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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McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 went into production in October, and it is now officially sold out. Earlier this year McLaren announced that all of the units destined for the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East were spoken for, but a smattering of units remained available in Europe. Well, those last few units are now spoken for, and McLaren is officially closing up the order books.

In the U.S., sales spiked when a McLaren F1 sold at auction in Pebble Beach for a stunning $8.47 million. European sales had their own spike following McLaren’s confirmation that the P1 lapped the Nurburgring in under seven minutes earlier this month.

So now, the only chance for you to get the P1 is if a buyer happens to change his mind before taking delivery. McLaren is actually already prepping for this potential situation, as it has asked potential customers to register their interest in the P1, just in case a buyer decides this amazing supercar is not for them.

Up to this point only 12 P1s are complete, and 75 percent of P1 buyer have opted for some level of unique design from McLaren Special Operations.

Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1.

Source: Autocar
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W Motors rolled into the 2013 Dubai Auto Show with the brand-new Lykan HyperSport . Now, just a few days later, it has already released the first teaser images of the upcoming SuperSport, which is set to arrive in 2015.

Just like the HyperSport, the upcoming SuperSport features an aggressive front fascia with LED headlights and massive air intakes, a ventilated hood, carbon-fiber side skirts and side air intakes. Around back, the SuperSport features a large rear diffuser and a quad-exit exhaust system.

W Motors remained quiet on the specifications, but it looks like the SuperSport will deliver "even better performance" than the HyperSport. This really gets our mouths watering, considering the HyperSport is powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged, six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 750 horsepower. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and the speedo keeps climbing to 239 mph.

Unlike the Lykan HyperSport , the future SuperSport will drop the gold stitching in the seats, the diamond encrusted LED lights, the holographic central display HUD with interactive motion and tactile interaction, and the concierge service. These changes make us think that W Motors is aiming for the SuperSport to be a little more affordable than the $3.4 million Lykan HyperSport.

The W Motors SuperSport will be unveiled in 2015, and it will be limited to only 25 units — 18 more than the Lykan HyperSport. We’ll bring you more details when W Motors releases them.

Click past the jump to read more about the W Motors SuperSport.

Source: WCF
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BMW i8

Almost two years ago, BMW and Toyota started talking about a possible partnership and once the papers were signed, they announced the new collaboration will bring a new sports car and new hybrid technologies for both companies.

Now, new details on this collaboration have surfaced online and they only bring good news. Apparently, Toyota’s supercar will be something similar to the previous Lexus LF-A supercar , but with a hybrid powertrain.

This new supercar will explore terrains never hit by the LF-A, like a hybridized V-8 engine. Even though Toyota was the first maker to offer hybrid cars in its lineup, it never had the courage to develop a hybrid hyper-car. However, things are about to change.

Sources suggest that the company is already testing the i8’s carbon-fiber frame , meaning that the two new supercars could also borrow elements from the i8. One thing is for sure though: Toyota Toyota will be the one coming with the hybrid technology since it already developed high-performance hybrid powertrains for the V-8-powered Lexus LS 600h. BMW BMW is also offering a very successful 4.4-liter, V-8 engine in its lineup, and a hybrid system from Toyota will only make it even more fuel efficient.

Everything else on these two new supercars is pure speculation, and there are still tons of question that need to be answered, but for sure more details will follow in the upcoming months, so stay tuned!

Click past the jump to read more about BMW i8 - the model that could inspire the new Toyota-BMW supercar.

Source: Motoring
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We’ve caught the upcoming Lamborghini Cabrera — the successor to the Gallardo — testing plenty of times before. Unfortunately, each time we only managed to get still shots of it.

Today, savvy YouTube user Monsterchannel24 managed to catch the upcoming supercar testing on the Nurburgring , and for the first time, you can also hear the the engine’s awesome sound — we believed this engine will be a naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V-10.

This engine will deliver somewhere in the 600-horsepower area, making the Cabrera more powerful and quicker than the current Gallardo. 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. For comparison’s sake, the 2013 Gallardo LP550-2 hits 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph.

We expect to see the Cabrera hit the show circuit sometime next year.

Until then, enjoy this great video taken at sunset.

Click past the jump to see the some of the best screenshots from the video, some are really detailed.

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Bugatti’s "Les Légendes de Bugatti" series has produced some pretty serious special edition Veyrons. The company has already revealed two of them and recently, the French automaker took to the Dubai Motor Show to introduce us to the third.

The model is officially called the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Meo Constantini. If you’re not familiar with the man, Constantini was a close friend of Ettore Bugatti and was also the head of the Bugatti factory race team for a number of years. So yeah, the two were pretty close and Meo was even a pretty good racecar driver, having won the Targa Florio twice while driving a Type 35.

As for the special edition Veyron, the model distinguishes itself via a number of styling references attributed to the Type 35. The classic blue racing colors - Bugatti calls it "Bugatti Dark Blue Sport" - are an homage to France’s racing heritage. Take a closer look and you’ll notice that a number of components on the body have been rendered in aluminum, including the wings, doors, and the "medallions." These aluminum parts were actually hand-polished and coated with clear lacquer, giving it a pristine shine when under the sun. Meanwhile, on the underside of the rear wing, you’re going to see a silhouette of the historic Targa Florio race course where Constantini scored two victories while his signature was laser-engraved into the aluminum tank and oil caps, all while painted in silver.

