We hate seeing great vehicles we’ll never get. Okay, we can’t stop looking, especially when one as cool as the Dacia Bigster emerges. The huge fenders, boldly illuminated front fascia, matte paint, and black trim…
We hate seeing great vehicles we’ll never get. Okay, we can’t stop looking, especially when one as cool as the Dacia Bigster emerges. The huge fenders, boldly illuminated front fascia, matte paint, and black trim…
The diminutive 914 might take a back seat to the 911, 924, 928, and 944 when it comes to vintage Porsches, but when it’s done up by Fifteen Eleven, folks will take notice. This restomod…
Prices have already started shooting up for what is now considered the last true Land Rover Defender. True to it’s heritage and design, the previous generation(s) of the Defender has become a collectible and an investment car. Land Rover body shops around the world have been rallying up to buy abandoned Defenders from farms and uninterested owners, knowing very well that a perfectly restored example will easily fetch over $100,000.
Now to our car, a 2016 Land Rover Defender 90 Autobiography for sale in Switzerland. They only made 80 of these, to mark an end to the Defender production. It was delivered in Germany in 2016 and remained in new condition before being imported into Switzerland where it received a new registration in 2019. Despite being registered, it has remained undriven and still has the factory delivery mileage – 63km.
Finished in a Calamar Copper/Black due tone as is customary with Land Rover Autobiography cars, it’s now looking for a new home. The short wheelbase (90) has remained popular over the years even at a time when most SUV manufacturers stopped producing SWB versions. The 90s were marked by an increase in 2 door SUVs from RAV4s to G-Wagons up until the early 2010s. Land Rover is however still offering a 90 version of the latest Defender generation.
The Defender 90 for sale here is powered by a 2.2L TD4 diesel engine producing 150hp, increased from the standard 122hp.
This is truly a unique opportunity to buy a brand new, unused Defender from the previous generation.
PRICE: CHF 92,000 or $104,000
Land Rover Defender 90 Autobiography
Mercedes-Benz has released the new EQA compact SUV, a full electric version of the popular GLA.
The EQA has been launched as the EQA 250 variant, it has a combined electric consumption of 15.7 kWh/ 100km, combined CO2 emission of 0 g/km, top speed of 160km/h, and a range of 486km. The EQA 250 has an output of 190hp and 375nm of torque allowing it to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 8.9 seconds all the way to a 160km/h top speed.
More variants will be available in future including a series of AWD models with more potent powertrains, up to 270hp. Moreover, a version with a range of 500km will also be available.
The Mercedes Me Charge currently has more than 450,000 AC and DC charging points across three countries, this allows customers to charge their cars easily at more than 175,000 charging stations across Europe. Charging time at AC charging stations is 5 hrs 45min and 30 minutes at rapid charging DC stations.
The EQA aerodynamics are entirely digital, the measurements tested in the wind tunnel revealed a Cd value of 0.28. Other important aerodynamic measures include, almost enclosed underbody, completely closed cooling air control system, front and rear aprons, optimized Aero wheels and adapted front and rear spoilers.
Heat waste from the electric powertrain is recycled and used to heat the passenger compartment thanks to the standard heat pump. This improves the battery power and increases the range.
Active lane keeping and active brake assist are standard to prevent accidents and reduce severity. Enhanced driving assistance package include, emergency corridor function, exit warning function and turning maneuver function.
The EQA comprehensive standard specifications features include LED high performance headlights with adaptive high beams assist, electric easy-pack tailgate, 18 inches light alloy wheels, ambient lighting with 64 colors, double cup holder, four-way adjustable luxury seats, reversing camera, and multi-functional steering wheel.
The EQA will be available in Germany with prices starting from 47,540.50 euros . UK prices and specifications will be announced within the next few weeks.
For the fourth time in the last year, an Aston Martin out-discounts all other automakers by offering the largest monetary savings off the retail price of an automobile in America. This time, though, the discount isn’t on the aging (though still beautiful) Rapide sedan or range-topping DBS Superleggera, it’s for the DB11 sports car. For those keeping track, the DB11 also led this discount list back in May of 2020.
