Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster has successfully completed its first orbit around the sun after being launched into space inside the fairings on top of the second stage of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. This is just a path it needs to take on its way to Mars. According to the SpaceX team, the car is 70,093,131 miles (112,803,994 km, 0.754 AU, 6.27 light minutes) from Mars, moving toward the planet at a speed of 26,628 mi/h (42,854 km/h, 11.90 km/s). Read more for a video and additional information.
Tuning shop Prior Design is back on top of their game, and this 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R proves it. At $17222, this package includes extended fenders, a front apron, side skirt attachment, rear diffuser, bonnet, side gills, modified bumpers, and 10-spoke Forge-8 wheels (10×20 / 12×20-inch respectively) wheels that can be ordered in various finishes available, including matte black. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Drako GTE is touted as the world’s most powerful GT vehicle, and rightfully so, as it’s powered by four electric motors (one at each wheel) that generate a combined 1,200 horsepower and 6,491 pound-feet of torque, complete with supercar-like handling, while topping out at 206 mph. Each one of these motors send power through a direct-drive gearbox, and acomputer system precisely controls power to each wheel over 1,000 times per second. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
James Glickenhaus, one of the world’s most famous Ferrari collectors, has unveiled the latest Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus project, and it’s called the Boot Buggy. Inspired by Steve McQueen’s Baja Boot, this off-road vehicle is ready to tackle the Baja 1000 right from the factory. The road version is powered by a 460-horsepower LT1 powers and the race model boasts a 650-horsepower LT4, mated to a heavy duty transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Parker Brothers Concepts, best known for their all-electric TRON Lightcycle, have revealed their latest project: the M12 Warthog seen in the Experience. It all started as a Nissan Leaf, but after countless hours of work, it became the Warthog that you see above. The team first had to carefully study the CAD drawing specifications with 343 Industries to make sure everything was perfect before the body was made. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Would you rather spend $5-million on a mansion, or the world’s first and only Learjet limo? If it’s the latter, you’ll be glad to know that this limousine not only looks like a private jet, but seats up to eight people, complete with illuminated plexiglass panels on the roof, a large television, lots of speakers, an LED infinity floor and of course, plenty of mood lighting. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
The quirky Volkswagen I.D. Buggy Concept has made its Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance debut at Monterey Car Week. It was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and previews the versatility of Volkswagen’s modular I.D. architecture. This all-electric buggy is powered by a 62-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and two axle-mounted motors for a combined output of 201 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, sent to all four wheels, which equates to a 0-60 miles per hour time of 7.2 seconds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
At $9-million and limited to just 10-units worldwide, the Bugatti Centodieci (110 in Italian) pays tribute to the automaker’s 90s supercar, the EB110, which was built for Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday in 1991. Unlike the Chiron, the Centodieci’s Bugatti horseshoe is smaller and it features three-section air intakes inspired by the EB110 as well as five diamond-shaped air inlets that cool the 8.0-liter W16 engine. Read more for an up-close video and additional information.
When you spot a vehicle stopped on the side of the road, engine problems and / or a punctured tire usually come to mind, but that’s not that Sgt. Kyle Smith of the Washington State Patrol discovered. He saw a driver parked on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 518 in Burien near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday evening, but as he got close to the window to talk to the driver, eight smartphones, all playing Pokemon Go, were spotted. Read more for the Tweet and additional information.
The Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport Hommage “Centodieci” has leaked ahead of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it looks stunning. Based on the Chiron, the exterior features a smaller horseshoe grille, similar to the one found on the original EB110, air intakes behind the side windows, thin LED taillights out back, and unique wheels inspired by its predecessor. Read more for additional pictures and information.