German supercar tuner NOVITEC is no stranger to Ferrari vehicles, and their latest project is no exception. Its twin-turbocharged 3.9L eight-cylinder engine now makes 802 hp and peak torque of 662 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in a mere 2.6 seconds, while topping out at over 211 mph. Other features include a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit that consists of a two-piece front spoiler, side air intakes flaps, a front hood insert, carbon-trimmed side mirrors, and a full NOVITEC rear diffuser. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Remember the Hyperion XP-1 from last year? If not, it recently made an appearance in Las Vegas, all the way from The Strip to the surrounding desert. Boasting an impressive 1,000-mile range, the XP-1 can be recharged in under five minutes at public stations. It stores electric energy in fuel cell systems instead of heavy lithium ion batteries, thus providing all the benefits of traditional electric vehicles, without the added weight, extended charging times, battery degradation. Read more for a video, additional pictures and informatoin.
The Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 Hybrid Hypercar has been officially uncovered, equipped with a powerful four-wheel drive racing hybrid powertrain consisting of a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine making 680hp, combined with a front-axle hybrid motor generator unit, developed by AISIN AW and DENSO. The racing team enters its ninth season in WEC with the same driver line-up which brought Le Mans and World Championship glory to the team in the 2019-2020 campaign. World Champions Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López will helm the #7 vehicle while Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley race with the #8 car. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
There were just 1,671 Dodge Viper GTS coupes made in 1997, and it’s safe to assume that nearly all of them have more than 17-miles, except for this one. This pristine specimen was originally delivered to Roanoke Motors in Roanoke, Illinois. Since its original owner had already purchased another GTS coupe, this one was left on display at a dealership in Crawfordsville, Indiana, before being transported to indoor storage in Zionsville, Indiana. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Sung Nak Lee is an automotive designer by trade and Honda fan at heart, so what better way to combine both passions than to create a concept that takes the NSX to a whole new level. Introducing the Acura Allure. Featuring a sleek hourglass-shape designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, there are two lounge seats that can be reconfigured into a single central seat when not in full autonomous mode. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Looking for an electric hypercar that’s even faster than many motorcycles? If so, then look no further than the Aspark Owl. This 1,985-horsepower electric hypercar is unofficially the fastest accelerating car in the world, with a new showroom opening in Osaka, Japan, while orders are now open for North America and Europe. It set a record 0-60 mph time of 1.72 seconds during testing at Misano World Circuit in Italy a few months on street-legal Michelin tires. Read more for a video and additional information.
It’s not everyday that you see a 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider, much less one previously owned by ex-NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. Unlike the standard model, this one had its factory soft top and fuel tank removed to allow for more seating space. It comes finished in a sleek Argento Nürburgring (101/C) silver and comes with a custom two-tone black / silver interior. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V8 generating 375 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque, mated to a a six-speed automated F1 transaxle. Read more for additional pictures, information and a bonus MTV Cribs video.
Between 1987 and 1992, Oldsmobile built a series of experimental Aerotech supercars that incorporated the latest performance technology with the aim of breaking multiple automobile speed records. A. J. Foyt, four-time Indy 500 winner, drove the first Aerotech vehicle set a world closed-course speed record of 257.123 mph on August 27, 1987 at the 7.712-mile test track near Fort Stockton Texas. It was powered by a turbocharged 2.3L Quad 4 generating over 1000 hp. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Can the all-electric Porsche Taycan 4S and Tesla Model S Performance stand up to modern supercars? Most certainly, even if it’s a Lamborghini Huracan Performante, McLaren 540C, and an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante. Each one of their petrol-powered competitors average 600 hp and six cylinders, with the Lamborghini Huracan Performante’s 640 hp V10 engine being the most powerful of them all. However, the Tesla Model S Performance boasts 762 hp and the Porsche Taycan 4S clocks in at 429 hp. Read more to watch the drag racing showdown.
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Many gamers who played Need for Speed II back in 1997 probably remember seeing the Isdera Commendatore 112i and wondered if it was a real supercar. The answer is a resounding yes, but there’s only one vehicle in existence. It was originally unveiled at the 1993 Frankfurt Motor Show, but due to a lack of financial reserves, the company went into bankruptcy after just a single prototype was completed. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.