Since the 1 percent is really only 1 percent, all the luxury car brands are working out new ways to get more people into their cars. Aston Martin came up with the V8 Vantage, a 430-HP luxury coupe (also available as a roadster) aimed at the U.S. market. Somehow, Aston has priced this awe-inspiring 190-MPH beast below $100 grand. $99K to be exact.
Long before the infamous drunk cheeseburger video, hairy-chested 80s TV actor turned German pop music heart-throb David Hasselhoff drove a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am on the short-lived crime series Knight Rider. The car’s name was KITT and now a detailed, fan-created version is up for auction. In addition to the V8 boasting 13MPG, it’s got an audio system programmed to say 4000 phrases from the show.
Only a man with a massive ego, like Rick Ross level, would name a car company after himself. Apparently David Brown is that guy. He created a new luxury car brand that draws from the best of the classic 60s sport cars and remixes them into a contemporary vehicle. In their Speedback GT you see a bit of Thunderbird/Aston Martin in the front end, a bit of Jaguar from the side, & decide for yourself on the rear-end. Under the hood, there’s a supercharged V8.
Collecting military memorabilia seems about as exciting as philately unless the piece you’re about to buy is a World War II tank fitted with a Howitzer. And this is a purchase you can really make come July when this perfectly preserved American-made 1945 M37 tank with a 105mm Howitzer mortar cannon goes up for auction. To be offered on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Koenigsegg refers their new One:1 model as a Megacar because it puts out 1 Megawatt of power. That means it goes from zero to 400KM/h in 20 seconds. Which roughly means it goes from zero to 250 MPH in the time it took you to read this drivel.
FBE right here. Fastest Bentley ever. The brand is not known for performance but the 2015 Continental GT Speed is equipped with a 6-liter twin-turbo V12 that produces 626 hp with a top speed of 206 mph. Inside of course, this vehicle looks like a futuristic executive office suite.
This is the 650S, McLaren’s new supercar based on their 12C model. They are adamant in saying it is not a replacement for the 12C. At least for now. The new 650S is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that pushes 641 horses, it features a driver-adjustable suspension called ProActive Chassis Control, and it will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The most noteworthy new feature on the re-designed Ferrari California T convertible, is the new turbo-charged V8 sitting under the Pininfarina-designed hood. That powerplant puts out 560-horses and serious torque, and somehow people think of the California as the “entry-level” Ferrari. Yeah, okay.
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chevy unveiled the new 2015 Z06 Corvette. Packing over 600-horsepower, this new American supercar has deep racing roots—borrowing engineering from the LeMans winning C7R ’Vettes tweaked just enough to make them (barely) legal for the streets.
After a 10-year run, the last new Lamborghini Gallardo rolled off the production line in November. The entry-level Lambo loved by rappers and the parents of child TV stars will now be replaced by this: the Huracán LP 610-4, a 610-HP V10 coupe styled after its big brother, the Aventador.