Super Cars


2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe vs 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

Most people looking seriously at either the Honda Civic or Hyundai Elantra coupes are less than worried about performance. Instead, it's about looking cool without breaking the bank. That's something Hyundai nailed with its fluidic design language that leaves the Elantra Coupe looking streamlined and slick. It works especially well in coupe form where the car's short deck lid complements the car's organic lines. The Civic's exterior won't surprise you. Far from a shocker, it's doesn't get any attention — though a redesigned model is on its way to dealers soon. Even still, it's hard to look at the 2012 Civic and think it's bad looking. It's just isn't particularly sexy. Regardless, the sharp lines and chiseled rear end have an aesthetic of their own that some might prefer over the Hyundai’s styling. As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That stands for the exterior of both cars, though step inside and it’s hard not to be more decisive in judgment. It’s hard not to have an opinion that leans heavily in Hyundai's favor.

2013 Toyota Yaris vs 2013 Honda Fit

Between the Honda Fit and the Toyota Yaris exists a difference of about seven inches in total length, a significant amount, especially when it comes to sub-compacts. So in a comparison of the two it raises the question, does the Yaris make up for its lack of length with other attributes, or does the Fit’s size render it a more useful small car? Well, the storyline that exists between these two starts with the powertrains. Both cars run small four-cylinder engines, with the Fit’s plant making 117 hp at 6600 RPM and 106 lb-ft of torque at 4800 RPM, while the Yaris just lags behind with 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque, made at 6000 RPM and 4200 RPM. With automatic transmissions, the Fit has a one-cog advantage over the Yaris, with an old four-speed – though both are rather outdated in a world of six-speed autos. Around town the two engines feel about the same at take off, though on the highway cruising speeds the Fit has more get up and go than the Yaris.

2013 Honda Accord Coupe

The 2013 Accord Coupe is a 2-door, 5-passenger family coupe, available in 10 trims, ranging from the LX-S 6-Spd MT to the EX-L V-6 6-Spd AT w/ Navigation. Upon introduction, the LX-S 6-Spd MT is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 185-horsepower engine that achieves 24-mpg in the city and 34-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The EX-L V-6 6-Spd AT w/ Navigation is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 278-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 32-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

VW Scirocco Million

Over three generations and almost 10 years, more than a million Volkswgen Scirocco models have now been sold. To mark the occasion, VW has revealed a special-edition version of the coupe. The Scirocco Million comes finished in exclusive 'Deep Black' metallic paint and is easily recognisable thanks to two thick decorative stripes down the centre of the bonnet, plus painted wing mirrors and 18-inch Interlagos alloy wheels (even bigger 19-inch rims are available as options). It also shares the same aggressive bumpers and side skirts as the R-Line models.

Mercedes-Benz F125

The F125 is the latest concept to be showcased by Mercedes, taking centre stage at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Billed as a ‘trailblazing concept for large, luxurious automobiles’, the F125 concept is hydrogen powered and is linked to an advanced fuel cell claimed to produce more performance than the most powerful S-class in the current model line-up. And it’s claimed to be frugal too. Mercedes is saying it will have an emissions-free range of 1,000km – that’s six-times the range claim of the 100-mile-per-charge full-electric Nissan Leaf. Mercedes has strictly stated that the F125 is purely being used as an exercise to look into future technical developments in the luxury segment, so don’t expect this to be in the model line-up anytime soon.

Ford Mondeo (2013-)

The big news is the availability of new powerplants. As well as conventional petrol and diesels, Ford's acclaimed 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine with 125bhp is a surprise fitment in such a large car. Ford will also be making a four-door Mondeo in hybrid petrol-electric guise – Ford's first-ever hybrid passenger car in Europe. This combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 35kW lithium-ion battery. A four-wheel-drive Mondeo diesel will also be offered for the first time.

Lexus Coming soon Lexus LF-CC

The LF-CC concept is Lexus's answer to the Audi A5 and BMW 3 Series coupé. Its dramatic, angular styling is a stark contrast to the similarly-sized IS saloon and previews how a forthcoming production version of the LF-CC will look. At the front, a bold, spindle-shaped grille that could double as a snow plough is framed by three-LED projector headlamps and an aggressively-styled front bumper.

