The Icona Vulcano embodies the best of Italian design and engineering. Reaching up to 950 hp of power through an ingenious combination of internal combustion engine and electric motors, all encased in a beautiful design with voluptuous and harmonious shapes.
The 2013 Icona Vulcano had a V12 engine and two front seats. The claimed top speed is about 350 km/h and the 0-200 km/h sprint well under ten seconds.
The engine of the Icona Vulcano is the work of the well-known Claudio Lombardi, a former technical director of Ferrari starring in the participation of numerous world champion cars.
It was the summer of 2009 when the SV 9 Competizione, a car based on the Chevrolet Corvette, was unveiled at Pebble Beach, California.
Back in the late 1990s, the San Francisco-based manufacturer SV Motor Company, envisioned a car that would take the "raw" performance of a Corvette and refine it with a touch of Italian style.
Their vision was to infuse many of the design elements found in the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (from which the SV 9 clearly drew inspiration, as well as its name) with a 2009 Chevy Corvette.
When speaking of the Lamborghini Diablo, one cannot fail to remember that 1995 version, the one with the initials 'SV'. A symbol that stood for 'Super Veloce'. Limited and extreme, the Diablo SV (Super Veloce) was produced from 1995 to 1999 (until 2001 with restyling) and was designed for the track.
The Lamborghini Diablo SV again introduced rear wheel drive only (like the first Diablo) and added a technical package including mechanical suspension and adjustable rear wing.
It is distinguished by "SV" lettering on the side, specially designed 18-inch wheels and a new spoiler for the modified air intakes.
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 faster the criminals flee, the faster the police have to be in pursuit. And in order to be more and more efficient, the military is equipped with powerful supercars to be able to intervene in full-throttle pursuits.
A few examples? The Italian police have the now famous Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 with 610 horsepower, while the municipal police of Milan (Italy) can fight lawbreakers at the wheel of a special Ferrari 458 Spider capable of up to 570 hp.
We can then admire the brand new Alpine A110 of the French Gendarmerie, the Porsche 911 (model 991) of the Austrian Police, or the latest arrival among the paladins of justice from the United Arab Emirates, which answers to the name of Audi R8.
They shared the same important stage with different fortunes, fueling the dreams of many car enthusiasts. These are the cars that in the 1990s were at the pinnacle of their categories with truly incredible powers albeit with technologies not up to the standards of the most modern cars of today.
Engines that 30 years ago pioneered a new generation of powertrain, delivering pure adrenaline in the early 1990s.
Today they have become collector's cars and are very difficult to find. Real amarcords. Let's look at the most iconic ones with the main features.
The first sports car ever designed and built entirely in Mexico was the Mastretta MXT. Equipped with a turbocharged inline-four engine, this sharply contoured coupé can reach a top speed of 230 km/h with 250 hp under the bonnet.
The body, made of aluminium and carbon fibre, is light and manoeuvrable, perfect for reaching high speeds on the road.
Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds will make you feel like a real racing driver. Find out how Daniel Mastretta realised his vision of competing with the famous Lotus Elise.
The Marussia B1 is one of the most powerful and iconic sports cars of all time. With a 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 300 horsepower, it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, a true piece of automotive engineering of the highest quality.
This car impresses the eye with its sleek lines and aerodynamic design for exceptional performance.
The interior is equally refined, with first-class design details and high-quality materials. The Marussia B1 offers a compelling drive and first-class performance that establishes it as one of the most desired products in the luxury car market. If you are looking for a sports car that impresses on every front, the Marussia B1 is definitely the one for you.
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.
The Lamborghini Countach and the Ferrari Testarossa are two iconic Italian sports cars produced in the 1980s and 1990s.
Both represented the pinnacle of performance and design for their time and became dream cars for many car enthusiasts.
In terms of performance, the Lamborghini Countach has a slight advantage over the Ferrari Testarossa. However, preferences between these two iconic cars depend largely on personal taste in terms of design, brand heritage and handling.
Throughout automotive history, true works of art on four wheels have been created that have left their mark on automotive culture.
In this photo gallery we show 15 of the strangest and most unusual cars ever produced, capable of astonishing us with their futuristic design or innovative technical solutions.
