Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ford Focus RS

First introduced in 2002, the Ford Focus RS was produced in very limited quantities during the first- and second-generation models. The third-gen car was launched in 2015.

The Ford Focus RS will cost something north of £28,940, sprint from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds and hit 165mph.
For that money you get a 4WD, 345bhp, turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder with full torque vectoring, plus launch control and ‘Drift Mode’.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Zenvo TSR-S

The new Zenvo TSR-S was revealed at the Geneva motor show in March. It is claimed to be able to accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.8 secs with a top speed of 205mph. It weights just over 1,500kg.

The 5.8-litre V8’s power output is said to be whooping 1,177bhp at 8,500rpm.
The car’s ‘centripetal wing’ is an attention grabber. Zenvo says the term ‘centripetal’ refers to a center-seeking force: “When the TSR-S corners the wing rotates around the car’s longitudinal direction generating an inward force together with the conventional downforce. This boosts inner tire grip and cornering stability,”

Only five of these all-carbon wonders will be made per year. Price? Likely in excess of £1.2 million

Monday, May 28, 2018

Supercars on the Rise

Porsche 911 991.2 Speedster. The upcoming Speedster will be the swansong of the highly successful 991 series of the 911, ahead of the unveiling of the new 992 model later in 2018. The car celebrates the 911’s 70th anniversary. A limited but presently unknown production run (356 - 997 generation Speedsters were made) should more or less guarantee a premium.
McLaren Senna. Demand is now going up after people understand the car better and its unique specs, helping to boost its value. As the first units are expected to be delivered to new clients from July, real buyers are willing to pay a premium.
Ferrari 488 Pista. Experts predict that premiums will reach 150-200k Euros on top of the list price.
While the top dollar LaFerrari starts to decrease in value just because it's not really "new" anymore, demand for the Ferrari Enzo (400 produced between 2002 and 2004) with low mileage and in top condition has increased. Expect 2m Euros.

Most Expensive Cars at Auction in 2016

A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport sold for €32,075,200 ($35,711,359) at the Artcurial Paris auction as the most-expensive car in 2016 and the second most-expensive car ever.
Le Mans-winning 1955 Jaguar D-Type that set a new record for a British car at $21,780,000 at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction.
Record for the most-expensive pre-War car ever was set at $19,800,000 for a 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione - $18,150,000 at Pebble Beach
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider - $17,160,000 at Amelia Island

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Koenigsegg shuts down Nevada highway for Speed Record

Koenigsegg managed to get the state of Nevada to shut down an 11-mile section of route 160 that runs between Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada, to allow the Swedish maker of hypercars to attempt to set a land-speed world record for the fastest production car.

A Koenigsegg Agera RS driven by Koenigsegg factory driver, Niklas Lilja, completed high speed runs. The average speed achieved, measuring runs in both directions, was 447.0 km/h (277.9 mph). This is a new world record for a production vehicle.
See ----->http://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2016/11/the-koenigsegg-agera.html

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2018 Lamborghini Aventador S

Lamborghini officially debuted the Aventador S in March 2017. Tipping the scales at just 3,472 pounds, the new Aventador S is 20 percent lighter than the outgoing Aventador. Lamborghini grows its Aventador range by one in 2017, with the addition of a more powerful Aventador S 6.5-liter V-12 that now creates 740 horsepower—50 horsepower more than the Aventador, though its torque figures remain the same at 509 lb-ft.
The Aventador was introduced in 2011 and a facelifted model was overdue. The Aventador S ushers this new look in. At a rock bottom starting price of $424,845 the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S isn't for everybody.


2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon supercar crashes again

Almost exactly a year after a rare $1.5 million-plus Koenigsegg Agera RS crashed during testing in Sweden, it's happened again. To the same, repaired supercar. The Agera RS crashed into a ditch in a rural area in Sweden.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona est €6.5-€7.5 Million at Le Mans Classic

The star of auction house's Artcurial's sale on July 7, 2018 will be a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona which finished fifth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback at Mecums

The Mustang 429 Boss is an iconic and greatly treasured muscle car. KK no. 1480, unrestored with 14,386 miles will cross the block May 15-20.

