Tuesday, October 31, 2017

RM Sotheby's Auction - Monaco 2016


1977 Chevron B36 €200.000
RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction took place alongside the legendary Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on May 14, 2016.
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet by Vignale €1.175.000

1966 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina €1.792.000

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport €1.200.000

2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans Prototype €1.200.000

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing €1.132.000

1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta by Touring €7.200.000

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster €325.000

1971 March 711 €700.000

1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti €2.350.000

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO €700.000

1948 Tucker 48 €1.344.000

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution €2.270.000

1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider by Scaglietti €19.000.000 - €23.000.000

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ferrari launches upgraded FXX-K track-only supercar

Ferrari debuted tweaks for the LaFerrari-based FXX-K supercar. Now named the FXX-K Evo, it's been given new aerodynamics and has a reduction in weight, making it the most extreme Ferrari ever to roll out of the Marranello factory. Ferrari's team reduced weight to under the 1,255kg of the previous car – that's less than many modern family hatchbacks. 1,036bhp is on tap from the electric motor and 6.3-litre V12.
The vehicle produces 640kg of downforce at 124mph – that's 23 per cent more than the previous FXX-K, and 75 per cent more than the LaFerrari.

Ferrari will be offering the FXX-K Evo as either an upgrade package for the very small number of existing FXX-Ks (40 were built) or as a standalone model, also built in excruciatingly low numbers and by exclusive invitation.

Friday, October 27, 2017

BMW M1

The BMW M1 (E26) was a sports car produced by German automaker BMW from 1978 to 1981. In the late 1970s, Lamborghini entered into an agreement with BMW to build a production racing car in sufficient quantity for homologation, but conflicts arose that prompted BMW to produce the car themselves. The car employs a twin-cam M88/1 3.5 L six-cylinder engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection producing 273 hp in the street version, giving a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph).
Turbocharged racing versions made around 850 hp. Only 453 production M1s were built. Of these, 20 were race versions created for the BMW M1 Procar Championship. The BMW M1 was possibly the first everyday supercar.
The M1’s 24-valve, 3.5 liter I6, dry sump, mid-mounted engine was a gem. 0-60 came in 5.4 seconds and 8 seconds to 100 mph. That’s quick by today’s standards but was monstrous in 1980.
In 2015 an incredibly rare and immaculate example of the BMW M1 made £603,000. That's roughly double what an ordinary M1 goes for. The M1 will continue to be a highly collectible car.

2018 McLaren 720S

McLaren revealed the $285,000+ 720S Supercar at the Geneva Motor Show. The two-seat mid-engine sports car is based on an all carbon-fiber tub and the new 4-liter twin turbo V8. All 400 of the 720S Launch Edition models were sold pre-production.
The McLaren 720S features McLaren's new M840T engine. Its a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 710 bhp and 568 lb·ft. 0-62 mph is 2.9 seconds onto a top speed of 212 mph. (341 km/h)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Apollo Intensa Emozione supercar revealed

Supercar manufacturer Apollo has unveiled its Intensa Emozione, the name being Italian for “intense emotion.” The car was presented at a special event in Italy where Apollo confirmed that 10 examples will be sold, each at a price approaching $2.71m. Apollo is the Chinese-backed, Italian-based firm born out of the remains of Germany’s Gumpert. It first showed up at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show where it presented the 986-horsepower Arrow supercar.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V-12 pushing 780hp and 560 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed sequential shifter transmission and onto the rear wheels.
62 mph comes in 2.7 seconds on the way to a top speed of 208 mph.
A carbon monocoque chassis is used to maintain rigidity and save weight, while the front and rear subframes are also made out of composite. Combined the subframe and tub only weigh 105kg. The entire vehicle comes in at 1,250 kg.
The vehicle is said to produce up to 1,350kg of downforce at 300km/h.

Inside creature comforts are sparse. The seats are mere cushions which have been stuck directly onto the carbon fiber tub with the pedals and steering wheel being adjustable.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3rd UK supercar bites the dust in days - Ferarri 458

The third supercar in days to end up wrecked on Britain’s roads is a Ferarri 458. West Yorkshire force tweeted the horrifics after the car came off the road near Leeds. The rear of the supercar fared particularly badly in the crash.

Cops commented 'oops' in the wake of the roughly £180,000 writeoff.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

£1.5million Pagani Zonda munched and abandoned


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The driver of a £1.5m supercar has been left with a hefty repair bill after the supercar smashed into a guard rail. The Pagani Zonda, capable of speeds over 200mph, was left wrecked after crashing on the A27 in Tangmere, Sussex on Saturday.
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There was even more unthinkable brutality in the U.K. A McLaren P1, one of only 375 made and worth roughly £1m, erupted into a fireball on a residential street in Berkshire.

Its thought the fire might have been caused by a fuel leak.

Monday, October 23, 2017

2018 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder

The Huracan Spyder is the convertible version of Lamborghini’s Huracan. The car uses a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that generates peak power of 610 hp @ 8,250 rpm. This is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission directing power to all four corners.

The car uses a retractable hardtop instead of a softtop to provide better stability at high speeds and noise reduction.
The Spyder accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 3.4 seconds and boasts of a top speed of 324 kmph.
The Huracan Spyder is identical to the coupe from the waist down, with only the soft-top, the engine lid, and the rear haunches setting it apart.

The interior includes a redesigned dashboard and center console with new knobs and switches, a 12.3-inch TFT display with all the necessary info, and large amounts of carbon fiber and high-quality leather.

The center console features two additional buttons. One to open the soft-top and one to lower the rear window.

Base price for the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder is something around $267,545.