Tag Archives: Supercars

300 mph in the Koenigsegg Agera RS? It’s doable

The Koenigsegg Agera RS claimed the production-car top speed record last November with a 277.9 mph run, but the company said higher speeds aren't out of the question—they're just not a priority. Christian von Koenigsegg and Michelin product manager Eric Schmedding spoke with The Drive in a report published on Thursday, and both conceded the Agera RS...

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Lamborghini Aventador replacement likely to have V-12 aided by electrification

The Lamborghini Aventador is a technological marvel, with its Formula 1-inspired inboard dampers, all-wheel drive, rear-wheel steering, and V-12 engine. The stunning supercar dates back to 2011, so it's due for replacement fairly soon. We have reported that 2020 could be the target date for an Aventador successor. By that time, nine years will have elapsed...

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Leaked details suggest Ferrari 488 GTO could be faster than a LaFerrari

Ferrari is working on a hardcore version of the 488 GTB to celebrate the car's run ahead of the arrival of a successor model. The hardcore car is rumored to be called a 488 GTO, and word on the street is that it will be the fastest Ferrari road car to date. Yes, faster than even the LaFerrari flagship. Ferrari this week held a presentation for loyal...

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Lamborghini delivers record 3,815 supercars in 2017

It's been another good year for Lamborghini which on Wednesday reported it delivered 3,815 supercars in 2017, an almost 10 percent increase on the previous year's result. It represents a new record for the Italian marque which now boasts its seventh-straight year of rising sales. The boost was helped along by a growing dealer network that now consists of...

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New facility will build carbon tubs for all McLaren supercars

McLaren is plunking down some fresh roots in the Sheffield region of England with the opening of a brand-new facility. No, it's not leaving its long-time home of Woking, but rather expanding a bit. This latest manufacturing facility will be called upon to provide the carbon fiber tubs employed in all of the McLaren Sport, Super, and Ultimate Series cars...

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Ferrari will beat Tesla to electric supercar, says Marchionne

Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne, who only two years ago said the idea of an electric Ferrari was “almost an obscene concept,” was out at this week's 2018 Detroit auto show boasting the Italian firm could beat all rivals to market with an electric supercar, including Tesla. “If there is an electric supercar to be built, then Ferrari will...

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Apollo Intensa Emozione development takes to Hong Kong roads

An automaker has to push any new vehicle through vigorous testing before it's able to sell that vehicle to the public. Be it a compact econobox or a million-dollar supercar, the testing must be done and validated. Case in point is Apollo, which is currently testing its new Intensa Emozione on the streets of Hong Kong. Normally, any test footage released to...

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Porsche spearheading SPE platform for future VW Group electric supercars

Future supercars from the Volkswagen Group will have Porsche's engineering fingerprints throughout, according to a new report. Porsche has been tasked by the VW Group to develop an electric car platform for supercars, Automotive News (subscription required) reported on January 11. The VW Group did not comment on whether other brands had already expressed...

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World’s fastest car headed to Detroit

A Koenigsegg Agera RS was driven to a top speed of 277.9 mph on a closed-off section of Nevada's Highway 160 on November 4, 2017, and in the process was entered into the record books as the fastest production car in history. The car happens to be owned by a customer in the United States and he's graciously allowed for it to be on display this week at the...

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World’s fastest car headed to Detroit

A Koenigsegg Agera RS was driven to a top speed of 277.9 mph on a closed-off section of Nevada's Highway 160 on November 4, 2017, and in the process was entered into the record books as the fastest production car in history. The car happens to be owned by a customer in the United States and he's graciously allowed for it to be on display this week at the...

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