Everyone remembers those days of staring up at their bedroom wall, wistfully ignoring homework while dreaming about the poster on the wall. You know, the one that said "Motivation for Education," that had all those gorgeous exotic sports cars in what might be the ultimate garage of all time? If you don't remember it, then you must have been doing homework!
For 2012, there are many, many sports cars that might just fit into that well-educated garage, but how many might have earned it? Does Ferrari stand a chance? Lamborghini? Is there really a car out there today that could upset these fabled sports car icons in the all-important "bedroom wall poster" beauty contest? The answer is a resounding "yes." Could you find an insurance rate on either of them at InsuranceQuotes.org? That remains to be seen!
The 2012 Bugatti World Record Edition is a car that most ordinary people won't ever see except for in photographs. "Why is that?" you ask. The easy answer is because there's only five of them. Painted a visually striking black and orange color, which is the same as the actual car that ran the world record. That run was 267.856 miles per hour. Pricing for the basic Supersport, on which the World Record Edition is based, starts at $2,700,000.
While Ferrari and Lamborghini have found their way to becoming "driveable" supercars, the Pagani Zonda has introduced itself as a brash, no-holds-barred supercar that picks up where the Diablo got tamed. The 2009 Pagani Zonda R takes the base Zonda and cranks up the volume as high as it will go. You wouldn't want to drive this car on the street. There are only fifteen of these cars in existence, built specifically for racing. If you can find one, expect to pay north of $1,000,000 for it.
Both of these cars are at the very forefront of automotive technology, and though they do represent two vehicles that are all but unattainable, they are still absolutely bedroom-poster worthy.
Take a look at this Dodge Challenger SRT8 Twin Turbo running 11.76 @ 121 MPH. We’re not sure how much power this Challenger is making, but we thought it would go a bit fast for a huge V8 motor with twin turbochargers pumping out 8.5 PSI.
Take a look at the Pagani’s latest creation the Pagani Huayra, a super car like no other with an AMG V12 Twin Turbo engine pushing 700+ horsepower through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission inside a lightweight 3,000 pound work of art.
Make sure you don’t pick up this SLS AMG on eBay, take a look at some serious AMG tire abuse!
Take a look at this Lamborghini LP640 doing full out launch control start. Even with all wheel drive the LP640 still burns the tires pretty good while search for traction using it’s 640 horsepower….
Take a look at this very nice Lexus IS-F running a healthy shot of Nitrous that puts it well into the 11’s at over 124 MPH!
How long will the motor last?
DragTimes.com has a post showing a brand new Ferrari 458 drag racing against a Lambroghini LP560-4 on an airstrip, looks like the Ferrari has the edge, but now by much….
Take a look at this video of a Ferrari 599 trying to keep up with the Nissan GT-R from a dead stop. Pretty hard to compete with the Nissan’s AWD, launch control and DCT transmission!
Great video of a Porsche 911 Turbo PDK drag racing a Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series over at DragTimes.com.
Mercedes-AMG is accepting the challenges of motoring of the future: the SLS AMG E-CELL is evidence of the state-of-the-art development of an exciting super sports car featuring a zero-emission high-tech drive. Boasting a power output of 392 kW and 880 Nm of torque, the technology vehicle from AMG is able to offer exceptional performance. The gullwing with electric drive is part of the company strategy entitled “AMG Performance 2015″ which aims to continually reduce fuel consumption and emissions.