Bluebird car – DC50 electric

The British manufacturer of the record-breaking cars – Bluebird is planning a production of a radical EV sports car . The 50 Bluebird DC50 electric vehicle was created to mark the glorious records achieved by brand`s cars 50 years ago.

Bluebird racing car
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The unique edition will be produced in a limited run of only fifty units. The electric Bluebird car is finished in an attractive blue paint. The striking design of the electric super vehicle is accentuated by an electric power scissor doors.

The Bluebird DC50 road car is powered by a 360-horsepower electric powertrain with 200 miles of range.

The British car brand created another exclusive model in an electric race car segment – the Bluebird GTL Formula E. The car complies with the technical regulations for the FIA Formula E series and is based on cutting-edge technology.

Minerva supercar concept

The Belgium company Minerva JM Brabazon has created a high-performance supercar concept. The all-wheel drive Minerva vehicle is powered by a hybrid powertrain combining a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V12 engine and two electric motors. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed sequential F1 gearbox. The driver is able to choose between five modes (Economy, Normal, Sport, Race and Safe).

Minerva supercar concept

The supercar sprints with a top speed of 250 mph (400 km/h). The carbon fiber monocoque and and Kevlar-carbon bodywork also makes the car very quick.

The design of the Minerva JM Brabazon is inspired by iconic European supercars such as McLaren P1, Audi R8 and Artega GT.

In fact, the Minerva is the first brand car featuring a modern and innovative design. JM Brabazon company is one of the oldest in the automotive industry. It was founded in 1897. The brand was killed in mid-50`s after 50,000 cars being produced.

Minerva Belgium supercar   Minerva hypercar

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Vencer Sarthe Supercar

The final production version of the Dutch supercar Vencer Sarthe is confirmed. The premiere of the vehicle is planned to be at the prestigious Salon Privé show. The prototype of the Vencer Sarthe was revealed at Monaco auto soloon.

Vencer Sarthe

Exterior

Many design features of the handmade sports car have been inspired by McLaren F1 and sports cars from the “80. The 2-seater car features a lightweight,  strong and rigid chassis. It has a hybrid space frame made out of high grade tubular steel, with chrome-molybdenum safety structure and rear sub-frame. The floor of the supercar has an aluminium honeycomb structure.

Dutch engineers have achieved a light weight and impressive safety by using carbon panels.

Vencer Sarthe

Engine and power

The Dutch supercar is powered by a mid-mounted V8 engine pumping out 510 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. The Sarthe sprints to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 202.5 mph. The engine is matched to a 6-speed transaxle gearbox. The Vencer Sarthe has a weight distribution balance of 45% front and 55% at the rear.

Interior

The luxurious ambience inside the car have been achieved by using high-end technology and cutting-edge styling. The main interior highlights are: leather sports seats, LCD screen in the middle of the dashboard, electric windows, in-car entertainment, and central locking.

The Duch manufacturer plans to produce the Vencer Sarthe car in a very limited number.

Vencer Sarthe Technical Specifications

Body panels: CarbonChassis& Hybrid space frame

Engine
V8 mid-engine
Maximum Power (bhp/kW) : 510 / 375 at 6000rpm
Maximum Torque (Nm/lb/ft) : 650 / 480 at 4700rpm
Gearbox : 6-speed Manual gearbox with limited slip differential
Clutch : twin-plate 240mm

Suspension
Double Wishbone front and rear
Front Brakes (disc mm / caliper) : 385 mm / 8 piston
Rear Brakes (disc mm / cailper) : 385mm / 6 piston
Front wheel/tyres : Cast aluminium 8,5J / 245/35/19 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
Rear wheel/tyres : Cast aluminium 11J / 295/30/20 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

Dimensions
Weight : 1390 Kg
Weight distribution : 45% / 55%
Wheelbase : 2791 mm
Length : 4515 mm
Width : 1984 mm
Height : 1190 mm
Fuel capacity : 55 L

Performance
Top Speed : 326 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h : 3,8 s

Leblanc Mirabeau concept

Leblanc Mirabeau concept is inspired of the spirit of race. The supercar complies all FIA/Le Mans standards but can be also driven on public roads. Mirabeau concept name was named after a Monte Carlo Formula 1 circuit.

