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If you are one of those lucky enough to place an order for a final production version of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, here is a good development: Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance arm has already commenced prototype testing of the hypercar in the United Kingdom.
Following its well-anticipated unveiling at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2017), the Mercedes-AMG Project One went into intensive development behind closed doors for several months. AMG’s transnational project team engineered the Project One digitally to ensure that goals can be met when the hypercar is put on the road.
To ensure that the high-performance drive unit intended for the Project One is ready for series production, hundreds of testing hours were spent on dyno testing the whole powertrain, including all of its hybrid components. Once the dyno tests were completed, the high-performance drive unit was installed into the first prototypes of the Project One.Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG is now test-driving camouflaged Project One prototypes
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
It has been a year since Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Mercedes-AMG Project One at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. So far, there has been no or little update from the German premium carmaker. Nonetheless, Mercedes is expected to unveil the production-ready version as well as the final moniker of the Project One next month at the upcoming 2018 Paris Motor Show.
During the year after the Project One was revealed, there has been rumors that Mercedes is also intending to create two more versions of the hypercar. One of these would be an open-top roadster version and the other would a track-only variant that can’t be legally driven on the road. According to TheSupercarBlog.com, Mercedes was planning to build between five to 10 units of the Project One roadster, as well as between 25 to 50 examples of the track-only version.
Of course, Mercedes really had to look into whether developing two more versions of the AMG Project would bring a good case. These two versions – the Project One roadster and track-only model – were evaluated, but evaluations weren’t so positive for them. TheSupercarBlog.com reported that roadster and track-only versions of the Project One were sent to the trash bin in August.Read the entire article Rumored roadster version of Mercedes-AMG Project One is not coming
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
The Nurburgring Nordschleife has long been considered as a benchmark for performance in the automotive world. Because of its complicated course, carmakers and tuners have been trying to prove the worth of their creation by driving through the so-called Green Hell. Now, Mercedes-AMG could try to prove the performance of its Project One hypercar by challenging the Nurburgring.
In an interview with Autocar, Mercedes-AMG chief executive Tobias Moers remarked that it was "reasonable to speculate" that the new Project One hypercar would challenge the lap time record at the fabled Nurburgring lap time record. Right now, the lap time record for the Nurburgring for a production car is being held by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) driven by Larns Kern. With a lap time of six minutes 47.30 seconds, this Porsche 911 GT2 RS had set a new record at this challenging course.
Interestingly, Moers is looking beyond the lap time record by a production car at Nurburgring. The AMG Project One will also try to challenge the overall lap time record at the Green Hell. This means that the AMG Project One will aim not just at becoming the fastest production car at this circuit, but also set the target of becoming the fastest among all cars that ever set their tracks on this road.Read the entire article AMG chief thinks Mercedes-AMG Project One could be the fastest car ever in Nurburgring
The Bugatti Chiron is probably one of the sportiest cars in the planet, thanks to its overwhelming power output of 1,500 hp and its hypercar design. If there is one car who could claim to be sportier than the Chiron, it is another creation from the French manufacturer – the new Bugatti Chiron Sport.
Bugatti’s formula for creating a sportier version of the Chiron doesn’t entail any increase or boost in power output or torque. The French high-performance carmaker didn’t need to tinker with the quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W16 engine to come up with the Chiron Sport. This means that power ratings for the Chiron Sport remain at 1,500 hp of max output and 1,180 lb.-ft. (1,600 Nm) of peak torque as transmitted to all wheels. Likewise, this means that Chiron Sport could complete a sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, and achieve a top speed of up to 260 mph (420 km/h) – the same as the Chiron.
Aside from retaining the superb power and performance of the Chiron, the new Chiron Sport also features the same ease and convenience of driving. Instead of focusing on these elements, Bugatti decided to dramatically improve the handling of the new Chiron Sport and enhance its lateral dynamics on winding roads. To achieve this goal, the new Chiron Sport is fitted with a dynamic handling package and has been made lighter than the original model.Read the entire article Bugatti unveils fully dressed Chiron Sport at 2018 Geneva Motor Show
There’s great news for Bugatti Veyron owners as the automaker recently introduced the Loyalty Maintenance Program to help customers maintain the condition of their cars and to allow them to keep their vehicles in mint condition.
