2004 Alessandro Volta: The Supercar From Toyota, Ahead Of Its Time
Nowadays, hybrid supercars are as common as a VW Jetta. Well, not quite, but you get the idea. Pretty much anyone into cars can name at least a few hybrid supercars off the top of his head – Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Lamborghini Sian, McLaren Speedtail, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Koenigsegg Regera, and others. What you may not know is that back when hybrid supercars were even considered, Toyota beat everyone to it. They did so with the Toyota Alessandro Volta, and this is everything we know about it.
These Renderings Show Us What The New Lamborghini Countach Could Have Looked Like
Lamborghini revealed the new Countach earlier this month and it was the talk of the town for a long time. The automaker revived the moniker on its 50th anniversary and based it on the Aventador. While the new Countach came with a lot of elements from the yesteryear model, it wasn’t as old school as a lot of people expected it to be. For a modern car with retro vibes, it did well. But, for a moniker as beloved as the Countach, the car missed out on a lot of stuff.
Since the looks drew polarizing opinions, some rendering artists took it upon themselves to show us what the Countach could’ve looked like if it was a lot more retro and old-school. One of them is Siim Pärn who shared his renderings with us.
Watch This 3,900-Horsepower Drag Race Between a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, And a McLaren 720S
High-horsepower drag races are always a thrill to watch. Even more so to participate in, but instead, I am sitting here writing about it. In any case, it’s always interesting to see which drivetrain layout is best at a certain power level, and once again, Carwow happily obliges. In this case, we have three cars with over 1,000 horsepower that differ in the way they deliver power to the ground – a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, and a McLaren 720S.
1993 McLaren F1
Update: The Spiritual Successor to the McLaren F1 - the Gordon Murrage T.50 - has launched with a similar three-seat configuration and ultra-lightweight, Cosworth-built engine, and the most impressive aerodynamic system of any supercar on the market today. Check out our full review of the Gordon Murray T.50 or all of our recent coverage of it
The McLaren F1 was unveiled in May 1992 and was the company’s first road-going production car. The idea was born in the late 1980s, when Gordon Murray, the technical director of McLaren’s Formula One, began sketching the F1 as a three-seat supercar. Appointed as head of McLaren Cars in 1991, Murray convinced Ron Dennis to build the vehicle and played a key role in the design of the F1. It was unlike any other supercar launched up to that point. It had a race-inspired design, a three-seat configuration with the driver seat in the middle, and a comfortable ride for a vehicle of its kind. It was also the first production car to use a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and the first to bring high-tech and expensive materials such as titanium, magnesium, Kevlar, and gold under the same roof.
Not only powerful and quick, the F1 was also the world’s fastest production car. Its record endured from 1992 until 2005, when Bugatti unleashed the ludicrous Veyron. The F1 spawned a couple of special-edition models such as the LM and the GT, but it was also used as a base for the GTR race car. Essentially a standard F1 with aerodynamic improvements, the GTR went on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its first year on the race track.
Some 25 years have passed since its introduction and the F1 is already considered a classic. Usually changing owners for millions of dollars, the F1 is one of the very few multi-million-dollar supercars built in the 1990s.
These Cool Images Of The 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Are Wallpaper-Worthy
Lamborghini took the wraps off the 2022 Countach last week and it stirred the proverbial pot. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Countach and the Italian automaker decided to do something special for it. The Countach is based on the Aventador and has elements of the Sian, and of course, a lot of cues of the original Countach as well.
Czinger 21C: The 3D-Printed Supercar That Lapped Laguna Seca Faster Than a McLaren Senna
It seems like hybrid supercars are the thing now, as more and more of them keep cropping up left and right like mushrooms. This brings us to the Czinger 21C – a car introduced in 2020 by American hybrid carmaker, Czinger Vehicles. The car certainly boasts impressive figures, and recently, it added another one to its resume.
