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These 5 Awesome New Bike Products Will Transform Your Next Ride

Outerbike is a combination of a trade show, a trailhead tailgate and one of those dreams in which you have all the toys you’ve ever wanted and your only worry in the world is wondering which to play with first. Unlike other industry events, Outerbike lets attendees demo the bikes, not just look at them, which makes it a great place to go if you’re interested in picking up a new mountain or gravel bike.

Sun Valley, site of the most recent iteration of the event, offers great riding and a real chance to see what a bike can do. Attendees get lift tickets, lunch, happy hours and unlimited access to the trails for three days. If you’re thinking of getting a new mountain bike, it’s the place to go. If you missed Sun Valley, don’t worry, there are three more events this year. Meantime, here are the five coolest things we saw this past weekend.

Cannondale Topstone

Cannondale’s latest gravel offering picks up the slack between their value-driven alloy Topstone and the shreddy-but-heavy Slate. The Topstone Carbon builds in 30mm of rear suspension using carbon flex and a pivot that Cannondale calls the “Kingpin.” A compliant handlebar, wide tire clearance and a range of bottle cage and accessory bolts (that are actually weight bearing and not just flimsy rivnuts) make this bike a great choice for gravel racing, light bikepacking and comfort commuting. We tested it on trails and dirt roads and it feels fast!

Open WI.DE Frameset

Open more or less invented the gravel bike with the groundbreaking UP a few years ago. Now the brand is reinventing it with the huge clearances on their newest drop-bar adventure bike. WI.DE stands for “winding detours” and that is where Open wants you to go with their new frameset. Clearance for 2.4-inch tires means you can shred singletrack, but a road crank means you can efficiently cover ground in your road position. This isn’t a road race bike or a mountain bike — it’s a little bit of both, and it looks like a lot of fun.

Pivot Shuttle – Race Build

Long travel bikes are great, but they suck to ride uphill. E-bikes are also great, but some aren’t designed as bikes as much as small motorcycles. Pivot makes awesome mountain bikes and added a motor to their trail bike to create the Shuttle, a bike that powers up the trail and shreds down, meaning you don’t have to pile into a smelly van to get to the starting line. With 29-inch wheels, 160mm of plush travel and a weight of 44.75 pounds, this bike is an endure ripper that just happens to have an electric boost — not a moped with some token suspension. If you’re interested in bigger lines and rougher trails but don’t want to drive back uphill, this might bike ticks all the boxes. Yes, it’s pricy, but some of the $7,899 price tag is amortized by potential savings on lift passes and/or beers for the poor person who would be shuttling you otherwise.

Rotor 1x 13

Rotor’s new 1×13 groupset is more than just an incremental step past the existing 11- and 12-speed standards. Why? Because a 2×11 setup has 13 unique combinations, meaning that you can get the same range and the same jumps as most existing road bikes without a front derailleur on Rotor’s new system. The closed hydraulic system will never need charging and won’t ever suffer from cable stretch. The system does use its own hub and offers four cassette sizes from 10-36 to the enormous 20-52 as well as chainrings in two tooth increments from 26-54t.


Moots bikes might have a timeless look thanks to their largely round tube titanium construction, but they’ve got much more to offer than classic looks. The ROUTT YBB uses a “softtail” micro suspension that ’90s mountain bikers will recognize. Mountain bikes have moved on, but for gravel bikes, the 20mm of rear axle travel might be perfect for taking the sting out of long days, especially when combined with the huge 700x45mm tire clearance. Also making a comeback, thankfully, is a threaded bottom bracket that shouldn’t creak like many press fit designs on modern bikes. Moots is offering select builds for 2019; these options promise a faster build and delivery time than their standard bespoke builds while still allowing buyers to upgrade everything from the groupset to the decals to make their bike unique.

Ford Has a New Version of the GT It Will Show at Goodwood

A More Extreme Ford GT?

The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed should be a fantastic event with some of the most impressive and amazing cars in the entire world. Now, there is another good reason to pay attention to the event. Ford recently teased a shot of a new version of its GT that will appear at Goodwood. The company released the images and the information that it would share “exciting Ford GT supercar news” on July 4 at 4:45 a.m. EDT.

Hermann Salenbauch from Ford Performance and Larry Holt from Multimatic will be the two people who will give the announcement. Right now, what those two men will be discussing is a bit up in the air. Ford did not let any more information slip out beyond the fact that it will be exciting news. 

