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There’s A New McLaren Hypercar Under Ultimate Series

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McLaren confirmed that a new hypercar is in the works. The upcoming McLaren hypercar, which will launch in 2020, will be a part of the Ultimate Series lineup and could take on the GT Superlight name. There will only be 399 units produced.

McLaren introduced the new design of the hypercar through a teaser image during the Pebble Beach Concors d’Elegance. The hypercar will have an open top and is described as a two-seater open-cockpit roadster. It will sit low with only a minor lip to act as a windscreen. It’ll come with contoured flanks and dihedral doors.

The new hypercar is scheduled to slot between the Senna and the soon-to-be-released Speedtail in terms of price. The Senna will cost buyers £750,000 ($910,293.75) while the Speedtail will set you back by £2.1 million ($2.548 million).

The Senna was built for outright track performance while the Speedtail is presumably a vehicle that focuses on providing aerodynamic features and outright top speed. This third vehicle in the Ultimate Series lineup is fitted for the road so it’s unlikely that you’ll see this on the track.

Reports said that the new hypercar will be fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that’s also used in the Senna and the upcoming Speedtail. That engine is expected to be utilized for the entire lineup.

As for the power output, the supposedly GT Superlight will make 789 horsepower (the same as the Senna). The engine will be paired with a rear-wheel-drive system and a seven-speed dual-clutchbox transmission.

McLaren is committed to using its famed carbon-fiber chassis for the new hypercar. Supposedly, it is going to be the lightest car McLaren has ever produced during the McLaren Automotive era, pegged to be 2010 onwards. This means that the body will be made out of carbon fiber, too.

The company didn’t say when the GT Superlight hypercar will be released to the market.


2020 Lotus Evija to Rival the Fastest Cars in the World

Lotus just gave us a preview of an all-new supercar called the Evija. The Lotus Evija is set to equal, or even surpass, the records of the fastest production cars in the world with its mind-blowing features. We were told that it will have an all-electric powertrain with nearly 2,000 hp.

The released specs of the upcoming Evija are just too good to be true. However, the recent advancements in automotive technology and the feats achieved by its competitors may just turn Lotus’ claims into a reality.


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Lotus said that the Evija will be powered by four electric motors distributed to each wheel in an all-wheel-drive system. The total output of the units is targeted to reach 1,973 hp with 1,700 Nm torque.

The setup promises acceleration from 0-62 mph in less than three seconds while a 0-186 mph run can be achieved in under nine seconds. Meanwhile, the top speed of the vehicle is estimated to go over 200 mph. The numbers make the supercar a worthy adversary to the likes of the Koenigsegg Agera RS, Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari SF90, Tesla Model S P100D, and the Porsche 918 Spyder.

The Evija uses a 2,000 kW battery that can be charged using a 350 kW charger in just 18 minutes. That is enough for a 250-mile drive in its fully-charged state.


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The Evija follows the sharp design of modern hypercars. It features sculpted side panels, huge air intakes, sharp nose, and large rear wing to enable smooth airflow. The concept car shows a two-tone design with metallic/silver paint finish as well as blacked-out roofing and glass. In addition, it has vertical headlamps and unique trapezoidal taillights.

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Upon entering its doors that open upwards, the interior reveals racing-inspired bucket seats, race car steering wheel complete with buttons and switches, digital display on the driver’s direct line of sight, and a central instrument cluster rigged with buttons.

Pricing and Availability

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The Lotus Evija’s pricing starts at £1.5 million ($1.86 million). The production of the car will begin in 2020, and only 130 samples of it will be available in the market. Buyers who wish to reserve a production slot will have to shell out a £250,000 ($310,000) refundable deposit.

Aston Martin Hypercar Based on 003 Will Be Called the Valhalla

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After the confirmation that a mid-engined Aston Martin hypercar is in the works, we finally have a name for its production version. The car is currently known for its codename “003” but new reports and documents reveal that it will be called the “Valhalla” when it rolls out in the market.

According to Australia’s Drive, The Valhalla is a follow up to the Valkyrie (codenamed “001”) and Valkyrie AMR Pro (codenamed “002”). Therefore, it will inherit many features from its older siblings. Among them are the hybrid electric propulsion system and carbon-fiber-intensive architecture.

