What did it actually feel like driving a 1500hp car in full qualifying trim around the narrow streets of Monaco? Former McLaren F1 driver Stefan Johansson talks about his time in the ‘Golden Era’ of Formula One.
Well hello 720s. This is McLaren’s new 4.0L V8 dream machine and not just pretty – It’s really smart too. Replacing the 650S, top-line figures includes a power output of 710bhp and 0–62mph in 2.9secs.
“Design is where you bring all the elements together,” chief designer Rob Melville asserts. “Styling is just one aspect of it. We want to create breathtaking products that tell you the visual story of their function, and we’re guided by four things. Nature, and the idea of ‘functional jewellery’. We want to be true with the materials we use – it has to be authentic. The proportions need to be perfect. And we are always brave.”
According to product director Mark Vinnels, “the challenge was to revolutionise the segment. But we also wanted to make a big leap in entertainment. We want to combine performance, emotion, refinement and efficiency in a single, beautiful whole.”
To celebrate this milestone, a series of Edition 50 models will be unleashed. The line-up includes the new AMG GT C Roadster, C 63 Cabriolet, C 63 S Cabriolet, C 43 4MATIC Coupé and the C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet. Each model features a specifically designed package dedicated to the 50th-anniversary tribute.
With the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship set to kick off soon, Aston Martin has unveiled its latest additions to the Vantage range; the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions. Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to drive a McLaren on ice? It’s one of the toughest, most rewarding driving experiences anywhere in the world, and now for the first time McLaren is offering the opportunity to push its 570S Coupé to the limit – and beyond – in the stunning setting of Ivalo, Northern Finland.
AMG’s 50th birthday celebrations will culminate in the reveal of the F1-engined Project One hypercar at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Daimler CEO Dr Zetsche told TopGear.com: “The hypercar will be the missing link legitimising the integration of AMG with the Formula One team. It will be limited production, and ideally we want it to be sold out before the first one is delivered. It’s the first street legal car with a Formula One engine, and will be perceived as the ultimate sports car. We have relatively strong indications that this could be an achievable target.” Continue Reading
Mercedes-AMG has kicked this year’s Detroit Auto Show off with a bang, taking to the floor to introduce its latest addition to the GT lineup: the 2018 GT C. Essentially a hardtop alternative to its GT Roadsters that offers a bit more than the GT S, but is more affordable than the GT R, the newest GT C offers 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque along with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph.
To mark its 50th year selling cars in Japan, Ferrari has revealed the appropriately named J50 – a strictly limited roadster based on the 488 Spider, which recalls the styling of a number of the company’s best-known creations… Continue Reading