There’s no better reason to build a new luxury car than to celebrate a brand reaching the one millionth fan mark on its dedicated Faceebook page.
It is for just this reason that Aston Martin has unveiled the bespoke DB9 1M model at its Gaydon Headquarters. For the production of the one-off Aston Martin, the company looked no further than its Facebook fans by creating a series of polls with which fans were asked to select the car’s trim, design and of course name.
SRT announced earlier this year that it would be auctioning off the first production model of the 2013 Viper GTS and so the vehicle was recently auctioned at Barrett-Jackson’s Orange County auction.
Aside from the Viper GTS itself, adding to the appeal of the auction for wealthy and philanthropic bidders was that proceeds from it would be donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation that helps families deal with the trauma and tragedy associated with children suffering from pediatric cancer.
During the auction, bidding for the Viper passed the six figure mark quickly to $250, 0000. Once reached, an SRT Track Experience and a trip to this year’s Petit Le Mans were included for the winning bidder. However, the Viper’s 640 horsepower V10 and carbon fibre bodywork was sold for the final price of $300, 000.
Source: Auto Blog
Less than one year since the release of the latest generation Porshe 911 range, the company has announced that it will be offering powerkit upgrades for its Carrera S models.
The new upgrade, made available by the Porsche Exclusive department offers a remapped ECU, new cylinder heads and camshafts, a variable intake system, an additional radiator, a low-backpressure exhaust, and Sport Chrono dynamic engine mounts. As a result, the sports car can reach 100km/h in just 4 seconds equipped with Porsche’s dual-clutch PDK transmission.
The offer seems to be the same package that was fitted to the exclusive 911 Club Coupe last month.
World Car Fans received this video uploaded onto You Tube by That Racing Channel of an alleged gold-plated Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
The world’s first gold-plated supercar was apparently unveiled at Miami Beach, Florida recently and belongs to none other than the CEO of Lamborghini Miami, Brett David.
However, because no other information was provided about the preparation of the vehicle and also because it appears very smooth and shiny, the car is believed to be a foil wrap.
In a special episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine’s Jason Cammisa pits the world’s most exclusive super cars against each other in a no-holds-barred drag race battle!
Do the carbon fibre-bodied Lamborghini Aventador, Lexus LFA, and McLaren MP4-12C have what it takes to take on the king of the super car realm – the Bugatti Veyron?
Watch the supercars in action in the video below:
A very brave owner of a unique £1.6 million Bugatti Veyron made from porcelain parked it openly in a street in Paris, France. After being spotted outside the Plaza Athenee Hotel during its first sighting in Europe, unsurprisingly the supercar began to draw a crowd.
The super-wealthy owner of this astonishing Veyron L’Or Blanc or rather White Gold in English must have been very relieved when it arrived at the hotel unscathed as the streets of Paris are notoriously narrow and congested. The Bugatti, made last year, is the very first of its kind to have the porcelain body that was created in conjunction with a German ceramics company that usually makes tea pots. Interesting.
Tim Burton, 24, an enthusiast, drove down from London after hearing the rumours of the car making an appearance in Paris. He said that “I heard the one-off Veyron had been seen in Paris and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to head to France and see it with my own eyes. Fortunately it was parked out on the road and what an amazing car it truly is.”
Porsche’s 918 plug-in hybrid prototype is back and it certainly looks different from the last time it made an appearance with its 770 horsepower.
The powerful vehicle with new polished black and white skin, blasted its way past 100 kilometres of terrain for every three litres of petrol. To acheive this fuel efficiency, it pairs a combustion engine with two independent electric motors.
It also features a carbon-fibre reinforced-plastic monocoque shell, rear-axle steering and unique upward-venting exhaust system.