Sin R1 supercar

Sin R1 supercar

The Sin R1 supercar is a project of the German company Sin Cars GmbH and the British firm ProFormance Metals Ltd. The attractive vehicle was presented first at the 2013 Autosport International show and at latest Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Sin R1 supercar

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Sin R1 supercar power and performance

The heart of the Sin R1 is a V8 LS3 6.2-liter engine provided by GM. The powertrain generates 525 HP (386 kW). It is mated to a Graziano manual six-speed gearbox. The Sin R1 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.5 seconds. The vehicle reaches a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h).

Sin R1 supercar design

The ultra-light supercar weighs only 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs). It is based on a a carbon composite safety cell and a tubular spaceframe chassis. The exterior is highlighted by 19-inch Braid alloy wheels. The aerodynamic package of the Sin R1 supercar includes an adjustable rear wing.

Sin R1 supercar technical specifications

BS4 T45 to BS5 T100 ProFormance Metals space frame with FIA homologation;

Mid-engine position;

Graziano 6 speed manual H-pattern gearbox;

General motors LS3 6.2L V8 engine;

Wheels: Braid 10X19″ at the front, 12×19″ at the rear;

AP Racing brake system 362 mm racing calipers;

Weight: 1200 kg;

Weight ratio: 40/60;

TITAN steering rack;

VUHL car – 05 track vehicle

VUHL Automotive has presented an exclusive VUHL car project named 05 (Vehicles of Ultra High-performance and Lightweight). The new member of the high-performance car segment has been developed by entrepreneurs Guillermo Echeverria, Iker Echeverria and Alberto Chapa. The latest supercar targets the fans of the track cars KTM X-Bow and Ariel Atom.

VUHL05 car

The tuning process and testing of the VUHL 05 supercar are taking place in UK, while the production and body work – in North America.

The VUHL 05 vehicle weighs only 695kg due to the ultra-light chassis (78kg). The three-section bonded tub is made out of aluminium while the subframe is made of from chrome-moly steel. The bodywork is constructed from RTM reinforced plastic. The aerodynamic package includes splitters, rear diffuser and rear spoiler.

The heart of the VUHL car is a 2-litre Ford DOHC turbocharged EcoBoost engine. It helps the vehicle to pump out 285bhp and 420Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The car accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100kph) in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 152 mph (245km/h).

VUHL05 car

Inside, the ultra high-performance and lightweight vehicle features a carbon bucket seats; water-resistant elements such as suede-covered steering wheel and Dinamica suede trim; special electronic dashboard; and HD camera.

The VUHL 05 car is priced at £55,000(82 000) USD. The public premiere of the VUHL 05 concept supercar is taking place at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Saleen car S7

Saleen S 7 supercar

The latest Saleen car S7 is one of the iconic US muscle supercars with a timeless design and breathtaking performance. It was created 10 years ago but the vehicle can compete most of the contemporary supercars.

Saleen S 7 supercar

The heart of Saleen S7 is a 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, delivering an impressive 750 horsepower. The powertrain of the Saleen car is mated to a manual six-speed longitudinal transaxle. The US athlete accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.2 seconds. The S7 sprints with a top speed of 248mph.

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The breathtaking performance has been achieved through the use of cutting-edge technology and innovative components. The super fast US Saleen car wears an ultra-light ADV5.2 Track Spec SL wheels with a titanium nameplate that measure 19×9.5 inches at front and 20×12 at the rear. The chassis of the of Saleen S7 is constructed of tube steel and aluminum honeycomb sheet.

The design of the Saleen supercar is inspired by McLaren F1 and McLaren GTR aerodynamic shapes. In fact, the vehicle S7 is developed primarily for track.

The Saleen car S7 is priced at $375,000.

Veritas RS3 Roadster Hybrid by Vermont AG

The Veritas RS3 Roadster was announced as one of the fastest Plug-in Hybrids ever. The hybrid supercar is created by the German auto builder Vermont AG.

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Veritas RS3 Roadster: Power

The RS3 Roadster is capable of 600hp – 507-horsepowers coming from a V10 engine and 105 kilowatt from an electric motor. The hybrid roadster sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 216 mph(347 km/h). There is another powertrain option – a 5.0 liter V8 BMW engine. This powerplant delivers 480 PS and offers a 0-62 time of 3,6 s. The engine is coupled with a 7-speed SMG or a 6-speed manual transmission.

