“We’ve come too far to give up who we are.” Most of the time I was driving the Alfa Romeo 4C, I was listening to Daft Punk’s 2013 release Random Access Memories. For Alfa Romeo’s return to the United States with a glorious new sports car that is better than everyone thought it would be, this seemed an appropriate soundtrack. (Full disclosure: I begged and pleaded Fiat Chrysler U.S. LLC to let me have a 4C for months, and when one finally became available, they hooked me up for a few days. It was a really good couple of days but now it’s gone and I’m dead inside.) Daft Punk is one of the most influential electronic acts ever, and when it came time for them to follow up 2005’s Human After All, the rest of the music world was doing stuff they had been doing for years. To create something different they had to stretch further back in time, so they modernized the disco and prog rock sounds of the 1970s for the wholly unexpected, Giorgio … [Read more...] about The Alfa Romeo 4C Shames Every Other Sports Car On The Market
Por Yeudis Silva En el mercado de los súper deportivos podemos encontrar muchas marcas y modelos, que a pesar de verse y competir estructuralmente con el diseño de un deportivo, solo quedan a medias, ya que nunca lograron ser un perfecto auto deportivo soñado. Ferraris, Lamborghinis y McLarens sin duda alguna construyen los mejores y más completos súper deportivos, los que todos soñamos tener. Por lo que cualquiera de sus modelos entra en la elite de la exclusividad. Pero es una pena que exista una cantidad increíble de autos que tienen grandes aptitudes para llegar a un alto puesto en la lista de los más buscados, pero quizás por falta de fondos, por una mala racha o simplemente por no ser su momento pasan inmediatamente al olvido.El Jaguar XJ 220 fue un serio competidor del McLaren F1, el automóvil que lo destronó como el automóvil de producción más rápido del mundo. Estos súper deportivos … [Read more...] about Conozca los súper deportivos que no lograron su lugar en la historia.
The Cizeta V16T was one of the strangest supercars to come out of the 1990s. Conceived by Italian car mechanic Claudio Zampoli, the V16T was a wild, 16-cylinder supercar designed by Marcello Gandini and aimed at Zampoli's famous clientele. It's also the only supercar in which legendary music producer Giorgio Moroder had his hand creating. And you can buy one today. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Hagerty spoke to Zampoli, who confirmed that he'll take an order for a V16T today, despite the fact that the last V16T of nine built was finished in 2003. Zampoli didn't specify pricing, but Hagerty notes that a V16T would set you back $650,000 in 2002. So you can use your imagination."There was time delay due to the relocation of the entire equipment," Zampoli told Hagerty. "But the V16T is still available—of course on special order only."When Hagerty reached Zampoli at his workplace, he said he was actually in the process of working on a V16 engine. "There's nothing else I do," … [Read more...] about You Can Order a New Cizeta V16T Right Now
There is no shortage of supercars on the market at the moment, which may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your theory of financial boom-bust cycles. The current decade may have started out with dire predictions of most cars being small and electric by 2020, but a crop of truly hair-raising machinery has instead been tempting deep-pocketed buyers for much of the last ten years. Sure, most of them have something electric going on, but 700 hp is the new 400 hp and 250 mph is the new 200 mph.As spoiled for choice we may be, we're seeing plenty of kids of 1980s and 1990s now buying their supercar idols -- everything from the Jaguar XJ220 to the Ferrari Testarossa. (Thankfully, there is a seemingly limitless supply of Testarossas that had been bought at a discount and locked in a vault just after the stock market crash of 1987.) Ferrari Testarossa with 184 miles heads to auction The days of Ferrari Testarossas selling for the price of a modestly optioned new … [Read more...] about Autoweek Asks: What obscure supercar should make a comeback?