John Z. DeLorean and its sports car DeLorean DMC12 in the 1980s made the traditional auto industry wake up and look for new ways.
Ford was very focused on developing the events of DeLorean. And although by 1984 the DeLorean "threat" had passed, for Ford the interest in a supercar with "wedge" shapes remained. Italdesign of Giorgetto Giugiaro was therefore approached.
The design produced by ItalDesign, the Ford Maya, was a two-seat coupe with distinctly wedge-shaped lines, featuring a mid-engine. This was in 1984.
It was 2007 when at the Detroit Auto Show the Mazda automaker unveiled Furai that in Japanese means the "sound of the wind" . Mazda was thus celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first model with a rotary engine.
With this prototype Mazda was showing the future of the Japanese automaker's new design, the so-called "Nagare" style later appropriately adapted to mass production in the following years.
But Mazda Furai went beyond a pure stylistic study to become a kind of 300 km/h mobile laboratory in which every detail had a specific functional role.
Equipped with a Wankel R20B engine with three rotors powered by bioethanol, it was capable of delivering a power output of 450 hp.
The Gumpert Apollo Intensa Emozione is one of the most extreme and exclusive hypercars on the planet. Its carbon-fibre bodywork and mind-blowing aerodynamics, with a rear wing capable of generating a force of 1350 kg at 300 km/h, make it a car capable of 'sticking' to the ceiling of a tunnel without falling off.
The 6.3-litre V12 engine, the product of Autotecnica Motori's Italian expertise, pushes the IE up to 780 bhp at 9000 rpm, which, combined with the six-speed Hewland transmission, delivers record-breaking performance.
The IE accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 335 km/h.