The new Acura NSX has been in its development stages for quite a long time now. Recently though, more invasive testing has been going on at the Nurburgring in what looks to be the closest iteration to the production model we've seen yet. Unfortunately on Thursday the car caught fire and burnt to the ground, thankfully, the driver managed to escape without any injuries. What exactly does this mean for Acura and their new NSX? Well for one, not much is known about the cause of the fire but this is the most demanding track in the world and puts massive amounts of strain on the powertrain. Doubled with the fact that this car is a hybrid and has a petrol along with an electric motor, overheating is a common issue. Secondly, it's going to hard to sway anyone's mind from ordering the new NSX after this little debacle considering the reputation the outgoing NSX had (remember the 2014 Porsche GT3 fires?). All in all this doesn't say much for the production car, it is still in development stages. Let's wait and see if Acura comes out with a statement regarding Thursday's little bonfire...
We have known for quite some time now that Aston Martin is due for a major overhaul. With their recent partnership with AMG for new engines and some talks with Lotus' design department, expect a new, reborn AM to be just on the horizon. The first Aston to get the AMG treatment will the DB9 most likely in 2016 featuring all new styling, then the V8 and V12 Vantage and so on through the product lineup. AutoCar reports that the new DB9 will be built on a completely new platform created specifically for the new AMG power plant and will feature design inputs from Lotus as well. Aston Martin will also attempt to create drastic styling differences between models, as a common complaint is the lineup looks all to similar. This new and re-branded AM should finally be able to set itself up against the likes of Ferrari to become a new contender in the supercar world.
This video comes to us from the Viru Rally in Estonia where this maniac in his BMW M3 literally redefines how one 'Flies Around A Corner.' The driver behind the wheel takes a jump with a little too much speed and happens to land with a perfect setup for the oncoming corner. Unfortunately, the car did suffer massive damage and was forced to withdraw from the race... Crazy Estonians.
A month ago we had some rumors circulating about McLaren working on a track only P1. Now we can tell you more about it. It’ll be called the P1 GTR, it’ll produce more power, more downforce, more grip and will cost more than double the price of a standard P1. Lets start with the name. GTR was the tag McLaren attached to racing versions of the F1 road car (pictured above). A car, let’s not forget, that won Le Mans back in 1995. The timing of this announcement, with the famous 24 hour race taking place this weekend – is surely no coincidence. At the moment, all McLaren is saying about the GTR is that this is a track-only version of the P1, but McLaren is fond of an anniversary – could it be possible that a P1 GTR will debut at Le Mans 20 years on from the F1’s famous victory?
Audi is now just three Le Mans victories away from tying Porsche in the record books at Circuit de la Sarthe. For the 13th time in the last 15 years, Audi claimed overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was a one-two finish for the R18 e-tron racers, with Benoit Treluyer, Marcel Fassler and Andre Lotterer’s No.2 car leading the sister No. 1 ride of Tom Kristensen, Lucas di Grassi and Marc Gene. The race’s early going was marred by rain, chaos, and shunts—most notably an incident involving the No. 8 Toyota TS040 of Nicolas Lapierre, which spun, collecting both Marco Bonanomi’s No. 3 Audi R18 and Sam Bird’s No. 81 AF Corse Ferrari 458.
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According to Jalopnik, this special one-off model was commissioned by a wealthy client who was willing to pay $4.2 million to build a one-off, F12 style inspired model with the guts of the LaFerari. Besides wanting a lot different compared to the quality F12, the guys from FerrariChat are indicating this vehicle has been fitted with an F1-inspired KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) which suggests that for a limited quantity of time the F12 TRS can produce 544 kW of power on top of the 740hp its 6.2-liter V12 already makes. This is gonna one bad ass machine.
Although this Ferrari 348 Challenge was built in the 80's... It will destroy a brand new 458. Why you ask? Twin-turbos. Yes, two of them. With the turbos running on high boost (15psi), this Ferrari that originally only made 320hp to the crank, is now pushing upwards of 600hp to the wheels. Its tuner insanity at its finest.
The World Famous Gumball 3000 came through Atlanta this week and brought with it some of the world's greatest supercars. The Gumball is a road rally from Miami to Ibiza that stops in many cities along the way to give locals a chance to see some amazing cars. Check out the video to see some of the action. Gallery will up soon...
The Amazing Youtube Channel /DRIVE starring Chris Harris, Matt Farah, and some the most insane cars you will ever see is coming to your Television. NBCSN has reportedly struck up a 10 episode deal which will start this Saturday, May 24th, at 8:30am and again at 8:30 pm EST. Don't worry the Youtube episodes wont stop coming but look forward to an awesome new TV show for the gear-heads out there. The first episode showcases some hooning around the streets of Monaco with 3 amazing supercars.
Out with the old and in with the new. Italy's Polizia Di Stato police force is retiring their outdated Gallardo interceptors for the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4. The new Italian Stallion will be introduced at the end of June, replacing the 2008 Gallardo LP 560-4 that was given to the force by Lamborghini and then promptly destroyed by an SUV.