McLaren Teases 575LT with Top Exhaust Exits, Sets Debut for June 28
The McLaren 570LT is coming, and apparently, a new teaser released by McLaren shows that it’s coming with top-exit exhausts that have the potential to give the 570LT a better soundtrack compared to the 570S. Details are still scarce about the upcoming model, but in addition to the delightful location of the exhausts, it’s also going to arrive in limited quantities. Or as McLaren puts it, “limited to the few.”
Hennessey Knows Being the Best Matters as it Aims for 300 MPH with the Venom F5
Hennessey is looking to become the first automaker to build a car that can eclipse 300 mph, and it may be able to achieve it with its first-ever custom-built car, the Venom F5. As the chase for the fastest top speed by a production car becomes more challenging, the American outfit wants to make a statement against Bugatti and Koenigsegg by accomplishing what neither has been able to do.
Jaguar’s Hints of a Possible Hypercar Gives Us Hope That The C-X75 Could Still Happen
The Bugatti Chiron is one fine piece of automotive art and now that the Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron has made its debut, it’s only fitting that we learn all about the engineering that went into the Chiron. And that’s exactly what Carfection set out to do. As a fair warning, I have to advise you that the video goes beyond the 15-minute mark, but when you use the term “everything you want to know” about one of the finest automobiles in the world, you couldn’t really expect much less. After all, the Chiron delivers 1,479 gut-wrenching horsepower from a massive 8.0-liter W-16 engine that sits all of the way in the rear. This baby can sprint to 60 in 2.5 seconds and tops out at a number that only God (and maybe Bugatti) knows. Truth be told, there’s rumors that it can go over the 300 mph mark, but Bugatti won’t try because no tire in existence today can handle such speeds without ripping to pieces.
But, I digress. Let’s get back to that video. Go ahead and click play, and learn everything there is to know about the engineering that went into building one of the finest, fastest, and most expensive cars in the world!
Bugatti Just Built The 100th Chiron, Has 400 More Models To Go
Bugatti only plans to build 500 Chirons, and the French automaker just built its 100th Chiron last week. As expected, it commemorated the occasion by throwing a party in its headquarters in Molsheim, France. The 100th Chiron is expected to go to a customer in the Middle East, who dressed up his new hypercar with a number of exclusive touches, ultimately settling for one that comes with a net price tag of €2.85 million, or somewhere around $3.33 million.
The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron is So Precisely Detailed that the W-16 Engine Even Has Moving Pistons
The new Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron set has arrived with extreme detail, a traditional bi-colored blue paint scheme, and a W-16 engine with moving pistons. Priced at $349.99 in the U.S., it doesn’t come cheap, but the detail is out of this world, including a life-like cabin with a Technic eight-speed transmission, movable paddle shifters, and a Bugatti emblem on the steering wheel. The exterior features all of the aerodynamic enhancements of the real thing, and to top things off, if you insert the top speed key, the wing will transition from the handling position to the top speed position. The engine even has moving pistons and extreme detail like we’ve never seen before on a scale model.
Video of the Day: Sit Inside a Koenigsegg Agera RS as it Runs to a Top Speed of 284 MPH
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is one mean machine with a 5.0-liter V-8 that’s good for 1,160 horsepower and, apparently, a top speed of 284 mph. It’s a lot more than just power, though, as Koenigsegg put a significant focus on aerodynamics and weight reduction for better handling and cornering ability. Those aerodynamics include a new front splitter and winglets to go with lower side skirts and an absurd rear spoiler. That spoiler, by the way, develops nearly 1,000 pounds of downforce at just 155 mph. With that in mind, can you imagine how much downforce was being created when the RS in this video managed to hit 284 mph? Let’s just say it has to be utterly outrageous. This isn’t something you want to try at home, folks, but if you do, please try to record it and send us a copy.
Anyway, we’ve embedded the video below. Check it out for yourself, then switch on over to our full review of the Koenigsegg Agera RS to learn more about it!
Lamborghini’s Hollywood Cars Are Now On Display in Its Headquarters
Lamborghini may not have the same Hollywood roots as Ford or Aston Martin, but the Italian automaker has made its presence felt on the silver screen. Now, we get to see all of it in the same place at the same time. Head over to the company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and take a trip to the Lamborghini Museum. That’s where you’ll find the exhibit, “Film Emotions — Lamborghini and the World of Cinema,” where you’ll see some of the most famous Lamborghinis that have been featured in Hollywood movies.
The McLaren P1 isn’t exactly a successor to the F1, but it does owe its existence to the F1 in one way or another. Be that as it may, it’s fast. It delivers a cold-hearted 903 horsepower from a 3.8-liter V-8, which is good enough to push this supercar up to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. The sprint to 124 mph? That comes in just 6.8 seconds. Hitting 186 mph is easily doable as well, and it does it in just 16.5 seconds. It can even run the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 217 mph. And, somehow, it still manages to deliver 34 mpg on the combined scale. Imagine that. With all of this said, that’s not exactly why we’re here. What we’re here for is the crazy aerodynamics and styling of this amazing supercar. It has a timeless look that just can’t be beat, and that’s why we’ve made it our wallpaper of the day. We’ve hand-picked our favorite and set up a pretty decent gallery down below. Go ahead and take your pick!
