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

Maserati MC12 by Edo Competition

The German tuners Edo Competition have created a high-performance package for the iconic Maserati MC 12. The special kit achieves 70 hp extra power due to the tailor-made exhaust headers, high-flow catalytic converter, and performance stainless steel muffler.

Maserati MC12 by Edo Competition

This Edo Competition Maserati MC12 uses high-performance ceramic composite brake system with 396 mm (15.6 in.) front rotors and 360 mm (14.2in.) rear rotors, as well as special brake pads front and rear.

The owners of this exclusive supercar can choose between different custom-painted wheels. They are teamed with with Michelin tires measuring 10 x 19 with 265/35 ZR 19 at the front and
13 x 20 with 335/30 ZR 20 at the rear.

Maserati MC12 by Edo Competition

Maserati MC12 by Edo Competition

Edo Competition offers a striking palette of new exterior colors.

Maserati MC12 by Edo Competition

 

Maserati MC12 by Edo Competition - engine

The performance package of the Edo Competition Maserati MC12 also includes:

  • Sport suspension with adjustable compression and rebound damping
  • retained nose lift
  • carbon fiber air intakes
  • weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lb)
  • high-performance lightweight clutch with 2 modes  – Strada and Pista.
  • adjustable rear wing
  • new transmission control unit.

Engine: 6.0L V12
Power:  700 hp (514 kW) at 8200 rpm
Max. torque:  715 Nm (527 ft-lb) at 5800 rpm

Top speed:  370 km/h (230 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph):  3.5 seconds
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph): 9.5 seconds
0-300 km/h (0-186 mph): 22.0 seconds

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4

The new Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4 mixes an incredible performance, luxury style, comfort of use and a bespoke driving experience. The latest Lamborghini`s flagship finished in metallic blue Azzuro Thetis colour had its premiere at LA auto show.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4
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No doubt, the open-air version of the iconic Aventador looks more impressive than a coupe.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4

The LP700-4 Roadster boasts 700-horsepower coming from a V12 engine. The drivetrain is linked with an ISR 7-speed transmission and push-rod suspension The supercar Lamborghini Aventador Roadster accelerates from zero to 100 Km/h in just 3 seconds. Another example for the breathtaking performance is the top speed of 350 km/h.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4
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Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster LP700-4

Official information
The ultimate open-air experience:
Automobili Lamborghini presents the new
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster

Sant’Agata Bolognese, November 12th, 2012 – Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, the most exciting series production Lamborghini ever built and the new benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars.

On the heels of the successful coupé introduced in Summer 2011, and with over 1,300 units already delivered to customers, the House of the Raging Bull is now offering the convertible version of the Aventador, a vehicle that perfectly balances the ultimate driving experience with the ultimate in sports car sophistication.

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can immediately be recognized by the unique profile of its upper area, which extends along newly designed geometric lines from the removable roof to the engine hood.

The Roadster’s design is the result of a careful study into the best way of combining performance, elegant style, ease of use and a driving experience that excites all five senses.

The two-piece roof is made entirely from carbon fiber using various technologies such as RTM and Forged Composite®. These technologies guarantee maximum aesthetic performance and stiffness although each component is extremely light, weighing less than 6 kg. These two parts are removable, easy to handle, and being lightweight and simple to attach, can be stored in the front luggage compartment. In just a few seconds the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can be admired in all its luxurious beauty.

The rear pillar has been redesigned to offer total support for the removable roof, accommodate an automatic protection system for passengers, and provide the engine compartment with ample ventilation.

Right at first glance, it’s noticeable that the engine hood on the Roadster differs from the hood on the coupé because of its central “spinal column” with two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides as if they were hyper-tech armor plates. Their purpose is to cool the engine, drain off rain water properly and, of course, allow the beauty of the V12 power unit to be admired.

The driver of the Aventador Roadster and his passenger can decide for themselves how intensely they would like to enjoy the driving experience. The powered rear windshield not only influences the flow of air in the vehicle, but also controls the experience of the sound from the twelve-cylinder engine. The wind deflector, on the other hand, delivers almost complete calm inside the car, even at high speed. It rests on the front windshield frame and can likewise be stored in the luggage compartment when not in use.