The name Valhalla just makes sense because of its association with the Valkyries in Norse mythology. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, the Valkyries are tasked with escorting fallen warriors in the afterlife who are on their way to Valhalla.

A trademark application made by Aston Martin with the World Intellectual Property Organization also made references to the Valhalla. The document filed on October 12, 2018, associated the trademarked name to the 003.

Although information about the Valhalla is quite scarce as of the moment, the source claimed the hypercar will be limited to 500 units only. The deliveries of the vehicles will start in late 2021.

The Valhalla will unlikely get a naturally-aspirated V12 engine. Instead, the Aston Martin hypercar will get its power from a turbocharged V6. The combustion unit is expected to be paired with an electric system to deliver a mild-hybrid powertrain.

The mild-hybrid setup means the electric motor will only serve as a boost to the acceleration of the car.

Pininfarina Launches EV Brand, Hypercar To Come In 2020

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Pininfarina launched Automobili Pininfarina on Friday in Rome. The brand will focus on the conceptualization and the production of electric vehicles. Pininfarina’s parent company, Mahindra, is currently in Rome to compete in this weekend’s Formula E Championship round.

Battista Pininfarina said that launching a car brand is a dream come true for him. Thanks to the financial backing of Mahindra, these dreams are coming into fruition.

The cars that will be produced under the new brand will be prestigious and luxurious, true to Pininfarina’s name and reputation. The first model will arrive this year as the production version of the H2 Speed concept that was shown at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The H2 Speed is a track-only electric supercar that uses a hydrogen fuel cell stack instead of batteries. There will only be 12 units in production.

But on Friday, during the launch of the Automobili Pininfarina, the company said that the flagship model of the brand will arrive in 2020. The vehicle will use a technology formulated by Rimac and Mahindra’s Formula E team. Power output will most likely be 1,480 horsepower, similar to the Bugatti Chiron. But much like the H2 Speed, too, there will only be a few units in production.

Rimac, as we can all remember, recently revealed C_Two hypercar that can produce as much as 1,914 horses from its four electric motors.

Don’t fret, though. Even if you can’t get your hands on the flagship model from Pininfarina’s new car brand, you can get dibs on other Pininfarina models, which will be built in higher volumes. This would include sedans and SUVs.

This is not the first time Pininfarina would venture into the production of cars. The company has been actively building various cars for companies, including the Volvo C70. It also has quite an experience producing electric cars such as the BlueCar electric hatch developed by French firm Bollore.

New McLaren Hybrid Hypercar To Hit More Than 250MPH

The upcoming McLaren Ultimate Series “Hyper-GT” BP23 will be the fastest car ever produced by the luxury automaker. Apparently, the limited edition hybrid hypercar will be faster than the legendary McLaren F1 that became popular during the 1990s.

McLaren just announced a top speed target for it to the tune of “more than 243 mph” achieved by the McLaren F1. That means that the new hybrid hypercar might exceed 400 km/h or might even top 250 mph. A teaser sketch showed the figure “243” on the dashboard, meaning, of course, that the new car will reach that target but would most probably hit a number north of the mentioned figure.

The BP23, then, is set to be the fastest car that McLaren has ever built. In several ways, it is geared to follow in the footsteps of the original McLaren because it will have a centrally mounted driver seat flanked with passenger seats on the side. The production run will only be limited to 106 units, which is an ode to the original F1 road car’s sales figure.

There is no specific “look” and features of the BP23 because everything will be done according to what customers want. The production of the McLaren BP23 will be managed and headed by McLaren’s Special Operations division. There are still a few surprises awaiting us because McLaren has yet to reveal the actual top speed and the name of the BP23.

We suspect that all of these tiny but critical details will be revealed very soon as the car is about to be unveiled in the next few months. Or at least, that’s what reports have been indicating in auto industry circles. Recognizing that it is being called the BP23 in auto reports, McLaren clarified that the name would be more special rather than a simple alphanumeric term.


Top Expectations From the Ferrari FXX K Evo

Spy shot of the Ferrari FXX K Evo prototype.

Spy shot of the Ferrari FXX K Evo prototype.

