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The Caterham Seven Supersport
The Caterham Seven Supersport is getting an even-more race-focused brother. The two-litre Supersport R boasts a bigger Ford Duratec engine, a five-speed gearbox and packs 180bhp. Developed over three years of Caterham’s R300 race championship, the car has hardcore track-bred dynamics, a bespoke steering wheel, composite race seats and four-point race harnesses. Price £27,995, fully-built.

Mercedes-Benz gullwing coupe
There’s a new Mercedes-Benz gullwing coupe on the way. The 6.3-litre V8 SLS AMG Coupé Black Series has been inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version and launches at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. Performance improvements to the engine – power is increased by 60hp to 631hp – transmission, suspension, brakes and aerodynamics see the car capable of reaching 62mph from standstill in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 196mph.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari's F12 Berlinetta added to its list of accolades last week. Evo magazine awarded it the “Engine of the Year” award for its 6.3 litre V12 engine and German magazine Auto Bild with newspaper Bild Am Sonntag gave it the Golden Steering Wheel award, the first time a Ferrari has won the prize. Previously it has won the Auto Bild Design Award, and The Sunday Times Driving’s “Best Supercar and Luxury Car” award.

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