21 Dec

Aston Martin Vulcan: A Car for the Gods

Aston Martin debuted the track-only Vulcan recently. Among other things, the Vulcan sported an enormous rear wing that extends beyond the width of the hypercar’s bodywork, a unique cockpit design, an exterior design that breathes new life into the brand, and a few traditional Aston Martin touches.

Source: Motor Trend

The Aston Martin Vulcan hits the track in the latest video from the automaker, which spotlights different design elements that make this hypercar unique. That rear wing is hard to miss, but it’s all but forgotten as soon as the driver revs the engine. That engine is a 7.0-liter V-12 that makes upwards of 800 hp.

With a price at $2 million-plus, the Vulcan joins the ranks of other ultra-expensive, track-only cars such as the McLaren P1 GTR, Ferrari FXX and FXX K, Pagani Zonda R, and the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. This is just the first step in Aston’s plan to expand its lineup to better compete with the likes of Ferrari and other top competitors, and with this track-focused, 225-mph hypercar, the automaker is well on its way.

Learn more about the Aston Martin Vulcan

09 Dec

2016 McLaren 675LT is a Triumph!

If the 2016 McLaren 675LT represented the sum total of McLaren’s accomplishments the company could rest easy knowing it had raised the bar on supercar performance, style and technological advancement. Weighing in at a lithe 2,927 pounds, and powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 making 666 horsepower, the 675LT meanders from zero to 60 mph in a scant 2.9 seconds and tops out at 205 mph.

McLaren 675LT Profile Driving

Source: Forbes

A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission sends all of the V8′s horsepower and torque (up to 516 pound-feet) to the rear wheels, hurtling the carbon fiber carriage forward with the slightest of throttle application. The 675LT is a triumph of execution on multiple levels.

Read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/kbrauer/2015/12/14/2016-mclaren-675lt-2900-pounds-660-horsepower-0-60-in-2-9-seconds/

 

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