• Super Cars

    Want To Learn How To Open Doors On A McLaren MP4-12C Supercar? Let This 3 Year Old Show You (VIDEO)

    Casey opens door on McLaren MP4-12CIf you’re not sure how to open up the doors on the McLaren MP4-12C, there’s nothing to worry about.

    Casey, a three-year-old toddler, has it covered. He knows exactly how to open the suicide doors on this $350,000 beast.

    Luckily for all of us, the Classic Car Club of Manhattan (and Casey) were willing to let us in on the secret.

    There’s no doubt that this kid is going to have the meanest collection of supercars anyone’s ever seen. I mean, he’s a 3 year old with a 616 bhp McLaren right now.

    Check out Casey and his McLaren below…

    Hat tip to EliteDaily.com
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    Toyota Reveal The FT-1 Concept That Is Set To Be The ‘Supra’ and It Is Breathtaking (VIDEO)

    Toyota Reveal The FT-1 Concept That Is Set To Be The 'Supra' and It Is Breathtaking (VIDEO)

    Toyota Reveal The FT-1 Concept That Is Set To Be The 'Supra' and It Is Breathtaking (VIDEO)
    Toyota have stolen the show at the Detroit Auto Show today with their release of the astonishing concept, the Toyota FT-1. Which is apparently the long awaited Toyota Supra.

    Toyota said of their concept:

    aim of creating cars that connect more deeply with customers on an emotional level and generate a more satisfying ownership experience.

    Well… it definitely has emotionally attached already and we haven’t even touched it.
    Hit the video for details and check out the incredible photos of this beauty below…

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  • Super Cars/ Tech

    These iPhone Speakers Are Made From Supercar Exhausts

    These iPhone Speakers Are Made From Supercar Exhausts

    These iPhone Speakers Are Made From Supercar Exhausts
    When it comes to sound docks, it’s all about quality. After that, it’s about how it looks. Sound docks, in my opinion, serve as not only essential gadgets but pieces of furniture.

    The only thing better than a stylish sound dock is this Ferrari exhaust pipe that doubles as one. iXoost, an Italy-based company, is responsible for the unique design behind the Ferrari exhaust pipe sound dock.

    “iXoost also offers its own music playing app, designed to complement the speaker system. With Coordinated graphics and technical HQs, the app matches the custom design of each recycled exhaust.” – Car Buzz

    The pipes are taken from original classics such as F1 racing classics like  the 1978 Cosworth DFV, 2006 Renault RS26, 2007 Ferrari 056 and more. The docking stations are being offered in either eight speakers, 10 speakers or 12 speakers.

    Looking to add a new piece of furniture to you entertainment system setup? Prepare to put down about $6,900 for iXoost’s latest creation.

    Check out additional photos of the Ferrari exhaust pipe sound dock from iXoost below.

     





     

    Photos courtesy of iXoost,

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Wishes He Could Fit In a Ferrari


    The downside to being one of the buffest guys in Hollywood? You can by the Ferrari’s but you can’t fit in them! Just ask Dwayne Johnson…

    The WWE legend and The Fast & Furious star posted this photo and caption on his Facebook page:

    “570 horse power of brilliant Italian engineering + 260lbs of Samoan Black Silverback = another fine ride I don’t fit in. #Ferrari458 Why I’m a pick up truck man”

    Dwayne Johnson Ferrari

     Poor Dwayne. Sure he can fit in plenty other awesome cars!
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  • Super Cars

    UK’s Fastest Police Car: Force Reveal McLaren MP4-12C Spider For Fighting Crime (PHOTOS)

    There are many speed freaks out there with cars capable of escaping the police without difficulty, but now the UK police are fighting back with a 207 MPH McLaren 12C. Due to be unvieled at the Birmingham motor show this weekend, the car was supplied by local McLaren dealers and sales director David Tibbett said: ‘We are delighted to help the police and their work.

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    The car is far from practical on a day to day basis. In fact you wouldn’t even be able to arrest somebody in it because like most of these police supercars they require co-drivers. The police say it hopes it will close the gap between them and motorists.

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    TV star Angus Nairn of “Motorway Cops” says the vehicle will teach people about the danger of excess speed. Everyone who will see the McLaren wants to come and talk about it – it is an excellent way to get people to have a conversation with the police and not end up with a fixed penalty ticket.

    Production: 2011

    Engine: McLaren M838T twin-turbo 3.8 L V8 – 616 horsepower

    Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch

    Top speed: 207mph

    Structure:  carbon fibre composite chassis

    Max torque: 443 lb per ft of torque

    Price: £240,000

    Source: thesupercarkids.com

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  • Super Cars

    Team Galag Announce Their Awesome Line-Up For Gumball 3000 (PHOTOS)

    Team Galag announced their badass line up of the cars they would be taking to this year’s Gumball 3000 and boy they ahave a few aces up their sleeve.

    The infamous Tumbler that wow’ed crowds last year will be making an appearance again. This Batmobile will be new and improved – we don’t know what they can do to trump last year’s – weapons maybe!?

