This has to be one of the most beautiful cars I’ve seen in the last few months. I’m talking about this Exagon Furtive e-GT, which is an all-new EV sports coupe that is scheduled to go on sale in late 2012. The company that develops this model exhibited a validation prototype at the famous Magny Cours race track in France. Behind the wheel of this beauty was Nicolas Prost, son of 4-time world champion Alain Prost.
Exagon Furtive e-GT
The company plans on rolling out 100 units per year and it will be offered in two variants. The regular one will be powered by two electric motors while the more complex version is going to have a combustion engine range extender that works just about the same as the one we saw in the Chevrolet Volt.
Exagon Furtive e-GT
The standard variant of the vehicle packs two Siemens-sourced electric motors that each generate 125 kW, for a combined power output of 340 hp between 5,000 – 10,000 rpm and a constant torque of 354 lb.-ft (480 Nm). All this electric power is stored in the 50 kWh lithium-ion batteries that should have a lifespan of about 10 years and 3,000 recharge cycles. The company says that this very sexy 2+2 coupe is going to have a driving range between 122 miles and 250 miles (197 km to 402 km).
Exagon Furtive e-GT
With the aforementioned range extender, the range of the Exagon Furtive e-GT expands to about 500 miles (807 km). The car is expected to do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 3.5 seconds and will be able to hit a top speed of 178 mph (287 km/h), but the production version will be limited to “only” 155 mph (250 km/h).
We’ve talked about the Joss JP1 a few times here on rpmGo and now we have a batch of official photos from the Australian supercar builder Joss Developments. They also introduced a black painted prototype in Melbourne and revealed that the car will be able to hit a top speed of 224 mph (360 km/h), which is 12 mph (20 km/h) more than their previous estimations.
The Joss JP1 is powered by an aluminum V8 6.6-liter engine that produces 500 hp (507 PS / 373 kW), mated to an AMT gearbox, which should be enough for a 0-62 mph of less than three seconds and a 0-100 mph (0-160 km/h) time in only 6 seconds.
When it will hit the market, only 25 units will be made and the price tag will be about $526,000.
Source: Joss Developments Limited / Albins via WCF
The first units of the hot Noble M600 will arrive to their proud owners next month, according to the British automaker, which will be hand-building all of the cars and the production rate will be of only one unit per month. Peter Boutwood, Noble’s boss says that they have a “full order book.”
He added that potential clients should try out the V8 650 hp engine before buying the car. In addition, Noble allows their clients to customize the M600’s interior and exterior color scheme to their desire, without charging them anything above that 200,000 pounds price tag.
As a reminder, the Noble M600 features a V8 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine developed by Yamaha that churns out 650 hp and has a peak torque of 602 lb.-ft, enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in only 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 225 mph.
If you’ve been yearning for a Polish supercar, you’ll have to wait until the end of next year when the Arrinera Venocara will enter production. This model made its official public debut last week in Poland and as you can see, it features an aggressive look with some design cues borrowed from Lamborghini.
The car rides on a tubular steel chassis and benefits from a carbon Kevlar body, 19/20-inch alloy rims, bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights. Inside, there is premium leather upholstery, aluminum accents, carbon fiber trim and a thermal-imaging system.
The Arrinera Venocara is powered by a V8 6.2-liter supercharged engine borrowed from the Corvette ZR1 and it has been installed in the middle. This unit generates 638 hp (647 PS / 476 kW and 604 lb.-ft (819 Nm) of torque.
If all things go as planned, the car will be launched late next year and it will be available in Europe, United States, Middle East and China.
Zenvo teamed up with Red Sea Distribution, who is the only North American distributor of Zenvo, for creating this limited edition ST-1 model that will only be available in the United States. Wearing the 50S designation, the supercar rides on very light magnesium wheels and it features monogrammed seats. As you might have expected from a limited series model, each car will come with an individually numbered plaque. In addition, buyers will also get an Aspen watch that has a retail price tag of $49,000.
The car has been fitted with a bespoke V8 7.0-liter engine that generates 1250 hp (1267 PS / 932 kW) and an incredible torque of 1106 lb.-ft (1500 Nm), which is 146 hp (148 PS / 109 kW) and 52 lb.-ft (70 Nm) more in comparison to the standard variant of the car. This huge engine is mated to a 7-speed gearbox, allowing the 50S to do the 0-62 mph spring in only 3.0 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 233 mph (375 km/h).
