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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.

Q by Aston Martin — the sports car’s customization department — has brought us some gorgeous example in recent history. Whether it was the CC100 Speedster Concept that was introduced at last year’s Geneva Motor Show or Q’s first stab at the Vanquish Volante , Aston’s customization program has been a veritable hit factory.

Like a gift that just keeps on giving, Q by Aston Martin has released two addition models at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, giving us an idea of just how talented the customization division really is.

Unlike last year’s Red Ember-finished Vanquish Volante , this one is a little more subdued, but no less incredible in its own special way. Sometimes subtle touches trump over-the-top modifications when it comes to making a fantastic custom ride. And subtlety is exactly what this custom Vanquish Volante ozzes from every pore.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante by Q

Rev battles are pretty common in the supercar world, especially when people want to play "which is better" among competing models.

There are times though when the subject of these rev wars are supercars wearing the same badge. Even rarer is when these supercars who wear the same badges are actually the predecessor/successor to one another.

That’s what we have here with the Ferrari Enzo and the Ferrari LaFerrari , two of Maranello’s fastest and most powerful supercars. We all know that the LaFerrari traces its lineage to the Enzo, the ultra limited, exotic Ferrari built back in 2003 to showcase what happens when you put Formula One technology into a street-legal car.

A full decade later, the LaFerrari was born and, similar to the Enzo, it became the epitome of Ferrari engineering.

So excuse us if we admit to salivating at the sight and sounds of these two uber hypercars try to one-up each other in engine noise. Don’t worry, we won’t judge any of you if feel the same way.

As always, the best way to enjoy this video is to turn up the volume, sit back, relax, and hit play.

Mansory sure wasn’t kidding when it described its Carbonado GT program for the Lamborghini Aventador as an overdose in carbon fiber.

To be more specific, the Swiss tuner used a carbon-fiber weave with a stealth look, which apparently is what it uses exclusively in a lot of its programs. That should be cause for confusion for those not privy to such technological marvel, but its all in a days work for Mansory.

In a lot of ways, the Swiss tuner has made a living out of these fanciful programs. Some of these projects have been knocked out of the park, while some have been complete whiffs. That said, the roster that Mansory has brought to Geneva , specifically the Carbonado GT, has been a showcase on why the company is considered one of the most exclusive aftermarket tuners in the business.

For better or for worse, Mansory wants to overwhelm even the most hardened of skeptics. And with the Carbonado GT program for the Lamborghini Aventador, and that’s precisely what it accomplished.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado GT By Mansory.

Missed out on the first three models of Bugatti’s Legends Series ?

Don’t worry, because Bugatti has a new one out that should give you more reason to part with $2.7 million.

This time around, Bugatti is paying homage to Rembrandt Bugatti, the brother of founder Ettore Bugatti and considered as one of the most famous sculptors of the 20th century.

The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti Edition distinguishes itself with a bronze clear-coated carbon exterior — a tip of the hat to the preferred material Rembrandt Bugatti used in many of his sculptures. Just below it on the lower area of the car, a light brown shade was used to make the two-tone finish pop more than it already does.

This is a Veyron after all, and even the minimal attempts at "popping-out" the color can be construed as unnecessary, but for the price customers have to pay and the uber-limited nature of the supercar — it’s limited to three units — these types of things distinguish it from other Veyrons.

Aside from the colors, you might also notice that the Bugatti horseshoe and the EB logo on the back of the car were given a platinum look, and the oil cap features a laser etching of Rembradnt’s signature. Rounding out the exterior aesthetics of this Veyron are alloy wheels that have been painted in two shades of brown — "Firefinch" and "Light Noix" — visually complementing the rustic bronze color of the supercar.

Moving inside, Bugatti’s choice of leather for the cabin is a light brown "Cognac" leather upholstery with the dancing elephant ornament on the rear center box. Apparently, Rembrandt Bugatti loved sculpting elephants and this particular one was also used as the hood ornament for the Bugatti Type 41 Royale.

Other features of note on the interior include a platinum EB logo on the steering wheel, the same bronze clear-coated carbon finish on the center console and braided leather for the door trims.

With the arrival of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Bugatti’s Legends Series now adds up to four released models with only two left to be showcased at a later date.

Click past the jump to read more about Rembrandt Bugatti.

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Friday was February 28, 2014, and if you are a fan of boutique supercar makers, you likely remember that as the date that Arash revealed its all-new supercar . Well here it is, folks. Meet the new Arash AF8.

The car is all-new and features a design that takes some of the best parts of Arash’s previous models and blends them together into one stunning machine. Power still comes from a GM-sourced, LS7 7.0-liter V-8 that produces 550 horsepower; enough to push the AF8 to 200 mph.

Keeping all those carbon body panels together is a chassis that is built from a collection of steel, aluminum and carbon. Items like the side-impact beams are made from high-strength steel, while the roll cage system is strengthened with carbon. My favorite part is the floor, which has been made with a Kevlar-carbon composite to provide “ballistic” protection against stones and road debris.

When it comes to making your supercar sound awesome, a “ballistic protection” floor is a great place to start.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Arash AF8.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

The wait is finally over for Lamborghini fans yearning for a closer look at the upcoming 2015 Huracán as the Italian automaker goes live with the supercar ’s online configurator.

