Fantasy Fest 2015 in trendy Philadelphia was a home run yet again this year, with Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals front and center for all of the action. What is the fastest way to attract everyone within earshot to your booth? There is no megaphone required when you have two Lamborghini cars to rev up at the same time. It is the most exhilaration one can have in the presence of local vendors, exotic dancer booths and the standard cute beer stand girls. While the Lamborghinis were not open for rides that day–the plastic shark designed to toss riders off like a bull certainly was. Awkward? Indeed. Hilarious? You betcha.
Video Action: Bugatti Veyrons Going All Out On Public Roads
It is fun to see photos of hyperbeasts like the Bugatti Veyron and perhaps even the occasional video clip of them tooling about their various habitats—it is quite another to see them parade out slowly and then get clocked reaching max speeds on public roadways! Check out the 3 minute clip below showing 3 Bugatti Veyrons doing what they were intended to do: Show off!
The clip shows 3 Bugatti Veyrons, including the masterpiece Vitesse L’Or Rouge revving around and then hitting speeds of 230+ miles per hour as someone clocks them from the side.
Action: The McLaren 675LT is Just Naughty
The McLaren brand is not known for churning out slackers, and the fierce McLaren 675LT is just naughty. Check out the clip below of the supercar tackling the track, complete with delicious close-ups of that throbbing engine and all of that carbon fiber!
Get an intense glimpse of the McLaren 675LT and an ear full of her now-famous acoustics. The notes and throbbing produced by the highly specialized engine have made for much fanfare in the game thus far.
The McLaren 675LT at a glance:
- This model is a track-focused variant from the McLaren Super Series
- It is both the lightest and most powerful track car crafted by the brand, tipping the scale at a scant 2,712 pounds.
- Driver engagement is brought to an all-time high via a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine kicking out the acoustics of 666 horses. The devilish roar can be heard in the video clip, but be warned: you will want to watch it more than once.
- The performance, drive and intoxicating sounds are being compared to the likes of the Lexus LFA supercar. The LFA gained much notoriety based on her sounds alone, but the speed and driver experience certainly did not hurt matters.
- That rich color is called Napier Green
- New lightweight titanium crossover exhaust
- Wider stance and stiffer suspension tweaks for the track
- Resurrected GT racing long tail heritage
The 675LT model is being built in the pristine McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England and is also undergoing extensive hyper testing to ensure that it is perfection on the pavement. The production run of just 500 units was confirmed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, with each unit will go for around $400,000 depending on the trim. Overall, it is well-worth the cost to catapult from not to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds.
Aston Martin Vulcan Will Boast 24 Limited Edition Cars
This year luxury carmaker Aston Martin announced the arrival of its response to the multi-million dollar supercar competition that has been escalating: The $2.3 million dollar Aston Martin Vulcan. The track focused Vulcan is so intense and aggressive that the brand requires that drivers be specially trained to operate it in order to, you know, stay alive.
The Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar is in direct competition with other multi-million dollar rides and will likely hold her own.
Because the throaty Aston Martin Vulcan is not exactly ready at this stage in the development funnel, buyers are being trained on lesser models like the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. The Vantage S is sibling to the rare One-77, featuring its mostly carbon fiber frame tub and full FIA specification roll cage. Just 24 Aston Martin Vulcan cars will be produced, bringing in approximately $56 million for the company. Because it is likely that all units will be presold, it will make a fine payday, indeed!
Some Say This Is The Raciest Rolls-Royce Ever
This rich red dish is the Rolls-Royce Wraith. The color red is not exactly the first shade one envisions coating a sophisticated and generally understated luxury vehicle like a Rolls-Royce–but that little visual expectation only seems to add to the intoxicating effect. The color is a special edition named “St. James”, for the patron saint of Portugal and Spain.
Does the Rolls-Royce Wraith do red right? Look out, Ferrari! All images ©Rolls-Royce
The St. James red Wraith pays homage to the patron saint via the rich color, shapely fastback body and name. There are ample chrome accents to glitter in the sun and the iconic suicide doors that have been capturing hearts and raising pulses for decades. The overall curb appeal is polished off with two-tone silver and gloss black wheels. Imagine arriving to any event in this vehicle—the exuberance would be unparalleled. It is highly unlikely to ever join an exotic rental car fleet, but there will always be other Rolls-Royce rentals to enjoy as the new models emerge.
What Happens When Autonomous Cars Crash Into Each Other?
There has been some chatter hitting the headlines about a Google autonomous car cutting off an Audi driverless car. While many wild theories circulated, it seems that the scenario was a planned exercise by the companies to see how their wares interacted under real world conditions when cut off, even by another autonomous car. So what would happen if two autonomous vehicles crashed into each other?
While all companies touting their autonomous technology want to highlight the positive points and reiterate that the other points are still being ironed out, it is entirely feasible that these types of vehicles can collide, though it is not quite likely. There are precious few driverless cars on the roads today, because not many have the legal permits required to do so. Google and Delphi Automotive have the jump on competitors, as they are not only already out on the roads testing, but they are interacting with each other for testing strategies to simulate real driving exposures.
Lamborghini Huracan Vs. Porsche 918 Spider
Automotive personality Shmee150 seems to attend all of the noteworthy events, this time he uploaded the awesome footage below of the new Lamborghini Huracan monster taking on the electric Porsche 918 spyder. Exotic car racing could be the perfect occupation and pass time for auto enthusiast, as it is a chance to see all those figures put to the test on the pavement. Alas, while we all know a talented driver can make a difference, it still boils down to sheer engineering. Check out what happens in the short clip below:
The video below shows footage from both the Lamborghini Huracan and the Porsche 918 during the drag challenge. Shmee150 is riding shotgun in the Huracan and details some of the action in his special commentary style, which is a bit like a PG13 Jeremy Clarkson.
Steve McQueen Modified Porsche Boasts Kill Switch For Rear Lights
The last Porsche owned by legendary Steve McQueen is officially for sale, and it boasts a rather James Bond style feature: a kill switch on the dash to turn off the rear lights. The star added this modification to several of the vehicles in his fleet, and it does not require a genius to understand the purpose.
The 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo will hit the auction block August 13th, 2015 in Monterey, California. It is expected to change hands for over a million USD.
The Steve McQueen Porsche 930 Turbo at a glance:
Is The Rezvani Beast Really All That It Is Cracked Up To Be?
The Rezvani Beast greets you with an aggressive stare when you enter its domain. And by domain I mean website, where it is perched on display to tantalize viewers with all of the pertinent information about how it was created and what it is capable of achieving. The site claims she is the ‘Supercar reinvented’ and according to the specifications and brilliant photos, most would have to agree.
The Rezvani Beast is out to challenge the notion of what a supercar should look and feel like. Is she doing a good job so far? (All photos ©Rezvani motors).
The Rezvani Beast at a glance:
You Can Add Your Name to the Bloodhound SSC Fin
The Bloodhound SSC Project is all about blood curdling speed. The Bloodhound SSC is a land speed vehicle designed by scientists and engineers and funded by donations and fans. She is geared up to set a new World Land Speed Record of 1000+ miles per hour…take that, Fastest Production Car!
The Bloodhound SSC is offering fans a chance to place their name on the fin of the vehicle. It is a social media sensation with many taking advantage of the unique opportunity to make their mark on it while helping the cause.