They are going to make only three units: one in Mediterranean Blue, Crystal White and Intense Red. The base price for the 50S starts from $1,800,000.
The RSC Predator GT is the updated version of the Raptor GT, a car that got some heavy criticism due to the fact that it looked a lot like the Ferrari 599XX. The company ditched that styling and opted for a new one that it too is similar with an Italian supercar, this time something coming from Lamborghini.
Under the hood it will have the same engine, which is a 4-rotor Wankel unit, based on Mazda’s 13B MSP, producing 1184 hp (1,200 PS / 883 kW). This very powerful engine will be mated to an 8-speed sequential gearbox. With a curb weight of only 2,425 lb (1,100 kg), the RSC Predator GT will be able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in less than three seconds.
Unfortunately we don’t know when the car will enter production phase. They were supposed to present a prototype in late 2010, but since that didn’t happen, we probably won’t be seeing a production version this year. But this project does look promising though…
I’m really looking forward for a car that could take down the all-mighty Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, but I guess we’ll have to wait…
We have big news from Mosler as this week they’ve revealed the first details about their upcoming 2012 Raptor supercar which will have to face up some serious competition in this segment. It will feature a huge V8 twin-turbo 7.0-liter engine that produces 650 hp (695 PS / 485 kW). We know that you are probably wondering why only 650 hp from a 7.0-liter engine. We’re wondering that ourselves.
Anyway, the good thing is that the Raptor will have a curb weight of only 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) which will make it 476 lbs (216 kg) lighter than Pagani’s Huayra supercar.
We hope that more information will be revealed in the future as this car promises to be very interesting. The one you see in this picture is a MT900 GTR XX, not the upcoming Raptor. Stay tuned.
Yesterday the first batch of pictures of the forthcoming Spada Vetture Sport Codatronca Monza surfaced the Internet, ahead of the car’s official debut at the Top Marques Monaco. It was designed primarily for racing purposes and features a low-slung appearance with a distinctive rear and clear lines.
The automotive niche of supercars is getting bigger day by day as two days ago we’ve mentioned the Shayton Equilibrium and now we have news from Canada where another beast is under development. Dubbed De Macross GT1, it is the work of Jahong Hur and comes with a lot of exotic materials and some technology inspired from F1 cars.
De Macross GT1
It will feature F1-style Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers that Multimatic developed for many of the teams in Formula One. The 4-way adjustable pieces have the ability to crop the car’s ride height by over an inch in order to allow for both a track and street set up.
De Macross GT1
The car will feature a mid-mounted V8 5.4-liter Roush Yates supercharged power unit that will develop about 800 ponies and 700 pound feet of torque. All this power will be sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. The company says that with these hardware specifications, the De Macross GT1 will hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and will do the quarter mile in 11.5 sec.
De Macross GT1
As far as the design is concerned, I can’t say that it is pretty or original. The car looks like a Ford GT40, with the exception of the headlights that remind me of the Ferrari F430. Plus, that paintwork is just horrible, along with those wheels that don’t really are suitable for a supercar or whatever the GT1 promises to be.
De Macross GT1
Unfortunately they didn’t reveal when will the car be available and what price tag it will wear, probably not affordable for common people.
Good news! There is a new supercar just around the corner. Juliani Automobili, based in Milan, Italy, has finished the work on their Veela supercar which will be launched pretty soon. The car measures 4550 mm in length, 1920 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 2620 mm.
Under the hood, the Veela packs a V8 6.2-liter direct injection engine that outputs 520 hp @ 6,300 rpm, mated to a classic 6-speed manual transmission. With a curb weight of only 1160 kg, the car offers a power to weight ratio of 448 hp / ton. The Veela has a GT2 3.64 self-locking differential, a launch-control system and all that power is transmitted through the rear wheels.
This new Italian supercar is manufactured on a space-frame chassis and benefits from both independent front and back suspensions, with anti-roll bars for both of the axles, and adjustable dampers. To stop the car, the Italian engineers have fitted the Veela with front disc brakes that measure 355 mm and rear brakes that measure 330 mm.
According to Juliani, the new Veela can do the 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.4 seconds; 0-160 km/h in 7.6 seconds, onto an impressive top speed of 310 km/h.
Inside it will have Recaro seats, a bespoke leather trim, phone, Internet navigation and an integrated Apple iPad system for controlling the radio. As an optional feature, the car can be fitted with an onboard video recording system.
Design-wise, the car looks quite interesting, although the front resembles to some of the TVR cars and the back looks a little bit like the Ferrari California.
