The much awaited replacement to the Bugatti Veyron, a long-time record holder of the “world’s fastest car,” is here: This is the Bugatti Chiron, revealed today in anticipation of the Geneva motor show.
This is the GTC4Lusso—in other words, the new version of the Ferrari FF, the four-seat, all-wheel-drive, everyday Ferrari, as close as the Italian automaker may ever come to an SUV.
Let me ask you a question: What's better than one $4.5-million, 740-horsepower Lamborghini Veneno Roadster? The answer is two, of course. See also: End of an era: Land Rover Defender production stops today If the car's looks, power and price tag weren't staggering enough, realizing that only nine of the hypercars were ever built and this sight becomes even more impressive. Image: Lamborghini Hong Kong I call it not a sports car or supercar but rather a hypercar for good reason. The 6.5-liter V12 engine will rocket the Veneno to 60 mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds on the way to its 220-mile-per-hour top speed. And occupants get to experience all the sonorous splendor of that powerful V12, too, as the Roadster offers no roof. Now, I don't mean that they can remove the roof, etc. Instead, the Roadster simply has no roof at all. Understandably, you will want to check the weather report before you leave the house in it. Image: Lamborghini Hong Kong While certainly rare, the Veneno Roadster is virtually commonplace compared to the Veneno Coupe of which Lamborghini only built two. Likely, you'll never see those two parked side by side in a dealership window. But I am hoping we will anyway. So, if you happen to be in Hong Kong, rush over and check these beauties out for yourself. And tweet me a pic or two, won't you? Image: Lamborghini Hong Kong <em></em>
Back in 2014, a small startup from Quebec, Canada announced ambitious plans: to build an all-wheel drive, all-electric sports car that could rival some of the world’s best known performance machines. That company was Dubuc Motors, and that car was this—the Tomahawk. Fast forward to 2016 and the company is still pushing to make that […]
Racer Alex Lloyd puts Porsche's all-new 911 Turbo through its paces on a South African track—and explores the beautiful yet dangerous city surrounding it.
Why is a shoe company designing cars? According to United Nude—who, as part of its “Lo Res Project,” deemed a vehicle to be a suitable replacement for a stiletto—says the wedge-shaped design actually derives from a Lamborghini Countach.
When Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker get together, you know it’s going to be a good thing. Or maybe you don’t. Either way, the two debuted their latest creation, the VLF Force 1, at the Detroit Auto Show for all to see—and it’s a stunner. Based on the Dodge Viper, the V10-wielding supercar pumps out […]
As you’ve probably heard, California has been getting nailed with a literal deluge of storms care of El Nino. This meteorological phenomenon has actually been responsible for flooding in some streets in Los Angeles and San Diego. One particular Lamborghini owner ain’t got no time for floods. This particular intersection had become flooded, but it […]
A subsidiary of Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg has been working on a new type of valve system for engines that does away completely with the camshaft, hence the descriptor “camless” is often used. That subsidiary is FreeValve (previously Cargine), which has published a video that shows the inner workings of its revolutionary engine.
The Dow closed out 2014 at just under 18,000 points. As of this writing, it’s above 17,000 points. Not terribly impressive. Our five cars positively smoked the Dow and are all a heck of a lot more fun to own than a few hundred shares of Google:
Near around the same time last year, Ford dropped a bombshell with the all-new GT concept at the Detroit Auto Show. It was everything we loved about the original GT40, and the iconic 2005 GT, translated for the modern world with another iconic design and the performance to match. But after a year’s worth of […]
Ken Block might hold the title for pioneering insanely viral automotive drift videos, but that doesn’t mean others aren’t equally as competent. As this latest one from Monster Energy shows—featuring Vaughn Gittin Jr. in his 550 horsepower Mustang RTR and Daigo Saito’s 650 horsepower V-12 Lambo—Block may have his work cut out to top this particular drift battle. It’s not the V-12 Lamborghini versus the V-8 Mustang that intrigues, nor is it the abandoned Russian village in which the duel takes place. The key to this video is it’s production value, which is—legitimately—some of the best we’ve seen.