This time, though, the price is even lower than before. Right now, buyers of the Aston Martin DB11 are seeing discounts of $24,330. That’s a 12.1% cut off the car’s average retail price of $201,820 and it means buyers are paying an average transaction price of $177,490. Still expensive, but really not bad for a drop-dead gorgeous machine with as much as 630 horsepower.
Next in line is a familiar face, the Acura NSX. As impressive as the Japanese hybrid supercar may be, Acura has been running big rebates on the NSX for as long as we’ve been running these lists. This month, the NSX buyers are seeing discounts of nearly 14% for an average transaction price of $138,648.
The third biggest discount this month shows up on the most expensive vehicle on the list. The Rolls-Royce Phantom carries an average sticker price of $537,500. But buyers are getting about 4% off that for an average transaction price of $516,333. It may not be a massive discount when measured by percentage, but when the asking price is so high, even a small discount equals big bucks.
Finished in Verde McLaren, this Pagani Huayra BC Coupe for sale is just one of only 20 cars worldwide. The interior features a saddle theme with green accents to match the exterior. It is offered by Pagani of Greenwich which is part of the larger Miller Motorcars. A one owner car with only 30 miles from new, it makes for a fitting addition to any hypercar collection.
The Huayra BC is a hardcore trim of the standard Huayra Coupe, it was named after Horacio’s friend Benny Caiola who was the first ever Pagani customer.
The 6.0L V12 Biturbo by AMG was improved vastly and now produces 745hp and 1,100nm of torque. It was the first Pagani to use carbon triax which is a type of carbon fiber, 50% lighter and 20% stronger than the conventional carbon fiber. Overall, the Huayra BC is 132kg lighter than the regular Huayra Coupe.
The Huayra BC offered here is priced on application. Interested buyers can reach out to Pagani Greenwich for further information.
Pagani Huayra BC for Sale
For as long as we can remember, there have been middling movies that featured cars that outperformed the lead actor. The top of that list is, was and always will be the 1967 Shelby GT500…
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Zyrus has launched a new road legal Lamborghini Huracan LP1200 Strada based on a standard LP640-4, which was thoroughly updated with 600 new parts. It features two power modes, one with 900hp and another one with 1200hp. These two modes can be activated individually with a power button.
A Smart Dash Control system allows the driver to control all options via a smartphone app. The Zyrus LP1200 Strada weighs 1427 kg, it generates 2010kg of downforce at 200km/h.
Zyrus Engineering is based in Norway, the company began with a full carbon Huracan 2 years ago that was built for the track. Since then, rigorous testing has taken place, culminating to the launch of Version 2 of the LP1200. It comes at a time when demand for track supercars that can be licensed for occasional road use is on the rise.
Starting price is €595,000. Performance information has not been provided.
London-based automotive designer and concept artist Yasid Oozeear is renowned for his ability to take already iconic cars and transform them into even more otherworldly vehicles. The Yasid Design 1983 GMC Vandura Adventure Van that…
Aston Martin’s 1980 Bulldog concept will receive a second chance to break the 200-mph barrier after it emerges from a complete, 18-month restoration. It was developed with all-out speed in mind — the British company had hoped the coupe would become the fastest car in the world, but it missed its target before getting shelved.
Had things gone as planned, car-crazed kids in the 1980s would have grown up with a picture of the Bulldog on their bedroom wall. Aston Martin wanted to hoist itself up the exotic car pecking order by building the fastest car in the world, though it didn’t envision more than a limited production run of 15 to 25 cars. Penned by William Towns, who also drew the Lagonda, the Bulldog looked like nothing else on the road (let alone in the Aston Range) due in part to its five center-mounted lights, and it broke with tradition by adopting a mid-mounted engine.
Engineers floated a top speed of 237 mph, according to The Drive, but the Bulldog ran out of breath at 191 mph. Victor Gauntlett axed the project shortly after taking the top job at Aston Martin in 1981 because the numbers didn’t add up; the firm wasn’t in a position to chase speed records. Now, 40 years later, it’s almost time to try again.