Inside, "Gaucho" leather was used to upholster the cabin and complemented pretty nicely by a "Lake Blue" trim on the seat’s side cushions, arm rests, extended center console, door panels, dash panel, instrument panel and steering wheel. Constantini’s signature is also present in the cabin, this time embroidered on the head restraints using a "Bugatti Light Blue Sport" color. The Targa Florio race track is there, too, at cover of the rear center box. Look at the car’s doors and you can take a closer look at various racing scenes from Constantini’s career and vintage car motifs, all laser-engraved into the leather trim.

No power upgrades were made, but the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Meo Constantini still packs an 8.0-liter, W-16 quad-turbo engine that develops 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque, good enough to allow the car to hit 62 mph in 2.6 seconds with a top speed of 253 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about Meo Constantini

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Along with developing some of the coolest cars on Earth, Lamborghini has also developed quite the knack for mixing up some of the greatest colors for its supercars . Despite this massive palette of wonderful hues, some tuners think they have a better idea of what’s best for the Aventador .

We are not talking about any old paint that your local paint company can mix up for you. Nope, we’re talking about a special foil wrap that the folks at Print Tech developed.

To install this intricate orange-red-chrome foliation, Print Tech has tear your Lambo apart, apply the foil, then reassemble the car. No wonder this wrap costs an outrageous &euro10,000 — about $13,760 at the current exchange rates.

Print Tech stated that along with the stunning orange-red shade shown here, customers can choose from a "giant" list of colors, all of them also offered in a matte variant. Sounds pretty cool, but we think we will stick to the colors offered by Lamborghini.

Now, if only we had a little extra scratch after paying off the wrap to actually buy an Aventador ...

On top of this wrap, Print Tech also offers up powder-coated wheels, window tinting and a valve-controlled exhaust system for the Aventador.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador by Print Tech.

Being a bit of a sneakerhead myself, I can appreciate collaborations between the kicks industry and the auto industry. Remember a few years ago when Nike released a special-edition Kobe Bryant sneaker in collaboration with Aston Martin ?

Not to brag, but yes, I have that in my collection.

In any case, the recent LeBron 11/11 Experience held in Miami for LeBron James’ 11th signature sneaker with Nike had a pretty interesting guest during the event: a unique Lamborghini Aventador Roadster that was worked on by auto designer Rich B. Caliente in partnership with Toys for Boys Miami and Lou La Vie.

The special wrap Caliente used on the Aventador was inspired by the first signature release of the LeBron XI, called "King’s Pride." If you know the sneaker game, you might also recognize the South Beach-styled design from the Lebron X Low Championship Pack Edition.

Either way, there aren’t a lot of Lamborghini Aventadors in this world that looks as unique and eye-catching as this one. Kind of makes you wonder why somebody would take off that wrap once the event is offer. It looks awesome on the Aventador and more importantly, fits right into the laid back yet flash lifestyle Miami is known for.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador

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DMC has prepared an impressive catalog of upgrade kits for the Lamborghini Aventador over the years, and it decided that each tenth unit would be marked in a special way.

This new Aventador "Dieci" (Italian for number ten) was specially developed for a customer in Kuwait, and it so happens to mark the 40th DMC-modified Aventador , and along with some pretty cool updates to the exterior and interior, it also received some updates under the hood.

The Aventador wears the "LP700" badge in its name, meaning this model delivers 700 horsepower. However, for the new Dieci edition, DMC changed it to LP900, meaning it boosted the output level to 900 horsepower.

To hit 900 ponies, DMC installed 12 single-intake throttle plates — one per cylinder — then it replaced the fuel pumps, pressure modulators and injection nozzles for better flow, optimized the engine electronics, installed new wiring and added a new titanium exhaust system.

For the exterior updates the new Dieci adds a redesigned spoiler sword and a stunning front-splitter lip, new side skirts, a lightened carbon fiber diffuser and an added tunnel system, plus, of course, a new rear wing spoiler that further improves the aerodynamics at the rear axle.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador Dieci by DMC.

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Hennessey’s Ford GT didn’t get to enjoy its supremacy at the Texas Mile for too awful long. Back in March, it hit a blistering top speed of 267.6 mph at the biannual event in Corpus Christi, Texas. Now it looks as if that record has already been broken.

We cannot confirm that this is an official record just yet, but the above video show a Ford GT prepared by M2K Motorsports hitting a top speed of 278.2 mph. It looks like the new record was confirmed on the Official Texas Mile Facebook Page, so it is well on its way of becoming official.

We have a few details on this Ford GT prepared by M2K Motorsports, but it looks like it delivers somewhere in the 2,000 horsepower area, so it’s no surprise that it cranked out this outrageous top speed.

Check out the above video to see this monster Ford GT hit 278 mph.

Click past the jump to see the Texas Mile teaser video and one of this Ford GT on the dyno

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean Bugatti" Edition

If you’re wondering what the next installment of Bugatti’s Legends Series is going to be, the French automaker may have given an indication with the filing for trademark of the Rembrandt Bugatti name.

If you’re not familiar on the name, Rembrandt is actually the younger brother of Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti and he’s also the man responsible for designing the famous hood ornament on the Bugatti Type 41 Royale .

So why is this all important on this otherwise innocuous October day? Well, it appears that the next Veyron to be included in the Legends Series will bear the Rembrandt Bugatti name, following Jean-Pierre Wimile and Jean Bugatti in that ultra exclusive club.

The patent application was apparently filed with the European Union’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market by Audi ’s intellectual property office for Bugatti. We doubt that Bugatti has a new model in the pipeline that will carry the Rembrandt name, so it seems that the move to trademark the name fits right in line with Bugatti’s recent run of special edition Veyrons.

Click past the jump to read about the first two Veyrons that make up the company’s Legends Series

Source: Autoblog

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