Volkswagen's GTI Roadster Concept debuted in Gran Turismo 6, but a real working model of the car was unveiled this week at the LA Auto Show. At 3,133-pounds, this sporty 4MOTION all-wheel-drive car is powered by a 3.0L bi-turbocharged V6 that delivers 503-horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, mated to a a 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission. It goes from 0-60mph (96km/h) in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 192mph (309km/h). Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first real Apple Store in London.
Chevrolet originally designed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT) concept as just another vehicle for players to use in the Gran Turismo 6 video game, but the company unveiled a real-life model at the 2014 LA Auto Show. While it may look like your typical hypercar, this one is powered by a mid-mounted laser beamed-energy propulsion system. It works by emitting beams of light that focus in a shroud, creating shock waves that generate thrust. Equipped with a 671-kW laser, powered by a pack of lithium-ion batteries, and an air-powered generator, you get 900-horsepower worth of thrust, capable of rocketing it up to a 240-mph top speed with 0-60 hitting you in just 1.5 seconds. Continue reading for images of the actual vehicle and more information.
There's the sleek BMW i8 plug-in hybrid, Tesla Model S P85D dual-motor electric car, and then the Mercedes-Benz Vision G-Code. Unlike its competitors, this concept features 'multi-voltaic' silver paint that's designed to capture energy from solar rays to power its hybrid engine. According to Mercedes-Benz, the vehicle's back wheels are powered by an electric motor while the front wheels are driven by a hydrogen combustion engine - the motor and engine can either be powered individually or together, depending on road conditions. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you drop a bowling ball and feather in the world's largest vacuum chamber.
When Lamborghini Veneno Roadster meets the new Batmobile, you get the Vapour GT. Though still in concept form, this vehicle is being presented to potential clients worldwide. Gray Design says that if "an order is placed, the Vapour GT will be custom built by our team of automotive experts who have been involved in the development of the Bugatti Veyron and other extreme builds to guarantee that the driving experience will match the visual impact of the car." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an ultra geeky Dr. Who Tardis marriage proposal.
Just when you thought hypercars couldn't get any crazier, the Trion Nemesis comes along. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged 9.0L V8 that pumps out 2000hp, enabling it to rocket from 0-60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of over 270 mph. The company says the Nemesis will also have a 'Predator Mode' that adjusts ride height, suspension settings, exhaust sound, and rev limit, on the fly, when needed. Trion plans on building 50 units, priced at $1-million each. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Simpsons mashup that will blow your mind.
What happens when you combine Lamborghini doors, the body of a Maserati MC12 and the engine of a Ducati Superlegerra V2 bike? The Volkswagen XL Sport. Its a 1199cc 197hp V-Twin engine, transplanted from a Ducati racing bike can rev up to 11,000 rpm, with a top speed of 168mph (270 km/h) and a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for a video shot at the Paris Motor Show, more images and additional information.
With each passing day, we are getting closer and closer to the launch of Toyota's Supra successor, the FT-1. The company has just unveiled a new version called "Toyota FT-1 Graphite, which adopts a graphite exterior paint scheme and an all-natural saddle grain leather interior, comparable to many modern sports cars, including the 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 as well as the Porsche GT3. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of cop that restores faith in humanity.
It's only a matter of time before shops start creating F80 replicas - like this LaFerrari replica from China, but for those with more money than they know what to do with, here's yet another toy to add to your shortlist. The Ferrari F80 boasts hybrid drivetrain that consists of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) paired with a twin-turbo V8 engine to generate 1,200 horsepower. It will purportedly weigh just 1763-pounds, enabling the hypercar to sprint to 62 mph in just a mere 2.2-seconds, topping out at 310mph. No word yet on pricing, but expect to shell out a minimum of $2.2-million (if you're a preferred Ferrari customer) when it's launched. Continue reading for more images and a special LaFerrari video.
Unveiled this week at the 2014 Concours d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy, this R1200-based BMW Concept Roadster is what happens when the i8 meets a motorcycle. You'll find things such as the aggressive downward slant from the wafer-thin milled aluminum seat unit and barely-there LED headlight plate to the violently sculpted open exhaust, along with its eye-catching triangular frame in luminous blue. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Unlike Lamborghini's other models, the Egoista features a chassis made from lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum "finished in a military-grade, radar-resistant paint to highlight the vehicle's stealth capabilities," according to Car Scoops. Under the hood, you'll find a tuned Lamborghini Gallardo Mk1 5.2L V10 that produces 592hp. That's not all, its cockpit boasts a removable carbon fiber survival survival cell, along with anti-glare windows in an orange hue. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.