Ferrari unveiled its stunning new LaFerrari hybrid supercar at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. The LaFerrari is powered by a hybrid system known as HY-KERS, that features a 800-hp, 6.3-liter V-12 internal combustion engine that is paired with a 163 hp electric motor. Performance? Ferrari promises will include a top speed more than 217 miles per hour, a 0-62 mph time of under three seconds, and a sub 7-second 0-124 mph sprint. The LaFerrari will be a limited edition and only 499 will be built, pricing is unknown for the moment but is sure to be insanely high.
The Gangloff is the brainchild of Polish designer Pawel Czyzewski and was inspired by 1938′s unique Type 57 SC Atlante Coupe which was built by the French coachbuilder Gangloff. Further inspiration comes from Bugatti’s lust-inducing Veyron, giving the concept the details it needs for a contemporary connection to the storied brand.
Inside, the large oval shaped center console is reminiscent of the Veyron as is the high-mounted shifter and the center-tunnel mounted engine start button. Chances are slim to none that we’ll see the Gangloff on the road anytime soon but here’s to Bugatti for feeding our concept craving.
Italian automaker Lamborghini has officially unveiled this morning a new roadster, the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. The new Aventador will feature a removable, two-piece carbon fiber top , lighter wheels and a new exclusive color. Performance is unchanged, the supercar is powered by a 6.5 liter aspirated V12 generating 700 hp; It accelerates from 0 to 62mph (100 Km/h) in only 3 seconds flat and has a maximum speed of some 217 mph (350 km/h).The Aventador Roadster is available for order worldwide at Lamborghini dealers at a starting price of 300,000 Euros (approximately $381,000) excluding taxes. Full press release after the break.
Price: $381,000 USD
Mercedes-Benz is looking to make the plunge into the world of electric supercars with the introduction of their SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive version.
This all wheel drive blue beauty puts down an astounding 740 horsepower thanks to four independent electric motors found at each of the wheels. The technology infusion continues with a 400 volt liquid cooled lithium ion high voltage battery in the engine compartment to help power the electric motors. So what does all this mean for performance? Try a zero to sixty time in a blazing 3.9 seconds. As you can imagine that much technology, performance, and a paint job that pretty will definitely leave a hole in your pockets as this Mercedes-Benz will sell for $540,000.
Price: $540,000 USD
Although the Maserati GranCabrio MC Stradale isn’t set to debut until the Paris Motor Show in the next few days, the Italian luxury auto maker has unveiled a handful of photos to get fans excited for what’s to come.
The car is nothing short of stunning when it comes to design aesthetics, but unfortunately there are no performance specs to go along with the visuals at this time. The brand has chosen to wait until the official unveiling to reveal the performance specs. Automotive enthusiasts have speculated that the new Maserati GranCabrio MC Stradale will be a more powerful version of the 4.7 liter V8 engine. Only time will tell, but for now we can enjoy the beauty of the design.
This is the first look at McLaren’s upcoming P1, which the brand has dubbed the next “ultimate supercar.”
This vehicle is set to debut at the Paris Motor Show next week, and will serve as the successor to the iconic McLaren F1. Unfortunately we will have to wait until next week when the vehicle is unveiled to get the official technical specifications on the car, but judging how much the brand has been hyping this model, you can expect that it will be putting down some impressive numbers.
With Ferrari set to sunset their flagship Enzo model, we have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the replacement model from the Italian auto maker, codenamed F70.
The Ferrari F70 is currently set to debut by the end of this year, and will be hitting the retail scene in 2013. Although the official vehicle has yet to be debuted, Sydney based artist David Williams presents these incredible renderings of his own interpretation of the F70. Ferrari has already revealed that the official F70 will be packed with a mid mounted, rear wheel drive 7.3 liter naturally aspirated V12 pumping out 800 horsepower paired with a pair 120 horsepower electric motors. This will put the Ferrari F70 up in the 900 to 1000 horsepower.
