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Hypercars are the very peak of automotive performance in the world. They are resoundingly sleek in design and simply bursting with innovation. These swift and steadfast automotive stunners represent the topmost layer of the topmost shelf, taking the supercar concept to its furthest extremes. As you’re probably aware, supercars are limited edition sports cars developed and produced by artisans, who do their best to push the limits of possibility.

Consequently, supercars are low in supply, but outrageously high in everything else, including power, speed, luxury, quality and price. Crank those insane specs up a few more notches and you’re in hypercar territory, where each model brings only the wildest ideas to life. And while the odds of actually owning a hypercar are slim to none, you can do the next best thing by scoping the list below.

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO

Earlier this year, Aston Martin unveiled the Valkyrie, an insane hybrid hypercar rocking four-digit output figures and the combined go-faster know-how of Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, among several others. Designed to take on the best of the best in the world of superlative road-going performance, the Valkyrie hasn’t even hit production yet and Aston is already gearing up for a newer, faster version.

Dubbed the Valkyrie AMR Pro, it’s a track-only variant of the Valkyrie that eliminates any remaining conciliations for street duty, pumping up the speed potential to ever-greater heights. Created as a collaborative effort between Aston and Red Bull, the Valkyrie AMR Pro once again takes direction from English Formula 1 mastermind Adrian Newey, offering more extreme aero, an all-business interior, more power, and less weight.

The result is one serious speed machine, with Aston bragging it’ll have what it takes to challenge modern F1 and LMP1 racers in terms of lap times. For about $3 to $4 million USD, you can own one of these beasts.

Lykan Hypersport

The Lykan Hypersport is a Lebanese limited production sports car manufactured by W Motors, a United Arab Emirates based company, founded in 2012 in Lebanon with the collaboration of Lebanese, French, and Italian engineers. It is the first sports car to be designed and produced indigenously in the Middle East.

The production of the car was limited to a planned total of just seven units. The first pre-production Lykan HyperSport was unveiled to the public at the Qatar Motor Show in February 2013

At US$3.4 million, the Lykan HyperSport was the third most expensive production car at time of its production. The HyperSport is the first car to have headlights with embedded jewels; they contain titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds (15cts); although buyers have a selection of rubies, diamonds, yellow diamonds, and sapphires to be integrated into the vehicle’s headlights at purchase based on the colour choice. The car also uses a holographic display system on the centre console with interactive motion features, as well as gold stitching on the seats.

Mclaren P1 LM

The McLaren P1 is a British limited-production plug-in hybrid sports car produced by McLaren Automotive. Of this production run, five P1 LMs were sold and the sixth, the prototype P1 LM codenamed ‘XP1 LM,’ has been retained and is being used for development and testing. In order to convert the cars into the P1 LM specification, Lanzante Motorsport made changes to the drivetrain hardware (to increase power output), employed a modified rear wing and larger front splitter along with dive planes (to improve downforce) and removed the air-jack system and installed Inconel catalytic converter pipes and exhaust headers, lightweight fabricated charge coolers, Lexan windows, lighter seats (similar to those used in the F1 GTR) and a titanium exhaust system, bolts and fixings (to save weight).

The P1 LM also features a larger twin-turbocharged V8 engine than the P1 and P1 GTR at 3,994 cc (4.0 L) with an 8,500 rpm red line. The top speed is limited to 214 mph (345 km/h). The P1 LM holds the record for the fastest lap at Nurburgring and goes for about $3.6 million USD to own one.

Lamborghini Veneno

The Lamborghini Veneno is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving the vehicle the authentic, dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully certified for the road.
The lightweight design of the carbon fiber frame is not only visibly evident, it also proves itself on the scales with a power-to-weight ratio of 1.93 kg/hp (4.23 CV/lbs), and thanks to its forceful twelve-cylinder, the Veneno guarantees a performance that is nothing short of mind-blowing.

