In the spirit of the Miami Heat booking a seat to the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, it was only appropriate that we find the automotive equivalent of this epic battle.
Low and behold, the fellas over at M5 Board happened to have something that will pique the interest of a lot of people.
This is the Bugatti Veyron versus the Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra. Talk about a titanic battle of ridiculous proportions.
Considered as the two fastest cars on the planet, it really doesn’t get any better than this. This is a carbon-fiber slugfest of booming horsepower, totaling a combined 2,000 horsepower between the two supercars.
We’re not going to spoil you all the fun of watching the proverbial unstoppable force meeting the immovable object.
Well, everybody really.
That’s what happens when you have a Veyron and an Agera S staring each other down with no give between the two.
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Now this is a little embarrassing, wouldn’t you say?
The McLaren P1 was supposed to be the crown jewel of the British automaker; a testament to the ingenuity of the company and manifested in a finely chiseled package.
Well, that was the prevaling thought, at least until the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este when the McLaren P1 mysteriously conked out at the most inopportune of time.
In this video captured by Marchettino, you can see McLaren engineers frantically trying to get the P1 up and running. The exercise, unfortunately, proved to be futile and McLaren was left with little recourse but to tow up in a truck and presumably send it back to Woking.
You can even look a little closer and you might notice that a BMW engineer went in and helped push the car into the where it was going to get craned back inside a trailer.
Talk about getting egg splattered all over your face.
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The McLaren P1 made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and now, almost three months later, the first P1 unit finally arrived in the U.S. The first model was spotted at McLaren’s dealership in Newport Beach, California.
The P1 is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine combined with an embedded electric motor to create a total power figure of 903 horsepower and an estimated 1,100 pound-feet of torque at launch. With this amount of power the P1 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 217 mph.
This video is offering you a closer look on the new P1, showing both the exterior and the carbon fiber-wrapped interior cabin - the best look so far.
The P1 is limited to only 375 units, each carrying a price tag of $1.15 million.
If you think that 2,000 vehicles being made isn’t a big deal, you obviously don’t know how much a Lamborghini Aventador costs.
It’s not a Toyota Corolla or a Honda Civic, and it certainly doesn’t cost anywhere near those two cars.
So, for Lamborghini to have built 2,000 examples of the Aventador in a little over 2 years, that’s a huge deal and certainly worth celebrating. Celebrate the company did when Aventador No. 2k rolled off the production line.
As for the lucky owner of the Italian supercar, his name is Thaddeus Arroyo, the Chief Intelligence Officer for AT&T in the U.S. Incidentally, he also owns a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder, which indicates that this man knows his Lamborghinis.
Congratulations to Lamborghini on reaching this fantastic milestone far sooner than anybody anticipated. At this rate, don’t be surprised if we see more of these celebrations in the coming years.
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Aftermarket company, Vorsteiner, has already built pretty impressive programs for the Lamborghini Aventador. But even with all its added to its inventory, the company is still tinkering with the Italian supercar to give it even more awesome than it already is.
For its latest project, Vorsteiner is building a new kit separate from the Renazzo-V; this time, it’s being touted as the Aventador-V and will feature some pretty exotic panels, including a new front and rear bumpers, a new rear spoiler and new side skirts, all of which will drive the Aventador’s already flashy appearance a few grades above "absolute bonkers".
The components are still in development, but the company has said that it will use a variety of carbon-fiber accessories, including a two-piece "wing blade package", as well as a new set of 20- and 21-inch monoblock forged-aluminum wheels.
The program will also have a unique and luxurious interior package and an F1 evolution exhaust system, all of which will further drive home the point that the Aventador-V program is something we should all keep an eye out for.
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Now here’s a treat you don’t get to see everyday
Sure, not everybody was invited to this event, but it was by no means less enjoyable.
Recently, Bugatti held an exclusive track day event at the Paul Ricard Circuit where it invited its "dearest friends" to get an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vittese.
That’s pretty awesome if only for that small detail about the whole event being limited to an exclusive few, or in this case, people who probably owned Veyrons of their own.
But for those guys who went to the event, congratulations to all of you. Not everybody gets a chance to drive one of the fastest cars in the world, even if it’s being done under the observation of Bugatti test driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel.
Oh, Bugatti also brought along a slew of Veyron Grand Sports, making the event that much more fantastic. At least for those who attended the event.
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This video is a little over an hour long, so it’s going to take a while to finish it. But if you’re a fan of supercar parades, specifically the Gumball 3000 Rally, this is the one time when you cancel your plans, grab a popcorn bowl and sit in front of your computer screen for the next 60-plus months.
The whole thing comes courtesy of car spotter extraordinaire, Shmee150, who actually participated in the rally with his trusty Audi R8 V10 Spyder.
As is always the case during the Gumball 3000, local law authorities make multiple cameos in the video. But in the end, it’s 72 minutes worth of your time, full of the world’s finest exotics doing their best to enjoy the thrills of being with their contemporaries for an extended period of time.
It sure looks like all those who participated in the event had loads of fun all around.
A real LaFerrari costs €1.3 million (about $1.7 million), which is apparently a bargain for the 1,000 clients who placed orders for the new supercar, but way too much for ordinary people like us. The second problem is that the LaFerrari will be limited to only 499 units, so most of us will never even have the chance to see it on the streets.
Luckily for us, the folks over at BBR have developed a LaFerrari that’s a little closer to our budget. Sure it can’t be driven on the road, as it is just a 1:18 scale model; but even so, it will look mighty fine sitting to your desk.
The 1:18 LaFerrari is priced at €361.18 (about $472) and will be available for order starting June 20th. BBR is also offering a special edition with a gloss-carbon-fiber roof priced at €372.08 ($486). This version will be limited to only 149 units. If the 1:18 scale model is still a little rich for your taste, you can also get a 1:43 scale model in red, Yellow Modena or black for just €157.90 (about $206).
Remember, Father’s day is just around the corner (June 16th) and this would be a great present for any Ferrari fan that can’t quite afford one. You can preorder one through BBR Models’ website.
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The 2013 Gumball 3000 rally was officially launched on Sunday 19th May, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. when a total of 100 cars started the 3,000-mile road trip to Monte Carlo. The journey began in Copenhagen, Denmark and crossed a total of 11 European countries all the way to Monte Carlo, Monaco.
In the third day of the rally, Gumballers were supposed to go from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Tallinn, Estonia. The only problem was that all the cars were stuck waiting at the border between the two countries, as border control processed each car. It took about 5 hours to get through the border and they arrived in Tallinn just in time for lunch in the Old Town Square!
While we do feel sorry for the poor drivers and the organizers of the Gumball 3000, however we can’t help but pass on the video that was posted by Youtube user, Shmee150, showing the cars lined up at the border control, during their wait to enter Estonia. At least we get a good look at a ton of premium models that ran the rally this year.
Don’t be mistaken by GRID 2’s standing in the hierarchy of car racing video games. It doesn’t hold the cache of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsports. Nor does it have the history of Need for Speed.
What it does have is a pretty good video game, one that’s now made even better with the presence of Aston Martin. Specifically, three of the finest Astons to have ever been built: the One-77, the V12 Zagato and the new Vanquish.
If for nothing else, Aston Martin’s presence in Grid 2 is a perfect marketing collaboration for the two companies. But even that pales to what the possibilities could be once you get to play the three exotics in the game.
GRID 2 isn’t scheduled to hit shelves until later this year, but we’re already excited to see how these three Astons fare in the world of GRID 2.
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