Leblanc Mirabeau concept car

This is the second supercar created by the Swiss company Wysstec. Leblanc Caroline is a Mirabeau concept predecessor. The first concept was powered by a 2.0 litre four cylinder engine with 512 bhp (381.8 kilowatts). The power combined with a surprisingly lightweight construction of just 785 kg made the vehicle one of the quickest road supercars. The exotic vehicle accelerated from 0 to 100kmh in only 2.7 seconds.

The Leblanc Mirabeau is made out of Kevlar, carbon fibre, and ultra-light components. It weighs just 812 kg. The Swiss concept uses Koenigsegg CCR`engine. The mighty powerplant is a 4.7 litres aluminium V8 with four valves per cylinder, and double overhead camshafts. The engine delivers 806 bhp at 6,900 rpm and maximum torque of 920 Nm (678 ftlb) at 5,700 rpm. The powertrain is mated to a six speed sequential Cima gearbox.

Leblanc Mirabeau concept car

The Leblanc Mirabeau concept is 358 kilograms lighter than the Swedish car Koenigsegg.

Leblanc Mirabeau drivetrain

Technical Data

Powertrain Layout: Mid Engine / RW
Weight: 812 kg
Length: 4550 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 980 mm
Wheelbase: 2800 mm
Front / Rear Track: 1733 mm / 1682 mm

Engine
Type: V8 Supercharged
Displacement: 4.7 l
Power: 700 bhp
Torque: 850 Nm
Max Engine Speed: 7600 rpm

Wheels
Le Mans:
– 18″ x 10.5″ Front
– 18″ x 12.5″ Rear
Street
– 19″ x 10.5″ Front
– 19″ x 12.5″ Rear

Drivetrain
Transmission: 6-speed sequential
Top Speed:(approx. 370 km/h

Base Price (excl. VAT): 478 000 Euro

Options
Semiautomatic Gear Shifting: 52 000 Euro
Further options on request

Aussie Spartan supercar

The Australian car Aussie Spartan targets the supercars segment. It features a light construction weighting only 500kg. The Sidney-based manufacturer has used a mixture of carbon fibre and alloy in this two-seater.

Aussie Spartan car

The exotic vehicle is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Honda engine. The powertrain produces 186kW (250hp). Buyers can also opt for a supercharged version delivering 300kW (400hp). The Australian car reaches a top speed of 149 mph.

Inside, the Aussie Spartan is fitted with lightweight shell bucket seats.

The Australian car maker is planning to build 300 Spartan priced at $95,000each.

Aussie Spartan car

Aussie Spartan car

Aussie Spartan car

REACT E.V. concept by ESPERA Sbarro team

The Espera Sbarro School of Design has developed a new hybrid car. The Ecologic Vehicle is built to run in the Monte Carlo New Energy Rally.

REACT E.V. concept by ESPERA Sbarro

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

COMBUSTION ENGINE
Engine : V6 from PSA 210hp
Drivetrain : Rear wheel drive
Gearbox : Manual, 5 gears

ELECTRICAL
2 electrical motor : DC Brushless 2×100 kW – 2×750 Nm
Drivetrain : 1 motor by front wheel without gear reduction
Battery : LFP – 24 kWh
Motor Controller : MicroAutobox dSPACE

REACT E.V. concept by ESPERA Sbarro

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2013 Arrinera Supercar

The 2013 Arrinera supercar is a British-Polish project, which is trying to compete the other players in supercar segment. The vehicle is developed thanks to the support of the famous designer and automobile engineer Lee Noble. He did all his best to achieve impressive driving parameters, striking design and performance of the concept. The Arrinera Automotive S.A. is planning to build 600-700 cars a year.

