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Jessica Barton.Credit: Facebook.

Jessica Barton.
Credit: Facebook.

It’s unclear if model Jessica Barton had any security for her super custom 1,165 hp Supra.

But it’s not uncommon for many even super high-profile car enthusiasts to skimp on, say, a car alarm or security system in favor of some performance-related aftermarket product for their ride.

However, if you’re spending thousands, if not tens of thousands on your vehicle, then paying a little more for peace of mind seems like a small price to pay.

Barton spent years putting together her ride and unfortunately thieves completely disassembled it for the parts.

The speedy swimsuit model had offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who helped her find the vehicle — but later sent out an Instagram post saying that it was too late and showing a pic of Supra parts piled up in a lot.

“That car has been evolving over 8 years and hundreds of thousands probably invested in it,” Barton said in a comment on the Instagram post.

“I could never just build another one. It’s imposible (sic) to do all this again. It’s a devastating loss to me,” she said.

Want to read more?

Check out even more on the story from Motoramic here.

bmw-i3-coupe-conceptMaybe the “i”s have it.

Or rather BMW has them. As in their “i” line of cars.

But for the company, the new electric vehicles are supposedly part of a larger vision for sustainability.

With its investments in car-sharing businesses DriveNow, presumably like the Car2go model, and even mass transit systems, the Bavarian carmaker is making a strong case for their stated goal to support different types of transportation, and not simply the automobile

It will even apply their green strategy for how the vehicles are made.

The head of the interior design team for the new models says they will use 50 percent less energy and 70 percent less water during manufacturing. Impressive numbers.

Of course for car-centric consumers they will be much more interested in the numbers of the i3 and i8 in and of themselves. And also, the i3 Coupe Concept which will be on display this week at the L.A. Auto Show.

Is it only us, or does the rear three-quarter view of the car strike you as a bit Pontiac Aztek, albeit sleeker and with more appeal? See Jalopnik’s take on the electric here.

Or get some straight specs from Motoramic — or read more about company’s overall direction from The New York Times.

The 2013 Ford Fusion.
Credit: Ford.com.

Chrysler has been pretty successful with its Bentley-inspired 300.

Many are expecting a similar reception for Ford’s Aston-like 2013 Fusion. The poor man’s ultra-luxury ride should now be even a stronger contender for top mid-size sedan going into the future.

The 240-hp Titanium version of the car offers paddle shifters and has a claimed 0-60 of 6.9 seconds. Looks like after two decades of dominance, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry just may continue to slip.

Experts are calling Ford’s new Fusion rollout “a bid to win, rather than just show up.”

More from Motoramic here:

“Based on a new platform Ford will build worldwide, the 2013 Ford Fusion rides on front McPherson-strut and rear multi-link suspensions. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Fusion’s rear multi-link has been revised to improve ride quality, while keeping the car’s overall European-inspired handling characteristics. Much of that on-road responsiveness is thanks to Ford’s electric power-assisted steering, one of the best in the industry, providing a confident weighting and progressive effort while dampening the excessive feedback from tortured roads.”

Check out a full photo gallery of the 2013 Ford Fusion here.

For full coverage from Motoramic on the 2013 Ford Fusion, click below:

2013 Ford Fusion, aiming for the top: Motoramic Drives