Hypercars

  • 2016 McLaren P1 GTR for sale

    Only 50 McLaren P1 GTR models were made, but those who missed the boat have another chance to buy one. The very first McLaren P1 GTR delivered in the United States is now for sale. None other than Bruce Canepa is the owner, a racing driver and expert classic car restorer. The supercar is actually for sale via his own firm, Canepa, based in California. The car is truly a one-of-one vehicle since Canepa specified the entire build along the way. It has just 120 miles on the clock, and Canepa says the car hasn't been tracked nor raced. It starts with the exterior, which features a shade of...

  • McLaren Senna GTR
    McLaren Senna GTR takes the hypercar to new heights

    The McLaren Senna is already an incredible feat of technology and engineering, but the Senna GTR has arrived to outdo everything the standard car accomplishes. Well, except comfort. On Friday, the British supercar maker revealed the ultimate in the brand's Ultimate Series, the McLaren Senna GTR...

  • McLaren Speedtail
    McLaren Speedtail specs make it a worthy F1 successor

    The McLaren Speedtail will arrive early next year as a successor to the beloved F1, and the supercar's spec sheet makes it worthy of that title. The British marque said the Speedtail will produce a total combined power output of 1,035 horsepower and 848 pound-feet of torque. As we suspected, a...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Revs to 11: Aston Martin Valkyrie taps out 1,160 hp

    To paraphrase a line from the hit 1984 film "This is Spinal Tap," the Aston Martin Valkyrie goes to 11. Eleven-thousand rpm, that is. On Friday, the British brand announced its forthcoming hypercar makes a colossal 1,160 horsepower and redlines at 11,100 rpm. For those who haven't been following...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Targets acquired: Aston Martin 003 hypercar aimed at LaFerrari, McLaren Senna

    This week, Aston Martin finally showed off the first image of its forthcoming 003 hypercar and the firm's CEO declared it has the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren Senna, and Porsche 918 Spyder directly in its sights. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, told Auto Express in a Wednesday report that the 003...

  • Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept
    Lamborghini hybrid hypercar reportedly set for Frankfurt debut, all 63 sold

    Lamborghini is planning a hybrid hypercar, and it could debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It's the same model we reported on in December, and it wears the codename LB48H. Australian website Motoring reported Monday that Lamborghini’s Chief Commercial Officer, Federico...

  • Aspark Owl, 2018 Paris auto show

    The Nio EP9 should watch its back because another electric supercar may have a go at the EV lap record around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Aspark, the company behind the Owl electric supercar, may take a crack at the lap record. Top Gear reported Monday that the company wants to aim for a lap run at the famed German circuit, and the latest performance numbers are fueling the desire. The Owl will now come with 1,150 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque, which is more than double the horsepower Aspark originally planned. Four electric motors provide the power while a battery pack...

  • 2017 Lotus Evora 400, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Lotus and Williams sign partnership deal that could aid hypercar development

    Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering announced they have entered a strategic technical partnership on Monday. The new partnership fits perfectly with Lotus' previous announcement to bring an electric hypercar to market. Autocar first reported Lotus would build a new battery-electric hypercar on...

  • McLaren Speedtail design theme
    McLaren shows off Speedtail design themes so no two cars look alike

    McLaren will build 106 examples of its forthcoming supercar, the Speedtail, and not one of them will be like the other. The company will offer nearly endless options to personalize the car for each buyer. To help customers juice their creative muscles, McLaren released a small design collection to...

  • McLaren Speedtail prototype
    McLaren Speedtail prototype begins rigorous test program

    After revealing the Speedtail last month, McLaren has announced it's ready to begin a rigorous test program for its new flagship Ultimate Series car. On Friday, the British marque unveiled the first Speedtail prototype as it gears up for a year-long test regimen across the globe. The prototype...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Aston Martin 003 supercar could be named Valhalla

    Aston Martin recently announced that it has a fresh super car in the works. Right now, we know it only by the code name of 003. The automaker has a penchant for adhering to vehicle names starting with the letter "V", however, and a past trademark application of the name "Valhalla" lead us down a...

  • Nico Rosberg buys Mercedes-AMG One, hints at 2.2-second 0-62 mph time
    Nico Rosberg configures his Mercedes-AMG One, hints at 2.2-second 0-62 mph time

    Former Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg is enjoying his retirement. The 33-year now serves as an ambassador for Mercedes-Benz. One of the perks of this relationship is a guaranteed spot on the list for buyers itching for the upcoming Mercedes-AMG One hypercar. Rosberg is getting one, and he...