The Loyalty Maintenance Program is actually part of the company’s Extended Warranty and Extended Warranty Plus programs, which can last for as long as 15 years. Owning a Bugatti Veyron can be very expensive; the maintenance costs alone are already high. The brand hopes that this program will help reduce operating costs for owners.
Franco Utzeri, head of Bugatti Certified and Financial Services, says that the Bugatti Customer Service is definitely more than just a seal of approval, making a difference for Veyron owners. It includes warranty, individual support, and a combination of a confirmed vehicle history. The automaker’s goal is also to give their customers a unique experience and 360 degree ownership that no other automaker currently offers.Read the entire article Bugatti offers 15-year warranty as part of its Veyron Loyalty Maintenance Program
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is probably the most futuristic looking vehicle that is out today. In fact, it looks like a spaceship on wheels and could perfectly star in a Sci-Fi movie. Having that, it is actually currently being developed by Gaydon, together with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to make it perform even better than it already does.
It’s a limited edition model with only 150 units to be produced. However, every single example has already been accounted for. Now, one future owner of this car revealed to us what he has planned for his vehicle.
The Valkyrie’s style alone is already pretty much out of this planet, as you can see here in 95 percent ready production form. Now, the owner chose to get the Lunar Red paint to finish his car, but with one ingredient the automaker, or the industry has never used before: dust from the Moon.Read the entire article Buyer gets Aston Martin Valkyrie featuring moon dust into its paint
Today, what is considered to be the best track-only Ferrari model is probably the FXX K Evo that is based on the LaFerrari. Before that model came out, the most hardcore model was the FXX K. But no matter how cool you would be to own any of these two, both of them are not road legal.
It would be the fulfilment of every car enthusiast’s wish to see the FXX K or Evo going through modifications to become road legal just like models such as the McLaren P1 GTR and Aston Martin Vulcan.
We have yet to see Ferrari confirm such a plan but an artist has already done this virtually. From Aksyonov Nikita of Behance comes a rendering of a street legal FXX K Evo. It looks very similar to the track only version. The minor differences are mostly found on the front fascia. Imagine yourself taking this Ferrari out on the road.Read the entire article Street-legal Ferrari FXX K Evo is digitally imagined
Not that long ago, we witnessed the Koenigsegg’s Agera RS set the record as the fastest street-legal production car in the world. It took the title after proving itself on a long stretch of road in Nevada, with a two-way average speed of 277.9 miles per hour (444.6 kilometers per hour).
Another record it broke was the highest speed recorded on a public road, with 284.55 miles per hour (457.49 kilometers per hour). But would you believe the automaker if it claims that this vehicle could push itself even further - to 300 miles per hour (482.8 kilometers per hour)?
Currently, it would be the Agera RS’ tires that would be the biggest challenge for it to be able to hit 300 miles per hour. But with the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that it was equipped with, the Agera RS was able to hit 284.55 miles per hour. This means to say that when fitted with regular tires that are meant to be used on the street and without the use of unique compounds or racing slicks, the Agera was able to perform outstandingly.Read the entire article Christian von Koenigsegg claims that 300 mph is possible for the Agera RS
The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is one of the few models out there that only the extremely privileged could acquire. In fact, you would have to be a highly regarded customer in Maranello to get one of the 210 examples to sit in your garage. But even with how expensive this car is, each example has already been accounted for. So if you did not get a chance to buy one the first time it came out and have regretted it ever since, today may be your lucky day.
That is because there is one Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta that is currently being sold at the Seven Car Lounge in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The open-top version of the LaFerrari currently has 62 miles on its odometer, which means that it is good as new - probably the closest one you could get to a factory fresh model.
Though this example has an open-top, it still is based on the fixed-roof hypercar. Under its hood, it comes with the same 6.2 liter hybrid V12 powertrain that produces 950 horsepower, paired with a seven speed dual clutch transmission that gives that much power to the rear wheel drive. The Aperta is the first version in the series since the mid-1990s to be built with an open cockpit. The last one like it was the F50.Read the entire article Very rare white open-roof Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is for sale in Saudi Arabia
It hasn’t been that long since Bugatti introduced the Chiron to the market. In fact, it has only been a little over a year since production of the said model began in late 2016. And already, one owner is already planning to sell his hypercar. So for those of you who are interested, expect to see this 1,479 horsepower (1,102 kilowatt) Chiron at the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Paris auction next year.
