Super Cars


LykanHypersport 2013

The Arab world’s first true supercar, the LykanHypersport 2013, is turning heads in its official debut at the Qatar Motor Show this week. The LykanHypersport 2013′s creators, Beirut-based W Motors, claim that its flat-six, twin-turbocharged engine delivers 750hp and will propel the car from 0 to 100 kph in 2.8 seconds to reach the breakneck maximum speed of 390 kph. In doing so the car is entering Bugatti Veyron territory in terms of performance levels.
But to be a true hypercar, performance and luxury must go hand in hand, and so for those who demand the finer things in life, the car’s LED headlights are diamond-encrusted while the seats feature real gold stitching.
The instrument panel uses a revolutionary 3D virtual holographic display and many of its functions and commands are motion- and gesture-activated.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Right now, the Veloster lacks the performance cred to back up its killer looks. But that will change once this 201-hp version hits the streets. The 45 percent boost in horsepower has most folks taking a second look at the Veloster, and hoping this Turbo is a signal that Hyundai is getting as serious about performance as it has been about quality and design over the last few years.
So far, though, signs remain cloudy—the stonking 1.6-liter motor with dual exhaust notwithstanding. Word is the Veloster Turbo gets the same suspension, which is disappointing. The stock Veloster is fun but stiff-kneed and less refined when compared to better-bred sporty cars like VW's GTI—or the Subaru BRZ, which is only somewhat costlier than what we're expecting to see from the Veloster Turbo. Also, ask Mini engineers about controlling torque steer in a 200-hp car with a short wheelbase. That, too, has probably made Hyundai sweat.
Even if the Veloster Turbo isn't perfection out of the gate, we hope it's a sign of better-performing Hyundais (and Kias) to come.

New Aston Martin Rapide S revealed

Aston Martin- Aston Martin has launched a revised version of the Rapide – called, neatly, Rapide S, and looking to bring much-needed new focus to Aston Martin’s four-door coupe Porsche Panamera Turbo rival. Now built at Aston’s Gaydon HQ in England, following its transfer from Austria, the new Rapide S goes on sale next month, for prices from around £155,000 (approx. $246,032). Aston Martin has officially revealed the 2013 Rapide S which comes with a significant power hike.
The attractive four-door saloon has received the "S" moniker to match the increased output as the naturally-aspirated V12 5.9-liter engine now produces 558 HP (410 kW), representing an 81 HP (59 kW) increase over the pre-facelift variant. Torque is also up from 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) to 620 Nm (457 lb-ft).
Thanks to these changes, the revised Rapide reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, which makes it 0.3 seconds faster than before. Its top speed has also increased from 188 mph (302.5 km/h) to 190 mph (305.7 km/h).