The Aventador Roadster is also equipped with door glasses with chamfered edges, which always ensure a perfect fit into the hard-top seal, and underline the sharp side profile of the car.

The body of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster sports a two-tone finish, as the windshield pillar, the two roof sections and the rear window area up to the “fins” are painted in gloss black. The visual effect is that of a completely open vehicle with sleek lines combining perfectly balanced sportiness and elegance.

The range of colors available for the Roadster has been supplemented with a very light, metallic blue color, Azzuro Thetis, whose tone varies with the angle of the light. This color recalls the shade of the extraordinarily beautiful 1968 Miura Roadster, and both highlights and reinforces the lines of the vehicle by adding strength and dynamism.

Even the interior has a new look. The use of leather called Sabbia Nefertem highlights the superb hand-made craftsmanship of the upholstery from Sant’ Agata Bolognese and is a perfect match for the exterior in Azzuro Thetis. Finally, the new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster also features new Dione 20″/21″ rims with a daring, aggressive look. Crafted in light forged aluminum, they lower the weight of the vehicle by 10 Kg as compared with the standard set of rims.

The new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster boasts record performance. It accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in only 3 seconds flat and has a maximum speed of some 350 km/h. These numbers, combined with a drive train featuring a centrally located, 6.5 liter aspirated V12 generating 700 hp, an ISR 7-speed gearbox and push-rod suspension make the new Aventador Roadster a totally unique super sports car with no direct competition.

Of course the Roadster’s V12 also includes a cylinder deactivation system when the engine is working at partial capacity, while the innovative, instant Stop & Start system includes high-performance capacitors known as supercaps to awaken the engine. This is an absolute first in the super sports car segment.

In short, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is an exceptional vehicle for its design, with its build concept based on a carbon fiber monocoque and superior dynamic behavior resulting from advanced technological solutions: the Roadster goes even further by adding a dimension of extraordinary exhilaration and excitement that only a blue sky filled with the music of a Lamborghini 12-cylinder engine can provide.

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is a dream that can be realized and ordered at any Lamborghini dealer in the world for the price of 300,000 euro, excluding taxes.

Koenigsegg Hundra Agera R

The Swedish supercar builder Koenigsegg is celebrating its 100th production car with a new model named Koenigsegg Hundra Agera R. “Hundra” derives from the Swedish word for “100”. The new member of the extravagant family will be number one hundred.

Koenigsegg Hundra Agera R
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Koenigsegg Hundra Agera R Design

Many elements of the brand new sports car are hand made in 24 carat gold leafing. The precious metal can be seen on piping as well as seats and dash board. The celebratory model features a new exterior finish.

The Hundra is fitted with an one piece, very light carbon fiber wheels. The nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves and a new ECU contribute to the significant fuel economy. The Agera R Hundra also features a light exhaust, front winglets, Triplex suspension and an electronic stability program.

Performance

The Koenigsegg Agera R Hyndra is powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbo-charged V8 engine boasting 960hp with 93 octane fuel and 1140hp with E85. The supercar accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 2.9 seconds. The Hundra reaches a maximum speed of 200km/h in 7.5 seconds.

Audi R8 China edition

A very limited run of only 80 units of Audi R8 will be produced for exclusive Chinese buyers. The Audi R8 China Edition will be available in an elegant colour combination of Malibu blue with Suzuka grey. The exclusive supercar is fitted with a 19-inch, high-gloss black wheels with five twin spokes in a “Y” motif. Another exterior highlight is the fixed spoiler in carbon matt.

2012 Audi R8 China Edition
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Inside, the collectible is wrapped with a shark skin, Alcantara, carbon fiber elements and Chinese symbols.

The Chinese edition of R10 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 secs.

2012 Audi R8 China Edition

2012 Audi R8 China Edition
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Official information
AUDI R8 CHINA EDITION

We totally agree with winning through quantity, but it’s a small quantity. We’ve spent more time creating the rare Audi R8 China Edition, and hope it glow in your hands. There are only 80 such cars. It’s not important if it’s rare, the important thing is that if you own it.With exclusive colors, LED headlight, ultra-light high strength carbon fiber, 19″ wheel hubs in 5 twin-spoke “Y” design and the spoiler in carbon matt, people will love it at the first sight and be eager to drive it.