    Their also bringing an all-american classic this year. A tribute to the recently passed Carroll Shelby himself. The one and only Shelby Daytona. 2009-Superformance-Shelby-Daytona-Cobra-05-1600Also their modified version of the ‘worlds greatest hyper car’ – the the McLaren P1.

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    And the new 2014 Range Rover Vogue.  God, know what they will be doing to this?

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    Team Galag always aim top please when it comes to wraps and mods to their cars. They would like to hear your thoughts on what they should do. Send your ideas to teamgalag@gmail.com and their could be a giveaway in store for you.

    Which of the above is your fave? Let us know in the comments below…

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos
    The 2015 BMW i8 is arguably the most highly anticipated car for 2015 and while BMW have released a great deal about the ‘green’ supercar’, we now know even more detail on the i8s design and performance in newly released videos.

    The i8 has been built on innovation, with the german automaker creating a fuel efficient plug in hybrid supercar. This focus on innovation have raised slight concerns from consumers who fear that traditional quality and performance may be sacrificed. BMW have however, put minds at ease with two incredibly impressive videos that explain and demonstrate how the quality in design and performance will be ever present in the i8.

    Check the videos out below:

    BMW i8 in detail: DESIGN

    BMW i8 in detail: PERFORMANCE

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  • Super Cars

    The First Ever Made La Ferrari Is Put Up For Sale

    The First Ever Made LaFerrari Goes On Sale

    The First Ever Made LaFerrari Goes On Sale
    With only 499 La Ferrari hypercar’s made, you would have struggled to get your hands on a brand new model. But the first La Ferrari has been put up for sale in Germany this week and as it was the first ever made, it is a tad special… and expensive.

    The hybrid supercar has been put up for sale on auction website, SEMCO GmbH. It isn’t a surprise that it will cost a little more than the $1.4 million that the Italian automaker was asking, seen as though it is the first ever car to be produced.

    So if you want to get your hands on the coolest car of the year, you better start bidding, as it is priced at a whopping $3.2 million.

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    La Ferrari for sale, the first of 499

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    The RENNtech-Tuned SLS AMG Black Series Sounds Like A Beast! (VIDEO)

    SLS AMG Black Series ReNNtech!

    SLS AMG Black Series ReNNtech!
    Building on the SLS AMG, Mercedes engineers wanted to create most hardcore supercar ever, before the production of the AMG came to an end, and the SLS AMG Black Series is what they come up with.

    The fact that the German automaker made the already rapid AMG even faster is mind boggling. So when ReNNtech tuning team wanted to put their own stamp on the black series with their R1 performance package you know the results are going to be incredible!

    Check it out…

    The SLS AMG Black Series churns out a hellish 631 horsepower and 468 lb-ft. of torque, launching the supercar to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds and to a 196 mph top speed. After the R1 performance upgrades, the RENNtech SLS AMG Black Series spits out a thundering 675 horsepower and 500 lb-ft. of torque.

    How good does that sound!

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  • Features/ Super Cars

    Buy A Dubai Penthouse And Get A Lamborghini Aventador Free

    Sweet Deal: Buy a luxury Dubai penthouse and get a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster for free.

    GTSpirit.com Report: Chances are if you have the money to buy a penthouse apartment in Dubai, then you have the money to buy a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. Nevertheless, the owners of the Damac Maison apartment building in Dubai Mall Street are offering to give penthouse buyers of the hotel apartment complex each a free Lamborghini Aventador Roadster!

    The new building has been designed by German architects Koschany & Zimmer and Damac Maison is just the latest project from Damac Properties. The developer is no amateur when it comes to sweetening a deal with a free luxury car. In fact, last year, penthouse buyers of another Damac complex were offered a 2014 Audi R8 while buyers of smaller units either received an Audi R8, Audi A6 or Audi A4 depending on the size of the unit.
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     What you will receive: Lamborghini Aventador Roadster




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  • Super Cars

    DMC teases 988hp Lamborghini Aventador Edizione GT

    DMC teases 988hp Aventador Edizione GT

    DMC teases 988hp Aventador Edizione GT

    If the standard 700hp Lambo Aventador doesn’t hit the spot. German tuners DMC luxury has an insane $290k solution.
    Before you guys get too excited, this is still just a concept from German Tuners DMC Luxury and these images are just renders, but it still a freaking beast.

    Just like Lamborghini, the ‘LP’ number refers to the horsepower. Which means that DMC is about to release an Aventador with nearly 1,000hp.

    While the official ‘teaser’ announcement is unwilling to confirm that 988hp figure, it links through to DMC’s Flickr page, where corroboration is plain to see. Exactly how the power increase has been achieved remains a mystery at this stage, but at least the output goes some way towards justifying Edizione GT’s appearance.

    The bodykit alone is set to cost an eye-watering $89,990  while the proposed engine work – whatever it is exactly – has been priced at $134,530

    That’s a grand total of $288,888 all in. – roughly what we’re expecting Lamborghini to charge for an entire Huracan, the recently announced replacement for the Gallardo.

