Reports of the Bugatti Veyron successor being capable of hitting 286 mph emerged this week, but while the reports are yet to be substantiated America’s own Hennessey announced plans for a new Venom variant called the F5 that it says will reach 290 mph! The new supercar should come sometime in 2015 with the first examples reaching buyers in 2016.
McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the personalization department of the British supercar brand, will be presenting a pair of unique customized vehicles at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance next weekend. Both a previously announced MSO 650S Spider and a new MSO-treated P1 hypercar will show the division’s capabilities.
McLaren P1 with McLaren Special Operations upgrades
Mercedes-Benz’s latest S-Class will feature an extra-long Pullman version, and this week we saw the car for the first time via some leaked patent photos. Along with its very large size, the Pullman is also expected to sport a very large price tag, potentially claiming the title of the most expensive sedan in the world.
2009 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard
A rare 1965 Ford GT40 prototype will be headed to auction during this year’s Monterey Car Week. A video showing the car’s incredible design and history set the stage this week.
1965 Ford GT40 roadster prototype - Image via RM Auctions
Aston Martin has updated its Vanquish and Rapide S for the 2015 model year, adding a few new features as well as a little extra horsepower. The biggest update is the addition of an eight-speed gearbox, which remains at the rear of the cars for optimized weight balance. How do they drive? Find out in our first drive report.
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
Another car we were fortunate enough to drive this week was the 2015 Acura TLX, the Japanese brand’s replacement for both the TSX and TL. What’s it like? To put it simply, the new TLX is pretty darned brilliant.
2015 Acura TLX 3.5 SH-AWD
A prototype for a high-performance version of BMW’s X4 crossover has been spotted. The vehicle isn’t a dedicated M car but rather a new M Performance model that we're expecting to be called the X4 M40i.
2016 BMW X4 M40i Spy Shots
Holden’s official tuner HSV is reportedly working on a new 580-horsepower version of its Maloo utility destined to wear the firm's storied GTS badge. A previous generation of the car holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest production pickup/utility, and the new one, shown above in R8 trim, should be even faster.
2013 HSV Maloo R8