Augmented reality interface is brought to your helmet

An augmented reality interface is brought to your helmet with the Livemap helmet. It puts GPS, speed and other parameters in front of your face. It also has a built-in camera as well as voice and audio.

Transcript: Livemap puts GPS, speed and other parameters In front of your face. Receiving route information while allowing drivers to be fully focused on the road. Livemap automatically adapts to the environment, even in poor visibility conditions. The Livemap helmet has a built-in camera to capture data. In-helmet audio allows the driver to listen to music and talk on the phone. Voice control is also in the helmet, which allows you to be notified about your route and speed. Livemap pre-orders are $1,500 with a retail price of $2,000. Learn more at livemap.Info

Pick Up Your New Porsche From The Los Angeles Experience Center

The special delivery includes 90 minutes of track time and a classy lunch at Restaurant 917.

Most automakers offer some kind of special delivery service for select high-end or high-performance models. Porsche is no different, except it will grant such an experience for every model offered, from an entry-level Macan SUV to the new 911 GT3 RS. Moreover, the process at Porsche is more than just a factory tour and a special photo-op – its New Vehicle Delivery program gives buyers the full VIP treatment, and that special service is now available on the West Coast at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles.

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What all does this new vehicle delivery entail? Porsche calls it an immersive experience that starts with an in-depth vehicle orientation, conducted one-on-one with a specialist. To further help ensure new owners understand just what they’re getting themselves into, Porsche will send them out on a proper race track for a 90-minute session that includes eight levels of driver instruction. Rather than subject new cars to such a workout, however, the training is done in manufacturer-provided rides that match the delivery vehicle.

Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles

Provided everything goes off without a hitch – and that buyers aren’t nauseous from thrashing around a race track – the event is capped with a snazzy lunch for the new car owner and a guest at Restaurant 917. As you may guess, the restaurant echoes the Porsche race car of the same name and is located in the company’s L.A. Experience Center.

Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles
Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles

In addition to this California location, Porsche also conduct deliveries at Experience Centers in Germany at Leipzig, in France at Le Mans, and at Silverstone in England. There’s also a second U.S. location in Atlanta, where Porsche says more than 500 deliveries have occurred since 2016.

As for the L.A. Experience Center, the first new Porsche delivery – a 911 Turbo S – already took place on February 20. Considering Porsche says roughly 25 percent of all its U.S. sales are in California, it could become a very busy place.

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Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles

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Receive your new Porsche at a dedicated track with individual driving instruction

Atlanta, Georgia. What is more exciting than getting a new Porsche? How about picking it up at one of the world’s only dedicated Porsche driver development tracks, in a VIP experience just for you?

The Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, which combines hands-on driver development with fine dining, has launched a New Vehicle Delivery program. The offering allows customers to place a factory order for a new vehicle at any authorized Porsche dealership in the United States and take delivery at the L.A. center. It mirrors the New Vehicle Delivery program at the Atlanta headquarters of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), which has completed over 500 new vehicle deliveries since the program’s inception in 2016.

“In a digital world, our brand embassies in Atlanta and L.A. are real, physical places where people can drive and feel the brand,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA. “Introducing the New Vehicle Delivery program in L.A. is another touch point to personalize the ownership experience. There can be no better place than California, which has always had a special relationship with Porsche and where customers buy about one-quarter of all Porsche sports cars sold in the United States.”

Designed to immerse customers in the Porsche ownership experience, the New Vehicle Delivery program provides a 90-minute session on the driver development track in a model that matches the delivery car, an in-depth vehicle orientation with a delivery specialist, and lunch for two at Restaurant 917, a fine-dining destination. The Porsche Experience Center L.A. features eight driver education modules, which combined add up to 4 miles of driving thrills. It is one of just five Porsche Experience Centers in the world, alongside Atlanta; Leipzig, Germany; Silverstone, England; and Le Mans, France. Together, the Porsche Experience Centers in Atlanta and L.A. have attracted more than 160,000 visitors since they opened.

The first L.A. delivery was a Porsche 911 Turbo S presented to its new owner on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Deliveries will be offered once a day, Tuesday through Friday, to ensure an individualized experience. Reservations are limited and scheduled by appointment. New Vehicle Delivery is an option customers can select at the dealership when ordering a new car. The only cost is the standard fee for the 90-minute driving experience, which currently ranges from $385 to $875 depending on Porsche model. For more information about the New Vehicle Delivery program, please contact an authorized U.S. Porsche dealer.


