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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.

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What’s the best way to start a new year? There are limitless answers to this question of course, but YouTube user Marchettino had the best experience yet in our opinion, as he got to drive his friend’s Ferrari F12berlinetta through the hills of the French Coast! He also said that in the past he had the chance to have the same experience behind the wheel of a Ferrari Enzo !

As a reminder, the F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. The engine features a sports exhaust system with a dual end pipes that create a the magical note you can hear in this video.

It’s not only the exhaust note that makes this video so cool, but also those winding roads and the incredible scenery that the F12 flies through. We’re sure you’re gonna love this one.

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This weekend not only marks the beginning of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show , but also the launch date of the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 43rd edition of the auction will be a special one, as the company prepared a series of special vehicles that will be auctioned to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.

One of these vehicles is a 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 owned by Simon Cowell. When Cowell bought the Veyron back in 2008, it was the fastest street-legal vehicle in America, so this makes it even more special.

The car comes with only 1,300 miles on the odometer and all of them were with Cowell at the helm. It features a custom black paint with black interior — this is one of just a few Veyrons offered in American in this configuration. The car also benefits from a full one-year, extended factory warranty offered directly through Bugatti.

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti Veyron 16.4

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It’s not always a good thing to let your mind run completely wild, but every now and again a good things do happen when you let go for a bit. And this McLaren P1 by German Special Customs is one of those times when it may have been better to just ignore those little voices in your head. This thing — that’s about all we can classify it as — is among the first tuning kits offered for the P1 , and we can only hope that future ones will look better.

What’s interesting about this new "Night Glow" package is that GSC managed to increase the 3.8-liter engine’s output to more than 1,000 horsepower, representing an increase of more than 100 horses over the base version.

In order to obtain this increase, GSC installed a new exhaust system with two round 100 mm (3.9-inch) exhaust tips, which were inspired by the driving engine of a fighter jet.

So far so good, but this is where things start to fall apart for this tuned P1.

Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1 "Night Glow" by German Special Customs.

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At the beginning of 2013, Novitec Rosso unveiled its N-Largo package for the Ferrari F12berlinetta , but up to this point, we haven’t had the chance to see the car in action nor have we heard its V-12 engine roar.

Today, however, Christian Gebhardt revealed a video of the new F12 N-Largo revving its engine and of it in action on the track. The test drive was made by the folks over at VOS - Vison of Speed.

As a reminder, Ferrari F12 N-Largo by Novitec Rosso was equipped with specially calibrated mapping for the fuel injection and ignition systems, allowing the V-12 engine will deliver a total of 763 horsepower — an increase of 23 horsepower over the F12berlinetta’s standard 740 horsepower. Top speed was also increased from 211 to 214 mph.

The tuner also included an aerodynamic kit made completely from carbon fiber, an updated interior and new set of wheels.

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On November 30, 2013, Paul Walker was involved in a horrific crash that cost him his life. Back then it was not known how Roger Rodas — the driver at the time of the accident and former race car driver — lost the control of the Porsche Carrera GT . It was pretty clear that speed was the main factor, but there was no official cause provided by the police.

Now, according to the final report from the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, it looks like the Carrera GT was driving at more than 100 mph before the moment of impact. Police officials said that the car was headed east on Hercules Street "at an unsafe speed, approximately 100+ mph," lost control for some "unknown reasons," and hit both a tree and a light post. The car then spun around another 180 degrees, hit another tree and burst into flames.

The same report stated that Rodas was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

After his death, Universal Studios announced that the release date for the new series in the Fast and Furious franchise was moved from July 2014 to April 10, 2015.

This final piece is hopefully the final piece of news regarding this tragedy and serves as a reminder that no matter how good of a driver you are and how awesome the car is, always save the crazy driving for the race track...

Click past the jump to watch a cool tribute to Paul Walker.

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Snow is a problem most folks in the U.S., but it looks like in Russians have dug up a way to have a lot of fun in it. After all, it’s not like they can avoid the white stuff anyways. This guy wanted to see how good his Mercedes SLS AMG can handle the snow, so he took it out for an extreme drifting session, and as you can see, he does a pretty incredible job.

