$400,000 - $500,000

$400,000 - $500,000

The Q by Aston Martin program has been around for only two years, but most of its creations are definitely bound to become valuable classics. The latest vehicle coming from the company’s personalization arm is no exception and, unlike other bespoke Aston Martins, is crossing "the Pond" to be auctioned for charity in Los Gatos, California. The sports car in question is an equestrian-themed DB9 Volante.

Just like the unique 2014 Ferrari FF Dressage Edition the Italians launched in China earlier in 2014, the DB9 Volante by Q pays tribute to the equestrian lifestyle. Not at all surprising considering its British roots and the fact that it will cross the block during the Menlo Charity Horse Show, one of the finest equestrian events in the United States.

Equipped with a unique interior that boasts more luxury than any other production DB9, this equestrian-inspired convertible will generate a $10,000 donation to benefit the Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired. The sports car will be auctioned off by Los Gatos Aston Martin between August 5th and 10th, 2014.

Click past the jump to read more about the Aston Martin DB9 By Q By Aston Martin.

The Mercedes G63 AMG has been transformed into the kind of ride that will redefine the way we look at interior luxury we don’t normally see in a car of its size and stature. But INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has made a habit of blowing us away with its aftermarket programs. But what it did to the G63 AMG is on another level altogether, stretching out the utility Merc and turning it into a bonafide luxury office on wheels.

The Mercedes G63 AMG has become a popular model for stretching and armoring. Knowing this, INKAS decided to add on to the requests by completely redesigning the vehicle’s interior into a space normally designed for private planes. Yes, it’s that sick. The first order of business was to add another 60 inches to the model’s overall length. That added space gives INKAS all the room it needs to turn the combine into a fully functional executive mobile office.

It’s highly unlikely that you see another G63 AMG quite like this one. Shoot, we don’t even think there’s another aftermarket company that can offer a top-class combination of security and luxury quite like INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz G63 By Inkas.

At its core, the SRT Viper GT3-R is a born and bred race car that’s capable of inflicting some serious damage on the track. The car proved as much during the Detroit leg of the Pirelli World Challenge Series in May 2014 when it scored its first-ever series victory. On July 19th and 20th, 2014, the World Challenge Series travels to Toronto and the Viper GT3-R is expected to be front and center once again.

SRT Motorsports is bringing one to the race where it will be driven by Kuno Wittmer, a man who is no stranger to driving the SRT GTS-R, his full-time ride at the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship. But on July 19th and 20th, Wittmer will be piloting a special SRT GT3-R prepared by Riley Technologies.

He’s also no stranger to driving Vipers in the series, having competed there from 2008 to 2010 and boasting two victories while piloting the Viper. For one weekend, Wittmer returns to the Pirelli World Challenge Series with an even more incredible Viper by his side, ready to take the GTA class by storm.

The car itself looks like a real world beater. That’s a credit to the work put in by Riley Technologies to turn it into a full-fledged, competition-ready race car. With a massive V-10 engine under its hood that produces 680 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, this SRT GT3-R is ready to take turn some heads in Toronto.

Click past the jump to read more about the Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R By Riley Technologies.

As the Lamborghini Gallardo retired into history books to make way for the new Huracan as the company’s entry-level supercar , so did the race-ready Gallardo Super Trofeo . Still fresh off the assembly line, the Huracan LP610-4 is getting ready to dress its brand new Super Trofeo suit for the Lamborghini Accademia program starting this year, so we created a rendering of what we think it will look like (above).

Those of you that are not familiar with the initiative, the Lamborghini Accademia is part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse program and provides customers with intensive driving courses at the Imola race track. It essentially prepares amateur drivers for real world racing by means of two programs. Customers who want to stick to weekend track days can attend the intensive course, while those willing to take it up a notch and race at a professional or pro-am level can do so by signing up for the advanced program with a team of experience racing instructors.

