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2026 Hennessey 6-Wheel Drive Hyper GT Specs and Price

Hennessey has revealed its upcoming six-wheel-drive full electric Hyper-GT named ‘Project Deep Space’.

The new vehicle will be a unique ultra-luxurious grand tourer capable of accommodating four adults comfortably alongside four sets of golf clubs and luggage. The vehicle will be extremely fast with unmatched traction thanks to its six-wheel drive powertrain and the 50 percent increase in surface contact over the standard four-wheeled vehicle.

The passenger cabin features an innovative diamond-shaped seating position. The driver is centrally positioned with two passengers fitted slightly back by his side whereas the fourth passenger is positioned directly behind the driver.

Hennessey Hyper GT seats

Furthermore, the fourth passenger will occupy the world’s first VVIP lie-flat automotive seat thus bringing private-jet-class luxury to the hyper-GT world for the first time.

Using 100% new design and engineering, the vehicle will be constructed with an ultra-lightweight carbon fibre chassis and body panels. The interior will feature high-quality materials and clients will be allowed to customize their units to their liking.

Hennessey will construct the new electric hyper-GT at its facility in Sealy, Texas. Hennessey will work alongside technology partners Shell Pennzoil and Delta Cosworth to develop the electrified powertrain. Project Deep Space is part of Hennessey’s 10-year product plan strategy.

The new electric hyper-GT will be limited to 105 units globally with the prices starting from 3 million US Dollars. Production is expected to begin in 2026.

2022 BMW XM Specs and Pricing – Most Powerful SUV in the World

BMW M GmbH presented the new BMW Concept XM at the Art Basel 2021 Miami Beach Show in Munich. The new BMW Concept XM looks forward to being the most powerful BMW M car to go into series production and also shines the spotlight on stand out aspects of the M brand. Meet the latest Super SUV from BMW.

The new concept model will be built at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the USA from the end of 2022. It will be the first standalone vehicle from BMW M since BMW M1 and will be available in plug-in hybrid form only and exclusively as an M model.

BMW XM Specs and Pricing

Powertrain V8 Twin-Turbo Hybrid (V8 engine + electric motor)
Output HP 750 nm
Output Torque 1,000 nm
0-62 mph (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 177mph est. (284km/h)
Price $150,000 est.

A new M Hybrid drive system installed in the XM combines a V8 engine and a high-performance electric motor to generate a maximum output of 750 hp and 1000 Nm of peak torque. The vehicle also features an all-electric range of up to 80km.

The front end of the new XM concept features a new progressive design for BMW’s luxury class model which will be seen for the first time in 2022 as part of the BMW model offensive in the luxury segment. The headlights have been split into two separate modules, the horizontal grille has been fitted between the headlights and tapers and the black kidney grille elements are enclosed within a surround that appears to be floating within a High-gloss Black surface.

The front end also features M-style double bars within the grille, unique contour lighting that ensures the kidneys and the daytime driving lights are recognizable in the dark as well and new XM logo on the kidney grille and on the large air intakes.

Additionally, the color of the roof contrasts with the black finish of the A-pillars, the windscreen has a heavier rake for injecting modern dynamism into the front end, Slim LED searchlights have been fitted on the roof above the A-pillars, the sculpted bonnet extend to the kidney grilles in the form of two domes and a pair of air intakes fitted in the bonnet mimics the appearance of the LED searchlights on the roof.

Furthermore, the clean-cut black surfaces of the front apron frame the statuesque body at its lower edge whereas the triangular blades on the outer edges accentuate the vertical air intakes while emphasizing on the sporty stance of the vehicle.

The new concept model has been finished in a two-tone paint finish, the upper section is in matt-gold bronze while the lower section is finished in Space Grey metallic. The two exterior colors have been separated by a high-gloss Black line known as ‘Black Belt’.

The rear exterior of the vehicle features L shaped rear lights extended into the car’s flanks, black cladding above the wheels and on the side skirts gives the body an elevated appearance and the elongated body has been mounted on 23 inch light-alloy wheels. The rear apron also features a dual-branch, twin-tailpipe exhaust system for reducing the backpressure of the engine and generating an M-typical soundtrack.

The interior design features powerful geometry and high quality materials on the instrument panel, door trim, centre console and on the seats. The cabin consists of brown vintage-look leather, copper and carbon fibre elements to create a bridge between luxury and motor sport.

The spacious and luxurious M Lounge features black tinted rear side windows for maximum privacy, large rear seat bench with deep seat recess and while the cockpit is dominated by brown leather, the rear is finished in a rich Petrol color shade. The lower section of the seats offer high comfort and an exclusive couch with luxurious velvet upholstery and diamond quilting.

The new BMW Curved display with M-specific user interface is based on the latest generation of BMW iDrive system. The user interface is showcased in three familiar M colors and provides the perfect stage for showing off the bespoke design of the vehicle.

Once more, the new BMW XM will be the first electrified high-performance model in the BMW M portfolio and will be available as an M hybrid only.

Ferrari Daytona SP3 Specs and Pricing

The new Ferrari Daytona SP3 was officially unveiled at the Mugello Circuit during the 2021 Ferrari Finali Mondiali. The new limited edition model will be joining Icona series which debuted in 2018 with the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2.

The Daytona SP3 features a Targa body with a removable hard top, the design of the vehicle features surfaces and contrasts inspired by the legendary 1960’s prototypes such as the 330 P4, 512 S and 350 Can-Am.

