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$400,000 - $500,000

$400,000 - $500,000


The competitiveness of the Audi R8 LMS ultra in GT world championships lends itself to the widely known belief that the car is as good a racer you can get. That competitiveness is expected to continue in the 2014 season, specifically at the Nurburgring 24 Hours where as many as eight R8 LMS ultra cars are tipped to compete.

Ahead of the actual 24-hour race this coming June, the R8 LMS ultra was put through the paces over the weekend in qualification for the endurance race. While it failed to upend the BMW Z4’s dominance, don’t expect for one second that the R8 LMS ultra won’t be a contender when the real race at the "Green Hell" commences this coming June.

All in all, five teams will be fielding the R8 LMS ultra at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, with some notable drivers in the mix, including Le Mans winners Frank Biela, Marcel Fässler, Stéphane Ortelli, and Marco Werner. These four drivers have accounted for 11 wins at the ’Ring, and will be complemented by former GT1 World Champions Marc Basseng and Markus Winkelhock, defending FIA GT Champion Laurens Vanthoo, and three-time Porsche Supercup Champion René Rast.

That’s as good a lineup to drive the R8 LMS ultra at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. It’s going to face some stiff challenges, especially with the BMW Z4 and the defending-champion Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 in the fold. But don’t expect the R8 LMS ultra to just sit idle and let the rest get the spoils. The racer is tipped and ready to make some waves when the endurance race kicks off this coming June.

Click past the jump to read more about Audi R8 LMS ultra.

Porsche 918 Spyder

We are all waiting to see the official debut of the 918 Spyder , but it looks like Porsche has a few more goodies prepared for us. In a recent interview, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller revealed that the company has plans to develop a few more models, despite the European economic crisis. According to him: "attractive products are a critical part of our growth strategy."

Porsche’s future line-up will include a few more variants of the models already in existence, including the long-rumored Macan crossover and a new generation Panamera that will be inspired by the Panamera Sport Turismo concept unveiled back in September at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

The most important part of the news shared is that Porsche is also planning a new high-performance sports car that will be placed between the 911 and the 918 Spyder . The first details on this model suggest that this will be a mid-engined sports car that will be priced somewhere between $400-500k.

Source: Handelsblatt

Exagon Motors announced the first details on their Furtive eGT supercar back in 2010 at the Paris Auto Show, but after that, nothing was heard about this all-electric supecar. Now, Exagon is back with a series of improvements for their electric coupe.

The first version unveiled in Paris was powered by two electric motors developed by Siemens with an output of 340 HP. But, now after two years the output has been raised to 402 HP. As a result, the 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in 3.5 seconds, while top speed will be limited to 155 mph, but removing the limiter will get it up to 178 mph.

Numerous test cycles have proven that, at an average speed of 50 kmh (31 mph), the Furtive eGT will offer an autonomy of 402 kilometers (249 miles), but since no one actually drives at that speed, Exagon has announced the vehicle will get 197 kilometers (122 miles) at 130 kmh (80 mph). There will also be a small range-extender in the form of an internal combustion engine which will increase the autonomy to 807 kilometers (501 miles).

Production for the Furtive eGT will begin in 2013 and Exagon hopes to sell a total of 150 units a year. The only problem with that is the high price tag associated with it: 350,000 euro - about $425,00 at the current exchange rates.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Exagon Furtive eGT.

UPDATE 09/27/12: Production photos of the Exagon Furtive eGT have been released. There are plenty to look at so we suggest you head on over to the gallery to check them all out!


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