$500,000 - $600,000

$500,000 - $600,000

Ford Motor Company has been synonymous with racing ever since the early days for the Model T, but no era brought as much success as the 1960s. By 1969, Ford already had four consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans wins with the GT40, while the Mustang was putting up a good fight in the Trans-Am series. The Blue Oval also dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as the almighty Torino Talladega had won the championship in both 1968 and 1969.

However, with Dodge and its Charger Daytona growing increasingly stronger throughout 1969, Ford planned to bring its very own "aero warrior" to the party in the form of a modified, much more aerodynamic Torino. Thus the King Cobra was born, a prototype motivated by the famous Boss 429 engine and capable of delivering enormous amounts of downforce on the oval track. Unfortunately, as NASCAR increased the minimum number of cars produced for the public from 500 to 3,000 for a vehicle to qualify for the Sprint Cup, Ford abandoned the project and left Dodge and Plymouth to dominate the series for the next three years.

44 years later (as of 7/7/2014), the Torino King Cobra prototype resurfaced to regain its glory as a near-mint, classic collectible with an intriguing story attached to its name.

Click past the jump to read more about the 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra.

The brand-new McLaren 650S was introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show as a replacement for the MP4-12C. The sports car debuted in Coupe and Roadster body styles with 640 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque on tap. Powered by the same twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8 seen across the entire McLaren lineup, the 650S comes to the market as a competitor for the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Huracan. Coming into 2015, the British sports car is also getting a track suit with a 650S GT3 label on it.

Developed as a successor to the highly acclaimed 12C GT3 , the 650S will replace its forerunner in the Blancplain Endurance Series starting next year. Additionally, the new race car will get to showcase its skills in various GT races around the world hoping to match the success of its predecessor. Although it is essentially an updated 12C GT3, the 650S GT3 carries an array of newly-developed racing parts, which are supposed to make it faster and more agile on the track. Only time will tell if the 650S is worthy of the GT3 moniker, but, until then, let’s have a look at the technology behind it.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 McLaren 650S GT3.

Slovenia isn’t particularly known for anything other than mythical dragons and breathtaking scenery. But one supercar startup is determined to put the country on the map as far as the auto industry is concerned with the unveiling of the T600.

Tushek has been making waves for a few years now, beginning at the 2012 Top Marques Monaco where it unveiled the Renovatio T500 , an impressive looking sports car whose aggressive aesthetics finely complemented the Audi RS4-sourced 4.2-liter, V-8 engine under its body. That allowed the Renovatio T500 to produce 450 horsepower at 7,900 rpm and a peak torque of 315 pound-feet of torque at 3,200 rpm, and hit 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 192 mph.

It was impressive, but not more than another model it has under development: the Forego T700 , which predictably carries 700 horsepower.

But now, Tushek has the T600, its third model that was introduced recently at the 2014 Top Marques Monaco. Essentially, the T600 is an updated version of the T500, albeit one that comes with a lot of new components to justify its status as its own model. For one, the car’s chassis was built using a combination of carbon and titanium, two materials that are normally associated with high-priced exotics. At least Tushek understood what it needed to use to be taken seriously.

More importantly, the 2,470-pound T600 will feature its own V-8 engine, producing 620 horsepower and presumably around 400 pound-feet of torque. Given its relatively modest weight, that translates to an incredible 4-to-1 pound:horsepower ratio. Its not the Koenigsegg One:1 by any stretch of the imagination, but for a model belonging to a startup company, that’s an incredibly impressive achievement in its own right.

Power is not all the T600 offers either, as its chassis allows it to hold a massive 1.8 G on a skid pad.

Hopefully, we learn more details about the Tushek T600 sooner than later because judging from the few details we do know, this Slovenian speedster looks completely legitimate.

Updated 06/17/2014: Tushek Supercars unveiled a very coo video showing its latest supercar during its first testing session at the Avstrija ring. Enjoy!

Updated 06/27/2014: Tushek Supercars unveiled a new video for its latest TS600 supercar. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read more about the Tushek T600.

Having a Mercedes puts owners in a fairly elite group, but having a Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6 puts owners in a group so elite they might as well have their own island. However, for those Mercedes 6X6 owners who feel the island might be too crowded, vehicle tuner Mansory has a solution.

Starting with a “stock” G63 AMG 6X6, the company goes to work customizing the exterior, interior, and adding gobs of power under the hood. Starting on the outside, the front grille gets the usual Mansory touch, with the large M badge. Upgraded headlights help light the way while a full carbon-fiber hood covers the engine.

Speaking of which, Mansory takes the 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V-8 down to the bare block, rebuilding it with race-ready components such as new pistons, connecting rods, the crankshaft, and cylinder heads. The mechanical transformation takes the AMG engine from 536 horsepower to a mind-blowing 829 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Then again, the G63 6X6 is a lot of truck to move.

The upgrades continue with new side vents for the engine bay and new front and rear air deflectors made from composite materials. Inside, the cabin is dressed to impress with even more carbon-fiber bits, custom leather seating, and upgraded Alcantara and wood accents.

Needless to say, the dolled-up Mansory G63 6X6 will cost quite a bit more than the standard truck’s asking price of roughly $600,000. With all the performance add-ons and visual upgrades, we wouldn’t be surprised to see another $150,000 tacked onto that price.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes AMG G63 6x6 By Mansory.

You may find it hard to believe, but vehicles such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom , a pinnacle of automotive luxury and opulence, sometimes aren’t enough to satisfy the world’s most wealthiest businessmen. And this is where Rolls-Royce ’s Bespoke division comes in with its customized and often unique means of transportation.

Since these sumptuous limousines are highly popular in the Middle East and China , it was only natural for the British manufacturer to introduce their latest Bespoke creation at the Beijing Auto Show , which is about to open its doors to the public.

Dubbed Pinnacle Travel and based on the latest Phantom Series II, the said model was created to celebrate "the Chinese love of travel." You see, a recent survey revealed that China spent about $125 billion on travel in 2013, prompting Rolls-Royce, in their love for opulent vehicle themes, to take that piece of information and build a car around it. Nothing’s too fancy for the Goodwood crew.

Moving along to the automobile itself, the Pinnacle Travel Phantom was finished in an exquisite two-tone exterior color scheme. The upper part of the body, including the hood and the trunk, were painted Madeira Red, while the lower side panels we wrapped in a Silver Sand hue for a tasteful contrast.

Under the hood, there are no modifications, meaning this luxurious rig carries the same 453-horsepower, 6.75-liter V-12 under its hood that also twists out 531 pound-feet of torque as the base RR Phantom.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls Royce Pinnacle Travel Phantom.


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