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A running 5,000-hp Devel Sixteen prototype may appear at 2017 Dubai Motor Show

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

Shortlisted customer for Mercedes-AMG Project One is selling build spot for $5.22 million

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

How much would you pay for the first used Bugatti Chiron in the UK?

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 “usedBugatti 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?

Apollo reveals Intensa Emozione track-only hypercar with 769 hp at disposal

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

The Mercedes-AMG Project One has been the talk of the town since it has been revealed. The 1,000-plus horsepower (745-kilowatt) model was inspired by an F1 car and had been designed in a wind tunnel. Naturally, artists all over the world will be interested in giving the Project One their own style when it comes to designing it, and one of these artists mocked the said model with a unique Formula One touch to it.

The designer gave the Project One a completely different face, where the elongated nose looks like it had been pulled off of Lewis Hamilton’s AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ F1 car. Furthermore, the rendered model looks like it has gotten rid of the headlights up front and moved it just behind the grille for a sleeker look. Now with a more distinct face, the Project One now has got a unique angular diffuser. As mentioned earlier, this Mercedes car was inspired by a Formula One car. It’s clear that Peisert Design’s rendering looks “virtually closer” to one, even more than the production model.

Similarly, the Project One’s rear end has been changed up a lot too. A singular light bar now runs from one end to the other to replace the standard tail lights on the production model. The spine has also been made more functional and now lights up when the driver steps on the brake pads.

Read the entire article Peisert Design reimagines Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar with F1 face

Ever since Mercedes-AMG announced that it was developing and building a new hypercar – the new Mercedes-AMG Project One -- that could deliver around 1,000 hp of power output, people have been anxiously waiting for the carmaker to finally unveil its of new offering.

Now, the long wait is over as the new Mercedes-AMG Project One – as a show car -- finally reveals itself to the global public at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).

Prior to its formal unveiling, Mercedes-AMG has been dropping juicy details about the Project One. Now, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the German carmaker finally spilled all the beans about the Project One, from its exterior, interior and aerodynamics to its performance and Formula One-inspired technologies.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG unveils 1,000+ PS Project One hypercar at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Mercedes-AMG Project One may be one of the most awaited premieres at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and yet, the automaker continues to give us teaser images of it, calling it a “two-seater supersports showcar”. What we know about it so far is that a near-production model will make its reveal at the 2017 IAA.

The new photo they released only shows the silhouette of the Project One that looks like a Formula 1 roof scoop, headlights that have been turned on, as well as what seems like the grille with the AMG logo. We don’t exactly know what the model is like but we would like to think of it as a road-going Le Mans prototype equipped with a Formula One engine, and other F1 technology such as its hybrid system and the electronics. As mentioned earlier, the roof scoop was probably designed with a huge influence on the world’s most advanced motorsport category.

Underneath the Project One’s hood is a 1.6-liter turbo V6 with hybrid assistance that it got from the Mercedes-AMG’s 2015 W06 Hybrid Formula One car. It will be given two electric motors on the rear, and another two on the front axle, letting the hybrid system produce over 1000 horsepower. To make it into a road legal car, they have to thoroughly revise the system. The company also made a promise that it will last 31,000 miles (50,000) between rebuilds, considering that its rev limit is above 10,000 rpm.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG Project One confirmed for 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Autocar has got some juicy rumours for us regarding a new McLaren hypercar. The British publication has inside sources claiming that a new model will be added to the Ultimate Series just after the P1 hypercar, and they claim that it will be the “most extreme, track-focused car” they have ever made. This high-performance machine, dubbed “P15” is McLaren’s “track weapon”, is expected to be even better than the P1 GTR.

We are aware that the P1 GTR, excluding the LM model, was restricted only to the track due to its power. But apparently, the P15 (which is even more powerful) will be road-legal. It will be given a biturbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that has been modified, instead of the 4.0-liter inside the 720S. And this powertrain can generate 789 horsepower, which is even greater than the P1’s 727 horsepower with its combustion engine. Though keep in mind that the P1 can be pushed to give out a maximum of 903 horsepower with its hybrid powertrain.

Insiders say that the P15 will have a total curb weight of below 1,300 kilograms (2,866 pounds). That makes it 247 kilos (544 pounds) lighter than the P1, which means that it can go so much faster with the lighter body. All the lost weight results from losing the electric motor, and the use of a one-piece carbon fiber tub like that of the 720S, fully covered in carbon fiber.

