The Ferrari Verus is a hybrid-powered supercar concept created by the Romanian designer Andrus Ciprian. It must be Ferrari year for Ciprian, because this is the third Ferrari concept he’s developed in the last 12 months – if you count both the original and updated Ferrari Figaro concepts as two separate vehicles.
The inspiration for the Verus concept actually comes from Ferrari’s main competitor, Lamborghini. In particular the Lamborghini Veneno hypercar. As such the Verus concept has an extremely pointed front end and very taught surfaces. It’s slightly less bonkers than the Veneno, but then without a mind-numbing class-A drugs binge it would be hard to out-crazy the Lamborghini.
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Featuring in the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) video game, or racing simulator if you prefer, will be this purely digital creation designed by Adrian Newey. Newey is Red Bull’s Formula One chief engineer – the brains behind Sebastian Vettel’s complete domination of this year’s Formula One championship. So to say he knows how to build a racecar is a bit like saying Usain Bolt likes jogging.
The Red Bull X2014 is a fictional futuristic Formula One car, one without limits, built for pure speed and screw any regulations.
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While the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster might have made its digital debut back in October, it’s not until now that the car has made its first official public debut. Well Lamborghini say public, but what they really meant is that they only invited a select group of VIPs aboard the Italian aircraft carrier Nave Cavour docked in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed port.
Still, it made for some good photos.
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As the production life of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG draws to a graceful close – in contrast to the long drawn-out and increasingly absurd final years of the Bugatti Veyron – Mercedes-Benz have created a final edition model called, well, fittingly, the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION. The FINAL EDITION model, built in a limited run of just 350 units, represents the last opportunity for buyers to snag themselves an SLS AMG direct from the factory.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION is making twin world premieres at both the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show. The market launch will begin in March 2014. The super sports car will be available as either a Coupe or a Roadster and, once 350 units have been built, production of the SLS AMG model series will come to an end.
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To help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the iconic Gran Turismo racing game, Mercedes-Benz have developed a concept super sports car which will be included in the new Gran Turismo 6 game through online updates. The physical version of the car, a 1:1 scale model will be unveiled at the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California on November 19th.
The origins of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept come from Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer of the Gran Turismo series and President of Polyphony Digital Inc. He called upon the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and design studios to look forward into the future. Using the theme “Vision Gran Turismo”.
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Magnum Cars, the Canadian race car manufacturer who just recently teased their all-new (and first-ever) road car, have finally spilled the beans on their MK5 sports car.
The Magnum MK5 is fully road legal, but it looks more at home on the track. It’s small, extremely light, and instead of going for a more powerful – but also heavier – V6 or V8 engine, Magnum Cars have elected to go for a high-revving 4-cylinder instead.
Bruno St-Jacques, President and CTO of Magnum said of the car: “The MK5′s amazing power-to-weight ratio delivers mind-blowing acceleration in the low 3-second range, while amazing handling conveys confidence and predictability
which makes it is very easy to drive fast. We built the MK5 to offer the speed and agility of a racecar combined with the stance and refinement of a supercar, without the high cost of neither one.”
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If you’re clued up about independently designed Ferrari concepts, then this might look a little familiar. It’s an update of a 2009 concept called the Ferrari Zobin, created by Iranian designer Siamak Ruhi Dehkordi.
The new Zoubin and the old Zobin differ little – they’re both awesome! – but there are subtle updates. Including the new front spoiler – which is now larger and features an additional wing, the hidden headlights, additional air inlets in the nose, different wing mirrors, a new canopy – which is comprises of two separate sections, and a revised rear panel which features new vents.
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McLaren have today announced the official performance figures for the P1 supercar, on the same day they have also delivered the first customer car to its new owner.
The McLaren P1 has been designed from the outset with the aim of being one of the world’s best driver’s cars on both road and track. The performance figures are a pretty good indication that what McLaren have created will surely go down in history as a worthy successor to the company’s most famous model, the iconic McLaren F1. In fact the McLaren P1 reaches 186 mph (300 km/h) in 16.5 seconds – a full 5.5 seconds quicker than the F1.
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Earlier this year, Lamborghini blew a few minds at the Geneva Motor Show when it introduced the Aventador-Based Veneno hypercar. Only three were produced, each costing $3.9 million. Now the Veneno range has been expanded to include a roadster version with the same performance, and even more exaggerated styling.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is almost identical to the hardtop version. In fact the only difference is the open roof. It’s not a removable roof – the Veneno Roadster makes no allowances for wet weather protection. Oddly, whereas there are only three examples of the Veneno Coupe, there will be nine Veneno Roadsters, each costing around $4.5 million. The cars will be available by next year.
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Magnum Cars, a Canadian racecar manufacturer which has been in existence since 1968, has just provided the first glimpse of an all-new lightweight supercar they’ve been working on. The car will be officially unveiled on October 30.
The Magnum MK5 is both street-legal and track ready. Magnum say the MK5 boasts both racecar performance and supercar build quality, they also state that the Magnum MK5 will be the first creation from Canada to hit the international track-day car market.
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