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

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

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.
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.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dodge Demon too tame? - Hennessy has 'The Exorcist'

Dodge confounded all expectations at the New York International Auto Show with an 840hp street-legal drag car called the Demon. Capable of hitting 60mph in 2.3 seconds and covering the standing quarter mile in 9.65 seconds, its performance levels border on witchcraft.

Hennessy's The Exorcist has a totally overhauled engine complete with ported cylinder heads, new valves, a new camshaft, a high-flow supercharger, plus new exhaust system. That juices the car's output to 1000bhp from the factory standard 640bhp.
The Hennessey Exorcist will be strictly limited to 100 individually numbered examples.
The car is available with a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic. The base cost for The Exorcist upgrade is $55,000.

The optional drag pack includes a pair of 20 inch wheels with 315/30-20 Nitto drag radial tires, drive shaft upgrade, floor jack and tool kit at a cost of $8,995.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

VLF Force 1 V10 supercar

The end of Dodge Viper won’t affect VLF Automotive’s plans for the Force 1 V10 supercar, which shares its components. Henrik Fisker, a partner and head of design at the boutique car company, said VLF has access to enough Vipers. VLF plans to produce no more than 50 of the $268,500 cars, and recently started deliveries to well heeled customers.

The Force 1 was unveiled at the Detroit auto show in 2016.
The Force 1 features an 8.4-liter V-10 engine pushing 745 hp. 0 to 60 mph is 3 seconds onto a top speed of 218 mph. The Force 1 comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission with an optional 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
The Force 1's carbon-fiber body was designed by Fisker, who was responsible for the design of the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9, among others.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mecum - Las Vegas

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Mecum's Las Vegas sale will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 16th through 18th.

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition