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.
If you are not impressed with the current McLaren P1, you should know it could get even more impressive, as the McLaren is considering a full bare-carbon-fiber option. This whole discussion stems from a client who is preparing to buy a P1 and while deciding what options he wanted on his model, he mistakenly believed that McLaren offered a full bare-carbon-fiber option at no cost.
Other companies charge upwards of $150,000 for this option, so how could McLaren pull it off for free? Well, the fact of the matter is that the customer was sadly mistaken, as there is no full bare-carbon-fiber option for the P1, let alone a free one.
When asked about this possibility, McLaren said that the company is indeed considering such an option because many customers have asked for it, but there is no way the company will offer it at no extra cost.
To date, McLaren offers the bare-carbon-fiber option at a no cost for the roof, front bumper section and the sections within the doors. This is likely where the customer became confused.
A final decision on a full-carbon-fiber option will be announced soon, as will the anticipated $100,000-plus price tag.
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But that doesn’t mean you’re going to see a dearth of these vehicles in that country. See, Singapore’s pretty rich and a lot of the people there have some full pockets.
Including, apparently, one Ms. Angela Tan.
Not only does she have deep pockets, but Tan also has a fine taste in exotics, which is especially evident after she plopped down a cool SGD$5.3 million for the chance to own the 2013 Koenigsegg Agera S. To help you out a little, that’s around $4.2 million based on current exchange rates.
Angela Tan’s Agera S was officially unveiled at the Ritz Carlton Millenia over the weekend, which was attended by some 200 lucky VIPs. None of them, it seems, is luckier than Angela Tan, who now has the distinction of owning the most expensive car ever sold in Singapore.
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Dimitris Korres may not be a famous name in the auto industry these days, but give it some time and he just might be more than that. The Greek architect and inventor is about ready to showcase his first venture into the auto industry.
The Korres Project 4.
If you’re wondering what that is, the Project 4 is a supercar and a pretty impressive one at that.
The full details about the Project 4 will be unveiled soon in Greece, but there’s already a steady amount of information that’s been disclosed to the public. Chief among them is the powertrain, which takes the form of a 7.0-liter naturally aspirated engine that produces an impressive 505 horsepower, allowing it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.
Translated in any language, those numbers are impressive across the board.
Another important bit of information about the Project 4 is its dimensions.
It’s 3,920 mm (154.3 inches) long, 1,960 mm (77.2 inches) wide, and 1,250 mm (49.2 inches) tall with a wheelbase of 2,560 mm (100.8 inches). Taken all together, the Project 4 weighs 1,600 kg (3,527 pounds).
Be sure to check back here in the coming days. We’ll have the full details of the Korres Project 4 as soon as it makes its public debut.
Click past the jump to read about a potential future competitor for the Project 4.
Not many of us will have the chance to test the new Zonda Revolucion revealed by Pagani the other day. Then again, it is also true that not many of us will actually have the chance to drive any of the Pagani models.
So, all we can do is enjoy those cool videos that feature models like the Zonda F. For example, this video (above) offers you the chance to hear the incredible sound developed by a Zonda F fitted with Cinque spec aero upgrades and the titanium exhaust.
Launched in 2005, Zonda F is powered by the usual 7.3-liter V-12 engine found in all Zonda models. The engine delivers a total of 620 horsepower - 650 in the Clubsport version - and can sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, then top out at a speed of 214 mph.
All good things must come to an end, so the Gallardo is packing things up and moving out of Lamborghini’s top spot to make room for a brand new baby. The Italian brand has yet to confirm the name of the future supercar, but convincing data is calling it the Cabrera, a likely possibility considering the Cabrera is the name of a famous Spanish fighting bull. The new Cabrera is expected to make its debut in 2013 and should follow the same evolutionary path as the Aventador, meaning fiercer lines and a more powerful engine.
The future Cabrera will be made from a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque, the same used on the new Aventador. This will decrease the weight of the future supercar making it easier for the supercharged V10 the Cabrera will feature. This V10 engine is the same one found in the Gallardo, but it has been given a supercharger to crank the 552 HP up to 600 HP. With the task of taking on Ferrari’s current 458 Italia, the Lamborghini Cabrera will surely need the 600 powerful bulls charging under the hood. Four wheel drive is also still being considered.