    Wow!

    DMC teases 988hp Aventador Edizione GT

     

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Move Over Bugatti…This Badass Lamborghini Gallardo Nera Is The New Fastest Car In The World (VIDEO)

    …over a standing mile. This badass 1805 bhp Lamborghini Gallardo Nera just made it in the record books. It is officially the fastest car in the world over a standing mile after it crossed the line after 20.845sec at 254mph at the Unlim 500+ drag racing event in Russia. Incredible scenes!

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  • Super Cars

    Matte yellow Mansory Siracusa 458 in Dubai (VIDEO)

    Video: Matte yellow Mansory Siracusa 458 in Dubai
    This matte yellow Mansory Siracusa 458, based on the Ferrari 458 Italia, has been filmed by Shmee150 on YouTube while cruising down the famous JBR Walk in Dubai.Before a few revs in a tunnel, the crazy car passes by a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport as it continues on its way along the parade route. It’s quite normal in evenings for supercars to cruise down The Walk past cafes and hotels in the popular tourist area.

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  • Super Cars

    Which Lamborghini Aventador Is the Best? The Coupe vs The Roadster? Who You Got? (VIDEO)

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

    The Lamborghini Aventador is arguably the most sought after super car on the planet, but if YOU had the choice to choose either the Coupe or the Roadster which would you go for?

    Check out this video from the guys over at Autocar to help you decide the important factors such as; how loud each car is; how far they can jump; and of course how fast they are…

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster vs Coupe

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  • Videos

    FAIL! This Is Why You Shouldn’t Smoke While Filling Your Car Up With Gas! (VIDEO)

    Why You Shouldn't Smoke While Filling Car Up WIth Gas

    When you are dumb enough to steal somebody’s gas and then fill your own car up while lighting a cigarette you deserve this. Karma is a b*tch.

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    There are ‘No Smoking’ signs around fueling stations for a reason. Gasoline, diesel, and other fuels are flammable, and smoking, keeping your engine running, or even using your cell phone can ignite these liquids. Harry Frederick Suniville is one of those idiots that proved why you don’t smoke while handling fuels.

    The 62-year-old Suniville had stolen a partially filled gasoline can from a nearby truck and started to fill his car up while smoking a cigarette. Sounds like a smart idea, right? Unsurprisingly, the gasoline ignited, burning his pants, hair, and Mitsubishi Eclipse like it was some sort of Italian supercar.

    The Portland Police and Fire Departments were both called to the scene where Suniville was treated for burns and then charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, reckless burning, and theft in the third degree. Now he’s in jail where he won’t need any gasoline or cigarettes.

    via: MotoringExposure 

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  • Features/ Videos

    Badass Actor Idris Elba Takes You Through The World Of Speed (VIDEO)

    World-famous actor Idris Elba loves the faster side of life. He has a serious Need For Speed. This ‘King Of Speed’ documentary is a high octane masterpiece.

    In this episode Idris Elba, King of Speed, delves into the underground racing scene in the USA and examines how a love of speed has shaped the cars of today. Idris Elba then jumps in Minis, NASCAR racers, lowriders, and a whole menagerie of awesome.

    Watch below for awesomeness:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muja7qVFfeY

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  • Features/ Super Cars/ Videos

    This Porsche Carrera GT Video Is High Class CarPorn (VIDEO)


    The Porsche Carrera GT is one of the finest looking supercars ever created. The guys over at eGarage know this, and have dedicated video which is pure carporn.

     The Carrera has gained a bad rep following Fast and Furious Paul Walker’s accident. Unfortunately some of the public now perceive is as  ‘brutal and savage” to handle and in general an incredibly dangerous machine.

     

     

     

     

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  • Super Cars

    A Closer Look At The First Arab Supercar, The ‘Lykan Hypersport’ (VIDEO)

    The first Arab supercar - The LykanHypersport

    The first Arab supercar - The LykanHypersport
    A few weeks back we brought you an insight into the worlds first supercar from the middle east, the Lykan Hypersport. The first Arab supercar which was unveiled at the Dubai Motor show is set to have a ¢3.4 million price tag and just 7 of them will be made.

    This has sparked some real hype around the car in the automotive world as we look for further insight into the next big supercar. Fortunately for us CrankandPiston have been lucky enough to have been speaking with Lebanon’s W Motors, who will be making the car, and they have made this awesome little video of W Motors exciting project!

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  • Videos

    Top 10 Viral Car Videos Of 2013 (VIDEO)


    We’ve seen plenty of viral videos this year, a solid portion showed hopeless and drunk Russian drivers, but these are ten of our favorites.

    It seems there’s a simple recipe for making a viral car-related video… You need a nice car, maybe a Ferrari of sort, and you need to drive that car at the absolute limit. You need to terrorize its tyres, make its engine scream, then add something else that’s cool into the video – maybe a pretty girl, or an energy drink company, or a man that can do the splits between two moving trucks….

