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Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione on sale for 12.5 million USD

True supercar enthusiasts know there is only one or two street-legal Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione in the entire world. For those who have everything but couldn’t get enough of just about anything, this is quite an opportunity they wouldn’t want to miss. The only roadworthy Ferrari Enzo FXX is up for sale for £9,999,999 or a little over $12 million at Amari Supercars.

Based on the listing, the FXX Evoluzione was initially registered in the UK in 2015. For a street car, it has a significantly low mileage considering it’s been driven for only 1300 miles after it was bought for the first time in 2008. The dealer’s website has dubbed it as the world’s only street legal FXX. Apparently, another road legal FXX Enzo also exists in Germany. As we searched for more details about this offer, we found out that Edo Competition has its own Enzo “street car turned legal” and calls it the ZXX.

In order to make the Enzo FXX street legal, the first owner of the Enzo FXX Evoluzione asked Ferrari to adjust the ride height a little bit higher off the ground. During the process, the supercar has also been equipped with a new set of headlights, handbrake, signal lights, brake lights, a front axle lifter and a softer suspension.

Read the entire article Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione on sale for 12.5 million USD

2017 Ford GT production version officially rolls off the line

Ford has disclosed that the first ever production version of its 2017 Ford GT has gotten off the assembly line. This signals the start of production of a model that was first revealed during the 2015 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit. This means that the brand will be able to deliver to customers a model nearly two years after it was initially unveiled.

The 2017 Ford GT is being manufactured at the brand’s Multimatic facility located in Markham, Ontario. Regarding this important milestone, Ford Executive Vice-President for Global Product Development Raj Nair shared that at the start of 2016, Ford had two main objectives. The first is that the brand would be able to experience success during the Le Mans with the second being able to begin deliveries before the end of 2016. Nair said he is proud to say the brand has managed to achieve both. Aside from being VP, Nair is also the Chief Technical Officer at Ford.

Nair continued by saying that this indeed marks a celebration for everyone who was part of making this model a reality. This includes the design team and even all the employees as well as the suppliers. Through the Ford GT, the brand hopes to show that it remains committed to offering customers more and to prove how strong it is when it comes to innovation, Nair added. Examples include the EcoBoost engine technologies, aerodynamics, and use of lightweight materials.

Read the entire article 2017 Ford GT production version officially rolls off the line

French artist Adrien Fuinel renders Aston Martin RR supercar concept

Soon, Aston Martin will be mesmerizing us with the follow-up to its Vulcan track-focused supercar – the AM-RB 001, a hypercar jointly developed by the British carmaker and Red Bull. The Vulcan and the AM-RB 001 are a duo of super performance cars from Aston Martin that impresses as a splendid work of art and a product of advanced engineering.

However, there is an automotive designer from Lyon, France who thinks that a third super performance car should be added to the duo – making up a new holy trinity for McLaren. This designer – named Adrien Fuinel – has created a visual rendition of the new (but not official) supercar from Aston Martin, the Aston Martin RR supercar concept. This rendition was then uploaded into his account at Behance, a Web site that allows for showcasing and discovering creative works.

At first look, you wouldn’t believe that the RR supercar concept is an Aston Martin. Well, that could be because -- aside from the front end and a ground clearance derived from the Vulcan and a few styling cues -- the curves and the body work of the RR supercar concept are not typical of an Aston Martin. But since this is a concept, maybe we can forgive Fuinel for that.

Read the entire article French artist Adrien Fuinel renders Aston Martin RR supercar concept

What a disgraceful news: Pagani Zonda F hit by a van! [w/video]

There was a time when cameras were not too portable and people only used them sporadically. Thus, we all have these missed moments. We failed to record these snippets of time that we will never again have.

Technology has changed the way people communicate and record history. Sharing on social media has become prevalent. Mobile phones are no longer just devices you use for calling as they have become an extension of your work and personal life. These days, people automatically whip out their phones when something unusual happens. Whether it’s an elusive officemate who suddenly shows up at a party or when an exotic car happens to pass by.

Now here’s the latest news report that has been dominating social media: a driver crashed his van into a rare Pagani Zonda F while he was filming it. The exotic car is owned by Jorge Gómez, an Argentinian businessman who happens to have his Pagani registered in Paraguay. Based on the reports that came from Autoblog.com.ar, Gómez recounted how it took him eleven years to finally buy a Zonda. This must’ve hurt really bad. Ouch.

