The new Lamborghini Huracán Performante has broken the Nürburgring’s lap record for a production car, with a time of 6:52.01. New lightweight technologies reduce the Performante’s weight by 40kg while active aerodynamics combine with a revised chassis set-up and a further improved, 640 bhp powertrain for a 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 200mph. The most powerful V10 Lamborghini to date will cost just over £173k when it goes on sale in the Summer.
Lamborghini’s latest Aventador S has made its dynamic debut in Valencia. A select group of International journalists took the new Lambo around the Ricardo Tormo circuit, as well as on the surrounding roads. Powered by a V12, 6.5-litre engine - with an extra 40 bhp over its predecessor for a total of 740 brake horse power, the Aventador S will accelerate from 0-62 in just 2.9 seconds on to a top speed of 217mph.
Formula E race team NextEV has launched a new brand - NIO - with its EP9 road car. Powered by four high-performance inboard motors with four individual gearboxes, it pumps out the equivalent of 1,360 PS for a 0-124mph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 194mph. The electric supercar has also set a new lap record at the Nürburgring - completing the 20.8km ‘Green Hell’ in 7min 5secs - making it the fastest electric car in the world. With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 265 miles.
Lamborghini took a few lucky journalists to the Nardò Technical Centre in Italy to test the new Centenario. The limited edition model celebrates 100-years since founder Ferruccio Lamborghini was born, and only 20 coupe and 20 roadster versions will be produced. Powered by a 770 bhp V12 engine, 0-62 takes 2.8 seconds with a top speed of over 217mph. Costing £1.3 million plus tax, for those keen on buying one, unfortunately all 40 cars are already sold.
A collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing has resulted in a new striking Hypercar - codenamed AM-RB 001. The project saw renowned F1 designer and Red Bull employee Adrian Newey realise his first ever road car - which will be built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility. Designed around a lightweight carbon fibre structure, the Hypercar features F1 inspired underfloor aerodynamics - promising unprecedented levels of downforce in a road car - and is powered by a mid-mounted V12 to achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 1 bhp per kilogram.
In a World Exclusive, NEWCARNET has secured the first images of a brand new electric hypercar concept – the GVA Eclipse. Designed by a British-led team at China-based automotive design company, Global Vehicle Architecture, the stunning full-sized prototype is projected to be joining the 200mph club thanks in part to a ground-breaking aerodynamic concept. Lifting the side windows upwards allows the bodywork to be sculpted so airflow can be channelled down the sides of the car – similar to the solution adopted by Le Mans racers. Patents are currently pending and the designers bullishly describe the GVA Eclipse as ‘very much production orientated and not just a flight of fancy.’
Geneva saw the unveiling of the world's first 1500 horsepower production car - the Bugatti Chiron. The exclusive supercar’s eight-litre turbocharged engine propels it from zero to 62 in 2.5 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 260mph. Despite a stratospheric basic net price of around £1.8 million, Bugatti claims to have already received advance orders for one third of the total planned production of 500 vehicles.
Lamborghini has revealed an ultra-exclusive new model – the Centenario – at the Geneva Motor Show. The 770 horsepower, limited edition Lambo, which celebrates 100-years since the birth of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, can sprint to 62 in just 2.8 seconds, topping out at over 217mph. Just 20 coupe and 20 roadster versions will be produced, and all 40 have already been snapped up, despite an asking price of over £1.3 million plus tax.
Salon Privé has released teaser footage showing what to expect at this years Luxury Supercar Show. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, ten supercars cars old and new were rolled out - from the Ferrari 330GTC to the Lamborghini Countach. With events at the show ranging from a classic car auction to the Concours d’Elégance - the current Hypercar Collection 'top 3’ were also on display – namely the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder. Salon Privé runs from 3-5 September at Oxfordshire's Blenheim Palace.
Porsche chose Geneva for the world debut of the 911 GT3 RS. The uber coupe’s four-litre engine pumps out 500 brake horsepower for a 0-62mph time of 3.3 seconds. Lightweight components include a magnesium roof and carbon fibre engine cover, while a low front spoiler, large rear wing and pit lane limiter button have been designed for the racetrack. Audi revealed its all-new R8 and confirmed prices for the second generation supercar, with the range-topping V10 plus costing £137,500 OTR. On sale in May, the new R8 boasts a 0-62 time of 3.2 seconds and top speed 205mph. Danish sportscarmaker Zenvo unveiled an updated ST1. It's powered by the same turbocharged and supercharged 6.8-litre V8, which is now mated to a new faster-shifting sequential automatic transmission, bringing the ST1's 0-62 time down to under 3 seconds.
Luxury show Top Marques Monaco is set to return this week for its twelfth year. Predominantly a supercar show, it also features luxury goods from other sectors including high-end watches, state-of-the-art superboats and even a 24-carat gold lingerie set! VIP guests can drive some of the world's most exclusive Hypercars on the famous Monaco F1 street circuit, from the Spania GTA to the 700 horsepower Mazzanti Evantra. The sky's the limit at Top Marques Monaco and it's only a short hop from the UK if you grab a ride in the '007' branded Agusta Westland helicopter!