This particular model was one of the first 20 Chirons to be delivered to their first owner, when it was brought to him during the second quarter of 2017 as one of the 18 examples delivered. Having said that, this car is pretty much brand new.
It has only been driven less than 621 miles (1,000 kilometers), and half of that number comes from test drives by the manufacturer. The auction house estimates that this car could sell for about 3.2 million to 3.6 million euros ($3.8 to $4.3 million). While that is quite a huge increase over the $3 million MSRP, it’s an awesome opportunity for any collector of rare models.Read the entire article Bugatti Chiron already going on auction in Paris
A super-mighty hypercar like the Devel Sixteen – boasting of a 5,000-hp engine as its crowning glory – is surely hard to miss and forget. But it seems that just as people have already begun to forget about the Devel Sixteen, the hellish hypercar is making a much-needed reappearance at the upcoming 2017 Dubai Motor Show.
The Devel Sixteen actually made its debut as a concept car at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show. It is a creation of designer Majid Al Attar, who called the Devel Sixteen as the most powerful vehicle ever built, combining power, technology and sophistication. At first glance, the Devel Sixteen looks like a fusion between the Lamborghini Veneno and the Lamborghini Egoisa. Deep inside, however, the Devel Sixteen is several times more powerful than both Lamborghini supercars combined.
On paper, the Devel Sixteen is a sophisticated demon that is powered by a 12.3-liter quad-turbo V16 engine that could deliver around 5,000 hp (3,728 kW) of nerve-wracking output. That would be equivalent to the power of around 10 supercars, or, more accurately five examples of McLaren P1. But there have been questions whether a real Devel Sixteen -- or at least a running prototype -- exists.Read the entire article A running 5,000-hp Devel Sixteen prototype may appear at 2017 Dubai Motor Show
Demand for the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is so high that people had been lining up to get a piece of this 1,000-hp-plus road machine even before Mercedes has commenced its production. Mercedes has placed the production cap at just 275 examples. In fact, the AMG Project One is practically sold out. Thus, those included in the shortlist of customers for the new AMG Project One could be considered as having a great amount of luck.
It turns out that one of those in the shortlist is trying to transform such luck into fortunes. Of course, with a price tag of around $2.7 million, the AMG Project One is reserved for the rich and affluent. Aside from taking into possession a one-of-a-kind hypercar laden with Formula One technologies, future owners would be getting their hands on one of the most exclusive and limited supercars in the market. This person in question doesn’t seem to like the prestige that comes with owning an example of the AMG Project One. But instead of just giving it away, he or she is selling his/her spot on the shortlist, as advertised on the German marketplace Mobile.de
It goes without saying that there would be people willing to take up this person’s offer. Getting into the shortlist of buyers for the new AMG Project One would be like hitting the jackpot. Even if this person is offering to sell his or her build slot for $5.22 million (€4.51 million) –– or nearly twice the price of an actual AMG Project One -- there would still be people who would ink a deal.Read the entire article Shortlisted customer for Mercedes-AMG Project One is selling build spot for $5.22 million
One of the best feelings a person would experience is driving a brand new car that came straight from the dealership, especially if its something like a Bugatti Chiron that you probably have worked hard for. Also, we are all aware that any car depreciates the moment we take it out for a ride - but not this one.
Finally, the very first “used” Bugatti Chiron in the UK has reached the market, and it looks like the previous owner is not going to lose money. But instead, he will earn another £1M ($1.32M) since he first purchased it. The car is currently listed at a specialist supercar dealer Romans International in Surrey, UK.
Today, the black car, which was one of the very first examples delivered in the UK, has a market value of £3.6M ($4.78M). That is £1.1M more than its original £2.5M tag price when it first came out. How lucky is the owner considering that this car has already been used. This example is also one of just 500 examples built for the Bugatti’s whole 10 year lifespan.Read the entire article How much would you pay for the first used Bugatti Chiron in the UK?
Intensa Emozione is actually an Italian phrase that means “Intense Emotion.” If you’re wondering why a German hypercar has an Italian name, know that it was developed as a collaboration between Apollo Automobil and engineering partner Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT), which is based in Turin, Italy. Interestingly, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus also tapped MAT for its SCG003 project.
