McLaren recently revealed their new Ferrari fighter, the 755LT. The LT stands for “Longtail” and pays homage to the Le Mans winning McLaren F1 GTR. Inside the elongated vehicle is a twin turbocharged V8 good for a devilish 666 hp and 516 lb ft of torque. The 755LT uses lightweight materials such as titanium and carbon fiber for massive weight savings, allowing the car to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph. More info at the official McLaren site.
Driver Andy Green is planning to break the world land speed record in 2016 with the Bloodhound SCC and hit a terrifying 1,000 mph. While this will be the world’s fastest car, it’s really a missile on wheels when you consider how it’s powered. Together, the EJ200 jet engine and Nammo hybrid rockets produce around 210 kN (21 tonnes) of thrust, equivalent to 135,000 thrust hp, or 180 F1 cars! Rolex designed two custom instruments, a speedometer and chonograph to withstand the extreme g-forces and vibrations the car will experience while accelerating, decelerating and going 1,000 friggin’ miles per hour! The vehicle has hi-tech electronic controls and gauges, but akin to the analog Rolex instruments it also has manual backups for everything to ensure the car can be stopped safely from high speeds. Better safe than sorry when you’re cruising at Mach 1.4.
Koenigsegg wants to take a step above the realm of supercars, with their new “megacar” the One:1. The Koenigsegg One:1 is named after it’s virtually one-to-one power to weight ratio (in Kilograms) – It’s turbocharged 5.0 L V8 produces 1341 hp and the car only weighs 1360 kilograms (or 2988 lbs). Instead of traditional 0-60 mph figures, Koenigsegg released the One:1′s 0-249 mph time, which is 20 seconds, but what would you expect from a megacar manufacturer? Expect a top speed over 270 mph and the Bugatti Veyron to take a step down on the supercar performance podium.
If the hot new Corvette Stingray and Stingray Convertible don’t pack enough punch for you, hold out for the 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06. The supercharged 6.2-L V8 will pack approximately 625 hp and 635 lb-ft of torque, so expect the performance figures to be insane. There’s also going to be a removable carbon fiber roof panel, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, an optional “Z07 package” with even more menacing spoilers than the base Z06 – and we simply can’t wait to hear more about this car as it develops!
We’ve done several posts on the latest 911 Carrera body style (the 991) and we’re now drooling over the new Porsche 911 Turbo. Power from the twin-turbocharged 3.8 L 6 cylinder engine is plentiful – 520 hp for the Turbo and 560 hp for the Turbo S, allowing the S version to hit 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. For years, the 911 has had a rear wing that deploys at high speed – but the latest turbo has a three stage active aerodynamic system, with an adjusting front spoiler and rear wing. The large air scoops behind the doors will also help the Turbo standout, and the car certainly does not disappoint the eyes.
We had previously posted teaser pics of the new super Ferrari, which we thought would be called the Ferrari F70 or F150, but turns out it’s called “LaFerrari.” The Enzo successor is truly remarkable hybrid, packing 800 hp from it’s V12 engine and an additional 163 hp from an electric motor. The HY-KERS system that distributes the power from both engines is derived from F1 – and the performance the car is capable shows it. Ferrari claims 0-62 mph times of less than 3 seconds and a top speed “over” 217 mph. Scissor doors and an adaptive aerodynamic system shroud the chassis and power-plant with styling reminiscent of super Ferrari models of the past. It looks like only 499 will be made and there is more info on their microsite.
There aren’t a ton of details available for the Bugatti Galibier, but the 2009 concept vehicle is due to become a reality in late 2014 with limited units. This 4-door Bugatti hatchback has a similar aesthetic to a Porsche Panamera and is expected to have at least 1,000 hp and a top speed of 235 mph. Inside passengers are treated to top of the line luxury and as you can see in Bugatti’s promo video below – the timepiece on the Galibier’s dashboard also can be deployed and used as a wristwatch. No official word on the price yet, but expect to pay at least $1k per hp this monstrous sedan spits out.
It’s been a decade since the last limited edition supercar from Ferrari went on sale. While it’s still very secretive, the Ferrari F150 (model name may likely change) will be the successor to the Enzo and we can’t to learn more. Ferrari released some teaser pictures and expect the F150 to have a V12 and a lot of carbon fiber.
The McLaren 12C is a wicked ride, but if you prefer a convertible you’ll want the 12C Spider. Losing the roof only reduces the Spider’s top speed by three miles per hour (204 mph) and 0-62 mph is achieved in a mere 3.1 seconds. The 2013 Spider has the same 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 as its roofed sibling, packing a menacing 616 hp (24 more than the original 12C). McLaren is best known for their F1 cars and much of their racing technology is present in this car – so without a roof over your head, you’ll certainly feel like you’re on an F1 circuit driving this beast. Only problem, it’ll cost you around $275k.