Friday, December 29, 2017

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 (3994 cc) twin-turbocharged V8 producing 710 bhp @ 7000 rpm, and 568 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm. The McLaren 720S goes from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds onto a top speed of 212 mph. (341 km/h)
A Drift mode is offered in addition to Comfort, Sport, and Track settings. A touchscreen infotainment system is standard, as is a digital gauge cluster that hides away in the dashboard when in Track mode.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2018 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo

The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO is a very proper race car. It's the Lamborghini specifically built for ‘gentleman drivers’ — those with enough money to be racing Lamborghinis on some of the world’s most iconic tracks as a very pricey hobby.

Despite its swagger, the Super Trofeo EVO is heavily based on the Huracán road car, sharing over 70 percent of its parts, including engine and suspension.
The car is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 sending 612 horsepower through a six-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox to the rear wheels. The price starts at $295,000 before delivery.

The car makes its official track debut in the spring of 2018.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

McLaren BP23 Hyper-GT

McLaren is already plotting the P1’s successor to complete the next hypercar holy trinity. Codenamed the BP23 Hyper-GT, the automaker says its next hybrid hypercar will be “the fastest ever McLaren.” the BP23 Hyper-GT is being developed by McLaren’s Special Operations division using a 720S test mule. This is no ordinary 720S. It’s been converted into a three-seater like the McLaren F1.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2018 Lexus LC 500

Lexus dropped a 5.0-litre V-8 under the 2018 Lexus LC 500's hood. This engine sends 471 horsepower and 398 foot-pounds of torque to the rear wheels and will propel the unit from zero to 96 kilometres per hour in 4.5 seconds.

A 10-speed automatic is the only transmission available. There are six different drive modes to choose from.
Four-wheel active steering is a part of the Performance Package, along with massive disc-brake rotors, with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers and a pre-collision system.
The powerplant in the hybrid is a 3.5-litre V-6 mated with a hybrid drive and electric motor, producing 295 hp and 257 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 10-speed is replaced by what Lexus calls a multi-stage transmission — a four-speed automatic embedded inside a continuously variable transmission. This engine totally changes the character of the LC. Gone is the bad-boy. In its place is a sedate grand tourer. Base Price is something around $101,600 with the Performance Package adding $13,500.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lamborghini Urus SUV

Lamborghini has unveiled the Urus SUV at its headquarters in Sant'Agata, Italy, where the supercar maker owned by the Volkswagen group is expanding the factory to meet utility vehicle demand. The Urus enters a luxury field crowded with the Mercedes G-Class, the Bentley Bentayga and the Porsche Cayenne — and soon to be joined by Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and, gasp, Ferrari.
From being nonexistent in 2006, high-end SUVs have more than quadrupled in sales since 2010, from 4,700 units to almost 21,000 units in 2016, driven by the Mercedes G-Class and Bentley Bentayga.

SUVs are the fastest-growing overall segment of the car market, tripling in sales in a decade from just under 8 million units in 2006 to nearly 26.5 million units last year.
IHS forecasts Urus sales of 2,900 a year to a peak in 2019-2020, putting it on par with the Lamborghini Huracan. And as with cars in the super luxury segment, the profit margins can be large.

In the United States, SUVs are reshaping the luxury market, outpacing car sales and reaching a new audience, with the appeal strongest in trend-setting cities like Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

Friday, December 1, 2017

2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge racer

Ferrari’s 488 GTB was launched in 2015, but the 488 Challenge racer didn't hit the track until the 2017 season. A variety of enhancements include a giant rear wing, an aggressive canard-clad front bumper and a new hood with vents to eject hot air from the radiators in the airflow over the car.

The V8’s 661bhp output is unchanged from the road-going 488 GTB's, but a remap, shorter gear ratios and weight-saving measures throughout should make it feel quicker.
The Side Slip Control software that made its debut in the road car has also been carried over to the racing car, working with the stability control system and electronic differential to fine-tune the car as it slides. There are two traction control dials on the steering wheel.
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