We don’t know how much this supercar will cost. Once we find out, we’ll let you know ASAP.
The supercar manufacturer Noble has released this week some preliminary info about their upcoming M600 supercar, along with a couple of photos where we see this beast wearing a carbon fiber body. The Noble M600 will come with a powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbo Yamaha V8 engine that produces 650 hp @ 6,800 rpm and 640 lb.-ft of torque @ 3,800 rpm. The supercar has a mid-longitudinal power unit, RWD architecture and the engine is fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox developed by Graziano.
The car has a length of 4360 mm, a 1578 mm wide track and a wheelbase that measures 2540 mm. With a curb weight of only 1250 kg, the Noble M600 offers a very good power-to-weight ratio of 520 hp / tone which allows the supercar to do the 0-120 mph sprint in 8.9 seconds (according to AutoCar) and has a top speed of 225 mph.
The car will feature a tubular space frame chassis with stainless steel tubes along with a carbon fiber composite body. The M600 promises to deliver excellent control and handling thanks to the power assisted rack and pinion steering system. In addition, it will sport an independent double wishbone suspension with coil-over Multimac shock absorbers for both the front and rear roll bars.
To stop this beast, the engineers at Noble have fitted the car with Alcon brakes that measure 380 mm discs in the front (with 6-piston calipers) and 350 mm discs out in the back (with 4-piston calipers).
If you are looking for a supercar that you can drive at very high speeds along with three of you best friends, look no further as the Savage Rival Roadyacht GTS is everything you’d ever wanted. The car you see in this video has been under development for several years in the Netherlands and is considered by its makers to be the very first 4-seater convertible supercar and the last time we seen it at an official event was back in 2009 at Top Marques Monaco.
Under that cool hood of the Rivale you will find the same engine that powers the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. In other words, the car is fitted with a V8 7.0-liter LS7 engine that outputs 601 hp and a massive torque of 553 pound-feet. More than that, the Savage Rivale is in fact based on a stretched Corvette platform with a carbon fiber body and a chrome molybdenum frame. Some unique elements of the car include the 8-piston brake calipers, air suspension and height-adjustable dampers manufactured by Koni.
There isn’t any information about a possible launch date but from the looks of this video, the development of the car should be ready quite soon. Hopefully, they will also announce a starting price for this beauty.
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Chrysler held a special dealer meeting behind closed doors a few days ago, where it revealed a lot of new models and refreshed existing ones. We’ve already seen the 2011 Town & Country, the 2011 Jeep Patriot as well as been teased with the promise of a 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan that will wipe the Sebring from existence.
But according to an inside sources, cited by the Wall Street Journal, dealers were also showcased one very special model, the 2012 Dodge Viper.
According to the WSJ report, the car shown was a radical departure from the current Viper design, going for a more upmarket look. It will retain some of its flamboyance, as it was reportedly painted in 25 layers of red to make it stand out.
Other specific details aren’t known just yet, but expect it to retain the formula that made its predecessor such a huge success.
A few months ago, we revealed the Pagani Zonda Tricolore one-off model, designed by the Italian supercar manufacturer to honor the 50th anniversary of Italy’s “Frecce Tricolori” (Tricolor Arrows).
Officially known as the 313th Aerobatic Training Squadron, the group appears in special aerobatic exhibitions and promotes Italy’s air force.
Seeing as how they are celebrating 50 years since the squadron’s assembly, Pagani revealed the unique Zonda Tricolore, boasting a unique paint job and tricolor Italian flag inserts.
The one-off supercar and the Aermacchi MB-339-A/PAN airplanes have now met on the Rivolto Air Force Base. Needless to say, the following video is just breath taking. Sit back, crank it to HD quality and enjoy the footage. (more…)
When the McLaren MP4-12C supercar was unveiled, people said that it will rival the Ferrari 458 Italia, as its twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 was capable of 600 HP and the price was pretty close to that of the fire-prone 458 Italia.
According to the CEO of McLaren USA, Anthony Joseph, things aren’t exactly so. In terms of customers, the British company competes with Porsche, as they both target people who want performance over brand name. Ferrari customers, on the other hand, want the prestige of the brand first, and performance later.
Still, even though it competes with lower priced Porsche models, Joseph says that around 2,700 letters of interest have been filed for the MP4-12C. Even though concrete orders haven’t been taken just yet, the new supercar is expected to exceed the first year sales estimates of 1,000 cars.