2013 Arrinera Supercar

2013 Arrinera Supercar

Arrinera is definitely not a mass-produced sports car. It targets the buyers of luxury supercars and attracts with following technical aspects:

2013 Arrinera Supercar

2013 Arrinera Supercar technical specifications

Dimensions

Length: 4450 mm
Width: 2056 mm
Height: 1190 mm
Wheel track front: 1744 mm
Wheel track rear: 1744 mm
Wheelbase: 2695 mm

Engine

Capacity: 6.2 l
Type: V8
Power: 650 hp
Maximum torque: 820 Nm

Gearbox: Graziano
Weight: 1300 kg
Weight/power: 2.0 kg/1 hp

Acceleration

0-100 km/h: 3.2 s
0-200 km/h: 8.9 s
0-200-0 km: 14.3 s
200-0 km/h: 133 m
1/4 mile time: 11.0 s
Top speed: 340 km/h
G force in curves: 1.3G

Base price: 100.000 GBP

2013 Arrinera Supercar Design

The Arrinera supercar features sharp and dynamic lines of the exterior. The designer of the car is Pavlo Burkatskyy.  The aerodynamic proportions are emphasized by the fact that the front of the car is close to the ground. The cabin is moved forwards and the door line rises significantly. The lightweight construction maximize the output of the engine.
The steel chassis is designed by Lee Noble. It features high-strength, lightness and high deformation resistance. The athletic appearance of the concept car are the 19-inch light-alloy wheels with 255/35 R19 tyres (front) and 335/30 R19 (rear).

The interior of the Arrinera supercar combines fine genuine leather and composite materials. Another highlights are an audio system, electric windows and mirrors, and air conditioning. As an option, the car can be equipped with a thermal vision camera detects objects with a temperature exceeding the ambient temperature.

2013 Arrinera Supercar

Engine

The heart of the British-Polish supercar is an 8-cylinder 6.2-litre engine with a maximum power of 650HP and 820 Nm torque. The auto designer Lee Noble has developed an independent, multi-link suspension.

 

2013 Arrinera Supercar

2013 Arrinera Supercar

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Fornasari Gigi GT 311

The Italian custom car builder Fornasari was revealed its vintage-inspired model Gigi GT 311 at the Geneva Motor show.

The Gigi Grand Tourer will be powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine boasting up to 600 hp. The sports car could sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of over 200mph.

Fornasari Gigi GT 311

The Fornasari Gigi GT 311 is fitted with a double hump roof, signature taillights, rear fenders front clip and oversize wheels.

The car is retro-inspired. This piece of art looks like an iconic Aston Martin or Ford.

This unique car will be priced at $290,000.

George Barris sold his1966 Batmobile

The one-of a kind supercar from the ‘Batman’ TV series of the 1960s – 1966 Batmobile, was sold at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson car auction for an unbelievable price of $4,620,000.

1966 Batmobile

The owner and designer of the exotic vehicle is the custom car builder George Barris.

He is a legend in the world of television and motion pictures. His private collection of cars includes famed TV vehicles from Starsky & Hutch movie, Torino Green Hornet and Monkee Mobile.

1966 Batmobile

In fact, Barris`s most famous creation is the 1966 Batmobile. The the black and orange supercar was created in just two weeks. The crew took an inspiration from a Lincoln Futura show car.

This is the first time the futuristic concept car has ever been offered for sale. The owner explained his decision emotionally: “I just feel like it’s time to let other people share it.”

1966 Batmobile

In fact, Barris has a private museum with many other cars built for TV shows, movies and an impressive host of celebrities.

1966 Batmobile

1966 Batmobile

1966 Batmobile

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Mastretta MXT-R

The Mexican supercar builder has developed a race vehicle Mastretta MXT-R. The car has been showed at the Autosport International Racing Car Show.

Mastretta MXT-R car

The Mexican racer will be powered by a 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder engine coming from Ford Focus ST. The powertrain is capable of 285 hp.

Mastretta MXT-R car
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