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  • The Aria FXE Is an American-Made 1150-HP Hybrid Supercar

    12/13/2017 12:23:59 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 12/01/2017 | By Brian Silvestro
    With a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 and two electric motors out front, this California-built supercar could be seriously fast. Last year at the L.A. Auto Show, California-based Aria showed a mid-engine concept called the "Fast Eddy." Named after Ed Taylor, former vice president of design at GM and father of one of Aria's co-founders, Charles Taylor. Now, the group is back with a production version, called the FXE, and it looks seriously cool. While the Fast Eddy concept had a Chevy-sourced 500-horsepower small block V8, the FXE is a little more serious. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a...
  • Aston Martin reveals $2.3m hi-tech 'Vulcan' hypercar

    07/01/2015 3:37:57 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th June 2015 | Mark Prigg
    'It is one of the most hi-tech cars ever created - and you'll need to go on a course to learn how to drive it, even if you can afford the $2.3m pricetag. Aston Martin Vulcan showed off its track only 'hypercar' at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It features a hi-tech dashboard and smart steering wheel from which almost everything can be controlled.'
  • 1,500 hp Koenigsegg Regera hits 249 mph in first (and only) gear

    03/07/2015 1:46:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2015
    More pics at link. The Koenigsegg Regera is the latest supercar from the small, Swedish brand, and its specifications will blow your mind as easily as the car can blow you away. The two-seat, mid-motor, carbon fiber machine, whose name means "to reign" in Swedish, features a unique plug-in hybrid powertrain with a total output of 1,500 horsepower, and can reach its top speed 249 mph in less than 20 seconds. And it does it with just one gear.
  • Rare Ferrari Found At French Farm Sells For 14m Euros ($16.2m USD Alert)

    02/06/2015 9:19:44 PM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 02/06/2015 | BBC News
    A rare Ferrari sports car found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of old magazines has sold for 14.2m euros (£10.5m; $16.2m) at auction in Paris. The blue California Spider was hidden away for more than 50 years. One of only 37 ever made, it was once owned by the French actor Alain Delon and was discovered alongside dozens of other classic models.
  • The LAPD Now Has a Lamborghini Cop Car ...

    03/16/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Michael Ballaban
    The LAPD Now Has a Lamborghini Cop Car, Because Charity Los Angeles is a town of dreams, of wonder, of authenticity, heart, and soul. Oh wait. No. It is none of those things. Which is why instead of getting a Morgan Three Wheeler like my constant letters have suggested, they went out and got a Lamborghini Gallardo. Figures. Just like Dubai. In all fairness, the LAPD Lamborghini isn't actually part of the force to show off, or just to keep up with the Emirati Joneses with their ridiculous Bugatti Veyron cop car, but was rather donated to them by a...
  • (Great Scott!) The DeLorean Returns Back from the Future as a Monster Truck

    07/13/2012 8:36:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    DVICE ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Raymond Wong
    The DeLorean returns back from the future as a monster truck If Marty McFly and Doc Brown were ever to reunite for a sequel to Back to the Future III, the old time traveling DeLorean would need an upgrade of some sort to justify the ticket. How about adding 44-inch tires to a DeLorean and converting it into a monster truck? That'll do! While the DeLorean Motor Company is busy producing electric DeLoreans for a 2013 release, one DeLorean easily bested all others at the 2012 DeLorean Car Show & Convention in Orlando, Florida. What you have here is a...
  • Japan: Speeding blamed for pileup involving 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini (14 car pile-up)

    12/05/2011 6:31:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 12/05/11
    Speeding blamed for pileup involving 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini National Dec. 05, 2011 - 06:37PM JST ( 131 ) YAMAGUCHI — Speeding was fingered as a possible cause Monday of what is believed to be Japan’s most expensive ever road accident when up to 300 million yen worth of supercars ended up in a crumpled heap on the Chugoku expressway in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Eight Ferraris and a Lamborghini—plus a Toyota Prius—were among the vehicles involved in the crash, which witnesses said happened when a speeding car slid across a wet road surface. Television footage showed mangled Ferraris—many of them...
  • BMW M1 Homage Concept Revealed!

    04/28/2008 6:25:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies · 94+ views ^ | 04/27/2008 | Staff
    Back in the mid 1970's, BMW exploded into the Midship Engine realm with a sexy little car called the M1. It has since been laid to rest and been reflected upon with sadness and envy. Jump to 2008, and BMW has released a concept design that they are dubbing the "M1 Homage." First off, BMW has made it very clear that this is a "concept design" and there are no "official" plans for production. However, keep in mind that there have also been rumors circulating that BMW was going to make a return to the Midship engine genre of...
  • Chrysler in talks with Fiat to build Alfa Romeos in the U.S.?

