Supercars

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie

    Aston Martin has keyed us in as to what 1,130 naturally aspirated horsepower sounds like. We're talking about the Valkyrie hypercar and its 6.5-liter V-12 Cosworth engine. On Wednesday, CEO Andy Palmer tweeted a video of the Valkyrie with the car's bespoke V-12 engine providing the soundtrack. And boy does it sound lovely. The sound recalls F1 racing engines of yore with a tantalizing scream fit for a hypercar. While turbocharged mills still offer plenty of excellent soundtracks, there's nothing quite like a naturally aspirated engine firing its tune for all to hear. Cosworth is to thank for...

  • McLaren 720S Spider patent drawings
    McLaren 720S Spider shows off in patent drawings

    McLaren will soon bring a new drop-top into the world and we have an idea of what it will look like thanks to new patent drawings. The McLaren 720S Spider, the open-top version of the giant-killing 720S coupe, has been somewhat outed ahead of schedule as the drawings depict what the car will look...

  • Ares' modern Ferrari 250 GTO based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast
    Ares designs stunning Ferrari 250 GTO for the modern era

    Italian coachbuilder Ares Design is working on a modern interpretation of the Ferrari 250 GTO for its latest project. The company, which is based in Ferrari's backyard of Modena, Italy, provided the first details on the project in an interview with Robb Report published Friday. Ares' 250 GTO has...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Rimac will build powertrain for Pininfarina PF0 electric hypercar

    The experts in high-performance electric car technology at Rimac have been tapped to provide the powertrain for the PF0 electric hypercar being developed by Pininfarina. Rimac is most famous for its own electric hypercars, the most recent being the C_Two that debuted at the 2018 Geneva auto show...

  • Mercedes-AMG One
    Mercedes-AMG One confirmed as name of F1-powered hypercar

    Mercedes-AMG One is confirmed as the official name of the new hypercar being developed by AMG under the code name Project One. Future owners were recently invited to Munich, Germany, where they learned of the car's name and specced out their own examples. The name stands for the highest automotive...

  • 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS
    Rear-wheel-drive Audi R8 could return with supercar's facelift

    Audi Sport is out testing prototypes for an updated R8, and a rear-wheel-drive variant could return with the freshening. Autocar reported Tuesday that Audi marketing manager Linda Kurz commented on the return of a rear-driving R8. Specifically, she said the previous one, called the R8 V10 RWS (or...

  • Hennessey Venom F5

    The race to 300 mph is officially on. Hennessey Performance Engineering plans to begin testing an F5 Venom prototype in 2019, with high-speed validation testing by the end of that year. "We believe our car is capable of going well beyond 300 mph," CEO John Hennessey said. What will enable the F5 Venom to achieve such a lofty goal? The F5 Venom will be slippery (for a supercar) with a drag coefficient of 0.33. A 7.6-liter twin-turbo V-8 will blast it toward the 300-mph barrier. The engine is said to be capable of 1,600 horsepower and 1,300 pound-feet of torque, but Hennessey said it might not...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT
    2019 McLaren 600LT first drive review: Senna alternative

    Braking at the same point in turn 1 of Budapest’s Hungaroring circuit as when driving the 570S, the 600LT stops well short and then has to be driven to the turn on the throttle. It's not exactly the fastest way around, but I’m keeping my instructor happy with a conservative...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT
    Leaked: 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider may be coming

    The California Air Resources Board dropped a bit of inside information that supercar fans will find appealing Monday. Included in the list of certified vehicles to go on sale in the Golden State is this gem: the 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider. CARB certification for the 600LT Spider is a step toward...

  • The last Bugatti Veyron Super Sport built heads to auction
    Bugatti reportedly considering second model line, maybe an SUV

    Bugatti is reportedly ready to expand its horizons and introduce a second line of models. Like numerous other automakers, the French marque is apparently leaning toward an SUV rather than a traditional sedan or second supercar. The news comes from a Autocar report published Tuesday, in which newly...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Aston Martin 003 hypercar will be first with new turbo V-6

    Aston Martin's 003 hypercar due in 2021 will be powered by a new turbocharged V-6 developed in-house, CEO Andy Palmer has confirmed. Speaking with Auto Express in an interview published Friday, Palmer said the V-6 is related to Aston Martin's current V-12, a twin-turbocharged unit displacing...

