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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.
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.
Dubai-based supercar maker W Motors has revealed its second production hypercar—the Fenyr SuperSport—after wowing the world in 2012 with its Lykan Hypersport.
The first production car of the brand was a foundation of some sorts. It got the 770-horsepower, flat six engine that was built by RUF. It also got a radical design and has a top speed of 245 mph. It might be because it costs an astounding $3.4 million, but W Motors only produced five units of the Lykan Hypersport that, among others, come with titanium, diamonds, and sapphires integrated into its fancy headlamps.
The W Motors Fenyr SuperSport has an even more radical styling and more powerful engine. It was developed with Magna Steyr and RUF Automobile just like the Lykan.
The Fenyr SuperSport has a full carbon-fiber body and a lightweight aluminum chassis that makes it only 1,200 kg. It comes packed with a flat 6-cylinder 4.0-liter twin turbo, mid-rear engine that was engineered in Germany by RUF. The performance of this supercar will be boosted by a seven-speed double clutch gearbox that is complemented by 900 horsepower and 1,200 Newton-Metre torque.
Because of such powerful engine, it can go 0-to-100 mph in less than 2.7 seconds. It also has a top speed of 400 km/h.
On the exterior, you can find a supercar with an armored vehicle design. It also has an aggressive front fascia with LED headlamps and massive air intakes, a ventilated hood, and protruding side skirts.
W Motors has yet to release information about the interiors for the Fenyr, but it will definitely be similar to the Hypersport, except for the removal of the gold stitching and the Virtual Holographic Display.
The Fenyr SuperSport will most likely make its debut at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show in China. Production won’t be as limited as the Lykan Hypersport, and it will be cheaper than its predecessor, although it would still be a multimillion car. Production is set to begin by 2017.