Classic Motor Cars began the lengthy process of restoring the Bulldog on behalf of a private owner in 2020, and it enlisted the help of Aston Martin factory driver Darren Turner to see if it can break the 200-mph barrier once it’s back in one piece. Richard Gauntlett, the son of the company’s former boss, is overseeing the project. We don’t know precisely when or where the speed run will take place, but Classic Motor Cars aims to have the Bulldog running by the end of 2021. In a statement, it said that the car is “well on the way to being restored.”
Restoring any exotic car from the early 1980s is a meticulous, expensive, and time-consuming process, and bringing a one-off concept car back to life increases the number of challenges exponentially. Classic Motor Cars can’t order parts from Aston Martin, for example, and it’s not able to study another example to find out how a specific panel is welded. It helps that the Bulldog hasn’t been significantly modified over the past four decades, though some parts (like the door mirrors) were added later, and that it was complete when it arrived at the shop.
Power for the Bulldog comes from a 5.3-liter V8 that’s twin-turbocharged to 600 horsepower, figures that are still respectable in 2021. Classic Motor Cars won’t make any major mechanical modifications to the drivetrain, so the Bulldog will need to attempt to reach the 200-mph mark in its original configuration, but the shop is sidestepping originality in the name of safety by adding an internal roll bar that it plans to conceal under the sheetmetal.
“What has been revealed is that the basic structure showed a lack of torsional rigidity by today’s standards, and a complete lack of rollover protection. For a vehicle with such enormous performance, we felt this was an essential safety improvement to allow the car to be driven in the manner for which it was designed,” the shop wrote.
Reaching the 200-mph mark will be an impressive feat for the Bulldog and for the folks giving it a new lease on life, but it will no longer be enough to claim the world’s top-speed crown. That honor ostensibly goes to the SSC Tuatara, which averaged 316 mph in October 2020. YouTubers called the record into question after noticing irregularities in the video, and SSC aborted its second attempt in December 2020 due to mechanical issues but plans to try again.
A unique Ferrari LaFerrari has been listed for sale by Holland based dealer Hoefnagels. Finished in a special grey paint that pays tribute to the Lamborghini Reventon, this LaFerrari has covered a total of 6,500km. It has taxes paid in Europe and is suitable for buyers within the European Union, although export is also possible to other regions.
Listed for 2.7 million euros including taxes, it will make quite an addition to any hypercar collection given its nature of rarity and unique specs. Only 500 were made.
The LaFerrari was Ferrari’s first production car to be equipped with the F1 derived hybrid powertrain. The 6.3L V12 engine produces 800hp while the electric motor produces 163hp more for a total of over 960hp.
Total torque generated together with the electric motor exceeds 900Nm, the engine also boasts a very high 13.5:1 compression ratio and can rev up to 9,250rpm. Top speed is more than 350km/h, it can do 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds, 0-200km/h in seven seconds and 0-300km/h in fifteen seconds.
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari for Sale
Engine: 6.3L V12 Hybrid
Output: 963hp, 900nm+
Top Speed: 350km/h+
Price: €2.7 million VAT Paid
Let’s face it, SUVs have not only taken the industry by storm, they have spawned into various categories that come in all shapes and sizes. One of the most popular type of SUV in the market today is the SUV Coupe. Initially only offered in the luxury category, a trend that was famously started by BMW with the X6, they are now offered by every manufacturer, thereby covering all budget classes.
For this list, we will stick to the mid size crossover class. But that does not mean these are the only good performance SUV Coupes, if you step down to the compact class you will find an array of models such as the X4 M, GLC 63 Coupe, RS Q3 Sportback and more.
Before we dive into the list, the concept of an “SUV Coupe” or “4-door coupe” is still very new, having only been mainstreamed in the last few years. Coupes were originally classified as 2 door cars with slanting rooflines. But nowadays a slanted roofline is all it takes to classify a coupe. It has become more of a marketing term than a meaningful term.