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe unveiled

Hyundai has unveiled its next-generation, 2019 Santa Fe. First, to clarify, the Santa Fe nameplate will take the place of the current five-passenger Santa Fe Sport. This new generation features a new design, new technology, and a new diesel engine option.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has a new look that comes off less crossover and more SUV than before. It looks wider, more muscular and bigger than the vehicle it replaces, with Hyundai’s large cascading grille and available 19-inch wheels. Inside, it has a horizontal layout to provide a sense of width. Large window opening provide improved visibility, despite the rising beltline. It features a new instrument panel with a three-dimensional look, and the infotainment screen has been repositioned to reduce glare. A new head-up display will also be available.

The 2019 Santa Fe will offer a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine good for 185 horsepower, or a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder offering 232 hp. A 2.2-liter diesel engine will be available providing about 200 hp and 320 pound-feet of torque. The diesel model will be the only one to offer optional third-row seating. Each will be connected to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

For comfort’s sake, Hyundai has revised the suspension, particularly in the rear, to provide a smoother ride. Hyundai also offers an optional load-leveling suspension for a continuous ride height, even when loaded with cargo or towing. Its all-wheel-drive system provides capability in crummy weather, and features different modes to distribute torque for improved performance.

To improve safety and convenience, Hyundai includes a number of driver assistance aids in the new Santa Fe. This includes lane-keep assist, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control and around-view monitor. Additionally, it offers a Rear Seat Occupant Alert using an ultrasonic sensor to detect motion of kids or pets in the back. It also offers Safe Exit Assist, which prevents you from opening the door when motorcycle, bicycle or vehicle approaches from behind.

We’ll have more on the next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe soon, once we get a turn behind the wheel.

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BaT Auction: 36K-Mile 1993 Mazda Miata

This 1993 Miata is finished in black over a tan leather interior and shows just 36k miles. The seller acquired the car from the estate of the original owner in 2017, and within the past 100 miles it has received replacement soft top, refinishing of the rear bumper, and repair work to sections of the leather interior. Power comes from a 1.6-liter DOHC inline-four paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, which are both reported to remain stock. This NA Miata is now being offered with an optional black cab cover, a clean Carfax, and a clear Oklahoma title in the seller’s name.

The rear bumper has been refinished during the seller’s ownership in response to scratches and damage from a previously-installed sticker.

BaT Auction: 36K-Mile 1993 Mazda Miata

Stock 14″ daisy alloys have been retained, and a replacement soft top with a new rear window was recently installed by the seller.

BaT Auction: 36K-Mile 1993 Mazda Miata

The cabin features tan leather upholstery, headrest speakers, power windows, air conditioning, and cruise control. An Alpine head unit was added by the original owner, and the seller recently performed some repair work on the driver’s seat bolsters. Some paint has worn off on the driver door sill, and small hole is reportedly evident in the door panel. 36k miles are shown on the odometer, approximately 100 of which have been added by the seller.

BaT Auction: 36K-Mile 1993 Mazda Miata

The unmodified 1.6-liter twin-cam four is paired to a five speed manual gearbox and was good for 116 hp and 100 lb-ft of torque when new. A 30k-mile service was performed in 2005.

BaT Auction: 36K-Mile 1993 Mazda Miata

Routine registration records in Oklahoma and Arizona are shown on accident-free Carfax.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Debuts Handsome Look, Diesel Engine Option

The standard Santa Fe now has room for five people. The seven-passenger XL arrives later.

You might have already seen the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when the company just announced it for the South Korean market, but the firm has now confirmed details about the SUV’s fourth generation in the United States, including the inclusion of a diesel engine in the powertrain range. The new Santa Fe will arrive at dealers in the U.S. this summer. 

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For the new generation, Hyundai will overhaul the model’s naming scheme. Rather than calling the five-passenger version the Santa Fe Sport, it will now simply be the Santa Fe. Later, the long-wheelbase, seven-passenger variant will become the Santa Fe XL. Finally, the company will develop a new three-row, eight-passenger SUV under a new name.

