Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato Limited Edition

Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato is the newest boutique car created by two great Italian brands – Automobili Lamborghini and design house Zagato. With its exclusivity, this limited production car follows the traditions of Sant’Agata`s latest concepts – Aventador J, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento and Lamborghini Veneno. The one-off concept has been unveiled at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato

The Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato combines design elements of one of the most successful brand model – Gallardo. The car features Zagato`s typical styling elements such as double-bubble top, blacked tinted window pillars, and a floating front splitter. The bold matte orange finish complements perfectly car`s sexy curves.

Lamborghini and Zagato have a rich history of co-operation. The first project was developed in 1965 and was named 3500 GTZ. The concept had a debut at the 1965 London Motor Show. It was followed by Lambirghini Zagato Raptor (1996). One-off Raptor model was displayed at the Geneva Auto Show. The Super Diablo (Canto) was revealed in 1998. This year car enthusiasts might be thrilled with a new example or cooperation between Lamborghini and Zagato – the Aventador Zagato.

About Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’Este

The exclusive stage, where the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato debuted has been well known for years. The Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’Este has been held for more than 80 years. The place in North Italy is one of the most picturesque and luxury locations for collectors and car fans. Villa d’Este near the famous lake Como is a perfect place for automotive events and car parades.

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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.

Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina

The Ferrari P4/5 is a one-off model created by Pininfarina`s Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Research Centre for the US car enthusiast and collector James Glickenhaus.
This piece of art is based on the Ferrari Enzo. The Italian car designers combined an unique styling and an extreme performance.

Ferrari by Pininfarina
Image: Derk Photography

The Ferrari P4/5 sport car features more than 200 elements that were developed exclusively. The muscular curves of the one-off Ferrari car accentuate the carbon body. The front is dominated by the single-shell windscreen. The P4/5 by Pininfarina offers an access to the canin through butterfly-wing doors.

The rear features statement wings, as well as drop-shaped transparent rear window that is also an engine cover. The elegant appearance of the Ferrari collectable is completed by bi-xenon headlights, alloy rims, visible aluminium and stainless steel elements.

The supercars collector James Glickenhaus is planning to presented two Ferraris of his collection – Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina and the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Glickenhaus purchased a second, racing version of his unique Ferrari – the P4/5 Competizione. It was inspired by a Ferrari F430 Scuderia.

Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina Technical specifications

Engine

Naturally aspirated petrol
V 12 in 65° vee
Capacity: 6 litre
5999 cc
(366.081 cu in)
Bore × Stroke
92 × 75.2 mm
3.62 × 2.96 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.22
Valve gear DOHC
4 valves per cylinder
48 Total valves

Performance

Maximum power output 659 PS (650 bhp) (484.7 kW)
at 7800 rpm
Specific output 108.4 bhp/litre
1.78 bhp/cu in
Maximum torque 657 Nm (485 ft·lb) (67 kgm)
at 5500 rpm
Specific torque 109.52 Nm/litre
1.32 ft·lb/cu3
Compression ratio 11.2:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic ME7 fuel inj.
Maximum RPM 8200 rpm

Acceleration:   0-100km/h 3.55 s
Maximum speed 362 km/h (225 mph)

Jaguar Project 7 concept sports car

The Jaguar Project 7 concept sports car is a single-seater based on the latest brand masterpiece 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE. The high performance roadster had its premiere at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed. The name of this car commemorates brand`s seven victories between 1951-1990 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit.

Jaguar Project 7 Concept C

Jaguar Project 7 Performance

The Jaguar racer is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The powertrain of the Jaguar Project 7 generates 550-horsepower. The unique car accelerates from o to 60mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 186mph. The performance package includes a free-flow exhaust system and a calibrated spring and damper tune.

Jaguar Project 7 Aerodynamics

The aerodynamic modifications include carbon-fiber components such as front air splitter, side skirts, large rear diffuser,  fixed rear spoiler, side louvers and bonnet, and last but not least carbon-fiber and aluminum mirrors.

Jaguar Project 7 Design

The design of the one-off Jaguar Project 7 is inspired by classical racing cars. Jaguar engineers combined a high performance and exceptional styling captured in a breathtaking sports car. The one seat Jaguar is based on an all-aluminum architecture.

The Jaguar roadster is finished in an D-T ype-inspired Blue colour . The Jaguar Project 7 is fitted with 20-inch forged-alloy wheels.
The cabin is individualized by composite bucket seat which is lower than the F-Type passenger seats. The interior features carbon-fiber trims.

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Jaguar Project 7 concept car technical specifications

Engine

Capacity (cc): 5000
Cylinders: 8
Valves per cylinder: 4
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Bore/stroke (mm): 92.5/93.0
Bore/stroke (inches): 3.64/3.66
Transmission: Eight-speed ZF transmission with ‘Quickshift’ technology

Performance data

Acceleration
0-60mph (sec): 4.1
50-75mph (sec): 2.4

Maximum speed
186 MPH (electronically limited)
Power (HP@rpm): 550 @ 6500
Torque (lb ft@rpm): 502 @ 2500-5500

Wheels and tyres

Wheels: 20-inch “Blade” forged-alloy
Tires: Pirelli P Zero 255/30/20 (front) / 295/30/20 (rear)

At Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jaguar brand also presented its XJR, XFR-S and XKR-S GT models.