Although the Huracan Super Trofeo is only available through Lamborghini’s Accademia for now, the supercar will soon take on the tracks in a series of its own, much like the Gallardo Super Trofeo did.

Updated 07/15/2014: Lamborghini unveiled the first teaser image (after the jump) for the future Huracan Super Trofeo and confirmed that the car is ready for its first testing session at the Vallelunga circuit.

Updated 08/01/2014: Lamborghini unveiled a new teaser video for the future Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo showing the car in action on the "Piero Taruffi" Vallelunga circuit, in Italy.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Lambo Huracan Super Trofeo.

After much speculation and teasing, McLaren released the all-new, P1 -inspired 650S in 2014. This model takes the place of the aging MP4, and delivers a mammoth 640 horsepower. Just a few months after its official debut, McLaren released a concept version of the 650S from its bespoke arm, McLaren Special Operations. This pitch-black concept obviously caught the attention of movers and shakers, as McLaren announced right before the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed that the MSO 650S would indeed be a limited-production vehicle.

This MSO 650S draws most of its styling cues from the concept that debuted in early 2014. Its carbon-fiber side wings and rear bumper center section, and rear diffuser are all taken directly from the concept. Even the sinister black color that the concept wore when it debuted is part of the production model. In fact, the only straying this concept-turned-production does on its way to driveways is the addition of new interior bits and some featherweight wheels.

Click past the jump to read about this awesome, limited-edition supercar.

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Rolls-Royce ’s all-new Phantom is rumored to appear at least three years from now, but the work on the sketches of the extravagant model have already led chief designer Giles Taylor’s team to start dreaming about what the model will look like when it’s all said and done. The new platform for the car, on the other hand, is yet undecided.

Rolls-Royce currently uses exclusive spaceframe chassis to build their vehicles but the think-tank at the parent company BMW is considering a new recipe for the architecture of the second-generation Phantom; one similar to the frame on the BMW i3 and i8 . The futuristic i3 uses carbon-fiber body shells screwed onto an aluminum chassis. This new construction would allow Rolls-Royce to lower manufacturing costs and take advantage of lighter body, which would also improve the efficiency of the car and allow the construction of pillar-less shells with wider range of Phantom models.

Also on the docket for the next generation is a plug-in hybrid Phantom to complement the traditional V-12-powered version. But what about pure electric?

Hybrid and pure-electric concepts are gaining a strong grip on the market, and the rival companies like Audi and Porsche have already indicated strongly that their future luxury models will feature electric-powered versions. On the other hand, BMW is still pondering upon an all-electric vehicle, but it seems unlikely as of now.

The new Phantom will not be a complete makeover visually. The next-generation Phantom will still carry the similar silhouette of the current Phantom with the angled C-pillar, which provides a lot of privacy to the occupants and is one of main ideas behind the Phantom. The all-new Phantom will carry updated front grille, headlamps and air intake.

Image Note: 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom shown here.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom.

Source: AutoCar

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!

While everyone is still waiting for the Spyder version of the recently launched Lamborghini Aventador , TopGear went ahead and put ink to paper on a Super Veloce version. The rendering is a little premature considering the Super Veloce will be the last edition released and a leaked source revealed it shouldn’t be here until 2015, but the graphics sure make it wildly entertaining. Sort of like Lamborghini meets japanimation.

The SV package offered for the Murcielago model adds an extra 100 HP over the standard model, so applying the same formula to the Aventador will get the vehicle to about 800 galloping stallions. With the extra output, plus improved aerodynamics and a reduced weight of about 220 lbs, the Aventador SV should deliver the best performance numbers Lamborghini has ever offered in a supercar. For comparison’s sake, the standard Aventador comes with a top speed of 217 mph and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

Updated 07/01/2014: New online reports suggest that the new Aventador SV should be unveiled sometime in 2015. In fact, TeamSalamone announced on its Facebook account that: "In months from now you will see the unveiling. And shortly after that I will get the first one."

Source: TopGear

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