Shelby shows its 2012 Next-Generation supercar

Seemingly the only “true” challenger to the might of the Bugatti Veyron is the Aero from Shelby Supercars. But then Bugatti upped the ante with the Veyron Super Sport so Shelby is coming up with a new car. The 2012 Next-Generation is expected to be the fastest road legal car. With an aggressive stance and gorgeous looks, the supercar packs in 1350 hp and will apparently be able to hit the top speed of 275mph. Made mostly out of carbon fiber, the car will sell for $970,000.

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Behold! The might of the Lamborghini Levo

Take a good, hard look at these renderings, the car is a thing of beauty. Created by Mauro Lecchi, the Lamborghini Levo concept takes a leaf from the design of the Lamborghini Murcielago. Lechhi says he likes his work to be closer to reality, rather than some far off concept, so the Levo does not make a radical departure from Lamborghini’s design language, neither does it have the bells and whistles and otherworldly technology. It is all Murcielago love, clear and square. The curves and slants on the car would all point in the direction of the Levo being worthy of bearing the badge of the raging bull. Lecchi created the concept during his Masters in Transportation Design at Milan.

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Lamborghini Murcielago NG concept car

Designer Salvatore Simonetti has come up with an independent design proposal for a successor to the Lamborghini flagship, the Murcielago. The IAAD student created the Lamborghini MurciƩlago Next Generation concept with a design inspired by the Diablo, and a few other past models from the automaker. With the design so rooted in the Lamborghini tradition, the concept car has many clearly visible design cues from Lamborghini models. And staying true to modern sense, the MurciƩlago NG concept makes extensive use of Kevlar and carbon fiber to keep the car lightweight and strong.

Via: CarBodyDesign

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Lamborghini’s new Aventador supercar unveiled

Lamborghini Aventador was unveiled at a pre-show event in Geneva. The latest offering from Lamborghini is a lightweight with a curb weight of just 3472 pounds. Car names speak stats for Lamborghini, so the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is a four-wheel drive with a power rating of 700PS (690bhp). The supercar has 690Nm of torque, and a 7-speed independent shift rod transmission. Powered by a 6.5-liter V12, the car completes the 0-60mph sprint in an astonishingly fast 2.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 217mph.

Via: WCF

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Designer envisions a new, fugly Ferrari Enzo

We enjoy the beauty and finesse of designs, and the dreams they bring along. It’s a tough line to walk though, especially when you’re looking to redesign something as iconic as the Ferrari Enzo. The renderings you see here belong to designer Peter Simon‘s vision for the Ferrari Enzo. The renderings were intended to be dynamic with organic curves and great looks. I’d have probalby liked the renderings too, if they never talked about the Enzo. This just looks plain fugly when put besides a Ferrari Enzo.

Via: Peter Simon, YankoDesign, AutoMotto

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Pagani Huayra supercar debuts

Pagani has unleashed the latest of its supercars, the aggressively styled Huayra. The gullwinged-supercar gets its dose of power from Mercedes-Benz AMG-built 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that sends off a humungous 700 horsepower to the rear wheels, coupled with 740 pound-feet of torque. Weighing under 3000 pounds, the supercar has a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and gets a top speed of 230mph. The low weight of course is owed to liberal use of carbon fiber and aluminum both in the exteriors and the interiors.

Via: Autoblog

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Ferrari does four seats with the new FF flagship

Ferrari’s new model on the block packs in quite a change. The 2012 Ferrari FF comes in the looks of a shooting brake/hatchback body style, with four seats and plenty of space. 2012 FF goes from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds, reach a top speed of 208mph, and is powered by a 6.3-liter V12 that puts out 651hp and 504 lb-ft of torque.

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A dip into the future with the 2050 BMW M3 concept

The 2050 BMW M3 is an independent design study by Daniel Nikonchik; giving us a peek into what the world of automobiles may look like, 40 years from now. Interestingly, the concept maintains BMW’s kidney grille, and the futuristic tidbits are incorporated with nanotechnology, fiber optics, and of course, a clean and powerful propulsion system. Paint on the vehicle also incorporates millions of nano-sized cameras, allowing the driver to see through the body panels in all directions, even though the supercar conspicuously lacks and windows or glasses.

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