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Casil Motors turns Bugatti EB 110 into SP-110 Edonis Fenice, production to begin soon for 15-unit run

In the 1990s, one of the most well-known supercars was the Bugatti EB 110. While its popularity has diminished with the passing of time, it has recently gotten some press at a few auctions and quickly got back to the spotlight.

Now, Casil Motors is planning a revival of sorts for the said model with its SP-110 Edonis Fenice. They gave it a new body and some upgraded mechanicals, together with some of the EB 110’s remaining carbon fiber monocoques. The firm will only produce a total of 15 units.

Under the hood of the SP-110 Edonis Fenice is still the same V12 engine from the EB 110. But instead, it has 3.8 liters with two turbos, which is larger than the original model that only had a quad-turbo 3.5 liter unit. The old model was able to bring out a total of 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) with the smaller engine in stock, while the new one now produces as much as 720 horsepower (537 kilowatts).

Read the entire article Casil Motors turns Bugatti EB 110 into SP-110 Edonis Fenice, production to begin soon for 15-unit run

Volkswagen sells 450th and final Bugatti Veyron supercar

Volkswagen Group has sold the 450th and final Bugatti Veyron supercar, called La Finale. La Finale is a version of the open-top Grand Sport Vitesse variant which supercharged engine provides up to 1,200hp. La Finale will be part of display at the upcoming Geneva auto show. Bugatti disclosed that all the Veyrons were sold for an average price of about EUR2.3 million ($2.6 million).

Max Warburton, an analyst for Sanford Bernstein Ltd. remarked that the Veyron set industry records not just for speed, but also for losing money. According to a report from Bernstein, VW lost EUR4.6 million on every Veyron sold and lost EUR1.7 billion in total on developing and selling the car.

VW purchased the Bugatti brand in 1998 and tried to revive the carmaker founded by designer Ettore Bugatti. Back then VW wants to develop a vehicle powerful enough to go faster than 400 kph (249 mph) but is still very stylish and comfortable. VW unveiled the first Veyron in 2005.

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Next-generation Bugatti supercar will hit 60 mph in just 1.8 seconds

Bugatti is working on the next super-sports car, according to chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg when interviewed by AutoExpress. He said that the biggest hurdle would be to cut the weight so they’re considering some technologies like wheels that are built from carbonfiber totally. Bugatti is also studying the possibility of hybrids.

It is rumored that the car could have an output of 1,600hp, a maximum speed of 290mph, and a 0-60mph acceleration time of 1.8 seconds. It may make sense to install a hybrid system. Notably, Porsche would depend heavily on a hybrid for its upcoming 918 Spyder supercar. The problem is that hybrid drivetrains are heavy.

Bugatti has more factors to consider than just putting in a big engine. An ordinary sports car won’t be able to carry an 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W16 engine and these improvements make the vehicle much heavier. Since the engine is big, it occupies more volume – about 9.6 liters in total. It’s possible that this car will debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show but nothing is sure at this point yet.

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Bugatti CEO confirms firm’s four-door supercar

Bugatti is pursing plans to launch a super-luxurious, ultra-rapid saloon that may cost more than the Veyron hypercar it replaces. Bugatti, which is owned by VW, has unveiled the model dubbed Galibier to potential customers who have supported the Veyron and its versions since 2005. CEO Wolfgang Durheimer said that he has approved a proposal to produce the car.

He said that he is in talks with the board so that Bugatti could build the “fastest limousine in the world” that will be powered by the largest production engine with 16 cylinders.

Durheimer said that this clearly indicates that for Bugatti to keep its fastest-cars reputation, this saloon has to have a power output at part with the Veyron’s. He said that at a minimum, all Bugattis should offer 1000hp. It implies that the Galibier will avoid hybrid or eco technologies and continue with the development of Bugatti's 16-cylinder engine.

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When Bugatti took the veil off the Chiron in 2016, it was well expected that the French carmaker would create versions of the sports car. Then, the carmaker unveiled the track-focused Bugatti Chiron Sport at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. But it seems Bugatti isn't finished yet, as it is reported to be planning to reveal an extreme version of the Chiron at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

According to our sources, Bugatti has plans to build an extreme version of the Chiron that even surpasses the Divo. It seems that a number of VIP customers were given the privilege of getting a good glimpse of the new upcoming version of the Chiron through sketches shown at the unveiling of the Bugatti Divo at Château Saint-Jean. As report, Bugatti described this new extreme version as “a beauty of speed” as well as a “ground-to-ground Missile”.

