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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British magazine, EVO, did one of the most amazing test drives we have seen in the past few months: it put two of the greatest supercars of yesteryear, the McLaren F1 and the Ferrari F40 , against their biggest rivals in an attempt to see which one is the best.

The result is a 17-minute video that brings together models like Porsche Carrera GT , Noble M600 , Pagani Zonda F and Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV . We don’t know about you, but we don’t really care what model was the best, we just want to enjoy this great show.

This video also serves as proof of just how much skill it took to pilot the older supercars . You needed to practically be a professionally trained F1 driver to handle them. Be sure you will turn up the volume as for sure there are lots of great sounds you will want to enjoy!

Mecum Auctions - Monterey 2013 Preview

An event like the Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey, California will always draw a crowd. But unlike most auto shows, the type of crowd that goes to these events are the ones that are ready to plop down the checkbook once they see something they want.

With multitude of auctions on tap, one in particular that’s worth mentioning is the Mecum Auctions. Scheduled to take place from August 15 to 17, beginning at 10 a.m. everyday, the Mecum Auctions will feature some of the finest classics you’ll ever get to see in one setting, a fitting tribute to the esteem of the auction as a can’t-miss event during the week-long festivities.

This year, the Mecum Auctions will have its share of classics with estimated auction prices in the millions for some, if not most, of the models.

That’s the prestige attached to the Mecum Auctions and one that’s rightfully earned.

Click past the jump to read about a few of the classics that will headline the 2013 Mecum Auctions this week

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A few days ago, BMW unveiled the first official details on the upcoming i8 supercar and after that, the company invited some journalists to its test track in Miramas, France for a testing session. This video presents the filmed first test drive of the i8 sports car and offers a closer look of the plug-in hybrid sports car.

The BMW i8 is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that delivers 231 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. Driving the front wheels is an electric motor that produces 131 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The Bimmer i8 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 155 mph.

The production version BMW i8 will be unveiled in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show . On the U.S. market the model will be offered as a 2015 model year.

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Launched just a few day ago, the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse has already had its first extreme testing, as the folks over sportauto.de pushed the newest Gallardo to its limit. Test driver Christian Gebhardt was behind the wheel and he looks rather comfortable in the seat of the speedy Lambo .

We would be quite comfy too, as the new Squadra Corse is powered by the same V-10 engine used in the Gallardo Super Trofeo racecar, which delivers 570 horsepower — 10 horsepower more than the base Gallardo . This is enough power to sprint the new supercar to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, to 124 mph in just 10.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 198 mph. This hopped-up Gallardo checks in at $259,100.

Enjoy the video and do not forget to turn up the volume really high so you can hear the V-10 engine in all its glory!

Up to this point, there aren’t a lot of Lamborghini Avenatador programs that can match wits with what DMC did with its Molto Veloce kit . You can make a case for Mansory , but the Swiss tuner is mostly an outlier in the tuning business.

Now, it looks like SR Auto Group has one that can give DMC Tuning a run for its money. Using the iconic LIberty Walk body kit from Japan , SR Auto Group was able to give the Aventador the kind of sinister aftermarket work that only makes what’s already a beastly looking exotic even more intimidating.

The two-tone finish given to the Aventador, courtesy of the LIberty Walk body kit, can’t be understated because the complementary shades add even more aggressiveness to the Lambo supercar .

With the kit firmly placed, SR Auto Group added the final touches to an impressive body kit, dressing up the Italian supercar with its own brand of wheels, emphatically giving the Aventador a mesmerizing look that’s almost impossible to ignore.

Under the hood, SR Auto Group figured what Lambo did was good enough and left the 690-horsepower V-12 alone. This means it retains the base 2.9-second sprint to 60 mph and 217 mph top speed.

Click past the jump to read more about what SR Auto Group - and Liberty Walk - did to the Lamborgini Aventador

Infiniti EMERG-E

The long-awaited Infiniti supercar is drawing closer and closer to making its debut. No official date was given on an arrival date, that is until now.

According to a new report by Autocar, Infiniti appears set to launch its supercar sometime between 2017 and 2018.

That’s the awesome news. What’s still murky is details surrounding the car’s aesthetics, something Infiniti’s European boss, Fintan Knight, admits is still in the "layout evaluation" phase. Rumors have pointed to styling influences attributed to the Essence and Emerg-e , which would be really awesome if that were the case.

