When thinking of Exotic cars most people think of Ferraris, Maserati, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Aston Martin. Exotic Cars may be the staple of the Millionaires of the world but what makes an exotic car exotic? Is it based on name alone? Engine size?
Exotic cars are typically limited production, highly personalized cars that are based, in some part, on race cars and this is part of what makes exotics cars collectible to the millionaires of the world.
Manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini have mastered the production process for producing larger numbers of exotics, while companies like Bugatti and upstart Shelby Super Cars still build almost every part of their cars by hand.
One thing is for sure, exotic cars are still going to be pushing the bounds of vehicle production for years to come.
The Mazzanti Evantra was first introduced in 2011, and presented by Faralli and Mazzanti. Fast forward a year later, the company is now just Mazzanti, and the Evantra has been redesigned to energize its performance to top of the line comparisons. Before getting too excited, understand there are only going to be five of these beauties completed, and it will make its debut at the Top Marques Monaco in April of 2013.
The original version of the Evantra sported a flat six engine with 403 horsepower, with a twin turbocharger, amp that up to 603 HP. Under this configuration 60 mph can be reached in 3.7 seconds. The new Evantra will be powered by a V8 7.0 liter engine and go from 0 – 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.
The 2013 model also features 20-inch wheels by OZ featuring tires by Continental. Power is distributed to the rear wheels by way of a direct shift gearbox that utilizes a paddle-shift designed by Sila. This dream machine is available, as a Pro-body comprised of a carbon-fiber composite or a One-body that is a customizable all-aluminum shell. Automakers and sport car enthusiasts anxiously await the 2013 unveiling; it is expected to be worth the wait.
Imagine going from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. Then imagine reaching a top speed nearing 273 mph. The Koenigsegg Agera R claims to be able to reach both of these and oh so much more. This masterpiece of Swedish engineering promises to be a front-runner in the sports car industry.
With its 2-door targa body style and aerodynamic design, the Koenigsegg Agera R looks sleek and stylish. The car features a rear wing that operates with wind pressure rather than hydraulics. This allows for better compensation of headwinds and tailwinds, and a lighter load on the car. The pylons holding the wings in position have also been designed so that air is extracted from the engine compartment and routed to the back of the car.
Faster Than a Bugatti Veyron?
The Agera R features 19-inch wheels and a ceramic braking system. It also has a Triplex rear suspension, with a shock and spring attached to each rear wheel, and a third that operates in series with the two individual shocks.
The engine system utilizes a 5-liter twin turbocharged V8. An interesting aspect is that the engine is designed to be operational with multiple fuel types. The preferred fuel is 95 octane as other fuel use will reduce engine output and reduce overall performance. Although a new contender in terms of sports cars, this one is certainly one to watch, and destined to be a classic.
When you think of performance vehicles, Ferrari is a manufacturer that is most always at the top of anyone’s list. The 1992 Ferrari 348 ts features a 2-door targa style body with rear wheel drive and a 5 speed manual transmission. This baby accelerates from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and from 0-100 in just under 6 seconds. The 348 ts achieves a top rated speed of 170 mph. This is a blistering pace for a modern sports car.
Measuring in at 166 inches from front to rear the Ferrari 348 ts has a wheelbase of 96.5 inches. It is rated with an estimated driving distance of 415 miles per tank. Though not rated as a fuel efficiency car, this machine would be a valuable asset to any automobile collection.
Featuring a Ferrari Dino V8 Tipo F19 engine with indirect injection and natural aspiration, the 348 maximizes performance. The Bosch Motronic 2.5 DOHC helps to attain a 296 HP rating with 238 ft-pd of torque. When you are behind the wheel, you can feel the power surging through.
With a longitudinal placement, the engine, transmission, and rear suspension were contained in a tube that is removable and sports a rear sub-frame. Other innovative additions to the Ferrari 348 include a centrally located fuel tank, double-redundant anti-lock breaks, and optional traction control.