Read the entire article What a disgraceful news: Pagani Zonda F hit by a van! [w/video]

Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has ended the production of its much-publicized yet iconic Venom GT. Overall, 12 production models were made, including the Final Edition model. All of these have been sold. In January, a chance to own one of the 12 Venom GT examples reappeared. But, unfortunately, that opportunity has already passed up.

We are referring to a recently concluded auction conducted by auction house Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. What was auctioned and sold was not an ordinary Venom GT. After all, this Venom GT – the Venom GT Spyder in particular -- was owned by rock and roll icon Steven Tyler, known as the lead vocalist of the famous band Aerosmith.

Evidently, HPE had no plans to produce the Venom GT Spyder, basically a roadster version of the Venom GT. In 2011, Tyler ordered a Venom GT from HPE, but asked if the company could create an open-top version of the high-performance sports car. HPE accepted the challenge and went on to transform the sports car into an open-top car. To achieve this, HPE had to make structural changes, resulting to the addition of 30 more pounds (14 kg) to the Venom GT’s curb weight. Five more Venom GT Spyder examples followed.

Read the entire article First Venom GT Spyder owned by Steven Tyler sells at auction for whopping $800,000

The Lamborghini Aventador supercar remains as strong and as appealing as when it was introduced in 2011. Already nearing six years old, the V12-powered Lamborghini Aventador managed to remain fresh, especially when the super sports car maker just recently revealed the Lamborghini Aventador S. In fact, the replacement model for the Aventador is not bound to appear in the next five to six years.

One of the central pieces of the Lamborghini Aventador has been its naturally aspirated V12 engine. Known for monstrous power outputs and torques, V12 engines have been the powerplants of choice for Lamborghini’s flagships. And when Lamborghini finally replaces the Aventador, the new super sports car will still be powered by a V12 engine, chief executive Stefano Domenicali was quoted by Car Advice as saying.

In a regular Aventador (Aventador LP 700–4), this 235-kg 6.5-liter 60-degree V12 engine delivers 700 PS (510 kW or 690 bhp) of max output and 508 lb.-ft. (689 Nm) of peak torque. In the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce (SV) unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine was seen to develop 750 hp (552 kW) at 8,400 rpm and 690 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The V12 engine in the Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage, meanwhile, generates 700 hp (515 kW) of max output and 507 lb.-ft. (690 Nm). The latest version of the super sports car, the Lamborghini Aventador, features a V12 engine that provides 740 hp of max output and 690 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm.

Read the entire article Lamborghini Aventador’s replacement to arrive as early as 2022, will keep the V12

American carmaker Ford Motor Co. has already commenced production of its new face, the 2017 Ford GT with executive chairman Bill Ford Jr. and chief executive Mark Fields getting the first and second examples. Ever since its introduction two years ago at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the next generation of the Ford GT has shown its complete exterior and interior. It proved to be a splendid supercar, with demand easily surpassing the planned production numbers.

The carmaker had said that the new 2017 Ford GT will be powered by a Ford EcoBoost 3.5-liter bi-turbo V6 engine that could deliver at least 600 hp. But that was all it for the technical specs of the new-gen 2017 Ford GT. But what caught many people by surprise was the fact that although Ford has yet to release the complete technical specs of the 2017 Ford GT, its fuel economy ratings of the model were disclosed first. Typically, technical specs like power output and torque as well as acceleration and top speed figures are announced before or at the same time as the estimated fuel economy ratings.

Finally, Ford has become kind enough to disclose the technical specs of the new 2017 Ford GT. According to the US carmaker, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the new Ford GT is SAE-rated to deliver up to 647 hp of output and up to 550 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This makes this engine the most powerful – in terms of hp – among EcoBoost production engines. Thanks to the wide power band of this EcoBoost engine, it could generate 90 percent of peak torque starting from 3,500 rpm. Since the new Ford GT has a dry weight of around 3,000 lbs (1,385 kg), it boasts of an excellent power-to-weight ratio of 4.72 lbs per hp.

Read the entire article 2017 Ford GT supercar achieves 216 mph top speed with its 647 hp and 550 lb.-ft. Ecoboost V6 engine

Who knew after more than twenty-five years, the F40 would still be one of the best Ferraris of all time. Out of all the 1,300+ examples built around 1987 to 1991, one of them belongs to the great guitarist/musician/performer.