Ferrari Daytona SP3 Specs and Pricing

Powertrain 6.5L N/A V12
Horsepower 840hp
Torque 647nm
Transmission 7 Speed F1 Dual Clutch Transmission
0-100 km/h 2.85s
Top Speed 340 km/h+
Production 599 units
Price €2,000,000 incl. VAT
€1.6 Million excl. VAT

The new model is powered by a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine mounted in the mid-rear of the vehicle. The engine delivers an output power of 840hp and 697 Nm of torque, it is the most powerful engine ever built by Ferrari. The acceleration from 0-100km/h is achieved in 2.8 seconds and 0-200km/h in 7.4 seconds.

Additionally, the aerodynamics and design of the Daytona SP3 focuses on achieving maximum efficiency using passive aero solutions. The vehicle is currently the most aerodynamically efficient car built by Ferrari without the use of active aero devices thanks to the unique features such as chimneys that release low pressure air from the underbody.

The exterior of the Daytona SP3 features a wraparound windscreen back, clean double-crested front wings, butterfly doors with an air box for channeling air to the side radiators, wing mirrors moved to the top of the wings, a central grille framed by two pillars and horizontal blades on the front bumper and two air vents on the bonnet for making the wings look wider.

Furthermore, the exterior also features tail lights made of horizontal luminous bar beneath the spoiler joined into the first line of blades and twin tailpipes in the central upper part of the diffuser.

The interior of the vehicle is also inspired by the historic Ferraris. The interior features a broadened cabin with a clear break between the dash area and the two seats, a dashboard divided into an upper and lower level, independent seats integrated into the chassis and leather padding on the door panel.

Additionally, the seat is an integral part of the chassis to help reduce weight and improve the seating position of the driver. The steering wheel features the same Human-Machine Interface as on the SF90 Stradale, Ferrari Roma, SF90 Spider and 296 GTB and the dashboard is equipped with a 16 inch curved HD screen.

The vehicle has been fitted with a set of new P Zero Corsa tires optimised for both wet and dry surfaces from Pirelli.

SEMA 2021: See the Craziest Cars on Show this Year

SEMA Show 2021 is here and we have found some really interesting cars this year, there is a plethora of electric car conversions but we will focus on conventional tuning and custom car creations. Enjoy the collection we made so far, check back for more!

4. Divo Lady Bug


Bugatti Divo Lady Bug


The most expensive car at SEMA 2021.
Lady Bug costs more than the $5.8 million start price of other Divos due to the unique paintwork which took almost 2 years to complete.

8. Chevy Beast

Chevrolet brought everything they had at SEMA Show this year, this here is the Chevy Beast – a heavily modified Silverado powered by the Chevrolet Performance LT4 supercharged crate engine with 650hp and can seat 4 people!

9. Tacoma Camper

Bringing back the 70s vibes with this custom built Tacozilla Tacoma Camper, comes straight from the Toyota Motorsport Garage and is based on a 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport pickup.

Exclusive: Lamborghini Aventador Sales Finished – Successor Coming 2023

After 10 years of production, the Lamborghini Aventador sales have finally come to an end. This is the most successful V12 supercar from Santa’Agata Bolognese, it has spawned numerous variants culminating to the latest Aventador Ultimae which marks the end of an era.

The Aventador was launched in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show as the successor to the Murcielago. It was praised for the aggressive design and the harmonic naturally aspirated V12 engine which was an evolution of the Murcielago’s power plant. After numerous iterations including million dollar one-offs, Lamborghini has decided to finally close the order books. Deliveries will still sail through to 2022 but no more orders will be taken.

During the first rollout phase between 2011 and 2016, the Aventador LP700-4 Coupe and Roadster sold 5000 units effectively surpassing the intended 4000 units. The LP700-4 is powered by a 6.5L naturally aspirated V12 that produces 690hp and 690 nm of torque. 0-100km/h is achieved in just 2.9s, the top speed is 350km/h.

Aventador S Roadster price
Aventador S Roadster Korean Special

In 2016 the Aventador S LP740-4 was launched as a replacement for the Aventador LP700-4, the S variant was offered both as a coupe and roadster. A year before that, the first limited Aventador model had been introduced too – the Aventador SV limited to just 600 units and an SV Roadster limited to 500 units. Production for both variants lasted only 2 years, between 2015 and 2017.

Aventador-SV
Aventador SV

While the S variant became the entry model from 2016 onwards, Lamborghini continued to offer more limited models including one offs. A year after the SV production ended, the Aventador SVJ was introduced. The SVJ coupe was limited to 900 units while the roadster was limited to 800 units. There was also an SVJ 63 coupe and SVJ 63 roadster each limited to 63 units worldwide.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster

The final model to wear the Aventador name is the Ultimae. This variant was launched in 2021 with deliveries expected to extend to 2022. The Aventador Ultimae coupe is limited to 350 units while the roadster is limited to 250 units worldwide. The V12 engine now produces 769hp and 720 nm of torque.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae
Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae

In between production there were more limited editions that included the Pirelli Edition, 50th Anniversario edition, Aventador J and the Miura Hommage editions.

The most exclusive models based on the Aventador received new bodies entirely and the price tags were in the millions. The first one was the Veneno coupe and roadster from 2013, now retailing for $5-10 million. Only 5 coupes and 9 roadsters were built.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

3 years after the launch of the Veneno, a new hyper model was revealed in 2016, it was known as the Centenario. Lamborghini realized the demand for these hyper models was high and the Centenario was produced in excess of 40 units – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters.

Lamborghini Centenario

The Sian followed in 2019 as the first hybrid supercar from Lamborghini. The 6.5L V12 now produces 808hp thanks to a power bump by an electric motor at the rear axle powered by supercapacitors instead of batteries. Only 63 coupes and 19 roadsters were made.

