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.
For most kids in the world, the biggest joy will be to drive the bike he or she always dreamed about. But how about a Ferrari F430? No, not a toy one; a real-life one with a 483-horsepower, V-8 engine under the hood and that sprints to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Yeah, that one.
Apparently, to these two Indian children, who look no older than 8-years old, this powerful supercar is a toy. This is all too evident with just how well they handle this machine on the public roadway.
Apparently, the two childrens’ parents were there, or at least some adults were there filming, so we can only assume they had permission. However, we cannot stress enough to you just how stupid it is to let your kids take control of any car, let alone a powerful supercar. Especially when the need the New York City telephone book to see over the steering wheel…
Audi must’ve missed Tony Stark so much. Or you can probably say the same thing vice versa.
Either way, the two have reunited after a brief split during the “Avengers” and the second time around appears to have come with a serious lovefest for both parties. It was only a few days ago when Audi released a commercial for the R8 e-Tron featuring no less than Robert Downey Jr in it.
Well, they followed that one up pretty quickly with another ad, this time for the new R8 with Downey again reprising his role, small as it may be, of Tony Stark.
If there’s one thing these promotional tie-ups have shown us, it’s that you get copious amounts of mileage for both companies, something Audi must be happy to have, especially when you consider that the new Audi R8, with its 525-horsepower 5.2-liter V-10 engine with a top speed of 195 mph, is apparently "Iron Man Approved".
Imagine the things you can do in 13 seconds. Not a lot, right?
Well, this aftermarket-tuned Nissan GT-R can do a whole lot in that span of time, enough even to hit speeds in excess of 186 mph.
Understandably, this isn’t your regular Nissan GT-R. It’s not even your regular tuned GT-R. This bad boy is the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+; a car that carries an unimaginable amount of power to the tune of 1,700 horsepower.
The fellas over at DragTimes managed to capture a video of the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ giving new meaning to the phrase breakneck speed, putting a whooping on the GT-R until it reached 186 mph in just 12.87 seconds.
But that’s not all. If you need to cover a mile in this nasty machine, you can accomplish that in just 22.77 seconds with speeds of around 233 mph. Make no mistake, the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ is capable of such numbers because of the mind-numbing output it can produce.
Click past the jump to know more about the Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12
A few days ago, the Guinness Book of World Records stripped the Veyron Super Sport of its "fastest production car" record due a violation of the official rules. Apparently, the Veyron used to set the speed record had its speed limiter disable, thereby negating the “production car” part of the record. Now, with the Veyron officially losing its crown, the SSC Ultimate Aero re-claimed the title.
According to SSC this is not how it wanted to get the title back to them, but it is good enough until the SSC Tuatara will be ready to show what it can do.
SSC Ultimate Aero set its record back in 2007 on a public highway in Washington when it was able to hit an impressive top speed of 256.14 mph (412.22 km/h). The Ultimate Aero kept the title of the fastest production car until 2010 when a Veyron Super Sport was able to hit a top speed of 267.8 mph (430.98 km/h).
Hit the jump for the press release and more on the SSC Ultimate Aero.
The latest Mercedes SLS model reviewed by Chris Harris was the Black Series version. Today, however, he went from the most powerful supercar developed by Mercedes to its first electric one: the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. The test was performed at the Circuit Paul Ricard and, as usual, he offers a pretty amazing test drive and some cool insight on the electric supercar.
The SLS AMG Electric Drive is powered by four electric motors – one at each wheel. This system delivers a total of 740 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds, making it only 0.2 seconds slower than its gasoline bother and 0.5 seconds faster than the Tesla Model S.
Be patient and watch the full 20-minutes video. We can assure you it’s totally worth the time spent.
There’s something to be said for a country that doesn’t lack in wealthy people to have a police department with a patrol car like this.
In yet another example of Dubai’s fascination for high-priced exotic cars, the country’s police department has taken delivery of a patrol car unlike any other: a Lamborghini Aventador.
Now, understand. Supercar’s aren’t that uncommon in Dubai so it might be a good idea for the police to go after these exotics with an exotic of its own. You know, to “level the playing the field.”