Audi A3 e-tron saloon

The Audi A3 saloon concept was one of the highlights of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March, and the German carmaker has built on its success with the e-tron petrol-electric hybrid - first seen at the Auto Shanghai 2011 show. While the saloon concept showcased at Geneva used a 2.5-litre Audi TT RS-derived TSI engine, the e-tron is a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid, with the electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries that can be pre-charged via the mains electricity supply.

Volkswagen Beetle R

For starters, it looks fantastic - like a compressed Porsche 911. The front and rear bumpers have been widened by 30 mm, and the bulbous wheelarches stretched over 20in chrome-finished alloy wheels. There's also a front splitter and air intakes in the bonnet to feed the engine with extra oxygen. At the back you'll find a diffuser and a decidedly unsubtle spoiler, plus no less than four exhaust tailpipes. In case you were wondering, that paint finish is called 'Serious Grey'. Serious indeed. The Beetle R cabin boasts bucket seats, extra instruments and plenty of chrome highlights

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe ranks 8 out of 10 Affordable Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 26 published reviews and test drives of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. With more power and an updated look, reviewers say the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is closing in on competing affordable sports cars. Updates are usually a good thing, and test drivers say that the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s changes are more than skin deep. While the new exterior styling and interior updates certainly add to its allure, the big changes are under the hood, where both available engines see a major bump in power for 2013.

2013 Dodge Challenger

With a trio of available engines, test drivers agree that the 2013 Dodge Challenger offers performance that will appeal to a wide range of shoppers. They say that the base V6 engine provides enough power for the majority of drivers, while V8-powered Challenger R/T and SRT8 models offer straight-line performance that should please most enthusiasts. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard on the base model, while its more-powerful siblings come with a six-speed manual transmission that reviewers say shifts smoothly. Fuel economy with the V6 is an EPA-estimated 18/27 mpg city/highway, which is about average compared to other muscle cars in the class. While the Challenger can’t match the handling prowess of the most agile affordable sports cars, reviewers say it’s composed in the corners and offers a more comfortable ride than the bulk of its rivals.

2013 Nissan 370Z

The 2013 Nissan 370Z comes with a V6 engine that test drivers say is responsive and powerful. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and most critics agree that its short throws and smooth clutch make the 2013 370Z fun to drive. With the six-speed manual, fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 18/26 mpg city/highway, which is decent for an affordable sports car. However, less powerful competitors like the Subaru BRZ and Mazda Miata use less fuel. Along with its powerful V6, test drivers love the 370Z’s strong brakes, athletic handling and responsive steering. As a result, many say that the 370Z is one of the most balanced, well-rounded sports cars in the class.

2013 Subaru BRZ

The 2013 Subaru BRZ ranks 3 out of 10 Affordable Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 6 published reviews and test drives of the Subaru BRZ, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. If you’re looking for track-ready performance in an affordable package, test drivers say that the 2013 Subaru BRZ may be your best bet. Test drivers is floored by the 2013 Subaru BRZ’s performance. Like the Mazda Miata, reviewers are astounded the BRZ's peppy engine, magnificent handling and slick-shifting transmissions. Autoblog writes, “There is no doubt about whether the car does what it was built to do - it handles terrifically, it sounds great especially if you're a fan of high-revving fours, it's a solid shifter with either transmission and a pleasant cabin.”

2013 Scion FR-S

The 2013 Scion FR-S ranks 1 out of 10 Affordable Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 6 published reviews and test drives of the Scion FR-S, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
Test drivers say the FR-S proves that thrilling performance doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Test drivers agree that the 2013 Scion FR-S has shaken up the affordable sports car class. Separated at birth from its sibling, the Subaru BRZ, the Scion FR-S brings a surprising amount of performance and value to enthusiasts. Autoblog writes, “Is the FR-S one of next year's enthusiast bargains? Absolutely, and that is a conclusion we consider irrefutable.”