Ground-pounding engine, limited production, and high dollar resale, the 1969 Boss 429 is also one of the best looking muscle cars on the planet.
The car has a following like a celebrity, with the crowd pushing forward when a clean looking Boss 429 rumbles up.
The heart of the Boss 429 is the engine. With a cult following of it's own, of the 859 Boss 429s built for 1969, only 279 had the S-code engine. The original S-code version of the 429 engine, with its magnesium valve covers, specially prepared crankshaft, forged pistons, and race-ready internal components, exemplifies the purpose by Ford Motor Company engineers to create an engine worthy of competing on the NASCAR circuit. $423,500.

Mystery 2017 Ford GT at Mecum = $ 1.8m

A 2017 Ford GT was a feature draw on the Mecum Auctions website, with a “main attraction” banner. The car made a hefty $ 1.8m. But the sale could be a breach of Ford’s customer agreement on the GT which requires buyers to hold the car for 24 months.

Mecum says the car is the 48th of 250 produced in 2017.
Twin turbocharged and intercooled 3.5/647 HP EcoBoost engine. 7-speed dual clutch automatic with manual shift mode. 0-60 MPH in 3.0 seconds. Top speed of 216 MPH. Active multi-mode suspension. Ingot Silver with Black striping. Gloss carbon fiber lowers. Silver forged aluminum wheels with titanium lugs. Dark Energy interior. Carbon ceramic disc brakes.
Ford’s customer agreement on reselling the car is as strict as the actual selection process to determine who got one as a 'brand ambassador'. With only 500 cars to go around the expectation was that it wouldn’t be sold immediately at a big profit.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Unique Jaguar XK140 discovered in a barn sells for €365,500

A battered Jaguar XK140 found in a Belgian barn in April has sold at auction in Monaco for €365,500, roughly ten times its original estimate. Built as a standard XK140 in 1955, the car was involved in an accident in 1957 in which its factory bodywork was nearly completely destroyed. It was subsequently rebuilt by famed Italian coachbuilder Giovani Michelotti.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

RM Sotheby's - Monaco

The one-off, Pope Francis-signed Lamborghini Huracan sold for €809,375 (est. €250k – €350k). That's a tad more than the $200,000-plus for a standard Huracan.
Headlining the auction was a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France' by Scaglietti. It failed to find a buyer. A 1992 F1 car raced by Michael Schumacher was expected to shift for a bargain basement £660,000. It made €815,000
Built to honour the death of the great Sergio Pininfarina, just six of the special edition Sergio's were ever built, each based on the Ferrari 458. The car failed to find a new home.
Top result at RM’s 2018 Monaco auction went to the euro-spec 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB that sold for €2,142,500. The 275 GTB is one of 88 long-nose, steel body, triple-carburetor examples.
See ----->https://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2018/04/1957-ferrari-250-gt-berlinetta.html


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Nevada police find wrecked $300,000 McLaren supercar in the desert

The Nevada Highway Patrol found the totaled McLaren 720 about 70 yards off a road near Lake Mead last week, with damage suggesting that it had rolled at least once as it just missed falling down a ravine.
According to police, neither of the occupants was seriously injured. They weren’t there when the car was discovered, however.

After searching the area, police learned that they had gotten themselves to a nearby hospital to be treated for scrapes and bruises.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

1989 Porsche 962 at Mecums

The Porsche 962 is a sports-prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956. The 962 was introduced at the end of 1984 with some examples still proving competitive into the mid-1990s.

Chassis no 108C-2 is a 1989 Daytona 24 Hour Winner. 1989 Palm Beach Grand Prix Winner. 1989 Porsche Cup USA Winner.
11 top-five qualifying runs and podium finishes during the 1988-89 seasons.
The car crosses the block at Mecums Indy 2018, May 15-20th. Estimate is $1,750,000 - $2,500,000

Friday, May 11, 2018

Ayrton Senna's McLaren MP4/8A up for grabs

The McLaren MP4/8A is the sixth such chassis made. It’s one in which Ayrton Senna won the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix. That was the last of the record six times he won the iconic race.
In timeless Marlboro livery, Senna’s last McLaren will hit the auction block in Monaco next month. Bonhams expects something around $6.2 million.