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Lotus is known for several iconic vehicles, including the Esprit, Elan, Europa, Elise, Exige and Evora. It’s even had motor racing success with Team Lotus in Formula One, but the company isn’t known for hypercars, or supercars for that matter. Automotive designer Antonio Paglia wants to change that with the “Evil Vision GT”. Featuring large air intakes on both sides, a massive rear diffuser, small headlights up front, and we can’t forget about the tiny frunk for some practicality. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Ares Design has just unveiled the production Panther Project 1 coachbuilt supercar, inspired by the 1970s De Tomaso Pantera, and based on the Lamborghini Huracan. Featuring a retro body kit that covers the original aluminum and carbon fiber hybrid chassis of the Huracan, complete with a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, that’s been tuned to generate 641 hp at 8,250 rpm and 442 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm, thanks to a tuned ECU and exhaust system. One caveat: it’ll set you back a cool €615,000 ($695,000 USD). Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Self-driving vehicles use a host of sensors to perceive their surroundings, such as radar, Lidar, sonar, GPS, odometry and inertial measurement units, while advanced control systems interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage. It’s not too far-fetched to imagine supercars in the near future using these technologies for when a driver just wants to go for a ride around a track using the best possible racing line to prepare for a race, and what better way to do so than in the futuristic Porsche 357 concept. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Mclaren is touting its new Senna GTR production model as “the quickest track McLaren outside of Formula 1,” and rightfully so. Limited to just 75-units which have all been spoken for at $1.4-million before taxes, it’s powered by a twin-turbo V8 producing 814 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed Seamless Shift Gearbox (SSG) dual-clutch automatic. This vehicle weighs in at a mere 2,619-pounds, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 684hp-per-tonne. Read more for additional pictures and information.
When the Pininfarina Battista arrives in 2020, it will be the most powerful street-legal car ever designed and built in Italy. Only 150-units will be manufactured, all powered by a Rimac-sourced 120 kWh battery pack that sends power to four electric motors that develop a combined maximum output of 1,900hp and 1,696 lb-ft of torque, enabling the electric hypercar to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 2-seconds. Don’t be fooled by its massive power, the vehicle has as 280-mile range on a single charge. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Despite being priced at €16.7-million, the world’s only Bugatti La Voiture Noire has already been sold. Think of it as a modern Type 57 SC Atlantic based on the Bugatti Chiron that is still powered by the monstrous 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 pushing 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, complete with a six tailpipe exhaust system. Read more for an in-depth video look, additional pictures and information.
Successor to the Koenigsegg Agera RS, the all-new Jesko is a street-legal hypercar that packs a 5.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine generating 1280hp on standard gasoline and 1600hp on E85 biofuel, mated to a 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST), which enables it to hit a top speed of 300mph. Unlike standard dual clutch transmissions, the LST allows the driver to change to the optimal gear for acceleration, regardless of that gear’s relationship to the current gear, making the system the “Ultimate Power on Demand,” according to the automaker. Read more for an in-depth look, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 20-units worldwide, priced at £400,000 ($532,000 USD), the Ginetta Supercar is probably one you’ve never even knew existed. Sporting an ultra light carbon fiber body for extreme downforce, the 2,535-pound vehicle is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter, dry-sumped 90-degree V8 made from a single aluminum billet block with forged internals generating over 600hp and 516lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. Other features include: ABS, traction control, a reverse camera, automatic headlights, park sensors, air conditioning, wireless phone charging and heated front / rear screens. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 20 examples worldwide, the Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans Edition sports a sleek matte Steel Blue paint job with matching, exposed carbon fiber elements, Nocturne matte black alloy wheels, and French national flag colored trimmings. Inside, you’ll find deep blue leather upholstery, Alcantara trim, carbon fiber inserts and more French flag-inspired trim. You’ll still get an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine pushing 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Drag Times recently pit a stock Lamborghini Huracan, aside from Toyo R888Rs tires, against a modded second-generation Acura NSX complete with a custom ECU tune, a full custom exhaust, and a methanol injection system that pushes the twin-turbo V6 hybrid to 610 horsepower at the wheels, which means its generating anywhere between 650 horsepower and 700 horsepower at the crank. Read more to see if the Japanese supercar was able to taken down the Italian beast.