Engine: 4.0L V8 twin-turbo
Output: 641hp, 850hp
Top Speed: 305km/h
Engine: 4.0L V8 twin-turbo hybrid
Output: 671hp, 900nm
Top Speed: 295km/h
Output: 785hp, 967nm
Top Speed: 262km/h
Engine: 4.0L V8 Biturbo
Output: 612hp, 850nm
Top Speed: 280km/h
Engine: 4.4L V8 twin-turbo + EQ Boost (mild hybrid)
Output: 617hp, 750nm
Top Speed: 285km/h
Engine: 4.0L twin-turbo mild hybrid
Output: 600hp, 800nm
Top Speed: 306km/h
Engine: 4.0L V8 Biturbo (AMG)
Output: 542hp, 700nm
Top Speed: 292km/h
Engine: 5.0L V8 supercharged
Output: 542hp, 680nm
Top Speed: 273km/h
In the race to provide the biggest car touchscreen on the planet, we introduce you to the King-of-the-Hill. It’s called the MBUX Hyperscreen, and it’s essentially one ginormous touchscreen that replaces the traditional dashboard and…
Pagani’s Huayra is preparing to put on a racing suit, just like its predecessor, the Zonda, did in 2009. And a video posted on the firm’s social media channels suggests engineers may have ditched the turbos.
Listen to the short video in the Instagram post embedded below. It’s the Huayra R’s V12 engine singing its heart out. While the actual footage reveals little that we don’t know, the soundtrack seemingly comes from a naturally-aspirated engine. We don’t hear a pair of turbos spooling up. That’s unusual, because the regular Huayra is powered by a Mercedes-AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 that’s twin-turbocharged to over 750 horsepower.
Pagani hasn’t given any specs on the engine, though. Previous reports have suggested the engine will have more than 900 horsepower and the ability to rev beyond 9,500 rpm. Certainly the video supports the high-revving prediction. We would expect Pagani to be using a version of the 6.0-liter AMG V12, as it has on all of its supercars, though without turbochargers. And that’s not just because Pagani has always used AMG engines, but because there aren’t many companies with a V12 in its parts bin, and developing one from scratch would be extremely expensive for a small company like Pagani.
Pagani will release more details about the Huayra R in the coming weeks, and we expect the model will make its official debut online during the first half of 2021. It will likely arrive as a limited-edition car with a seven-digit price tag, and we wouldn’t be surprised if every available example is spoken for by the time it breaks cover. It might be the last variant of the Huayra, too. Production of the Roadster has already ended, and the next Pagani hypercar is currently being developed. It’s tentatively scheduled to break cover before the end of the year.
Normally around this time of the year we are attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where we get to see various advancements in technology from companies around the world. But for reasons well known to everyone, that will only take place virtually this year. That said, Mercedes-Benz has just revealed what they call a “HyperScreen” ahead of the CES 2021 virtual show.
To be featured first on the upcoming EQS, HyperScreen will use the latest MBUX technology and will run from left to right of the entire dashboard or simply across the the A pillars. Screens have been the latest interior trend in cars, even the latest S-Class took it a notch higher with a much larger screen (we thought the W222 had a bigger screen!). It all started as a showcase feature on concept and electric cars, Tesla made it mainstream and since then multiple cars have adopted the idea of huge screens in the car.
For Mercedes-Benz, the screen technology goes beyond ‘trendy’ and ‘cool’. By using the 2nd generation MBUX technology, they have added a load of features that seek to set them apart from any other car using big screens.
Here are some highlight features of the new HyperScreen:
– At the core of it, advanced AI controls the whole screen.
– It measures an increadible 141-centimetre wide, 2,432.11 cm squared are for the passengers.
– It uses a curved design, and will be an optional extra. (will be standard later just like Widescreen)
– Zero Layer concept will eliminate submenus and voice commands, only the most important apps are presented to the driver accordingly to avoid unnecessary scrolling. See it as an advanced version of Spotify’s car mode.
– Passenger Display now available, like on certain Ferrari models but in a mega style. It’s only active if the passenger seat is occupied, otherwise an animated wallpaper is displayed.