Likewise, the supercar’s powertrain is still being discussed, although the prevailing thought seems to point to a V-6 engine that will work in sync with an electric motor.

You can also expect a certain level of F1 knowledge that will be used on the supercar, a luxury afforded by the brand’s involvement with Red Bull Racing and reigning F1 champion and current Director of Performance, Sebastian Vettel .

It certainly goes without saying that Infiniti’s recent model expansion is attributed to the company’s plans to become more of a player in the industry. A number of new models are already being prepared for debuts in the coming years with the unquestioned highlight being the "still-in-development" supercar that will show its face for the first time as early as 2017.

Click past the jump to read about the Infiniti Emerg-E Concept

Source: Autocar

Fernando Alonso has a pretty cool job. On top of driving for one of the most storied Formula One teams in history and getting paid millions to do so, Alonso also gets the treat of giving some of Ferrari’s newest supercars a personal shakedown.

Not many people will pass on trading jobs with the two-time F1 champ, that much we can tell you.

While Alonso did have a pretty pedestrian showing at the recent Hungarian Grand Prix — he finished fifth after starting fifth — his time in Hungary was hardly a waste, especially after he was given a chance to take the mighty Ferrari LaFerrari out for a spin at the famed Hungaroring in Hungary, the same site of the F1 race held last weekend.

Normally, anybody who gets a chance to drive a supercar of the stature of the LaFerrari would be sweating bullets all over the place, probably even ruining the fine leather interior cabin of the Italian exotic.

But Alonso is considered one of the best drivers in the world for a reason; he makes it all look easy. Probably not as easy as driving the F12berlinetta in the middle of an interview, but easy nonetheless.

Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari LaFerrari

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Earlier this this Vorsteiner announced the McLaren-V Concept which seemed to preview the new MP4-VX tuning kit that was just announced. The kit was unveiled last night at the Vorsteiner headquarters in Garden Grove, California.

Of course that the new McLaren MP4-12C is a great car and we love the way it looks like, but it seems that the folks over Vorsteiner wanted to tweak its appearance just a little. And tweak it they certainly did! Too bad there’s no upgrades under the hood, but the standard 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with its 616 horsepower 443 pound-feet of torque that launched the supercar to 60 mph in as little as 3 seconds seems good enough.

Vorsteiner’s new kit was built using the latest dry carbon fiber pre-preg autoclave technology and it transforms the MP4-12C into an even more aggressive-looking supercar. On top of that, the tuner even added a set of wheels top help round out the look.

Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren MP4-VX by Vorsteiner.

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Today, DMC announced a special kit based on the new Ferrari F12berlinetta . Called the DMC F12 "SPIA" Middle East Edition, the new package adds a little bit more power to the car’s V-12 engine and transforms the look of the supercar with a new aerodynamic kit.

A base Ferrari F12 makes good use of a 6.3-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower, more than any street-legal Ferrari before. DMC however, managed to increase the output to a total of 755 horsepower. As a result the new F12 Spia can hit a top speed of 219 mph. In order to milk the extra ponies from the V-12 powerhouse extra power, DMC remapped the ECU and added a new titanium exhaust, which also improves the engine’s sound.

DMC also replaced the base wheels with a set of 22-inch wheels and new sport springs that offers a better handling. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli sport tires, sized 255/30 up front and 335/25 on the rear. Buyers can order the wheels in Virgin Gold, Brushed Alloy with Black (pictured), or any other finish desired by the clientele.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari F12 Middle East Edition by DMC.

It seems a little odd for Wheelsandmore to release a tuning program strangely named "Summerheat".

But that’s exactly what the German aftermarket company did, and it used an Aston Martin DBS Volante to showcase its new project. The DBS Volante is impressive enough in its own right, but Wheelsandmore managed to give it the right kind of performance and handling bump that gives the British sports car some spicy new credentials.

It’s hard to imagine a car like the DBS Volante getting even more premium upgrades, let alone one that gives it a nice uptick in the power department. But such is the touch of Wheelsandmore.

Every time we think this aftermarket company has pushed its tuning skills to the limit, it comes back and proves us wrong time and time again.

It’s work on the DBS Volante is only the latest in a long line of examples that we hope doesn’t end now or any time soon.

Click past the jump to read about what Wheelsandmore did to the since christened "Summerheat" Aston Martin DBS Volante


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