Chiron’s predecessor, the Bugatti Veyron was gifted with an extreme version that held the record for being the fastest street-legal car for more than seven years – the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. This version features an engine that can deliver 1,200 PS (1,184 hp or 883 kW) of max output and 1,106 lb.-ft. (1,500 Nm) of peak torque. It managed to achieve a top speed of 267.856 mph (431.072 km/h) to set a new record, only to be broken seven years later.

Read the entire article Extreme version of Bugatti Chiron might be unveiled at 2019 Geneva Motor Show, says report

When Ford unveiled its new Ford GT nearly four years ago at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the supercar was received very well even through the US carmaker only disclosed a few details. When the company started to produce the Ford GT, one thing was very apparent – the demand for the supercar greatly outstrips the supply. Two years into the supercar’s production, Ford is building more units than previously earmarked.

Even before it started production of the Ford GT, the US carmaker had said only 1,000 units of the supercar will be built. Ford had set the annual production pace for the Ford GT at 250 units every year. This means that supercar would have a production run that would last for around four years.

But when the US carmaker started accepting orders for the Ford GT, the total number of applicants quickly grew to more than 6,500. This number was just for the 2016 iteration of the supercar. Unfortunately, Ford can only accommodate 1,000 of the applicants, which means that the Ford GT is practically sold out.

Read the entire article Ford extends production run of Ford GT supercar to 1,350 units through 2022

Nobody would dare take a Bugatti Chiron to the off-road. After all, the power, dynamics and capabilities of the Chiron are designed to challenge the road and even the track, but not the off- road. If a driver tries to drive a Chiron to an off-road path, he or she should be ready to shell out a large amount of money to repair the possible damages that the hypercar may incur during such adventure. In short, the Chiron is ill-equipped to tackle the off-road.

Nevertheless, a well-equipped Bugatti Chiron might be able to take on the off-road challenge. That would be too much to ask, as Bugatti has built itself as a creator of super-fast cars. A Bugatti sports utility vehicle is currently being considered at the carmaker, but transforming the Chiron into an off-road monster is something the carmaker would leave to other hands. Taking that insurmountable task – at least in a rendering is automotive graphic artist Rain Prisk, and the result of his efforts is the Bugatti Chiron 4X4.

Rain Prisk has been rendering images of existing cars and transforming them into something carmakers wouldn’t even think of. Some of this works include a pickup truck version of a Range Rover, a 2005 Ford GT Raptor, and shooting brake version of the Bugatti Divo. His latest work is the Bugatti Chiron 4X4, which is menacingly well-equipped to call the off-road trail its second home.

Read the entire article This Bugatti Chiron 4x4 rendering is a suitable companion for off-road adventures

Since 2016, Bugatti has been synonymous to Chiron. After all, the French sports car maker only has the Chiron in its stable since 2016. There is the Chiron Sport, but it is essentially just a track-focused version. There is the Divo, but this hypercar is also track-focused and is produced in very limited number (40 units). Many have been wondering whether Bugatti would offer another model. But just recently, it was confirmed that Bugatti is now ready to build a second model in addition to Chiron.

This confirmation was made not just by anyone from Bugatti Automobiles SAS, but by its top honcho, chief executive Stephen Winkelmann to CarAdvice. During an interview, Winkelmann remarked that he sees Bugatti as ready to do more than one model. This basically steers Bugatti – a part of the Volkswagen Group – into a new direction. The Chiron will still be offered, but a new model could be in the making.

Nonetheless, while Bugatti is ready to develop and launch a new model, it can’t do so right away. After all, the development of a model involves a lot of money. As such, a large investment is required. But Bugatti can’t hope to get such large investment from the VW Group right away – it needs to help. As Winkelmann justified, the VW Group is still stuck in its investments in projects like autonomous driving and electric cars.

