The McLaren P1 GTR is Out to Prove Why More Power Looks Better

McLaren P1 GTR

Because the standard McLaren P1 hyperbeast may not be powerful enough for some, with just 890 horsepower, the McLaren P1 GTR is coming. This rendering has emerged of the new sibling, looking somewhat similar to the Lamborghini Veneno from her rear. It looks like McLaren is gearing up to dazzle yet again this year, showing no signs of slowing to a stop in the new products department.

The rumor is that this is the rendering of the McLaren P1 GTR that was sent to current P1 owners. They will be the only people permitted to place an order for one.  read more

The First Philippines Supercar? Meet the Aureio Concept

Philippines Supercar

What has a handmade chassis, carbon fiber and scissor doors? It is the very first Philippines supercar concept, the Aurelio. It is still a concept in its infancy, but high hopes have been attached to this endeavor as it would launch the Philippines into the supercar arena. The looks are not terrible for a brand new idea, though there is a bit of a road ahead of this little lady before she is ready to accelerate alongside the longstanding players.

The Aurelio is coated in a feisty yellow and appears thirsty.  read more

The Elemental RP1 Makes an Appearance at Goodwood FOS

Elemental RP1

When it lacks a roof, windshield and the seats were not designed for comfort—you know it is fast. The Elemental RP1 is gracing the greens of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in all of its diminutive carbon fiber-laden glory. Engineered for extreme speed and power, this little lady will attract her fair share of attention even surrounded by the likes of the LaFerrari and the Koenigsegg One.

Details for the Elemental RP1 state that she is intended for both the road and the track, though she certainly has the stripped-down look of a track lady and wouldn’t exactly be comfortable on the streets. In order to serve as a daily driver, most humans expect creature comforts inside the cockpit and the Elemental RP1 seems to be offering only carbon fiber and a sorry excuse for a seat. read more

Lexus LF-LC Gets Green Light for Unplanned Production

Lexus LF-LC

It appears that the Lexus LF-LC concept was an unplanned pregnancy. Intended to generate interest and feel out the future market, the Lexus LF-LC received so much love that the company has given it the green light for the production line rather than aborting any plans. Now the first-ever Lexus supercar, the LFA, will have a similar sibling!

The concept version of the Lexus LF-LC emerged at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The production version of this red hot lady will offer two powertrain options: a naturally aspirated V8 engine or a V6 hybrid. read more

Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Cleared for Production

Spyker B6 Venator

It is an exciting day for Spyker fans, as it has been announced that there will be a topless version of the sexy B6 Venator hitting production! The Spyker B6 Venator spyder has received the green light thanks to such a warm reception of its coupe counterpart back at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Pricing for the B6 Venator coupe is expected to start around $135k with the convertible version 10k north of that.

The concept version of the Spyker B6 Venator on display at a show.

Possible production form of the B6? read more

Tushek & Spigel: The Slowest Exotic Car Startup Ever?

Tushek & Spigel

The minds behind Tushek & Spigel seem to have a good grip on what an exotic sports car should be. The supercar startup introduced its first concept, the Renovatio T500 at Top Marques Monaco back in 2012. After that, there was a bit of radio silence, but some things are worth waiting for. Now the boys are back with new investors and a new plant, and are touting the Tushek TS600. Supercar startup Tushek was founded by Slovenian racing driver Aljoša Tushek a few years ago. 

The Tushek TS600 was also revealed in Monaco, a fitting venue for the introduction of lavish goods. Tushek & Spigel is dedicated to developing lightweight speedsters that are not slacking in the appearance arena. While some may downplay the talents of a newcomer, there is certainly some praise to be awarded in many areas. read more

A 992-Pound Track Car? Meet the Elemental RP-1 Concept

Elemental RP-1

The Elemental RP-1 track car concept tips the scale at just 992 pounds. It comes as no surprise that there appears to be but one seat in this track-only racy lady. She is set to make her grand debut, fittingly, at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will take place June 26th-29th this year.

The track-only car trend has come about to create a niche for cars that are not tailored to any set of strict racing guidelines and are also too aggressive to be street legal. The are the project and hobby cars wet dreams are made from, and they just keep getting better! While it may not be likely to get an Ariel Atom in the garage for play dates, something like an $85k Elemental RP-1 is a possibility for some. The pricing is not official—that is simply the best guess at this juncture. read more

The Ibiza Cupster Literally Lacks a Lid and Direction

Ibiza Cupster

The drummer from Def Leopard only has one arm and the Ibiza Cupster concept only has one…window. While this look seemed to work well for the Lamborghini Aventador J, it could prove a bit awkward for the Ibiza Cupster, which appears to have ambitions of being a normal road car.

The Ibiza Cupster does not have a lid. Cups generally do not have lids. My attempt to make sense out of design? Failed.

The Ibiza Cupster concept was created to pay homage to the Ibiza Cupra hot hatch and to commemorate the 30th birthday of the Ibiza brand. The body makes no secret that it is indeed a part of the Volkswagen family. The key oddities are that wraparound sheet of glass serving as the only protection for the passengers and the deeper riding seats, clearly to provide further coddling for its exposed inhabitants. In fact, the seats are approximately three inches deeper down than in most vehicles, leaving me to wonder if there is a warning sign on the footplate or perhaps a bannister to ease oneself down. read more

Renault Alpine Revisited: Was She Worth the Wait?

Renault Alpine

Now that the next generation of the Renault Alpine has been tentatively slated for a 2016 debut, we can officially get excited about the nice lady. Decked out in bright blue and orange, the photos of her in concept form have certainly stirred up enough speculation. Perhaps now that the Renault Alpine will change lanes from concept to product we can get a more clear idea of what to expect.

The next chapter of the Renault Alpine looks fantastic in racy orange and blue.

What is known so far about the 2016 Renault Alpine is that she shall be a shapely yet lightweight lady with plenty of power to provide admirable performance numbers. According to Laurens van den Acker, senior VP of corporate design at Renault, the new Alpine model is “As good as finished”. This good news emerged alongside the excitement of the Geneva Motor Show this year, where all fast fantasies are shared and the best ones roll out in concept form. read more

Genty Akylone Supercar: The Beauty Returns with More Horses

The name Genty is relatively new in the exotic sports car arena. The French startup company first emerged back in 2011 with the Genty Akylone concept. While strikingly beautiful, the Akylone faded into the background until recently. Now the concept is back on the scene, packing more power and a stunning appearance.
The promotional video above offers a glimpse of the Akylone ripping it up a bit. It does the concept far more justice than the mediocre photos available. 

It is curious that the startup waited until the most popular annual auto shows were over to start touting the Genty Akylone again. Perhaps they were not prepared for the likes of Geneva or maybe they just wanted a more low-key reception in order to get a feel for the market. All guessing aside, let us get down to specs and see where the Akylone stands in terms of power, performance and competition. read more