There is one small, somewhat confusing snag in this plan. If a buyer gets the new 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder with an estimated 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts) and 320 pound-feet (434 Newton-meters), then there’s a small third-row seat. Hyundai says this is for “occasional use,” suggesting room might be tight back there.

The 2019 Santa Fe will grow slightly over the existing Santa Fe Sport for a larger cabin volume. The wheelbase grows to 108.9 inches (276.61 centimeters), versus 106.3 inches (270 cm) currently. Overall length is now 187.8 inches (477.01 cm), instead of 185 inches (469.9 cm). The result is that passenger volume increases to 110.7 cubic feet (3,134.7 liters) – a boost from 108 cubic feet (3,058 liters) currently.

In addition to the diesel mill, buyers have a choice of two gas-fueled engines. The base powerplant is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with an estimated 185 hp (138 kW), and customers can upgrade to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a predicted output of 232 hp (173 kW).

Regardless of engine choice, the 2019 Santa Fe comes with Hyundai’s new, internally developed eight-speed automatic that replaces the existing six-speed. The company reports that the gearbox is lighter and more efficient than the one it replaces. The transmission hooks up to a multi-mode all-wheel-drive system with Normal, Sport, and Smart settings.

The fourth-gen Santa Fe features a boxy, more chiseled appearance than the current model. A hexagonal grille with metallic trim provides a high-class look. Skinny headlights and stacked foglights give the model a high-tech aesthetic, too. Hyundai claims that skinny A-pillars and larger glass panels in the rear quarter windows boosts outward visibility by 40 percent.

Inside, the Santa Fe looks handsome. A revised center stack features comes standard with a seven-inch infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A newly tilted layout reportedly reduces glare on the screen, too. Buying the Santa Fe in at least the SE trim gets buyers quite a suite of assistance tech, including high beam assist, forward collision avoidance, blind spot warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, rear view monitor, and park distance warning. Many parents would find the rear seat alert useful that reminds them if a child is in the car by flashing the headlights and honking the horn.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe official reveal

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Hyundai Celebrates World Debut of the All-New 2019 Santa Fe
 Bolder design language for Hyundai’s best-selling SUV in the United States
 New safety, comfort and convenience technologies
 Increased visibility, cabin and storage space
 Introduces diesel engine option
 Santa Fe Sport name dropped
Korean Domestic Model Shown

SEOUL, Feb 22, 2018 – Hyundai Motor today celebrated the world premiere of the fourth-generation
Santa Fe at its Motorstudio Goyang. As the best-selling SUV in the brand’s 32-year history in
America—with sales of more than 1.5 million units—the Santa Fe represents Hyundai’s strong SUV
heritage and continues its success story. Going on sale in the U.S. in the summer of 2018, the fourth
generation 2019 model builds on this success using its family-oriented interior, loaded with practical
cutting edge technologies and bold exterior looks.

“Families are really going to like the thoughtful technologies found in the Santa Fe,” said Brian
Smith, chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor America. “Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit
Assist and Rear Occupant Alert are the result of a deep analysis of how families behave and can really
help those sometimes dangerous situations. Easy-access rear seats, HTRAC AWD and a Heads Up
Display improve existing features with even more advanced technology.”

The third and fourth of eight new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) Hyundai is
debuting by 2020, the 2019 Santa Fe and Santa Fe diesel are bold SUVs that build on previous
generations with outstanding driving dynamics and features aimed at technology and comfort.

Naming
The five-passenger Santa Fe Sport will now be called Santa Fe. The current long wheelbase
three-row, seven-passenger model called Santa Fe will be renamed Santa Fe XL for the 2019 model
year. An all-new three-row, eight-passenger SUV is currently under development with an all-new name.
The diesel version of the 2019 Santa Fe will also get an occasional-use third-row seat with one-touch
folding second-row seats for easy entry into the third-row by children. The third-row seat will only be
available on the Santa Fe diesel.

A Bold New Look
The face of the new Santa Fe is highlighted by Hyundai’s signature Cascading Grille and slim
headlights with available stacked fog lights. The slim eyelid-like daytime running lamps are positioned
above a separate housing for the LED headlights. The exterior design is characterized by a powerful
wide stance and an athletic, bold look that makes a statement from 100 feet away, featuring refined
lines that reinforce the car’s status in Hyundai’s SUV lineup.
In profile the Santa Fe’s dynamic character line goes all the way from the headlights to the
taillights, while a larger daylight opening (DLO) with a satin surround provides better visibility and a
sleek impression. Featured diamond-cut 19-inch wheels illustrate strength, as does the car’s rear
appearance, now featuring a muscular high and taut shape.

