Lotus don’t just produce some of the most spectacular sports cars in the world, no they produce the cars that dreams are made of. They are a dream factory and the latest four wheeled dream machine to emerge from the mists of Lotus’ imagination is the purely electric Evija. With 1972 horsepower this is the eclectic hypercar that will represent Lotus in the looming electric hypercar wars due to begin in 2020.Continue reading Electric Hypercar Wars: Evija, the Latest Lotus Dream Machine…
AutoCar have recently had the privilege of taking out some of today’s most advanced automotive technology and they decided to have a drag race, tarmac melting fun. Lining up the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ducati 1199 Superleggera in an attempt to answer the question on everyone’s mind ‘Which of the new hypercars is the fastest?’, along with the eternal question ‘2 wheels or 4?’
One interesting point to take out of the hyper drag race is the fact that some of the current superbikes are very close to making the hyper category. With better than one to one power to weight ration they have many of the required numbers to make it, although most lack the top speed. Here at Highpants we go by the following hypercar formula; one to one power to weight ration, top speed over 400kph/250mph and sub 3 second 0-100kph times.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence demonstrating just how quick hyper is. Far more than a fun way to spend a day the hyper drag race is the beginning of battle, a battle that requires hard numbers to decide the winner. Sit back, relax and remember to buckle up in the back.
While many of us judge a good day based on the simple things in life, good food, good company or even getting everything you wanted for Christmas the lucky journalists at CAR Magazine TV have much higher standards. In their world a good day involves such things as spending the day testing the world’s most advanced Hypercars.
You really do know you’re having a good day when the toughest decision is ‘do I drive the LaFerrari or the McLaren P1?’ Both cars feature hybrid power trains that use electric motors to make them quicker, both have close to a 1 bhp per kilo power to weight ratio and both produce a grin inducing sound that will send shivers down your spine. Looks like its flip a coin time.
Pushing the boundaries of hypercar performance legendary auto improvers Hennessey have revealed the next generation Venom, the F5.
Aiming to reset the acceleration and top speed records with the F5 Hennessey have upped the power and improved the aerodynamics of the already blindingly fast Venom GT.
The transcontinental battle of speed continues, relentlessly gathering pace. In this David versus Goliath battle the Volkswagen backed Bugatti Veyron is being challenged by a family run American performance car manufacturer Hennessey and his Venom GT. Both challengers fighting for the tittle ‘The World’s Fastest Production Car’.
Both competitors represent a new breed of car, the new pinnacle of humanities four wheeled obsessions are now being led by a new breed of sports car, the Hypercars. With over 1,000bhp and top speeds in approaching 450 kph hypercars are the new kings of high speed cars.
The Hennessey Venom GT is the latest hypercar to shoot for the record books, beginning its road to high speed victory. This week the stunning Venom GT took its first World record, the acceleration World Record, eating up the 0-300kph (186mph) record.
Guinness was on hand to work the stopwatch and check the numbers, mind blowing numbers at that. The official world record time for 0 to 300kph (186 mph) is now 13.63 seconds thanks to Hennessey and his Venom GT. As a little bonus the Venom GT also snagged a second unofficial record for the fastest time to 200 mph at 14.51 seconds.