Read the entire article Bugatti CEO says carmaker is ready to create a second model alongside Chiron

When Bugatti Automobiles unveiled the new Bugatti Divo, it announced that this new performance monster would be powered by the carmaker’s eight-liter W16 engine that provides 1,500 PS of output. Boasting of 16 cylinders in W formation – hence its name – the W16 is the same source of power for the Bugatti Chiron. The hypercar before the Chiron, the Bugatti Veyron, also had a W16 as its core.

Now, a source of pride at Bugatti, the W16 engine inside the Divo and the Chiron will have no replacement. This was revealed to CarAdvice by no less than the chief executive of Bugatti Automobiles, Stephan Winkelmann. The hypercar maker’s top honcho said that that there would be no new 16-cylinder engine, and the W16 will be the last of its kind.

Make no mistake; the W16 is still alive and kicking. It has been so since it was first installed under the hood of the Bugatti Veyron in 2005 or 13 years ago. In the first iteration of the Veyron, this W16 engine was tuned to deliver 1,001 PS (736 kW or 987 hp) of max output and 1,250 Nm (922 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. The final installment of the Veyron – the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse – had the W16 mill develop 1,200 PS (880 kW or 1,200 hp) of max output and 1,500 Nm (1,100 lb.-ft.) of peak torque.

Read the entire article Bugatti won't have a new W16 engine, hints on making it more powerful

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a very unique sports car, being a plug-in hybrid with a limited production run of just 918 units. After it was introduced in 2013, the 918 Spyder was sold out in more than just a year. Its production ended in June 2015, and there is no way an interested buyer can get a new 918 Spyder unless he or she goes for the used car market. Of course, any 918 Spyder on the used car market is expected to have already logged thousands of miles on the odometer.

But in a strike of luck, those who wanted to purchase an almost new Porsche 918 Spyder now have a great opportunity to get one in the used car market, through MotorGT.com and Porsche of South Shore in Freeport, New York. The 918 Spyder is much rarer in the United States, with less than 300 units allocated for this market.

This particular Porsche 918 Spyder (VIN WP0CA2A13FS800527) on sale is almost new, even though it was built as a 2015 model. On its odometer, this 918 Spyder has so far recorded just 45 miles (or 72 kilometers), which are essentially delivery miles. This means that the owner of this 918 Spyder might have not driven it or just took this sports car only for a quick spin after it was delivered. It is fairly difficult for any buyer to get an almost new used car in the market and yet, this 918 Spyder has just been driven for just 45 miles.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach with 45 miles on odometer is for sale at $2.19 million

Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. has new performance monster in its stable. This new monster – the new Bugatti Divo – leans towards lateral acceleration, agility and cornering . It is also limited in terms of series production with 40 units already sold out, with a price of EUR5 million each.

Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti, they decided to build a super sports car with a different character from the Chiron, but still instantly recognizable as a Bugatti. Furthermore, the new Divo marked the revival of Bugatti’s coach-building tradition. The new hypercar is named after French racing driver and two-times Targa Florio winner Albert Divo.

At a very quick glance, the new Bugatti Divo somewhat has the aura of the Chiron. But they are quite different in terms of outer skin and how they tackle performance. The new Divo still adheres to the philosophy of “Form follows Performance”. Bugatti design the exterior of the new Divo to focus on lateral acceleration, with the aim to achieve optimal aerodynamic and thermodynamic efficiency.

Read the entire article Bugatti Divo is a 1,500-PS hypercar with focus on lateral acceleration, agility and cornering

Acura has unveiled the latest iteration of the Acura NSX at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, in Moneterey, California. The 2019 Acura NSX is still as powerful as before, but the luxurious sports car is now a better performer. It also boasts of new colors both on the exterior and interior, as well as a number of new design cues.

The 2019 Acura NSX unveiled at The Quail is finished in a new premium paint option – the Thermal Orange Pearl coat. This new finish is a tribute to 30 years of Acura motorsports vehicles with orange accented liveries. In addition, orange calipers are also available for the optional carbon ceramic metallic (CCM) brakes. Likewise, red calipers can be fitted to the standard iron brakes.

Moreover, the front grille garnish for all 2019 Acura NSX models are now body-colored instead of silver. The front grille surround, front air intake mesh as well as the rear bumper outlet mesh have received high-gloss treatments, and so are the available Carbon Fiber Decklid Spoiler and Carbon Fiber Exterior Package. This package includes a front chin spoiler, side sill garnish and rear diffuser – all in high-gloss treatment.

