Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ferrari LaFerrari

When the Ferrari LaFerrari debuted in 2014, they were impossible to get, even if you had the $1.4 million burning a hole in your pocket. Within days of its announcement over 1,000 people applied to buy one of the 499 cars slated for production.

In order to even be considered for the waiting list, you had to own five other Ferraris already, and be considered a valuable customer by the iconic marque.
The 950hp hybrid rocket is the most powerful street-legal Ferrari has ever built and can do 0–62 mph in less than 3 seconds onto a blistering top speed of 217 mph.

Most are locked up in collectors' vaults climbing in value and none has ever been publicly offered for sale. Until now. Two of them are being auctioned off during Monterey Car Week and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

And forget the paultry $ 1.4m. Both are expected to bring up to $4.2 million.
Bonhams is offering a classic red version with only 230 miles on the clock, while Mecum has one of only three ever to leave the factory in matte black paint.

See ----->http://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2016/07/2017-ferrari-laferrari-spider.html

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Avio

The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Avio is a limited edition run of 250 examples. The new Huracan Avio offers a host of premium functional features in its standard configuration including suspension lifting system, cruise control and GPS.

Under the hood, the Avio is identical to the standard Huracan LP 610-4, meaning that the 5.2-liter V-10 sends 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque to the wheels. The race-bred unit mates to a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox and an all-wheel drive system. Charging from 0 to 62 mph takes 3.2 seconds, while top speed is rated at 202 mph.
The hybrid chassis is in aluminum and carbon fibre with a power/weight ratio of only 2.33 kilograms per hp. The Avio comes with three operating modes — Strada, Sport, and Corsa — that impact the gearbox, suspension, steering, exhaust, stability control, and the all-wheel drive system.

Stopping power is provided by a set of carbon-ceramic brakes.
Pricing has yet to be revealed, but it’s safe to assume it will cost more than the standard Lamborghini Huracan, which retails from a base of $237,250. Deliveries began in June.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bizarre moment as $500k Lamborghini tows a trailer full of goats and hay bales

An Italian sports car worth at least $500,000 is not your usual farm vehicle, but it hasn’t stopped an Australian driver using it to transport a trailer full of goats.

The Murcielago was produced by Lamborghini between 2001 and 2010 and can sell for as much as $900,000 new, depending on the model. The car’s driver and passenger appear unconcerned in the video with the sideways glances directed their way by other motorists. The Murcielago features a V-12 engine and all models are capable of 0-100km/h in about three seconds.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport

The 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport sports a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT1 V8 that cranks out 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, paired with either a seven-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic.

0-60 miles per hour happens in 3.6 seconds with the quarter mile in 11.8 seconds on the way to 118 miles per hour.
Magnetic ride control comes standard, and Chevy engineers crafted specific stabilizer bars and unique springs. Out front are 19x10 inch wheels and the rear end gets 20x12 inch units. The Grand Sport offers Michelin Pilot Super Sport street tires and Brembo brakes with 14 inch rotors at all four corners.
The adaptive suspension system allows for continuous dampening control and direct intervention in chassis response via the car's respective driver modes (Wet, Eco, Tour, Sport, Track).

The starting price for the 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport is around $66,445 for the coupe ($70,445 for the convertible)



Friday, July 22, 2016

2018 Lexus LC500h

The 2018 Lexus LC 500h is a hybrid version of the all-new Lexus LC luxury coupe. The LC 500h showcases Lexus' next-generation hybrid powertrain, dubbed the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System. Like its LC coupe sibling, the LC 500h is a new flagship model for the Japanese upscale brand. The two are built on an all-new front-engine/rear-wheel-drive platform that will be shared with future Lexus products.

The Lexus LC will go into production in the spring of 2017. The LC is expected to cost around $100,000. The hybrid version will carry a more expensive sticker price and debut later.
The LC 500h has electric drive motors enhancing the output from its 3.5-liter V-6 engine, giving it 354 total horsepower.

Like other Lexus hybrids, the LC500h stores braking energy as electricity.



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Koenigsegg One:1 toasted at Nürburgring

A driver walked away from a very expensive crash at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany, and one of the rarest supercars in the world is done.

The One:1 is what Koenigsegg refers to as a "megacar," and only seven of the finished models exist. The company claims the car can accelerate from 0 to 248 miles per hour in 20 seconds. Given the rarity and performance of the One:1, it's difficult to estimate its value, but Car and Driver listed a base price of $2.8 million in 2015. A dealership in Australia that acquired one of the cars listed it for $7.4 million.
The name One:1 comes from the power (1361 PS) to weight (1361 kg) ratio giving the car 1 PS per 1 kg weight. The 1361 PS power output is the equivalent of one megawatt, which Koenigsegg claims makes the One:1 the ‘world's first megacar’. The car is powered by a variant of it's in-house developed 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch with paddle shifters.

0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) is in 2.8 seconds onto a top speed said to be 280 mph.


See ----->http://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2016/03/koenigsegg-regera.html

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

The sixth-generation 1LE is offered on the Camaro SS and the V-6. It focuses on suspension parts, fatter tires, and bigger brakes.
A 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is offered, fitted with a short-throw shifter. The engine breathes through the Dual Mode exhaust system and is kept cool via the track-cooling package.

The package includes coolers for the engine oil and transmission and differential fluid.

0-60 mph is pegged around 4.3 seconds and 12.5 seconds to run a quarter mile. It has a top speed of 115 mph. In terms of fuel economy, the car is estimated to deliver 16 mpg in city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Base starting price should be around $ 40,500.