Well, we’ve been waiting for these since Richard Nixon was a kid. Finally, the flying car has arrived. Actually, not quite yet. Officially, the TF-X is still in the funding & development stages, but this fixed wing street-legal aircraft with electric ground drive and electric power assist for takeoff and landing looks viable in the little video. But with an airspeed of 200MPH and a range of 500 miles why must we wait?!
The Icona Vulcano is a one-off supercar that blew the doors off the Shanghai Auto Show this week. This 900-horsepower V12 is the brain child of famed Ferrari engine master Claudio Lombardi and Icona designer Samuel Chuffart Design, combining raw Italian power with the most advanced auto technologies on the planet.
For its 50th birthday, Lamborghini is building an Anniversary Edition Aventador. The 720-horse LP720-4 50 rips 0-62 in under 3 seconds & boasts a top speed of 217MPH, a slight bump up perhaps due to the new carbon fiber aero kit that’s 50% more efficient than before. The car will be officially unveiled next week at the Shanghai Motor Show where we hope they’ll tell us that yellow is not the only option.
If it looks like a Lotus to you, that’s because the all carbon fiber body on Detroit Electric’s SP:01 is modeled after the Lotus Exige. It was Lotus after all who helped revive this unique American car company. DE is calling the SP:01 the fastest production electric car ever made. Combine the car’s tight 90-inch wheelbase & manual 4-speed tranny with a top speed of 155MPH and you’ll think you’re driving a real racecar not a responsible little EV.
Clearly inspired by the design of the Aston Martin Zagato, the latest creation from Italian boutique carmaker Fornasari is called the Gigi 311, a fully-custom performance GT that debuted at Geneva a few weeks back; not all the specs are out but we do know it will be powered by a 500HP American-made V8 and that you can order yours built in either all-aluminum or carbon-fiber.
From a distance, Porsche’s racetrack-ready 2014 911 GT3 looks a lot like last year’s model. But on closer inspection we see a re-designed rear fascia and a rear end that’s 2 inches wider to accommodate 20-inch wheels. There’s something else going on back there, too: active rear-wheel steering. Maybe this will keep the 475 horses from breaking loose.
Spyker is a high-end boutique automaker rising from the ashes of the Saab deathbed saga. And with Saab officially 6 feet under, Spyker got back to designing sick cars. The brand made a stunning return to the Geneva Auto Show this week, debuting their luxurious & aerodynamic B6 Venator, a mid-engine V6 coupe.
A Mercedes twin-turbo G-Wagen outfitted in full AMG spec is one serious SUV but when they add an extra axle and make the G63 into a lifted, 6-Wheel drive dune jumper, they’re joking, right? Apparently not. MB plans to produce 20-30 units of the new 6X6 this year.
The release of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith, a 624-horse V12 coupe, unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show is sure to drive the Bentley boys & their dad-style Flying Spur straight to the bar. The Wraith is loaded with leather, Canadel wood paneling and has nut to spare plus technology like a Satellite Aided Transmission that uses GPS to shift into the optimal gear as the road changes. Bottoms up, Bentley.
You’re looking at the fastest Ferrari ever made. It’s got a 789 horse 6.3-liter V12 engine with power married to a 160-hp electric motor. This combo means 949 hp and 663 pound-feet of torque. How fast is LaFerrari? It hits 62 miles per hour in under three seconds, 124 mph in seven seconds, and screams to a top speed of 205 mph.