Read the entire article 2019 Acura NSX offers better performance, new colors and more standard equipment

SSC North America, formerly known as Shelby SuperCars, has been working on a successor for the SSC Ultimate Aero. A concept of the successor was unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but due to unknown reasons, the final car has yet to make into production. Seven years after the concept at the same place and event, SSC North America is unveiling to the public the final form of this concept as it goes into production – the new SSC Tuatara.

The new SSC Tuatara is named after a greenish-brown and gray lizard – which can only be found in New Zealand -- known for having the fastest molecular evolution for any living animal. The SSC Tuatara unveiled at Pebble Beach was also wrapped in similar grayish color. Underneath this wrapped is a body and a chassis all made from carbon fiber. Moreover, the 20-inch wheels of the Tuatara are also made from carbon fiber. By employing carbon fiber, SSC North America is able to make Tuatara a lightweight hypercar with a dry weight of just 2,750 lbs. (1,247 kg).

The use of carbon fiber also paved way for a wind-cheating, aerodynamically superior curvy design. The incredibly sporty overall looks of the new SSC Tuatara hypercar is penned by Jason Castriota, a former designer at Pininfarina. The design of the new Tuatara takes inspiration from the aerospace industry. This design gave the hypercar a low drag coefficient value of just 0.279 Cd – the lowest in its class.

Read the entire article SSC Tuatara unveiled at Pebble Beach is expected to surpass 300 mph top speed

Noble Automotive has been building the Noble M600 supercar since 2010. Featured in Top Gear, the M600 is currently Noble’s only model in production. That may change in the near future as the British carmaker has made known its intention to build an all-new supercar by displaying the Noble M500 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

But before drooling at the Noble M500 displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, let it be known that this is just a full-size mockup or a non-working prototype. The main reason for this is that M500 is still in its early phases of development, which is also why the new Noble supercar most likely won’t be produced this year.

Wrapped in bright yellow finish with black-tinted glasses, this mockup model represents how the Noble M500 would look like when it is finally built. As a mockup, the M500 at Goodwood is just for show, but doesn’t have the specs and features intended for its final version. This non-working prototype doesn’t even have an interior. Nevertheless, the mockup is visually appealing enough to draw attention of visitors at Goodwood.

Read the entire article Noble surprises 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed with new Noble M500 supercar

Right now, Audi is in the earliest stages when it comes to developing a fully electric supercar. But as this technology is still a few years away before they can be used, Audi sees this as one of the obstacles.

Peter Oberndorfer, Audi’s boss of product and technology communications, told Motoring that at this moment, they really consider everything, but they think that battery development is vital.

Oberndorfer believes that future solid state batteries will be necessary to achieve the perfect combination of performance and range. Peter Mertens, the development boss, confirms that solid state batteries will not be available anytime soon. He also told Motoring that the advantage of these batteries would be that they’re much lighter and need less space.

Read the entire article Audi might be the first to use solid-state batteries in electric supercars

Pagani Zonda will not allow the spotlight to be away from it, even years after the Huayra has been introduced. Now, there is a very special one on the road that is specially hand painted by the well-known artist Shalemar Sharbatly. The design is so vibrantly beautiful that it is going to be difficult to keep your eyes out of the supercar.

The project began with Foglizzo, an Italian luxury leather company, who has the desire to show off their huge range of dyes for customizing the colour of their hides. The first thing they did was to wrap the supercar in white, and for four days, Sharbatly took her time to unleash her work of art.

When looking at the finished product, you can see that the artist has used different colours on different sections on the Zonda. To point that out, the front part is a combination of blue and green with purple touches, the driver’s side then has shades of sapphire and cerulean, and the passenger side looks better with some red, orange, and maroon. The rear end of the car, where the tail is, then indicates a mix of these colour motifs. It is a beautiful look for the already stunning supercar. We think that this Zonda is definitely ready to hit the road.

