2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale by Novitec
Novitec’s love for Ferrari is never-ending. It wasn’t too long ago when the aftermarket company came up with an N-Largo treatment for the F8 Tributo. Within a month, Novitec has launched another model, this time, based on the SF90 Stradale. The Novitec SF90 Stradale nudges the horsepower to just over 1,000 horses while also increasing the torque by almost 50 pound-feet. Apart from this, it also comes with an upgraded exhaust system, a suspension setup, and a more-than-subtle aesthetic makeover. There’s no word on the pricing, though.
Aston Martin Simplifies the DB11 V8 Before It Goes Electric
Aston Martin is aiming for electrification in the foreseeable future and the planned changes for the Aston Martin DB11 aim to simplify the model lineup and make room for the electric version for the car. The DB11 was introduced in 2016 and, for two years, was produced alongside the V-12 Vanquish, before completely taking over as the brand’s flagship model. Now, the DB11 will have a more simplified lineup, to accommodate the eventual arrival of the gran tourer’s EV version.
2021 Ford GT40 Electric by Superformance and Everrati
Founded in 2019 by Justin Lunny, Everrati as a company specializes in converting iconic vintage cars into electric cars. It is riding the wave of the current EV revolution where people certainly want to go electric, but at the same time don’t want to give up on some of the most timeless shapes from Automotive history. Everrati and countless other startups are addressing this demand for Resto-modding.
With the latest project, the company wants to work on one of the most iconic cars in Motor Racing, the Ford GT40, or more accurately, a perfect replica of the original. Drivers like Bruce McLaren who raced the Ford GT40 car back in the day, ought to wonder what has happened to their beloved eight-cylinder racer in 2021.
KTM Reveals Track-Only RC 8C
There are many KTM fans out there who lament the disappearance of the RC8 superbike from KTM’s catalogue. Now, KTM has revealed the track-only RC 8C model, using a chassis based on the Moto2 chassis from 2019 and the LC8 parallel twin engine from the 890 Duke R. 140bhp and 308lbs, suspended by WP APEX PRO suspension will give sparkling performance and razor-sharp handling, reigned in by race-spec brembo brake calipers. Does it signal a return to road-legal superbikes for the Austrian firm?
Steve McQueen’s First Husqvarna Could Make Six-Figures at Auction
Steve McQueen played a big part in establishing the Husqvarna brand in the U.S. His first Husky was bought after seeing Swedish World Champion Bengt Åberg racing his Viking 360. McQueen bought it there and then and it remained in his collection until his death in 1980. Now, it’s up for auction in August.
2021 Lamborghini Huracán EVO Mexico Editions
It’s been a decade since Lamborghini opened its first dealership in Mexico. To commemorate this, the automaker has come up with four special editions based on the themes of Mexico’s culture – Life, Death, Dream, and Time. These are all aesthetic changes and come with no upgrades under the skin. The Mexico models are all about the ideology and the reasoning behind the four themes. Which edition is your favorite?
2021 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Unleashed
E-Type UK, a brand that’s well known for restoring classic Jaguar E-Types with utmost precision has decided to take a different path with the announcement of the new brand “Unleased.” This new sub-brand won’t only restore classic Jaguar E-Types, but will bring them into the modern world via a hefty list of updates that some purists might find a little offensive. Of course, if you keep an open mind, you’ll find that Unleashed is doing something pretty cool.
The first Unleashed model is based on the E-Type Series 3, and as you can see from the pictures we have here, this car looks every bit like a classic E-Type, albeit with a few exterior enhancements, like the wrap-around chrome, custom made grille, and the new badging. More chrome can be found around back, and you can’t ignore the new 16-inch wheels, either.
Basic enhancements inside help the cabin feel more luxurious, including the new aluminum center console, updated and custom-made leather seats, and the piano black dashboard. Beyond this, however, is where the controversy really comes into play. See, this classic E-Type is a lot more modern than you’d expect, even if you don’t notice at first glance. Modern enhancements include an engine start button, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, surround sound speakers, a heated windshield, and a complete air conditioning system. If you’re able to get past that, the powertrain under the hood will really get you excited.
The original 5.3-liter V-12 has been re-engineered and each of the 12 cylinders bored out, pushing the 272 horsepower of the early 1970s to a health 400 horsepower. Displacement has obviously grown, with the engine now displacing 6.1-liters vs. 5.3-liters. The engine is also mated to a new five-speed manual gearbox and features a bespoke chassis with a completely new steering, suspension, and brake setup.
As you can imagine, an Unleashed E-Type Series 3 doesn’t come cheap. The program starts at £325,000 or about $512,825 at current exchange rates. And, by the way, that doesn’t include the suitable doner car, which according to Classic.com can get quite expensive. The lowest sale ever was $13,200 while the highest price is $254,252. The most recent sale commanded $87,319. Is a modernized E-Type Series 3 worth well beyond a half-million bones? You tell us what you think in the comments section below!
10 Awesome Facts About the Ferrari 296 GTB’s Twin-Turbo V-6 Engine
The Ferrari 296 GTB is currently the latest and hottest car to come out of Maranello. The design of the car is an epic blend of Ferrari’s past and present, reinterpreting some elements from the 1963 Ferrari 250 LM. Although Ferrari’s latest mid-engine car looks stunning, the 296 GTB engine is also worthy of praise for its engineering solutions. It may have two cylinders less than what we’re used to, but Ferrari promises that it more than makes up for it with clever engineering. Here are 10 interesting facts about the Ferrari 296 GTB’s V-6 engine.