Lamborghini Sian Roadster
Lamborghini Sian Roadster

A year after the Sian was revealed, Lamborghini announced their first hyper track only model called the Essenza SCV12. This model was limited to just 40 units worldwide. The final hyper model was revealed in 2021 as a tribute to the Countach. It’s called the Countach LPI 800-4 and shares the same powertrain with the Sian. Only 112 units will be made.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800
Lamborghini Countach LPI 800

The Aventador successor will be revealed in 2023, in the meantime Lamborghini will complete deliveries of the remaining orders which include the Ultimae, Countach LPI800-4 and the SCV12. We expect the Aventador successor to retain a naturally aspirated engine albeit with the incorporation of a mild hybrid setup like the Sian or a 48v system to meet new emission standards.

Top 7 Most Expensive James Bond Movie Cars

Hagerty just released some of the most valuable Bond cars in history due to their appearance in James Bond films.

The valuation analyst compared the value between the cars used during the production of Bond films to the prices of the standard units of the same models, the results showed that James Bond movies increased the value of the cars featured by an average over 1000 per cent.

Special Report: Living The BRABUS Lifestyle via Land & Sea

BRABUS is a brand that commands respect, whether or not ‘BRABUSizing’ anything from a Smart Car to a Mercedes-AMG 6×6 is to your liking or not, you cannot argue with the reputation or success of the Bottrop based tuner. To demonstrate the breadth of ability of the company, BRABUS invited GTspirit to Dusseldorf to experience a slice of the BRABUS lifestyle for ourselves, and boy, we were in for a treat.

Arriving at the harbour side Hyatt, we could not help but notice the BRABUS x Panerai branding on everything from the shuttles to the flip-flops we were given. Why flip-flops? We had an appointment on a house boat where the alliance with the iconic Swiss watchmaker would be explained. This is the first time the two brands formed a partnership, to mark the beginning of the collaboration, Panerai debuted its first-ever skeletonized automatic movement in daring, high-end watches inspired by the design of the BRABUS “Shadow Black Ops” series of boats.

Available in a limited run of only 100 pieces, the Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops Edition (PAM01240) is the product of 3 years of development, which resulted in features like a patented polarized date display, allowing a view of the date indication only through the opening at 3 o’clock, without covering the mechanics of the skeletonized movement. Wait a minute, did you say it is inspired by the design of a BRABUS boat?

Get your snorkel on and meet the BRABUS Shadow 900. 900? Yes, 900 horsepower in a boat! We don’t know much about boats, but the Shadow 900 range benefits from Mercury Marine’s latest dual 450R Verado XL 4.6 litre V8 FourStroke engines with Joystick Piloting for easy docking and manoeuvring, and that sounds spectacular. The forces and sensations on the water are mind blowing, with unbelievable agility and crazy cornering speeds on the derestricted waters of Dusseldorf.

900 is a number that is not just special to BRABUS boats, it’s not uncommon to see that number on a badge of a BRABUS ROCKET… and there’s a new one, a crazy one. Meet the fastest SUV in the world, the BRABUS 900 ROCKET EDITION, based on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S COUPÉ 4MATIC. Just 25 of these maniacal machines will be built, each hitting 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 330 km/h (!).

How? Well, the displacement has been stroked out to 4.5 litres and now produces 900 horsepower and a bonkers 1250 Nm which has to be electronically restrained to 1050 Nm. Visually, the iconic BRABUS treatment has been applied with a punchy new bodykit and spectacular 24-inch wheels with carbon-fibre aero-discs. This car is as sensational as the numbers would suggest. On the Autobahn you hit the pedal and feel the front end rise as it rides the torque and power before blasting towards the horizon with relentless brutality. Accompanied by a raucous exhaust bark, this ROCKET EDITION feels like a BRABUS, it is wild, over the top and is set on obliterating anything you could come across on the highway. If you see this in the mirrors, move aside unless you’re in anything less powerful than a Bugatti Veyron.

BRABUS demonstrated the power of its branding and quality on a fun filled day which highlighted how diverse and accomplished the company has become. There is a coherent, consistent feel and image that is applied to every project they work on. It is impressive, we look forward to see what the future has in store for BRABUS.

Porsche Mission R: The Future of Porsche GT Cars, Electric with 1000hp+

Porsche Mission R specs

The new Porsche Mission R is the latest all-electric vehicle from Porsche AG. This time however, it comes in form of a GT racing car, effectively previewing the future of Porsche GT racing but also hinting at what the future Porsche GT road cars will utilize as a powertrain. The model features add-ons parts made of natural fibre reinforced plastic (NFRP) which creates 85% less CO2 compared to carbon fibre. The natural fibre material has been used on the front splitter, the side skirts and on the diffuser.

The Mission R has two electric motors at the front and rear, altogether producing 1088hp in Qualifying Mode and 680hp in race mode. 0-100 km/h is achieved in just 2.5s while the top speed is limited to 300km/h. Lap times are at per with those of a GT3 Cup car. The 900v battery can be charged from 5-80% in just 15 minutes thanks to Porsche Turbo Charging.

The electric racing car features a new roll-over protection concept; a cage structure made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) to protect the driver incase of an accident. The carbon cage has been fitted on the roof and its visible from outside through the transparent segments.

The exterior features natural fibre reinforced plastic on the doors, front and rear wings, sill/side panels and on the rear center section of the vehicle. The natural fibres are based on agriculturally produced flax fibres, they are light as carbon fibre and deliver stiffness with a low weight of less than 10%.

The carbon cage was named ‘Exoskeleton’ by the engineers who designed it, the cage combines high protection potential for the driver with low weight and features some transparent surfaces as well as a removable escape hatch for the driver based on FIA requirements for racing vehicles.