    So here they are, the hottest viral car videos of this year.

    10) Killing Tires With a Ferrari F12 — /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

    The title says it all really. 730hp V12 Ferrari chomping through five sets of tyres all for your viewing pleasure.

    9) McLaren P1™ vs. the Nürburgring-Nordschleife

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9IWiTpWeiM

    OK, so we still don’t know the McLaren P1’s Nurburgring lap time, but this video confirms a couple of things. One, the McLaren P1 is one ridiculously fast car, and two, the bloke who’s driving has balls of steel – he’s seriously pushing it.

    8) Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 3

    Drifting cars are cool. Drifting motorcycles are potentially even cooler.

    7) Ferrari F40 v Ferrari F50. Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

    The Ferrari F40 and F50 are two of the greatest supercars ever made, and, providing you haven’t seen this video before, you won’t have seen the two driven like this before. And if you’ve seen this, would you really not watch it again?

    6) Monster Energy: Ballistic B.J. Baldwin – #RECOIL

    Energy drink company, girl, Nissan GT-R, ballistic trophy truck thing – this video has it all.

    5) The Ferrari Enzo WRC

    It takes a lot of bravery to treat a Ferrari Enzo like it’s a paddock basher. It takes even more bravery to film yourself doing just that and upload it to the internet. We’re glad the anonymous Tax The Rich person did it though, because the resulting video is quite awesome.

    4) Nordschleife vs. Porsche 918 Spyder – 6:57

    A lot of people had their doubts about the Porsche 918 Spyder. It’s too big, it’s too heavy, it shouldn’t be a hybrid, all of the naysayers claimed. This is the video that made them all shut up.

    3) Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme

    How is this even possible?

    2) Pepsi MAX & Jeff Gordon Present: “Test Drive”

    OK, so the whole video was staged, but it’s no less awesome because of it. Plus, it’s racked up a few views and easily qualifies for being a ‘viral’ car video.

    1) NEED FOR SPEED: KEN BLOCK’S GYMKHANA SIX — ULTIMATE GYMKHANA GRID COURSE

    What list of viral car videos would be complete without something from the master of viral car videos himself, Mr. Ken Block?

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    Lamborghini Huracan Supercar Revealed

    More revealing, official images of Lamborghini’s brand new Huracan supercar hit the web along with some juicy details.

    It’s here! At last, we have a successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo, the cool-guy in the junior supercar segment. The Gallardo was available with an old-school manual gearbox, it stuck with a big, loud V10 engine when everyone else went for eight cylinders, and it chose big cartoonish aerodynamic features over clever hidden active aero gizmos. Now Lambo have a new car to replace the ten-year-old Gallardo. They call it the Huracan. Or rather less exotically, LP610-4.

    Perhaps the most exciting thing about the new Lamborghini Huracan is the fact that it retains the Gallardo’s 5.2liter naturally aspirated V10 engine. Lambo’s big V10 is a musical instrument that sounds better the harder you work it. In the new car it produces a seriously substantial 610hp, Ferrari’s best 458 to date, the Speciale, musters up 597hp, while the McLaren 12C is punching out 620hp and a ridiculous amount of torque.

    Like all recent Lambos, the Huracan uses a clever all-wheel-drive system to shuffle power back and forth between each axle to aid traction off the line. The gearbox is a seven-speed dual clutch automatic that you’ll find in the face lifted Audi R8 range. Zero to 62mph takes just 3.2 seconds, 0-124mph is dealt with in a smidge under ten seconds, and flat out the Huracan will do 201mph. It’s fast.

    The exterior design is a mix of familiar shapes from both the Aventador and the Sesto Elemento. We like the way it looks. It isn’t as mental looking as an Aventador (not much is), there’s a more grown-up, matured look to the Huracan with its smoother lines.

    The interior design has clearly been heavily influenced by things like fighter planes. And sharks. And other cool stuff. To start the engine you lift a red flap and push the starter button as if you’re firing a missile at an enemy aircraft. There are toggle switches littered throughout the cabin as well. The Huracan features a far more luxurious and modern cabin than that of the Gallardo; the displays are all digital, there’s leather on all of the surfaces, and the new layout creates a more open and ‘airy’ feeling inside.

    The stunning Huracan will likely make its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. Get your cheque book ready…

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    BONUS: Now hear the Huracan start up….

     

     

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Cop Car Crashes Into Ferrari 458 Spider (VIDEO)

    A policeman crashes into a bright yellow Ferrari 458 Spider in London. A crowd gathers and laughs. How embarrassing…

    Awkwarddd… Crashing your car is embarrassing enough, I for one can’t help but form the shape of an ‘L’ on my forehead whenever I drive past a car that’s clearly been in a bit of a bingle, signalling helpfully that the person who caused the accident is in fact a loser. I presume this is standard proceder. I even have a quiet chuckle to myself and wonder, ‘how hopeless must you be to become involved in this accident?’ Just the other day I saw a young lady drive the wrong way down a one way road, causing a head on collision. Fortunately the two cars were doing little more than 20mph when the accident occurred, so I could make fun of the driver knowing that she wasn’t seriously injured.

