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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
A new version of the Lamborghini Aventador is definitely on the way; it is just that the supercar maker has yet to announce its official name. There have been reports saying that this would be a Performante, an SE, a GT, a JOTA or an SV, although nothing is sure yet. Nonetheless, the newest Aventador is a true performer, with a potential power output of more than 800 PS.
While Lamborghini has yet to officially announce the true moniker of its new Aventador creation, it seems like a leak has occurred. Weeks ago, an Instagram user shared a leaked image of the instrument display showing the name of the new Lamborghini supercar – the Aventador SVJ. The letters SV has been known to stand for Super Veloce, which are the Italian words for “super fast.” Quite a number of Raging Bull models have already received this designation.
The letter J, meanwhile, was first used by adopted by the factory’s test driver Bob Wallace, whose drove a special version of the Lamborghini Miura that bears the J mark. In fact, Lamborghini actually managed to convert some Miura SV models to SV/J specification. The Aventador J – unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show -- was the last Lamborghini model to use the letter as a suffix.Read the entire article V12-powered Lamborghini Aventador SVJ could deliver more than 800 PS of max output
We are expecting a lot from Hennessey’s Venom F5, as it is reported to have a top speed of 300 miles per hour. This sounds like something no decent hypercar fan would want to pass up. And even though we have already seen the coupe variant at last year’s SEMA, the sad part is that it is not road-ready just yet. So hopefully, we see a working version of the Hennessey at the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show in a few weeks.
Aside from this, the automaker will also bring the new Venom F5 to Europe for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show, says the publication CarBuzz. Together with the Venom, the company’s boss, John Hennessey will also make a special appearance in Switzerland.
The American hypercar should be right at home opposite regular attendees such as Bugatti and Koegnisegg, together with newer offerings from Italdesign, Rimac and a few others.Read the entire article Hennessey Venom F5 will be debuting at 2018 Geneva Motor Show
Mercedes-Benz recently published an AMG Project One teaser, and just by hearing those words, I am pretty sure that we got you excited. But here is the thing, it wasn’t a teaser of a hyper car this time, but a boat instead - or should we say hyper boat?
This boat is not like any regular boat out there, but it can be more accurately described as a Cigarette Racing offshore powerboat. It has been inspired by the impressive Mercedes-AMG Project One. The good news here is that we have been given full disclosure on this boat, and we are telling you now that it isn’t like your regular seagoing yacht that has an automaker’s badge but cannot perform. In fact, this is quite the opposite of that. With over 51 feet in length, this model is packed with carbon fiber, and can do 140 miles per hour (225 kilometers per hour) on water.
This boat is called the Cigarette Racing 515 Project One. It does not have the hypercar’s monstrous engine but that is completely fine with us. In fact, the Mercedes AMG Project One’s 1,000 horsepower engine will not get the boat anywhere near 140 miles per hour, and that is why this water borne Project One has been equipped with a pair of Mercury Racing quad-cam V8 engine that brings out 1,350 horsepower (1,006 kilowatts) each.Read the entire article 515 Project One powerboat by Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing is unveiled at 2018 Miami Boat Show
In today’s world, there are a lot of pros and cons that this highly digital world has brought to us. We’ve become so used to instant gratification that having to wait for something we really want can be excruciating. When most things can arrive in what seems to be a blink of an eye, a wait of nearly two years to get your hands on the Ford GT must feel terrible. That is indeed a serious type of punishment.
This is the experience of about 6,500 car enthusiasts from all over the world who applied to purchase one of the first 500 Ford GT supercars. Yes, this model has been available in the United States for quite some time now. That’s why it’s a big deal when you’re one of the first persons in Europe to get the keys to the GT.
The lucky customer who is the first to receive this GT in Scandinavia is Jason Watt. He used to be a racing driver in Denmark. Back in 1999, he got into a major motorcycle accident, which resulted to his body being paralyzed from the chest down.Read the entire article Ford GT deliveries in Europe finally started, Scandinavian customer is one of the first to get the keys
Unlike about a handful of automakers out there, Ford claims that they do not care about breaking lap records. Recently, the GT supercar shattered the fastest lap time at Virginia International Raceway. In fact, they were able to achieve this in “less than ideal circuit conditions”, and with only a small support crew, and a driver (Billy Johnson) who has never lapped that circuit before.