The vehicle has been equipped with advanced Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) which can adapt to its characteristics optimally to what the driver is doing on the track and a Drag Reduction System (DRS) consisting of three louvres in the air intakes on each side and an adjustable two-section spoiler.

The Mission R has been fitted with 18 inch magnessium Cup centre lock wheels , the wheels are flow-optimised and consists of smooth carbon aeroblades and milled five twin spokes. The wheels have been moiunted on Michelin tyres measuring 30/68 on the front axle and 31/71 on the rear axle.

The model features a brake-by-wire braking system with a control unit to control the interaction between the hydraulic and the electric brakes known as brake blending. With a high output of 800kW, the brakes are subjected to a lower load and could be reduced in size.

Additionally, the vehicle is started with a battery status of 85% (SoC) and recuperation is possible which means more than 50% of the energy can be re-used depending on the race track.The model also features an Electric Power Steering (EPS).

2022 Mercedes-Benz S680 Guard: Fully Armored S-Class for $535,000

Mercedes-Benz just presented the new and first Guard saloon model with all-wheel drive, the 2022 S 680 Guard 4Matic. The new model features an integrated protection system (iSS) which ensures necessary protective materials were previously combined with the standard body shell structure of the Guard saloon.

The core of the iSS is represented by the self-supporting protective cell, the aluminium outer skin of the model serves as a design shell and ensures the appearance is unnoticeable and the adaptation of the transmission, engine and transmission enhance the handling and performance of the vehicle.

The unseen armoring elements equipped in the new model includes; the transparent area of the window and a thick multi-layered glass ‘sandwich’ that meets the requirements of the VR 10 safety classifications. The inner surface of the glass is coated with polycarbonate for protection and it doesn’t affect the visibility.

The iSS concept has also been applied in the interior space, the four and five seater versions features more than 80 personalized options for the S-Class including active ambient lighting, media display with OLED technology, First-Class rear suite and rear airbag.

Thorough tests for the new model were carried out by the only testing and certification body for weapons, ammunition and safety technology in the German state of Baden-wurttemberg, Beschussamt Ulm. According to the standard VPAM BRV version three (Bullet Resistant Vehicles), the new Guard S-Class meets the requirements of the highest civilian protection class VR 10 as well as the requirements of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).

Additionally, the test was to ensure the vehicle can withstand fire from an assault rifle using armour-piercing ammunition.

Furthermore, protection from blast attacks will be documented with the latest version of the VPAM ERV (Explosive Resistant Vehicles) as standard and by compliance, the Guard S-Class was the first vehicle to complete the test and achieve top scores of 3/3 in all the three test (roof, floor, sides). The test indicated no damage to the human-like dummies or the indicators.
Mercedes-Benz S 680 GUARD cabin

Other technical refinements equipped in the vehicle include, new door actuators with electro-mechanical system which allows only low operating forces when opening and closing the door, high-intelligence hydraulically operated window lifters which can function even when the on-board power supplies dies, fire extinguishing system with automatic triggering function and emergency fresh air system and extensive range of equipments i.e sirens, flashing lights, radios and panic alarm system for alerting the official authorities in case of emergencies.

The vehicle has been fitted with a set of Michelin PAX run-flat tires which can move out of danger zones upto a distance of 30km even when defective.

The Guard S-Class is powered by a biturbo V12 engine with an output of 612hp, 830 Nm of torque from 2000rpm, the top speed is electronically limited to 190km/h for weight reasons and the displacement is 5980 cc. Additionally, the engine features an all-aluminium crankcase, one-piece chain drive, forged crankshaft made of high-quality tempered steel, forged pistons and multi-spark ignition system with 12 double ignition coils.

The new S 680 Guard 4Matic is available in four and five seater versions and the standard start price is €457,100 including tax.

Aston Martin V12 Heritage Twins: The Return of the V12 Zagato

Who said that a great success can’t be repeated? In this case we are talking about something special that won Villa d’Este Concourse of elegance in 2011, raced at Nürburgring 24h race and had been truly appreciated by collectors from all around the world. We are talking about the awarded Aston V12 Zagato that in 2020, marking the celebrations of Zagato’s centenary, came back in the form of a limited production of cars called Aston Martin V12 Heritage Twins.

As the name says “the car” is in reality a “two cars package” sold at £1.75 million as a bundle that include a revised coupe plus an inedited speedster version of the original V12 Zagato born in 2011 to celebrate a fifty-year partnership since the DB4 GT Zagato. This time the manufacturing line won’t be based in Gaydon at AM headquarter but instead it will be established at the Warwick-based manufacturer R-Reforged, part of AF racing Group, under Aston Martin license.

19 units of each model will be produced and both will include some major upgrades compared to the 2011 version: like the most recent version of the NA 5.9-liter 48-valve engine that delivers 600 hp (85 more
the original), a full carbon fibre body, active aerodynamics with a retractable rear spoiler that improves stability at high speeds and a set of 19″ single nut alloy rims made ad hoc by APP Tech.

If that’s not enough, the purchase experience offers also a personalized gift package at the time of order with the possibility to establish every detail of their Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS. The buyers will be offered also the possibility to witness the production of their cars at the new plant in Warwick, where a team of highly specialized personnel workers who fuse traditional and modern production techniques: from hand-made finishes with Bridge of Weir leather to additive manufacturing.

GTspirit had been invited to ZAGATO Milan atelier to see in person the first two prototype examples
with the coupe configured in Platino Acanto and the Speedster in Oro angelica (Gold). Both cars
will later become part of the Zagato private collection.

