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Ford GT deliveries in Europe finally started, Scandinavian customer is one of the first to get the keys
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
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
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
Day after day, we hear something new about the Lamborghini Aventador. The Italian supercar manufacturer has built a total of 7,000 examples of the said model in the six years that it has been in the market. Aside from being one of the most expensive supercars one can buy today, it definitely is one of the best too, and the company promises to make it even better as technology improves. Lamborghini’s chief commercial officer, Federico Foschini recently confirmed that new and even more special versions of the Aventador will come to the market in the next couple of years.
In an interview with CarAdvice, Foschini said that he loves the Aventador so much that he does not want the nameplate to die. He then said that “the time will have to come”, but he does not specify whether this will be sooner or later. Furthermore, he said something that got a lot of people even more excited. He said that the Aventador will have more surprises for us. Again, he does not specify what these will be. He did joke however that he will be murdered if he leaks the information he has.
Today, the most powerful Lamborghini Aventador that we know of is the Superveloce, and it had already been sold out. Under its hood is a naturally aspired 750 horsepower (552 kilowatts) V12 engine with as much as 508 pound-feet (690 Newton-metres) of torque. This engine works with a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission distributing power to the wheels. As for the performance, it can quickly do the 60 mile per hour sprint (96 kilometers per hour) in only 2.9 seconds.Read the entire article Future editions of Lamborghini Aventador will keep naturally aspirated V12 but expect surprises
Pagani, the famous Italian supercar maker, recently launched what they call the Pagani Rinascimiento. It is an official restoration program that was made specially to service the automaker’s first few models, such as the Zonda. The program will not only inspect your Zonda, but also restore it to its original condition, just like when it first left the factory. To ensure that all components return to their mint condition, Pagani will observe, examine, and restore each and every one of them, with the combination of art and technology. The Italian automaker also made it clear that during the restoration process, not a piece of bolt or screw will be left out.
While these components are being restored, Pagani will collect things such as images, drawings, and even technical data and these will be documented in a Pagani Rinascimiento Book. Finally, when the work has been done, the book will be handed to the owner, together with the car to certify that it went through the whole process. This will be useful when current owners intend to sell their Zondas in the future.
Horacio Pagani, founder and ideologist of the company, mentioned in the automaker’s official Facebook page that it is a pleasure and a huge responsibility for them to bring these cars back to life. And of course, their customers put their full trust on the company and their expertise to make sure that these cars are brought back to their original state. This is because it’s only this company that can properly rebuild and restore these. Pagani’s goal is for the customers to feel the same as when they first got their car.Read the entire article Pagani Rinascimiento is the restoration program for your old Zonda
We have great news for pro wrestler and actor John Cena fans. He is selling his one-off Lamborghini Gallardo finished in a shade called Verde Scandal. Right now, it comes with an asking price of $147,788.
At the moment, it is at Lamborghini Palm Beach, and they are offering a Carfax Buyback Guarantee of 4,236 miles (6,817 km) on its odometer. This Gallardo is different from the rest of the models because it has a few custom bits too.
It is not just the Verde Scandal paint that makes this vehicle unique. It also has a 6-speed E-Gear transmission, power heated seats, Style and Branding package, transparent engine cover and Cordelia aluminum wheels. These are just what you can see on the outside. When moving into the interior, the seats, door panels and the roof are all wrapped in dual-tone Nero Perseus/Verde Scandal and Q-Citura Rhomboid pattern upholstery.Read the entire article John Cena is selling his one-off Verde Scandal Lamborghini Gallardo
A monster in a sporty elegant outfit, the 2017 Ford GT started rolling off the carmaker’s Multimatic facility in Markham, Ontario in Canada in February this year. There are 250 units bound to be produced annually for four years (total of 1,000). Nevertheless, it’s quite a stunning sight for a new Ford GT to be wrapped in a greenish finish similar to same to that of Lamborghini’s Verde Mantis green wrap.
Of course, it won't take long for a Lamborghini fan or enthusiast to recognize that this greenish shade wrapping on the new 2017 Ford GT is somewhat lifted off from the Lamborhini-exclusive color palette. It could be the same shade, but it could also be just something similar. Some have even opined that this greenish shade on the Ford GT is a neon green glow typically associated with radioactivity. Perhaps, the color of this 2017 Ford GT was inspired by the intense power of radiation, knowing that this all-new supercar packs some dynamic power itself. Whatever the inspiration is of this strange color on this new 2017 Ford GT, only its owner knows.
The debate may rage on of whether the color of this Ford GT is derived from Lamborghini’s palette, but one thing is clear for us, it sure looks good on Ford’s fastest production vehicle on track. This greenish shade attracts attention whether it is being driven or just lurking at a parking lot. Moreover, it sends chills to more than a few onlookers as it exudes power in an eccentric yet effective manner. Whether people like it or not, this color is a choice made by this Ford GT’s owner, who is lucky enough to be one of the 1,000 customers to own this new American supercar.Read the entire article 2017 Ford GT rolls off production site wrapped in Verde Mantis
Many of us know that Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but we don’t often see a lot of supercars in the country, or maybe we just don’t hear about them. Recently, one of just 40 examples of the Lamborghini Centenario had just been spotted in Hong Kong.
As we know, the said model will only have a limited run - that includes 20 coupes and 20 convertibles, where each one starts at $1.9 million. In the past few months, we have seen over 10 examples that have been delivered across the globe. The very first one, finished in a beautiful carbon fiber and blue trimmed bull, was delivered to Lamborghini Newport Beach in California, USA. We also heard about the orange-trimmed Centenario that showed up at H.R. Owen in London.
As mentioned earlier, one of the Centenarios has just landed in Hong Kong. As if being one of 40 is not rare enough, the coupe becomes even more exclusive in its Verde Bronto bright green exterior that has been given a matte finish for a standout look. To make it look more stylish, it had been given some carbon fiber trim, and there are gold carbon fiber accents on the roof, engine cover, side mirrors, rear wing, the lower body and the wheels for some contrast. What’s more is that the gold accenting is scattered through the cabin for added luxury.Read the entire article Hong Kong gets its second Lamborghini Centenario Coupe in Lime Green
In an exclusive speaking engagement with Car Advice during the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Lamborghini’s Maurizio Reggiani hints at introducing what he calls as the new version of a one-off supercar, even adding that this one-off could be completely sold prior to its revelation. This is comparable to the case of Centenario, which they had introduced with rear wheel steering and which was later on adapted into the Aventador S when it came into production. The director for research and development also said that the company is set to announce some new technologies to go with Lamborghini’s new design. The imminent announcement, he said, is what Lamborghini’s loyal patrons have actually been waiting for.
It can be recalled that Lamborghini had done this previously with the Sesto Elemento, the Veneno Roadster, the Concept J as well as for both the Reventon and the Reventon Roadster. As they did with the Centenario, the soon-to-be-revealed one-off will take the lead in introducing Lamborghini’s future design and technologies. Inevitably, it should give us a first look at the Aventador replacement that is due for release in 3 years.
No concrete details have been confirmed during the talks but Car Advice knew that the Lamborghini Urus will be revealed sometime this December. In the same way, it is likely the new one-off (which is currently without a name yet) will be introduced later within the year while the official public debut will probably have to wait until 2018. At the most, we should be expecting Lamborghini’s one-off supercar at next year’s Geneva Motor Show together with the new Urus.Read the entire article Lamborghini to introduce new limited-edition supercar, new techs coming very soon
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