The MBUX HyperScreen will debut on the EQS saloon, the full electric S-Class.
The might just be Doc Brown’s post-apocalyptic vehicle of choice. Done up by concept artist BradBuilds, the DeLorean from Back to the Future gets a makeover that lifts the ride height, adds long-travel suspension, big…
Being based in the United Kingdom I was somewhat saddened by the news that sales of cars solely powered by internal combustion engines would be banned from the year 2030, but then I considered that the majority of the cars that are rolling off production lines in 2021 are rarely worthy of praise. The used market is awash with spectacular cars from eras free of strict noise regulations, constricting emissions regulations and other legislations which have made driver’s cars far less enjoyable. Yes, cars need to be cleaner and safer for us earthlings, but manufacturers of high performance cars seem to have taken a view that excitement comes from raw speed and not feel. As a result, there are just a handful of delights which I would desire to purchase as a first owner – think Alpine A110, Yaris GR or one of the remaining naturally aspirated Porsches or Ferraris.
Over dinner with an acquaintance (back when that was legal) I was asked which supercar I would have if money was no object – a Zonda, 250 SWB or F40 would be the obvious choice, but these would require lottery wins or finding out my father purchased a few dozen Bitcoins for me when I was 10-years-old, I asked…he didn’t. The question was made more specific – ‘what if you had a more reasonable budget, say £150,000’. This is, dare I say, a realistic sum of money that I could potentially have to splurge one day. Modern cars are faster than ever before, but also more expensive and built in higher numbers. Even ‘limited production’ cars are not very rare, something that is plaguing the market today and price aside, they aren’t as interactive as cars from a decade ago. I had my answer, and then I had the opportunity to drive it.
Zaid H – 2010 GT3 RS
If you rock up to a Porsche dealership today with around £200,000 you can leave with a 991.2 GT3 RS. It is a fantastic car with a screaming 4-litre flat six that revs to 9,000 and is so fast around a circuit you’ll embarrass cars worth twice as much, so long as you have an ounce of skill. Back in 2010 Porsche RS cars still had manual gearboxes and engines designed for race cars by a man named Hans Mezger, an engineering legend who we sadly lost in 2020.
The 2010 911 GT3 RS of the 997.2 generation is heralded as one of the greatest cars of all time and it is not difficult to see why. Unlike its modern counterpart, there is no electrically assisted steering, it is hydraulically assisted, and there is not PDK, just a 6-speed shifter and a clutch pedal. The engine was also mounted further back so the car understeers a little more. This is worse, the car is slower and it is a pain in the arse to drive. And that is why it is better than the 991.2 GT3 RS and anything been built today.
Zaid H – 2010 GT3 RS
The 997 is an entirely different experience, it is brutal, intense, hardcore and it takes hours to learn before you can drive it at its best and when you do, you’ll find a flow that is intoxicating. The Porsche press car was delivered to me at 6am, I drove it for 12 hours only stopping for fuel and coffee. The physicality and force required to charge gear is almost comical, but it means every shift is an occasion and when you nail a heel-and-toe downshift into a corner whilst trail breaking and get back onto the power out of a corner before chasing the redline at 8,500 you find yourself mesmerised and astonished at how sublime a car this is. The 444bhp is modest by 2021 standards, hot hatches are armed with that these days. It means that you can row through first, second and most of third before troubling the speed limits, the same cannot be said for any modern supercar.
For me, this is a car that will be looked back upon as one of the most special road cars ever built. Yes, there are classics such as the F1, F40 and 250 GTO, but they are so valuable and fragile that it is difficult to imagine driving them they way they are intended to be driven around other road users. Even taking one to dinner and street parking it must be nerve-racking. For the price of a used Ferrari 488 you can have what I am sure will be a bonafide future classic. Get one whilst you can!
Singer has reimagined and modified its first 1990 Porsche 911 as World Rally Championship- inspired all-terrain competition machine for a client. The client has ordered 2 cars, one in Parallax White targeting high speed desert rallying and in Corsica Red for high speed and high-grip tarmac events.