    04/16/2008 10:49:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies · 2,779+ views
    Chrysler now has a partnership with China-based automaker Chery to rebadge a small car for the South American market, a partnership with Volkswagen to build VW-badged minivans, and a brand new deal with Nissan in which it will supply the Japanese automaker a full-size truck in exchange for a new small car. Rumor has it that the Cerberus-owned automaker isn't done shaking hands quite yet. The latest partnership may involve Italian automaker Fiat, as reported by the German newspaper Handelsblatt. According to the paper, the deal with Fiat would involve freeing up some of Chrysler's production capacity in the U.S....
  • Test Drive : Eliica vs. Porshe [Performance, Electric vs. Gasoline/ Petrol]

    03/14/2008 10:02:32 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 15 replies · 1,158+ views
    YouTube ^ | 13 Mar 2008 | YouTube
    The Eliica (or the Electric Lithium-Ion Car) is a battery electric vehicle prototype, or concept car designed by a team at Keio University in Tokyo, led by Professor Hiroshi Shimizu. The 5.1 metre (16.7 feet) car runs on a lithium-ion battery and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (60 mph) in four seconds. In 2004, the Eliica reached a speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) on Italy's Nardo High Speed Track. The team's goal is to exceed 400 km/h (250 mph), breaking the record set by today's street-legal gasoline-powered vehicles. The Eliica weighs in at 2400 kg (5291 lbs) and seats...
  • Tesla Motors Replaces Eberhard as CEO

    08/14/2007 12:25:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies · 1,023+ views ^ | 12 Aug 2007 | Staff
    The Mercury News reports that Tesla Motors, makers of the all-electric Tesla Roadster, has replaced Martin Eberhard, its co-founder and CEO, with Michael Marks, an early investor in Tesla. Marks joined buyout firm KKR after a stint as CEO of Flextronics, a Singapore-headquartered electronics manufacturing services provider. Prior to joining Flextronics, Marks was president and CEO of Metcal, a precision heating instrument company in Menlo Park. Tesla will post the news as a message from its chairman, Elon Musk, on its Web site ( Monday morning, according to the Mercury News. Eberhard is a co-founder of Tesla, and has been...
  • Million-dollar sports car totaled in rally for charity [Owner totals Ferrari Enzo]

    08/03/2006 8:16:34 AM PDT · by TChris · 174 replies · 3,460+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/3/2006 | Mark Havnes and Lisa Rosetta
    MILFORD - Utah Highway Patrol troopers had blocked off part of a remote Millard County highway Wednesday so owners of exotic sports cars could slam on the gas pedal and leave those 65 mph speed limit signs in the dust. Mercedes, Jaguars, Vipers, Porches and more were zipping along State Route 257 - all for charity - when the four-day Utah Fast Pass Road Rally took a dangerous turn. Provo resident Richard Losee lost control of his $1.3 million Ferrari - which had been screaming along at close to 100 mph - and crashed 28 miles north of Milford in...
  • From Ariel, a Poor Man's Supercar

    04/22/2006 6:38:13 AM PDT · by saganite · 65 replies · 1,630+ views
    yahoo/business week ^ | 21 Apr 06 | Matt Vella
    Supercars -- once exclusively the stuff of high-speed racing circuits and billionaires -- are going mainstream. From Ford to Ferrari, major auto makers are introducing ultra-high-end vehicles that rewrite the rules on cost, speed, and sexy design. (snip) Blazing along with the pack is the Ariel Atom 2, the stripped-down soul of a supercar. Unlike its classmates, the Atom doesn't come with an intimidating sticker price or luxury trim. Heck, it doesn't even come with doors, a windshield, or windows. It's a lean engineering marvel that has stunned speed freaks, racing fans, and the automotive press. (snip) IMPRESSIVE LIST. The...
  • Bowling Green (KY) plant to build new Cadillacs

    09/14/2002 9:31:37 AM PDT · by toddst · 6 replies · 659+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Sat. Sept. 14, 2002 | Not Specified
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------Posted on Sat, Sep. 14, 2002 Bowling Green plant to build new Cadillacs BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Test production of a new line of Cadillac sports cars will create 128 new jobs at the General Motors factory here, although most of them will go to outsiders. The plant is expected to reach full production by April of the Cadillac XLR, a $70,000, two-seat sports car that goes on sale next year. All but about 20 of the new jobs will go to workers already employed by GM in factories elsewhere. The Bowling Green plant was specifically chosen for the production...