-made kit gives the Tesla Model 3 a muscular makeover. Take a look at how it upgrades the most popular EV in America.

Startech Tesla Model 3. Startech Startech, a German car-customization firm, dropped an array of upgrades for the Tesla Model 3.  The modifications available include aggressive bumpers, new wheels, a spoiler, carbon-fiber accents, and revamped interior finishes.  The whole set of customizations costs roughly $17,000 with labor included, and will be available to customers early next year, a company spokesperson told Business Insider.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The T...
Tags: Transportation, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Features, Tesla Model 3, Mercedes Benz, Alcantara, Brabus, StarTech, Tim Levin, BITranspo, Startech Tesla Model, Startech Startech, Startech Customers


Shure’s SRH1540 headphones can upgrade your home setup with quality sound and all-day comfort

We’re going checking out a range of different headphones on TC this week and next as part of our ‘Headphone Week’ series, and today I’m checking out the Shure SRH1540 ($499). These aren’t new – they’ve been a stand-by among audiophiles in their price range for years now. But there’s a great reason for that: They offer fantastic sound quality and value, as well as amazing comfort and wearability. The basics The SRH1540 from Shure are closed-back headphones that provide premium sound suitable ei...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Electronics, Tech, Headphones, Audiophile, Alcantara, Shure, Electrical Engineering, Audio Engineering, Audio Equipment


2021 Audi R8 RWD Coupe & Spyder: Strong Performance but for Less Cash!

Now may be the time for budget-conscious Audi R8 Coupe and Spyder lovers to take the leap into their dream cars. The automaker just announced that rear-wheel drive (RWD) versions of both are permanent editions to the lineup beginning with the 2021 model year. The RWD models lack some of the charisma you find on the higher-end quattro models, most notably a drop of 70 points in horsepower and slightly less torque. 2021 Audi R8 RWD: Engine & Powertrain Still, RWD models have the same 5.2...
Tags: Texas, Autos, Audi, Sears, Austin Texas, Alcantara, Bang Olufsen, Audi of America Inc, Car News, Nancy Dunham, Western Auto Supply Co


Bayern chiefs clash over Alaba talks after Alcantara exit

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Thursday took the unusual step of criticising the club’s honorary president Uli Hoeness for branding David Alaba’s agent a “money-hungry piranha” amid delicate contract re-negotiations. After... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, David Alaba, Afp, Bayern, Alcantara, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Uli Hoeness, Alaba, AFP Bayern Munich


Premier League target Alcantara reports for Bayern training

Berlin (AFP) – Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who has been linked to  Liverpool and Manchester United, took part in Bayern Munich’s first full training session on Friday in preparation for the new season. With a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Bayern, Alcantara


Bayern Munich fight to keep hold of Champions League-winning squad

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich are already fighting to stop their treble-winning squad breaking up in the wake of their Champions League triumph despite sweeping all before them in Europe this season. The German giants partied through the night in Lisbon after Kingsley Coman’s second-half header – Bayern’s 500th Champions League goal – sealed a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s hotly-contested final. “The best team in Europe wears red,” boasted Munich-based newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitu...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, Sport, Barcelona, Munich, Canada, Soccer, Liverpool, Manchester City, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazil, Schalke, Psg


Alcantara set to leave but Bayern ‘cautiously optimistic’ of keeping Alaba

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Tuesday he is “cautiously optimistic” of keeping David Alaba but is braced to lose Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara once the Champions League finishes in Lisbon. Having... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Lisbon, Thiago Alcantara, David Alaba, Afp, Bayern, Alcantara, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Alaba, AFP Bayern Munich


Neuer wants Bayern Munich to keep Liverpool target Alcantara

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer says he hopes the Bavarians giants can convince Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara to stay beyond the end of this season’s Champions League title. Having won the Bundesliga... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Alcantara, Neuer, AFP Bayern Munich


The $56,000 Cadillac CT5-V can't replace the epic CTS-V — but it could give some BMW sport sedans a run for their money (GM)

I drove a $56,305 Cadillac CT5-V from the 2020 model year, a revved-up version of CT5 sedan. The CT5-V has a 360-horsepower V6 engine — that may not sound like a ton on paper, but it's punchy. The CT5-V is adequately sporty and at times comes off as downright German in its driving dynamics. But what really sets it apart is the overall package, from design to technology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. I'm not going to shake anybody's tree if I point out that the 2020 Cadil...
Tags: Facebook, Mississippi, US, Trends, Reagan, Sport, Gm, Bmw, Audi, Mercedes, Cadillac, Carter, Alcantara, CTS, Long Island Expressway, Alfa Romeo Giulia


