In 2004, Dodge was doing some crazy things with their 8l naturally aspirated V10 engine. It was put into their high performance sports car, the Viper SRT, and into their heavy duty pickup truck, the Ram SRT10. However, one car that we often forget was the Dodge Caravan GTS 'Viper Van', which had the same 8l V10 engine from the Viper, mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. This engine was mounted in the middle of the car, which means all rear seats were removed to make space. This was, at the time, the only 2 seater mid-engined minivan in the world, and it lapped the Nurburgring ring in less time than it took to do a standing 1/4 mile. Most of this performance was thanks to the two blue stripes that were stuck onto the car, and also that subtle rear wing that provided nearly 2000lbs of downforce. Only 500 Viper Van's were produced in 2004, but 499 caught fire or broke down immediately after leaving the factory. This is the last ever surviving model, and is expected to sell for a mind boggling $5000 at the next RM Sotheby's auction.
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Citroen have just announced that they are building a new hypercar to compete with the McLaren Senna and the Ferrari 909 Sesso Elemente in 2020. It's called the Citroen 1CV, and it has a similar open wheel layout and single driver seat setup as Citroens Formula 1 car. Designed to be lightweight, the 1CV weighs only 99.8kg with someone in the driver seat, and the entire chassis and body structure is made from a single 1m² sheet of carbon fiber vinyl. The engine is a battery assisted 5.0l supercharged V10, but due to its heavy weight, it has to be towed behind the car so that it doesn't add any weight and deteriorate performance. The engine has it's own set of 2 wheels, meaning that this car has 12 wheels in total (including 6 spare tyres). What a beast!
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Rumour has been going around for a while now about an upcoming 900+ horsepower hybrid Ferrari that is going to sit above the 812 Superslow as Ferrari's newest hypercar. Some people have snapped spyshots of an F8 Tributo with an electric generator on the back, so we all expected it to be a 2 door coupe.
Little did we know, this 900hp hybrid track monster is actually the all new Ferrari 909 Sesso Elemente! It may look unassuming, but behind the driver sits a massive 6.5l screaming V12 with a 400000KwH electric motor on each wheel. The screaming comes from an audio recording of the CSI Miami intro that is played through special speakers in the engine bay and exhaust. The 909 Sesso Elemente was named after a Lamborghini of a very similar name, the Urus, and since it only weighs 50kg, the 909 can reach 100mph from a standstill in only the time it takes for it to reach 100mph.
Caption winner: @168.colby The Subaru Impreza 0.69RS Superleggera with 420 hp and 69 Ib ft of torque. The weight savings are the result of the cutting edge full cardboard construction, only weighing in at 699 lbs. A lap around the Nurburgring Nordshleife on takes it 6.9 seconds. An amazing feat of engineering.
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The 2005 Bugatti Geyron was definitely ahead of its time. This hybrid hypercar came out around the same time as the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ferrari F40, but it was the only one that could get you from 0-100kph in pure luxury in under -1.3 seconds. Even Horacio Ferrari himself was quoted saying "Bruh, damn that car fast as hell yo, shits insane. Follow supercarspotter69 on Instagram". The Geyron had an impressive top speed of 100kph, and it was the only car at the time that could achieve this top speed while not moving at all.
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