But that doesn’t take away from the bombastic nature of having a 700-horsepower Italian supercar with a six-figure price tag serving as a law enforcement vehicle. It’s not out of the stretch of the imagination that these Aventador will be mostly a "display" police car and won’t be used in official duty.
But still, there’s a level of unrest seeing car like this in your rearview mirror with its lights flashing.
Click past the jump to see more exotics turned into police cars - for whatever reason
The 24 Hours of LeMons is finally upon us. Well, it’s actually been quietly crossing the nation since it kicked off on March 16th at Carolina Motorsports Park, but this is the first cool thing we have seen from it thus far.
One of the key rules of the LeMons circuit is that the car must not cost you more than $500 total, which includes buying and fixing your heap-of-choice – sans safety stuff, of course. Well, the last thing you would ever expect to see in this group of barely running rust buckets is a Ferrari P4/5, right?
Well, get that irony train rolling, as that is exactly what was there. No, no one managed to bamboozle some rich dude into selling a P4/5 for $500; this was just Jim Glickenhaus heading up the field at the Monticello, New York race that took place on April 6th and 7th.
You can check out the above video, which is shot from the pace truck, to see this $4 million one-off prancing horse leading a pack of rundown jalopies. As an added bonus, if you watch the whole video, you also get to see the pace truck haul the first casualty – a mid-1980s Dodge Charger – of off the track.
Recently, Al & Eds took a crack at the Aventador, giving it a new aero kit and a modest performance tune that gives the mighty Italian supercar a little extra juice. The first trick was to give the Aventador a new body kit, which Al & Eds succeeded in doing with new body panels made from carbon fiber. A larger apron with bigger air inlets was installed, as was a new front lip with its own daytime driving lights.
There are also new front wings, a new hood with air inlets, a new carbon-fiber diffuser that is integrated into the new carbon-fiber rear apron, and a carbon-fiber rear wing.
After doing all that, Al & Eds coated the carbon-fiber panels with a bright orange paint, thus establishing the wicked look of this raging bull. From there, the work went to the supercar’s 6.5-liter V-12 engine, which was tuned to produce 754 horsepower, an increase of 54 ponies from the standard 700-horsepower output of the Aventador.
With those upgrades in tow, it wouldn’t surprise us the least if this tuned Lambo can clock a top speed of over 220 mph.
Click past the jump to read a few things about the Aventador
The perks of being a Formula One driver appear to be endless. If being privileged to occupy one of the 20, or so, seats in the grid isn’t cool enough, a driver like multiple-time world champion Fernando Alonso certainly has one of the coolest perks of any driver outside of the racetrack.
The lead Ferrari driver gets to take tours of the automaker’s facilities while also being fawned and fought over wherever he goes. It’s a good life, indeed.
But one of the biggest benefits of being a driver on a team like Ferrari is the kind of access you have to some of the company’s biggest projects. Recently, the two-time driver’s champion paid a visit to the company’s facility in Maranello where he met some of Ferrari’s best and brightest engineers.
But the real highlight of Alonso’s visit was the chance to sit behind the wheel of the LaFerrari and take it for a spin around the track. Not a lot of people get to do that and Alonso looks right at home driving that 900-horsepower supercar.
Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari LaFerrari
Bugatti may have officially lost the fastest production car record, but it certainly appears that the French automaker isn’t too bummed out about it.
Nope, Bugatti’s got more important things to think about these days and just today, it gave us an idea of what important things it’s up to with the release of a mysterious teaser on its Facebook page.
The automaker’s keeping mum on details, opting only to say that "It’s almost time for us to share the latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance".
Immediately, we thought about the 1,600-horsepower Bugatti SuperVeyron, a vehicle that first made headlines last year and has since become one of the most eagerly anticipated supercar debuts of the year.
Bugatti’s message on the social media site also included a little piece of nugget, telling us to "keep a close eye on Facebook over the next few days".
Something tells us that we’re all in for a pretty interesting week if Bugatti lives up to its word of showing us the "latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance".
In the meantime, click past the jump to check out what we think of the Bugatti SuperVeyron.