Just like the front end, the rear of the Veneno has also been optimized for underbody aerodynamics and high speed cornering stability. The carbon fiber monocoque is also visible inside the car, most notably in the area of the central tunnel and the sills.
The two lightweight bucket seats are made from Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite. The lightweight woven carbon fiber CarbonSkin is used to clad the entire cockpit, part of the seats and the headliner. These measures help reduce the weight and increase the driving fun up to unprecedent levels. To acquire one of these cars, one needs about $4.5 million USD.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Also called Diamond on Wheels, Trevita is a Swedish abbreviation that translates into “three whites”. The Koenigsegg visible carbon weave bodywork is renowned around the globe for its uniqueness and perfection. Prior to the Trevita, car manufacturers only had access to traditional black carbon fibres. Koenigsegg developed a unique coated fiber solution for the Trevita program that transformed the fibers from black to a sparkling, silvery white.

When sunlight hits the Trevita, it sparkles as if millions of tiny white diamonds are infused inside the visible carbon fiber bodywork. The Trevita features a unique double carbon rear wing, inconell exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, airbags, paddle-shift, chrono instrument cluster, infotainment system, tire monitoring system and a hydraulic lifting system. The Trevita was originally intended to be a limited edition of three examples.

The white carbon fibre used for the Trevita made the car extremely difficult and time consuming to manufacture, however, and a decision was taken to make the car even more exclusive and limit the number of Trevitas made to just two. It costs about $4.8 million USD to own one.

Mercedes Maybach Exelero

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The Maybach Exelero is a one-off high-performance sports car made by German manufacturer Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler. The Exelero was commissioned by Fulda, a German subsidiary of Goodyear, to test their new Carat Exelero tire range. The Exelero was the second vehicle to serve as a one-off show car for Fulda’s high performance tire range, the first being the Gemballa Extremo in 1996.

In collaboration with Maybach, the initial design of the Exelero was to be influenced by the Maybach SW 38 and built on the platform of the Maybach 57. Another important design stipulation from Fulda was that the car should be able to reach speeds in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph) so that the physical limits of the Exelero tires could be tested. The Exelero is powered by a twin turbo V12 engine made by Maybach and mounted at 60º. Each cylinder has 3 valves, and a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The Exelero costs $8 million USD.

Rolls Royce Sweptail

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The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a one-off large luxury car made in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. At the time of its May 2017 on 31 August debut at the yearly Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event it was the most expensive new automobile in the world, costing around $12.8 million.

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is hand-built, and inspired by coachbuilding of the 1920s and 1930s. The Sweptail was commissioned bespoke in 2013 as a one-off automobile, at the request of a super-yacht and aircraft specialist who had a unique idea in mind. Giles Taylor, director of design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars described the Sweptail as “the automotive equivalent of Haute couture”.

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Electric cars set to hit the road in 2019

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With far advancement in the development of electric cars by Automakers, considerable number of electric cars shall hit the roads in 2019 for enjoyable drive. Improvements in performance along with their range and available features that make them desirable choices is getting better with each new year.

There are some exciting new electric cars to be released onto the auto market for the upcoming year. If you’re not yet a fan of these eco-friendly vehicles, there might be something on the horizon that may change your mind. This mode of power is a burgeoning wave of the future in automotive technology and we expect what is now a small ripple to become a tsunami in its magnitude in a decade to come.

Here are the best electric cars for 2019 that you may consider to drive.

 

Audi E-tron Sportback (2019)

The Audi E tron Sportback made an initial appearance at the Shanghai motor show in 2017. The concept car was a sneak peek at what would be coming down the road in 2019. It’s about the same size as the brand’s Audi A7, along with the coupe styling feature, but there will be a few notable changes. The driving position will be raised and it will assume a more aggressive stance and detailing as seen in SUV styling. If you’re concerned about the power, it comes with three electric motors that will boost the hp to 486 and when you accelerate, you’ll move from 0 to 62 in about four and a half seconds.

 

Jaguar XJ (2019)

Jaguar is getting ready for the reveal of the new XJ for 2019, which will replace its XJ luxury car with an all-electric platform and no offerings for diesel or petrol alternatives. It’s the car that kicks off a new chapter in the story of the automaker. Jaguar will offer a five door hatch model which is a departure from the four door saloon.