The car in the teaser image is just more or less a dark outline. However, that dark outline does show a huge rear wing and what appears to be a roof scoop. There are a few possibilities. It could be a special one-off build, a new limited edition run of the car, or some kind of new racing variant. 

Ford already has plenty coming to Goodwood, including the new Focus ST, the Mustang Shelby GT500, the Ranger Raptor, and Ken Block’s vehicles and Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s wild rides. We have a feeling, though, that the GT news will steal the show.

The Pininfarina Battista Gets a Design Update

A New Face for a Car That Will Rip Your Face Off

The Turin Auto Show in Italy is in for a treat. The Pininfarina Battista will be there sporting some design updates. A concept version of the car appeared at the Geneva Motor Show, and the one at the Turin Auto Show will be an updated design, featuring a new face for the car

The car gets a single wide, low piece up front instead of the dual-fin setup that was on the concept. It’s actually a much more attractive car. It will be shown in a gorgeous new color, Blu Iconica (blue). The new look comes after extensive aerodynamic testing was performed on the car. Luca Borgogno, the car’s designer seemed pleased with the finished result. He also sounded thrilled with the ability to showcase the next stages of the vehicle.

Since its debut at this year’s Geneva auto show, the Battista has stunned audiences all around the world with its beauty and purity of design. I am pleased to be presenting it with these latest masterstrokes that make the form of the car even more beautiful and elegant, and true to Pininfarina’s design principles.

The Battista features a four electric motor powertrain setup. The car offers 1,877 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet of torque. That translates to a 0-60 mph time of two seconds and a top speed of 217 mph. Pininfarina will build only 150 of the cars and they will each cost $2.26 million. 

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Makes 760 HP and 625 Lb-Ft of Torque

The Beast Is Here

Ford revealed its Mustang Shelby GT500 at the North American International Auto Show. When it did so, the company left out the power numbers for the car, leaving everyone to speculate as to how much the supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 would actually produce. Now the company has let those numbers and some other stats out. 

The GT500 will make 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque. That’s more horsepower than the Chevy Corvette ZR1, which is regarded as a crazy-powerful machine and has won many awards for being just that. While Dodge’s Demon still has more horsepower, the GT500 is a bit of a different animal and will be a track monster as well as a true staight-line speed machine.

Official performance times have not yet been released, but Ford promises 0-60 time of mid-three seconds and a sub-11-second quarter mile time, according to Road and Track. The car will also be a track monster due to aerodynamic developments and various technologies. How good the car is will be determined at a later date, but it’s safe to say this is the most extreme Mustang yet. 

As The Drive points out, this will be the first time since the 1960s that Ford has sold the Mustang GT350 and the GT 500 at the same time. For those who thought the 1960s were the peak of muscle car performance, you were wrong. Here’s the perfect example. 

Bugatti Could Reveal a Special Edition at Pebble Beach

A Special, Limited Edition

The Bugatti Divo appeared at Pebble Beach during the Monterey Car Week last year. This year, the company will reveal another special edition car, according to The Supercar Blog. The publication cited an anonymous source that said the company will showcase a new model at Pebble Beach. 

The car will be sold in very limited numbers. The publication was not told how few of the special edition models would be made. The source did tell the publication that many of the build slots have already been spoken for and most of the production run are already sold. 

Of course, the new limited edition hypercar will demand a price higher than the Chiron. It will likely be a vehicle based on the Chiron, like other Bugatti special edition cars, such as the Divo. The Supercar Blog says that Bugatti has plans to release at least two new cars each year.

The stunning La Voiture Noire was the first car for this year, but there’s still room for another. That’s where this latest special edition model will come in. We will keep following this story and report on any updates that arise. Right now, information is scarce and it’s mostly speculation. 

The Toyota GR Super Sports Concept Goes to the Racetrack

Gearing Up for Another Le Mans Already

Fresh off its second win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota is already testing its future race car. The vehicle is the GR Super Sports. The company has a concept version of the car that it’s already taking to the racetrack. In a recent video (included below), the car can be seen testing.

While little information about the car is out currently, it’s clear that Toyota is serious about continuing to power on. The company has its sights set on the World Endurance Championship with this particular car. According to Carscoops, the vehicle will make its debut in 2020. 

The official name of this car is unknown. The Super Sport Concept appeared at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon and used many of the same components as the current Le Mans-winning TS050 Hybrid. The powertrain was very similar and utilized the same internal combustion engine and electric motor setup, though it’s likely improved for the new car. It will likely make around or more than 1,000 hp. 

