• Super Cars/ Videos

    Your favorite supercars drag race at VMAX 200 (VIDEO)

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    Porsche 918, LaFerrari, Koenigsegg One:1, and a load of other crazy supercars hit their top speeds drag racing at VMAX 200. 

    This weekend the VMAX 200 event was held in the U.K at an old airfield that’s often used to performance test quick cars. VMAX 200 is an event open to the public where drivers can push their cars to their limits racing down the runway against other drivers. The cars include Nissan GT-Rs, Audi R8s, McLarens, Lamborghinis LaFerrari and Ferrari 458, Porsche 918, Bugatti Veyron, Pagani Zondas and even a couple of Koenigseggs including the 1360hp One:1.

    While the runway isn’t long enough for all cars to reach their absolute top speeds but most of the really quick ones were able to reach speeds in excess of 180mph. And the insane Koenigsegg One:1 managed over 220mph – still someway off its theoretical v-max of 270mph.

    The video below gives you a behind the scenes look at the event from the perspective of Car Throttle founder and CEO Adnan Ebrahim. It even includes a passenger ride in the Porsche 918 Spyder and appearances from Youtube supercar celebrity Lord Aleem.

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  • News/ Super Cars/ Videos

    Dubai police show off supercar fleet (VIDEO)

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    Dubai police hits the streets in its supercar fleet, including a Bugatti Veyron and Nissan GT-R, in viral video. 

    It’s well documented that the Dubai police force doesn’t patrol in the usual fleet of low-powered inexpensive poverty mobiles. Instead of the usual rubbish, the Dubai cops cruise the luxurious city’s streets in some of the fastest and coolest supercars in the world, including a Nissan GT-R, McLaren 12C, Ferrari FF, G63 AMG and Bugatti Veyron. Originally it was thought that the police Veyron was a photoshopped fake, but this latest video posted on the Dubai force’s Youtube channel, proves that it is actually completely legit. The video is a bit of showing off from well-funded Dubai rozzers, but is a rather cool bit of filming that shows a heap of very fast and expensive supercars roaming the streets of a rather cool city. It almost looks like a trailer for a cool car movie. Check it out.

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  • Super Cars/ Videos/ Viral

    LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron drag race (VIDEO)

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    New hybrid hypercar Ferrari LaFerrari faces off against the mighty Bugatti Veyron in a viral video LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron drag race. 

    If it’s to be believed that these new-age hybrid supercars are really better than the old-fashioned gas guzzlers that preceded them, they have to at least be faster. While the Bugatti Veyron still holds the record for the fastest production car in the world, it takes the old girl a long time and a lot of space to reach that mind-boggling 267mph velocity.

    The Veyron in this particular video isn’t the world record spec car, it’s the lesser 1001hp variant that originally set the 252mph record. Still, that should be enough to see off a pesky Ferrari that uses Prius technology and is only rated at 350km/h, right? Well, it’s not that simple, while the Veyron produces more than the Ferrari’s 963hp from it’s monster 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine, it’s significantly heavier and hence shouldn’t be as accelerative. The LaFerrari only takes around 15 seconds to reach 186mph, while the Veyron should take around 20 seconds.

    Enough theory, check out the video to see which car wins.

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  • Humor

    Someone Spray Painted a Penis on $2 Million Bugatti Veyron

    Someone Spray Painted a Penis on $2 Million Bugatti Veyron
    Whether this was provoked by jealousy or anger, the graffiti could be the most expensive vandalism in history.

    The real owner hasn’t yet come forward but it has lead to a twitter account called ‘TonyStarkTweets’ claiming that the car belonged to them.

    A Bugatti Veyron is a masterpiece in car design and aesthetics; whoever did this has provoked outrage in the car community and should be brought to justice. Even if the owner get his just deserves and turns out to be a massive dick this cannot happen to the mighty Veyron.

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  • Super Cars

    Bugatti’s Next Car Will The Outpace The Veyron Super Sport

    Bugatti is scheduled to end Veyron production within the next 12 months, with only around 20 build slots left for the 450-car run of Veyrons. However, fans shouldn’t be too saddened as an even more potent successor is in the works and likely to be revealed next year.