Expect the new Lamborghini Cabrera to show up sometime next year, just in time for the 2013 model year.
UPDATE 06/29/2012: Automobile Magazine is reporting that the Cabrera is being pegged to be at Frankfurt next year and will come with a number of new features, highlighted by a drop in weight (66 pounds) that results in a new 0-62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and an improved top speed of 203 mph. The range of the third generation Gallardo could also give birth to a number of variants in the years thereafter, including the Spyder, the Superleggera, and potentially, the Performante.
UPDATE 06/14/2013: Today we have created a new rendering for you for the upcoming Gallardo - also known as the Cabrera. Click past the jump to learn more it.
McLaren, in cooperation with Xbox, will offer one lucky gamer the possibility to be a passenger in the McLaren P1 supercar at the famous Goodwood Hill course. Along with this, the winner will be part of McLaren’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The contest follows the recent announcement of the McLaren P1 as the cover star for the forthcoming Forza Motorsport 5 game.
Talking about the new contest, Greg Levine, Sales and Marketing Director, McLaren Automotive said: "This is an exciting time for both McLaren and Microsoft, with both brands launching true game-changers on to the market in the shape of the McLaren P1 and Forza Motorsport 5 on the Xbox One. We share key values, employ cutting-edge technologies and both strive to innovate through groundbreaking methods."
To enter the competition, all you have to do is visit www.ForzaMcLarenRide.com, like the page and you will be automatically entered in the competition.
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The "Need for Speed" movie has been getting plenty of publicity the past few days. A day after it was announced that the Ford Mustang will play a starring role in the movie, a new video "Making-Of" trailer was released on the "Need for Speed" YouTube channel. And it shows quite a lot of carnage of the supercar variety.
But what really caught our eye was the untimely demise of the P1, which made us wonder if all those supercars in the movie are actually replicas instead of the real thing.
Now, we wouldn’t put it past Dreamworks Studios and Electronic Arts to get the real McCoys, but if you watch the video and see what happened to the $1.15 million P1, you’re gonna start wondering about the studios plans for these cars.
Click past the jump to watch the trailer and watch out for the P1 doing a real-looking crash
A couple of months after word spread that Pininfarina was thinking of building a limited production run of the Sergio Concept, it looks like there was more to those rumors than anybody previously thought.
According to Car and Driver, the Italian coach builder is really serious about building a production model of the Sergio Concept. The caveat is that it will be limited to just around five units. Each of the five vehicles will be built in the company’s headquarters in Turin, Italy.
Here’s the other interesting part about the Sergio Concept. The anticipated €3 million price tag (roughly $3.89 million at the current exchange rates) of the concept may not be as much of a reality after all. If it hits production, it’s still going to cost potential buyers more than a pretty penny, but the updated $2 million price tag is a relative bargain.
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The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is limited to only 20 units - all of which are already sold out - each carrying a price tag of around $2.2 million, so having the chance to see one of the street is pretty much impossible. But, YouTube user, Vesuvius TOH, was lucky enough to be at an event at Nevada’s Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch where he filmed one of the 20 supercars in action on the racetrack.
The Sesto Elemento is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that delivers a total of 570 horsepower. With this power, the supercar sprints from 0 to 60 mph in a sensational 2.5 seconds with a top speed higher than 200 mph.
The supercar is called Sesto Elemento because it is mainly developed out of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), which helps keep the weight down to an amazing 2,202 pounds.
Check the video to see how the Sesto Elemento performs on the racetrack
Just like that, the robot family in "Transformers 4" just got a whole lot more serious.
We’ve already seen a few of the vehicles that will be a part of the fourth installment of the movie franchise. But apparently, director Michael Bay isn’t done dropping bombshell after bombshell with regards to its roster of vehicles.
The latest one, the Lamborgini Aventador,, definitely adds tons more power and aggressiveness to the Transformers’ lineup.
At this point, the cars that will be a part of "Transformers 4" remind us of the Dubai Police’s roster of exotic police cars. Just like the latter, we won’t be surprised anymore if Bay adds even more supercars into the mix.
Maybe Megatron turns into the Marauder?
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