• Super Cars/ Videos

    Lykan Hypersport Looks And Sounds Immense (VIDEO)

    This peek around the Lykan Hypersport, the most expensive car in the world from W Motors, shows off how it achieved this title.

    It is the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East, and they are not holding off on any accounts. And by only producing 7 cars in total, it’s sure to be a rare sight. It will only set you back a cool $3.4 million.

    With diamonds in it’s headlights, and titanium LED blades in the front lights. Is that overkill?

    There’s no doubting the power of the car however; sporting a 3.7L engine producing 740hp and 960nm, managing to achieve a top speed of 240 mph, with 0-60 mph coming in at 2.8 seconds. Impressive.

    But enough of describing; now you must see for yourself. Take a tour of the car, and see what you think. Is it worth that kind of money?

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  • Super Cars

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

    Koenigsegg One:1

    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.

    Koenigsegg One:1

    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

    The Ultimate Hypercar? How Does The McLaren P1 Stand Up To The Porsche 918? (VIDEO)

    McLaren P1 - exclusive on-track review of the world's ultimate hypercarThe last few years we’ve seen some real innovation in the hypercar market: the all-new power freaks via Ferrari (LaFerrari), Porsche (918) and McLaren (P1) are all pushing the boundaries on how a car can perform.  

    In the battle of the million dollar car battle we have yet to see a clear winner. There has a lot been said about the 903bhp McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 but no real ‘driven’ comparison.

    No one has driven both cars in succession and done a comparison…this is BIG! Steve Sutcliffe, one of the few in the world to have driven both, reveals all.

    Who is the winner? Judge for yourself in this McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 battle…

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  • Features/ Super Cars

    The Lamborghini Egoista – The Maddest Bull Ever

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    Behold, the Lamborghini Egoista, a new wild supercar to mark their Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. This is the ‘Maddest Bull Ever’

    Behold, something that could only have been dreamt up by someone with a mild obsession with fighter jets and a wardrobe full of straightjackets. Lamborghini is a car company renowned for being a bit, well, completely insane. And what you see here is their latest creation, the Egoista, a fiftieth anniversary present to themselves.

    It only has one seat, so buy one if you’re a bit selfish, or Batman. No really, the name ‘Egoista’ roughly translated into English means ‘selfish’.

    The Egoista has many, many, madly creased body panels, a pair of red and green lights pinched from Boeings parts bin, some flaps on the back to presumably aid takeoff, a pair of gargantuan exhaust pipes which have been tastefully decorated with bright red LEDs to mimic fighter jet after burners – they probably shoot blue flames, too – and the orange wheels were styled by a five year old. It’s all totally nuts.

    Egoista rear

    Mounted in the middle is the 5.2liter V10 engine from the Gallardo, which has been pumped up to produce a handy 600hp in this one-off car. Perhaps the Egoistas chassis and engine has been a bit of a test bed for the upcoming Gallardo replacement. With the McLaren 12C delivering 620hp and the Ferrari 458 producing 560hp, the Gallardo replacement with 600hp would slot nicely in between power wise.

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    Lamborghini says the Egoistas design inspiration came from the Apache attack helicopter, which is cool I suppose. According to the cars designer, Walter De Silva (he’s a bit mad, obviously) “This is a car designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world”. “It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista (selfish)” he says. This is a man, whose mood room, is filled mostly with Hot Wheels and model planes, probably.

    Egoista interior

    The cockpit as you can see is the coolest ever to be fitted to any *car, (can you call it a car?) mainly because its taken straight from a fighter plane of the future. There’s a ruddy reflector sight for Pete’s sake! This we can only presume is used for shooting at motorway clogging badies (caravans). And look at that steering wheel! There’s buttons and switches all over it, one of them surely fires the missiles.

    Lamborghini Egoista top open

    How one folds them self into such a cockpit is however, unknown. But once inside says De Silva it “represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements”. We’re not exactly sure what ‘external elements’ he means exactly, but things like quickly approaching missiles, enemy aircraft and Jokers seem appropriate.

    Egoista front

    According to Mr. De Silva the car was also designed to look like a nasty bull with its head down chomping on some greenery – not really, it’s charging apparently. De Silva also went on to say “Two white front lights, two red rear lights, a red flashing light in the upper part of the tail, two orange bull’s eyes as side markers, and a further two lights on the roof, red on the left and green on the right, make this four-wheeled UFO unique even in the dark”. The Egoista, then, is a car that allegedly looks like an Apache helicopter, an angry bull, and a UFO – right.

    Egoista overview

    For the cars reveal at Lamborghinis fiftieth anniversary dinner over the weekend, the venues stage was sort of turned into a runway… There was a ground crew waving flashing light rods about to guide Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann onto the stage as if he was landing a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier out in the pacific – blimey!

    After some careful ponderistaion we’ve decided that we like this one-off Lambo much more than the Veneno shown at the Geneva Motor Show, because it does look unbelievably cool. We’d most certainly go there. But, no matter how much you stomp your feet and toss money about, you can’t have it because Lamborghini are keeping it to themselves. According to the mad people from Sant Agata Bolognese “The Egoista is pure emotion, Never Never Land (translation, anyone?), which no one can ever possess, and which will always remain a dream, for everyone.” – damn.

     

    Now check out the coolest fiftieth birthday party you’ve ever seen…

     

    What do you think of Lamborghinis latest and probably maddest creation ever, Carhooters? Let us know by leaving a comment below or tweeting us @CarhootsUK!

     

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