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Porsche’s 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 are Ready for Action

Meet the New Range-Toppers

Porsche has unveiled the new 718 Spyder and Cayman GT4. The new top-of-the-lineup cars feature some updates to the body, borrowing from other Porsche models in some cases. However, the big news for the model is the newly developed 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder engine that makes a whopping 414 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. In the 718, as we’re sure you know, that’s a lovely bit of power. 

The car’s engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. That transmission and engine combination makes these road cars good for a 0-62 mph time of just 4.4 seconds. The Spyder can sprint all the way up to 187 mph and the Cayman GT4 can do a slightly stronger 189 mph. The car’s new fancy engine isn’t just built for power and performance, though. It offers cylinder deactivation for fuel savings, not that we expect many owners to care much. 

The exteriors of both cars are unique. The Cayman GT4 borrows some things from the GT4 Clubsport, including the large rear wing and other various aerodynamic elements. Those additions add around 50 percent more downforce, ensuring the car sticks to the road as you whip it around. The Spyder has a unique style with a double-bubble design at the rear. It the middle rests a floating third brake light. Additional adjustments include an active rear spoiler that deploys at 75 mph and a rear diffuser. 

The cars get a lower stance by just over an inch and Porsche Active Suspension Management is standard for these models. The cars get a locking rear differential and an updated traction control system with different settings to choose from. Aluminum fixed monoblock caliper brakes or optional carbon ceramic brakes stop the car.

You can now order either or both of the cars if you want. The Spyder costs $96,300, and the Cayman GT4 starts at $99,200. There’s a destination fee of $1,250. If you do order one, you’ll have to wait until 2020 for delivery. 

The New Dendrobium D-1 Electric Hypercar Prototype Broke Cover at Le Mans

An Updated Version of the Car

The car that was shown off at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans by the British company Dendrobium started its design life at Vanda Electrics. According to Motor Authority, Dendrobium took over the project from that company and moved its design and development along. The car was presented as a concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. From there Dendrobium decided to continue to work on it. Now it has a prototype, which is the car it brought to Le Mans. The Dendrobium D-1 is getting closer to being a production car. 

The car’s specifications are impressive. Also, Dendrobium got serious and brought aboard McLaren F1 designer Peter Stevens to help craft and fine-tune the car’s aerodynamics. That is likely a smart move because with power output numbers like this car has, you’ll want an aerodynamic vehicle. The company also put on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R to ensure that power was being properly utilized. 

In terms of powertrain, there are two electric motors. The company has one at each axle. The combined power output is 1,800 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft of torque. That’s an insane amount of power and Dendrobium states that it translates to a 0-60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds and a top speed over 200 mph. 

Not all of the car’s specifics have been revealed. Range, for example, is still a question and some of the finer points of the powertrain are still shrouded in secrecy. The company has a similar business plan to Rimac, which seems to have worked out well for the Croatian company, and could help Dendrobium become a serious force to be reckoned with. 

Toyota’s TS050 Hybrids Achieve a One-Two Finish at 24 Hours of Le Mans

A Repeat Win for Toyota

The 24 Hours of Le Mans race for 2019 was not without its drama, but the end result was one that was expected. Toyota managed to come away with a one-two finish, and its second win of the race. This was in part thanks to the team’s hard work, partly due to the superb talent of its team of drivers, and partly due to the GAZOO Racing TS050 Hybrid cars. 

Despite this, the #8 car, which actually won, was not the expected car to win. The #7 car was the in the lead for most of the race and it only slipped to second place after some issues with flat tires. This led to the car having to pit twice and that made room for the #8 car to take the lead. 

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Despite the kerfuffle at the end of the race, Toyota came out on top. Being that it was the only major automaker to compete in the LMP1 class, this was really not a huge surprise. We shouldn’t let that take much away from the Toyota team, though. It was a worthy win, and the TS050 Hybrid cars are true track beasts. 

The TS050 is a prototype racing car that utilizes a 2.4-liter bi-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain to rocket around the racetrack. It uses a seven-speed sequential gearbox to get that power down to the track. The powertrain makes around 1,000 hp, which was plenty to secure the car and its drivers the win in 2018 and now in 2019. 

The McLaren GT Will Tour Europe

A Grand Tour for the GT

The new McLaren GT is a true grand touring car, and the company wants to prove it by taking the car to various countries in Europe. This is a move to let buyers see the car ahead of production. It will also expose the GT to a far wider in-person audience than McLaren would be able to do otherwise. According to Carscoops, the GT will start out in the UK and then travel to the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain. 

