It was back in 1991 when Dodge first showed the world the Viper RT/10, debuting it as the pace car for that year’s Indianapolis 500. The V10-powered supercar’s styling was unlike anything else on the market at the time and its performance specs were equally impressive. Compared to other new supercars, the Viper remains a bit of a hard case in terms of how it drives. It also has no fancy gearbox, just a good old six-speed manual. The latest generation, the SRT Viper, remains true to its roots and for this, we’re eternally grateful to its creators. -
From the 500-hp 6.2-liter LS3 taken from a base Vette to the ZR1’s LS9 upgraded to 1,000-hp, buyers can even request custom built engines based on LS racing blocks. Depending on spec, the Aspiron weighs between 760 – 860 kg, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio exceeding 1hp per kg, while all that grunt is sent to the rear wheels via a Ricardo 6-speed manual tranny. Priced from $149,000 to $204,000, the Aspiron is available in a spectrum of colors and finishes, with base models featuring 18-inch OZ Racing Alleggerita alloys, high-performance race brakes, adjustable carbon-fiber front and rear wings, carbon-fiber seats, 6-point racing harness and touch-screen multifunctional dash data logger. -
Just days after hitting US showrooms the new Jaguar F-Type has been treated to its first aftermarket fitment with a Floridian owner heading to Vossen Wheels to give the two-seater roadster a new set of alloys. Clearly the Firesand orange paintwork didn’t help the owner of the new F-TYpe V8 S stand out from the crowd enough so sought out the wheel-maker and its 22-inch VVS-CV3 five-spoke alloys finished in Matte Black Machined. -
With an all-new WRX due to arrive in the coming months, Subaru is giving the current model a nice farewell - in Japan at least.
What you’re looking at will more than likely be the last version of the current generation WRX before its replacement arrives later this year or early next. The 2013 WRX STI tS TYPE RA features a number of upgrades such as new steering ratio, Brembo brakes on all four wheels and six-piston calipers up front, new suspension struts, coil springs and 18" wheels. The exterior can be had in the unique Tangerine Orange Pearl paint but additional colors are also offered. The side mirrors, front lip spoiler and wheels are available only in black.
Minerva Automobiles - also known as the Belgian Rolls-Royce of early last century - is working on a major comeback and apparently the first supercar to come from the newly reborn company is the J.M. Brabazon.
The new J.M. Brabazon was named after Lord of Tara John Moore Brabazon, who was actively involved in the early Minerva company as a racecar driver and as a committee board member.
The supercar is built on a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and features a carbon-Kevlar body to help keep its weight low. On the outside, the car slightly resembles an Audi R8, but it features a prominent front fascia, LED headlights and a ventilated rear bumper that houses the dual tailpipes. The new J.M. Brabazon sits on a set of 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch wheel on the rear.
Under the hood, Minerva placed a twin-turbo V-12 engine powering the rear wheels combined with two electric motors for the front ones. Top speed is an unreal 248 mph and the drivetrain delivers a power to weight ratio of 1-to-1.
No other details have been offered on the new Minerva supercar, but we do know it will be equipped with a sequential transmission, a limited slip differential and regenerative brakes.