Read the entire article Check out this colourful, hand-painted Pagani Zonda

Back in 2004, Bugatti first introduced to us the telemetry system on its road-going production model. This tech debuted with the Veyron, making it the very first in the industry to utilize this kind of system. Now, if you own a Chiron, then you can also benefit from this. So in case you get a flat tire or any such issue, you will be alerted by Bugatti’s “flying doctors” about the specific problem you are currently having in real time.

The telemetry system, if you didn’t know, got its inspiration from Formula 1 and DTM race cars. It relies mostly on mobile radio to monitor the condition of a Veyron and Chiron, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And the only time that telemetry won’t be able to monitor your car is when there is no mobile phone network coverage. Around 14 years after this technology was introduced, it has been greatly improved, and now can monitor 10,000 signals in the case of the more high tech Bugatti Chiron.

What the telemetry focuses on in each of these cars would be the key components such as the 8.0 liter quad turbo engine, the seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, and even hardware such as the infotainment system and air conditioning. As mentioned earlier, Bugatti has three “flying doctors” that are in charge of the Chirons and Veyrons. One of them is focused on Europe and Russia, the other one in Middle East and Asia Pacific, and one is in charge of North America.

Read the entire article Bugatti’s telemetry tech remotely monitors your Chiron anywhere in the world

The Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 has been out in the market for about 2 years now, with the last number in the model’s name indicating that the vehicle has a two wheel drive layout, which was implemented in the new Audi R8 V10 RWS. If you are a fan of RWDs and are expecting to see a larger Aventador with that setup, you will be disappointed as the automaker has no plans of developing an RWD version.

During the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Australia’s Drive magazine interviewed R&D boss of Lamborghini, Maurizio Reggiani. Here, he revealed that the Aventador will remain to be the company’s flagship model and is going to keep its all wheel drive system. You may be wondering why that has been decided. Well, it is because sending as much power from the V12 to the rear axle will allegedly make the vehicle difficult to manage once it hits a certain speed. To be safe, the automaker decided not to let this happen as they will be liable for it.

Furthermore, they assured that the decision was not only made due to safety reasons, but also because the Lamborghini Aventador is meant to keep its all-four wheel configuration. Without this AWD layout, the supercar’s traction control system would be so invasive, says Reggiani.

Read the entire article Lamborghini Aventador will never have an RWD setup

Lamborghini has made it a point for its future vehicles to have the same renowned exhaust note. That is why the automaker has put the focus on hybrids instead of going full throttle on building fully electric vehicles. Hybrids are perfect because they reduce dangerous emissions but customers and onlookers alike still get to enjoy the sound of its powerplant.

In an interview between CarAdvice and Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer, we learned that the automaker looks at hybrid machines as the answer to carbon dioxide requirements. With a hybrid, they’re able to keep the natural aspirated appeal but reduce the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

Reggiani also mentioned that the future Aventador and Huracan will still retain their naturally aspirated engine, but it is not impossible for them to have hybrid assistance. The chief technical officer believes that this will have two major advantages: a better throttle response and the fact that it will provide a differentiating factor over turbocharged, supercar competitors like Ferrari and McLaren cars.

Read the entire article Lamborghini will stick with hybrids to retain brand’s unique engine sound

The racetrack-bred Zenvo TSR has been so awe-inspiring that some drivers are aching to take it to the streets. But they couldn’t, as the TSR isn't designed to be legally driven on the streets. However, Zenvo Automotive is unveiling a new version of the TSR that could be legally driven on the streets – the all-new Zenvo TSR-S.

Zenvo intended the new TSR-S as a street legal version of the TSR, which is why it bears the ’S’ in its model name. It is the third model in Zenvo’s TS (Twin Supercharged) model lineup and is basically a crossover between the TS1 GT car and the TSR, marrying remarkable on-road capabilities and utmost exclusivity. After all, Zenvo is planning just to build five examples of the TSR-S a year – a testament to its exclusive nature. The Danish high-performance carmaker has already commenced production of the new TSR-S.

In terms of design, the new TSR-S looks very similar to its two TS siblings. Its overall appearance is more aggressive than the TS1; yet, it is less menacing than the TSR. Just like the TS1 and the TSR, the new TSR-R features an advanced aerodynamic design. However, its development was focused on delivering unmatched levels of driving dynamics.

Read the entire article Zenvo TSR-S is a 1,177-bhp racetrack-inspired street-legal hypercar