Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LaFerrari # 500 brings $ 7m

The convertible sold for $7 million (£5,490,777.46) - making it the most expensive 21st century car in the world.
The LaFerrari was auctioned at RM Sotheby’s in Florida, and went for more than $1.8 million (£1,411,914.20) over the expected price. The bidding ran on for ten minutes according to the world famous auction house. 499 examples were created in the original production run.
Proceeds from the sale of the car, which was offered from Ferrari’s private collection, will go to help rebuild the central region of Italy after it was struck by devastating earthquakes this year.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

1994 McLaren F1 bites dust in New Zealand

A 1994 McLaren F1 sports car, one of the most expensive cars in the world, has come off the road on New Zealand's South Island, with an unnamed Australian behind the wheel.

The 65-year-old driver and owner of the supercar and one passenger were travelling from Queenstown to Glenorchy when the multi-million dollar vehicle lost control and crashed into a ditch. The car was quickly covered to foil photographers from recording the carnage.
The 1994 McLaren F1 is capable of travelling at almost 400 km/h and was part of a convoy of expensive McLarens travelling the country.

Sergeant Blair Duffy of Queenstown police said the car had lost control on a straight stretch of road.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Muscle Mustangs

At the L.A. auto show in November 2015, Ford unveiled the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. The GT350R is powered by a naturally aspirated flat-crank 5.2-liter V-8 and packs Ford’s first adaptive magnetorheological suspension.

Transmission is a six-speed manual, and the car is fitted with dedicated coolers for the engine oil, the gearbox, and the 3.73:1 Torsen limited-slip differential. The GT350R rolls on carbon-fiber wheels, a first for any major automaker and a rarity even among exotic supercars.
The Shelby GT350R is about as stripped-down as a street-legal car can get. The GT350R buyer gets no air conditioning, no stereo, no rear seats, and no trunk upholstery or cargo floor. Base MSRP is $48,695.

If that doesn't work for you, you must need the supercharged "Shelby Super Snake" with a host of Ford Performance components, including a Roush-sourced 2.3-liter supercharger, which boosts the GT's 5.0-liter V-8 from 435 hp to 627 hp.

There's also an exhaust, a handling kit, 3.73:1 rear-axle gears, half-shafts, and a short-throw shifter. Shelby fits cooling upgrades, 20-inch Weld Racing wheels, and six-piston Wilwood front brakes too.
The "Shelby Super Snake" claims a 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, and a top speed of 200mph. Base MSRP is $ 87,000.
How about the Shelby Terlingua V8, with 750-horsepower, upgraded brakes and suspension tweaks?

No? Well then Saleen has the 730-horsepower S302 Black Label.
Need an eight-second quarter-mile run? No problem, try the new Cobra Jet.

Only 50 will be made, with each starting at $99,990. The Cobra Jet is a factory-fresh way to run in National Hot Rod Association Stock and Super Stock races, as well as the International Hot Rod Association, National Mustang Racers Association, and National Muscle Car Association. Under the hood is a 5.0-liter V8 with a Whipple supercharger. New coilover shocks and springs, lighter brakes, a roll cage, new fuel system, new seats with racing harnesses, and a race-prepped automatic transmission are included, naturally.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NextEV Nio EP9 - New King of Electric Cars

NextEV is a Chinese EV maker. It's launching a range of electric cars starting in China next year. The company revealed an EV supercar—the 194mph (313km/h) EP9—just six of which will be built. The EP features rapidly swappable batteries with a range around 265 miles (426km) and a recharging time around 45 minutes. The chassis is carbon fiber, and it has a motor-generator unit at each wheel, with a peak power output of 1,341hp/1MW and 1091 ft-lbs/1480 Nm of torque.
The EP9 recently spent some time testing at the Nürburgring, setting a new electric lap record in the process. Previously, the fastest EV around the 12.9-mile (20.8km) track was Toyota's TMG EV P002 race car, which set a time of 7:22.329 in 2012. The Nio EP9 has shaved that down to just 7:05.120. The fastest Tesla lap is under nine minutes.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mazzanti Evantra

The latest version of the Mazzanti Evantra boasts a new “Biplano” rear wing designed to boost downforce at speed. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V-8 rated at 751 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a paddle-shifted, 6-speed sequential gearbox that spins the rear wheels. 0-60 mph time is 3.0 seconds or less on to a top speed of over 224 mph.

The debut of the updated Evantra marks the 10th anniversary of Mazzanti’s appearance on the world stage.
It was 2006 when the company showed off its first model, the Antas. It was followed by the Vulca in 2009 and the Evantra in 2013.

Production of Mazzanti’s cars is extremely limited. The Evantra, for example, is churned out a rate of just five cars per year.
The drivetrain sits in a monocoque chassis constructed from steel and molybdenum chrome alloy. The body can be ordered in aluminum or carbon fiber.
The suspension is fully-adjustable with MacPherson at both ends. The wheels measure 20 inches across and come from OZ Racing. They’re wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tires (255/30 front, 325/25 rear)
Price starts, if you're asking, around £670,000

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Banfield Collection

1913 Merryweather Fire Engine. 100k
A collection of vintage vehicles ranging from open top double-decker buses to a 1913 fire engine, and a 1935 London Taxi to a 1914 Rolls-Royce, went under the auctioneer’s hammer in 2014.

Over 1,000 lots with 99.7% sold brought over £3 million.

1904 Talbot CT4V-B 12/16-hp Brougham.

1904 Mors 24/32-hp Roi des Belges. $ 1m.
1922 AEC S-Type Open-Top Double-Deck bus. £281,500
A spokesman for Bonhams said: “For more than 50 years Michael dedicated himself to the preservation, promotion, and use of historic road transport as part of our national heritage.

Most of this work was undertaken on a voluntary basis as a true enthusiast.
1906 Minerva 40-hp Roi des Belges. $ 200,000
1910 Renault AX 8HP $ 40,000

1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50-hp Silver Ghost Landaulette. $ 640,000
1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre. $ 73,000

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder

The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder consists of lightweight aluminum and composite with the car weighing in at just under 3,400 pounds.

Power is provided by a 5.2-litre V10 engine which produces 610 hp and 412 lb.ft. of torque, relayed to the oversized tires (P245/30R20 up front and P305/30R20 in the rear) through a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission and all four wheels. The system is rear-biased, splitting the power 43% to the front and 57% to the rear. Top speed is 201 mph, with a 0-62 mph sprint time of 3.4 seconds.
To conserve fuel, the Huracán’s V10 features an engine start/stop system and, when the need for power is low, it shuts down five of its 10 cylinders.

Starting base MSRP is $262,350; delivery and fees bring the number to $267,545.