The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the successor to the SLS AMG and builds upon its predecessor in every way possible. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 generating 730 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. All of this power means that it can hit 62 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds and 124 mph in 8.8 seconds. Read more to see it in-action at the Nürburgring.
SSC North America, America’s first hypercar company, just took the title of the “Fastest Production Vehicle,” this time with its 1,750hp Tuatara hypercar. It was piloted by acclaimed professional racing driver, Oliver Webb on Saturday morning, October 10, right outside of Las Vegas near Pahrump, Nevada along a seven-mile stretch of State Route 160. It averaged 316.11 mph (508.73 km/h) following two consecutive high-speed test runs of 301.07 mph (484.53 km/h) and 331.15 mph (532.93 km/h). Read more for a video and additional pictures.
The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is a real concept car first unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and inspired by the Chiron’s design language. The livery the car is based on the 1937 Le Mans-winning Bugatti Type 57G Tank racer. We’re not sure of its current whereabouts, but the one example that exists is valued at a whopping $5,160,000 USD – $18,000,000 USD. Well, the mechanics over at Mechanic Jack’s decided to create a replica, and from the ground up. Read more for two videos and additional information.
At $270,192 USD, the KTM X-Bow GTX is a track-only supercar that weighs just 2,310-pounds, thanks to a carbon fiber body. It’s powered by an Audi-sourced 2.5L twin-turbocharged five-cylinder engine producing 523 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Holinger MF sequential 6-speed transmission with an electrically operated gear shifter. What really stands out is its ‘Jetfighter Canopy,’ which is essentially a one-piece ‘Plexiglass’ canopy with separately opening glass doors on both sides. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Guilherme Araujo
In the auto racing world, the Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829) is a legendary vehicle that won the World Rally Championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976. What really made the Stratos Zero stand out is that it was designed by Bertone designer Marcello Gandini whom had already designed the Lamborghini Miura and was working on the Countach at the time. Guilherme Araujo wanted to give it a modern makeover and thus the Lancia L Concept was born. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Jordan Rubinstein-Towler
The second-generation Honda NSX, called the Acura NSX in North America and China, is a 2-seater, all-wheel drive, mid-engine hybrid that succeeded the original, which aws produced in Japan from 1990 to 2005. Some auto enthusiasts complained about its twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC 3.5L V6 engine, as they preferred the raw naturally aspirated sound, and designer Jordan Rubinstein-Towler gives us a preview of what a third-generation model could look like with just that. Read more for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Luigi Memola
For those who don’t follow motorsports, Bugatti’s Type 35 was the most successful of the company’s racing models. Its version of the Bugatti arch-shaped radiator that had evolved from the more architectural one of the Bugatti Type 13 Brescia went on to become the automaker’s best known marque. Designer Luigi Memola wanted to pay tribute with a modern version, called the Type 251 EVO. This speedster concept may not win over 1,000 races like the Type 35, but its open top design is more than enough to turn some heads. Read more for additional pictures.
Limited to 88-units worldwide, the $950,000+ Aston Martin V12 Speedster is a sight to behold, and it’s nearly sold out. The automaker released new images of this ultra sleek supercar prototype on the road in a matte black color. Its powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2L 12-cylinder engine generating 700 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque, mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to hit 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, while topping out at 186 mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Designer Joe Harmon from North Carolina spent 9 years and 20,000-hours building Splinter, the world’s first wooden supercar after being inspired by a World War II airplane called Havilland Mosquito, nicknamed “Wooden Wonder.” To be more specific, the vehicle is 90% wood and began as a graduate project for school. It actually contains 20 different types of wood, including cherry, walnut, maple, birch, and ash. Read more for a video and additional information.
Based on the 812 Superfast, the one-off Ferrari Omologata was commissioned by a European client and took just over two years to complete from the initial presentation of sketches, starting with images that covered a variety of inspirations, from racing heritage to sci-fi and references to modern architecture. The goal was to create a futuristic design with distinctive elements reinterpreted in a fresh manner to provide potential for a timeless shape that is certain to leave a lasting impression. Read more for additional pictures and information.