A Texas man who attempted a complicated financial scam by running a Bugatti Veyron into a lake will spend the next year behind bars.
To the layman, the McLaren M12GT moniker doesn’t mean much. Most will be more familiar with late, great P1 hypercar, or for that matter the 243-mph McLaren F1, which marked the company’s first official road car when it debuted in 1992. But the key word there is “official.” In the late 1960s, company founder Bruce […]
A unique Porsche 918 Spyder built to an almost identical spec to the car used to set the 6:57 production car Nürburgring lap record in late 2013 is up for sale, and boy is it a stunner. The car is listed at Californian dealership CNC Motors and has just 1,856 miles on the clock. What makes this 918 Spyder just a little extra special is that it was ordered without any paint, meaning its carbon fiber panels were left completely bare.
It may have taken a little more than two years but McLaren has finally built its final P1. It was at the 2012 Paris Auto Show that McLaren first rolled out the P1, which back then will still in the concept stage. The production version followed roughly six months later at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and shortly after all 375 build slots were sold out.
The entire world mocked the Devel Sixteen and its claimed 5,000 horsepower. Sure, 3,000 horsepower on regular fuel—what Steve Morris Engines, the team tasked with building the V-16 brute, calls “Street Mode”—is a long way shy of its 5,000 horsepower target, but it still remains a bit of an engineering marvel.
This is the Inferno Exotic Car, a 1,400 horsepower hyper-machine from Mexico. Sketches were revealed in September, with most brushing them off as a nice idea that will never happen. While we’re still a long way from reality, we do now have an actual vehicle that even starts—potentially showing the world that the smoke and mirrors we all presumed aren’t as apparent as once thought.
With 602 horsepower, an aggressive design, and a price tag just north of $237,000, the Lamborghini Huracan defines bold—at least for the segment. At the same time, it’s also on pace to be the best-selling vehicle the Italian marque has ever built. With sales piling up left and right, the need to stand out is more […]
Legendary drivers piloted GTOs to numerous wins, the cars were powered by one of Ferrari’s all-time great engines, and their Scaglietti bodies are considered one of automotive history’s prettiest designs. The last one to show up at auction was way back in 2000, so when this car showed up in Monterey last year, it grabbed headlines.
Competing in the supercar realm today requires a devotion to open-air motoring, one that often goes against the ethos of maximum speed. McLaren today unveiled the folding-roof version of its 675LT supercar—one that will be limited to 500 copies around the world—and vowed that the new convertible would lose a quick race with its hardtop brother by only a whisker. Powered by a revised version of the 666-hp 3.8-liter twin turbo V-8 in the coupe, McLaren says the 675LT will blister to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, just 0.2 seconds behind the slightly sleeker hardtop.
In what may set a record for the most expensive car crash in Chinese history—and rank among the most costly drunk-driving crashes worldwide–a 26-year-old man was being held by Chinese police after wrecking a rare Koenigsegg Agera R, with a value north of $4 million. According to the People’s Daily Online, the 1,140-hp Agera R ran into a sidewalk barrier just after midnight Sunday in the Yubei District of Chongqing. While the Agera R took the hit hard, it’s likely repairable given enough time and money, since it’s only one of six ever built, although any fixes will require shipping the wreckage back to Sweden. Click through for more details on the crash
I admit, spending $490,000 on a Lamborghini Aventador by Oakley Design might not seem like the wisest investment for cooking your holiday turkey, especially when you can buy a superb double oven from Best Buy for around $2,000. I suspect he got his idea from the folks that grilled a sausage using a Lamborghini earlier this year.
The Rezvani Beast remains amazingly popular among Internet commenters (who will never buy one) and music artist Chris Brown (who did buy one). Effectively a reworked Ariel Atom with a futuristic bodykit, with a somewhat accessible price tag, the Beast became dubbed “America’s newest supercar.” And now there’s a newer, more expensive one: the still-street-legal Beast X—a 700 horsepower monster.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”