Korean Domestic Model Shown
Interior Design: Graceful Surfaces Embrace Strong Structure
The Santa Fe interior design combines premium quality with a horizontal and roomy layout and
enhanced visibility. The instrument panel has a three-dimensional appearance providing a feeling of
openness and enhances the natural light created by the larger DLO. Stitching around the IP and colorcontrasted
seat piping ensures a high level of luxury within the cabin.

The driver will also see several improvements including:
 The audio/visual/navigation system screen has been tilted and positioned to reduce glare
 The window switches and grab handles have been moved forward for more elbow room
 The door map pockets have been reduced in size for more legroom.
 Cup holders in the center console have been repositioned for ease of use and the height and
length of the center armrest has also been increased

Comfortable Ride, Steering Feel and Stable Handling
Improved ride comfort, handling and stability are achieved through key developments in the
suspension geometry of the 2019 Santa Fe. The biggest change sees the rear shock moved upright
from an angled position, improving the ride and handling no matter the driving conditions.
An optional self-load-leveling suspension provides the Santa Fe with a continuous ride height
regardless of cargo or trailer tongue weight. This allows Hyundai engineers to tune the rear
suspension for comfort and avoid making it too firm for occasional trailer use.

Smart Sense Technologies
Hyundai Smart Sense technologies are now standard on Santa Fe SE trims and higher. Below
are the key features:

Category Acronym Feature
Visibility HBA High Beam Assist
Collision
FCA Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
(Upgraded)
BCW Blind-Spot Collision Warning
SEA Safe Exit Assist
LKA Lane Keeping Assist
Driver DAW Driver Attention Warning
Driving Convenience SCC with Stop & Go Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Parking Safety
RVM with PG Rear View Monitor with Parking Guidance
and tailgate safe-open guide and high
definition camera
AVM Around View Monitor
RCCA Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
PDW Parking Distance Warning Reverse

Safety Features
Hyundai’s Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCW) puts eyes and legs in the
back of drivers’ heads. Using the Blind Spot Detection system’s radar sensors when backing up the
system not only warns the driver if vehicles approach from the side – it also applies the brakes
automatically.

Additional safety features include Rear Seat Occupant Alert, which Hyundai is debuting with
the Santa Fe. The system monitors the rear seats using an ultrasonic sensor that helps to detect the
movements of children and pets. The system first reminds drivers to check the rear seats when exiting
the vehicle with a message on the center instrument cluster display. If the system detects movement
in the rear seats after the driver leaves the vehicle it will honk the horn, flash the lights and send a
Blue Link alert to the driver’s smartphone via Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car system. In addition to
being forgotten in the car, tragedies have also occurred in cases where children accidentally locked
themselves in a car.

The 2019 Santa Fe also gets Hyundai’s first Safe Exit Assist. This feature temporarily prevents
doors from being opened when a motorcycle, bicycle or vehicle approaches from behind even when
the doors are unlocked. Safe Exit Assist works even if the driver has used the button to turn off the
child lock feature. When the Safe Exit Assist detects an approaching object rearward it sounds an alert
for passengers, a warning pops up on the driver’s center cluster and most importantly the doors
remained locked.

Interior Space and Visibility
Interior cabin space has been enhanced on the 2019 Santa Fe. Inside, there is now more room
behind the second-row seats, when second-row seats are folded and the leg room has been
lengthened to be best-in-class. The H-point for the second-row seats has been moved back and the
floor has been lowered for even more comfort. Engineers also have incorporated one-touch folding
second-row seats.

