Just yesterday we mentioned a rumor suggesting there will be an extreme version of the recently announced LaFerrari supercar. However, Ferrari officials have denied those rumors and reported that we are not going to get something more extreme than the LaFerrari.
According to the Italian company, the man who sparked the rumors, LaFerrari’s chief designer Flavio Manzoni, got the wrong idea. In a recent interview with AutoCar, he reported that there are lots of design elements Ferrari didn’t used in the LaFerrari, but they will be included in future Ferrari models, including in a more extreme version of the model.
However, it looks like such a car is "easily done, but it’s not the case." Meaning that Ferrari has no plans for a model placed above the LaFerrari and such a model is or never was under discussion. So we guess we are not going to get our LaFerrari EVOXX after all! At least that’s what the super-secretive supercar builder claims
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The fastest man in the world deserves nothing less than the fastest car in the world. Well, not really. But a Nissan GT-R, and a gold one at that?
Pretty impressive, to say the least.
The one-off "Bolt Gold" GT-R, which we first saw last year, was actually auctioned off to a lucky winner. So this isn’t the same gold-bathed GT-R that we saw then.
Now, the second model is based on the 2014 model, and is customized to suit Bolt’s driving style. As far as the special customization work is concerned, this GT-R boasts of the same "Bolt Gold" exterior color of the auctioned car while also getting an exclusive "Spec Bolt" emblem, a saucy white interior, a Bose audio system, and a set of 10-spoke hyper-titanium color-coated RAYS aluminum-alloy forged wheels.
Under its hood, Bolt’s Gold GT-R come powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that delivers a total of 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque with an estimated 0-to-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph.
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When Porsche announced prices for the upcoming 918 Spyder, it was also reported that the supercar was sold out. Apparently that’s not true, as Porsche head of R&D, Wolfgang Hatz reported that the hybrid supercar is not yet sold out. He also made it quite clear that it will sell out quickly once prospective buyers have the chance to test the supercar.
Speaking with AutoCar at the Shanghai Auto Show, Hatz said that the car’s high price may be the reason why the company still has some units left. Hatz also reported that up to this point, the company has sold more 918 units than it had at the same point in the launch process of the Carrera GT. With that comparison, Porsche certainly has the right to be confident.
Hatz also reported that it is not correct to compare the 918 Spyder with models like 2014 LaFerrari and McLaren P1, because, "at present, nobody outside our R&D group has experienced a super sports car with more electric power."
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Anybody that can proudly say they have a Ferrari FF, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Bentley Continental GT, and a Mercedes SLS AMG in their garage can lay claim to a pretty impressive supercar collection.
But in true spirit of Dubai’s opulence and love for the bombastic, its police force has just dressed up these four supercars in its official livery. But that’s not why the force has made news yet again. It’s back in the news because these supercars just weren’t for the luxurious fleet of police vehicles.
Nope. It has now added an Aston Martin One-77 into the mix. Talk about taking it a little too far, huh?
In an event photo posted by GT Spirit, it appears that the Dubai Police force is taking its fascination for exotic police cars to a whole new level. It’s one thing to have a Ferrari and a Lamborghini, but an Aston Martin that costs $1.4 million?
More importantly, it’s one of just seven Q-Series One-77 models that are in existence that it decided to deck in its now-familiar white and green garb. That in itself drives up the value to well over $2 million!
At this point, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Dubai Police gets its hands on a Bugatti Veyron and turns that one into a police car, too.
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Nothing surprises us anymore when it comes to Ferrari. Its relentless pursuit of building some of the world’s most extreme supercars knows no bounds.
And after Autocar reported that there are plans to build an extreme version of its newest hypercar, the LaFerrari, it all seemed par for the course for the Italian automaker.
With the LaFerrari limited to just 499 units, Ferrari wants to build an even more exclusive version of the 963-horsepower hypercar. That’s what Flavio Manzoni, the LaFerrari’s chief designer, told Autocar. Could this possibly be the LaFerrari EVOXX that we spoke of back in March?
“When we were producing the original design proposals for LaFerrari,” said Manzoni, “there was one proposal that I thought was especially beautiful. So we decided to keep that one back for something truly special in the future.”