  • 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive
    2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive review: The life you save

    I didn’t kill the little orange traffic cone on purpose, but nor did I have much regret for its demise, which was in the name of science. Or at least, research. Lamborghini requested that I run my first laps in the new track-centric Aventador SVJ (Super Veloce Jota, a name borrowed from its...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One

    Back in March, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers was pretty confident the upcoming Project One hypercar would be able to crack the 6:11.13 Nürburgring lap time set by a Porsche 956 race car in 1983. That was an outright record for any type of car at the German racetrack that lasted until June of this year when Porsche's 919 Evo time attack special obliterated it with a time of 5:19.55. Speaking with Car Sales in an interview published Tuesday, Moers said he still thinks the Project One could be the fastest car around the 'Ring. Though he downplayed the chances of an outright record attempt...

  • 2020 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder spy shots

    It's hard to believe it's been more than four years since Lamborghini first graced us with the Huracán, especially since the design remains as intoxicating as ever and, in Performante trim, you'll be hard pressed to find a faster car around a racetrack. Nevertheless, it appears Lamborghini...

  • Ferrari-powered F1 car for the street Photo: Zacariasupercars
    This Ferrari-powered F1 replica is road-legal, production-bound

    Driving a real Formula 1 racer on the road isn't possible. That makes Zac Mihajlovic's homemade, road-legal F1 replica really something. Mihajlovic has documented the build process on Instagram, which reveals the car features an actual Ferrari V-12 engine. Specifically, the engine comes from an F12...

  • 2020 Audi R8 Spyder facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi R8 Spyder spy shots

    Audi Sport's second-generation R8 supercar is about to receive a round of updates as it reaches the midway point in its life cycle, and today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the updated R8 Spyder. Previous testers showed the coupe only. The prototype suggests that the changes will be...

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One
    Keep your eyes peeled: Mercedes-AMG Project One prototypes hit the road

    Mercedes-AMG's Project One hypercar is approaching the final stage of development. From the few photos AMG has supplied, the car looks absolutely menacing out on the road, even with many of the finer elements still missing. But what the photos can't provide is the sound the car makes thanks to it...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Aston Martin 003 hypercar teased, might race at Le Mans

    Aston Martin's Valkyrie hasn't even started deliveries but the British automaker is already teasing the hypercar that will come after it. Aston Martin on Thursday released a teaser sketch for a new hypercar code-named the 003 and slated to arrive on the market in late 2021. For those counting, the...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato

    Italian design house and coachbuilder Zagato turns 100 next year and will celebrate by working with one of its closest partners throughout the years: Aston Martin. The two will collaborate on a new DBS GT Zagato based on the DBS Superleggera, a teaser for which was released Wednesday. The teaser hints at a car that is thoroughly modern and barely resembling the DBS Superleggera on which it is based. Its creators say the car embodies the next evolution in Aston Martin Zagato design language, though signature elements remain such as a double-bubble roof and dramatically truncated tail. It isn't...

  • Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
    Ferrari plans 15 cars by 2022, including Purosangue SUV and V-6 models

    Ferrari's new CEO Louis Camilleri has given his first major product update since taking over the reins of the fabled Italian marque following the death of his predecessor Sergio Marchionne in July. Speaking at a press conference at Ferrari's Maranello headquarters on Tuesday, Camilleri described an...

  • 2019 Lamborghini  Huracán GT3 Evo
    Lamborghini makes Huracán GT3 racer faster for 2019

    You'll find versions of Lamborghini's Huracán GT3 in various race series around the globe, including in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Come the 2019 motorsport season, an even faster version will be lining up on the grid. It's called the Huracán GT3 Evo...

  • Toyota Supra dynamic debut at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Track-focused Toyota Supra planned

    We've yet to see the new Toyota Supra debut in production form, but the company is already willing to admit the car will spawn a track-focused variant. The man behind the new Supra, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, told Top Gear on Friday that such a car will mainly focus on stripping weight away from...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots and video

    Prototypes for what's almost certain to be a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette have been spotted, and the latest testers are wearing the least camouflage gear we've seen yet. In fact, most of the new car's final details can be seen. The prototypes are thought to be a next-generation C8 Corvette due out...

  • Ford GT launch control
    Here's how launch control works on the Ford GT

    Since most of us will never have the pleasure of owning or ever getting behind the wheel of the modern Ford GT, we have others who can fill us in on how the supercar works. Today, it's all about launch control. This video from DragTimes shows us how to engage the system on a 2017 Ford GT...you...

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