Richard Hammond’s Accident Helped Rimac Sell Three Cars The Exact Same Day
It’s been almost a year since The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond barely escaped with his life after crashing a Rimac Concept One. It was a tumultuous one for a lot of people, but apparently, the crash turned out to be a blessing of sorts for Rimac. Despite losing one of its $2.1 million machines because of the crash, the accident, and the subsequent media exposure it received, helped the company sell three units that same day.
Video of the Day: Best Supercar Show Off Fail Compilation
It seems like people don’t understand that there’s a time and place to play and that the road isn’t it. Sure, Mustang drivers come to mind (I know, it’s getting old, right?) but in reality, we see just as many supercar owners failing miserably as they try to showboat their precious, powerful cars. It’s nice to be wealthy, I’m sure, but apparently, it isn’t enough to be seen in your cool car, you have to show off what it can do. Well, in this video there’s a big handful of idiots who probably knew more about the money they spent than how to drive what they bought. And, it shows. For the record, not all of the cars shown here are “supercars,” but each one of them was served a life-sized piece of karma that will certainly hit the wallet, be it at the repair shop, with the insurance company, or in court after being sued or arrested for reckless endangerment. Anyway, the video is below. Check it out and let us know what you think!
When deep-pocketed car lovers want something more than a 253-mph coupe like the Bugatti Veyron, the only answer is to find a way to remove the top. And, that’s exactly what Bugatti did, effectively creating the Veyron Grand Sport. It wasn’t anywhere near as easy as it sounds, though, as Bugatti had to do a lot to make the car exactly what it was – an open top speed demon. To help set the model apart, and keep it safe in the event of the unfortunate, there’s a lot going on here. The windshield is lighter, it has restyled running lamps, and that roof – it was made from transparent polycarbonate. It had to be safe, though, too, so Bugatti added in reinforcement around the side skirts and the transmission tunnel. The B-Pillars got carbon fiber cross supports, and the new carbon-fiber doors were built around longitudinal beams that would direct the energy of an accident from the A to the B-Pillars, It even has redesigned air intakes and the necessary carbon fiber roll bars in the rear.
Needless to say, this is one timeless beauty, and that’s why it’s displayed across every computer screen here at Top Speed. Well, when we’re not cracking the whip and punching keys, anyway. We’re displaying our favorite wallpaper here, but there’s a huge gallery at the bottom of the page if you’d like something different. Go ahead and take your pick – they are free for the taking.
Video of the Day: Deciding to Build the Lamborghini LM002 and Lamborghini Urus
Back in the ‘80s, Lamborghini went about building the large-and-in-charge LM002 SUV, an absolute bruiser of a vehicle that was completely at odds with the Raging Bull’s speed-laced history. Affectionately dubbed the “Rambo Lambo,” the LM002 was the off-shoot of the Italian supercar-maker’s “Cheetah” program, which was originally tasked with creating a new off-roader for the military. Only a few hundred were ever produced, but Lambo never forgot about it, and in December of 2017, the manufacturer unveiled a spiritual successor - the Urus.
It’s a fascinating story, and our friends over at Fifth Gear got a chance to sit down and hear it told by Lamborghini’s insiders, including Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO at Automobili Lamborghini, and Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s Head of Design.
Not only does the video include some fascinating perspectives on both the LM002 and the Urus, but it tosses in a number of truly epic shots of both vehicles out and about in their natural environments, plus the all-important exhaust note rumblings from both the LM002’s 12-cylinder and the Urus’ twin-turbo V-8. And, just for fun, there’s some nice side-by-side shots of the LM002 cruising alongside its contemporary sports car sibling, the Countach.
So then, if you want to learn a bit more about the LM002, or perhaps the DNA that makes up the Urus, or you just want to indulge in the glory shots of these menacing Raging Bulls, this 7-minute, 22-second video is for you.
The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron Box Leaks Just Hours After Its June 1st Debut was Announced
These days automakers and corporations have just as many leaky holes as the U.S. Government. And, we’re not even kidding. How many “leaks” have we seen of cars just days before the debut in the past 12 months? It’s honestly starting to become commonplace. And, that’s why we’re here as just hours after the Lego Technic Buggati Chiron kit was teased. It turns out that someone couldn’t wait to share the kit with us and has decided to leak out an image of the box.
We can’t see the full box, unfortunately, but what we can see gives us insight into the most essential information. First, we know what it looks like. It’ll carry the traditional dual shades of blue and will apparently feature that light tan interior. There are even tiny square Lego pieces to make up the LED headlights up front – now that’s attention to detail. Furthermore, it will carry the set No. 42083 and will come in a total of 3,599 pieces. That’s nearly 900 pieces more than included with the 911 GT3 RS and more than enough to keep you busy for a while.
