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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.

Lamborghini Celebrating its 50th Anniversary with Grande Giro

One of the most hyped parts of Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary is the Grande Giro parade, a four-day grand tour that will feature over 350 Lamborghini supercars, all of which began their tour at Lombardia, Italy before it finished off at Bologna on the 10th of May. From there, another day of driving ensued before the parade of Lambos reached their destination at company headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese on the 11th.

Needless to say, the whole parade was chronicled by Lamborghini itself. That’s what happens when you celebrate your 50th birthday. You take the time to make it as special as it can be.

In addition to all the special-edition supercars that Lamborghini has unveiled as part of its celebration, including the absolutely bonkers Egoista , the Grande Giro parade has to be considered one of the finest ways to blow out the candles on Lamborghini’s 50th birthday.

Having all those Lamborghini owners sharing in the event only made the parade that much more special.

Click past the jump to watch the four-day Grande Giro parade through the eyes of Lamborghini

Wheels Boutique out of Miami has made its way onto our pages a few times in the past with its 911 Turbo , F430 , Panamera and Supersports , so it’s no surprise to see it sneaking its way onto our pages again today.

This time around, however, it comes bearing a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which is a beauty in its own right with its sporty exterior, luxurious interior and powerful 6.2-liter V-8 engine under the hood. The tuner began by stripping off the front and rear bumpers, the trunk spoiler and the rear diffusor and replacing them all with clear-coated carbon-fiber units to lower the weight, increase aerodynamic efficiency and to simply make it look cooler.

At the corners, Wheels Boutiques used its specialty in rollers to pick out the perfect set of ADV.1 wheels to help round out the package.

No tune is ever complete without a bump in horsepower, which Wheels Boutique was happy to perform. Thanks to a new Akrapovic exhaust system, the engine now produces 575 horsepower and 489 pound-feet of torque.

Click past the jump to see this tune up close

Just when we thought that we knew all there was to know about Lamborghini ’s 50th anniversary celebration , they go ahead and unveil a completely unexpected one-off model. This new model, which is dubbed the Egoista, was shown to a select group of 350 faithful customers at a special dinner that the Italian supercar builder held.

The first thing that strikes us as odd, sans the wild styling, is the name, which translates to “Selfish;” that’s quite an unusual name for a car. The Egoista obviously borrowed a lot of its design language from the recently launched Veneno , with its F1 -style nose and angular body.

The Egoista’s constructed mostly of carbon fiber and aluminum that is coated in a radar-absorbent material to help keep the cops from clocking you while flying down the highway – fortunately, this is only a concept, so Lambo can do as it pleases with the coating. Orange highlights the car in various areas, including the super-styled wheels and inside the intakes. The oddest of the orange accents is the orange-tinted front windshield.

Click past the jump to read more about the Egoista

UPDATE 5/13/2013: Lamborghini has released additional information and images of the Egoista. See more after the jump.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you might have missed out on the Dubai Police’s lineup of new cars. And if you didn’t know any better, you might have guessed that this was some kind of ostentatious joke by the Middle Eastern country.

But the latest video seems to suggest otherwise, as three of the cars dressed up in the PD’s now famous white and green livery were filmed patrolling the highways of Dubai. That, or the police just wanted to show motorists - that includes you, Justin Bieber - the kind of cars that will be hunting them down should they decide to break some traffic laws.

These cars aren’t Ford Crown Victorias, fellas. These are some of the fastest and most powerful cars on the planet and if you think that you can provoke them to a car chase and get away with it, well, we don’t like your chances one bit.

Click past the jump to see more of the Dubai Police’s cop cars

Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary is gearing up to be quite a celebration for the Italian automaker. Numerous plans have already been unveiled, including a number of special edition Lamborghinis, including the Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50.

From this special-edition model that’ll undoubtedly get the attention it deserves from buyers, another highlight celebration for Lamborghini is the Grande Giro .

After much hype and buzz, Lamborghini officially kicked off the Grande Giro and boy, did it do so in grand style.

Painstaking preparations were made to ensure that all the Lambo exotics participating in the long-distance run were in tip-top shape. From the classic Miuras to the modern-day Aventadors , there are no shortages of Raging Bulls participating in the event. And the video above gives us a close look at all the preparations and the start of Grande Giro.