    MUST SEE: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Drag Races LaFerrari: Video

    We’ve previously heard that the new model will feature some form of hybrid technology and that it isn’t likely to eclipse the Veyron Super Sport’s world record top speed of 267.856 mph. Well, a pair of inside sources has now told Reuters that the car will beat the  world record speed.

    The sources said the car may develop as much as 1,500 horsepower from a 16-cylinder engine, suggesting it will feature a modified version of the Veyron’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 mill. This would make it even more powerful than the 1,340-hp Koenigsegg One:1, currently the world’s most powerful production car. But more power won’t be the car’s only advantage. Lightweight construction is expected to be a key trait as well.

    Like the Veyron, the new car is expected to have a 450-car production run, most likely broken down once agin into 300 coupes and 150 roadsters.

    When contacted, a spokeswoman for Bugatti said only that the new model won’t be any less exciting than the Veyron. She also said Bugatti’s customers “have certain expectations.”

    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    Meet The Bugatti Legend Black Bess (VIDEO)

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    “Fearless pioneers who defined the laws of physics in the air and on ground.”

    French aviation pioneer Roland Garros was one such pioneer, who chose the original Bugatti 18 “Black Bess” so he could travel as fast on land as he could fly in the air. The Black Bess was the first ‘super’ sportscar in history and one of the fastest of its time.

    Bugatti has revived the legendary Type 18 as in this Bugatti Legend Black Bess Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

    Only three Black Bess Legends will be built, each priced at $2.9 million.

    One hell of a price but considering all the ‘Legends’ series have been sold, we suspect the will build more.

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  • Super Cars

    Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Black Bess Is the NEW “Legend”

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    The penultimate edition in a series of six special edition Bugatti Veyrons honoring the most important people and cars that have shaped Bugatti’s history has been revealed ahead of a scheduled debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show on April 20. Part of the Les Légendes de Bugatti (Bugatti Legends) series, this fifth car is reminiscent of the famed Bugatti Type 18 affectionately known as Black Bess, which at one point was the fastest road car in the world.

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    The Type 18, built between 1912 and 1914, was one of the most important Bugattis of the pre-war era. It was powered by a 5.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivered close to 100 horsepower, which was enough to see it reach a top speed of 100 mph–a speed previously reached only on race tracks. This makes the Type 18 a legitimate forerunner for the Veyron, and is thus regarded as a Bugatti Legend.

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    The Type 18 known as Black Bess is one of three Type 18s still in existence. Only seven were built in total. The car was named after an English racehorse and is currently owned by Evert Louwman, who has it displayed at the Louwman Museum at The Hague in the Netherlands. He has allowed Bugatti to show the car in Beijing next week alongside the modern Bugatti Legend Black Bess Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

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    The exterior of the modern version features a carbon fiber exterior, painted black but with 24-carat gold accents. Inside, the car features leather trim on most surfaces, with a mixture of Beige and Havanna tones used. The steering wheel, in red, draws a clear reference to the historic Type 18 Black Bess. This accent has also been picked up and continued in the red decorative stitching on the outer bolsters of the seats and in the seat belts.

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    As with all of the Bugatti Legends, no changes have been made to the mechanicals of the special Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which means peak output from the car’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 remains at 1,184 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. Top speed is limited to 233 mph, though we know the car is capable of hitting 254 mph–with its top down. The 0-62 mph run takes 2.6 seconds.

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    Three Bugatti Legend Black Bess Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse supercars will be built, each priced at 2.15 million euros (approximately $2.98 million). Considering all of the previous Bugatti Legends have been sold, we suspect this one won’t last long.

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    You can read about the previous cars in the links below:

    Bugatti Rolls Out First Of Six Legend Edition Veyrons At Pebble Beach

    Jean Bugatti Honored With New ‘Legend’ Veyron Special Edition

    New Bugatti ‘Legend’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Debuts In Dubai

    Bugatti’s Latest Legend Edition Veyron Honors Bugatti Founder’s Brother Rembrandt

    via Motor Authority

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  • News/ Videos

    Transformers 4 Extended Trailer Released (VIDEO)

    Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer

    The official Transformers: Age of Extinction teaser trailer starring everyone’s favourite badass actor, Mark Wahlberg.