Lexus ES 350 to Become First-Ever American-Made Lexus in 2015

Toyota plans to invest $360 million to upgrade the Georgetown facility, which will start building the ES350 in 2015. The move is expected to add 750 new jobs. The factory will be able to build about 50,000 units of the ES350 each year. Last year, Lexus sold 56,158 ES 350 sedans in the U.S.; Americans have purchased 1.2 million Lexus ES sedans since 1990.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatch

After seeing the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage on the New York auto show floor, my impressions on the car are generally positive. It’s better built than I expected it to be, with no massive panel gaps. It doesn’t necessarily feel as cheap as it is either (pricing will be similar to the Chevy Spark), with the steering wheel and shift knob — the two most-touched parts of the interior — wrapped in nice faux-leather. The rest of the interior seemed nice enough for the expected price, though there was tons of hard plastic. Though Mitsu claims 37/44/40 mpg city/highway/combined, I worry the three-pot’s lack of grunt could limit its appea

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander to Start at $23,820

The upcoming 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander will start at $23,820 for the base ES model (including $825 destination). Mitsubishi announced pricing details for the new third-generation crossover on the same day it unveiled the Mirage subcompact at the New York auto show.
The front-drive Outlander ES will come standard with 16-inch steel wheels, automatic climate control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio control buttons, remote keyless entry, cruise control, power door locks and windows, and seating for seven. While this represents a $300 price bump from the outgoing ES, the mid-level SE model is priced $200 less, with a base price of $24,620. The SE adds 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, push-button start, heated seats, 6.1-inch color touch screen, back-up camera, HD radio with USB port, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) can be had for $2000 (not available on ES trim). The sole powertrain choice for the ES and SE is a 166-hp 2.4-liter I-4 mated to a CVT.

Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan

Mitsubishi is showing the Concept G4 at the Shanghai auto show later this month, potentially previewing a U.S.-bound Mirage sedan. We get another glimpse at the G4 concept with newly released teaser photos, shown below. The Concept G4, which stands for “Global 4-door sedan,” features bold diamond-cut design cues in the headlights, grille, and taillights. Mitsubishi says the Concept G4’s short front overhang improves forward visibility and maneuverability, while the proportions balance interior space with aerodynamics. Like the Mirage hatchback shown at the New York auto show, the Concept G4 is powered by a 1.2-liter I-3 mated to a standard five-speed manual or available CVT. Mitsubishi claims the G4 will offer class-leading fuel economy thanks to its efficient powertrain and lightweight body made from lots of high-strength steel. The low curb weight is also said to offer agile driving dynamics, while still offering a stable and a comfortable ride.

2015 Land Rover Defender

A replacement for Land Rover’s hoary, deliciously agricultural Defender, which traces its roots back to 1948. The company claims the new version will be just as capable off-road as the original but far less tractor-like and resemble something that can be driven daily. A 5.0-liter V-8 option is possible for the U.S. market. Europeans will get to choose from several diesel engines.

2013 Nissan Altima

Like the next Accord, the Altima will continue to offer a V-6 option. Direct injection will be applied to both the V-6 and four-cylinder versions and should help the four deliver about 200 horsepower and highway fuel economy in the mid-30-mpg range. Automatic customers will continue to get a CVT with both the V-6 and the four, but thankfully a six-speed manual will be standard with either engine. A hybrid will return after a brief hiatus.

2013 Toyota RAV4

n extensively camouflaged prototype of the next-generation Toyota RAV4 compact crossover, the current version of which debuted in 2006. The RAV4 was mildly refreshed for 2009, but it’s ripe for a redesign. These spy photos show that the next RAV4 is going to change quite a bit from its current form and move closer to the crossover mainstream.

2014 Volkswagen Phaeton

The follow-up to the spectacularly slow-selling Phaeton. It will continue to be assembled at a lavish factory in Dresden, Germany, and once again will share powertrains and technology with high-end Audis and the Bentley Continental range.

2013 Aston Martin DBS

A heavily camouflaged example of the next-generation Aston Martin DBS, seen here undergoing cold-weather testing in Sweden. We previously reported this car to be the next DB9, but our European sources have informed us that it actually is the new DBS. We’re told the car is wearing a significant number of dummy panels, so take the car’s sheetmetal with a pinch of salt.

2014 Scion FR-S / Toyota GT 86 Convertible

The rear-wheel-drive Scion FR-S will be offered in softtop convertible form, we've learned, confirming recent rumors. (The images you see here are renderings.) Unlike the Fast and Furious–ized FR-S roadster that an aftermarket tuner recently showed in California, the production FR-S convertible should retain its rear seats.