 

Mini E (2019)

This will be the new revelation for the Mini experimental car that was produced in 2009 and 2010. Early models were only let out in a limited number for the purpose of testing trials. With the perfected version that is coming some ten years later, the fully electric new 2019 Mini E is poised to go on sale to the public with a more generous supply available. They’ve redesigned the previous experimental with a new type of battery technology that is a vast improvement over the original.

 

Tesla Model 3 (2019)

Elon Musk’s vision is coming to a dealership near you with Model 3 all electric car for 2019. In fact, if you’re interested in owning one for yourself, now is the time to place your order because the right hand versions are scheduled to start production in 2019. The Model 3 will offer a ton of premium options that you’d expect to find in the Mercedes C class, the Audi Ar and the BMW luxuries, but for a far more affordable price tag of $35K in British pounds.

 

Volvo XC40 Electric (2019)

Volvo is throwing its hat into the ring with their first all-electric car for 2019. The chassis of their smaller SUV will take its inspiration from the new XC40. Volvo’s playing coy with this new line for the brand and they’re not yet releasing any other details so we’ll have to wait until the spycams can pick up a little more info.

 

Nissan IDS (2019) all-electric concept with autonomous features

Nissan will have a new all electric with some amazing new technology in the EV arena. Achieving a leading position in current automotive technology, the Nissan brand is surging ahead with an integration of advanced vehicle control with new innovative safety technologies. They’ve synthesized all this with the most recent in AI technology to create a new form of autonomous drive technology that boasts a practical approach that is applied to real world driving scenarios. Taking the lead in such a serious manner is going to cause a chain reaction among the competition and they’ll all have to step up their games to keep up. The concept car was unveiled in 2017 with production scheduled for the 2019/2020 market year.

 

Audi Q6 e-tron quattro SUV (2019)

The Q6 e-tron Quattro SUV made its first appearance to the world as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Tesla had thrown down the gauntlet and Audi was obliged to answer with this new all electric model that called them on the Tesla X. The brand has some serious plans to produce between 2 to 3 million of these by 2025. They claim that the Q6 will offer a range of over 310 miles on a single charge and it’s slated to come at a price tag of $75K.

 

Porsche Mission E (2019)

The Mission E is the first all-electric vehicle bearing the Porsche branding. The concept vehicle features an impressive design that is awing onlookers getting their first glance and it’s been honored with the Concept Car Design of the Year at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. In a slick move to try to keep up with what is believed to be a new Porsche phenomenon, Elon Musk’s crew scooped up the designer that is responsible for the interior or the Mission E. It is estimated that the all-electric car will produce a range of more than 310 miles on a full charge, but that’s not the most impressive aspect of the new Mission E. The acceleration is rumored to be pegged at just 3.5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. It is incredible speed and evidence of how far they’ve come in EV technology with regards to performance. The new charging system for the Mission E uses an 800 volt format that gives it an 80% charge in a scant 15 minutes. Porsche plans to produce 20,000 of these units a year.

 

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ (2019)

The new Generation EQ is also a first for Mercedes-Benz. The first to be totally built by the manufacturer from the ground up in an all-electric format, that is. Previous models features Tesla power trains but that’s a thing of the past with the Generation EQ. This car is the Mercedes response to the Jaguar I-Pace. It’s estimated to offer a range of 310 miles on a full charge. It’s one of the less expensive and smaller Mercedes offerings in an all-electric SUV platform only, and the price is expected to be set around $55,000.

 

Aston Martin RapidE (2019)

The new Aston Martin RapidE is their version of the all-electric variant of the RapidE luxury Sedan. The company collaborated with LeEco and took investment on the development from a Chinese group of investors associated with Faraday Future to speed the production timeline. The new RapidE all electric for 2019 will have a 200 mile range with over 800 horsepower and it will sell for $200,000 to $250,000. It will be a luxury vehicle that is rumored to come with the stated price with guesses all the way down to $40,000, but seriously doubting this.

 

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