They are not only vehicles to be admired, but also represent a piece of history that makes us reflect on the continuous development of the automotive industry and the influences of the trends and technologies of their time.
Let's discover together these wonderful cars that marked the era in which they were produced and that continue to leave their mark on the imagination of four-wheel enthusiasts.
The Lamborghini with the most miles in the world is a 2007 Murciélago, owned by the enthusiastic motorist Simon George. With over 420,000 kilometers driven (258,000 miles), this supercar has proven that luxury and reliability can go hand in hand.
Simon George, founder of 6th Gear Experience, a supercar rental company, purchased his Lamborghini Murciélago in 2007.
Simon 's passion for cars and dedication are the main reasons why his Lamborghini has achieved such high mileage
The Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido is an innovative and technologically advanced car built from aluminium, glass and carbon fibre.
Equipped with a movable spoiler and gull-wing doors, the Giugiaro Brivido offers high-quality suspension and a throttle control system.
Cameras on either side of the steering wheel replace the traditional rear-view mirrors, while the 300 hp hybrid engine allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds. A car that combines elegance and superior performance.
The TVR 7/12 prototype was first unveiled at the Birmingham Motorshow in 1996 and attracted much attention for its 7730 cc displacement and 12 cylinders in the V-engine.
Initially based on an FIA GT1 class race car with a modest 660 hp, the road car would have weighed about 1,000 kg, but without the limiters, power would have been increased to 800 hp.
It had a 6-speed manual transmission and a specially built clutch, and was powered by a TVR AJP6 straight-6 engine with a steel engine block usually unusual for a car of its type.
The Maserati Zagato Mostro is a sports car produced by the Italian car manufacturer Maserati together with Zagato, a renowned atelier of design for luxury cars.
The main feature of this car is the distinctive design that makes it immediately recognizable among other sports cars. The front end, with its characteristic "V" grille, aerodynamic lines and gull-wing doors make it a work of art on four wheels.
The Maserati Zagato Mostro is a technologically advanced car, thanks to the presence of a 4.7-liter V8 engine with an output of 460 hp.
The Isdera Commendatore 112i was a sports car produced by the German car manufacturer Isdera in 1993 only.
Berhard Schultz spent approximately four million Euro in the development of the car. It was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1993.
The Commendatore was equipped with a 6-litre Mercedes-Benz V12 engine capable of delivering a maximum output of 402 hp and a top speed of 341 km/h.
The car was supported by a tubular chassis and was equipped with 6 gears and sprinted from 0-100 km/h in about 4 seconds.
Driving in the rain can be a daunting experience for many drivers. Wet roads can be slippery and reduce visibility, making it difficult to manoeuvre the vehicle safely.
However, with the right techniques and mindset, you can stay safe and confident on the road, even in the wettest conditions.
By following these tips, you can drive safely on wet roads and reduce the risk of an accident. Here are six important recommendations to follow to avoid risking accidents.
The Porsche Carrera RSR 3.8 is a luxury sports car of the highest level that is part of the range of cars owned by the German car manufacturer Porsche. This car was designed and produced to compete in some of the most famous motorsport competitions including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Carrera Panamericana.
The Porsche Carrera RSR 3.8 is powered by a very powerful engine that delivers an impressive 375 hp at 7,200 rpm and 365 Nm of torque.
This engine, of the boxster type, was mounted in a longitudinal rear position, which improved the car's stability and handling under the typical stresses of motor racing.
The Ascari FGT is an American car produced from 1995 to 2009 by Ascari Cars Limited, a company founded by racing driver Klaas Zwart.
The FGT, which stands for 'Functional Grand Tourer', was first presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995. It is a two-seater car with a 4.0-litre V8 mid-engine, produced by BMW.
Maximum power is 420 hp at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque 400 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The declared top speed is 320 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 4.9 seconds.
Renault's new Arkana combines unique design, strength and elegance. With the 'Nouvel'R' logo, innovative geometric shapes and a colour palette that differentiates the vehicle versions, it promises a quantum leap in the French manufacturer's line-up.
The high-end Esprit Alpine trim reflects a sporty-chic spirit with distinctive details and refined seating. The vehicle is equipped with a mechanical cable-free e-shifter, regardless of the chosen engine.
The offer is enhanced with the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system. Orders will open in summer 2023.