Everything We Know about the Mid-Engined 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
Imagine you have to spin up and then stop four people that sit at the edges of the playground roundabout. It is doable, of course, but it is somewhat hard. Now, question yourself - how could you spin up or slow down that playground roundabout quicker without making any modifications to it?
It is easy! Move the people toward the center!
This is precisely what the GM tends to do with the new mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 - move all the heavy stuff (engine, transmission, wiring, lubricants, and well, you) as close to the center as possible. Everything of consequence will be in between the wheels, thus dramatically reducing the forces that act on the wheels during the cornering. This will make the steering far quicker and swift. After all, manufacturers do opt for a mid-engine setup for its top-notch sports cars thanks to such a profound impact on the driving characteristics.
Compared to any Corvette of the past, the 2020 C8 Corvette will have higher levels of grip, sharpness, and ferociousness. We only have to wait a bit as the new 2020 C8 Corvette will debut July 18, 2019. This is what we know about it.
Lotus Flexes its Chinese Backing With a New Hypercar
Lotus made its presence felt at Auto Shanghai 2019 in the cheekiest of ways, revealing a teaser sketch of the Type 130, the automaker’s first-ever fully electric hypercar. You would have thought that Lotus would drop a bombshell in Shanghai by revealing the actual Type 130, but the British automaker is saving that for a rainy day. The actual date of the Type 130’s unveiling has yet to be finalized, but Lotus has indicated that it will take place in London “later this year.” It seems like a waste of a good auto show reveal, but we trust that Lotus has something special planned for the début of its first-ever hypercar. Expect that debut to be a spectacle, not only because of the Type 130’s stature as an EV hypercar but, just as important, its place as the first all-new Lotus model since 2008.
Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Ferrari P80/C
Like you, we love supercars. But, you know what we love even more? One-Off supercars like the 2019 Ferrari P80/C. It’s based on the race-spec Ferrari 488 GT3, but it was designed by the same folks that created the SP12 EPC, F12 TRS, J50, and the Monda ZP1 and SP2. Even better yet, this baby draws inspiration from none other than the 1966 Dino 206S. Looking at the P80/C’s crazy design, it’s not hard to tell that it was literally years in development – Ferrari started cooking this turkey back in 2015 – but we’re sure it was well worth it to the anonymous owner. The P90/C is powered by the same engine found under the hood of the 488 GT3, a 3.9-liter V-8 that delivers more than 700 horsepower, all of which is channeled through a dual-clutch transmission. The end result means that it’s probably more powerful than the 488 Pista, and it’s definitely faster with the sprint to 62 mph taking 2.7 seconds or less and to 124 mph taking just 7.5 seconds. Either way, we think this work of art deserves to be honored as our wallpaper of the day. So, we’ve posted our favorite below and, as usual, we’ve placed a gallery at the bottom for you to pick through if you’d like.
GM Just Announced The Launch Date of the Mid-Engined 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
After dozens of spy shots, thousands of lines-worth of gossip, and basically nothing from General Motors, the smoke has finally cleared, and we have official news to share with you about the Corvette C8. Yes, it’s real, and yes, it will be unveiled this year on July 18 before going on sale come the end of 2019.
One can say the mid-engined Corvette has been decades in the making. Ever since the C2 rolled into production, Belgian-American engineer Zora-Arkus Duntov, affectionately known as the ’Father of the Corvette,’ dreamt about one day seeing a midship ’Vette on the road. The road’s been long and littered with experiments and failed prototypes but, now, there’s no doubt that it will finally happen. Amid talks about the car’s teething issues during testing and criticism coming from fans who wish the Corvette remained front-engined, we will witness the beginning of a new era for ’America’s Sportscar’ this summer.
Watch a Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Covered in 2 Million Swarovski Crystals Cause Chaos in London
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce is an incredible machine, meticulously built to dispense speed at every opportunity thanks to a plethora of carbon fiber weight-saving measures, advanced aerodynamics, and a fire-breathing 6.5-liter V-12 engine. However, all that won’t stop someone with too much time, too much money, and not enough taste from utterly ruining it, as evidenced by this particular example covered in 2 million Swarovski crystals.
Do These Spy Shots Prove That There’s a Special Edition of the Ferrari FXX K Evo On the Way?
Spy photographers at the Nurburgring have caught Ferrari testing the FXX K Evo. As no one expects the Italians to create an even fiercer version of it, the wholly camouflaged FXX K Evo is a surprising sight at the very least. However, the whole ideology behind the Ferrari XX line of cars opens a whole world of possibilities. Created for specific customers that are a part of Ferrari’s Corse Clienti race program, the FXX K Evo cars are, more or less, a laboratory on wheels, and a testbed for Ferrari’s latest technologies. After all, a lot of the technology that Ferrari develops in its racing series (F1, GT3, or Challenge series) eventually migrate to the FXX series of cars. It has been the same jazz since 2004 when Ferrari introduced the first Enzo-based FXX.
Video: Donut Media Takes a Big Bite Out of the Pininfarina Battista
I don’t know if you guys have been paying attention, but the top shelf of the supercar world is simply insane right now. Between four-figure output numbers, seven-figure price tags, and designs pulled from the brains of aerospace engineers, these machines bring enough hype to wake the dead. Such is the case with the 2020 Pininfarina PF0 Battista, an all-electric Italian stallion capable of hitting 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds and topping out at 250 mph. But while specs like these make for great headlines, there’s a whole lot more to unwrap here. As such, Donut Media made this informative sub-9-minute video.