    Anyway, just imagine the embarrassment and the number of people making ‘L’ shapes on their foreheads when a policeman crashes his car. Then add a bright yellow, crunched Ferrari 458 Spider and lots of flashing lights into the picture. And a crowd of entertained onlookers. With camera phones. Yep, this cop has crashed the BMW 5 Series squad car into a Ferrari and a crowd has gathered. Surely it would be a good idea to turn the attention-grabbing flashing lights off…?

    Check out the video…

    We feel sorry for the chap who has to explain this to his boss…. Awkward.


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  • Super Cars

    Jeremy Clarkson Drives The McLaren P1 – Find Out Jezza’s Opinion On The World’s Hottest Hypercar

    Jeremy Clarkson Drives The McLaren P1!

    Jeremy Clarkson Drives The McLaren P1!The McLaren P1 is considered a ‘game changing’ hyper car! What does the legend Clarkson think of the P1 though?

    When we heard of the buzz about the McLaren P1’s incredible engineering and performance, in the back of our minds we were thinking; what will Jeremy Clarkson think of it? Well, low and behold Topgear’s opinionated presenter has taken to the track in the phenomenal P1.

    Read a taster of Jeremy’s verdict from Topgear.com below:

     

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    The trouble was that as I belted round, I’d been trying to deliver my pieces to camera, and I hadn’t managed to complete a single one without interrupting myself with a sudden, wide-eyed “******* hell”.

    “This car,” I’d say, “has a 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 which produces… ******* hell.” Then later, through Eau Rouge: “The feel of the steering puts me in mind of the feel you get from a Ferrari 458. It feels light and yet… oh, ******* hell.”

     

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    Full Story Story and Photos via topgear.com

    Wow, now that Jezza’s wet your appetite’s. Watch the incredible McLaren P1 vs Nurburgring below:

    >>McLaren P1 Goes Sub Seven Minutes Around The Nurburgring Nordschleife (VIDEO)

     

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    This Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept Looks Incredible (PHOTOS)

    Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept Photos

    Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept PhotosThere are so many amazing concept cars flying around the internet getting us car buffs all excited and this Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept is yet another.

    It was rendered up by Grigory Gorin from Tula, Russia. And it is his dream for what the a centenary Aston Martin could look like.

    “The Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept draws its inspiration from the 1935 Ulster and the more recent 2009 One-77. The “VIE” moniker comes from “Vehement, Intelligent, Electro” and the concept is envisioned with fuel cell technology. It has a hydrogen tank installed under the rear suspension and a lithium-ion battery mounted in the center of the car while the battery has been integrated into the roof.

    The artist imagined his creation with a hydrogen-aerial electrochemical generator at the front and with an electric motor within each wheel to provide the car with an all-wheel drive setup. It also has an adjustable independent suspension and a monocoque body structure made from carbon fiber. To top it all off, the concept is conceived with an adjustable transparent glass with opacity control.”

    via: World Car Fans

    Check out the images and let us know what you think…

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    Watch The Super ‘Police’ Cars Of Dubai Take To The Road (VIDEO)

    Remember the awesome super cars of the Dubai police force? Well after previously bringing you images we now the Lamborghini, Bentley, SLS and co in video action!

    Leaving their resting grounds in the Dubai Supercar Show trade center the cars treated onlookers to a rev of the engine and a flash of their lights of course.

    First up is the Brabus B63S, dropping off its stand and heading out, before the Lamborghini Aventador squeezes out the door and of down the road. Then we have the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Bentley Continental GT. 

    The Dubai Police Supercar effort has been part of raising awareness for Expo 2020 as Dubai was a candidate host city. The good news is that they have won the vote and will be hosting the Expo.

    Check them out…

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    2. Aston Martin Vanquish Vision
    3. Pagani Huayra
    4. Porsche 918 Spyder
    5. Ford GT
    6. Lamborghini Centenario
    7. Ferrari F12 TDF
    8. Dodge Viper ACR
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  • Super Cars

    McLarens Special Operations 12C Concept Car (PHOTOS)

    The Mclaren P1 is arguably one of the finest cars on the planet, but that doesn’t stop Mclaren’s Special Operations team from coming up with special one-off concept cars demonstrating the level of personalisation that McLaren offers.

    The MSO have today released images of the their latest concept supercar on Mclaren Automotive’s official facebook page. Here is what they had to say, and check out the incredible images below:


    “McLaren Special Operations provides a bespoke engineering service to those wishing to make their McLaren even more distinctive.

    The MSO 12C Concept is packed full of bespoke features including a revised bonnet, front wing louvres, rear wing vents, a unique Airbrake and a new roof featuring an integrated snorkel channelling air to the engine.

    These revisions are all crafted in lightweight carbon fibre. Titanium wheel bolts, along with oil and water filler caps, shed further weight from the already light 12C.