Now that’s how you celebrate your 50th anniversary. Bravo, Lamborghini!

Click past the jump to read more about Lamborghini’s Grande Giro run as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

No, this is not a camouflaged prototype of the McLaren MP4-12C . This is an actual MP4-12C that’s been dressed by McLaren dealer Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut.

So what did they use to dress this up?

Apparently, the vinyl wrap used to decorate this MP4-12C is the same camouflage patterns McLaren uses for its own prototypes. Since Miller Motorcars is a certified McLaren dealer, we’re guessing that they got some sort of blessing from Woking, England to cover this MP4-12C with this camouflaged pattern. The dealer even has a name for it: the Greenwich Special Edition.

It’s also a pre-owned vehicle with some mileage on it, but for the sheer uniqueness of it all, its $259,035 price tag might be a little justified. And if for nothing else, the prospective buyer can take comfort knowing that he’s buying a supercar that’s unique to its own.

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

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In Dubai, the Lamborghini Aventador serves as a police car , but in Bologna, the supercar has a different, but equally special purpose. It serves as a "Follow Me" vehicle to guide taxiing aircraft. The Aventador Follow Me will act as a guide car from May 6th to May 19th as a publicity stunt for the company’s 50th anniversary.

The Aventador Follow Me Car features a white and red exterior theme and features a light bar on the roof to help guide the aircraft. Everything else remains unchanged, including the V-12 engine found under the hood.

This means that at the airport, the Aventador will unleash its usual 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. With this power, the car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds while topping out at 217 mph.

Plenty fast to guide aircraft…

Click past the jump to read more about Lamborghini’s other ways to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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Shortly after Ferrari unveiled the LaFerrari supercar , it was rumored that Maserati would unveil a supercar based on the LaFerrari. The model was supposed to be a successor for the 2004 MC12 supercar and we assumed it would arrive in 2015.

An announcement by company Maserati Harald J Wester in a recent interview with AutoExpress confirmed that the company isn’t planning to build a hypercar based on the Ferrari LaFerrari.

Instead, Maserati will focus on developing the new-generation GranCabrio and GranTurismo. After these two are finished, there will also be a new smaller sports car . However, contrary to previous rumors, the new sports car won’t be based on the Alfa Romeo 4C because this will require "to create a more sporty, all-new body for Maserati."

The new sports car will be a two-seat model and will be smaller in size when compared to the next GranTurismo.

Click past the jump to read more about Maserati’s future sports car.

Source: AutoExpress

When we showed you Revozport’s program for the Ferrari F12berlinetta , you may have noticed that there was a Ferrari California in the background of one of the photos.

Apparently, that wasn’t an accident because Revozport also did work on the California. Say hello to the RZF-California aero kit.

Like the F12berlinetta, the California also received numerous aerodynamic components from the Hong Kong-based tuning company. Enough to even turn some heads in the direction of the senior supercar in Ferrari’s lineup.

It’s easy to ignore the California these days because it doesn’t carry the same styling language as the rest of the lineup. But with Revozport’s program, you won’t have to worry about your California being left out of aftermarket-program fun.

And to its credit, Revozport did a pretty impressive job on the supercar, giving it a more refined look while also providing enough downforce to allow the California to make the most of its 4.3 liter V-8 engine that nets 483 horsepower and 373 pound-feet of torque.

Click past the jump to read more about Revozport’s program for the Ferrari California

The Ferrari F12berlinetta looks and performs like its ready to throw down with nearly any supercar on the planet. To be honest, it really doesn’t need any aesthetic upgrades because it already looks pretty darn special.

But don’t tell that to tuning company Revozport who decided to give the F12berlinetta a new styling program that provides a more elegant look while retaining the classic styling of the supercar. It even gave the program a name: the RZF-12.

It’s definitely an acquired taste, especially for the price Revozport is charging for it (check that one out after the jump). Plus, it doesn’t have a performance upgrade, which means that the F12berlinetta retains its 6.3-liter V-12 engine that produces 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque with a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

We won’t blame you if you passed on this aftermarket kit, but if you had the money to spare, plus an F12berlinetta for that matter, then you might find the appeal in it.

Click past the jump to check out Revozport’s new carbon fiber components for the Ferrari F12berlinetta


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