Posts Tagged ‘concept cars 2013’
September 24th, 2013 – Generally, flashy red sports cars are reserved for balding, middle-aged men having mid-life crises. No judging. But the Laraki Epitome is a whole different beast entirely. Ambitiously talented Moroccan designer and owner of Laraki Motors, Abdeslam Laraki’s flashy one-off echoes elements of modern aerospace and Formula One racing. The future forward design utilizes the chassis of a C6 Corvette, boasts 1,750 hp on premium 91 octane gasoline, and weighs only 2,800 pounds thanks to light-weight body panels made entirely of carbon fiber.
The Epitome marks an unexpected comeback for Laraki Motors, a company who began their journey in Morocco designing superyachts in 1999. The team went on to create two concept cars: the Fulgura in 2002 and Borak in 2005 under the direction of Bugatti’s previous technical director Dr. Peter Tutzer. Then closed their doors in 2007, only to resurface weeks ago on the manicured grass of Pebble Beach with the awe-inspiring Epitome.
The impressive piece of machinery runs on premium 91 octane gasoline, but is equip with a secondary 110-octane fuel tank and can run on both types of fuels at the same time. This is possible by pressing a button which will also remap the ECU and as a result will bump output to an amazing 1,750 hp (1,305 kW).
Laraki is expected to build only nine of the limited edition Epitome this year, each with a staggering $2 million price tag.
Photography Courtesy of Ted7 Photography & Laraki Motors
September 27th, 2012 – Sadly, Lamborghini’s LP570-4 Trofeo Stradale is no longer available, but we just got word that the 2013 Gallardo LP 560-4 has received a few dashing alterations! Lamborghini said the final brushstrokes gave the Gallardo a more “aggressive and muscular sportiness of the shape, with the elegance and simplicity of its contours.” The unique design, with it’s razor-sharp lines and limited availability, is sure to be off the market soon – somebody give us the keys, quick!
The new look has been enriched with larger air intakes ahead of the front wheels and the new 19-inch “Apollo polished” alloy wheels, painted in a cool matte black and spokes in polished silver.
The new rear end of the car emphasizes the design’s horizontal orientation by creating the impression of a low-slung car that adheres to the road
The redesigned front end is characterized by triangular and trapezoidal forms – two shapes that are highly typical of the Lamborghini design language.
Uncompromising, extraordinary and safe: only Lamborghini is able to deliver such a high driving precision and effectiveness thanks to the 4WD concept.
(Photo Credit: Lamborghini)