2014 Porsche Macan

A cleverly disguised prototype of the upcoming 2014 Porsche Macan crossover. The Macan—which previously went by the codename “Cajun”—is Porsche’s second SUV and is smaller than the Cayenne. It will do battle with other mid-size luxury crossovers like the BMW X3, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, the Audi Q5, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK.

2014 Mazda 6 Sedan

What the redesigned 2014 Mazda 6 sedan could look like. The new 6 will debut at this fall’s Paris auto show, and it will be redesigned from the ground up with all of Mazda’s lightweight, efficiency-boosting Skyactiv technologies baked in. The 2014 iteration of the 6 will return to a global-market strategy—meaning it will produce the same-size car for all markets, as it did with the first-generation car. Expect the new 6 to fall somewhere between the current-generation’s U.S.-spec and slightly shorter and narrower European versions.

2013 Aston Martin DB9

The next-generation Aston Martin DB9 being tested in the United Kingdom. This coupe and Volante—both of which will be available from the car’s launch—were spotted without any sort of camouflage, and we’re told the production versions will look no different when they make their debut. The cars borrow a number of visual cues—including what appears to be their entire front-end treatments—from their Virage counterparts.

2014 Subaru WRX

A next-gen Subaru WRX mule prancing about in the body of a current Impreza sedan. Until now, the turbocharged WRX has been based on contemporary Impreza bones, but the new one—and the even-harder-core STI variant—will be split off from the Impreza lineup both in name and mechanical makeup. So although the car seen in these pictures resembles a current-generation Impreza four-door, the 2014 WRX will look quite different.

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class

Mercedes-Benz’s new GLA compact crossover undergoing testing in its production body. (We previously spotted its mechanicals under undisguised A-class hatchback panels.) We’ve known for some time now that Mercedes has been prepping a small, A-class–based soft-roader to slot below the GLK in the Benz lineup. As for the small ute’s name, it will be called the GLA-class—the high-rider has previously been referred to as the GLC, but GLA nicely parallels the forthcoming and equally A-class–based CLA sedan. The GLA should arrive in the U.S. sometime next year as a 2014 model.

2014 maserati ghibli

The new entry-level sedan for iconic Italian sports-car maker Maserati. This four-door is far from being compact, but it will be noticeably smaller than both the current and next-generation Quattroportes. The use of the Ghibli nameplate is more than a bit curious, as it was first used on a two-seater supercar in the late 1960s and early ’70s, and then on an aggressive and powerful two-door derivative of the Biturbo in the ’90s. Now it will migrate to a four-door sedan with considerable Chrysler roots—although not so strong as to evoke memories of the TC.

2015 Ford Mustang

Mustang is Ford’s oldest continuously produced nameplate (Ford might cite its F-series, but that didn’t bear the F-150 badge until a decade after the Mustang arrived). In its lifetime, Mustang has been many different cars: a reskinned Falcon, something closer to the Torino, a hideous and malformed mutant Pinto, and a Fox, the platform it shared with a variety of Fords, Mercurys, and even a couple of Lincolns across three decades. In its current form, though, Mustang has become something it flirted with from inception: great. We named the GT and Boss 302 to our 2012 10Best pantheon, and called the Boss “the best Mustang ever.” For 2015, Ford’s ungulate will undergo its most revolutionary redesign yet. We hear it’ll arrive Thursday, April 17, 2014, or 50 years to the day it originally went on sale. This should make for one helluva birthday.

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

Believe it or not, proof of the Alfa Romeo 4C, which we first saw in concept form at the 2011 Geneva auto show. This is a running prototype, and it looks every bit as exciting as the show car. The doorsills are simplified and the rear window seems to have slightly grown, but that’s about it as far as changes go, from what we can tell. Thank you, Alfa, for staying true to a wonderful idea.

2013 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic sedan, Generation 9.1. Honda’s famous compact car was all-new last year, but we and other critics ripped the car for banal looks and a cheap-feeling interior. Honda’s CEO said the company was racing ahead on a refresh—normally not done until a car is three or four years old—to address these problems. These pictures show a cleaned-up exterior and a grille more like the new Accord’s. Although we can’t see this car’s interior, that’s where we’re expecting the biggest upgrades: better materials and a more appealing design.

