Supercars / Exotic cars

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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Just yesterday, Lamborghini announced the production of the last Gallardo and today it has already started to tease its successor. The Italian company launched a new microsite — www.hexagonproject.com — that allows visitors to "discover the roar of the new creature from Lamborghini."

What does this mean? Well, visitors can push the ignition button from the screen to hear the revs of the supercar’s new engine. Lamborghini said nothing about it, but rumors suggest it will be a considerably improved version of the current V-10 engine with its output nearing the 600-horsepower range.

Our only question is why the microsite is called "Hexagon Project" when most people expect the new supercar to be called Cabrera ? Could it because we are maybe not listening to the Gallardo’s successor, but just another special based on the Aventador — a model that features lots of hexagonal lines? We can’t tell for sure, but considering the Cabrera is the only model that Lamborghini is currently testing, to our knowledge, we tend to believe that this is the first teaser for the Gallardo successor.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Cabrera.

Ferrari California

For years, rumors of Ferrari using turbocharged engines have risen up to the surface time and again. While the automaker has yet to venture down that path, it looks like its warming up to the idea for some of its future models.

One model, in particular, that could get a turbocharged engine in the future is the successor to the Ferrari California . At least that’s what Ferrari CEO Amadeo Felisa indicated in a recent interview with [Top Gear].

When asked if turbochargers have a future with the Prancing Horse, Felisa indicated that in order to successfully evolve the California line, the successor would need to have a turbocharger under its hood. The CEO stopped short of actually confirming such a move, but the signs are pointing in that direction, especially since the company has spent millions developing the technology to satisfy Formula One regulations call for the use of turbocharged engines beginning next year.

So, after years of whispers and rumors floating around, Ferrari using turbochargers may finally come to fruition in the near future, possibly with the release of the successor to the California, which is due out in 2015.

Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari California

Source: Top Gear
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Lamborghini Gallardo was unveiled in 2003 and during its decade-long run, it was Lamborghini ’s sales leader. Now — on November 25th. 2013 — ten years later, it’s time to say good-bye to an Icon in the supercar world, as the last Gallardo rolled off the production line.

The final Gallardo was number 14,022, and it was an LP 570-4 Spyder Performante variant draped in a Rosso Mars hue. The model will go to an unnamed private collector who will receive his car in the upcoming weeks.

To understand what a successful car the Gallardo was, you have to know that during its entire lifespan, Lamborghini sold a total of 30,000 units; nearly half of those were Gallardos. Also, before the Gallardo rolled into showrooms, the company sold a total of 250 units per year. The Gallardo’s presence drove sales numbers up to a total of 2,000 units per year.

With the Gallardo making its triumphant exit, Lambo will now focus on the supercar’s successor, which will be called either the Cabrera or Huracan.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante.

There are only a handful of cars that compete with the Lamborghini Veneno in terms of being a real attention-grabber. So it goes without saying that anytime the Veneno appears on track, we’re going to be drooling all over it, or at least the thought of driving it.

Fortunately, YouTube user Shmee150 always happens to be in the right place at the right time. This time around, he manages to take a video of the mighty Lamborghini supercar doing some laps on the Vallelunga circuit just outside of Rome, Italy.

As you may know, only three Venenos were released out to the public, but this one isn’t one of them. This particular Veneno is actually a factory-owned supercar but even with that designation, the Veneno is still beyond words. Even more so if it’s laying waste to a race track.

Then again, that’s usually what happens when you have a car that packs 750 horsepower and can hit 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds to go with a top speed of 220 mph.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno

Being Jay Leno comes with many perks, one of which is VIP tickets to the recently held US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Whereas most of us will be probably get lucky scoring grandstand seats, Leno doesn’t roll like that. He goes inside, deep into the heart of the event, to talk to a variety of individuals who played big roles in bringing Formula One back to U.S. soil.

Leno’s first interview was with renowned German racetrack architect Hermann Tilke, the man responsible for designing what would eventually be known as the Circuit of the Americas . From there, the comedian spends some time with an engineer from McLaren to discuss the finer points of an F1 car. That’s a conversation we’d love to be a part of.

Finally, Leno meets McLaren test driver Oliver Turvey before getting a chance to ride shotgun on a McLaren MP4-12C around the track.

The perks this man gets as one of the world’s foremost celebrity gear heads is downright incredible.

Click past the jump to read about the McLaren MP4-12C

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Pretty much everyone out there has one or two average cars in his or her personal garage. Well, how would you like to have a garage that is chock-full with the supercars of just about every motorhead’s dreams. That’s precisely what’s in the above video!