    This world looks very different to the Shia LeBeof days with times changing after the events of theTransformers: Dark of the Moon.

    Autobot hero Optimus Prime is now hunted and feared by the world, “The age of the Transformers is over.”

    Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer
    One of the most standout parts of the transformers 4 extended trailer is Optimus Prime battling with a Dinobot. This is one Goliath battle we can’t wait to see!

    More: Transformers 4: Pagani Huayra Joins The Supercar Cast (PHOTOS)


    Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer

    Transformers: Age of Extinction will feature a variety of badass super cars including a Corvette Stingray, Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron and Pagani Huayra – just to name a few.

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    Don’t Miss: See The New Bugatti and Corvette Autobots In New Transformers 4 Movie

    Watch the new Transformers 4 trailer below and tell us what you think in the comments below: 

    Badass! Enjoy the Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer gallery below:

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  • Super Cars

    The Koenigsegg One:1 Hypercar Is 1,340HP Of Pure Awesomeness

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    Attention One-Percenters, your latest ultra-exotic, limited-edition hypercar is finally here, revealed in full ahead of a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Koenigsegg One:1, and it should be an insane road-going time machine that transports you to future sections of roads in the blink of an eye. We first brought you details on the One:1 as far back as November 2012. Since then there have been plenty of rumors but now we have the definitive details on the world’s newest supercar.

    ALSO SEE: McLaren 650S Performance: 10.5 In The Quarter-Mile, 0-60 MPH In Under 3 Seconds

    Marking 20 years since the formation of the Koenigsegg skunk works in Sweden, the One:1 is very much a Koenigsegg product, one based on the Agera line of supercars recently launched in the U.S.. However, numerous upgrades mean it’s virtually an all-new car.

    The car gets its name from the fact that it produces one horsepower for every kilogram of weight. Koenigsegg calls it the world’s first production ‘Megawatt’ car, because of its 1,000-kilowatt power rating. For readers in the U.S., that translates to about 1,340 horsepower, which means, you guessed it, the car weighs just 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds)–taking into account all necessary fluids and even the weight of an average size driver. This was achieved via a 20 percent lighter chassis and body compared to the Agera, made using advanced carbon fiber.

    By comparison, the world’s fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (according to Guinness) develops only 1,183 horsepower and weighs more than 4,000 pounds. Performance, as you would expect given the insane power to weight ratio of the One:1, will be nothing short of amazing. Koenigsegg is confident the car will set new acceleration records for 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph), 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) and even 0-400 km/h (0-248 mph) sprints. The latter could be as quick as 20 seconds.

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    As for top speed, Koenigsegg says that’s not a priority for the One:1, since it is a track-focused car. However, the company is confident the One:1 could eclipse the Veyron Super Sport’s 267.8 mph speed record and go on to pass 273 mph!

    DON’T MISS: The Stress Of Loading A $4.1 Million Lamborghini Veneno Onto A Truck Will Kill You: Video

    But if you’re thinking the One:1 won’t be able to handle corners like its Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 rivals, then you’d be wrong. The vehicle is capable of developing up to 2 g of cornering force and at speeds in excess of 160 mph its trick aerodynamics allows it to produce 1,344 pounds of downforce, which is comparable with the P1. The aero setup is fully active and consists of independent left and right front flaps under the front splitter and hydraulically-actuated rear wing.

    The engine fitted to the One:1 is Koenigsegg’s own twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 design. It uses variable geometry turbochargers also designed by Koenigsegg and whose housing is constructed using a 3D printing process. The exhaust, a titanium setup, is also 3D printed. Drive goes to the rear wheels only, via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that was also designed by Koenigsegg.

    In the cabin, things are equally advanced. There is an active chassis system that can adjust the ride height and shock absorbing level based on data collected from 3G and GPS services. Koenigsegg says the setup is even effective when at the track. The seats, meanwhile, are carbon fiber and feature memory foam.

    Only six examples will be built, and all of them have been been pre-sold. Not like it matters now, but the going price is believed to be around $2 million.