Words and Photos by Yaron Esposito
Instagram: @Aaronandcars

Porsche and Rimac Agree Deal to Take Control of Bugatti from Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group has agreed a deal which cedes control of Bugatti to a joint venture. It will be called Bugatti Rimac, led by Mate Rimac, with Porsche taking a 45 percent stake in the venture and Rimac, the other 55 percent.

Rimac itself is owned by Mate Rimac (39.2 percent) Porsche (24 percent) Camel Group (14 percent) and Hyundai Motor Group (14 percent), which means that Porsche will, in effect, control 58.2 percent of Bugatti Rimac. That said, Porsche does not expect to have a say in the running of the new company.

The joint venture will see Bugatti’s production remain in France, while all of its research will move into Rimac’s new headquarters in Croatia. Projects previously announced under the Rimac brand will now move to Bugatti Rimac, including the recently announced Rimac Nevera.

Rimac has forged a reputation as a pioneer of the blossoming electric car market. Although the company generally produces high end electric hypercars, it has worked with the likes of Jaguar, Aston Martin and Pininfarina.

Rimac has apparently confirmed his intention to produce a fully-electric Bugatti by the end of the decade, with hybrid models to accompany it. It remains to be seen whether this indicates that other parts of the Volkswagen Group are about to receive the same treatment.

Brabus Rocket 900: A $600k G63 AMG Limited to 25 Cars Worldwide

Brabus has officially unveiled a new Brabus 900 Rocket Edition this time based on the 2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 – the first G-wagon based Brabus Rocket.

The Brabus 900 Rocket edition is powered by a V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 300hp than the stock engine thanks to a myriad of changes that include increased engine displacement. The new powerplant was enlarged from 4.0 liters to 4.5 liters, the V8 twin-turbo now produces 900hp at a low 6,200rpm and 1,250 Nm at a low 2,900 rpm. In the Brabus 900 Rocket Edition, the peak torque is electronically limited to 1,050 Nm.

Additionally, the new Brabus 900 Rocket Edition weighs more than 2.5 tons but the acceleration from 0-100km/h is easily achieved in just 3.7 seconds while the top speed is limited to 280km/h to protect the tires from wearing out. The speedometer scale of the vehicle is 300km/h.

Additionally, the new turbocharging system also increases the power of the engine, the special turbochargers with large compressor unit and core assembly with reinforced axial bearings deliver a maximum boost pressure of 1.4 bar. When lifting off the throttle, the two Brabus BoostXtra valves produce a blow-off noise.

The vehicle has been equipped with a RAM-AIR intake system integrated into the exposed carbon radiator grille to ensure sufficient air is distributed into the engine. The fuel supply has also been adapted with special high-pressure pumps. The Brabus engine cover has been finished in red carbon fibre.

In addition, the new Brabus 900 Rocket Edition also features larger downpipes and metal catalysts, high-performance exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust valves for changing the exhaust note and two side pipes at the front of the rear wheels on each side of the car for a sporty appearance.

A Brabus Widestar widebody version has been developed exclusively for the Brabus 900 Rocket Edition, the version adds sporty highlights with additional exposed carbon elements that include; a front spoiler with side flaps on both side, a radiator grille with RAM-AIR intakes, Rocket Startup Glow and an illuminated Rocket logo. Furthermore, the carbon fibre trim elements for the Widestart widebody, the fender flares on the front and rear axle, the sporty rear wing and the Brabus diffuser on the rear fascia are also new.

The widebody conversion makes the vehicle appear massive and increases the size by 10cm wider compared to the production car. The air intakes, the outlets on the rear of all flares, the top piece of the hood and the trim panels on the rear panels are all made from carbon fibre elements and have been finished in a glossy coating. A high-tech compound has also been used on the side mirror housing, the trim strips and the door handle. The interior also features a Brabus Light carpet on both sides of the vehicle to illuminate the ground for safe entry and exit when its dark.

The vehicle has been fitted with a set of 24 inch Monoblock Z ‘Platinum Edition’ alloy wheels combined with high-tech street tires. The front axle consists of 10Jx24 wheels with 295/30 ZR 24 tires whereas the rear axle uses 12Jx24 with 355/25 ZR 24 tires.

The interior features an overhead console with time, temperature and speed to keep the rear passengers informed, the two bucket seats in the rear feature various comfort functions including adjustments, memory, seat ventilation and heating to replace the bench seating. The center console at the rear is finished in leather to match the interior and also features a refrigerator compartment, two cup holders for warming or cooling the drinks and also serves as a comfortable armrest.

In addition, the interior of the Brabus 900 Rocket Edition features a black leather design finish, crest-shaped quilting on the seats, trim elements and footwells in leather and top stitchings finished in red yarns. The cockpit features 206 elements and all of them feature ‘Rocket Red’ glazing. Ambient lighting for the air vents is also an available option offered by Brabus.

The Brabus 900 Rocket edition is limited to just 25 units, the first 10 units are to be delivered before the end of year and the price starts at 480, 059 euros.

Project Exposure: World’s Only BMW M3 CS Wagon – The Netherlands

It was one of those Sunday afternoons where you have a baby on the way, a couple of sports cars in the garage and a boring F1 race on TV. Then it suddenly hits you that one of your precious toys has to go in order to make room for the dreaded family minivan.

But for Sander a car tuner based in The Netherlands, this meant a new opportunity to get creative. It all began in 2019 when he acquired a BMW M3 CS which if we are being entirely honest isn’t the first choice that comes to mind when shopping for a family car. The 2018 BMW M3 CS weighs 50kg lighter than the regular M3 sedan, engine output was increased to 460hp and 601nm of torque. Production was limited to just 1,200 units worldwide.