Volume Comparisons
(Cubic Feet) 2018 Santa Fe
Sport
2019 Santa Fe 2018 Tucson
Passenger Volume 108.0 110.7 (2-row)
139.1 (3-row)
102.2
Total Interior Volume 143.4 147.3 (2-row)
150.7 (3-row)
133.2
Cargo – Behind FR seats 71.5 71.3 (2-row)
70.7 (3-row)
61.9
Cargo – Behind 2nd row 35.4 36.6 (2-row)
35.9 (3-row)
31.0
Cargo – Behind 3rd row – 11.6 –
Head Room 39.6 / 39.1 / – 40.0 / 39.2 / 36.1 39.6 / 39.2
Leg Room (7P) 41.3 / 39.4 / – 44.1 / 40.4 (39.4) /
29.4
41.5 / 38.2
Shoulder Room 59.4 / 58.3 / – 59.1 / 58.3 / 52.9 57.1 / 55.5
Hip Room 56.7 / 55.4 / – 57.5 / 56.3 / 61.7 55.6 / 54.5

Exterior Dimensions
Its exterior dimensions make the new Santa Fe appear even more prominent. With a length of
187 inches, a width of 74 inches and a longer wheelbase, it also provides more comfort for
passengers than the outgoing 2018 Santa Fe Sport.

(Inches) 2018 Santa Fe Sport 2019 Santa Fe 2018 Tucson
Length 185.0 187.8 176.2
Width 74.0 74.4 72.8
Height (w/ side rails) 66.1 (66.5) 66.1 (67.1) 64.8 (65.0)
Wheelbase 106.3 108.9 105.1

Visibility was also emphasized with the next generation Santa Fe. To help the driver, the
outside mirrors are mounted lower and further rearward and the A-pillars have been reduced in size.
For the driver and rear seat passengers alike, the rear quarter glass has been increased by more than
40 percent.

Powertrains
The 2019 Santa Fe line-up offers a choice of three proven powertrains. There is a 2.4-liter
inline four-cylinder GDI engine with an estimated 185 horsepower or a more powerful, turbocharged
2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 232 horsepower (estimated). And the 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel
engine is the 2019 Santa Fe’s biggest surprise, with around 200 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and 320 lb.
ft. of torque at 1,750 rpm (estimated). All engines are mated to a brand new eight-speed automatic
transmission.

New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
The newly developed transmission provides quick and crisp shifts for a more engaging and
efficient driving experience via the available column-mounted paddles. Despite having two extra gears,
the eight-speed transmission, which was designed in-house, is lighter than the outgoing six-speed
model. The automatic transmission adds ratio range at both the top and bottom of output speeds
allowing for extra thrust off-the-line and a quieter, more fuel-efficient dash down the interstate. A direct
control valve body and a multi-plate torque converter improve responsiveness while a double ball
bearing minimizes friction loss. All the changes added up means that Santa Fe’s new transmission will
improve economy by more than three percent.

HTRAC Advanced AWD System
The 2019 Santa Fe has Hyundai’s HTRAC® All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system. The HTRAC
AWD system was developed as a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split
clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles. The driver-selectable HTRAC
Normal, Sport and Smart modes help provide confident control in all-weather conditions. The Sport
setting gives a more agile feel by sending more available torque to the rear wheels, for a sporty
dynamic feel when desired. This system has a wider range of torque distribution variability than many
competitive systems and has been tuned to variable conditions such as straight-line acceleration,
medium- and high-speed cornering, and hill starts.

Infotainment and Sound Systems
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is loaded with technology, including Hyundai’s latest AVN 5.0
navigation system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ offered with higher level trims. The base
level trim gets a standard 7-inch user interface, also equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
And to eliminate the need for a charging cord, there’s an available Qi wireless charging pad for
compatible Android devices, as well as Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

When it comes to audio technology, the available premium sound system is well-suited to the
Santa Fe’s upscale interior. The 630-watt, 12-speaker new Infinity branded stereo system with an 11-
channel amplifier features Clari-Fi technology and QuantumLogic™ Surround Sound technology.
Clari–Fi works in real-time to rebuild audio details lost in digitally compressed music, while
QuantumLogic™ extracts signals from the original recording and redistributes them into an authentic,
multidimensional soundstage for playback that is clear, refined and full of detail. The result is a more
robust and enjoyable on-road listening experience.

Smart Speed-Dependent Volume Control provides the capability to control the gain of
individual channels based upon the vehicle’s speed and the system’s volume setting. The gain will
change proportionally to the vehicle’s speed to overcome associated noise masking effects of the
vehicle and thereby reducing the need to adjust the volume while driving. Additionally, the volume
setting will taper the gain applied as the volume setting increases. This avoids the unnatural condition
of having additional gain applied when the volume output of the system is so high that it exceeds any
of the vehicle generated road noise.

