Tag Archives: Supercars

Adrian Newey explains why Aston Martin’s Valkyrie has a V-12

It might seem odd that Aston Martin chose to go with the relatively old-school choice of a big V-12 for its Valkyrie hypercar at a time when rivals are downsizing to turbocharged V-8s and even V-6s. Recall, Mercedes-AMG's Project One packs a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6, albeit one nicked from the automaker's Formula 1 car. In an interview with Autocar...

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Bugatti execs talk about the Divo hypercar

It wasn't long ago that Bugatti's focus was on building the fastest car on the planet. However, the title of the maker of the fastest car on the planet currently sits with Koenigsegg, whose Agera RS hit a speed of 277.9 mph on a Nevada highway last November. Bugatti doesn't appear interested in beating that speed. New CEO Stefan Winkelmann has backed away...

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Witness the $21,000 Bugatti Veyron oil change

Technical knowhow is the main reason it's a good idea to go to a certified dealerships for maintenance on high-end supercars. A video from Royalty Exotic Cars owner Houston Crosta helps us understand why this is the case for the Bugatti Veyron. We're willing to bet right now Bugatti technicians would collectively gasp at the procedures used in the video...

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Ferrari patents new targa top design

Targa tops are great as the design enables a car to have the open-roof feel of a convertible without the loss of structural rigidity that normally comes by removing a car's roof. Popular targa models on sale today include the Chevrolet Corvette and of course the Porsche 911 Targa. Ferrari is an automaker that's offered targa models in the past, the most...

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Monterey Car Week will see Brabham BT62 make US debut

One of the most successful race teams in the history of Formula 1 is leaping into the world of supercars. The new Brabham Automotive is a spinoff of the Brabham race team, which boasts four Drivers' and two Constructors' championships, and its first product is the BT62, a track-only supercar limited to just 70 examples. The BT62 made its world debut in...

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McLaren-modified ASC Diamondback Viper for sale, again

The one-off 2006 Dodge Viper ASC Diamondback has surfaced for sale again. The last time was almost 10 years ago, and since then the car's odometer registers just 19 extra miles. Yep, that's pretty sad. Californian exotic car dealer American Supercars currrently has the Viper listed for sale, and for those who don't know its story this is one special snake...

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Ferrari F50 prototype with an interesting history is up for grabs

A Ferrari F50 that was the star of the 1995 Geneva auto show and driven by multiple Formula 1 legends can be yours. The car is currently listed for sale at Autosport Designs of Huntington Station, New York, which has detailed documentation on the car's provenance. The documents confirm the chassis number as 99999, making it the last Ferrari with a...

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New Ferrari CEO says Marchionne’s targets were “aspirational”

Ferrari shares dropped 11 percent on Wednesday after new CEO Louis Camilleri told analysts in a conference call that profit targets previously announced by his predecessor Sergio Marchionne were "aspirational." Nevertheless, Camilleri will still attempt to reach the targets, which call for an increase in total sales to more than 10,000 units and a doubling...

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Mercedes-AMG will block Project One owners from flipping cars early

Mercedes-AMG's Project One hypercar is right up there with most anticipated cars of the decade, and with just 275 examples destined to be built you can bet they'll probably be worth a lot more than the $2.8 million retail price once on the used car market. But in what's starting to become a common practice among the makers of highly prized exotics, AMG will...

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First details on Aston Martin DBS Superleggera AMR

Aston Martin has just unleashed upon the world the 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera, but it doesn't represent the end of the performance road for the new super GT. Just as we've seen with the automaker's other performance cars, the DBS Superleggera will eventually receive the AMR treatment. Not to be confused with the Aston Martin Racing motorsport...

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