Lotus and Maserati have released the first images of their latest supercars due to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.
The British Group Lotus brand said yesterday that that the new Elite will redefine “modern classic” when it is released in spring 2014, priced around Â£115,000.
Its 5.0 liter V8 gas engine can deliver a top speed of 315 km/h and a 0-100 km/h time of between 3.5 and 3.7 seconds.
Aston Martin is to bring the V12 Vantage — the most powerful sports car the brand has ever made — to the US, it announced May 10.
Although Aston Martin had not originally planned a US version of the car, it says that unexpected demand forced a reconsideration of the decision.
A specially-modified version of the car is now to go on sale in North and South America later this year, although prices are unconfirmed.
On July 21, the UK will host the fifth annual Salon Prive, the country’s luxury supercar display & concours d’elegance, which promises to be the best edition to date.
Salon Prive offers a unique opportunity to see the most exotic modern and vintage super cars in the world, with the exquisite and exclusive Hurlingham Club as a backdrop.
A “Garden Party” atmosphere infuses the event during the day, and in the evenings, the stunning grounds and super cars are subtly lit, transforming the event into a magical spectacle.
Jaguar is using Salon Prive to celebrate its 75th anniversary by showing off its latest range and a selection of cars from its Heritage Collection.
McLaren has launched a supercar, part of a drive by the firm to shift up a gear in its battle to capture the high-performance commercial sports car market.
The MP4-12C, modeled on technology used by McLaren’s Formula One team, will go into production next year with 1,000 of the cars expected to roll off the production line in 2011, the firm said at a launch Thursday.
It will have a price tag of 150,000 pounds (230,000 dollars, 170,000 euros) and its production will create 300 new jobs, said McLaren.
McLaren will be launching a completely new car brand “McLaren Automotive.”
In co-operation with Headstream, A press conference will be hosted by Chairman Ron Dennis and Managing Director Anthony Sheriff on March 18 , 2010.
They will tell the story of McLaren Automotive and the MP4-12C and cover topics such as investment, manufacturing, production, development, design, heritage and the Formula 1 process and technology transfer.
For this occasion McLaren will be doing something they have never done before, they will be hosting a live webcast of the entire event.
An extremely rare 1970s Swiss supercar prototype is one of the starring attractions at Bonhams’ Retromobile sale in Paris on Jan. 23.
To show the world that Swiss engineering could keep up with the likes of Lamborghini, Maserati and Ferrari, Peter Monteverdi built the Hai 450 in 1970.
Painted in a unique shade of magenta, the Hai 450 SS prototype debuted at the 1970 Geneva Auto Show.
Lexus has officially reveiled its two-seat supercar â€” the LFA â€” at the Tokyo Motor Show which is expected to hit the road by early 2011.
The Lexus LFA is Lexusâ€™s first true supercar and is built from scratch using no major parts sourced from other vehicles.
The LFA features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis with aluminum front and rear subframes providing perfect rigidity with little additional weight.
On Monday a very rare supercar, a $2M-McLaren F1, literally went up in smoke on a Santa Rosa street and reported in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Irv Kessler was driving along on Airport Boulevard in Santa Rosa, California when someone noticed some smoke coming from the back of the car.
But by the time he exited the car to check the problem, the car was engulfed by flames.
These pictures (source: Reuters) are from Luxury SuperCar Rally Show held for the first time in India on Sunday, April 5, 2009 in Mumbai.
The show was essentially a parade of the finest luxury and sports cars, which include top brands like AMG, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, Rolls Royce amongst others.
Over 40 luxury and sports cars were showcased in the one-day show and entourage.
Lamborghini presented the limited edition Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, more powerful, lighter and faster than the Murcielago LP 640, an icon of the Italian brand.
The extreme supercar of menacing character and brutal power features the 6.5 liter V12 raised to 670 bhp and a weight reduction of 100 kg, enabling a top speed of 342 km/h (212 mph) and a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds.
The new design is quite aggressive with a large air intakes for the front brakes more powerfully emphasized and a new rear, an innovative engine bonnet and a choice of two aerodynamic set-ups featuring either a small or large rear spoiler.
Iulian Bumbu, a Romanian car designer, created this study of a 2-seater mid-engined Lamborghini Insecta Concept.
“The idea was to create an extreme race-oriented supercar with a style that introduces softer and more organic lines and integrate them into the geometrical style of Lamborghini” said Iulian Bumbu.
Lamborghini Insecta Concept features the brandâ€™s styling cues with inspirations that came from insect exoskeletons, particularly in bugs.
Iulian Bumbu used carbon-fiber for the body structure and panels. The powertrain is the same adopted on the Gallardo.
Chris Barnard, a designer with a deeply rooted passion for endurance racing, from Bloemfontein in South Africa, has revealed few details of his new super-car, simply called the Barnard.
Powered by a twin-turbo Porsche V8 engine with a power rating of 617bhp (460kW), Barnard should run from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, with a theoretical top speed of over 240mph (386km/h).
The car is built on a monocoque chassis made from Domex and Docoal high-tech steels which are light and very strong and it has been designed to accommodate numerous buyers’ desires, in fact it can be personalized to a great extent.