The basic price of the handmade Veritas RS3 Roadster is 340,000 Euros ($520,000). The Vermont AG plans a limited production numbers of just 30.

Veritas RS3 Roadster: Design

Veritas RS3 Roadster
Veritas RS3 Roadster. Image: Georg Schwalbach (GS1311)

The Veritas RS3 Roadster is a 2 seater with a a lightweight carbon fiber body and a tubular frame structure. The vehicle weighs 1,080kg (2,381lbs). The exterior shines with a Dunlop tires measuring 325/25 at the rear and 255/30 Dunlop at the front.

Inside, the supercar features Nappa leather Recaro seats, MF upholstery and a 5-point harness belt.

Drayson B12 69 Hyper EV

Drayson B12 69 Hyper EV is an all-electric, custom-built racing car. It is developed by Drayson Racing Technologies, United Kingdom. The sports vehicle is fitted with a electric power system consisting of 30kWh battery featuring carbon fiber cell and four electric motors. The Drayson B12 69/EV pumps out 800hp and hits the 0-100mph time in 5 seconds.


Drayson Racing

The Drayson B12 69/EV is based on a Lola chassis design.

The vehicle was chosen by UK former politician Lord Paul Drayson to set a new speed record with a racer weighing less than 1000kg. He plans to break the 200mph barrier in an all-electric vehicle.
The attempt for the FIA World Electric Land Speed Record in the sub-1000kg class is taking place at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire.

Drayson B12 69/EV Technical Specification

• Carbon Lola LMP1 chassis
• 640 kW, 850 Bhp
• 4 Axial Flux Motors (2 per rear wheel) with integrated transmission
• Single speed and independent drive
• Stress bearing battery and gearbox housings
30 kWh
Charging System
• 20kW QualcommHalo wireless charging system
• Cosworth ECU platform with DRT control algorithms
Active Dynamics:
• Brake energy regeneration, Torque Vectoring and Traction Control
• Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Energy Recovery Dampers (DSERD)
Active Aerodynamics:
• Active dive planes, rear wing and gurney flap.
• Front-380mm Carbon Disks, 6-pot calipers and carbon pads
• Rear -355mm Carbon Disks, 6-pot calipers and carbon pads
• 1095kg without a driver

Detroit Electric SP:01 car

The Detroit Electric SP:01 is a creation of the Detroit Electric automaker. The electric US vehicle will be produced in 2,500 units annually. The EV cars for the European market will be manufactured in Netherlands.

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The US company claims that the SP:01 is the world’s fastest production electric car. The vehicle has a top speed of 249 km/h (155 mph) and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds.

The SP:01 is capable of 201-bhp (150-kW) and 166 lb.ft (225 Nm) of torque. It 2,354 lb (1,068 kg). The light weight was achieved by using carbon fiber exterior panels and an aluminum platform.

The battery technology comes from an aircraft and nautical industries. Its . The life is assisted by a special system which recovers kinetic energy under braking. Detroit Electric SP:01 vehicle can run 190 miles on a single charge. Owners can charge the battery at home in 4 hours 20 minutes.

Inside, occupants are able to enjoy a smartphone-managed information and entertainment system. The application controls a music player, satellite navigation, air conditioning, lighting, battery charge and range.

The Detroit Electric’s is priced at US$200,000.

Fast & Furious street rockets

Various impressive US muscle vehicles are starring in the action thriller Fast & Furious 6. Each of the car celebrities has a glorious story.

Amongst them are the vintage 1969 Dodge Daytona, as well as Mark I Ford Escorts.

1973 Ford Escort MK I RS
Image: Georg Schwalbach (GS1311)

The Mark I Escort was first presented at the 1968 Brussels Motor Show. It grabbed the attention of the audience with its curvy, coke-bottle shape. The car featured a rear-drive layout.

The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was inspired by NASCAR racing spirit. It was fitted with several aerodynamic features. 500 units of this breathtaking model hit the market. Today, the Dodge Daytona is a precious collectible.

1969 Dodge Daytona
Image: DVS1mn
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
Image: Chad Horwedel


Shelby Ford Raptor

Shelby Ford Raptor was developed as a 575 hp variation of the high-performance off-road pickup Ford F-150 SVT. The extra power comes from a new 2.9 liter supercharger to a 6.2-liter V8 engine a Borla exhaust system. The powertrain is teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission. The cooling and handling systems of the powerful pickup have been also improved.