He bought the car with a low mileage of only 5,000km at a time when they were trading above the €120,000 mark. In the car enthusiast world, a family car is defined as a vehicle that combines performance, spacious cabin and extra room for the dogs while retaining good looks or an acceptable design. So instead of acquiring a soulless minivan like regular people, Sander decided to convert his newly acquired M3 CS sedan into a wagon or Touring in BMW language.

I recently had a quick seat down with him where he answered key questions regarding his 1 of 1 project car, below is the script.

1. What was your motivation for the project?

Sander: I have had many sport cars but when we were expecting a baby I wanted to make my ultimate family racer and that’s when i decided to build a performance wagon using my already existing M3 CS sedan.

2. When did you start the project?

Sander: I bought the M3 CS on 6-12-2019, and from that moment we have worked every spare minute on the project to where it is now.

3. What is the base car/donor car?

Sander: The Base car was a 2013 BMW F31 316d Touring. The donor car was my then newly acquired 2018 BMW F80 M3 CS. I only used the body and trunk lid from the F31, all the other parts until the last bolt has come off the M3 CS.

4. What modifications did you do.

Sander: I could list a whole notebook of parts especially since the project is evolving on a daily basis. Nonetheless, here are the key modifications.
– Concaver Forged Wheels 20×9,5 and 20x11j
– KW HAS spring set
– Carbonworks Caron Front Lip
– Carbonworks Carbon Side Skirts
– Carbonworks Carbon Rear Diffuser
– Custom made Rear Spoiler

All major parts are still OEM, and these were basically copy and paste from the M3 CS.

5. What are your current output numbers (hp/torque)

Sander: It’s still the stock CS engine with 460hp and 601nm torque

6. How long did it take?

Sander: 9 months or 600 hours to complete the project.

7. How much does it cost to build an F81 M3 Wagon.

Sander: Depends on how you do it. The donor M3 CS was only 6 months old and 5000km on the cluster so that was very expensive. But I have done almost all the work myself. If you would take a crashed 2015 M3 and do most work yourself you will end up spending around 50 to 60K.

8. What do you think of upcoming G81 M3 Wagon, will you get one?

Sander: I love it, I wasn’t too sure about the new front but it’s slowly growing on me. But when I compare it with the F8x front I still do think the F8x front looks better. Maybe I should built one with a custom front??

9. What did you do with the MC CS chassis?

Sander: I already sold that old iron and got 60 euro for it ?

You can follow Sander and his project on Instagram at @f81cs

Fastest Car in the World: $3.9 Million Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Revealed

It’s now official! Meet the new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport which is limited to just 30 units. This is the fastest Bugatti car to date, and easily the fastest car in the world. It is after all built upon the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ which became the first car to cross the 300MPH barrier by achieving a top speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h) back in 2019. The Super Sport 300+ was a prototype, the road going versions will have a speed limiter just like the Veyron Super Sport. The new (limited) top speed will be 440km/h.

The price of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is €3.2 million euros or an equivalent of $3.9 million dollars.

Moving on to the car, the body of the new Chiron Super Sport generates immense downforce in order to counter the uplift forces exerted on the body when the vehicle is at speeds of over 440km/h as well as improve the balance.

The rear part of the vehicle has been increased by 25cm so as to hold the laminar flow for a long period of time, the diffuser cross-section has also been enlarged and as a result, the rear trailing surface is 44cm lower and the slipstream and wind resistance generated are reduced as well.

Bugatti shifted the exhaust system of the new Chiron from the central to the side with the pipes aligned vertically in order to enhance the performance of the diffuser and create more space. Additionally, the side air curtains and the air intakes at the front minimizes drag and improves the air flow from the front to the wheel arches and over the side radiators.

Each fender consists of nine exhaust air holes for releasing air pressure from the wells of the front wheels ergo streamlined downforce is generated at the front axle, the outlets at the back of the front wheel arches help balance out the aerodynamic loads.

The Chiron Super Sport is powered an improved 8.0 liter W16 quad turbo engine that generates a maximum power output of 1,176kW/ 1,600PS and 1,600Nm of torque accessible between 2000 rpm and 7000 rpm instead of up to 6000rpm. The rpm of the engine was increased from 6,800 rpm to 7,100 rpm in order to improve the agility and performance of the vehicle.

In addition, the Chiron is capable of accelerating from 0-200km/h in 5.8 seconds, 0-300km/h in 12.1 seconds and the acceleration from 0-400km/h is 7% faster compared to the standard Chiron. The performance improvement of the Chiron Super Sport was created by the larger turbochargers with efficient compressor wheels, therefore the seven-gear dual-clutch transmission is at full load and full speed transitions from 6th to 7th gear at 403 km/h. The 7th gear boasts a 3.6% longer transmission.

The new Chiron Super Sports features newly developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires which have been optimized for top speeds, offer greater rigidity and they are the only tires capable of up to 500km/h consistently. This is made possible due to the reinforced belts capable of coping with immense forces.

The interior of the Chiron Super Sport consists of a blend of leather and polished aluminium as well as hi-tech carbon fiber applications. The interior is suited to high speed continental trips. On the other hand, the exterior features carbon fibre elements, inclined headlamps and new five-Y-spoke design aluminium wheels available for the Super Sport exclusively.

Additionally, wheels in a diamond-cut design and Magnesium wheels that further reduce weight of the mass are also available as options.

The Chiron Super Sport will be limited to 30 units only featuring similar design and color elements. The first nine units are scheduled for delivery in early 2022 at a price tag of 3.2million euros each.

