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Jaguar F-TYPE Presents Desire (Short Film)

Jaguar F-TYPE Presents Desire (Short Film)

We at UPC are madly in love. The new F-Type has some of the sleekest body lines and the most aggressive shape we’ve seen from Jaguar since the E-type. Ever since we laid eyes on this beauty we’ve been curious to see how it gets on against the competition. Porsche Boxsters, Audi TTs, BMW Z4s,...
Review: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Review: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Last week we attended the 2013 North American International Auto Show at the COBO center in Detroit, Michigan. Nearly every car manufacturer attended, bringing countless new models for us to check out. Several caught our eye but only a select few were able to make our list as this years hottest cars. Audi brought there...
Ferrari Celebrates with 458 Italia GT3 BAPE Edition

Ferrari Celebrates with 458 Italia GT3 BAPE Edition

This year was the grand opening of the newest Ferrari and Maserati showroom in Hong Kong, China. The showroom is roughly 19,000 square feet large and overlooks an incredible view of the China Sea. Ferrari and Maserati’s new facility is set in the Repulse Bay area, one of China’s most prestigious locations and is committed...
Next Generation Mustang Gets Whole New Look

Next Generation Mustang Gets Whole New Look

Dating back to the 1960s, Ford has always produced the Mustang as their high performance muscle car. In its first decade, the Mustang ruled its clique in just about every way. In ’05, that similar retro look from the 60s came back and has been a huge success ever since. Ford offers several different versions–a...
Attractive & Affordable Rides

Attractive & Affordable Rides

In today’s market, brand-new cars are not cheap, however, we all want to own one. New cars come with warranty, free of dents and scratches, no worries about breaking down, and lets not forget that new car scent. There’s just something special to say about owning a new car. For us recent or soon to...
Review: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera

Review: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera

What you’re looking at is the all new Porsche 911 Carrera. A total legend of a car that excels in both performance and flexibility. The 911 begins around $83,000 and comes equipped with 350 horsepower. For those interested in something extra potent, there is now a Carrera S with a 50 horsepower bump–unfortunately with $15,000...
Ari Vatanen's Climb Dance (Short Film)

Ari Vatanen’s Climb Dance (Short Film)

This award winning short film documents Ari Vatanen‘s record-breaking run at the 1988 annual Pike’s Peak Hill Climb Event in Colorado. The film was created by Jean Louis Mourey and captures Vatanen climbing Pike’s Peak in a four wheel drive, four wheel steering Peugeot 405 T16. Watch the world famous rally legend rip through hairpins...
Lana Del Rey Becomes New Face of Jaguar

Lana Del Rey Becomes New Face of Jaguar

Lana Del Rey has been building quite the buzz lately. Not only did she release her debut album, Born to Die, at the beginning of the year, but even had A$AP Rocky star in one of her videos. According to The Sun, Lana has signed a six-figure deal to help promote Jaguar‘s latest F-Type sports...
Review: 2013 Acura ILX 2.4L

Review: 2013 Acura ILX 2.4L

Driving from Michigan to New York City, much was learned of the new Acura ILX. What this car amounts to is basically a luxury version of the Honda Civic Si. We drove the more-powerful 2.4-liter 4-cylinder model. It comes complete with 201 horsepower, 170 pound-feet of torque, and is bolted to a slick-shifting 6-speed manual...