SRT is offering a new special edition of its SRT Viper, the Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Special Edition. Only 50 examples will made. Powered by a all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 rated at 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Anodized Carbon Special Edition wraps the car in a grey, matte metallic exterior "brings the Viper GTS a one-of-a-kind, luxurious look by providing even greater accentuation to the vehicle's form". Features include Black Vapor Chrome wheels, Satin Black exhaust bezels, a Anodized Carbon fuel filler door, orange brake calipers, and carbon fiber brake ducts.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is an open racing prototype with an extreme design and breathtaking performance. "It is one of the world's most exclusive automobiles – not more than nine units will be built during the course of 2014 and sold at a price of 3.3 million Euros." With a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp, the car from 0-62 in 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of 221 miles per hour. It features an ISR semi-auto, permanent all-wheel-drive, air-slicing aerodynamics, and a carbon-fiber ring around the wheel rim works like a turbine to deliver additional cooling air to the carbon-ceramic brake discs.
BMW has officially unveiled the BMW i8, a two-plus-two, swan-wing-doored hybrid coupe that features a BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 170 kW (231 hp) of peak performance on the rear wheels, and an electric motor sends 131 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque through a two-speed automatic to the front wheels. With all-wheel drive at its disposal, the total system power sits at 362 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque, and allows the i8 to scamper to 62 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 250km/h (155mph). That excellent performance is offset by an estimated fuel economy figure of 94 miles per gallon. Prices start at $135,972, the second most expensive member of the BMW range, behind the luxury rocket known as the 760Li. "Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) on electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in everyday conditions: over 500 kilometers (310 miles); SPORT mode with ultra-intense boost function provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both all-electric mode and hybrid mode."
Lamborghini announced a new Gallardo model today, the all-wheel-drive LP 570-4 Squadra Corse, and it's almost identical to the LP 570-4 Super Trofeo single-series race car. Powered by 570-horsepower V10, a lightweight body built out of aluminum and carbon fiber. Hitting 60 miles per hour takes just 3.4 seconds, but even more impressive is its run to 124 mph in 10.4 seconds, and a top speed of 199 mph.
Porsche celebrates the 50th anniversary of its 911 model with a special edition release. Only making 1,963 units. The car is based on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S, but it comes in the wider body typically reserved for the Carrera 4. With the seven-speed manual transmission the 911 50 Years Edition can dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in 4.5sec and hit 186mph. Featuring the original 911 includes the 3.8L flat-six engine, Fuchs wheels, a chrome grill, classically styled gauges, and houndstooth-patterned sport seats. Available in a choice of a PDK automatic or a seven-speed manual transmission.
The ABT has taken the Audi R8 V10 and made it faster, pumping up the 5.2-liter FSI V10 from 525 horsepower to 600 hp, and torque from 391 pound-feet to 406 lb-ft. ABT has increased the horsepower from 525 to 600, they claim a 0-62 mile per hour run of 3.5 seconds, the same as the R8 V10 Plus and they've increased the horsepower from 525 to 600, and a top speed for 198 miles per hour "is no problem at all."
On the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo, Porsche announces the 2014 911 Turbo and Turbo S. The 2014 911 Turbo will feature a new all-wheel-drive system with electro-hydraulic control, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED lamps, a longer body, and the widest body in the 911 range. For the standard Turbo, the result is 520 horsepower, a 0-60 miles per hour sprint of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Turbo S with 560 horsepower, 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. The Turbo model will start at $149,250. The video below.
SRT in collaboration with professional road racers is making the 2014 SRT Viper TA(Time Attack). Based on the SRT Viper model, the new 2014 SRT Viper TA features Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, Bilstein suspension, upgraded Brembo brakes, and an advanced aerodynamics packages with carbon fiber front splitters and rear spoiler. Powered by a handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-liter, mid-front V-10 overhead-valve engine. Performance ratings are 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. Only 33 units of the 2014 SRT Viper TA in Crusher Orange will be built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, beginning in third quarter 2013.
The Ferrari LaFerrari is the company's new limited-series flagship, a million-dollar, 963-horsepower gas/electric hybrid supercar called the LaFerrari. Ferrari promises will include a top speed more than 217 miles per hour and a 0-62 mph time of under three seconds. Ferrari says the LaFerrari will be its fastest street car ever. It's also a hybrid made entirely of carbon fibre, it will do 62 mph under 3 seconds, and they will only make 499 while already having about 700 orders.
The Lamborghini Veneno supercar debuted today in Geneva, powered by Lamborghini's 6.5-liter V12 producing 750 horsepower, a top speed of 220 mph, and a 0-62 time under three seconds. The Veneno is reported to mark Lamborghini's 50th anniversary, with a price tag of around $4.6 million. Only three are being made, and they're all already accounted for. Cool
Nissan has unveiled the "Track Edition" GT-R at the Chicago Auto Show today. The car delivers 545 hp and peak torque of 463 pound-feet. The Track Edition will have no rear seats, instead having rather cheap looking quilted cloth in place of the rear seats. There's also a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, a front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts, a dry carbon fiber rear spoiler and RAYS wheels with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT run-flat tires. The car will be very limited edition with only 150 being produced. Nissan dealerships in May 2013 in the limited edition run of 150 units at an undisclosed price.
Chevy has unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). Powered by a 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine, from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It also included a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance.
Porsche's new Cayman, it will be launched on the market in two versions: Cayman and Cayman S. The Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter engine with 275 hp; with the Sport Chrono package it accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The 3.4-liter engine in the Cayman S produces 325 hp; with PDK and the Sport Chrono package it sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The new Cayman will arrive dealerships in Spring 2013 starting at $52,600 for the Cayman and $63,800 for the Cayman S.
Lamborghini unveils the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster features a removable, two-piece carbon fiber top, made from carbon fiber and weighing in at just over 13 pounds. Powered by a 6.5-liter, 700-horsepower V12 modulated by a seven-speed single-clutch paddleshift gearbox. From 0-62 miles in 3.0 seconds, while top speed is a massive 217 mph (350 kilometers per hour). €300,000
BMW unveils the Zagato Roadster for 2012. The follow-up Zagato Roadster was conceived, designed and produced in just six short weeks in order to be ready for its debut this weekend at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The roll bars, wrapped with brown leather, were inspired by the wings of an airplane, claims BMW; An LED light strip above the headlights, and 19-inch alloy wheels to complement the black/brown interior colorway for this model.