Koenigsegg Gemera and Lamborghini SC63 were the talk of the town this week, showcasing incredible performance and design. Let’s dive into the exciting automotive news and unveil some other notable highlights.
Koenigsegg Gemera Breaks Records
Koenigsegg, known for its boundary-pushing hypercars, made headlines by introducing a V-8 option for its Gemera hybrid hypercar. This addition propelled the combined power output to an astonishing 2,300 hp when fueled with E85. A true marvel of engineering!
Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: A Glimpse of the Future
Mercedes-Benz revealed an overview of their EQS SUV, showcasing the brand’s commitment to electric mobility. With sleek design and cutting-edge features, the EQS SUV provides a glimpse into the future of sustainable luxury transportation.
Caterham Project V: Electrifying Sports Car Concept
Caterham unveiled their electrifying sports car concept, Project V, which boasts a design by Anthony Jannarelly, the mastermind behind the Jannarelly Design-1. Anticipated to hit production in late 2025 or early the following year, this electric sports car promises an exhilarating driving experience.
Hyundai N, the performance division of Hyundai, proudly presented their first electric vehicle: the Ioniq 5 N. Unlike its Kia EV6 GT sibling, the Ioniq 5 N offers enhanced power and N-developed features, including a simulated gear shift, delivering the thrill of an internal combustion engine.
Lotus Eletre: Testing the Electric SUV
Our test drive this week featured the Lotus Eletre electric SUV. While impressively fast, like most performance EVs, the vehicle’s chassis could benefit from further refinement, especially when pushing it towards its top speed. Nevertheless, it exemplifies Lotus’s foray into the world of electric mobility.
Lamborghini SC63 LMDh: A Racing Icon
Lamborghini set hearts racing with the unveiling of the SC63 LMDh race car, designed to compete in both the IMSA SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship from 2024 onward. Equipped with a hybrid powertrain and an in-house developed V-8 engine, this LMDh beast solidifies Lamborghini’s presence on the track.
The highly anticipated successor to the Lamborghini Huracán made headlines as a prototype was spotted during testing. Expected to arrive in late 2024, this supercar will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain, likely sharing the carbon-fiber tub with its sibling, the Revuelto. Brace yourselves for an electrifying performance!
Porsche Carrera GTZ: A Custom Masterpiece
Zagato collaborated with Porsche enthusiasts to reimagine the iconic Porsche Carrera GT. The result was the Carrera GTZ, a limited run of six cars with a redesigned body. Now, one of these unique specimens is available for sale, captivating those who seek automotive perfection with a touch of individuality.
Ferrari KC23: A Bespoke Marvel
Under Ferrari’s Special Projects program, the brand unveiled their latest one-off creation, the KC23. Commissioned by a devoted Ferrari customer, this extraordinary supercar is based on the platform of the 488 GT3 race car, representing the perfect fusion of racing DNA and exclusive craftsmanship.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about automotive highlights
What is the power output of the Koenigsegg Gemera hybrid hypercar with the V-8 option?
The V-8 option in the Koenigsegg Gemera hybrid hypercar boosts its combined power output to a record-breaking 2,300 hp when fueled with E85.
When will the Caterham Project V electric sports car go into production?
The Caterham Project V electric sports car is expected to go into production in late 2025 or early the following year.
What distinguishes the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N from the Kia EV6 GT?
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, unlike its Kia EV6 GT sibling, offers more power and various N-developed functions, including a simulated gear shift for a more engaging driving experience.
How did the Lotus Eletre electric SUV perform during testing?
During testing, the Lotus Eletre electric SUV demonstrated impressive speed typical of performance EVs. However, the chassis could benefit from further refinement, especially when approaching its top speed.
Which racing championships will the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh compete in?
The Lamborghini SC63 LMDh race car is designed to compete in both the IMSA SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship starting in 2024.
When is the expected release of the successor to the Lamborghini Huracán?
The successor to the Lamborghini Huracán is anticipated to be released in late 2024, featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain and potentially sharing the carbon-fiber tub with the Revuelto.
What customization was done to the Porsche Carrera GT to create the Carrera GTZ?
Zagato collaborated with Porsche owners to create the Carrera GTZ by redesigning the body of the iconic Porsche Carrera GT. Only six of these customized models were produced.
What is the basis for the Ferrari KC23 one-off supercar?
The Ferrari KC23 one-off supercar is based on the platform of the 488 GT3 race car, resulting in a unique and bespoke creation under Ferrari’s Special Projects program.
More about automotive highlights
- Koenigsegg Gemera: Official Website
- Lamborghini SC63: Official Website
- Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: Official Website
- Caterham Project V: Concept Reveal
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: Official Press Release
- Lotus Eletre: Review and Test Drive
- Lamborghini SC63 LMDh: Official Announcement
- Lamborghini Huracán successor: Spy Shots
- Porsche Carrera GTZ: Listing and Details
- Ferrari KC23: Special Projects Program