Hypercars

  • 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...

  • Final Pagani Huayra coupe

    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 examples, it will feature the unique Mercedes-AMG built 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine making 700 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. Pagani inked the AMG supply agreement for 100 engines, which explains why the Huayra ends its run after seven years. The supercar first burst onto the scene...

  • 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...

  • Kris Singh's Aston Martin Valkyrie painted with moon dust
    Kris Singh's Aston Martin Valkyrie will have actual moon dust in the paint

    Kris Singh is a partner in a private investment firm who has used his success to buy a spate of amazing cars. So when the Aston Martin Valkyrie became available, the avid car collector made sure he was one of the lucky ones to take delivery of the hypercar. He will do just that in the near future...

  • LaFerrari Aperta for sale in Saudi Arabia
    Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta with delivery mileage up for sale

    You know a car is important when the company that builds it decides to hand-pick its buyers. Many folks with beaucoup bucks raised their hands when Ferrari said it would offer an open-top version of the LaFerrari hypercar dubbed the Aperta. But hand raising wasn't enough for the rarest machine in...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    The Mercedes-AMG Project One was potentially one of the most hyped supercars of 2017. The brand didn't disappoint when the car was revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show with an electrified 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 and a split turbo that helped give it more than 1,000 horsepower. We've drooled over the technical specifications and vehicle construction for a few months. Now, the team behind the car's design helps us dive a little deeper into the design in a new video. The Project One's design reflects the car's appetite for speed and many facets echo the car's Formula 1 inspiration. To...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin could race Valkyrie at Le Mans if regulations change

    Aston Martin envisions a redefined LMP1 class at Le Mans if the FIA changes regulations to allow race-modified versions of hypercars to compete. If that were to happen, it would include the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The marque's CEO, Andy Palmer, told Autocar in a report published on Monday that the...

  • Tachyon Speed all-electric hypercar
    The 1,200-horsepower electric supercar you've never heard of: the Tachyon Speed

    These days, numerous supercar start-ups compete for record-breaking top speed runs and the most headline-worthy performance specifications. Add another one to the list with the Tachyon Speed, a 1,250 horsepower hypercar with an all-electric powertrain. Southern California-based Rice Advanced...

  • Lamborghini MIT concept teaser image
    Lamborghini collaborates with MIT, teases hybrid supercar future

    Lamborghini has something to show us, and it's no small deal when it describes the debut as the "supersport of the future." In three days, the marque will reveal a new supercar that could foreshadow cutting-edge plug-in hybrid technology. However, Lamborghini didn't carry out the project on its...

  • How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's suspension works
    How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's pushrod suspension works

    Mercedes-AMG revealed its highly anticipated Project One hypercar at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, and while much of the conversation has surrounded the fact it boasts more than 1,000 horsepower, there's plenty of clever, if not mesmerizing, engineering going on throughout the entire car. The...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Scale models and custom fitting to be used to spec each $2.6M Aston Martin Valkyrie

    When a customer plans to drop $2.6 million on a single purchase, like they will have to for the Aston Martin Valkyrie, it makes sense for the company in question to ensure the entire process is as personalized as possible. When it comes to Aston Martin's upcoming hypercar, the fitting process is...

  • Juan Pablo Montoya drives a Bugatti Chiron from 0-248-0 mph in 41.96 seconds

    Bugatti only revealed the Chiron last year, but development for the potent supercar's successor is planned to begin in just two years' time. Bugatti will sell the Chiron for six years total, and since deliveries began earlier this year, that pegs the French marque's Chiron sequel to likely arrive sometime around 2023. The development comments came straight from Bugatti boss Wolfgang Durheimer, who was rumored to be stepping down from the brand during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Current Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann is rumored to be next to take the reins, but no announcement was made...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder in the Australian Outback
    Porsche's next hypercar has to beat the 918's 'Ring time, will probably be electric

    Porsche's plans for a successor to the 918 are indefinitely on hold until the next technological breakthrough, which will likely involve batteries. The German brand was blunt in stating any future hypercar must outperform the 918 Spyder and beat its 6:57 lap time around the Nürburgring...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari prototype sold for $2.25 million
    Someone paid $2.25M for a Ferrari LaFerrari prototype that can't be driven legally

    The Ferrari LaFerrari consistently commands big bucks no matter when one rolls across the auction block, but this example is slightly different. That's because it's one of Ferrari's prototype LaFerraris and can't be registered or legally driven at all. That didn't keep bidders away from dishing out...

  • Ariel Hipercar
    Electric Ariel Hipercar arriving in 2019 with 1,196 horsepower

    If electric cars are the future, we're not all that sad if Ariel offers a glimpse of what can be achieved sans an internal-combustion engine. The small UK-based automaker has revealed the Ariel Hipercar, short for High Performance Carbon Reduction, and it's coming with some pretty astounding...

  • Pagani Zonda Riviera
    The Pagani Zonda lives, again, with the 1-of-1 Riviera

    Just over one week ago, we proclaimed that the Pagani Zonda lived to die another day as the Italian supercar maker revealed yet another one-off special edition. But, here we are again with another bespoke Pagani Zonda. Technically, the Zonda was supposed to exit production in 2013. However, the...

  • Floyd Mayweather's Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
    Floyd Mayweather's $4.8M Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita heads to auction

    Floyd Mayweather is in the headlines these days for his upcoming boxing match with MMA fighter Conor McGregor. However, when he isn't busy inside the boxing ring, he can likely be found rearranging his collection of high-profile supercars. By rearranging, we mean selling incredibly rare cars to...

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