Throughout The Car Industry
The Audi R8 has been wowing us for years, and a redesigned version is expected to drop soon. But this generation of Audi’s supercar isn’t dead yet. And the latest special edition R8 is the most powerful car that Audi has ever made. Say hello, then, to the 570-hp 2015 Audi R8 Competition.
Tags: 2015 Audi R8 Competition, 2014 LA Auto Show
Luxury cars are big business in Japan, and the Mercedes S-Class has always been a strong seller there. To celebrate its success in the JDM (Japan Domestic Market), Mercedes has created a $170,000 (¥18.1 million) special edition called the S550 Premium Sports. It doesn’t have a bunch of gaudy Abu Dhabi garnish, yet it still manages to be imposing. So let’s see what Japanese customers will be getting for their extra yen.
Tags: 2015 Mercedes S550, 2015 Mercedes S550 Premium Sports, Japan, JDM, S-Class
Although the 2015 Porsche Cayenne is brilliant from a technical standpoint, it has the visual appeal of a riding lawn mower. The 520hp 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo can squirt to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, which beats Tim Allen’s Binford 6100 jet-powered mower. But it’s still not fast enough to outrun its own ugliness. To fix the problem, Moscow-based tuner TopCar, created a Cayenne bodykit that transforms this green-skinned Ogre into Jason Statham. Praise the car gods!
Tags: 2015 Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Cayenne Turbo
In the car world, being a Ferrari test driver has got to be the best job in the world. “Heya, Luigi, take’a this 458 out an see’a if it breaks’a”. So you tear out of the factory, bound for Ferrari’s private 1.9-mile test track outside of Maranello. Then you bomb the freshly built supercar around Fiorano’s curves and straightaways until something goes ’Bam!’. Such is the life of the lucky bastard in this video. And you get to watch as he beats the livin' hell out of a Giallo Modena yellow 458. Turn your speakers up so you can hear that V8 wail.
The 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat is one of the nuttiest 4-doors that you can buy. It’s powered by a 707hp volcano, it can achieve a top speed of 204 mph, and it even has enough room for the wife and kids. There’s a handful of supersedans that can do the same thing, but they cost as much as a house (a nice house). The Dodge Hellraiser on the other hand... costs less than a 2015 Chevy Suburban. God bless America!
Tags: 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat, 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Bentley Flying Spur
There are a handful of status symbols that speak for themselves without really saying anything. One of them is the automotive masterpiece called the Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena, Italy back in 1898, so he was an early pioneer of the automotive industry in Europe. When he was just 10 years old, he attended the Circuit di Bologna auto race, and he was hooked for life.
For those of you old enough to remember, Acura, the luxury brand of Honda, decided to take a plunge into the world of performance cars. They toiled for years over what to build, how to execute it, and if it would be a success. Well, in 1991 the NSX debuted and although you didn't hear it here first, the NSX was a raging success. The result of all that hard work? An all-aluminum-bodied, mid-engined sports car boasting a Honda-built V6 making nearly 300 horsepower (in 1991 that was a lot) with a max engine speed of nearly 8,000 rpm. Honda employed arguably the best designer in the business, and maybe even the best ever. Want proof? The next time a Pininfarina-styled NSX passes you on the highway and you nearly snap your neck trying to place it in the archives of your brain's automaker catalogue, ask yourself if that car looks like it's from 1991.
Posted In: Concept Cars, Special / Limited Edition, Exotics, Technology
Tags: acura, honda, nsx
In the right hands, a Ferrari can do amazing things. It reacts to your input much faster than a normal car, and that allows you to cover large tracts of land very quickly. They can also make you look like a complete idiot, if you allow your ego to take the wheel. Our tool of the day discovered this fact the hard way. And it is funny.
Fresh off a world debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show, the McLaren 650S has gotten some special treatment from McLaren's customization branch. McLaren Special Operations outfitted the new coupe with a variety of bespoke components to create the MSO 650S Coupe Concept, a sinister supercar.
Posted In: Concept Cars, Exotics, Special / Limited Edition
Tags: McLaren, special editions, MSO, McLaren Special Operations, supercars, 650S
Someone pinch us, because we might just be dreaming. For the first time since the last F40 rolled off the assembly line in Maranello way back in 1992, a turbocharged Ferrari is making its debut to the world. The 2015 California T ups the ante on the front-engine, four-seat prancing horse. Compared to the outgoing model, the new California T gets a smaller displacement 3.9-liter engine compared to 4.3, but the great equalizers are the twin-turbochargers that come along with that smaller package. The new boost raises horsepower to a spine-flattening 552 ponies (up 69hp from the outgoing model) and torque to an almost identical 557-lb-ft (up 185-lb-ft).
The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is a larger-than-life car, for larger-than-life people. If you've got a big wallet and a big ego, this massive car is an opulent way to show people that you's a 'Boss'. And the new Phantom Drophead Waterspeed Collection will even help you stand out from those other tycoons at the yacht club. Let's find out why it's so special...
Tags: 2014 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection, Bespoke, Rolls Royce, Concorso D'Eleganza, Villa D'Este