It seems that breaking the land speed record isn’t enough for Hennessey and their Venom GT. In fact, the car company has just announced plans for a updated, faster version of the Venom GT.
Talking to Top Gear, Hennessey confirmed the company’s plans to build a Venom GT that would make the existing GT look like small fry. And the name? They plan on calling this beast of a super car the Venom GT F5. We’re thinking the F stands for fast.
The main goal with the Venom GT F5 is to top the top speed of the Venom GT. Hennessey said that they would like to reach a top speed of a whopping 290mph (that’s 466,17 km/h to you and me). To refresh your memory, the top speed that the existing Venom GT reached was 270,4mph (or 435,16) – and with it, they took the land speed record.
Before Hennessey stepped onto the playground, the previous land speed record was held by Bugatti with their Veyron at 269,86mph (434,29km/h). (more…)
Lamborghini is still 10 days away from fully unveiling their ‘track-focused’ Huracan Super Trofeo race car, but they know that fans (like us) are frothing to get a glimpse of the modified Huracan that is set to take the track by storm.
So, to satisfy our hunger for the super fast super car, they have released a short teaser, just over 1 minute long, that shows us the Huracan Super Trofeo (LP 610-4) in some of it’s glory. And while it’s not all of it, it will definitely satisfy our craving until August 15th when the car will be officially unveiled at The Quail in Monterey, California. (more…)
It might not be the fastest car in the world anymore, after the Hennessey trumped it from the number one spot, but let’s be honest; it is still super exciting to see a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport race down a straight stretch of road, even if it now holds second place.
At the recent Sun Valley Road Rally in Ketchum, Idaho, one of Bugatti’s rarest beauties got to show off it’s skills and power and in the process blow the socks off of everyone attending the event as well as ourselves, because luckily, someone realized that this is moment not to be missed and pulled out the video camera.
The Sun Valley Road Rally effectively turns a stretch of Highway 75, surrounded by trees and beautiful, picturesque mountains, into a high-speed runway where super cars get to show off just h0w ‘super’ they are.
During the event, the road is not open to the public for use (obviously, they risk a collision with a super fast super car) but the event is open to the public to come and watch, with all proceeds being donated to charity. (more…)
If you’ve tuned into any television channel in the past month, then its very likely that you have seen Jaguar’s British villains ‘Rendezvous’ ad.
The ad, which features prominent British actors Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong, showcases the actors as typical, British villains. They ask the camera whether you have ever notched that in Hollywood movies all the super evil villains are always played by Brits.
The ad forms part of Jaguar’s latest ad campaign, ‘It’s good to be bad’. Naturally, with Britain being the home of Jaguar, they play on typical British things, and of course, show us how badass the Jaguar (F-Type in particular) is.
Now while the company has already released a string of ads that for part of its ‘It’s good to be bad’ campaign, the latest one seemed to get more negative attention than positive. (more…)
One of the UK’s leading car reviewers, and all round petrol heads, AutoCar, recently had the opportunity to take the all new Ferrari 458 Speciale around the track at Castle Coombe.
The 458 is, as the name suggests, a very special car. And of course, it’s very beautiful too. However, for the guys at AutoCar, taking the Ferrari 458 Speciale around the Castle Coombe circuit, was somewhat of a deja vu experience.
As they mention in the video, the last time the group was at Castle Coombe, the took the Ferrari 430 Scuderia around the track. The Scuderia, as they say, quickly became one of their favourite sports cars ever. (more…)
On Thursday, the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed kicked off and, just like every year, showcased some of the most incredible cars, concepts and cool gadgets that you will find in the automotive industry.
Held for four days, from the 26th to the 29th of June, this year’s festival brought festival goers 4 days of thrilling action that was sure to make any petrol head jump for joy.
After all, the Goodwood Festival of Sound is the place to show off the latest and greatest in motoring ingenuity. Whether it’s a new, beautiful sports car baring a name such as Ferrari, Lamborghini or Maseratti or a concept that seems a little wacky – Goodwood has it all. (more…)
The Drive Channel on YouTube never ceases to amaze us with their in-depth and informative videos. And today’s video is no different.
The Daytona Speedway is home to some super powerful, really fast cars – and one of them is the new Chevrolet Corvette prototype. Ever wondered what to would feel like to take a spin in a Corvette around a racetrack? Will this video will give you some indication.
For the Drive Channel, Jordan Taylor takes the new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona prototype for a spin around the track on a test day at Watkins Glen. (more…)
When Ferrari does something, they do it good. And this testament has been proved one again in the form of the all new, all amazing, F12 TRS.
This car is basically the stuff dreams are made if. Many a sports car fan would probably tear up at the sight of this beauty in their driveway. Unfortunately for us (and fortunately for one lucky person) we will never be able to get our hands on this beauty, as it is a special, one-off edition.
The F12 TRS embodies a somewhat ‘old school glamour’ when it comes to sports cars. It is quite clearly designed to go fast and it is quite clearly Ferrari. (more…)