From the looks of it, this is the first version of the SLS AMG , which is powered by a 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V-8 engine that delivers a total of 571 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 197 mph.

Do not try this at home, as we’re willing to bet this guy has some incredible driving skills.

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Having the chance to see an Ultima GTR out on the streets is quite rare, but not impossible. In its base format, the GTR makes use of a 6.3-liter V-8 from Chevy that delivers a total 534 horsepower and 528 pound-feet of torque, but this is no typical GTR..

The model in action here is powered by a Ford GT engine with a Heffner Performance Twin Turbo kit that pushes the engine to 850 horsepower. Just imagine the amazing performance figures given the fact that this GTR weights just a tad over 2,600 pounds.

In this video the folks over at Driving Force Club took the Ultima GTR for a little test drive, giving us the opportunity to hear the amazing sound delivered by the engine and the drone of the turbos. After getting a good listen to that beastly engine, the fellas took it out for some awesome hooning in the rain.

805-horsepower GTR + wet and empty parking lot = lots of donuts and drifts! Enjoy...

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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

A Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is priced at $445,300, which is quite a lot for most people. But what if we would tell you that you can get it for "free?" Well, maybe not totaly free, as you will have to buy a penthouse in Damac Maison, The Dubai Mall Street, which starts at about $2 million. This offer comes as part of the 2014 Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) promotion.

Company official said "Customers buying a penthouse in Damac Maison, the Dubai Mall Street during DSF will be given a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador roadster with their purchase."

Damac Maison, The Dubai Mall Street is Damac’s first service hotel apartment project and was designed by German architects Koschany & Zimmer. Seems like a good deal to us.

The same company announced that buyers of other properties will get either a BMW or a Mini Cooper , depending on the size of the house bought.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.

Source: Emirates247

The Japanese really do know how to make an impression, especially when it comes to modifications to Italian supercars . Such is the case with LB Performance’s work on the Ferrari 458 . If you don’t like your stock 458 and you have the finances to afford the program, LB Performance is one of those companies you should have on speed dial.

In this particular case, the Liberty Walk subsidiary decided on doing a carefully crafted upgrade on the 458 Spyder, complete with new components that not only give the exotic an enhanced look, but also give it added performance capabilities.

The kit features a load of hot new items, highlighted by a custom front and rear spoilers and custom side skirts to go with wider wheel arches and rivets you don’t normally see on the the standard 458.

It’s a unique kit that’s different from what LB Performance’s European counterparts have built in the past years, which is precisely why it’s an attention-grabber in its own damn right.

For the privilege of having it fitted into your Ferrari 458, customers will have to shell out around €18,000 — about $24,700 based on current exchange rates. That’s a premium price to pay, but a custom-looking 458 never comes cheap.

Click past the jump to read more about LB Performance’s work on the Ferrari 458 Italia

Source: Liberty Walk
Sergio Pininfarina Tribute Concept by Pininfarina

Legendary Italian coachbuilder, Pininfarina , is apparently set to go back to its old stomping grounds, eyeing a return to coach building now that its brief and ultimately unsuccessful flirtation with being a volume automaker is all but over.

According to Automotive News, the legendary design house is keen on the idea of building a select number of cars for its clients, the same way it did in past years with one-off models like James Glickenhaus’ P4/5 and theRolls-Royce Drophead Coupe Hyperion.

The company initially wanted to become its own auto brand, but those dreams were squashed after it ran into financial trouble, prompting it to restructure its business and think of alternative ways to keep the company afloat.

It turns, that ’alternative’ means returning to its roots, something CEO Silvio Pietro Angori told Automotive News is the company’s objective moving forward. What it means for its plan to produce a handful of the Sergio Concept remains to be seen, but from the way the company sounds these days, the cost of doing that, coupled with the risk of selling models priced at $2 million each, far outweighs any acclaim it would have received.

But not all is lost, fans of Pininfarina. The company isn’t going away anytime soon. From the looks of things, it’s just going to return to the strategy that made it one of the most famous coachbuilders in the world.

Click past the jump to read about the Pininfarina Sergio Concept


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