Legendary singer and songwriter Eric Clapton once bought a Ferrari F40 and it is now on sale at GVE London. For the record, Clapton sold his Ferrari F40 in 2003, which means he’s no longer the current owner of the said vehicle now on sale. Nevertheless, the supercar can be bought for a fairly reasonable price of just £925,000 (more or less 1.1 million USD). We think this is a great buy given the fact that the 1991 Ferrari F40 already has about 6,800 total mileage.

According to the listing, the current owner carries a complete record of services including its MOT history. In Great Britain, the MOT test is conducted yearly to ensure the car is safe, road worthy and has passed the emission testing requirements. As a matter of fact, it was also stated there that the vehicle had undergone a fuel system refresh in 2008. That means, Eric Clapton’s former Ferrari F40 is still in tip top shape after all these years.

Read the entire article Eric Clapton’s 1991 Ferrari F40 could be yours for $1.1 million

No amount of convincing will push anyone who owns a sports car with very low ground clearance to use it for an off-road adventure. Sports car makers like Porsche, though, are already offering crossover SUVs – like the Cayenne and the Macan -- that should allow people to go on off-road trips. However, these aren’t sports cars anymore.

But how about driving the 918 Spyder off the road? Taking a drive with the Porsche 918 Spyder is a good idea, but you couldn’t subject it to the beatings it will get once you stray off the smooth streets. That would be a bad idea.

That is simply because the 918 Spyder isn’t made to be used elsewhere. Well, try to take the 918 off the pavement, and you’ll see how much damage its underbody would incur. Its tires wouldn’t work and its suspension would be wrecked. In short, the Porsche isn’t really specified for off-road driving. It drives fast on a well-paved road but could be a big liability when driven off it.

Read the entire article Visual artist Rain Prisk comes up with rendered Porsche 918 Spyder off-roader

The bidding war for one of the only 20 examples -- 21 actually, but the 00 version went to a museum -- of the classically beautiful Lamborghini Reventon built and sold nearly a decade ago is about to start tomorrow.

As you could have guessed, this Lamborghini Reventon is one of the prized lots being put under the hammer by auction house RM Sotheby’s during its Arizona sale on January 19, 2017. In fact, RM Sotheby’s expect this ultra-rare Lamborghini Reventon to be sold at a very high price ranging between $1 million and $1.4 million, although it won’t surprise us if it the final auction price went beyond expectations. This price is only appropriate if we look at the credentials of this model.

First of all, the Reventon is a rare Lamborghini, because of the very small numbers built (20). Moreover, this is the third (Chassis # ZHWBU77SX8LA03148 and Serial # 03/20) of the 20 examples that were built. Since only 20 examples were produced, each example fetched a very high price of around EUR1 million when the Reventon was launched.

Read the entire article Lamborghini Reventon to be auctioned off in Phoenix, Arizona on January 19

As far as Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is concerned, 2016 was a very fruitful year. This is all due to the fact that the luxury sports carmaker has delivered the most cars in 2016 than any year in its entire history. Not only that, this sales milestone should allow Lamborghini to ride the momentum in 2017.

According to Lamborghini’s annual sales report, it was able to deliver 3,457 vehicles around the world in 2016, around 6.5 percent more (plus 212 vehicles) than the number of units that the company delivered in 2015 (3,245). This marks the first time that Lamborghini was able to breach 3,400 deliveries in any given year, as the company made full use of its 135 dealers spread in 50 countries worldwide. In addition, 2016 marks the sixth year in a row that the carmaker was able to post a surge in deliveries.

The United States remains as the carmaker’s largest single market, with 1,041 delivered in the country in 2016. Japan was the second largest market for the carmaker, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, the Middle East and China.

Read the entire article Lamborghini hits record worldwide sales in 2016 with the Huracan leading the pack

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has officially released the fuel economy ratings of the 2017 Ford GT. According to the EPA, the 2017 Ford GT has a fuel economy rating of 11 mpg for city and 18 mpg for highway. Combined fuel economy rating meanwhile is measured at 14 mpg.