2014 BMW 3-series Gran Turismo

The 3-series Gran Turismo, a hatchback version of the BMW 3-series that isn’t a regular wagon. (It’s confusing, we know.) This car features a long, sweeping roofline and elongated side glass that terminates with an upwards kink that reminds us more of the Honda Accord Crosstour than the detail made famous by a certain Wilhelm Hofmeister. Judging from these pictures, the Gran Turismo will be taller than the 3-series sedan. In an earlier piece on this car, we generously called the roofline "low and sleek”; we now largely recant that statement

Ferrari California

Ferrari has revised its entry-level car, the front-engined and folding-hardtop California, stripping out weight, adding power and introducing an optional handling package. Pass me the electron microscope, I’m struggling to see the difference between this revised Ferrari California and the one you drove back in 2009... Forget the microscope, it’s an x-ray machine you need because the important mods are all beneath the skin. Ferrari redesigned the load paths on the California’s aluminium body structure, chopping 30kg from the kerbweight while retaining the same torsional rigidity, and extracted another 30bhp from the 4.3-litre for good measure. The top speed climbs to 193mph, and the 0-62mph time drops from a smidgen to 3.8sec.

Exagon Furtive eGT

Exagon Motors has announced its Exagon Furtive eGT few years before but final output was showcased in Geneva motor show. It has 2 electric motors which are developed by Siemens. These motors give 402HP output. Top speed of this machine is limited to 155mph. This car can hold four passengers and can give good comfort for all.

Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

Maserati has reached a high bar by introducing Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. Both performance and luxury meets a new high level in this car. This car is for four and has excellent aerodynamics. 4.7 V8 engine hides inside the carbon-fibre made machine. This is an awesome car for daily driving on the road.

Mitsubishi GR-HEV

Mitsubishi GR-HEV in which GR- HEV refers to” Grand Runner Hybrid Electric Vehicle”. This machine is diesel based concept along with electric pickup. The engine sounds like a 2.5-liter which is also connected to automatic transmission which helps the machine to run as hybrid system. All four wheels gets the power so it is a four-wheel drive.

Volkswagen XL1

Volkswagen has come up with a supercar Volkswagen XL1, a furistic hybrid. This has made a revolution in car history by introducing both petrol engine and electric motor. This machine weighs around 795kg. CO2 emission range is 21g/km which is very eco friendly. When it comes to mileage, this car won first place in terms of fuel efficiency.

Tramontana XTR – $800,000

The Spanish Tramontana XTR generates 888 horsepower. This bull is run by a Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter, V-12 twin-turbocharged engine. It is a 2-passenger supercar going from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. The Tramontana XTR has a top speed of 200 miles per hour. Look for this model at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2013.

DC Avanti – $57,387

India has developed its first supercar with the DC Avanti. It has a wide smiling front with a crisp, efficient, compact shape. India has a large population with more wealth to spend on exotic cars, but the DC Avanti may be one of the most affordable on the list. This supercar is based around a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine delivering 261 horsepower. It goes from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 7 seconds, which is just a smidgen faster than your typical family SUV!

2014 Alpha-N Alpha One

German tuner Alpha-N is not a very well known company, but odds are after their next ambitious project they will be. Details have just been released on this project, and it is being called the Alpha One Supercar. This car is based off of the Porsche Cayman, but even from the outside you can tell Alpha-N did some serious work on this car. To start things off, they completely modified the bodywork of the Cayman. It is a much more aggressive looking car compared to the Cayman, yet this car still maintains the Cayman’s roof profile. Alpha-N will also redesign the handling characteristics. This is most likely due to the increased performance. It will also be a full carbon fiber body, making it extraordinarily light. How light? It will weigh between 2,381 pounds and 2,822 pounds. Any weight between those two points would be much lighter than the Cayman, which weighs in at 2,954 pounds. Now did I mention performance? Of course I did. Alpha-N states that the Alpha One will have between 300hp and 800hp. The reasoning behind this stretch of horsepower is unknown, but it may have to do with different versions of the Alpha One being produced or they have not decided on an engine quite yet. While info on this vehicle is scarce at the moment, this car is likely to shake up the automotive industry in the near future.

