Gear up for this week’s best motoring news coming straight to you from the finest roads and racetracks in the world. Rolling out of the garage this week is Aston Martin’s beastly Vulcan being taken for a spin by the Top Gear crew and heaps more. Get in.
#1 Aston Martin Vulcan Tears Up Yas Marina Circuit
You know the car, you know the noise. This is no pretty DB11 and it will easily eat it’s little brother for breakfast given the chance. The Aston Martin Vulcan is the British marque’s answer to no-holds-barred engineering. Making the fastest hyper car possible was the only brief and what you see before you is the result. Watch on as the big 5.2-litre V12 blows fire and smoke from its underbelly.
#2 Honda NSX To Receive Racing Treatment
Honda are already talking about building a race variant of their new hero car even before it’s standard version has officially gone on sale. It was bound to happen though given Honda’s current Type-R performance range and its re-entry into Formula One. The new tweaks are said to be active aero and a switch from AWD to a traditional RWD platform which should also mean that the car will be much lighter. It will still be a hybrid car, albeit just a much more focused variant with less weight.
Nick Robinson who is Dynamic Development Leader on the NSX project said that, “there is a huge will within Honda do to it – and the hope that the new NSX is just the start of a revival of the company’s sporting heritage. The NSX Type R would be the logical next step.”
A new dog with old tricks? That sounds like our kind of fun.
#3 Buy Your Own Road-Legal Porsche 911 GT1 Evo Race Car
It’s auction time again and up for grabs is one hell of a rare Porsche. The important stuff first: it’ll be estimated to fetch around the $US3.3 million mark when goes under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s in Monaco. That kind of price tag comes with exclusivity as the 911 GT1 Evo is the only road legal version to exist in the world. The race variant dominated the Canadian GT Championships in 1999 to 2001 and packed a 3.2-litre flat six engine producing over 600 horsepower. Place your bets.
#4 Colour Your Bugatti Chiron Because You Can’t Afford One
It’s ok, we’re in the same boat too. The second most powerful car at the Geneva Motor Show made huge waves when the covers came off. Aside from the impressive stats, Bugatti have now added a colouriser to their webpage which allows potential
Saudi buyers to pick their paint job of choice. There’s a number of two-tone variants which also oddly extend to the wheels, but our favourite has to be the solid raw carbon integrated with blue weave. Besides that, you’ll be getting a W16 engine with 1,103kW of power and 1,600Nm of torque.
#5 Watch All Of The Drive Videos From Geneva’s Hottest Cars
Missed our hottest Geneva picks of 2016? Don’t worry, we’ve got them all right here in moving video format. Ah, technology. Turn up the volume.
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