Shelby Ford Raptor

The Shelby Ford Raptor vehicle is fitted with a custom wheels and muscle 35-inch Goodrich All-Terrain tires. Thanks to these characteristics, Shelby Raptor is one of the most powerful off-road production trucks. It could be driven on any terrain with impressive velocity.

The ultimate vehicle is based on the 2013 Ford SVT Raptor. Shelby American will produce 100 Shelby Raptors per year at $43,630.

Shelby Ford Raptor

Shelby Ford Raptor


Photo Gallery: Gold Rush Rally

The fastest and most desirable supercars are starring every year in the prestigious GoldRush Rally. The event attracts car enthusiasts and owners from all over the world. The Rally offers challenging routes from the East to the West Coast of the US.

Gold Rush Rally photo

Gold Rush Rally photo


Gold Rush Rally photo

Gold Rush Rally photo

Gold Rush Rally photo

Gold Rush Rally photo


The Austrian car maker KTM has developed a new super sports model X-Bow GT that is based on the popular KTM X-Bow R. The exceptional appearance of the car is combined with a high-end technology, innovative safety features, and thrilling driving experience.

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The GT model is wider, lower, and more compact. The main design changes include engine cover, more muscular rear end shape, narrower front headlamp surrounds. The latest KTM car is perfectly sculptured. The carbon monocoque includes a windshield and side windows creating the “helmet visor effect”. The center console has been redesigned, as well as heating and ventilation controls.

Official press release

There may very well be super sports cars that live up to this description. Whether it be due to their spectacular appearance. Whether it be due to their outstanding technology. Whether it be due to their breathtaking performance. Or whether it be due to their history steeped in tradition. However, no other car epitomises the term “super sports car” as thoroughly and uncompromisingly as the KTM X-BOW GT. Based on the X-BOW R – itself Austrian manufacturer KTM has created a vehicle whose exceptional characteristics can now also be experienced without a helmet. The elegant, frameless windscreen construction, which wraps protectively around the driver and passenger in the same way as a helmet visor, allows the occupants to forego their own headgear. At the same time, however, it does nothing to impair the puristic driving experience or the radical design of the revolutionary KTM X-BOW. Quite the contrary.

The evolution of the KTM design language makes bodywork elements appear more graphic, while just a few sharply drawn lines help to structure the surfaces very clearly. The engine cover, which now has gill-like ventilation slits, connects extensively with the rear bodywork elements that make the rear end – with its new shape – appear much more muscular and powerful. The view from the front also surprises with a new look: The headlamp surrounds have become narrower, the bonnets are attached over the front splitter at a striking angle – making the whole front end of the KTM X-BOW GT appear even brawnier. The new elements – windscreen and side windows – blend seamlessly into each other, thereby creating the “helmet visor effect”. The frameless upper edge ensures a flowing transition between “outside” and “inside”: It extends an imaginary line up to the rear bonnets, thereby bestowing the whole vehicle with greater dynamics. The new GT makes an even wider, lower, more compact and more powerful appearance. The fact that the aerodynamics have been improved in order to generate less drag and even more downforce goes without saying, due, if nothing else, to the racing genes that are also inherent to this KTM X-BOW.

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The technical basis for the KTM X-BOW GT was provided by the “R”, with its 2.0 litre TFSI power unit from engine partner Audi and a carbon monocoque found nowhere else in street-legal production vehicles. So it’s hardly surprising that numerous reminiscences of racing are also to be encountered in the interior: The fixed Recaro seat shells, which are integrated directly in the carbon monocoque and ensure excellent safety whenever its needed, in conjunction with the four-point safety belts from Schroth, are just as much part of the standard equipment on the KTM X-BOW GT as the sliding pedal box and the multi-function steering wheel with adjustable height and depth. Experience ergonomics previously unheard of in a super sports car, as the unrivalled field of view has barely changed in spite of the windscreen: The short, slender A-pillars hardly affect visibility at all; the overview is perfect, even when cornering.


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The KTM X-BOW GT benefits from the racing genes of the tried-and-tested model, combining them with new qualities to meet the requirements resulting from installation of a windscreen. There are many new details to discover in the interior; the centre console in particular has been completely revamped. Behind the shift lever, it’s not the ON/OFF button for starting and stopping the Audi engine that sets the tone any more, but the clearly arranged switches for windscreen wiper, screen wash/wipe system, interior ventilation/heating and the windscreen heater. A technologically sophisticated solution allows integration of particularly thin heating wires in the windscreen, which, in contrast to customary standard solutions, are barely visible even in poor light conditions.

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