Read the entire article McLaren P15 in the works, might be more powerful than the P1 GTR

Ferrari has recently launched the New Power15 extended warranty program. The company developed this program in response to the notion that supercars are very expensive to maintain. Truth be told, it’s this impression that has dissuaded many car enthusiasts from taking the plunge into the uber-luxurious car club.

So with the new warranty program, the company’s coverage will include their new and old customers’ mechanical components up to 15 years. These major mechanical components include the engine, gearbox, suspension, power transfer unit, and steering. But the best thing about the New Power 15 is that this privilege can be transferred from the original owner to the new owners of the car, if it is a second-hand model. Furthermore, this applies to pre-owned Ferraris that go through “specific technical checks” and pass the test. So far, this is probably the best deal we’ve heard from any automaker. It’s also the longest warranty you could get from any brand out there.

That is not all. To make it clear, this sits on top of Ferrari’s existing four-year bumper-to-bumper warranty along with the seven-year maintenance-free program that new Ferrari customers get. Moreover, customers can purchase an additional year of full coverage, that can be added to the New Power that only begins on the sixth year. If you plan to keep your Ferrari maintained for more decades, you can extend this warranty yearly.

Read the entire article Ferrari pampers its customers with 15-year warranty and transferable coverage

Aston Martin has been giving us teasers of the Valkyrie that look nothing short of amazing. So far, we know that it can generate over 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatts) that not many hypercars can attain even after a tuning session. Also, we know that it only weighs 2,270 pounds (1,029 kilograms), and it is road-legal too. So far, it is one of the best in terms of performance, but not until competitors like Ferrari and McLaren develop one of their own.

For instance, take note of this rendering that Alex Imnadze Baldini made for Ferrari, which he calls the Concept P3 / Scuderia Baldini. The designer imagined this to be the perfect rival of the Valkyrie. Baldini’s inspiration comes from the iconic Ferrari P3 from decades ago, specifically between the late 60s and early 70s. He combined this inspiration of his with some futuristic elements.

The Ferrari P3 rendering has a low-slung hood and a grille that would remind you of the original P3. But futuristic elements like the LED headlights and a glass cabin complete the look. The wheels are also looking quite aggressive, combined with the aerodynamic body kit. Baldini also gave it a central fin that sticks out of what looks like a glass roof. Just like a Le Mans racer, the purpose of the fin is to give it extra downforce and stability when the car speeds up.

Read the entire article Ferrari P3 rendering looks like it could go head to head with Aston Martin Valkyrie

Not many people got a chance to own one of the limited-run Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar. And if you are one of the few lucky ones, Andy Palmer of Aston Martin has a message to give you, and you better take him seriously.

On July 5th, Andy Palmer posted on Twitter making it clear that Valkyrie buyers should not even attempt to sell their build spot for some extra money, as these people will lose the car, and will be banned. And it doesn’t end there, as they never be able to get another special vehicle. He made it clear that they will be able to identify those who tries to flip their reservation slots. Andy Palmer wrote this as a response to a certain @woodsypedia on Twitter with regards to the proposed built slot seen on PistonHeads Classifieds.

This action by Palmer was triggered when a listing by a seller named Knight International cited an “Aston Martin Valkyrie 2019 Build Slot”. On the website, you will find “Price on Request”. However, the tweet that Palmer responded to shows a £9,999,999 ($12.9 million) price tag. How insane is that.

Read the entire article Aston Martin warns Valkyrie buyers not to sell their reservation slots

Bugatti Chiron is currently limited to a top speed of 261 miles per hour (420 kilometers per hour), which is more than impressive for car enthusiasts. That’s even faster than the Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition (WRE) by 3 miles per hour. But what a lot of people don’t know is that the Chiron can actually do better.

Andy Wallace, the company’s test driver, told Popular Mechanics that an unrestricted Chiron can actually go a little further than 280 miles per hour (450 kilometers per hour). He pointed out that its current production tires are holding it back from its true potential. He said that the Michelin engineers will be able to prove that the Bugatti will break the record for fastest production car ever made, between now and sometime next year.

Back in 2010, the unrestricted Veyron Super Sport was able to hit 268 miles per hour (431 kilometers per hour) at Volkswagen’s 13-mile Ehra-Lessien test track. It’s likely that the Bugatti Chiron will make its attempt here as well. After seven years, it is still the Veyron SS that holds the record in the Guinness World Records book.