2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston
From the outrageous styling, to the thumping V-12 powerplant, to the breathtaking performance, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is anything but boring. But that’s not stopping one lucky owner from turning the volume knob up to 11 on their Raging Bull. Say hello to the SC18 Alston, which comes with race-spec aero and a track-ready attitude to set it apart from its more “standard” brethren. And although it’s designed for track use, the SC18 Alston is still road-legal, bringing the best of both worlds into wing-tastic harmony.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5 Mojave Gold
Hennessey brought the Venom F5 to the Monterey Car Week finished in Mojave Yellow shade. While everyone knows the prowess of this beast, the tuner used this opportunity to show that the Venom F5 needs to be appreciated for its looks too. There is a generous use of carbon fiber inside the cabin along with white leather upholstery. It seems like an odd-ball choice, but the contrasting colors of the exterior and interior gel well.
The car is powered by a 6.6-liter, V-8 engine that puts out 1,817 horses and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. This is a lot more than the Venom GT that made 1,244 horses and 1,155 pound-feet of torque. As for the performance specs, it can sprint to 60 mph from rest in just 2.2 seconds, and from 0-124 mph in 4.7 seconds. The top speed is said to be over 300 mph, but this is theoretical for now and there’s no official confirmation on this yet.
Production is capped at 24 examples and it is priced at $2.1 million. The yellow example you see here is Chassis 2 of 24. At the Monterey Car Week, Hennessey positioned it alongside a Venom F5 finished in Speed Devil Blue; the color in which the car debuted last year.
2024 Bugatti Bolide - The Track-only Hypercar Will Enter Production And Arrive In 2024
Bugatti has announced a new extreme version of the Chiron. They did so at Quail, at this year’s prestigious Monterey Car Week. Dubbed the Bolide, it is a car with a name that is as cliché as its design. "But didn’t Bugatti take the wraps off of the Bolide last year?" Well, you’re right. However, the Bolide Super sports car you saw last October was just a concept, and Bugatti has now decided to put the Bolide into production.
Cool Car For Sale: 2001 Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT in Monterey Blue
Lately, we have been turning a lot of attention towards Lamborghini. Something that was made inevitable with the revival of the iconic Lamborghini Countach. The Gandini-designed Countach was produced for 16 years before it was finally replaced by the Lamborghini Diablo. Although the latter did not manage to achieve quite the same status as its predecessor, it was better in every measurable way. With this in mind, a very clean example of the Diablo just popped up for sale, at a surprisingly low price.
2022 Ford GT ’64 Heritage Edition
Ford has just showcased its seventh Ford GT Heritage Edition – the 2022 Ford GT ’64 Heritage Edition, to be exact. Just like all the previous Heritage models, this one pays tribute to one specific car from the past, and in this case, it’s the 1964 Ford GT prototype.
This 2022 GT Heritage Edition is finished in Wimbledon White paint with Antimatter Blue graphics and rides on 20-inch Antimatter carbon fiber wheels finished in blue. Behind those wheels sit Brembo brake calipers lacquered in silver with black graphics. The rest of the exterior is littered with carbon fiber components, including the following:
- * Front splitter
- * Side sills
- * Mirror stalks
- * Engine louvers
- * Rear Diffuser
Meanwhile, inside the GT Heritage Edition, you’ll find seats wrapped in Lightspeed Blue Alcantara with the GT logo placed on the seating surfaces and head restraints. The instrument panel is wrapped in Ebony leather Light Speed Blue Alcantara, with Antimatter blue accents on the dash, door bezels, and seat X-braces. Finally, there’s healthy doses of carbon fiber where appropriate. As for pricing, well that’s a complete mystery, but expect it to be well above the standard GT’s entry price of $500,000. This car will be shown off to the public at Monterey Car Week next to the only remaining 1964 Ford GT prototype in existence: the GT/105.
2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider – A Valkyrie That Can Touch Speeds Of 205 mph With The Roof Off!
Aston Martin had unveiled the AM-RB 001 concept back in 2016. It went into production a year later and came out with the ‘Valkyrie’ moniker. It hasn’t been an easy ride for the British automaker with this product, one instance being the hypercar suffering from a $7-part failure that killed its debut run at the Goodwood FoS, but Aston Martin is going at it with full determination.
Adding a third model to the Valkyrie’s lineup after a coupe and a track-only AMR Pro version, Aston Martin has unveiled the Valkyrie Spider – an open-top version that retains the same performance but loses on the roof and the gullwing doors.