Tag Archives: Supercars

Ford GT application process to re-open late this year

When Ford introduced the second-generation GT supercar, it took applications from hopeful buyers. The company received some 6,000 applications and approved 500 of them. Then, when the Blue Oval announced it was expanding production for two more years, the company approved another 250 applicants from that initial group. In the fourth quarter of this year...

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2017 Ford GT production fell short, but Ford will make up the difference

Ford initially committed to building the second-generation GT for two years, with 250 units promised for each year. The Blue Oval said later it would add another two years onto the run of the race-bred supercar, bringing the total to 1,000. Well, things haven't gone exactly as planned. Motor Authority discovered through a Ford GT message board that...

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Lamborghini Aventador, Veneno, and Centenario recalled

About 1,700 Lamborghini Aventador coupes and roadsters should check in with the ranch soon, according to the automaker. Lamborghini recalled the rare Italian supercar June 12 for an engine software issue that could stall the car at low speeds. All Aventador models sold in the U.S. will be recalled, from 2012 to today. The recall includes even special...

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Vanda Dendrobium D-1 electric supercar to be built in UK

After nearly a year of silence, Vanda has returned with fresh information on its Dendrobium D-1 electric supercar. The Singapore-based company announced Tuesday that it will build the supercar in the United Kingdom. The U.K. production likely has something to do with Vanda's partner that brought the Dendrobium to life: Williams Advanced Engineering. The...

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Nio EP9 sets fastest time for street-legal cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Nio EP9's electric hypercar has set the fastest time for a street-legal car in the Goodwood Festival of Speed's famous hill climb. The car ran a time of 44.61 seconds during Saturday's Supercar shootout event, which eclipsed the previous time of 47.07 set by a McLaren P1 LM by Lanzante in 2016. Doing the driving was Scottish racing driver Peter Dumbreck. We...

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Lamborghini Aventador, Veneno and Centenario recalled

Lamborghini is recalling 1,700 Aventador coupes and roadsters. The Italian automaker has discovered a gearbox issue that could lead to an engine stall. This recall also affects the special variations of the car, which means that Centenario and even Veneno owners are being hit with a recall notice. It turns out the seven-speed transmission in the Aventador...

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Pininfarina launches own hypercar brand with an electric Bugatti fighter

If you're a storied brand waiting to break free, your best strategy is to make a big splash. Such is the situation of Pininfarina, which plans to launch a range of four new cars under its own name between 2020 and 2025, company executives told Motor Authority in a private meeting in New York on Thursday. As a small, Italian custom styling and...

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McLaren lineup will go all-hybrid by 2025, 18 cars in the pipeline

Electrification has swept across the auto industry, and McLaren is the latest to commit to an electrified future. McLaren Thursday announced an expansion of its previous Track22 business plan, fittingly called Track25. The updated vision calls for all McLaren cars to feature a hybrid system by 2025, up from half of its cars by 2022 in the Track22 plan...

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McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

Having already built a modern successor to the McLaren F1 LM based on the P1 hypercar, the folks at British motorsport and engineering company Lanzante have turned their sights on another legendary F1: the F1 GT Longtail. Lanzante is the same company that fielded the F1 GTR that won overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, and on Thursday it revealed the...

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Apollo says hypercars too capable, too diluted

Ryan Berris is the General Manager of Apollo Automobil, and he thinks today's super and hyper cars are a bit on the tame side. Speaking at an event where his company's Intenza Emozione made its static debut, Berris added, "cars now are becoming almost too capable, it dilutes the driving experience." Does increased capability lead to less of a supercar...

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