Driving the spectacular $106,000 Porsche 718 Spyder rearranged my consciousness

I drove the glorious 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder, a high-performance convertible two-seater that goes for a well-optioned $105,780. The Spyder has a new 414-horsepower flat-six engine that's devoid of turbochargers and, in my car, mated to a crisp six-speed manual transmission. The Spyder traces it lineage to the open-air racers of the 1950s. It isn't a practical car, but it is the best Porsche money can buy — and, for me, a ticket to happiness. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, California, US, Trends, Porsche, New Jersey, Michelin, Aston Martin, Stuttgart, Bordeaux, Alcantara, Dean, Aston, Stirling Moss, Garden State Parkway


I've driven 7 different Porsches in the past year — and ranked them in order of how much I liked them

I've driven seven Porsche models since last year: the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo, the Cayenne Turbo, Coupé, and GTS; the 911 4S and Turbo S; and the Spyder. The range of vehicles I've driven covers a lot of ground, including a wagon, SUVs, and of course, sports cars. Porsche is making tremendous cars these days, and its lineup is among the best in the business But I can still come up with a ranking! And the top Porsche is the remarkable 718 Spyder. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, US, San Francisco, Trends, Porsche, Carrera, Alcantara, Macan, Cayenne, Carmine Red, Sport Turismo, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Coupe, Panamera GTS Sport Turismo, Gentian Blue Metallic


MLB preview: 2020 National League team capsules

NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST LOS ANGELES DODGERS 2019 Record: 106-56 Rank in NL Runs: 1st Runs Allowed: 1st Run Differential: Plus-273 Manager: Dave Roberts Rotation: Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, Alex Wood, Ross Stripling Bullpen: Tony Gonsolin, Joe Kelly, Dustin May, Blake Treinen, Pedro Baez, Adam Kolarek, Caleb Ferguson, Dylan Floro, Brusdar Graterol Closer: Kenley Jansen Lineup: C Will Smith/Austin Barnes 1B: Max Muncy 2B Gavin Lux SS Corey Seager 3B Justin Turner LF A.J. Pollock/J...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, France, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Mlb, Marlins, Kansas City, Giants, Suarez, Los-angeles-dodgers, Atlanta Braves


2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sets Record On The Suzuka Circuit

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition recently set a new speed record of 2 minutes and 23.993 seconds at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. The Suzuka Circuit is known as a favorite of both fans and drivers worldwide for its 3.6-mile, figure-8 configuration. The Type R Limited Edition, driven by Takuya Izawa, set its record-breaking lap during its final performance evaluations in February. The vehicle was a development car with no modifications or performance enhancements and built to final E...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Michelin, Honda, Michael, Alcantara, VTEC, Motor City, Car News, Hideki Kakinuma, Suzuka Circuit, Honda North America Original, Takuya Izawa, Kakinuma, Phoenix Yellow Pearl, Type R Limited Edition


Alcantara stalling over new Bayern contract – reports

Berlin (AFP) – Thiago Alcantara is reportedly stalling on extending his Bayern Munich contract with the Spain midfielder, who has been linked to Liverpool, said to be considering leaving the German champions after seven years.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Bayern, Alcantara


Lamborghini Urus Pearl Capsule: The Most Colorful Lamborghini Yet!

Lamborghini Urus Pearl Capsule is the first customization option for the Urus.Automobili Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design department created the option.For further customization, the Lamborghini Ad Personam is also available. Okay, first off, you’ve got to admit that “Urus Pearl Capsule” sounds like something Gwyneth Paltrow sells from the goop shop. Or maybe worse yet? Shoot, if I didn’t know Urus Pearl Capsule was the name on Lambo’s SUV, I would have put money on it being some woo-woo pr...
Tags: Autos, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lamborghini, Alcantara, Lambo, Car Talk, Personam, Tony Borroz, Automobili Lamborghini Original, Urus Pearl Capsule, Giallo Inti Arancio Borealis, Pearl Capsule


2021 BMW M5: High-Performance 5-Series is Better Than Ever

The 2021 BMW M5 packs a mighty punch with its turbocharged V8.xDrive is standard along with BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant.BMW will do the global market launch of the 2021 M5 in August. In my mind, the last great BMW M5 is the E39 model from 1998 to 2003. Conceived before the Bangle era of V10-powered M5s, the third-gen E39 represented the pinnacle of luxury-sport sedans, with particular emphasis on ‘sport.’ And while we all love the refreshed 2021 BMW 5-Series, it’s hard not to notice...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, North America, Audi, Alcantara, Mercedes AMG, Car News, Xdrive, Carl Anthony, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, BMW of North America LLC, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Track Power