The rest of the McLaren lineup will join the GT at the various locations across Europe. Everything from the 570S to the new Senna will be there as well. While those other cars will be on location, the GT is the main event for each spot.

David Gilbert, McLaren Managing Director for Europe, said that it only makes sense for the GT to take a tour of Europe because that’s what it’s designed to do. “We would like to invite McLaren customers and followers to visit us on the McLaren GT’s summer Grand Tour, which will be a great opportunity to admire the new car’s elegant design as well as a chance to discover more about the whole McLaren range.”

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Here are all the cities the car will stop:

  • Bristol/Birmingham and Leeds – June 17
  • London/Ascot and Manchester – June 20
  • Utrecht – June 25
  • New Forest – June 26
  • Glasgow and Brussels – June 27
  • Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Lugano – July 2
  • Munich, Dusseldorf, and Milan – July 4
  • Zurich, Stuttgart, and Barcelona – July 10
  • Paris – July 17

Check your calendar and see if you can get away for a little while to take a look at McLaren’s latest and best grand touring car before it even hits production. 

Gemballa Seeks to Build Its Own Supercar

Tuner Company To Turn Out Own Supercar

Gemballa is a name that Porsche enthusiasts know well. The company is known for taking Porsche models and transforming them into even more extreme machines. Gemballa’s cars are some of the most beautiful machines around, and now the company wants to build its own supercar. 

This is a major departure for the company. According to Carscoops, this will be the company’s first supercar that isn’t based on another car in its 38-year history. New investor money will be what makes this happen. Gemballa has received over $39 million from investors since 2010. 

Steffen Korbach, owner and managing director of Gemballa, said that the car will have over 800 hp. “As part of this, we’d like to reference the existing Gemballa legends, and implement a range of innovative concepts. You can expect an uncompromising vehicle, radical, pure and luxurious,” said Korbach.

The company also put out a sketch of the car it hopes to build. We’ve included that above. The black car in the sketch is definitely an aggressive sports car, with what appears to be a rear mid-engine design, large fender flares, and a big rear wing. If the production car ends up looking much like the sketch and comes with more than 800 hp, we’ll be pretty pleased. 

Could the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Go to Production in 2021?

The Rumor Mill is A-Churnin’

We reported on the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato when it first popped up as a concept model not very long ago. Now the rumor is that Lambo is seriously considering putting it into production. We thought it would be cool if they built the car, but we didn’t expect the company to actually do it. Is it a sign of the times that a concept this wild could actually go to production? 

Recently, the good people over at Automobile Magazine managed to drive the model and began to speculate as to if it would be built. As they put it, “Signs point to yes.” While nothing has been officially confirmed, Automible says sources told the publication that Lamborghini would produce between 500 and 1,000 units. The price for such a production vehicle? About $270,000. 

Lamborghini Sterrato concept

Lamborghini Sterrato concept

The reasoning goes like this, The company needs to get about five more years out of the Huracán. Next year, 2020, will be for a Super Trofeo Omologato (STO) version of the car. The following year will be for the Sterrato, and the year after that will be for some kind of hybrid model. In 2023, the Superveloce is the likely car. 

Of course, Lamborghini could switch up the order of those vehicles. With that in mind, the 2021 car might not be the Sterrato. It could be one of the other versions mentioned. However, with interest high in this model, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this car come in 2021. 

Aston Martin Will Bring the First DB4 GT Zagato Continuation to Le Mans

A Fitting Debut for an Amazing Car

Aston Martin’s DB4 GT Zagato is a special car. Only 19 of the vehicles were produced. This makes it one of the most exclusive Aston Martins out there. However, Aston has a special Continuation project. It will build 19 additional DB4 GT Zagatos, and it recently completed the first in the Continuation series. According to the company, it will bring that first car to Le Mans for its official debut. 

The DB4 GT Zagato is a track only car. It’s an exact copy of the original car. The engine is a 4.7-liter straight six. That engine was also used in the DB4 GT Continuation. The car will be on display at Le Mans in the Aston Martin VIP hospitality facility at the Circuit de la Sarthe. 

The car took about 4,500 hours to complete. It’s finished in the original color from the 1960s, which is called Rosso Maja (a unique shade of red). The interior mostly black, with leather seats, black carpet, and a full FIA roll cage equipped as standard. When the cars are sold, they’ll be offered with the new Aston DBS GT Zagato as a package deal. That deal, however, comes at a pretty penny. It will cost £6 million ($7.6 million) before taxes.

