Hypercars

  • Ford GT Mk II

    Unencumbered by pesky race car rules, the Ford GT Mk II hypercar that was revealed at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is the truest expression of the Blue Oval's bonkers machine. The track-only hypercar makes 700 horsepower—up from 647 hp—and sports more downforce, better cooling, less weight, and a stiffer suspension compared to the "normal" Ford GT. The cost? Not cheap. The Ford GT Mk II will come straight from builder Multimatic for $1.2 million for only 45 buyers. The first five cars will be delivered before Christmas, according to Ford. From then, Multimatic will deliver...

  • Teaser for 2020/2021 Toyota World Endurance Championship Hypercar class race car
    Toyota commits to World Endurance Championship's new hypercar class

    Toyota on Friday announced its intention to race in the World Endurance Championship's new hypercar class that is set to begin the fall of 2020.

  • 2015 BMW M3
    BMW M wants a hypercar and electrification could be the key

    President of BMW M Markus Flasch said BMW wants to build a new supercar and a low-emissions powertrain could be the key to getting it approved.

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

    Former Formula One race David Coulthard has the next two earth-shattering hypercars on order, the Mercedes-AMG One and the Aston Martin Valkyrie, thanks to ties from his racing days.

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

    Porsche has a successor to the 918 Spyder in the works and it could pull from the past for its looks.

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

    The ultra-exclusive hypercar owned by Bruce Canepa is on sale soon and features extreme engineering designed for racecars.

  • McLaren Senna GTR

    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. The beast has no motorsport or road-car restrictions and that makes for one incredible hypercar. In fact, the company says the Senna GTR is capable of lapping tracks faster than any of its other cars outside of a true McLaren F1 race car. First shown as a concept in 2018, the Senna GTR takes its...

  • 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
    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 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 Dec. 8. Now it appears that Williams will contribute its knowledge about electric powertrains to the hypercar's development. The firm pioneered the first Formula E powertrains, which served the race cars during the first four seasons of the motorsport. Neither Lotus nor Williams confirmed plans for...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 name comes from Albert Divo, a Bugatti race driver who began driving for the brand in 1928. The Veyron and Chiron were also named after Bugatti race drivers. "The Divo is made for bends," Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti, proclaimed. Indeed, engineers focused on stripping weight, stiffening...

  • 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
    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...

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