2013 McLaren 12C CAN-AM

The 12C Can-Am Edition sports a striking shade of the McLaren Orange, in tribute to cars of Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme. Contrasting with the bright orange are the roof, doors, and bumper sections, which are finished in satin black. Also, the wing mirrors, engine cover, and radiator veins feature carbon fiber. The McLaren badges on the front and rear are also finished in carbon fiber. Of course, the Can-Am Edition still has the famous carbon fiber MonoCell chassis as the MP4-12C. Now on to the goods. The familiar 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 has been tuned and calibrated for optimal performance. After the tuning and cooling system, the Can-Am produces 630hp, making it the most powerful 12C model to date. If the raw power wasn’t enough, this car also only weighs 2,645.5 pounds. Details on the 12C CAN-AM are scarce as it was just announced, but we will bring you details on this amazing car as they are released. So, be sure to check back!

2013 Ford GT500 Carroll

Carroll Shelby was an automotive legend, this cannot be said enough. In order to honor him, a group called “Friends of Carroll Shelby” have created a one-off tribute car, honoring Carroll Shelby. The group consists of firms such as Ford, Ford Racing, and Shelby American. The car they created is a 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra and it was revealed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A normal GT500 has 662-hp but thanks to a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger, the tribute Shelby GT500 Cobra pumps out 850-hp. To help with the added power, the engineers widened and enlarged the wheels. They also installed a specially designed hood from Shelby America. What a better way to honor a man who graced us with amazingly powerful cars, than to dedicate a monster of a pony to him. Production information and an official release date are unknown, but Ford is bound to release the info very soon.

2013 Switzer R1K-X

When most people see a new, hot car in an article - they skip through the write-up and go straight for the performance specs. Is that you? If it is, this is what you want to know about Switzer's latest R35 GTR conversion, the R1K-X: it makes over 1400 horsepower, and you can drive it to a dragstrip, crack off back-to-back-to-back 1/4 miles in the 8.8-9.0 second range at 163-165 mph, then it drive home with the A/C on. There's more to Switzer's pavement-shredding R1K-X GTRs than specs, however. Take, for example, included in the pictures. Its owner calls it "Red Katana". It's one of the first production Switzer R1K-X GTR Nissans, and almost every inch of the car,

Mosler RaptorGTR

Mosler developed and produced extraordinary street and racing machines with a principal focus on lightweight technologies. The primary ingredient in the Mosler vehicles was extensive the use of the strongest and most expensive materials in the world. For example, the roof structure was a total of 20 layers of 3×3 twill carbon-fiber yielding a safety cell that proved to be the strongest structure the crash-testing agency had ever tested. Pound-per-pound, carbon-fiber is 5 times stronger than steel. Unfortunately Mosler was pulled into the vortex of the financial downturn and only produced one of its latest products, the 2012 Mosler RaptorGTR.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is quite possibly one of the most aggressive Lamborghinis ever created. Its name is Italian for “sixth element” which refers to the atomic number for carbon, something used quite extensively throughout the car. The Sesto Elemento is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 that pumps out 570hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. While these numbers may not knock you out of your seat, the power-to-weight ratio will. This car only weighs 2,200 lbs thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber. With this lightweight, the cars ratio is 3.85 lb/hp, an amazing stat indeed. Unfortunately, Lamborghini is only making 20 Sesto Elementos in 2013 and all have already been called for. Also, don’t expect to see these on the road anytime soon as they are meant only for track use. All photos were taken by Chester Ng.

1998 Lamborghini Pregunta Car

Have you ever heard of the Lamborghini Pregunta? Its an unknown one-off Lamborghini that was created just before Audi took ownership of Lamborghini. The Italian automaker worked with French coachbuilder Carrosserie Heuliez to create the Pregunta, in order for Hueliez to celebrate its 50th participation at the Paris Motor Show.
The car itself was built in Hueliez’s Turin studio in Italy, and was based on the famous Diablo. It featured the famed V12 of the Lamborghini Diablo, but lacked the all-wheel drive system. Instead of sending power to all four wheels, the Pregunta was fitted with a rear-wheel drive system. It was capable of producing 530hp, and good for 207mph. Inside the Pregunta are fully electronic F1-style Marelli instruments, rearward facing cameras that replace the mirrors, optical fiber lighting, and a combat jet derived cockpit setup. Needless to say, the Pregunta was very advanced for 1998.