Hypercars

  • 2015 BMW M3

    BMW's M division wants to build a hypercar, but a sufficient argument for one hasn't been made—at least not yet. Markus Flasch, president of BMW M, said the division has all the desire to build a hypercar and low emissions may be the key to making it happen, according a Monday report from the Australian website Motoring. BMW has shied away from supercars and hypercars in recent years, while Audi continues with the R8 and Mercedes-AMG pushes the GT. Flasch's comments clash with his predecessor, Frankus Van Meel, who ruled out an M hypercar in 2017. What may have changed is the thought...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    David Coulthard bought both a Mercedes-AMG One and an Aston Martin Valkyrie

    David Coulthard, one of last decade's star Formula One drivers, has two new toys coming to his personal garage. In an interview with Goodwood Road and Racing, the retired F1 driver said he has both a Mercedes-AMG One and an Aston Martin Valkyrie on order. The selections make sense. Coulthard rose...

  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
    Porsche could look to the past or future for next hypercar design

    Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has confirmed plans to succeed the 918 Spyder with a new hypercar next decade, but there's one big question inside the German brand's design studio: should it adopt a retro styling motif? Head of Porsche Design, Michael Mauer, told Autocar in a Tuesday report the question...

  • 2016 McLaren P1 GTR for sale
    First McLaren P1 GTR in the US 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...

  • 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

    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 the Valkyrie's development, the 6.5-liter V-12 was developed with partner Cosworth, who claimed it would make 1,130 horsepower. Its final output is 1,000 hp, which still makes it one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines in the world. A KERS-style hybrid system contributes the other 160 hp...

  • 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
    Aspark Owl EV hypercar charging up for potential Nürburgring record attempt

    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...

  • 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

    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 Speedtail doesn't exactly represent the production car we saw last month. It has prototype bodywork from the A-pillar forward, and McLaren decked the car out in a special wrap for testing. Under that long tail is the production-bound gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, which will boast 1,035...

  • 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
    Zava bringing its PrometheuS hypercar from fantasy land to reality?

    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...

  • 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

    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 engine for use in a road car. In a tweet, Cosworth declared, "We’re famous for breaking records and our latest engine, the Aston Martin Valkyrie 6.5-litre V-12, will be the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated road engine with 1,130 bhp." The power figure also makes good on Aston...

  • 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
    Today in first-world problems: Your Porsche 918 supercar may be recalled

    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...

  • 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...

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