    The interior gains more carbon fibre upgrades in the form of body colour switch packs and bezels. These are complemented by a new carbon fibre instrument cluster with integrated shift lights.

    The keen-eyed amongst you will also notice that the Light Weight Wheels have been diamond cut in a new design.

    So, what would you have MSO produce?”

    Via: Mclaren Facebook

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  • Super Cars

    If Built – The Red Bull X2014 May Be The Fastest Car EVER!

    Take the best Formula 1 designer in the world and ask him to build a car with no restrictions whatsoever. The Red Bull X2014 is born…

    This is the new concept from Red Bull, the X2014 built by F1 designer Adrian Newey.

    His previous designs have been the RedBull X2010 and the second was the follow-up X2011, which recorded a frightlnly fast 3:10 Nurburgring lap time in Gran Turismo 5, which is as closest simulation to real life racing.

    The Red Bull X2014 will appear in the Gran Turismo 6 “X Challenge” game mode. No details have been released on the speed but if the last one is anything to go by this could well be the fastest car in the Gran Turismo franchise and the fastest on the planet if it was ever to be built. 

    Oh, Lord we hope Red Bull build it!

    The previous RedBull X2010

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Pagani Huayra: Art, Emotion, Technology – XCAR (VIDEO)

    Our buddies at XCAR drive the amazing Pagani Huayra supercar. They like it.

    A Pagani is a very rare thing indeed. Only a few cars roll out of Pagani’s Italian headquarters each year. Between 1999 and 2013 Pagani built just over 200 Zondas, in that time Toyota probably built hundreds of thousands of boring old beige Camrys. So, the chances of you ever seeing a Pagani, let alone being tossed the keys to one are about the same as winning the lottery.

    Our buddies from XCAR were fortunate enough to drive Pagani’s latest creation, the Huayra, recently. They liked it. But how could you not? This is a stunning 730hp supercar which costs more than a (nice) house and has had so much attention to detail lavished on it that it borders on total madness.

    Enough blabbering, watch and enjoy the video.

    Check out xcar.com for more cool car videos.


    Follow us on Twitter @CarhootsApp and ‘like’ us on Facebook!

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Harry Styles Incredible Sports Car Collection Will Make You Super Jealous | (PHOTOS)

    Harry Styles' incredible car collection

    Harry Styles' incredible car collection
    Pop star Harry Styles from One Direction seems to have a car obsession and at only 19 years old he already has an impressive collection!

    This week he was spotted driving another nice model – a vintage 1970’s classic white Ford Capri.
    Harry Styles car collection
    It’s not the first flash car he’s been caught driving. We’ve also seen him behind the wheel of more modern cars this year – the Audi R8 Coupe and a Range Rover. Check out the images of Style’s cars – which one is your favourite?
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    Harry Styles Cruising in LA in a black Ferrari California
     
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    Harry Styles Smooth White Porsche 911
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    Classic Choice: Harry Styles in a vintage Jaguar E-Type
     
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    Audi R8 – living the dream! 
     
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  • Super Cars

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Supercar Special (Photos)

    In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re showing you the best damn pink supercars in the world.

    That’s right no pink t-shirts in the carhoots office. To spread awareness, we’ve got the sickest lineup images of pink supercars. From Paris Hilton’s pink Bentley to the best looking pink supercar we’ve ever seen (Nissan GTR) We have all the pinkness you can handle in one day (maybe year)!

    Make sure you spread awareness by wearing pink and/or donating here. Enjoy the awesome photos below and let us know your favourites.

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  • Super Cars

    The Laraki Epitome Super Car Has $2 Million Price Tag (VIDEO)

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    If you have a spare $2 million laying around, you might just want to take a look at a new supercar concept called the Lareki Epitome.

    The new concept is designed by yacht maker Laraki and was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California. As you might well imagine, the car world is looking on at this concept with anticipation that this could yet again take supercars up another level. Don’t get us wrong, while we will always love Ferraris, Mclaren’s, and Bugatti’s, the $2million Laraki looks like a million dollar car. It is stunning.



    If you are a car gazer like me then check out the images below and go dream of driving one. But if knowing the technical details is your thing, then let me tell you that t
    he Epitome weighs a total of 2,800 pounds – achieved by using carbon fiber body panels melded around a C6 Corvette chassis. And under the hood, you’ll find a modified twin-turbocharged 7.0 liter Chevy V8 that delivers about 1,750 hp. It is a BEAST!


    If you want to get your hands on one you better waste little time as Laraki only plan on making nine units!! What are you waiting for?

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  • Features/ Super Cars

    Behold: The Ferrari 458 Speciale

    It’s the latest track-honed mid engine V8 Ferrari, complete with stripes and 597hp to make it swearword fast! Carhoots have the details.

     

    This, is the latest in a line of lightweight, track-honed mid-engine Ferraris. A successor to the 348 GT Competizione, the 360 Challenge Stradale, and the F430 Scuderia – a group of amazing cars, with stunningly artful names… This car’s name is ‘Special’, and that makes it latest stupidly named supercar to come from Ferrari.