The Ford GT came home with a record time of 2:38.62 after their recent visit to the Virginia International Raceway, but the automaker claims that they do not intend on building on that record - sorry GT fans.
Ford also recently told the Drive that they will not be going to the Nurburgring (or any other track) anytime soon to compete with vehicles like the Viper ACR and Corvette Z06. Right now, the GT may be the fastest car out there, but Ford would rather focus on building new vehicles than spending their time trying to prove to be better than the rest.Read the entire article Ford says GT supercar won’t attempt to break any lap records
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
There are so many stories circulating about whether Ferrari will be building an SUV or a fully electric model that people seem to be forgetting about Ferrari’s soon to be rockstar - the hardcore 488 GTB that will bring back the “GTO” moniker, which will also likely be the most desirable car to carry the prancing horse logo. In a leaked document by California Air Resources Board, there was a “488 Special Series Coupe” that was listed, so we definitely know that it is on its way.
We are expecting the 488 Special Series Coupe to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. In a recent closed door dealer meeting where the 488 was the main topic, someone seemed to have sneakily took photos of the slideshow that contained juicy information about the said model, which he then shares with a website with content that is mostly focused on Ferrari.
So, what can we expect from the 488 GTO? Here are some things we know. It will likely be equipped with Ferrari’s most powerful V8 engine ever made, giving out the highest power increase compared to a donor car for a V8 special series.Read the entire article Leaked photos: Ferrari 488 GTO is lighter but more powerful than GTB model
McLaren Automotive has created its first-ever supercar prototype powered fully by electricity. This was confirmed by none other Dan Parry-Williams, the company’s very own Engineering Design Director, in an interview with UK’s Autocar. Not only did Parry-Williams confirm the story but he also provided extra details with regards to the prototype.
In the same interview, Parry-Williams said that the company already has a pure EV and one of the reasons is that the company wanted to know what it took to be able to offer excellent driver engagement in a purely electric world. He added that it has been quite a journey for the company to go from here to there as it relates to the company’s products.
The biggest issue though, Parry-Williams disclosed, continued to be related to the battery technology. This is because a high performance race car would need a large amount of energy. He explained that when it comes to an electric supercar, the batteries are typically drained after only 30 minutes running on the track. Companies in the business of developing batteries still have to address the issue of driving the car at constant high speed.Read the entire article McLaren confirms first electric-powered supercar prototype
Cryptocurrency has started to tickle the fancy of many people, particularly Bitcoin. This week alone, 1 Bitcoin has reached around $17,500. Analysts are predicting that at the end of 2018, this value could reach as high as $50,000, or even $60,000. Not surprising to learn that many people are now trying look for ways to own Bitcoins.
One such enterprising individual is doing something unique. He is selling his brand new McLaren in return for some Bitcoins.
According to a posting on Craigslist, the seller is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The model is a new McLaren 720S and was initially offered for 30 BTC before the seller lowered it to 25 BTC. The listing also made it clear that the seller would not be accepting cash and would accept “bitcoin ONLY.” As of this writing, 25 BTC would be just a little about $440,000.Read the entire article Craigslist seller wants 25 Bitcoins for McLaren 720S
If there is one thing that Pagani Automobili and Fiat have in common, it is the fact that they are Italian companies that build and assemble vehicles. There is currently no connection between the two companies or the two Italian brands. However, a one-off sports car project is serving as a bridge between Pagani and Fiat, at least visually.
Here is the new Pagani Huayra Lampo, a one-off creation that was born from the collaboration between Pagani and Garage Italia Customs. No, the Pagani Huayra Lampo didn’t come into existence as a project between Pagani and Fiat. However, the new Huayra Lampo wraps itself in a retro theme heavily inspired by a Fiat of the 1950s. This Fiat vehicle -- the 1954 Fiat Turbina -- was very well known despite never coming out of production and remaining as a concept car.