The figures reveal that owners will be expected to spend an additional $2,850 per year in fuel costs. For a 5-year spread, owners are likely to spend as much as $8,000. Though this may appear to be an added cost, given that the 2017 Ford GT has MSRP at $400,000, it may appear to be a paltry sum. According to various estimates, it will also mean owners will have to spend an additional $3,000 for the Gas Guzzler Tax.

However, many enthusiasts consider these figures to be rather dismal. Even if the previous generation of the GT did not have good figures as well, it continues to be better than the new model. Fuel economy rating for prior GT is at 12 mpg with highway at 19 mpg. Combined rating though is the same at 14 mpg.

Read the entire article US EPA releases fuel economy ratings for 2017 Ford GT

Faraday Future brought the FFZERO1 Concept to last year’s Consumer Electronics Show but it’s back this year with yet another astonishing revelation. This year’s CES trade show in Las Vegas has set the stage for the EV startup’s first ever production vehicle.

Dubbed as the FF 91 (or FF nine one), Faraday’s all-electric supercar is a mix of highly advanced intelligence features, luxury, precise handling and performance in one. Powered by 130 kWh battery pack, the FF 91 is capable of delivering up to 1,050 hp and 1,800 Nm of torque.

LG Chem co-created the battery pack which can be charged 50% full in less than 4.5 hours with the use of its 240-volt home charger. But there’s more to admire about this new EV. It not only boasts of 0-60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds, it also has an EPA-estimated range of 378 miles to go with its exceptional battery performance.

Read the entire article 2017 CES: Faraday Future introduces FF 91 all-electric EV with 1050hp

Make way for the latest Lamborghini, and it is more powerful and looks even more aggressive. Meet the new 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S – the latest version of the carmaker’s flagship model. As we could expect, the suffix “S” means more than just being a distinguishing moniker.

After all, this is the first time that this suffix was added to a model, and when used, it denotes a new benchmark in terms of aerodynamics, power and driving dynamics.

Lamborghini is selling the new Aventador S at suggested retail prices of EUR281,555 (taxes excluded) in Europe; GBP225,955 (taxes excluded) in the United Kingdom; and $421,350 (GGT included) in the United States. Initial deliveries will commence in Spring 2017.

Read the entire article 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S adds new design, four-wheel steering

Some people drive to reach other locations. Others drive to compete against fellow drivers. However, there are those who drive just to enjoy the thrill and dynamics or piloting a car, especially if it is a known exotic sports car with superb racing capabilities. More so, if the driver behind the steering wheel of a Porsche Carrera GT is on the famed road track of the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Just recently, the world saw a video in which a Porsche Carrera GT was being driven around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. As we can see on the video, the driver was piloting the Porsche Carrera GT without having to worry about other cars on the course. He was not racing, although his Porsche Carrera GT is a race-bred car that could outpace and outrun vehicles on the road.

He was not there to break some records, like many have been trying to do. He was also not playing around on the road track. Simply put, the driver of the Porsche Carrera GT is enjoying the drive and the performance of his sports car in one of the most challenging road circuits in the world.

Read the entire article Video: Watch this Porsche Carrera GT driver enjoy Nurburgring Nordschleife

Being ushered by a Lamborghini Huracan is truly one of the greatest perks when travelling to Italy. At least, it will be in the several weeks to come. Lamborghini loaned the Huracan to the Bologna airport as its official “Follow Me” car at the runways. Its only task is to guide the aircraft around the terminals until January next year. Isn’t that sweet?

The very busy Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport is nestled at the centre of Italy’s “motor valley”. If giant tech companies like Google, Apple and Facebook have Silicon Valley, the Italians have “motor valley” for their famous cars. The headquarters of Ferrari, Pagani and Lamborghini are just about thirty minutes away from the Aeroporto di Bologna. Pagani has one HQ in Modena province while Ferrari also has one in Maranello. It is a big testament that you have arrived at the home of the most coveted cars at the very least.

Lamborghini’s in-house Centro Stile designed the Huracan’s “Follow Me livery” where much of it represents the northern city’s skyline. The front splitter has green, white and red or basically the Italian flag’s combination of colors. Aside from the mandatory light bar, the gorgeous livery also features a black chequered pattern that matches the Huracan’s yellow body paint.

