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.
With just days until Lamborghini celebrates its 50th, the new Veneno—the brand’s Golden Anniversary hypercar—is revealed. Based off the Aventador, the 750 horsepower V12 Veneno carries on Lamborghini’s tradition of naming their cars after famous fighting bulls. To us, the Veneno looks more like a reptile or insect than a bull but when you make a 4 million dollar car, you get to name it whatever you want.
We all knew that McLaren’s new top-secret P1 supercar was pretty but that was all we knew. Now the details are out: It’s got a 903 horsepower hybrid powerplant, it snaps 0-60 sub 3 seconds, 0-124MPH in sub-7 and hits 186MPH in under 17 seconds. These numbers are enough to embarrass a Ferrari. And with a pricetag at over a million bucks it damn well should.
Nobody’s gonna buy the new Bentley Flying Spur for the 6-liter W12 power plant or the 8-speed tranny. Bentley guys are all about the woodgrain, the handstitched leather & that winged-B hood badge. Of course this gigantic new sedan is loaded with all of it, including a touchscreen command center, a Naim audiophile quality sound system, & even massage seats in the back.
Apparently Aston Martin’s V12 Rapide sedan wasn’t rapide enough. The recently unveiled Rapide S was tweaked to produce 80 more ponies for a total of 550 and an improved 0-60 time of 4.7. Three suspension modes from the Adaptive Damping System offer custom handling options. The interior is duotone black & red with perfed leather while exterior trim panels are all carbon fiber.
Exotic and impractical, the half-car/half-boat hovercraft is the perfect vehicle for blockbuster action movies & dirty south rap videos. When this new design, with a body inspired by Bugatti’s Veyron, Maserati’s GT & the Audi R8 is released, the odds that it’ll end up on-screen in a Gucci Mane video or Expendables 3, is pretty much guaranteed.
Another “web leak.” Can you believe it? Pictures of the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible showed up on the web before they were supposed to. We know this: It’s a 12-cylinder 600-horse drop-top that rolls off the assembly line on 21-inch rims and comes in an array of candy colors including that purple. Also black & yellow.
The original Batmobile from the TV show, a highly modified 1959 Ford Futura customized by George Barris, is arguably the most iconic car in Hollywood history. Next month, the OG Batmobile goes on the auction block complete with built-in Batphone, Bat Smoke, BatScope, and all the other Bat gadgets. How much do you think it will go for? Auction begins Saturday, January 19th.
Who doesn’t like a topless Italian? The latest addition to Lamborghini’s line of sexy supercars is the Aventador Roadster, a 700-horse, V12 coupe with a removable carbon fiber roof. Like its fixed-roof sibling, this new Aventador also features a 7-speed paddleshift gearbox, snaps 0-60 in 3 flat, and boasts a top speed of 217mph. Would you?