That 911 GT3 RS Lego kit, by the way, retails for $299, so you can probably expect to shell out even more for the Chiron. We’re guessing it’ll carry a price tag somewhere in the $375 to $400 range, but this is Bugatti we’re talking about so it could even go for more and people would buy it up like it’s going out of style. Speaking of going out of style, Motor1 reports that the GT3 RS Lego kit will be pulled off shelves at the end of 2018 as it heads into its peaceful retirement. That means unopened kits will increase in value and they’ll be harder to get by the turn of the year.
The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron Will Debut at a Special Event on June 1st!
You gotta love a highly detailed Lego kit, especially when the subject matter is one of the most insane, over-the-top four-wheeled machines on the planet. Now, it’s looking like that’s exactly what we’ll get in just a few weeks’ time, as Lego and Bugatti are gearing up to release the new Chiron Technic kit.
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2018 Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird
Rezvani Motors was originally founded in 2014 in Orange County, California. In May of 2015, Rezvani released its very first model - the Rezvani Beast, a low-weight supercar based on the Ariel Atom. The company has released a series of new models in the years that followed, including an SUV called the Rezvani Tank, and now it’s introducing a new top-of-the-line iteration of the Beast called the Alpha X Blackbird, which sits atop four other models, including the Beast, Beast Alpha, Beast X, and Beast Alpha X. Rezvani says this latest model is even more hardcore than those that came before, once again combining impressively low weight and high horsepower to make for the “quickest, most powerful vehicle Rezvani Motors has ever built.”
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The Aston Martin Valkyrie Will Be More Advanced Than F1 Cars
While motorsport is often considered the place for performance technology development, the rules and regulations of any given series are designed to make for an even playing field, and as such, they often place limits on what technology can actually accomplish in the real world. Luckily, that isn’t the case for extreme hypercars like the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
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You Can Buy a Pagani Huayra Roadster for $25k a Month
Unveiled in early 2017, five years after Pagani debuted the coupe model, the Huayra Roadster is arguably one of the most spectacular supercar you can see on the road today. However, because only 100 were built, spotting one outside supercar meetings is as difficult as it gets. And buying one is equally hard, not only because they cost $2.4 million before options, but mostly because all 100 units are already accounted for. But if you missed your chance back in 2017, Putnam Leasing has a deal for you. As weird as it may sound, you can buy a Huayra Roadster through a car lease program with only $25,339 per month.
SCG Teases New Road and Racing Cars for 2020 Model Year
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, the boutique high-performance automaker best known for its SCG 003 monster machine, just released a pair of images teasing its latest design work. Details are scant at this point, but apparently we’ll see this thing debut or the 2020 model year.
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Video of the Day: Shmee150 Discusses What it Really Costs to Daily Drive a Supercar
Most people never get the chance to get behind the wheel of a car like the Mercedes-AMG GT R the Porsche 911 GT3, or the Ferrari 812 Superfast, let alone drive one on a daily basis. That means that it’s hard for us to understand or comprehend the outright cost of daily driving one of these works of art. Even doing something like buying new tires can set you back the cost of a Honda Civic and you better hope you don’t get a ding or a scratch in the paint because you’re going to pony up big time to make it look right again. Even simple things like oil changes and filter changes cost fast in excess of what you and I are actually used to. With that in mind, take a look at the video below and listen to what Shmee has to say about his experience with daily driving high-end cars like the AMG GT R and 911 GT3. It will certainly put things into perspective for you!
The Ferrari FXX K may be based on the Ferrari LaFerrari, but its roots go all the way back to the late 1980s when Ferrari made a track-only beast out of the F40 LM. Then in 2005, the XX nomenclature came back with the Enzo-based FXX. Ferrari succeeded that model with the 599XX before the turn of 2010. It didn’t take long after the debut of the Ferrari LaFerrari for the rumors to begin swirling about a new track-only XX model and sure enough, Ferrari delivered with the FXX K, a V-12 powered track monster with 1050 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque on tap and a desire to decimate anything on any track anywhere. It offered a 60-mph sprint in less than three seconds and a top speed that approached 220 mph. To top it off, it was excessively exclusive, being offered to only the best and most loyal Ferrari customers in very limited numbers. It came with its own racing program and its own exclusive racing series too. With that in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you that the estimated price tag was pegged at the $1.5 million mark, clearly before any extras or taxes.
Of course, one would consider themselves lucky even being in the presence of one let alone owning or driving one. Obviously, if you did own one, you wouldn’t be reading this – you’d probably be at the track. I know I would be, anyway. On the plus side, however, the digital world affords us some extra luxury, and that’s why we’ve hand-picked our favorite Ferrari FXX K wallpaper. And, if you don’t like our pick, there’s a small gallery at the bottom with more options. Go ahead; you deserve to place this beauty on your desktop.