Hypercar is the latest name in auto industry for cars which have more than 600 hp, super-expensive price tag, and sometimes it’s a limited edition. And seems like Geneva Motor Show is the right place for car companies to introduce their latest hypercars to public. For this year’s auto show, there are the much-anticipated 2017 Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Regera, to Lamborghini Centenario.
The British car company, Apollo unveiled its latest hypercar named Arrow. So is it as fast as an arrow? Let me tell you that under the hood, there’s V8 twin-turbo 4.0 liter and producing 1,000 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. The beast engine is mated to 7-speed CIMA sequential gearbox with a twin plate clutch configuration. The Arrow can reach 100 km/h from 0 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h can be reached in 8.8 seconds. Meanwhile for its top speed is 360 km/h.
When Apollo made the car they have a target that Arrow has 1,300 kg weight. Like any other hypercars, Arrow gets an aggressive exterior design. But if you compared to previous cars from Apollo, the hyper-coupe is less aggressive . But I understand, because some cars need a modern touch to be able compete with rivals.
If a hypercar with 1000 hp powertrain is too normal for you, so maybe you can consider Arash AF10 from Great Britain. Why? Because Arash claims that its newest hypercar has 2,080 hp! How come? Say thanks to V8 6.2 liter which produces 900 hp. Moreover, Arash’s engineers put four electric motors which each of them have 295 hp. It means that total output from electric motors are 1,180 hp. Its performance is awesome because it can reach 100 km/h from 0 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. Unfortunately, there’s no word for its maximum speed. But I guess it can reach more than 400 km/h.
2017 Arash AF10 is made from carbon chassis with aluminum front and rear subframes, with the company also to offer the option of a ‘Racer’ spec, adding a full roll cage, special livery, fire extinguisher and an intercom to those who want a full-motorsport experience.
The wait is over. Yeah, finally Bugatti revealed the much-anticipated of Chiron at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The next generation of Veyron gets more futuristic design, more luxury, and of course faster than ever. In terms of exterior design, Bugatti’s designers took the inspiration from Vision Gran Turismo that was revealed last year. Up front, you can see four circular LED headlights. From side, Bugatti put C-shaped line design around the door. And at the rear, it looks flat because there’s only a horizontal LED taillights. Sigh.
The Chiron gets a new carbon fiber structure, and for the first time the rear of the car is also made from carbon fiber, according to Bugatti. There’s also a new adaptive chassis with five settings to better adapt the car to how fast you’re going on a certain road. When you need to stop speeding along the highway or Autobahn, Bugatti provides eight-piston calipers at the front and six pistons at the rear.
So, what is engine that Chiron offer for speed enthusiasts? It comes up with W16 8,0 liter with two-stage turbocharging system that enables reduce turbo lag. Total output from the engine is 1,500 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque. Bugatti claims that Chiron can reach 0-100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds! Meanwhile for top speed is around 420 km/h. The machine is mated to 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. Bugatti said that their latest gearbox is the largest and the highest ever for a passenger car.
Bugatti announced that Chiron is limited to 500 units where the production process will start this fall. Price tag? 2017 Bugatti Chiron $2.6 million.
Koenigsegg is one of ‘indie’ carmakers that always make hypercars. And Koenigsegg Agera is the most famous because its performance. Unfortunately, the hyper-coupe will come to an end in 2017. That’s why at 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Swedish carmaker unveiled Agera Final. And for your information that Agera Final is only limited to 3 units and all of them have already spoken for.
So, what’s so special from the coupe? Koenigsegg said that the buyers can give suggests to them (unprecedented input) for their cars. And all of them want an Agera with a performance as close to Agera One of 1. But they still want roof window, stowable roof, and full luggage space.
Some of the features found on the ‘One of 1’ include a front splitter, triple winglets on the front bumper, custom-designed venture at the rear with adjustable winglets, a shield mesh at the rear, top-mounted rear wing with second blade, roof-mounted air intake and special badging, along with polished aluminum interior switchgear.
2017 Koenigsegg Agera Final is equipped with V8 1MW producing 1,360 hp and 1,371 Nm of torque. The coupe will be delivered to its customer at the end of 2017.
After Agera retired, maybe Regera is the successor. After stealing the show at 2015 Geneva Motor Show in concept version, at this year’s show Koenigsegg revealed the production-spec. According to Koenigsegg, the Regera has 3,000 changes due to get production.
2017 Koenigsegg Regera is still bring 1,500 hp powertrain with 2,000 Nm of torque. How about its performance? Regera can reach 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and can reach 200 km/h in 6.6 seconds, and furthermore can speed up to 300 km/h in just 10.9 seconds! Those figures is almost the same with its rival, Bugatti Chiron.
The most interesting feature in Regera is Direct Drive that’s comprised of a clutch-slip mechanism that uses hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium/high speeds during fast acceleration, giving off a sensation of traditional downshifting even without the traditional gearbox. Another interesting thing in this car is the adoption of a 800V back, with the 4.5 kWh unit weighing just 90 kg. Koenigsegg said that they are the first car company using it in the world.
In the cabin, Koenigsegg offers updated features for driver and passenger such as, rear & forward facing cameras, Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi, heated and electrically adjustable seats with memory function, etc.
The limited and special edition hypercar from Lamborghini is one of star show at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Named Centenario LP770-4, the special coupe is made to celebrate 100th birthday of Ferrucio Lamborghini on April 26th, 2016.
Based-on Lamborghini Aventador SV, Centenario using monocoque and body made from carbon fiber. The result is the limited edition has 1,520 kg which means 55 kg lighter than Aventador SV. Centenario measures 4,924 mm long, and 1,143 mm high. It means that the special car is 144 mm longer and 7 mm taller than the flagship of Aventador.
Outside, the exterior design isn’t as weird as Veneno (thanks God!). Centenario features inlets, large air scoops in the front bonnet, air scoops on the roof, extending rear wing, aggressive diffuser with three mid-mounted exhaust pipes and Y-shaped taillights. The machine rides on 20-/21-inch front/rear rims in forged and milled aluminum, wrapped in Pirelli PZero tires, developed specifically for the rear-wheel steering found on the Centenario. inlets, large air scoops in the front bonnet, air scoops on the roof, extending rear wing, aggressive diffuser with three mid-mounted exhaust pipes and Y-shaped taillights.
2017 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 is powered by V12 naturally-aspirated which is borrowed from Aventador SV. Lamborghini’s engineers have done some upgrade here and there. So total output is 770 hp. Centenario can reach 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds and its maximum speed can reach 350 km/h.
The special edition car is made only up to 40 minutes (20 coupes and 20 convertibles). But unfortunately, according to Lamborghini all Centenario LP77-4 is sold out.
Text: Andhika Pradityo
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