The interactive site guides users through the steps of customizing their own Huracán with exterior and interior color choices, interior material choices, wheel design and even brake caliper color. The Huracán lives up to the hype about its refinement over the Gallardo it replaces by offering several swanky color combinations both inside and out. Dark browns, deep reds, and cream-colored leathers with dark Alcantara inserts are all part of color palette with no fewer than 28 options.

Exterior colors are no less plentiful with 18 shades to choose from. Rest assured, the loud colors infamous on Lambos are still available such as lime green, retina-burning yellow, and fire truck red – though the color names are distinctly more Italian on the website.

Two unique 20-inch wheels can be had and the massive brake calipers have five color options. Two different engine covers are available: the all-glass option perfect for showing off that beautiful 5.2-liter V-10, or the more traditional black louvered cover.

The Huracán is set to officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show going on March 4th and 5th. Production won’t start until this spring, but Lamborghini says it’s already booked over 700 orders for the all-new supercar. The Huracán’s price is expected to increase over the Gallardo. Estimates average around $275,000 for the starting price. Sales will begin during the summer with the official pricing announced closer to time. Lamborghini will assuredly announce more information about the car during the Geneva festivities, so stay tuned for the additional details.

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

Source: Lamborghini
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Rumors about a possible Koenigsegg One:1 special edition started to surface on the Internet a long while back. Initially, the odd usage of the number one in its name was because it will be a one-off model, but as more details came out we found that this is actually because the car has one horsepower per kg — an almost unobtainable feat.

Unfortunately, the One:1 is not only fast, but it is also super-rare, as only six units will be released. On top of that, all six units have been sold for a handsome sum of about $2.4 million, with the majority of them heading to the Chinese market.

With its limited numbers and huge power output, the Koenigsegg One:1 will become an almost immediate legend in the supercar world.

Updated 2/28/14: Koenigsegg revealed the One:1 to the world to loads of ohhs and ahhs. You can see all of the details after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the upcoming Koenigsegg One:1.


When Bugatti announced that it was building a set of special-edition models, it was only a matter of time before demand for those limited-edition exotics would find their respective owners.

Well, Bugatti has launched three of its “Les Légendes de Bugatti” editions and all nine models of these three models have been sold out. The three models that have been released so far paid homage to three Bugatti pioneers, including Jean-Pierre Wimille , Jean Bugatti , and Meo Constantini . Each of these models carried unique design traits about themselves that were tied up to the Bugatti legends that adorned their name so it wasn’t surprising that demand for these Legends editions were high.

"The Legends edition is a great success for Bugatti," Bugatti president Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber said. "The response from our customers is amazing. These are automotive works of art, which each tell a part of Bugatti’s history.”

But while Bugatti is reveling at the success of its Legends series, customers who missed out on the first three models shouldn’t despair. Three more models are expected to be unveiled to close out the series with the fourth one expected to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Like its predecessors, the fourth model, is reportedly going to be named the Veyron Grand Vitesse "Elisabeth Janek, one of the first and most successful women to race in a Bugatti.

It’ll be interesting what kind of treatment the Veyron Grand Vitesse "Elisabeth Janek" is going to receive. Judging by the first three models of the Legends Series, we won’t be shocked if it follows in the same vein with a unique styling that’s all its own.

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti Legend models.

It’s understandable that Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti Edition will get a lot of the love at the Geneva Motor Show . But don’t start thinking that it’s the only Veyron in attendance because Mansory won’t have any of it.

That’s because the Swiss tuner brought its own Veyron to the party, or to be more specific, its new Vivere program for the mighty Bugatti supercar .

This isn’t the first time Bugatti has been the subject of Mansory’s tender love and affection. But unlike its predecessor, the Vincero , the Vivere is, shall we say, a little more comprehensive on the facelift front, even if there’s a conspicuous absence of any sort of engine upgrade.

Maybe Mansory forgot to add one, or it just thought the program was best suited for aesthetic and aerodynamic upgrades only. Either way, it sure does liven up the Veyron , even if "livening up the Veyron" doesn’t necessarily translate to a better program.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Bugatti Veyron Vivere by Mansory

Lotus Esprit

Lotus ’ on-again, off-again stance on the production of the since stalled Esprit V8 supercar has seen its fair share of fence-jumping.

But recently, a high-ranking Lotus executive brought new life to the Esprit V8, even if he stopped short of confirming that the company was going to build it.

Speaking to Motoring Australia during the recent launch of the 2014 Exige S Roadster, Lotus brand manager for Australia and New Zealand, Alastair Manihera, hinted that the company hasn’t completely abandoned the Esprit V8, or at least not to the extent that has been reported in the past.

"Contrary to popular belief the factory is keeping its options open," Manihera said, before adding that no timetable has been set on when or where the super car is going to be built.

While that’s far from a confirmation, Manihera did leave out the possibility of Lotus eventually building the supercar and that’s more than you can ask for given the spate of ever-changing directions the company has been having in the past few years.

What we do know is that there’s interest, both within Lotus and fans of the Esprit to see the supercar return for the first time since 2004. It’s no secret that the Esprit, specifically the concept version that was shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, has a future in the industry as a car that could be a nice alternative to more high-priced models out there.

So even if there’s still no commitment coming from Lotus regarding the fate of the Esprite V8, the mere fact that one executive is still optimistic about its chances is good enough for us to keep hoping and praying that the concept that wowed us in Paris back in 2010 will finally get to strut its stuff on the road.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lotus Esprit Supercar.

Source: Motoring

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