Pagani Huayra BC Rendering
The Pagani Huayra has sold out of all 100 examples that were to be produced. Unlike the Zonda the Huayra has not yet been released as a special edition (at least outside of China). But that is about to change.
Pagani will release a special edition roadster and coupe version soon. Not much is known about either just yet, but there have been recent spy shots of the coupe.
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TV, Movie and Racing Star, Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey is a pretty big TV and movie star. He has also become a very good racing driver, currently racing the Dempsey Racing #58 Porsche 911 GT America in United Sportscar Racing and the #77 Porsche 911 RSR in the Worlde Endurance Championship (WEC). In fact his competing has become more of his passion as of late.
But how hard is it to balance such busy schedules and make sure to do both? On a given weekend he can be shooting an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in the states and then need to fly to Europe for a race, then potentially start the cycle all over again.
Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to see just how busy Mr. Dempsey is balancing his racing and film life.
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Bugatti Veyron is a 250+ MPH Supercar
The past few decades have brought automotive technology and performance to amazing new heights. From the humble beginnings of cars like the Bentley Speed Six in the 20s to high performance classics like the Lamborghini Countash, the unbelievable supercar has grown into a truly astonishing class of vehicles.
Here are three supercars that will forever be considered “best in class.”
Pagani Zonda S
Hailing from Italy, the Pagani Zonda S is one of the most revered modern supercars. It was produced in limited quantities between 1999 and 2011, and its performce is jaw-dropping. It can slingshot from 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds, and its top speeds exceed 200mph.
Hennessey Venom GT
Although it missed out on attaining the title of “world’s fastest supercar” by failing to satisfy a few measly technicalities (The Guiness Book of Wold Records requires at least 30 models to be manufactured for a car to be considered), the Hennessey Venom GT is probably the fastest car in existence today. It has a blazingly fast top speed of 270.49mph, and it takes just 2.7 short seconds for the car to go from 0-60mph!
Since the Hennessey Venom GT doesn’t exist in more than 30 models, the Bugatti Veyron is standing strong as the world’s current fastest car. But its performance isn’t anything to be sneezed at. It comes pretty close to equaling the performance of the Hennessey with a top speed of 267.85mph. Interestingly, it’s also one of the few supercars to be manufactured in France.
Want to know more about the incredible supercars produced over the past century? Check out the graphic below.
Inforgraphic and blog post provided by HR Owen.
Our Editor’s Porsche Boxster (986)
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Porsche Boxster S VS Audi TT RS VS Nissan 370Z
The Porsche Boxster S, Audi TT RS and Nissan 370Z are all very good pure sports cars. The Porsche and Nissan are traditional real-wheel drive vehicles and the Audi is an all-wheel drive machine, potentially giving it more traction.
The Boxster takes a lighter weight approach than the other cars and its mid-engine design gives it very neutral handling. On the other hand the TT RS and 370Z offer a bit more power.
This video from Fifth Gear compares the three cars to see which is the better performance machine. It is an older clip as the Boxster is a 987 generation car, but that means you can buy one of these cars on the used market at a fraction of the price.
Speaking of price, the Nissan is the cheapest among these cars, so you would think it would have a disadvantage. But, if it can hold its own to the other two then Nissan has created something very special.
The clip tests the sports cars on an obstacle corse, drifting and on the track. The most telling test is the track driving as it is simply seeing which car has a faster lap and is a more valid test. The other two are entertaining, but that is pretty much what they add up to.
So, which car do you think is the best? Let us know in the comments.
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