Fiat introduced the Turbina in 1954 as an engineering concept that makes use of a gas turbine for propulsion power. The Turbina was known for employing a mid-mounted powerplant with three different turbines: two serving as compressors for the third turbine, which propels the wheels. This engine delivers 300 hp (220 kW) of max output, enough to allow the Fiat Turbina to reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour. Furthermore, the Fiat Turbina has a very low coefficient of drag value of 0.14 Cd, a record it held for 30 years. But Fiat had to discontinue the Turbina because it consumed too much fuel and had issues with overheating. The 1954 Fiat Turbina, however, continues to exist to this day, living in retirement at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile in Turin, Italy.Read the entire article Pagani Huayra Lampo is a retro one-off model dressed in Fiat Turbina livery
In addition to revealing the first images, ARES Design also released new information on its upcoming supercar dubbed as “Project Panther.” The company is aiming for this new model to be a more contemporary version of the De Tomaso Pantera.
De Tomaso Pantera was a mid-engined sports model released between 1971 and 1992. The name comes from the Italian word for “Panther” and was the most popular model of Italy’s De Tomaso company. At least 7,000 units have been released over its 20-year run.
That ARES Design is coming out with its own version of the Pantera is not surprising especially to those who are familiar with its founder and CEO Dany Bahar. Swiss businessman Bahar is well known in the automotive industry for his rather controversial stint as the CEO of Lotus. Bahar had been with Red Bull prior to leading Lotus.Read the entire article ARES Design Project Panther is a modern-day De Tomaso Pantera based on Lamborghini Huracan
Sin Cars, the Bulgarian automaker, may not be a familiar name yet but we’re willing to bet that it would be on everyone’s lips the moment that it launches the S1 supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show this March. This week, we learned that the car manufacturer decided that it would expand the current lineup by adding the unusual S1 to it. It will stand as an entry level model, and what makes it so special is that its body can be mixed and matched depending on how you want your car to look. Apart from that, you can also choose from a number of powerplants depending on your preference.
The first teaser the company has published online shows the S1 as a topless roadster with no roof or doors. But as mentioned earlier, there are many other ways your S1 could look - from a roadster to a coupe and whatever else you can think of. Having said that, one can opt for an S1 with a closed cockpit variant or a fully exposed fenderless variant with open wheels. Sin adds that customers can keep changing the design of their car for the lifetime of the vehicle.
So far, the automaker has not mentioned anything more about the powertrain apart from the fact that customers have a handful of choices. It also said that the S1 can come as a hybrid, be fully electric, or have a conventional gasoline engine with as much as 450 horsepower. Furthermore, customers could order their paddle shift transmission, traction control and anti-lock brakes.Read the entire article Sketches of Sin S1 supercar hint at modular nature
California-based Tesla Motors surprised the automotive world when it unveiled the prototype version of the 2020 Tesla Roadster. But there’s even more in store for consumers. The second generation of the Roadster wouldn’t be an ordinary all-electric four-seater sports car as it could sprint from nil to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. And right when you don’t think anyone can catch up, an electric vehicle from Taiwan is being claimed to be even faster on the sprint.
Taiwan-based company Xing Mobility is introducing Miss R, the first electric supercar in the world that offers both operational capabilities on the road and off the road. Newly established in 2013, Xing Mobility provides electric powertrain systems to the commercial and industrial automobile manufacturers around the world. Now, the company is using its expertise in this field to create the first all-electric supercar in the world with on-road and off-road capability, the rally-inspired Miss R.
