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Supercars / Exotic cars

  A Supercar is a sports car, typically an exotic or rare one, whose performance is highly superlative to its contemporary sports cars. They are pure bestial look and performance. Even if you never own one of these they will change the way you feel about cars just by looking at them.

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I think somebody owes me 5 dollars. McLaren has dropped the official details on its upcoming 650S reveal at Geneva , and just as I predicted, it is essentially a hotted up version of the McLaren 12C not the upcoming P15. Just as expected, that 650 in the name stands for the amount of power produced by the engine. Since McLaren is a UK company, they have the power rating of the new 650S rated in Pferdestärke (PS) so the actual U.S. horsepower rating is 640.

The new car features a pretty solid collection of visual upgrades and aerodynamic changes that increase downforce and handling at speed. This isn’t a pure power bump either, as the 650S is designed with several bespoke parts and pieces.

Add to that a nearly 210 mph top speed and a 0-to-60mph time of under three seconds, and the 650S is ready to crush the competition.

Updated 04/02/2014: The new McLaren 650S Coupe will be making its North American debut later this month at the 2014 New York Auto Show, but with just days its U.S. debut, McLaren announced prices for the supercar. The new 650S Coupe will be priced from $265,500 and will be offered through 13 U.S. dealers.

Continue to get all the details on the new McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider.


Anytime you hear an upstart automaker promise the world and deliver little to nothing, you get disensitized with the hype these soon-to-be-unveiled exotics have. But something about Rezvani Motors is different, in large part because it’s set to debut a supercar with a ridiculously high bar attached to it. Rezvani is promising to shame other supercars with the Beast, an exotic we know very little about except for this one teaser photo the company has released.

Rezvani Motors has done a good job keeping the project under wraps, opting only to say that the Beast will make use of "lightweight racing technologies" to go with an engine that will "leave other supercars in the dust." Very, very strong words.

But if you’re thinking that Rezvani is drinking way too much hyperbole juice, the company remains unfazed about throwing out all these promises. After all, it has a car that, based on the teaser photo, appears to have the kind of sharp edges and ventilated components to make you wonder what exactly the Beast is all about.

We’re interested to see it, that much we can tell you. Whether it lives up to Rezvani’s claim that the Beast will be the "purest driving expericence" on the market today is still up to interpretation. Maybe with these claims, it’s not unreasonable to expect the Beast to put down around 1,000+ horsepower, right?

Updated 04/01/2014: Rezvani unveiled a second teaser image for the upcoming Beast supercar set to be unveiled in the upcoming months.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rezvani Beast.

Supercars boasting incredible horsepower aren’t anything new in the auto industry. But that’s what Trion Supercars is promising with the Nemesis, an exotic that’s promising returns of unimaginable proportions to the tune of 2,000 horsepower.

That’s not so much as a misprint as it is a call for high expectations. Trion Supercars is laying down the gauntlet with a vehicle that definitely looks the part of a modern-day supercar, complete with some unique features that should allow it to stand out in a market that doesn’t have any shortage of stomach-churning performance and mind-bending technology.

One of the more unique features of the Nemesis is its apparent convenience for tall drivers, something not a lot of exotics take into the equation when building their own supercars. But the Nemesis is different, in large part because of an interior package that can comfortably sit driver 6’4" and above. There’s also a package for the hardtop that can accommodate 7-footers comfortably.

If Trion Supercars intended the Nemesis for professional basketball players, it sure hit that niche right on the mark. If for nothing else, that’s a market that it can dominate for as long as it holds true to its promise.

Click past the jump to read more about the Trion Nemesis.

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We may be all hot and bothered with the new Lamborghini Huracan , but technically the Gallardo is still the Lamborghini to buy today. As a quick reminder of why the Lamborghini Gallardo rose to stardom to become the best-selling model in the Italian automaker’s history, we have a pair of videos that show off what the fastest and most capable Gallardo, the LP750-4 Super Trofeo can do.

The first video is a simple dyno run, but it lets you get a good close-up dose of V-10 wail. Final numbers are 509 horsepower. At the wheels. Just be a bit careful with the audio on this one, it starts mid dyno run, and it’s a little loud.

The next video lets you get a good look at what all that power can do. It is a set of three drag races with the first two being against a new 991-generation Porsche 911 Turbo . After more than 10 years in production, the Gallardo was getting a bit long in the tooth, but as these videos show, it certainly aged well.

Click past the jump for the drag racing video.

Source: Dragtimes

Jay Leno has taken delivery of a new supercar . What else is new, right? This time, though, Leno’s new baby isn’t just any supercar; it’s actually the first US-Spec McLaren P1 delivered to a private owner.

McLaren of Beverly Hills made the confirmation of Leno’s historic new ride and boy, is it pretty to look at. Dressed in a Volcano Yellow finish, Leno’s new prized purchase —all $1.4 million worth — is as groundbreaking as it comes in the supercar world.

Featuring a litany of technological advancements, the P1 is the crowning achievement of McLaren engineering. The P1 that has taken the mantle of being the fastest and most powerful McLaren ever built. And it runs on hybrid technology, too.

Leno has never been shy about tossing his money around when it comes to high-prized exotics. The comedian is a well-documented gearhead with a car collection that would make Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection look tame by comparison. But without the Late Night money rolling in any longer, he may need to tap Jimmy Fallon for a loan if he keeps up at this pace.

Regardless, bow he gets to add another car to his collection, much to his enjoyment and much to our collective envy. Be easy on your new bird, Jay Leno!

Koenigsegg’s highly entertaining web series, Inside Koenigsegg, has returned for a second season. This time around, the Swedish builder isn’t wasting any time; it’s jumping right in to discuss the car that’s got everybody’s attention in the auto world these days: the Koenigsegg One:1 .