$13.3 Million Bugatti La Voiture Noire Finally Delivered to Mysterious Buyer

The 1 of 1 Bugatti La Voiture Noire has finally been delivered to its owner after 2 years of extensive development and testing.

La Voiture Noire meaning ‘the black car’ was named by Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean after the Type 57 SC Atlantic that disappeared shortly before World War 2. The vehicle is a minimalist coupe similar to the 57 SC Atlantic thanks to the reduced lines, reduced essentials as well as the lack of a large rear wing.

The engineers and designers of the La Voiture Noire have reimagined the historic vehicle and developed a specific shape and style including the dorsal seam down the centerline, an extended front section and the clear lines adorned on the rear. The body of the new model has been finished in visible carbon fibre with a ‘Black Carbon Glossy’ clear coat.

In addition, the finishing doesn’t generate any reflections virtually, the bumpers are gently integrated into the bodywork and the windscreen appears to merge with the side windows like a helmet visor. The attitude of the vehicle has been transformed from a hyper sports car to a grand tourer because the surface of the vehicle appears to have been cast in one piece thanks to the lack of disruptive lines.

The La Voiture Noire features extraordinary details including 25+ individually milled lights elements on each headlamp, each cell of the 3D-printed front grille has been examined to perfection, the rear light features a single-piece surround with no joints for the first time and the new parametric design at the front and rear enables the vehicle to appear sealed but they are actually air-permeable. The six individual tailpipes serve as a nod to the vehicle’s template.

The interior of the new model features grain leather in Havana Brown based on the historic model and aluminium inlays on the centre console, centre spine and the doors. The car also consists of several drive modes that can be changed through a sophisticated rosewood switch.

Bugatti engineers built the La Voiture Noire in just 2 years, each part of the vehicle had to go through extensive Bugatti tests and quality procedures before they were used. The tests took place in the wind tunnel, on test benches and on the track.

Additionally, the bodywork modifications, thermodynamics, cooling, wheels and wheelbases all require perfect coordination in order to ensure new balance. The extended wheelbase and the new bodywork result in new aerodynamics and handling worthy of a grand tourer.

The question remains, who is the mysterious buyer?

Czinger 21C: American Hypercar with a 1350hp V8 and 11,000 rpm Redline

California based Czinger have revealed full specifications of their Czinger 21C hypercar. The car is now production ready after receiving key updates within the last few months. They were prepared to showcase two cars at the Geneva Motor Show 2021 but that was postponed alongside the show itself.

The 21C enters the scene at a time when most car makers are moving away from combustion engines, they have combined a V8 engine and two electric motors meaning it should be able to pass most emission regulations especially in California and Europe in general.

Despite the added weight that comes with a hybrid system, Czinger managed to get a 1:1 power-weight-ratio. The combined output is 1,250hp and the weight is rated at 1.240kg. An optional power upgrade of 100hp is also available, bringing the total power output to 1,350hp. In comparison, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale has a similar V8 hybrid setup but weighs in at 1600kg and produces 986hp.

Even more interesting is the nature of the engine used on the Czinger 21C, a 2.88L twin-turbo V8 developed in-house. This is the most power dense production engine in the world right now. While the engine drives the rear wheels, two electric motors are responsible for driving the front wheels. In addition, the powertrain benefits from a 800v system.

Czinger 21C Specs

Top Speed 281mph / 452kmh
0-100km/h (0-62mph) 1.9s
0-300km/h (0-186mph) 8.5s
1/4 Mile 8.1s
Engine 2.88L V8 Twin-Turbo
Output 1250hp (1350hp with power upgrade option)
Weight 1240kg
Electric Drive 2 e-motors + Lithium batteries
Gearbox 7 Speed Sequential
Redline 11,000rpm

The lithium batteries are charged through regenerative braking and via a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) which is connected to the engine.

The Czinger 21C will be built in Los Angeles and is limited to just 80 cars worldwide each priced at $2,050,000.

The $24 Million Bugatti Lineup: Just 4 Cars Only

All hyper sports cars manufactured by Bugatti are required to undergo extensive tests in order to meet exceptional quality standards. The Bugatti development team set out for the demanding Nurburgring circuit with not less than four models and six engineers. They took over the Nurburgring with the Bugatti Centodieci, Chiron Pur Sport, Divo and the Chiron Super Sport 300+.

The lineup featured the most exclusive vehicle fleet in the world with a net value of just under 20 million euros. The Centodieci is priced at 8m euros, the Divo at 5 million euros, the Chiron Pur Sport at 3 million euros and the Chiron Super Sport 300+ at 3.5m euros.

The Nurburgring circuit is considered to be the world’s most ideal testing circuit with an unusual topography, the circuit consists of 33 left bends, 40 right bends, 17% gradient and an altitude difference of 300 metres. The total distance of the test circuit is 20.832km.

When the vehicles are competing on the circuit, the engineers will note down the overall performance of each vehicle to ensure it delivers perfect differentiation within the performance range of the Bugatti Chiron. After the test drives, the results are further analyzed and transmitted to the development team for further execution.

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In the case of the Chiron Super Sport 300+, the developers and engineers check and verify the chassis series setup as finalized before, the hyper sports car was primarily built for top speeds of upto 440km/h. In addition, the developers take the handling and characteristics of the Divo and Chiron Pur Sport models as benchmarks for the new Chiron Super Sport 300+ and the Centodieci.

