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McLaren Captures Most Beautiful Car Award for 2017

Company's 720S beats out entries from Aston, Ferrari and Porsche.

by on Feb.01, 2018

The 720S boasts a name that matches its horsepower: 720. It comes from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

The McLaren 720S was named “The Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017” at the Festival Automobile International Awards in Paris.

The award was given by a jury of 17 members from a diverse range of industries, who named the 720S the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year 2017 against fierce competition from Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage, Ferrari’s Portofino and the Porsche Panamera.

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“The 720S being awarded the Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year is another great achievement and honor for everyone at McLaren Automotive,” said David Gilbert, McLaren’s managing director for Europe. (more…)

Aria FXE has American Supercar Fans Singing a New Tune

California-based maker uses gas/electric combo to hit 1,150 horsepower.

by on Dec.01, 2017

Aria's new FXE uses a gasoline engine and two electric motors to produce 1,150 horsepower.

Aria is singing a tune it hopes some American performance car fans will like, the California-based start-up revealing an 1,150 horsepower, U.S.-made supercar that it says will be able to hit a top speed of 220 mph.

The Aria FXE concept should enter production within two years, the company said during its news conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s the second prototype the Irvine-based company has brought to the show, following the debut of the Aria FE a year ago.

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Aria is one of a growing array of start-ups in the U.S. and abroad hoping to get into the supercar market – though a number of others, including Lucid and Faraday Future, have been turning to purely electric propulsion. (more…)

McLaren Teases New BP23 Model Coming in 2019

New three-seater hybrid supercar is already sold out.

by on Mar.22, 2017

McLaren is teasing its next supercar, currently codenamed the BP23. The Hyper-GT won't see the road until 2019.

McLaren is a company on the move. Just weeks after debuting its new 720S at the Geneva Motor Show, the company is hyping its BP23 model.

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The new Hyper-GT car is the second offering from the McLaren Special Operations team and the name BP23 is simply code for that this is the second vehicle, No. 2, and it has three seats, No. 3. The current name is unlikely to follow it over to production. (more…)

Ford Extending New GT Production Run

Supercar could stay on market through 2020.

by on Aug.19, 2016

The move could mean perhaps 500 more Ford GTs will be built by 2020.

If you weren’t quick enough to place an order for the new Ford GT supercar, you may get another chance, the maker announced during a news conference ahead of the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Ford has already received more than 6,000 applications from prospective owners, a rare luxury in the car business, especially considering it was expecting to produce just 500 of the GTs for the 2017 and 2018 model-year. But the maker now plans to extend the production run, likely through at least 2020, and will re-open the order bank two years from now.

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“While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.” (more…)

Lamborghini Unleashes New Huracan LP610-4 Spyder

Folding soft top can be operated at up to 17 mph.

by on Sep.16, 2015

The new Lamborghini Huracan convertible features a soft top, but no appreciable drop in performance.

This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show is a bit of nirvana for those who enjoy driving al fresco. There are new ragtops covering pretty much the entire spectrum, from the little Smart ForTwo Cabriolet up to open-air supercars from both Ferrari and Lamborghini.

The Lambo entry is a Spyder version of the Huracan LP610-4 set to go on sale next spring, replacing the old Gallardo Spyder. The good news is that it will be stiffer, offer more power and a lot more downforce.

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There’ll likely be plenty of comparisons to come between the new Ferrari 488 Spider and the Lamborghini LP610-4 Spyder, though for now it’s all on paper, the two new models still months away from production. (more…)

Saleen Selling Off Assets in Bid for Cash

Offering rights to S7, S7R, Raptor – and a few chassis and frames.

by on Jul.24, 2015

The Saleen S7 ended its run with a 750-hp twin-turbo V-8 capable of 248 mph.

Anybody – well, anybody with enough cash, anyway – can own a Saleen S7, or even the track-ready S7R. But how would you like to own the actually rights to those and the never-produced S5S Raptor? In an unusual move, the company is offering up the basic intellectual property, along with the parts that might help you start to build a few of those supercars.

In a highly unusual move, the company says it will see off the IP rights to those three models, as well as a handful of never-completed chassis and frames. It has turned to auction house GA Global Partners to handle the sale.

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“These prized assets have been kept in safe storage for the past five years which makes this a truly rare and historic opportunity to own all assets and rights to the first ‘Great American Supercar,’ and allow a new owner to continue the legacy with the S5S Raptor,” said Adam Alexander, CEO of GA Global Partners. (more…)

Geneva Brings Debut of Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce

The “purist incarnation of a Lamborghini to date,” claims maker.

by on Mar.02, 2015

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce boasts a V-12 pumping out 750 horsepower and a top speed of 220 mph.

Take all the Lamborghinis that have come and gone since Ferruccio Lamborghini launched his eponymous company back in 1963. Now boil them down and what might you come up with? According to the Italian automaker, it’d have to be the new Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, which it claims is “the most pure incarnation of a Lamborghini to date.”

It certainly is one of the fastest and most powerful, its big V-12 pumping out 750 horsepower, enough to launch the Superveloce to a top speed of 350 kmh – or just about 220 mph.

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The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce made its debut on Monday night during a sneak preview ahead of the official opening of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The unveiling comes four years after the introduction of the original Lamborghini Aventador. (more…)

Sweden’s Koenigsegg Promising to Debut World’s Fastest “Megacar” in Geneva

New Regara expected to top 250 mph, perhaps 1,400 horsepower.

by on Feb.18, 2015

Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg teased its Regara model coming to the Geneva Motor Show.

It’s tough to stay on top – especially when you’re billing yourself as the world’s fastest or most powerful. It wasn’t all that long ago when the folks at Bugatti were bragging about offering a mere 1,001 horsepower in their exotic Veyron ultracar.

Since then, the stakes have been rapidly ramping up, and little Swedish automaker Koenigsegg promises to take the lead when it rolls out its all-new “megacar,” the Regara, at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. If the name elicits a sense of déjà vu, no wonder. Scramble the Scrabble tiles and you’ve got the Koenigsegg Agera – and the carmaker says it will be pulling the wraps off a new version of that model, as well.

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For the moment, Koenigsegg isn’t offering many details, suggesting only that the Regara “will reign as the king of the road, as the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.” (more…)

All-New Acura NSX Rockets into Detroit

Japanese supercar unleashes innovative 3-motor hybrid powertrain.

by on Jan.12, 2015

The NSX is reborn as hybrid supercar. The new Acura beast does zero to 60 in about three seconds.

After a slow, three-year striptease, Japanese luxury maker Acura has finally opened its kimono to reveal the production version of the reborn NSX supercar.

Like the original that debuted a quarter-century ago, the 2016 Acura NSX is intended to put a halo around the brand by proving the Honda subsidiary can take on even the best of its European rivals – and do it in innovative fashion.

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The new NSX uses a unique, three-motor hybrid drivetrain that not only provides incredible, off-the-line torque, but which also delivers the sort of fuel economy more associated with econocars. (more…)