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Categories: Exotics

A Polish Supercar? No really, A Polish Supercar.

On: Fri, May 27, 2011 at 11:03AM | By: Chris Weiss


A Polish Supercar? No really, A Polish Supercar. test 1-1

Despite all of the jokes that are certain to fly when the greater world gets a hold of the idea of a Polish supercar (and its Lamborghini-mirroring design), Arrinera Automotive is preparing to launch just such a vehicle. The company has released a series of renderings showing the car.

Arrinera plans to officially unveil the car in June, but until then, it's given us a pretty complete look via a series of renderings. And the look we get indicates that the car is going to essentially be a V8-powered faux-Lambo. It looks uncannily similar to the Murcielago, so much so that we swear that all they did was swap out the V12 engine for something new.


Protospar Lampo3: 560-HP, Three-Motored Electric Concept

On: Fri, May 27, 2011 at 9:35AM | By: Chris Weiss


Protospar Lampo3 test 2

Ever notice that the Swiss have pretty much zero automotive presence. Despite dominating industries like timepieces and pocket knives, and despite that "Swiss engineered" is about the equivalent of "utmost quality," the Swiss don't really get involved in cars, outside of a couple of tuning firms and a handful of small, specialty automakers.

And maybe that's because the process behind making a car that's good enough to wear a "Swiss engineered" label is just so damn intricate and time-consuming, it's not worth it. At least that's the impression we're getting from Swiss EV-maker Protoscar. Because we're on the third iteration of the company's "Lampo" EV prototype and it still don't appear to be anywhere near actual production.


Haunted Highways: A Series Exploring The Ghosts of Cars Gone By (Quickly)

On: Thu, May 26, 2011 at 10:52AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Haunted Highways: A Series Exploring The Ghosts of Cars Gone By (Quickly) test 1-1

Everyone remembers the first time they saw it. It instantly captured the imaginations of men, younger men, some women, and every child that laid eyes on it. The Dodge Viper roared off the production line in 1992 and carved out a place in the human heart that no American car had in nearly three decades. 

Inspired by the first car to bear a snake badge (and had the fangs to match), the Viper became the modern rendition of the perennial Shelby Cobra. In its initial public offering, the Viper was incredibly close to the Cobra, not only in design, but in options as well. No roof, no door handles, no side windows (unless you count zipping up pieces of plastic), no air conditioning, no traction control, or anti-lock brake system.


Aston Martin To Offer Two Or Three Lagonda Models

On: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 3:43PM | By: Chris Weiss


Aston Martin To Offer Two Or Three Lagonda Models test 1-1

Like it or not, Aston is re-launching the Lagonda brand and is going to have a family of SUVs and crossovers to go along with its otherwise awesome and sportastic line. Looking at the dour mug of the 2009 Lagonda crossover, we'll go with "not."

Regardless, Aston likes the Lagonda re-launch enough to offer two or three initial models with the nameplate on the rear. CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez recently sat down withCar magazine and detailed a few plans.


 

Pagani Huayra On The Track

On: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:50PM | By: Chris Weiss


Pagani Huayra On The Track  test 2

Bone-rattling, V12 exclamations. Muscular, cat-like cornering and reflexes. Unforgivingly fast straightaways. Deep, high-revving, expletive-inciting action. It's all there in the latest video showcasing the Pagani Huayra. And it all looks as good as advertised. The video shows some track footage taken at the Adria International Raceway.

As we wait for the coming of the first U.S.-spec Pagani next year, it's nice to catch up with the sounds and sights of the next great multi-millionaire car. And today's four-minute clip does anything and everything but disappoint.


Naked and Beautiful: Dodge Viper (Minus Body) Does Burnout

On: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 10:40AM | By: Chris Weiss


Naked and Beautiful: Dodge Viper (Minus Body) Does Burnout  test 2

Apparently Viper fans are getting a little impatient and rambunctious waiting for the 2013 Viper to rear its scaly, triangular head. And when fans of fast, powerful cars get bored, mayhem has a way of ensuing.

Breaking about every rule in the safety book, a Swedish tuner set the Viper loose for some drifting debauchery. Okay, nothing too crazy about that. Only the Viper in question didn't have a body.


Noble M600 Supercar In Action

On: Tue, May 24, 2011 at 9:11AM | By: Chris Weiss


Noble M600 Supercar test 2

There are cars that are fun to read about, and then there are cars that make you wish the talking heads would just shut up and show some video. And even though I'm technically one of those talking heads, I've long wished that I could just shut up and show some video when it comes to the Noble M600; because this is a car that promises to perform in a way that its specs might underestimate.

Well, I can now shut my mouth and put up some video.


Ferrari Superamerica 45 Revealed

On: Mon, May 23, 2011 at 6:37PM | By: Chris Weiss


Ferrari Superamerica 45 test 2

Announced a couple of weeks ago, and revealed ahead of its official debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este last week, the Ferrari Superamerica 45 is the latest, privately commissioned one-off built by Ferrari Special Projects. It was commissioned by New York real estate mogul Peter Kalikow to celebrate his 45 years of Ferrari ownership.


Aston Martin Zagato Is Here!

On: Mon, May 23, 2011 at 4:42PM | By: Chris Weiss


Aston Martin Zagato test 2

Once again, Zagato is here and it doesn't disappoint. Built to celebrate 50 years of Aston-Zagato collaboration, the all-new Aston-Zagato concept, which doesn't appear to have a unique name outside of "V12 Zagato", was unveiled a day ahead of its official debut at the Villa D'Este Concours in Lake Como, Italy last week.

Aston and Zagato's first collaboration was the 1960 DB4GT Zagato, so the V12 Zagato was built with that roadster in mind, a fact that is immediately evident from the concept's short, muscular stance. Much more of a fastback design than modern Astons, the V12 has an impressively sharp, slung-back roofline that dives right down to the rear-end, a rear-end that is in itself thoroughly sharp and angled. The handcrafted aluminum body allows for curves and shapes that wouldn't be possible with pre-formed panels, according to the companies. The muscular haunches immediately jump out as a defining feature.


Maserati SUV Coming In A Few Years

On: Mon, May 23, 2011 at 12:00PM | By: Chris Weiss


Maserati SUV test 2

I wish that someone would poke a fork into the whole SUV/CUV/crossover trend and just end it all ready. But unfortunately, the closest we're going to get is putting a fork on an SUV, a trident to be specific. According to Car and Driver, Maserati will be the next high-end brand to build an SUV, following in the footsteps of Porsche, Alfa Romeo, and others.

The report says that Maserati will debut an SUV by 2014. The SUV will be developed at Chrysler HQ in Detroit and will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Not much else is offered on the Maser jeep, but we don't have high hopes (Cayenne with a trident? No, thanks).


Lamborghini Aventador Already Getting Tuned

On: Fri, May 20, 2011 at 8:53AM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Aventador Already Getting Tuned test 1-1

Like the all-new Aventador, but don't like the all-wheel drive system? Or maybe you just want a more exclusive, tuned version? Either way, tuner Oakley Designs has developed just what you need: the Aventador LP760-2.

Two things are immediately apparent when you see Oakley's package: it's got 60 extra horses and two less wheels of drive power over the standard Aventador 'LP700-4.' The former comes by way of a larger airbox, titanium exhaust system, and bigger intake feed pipe diameter. Along with the 760 horses, Oakley aims for 550 lb-ft of torque (up from 508).