Singer in partnership with a famous Porsche 911 rally specialist Richard Tuthil have modified a Porsche 911 allowing it to compete in off-road racing and to demonstrate its vast all-terrain capabilities.
Singer-Tuthill Porsche 911 Safari
The vehicle features modifications that include an increased ride height, suspension travel and strength, sequential racing transmission with front, center and rear limited-slip differentials and it’s a permanent all-wheel drive.
The Porsche 911 Safari has been fitted with a 3.6L air-cooled flat-six engine with 450hp and 420lb of torque as well as carbon fiber body panels suited for quick replacement and easy underbody access.
The wheels on the Porsche are forged aluminium 8×16 inches with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres whereas the brakes are 4-piston monobloc steel disc brakes coupled with a hydraulic handbrake.
Other specialised specifications include a long-range fuel tank, full FIA roll cage, rehydration system for driver and navigator, race wheels and tyres on the front trunk area and rear storage area and Bespoke competition seats with FIA certification.
Price information has not been provided.
Bentley has launched the new Bentayga Hybrid, joining the recent range of facelift models.
The new Bentayga Hybrid offers electric luxury and technology that positions it as the most advanced Bentayga to date.
The interior and exterior designs have all been updated to match the current design language. Customers of the Bentayga can block out noise from outside through the refined and acoustically-isolated tranquility of the cabin without engine interference. The interior can be further enhanced with the application of dark tint diamond brushed aluminium trim for the first time in a Bentley.
2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
The Hybrid’s electrified powertrain consists of 12 main components. LED provides a visual indicator showing the state of charge of the battery which can be charged at a rate of 7.2kW/h. The battery can be charged to 100 in approximately 2 hours and consists of 168 individual cells with an expected life of 8 years.
Stored energy is converted into smooth and better performance through the 94kW E motor which can produce up to 350 Nm of torque. When combined with the 3.0 liter twin turbocharged V6 engine, the total output is 449hp and 700nm of torque. It achieves a pure electric range of 36 miles and a combined range of 546 miles.
The Bentayga has different drive modes and a customized button which allows control over the three E Modes – EV drive, Hybrid mode and Hold mode. EV drive mode is engaged immediately when the car is switched on and maximizes the electric driving experience as well as denoting the boundary between pure electric and hybrid power. This mode is ideal for city driving and short journeys. Hybrid Mode maximizes vehicle efficiency and is suitable for longer journeys. Hold Mode balances engine and electric power to hold high battery charge for later use. This is the default mode when in sport to supply consistent boost and recuperation.
The price and the performance figures have not been confirmed yet.
Often called the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan also has an interest in fast machines, as evidenced by the recent announcement that he would be establishing a NASCAR team, 23XI Racing, together with Denny Hamlin and featuring Bubba Wallace behind the wheel. It’s hardly surprising, then, that he would also be an owner of multiple supercars, many of which could be seen in the ESPN documentary The Last Dance. One of Jordan’s previous supercars, this 2007 Mercedes SLR McLaren, is now up for sale on eBay Motors.
Besides its celebrity provenance, this Mercedes SLR McLaren is special for another reason: It’s the special 722 Edition, built to commemorate the 1955 Mercedes-Benz win at the Mille Miglia. That winning Mercedes-Benz 300SLR racer, piloted by Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson, was car #722 (so designated because of its 7:22 a.m. start time).
The SLR McLaren 722 Edition features a 650-horsepower supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine and is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds. Top speed is 209 mph. Good thing the front splitter and rear diffuser are modified for increased downforce at high speeds. The ride height also is lowered and the suspension stiffened compared to the regular car, and larger brake rotors are fitted. The interior brings leather and Alcantara upholstery along with gloss-finished carbon fiber trim. Special black wheels and subtle red “722” badges complete the picture.
This car has 1,038 miles on the clock, so it must not have been in heavy rotation with Jordan’s many other rides. At this writing, the car has a bid of $35,100 with the reserve not met. We’d guess bidding has a way to go before someone has a realistic chance of driving this baby home, since the Buy-It-Now price is $695,750.