A new Ferrari hypercar is set to be unveiled in a few days. The high-performance vehicle will be called the Ferrari FXX K Evo.

The FXX K Evo will make its debut at the 2017 Finali Mondiali. The event will be held this coming October 30 at the Mugello track in Italy.

The FXX K Evo was mentioned in the press release of Ferrari for the show. So far, only a few details were revealed about it. Combining the official information with other reliable sources and insiders within the company, here are the things we expect about it:


The sports car manufacturer revealed that the FXX K Evo was based on the concept car they introduced at the 2014 Finali Mondiali held in Abu Dhabi. It should be noted though that the one they will showcase at the coming event will be an evolved version of the former.

Based on the past spy shots of the hypercar’s production version, it will heavily base its design on its concept model. There appears to be some tweaks in the bumper, spoilers and air intakes of the vehicle though.

The one that will be made available to customers appears to have a sharper profile too with its longer sloping hood and rear roofline. Look forward to a lighter armor for the production model as well.


Again, the specific engine of the FXX K Evo remains a closely-guarded secret of Ferrari, but its press release claimed that the car could deliver more than 1,050 hp. It will likely have a hybrid setup, which is made up of a petrol engine and electric motors. The petrol unit of the auto will most probably be a 6.3-liter V12.

Given the car’s hybrid setup featuring a V12 combustion engine, better aerodynamic elements and lighter frame, it is bound to have a quick acceleration time that might even be faster than the record set by the original FXX at the Fiorano track.

3 Best Features of the Mercedes-AMG Project One

After much hype, the Mercedes-AMG Project One was introduced at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The hypercar concept aims to bring Formula One technology into our roads.

1. Design

The Mercedes-AMG Project One concept borrowed many design elements from the hypercars of our generation. Its styling is reminiscent of the Pagani Huayra, but with a few cosmetic updates and aerodynamic upgrades.

The mid-engined hypercar integrates the Sensual Purity design philosophy of Mercedes. Compared to the Huayra, the Project One has smoother surfaces that give it a luxurious appeal, which is the signature of Mercedes cars, while retaining its very strong sporty presence.

The interior design of the Project One is a notch up from the sporty cabin of the Mercedes-AMG GT. The hypercar has a two-seating capacity. Its seats were made to resemble the sloping styling of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Silver Arrow F1 car’s seat. It has two screen displays too. The most noticeable element inside the car though is its steering wheel, which is heavily inspired by the one installed in the current Mercedes F1 racecar.

2. Power

The Project One is defined by its overwhelming output. According to Mercedes-Benz, it produces more than 1,000 hp, thanks to its hybrid setup. It is powered by a petrol-fed 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine and four electric motors. The electric motors are located in the turbocharger, engine, and one each on the front wheels. An automated 8-speed manual transmission governs the power of the car.

The engine of the vehicle has a rev that can reach up to 11,000 rpm. On the other hand, its electric motors on the front axle give it an additional 50,000 rpm and the shaft is capable of 100,000 rpm.

3. Performance

Mercedes claims that the setup of the Project One completely eliminates the dreaded turbo lag in cars. The resulting acceleration of the auto from zero to 200 km/h is only six seconds. Its top speed can go up to a whopping 350 km/h.


Pagani Huayra Roadster Debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

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The Pagani Huayra Roadster just made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The supercar is considered by its company founder Horacio Pagani as the most complicated project they ever had.

According to the Pagani website, it took the automaker six years to develop the high-performance auto. Check out the key features of the supercar below:


The Pagani Huayra Roadster is powered by a handcrafted Mercedes-AMG 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine. The unit produces 764 hp at 5,500 rpm and 100 Nm of torque from 2,300 to 4,300 rpm. All that power is distributed to the rear wheels via a single-clutch manual transmission seven-speed gearbox.

Pagani is yet to release the details about the zero to 62 mph acceleration time of the supercar. However, considering the roadster’s higher output than its 722 hp coupe version and its light frame, it is estimated to be able to achieve such feat in less than three seconds and a split-second faster than its roofed sibling.