Peugeot Onyx concept hybrid supercar in action at 2013 Goodwood festival of speed

The audience of the prestigious annual Goodwood Festival of Speed was able to admire the ultra-exclusive Peugeot Onyx concept hybrid supercar in action. The Peugeot Onyx concept was presented at the 2012 Paris motor show but its driving premiere was at 2013 Goodwood event. During the public demonstration, two UK residents were able to take part in a special to ride of the breathtaking hybrid supercar after taking part in a special contest.

Peugeot Onyx concept car

Peugeot Onyx concept power and performance

The mid-engined Peugeot Onyx is powered by a 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine generating the impressive 600 horsepower. The drivetrain is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Thanks to a specially designed lithium-ion batteries, the power system recovers kinetic energy and offers an additional 80bhp when the vehicle accelerates.

Peugeot Onyx concept car

Peugeot Onyx concept design

The Onyx diesel hybrid concept is based on Peugeot prototype 908. The carbon-fibre shell of the racing car car weighs only 1,100kg. The driver compartment is made out of compressed felt, while the body panels are from polished copper. Peugeot Onyx concept design is based on a contrast of colours. The copper sheet is used unprotected so its colour changes when gaining a patina. The effect is accentuated in a combination with a matt black carbon fibre.

Peugeot Onyx concept car

Peugeot Onyx concept Technical data

Engine
Turbocharged 3.7-litre V8 hybrid system
Power
600 hp (447 kW) from a petrol engine
80 hp (60 kW) from an electric motor
Engine type
Rear-wheel drive
Transmission
Six-speed sequential
Body
Two-door coupe
Weight
2425 lbs (1100 kg)
Dimensions
Length 183.1 in (4650 mm)
Width 86.6 in ( 2200 mm)
Height 44.5 in (1130 mm)
Suspension
Double wishbone,  in-board controlled
Tires Michelin

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Lotus Esprit submarine – Bond car 007

One of the Bond movies fans could be an owner of the unique Lotus Esprit submarine car from the film The Spy Who Loved Me , starring Roger Moore. It is the first time the extraordinary vehicle is offered for sale. This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because the incredible automobile is fully functioning underwater.

Lotus Esprit submarine

Lotus Esprit Series 1 Submarine Car is an audience favourite film vehicle of all time. During the scenes, the Lotus submarine car was driven by a Don Griffin, a former U.S. Navy SEAL. The vehicle is also nicknamed “Wet Nellie”.

The Bond car which transforms itself into a submarine was created to be used for the shoot in 1977 film. It is based on a Lotus Esprit body.

Recently, the Aston Martin DB5 used in Goldfinger and Thunderball films were auctioned for an impressive 4.4 million U.S. dollars (£2.9 million).

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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

Guldstrand Chevrolet Corvette GS90 Coupe

The Guldstrand Chevrolet Corvette GS90 Coupe is a conversion of 475-horsepower Corvette ZR-1 created by the racing driver and car enthusiasts Dick Guldstrand and designer Steve Winter.

Guldstrand Chevrolet Corvette

The Guldstrand Corvette GS90 Coupe features a significantly changed exterior. In fact, only side glass, windshield and rear view mirrors, remain the same as the production model. The aerodynamic body of the tuned Corvette features bold and muscular lines. The car is finished in Nassau blue paint with a single bold white racing stripe.

The design of this exclusive sports car was inspired by the 1963 Ferrari GTO. The cabin was individualized by special GS90 dash plaque.

The redesign includes a new anti-roll bars, modified coil-over suspension, exposed head lights, larger 18-inch aluminum wheels and tires.

The Corvette GS90 Coupe hits the 0-60 time in 4-second with a top speed of over 175mph.

Guldstrand sold only six examples at a price of $206,208. The Guldstrand Chevrolet Corvette GS90 Coupe was revealed at 1994 Los Angeles auto show.

Aston Martin CC100 concept

The iconic British car builder claims that its latest Aston Martin CC100 concept is an unique and visionary car. The sports car concept has been developed to commemorate company`s 100 birthday. The name CC100 reflects the glorious heritage of the Aston Martin`s history.

Aston Martin CC100 speedster concept

The Aston Martin CC100 concept is inspired by the legendary DBR1 car which was a winner in 1959 Le Mans and Nürburgring circuits. The car design combines classic shape and elegance, high-end engineering and cutting-edge technology.

The speedster concept was created by brand GT race program in less than six months. It was revealed at the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race.

Aston Martin CC100 Exterior

The CC100 racer features an open cockpit styled with flowing curves and aerodynamic shape. British engineers have used a lightweight carbon fibre to provide structural rigidity. The car is 4,5 m long and more than 2 metres wide.

Aston Martin CC100 speedster concept

Aston Martin CC100 Interior

The speedster is fitted with two racing seats wrapped in Bridge of Weir leather. Driver can use a glass control buttons as well as glass ECU starter.

Aston Martin CC100 Engine and performance

The Aston Martin CC100 is powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine. The car accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in a 4 seconds with a top speed limited to 180 mph. The powertrain is coupled with a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission and steering column-mounted paddle shifts.