Hypercars

  • How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's 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 video above from YouTube channel Kyle.Engineers dissects the Mercedes-AMG Project One's suspension system like you never thought imaginable. Starting with the overall suspension design, we're quickly whisked into how the system dampens effectively. The suspension starts with single-linkage arms, not...

  • 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 to begin development of Chiron successor in 2019

    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...

  • 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

    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 automaker seems keen on building to taste. Should a customer want a Zonda, a Zonda he or she shall get. The latest car is called the Pagani Zonda 1-of-1 Riviera and it takes inspiration from the côte d'azure: the French Riviera. Like many Zondas that came before it, the Zonda Riviera arrives with...

  • 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...

  • McLaren P1 LM Nürburgring video
    Go behind the scenes of the McLaren P1 LM's record-setting Nürburgring lap time

    This past May, a new king of the Nürburgring Nordschilfe was crowned when the McLaren P1 LM became the quickest street-legal car around the famed, 12.9-mile long circuit. "Street-legal" and "production" lap times are different, however. The P1 LM is a McLaren-backed project by Lanzante, which...

  • LaFerrari supercar
    Have values for the 'Holy Trinity' of hypercars peaked already?

    The collector car market has turned down this year. Many auction houses report once desirable, high-end vehicles have failed to sell or have underperformed when crossing the block. It seems the same can now be said for the holy trinity of hypercars. The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS Prototype spotted at a supercar event in Europe
    Koenigsegg Agera RS Prototype makes beautiful noise at a supercar event

    Koenigsegg is in the business of building technical wonders. One of the latest examples of that is the Agera RS. It is motivated by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine aided by a pair of turbochargers that all team up to produce 1,360 horsepower. Koenigsegg will build just 25 examples of the Agera RS, so it's...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Aston Martin Valkyrie seats will be custom tailored for each buyer

    Luxury and performance have long gone hand in hand with many automakers, but with today's incredible technology, some companies are looking for ways to take things a step or two or ten further. Take this for example: Aston Martin plans to produce custom-tailored seats for each Valkyrie hypercar...

  • Brand new Porsche 918 Spyder for sale with Weissach package

    The Porsche 918 Spyder may have exited production in 2015, but it remains a highly desirable car for good reasons. Those in the market will be happy to hear a 918 Spyder has hit the market -- and it's brand new. Al Ain Class Motors, located in Dubai, has listed the 918 Spyder minus a price tag, which means it's likely going to command a figure well above the $845,000 starting price the car cost two years ago. Not only that, but this 918 Spyder is also optioned with the Weissach package, which added $84,000 to the sale price, for a grand total of $929,000. The package shaved 99 pounds from the...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari
    Ferrari LaFerrari successor will arrive in '3 to 5 years'

    The LaFerrari will remain the crown jewel of Ferraris for at least three years until a proper successor arrives to fulfill its duties. That's according to the Italian automaker's Chief Technology Officer, Michael Leiters. Speaking with Autocar, Leiters said that Ferrari is busy updating its...

  • Bugatti Chiron suspension rig
    Watch how Bugatti abuses its cars to ensure they handle big power and tough tracks

    It’s common knowledge Bugatti goes above and beyond to produce its extraordinary hypercars, but new video proves the boutique automaker certainly does its due diligence when engineering a vehicle for the most extreme performance conditions. Video snippets posted to Twitter from James Mill of...

  • Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, 2016 Monterey Car Week
    Lamborghini Centenario would 'surprise' even famous founder, says chief engineer

    The head of Lamborghini's research and development says the Lamborghini Centenario, a car developed to celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini's 100th birthday in April, would have surprised the car company's namesake. “Our jobs, in our imagination, is to develop a car that would surprise Ferruccio...

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Mega Gallery

    Only a few months ago the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport achieved a land speed world record with 268 mph on Volkswagen Group’s proving ground at Ehra-Lessien nearby the German automaker’s Wolfsburg headquarters. In August, Bugatti presented the car in California for the very first time...

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