Super Cars

Pagani Zonda Cinque vs. Lamborghini Police Interceptor (Video)

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:27PM - By Chris Weiss

Here’s a showdown we’d love to see: the 678-hp Pagani Zonda Cinque vs. the Lambo Murcielago Police Interceptor. On a windy mountain road in the Italian Alps. That’s some car porn if I’ve ever seen it.

Unfortunately, we don’t have footage of an actual chase, but this clip from Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit shows us what it might look like. And while I don’t usually find video game movies too compelling, this intriguing match-up was well worth the two minutes. Check it out after the break. [via WCF]

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Hennessey GT to Debut at the SEMA Show

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:40PM - By Chris Weiss

venomGt2 Hennessey GT to Debut at the SEMA Show

The SEMA show begins next week and one of the most interesting cars there will be the Hennessey Venom GT, which the company announced will be make its debut on November 2. If you’ll recall, the Hennessey GT is the Frankenstein of supercars: 1,200-horsepower worth of twin-turbocharged 6.2-liter V8 LS9 power shoved into the middle of a Lotus Evora chassis. Combining the tiny, light chassis with carbon fiber, aluminum and titanium design, Hennessey kept weight down to 2,685 lbs., delivering a staggering 2.24 lbs per hp figure.

Hennessey didn’t release any performance figures with its announcement today, but past figures put the Venom GT at 62 mph in 2.4 seconds and projected a top speed at 262 + mph. Only 10 will be built annually. [via SF Gate]

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The Vorax: Brazilian Supercar With BMW-Sourced V10

Monday, October 25, 2021 5:30PM - By Chris Weiss

Rossin Bertin Vorax 01 The Vorax: Brazilian Supercar With BMW Sourced V10

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first Brazilian supercar we’ve seen recently. That would be this one. But since supercars from unassuming places are a niche we like to cover, the Rossin-Bertin Vorax is our supercar of the day.

The car will become official at the Sao Paulo Auto Show later this month. It features a tuned version of the BMW M5’s 5.0-liter V10 engine sitting inside a carbon fiber body and aluminum chassis. It weighs just 2,866 lbs. It will be offered in several different power levels, topping out at a 750-hp supercharged version that rolls to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.

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Car Porn of the Day: 2010 Ferrari 458 v 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:03PM - By Chris Weiss

It may not be an all out Italian grudge-fest between the 599 GTB and the Murcielago LP640, but it’s a pretty sweet cross-country rivalry just the same. In a test by Road & Track, drivers took the 570-hp 4.5-liter V8-powered 458 Italia and the 562-hp V10-powered Gallardo Superleggera head to head. In case you think that either has a clear advantage, the numbers argue against it. In addition to their similar output figures, the cars have a weight difference of a mere 20 lbs., produce the same 398 lb-ft of torque and both have listed top speeds of 202 mph.

It turns out to be a very intriguing match-up and the only way you’ll find out who wins is by getting to the end of the video at Road & Track. They also have a full write-up for all the details.

Pagani Zonda Tricolore Video Released

Monday, September 13, 2021 3:39PM - By Chris Weiss

It’s late Monday afternoon, which means that you’ve made it through the fearsome Monday morning and are on your way to the opening of Monday Night Football. Good for you. You deserve a treat to recognize this feat. And what better treat than a promo video for the meticulously detailed, one-of-a-kind carbon-fiber suit of armor that is the Pagana Zonda Tricolore, featuring feats of track side-by-side with feats of aerobatics courtesy of the Italian National Aerobatic Team that inspired the special edition? None comes to mind. It’s one of the most interesting clips we’ve seen of late, so enjoy! [via WCF]

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Video: Horacio Pagani Offers Insight on the Zonda R (Plus Awesome ‘Ring Footage)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 12:31PM - By Chris Weiss

It’s not every day that you get to sit down with Horacio Pagani and hear him speak about one of his exclusive supercars. However, today is that day.

In a new video, Pagani details how the Zonda R reached a record-setting Nurburgring time of 6:47. Unfortunately, Pagani isn’t speaking English, so you’ll have to settle for subtitles. On the plus side, Marc Basseng, the driver who brought home the record in the Zonda R, does speak English and is all too happy to describe the scene.

So, to break it down simply: you have one of the true greats of automotive design, the driver that set the record on the world’s greatest track and footage of the car itself. Go to it. [via WCF]

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Supercar Sacrilege! 10 Horrifically Ugly Modded Supercars

Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:45PM - By Chris Weiss

Exotic cars, whether of the sport or luxury variety, are the artful masterpieces of the highway. These vehicles excel beyond all others both in terms of styling and performance, and they don’t need any aftermarket attention to make people stare in envy. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop tuners from trying.

With a proclivity for disaster, tuners have injected their own vision into these once-beautiful vehicles in an attempt to further enhance their illustrious beauty and brawn. Unfortunately, that didn’t go so well.

Mixing audacity, wasted skills and sheer, misguided insanity, each tuner involved in this list has failed pretty hard and executed unconscionable and egregious crimes against the automotive world.

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SuperCar Showdown: Mercedes SLS AMG, Aston Martin Vantage V12, Lambo Gallardo Superleggera and Porsche 911 Turbo Have At It

Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:07PM - By Chris Weiss

Now this is just showing off. We know that the big guns like Autocar get to spend a lot more time on the track than the average person (or car blogger) , but four supercars for one race? That’s just a little excessive. But I suppose it’s excessively great to watch, so we’ll forgive their indulgent ways.

The competition was crafted to give the SLS AMG a concrete identity through the identification of natural rival. Which competitor comes closest? Off the cuff, I’m betting the 911 Turbo, but they all seem to have a good chance. No matter which car wins, you’ll win by watching the video after the break. [via egmCarTech]

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Ferrari to Institute One-New-Car-Per-Year Policy

Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:06PM - By Chris Weiss

Ferrari laid out its model refresh plan this week, and it is promising to Ferrari lovers. The company will continue with four lines: the California, 612 Scaglietti, 458 Italia and 599 Fiorano. The former two will be part of the GT division and the latter two will be part of an “extreme performance” car division. Each individual car’s cycle will run for four years, at the end of which, a heavily-revised M or modificato model will replace the original and will include significant styling, powertrain and chassis changes. Four years later a completely new model will replace the M model. With four cars in its line, Ferrari will add an M or brand new model every single year.

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