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Carfection Reviews the Bugatti Chiron

Carfection Reviews the Bugatti Chiron

“Bugatti calls this the world’s fastest concert hall, and they’re not wrong. But the real symphony is out back.” Carfection shows us just what $2.6M gets you: an incredibly luxurious car that morphs in a split-second depending on how hard you step on the gas. More here.

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The Huracán Performante packs Lambo’s most powerful V10, capable of producing up to 640hp. Its carbon fiber and aluminum body makes it 88lb lighter than the standard version, while the active aerodynamic system adjusts the front and rear spoilers for grip or speed.

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Koenigsegg Regera 1 & 2

Koenigsegg Regera 1 & 2

The first two of 80 Regeras. Built to their owners’ requests, the first one has a green tinted clear coat with brown leather interior, while the second one has a red and black body with black leather interior. Both vehicles have hollow carbon fiber wheels.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

A four-door offshoot of the AMG GT-R. And it’s a hybrid. On paper, it seems like the folks at Mercedes-AMG have lost their minds, but in this case, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A twin-turbo 4L V8 and an electric motor combine to give this AWD up to 805 hp.

1952 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider

1952 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider

Going under the hammer on 1/19/17, this particular Ferrari 340 competed at the 1952 Mille Miglia, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Targa Florio. Petrolicious spoke with current owner Michael Stehle about what it’s like to possess a car with such a rich heritage.

1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmund

1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmund

Jay Leno got the honor to showcase a car so rare and historically valuable that he wasn’t allowed to drive it. This 356 SL gave Porsche its first motorsport victory – first place in the 1100cc division of the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans. Test drive at 22:32.

The Last of the Great Sticks

The Last of the Great Sticks

The computers have won. Cars with automatic transmission are more efficient and consistent than manuals. But if you believe that owning a high performance vehicle is about having fun, Carfection has for you a bucket list of cars with “a proper gearbox.”

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

The convertible version of Ferrari’s monster hybrid has a reinforced chassis to make it equally rigid. It has the same 949hp V12, electric motor and KERS combo as the coupe, but its carbon fiber roof is optional. Of course, all 209 units have already been sold.

1979 BMW M1 Procar

1979 BMW M1 Procar

One of only 40 racing variants of the BMW M1 E26. It was originally a spare race car for the Procar Championship, but it never saw action and was refitted to be a production car. Canepa put back as many Procar parts while keeping it street legal.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Merc’s newest drop top comes in two variants. Both the GT and the GT C Roadsters have the fixed roof’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, but the GT produces 469hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, while the GT C has 550hp and 502 lb-ft of torque.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante

The convertible version of Aston Martin’s beautiful Vanquish variant. The Vanquish Zagato Volante also takes design cues from the Vulcan. Its 592hp V12 lets it go from 0 to 60mph in 3.7s. Limited to 99 units.

Praga R1R

Praga R1R

Praga’s idea of a road-legal car is a falcon with side mirrors and brake lights. The R1R has a mid-mounted turbocharged 2L F4R Renault engine that produces up to 390hp and 391lb ft of torque, enough to push its 1480 lb form to 160mph.

A Peek Inside Ferrari Corse Clienti

A Peek Inside Ferrari Corse Clienti

Carfection visits the garage of Ferrari’s Corse Clienti, which sells some of the carmaker’s race-driven Formula 1 cars as well as the track-only FXX series. Because the vehicles are hard to maintain, most owners leave their purchases with Ferrari instead of taking them home.

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Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS

Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS

The ultimate version of the D8 GTO. The RS has new launch control and double-clutch functions, a carbon fiber tunnel section, interior, and grill and headlight designs as well as improved aerodynamics and acceleration. Drops Summer 2016 for ~$173K.

Spyker C8 Preliator

Spyker C8 Preliator

The dramatically-styled C8 Preliator has a supercharged 4.2L Audi V8 that makes up to 518hp and 443 lb-ft. of torque. It’s available with a manual or 6-speed automatic. Top speed is 201mph and 0 to 62mph is 3.7s. Only 50 units will be made, each costing $350K.

2017 Aston Martin DB 11

2017 Aston Martin DB 11

The DB 11 has an all new 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 that produces up to 600hp and 516 lb-ft. of torque, delivered via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Intakes behind the rear windows push air to the rear of the trunk, creating a virtual spoiler. Drops Q3 2016 for $212K.

2017 Bugatti Chiron

2017 Bugatti Chiron

The Chiron has an 8L quad-turbocharged W-16 engine that produces up to 1478hp and 1180lb.ft. of torque, making it the world’s most powerful production street car. It goes from 0 to 62mph in 2.5s and has a limited top speed of 261mph. Each of its 500 units costs $2.6M.

2016 Eagle Spyder GT

2016 Eagle Spyder GT

Eagle’s third bespoke Jaguar E-Type is a drop top version of the Low Drag GT, with a raked windscreen and a folding fabric roof. Like its siblings, it has an aluminum body, a 5-speed gearbox and Eagle’s 345hp straight-six engine. It’s limited to six units, each costing $1M.

Leno’s Shelby GT350R Mustang

Leno’s Shelby GT350R Mustang

Jay Leno shows off one of his favorite new rides with the help of Ford Performance Chief Engineer Jamal Hameedi. Jay loves the growl of the Mustang’s bespoke 5.2L V8 engine so much that he bought a spare one. Test drive at 18:43.

50th Anniversary Ford GT40 Mk.II

50th Anniversary Ford GT40 Mk.II

Superformance will make 20 licensed replicas of the Shelby GT40 Mk.II that dominated the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. These chassis will be so accurate that over 90% of their parts will fit in the originals. Available in black/silver, red/white and blue/white.

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1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2

1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2

One of only 310 Carrera 2’s, this particular car went through an extensive 4-year restoration process, and has won awards at Concours events. It’s expected to go for at least $650K when it goes under the hammer on 1/28/16 at Bonhams‘ Scottsdale auction.

1967 Toyota 2000GT

1967 Toyota 2000GT

Toyota and Yamaha’s revolutionary collaboration let the rest of the world know that Japan could make great sports cars too. This particular unit is in original condition save for its aftermarket AC unit. It will be auctioned off on 1/28/16 by RM Sotheby’s.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2

Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2

The baby Huracán is rear-wheel drive and “only” has 580hp and 400lb.ft. of torque, but it’s also much lighter and more affordable. It’s by no means a lesser supercar – early reviews say it’s more fun to drive than the understeering LP 610-4.

2016 Hennessey Venom GT

2016 Hennessey Venom GT

It’s not the mythical F5, but Hennessey’s super saiyan Lotus still boggles the mind. The 2016 Venom GT’s 7-liter twin-turbo V8 can unleash up to 1,451 hp and propels the 2743 lb. rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4s, with an estimated top speed of 280 mph. And yes, it’s a manual.

Lotus Evora 400

Lotus Evora 400

The beast to the Cayman GT4’s beauty. The Evora 400 has a new 3.5L V6 engine that makes up to 400 hp and 302 lb-ft. of torque. At just 3075 lb., it’s 55 hp more powerful and 48 lb. lighter than the Evora S. It goes from 0 to 60 in 4.1s and has a 186 mph top speed.

Jaguar Land Rover’s Spectre Cars

Jaguar Land Rover’s Spectre Cars

XCAR got to drive the bad guys’ rides from the new James Bond movie Spectre. There’s the hulking custom Land Rover Defender, the fast and powerful Range Rover Sport SVR and the inexplicably unproduced hybrid supercar, the Jaguar C-X75.

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