The Pagani Huayra Roadster borrows many styling elements found in the Pagani Huayra coupe as well as the Pagani Huayra BC. The roadster may have a more rigid A-Pillar and some of its parts have been reinforced to make up for the absence of its fixed roofing, but it was successful in reducing its weight by 70 kg compared to the coupe.

The weight reduction of the roadster is thanks to its detachable rooftop that makes use of carbon and glass materials. In addition, the vehicle makes use of light monoque chassis.

Moreover, the roadster is fitted with a set of forged aluminum alloy app monolythic wheels measuring 20 inches and 21 inches for the front and rear, respectively. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli tires.


The Pagani Huayra Roadster’s starting price is at €2.28 million or around $2.41 million. The cost is exclusive of taxes and delivery charges.


Only 100 samples of the supercar will be released in the market.


Check out the photos of the new Pagani Huayra Roadster during its world premiere at the 87th Geneva Motor Show in the gallery below:

New Aston Martin Hypercar To Be Released On July 5

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A teaser giving a hint of what we could expect from the upcoming Aston Martin hypercar.

Everyone though that the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be the location for the unveiling of Aston Martin’s new hypercar. Well, aren’t we all wrong? Apparently, Aston Martin has a bigger and more private plan for their new hypercar, which isn’t really such a surprise.

Sources said the hypercar will be unveiled in a more private site and more privileged audience in mind on July 5. The location? The automaker’s headquarters in Gaydon, Central England.

But a handful of lucky customers have actually already seen the hypercar, based on reports gathered. Potential customers saw the hypercar on the sidelines of the Monaco Grand Prix a few weeks ago. Unfortunately for us, no one has even leaked a minute detail of the special viewing. No Instagram post. No Facebook mentions.

A joint venture between Aston Martin and its Red Bull Racing team, the hypercar is best known by its code name AM-RB 001. We’re expecting to see a number of features such as a V-12 engine from the company’s DB11. There might also be a race track and road-going version, making its reveal even more exciting.

Not much is known about the hypercar. Aston Martin has always been ultra secretive of its new cars, so we’re not expecting much until the final reveal on July 5. The same goes with pricing. There are no details yet. But although it’s hard to speculate on the actual pricing, we can estimate the new hypercar to have a high price tag—about £2.5 million, or about $3.5 million at today’s admittedly fluctuating exchange rates.

Aston Martin plans to produce no more than 100 units of this hypercar by 2018, their self-appointed deadline. Priority for the purchase of the hypercar will apparently be given to those who first purchased Aston Martin’s One-77 and Vulcan supercars.

Mazzanti Millecavalli Is Italy’s Fastest And Most Powerful Supercar


Italy may be best known as the land of amazing pasta, pizza and architecture for us mere mortals. But for the ultra-rich, Italy is home to the world’s most powerful supercars—the Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and the Pagani. Majority of the best cars out there carry the Italian flag in the top right corner.

And as if Italy has not outdone itself again and again in the matter of producing the greatest cars ever, a company called Mazzanti (very much Italian, right?) just produced the Millecavalli—a 1,000bhp hypercar that will apparently compete with the great LaFerrari in terms of horsepower offering, according to Top Gear.

The Millecavalli is packing a 7.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which can produce 1,000bhp and 885 lb. ft. of torque. That’s certainly a lot more than Ferrari’s offering of 950bhp and 664 lb. ft. of torque through its V12-engined hybrid hypercar.

The Mazzanti Millecavalli weighs at only 1,300 kg, which would certainly boost its road performance using a six-speed sequential gearbox. That said, Mazzanti’s supercar should go 0-60mph in just 2.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 250mph.

Surely, supercar enthusiasts are scrutinizing the company’s every move. Mazzanti was a creation of Luca Mazzanti and classic car restorer Walter Faralli.

The Millecavalli has a lot going on—ripples and creases that affect the car’s aerodynamics. There’s also a two-tier spoiler, a roof snorkel, and suicide swan doors.

There are no details yet for the interior, although we’re expecting to see some elegant and sporty details on the seats, steering wheel, and even the pedals. If you’re curious, you can take a look at it since it’s currently on display at the Turin Auto Show.

Mazzanti said there will only be 25 units of the Millecavalli. As for the price? We don’t know that yet, but expect really astonishing, fall-off-your-seat price tag for this supercar.

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