Apollo designed the new IE to deliver an exhilarating performance that allows its driver to enjoy a level of pure driving enjoyment that current hypercars couldn’t provide with their plug-and-play setups. At the core of this performance is a powerful engine sans any boost from a turbocharger or a supercharger. This 6.3-liter V12 mill is naturally aspirated and is able to deliver a whopping 780 hp of max output and 560 lb.-ft. (759 Nm) of peak torque. At this power level, this V12 engine could send the Apollo IE sprinting from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h). Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed Hewland sequential gearbox with a pneumatic change.
Also adding to the thrilling experience is the fact that the IE weighs only 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs) -- with a 45:55 weight distribution biased to the rear – thanks to the extensive employment of carbon fiber both in the body and chassis. Its carbon fiber monocoque chassis isn't just lighter but also stronger. Both the front and rear sub-frame are also made from carbon fiber, with whole tub/sub-frame set up tipping the scales at only 105 kg (231 lbs).Read the entire article Apollo reveals Intensa Emozione track-only hypercar with 769 hp at disposal
Around a year and a half ago, a certain Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse (2014 model year) wrapped in a Transformers-themed finish was flagged for sale in California. Back then, the asking price for this one-off Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was $2.1 million. Now, the same Autobot-marked Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is being sold by iLusson, a dealership that sells hypercars in Orange County, California.
While this is the very same Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse that was offered for sale in February 2016, it wasn’t clear whether it changed hands by then. It might have been or might have not been sold at the time, when this Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse still had 352 miles (568 km) on its odometer. What is clear is that since that time, this Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was only driven for just a further 113 miles (180 km), as its odometer indicates it has already reached 465 miles (748 km). This added distance, however, is negligible, and that means this Transformers-themed Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse remains fairly new.
Its new asking price has dropped by around $200,000, as this one-off Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – with Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of VF9SV25265M795079 -- is being sold by iLusso at just $1,899,000. That is still a lot of money to shed to purchase this Bugatti creation, but for a super-rich kid who is also a big fan of the Transformer’s Autobots, this example of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse could be a great buy.Read the entire article Asking price of Transformers-themed Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse drops to $1.89 million
As there are only 375 McLaren P1s in the world and all of them have been completely sold out, McLaren’s hybrid hypercar is truly one of its kind. But what if we tell you there is one that actually stands out among all the McLaren P1s out there? Not only that, it has also increased in market value bearing in mind the $1.3M price tag that initially came with the P1.
Currently on sale at James Edition is an extremely unique example of McLaren P1 by McLaren Special Operations. Its seller, Premium Automotive Concept, is based in Germany and has been selling it with a listed price of €2.170.000 (or approximately 2,561.468 USD).
The owner of this particularly rare example had first ordered it in matte black as you can see from the photo. But then the rest of its body panels are finished either in carbon fiber or gloss black as well, making it stand out all the more from any regular P1s we’ve seen before.Read the entire article This extremely rare McLaren P1 MSO in matte black is looking for a new owner
After Mercedes-Benz introduced the Project One, the first street legal car with the Formula 1 powertrain, wouldn’t you wonder what an F1 version of it would look? Well, maybe getting rid of the roof will help.
We do know that F1 drivers drive cars with no roof, not yet at least. So if you are into the current design of the Project One, you will love it as a Spyder.
Now, thanks to E Milano for rendering the Project One for us. Parked on what looks like someone’s garage, the Project One looks like it is ready to hit the race track anytime.Read the entire article Would a Project One Roadster from Mercedes-AMG work?
It can be recalled that the 32-year old football champ gifted himself with his very own Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse after winning the UEFA Euro Cup in 2016. Fast forward to the present, Cristiano Ronaldo has recently showed off his brand new Bugatti Chiron hypercar after Real Madrid’s win over Borussia Dortmund. Seen from his official Instagram account, the football superstar posted a video while taking his son for a ride on board this highly exotic machine.
While the video was captured just as the two were leaving the driveway, another post shows a picture of the hypercar still parked in front of the building. The video, with a caption that reads; “new animal in the building Bugatti Chiron” has currently earned over 16 million views after it was posted only four days ago.
Ronaldo spent nearly 2.4 million euros just to get his hands on the new 1,500hp, 1,180lb-ft Chiron, a limited production hypercar with only 500 units. That’s about 3 million USD, equivalent to about £1.85 million. Either way, the footballer’s hypercar features a two-tone grey black finish, thus, showing his taste is more subdued unlike the first Chiron that came to the US dressed up in a yellow and black combo.Read the entire article Cristiano Ronaldo is now the proud owner of a Bugatti Chiron
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