BLUE LINK® Connected Car System
Santa Fe Blue Link-equipped models include three years of complimentary Blue Link services, with
enhanced safety, diagnostic, remote and voice guidance services. Blue Link brings connectivity
directly into the car with technologies like Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door
Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link
features can be accessed via buttons on the rearview mirror, the MyHyundai.com web portal, the
MyHyundai with Blue Link smartphone app, the Amazon® Alexa Blue Link skill and the Blue Link
Google Assistant app. Some features can also be controlled via Android Wear™ and Apple Watch™
smartwatch apps. The latest release of the Blue Link smartphone app includes:

 Widgets for easy access to remote features
 Ability to send Point-of-Interest data to vehicle navigation system (if so equipped)
 Access to Blue Link notification settings

More details on specific Blue Link-equipped vehicles available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.
Heads-Up Display (HUD)

Taking inspiration from aircraft technology, an available Heads-Up Display (HUD) projects an
8.5-inch virtual image onto the windshield, enabling the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road
using a system of mirrors combined with a TFT LCD display. The system features adjustable
brightness to ensure both excellent daytime and nighttime visibility. Driving information such as speed,
Smart Cruise Control status, navigation, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance
Assist, speed limit, Lane Departure Warning and audio system data is projected at a perceived virtual
distance approximately seven feet ahead of the driver for maximum legibility while driving.

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The Most Expensive Porsche 911 GT3 RS Costs $253,240

Or, you could buy the base model and a Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Now that the new 911 GT3 RS is official, we can’t help but dive into Porsche’s online configurator to create the 9,000 RPM street/track monster of our dreams. The supercar technically won’t be launched until April, but the order banks are open right now with a base price in the U.S. of $188,550 after delivery and processing charges. As is so often the case with Porsche, however, the price quickly skyrockets once options are included. Since money is no object for this exercise of blissful automotive excess, behold our fully equipped 911 GT3 RS in all its green, carbon-fibered glory.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

To start with, the delicious shade of Lizard Green we saw in the launch photos is part of the special colors palate, and that adds $4,220 to the price. You can see all available colors in the gallery below, but if you need to stay on a strict budget, the only zero-dollar choices are Black, White, Racing Yellow, and Guards Red. And since we can’t have Lizard Green without Satin Black wheels with a matching green lip, we spent the extra $1,390 to make it happen. 

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Our exterior outfitting continues with a bevy of paint and carbon fiber trim upgrades. We won’t mention them all, but the lightweight Weissach Package alone adds $18,000 to the price. For that figure we get lots of carbon fiber on the outside including the roof, front lid, rear wing, and mirror housings. We also get carbon fiber anti-roll bars and end links for the chassis, and some carbon fiber trim along with other trim updates for the interior.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Speaking of the interior, this might be a GT3 RS that can be equipped with a roll bar from the factory (which is a zero-dollar upgrade, by the way), but that doesn’t mean driver and passenger are forced to endure a bare bones environment. A plethora of leather and Alcantara appointments are available, along with the all-important Chrono Package and of course the cracking loud Bose stereo. We were sure to check the painted air vents option for $1,720, and to make sure the climate control matched the vents we opted for that to be painted as well. At $870, it seemed like a bargain.

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Performance wise there isn’t much the GT3 RS can add over its already amazing base equipment. The extended-range 23.8 gallon fuel tank is a no-brainer for $140, but the $9,210 ceramic brake upgrade seems like it should be part of the RS base package. A $3,490 front axle lift system rounds out the option list.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator

With everything totaled up, we managed to add the equivalent of a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat to the Porsche’s base price. Specifically, that’s $64,690 in options, for a grand total of $253,240. We so need to start saving money. A lot of money.

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STI for the Family: Nicely Modded 2005 Subaru Outback XT

This 2005 Subaru Outback XT is a thoughtfully modded example fitted with the desirable Limited package including heated leather seats, a large dual-pane moonroof, upgraded stereo and more. XT trim level included a 250 HP/250 lb. ft. 2.5 liter turbo four, and this automatic-equipped example would have done 0-60 in around six seconds bone-stock. The seller now estimates 280 lb. ft. at the wheels, which sounds about right given its relatively light state of tune. Sale includes maintenance records dating back to 2009, and the seller says that the car “runs well, pulls strong, and handles great,” adding “This is the car for the family man who needs more space than an STI and who wants to save on insurance.” Find it here on Craigslist near Silver Spring, Maryland for $9,400 OBO.