Xing Mobility noted that on the surface, the specs of Miss R are very similar to that of the 2020 Tesla Roadster. Propulsion of Miss R is made possible by four independent 350V electric motors. Miss R is expected to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 1.8 seconds. But since the 2020 Roadster employs the 0-60 mph gauge, Miss R could be quicker than Tesla’s sports car by more than 0.1 seconds. In addition, Miss R could also accelerate from standstill to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 5.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 168 mph (270 km/h).Read the entire article Taiwan’s 1MW Xing Mobility Miss R electric supercar is quicker than 2020 Tesla Roadster
Earlier in November at the 2017 SEMA Show in Vegas is when Hennessey unwrapped the Venom F5 to all of us. But it was actually first introduced as a concept in 2014. Not much of the car’s interior has been revealed until now. Back then, the images showed only a section of the dashboard that was finished in carbon fiber. This time, more photos of the interior have surfaced online so we could clearly see the vehicle’s steering wheel and its instrument cluster.
The steering wheel looks like it had been covered in carbon fiber and Alcantara, while adopting a three spoke configuration with a flat upper and lower areas. The steering wheel has a number of features, from the turn signals, to radio controls, high beam flash, gear selector, start/stop button, the horn, and one red button that caught our attention.
To be honest, these images still don’t allow us to figure out all the functions. However, the company did say that it will be releasing more images of the Venom F5’s interior very soon.Read the entire article Hennessey reveals the first images with Venom F5 interior
Lamborghini had been expected to refresh its entry-level model – the Lamborghini Huracan – in late 2018 or early 2019. But here is some good news for fans of the Lamborghini Huracan: the new sports car would be updated beyond just a typical refresh.
According to a report by Car and Driver, citing a senior engineer at Lamborghini, the Italian carmaker plans to give the 2019 Huracan a rear-wheel steering capability as well as a higher voltage electrical subsystem. These updates should improve the Huracan’s capabilities for greater levels of on-the-road performance.
The first of the updates involves having the new Lamborghini Huracan adopt a rear-wheel steering system from its larger sibling, the Lamborghini Aventador S. In the Aventador S, this rear-wheel steering system managed to reduce its wide, truck-like footprint to that of smaller sports car.Read the entire article Lamborghini to update the Huracan with rear-wheel steering and 48-volt electrical subsystem
A couple of years ago, it was rumoured that the Pagani Zonda will mark the end of its journey in June 2013 with the new Revolucion. But it seems like these rumours are not very accurate, because we keep seeing a new model every now and then. Case in point, this year alone, we witnessed three new one-offs by Pagani, namely the Fantasma Evo, Riviera, and Horacio’s own HP Barchetta. And apparently, Pagani is not done releasing new models yet because another one has emerged just recently.
So far, we have very few details about it but we do know that the owner is a customer of TopCar Design. If you have not heard of it, it is a Russian tuning company with headquarters in Moscow. One of the very few details we know about the new unnamed Zonda is that it will leave Pagani’s new factory in San Cesario Sul Panaro, Modena in the spring of next year.
Based on what we have heard, we are guessing that it would be an “original car” as opposed to an update of an existing car. So it would not be like a Riviera based on a 2005 Zonda F. Also, when looking at the images, it looks like Pagani’s latest creation had been inspired by the Cinque Roadster and the Tricolore.Read the entire article There is a new Pagani Zonda built for TopCar customer
After numerous teasers that came along with promises of speeds up to 300 miles per hour (482 kilometers per hour), Hennessey finally reveals the highly anticipated and much hyped Venom F5 at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Similar to the outgoing model, the new F5 will put its focus on the same thing, and that is speed. But one thing that makes this one more special is that it was built from the ground up.
Unlike the outgoing model, the F5 has gotten rid of the Lotus chassis, but it is now wrapped around a custom carbon fiber tub instead. Most of its body is finished in the same lightweight material too. As for the design, it has been made to look significantly sleeker compared to its predecessor. And for comparison’s sake, the current Venom GT has a coefficient of 0.44 Cd, while its successor has a drag coefficient of only 0.33Cd. The Bugatti Chiron, on the other hand, has a coefficient of 0.38Cd.
Hennessey made it clear that people should not expect to see a hybrid powertrain with any of their models, and that is because he is a “purist”. He prefers to have simple, but elegant functionality - not that he is trying to belittle or bash hybrids.Read the entire article Hennessey unveils 1,600 hp Venom F5 at 2017 SEMA Show
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