Feast your eyes on this bad boy. Unless you own an insane amount of money, this will probably be the closest you’ll ever get to it… with a limited production of 250 units per year. The Aspid GT-21 Invictus delivers 450 horsepower from a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter V8 engine, does 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph, and weighs just 2,182 pounds, thanks to composite body panels and a spaceframe chassis. Oh, and, 187 mph becomes just a tiny little bit less terrifying with adaptive airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes. Due out in 2014.
Italians know how to make great food. But they also make some pretty sweet looking rides. The Puritalia 427 is an Italian take on the famous Shelby Cobra 427. Notable design elements include a swooping nose, large circular headlights, rounded rear haunches, and exhausts in front of each rear wheel. It uses an aluminum space frame chassis with chromoly steel subframes and a carbon fiber shell, putting this beast at only 2,403 pounds (with a perfect 50/50 weight balance). The base 5.0-liter V8 delivers 445 horsepower via a six-speed manual transmission, while a supercharged version pumps out 605 horses. We should also mention that this Read More
One man + 40 hours a week for 4 years = a ridiculously awesome, fully restored 1972 Datsun 240Z. This 1972 Datsun 240Z comes with a 100% stock interior that’s been either restored or replaced, a completely restored body (with help from Miller Brothers Hot Rod Barn), a suspension with upgrades from Arizona Z Car, and an all-new SR20DET engine. The engine features two settings: cruise-mode with 320 hp, and beast-mode with a whopping 437 hp. All wrapped up in a lime green, eat-your-heart-out paint job. Via AutoLust
Zagato, an Italian design company, is known for their collaborations that are responsible for many legendary racing cars. After teaming up with Aston Martin last year, Zagato decided to partner with BMW in 2012 to bring us the BMW Zagato Coupe. Unfortunately not much is known about the BMW Zagato Coupe yet, other than being able to look at it and drool over its beauty. What we can tell you is that the car has been entirely hand built. And if you’re familiar with the two companies, you’ll notice design cues from the both of them, including the long bonnet from BMW and the radiator Read More
These days, every car company loves to talk about how their models get great gas mileage while still maintaining solid performance. Unfortunately that’s rarely the case. Porsche isn’t just any car company though, and they mean business… for a price of course. It looks like the first prototypes of the Porsche 918 Spyder are finally ready to go, and they don’t disappoint. Take a 570 horsepower 4.0-liter V8 engine to start, tack on two (front and real axle mounted) electric motors for an additional 218 horsepower and AWD handling, and you get 60MPH in a blazing 3.1 seconds. The gas-electric combo is good for Read More
A few months ago BMW unveiled the M135i concept, and now they’re putting it into production. The BMW M135i features a twin-scroll turbo, 3.0-litre straight-six engine that produces 320 hp and 332 torque, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, contoured side skirts, an M-Sport rear bumper, 50:50 weight distribution, adaptive headlights, a rear view camera, a lane-departure warning system, and BMW Assist. You get your choice between a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, but chances are you’ll want to opt for the automatic, considering that it’s faster (damn you technology!). Count on 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds with a limited top speed of 155mph. And an optional all-wheel drive version Read More
The bad news is that Aston Martin will be discontinuing the DBS soon. The good news: they’re phasing it out with one final bang. The Aston Martin DBS Ultimate is a limited, special edition of which only 100 will be produced. It’ll carry over the same 510hp V12 from the standard model, but includes a host of upgrades elsewhere. Additions include carbonfibre wing mirrors, rear diffuser and taillight inserts, black numberplate surround, smoked taillights, Zircotec-coated exhaust pipes, dark front grille, black diamond-turned alloy wheels, the option of red, yellow or black brake calipers, diamond-quilt stitching (red or silver), alcantara headliner, headrest embroidery, and red leather-trimmed Read More
Unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Wei Long Edition is anything but typical. Aside from being one of the most powerful supercars in the world, the Wei Long Edition – in collaboration with porcelain maker, Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur – features white porcelain dragon sculptures, both inside and out. It also boasts embroidered headrests and handcrafted pure silk floor mats. But perhaps what the drooling spectators will notice first is the pearl white paint job, carmine red interior and carmine red brake calipers teasing them from behind 20-inch alloy wheels. Unfortunately, if the $2 million price tag doesn’t exclude you from ever owning the Read More