The car has been lowered via JDM Legacy Spec-B suspension with Bilstein struts, a setup known to offer both sharp responses and good ride quality. Other suspension upgrades include Whiteline sway bars front and rear, with the latter mounted on upgraded hardware. Wheels are 18″ Rotas, and tires Hankook Ventus S1 measuring 245/45 all around. These fourth-gen cars are the last Legacys made with frameless windows, and we think they’re the most attractive too. As the seller notes, bigger fender flares and foglights give the Outback a slight edge in looks compared to similar Legacy GT wagons. of this era.

STI for the Family: Nicely Modded 2005 Subaru Outback XT

The seller admits that the interior is more worn than the exterior, attributable to nearly a decade of family use during their ownership tenure. Everything including recently-serviced A/C sounds to be working, and with heated seats, climate control and a huge moonroof, these cars are a lot more nicely equipped than a comparable WRX. A limited number of North American market 5-speed manual XT’s were built, but automatics are only marginally slower.

STI for the Family: Nicely Modded 2005 Subaru Outback XT

The well-written ad identifies modifications in detail, with engine changes including a Perrin turbo inlet, OEM WRX STI up-pipe, aftermarket “shorty” downpipe (retains OEM catalytic converter), TGV (Tumble Valve Generator) deletes, Cobb intake and more. Combined with an off-the-shelf Stage 2 91 octane map the seller estimates 260 HP and 280 lb. ft. at the wheels, adding “this is on stock turbo, injectors, and brand-new OEM intercooler.”

STI for the Family: Nicely Modded 2005 Subaru Outback XT

Stock brakes were never a strong suit with these cars, so the seller has fitted an OEM WRX STI master cylinder/booster, stainless lines and OEM Legacy GT front and rear calipers squeezing Stoptech slotted LGT rotors. With a stock exhaust from the downpipe back the car should be stock-quiet, and sale includes factory turbo plumbing.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

This 1989 BMW M3 E30 was originally sold new in New Jersey and then spent time in Massachusetts and Washington before being moved to New Mexico following the seller’s acquisition in early 2015. The S54 powertrain installation is reported to have been started by Azevedo Motorsports in New Jersey sometime between 2009 and 2010, but was never finished. A refurbishment was subsequently commissioned by the seller that reportedly totaled 1,200 man hours and $68,500 in parts. The S54 engine was rebuilt and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, and the suspension and interior were also extensively refreshed using BMW parts as detailed below. The doors were aligned in August 2017, and the suspension was aligned at a dealer in January 2018. An oil change was performed four weeks ago, and the odometer now shows 132k miles. This E30 M3 is now being offered for sale with receipts and photos from the refurbishment, as well as a clean Carfax and a clean New Mexico title in the seller’s name.

A pearl white repaint was applied over the original Alpine White in 2009. An EVO front air dam, bumper, and rear wing were added, as were Starlight taillights, MHW smoked side markers, HID Smiley headlights, a carbon fiber splitter and kidney grilles, DTM mirrors, and more. Some nicks and chips are noted in the paint, along with pitting in the windshield and a few small bubbles on the sunroof. A number of matching body panel VIN tags can be seen in the gallery below.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

The seller purchased this car as a roller, though the body was reportedly in good condition. In addition to the items mentioned above, the exterior has been fitted with a number of custom trim pieces, new trim tape, new badges, and a Gurney flap. New OEM M3 fog lights were also added but are not wired. The 16″ BBS RS wheels measure 8″ in width up front and 9″ out back, and they wear 225/45 Toyo Proxes R1R tires all around.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

Recaro front seats have been recovered in leather and feature three-height position brackets on Recaro sliders. The center console features M-Tech stitching and a cassette holder, as well as a Husco armrest with cup holder. Red seat belts front and rear are from BMW Motorsports, and new carpets and mats have been fitted over a layer sound-deadening. The air conditioning has been deleted, and the headliner is beginning to show its age.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

