Yes, the ‘Yamaha OX99-11’ V12 is a real supercar designed by Yamaha’s subsidiary Ypsilon Technology and IAD, an English engineering consultancy, and it was supposed to enter production in 1994. Yamaha first began competing in Formula One as an engine supplier in 1989, and using the experience it had gained during that time it wanted to build a price-no-object car based on actual F1 technology. By 1991, the team had just produced a new engine, the OX99, and approached a German company to design an initial version of the car, thus the Yamaha OX99-11 was born. Unlike other supercars, it features 1 canopy door that replaces the 2 conventional doors that swing outward. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The Divergent Blade is touted as the world’s first 3D-printed supercar, designed by Kevin Czinger. It’s the first automobile to use 3D printing to form the body and chassis, powered by a modified 2.4-liter 4B11T turbocharged inline-four sourced from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X that generates 720 hp. This unique vehicle uses a 3D printed aluminum alloy material for the chassis and body. The chassis uses 3D printed structural joints (in which Divergent calls NODES) to construct the basis of the interior, which is then completed by metal parts made by computer algorithm. Read more for a first drive video, additional pictures and information.
BMW has unveiled its latest Formula E safety car, and it’s based on the i8 Roadster. Unlike the production model, this special safety car sits 15mm lower to the ground, comes equipped with an FIA-approved roll bar, a new front splitter and of a light bar mounted above the rear wing for better visibility. Other upgrades include GPS communication antennas, a rear view camera, and retaining the standard 228hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with a 141hp electric motor for a combined power output for 386hp. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Lykan HyperSport is a supercar equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.7L flat-six engine generating 740 horsepower, enabling it to go accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.8-seconds, while topping out at 245 mph. W Motors has only built 7 unit, each one priced at a staggering $3.4 million sticker price, but now one of them belongs to the Abu Dhabi police department. Read more for another video and additional information.
Photo credit: Luigi Memola
Alfa Romeo Automobiles is an Italian luxury car manufacturer that was founded by Frenchman Alexandre Darracq as A.L.F.A. (Anonymous Lombard Automobile Factory) on June 24, 1910, in Milan and has been involved in car racing since 1911. Automotive designer Luigi Memola wanted to pay tribute with a concept that combines past and present, so he created “LEA” (Linea Emozionante Aerodinamica). This two-door sports car features a pointed nose, round headlights, and solid wheels. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The 2019 Acura NSX can be had in various premium color paint jobs, with red, black, or white being standard. If you want orange pearl, silver metallic, or white pearl, it’ll cost you an additional $700, complete with an extra clear coat. At the very top of the premium colors is the $6,000 “Andaro” paint option in blue pearl and red pearl. Why is it so expensive? Well, it’s a “nano-particle aerospace innovation,” according to the automaker. Read more for a video and additional information.
Limited to just 150-units worldwide, the stunning Pininfarina Battista is powered by a 120 kWh battery pack supplied by Rimac Automobili with four individual motors located in each wheel, which produce a combined power output of 1,877 hp and 1,696 lb⋅ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in a mere 2-seconds. Featuring a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque chassis with aluminium crash absorbers at the front and the rear and 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Its adjustable suspension system is tuned for maximum road comfort, while offering five driving modes that alter the power generated by the powertrain. Read more for the Top Gear video and additional information.
It’s been rumored for quite some time, and on Thursday, General Motors officially announced the “next generation Corvette reveal event” on July 18, 2019, along with a slew photos of a camouflaged vehicle. This would be the first-ever mid-engine version of the Chevrolet sports car, and reportedly packs a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter DOHC flat-crank V8 engine generating between 600-800 horsepower depending on the trim, and a hybrid all-wheel-drive system for a combined output of 1,000 horsepower. Read more for additional pictures and a video explaining three scams dealerships may pull on when you can actually order this supercar.
A group of brick artists have created a life-sized McLaren Senna using 467,854 LEGO pieces, and it weighs in at a hefty 3,748 pounds, or approximately 1,102 pounds heavier than its real-life counterpart. The entire creation took the team 4,935-hours to complete, with the assembly alone taking ten people 2,725 of those hours. Just for reference, the actual Senna hypercar takes only 300-hours to build. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ferrari’s first and only P80/C is touted as “Hero Car” that was inspired by two greats from the automaker’s past: the 330 P3/P4 and the Dino 206 S. Commissioned in 2015, this one-off supercar is based on the 488 GT3 not just for its performance, but also the longer wheelbase, which enabled designers greater freedom, especially from the front, with the P80/C sporting a sharp, wedge-like design, complete with a mean front splitter. “At the client’s request, the car was designed with a dual soul: a racing set-up, which includes quite a showy carbon-fiber wing and 18-inch single-nut wheels, and an exhibition package complete with 21-inch wheels but devoid of aerodynamic appendages, to highlight the purity of its forms,” said Ferrari. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.