By watching the video, you will delight your eyes with tons of Ferraris , like the Enzo , F40 , F50 the limited-edition 599XX . Also making an appearance are many Lamborghinis, including the latest Aventador and the limited edition Reventon , plus tons of Mercedes , Bugatti and Porsche models - both classic and modern.

There are way too many high-end exotics and supercars to list them all here, but we definitely recommend having a seat and living vicariously through this person’s outstanding collection. Whoever this collection belongs to certainly has impeccable taste in automobiles.

Enjoy the show!

German tuner DMC has been responsible for creating some of the most mental aftermarket programs we’ve seen in the past few years.

But the render it did for the Ferrari LaFerrari just took the insanity to a whole new level. There are some programs that certainly fits this definition, but none of them were done on the LaFerrari, the Prancing Horse’s crown jewel supercar that the company has described as its fastest and most powerful supercar it has ever built.

In accomplishing this rendering, DMC said that it combined elements from the Ferrari GTO , the XX, and the FXX into one package without compromising the LaFerrari’s own DNA.

The result is the LaFerrari FXXR, a heavily-modified take on the LaFerrari that’s just too mean for words.

DMC made no mention of mechanical mods, with exception of a race-inspired exhaust, so we assume this LaFerrari retains the hybrid system that combines a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine with two electric motors. The exhaust system may drive the LaFerrari up a little rfom the stock 963 horsepower and more than 663 pound-feet of torque.

There’s no word on whether DMC is going to go ahead and build this program, but for just sheer lunacy, we’re hoping and praying that the tuning company goes ahead with this.

The world needs it, fellas.

Click past the jump to read more about DMC’s FXXR rendering for the Ferrari LaFerrari

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The Devel Sixteen hypercar was unveiled at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show and it is either sheer vaporware or the most insanely powerful car we’ve ever seen. According to it’s creator — Majid Al Attar — the new Devel Sixteen is "created with the passion of making this car a legend in the history of super cars."

The only problem is that even though the model dropped cover in Dubai, it’s official webpage remains mostly specification-free. Still, its pretty obvious the new Sixteen features an outrageous design language that seems inspired by the Lamborghini Egoista and Veneno , but taken to even crazier levels — if that’s even possible.

Under its hood, the Sixteen gets a sixteen-cylinder engine that, according to the specifications listed in Dubai Dubai , delivers a total of 5,000 horsepower — no, that’s not a typo, it’s a five with three zeros. With this incredible amount of power, Devel estimates the Sixteen will hit 60 mph in just 1.8 seconds and go up to a top speed of 560 km/h (347 mph). If the Devel Sixteen ever hits the market, then it will easily become the fastest production car in the world.

The new Sixten is rumored to come with a price of $1 million — a relative bargain if the specs are correct — and three customers have already placed orders.

Click past the video to see a video of the Devel Sixteen shot at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show.

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Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Let’s take a little break from the auto show debuts for a second and focus on the latest spy shots of the upcoming Lamborghini Cabrera . Our spy shooters managed to catch the new Cabrera sitting in a parking lot. and as you can see, it has finally rid itself of that nasty black camouflage. Now all that obscures our view of it is that psychedelic camouflage, which does little to hide all the sexy details of this new Lambo.

We expect Lamborghini to reveal the new Cabrera at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show , and it will offer some major updates when compared to the Gallardo — the model it will replace.

On top of being lighter than the Gallardo , it will also carry a revised V-10 engine that we expect to deliver around 600 horsepower.

Rumors suggest that it will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.2 seconds and will hit a top speed of 186 mph in its base version. More powerful variants will also come at a later date, pushing it past the 200 mph barrier.

Click past the jump to read more about the new Lamborghini Cabrera.

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While the world is preparing for the launch of the new Lamborghini Cabrera , which is the successor to the Gallardo , German tuner, xXx Performance, decided to offer toss the Gallardo a new kit as a going-away present.

The kit is based on a 2005 Gallardo , and it’s all about transforming the Italian supercar into a real beast. For this the tuner updated the 5.0-liter, V-10 engine with an updated ECU, special carbon air-boxes and a sports exhaust system. With all these changes the engine will now deliver a total of 560 horsepower — up from its standard 512 horsepower — but the tuner also offers three stages of twin-turbo upgrades that will increase the engine’s output to anywhere between 850 and 1,200 horsepower.

Along with the engine upgrades, the tuner also installed a body kit that starts with LSD gull-wing doors and continues with numerous elements made in carbon fiber. The car is wrapped in a special dull black or silver foil combined with neon orange for the side skirts, the inner edges of the front air ducts and the roof edge.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Gallardo by xXx Performance.


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