A ZHP shift knob has also been added along with an Alcantara shift boot, M-Tech pedals, and E36 power window switches. The gauge cluster was refurbished by Bavarian Restoration with carbon fiber back and black chrome rings, and a potentiometer has been added to the speedometer. An Awron vent display provides a digital readout of the oil temperature, oil pressure, voltage, and rear differential temperature. The odometer shows 131,800 miles, around 2,500 of which have been added by the seller.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

The seller notes some rust in the trunk, which is further photographed in the gallery below.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six and 6-speed manual transmission come from an E46 M3 and are said to have approximately 58k miles. The VANOS variable valve timing system is said to have been overhauled using BMW-specific tools and the valves adjusted to tolerance with BMW shims. New OEM cams, gears, coated rockers, connecting rod bearings were fitted along with new gaskets, coil packs, spark plugs, and much more as shown in the attached build sheets.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

A carbon fiber valve cover shield with ram air to the cool the coils has been added, as has a new thermostat, serpentine belt, heater core, radiator hoses, and chain guides/tensioner. The original chain is said to be in good condition and within spec. An E34 oil pan and pump were also installed along with a new OEM mass air flow sensor and an Eventuri carbon fiber dry air filter. The exhaust is stainless steel from the Euro non-cat headers to the dual muffler and dual 2.5″ pipes.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

The E30 M3 power steering rack and S54 power steering pump were both flushed. New OEM steering linkage was added along with a new reservoir, filter, and O-rings with crush washers. The boots were also replaced.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

Koni adjustable shocks and Eibach springs and sway bars with adjustable links are present at all four corners. NOS E30 M3 aluminum front control arms and Treehouse Racing control arm bushings with new Delrin bushings are fitted. The seller notes the ABS has been deleted in favor of a new BMW ATE non-ABS system with three-port brake master, ATE low-profile brake booster with check valve, and an OEM proportioning valve from a pre-1987 3-Series. The OEM M3 calipers have been rebuilt with new stainless steel pins and boots mated to new old stock M3 front and rear discs. Pads are new and from Hawk Performance.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

Detailed documentation of the build and numerous receipts are included with the sale.

BaT Auction: S54-Powered 1989 BMW M3 6-Speed

This M3 is sold with a clean Carfax, which shows four owners and no accidents. Spares include a set of M3 mats, the jack and accessories, and a used spare tire mounted to a BBS wheel.

The attached video shows the vehicle’s monitoring system, a start-up sequence, and a test drive.

BaT Auction: Ex-Dan Gurney 1975 Honda XL175

This 1975 Honda XL175 was purchased new by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Inc. and now shows just 1,085 miles. Gurney gave the bike to engine developer John Miller in 1979, who reportedly never used it and kept it on his ranch until his passing in 2014. The selling dealer acquired this Honda from Miller’s estate and has re-sealed the 175cc 4-stroke single and 5-speed gearbox. A selection of AAR memorabilia is included with the sale, including business cards from Gurney and Miller, stickers, and articles on AAR. This XL175 is now being offered by DENWERKS with California blue plates and the original California pink slip signed by Dan Gurney.

The bike is finished in Honda Orange with black trim and silver fenders. Scratches are visible on the fuel tank and front fender, and lighting and mirrors are still in place. Newer tires are fitted.

BaT Auction: Ex-Dan Gurney 1975 Honda XL175

Instrumentation on XL175s included a speedometer and a tachometer through 1976. The instruments are said to work correctly, and 1,085 miles are shown on the 5-digit odometer.

BaT Auction: Ex-Dan Gurney 1975 Honda XL175

Power comes from a 175cc four-stroke single cylinder engine with a 5-speed gearbox. When the seller acquired the bike the engine was leaking, so the seller removed the engine and re-sealed it. An employee of the seller has ridden the bike about a mile, and footage of the bike running and moving on the seller’s property is included in the attached video.

BaT Auction: Ex-Dan Gurney 1975 Honda XL175

The seller has provided photos matching the original pink slip to the engine number, frame tag, and blue California license plate.

BaT Auction: Ex-Dan Gurney 1975 Honda XL175

A selection of AAR memorabilia is included with the bike, including magazine articles, business cards from Dan Gurney and John Miller, stickers and other small items. A walkaround and ride video is attached below.