2020 Ferrari P80/C - Quirks and Features
The Ferrari P80/C does not adhere to no rules, no regulations. It is a one-off, race-track only, special edition Ferrari born after four years of painstaking development and of the necessity to match the automotive art of before with the automotive perfection of today. This is the one and only Ferrari P80/C, and this is what you need to know about it.
2021 Arctic Fox ARCFOX-GT Race Edition
The Chinese BAIC Group in cooperation with BJEV (Beijing Electric Vehicle) is trying to branch into the EV supercar world with the Arcfox sub-brand that was present at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. The brand showcased three cars, the flashiest of which was, undoubtedly, the Arcfox-GT Race Edition. It’s a track-focused version of the Arcfox-GT that puts out 1,600 horsepower and 973 pound-feet of torque, features GT3-esque aerodynamics, and relies on state-of-the-art tech solutions straight from Formula E championship.
The state-owned BAIC Group is quite the colossus in China. Besides making cars under its own name and under the Senova, Foton, and Changhe brands, it also produces Beijing Hyundai and Beijing Benz vehicles through joint-venture deals. It’s among the five largest Chinese automakers and, now, over 30 years since it was founded, BAIC and BJEV have come together to launch a luxury sub-brand called Arcfox that brought to Geneva two supercars and one SUV - all three fully electric. The Arcfox-GT and the GT Race Edition were the attention grabbers at the Arcfox stand, and we’re going to talk about the latter of the two here.
2019 Ferrari P80/C
The Ferrari P80/C is a one-off supercar built by the company’s special projects unit. Designed by the same team that created the SP12 EPC, F12 TRS, J50, and the Monza SP1 and SP2 twins, the P80/C is based on the race-spec Ferrari 488 GT3. The supercar also draws cues from the iconic 330 P3/P4 the 1966 Dino 206S, as requested by its customer.
In development since 2015, the P80/C had the longest development time of any Ferrari one-off made to date. Ferrari says it spent almost four years on in-depth styling research and engineering development, with "meticulous analysis of performance parameters as well as scrupulous aerodynamic testing, all with a different approach than taken by Ferrari with its one-off cars in the past." Based on the way this car looks, I’m tempted to believe Ferrari isn’t just pulling PR tricks on us. Let’s have a closer look at the supercar we may never get to see in the metal anytime soon.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo
The Lamborghini Huracan Evo is the mid-cycle facelift of the company’s entry-level supercar. Although it’s described as a new-generation model, it’s exactly what the name says, an evolution of the nameplate. It was introduced in early 2019, almost five years after the Huracan went into production.
Design-wise, the Evo is based on the higher performance Huracan Performante. It features more aggressive front and rear ends, as well as a bespoke set of wheels. Inside the cabin, there’s an infotainment system with a big touchscreen, while motivation comes from the beefed-up engine from the Performante. While it won’t set a new Nurburgring record, the Evo is notably quicker than its predecessor. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
Check Out This Outrageously Detailed Full-Scale Lego McLaren Senna
The 2019 McLaren Senna is a truly epic automobile, so it makes sense that this full-scale version from Lego is every bit as impressive. The details on this thing are outrageous, from the perfect exterior recreation, to an interior you can actually sit in, to the inclusion of real parts plucked straight from the actual road car. Compared to Lego’s previous builds, this is definitely one of the most impressive yet.
Someone Just Wrapped a Lamborghini Huracan Performante Around a Tree
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is a Huracan dialed up to 11. It’s lighter, more powerful, and more nimble than the standard model but all the extra performance doesn’t blend well with an over-enthusiastic driver. This particular fellow wanted to show-off the launch control feature on his Huracan Performante but, instead, managed to prove how safe the Huracan is after crashing side-on into a tree and a wall.
Reporting on yet another crash involving a supercar may seem a bit daft especially since they seem to happen with an awkward regularity. Once every two or three weeks we hear about someone who overstepped it on the public roads and ends up with a bent exotic car. It barely ever happens during a track day, but you can decide if that means anything or not. This time, however, we’ve got another Huracan Performante that’s in the gutter after its owner banged it up pretty severely while attempting to leave a car meet in London as if he knew what he was doing. It’s safe to assume he didn’t quite know what he was doing.
The 2019 Ferrari P80/C Mates Form and Function In Perfect Harmony
It’s no easy feat to stand out in the high-dollar world of custom Ferraris, but the P80/C manages exactly that with a unique style that has us staring. Mixing old-school inspiration with cutting-edge go-fast technology, the P80/C manages to shuck the constraints of both competition homologation and street legality, and the result is bold and gorgeous.
A 2006 Ford GT Just Beat Bugatti, Hennessey, and Koenigsegg Across the 300-MPH Barrier
M2K Motorsport just made history by breaking the 300 mph barrier with its heavily customized 2006 Ford GT during the last day of the Texas Mile event held at the Victoria Regional Airport. Achieving 300.4 mph (483.44 kph) within a mile is their highest achievement and a testament to the ever going development of the 2,500 horsepower, 2006 Ford GT.