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    But, names probably don’t matter much when you’ve got a 4.5liter naturally aspirated V8 sitting behind your head screaming loudly and violently at 9000rpm. NINE THOUSAND. The Speciale uses a tweaked version of the standard 458’s engine which now produces 597hp (up from 562hp) inching the 458’s horsepower figure ever closer to the McLaren 12C’s thumping 612hp – produced by a V8 with two turbos.

    According to Ferrari its V8 now develops more horsepower per liter than any other normally aspirated road car engine…In The World.

     

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    As you’d imagine, when those power gains are combined with a substantial 90kg weight reduction the 458 becomes a bit more er, special (sorry) and quite quick. 0-62mph takes three seconds flat and 0-124mph is dealt with in just 9.1 seconds, it is swearword fast. Around Ferrari’s own Fiorano test track the Speciale recorded a scorching lap time of 1m23.5 seconds, putting it 1.5 seconds ahead of the standard 458 and just half a second behind the maniacal 730hp F12 Berlinetta.

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    Obviously, with more power and speed comes a higher likelihood of the 458 detaching itself from the ground and becoming an aircraft of sort, so the aerodynamics have been fiddled with, too. The front grille is completely new, as is the new sculptured bonnet which features more ventilation. At the rear you’ll find extra cooling vents, a pair of integrated tailpipes replacing the standard 458’s trademark triple system and a dirty great big racecar-like diffuser for added down force. There are lots of clever hidden active aero bits as well, all of which make the 458 Speciale Ferrari’s most aerodynamic road car yet.

    It all sounds jolly good, but there is however, a bit of a problem. It seems that the Ferrari boffins have been reading the Carhoots blog, because this special 458 employs something called ‘Side Slip Control’. It is essentially another acronym to help the car’s brain control slides more accurately by using the traction control and electronic differential to shuffle power across the back axle. And I invented the system. Sort of…

    Now, I’m not going to make a big deal out of this like an angry old woman at a supermarket, but if you’re reading this Ferrari executives – which you are, obviously -, this is my message to you: if you’ll allow me to spend a day oversteering your new 458 Speciale and destroying a set of its new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres, we can forget about this whole, slightly embarrassing, occurrence – you know how to contact me.

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    With that out of the way we can now discuss the 458 Speciale’s incredibly beautiful interior. Naturally, inside it’s much like the standard 458 but with more carbon fiber, more redness, more general coolness and less pointless carpet. It’s very racy.

    Dorky name aside, the 458 Speciale is a seriously cool car, and we want one. Quite badly.

     

    By Aiden Taylor (@AidenT_RD)

     

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  • Super Cars

    These ‘Rich Kids Of Instagram’ Supercars Are Insane! (PHOTOS)

    Rich Kids Of Instagram - Supercar Edition (PHOTOS)

    Rich Kids Of Instagram - Supercar Edition (PHOTOS)
    The Rich Kids Of Instagram – Supercar Edition. Luxury cars of the notorious rich kids that everyone loves to hate.

    Rich Kids of Instagram? WTF? They’re basically obnoxious photos of spoilt little rich kids flashing their Mum and Dad’s cash on instagram. Their moto:

    “They have more money than you and this is what they do.”

    Each person plays a game of one upmanship to show that they lead the most lavish lifestyle or that they are loaded enough to join the exclusive club.

    In this World status is everything – so what you’re driving matters – therefore exotic supercars and hypercars are the norm. If it is not turning heads on the street then throw away those keys, it time to whip out the Bugatti Veyron. Oh, not just any standard Bugatti; it has to be customised and blinged up to the max.

    Although, we don’t condone this culture selfish ‘look at me’ culture, we have to admit they have some pretty cool supercar whips. Even if they have just nicked the keys to Daddy’s Lamborghini or Mummy’s Ferrari.

    Now lets look at the Rich Kids Of Instagram (it pains us to keep saying that) luxury supercars.

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Porsche
    Rich kid Posing on a red Porsche

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Rolls Royce
    Rolls Royce Salute

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Audi R8
    Aston Martin & Audi R8 – Supreme Arrogance

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    Mercedes SLS AMG – in a ‘Onesie’

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Mclaren
    Posing in ‘London Baby’ with his McLaren MP4-12C

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Range Rover
    Range Rover – No captions need

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Ferrari
    “Can we take out the yacht Daddy” – Ferrari 458 Italia

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Bentley GT
    Money can’t buy you decent clothes – posing with the Bentley Continental GT

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Bentley Continental

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Porsche Carrera
    We have to admit -this is pretty cool (Porsche Carrera 911)

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Ferrari

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Ferrari

    Rich Kids Of Instagram Bentley Prick
    And to finish – a arrogant douchebag in a Bentley

     

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  • Celebrity Cars

    The 16 Hottest Cars of the Kardashians! | (PHOTOS)

    The Cars of the Kardashians! | (PHOTOS)

    The Cars of the Kardashians! | (PHOTOS)
    Whether you love or hate them, the Kardashians are one of the most entertaining families in the world. But while Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, Kris, Rob, Bruce and Scott (We think that’s everybody) might be better at entertaining us on our TV sets, they are also pretty good when it comes to choosing great cars!