Read the entire article Bugatti test driver says top speed of Chiron is limited by its tires

The Holy Trinity of hypercars may not be accessible anymore after being discontinued, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see any more hypercars in the future. What we know is that two high-end automakers are developing something for us. One of those is McLaren with the three-seater successor of the F1, and the other is Aston Martin with the Valkyrie. But as early as now, both are already sold out. That’s crazy fast!

One car that probably everyone is waiting for is Aston Martin’s new hypercar, the Valkyrie. Why? Because it is almost as powerful as the Koenigsegg’s One:1 hypercar that can produce 1,300 horsepower. But what’s even more impressive it the fact that it is 727 pounds lighter than the Koenigsegg too, weighing at only 1,030 kilograms (2,270 pounds) and having a total of 1,130 horsepower.

The hypercar has been built with a KERS-style electric drivetrain, paired with a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12, enabling it to produce that much power. This means that the Valkyrie will have a power to weight ratio better than one horsepower per kilo. It is also 60 pounds lighter than the Mazda Miata. Sources say that the powerful machine will even have a road-legal status.

Read the entire article Street-legal Aston Martin Valkyrie will deliver 1,130 horsepower

From the moment that Ferrari pulled the wraps off the LaFerrari, each of the 500 examples has been spoken for albeit the seven-digit price tag. As it is armed with a hybrid powertrain that delivers a combined 950hp and 664lb-ft of torque, not to mention its very superb design, it isn’t hard to realize why the hypercar nearly sold like hot pancakes.

Besides, it is unusual for an upcoming car (then Enzo’s successor) to have been built on so much hype. There were endless teasers, concept drawings and even wild speculations concerning the LaFerrari’s specs before its debut. At the end of it, the Italian hypercar boasts a high revving V12 engine with electric motor featuring HY-KERS (or Kinetic Energy Recovery System that is), which charges the batteries either by means of the engine or with the use of regenerative braking.

The 6.3-liter engine has a peak power of 800PS (789hp) at 9,000 rpm. To push the hypercar’s total power output by up to 963PS (950hp) and 900Nm (664lb-ft) of powerful torque, the electric motor ekes out an additional 163PS (160hp). With both power plants working at the same time, the LaFerrari can sprint from 0-62 miles per hour (0-100km/h) in less than 3 seconds and 0-186mph (0-300km/h) in 15 seconds before reaching a top speed of 217mph (350km/h).

Read the entire article Check out these renderings of Ferrari LaFerrari successor a.k.a. LaRossa

Earlier this year, McLaren released sketches of another upcoming project which the British automaker named BP23 – short for Bespoke Project 2 with 3 seats. Inspired by none other than the legendary McLaren F1, the BP23 ‘Hyper-GT’ is designed with a central driving position as well as two outboard seats. This so-called “Hyper-GT” is expected to be the most powerful and most aerodynamic McLaren that has ever set foot (or tire) on this planet. Such power and majesty come at a steep price though, which also equates to a limited production. Only 106 examples will be built with deliveries expected to start in 2019. However, these are already sold out.

For those who weren’t able to order the BP23, worry not. McLaren is quite hardworking these days, so it will follow-up with what looks like a vehicle straight from a sci-fi movie. And it looks like this single-seater hypercar is expected to deliver remarkable performance as the BP23.

The creator of this futuristic vehicle is none other than Behance designer Raleigh Haire. The car is designed to deliver the ultimate performance, allowing it to join the ranks of the British marque’s best performance vehicles and hypercars. The car is designed with a pod-like glass cabin which is also surrounded by a bodywork designed for advanced aerodynamics.

Read the entire article McLaren single-seater hypercar concept leaves us speechless

Mercedes-AMG’s much hyped Project One will inevitably turn up at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. But knowing how excruciating it is to wait for something as good as this, Yicheng Fan, a Behance designer, rendered his own concept of a Mercedes-Benz hypercar.

Embodying the simplistic approach on the German marque’s most legendary models, Fan has rendered an astonishing concept that you wouldn’t mind placing next to the hottest supercars of today’s generation.

The first thing we’ve noticed in Fan’s concept creation is the vehicle’s domineering front fascia with long windshield design. This elongated windshield blends flawlessly along the hood and bumper at the front for a very smooth finish. Some other startling elements such as the massive air intakes, tiny headlights as well as the front grille with floating three-pointed star emblem are also executed with exceptional taste.

Read the entire article Look at this Mercedes-Benz hypercar concept by Yicheng Fan
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