Welcome to the future, at least in terms of car design.McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for the delivery of bespoke projects, will present a one-off supercar at The Quail, an exclusive event on August 17, 2012 that is a highlight of the Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey, USA.
Called the McLaren X-1 and based structurally on the company’s groundbreaking carbon MonoCell but with a totally unique body, it has been created for an anonymous car enthusiast.
The X-1 is the most ambitious example yet of MSO’s expertise. It has a whole new body made of advanced materials. Everything is bespoke, even down to the lights and wheels, necessitating new testing and homologation meaning the car took two and a half years to build, a process that began before the styling was signed off.
The X-1 had its own development programme because crucially, this wasn’t to be a fragile concept car that would never see tarmac. It was to be a usable car, road legal and capable of travelling at supercar speeds. It also had to comfortably seat two adults so although the 12C was already as shrink-wrapped as it could be from a packaging perspective, the ingenious flexibility of the MonoCell allowed the creation of a completely different form while maintaining the engineering purity of a McLaren.
A full CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) aerodynamic testing schedule ensured high-speed stability, and the car also completed approximately 625 miles of testing including two intensive testing stints at the Idiada circuit in Spain with chief McLaren test driver, Chris Goodwin. After testing, the whole car was meticulously rebuilt, by hand to concours standard.
We love the front of the car and the auto cover for the back wheels is certainly an interesting feature. It is only a concept and will never see the light of day, but it is a pretty amazing vehicle.
Get a load of this Aspid GT-21 Invictus car! The vehicle, slated to begin being built in 2014, is a really mean looking car. It looks like it would be one of Bruce Wayne’s toys with its hammerhead and sleek all around design. The Spanish auto company reached out to BMW for a 4.4liter V8 engine that puts out 450 horsepower. In addition to that, the GT-21 boasts all sorts of high-tech details; check out this excerpt from the official press release:
The GT-21 Invictus is a significant step forward for the Aspid brand,” adds Fernández. “We’re building on our experience of developing a high performance road and race car and technology demonstrator, which has helped us to establish IFR Automotive as an engineering consultancy. We have invested significantly in developing the technology and understanding the market for our new and exclusive road car. The GT is longer than the Super Sport by 700 mm and oriented towards a radical sports car segment of the market requiring larger dimensions, an 8-cylinder engine, and dual-clutch transmission actuated by F1-style shift paddles on the steering wheel, which is also significantly easier to get in and out of the car. It also has more space inside the cabin and luggage compartment.”
Fernández says the Invictus represents the first GT “semi open wheeler” with a 2+2 passenger configuration and rear-wheel drive: “It has a strong visual element to help identify the Aspid open-wheel design language, where you can see all the beauty and technological excellence used in the wheel in conjunction with the suspension arms and their oval shape, dual brake callipers and their unique double discs, complemented by the front wings which also make a smart and aggressive statement of our intentions.”
“The GT-21 brings together the most advanced technologies yet introduced to this market as presented previously in the Super Sport, which helped us test the water. It introduces a compendium of new technologies specifically developed for this new model, which enhances our understanding of cars generally and their continual evolution as machines of even greater efficiency than we’ve ever seen before.”
“We aspire to build Aspid Cars as a brand representing design innovation and technological leadership, which through IFR Automotive can be applied to passenger, commercial and off highway vehicles,” says Fernández. “We’ve already introduced into the market our technologies to small series cars, motorbikes, buses and coaches.”
Other technology included in the Aspid GT-21 Invictus already applied in the Super Sport includes the integration into the steering wheel of the most important driver primary functions and displays. The elimination of switches and buttons and the introduction of a new electrical architecture and electronic system, integrating multimedia with the control systems of the car, facilitate previously unseen features.
Aspid has also revolutionized its cars brake system with a unique design that changes the old principle where heat is accumulated by the disks to swiftly dissipating it in order to achieve class leading braking performance with extraordinary resistance to fade. This performance is comparable to conventional and carbon-carbon brakes, but without the problem of having to warm them up.
Source: Aspid Cars
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