    So, In honour of the Kardashians and them being the hottest family on the planet we bring you the best cars from the Kardashians…

    Kylie Jenner’s Matte Mercedes G Wagon

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    A couple weeks ago young Kylie Jenner took her Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon in for a restyle from metallic to matte and tweeted ‘Thank you @spinimaging for matting my G!! I can’t stop staring at it’. It is apparently worth $125,000 and guess what… Kylie isn’t legal to drive yet!!!

     

    Kim’s Ferrari 458 Italia

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    Now it would be fair to say that Kim Kardashian knows her stuff when it comes to cars! The soon to be mother of Kanye West’s child has had way too many incredible cars for us to show you. But here are a few…

    Kim in Kanye’s Mercedes SLR Mclaren

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    Kims Ferrari F430

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    Yep, another Ferrari for Kim. We told you she does it right!

    Kanye’s Lamborghini Aventador

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    Kanye might not to be married into the Kardashian klan yet but this Lamborghini was a gift from Kim which was later crashed into the gates of their home by a friend. You can check that out here.

    ‘Kimyes Rolls’

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    Khole Kardashians Rolls Royce

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    Not to be outdone by here big sister, Khloe has been spotted in this white Rolls Royce where she tweeted a photo with her little sister Kendall.

    Khloes Range Rover

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    Khloe loves designing her home but also loves cars too and has been seen in a bunch of Range Rovers whether it is white or black they’ve had them all.

    Kris Jenners Mercedes-Benz G Wagon

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    ‘Momager’ Kris Jenner like daugther Kendall also drivers a G Wagon! Hell, it might even be the same one, it is difficult to keep up with this family! At least they keep the paparazzi guessing!

    Kylie Jenner’s Chevy Camero

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    Kylie posted this styish photo to the blog she shares with sister Kendall. We aren’t sure if it is hers or not, but if it is, great choice Kylie and we are super jealous!

    The Kardashian Driveway!

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    Kendall Jenner only yesterday tweeted this photo from the Kardashian Driveway captioned ‘Do we have enough cars?’ Well Kendall… yeh!!! I think you do!

    Scott Disick’s Ferrari

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    Unlike younger sister Kim, Kourtney Kardashian keeps it low key with the car she drives, but boyfriend Scott Disick certainly makes up for it with his array of fine cars!

    Scott Disick’s Rolls Royce

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    Yet another Rolls Royce on the list of Kardashian cars. This custom white Rolls of Scott is super stylish, but like Kim, it is one of many!!

    Kourtney & Scotts Ferrari Italia

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    This is the only real picture we could find of Kourtney in an awesome car! No surprise that boyfriend Scott is  looking out no damage is done to one of his toys!

     

    Scott Disick’s Chrome Audi R8

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    One of the more eye catching cars on the list is Disick’s incredibly shiny Audi R8 with a chrome finish!

    Bruce Jenner’s Mercedes-Benz

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    Last but not least, In a family of characters and chaos Bruce Jenner keeps things low key on the screen and he does behind the wheel too with this modest Mercedes!

    So there you have it! Possibly the longest list of Kardashian Cars you will find! If you find a longer one, let us know, or if you would like to see some Kardashian cars added to the list, just get in touch with us! Something tells us that this won’t be the last we see of Kardashians driving around in fine cars!

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  • Super Cars

    Ferrari LaFerrari: Pictures and Video

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    It finally here! The car that has had everyone on tenterhooks for months, the fastest-ever supercar electric hybrid has finally been released today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Ferrari LaFerrari is in town! Carhoots have the latest stunning pictures and the official LaFerrari launch video.

    It’s the fastest and most advanced model the company has ever produced packing a massive 950bhp – getting that extra umph from it’s with a 161bhp electric motor.

    The headline performance figures speak for themself:

    -0-62mph time of ‘less than 3sec’

    -0-124mph time of ‘under 7sec’

    -It is faster than the iconic Ferrari Enzo and F12 Berlinetta

    To put those above stats into perspective, it can lap the it can lap Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in Italy in under 1 minute 20 secs- which 5 seconds faster than the Enzo.

    That is our quick run through of the stats, now we’ll finally let the pictures do the talking:

    Ferrari LaFerrari Pictures
    Taking centre stage at Geneva – taking the limelight away from the McLaren P1

    LaFerrari Supercar- carhoots
    What’s under that bonnet? Ferrari’s powerful 6.3-litre V-12 engine

    Ferrari LaFerrari Picture
    Closeup of its curves built from the unique new carbon fiber monocoque

    LaFerrari backend
    Active aerodynamics constantly at work – diffusers and rear spoiler

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