Exclusive Colors
We have to admit that jealousy is a kind of deep admiration. The Audi R8 China Edition has two exclusive colors, Malibu blue body with Suzuka grey sideblades or Suzuka body with Malibu blue sideblades. The two different combinations form the unique style of the Audi R8 China Edition. The exclusive colors give out special radiance no matter in the daytime or at the night, showing the extraordinary features of the supercar.

Ultra-light and high strength carbon fiber is the top application of materials engineering in the aerospace field. With stiffness and low weight, it strengthens the safety, reduces oil consumption and achieves an efficient driving performance. However, few luxurious cars use carbon fiber in body and interior extensively due to limitation of manufacture process and price, except for this car.

The Audi R8 China Edition adopts 19″ high-gloss black wheel hubs in 5 twin-spoke “Y” design which integrates dynamics and aestheticism. The superb craft and design make the total look full of the unique technological feel of Audi.

The unique fixed spoiler in carbon matt makes this supercar fancier. The round tailpipes at both sides fully demonstrate the dynamic style. When the spoiler in carbon matt rips the airflow and everything flashes like a blue shadow, it’s hard for you to tell which side you will stand by, admiration or jealousy.

Exclusive Interior
Ultimate luxury is one thing, and being incomparable is another. Indeed, the luxury here is excessive to most people. Shark skin and colored stitching, handbrake and steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, instrument shield in carbon matt, aluminum gear knob engraved with an exclusive number…Sorry, we only can reveal so much. However, the work of masters can’t be explained in one sentence.

The design of every detail that people can touch is customized to highlight the driver’s nobleness. As the first Audi production car with Chinese characters in interior design, the characters”R8 专享”and the number are embedded on the aluminum gear lever knob, and become an iconic status symbol. To respect the cultural habit of Chinese customers, all numbers with 4 are removed from the serial numbers 1-99.

To most people, the luxury of the interior is excessive. Shark skin and colored stitching, handbrake and steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, instrument shield in carbon matt, this work of masters leads to your luxurious enjoyment.

The R8 emblem has been deep into people’s mind, and signals the engaging sportiness. It reveals the blood of nobleness and gene of a king of the R8 family. The interior with R8 emblems further displays the unruliness and dynamics, stimulating the driving desire. From the exquisite interior to the colors, it catches people’s eyes as soon as they see it. The R8 emblems on the dashboard and aluminum door sill trims further give it a special identifier.

The cockpit of Audi R8 China Edition perfectly shows the inheritance of the motor sports gene. The sporty steering wheel in Alcantara fits in to the instrument cluster and the cockpit. The convenient shift paddle triggers the R tronic transmission instantly, full of limitless passion. The big and comfortable leather sporty seats can be adjusted electrically, and the waist support gives the body enough support. In addition, the seat heating function is also available, giving you a warm driving experience in winter. The cockpit sourced from a racing car forms an independent control platform.

Control
Heart beating fast is one thing, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h within 3.9 secs is another. Please pay attention to the following seconds. A V10 FSI mid-engine in high speed will make you rediscover heartbeat. Undoubtedly, on the new generation quattro®permanent all-wheel drive, the hybrid of fuel, hot blood and hormone will roar with you along the way. This is not a cold driving machine. Its wild nature has been excited under your call.

Heart beating fast is one thing, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h within 3.9 secs is another thing. With a V10 5.2 FSI mid-engine, the R8 China Edition has a maximum power output of 386kW and peak torque of 530Nm. It only takes 3.9 secs to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. With the passionate roar, you’ll realize its power and heartbeat again.

The classical quattro® permanent all-wheel drive system is indispensable in such an ultimate supercar. As the best partner of the V10 FSI engine, the quattro® permanent all-wheel drive system brings you unparalleled dynamic driving experience and outstanding safety.

Every supercar fan loves to control speed. This doesn’t mean seeking fast blindly. Experiencing the fun of controlling speed is enjoyment of a higher level. The R tronic is a manual transmission with automatic control. It has a special operating rod, and integrates the fuel efficiency of a traditional manual transmission and the handiness of an automatic transmission. This means that the driver can drive and control the speed freely. In addition, the perfect R8 China Edition can always keep low oil consumption when you experience high-speed driving.

