Eye candy comes well suited when presented in the form of automobile design goodness. Ferrari CascoRosso is an independent design concept by Macedonian designer Dejan Hristov. The name itself is Italian for “red helmet” while the design is homage to the Ferrari 250 GTO, which will celebrate 50 years of its existence in 2014. While the Ferrari 250 GTO obviously influences the concept, the designer also envisions it as a successor to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, allowing the concept to fuse the past, present and future.
There is always time to watch something like the Ferrari Enzo drift in slow motion.
There are plenty of things we expect from the future. Hot cars is one of those things, and things not having ridiculous names is another. Mercedes Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept works very well with the former, but totally fails on the latter. Apparently, there is no having the cake and eating it too. The concept has a decidedly muscular and futuristic look, all packed in a boatload of curvy lines.
Adding company to the Veneno Supercar, Lamborghini has given it a sibling in the form of the Veneno Roadster. Endowed with the same aggressive looks, this one is a mighty beast as well. Power comes from a 750 hp 6.5-liter V12 that takes the roadster from zero to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds, and allows it to go all the way to the top speed of 221 mph. Priced at $4.5 million, the roadster is an extremely limited edition with only nine cars being made.
Meet ‘The Bolt’ a young kid from Keating Supercars who hopes to take on the mightiest in the world and beat them to a pulp. The Bolt hopes to hit a top speed of 340 mph, very near 0.5 times the speed of sound. If that sounds super ambitious, that is because the current record for fastest production car is held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport that hit 267.81 mph while commanding 1,184 horsepower.
An independent concept by designer Mark Hostler, the very Batmobile like Mercedes SL GTR Concept as a supercar for the 21st century. Trying to live up to its aggressive look and design, the concept has been endowed with race car chassis, race suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, racing tires and a Nismo designed 5.5 liter V8 sourced from the Nissan GTR GT1. Wait… why does the Mercedes have a Nissan engine? Because concept, that’s why.
The DBC Supercar is an independent concept for Aston Martin by Azerbaijan based designer Samir Sadikhov. The designer has experience at Lamborghini and won an award at the international Ferrari World Design Contest. For the DBC, the designer has kept along certain design elements well known for Aston Martin, especially the grille and parts of the rear, while much of the looks get painted with quite a generous brush that does not blindly follow the way of the famed Aston Martin. Hit ahead for the image gallery.
Gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ferrari has just introduced the 458 Speciale. An exterior designed in collaboration with Pinninfarina, the Speciale will have a boosted performance and “Active Aerodynamics” that are set to be a standard across Ferrari’s future lineup. Power comes from a naturally aspirated V8 ever with an output of 605hp that takes the car from a standing start to 62mph in just three seconds.
Transformers movies are all about cars, explosions, giant robots and sometimes, there’s even a plot thrown in! Well, you can’t ask for more than that. Bumblebee being one of the important characters of the movie, surely does deserve all the attention he gets. The giant robot and Camaro Bumblebee is up for a new look in the upcoming Transformers 4 movie, and these images show just what it’s going to look like.
Posing like the hot piece that it is, McLaren MP4-12C of creative director Thomas Moeller and photographer Benedict Redgrove. The occasion was the launch of the new McLaren website that gave the creatives access to the car for a few days. Plus, the car poses for the camera like a pro.