2021 Marc Phillipp Gemballa Marsien - a Modern Take on the Iconic Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar Winner
It looks like bringing retro names and shapes is all the rage these days in the automotive world. Marc Philipp Gemballa, a boutique German automaker, has just revealed a new four-wheel-drive machine aptly dubbed the Gembella Marsien (From these launch images, it looks as though this 959 is on Mars, but it’s actually the sand dunes of Arabia), which takes inspiration from the Porsche 959 Safari from the 80s. The Marsien is based on a heavily modified version of the current Porsche 911 Turbo S.
2021 Rolls-Royce Dawn And Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection
Before World War II sent the world into chaos once again, Captain George Eyston piloted the aero-shaped Thunderbolt record car to not one but two world land-speed records. His first wun on the Bonneville Salts Flats happened on November 19, 1937 where he managed to push the thunderbolt up to a record of 312 mph. Almost a year later, in late-1938, he did it again, only this time he hit 357.5 mph, and that record held through WWII as there were no other land-speed record attempts that that time. The car itself was of significant importance because it was powered by two mighty Rolls-Royce V-12 aircraft engines. Eyston never returned to attempt breaking his record after WWII ended, but Rolls-Royce has found it appropriate to remind the world of his previous records and honor him with special edition cars – one based on the Rolls-Royce Wraith and the other based on the Rolls-Royce Dawn, both in Black Badge trim.
Neither of these cars feature anything like the massive 37-liter, V-12, Rolls-Royce engines that sent Eyston beyond the 300-mph mark way back in the 1930s, but they do feature the brands tried-and-true 6.6-liter V-12. In the Wraith, that engine is good for 623 horsepower and 642 pound-feet of torque while the Dawn Black Badge is good for 593 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. Oddly enough, Rolls-Royce didn’t think it was worth providing any performance upgrades for either of the special edition cars, but there are a few things of not. The interior of both cars feature a special texture that resembles the cracked ground of Bonneville. The starlight headliner in the Wraith was design to mimic the night sky over Bonneville on September 16, 1938 when Eyston made his second land-speed record. Finally, the interior is finished off with silhouettes of the Thunderbolt laser-etched on the front tunnel and the clock has been redesigned to look like the original gauges in the Thunderbolt.
The exterior of these cars are limited to a special two-tone finish, most notably the new “Bonneville Blue” hue designed specifically for these two cars. You’ll find a few bits of yellow and black, which also pay tribute to the old record-setting car. In the end, Rolls-Royce is only making 60 examples of these cars, with production of the Wraith limited to just 35 and the Dawn being even more obscure, with production capped at just 25 examples.
Ken Miles’ Son Takes the Ford GT 40 Heritage Edition Around Daytona
2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid
Just like every other automaker, Bentley is also on the path of electrification. In fact, the company has ambitious plans to go all-electric by 2030. Taking its next step towards this paradigm shift, Bentley announced its second hybrid model – the Flying Spur Hybrid. The Flying Spur Hybrid features a V-6 engine paired to an electric motor that puts out over 530 horses combined. It even offers an electric-only range of 25 miles. There’s no word on the pricing yet, but the car will arrive Stateside by the end of 2021.
2022 Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae LP 780-4
Lamborghini has unveiled the very last Aventador’s, the LP780-4 ULTIMAE. It is the latest update to Lamborghini’s flagship model, joining the ranks of the LP700-4 and S. But, it represents more than just the end of the Aventador name, so it’s a lot more special than you might think.
The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like
Most will agree that Ferrari makes exquisite cars. Being exclusive, powerful, and exotic cars, they certainly aren’t subtle. Of course, that’s not the point. However, people have a different understanding of what is aesthetically correct and, often, have their own idea of how a certain car should look. Realizing that there are many design critics out there, ex-Ferrari designer Frank Stephenson, who designed cars like the F430 and FXX, decides to give us his vision of the Ferrari 296 GTB in a video on his YouTube channel.
2021 Ferrari F8 Tributo N-Largo by Novitec
Ferrari launched the F8 Tributo as the 488 GTB’s successor in 2019. It came with the 488 Pista’s drivetrain and underpinnings, but slot itself as an entry-level supercar, unlike the track-ready model. German aftermarket company Novitec quickly snapped the 2020 model year of the F8 Tributo and came out with its own iteration of it, which consisted of a body kit, new wheels, an engine tune-up, etc. Seeing the popularity, Novitec came up with one for the 2021 F8 Tributo as well.
Now, the company has come another version of the 2021 F8 Tributo called the F8 N-Largo. This limited-edition model comes with a new set of wheels, an engine upgrade, and a widebody kit.
No, This Isn’t a Porsche 911 GT3 RS Cabriolet, but it Sure Does Look Like It
We recently covered some pretty epic Porsche conversions and this one would fit right in. The 911 GT3 RS never had a cabriolet version, so you have to make one yourself. There are two ways to go about it. The first one involves taking a GT3 RS and chopping its roof off. The second way is to get a lesser 911 Cabriolet and slap the body panels from a GT3 RS. Obviously, the latter is much easier, which is why Wicked Motor Work from California did exactly that.
This Lexus LFA Is One of Just Six LFAs Finished in Pearl Yellow, And It Has Been Driven Just 72 Miles
What is the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the Lexus name? You most likely responded with dependability or prestige. However, there was one car in the Japanese manufacturer’s history that prioritized performance over everything else. The vehicle I’m referring to is the ultra-rare and exotic Lexus LFA .