Rick Woodbury’s line of ultra-narrow electric sports cars, the Tango T600, may look like nothing special, but it took his company, Commuter Cars, nearly $420,000 to build. Actor George Clooney took delivery of the first Tango kit on August 9, 2005, and he appeared in the press with the car to promote it. However, difficulties with their UK manufacturer forced the company to take over manufacturing themselves, which means the second vehicle did not ship until February 11, 2008, and was completely assembled in Spokane, Washington. Read more for a video and additional information.
It’s not out of the ordinary for car dealerships to ask a premium for in-demand vehicles, but Bill Penney Toyota, in Huntsville, Alabama, might have taken things too far. They decided to list a used 2020 Toyota Supra Launch Edition with 182-miles for $167,000, or a $111,750 premium over its base price. Sure, it’s limited to just, but the Launch Edition’s special black wheels, red mirror caps, a serialized, carbon-fiber Launch Edition badge, and red leather upholstery, may not be enough for a six figure price tag. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Are you a James Bond fanatic with deep pockets and have always wanted a vehicle used in one of the films? If so, then now is your chance. A Jaguar C-X75 stunt car built specially for the 2015 James Bond film Spectre is headed to RM Sotheby’s inaugural auction in the Middle East on November 30 th, with an estimate winning bid between $800,000 and $1.2 million USD. This vehicle, with chassis no. 001, is one of only a handful Jaguar C-X75 vehicles used as stunt cars in the film, starring Daniel Craig. Read more for a scene from the film, additional pictures and information.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator wasn’t designed for drag racing, but John Hennesssey has other plans in mind, starting with the Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 crate engine he swapped in. The monstrous vehicle is called the “Hennessey Maximus 1000” and denotes that this Gladiator makes 1000 horsepower and 933 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Some say Top Gear just hasn’t been the same ever since Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May left, but one thing’s for sure, they’re still producing electrifying content, literally. In their latest showdown, they pit the Porsche Taycan Turbo S against the Tesla Model S, and believe it or not, the former wins in the 0-60 miles per hour sprint. Read more to watch the full review and additional information.
Priced at $194,395 USD, the 2020 Toyota GR Supra GT4 is a track-only model that comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six engine that makes 429 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque – 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque in street model – complete with an Akrapovič exhaust, mated to a seven-speed automatic with a mechanical limited-slip differential. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Camal Studio via Car Scoops
Batman became popular soon after his introduction in 1939 and as time went on, different interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s featured a camp aesthetic, which continued to be associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various storytellers worked to return the character to his dark roots, thus resulting in 1986 with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. BAT80 is a Batmobile designed by Italy’s Camal Studio to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this iconic character. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Bloodhound LSR is basically a land vehicle built specifically to travel at supersonic speeds, or in other words, to match or exceed 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h). This pencil-shaped car is powered by a jet engine and a rocket engine and the ultimate goal is to reach 1,050 miles per hour, but in its latest test, the vehicle managed to hit 334mph in under 20-seconds. Read more for the video and additional information.
This isn’t your average supercar, the Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) concept is made from cellulose nanofiber (CNF) materials and was developed by 22 Japanese universities, research institutes, and corporate suppliers. CNF comes from plants as well as recycled agricultural waste and has been used on the NCV’s doors, roof, and hood, thus lightening the chassis by up to 50% compared to traditional materials. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If you’ve been waiting for a sporty Tesla Model 3 alternative, the all-electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE should do the trick. It hits US showrooms in March 2020 and is priced from $29,900 before the $7,500 federal tax credit and state incentives. This front-wheel-drive vehicle is powered by an electric motor fed by a 32.6-kilowatt-hour battery pack generating 181 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The expected range is 146-168 miles on a full charge, with 0-60 mph acceleration in a zippy 6.9 seconds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.