Posts Tagged ‘supercars’

Jan
22/13
GM’s Ed Welburn on Designing the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 12:29
Written by ARtvKimatni
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

It was an immaculate conception in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show as Chevy and Ed Welburn unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray to a mob of anxious journalists and owners. Utilizing carbon fiber body panels, 450 base horsepower and 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds, this is the Vette of the future.

Oct
08/12
McLaren P1 Design Study: Supercar Supremacy
Last Updated on Monday, 8 October 2012 10:29
Written by ARtvKimatni
Monday, October 8th, 2012

Fresh off its global debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show McLaren is achieving momentum in the supercar division with their P1 design study, an obvious replacement to the iconic F1 supercar of 1992. All of its body panels are carbon fiber for weight reduction while the engine sits amidship in McLaren’s MonoCage. Due to the large automatically adjusted ‘active’ rear wing, the P1’s 600 kilograms of downforce is five times as much as a McLaren 12C. Additionally, very complex geometry is expressed in the rear diffuser for tremendous aerodynamics and stabilized top performance. Initial specs have not been released but the P1 will go well over 200 mph. A production iteration of the vehicle will be unveiled next year at the Geneva Motor Show.

Feb
22/12
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2012 05:53
Written by ARtvKimatni
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

You can always find a good reason to fly across the pond to attend the International Geneva Motor Show. Whether it’s to catch up with industry colleagues for networking, to witness history firsthand, or study international automotive design schemes, the intimate Swiss show is one to put on your annual bucket list. For the 82nd presentation, one of the main attractions will be Bugatti’s up to 1,200 horsepower Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse which has entered a new stratosphere of drop-top performance.

May
07/11
Jaguar Confirms Production of their C-X75 Hybrid Supercar
Last Updated on Saturday, 7 May 2011 07:40
Written by ARtvKimatni
Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Finally Jaguar is making a bold move that will allow them to compete on a grander level in the auto industry. It’s one thing to build a hybrid, and another to manifest a supercar from the ground up. Now imagine combining the two! I’m sure Jay Leno will be the first to stock one in his wonderland garage. Check out some of the C-X75’s stats:

  • Downsized highly boosted petrol engine with two powerful electric motors and four-wheel-drive.
  • 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds
  • 0-100mph in less than 6 seconds
  • Top speed in excess of 200mph
  • All-electric running range in excess of 50km
  • True-to-concept, lightweight, all carbon-fiber chassis
  • Prices from £700,000 depending on local market and taxes
  • Exclusive limited volume hybrid supercar – only 250 will be built