Video: The Porsche 919 Hybrid Powers Up for the Future

Porsche 919 hybrid

With the Porsche 919 hybrid, the company has figured out how to give a distinct nod to the past while fueling up for the future. And by future, I do mean that hybrid powertrain. While hybrids were initially disregarded, it is now safe to assume that they are becoming quite commonplace. 

The Porsche 919 

Porsche chose the lavish Geneva Motor Show to launch the 919 hybrid. The Porsche 919 is set to celebrate the brand’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and shift gears toward a highly competitive racing season. The adrenaline accompanying the launch of this model is contagious, and they are billing the 919 as the carbon incarnation of all that is Porsche along with other bold statements. read more

Mansory Rolls Royce Wraith: Wreck or Wicked?

Mansory Rolls Royce Wraith

As if the exterior wasn’t obvious enough, pop open the hood of the Mansory Rolls Royce Wraith and take in the changes! Drenched with vibrant color and upgraded mods, aftermarket performance company Mansory have managed once more to improve upon perfection.

Mansory proves again that it is among the top boutique tuners in the world. The Mansory Rolls Royce Wraith is simply exquisite. 

Rolls Royce is a badge synonymous with utmost luxury. It is certainly a challenge to improve upon anything the carmaker delivers, and yet, just behold what Mansory has managed with the new Wraith. The tuned Wraith captivated onlookers at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, where I can imagine many offered their life savings for the chance to own one. read more

Just a Custom Lamborghini Aventador to the Tune of $2.5 Million

custom Lamborghini Aventador

By this time we all know that aftermarket tuner DMC has a bit of a thing for the Lamborghini Aventador, and who can blame them. This time, however, DMC is upping both the output and pricing for an end result that shall surpass their previous models. This custom Lamborghini Aventador will unleash more than ever before.

The beast will be called the Aventador Unico LP1200-R, but do not let the 1200 part confuse, as it will produce 2,000 insane horses. That is more than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the fastest production car in existence. That explains why the tuned Aventador will cost more than the Veyron as well! read more

2014 Ferrari F1 Engine Revealed and Fans Will Name the Car

2014 Ferrari F1 engine

It is an exciting time for Ferrari fans and the Formula One team. Not only has the 2014 Ferrari F1 engine been revealed, but also fans will have the unique opportunity to name the car. The Prancing Horse will utilize internet hits in order to allow fans to help select the name of the Ferrari Formula One racer.

Check out Ferrari.com for more details on naming the car as they emerge and the 2014 Ferrari F1 engine.

Best guesses point to an available list of names to choose from on the Ferrari website and social media forums over the coming weeks followed by the official reveal. read more

The 2014 Ferrari 458 Challenge Schedule for the Americas

2014 Ferrari 458 Challenge

Every year, Ferrari fans and owners gather to compete in the Ferrari Challenge. It is a glorious series of races wherein drivers compete on world-class tracks without the need of racing credentials. Owning (or renting for the event) a supercar like a Ferrari is simply not enough without the opportunity to race it on the track against fellow aficionados.

Ferrari is preparing for this year’s Challenge events. They will begin in January 2014. 

The official car changes annually and is the only version permitted to race. This year’s model is the Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione. Owners of the Ferrari 458 Challenge car can upgrade to this version in order to participate. Drivers will compete in the following categories: The Trofeo Pirelli and the Coppa Shell…which admittedly entices me to play a round of Mario Kart. read more

2014 Ferrari 458 Challenge Car Revealed

458 Challenge car

The official 2014 Ferrari 458 Challenge car has been decided and the Prancing Horse is gearing up for another successful racing circuit in the Americas and elsewhere. Now fans and participants can prepare for the accelerated annual event, which allows owners and gentlemen-racers the opportunity to race. This year’s designated car is the Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione.

The first 458 Challenge car emerged in 2010, shortly after the introduction of the road version hit showrooms. This year’s car looks fantastic in a flashy yellow.  read more

Calling Electric Cars: Formula E Championship Rapidly Approaches

Formula E Championship

Formula One lovers will soon have another racing option to follow: the first official electric car championship. It is officially named the FIA Formula E Championship, much like the FIA Formula One World Championship.

The Formula E Championship and the F1 are sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The word ‘formula’ in the titles implicates a specific set of rules that racing participants must adhere to. The new electric car championship will be the highest class of competition for one-make, single-seater electrically powered racecars. This is a huge step toward greater acceptance of electric and hybrid powered vehicles. read more

Mansory Bugatti Veyron Empire Edition

The Mansory Bugatti Veyron Empire Edition has been spotted on the lavish streets of Dubai. Check out the video clip below before you continue for the delicious details:

Mansory is one of the favorite high-performance aftermarket tuners in the world. When they put their heads together to enhance an automobile, the results are almost always staggering. The Mansory Bugatti Veyron Empire Edition boasts a rich and deep carbon blue finish, fit for royalty. That must explain why it was spied perched on the streets of Dubai. The Empire Edition is every bit as luxurious as the Mansory Bugatti Veyron Vincero, which was prominently displayed at Prestige Cars in Dubai. Word is that the Mansory Vincero ended up in Russia with a part carbon fiber and part chrome finish. read more

There are Aftermarket Supercar Tuners in Japan?

Lamborghini Aventador

While there are many specialty aftermarket tuners around the globe, Japan isn’t exactly the first place that pops into the mind when thinking of them. Enter Liberty Walk. Liberty Walk in Japan has put together a tuning package for the lustrous Lamborghini Aventador roadster, and it is actually fairly attractive. The company has now covered both the Aventador coupe and convertible.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster by Liberty Walk 

The Japanese supercar tuner released a handful of renderings of the revamped Aventador roadster, boasting a white coat set off with sharp red accents. Notice, as if you could avoid them, the oversized wing and details. The white exterior is accented with black exposed carbon fiber and the red accents here and there. This achieves a true track vibe without being over-the-top or tacky. read more

Remembering the Classic Bugatti Racers

Classic Bugatti

When we hear the word Bugatti today the sharp image of the Veyron supercar instantly appears. While the Bugatti Veyron is an exquisite example of what a supercar should be, it is important to remember the classic members of the family. Classic Bugatti cars like the Type 35 and 51 Grand Prix Racers paved the way to the successes of today.

Potentially embarrassing admission: It is impossible for me to picture a classic Bugatti without the image of Jay Leno tooling around in one.

The story of the Type 35 and Type 51 Bugatti racers read more