    Christian von KoenigseggOn August 12 of this year, Koenigsegg officially turns 20. For those unfamiliar with Koenigsegg, the company was founded by Swede Christian von Koenigsegg. He was just 22 when he started the company, setting out with an idea to create a sports carthat was like nothing in existence, and that would be desired.

    The concept, which remains to this day, was for a lightweight mid-engined car with a detachable, stowable roof. It also had to have a wraparound screen for good visibility and aerodynamics. Finally, it had to have a timeless and efficient appearance that would age like good wine, and so it has, since Koenigsegg’s first car, the CC8S, right up to the latest One:1.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Hennessey Venom now the fastest car in the world (VIDEO)

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    The Hennessey Venom hit 270.49mph at the Kennedy Space Center making it the highest speed ever recorded by a production car.

    The 1,244bhp Venom clocked its record-breaking figure beating the the Bugatti Veyron SS to the post as the fastest car in the world.

    The stats from this world record will blow you  away! The Venom is powered by a 7.0-litre twin-turbo GM based V8,  which accelerated from 20mph to 120mph in just 7.71 seconds and to make that even more impressive it pulled a maximum 1.2g of longitudinal acceleration as it went. That’s freaking insane!

    Watch the Venom make history below:

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    photos via Top Gear

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  • Celebrity Cars/ Super Cars

    Xzibit’s Rolling In This Bugatti Veyron For Gumball 3000

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    The 2014 Gumball 3000 is quickly approaching and rapper Xzibit is the latest to update us on his whip. What will Gumball’s most notorious celebrity be bossing at this year?

    Xzibit going for the king of all super cars, this stunning 2010 Bugatti Veyron which has never been seen on the roads.


    Xzibit Bringing A Bugatti Veyron To Gumball 3000 2014

    The Veyron exterior is finished in sexy matte pearl with subtle hints of pink and has red accents that make their way from the powerful engine to the carbon fiber rear diffuser.

    Those custom wheels looks seriously sick and cover red brake callipers. No word on what his Gumball wrap is going to be, but this is Xzihibit so expect something ridiculously outlandish. He has a blank white canvass, so why not go for broke.

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    Interior consists of red leather and Alcantara as well as a custom red crocodile leather shifter!

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  • Super Cars/ Top 10s

    10 Most Expensive Cars In The World For 2014 (PHOTOS)

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    If you have yet to write your car list for yet for 2014,  you best get a move on. But before you do, it is maybe worth having a look to see if you can afford one of these bad boys as we bring you the 10 most expensive cars for 2014.

    10) Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Coupe – $215,500
    Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG CoupeCountry of Origin: Germany
    Engine: 621-hp, 6.0-liter, bi-turbo V-12
    0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds

    9) Aston Martin Vanquish – $279,995

    Aston Martin VanquishCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 565-hp, 6.0-liter V-12
    0-62 mph (that is, 100 km per hour): 4.1 seconds

    8) Bentley Mulsanne –  $298,900 

    Bentley MulsanneCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 505-hp, 6.75-liter, twin-turbo V-8
    0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds

    7) Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – $315,888

    Ferrari F12berlinettaCountry of Origin: Italy
    Engine: 740-hp, 6.3-liter, V-12
    0-62 mph: 3.1 seconds

    6) The Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase – $298,900 

    The Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 453-hp, 6.75-liter V-12
    0-60 mph: 5.8 seconds

    5) Porsche 918 Spyder – $845,000
     

    Country of Origin: Germany
    Engine: 887 hp (total output), 4.6-liter V-8 with two electric motors
    0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds

    4) Hennessey Venom GT – $1.2 million

    Hennessey Venom GTCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 1,244 hp, 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
    0-60mph: 2.7 seconds

    3) Koenigsegg Agera – $1,520,000

    Country of Origin: Sweden
    Engine: 1,030 hp, twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8
    0-62 mph (that is, 100 km per hour): 2.9 seconds

    2) Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse – $2.5 million

    Bugatti VeyronCountry of Origin: France
    Engine: 1,200 hp, 8-liter, 16-cylinder
    0-62 mph: 2.6 seconds

    1) Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million

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    Country of Origin: Italy
    Engine: 750-hp, 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder
    0-62 mph: 2.9 seconds

    via: Forbes

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