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You don’t hear much about the Ferrari 400i, a front-engined V12 2+2 grand tourer, and that’s because production ceased in 1985. One example has been turned into a limousine and is headed to the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022 auction. The seller claims that Pininfarina designed this unique 1981 Ferrari 400i limousine, powered by a 4.8L V12 engine making 311hp at 6500RPM, mated to a GM THM400 3-speed automatic transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Priced from $500,000 USD for the complete vehicle, 1016 Industries’ Rolls-Royce Cullinan is unlike any other as it integrates 3D-printed body parts, including new running lights as well as sweeping fender flares. Customers will be able to choose from non-exposed, partially exposed or partially forged carbon fiber, with each commanding a higher price tag. Considering a standard Rolls-Royce Cullinan retails for $330,000 USD, this modified version commands quite the premium. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Tesla’s Model S Plaid may be the fastest EV sedan on the road today, but that may soon change with the release of the Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance. Drag Times recently pitted this two electric sedans against each other in a 1/4 mile drag racing showdown. The Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance has a dual-motor setup generating 1,111 horsepower, enabling it to hit 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds, while topping out at 168 mph. Read more for the race and additional information.
The Devel Sixteen made its debut all the way back in 2013, and since then, not much has come of the project, that is until…this week. This Dubai-based company finally revealed a production model being tested on both public roads as well as the racetrack. It’s allegedly powered by a quad-turbocharged 12.3L V16 engine producing 5,006 hp and 3,757 lb-ft of torque, while a lower-end model reportedly has the same engine, but detuned to 2,000 hp. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Klein Vision’s AirCar, the dual-mode flying car, has been issued an official Certificate of Airworthiness by the Slovak Transport Authority. To achieve this, the company comleted 70 hours of rigorous flight testing compatible with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards, including over 200 takeoffs and landings. The production model is capable of achieving a top speed of over 186 mph and range of 621-miles. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Ford Bronco Raptor is now the most powerful street-legal Bronco yet, and the world’s first Ultra Racing-inspired SUV. Priced from $69,995 USD, the Bronco Raptor is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost engine, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. To ensure that it can go anywhere, the vehicle comes equipped with competition-level, Ford Performance-developed axles, also found on the Bronco DR race truck. Read more for two videos, including an in-depth walkthrough.
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DRVN Concepts might have built the coolest open-top Lamborghini yet, and it’s called the Monterossa Speedster. This unique supercar draws inspiration from motorcycles and weighs in at just 2,808-pounds with near perfect weight distribution. Power still comes from the factory 5.2L V10 generating 562 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, while the OEM hood has been replaced with a sculpted one, paired to a more aggressive front bumper as well as LED headlights. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Tesla Cybertruck production was initially planned for later this year, but apparently, it has been pushed back to early 2023. However, a few photos of possibly the production model have leaked out from Giga Texas this past weekend. For the most part, the angular body shape is mostly intact, although the front end does appear slightly different. The most notable changes are the addition of side mirrors and a large single front windshield wiper blade. Read more for two videos and additional information.
This rare 2021 Ferrari F8 Formula 1 racing simulator attempts to recreate the thrill of driving on a real race track at home, but it’ll cost you $54,622 USD, and that is not including shipping. You’ll be able to race some of the most famous circuits in the world, including Monza, Barcelona, Silverstone, Imola, Nürbürgring, Zandvoort, SPA Francorchamps and Mugello. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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In the comic book world, Batman’s personal motorcycle is a modified street-bike with a 786cc liquid-cooled V-4 engine equipped with a computer-controlled carburetor and bulletproof wind-guard. However, in The Dark Knight trilogy, the bike, called a Batpod, has 20″ tires and is powered by a high-performance, water-cooled, single-cylinder engine. With “The Batman” set for release on March 4, 2022 in theaters, it’s only fitting that the superhero get an all-electric autonomous version to fight crime. Read more for additional pictures and information.