When most of the production cars use conventional steel, we’ve adopted the lighter and firmer material to build the dream car, such as Audi Space Frame ASF®, CFRP and Al-Mg alloy body. This is a figure that leads the future, but now you master it as much as you like.

Aussie Invader 5R

The Australian racer Rosco McGlashan claims that the vehicle Aussie Invader 5R is capable of breaking 1,000mph using high-end technology. The Australian will try to break the land speed record in 2014. The streamlined, bullet-shaped car is nearly built. It is considered the fastest land-speed car.

Aussie Invader 5R

Another team from UK will also challenge the 1,000mph record with the hybrid Bloodhound SSC.

Aussie Invader 5R

If successful, the adventurers will travel faster than a bullet, flying from 0-1,000mph in 20 seconds. That is an important step to push the boundaries of human knowledge and endurance. Reaching and maintaining such speeds requires innovative components and state-of-the-art technology.

BloodhoundSSC

The Aussie Invader 5R will cost $4 million (£2.6 million). The 16-metre (53-foot) vehicle will be powered by a missile rocket fuelled with liquid oxygen and a kerosene-based bio- fuel.

It will travel faster than the speed of sound. The supercar features nine-tonned body when fully fuelled. It is designed with a downward-tilted nose-cone and small adjustable wings or canards on either side of the front section designed to counter any lift.

China – the country of supercars lovers

Many young Chinese businessmen possess more than one supercar. In fact, there are 3 million millionaires in China. Super-rich Asians have in their garage the latest Lamborghinis, Mclaren, Ferraris, Audi R8, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley.

China - the country of supercars lovers

The country is the fastest growing market for luxury car brands. Auto manufacturers like Bentley, Ferrari , Aston Martin and Lamborghini developed special editions for the Chinese market.

China Supercar Club has hundreds of members. They are young, confident and passionate. The Club brings together luxury car lovers for races and exclusive events.

We`ve selected some breathtaking models built exclusively for Chinese buyers:

Maybach 57S China Edition
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2012 Paris Motor Show accents

The Paris Motor Show is the event that brought to light many concepts and unique cars.

The star of this expo was the British concept McLaren P1. In 2012 McLaren showed the exceptional supercar as a design. We will see the production version in 2013. The McLaren company will produce just 500 examples of the P1. The supercar is priced at 700,000 GBP.

Bentley gt3 concept racer
Another British supercar that grabbed the attention of the audience at 2012 Paris Motor Show was Bentley Continental GT3 Concept. The racer will be eligible to race in a range of race series and marathons. Bentley stripped over 1,000 kg of weight from their Continental GT road car to make the GT3 a competitive.

One of the eye-catchers in Paris was the new sports car Jaguar F-Type. It is available with V8 engine generating (495hp and 625Nm of torque) and a V6 powerplant which is offered as standard and as an S edition. One of the most attractive facts is the affordable price of the Jaguar F-Type – at about 60,000 GBP.

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept features high end edge hybrid technology. The concept is wider, lower and shorter than the standard Panamera edition. Panamera Sport Turismo is powered by an electric motor producing around 95hp, combined with a supercharged three-litre V6 engine with 333hp. In pure electric mode, the Panamera concept has a top speed of 130km/h and cover distances of 30km.

Aston Martin DB9 1M ‘Aero’ wrap

The Aston Martin DB9 1M ‘Aero’ wrap was launched to celebrate reaching one million fans on Facebook. Aston Martin`s Facebook fans had the chance to specify their dream supercar. Fans decided on all aspects of the vehicle including the model itself to the interior trim and then finally choosing the exterior ‘Aero’ wrap.

 
The winning design was named ‘Aero’. The latest DB9 1M features blue streamlined paintwork, 20-inch wheels in a Silver Diamond finish, black brake callipers, and interior in Obsidian Black and Spicy Red colours.

The vehicle was built at its Gaydon headquarters. The British manufacturer plans on touring the supercar around at select events.

 

The first 2013 Viper GTS sold at auction

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The first production example of the collectible 2013 Viper GTS is sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Orange County auction. Money from the sale is donated to the organization that helps children and families dealing with pediatric cancer.

 

 

 

The Viper is powered by 640 horsepower V10 engine. The eye-catcher feature an impressive carbon fiber bodywork.

 

 

 

 

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