Tesla Model S Plaid Quicker than F8 Tributo and Huracan EVO at Laguna Seca

New images of the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid/Plaid+ have emerged from Laguna Seca raceway as it undergoes its final testing phase. The images of the prototype have been accompanied by unconfirmed reports of a possible lap record of 1:30:XX minutes. This would make it faster that several supercars including the new Porsche 992 Turbo S, Ferrari F8 Tributo and the Lamborghini Huracan Evo.

The Model S Plaid is a 1,020hp super sedan with a 0-60mph time of 1.99s, and a 1/4 mile time of 9.23s at 155 mph. The top speed is 200mph. These figures will make it quicker than cars such as the McLaren 765LT and the Porsche 992 Turbo S. A Bugatti Chiron will complete the 1/4 mile in 9.4s albeit with a faster trap speed of 158mph.

The company says the Model S Plaid will be the quickest production car once its launched. Deliveries will begin in 2021 for the ‘regular’ Plaid version, while a long range Plaid+ version will be made available later in the year. This version will be priced from. $139,990

  Model S Plaid Model S Plaid+
Output: 1020hp 1100hp+
Range 390 miles 520 miles
0-60mph 1.99s 1.8s
Top Speed 200mph 200mph
1/4 mile 9.23s @ 155mph
Price $112,990 $139,990

Pricing is quite enticing, $112,990 for a 1020hp super sedan with a 200mph top speed. This pricing aligns itself with the likes of a diesel S-Class, entry level Porsche 992, X5 M Competition just to name a few.

Photos by @klwtts on Instagram

US Supercar Collector Buys a Bugatti with Dogecoin – a Bugatti Bolide

Bugatti Bolide Dogecoin

Dogecoin touched it’s all time highs in the first week of May, and among the first people to take advantage of that gain was a US-based supercar and hypercar collector. He goes by the username @cococulture_ on Instagram, and on 8th May he announced that he had sold 25% of his DOGE coins to order a Bugatti Bolide. The meme coin had been trading at highs of up to 0.724658 on that day before taking a dip a few hours later, with some people speculating that his major sale could have triggered the dip.

Obviously a DOGE whale, the collector decided to hold his remaining 75% for another winning day. His move comes weeks after Elon Musk called upon major DOGE whales to dump their coins in order to improve it’s overall health. He even offered to “pay actual $” to anyone who dumped their coins in a provable manner – and buying a Bugatti with Dogecoin is probably the biggest gesture towards Musk’s call. According to data collected by Dogecoin Rich List, one whale owns 28.7% of all Dogecoin, while the top 12 whales own 50% of all available DOGE.

The Bugatti Bolide is a track only hypercar from Bugatti inspired by race cars from 1920s and 1930s from the French car maker and most recently by the Bugatti Vision Grand Turismo. It even has the same height as a Type 35 and is rumored to be the last Bugatti powered by the iconic 8.0L W16 quad turbo engine. Bugatti has not indicated how many units they will build, and judging by their recent pricing strategy it could cost northwards of $10 million. The Centodieci costs $9 million, the Divo $6 million and the LaVoiture Noire $18 million plus.

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Powered by the same W16 engine used on the Chiron, the Bolide has an increased output of 1.850hp and 1,850nm of torque. This results to an incredible power-to-weight ratio of 0.67kg per hp. Using simulations, Bugatti says the Bolide has a top speed of 500km/h plus and will lap the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in just 5:23.1 minutes.

To improve air flow, the roof scoop features the same design as a golf ball, incorporating dimples on the surface of the intake. These dimples are active and will open and close depending on the speed. They (dimples) will bulge out at high speeds and smoothen out at low speeds.

Bugatti Bolide Dimples

Manny Khoshbin’s 1 of 1 Bugatti Chiron habillé par Hermès

A special commission by Manny Khoshbin that saw the collaboration between two French luxury brands – Bugatti and Hermes. The result was a unique 1 of 1 Bugatti Chiron.

This Bugatti Chiron was individualized in almost all aspects including the exterior color, interior designs and the unique details inside and outside the vehicle. The teams in Molsheim and Paris worked together to bring the application of custom colors, fabrics and materials into reality.

The color scheme of the Chiron was designed by Hermes to match the leather interior which is finished in ‘craie’ whereas the exterior of the Chiron has been completed in off-white, chalk-derived hue envelopes making it a one exterior color vehicle compared to other Bugatti Chirons that consists of two colors for contrast. The ‘Craie’ shade used in the interior of the car was made by Hermes.

In addition, the ‘Craie’ shade has also been used on the rear bumper, all mesh covers, trim parts and also on the ‘classique’ alloy wheels of the Bugatti.

The exterior of the Bugatti Chiron habillé par Hermès also features a horseshoe grille customized with the H monogram from the Parisian brand signature and ‘courbettes’ motif design under the rear wing.

The ‘courbettes’ design consists of sketches of rearing horses to emphasize the immense 1,500PS output power of the Bugatti Chiron, this design was personally chosen by Mr Khoshbin. In addition, Mr Khoshbin also chose the ‘sky view’ glass roof adding two fixed glass panels above the driver and the passenger.

The original Hermes material in ‘Courbettes’ design can also be found on the middle console plate, centre console tray and on the door cards. The exposed engine bay on the top side of the vehicle remains as the only exterior part not finished in ‘Craie’. The brake callipers are finished in ‘ Italian Red’ whereas the door sills have an aluminium finish.

Almost all the materials used for the interior have been designed by Hermes, the interior features the shade ‘Craie’ on the leather seats, inner signature line, centre console, door clasps and the roof and rear panels. The centre console, dashboard and other parts of the interior have been finished in ‘Ecru’ leather developed by Bugatti. The carpets have been finished in ‘Beige’.

Mr Khoshbin recently added a Hermes McLaren Speedtail to his collection.