That "something truly special" appears to be this mystery hypercar that could pack well north of 1,000 horsepower. Talk about its exclusivity should be one of the most important details of this vehicle; Manzoni estimates that no more than 10 could be built with an estimated price tag of anywhere between £3 million ($4.67 million) and £5 million ($7.78 million).
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The Drive channel has become one of the most popular auto-themed channels on YouTube. Last season, it ran a web series that went inside the heart of Koenigsegg.
Now, Drive and host Chris Harris are back and it’s teasing a new short film featuring another one of our favorite exotic manufacturers: Pagani.
In anticipation of the Zonda tribute film being released next week, Harris has unveiled a little teaser video featuring the two crown jewels of Pagani’ line-up, the Zonda S and the Huayra.
Just thinking about the film is already getting our hearts pumping. The Zonda and the Huayra are two of the finest supercars to have run the streets of the world in recent years. Any chance we have of getting to know more about these two exotics, as well as the people behind the creation of it, is something worth paying close attention to.
And if Drive’s Inside Koenigsegg web series is any indication, we’re going to get a real treat with this film.
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Bristol Cars is a British-based company founded in 1945 that specializes in developing hand-built luxury cars. The company produces only 20 units per year, but even so, it manages to maintain loyal clientele.
One of the most famous cars developed by Bristol was the Fighter - a sports car that can hit a top speed of about 200 mph. Along with that beast, the company has developed lots of other models and all of them used either BMW or Chrysler engines to power them.
Now Bristol wants to hit that 200 mph mark one more time, but this time in a new extended-range electric GT supercar. The model is still in its development process and will be shown in concept form at the end of this year.
It will use the same design language we saw on the 2009 Giugiaro-styled Namir supercar concept and will be offered with technology developed by Surrey-based technology group Frazer-Nash Research.
Note: pictures shown here are of the Giugiaro Namir Concept, not the Bristol GT.
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Lamborghini was founded back in 1963 and by doing simple math you will see that 2013 marks the company’s 50th anniversary. 50 years on a market is a great reason to celebrate, and as far as we have seen, it will be quite a celebration.
Up to this point, Lamborghini has dropped the Veneno supercar and the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario, and will continue with a "Grande Giro.” This "Grand Tour" will bring together a convoy of 350 Lamborghini super sports cars and will start on May 8th.
The "Giro" will start at Lombardia and will continue on to Toscana, Lazio, Umbria, Emilia Romagna, Forte dei Marmi, Grosseto, Roma, San Giustino Valdarno and will arrive in Bologna on May 10th. On the last day — May 11 — the convoy will depart again for Sant’Agata Bolognese.
An interesting fact: the 350 cars will measure about 4.5 km (2.8 miles) in length and will deliver more than 190,000 horsepower in total.
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Early last year it was rumored that BMW could offer an M version for its i8 hybrid supercar. It was supposed to drop the hybrid powertrain in favor of a conventional V-8 powerplant with an output of about 600 horsepower. Sounded pretty great, right?
Now - one year later - it appears that BMW has dropped the idea of developing such a model. While no other explanation has been offered, it looks like the M8 is "no longer part of the program." We do not understand why this decision was made, considering the i8 platform can easily accept front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive alternatives.
So, while we are hoping that the company will change its mind in the future, we’ll just have to wait for the i8. It will arrive sometime later this year and comes with a driving range of about 20 miles in near-silent, zero-emission mode. This figure, combined with a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 4.9 seconds, and the top speed of 156 mph makes it the ideal car for both city and track.
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When McLaren announced the initial details on the 2014 P1, it announced that a total of 375 units would be produced. However, since the ordering books were officially opened at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the company received orders for more than 250 units.
The orders came from McLaren’s biggest markets — Europe, U.S. and Middle East — and officials hope that the remaining 100, or so, units will find their way to customers from Asia. It looks like people weren’t too put off by the supercar’s huge price of $1.15 million.
In an interview with AutoCar, a senior McLaren manager said: "We are ahead of our targets and we still have 500 hot sales prospects on our list." This list includes of course both the P1, but also the MP4-12C in both coupe and convertible versions.
On the other side of Europe, more precisely in Italy, things are going very well for the biggest competitor to the P1, as Ferrari received more than 1,000 orders for the LaFerrari, but production will be limited to only 499 units.
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