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Hottest Motoring News Of The Week [17.09.16]

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1 of 5|McLaren MSO HS
2 of 5|Mercedes-Benz Maybach 6
3 of 5|Lykan Fenyr Supersport
4 of 5|1994 Lancia Delta Integrale EVO II
5 of 5|The Evolution Of Racing Helmets

Sort out your left foot braking and gear up for this week’s edition of the world’s hottest motoring news. On the hit list? Some of the most sought after supercars and luxury cruisers complements of McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Lykan and Lancia.

#1 McLaren MSO HS Leaked

It has more power than a 675LT and more downforce than a P1. Some say it could even prove to be the best car McLaren has ever built to date. Say hello to the McLaren 688 HS (a.k.a MSO HS), a car which was meant to be unveiled at next week’s Monterey Car Week but leaked earlier today. Forming part of McLaren’s Super Series list of exclusive builds, the HS takes the chassis of a 650S and rebuilds it from the ground up with carbon fibre everything from the front bumper to the splitter and aero body work. It even borrows from the P1 GTR program with the same wing which also doubles as an air brake. Powering the car is a blueprinted twin-turbo V8 developing 678hp and 700Nm or torque. Only 25 examples will be built so get your credit cards ready.

#2 Mercedes-Benz Maybach 6

Mercedes-Benz are drip feeding more information to the press of the recently revived Maybach 6 luxury coupe. Due to be officially unveiled tomorrow, a new video by the german automaker shows off the svelte lines of the six-metre vehicle before revealing a pair of gull wing doors. Check out the video below and let us know whether you think it’ll be a winner.

#3 W Motors Fenyr Supersport

There can never be enough horsepower in one wrap so here’s W Motors’ latest Fenyr packing all 900 ponies, set for a showing at this week’s Monterey Car Week. The Fenyr Supersport broke cover in late 2015 with a twin-turbo 4.0-litre flat six engine borrowed from Porsche tuning arm, RUF. Power meanwhile is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission which can get the edgy-looking car to 100km/h in just 2.7 seconds. Top speed? 400km/h. A total production output of 25 samples is planned.

#4 1994 Lancia Delta Integrale EVO II

Petrolicious have come up with the goods yet again, this time profiling the legendary rally car known as the Lancia Delta Integrale EVO II. In the short clip, owner Bryan Calvero talks about his love for the hatchback as well as its rich racing pedigree which has helped it remain an icon up until the present day. Listen to the 2.0-litre turbocharged four sing its way through the mountains and urban landscape as Calvero shows off his daily ride in one of the most elegantly produced clips for the little Lancia. 

#5 The Evolution Of Racing Helmets

Racing helmets have long been credited as the last line of defence in a serious motoring crash and their evolution has been no small feat. Donut Media want the world to know this so they compiled a 150 second video clip detailing the visual evolution of the humble helmet. Cool fact from the video: The first racing helmets from 1908 comprised of a soft cloth head cap. Lord have mercy.

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