  • Zava PrometheuS hypercar to be revealed at Real Bodies exhibit in Milan

    Watching the always churning crop of pending supercar manufacturers is a form of entertainment in itself. They arrive. They make bold claims. We'll maybe see a running concept if we're lucky. And then they vanish with nary a trace of sales and production models to be found. The latest outfit to provide us with—well, chuckles—is an Italian startup, Zava. Their "car" is called the PrometheuS and it will be controlled through an AI-based "neuronal control system". Sure it will. The tagline on the teaser videos asks if you're ready for the e-revolution? Is Zava? Because the...

  • Jenson Button's McLaren P1 for sale
    Jensen Button's McLaren P1 for sale

    It's not terribly often a McLaren P1 surfaces on the pre-owned market. Now one is available and it the first owner is a former Formula One champion. Jenson Button's P1 is for sale via Steve Hurn Cars, which explicitly lists its connection to Button. The British racing champion won the 2009 F1 World...

  • Bugatti Divo
    Bugatti Divo bows with bespoke looks, focus on agility, $5.8M price

    Meet the latest member of the Bugatti family: the Divo. The French luxury and supercar maker unveiled its latest creation on Friday at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California. And the Divo isn't just about straight-line speed, but a nimble and track-focused experience. The Divo...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin's newest hypercar has the most powerful road engine in the world*

    When the Aston Martin Valkyrie makes its official debut—likely later this year—it will have a record-breaking engine mounted behind the passenger compartment. On Tuesday, Cosworth announced the supercar will make a whopping 1,130 horsepower—the most of any naturally aspirated...

  • Apollo IE
    Apollo claims its V-12 can produce 1,000 horsepower and rev to 11,000 rpm

    Apollo is the latest player on the hypercar scene. Reborn from past supercar glory, its Intensa Emozione, or IE, is meant to be a return to a time when supercars were truly intimidating machines. A lot of that stems from the use of a 6.3-liter V-12 engine that produces 788 horsepower and revs to...

  • 2019 McLaren Senna, Portugal Media Drive, June 2018
    2019 McLaren Senna first drive review: Ultimate street-legal performer

    In the age of YouTube, an exotic carmaker needs exciting overhead tracking video of its latest automotive thunderbolt to thrill online fans. McLaren Automotive ran into unexpected difficulty getting that shot. The McLaren Senna’s extravagant wings, spoilers, splitters, vents, and ducts so...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder road trip celebrating 10 million Facebook fans

    Last year, 30.7 million cars were recalled in the U.S. That's more or less one car, every second for the entire year—otherwise known as "routine." The Porsche 918 is anything but routine. Same goes for its recalls. Porsche announced Friday that it will recall 305 918 Spyders over a potential suspension issue. Porsche built 918 units of the 918 Spyder. The recall is for the 2015 model year and stems from the potential for cathodic stress corrosion cracking. Porsche said the company cannot assure long-term durability for the suspension components, specifically, the connecting shafts of...

  • Bugatti Chiron Sport
    A "controversial" Bugatti Chiron variant is coming

    Bugatti, Volkswagen Group's French hypercar brand, has a new Chiron variant in the works. Apparently, this won't be a typical special edition model. Instead, the vehicle is quite "controversial." That's the word YouTuber Whitesse JR used to describe the new Chiron variant. The cameraman was...

  • Final Pagani Huayra coupe
    Final Pagani Huayra coupe enters production

    Pagani will soon end production of the Huayra coupe as the final car enters production. The Italian hypercar maker should finish the final iteration of the Huayra in roughly two months, duPont Registry reported on Tuesday. The final car is the 100th example of the Huayra. Like the previous 99...

  • McLaren Senna in Victory Gray
    McLaren COO swears its cars will continually get faster

    Cars today are fast. Your average modern minivan could smoke your average Ferrari from the 1970s. As the standard road car has improved its performance metrics, so too have supercars. Run down a spec sheet and you'll wind up seeing numbers that will make your mind spin. According to the McLaren's...

  • McLaren Senna GTR concept
    McLaren Senna GTR not bound for motorsport

    Despite its track-focused intentions, the McLaren Senna GTR concept does not preview a McLaren entry into the World Endurance Championship, the company confirmed. McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt dashed such hopes speaking to Autocar in a report published on Wednesday. He told the publication McLaren is...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Mercedes-AMG Project One should generate around 1,500 pounds of downforce

    Despite a sleek body and the lack of a massive rear wing, the Mercedes-AMG Project One will likely produce around 1,500 pounds of downforce, if the car's latest weight estimate proves true. The new figure comes from Autocar, which reported on last Friday that AMG chief, Tobias Moers, said the...

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