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Aston Martin Is Preparing a Road-Legal Vulcan for Gumball 3000

There’s Only One Street Legal Vulcan

The only Aston Martin Vulcan that’s street legal is being prepped to compete in the Gumball 3000. Aston Martin just revealed the car with a wrap on it. The Vulcan was built to be a track-only hypercar, but Aston couldn’t let the car stop there. The company only built 24 examples of the car and one of those has been converted to a street model. 

The vehicle will run in the Gumball 3000. The wrap on the car is called Vulcan Bomber and was inspired by the Avro Vulcan bomber plane that served in the British Royal Air Force until the 1980s, according to Motor1

To make the Vulcan street legal, the company had to add headlights, windshield wipers, and adjust the front splitter among other small changes. Mechanically, the car had to have updates to its V12 engine to make it emissions compliant. The clutch is also different and the gear ratios revised. Aston also softened the suspension some to make it ride smoother. 

We’re thrilled to see this car in its special wrap and competing in the Gumball 3000. There’s a lot to love about the Vulcan, and we wish more street-legal versions of the car had been made. Unfortunately, this is the only one. Fortunately, Aston isn’t letting it sit and collect dust. 

The Huracán Sterrato Concept is the Off-Road Lambo You’ve Only Imagined

This Lambo Looks Built for Rambo

Based on the Huracán EVO, the Huracán Sterrato Concept is the off-road vehicle that you only see in dreams, movies, and children’s drawings. There have been some wild ideas for concept off-roaders, but the fact that Lamborghini decided to actually build a concept car is amazing. 

The Sterrato Concept still has most of the Huracán EVO’s bits, including the 5.2-liter V10 that makes 640 hp. The drive systems have been recalibrated to handle the rigors of off-road terrain. The vehicle has all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and torque vectoring. 

The car sits up only 0.3 inches higher, so it’s more of a desert sand-slinger rather than a rock-crawler. Approach and departure angles were improved and the decks widened by 1.18 inches. The car receives 20-inch wheels wrapped in off-road rubber. The car gets some added underbody protection and exterior enhancements to protect it from the elements. It gets stone-deflecting protection around the engine and air intakes. There are also various LED lighting additions include a large light bar and LEDs added to the bumper. 

While this might not be the typical Lamborghini, it sure is interesting. Who needs a Urus when you can have this? Oh, right. You can’t have this because it’s a concept, but you know Lambo would sell them if you could. 

A Ferrari SF90 Stradale Build Slot For Sale With a Price of About $1.5 Million

Do You Want Ferrari’s Latest? 

With the Ferrari SF90 Stradale only being revealed less than a week ago, it’s surprising to see a build slot for the car already up for sale. That’s exactly what’s happened, though. The build slot is available for purchase at Mobile with a price tag of $1.46 million. The buyer of that build slot will be able to configure the car however they want and can expect delivery of the model in the first quarter of 2020, according to the listing. 

As Carscoops points out, there have been lawsuits against people who have tried to flip supercars and hypercars to make money. The Ford GT springs to mind first. Because of this, the publication suggests reaching out to Ferrari before proceeding. We would echo this sentiment. Of course, if you’re spending that much money on a car, you’re bound to take every precaution, and you should. 

For those living under a rock, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the most advanced Prancing Horse ever with a new fancy hybrid powertrain that makes a combined 989 hp. It’s sleek and modern while still looking like a Ferrari. It’s worth every penny of the $1.46 million asking price for the build slot. 

If you’re wary of buying an SF90 Stradale under these circumstances, just wait. Ferrari has hinted that the hybrid technology used here would make its way to other Ferrari vehicles, which is a good thing, indeed. 

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 Hypercar Details Come to Light

The Man Behind the McLaren F1 Has a New Car

We reported a while back that Gordon Murray had a new hypercar he was working on. Details about the car were extremely scarce at the time of that writing. Now, some of those details have come to light. According to his website, the car will use a carbon fiber tub, a naturally aspirated V12 engine, a good-old-fashioned six-speed manual transmission, and be rear-wheel drive. The car will also seat three people. The driver will be front and center with the two passengers to either side. 