Read the entire article Lamborghini Huracan surprises travelers at Italy’s Bologna airport

What could possibly go wrong if you put the wrong license plate on your prized possession? Well, better keep an eye on the law enforcers. A Lamborghini Murcielago was crushed by the authorities due to improper registration of the owner. This must be really heart-breaking. The fateful event was video recorded as if the owner committed a social crime. Is this what you get for owning a $350,000 Murcielago? Not really. But there is a deeper story behind it and we should learn the lessons well.

The matte black Murcielago was confiscated from the owner who allegedly imported the supercar without proper supporting documents. They could’ve at least sent out a warning. But some countries have strictly implemented their laws and there’s nothing we can do about it. This perhaps is a reminder that no one is above the law. It is unclear if the real owner was the one driving the Murcielago that time.

Other reports claim that the Lamborghini was impounded 3 years ago after it was seen without a valid license plate. The plate number was apparently borrowed from a Ford sedan. It was back in 2013 when the officers called him out and the 3-year legal battle began afterwards. According to reports, the owner works as a pilot at a commercial airline and he even submitted an administrative appeal due to the incident. Sadly, the authorities dismissed his request. Instead of getting fined for the crime, the Taiwanese government have decided to destroy his very expensive supercar.

Read the entire article Lamborghini Murcielago brutally destroyed by Taiwanese authorities [w/video]

Now that Lamborghini is set to bring a “more aggressive” Aventador, it only makes sense that it will be given a name. Seeing how it goes, perhaps we won’t be expecting an “LP740-4” for its label. Remember when the new Huracan Spyder was launched last month? Instead of naming it LP580-2, Automobili Lamborghini simply came up with “RWD Spyder”. Now, according to the grapevine, the Italian car manufacturer has already applied a trademark for an “Aventador S”. Let’s wait and see what happens after that.

For several years, Lamborghini has sustained the production for its well-known supercars. By coming up with an updated design, we can only expect the 2011 Aventador to have the same staying power just like its Countach, Diablo and Murcielago counterparts.

Spy photos reveal too little while speculations become more intense. Since it’s hard to get a clear picture of the final outcome, LamboCARS.com (a Lamborghini enthusiast website) came up with its own take on the new model.

Read the entire article 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S gets rendered

When Italian supercar maker Mazzanti Automobili introduced the Mazzanti Evantra coupe in 2013, the company immediately gained international fame with the vehicle, which had a 7.0-liter V8 engine that could deliver 751 hp and that allowed it to reach a top speed of 224 mph. Middle of this year, Mazzanti Evantra surprised us once again by revealing the Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli hypercar, which has a 7.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine – sending power to its rear wheels via the six-speed sequential gearbox – could develop 1,000 hp of max output along with 885 lb.-ft. of peak torque.

Now, Mazzanti is revealing that a new version of the Mazzanti Evantra coupe is coming to town, and it is better than the 2013 original model. Let us welcome the Mazzanti Evantra 771, which will be available starting spring 2017. According to Mazzanti, the atelier applied all the knowledge and all the expertise gained from creating and developing the Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli hypercar to work on a very important update for the 2013 Evantra.

Interestingly, the basic design of the Mazzanti Evantra 771 remains essentially the same as the original Evantra coupe. However, there are noticeable differences and improvements on the exterior, thereby effectively refreshing the looks of the Mazzanti Evantra. These improvements include several aerodynamic tweaks. For instance, the Evantra 771 features a new front splitter, a refreshed air intake on the roof, as well as new designs for its mirrors and its rear wing.

Read the entire article Mazzanti unveils Evantra 771 with updated looks, aerodynamics and engine

When an ordinary car gets into an accident, only a few would notice and the news spreads locally. However, when a supercar – an exclusive edition nonetheless – gets into an accident, the news would spread in a global scale, especially if this car was delivered just a month ago.

This was the case of a month-old McLaren MSO HS, whose proud owner could have scratched his or her head over the fate of this exclusive supercar that was left stuck at the bottom rear end of a delivery truck. As indicated by its license plate, the British Racing Green-wrapped yellow-trimmed McLaren MSO HS is registered in London (area tag LJ) and is just newly delivered (age identifier 66).

It is, however, unclear whether the accident happened in the area where it was registered. It is also unconfirmed whether it was the McLaren MSO HS that crashed into the delivery truck. But using the Instagram picture as a basis, it is likely that it was the delivery truck that rear-ended the McLaren MSO HS while reversing.

Read the entire article Rare McLaren MSO HS supercar crashes one month after delivery
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