Rumors are swirling around the stables of South Korean automaker Hyundai. And, in fact, it is a super rumor about the car maker cooking up a super car. The vehicle will come with a power train of all-aluminum Tao 5.0-liter V8 – that’s something akin to what is now powering the Genesis R-Spec. The cost is estimated to be between $80,000 and $100,000.
Super car aficionados down under now have a new reason to be thrilled. The new Joss super car JP1 supercar went on show at the Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. This fresh edition supercar from Australian Supercar maker Joss Developments is immensely masculine and would lure you.
The Paris Motor Show will see a new introduction from Peugeot – a new high-rider concept. Though there is not too much available by way of details, reports say that the model is codenamed H1, and is set to be the follow-up to the SR1 concept, which was a Peugeot concept that enjoyed wide critical acclaim.
Early reports say the model will be 4.3 meters (14.1 feet) long and use a diesel hybrid powertrain. Another aspect that most people are looking forward to seeing is how the front end styling of the 2012 Peugeot 208 will be previewed on this concept.
The SR1 featured a HYbrid4 all-wheel drive system which had a 218 PS (160 kW /215 hp) 1.6-liter THP petrol engine powering the front wheels and a 95 PS (70 kW / 94 hp) electric motor motivating the rear. This unique configuration ensured that the sports car had a combined 313 PS (230 kW / 309 hp) and consumed 4.9L/100km (48 mpg US) with 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer being emitted.
Get set for the Dagger GT. The new high speed model would come with hopes of being the fastest production car ever. Though only five will be made as part of the first batch in 2011, reports are that three of them have been pre-sold. The design of the car is based on the Corvette Cheetah concept and it is aiming to break every major speed record.
We get to know from U.S. based TranStar Racing that the first batch of five units would be followed up with another 10 to be delivered in 2012. Delivery of the first five is to be kicked off by the first half of next year, and each unit would come for a minimum of US$450,000.
The Dagger GT, which will come with capabilities to race from 0 to 60 mph in just about 1.5 seconds, a quarter mile in less than 7 seconds and a top speed of up to 483 kmph, is expected to be powered by a 572 multifuel -petrol/methanol/hydrogen/ethanol – twin turbo racing engines from Nelson Racing Engines. The car will come sporting an exterior made out of carbon fibre, while the chassis would be built using super-strong 4130 Chromoly Steel.
So you have a supercar but would like to go sailing the sea, except for the fact that there’s no room for the car on board? Guess again, we have the solution. The good folks from Stand Craft have released their new Strand Craft 122 superyacht concept, a 38m long boat that features a built-in supercar garage that allows you to cruise both the sea and land in style. Or call it “high performance and smooth transportation transference”.
I’m not going to talk much about the yacht’s interior although as you can see it’s outstanding, but its technical sheet is quite impressive. The motor yacht is powered by twin MTU 16V4000 engines that help it cruise at 45knots, or you can add the optional Rolls-Royce KaMeWa boosters for a total 14,000hp that helps it achieve 55 knots.
And now that I’ve mentioned the supercar “thing”, it’s probably the most interesting. Apparently the Strand Craft 122 is going to be delivered together with a sleek four wheeler powered by a 880hp twin turbo V12 engine, that reaches a top speed of 345km/h, a four wheeler that will be housed in the built-in garage we previously mentioned.
No word if the Strand Craft 122 will see the light of day, when or for how much, but we can tell you for sure that this looks sick. We’re game!
McLaren has been a name that has mostly been heard around the F1 circuits but all this has changed with the launch of McLaren Automotive, a company that will strictly manufacture a range of super cars in the future. The company launch was accompanied by the launch of its flagship product, the MP4-12C which is touted to be a super car for a daily commute, though it can put the best ones to shame when pelted. The exact numbers are not yet known but the hopes are high as the company has its vast F1 experience to make the super car achieve astounding feats. The revealed details are that the MP4-12C rear-wheel driven beast will come with a 3.8-liter V8 engine capable of producing 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.
Bespoke automaker TVR understands that a comeback as a brand is a challenge in the US and offering a supercar first up may be its best chance. It sure has the Swordfish hype to get things going its way but eventually, it will be the supercar that will decide the destiny and not some movie cameo. TVR should be ready with its sports car possibly at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the car will be developed in Germany. A crate’ engine integration from either GM or Ford will help the Russian brand to save money on engine development and homologation.