The car will begin production in 2022. Right now the car is in advanced stages of development. The vehicle is said to cost upwards of $2.5 million. Murray plans to only build 100 versions of the car, too, meaning it will be a rare model. The model is supposed to have the most advanced aerodynamics of any car and an unmatched power-to-weight ratio. 

Murray doesn’t seem too interested in what people think, which is refreshing. He’s here to build the best-driving car out there. “I have absolutely no interest in chasing records for top speed or acceleration. Our focus is instead on delivering the purest, most rewarding driving experience of any supercar ever built – but, rest assured, it will be quick,” he said. 

It’s this focus on the actual driveability of the car that has us so excited. Chasing top speeds and faster acceleration times is all well and good, but if you have to ruin the driving experience to get there, then you’ve missed the point. Murray knows what it takes to build an engaging car and the T.50 should be impressive. 

The 2020 BMW M8 Is Here

A High-Powered 8-Series Coupe

The BMW M8 arrived in coupe, convertible, and competition form. The car borrows its turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine from the M5. It makes 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. BMW thought it best to make the competition model special, so it added some power to that model and bumped the numbers up to 617 hp. The car gets an 8-speed automatic transmission. 

The M8, which has been highly anticipated, can do a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds. Opt for the Competition version of the car and you knock another tenth of a second off. The top speed for the car is 189 mph. Those fast 0-60 mph times are in part due to the car’s all-wheel-drive system. Drivers have the ability to switch from all-wheel drive to all-wheel drive sport or into a two-wheel drive mode. 

The car gets M-specific suspension that’s adaptive. The car also utilizes electromechanical M Servotronic steering as standard equipment. Other parts such as the struts and braces have been beefed up to handle the higher levels of performance. Customers can choose carbon ceramic brakes if they wish. 

Prices for the car start at $133,000 for the M8 Coupe and $146,000 for the Competition Coupe. The M8 Convertible runs $142,500. The Competition Convertible costs $155,500. Those prices do not include destination. Production will begin in July of this year. 

VW’s ID R Sets A New Nurburgring EV Record

This Is One Fast Battery-Powered Machine

VW’s ID R was already known to be a super-fast car, but now it has further proof. The car obliterated the EV Nurburgring time. It smashed the record by cutting off 40 seconds from the old record. 40 seconds. Good Lord that’s a lot of time. It’s actually the second fastest car ever to make the lap of the racetrack. 

The car manages to lay down a 6:05.3 lap time, which puts the Nio EP9 securely in the rearview. Forget the Nio, the ID R is the new king by a long shot. The only car that’s beaten the ID R’s lap time is the 919 EVO with a time of five minutes and 19 seconds, according to Car Throttle. That means we’ll need to update our list of top Nurburgring lap times.

“For this evolved version of the ID R, the aerodynamic configuration was more strongly adapted to the highest possible speed, rather than maximum downforce,” said François-Xavier Demaison, the program’s tech boss. By not worrying quite so much about downforce, the car was truly able to fly around the racetrack.

The reduction in downforce may have raised top speed, but that would have made the car a little less stable around the corners. Still, it doesn’t seem to have mattered. Romain Dumas, the French racing driver who set the pike’s peak record in the ID R last year, was obviously able to handle it. 

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FV Frangivento Revealed the Asfane DieciDieci Supercar

A Radically Style Car

If you’re looking for a wedge-shaped supercar that can’t be ignored, then the FV Frangivento Asfane DieciDieci is for you. This beastly looking machine is the supercar that features some of the most outlandish design. This car looks genuinely amazing, but it’s yet to be determined if the car’s performance will match up to its styling. 

The model features an aluminum body, gullwing doors, carbon fiber spoiler, OZ Racing wheels, floating brake lights, sharp angles all around and a hybrid powertrain. All of the intricate details of the car’s powertrain have not yet been released, but we do know it will feature a turbocharged 5.4-liter V10 engine paired with two electric motors placed at the front of the car. 

The powertrain in total will produce 996 hp. That’s almost as much as the new Ferrari SF90 Stradale. According to Carscoops, the car’s V10 engine alone makes 848 hp and the electric motors add an additional 148 hp. Power is filtered to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic. The performance numbers out on the track or road have not yet been determined, so we don’t have 0 to 60 mph times or top speed. 

If you haven’t heard of FV Frangivento, you may want to pay attention. The company has high aspirations. It wants to be the Italian equivalent of Koenigsegg. The Asfane DieciDieci is the first car from the company and will be used to fund future projects. Carscoops said customers can expect to pay between $1.1 – $1.7 for the car.  

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