Even with its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, there’s still an air of mystery surrounding the Koenigsegg One:1 Koenigsegg One:1 that a lot of people couldn’t point to. Maybe it’s because Koenigsegg has been mum on its performance capabilities, or that it’s come out and said that top speed wasn’t a priority in building the ridiculous supercar .

Whatever it’s intentions are, the company did elaborate on a few things in the first episode of Inside Koenigsegg’s second season. For one, the nomenclature of the supercar was finally explained. According to Christian von Koenigsegg, "One:1" is a reference to its power-to-weight ratio, which is, well, 1:1. That’s unheard of, even with all the technological advancements the industry has achieved in recent years.

So, in essence, the One:1 produces 1,340 horsepower and has a curb weight of (that’s a fully fueled up car, mind you), you guessed it, 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds). If you dive into more interesting performance measurements about the One:1, the output it produces is right around 1 megawatt, making it in von Koenigsegg’s words "the first megacar ever built".

That combination is jut mind-blowing, if you think about it. Much more so when you take into consideration that von Koenigsegg describing the One:1 as the most extreme car the company has ever built isn’t somebody trying to blow smoke up our you-know-whats.

The man means it and judging by the product he and his outstanding team of engineers have created, it’s words that you can take to the bank.

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In the automotive world you tend to hear the phrase “fire-breathing” and “explosive power” a lot when discussing high-end supercars . This video of a Lamborghini on the dyno brings those words to a more literal level.

The Lamborghini in question is no standard Gallardo . Rather this beast has been tuned by a group called Exelixis Motorsport in Greece, and they are claiming an insane 2,000 horsepower is being produced. Now unless I can see the dyno results for myself, I am going to take that claim with a grain of salt. That said, nobody can argue with angry sound and explosive nature of this beast.

As it sits on the dyno, this Gallardo burps, bellows and howls as massive fireballs explode from the exhaust. I understand that many cars have their bumpers removed for heavy dyno runs to improve cooling, but I can’t help but think that this one was simply melted off.

The video itself is not the greatest quality, but you get a good dose of angry V-10 noise and you can easily see the Lambo try to flambé anyone nearby. It’s a wonderful thing to see, indeed.

Of all the cars that have entered Jay Leno’s Garage, you can make a case that very few are as advanced technologically as the Porsche 918 Spyder . The hybrid supercar from Stuttgart recently paid a visit to the comedian’s auto lair and, as expected, Leno raised some serious hell with it.

But before he got a chance to take the 918 Spyder out on the road, Leno had a pretty interesting discussion with the 918’s Client Relations Manager, Daniel Eastman.

Among the many topics discussed by the two, some of the more pertinent highlights of the discussion centered on just how much of a technological marvel the 918 Spyder really is. Whether it’s the fact that it can hit 70-plus mpg or that it can still hit 900 horsepower, despite being that fuel efficient, the 918 Spyder is really the best of both worlds. It’s an achievement that flies in the face of those who believed you can’t achieve one without sacrificing the other.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is one of those cars that will be talked about decades from now; a true crowning moment for Porsche that will not be forgotten anytime soon.

And in case you’re wondering, Leno took the 918 Spyder for a drive with Eastman riding shotgun. Some guys are just blessed...


The 2014 running of the Festivals of Speed is in full swing, and it is on its way to St. Petersburg, FL from April 4th through 6th. Since this show is right in our stomping grounds here in the Sunshine State, we wouldn’t dare miss it. We’ll be there live and in person on April 6th, and you can be there too.

Tickets to the April 4th Jet Port Reception at Tampa International Airport will set you back $100. This event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. on April 6th and runs through 11:00 p.m. The cost of the ticket gets you entry into the hangar-based show, which will have on display vintage and contemporary aircraft, exotic cars, custom motorcycles, high-performance watercraft and luxury products. You also get access to an open bar and themed food, while a jazz orchestra delights your ears.

If that’s not your cup of tea, you can opt to hit up Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg on for the April 6th Festivals of Speed Motorsports Display for just $12 per person. This is the show that I will be at, and it kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on the 6th and runs until 4:00 p.m. Not only do you get to drool over some of the finest cars, motorcycles and watercraft in the U.S., but you also have access to fine cuisine, jazz music, and cigar and wine tasting.

If you want the full treatment, you can opt for the VIP Weekend Package for $190. This package include entry to both events and all sorts of VIP treatment at the Motorsport Display on the 6th.

You can pick up tickets online HERE

So, if you have that weekend off, are in the St. Pete area, and want to check out tons of awesome supercars , luxury cars and sports cars , the Festivals of Speed may be right for you. Plus, you can see yours truly at the show.

Stay tuned to TopSpeed to see the coolest that FOS has to offer.

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When Horatio Pagani started Pagani Automobili , he turned the act of supercar creation into an art form. Thanks to an obsessive attention to detail and an unequaled eye for design, Pagani burst onto the supercar scene with an immediate hit: the Zonda C12. Now Pagani is looking to repeat the Zonda’s success with its newest car, the Huayra . To announce the arrival of this incredible new machine, Prestige Imports in Miami Florida has teamed up with Cinemotive productions to create a teaser video for the new car.

The quick two-minute film shows some great detail shots of the Huayra’s body and interior and finishes with some exciting driving; complete with high-speed blasts and tire smoking drifts.

I could think of much worse ways to let people know you have the newest and hottest supercar on your lot.

The video is a bit old, it was released about nine-months ago, but with only 20,000 views we realized this gem has not made it to most of the car fans out there. We just can’t let something this awesome go unnoticed, so we are passing it on to you.

Click play and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Pagani Huayra on U.S. soil.


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