Supercars


Ferrari Mythos

Ferrari MythosThe Ferrari Mythos, based on the Testarossa chassis was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1989 it certainly got the world talking. Visually different from the norm the Mythos breaks of the traditional linked panels. The designers attempted to merge the front and back into a single flowing shell. The Mythos is a sporty compact 2 seater ‘Barchetta’. A Coupe, targa and speedster bodies were all considered but the latter was chosen because of the racing connection. That meant neither a roof or side windows had to be dealt with when designing. The aggresive stance is partly due to the rear being more than 8 inches wider than the front. To help with downforce the rear wing can lift nearly a foot, the front lip was also retractable. Like the exterior the 2-seater interior was upholstered in red leather and was intended to recapture the spirit of racing ‘Barchettas’ of the 1960s.

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Bentley Continental

Bentley Continental GTBentley. Luxury and style with 6 litres of twin turbocharged power all bundled up in a W12 engine. However, not a rare car by any means and if you want to see one in the next 10 mins, just put MTV on.

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McLaren P1

McLaren P1The new McLaren P1 hypercar.. It’s certainly got the wow factor, 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 which will hit 60mph in under 3 seconds and go on to over 200mph. Packed full of F1 technology including KERS, this can’t be anything less than a winner.

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Morgan Eva GT

Morgan-eva-gtStunning looking car from Morgan, keeping their curvy sweeping wings that run alongside that huge front end.

Launched at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show in California, it shares the chassis of the Aeromax Supersports, but uses an elongated body. The car also has a 302 brake horsepower twin-turbo straight six, making the car Euro 6-emissions compliant.The car’s official press release noted it is expected to achieve 40 mpg. It will be offered with a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission, and rear wheel drive only. With aluminum body panels, Morgan expects the car to weigh 1,250 kilograms (2,760 lb). Along with these specifications it is speculated the Eva GT will reach 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 170 miles per hour.

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Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTOThis is without a doubt one of my favourite Ferraris. It looks exactly what a Ferrari should look like, sleek, powerful and loads of character. A twin turbo charged V8 could catapult the GTO from 0-60 of around the 5 second mark and could go on to 190mph.

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Vector W8

Vector-W8An American 90′s supercar. Huge power coming from twin turbos and along with a big styling statement it definitely had something to say back in it’s day.

The Vector W8 is an American supercar produced from 1990 to 1993.It was manufactured by Vector Motors. The company utilized the newest and most advanced aerospace materials in building the W8s, which they said justified applying to the car the term “Aeromotive Engineering.” Just 19 W8s were produced (17 customer cars and two pre-production cars, the prototype W2, and two prototype Avtech AWX3 and AWX3R with a mock up of the 7.0 liter DOHC TT engine evolution). A total of 22 automobiles produced by Vector Aeromotive over the life of the company. The car originally sold for $448,000 new, however on today’s used market, they are available from $389,000 to well over $1.4 million depending on the condition of the car.
The W8 was essentially an upgrade of the same company’s earlier prototype, theVector W2. The Semi-Aluminum Monocoque chassis was epoxy bonded and riveted with an aluminum honeycomb floor pan, and 5,000 aircraft specification rivets were used in the car’s assembly. Everything on the Vector was designed to last the life of the owner, assuming reasonable maintenance. The body was made largely of lightweight carbon fiber and kevlar, known for its strength, and lightness.The cars level of fit and finish was well beyond that of its competitors. The car was based around a Rodeck resleevable V8 racing engine, coupled to a custom three-speed transmission. The engine had twin turbochargers, and produced an advertised 650 bhp at 5700 rpm and 649 lb·ft of torque on 8lbs of boost. Boost levels were driver adjustable between 8 and 14 lbs and during dyno testing at the factory the engines put out 1200hp at 14 lbs of boost.
The W8 had an estimated top speed of over 220 mph. However, in testing at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the W-2 reached 242 mph with the less powerful Donovan block, as reported by Top Wheels magazine. This top speed was reached while still using the “high downforce” wing. Later aerodynamic testing further honed efficiency, bringing the car’s drag coefficient (Cd.) down to just .32 prior to Department of Transportation crash testing in Ann Arbor, MI. The W8 design included subtle changes to the body during the production run, so that the initial car off the line looked slightly different from the last. These include the elimination of some gills, a lower front fascia and air splitter, revised rear wing, mirror intakes, and front grill. After the top speed testing was completed, no more Vector W8s were fitted with a removable glass roof, due to buffeting that occurred at those extreme speeds.

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Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

Nissan_Skyline_R34_GT-R_Nur_5thgenThe most gorgeous of all the Skylines especially in the Bayside Blue colour, with huge tuning potential, my favourite of all the Skylines.

In May 1998, after sales of the Nissan Skyline plummeted from the release of the R33 chassis the EN34, HR34, ER34 and BNR34 addressed many of the concerns over the change from the R33, with more emphasis on sportiness, and marked the introduction of the more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly RB25DET NEO engine. Also the front end was re-arranged from the R33 unattractive front end and was aimed more towards the R32 style to draw people back into the “skyline world” . The RB20E engine was discontinued in the R34 base model (GT), and the RB20DE, after last being used in the R32 Skyline, was reintroduced in updated NEO guise. The R34 GT powered by the RB20DE NEO, coupled with a 5-speed gearbox, became the most fuel-efficient straight-6 Skyline to date (of any shape). Carlos Ghosn stated on the release date of the Nissan Skyline R34 that “We hope to win people back with the old school design based around the R32 shell, due to the initial complaints corresponded with the R33 chasis and body” The 5-speed automatic transmission available on some models in the previous two shapes were discontinued. In its place, Nissan produced a 4-speed Tiptronic transmission for all of the automatic versions (Except the base 2.0L, which has a standard 5 speed gearbox). Only the GT-T coupe variant was sold in New Zealand from 2000 and it was the only country besides Japan that sold the R34 GT-T model Skylines new. The GT-T models were rebadged as Infiniti G25t for export markets.

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Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Nissan_Skyline_R32_GT-R_3rdgenThe monster from Japan.! I own a R34 and have wanted one for ages, however, the more I see the R32 the more it grows on me, I think it looks great in this grey but if it was to be perfect it would need the R34 ass on it.! For what this car achieved back in the 80′s it has to be called a supercar.

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Ford GT40

GT40_V2Ford’s answer to beat Ferrari back in the late 60′s for long distance racing and one of my cars of choice in Gran Turismo 5, the GT40 certainly done that, winning 4 times in a row at Le Mans from 1966, ’67, ’68 and ’69. The car was named the GT (for Grand Touring) with the 40 representing its overall height of 40 inches (1.02 m, measured at the windshield) as required by the rules. Large displacement Ford V8 engines (4.2 litre, 4.7 litre and 7 litre) were used, compared with the Ferrari V12 which displaced 3.0 litres or 4.0 litres.

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Lamborghini Veneno

Lamborghini-Veneno-2013Ok, I can’t help myself get a little excited when I see the Lamborghini Nemo (as my youngest would say), with it’s over-the-top styling and super aggressive look, it’s definitely not got the smooth lines of an Aston, but that’s why I love these Lambos. This will turn heads if you’re lucky enough to see one of the three produced and I can understand why some people will hate this, but personally, I love it.

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