Super and hyper cars are becoming more ecological and high-tech
One of the main goals of the super-luxury vehicle sector is without doubt to limit as far as possible its ecological footprint, in order to comply with legislation and public opinion, but without sacrificing performance. But what makes a flagship product or super sportscar so special and a pleasure to drive is also the overall onboard experience, where nothing is sacrificed anymore. An excellent example of this is the latest Audi “A8“: as soon as you climb onboard, you immediately notice the virtual cockpit with high-definition screen, which looks like something out of a futuristic film. What stands out though is the Traffic Jam Pilot, the world's first system that enables SAE level 3 conditional automation. No less impressive is the BMW “Concept 8 Series“, a car that celebrates the grand return of the large-sized luxury coupé. The name recalls the great supercar manufactured in the early nineties, then equipped with a powerful V12 and distinguished by one of the latest design features of the era - pop-up headlights. The prototype shown to the world at the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este demonstrates the best that could be imagined from the Bavarian car maker, beginning with a new shape and sculpted volumes that are pleasing to the eye and a wizard in the wind. It's a wonder both outside and in, where it shows meticulous attention to even the smallest detail, such as the iDrive Stile, raffinatezza e linearità per la 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series di Porsche. Innovazione esclusiva, look spettacolare e migliore dinamica di guida. Style, finesse and linearity for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series by Porsche. Exclusive innovation, spectacular look and enhanced driving dynamics.
Controller and facetted gearshift lever made for the first time in Swarovski glass. This sumptuous luxury is further enhanced with inserts in merino leather - the most exclusive option for the BMW M series or “Individual” collection. On a similar wavelength is Bentley with the new “Continental GT“, protagonist at Frankfurt, where it unleashed the third-generation model, which now has increased to 635 hp, with a sprint time of 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100, but above all features enhanced technology, with innovative centre console with threesided display that rotates through either a 12.3-inch screen, exclusive wooden panel - matching the lines of the dashboard - or analogue dials. The best of the year from Porsche is the eternal “911 Turbo S“Exclusive Series, which is limited to 500 examples. It has increased power, now at 607 hp, thanks to which it achieves 0-100 in just 2.9 seconds. This true gem is distinctive in its yellow metallic finish with carbon details. Not far off is the “Portofino“, a Ferrari that takes the place of the “California“and has decided to borrow the name of the glamorous town to impress an even wider target. With around 600 hp and incredible performance, the “Portofino“is popular, however, for its ability to offer both rigid retractable roof and superior comfort, and also provides two rear seats that can be used for short trips. Within the realm of ‘possible' but highly sophisticated super sportscars is an example of pure innovation borrowed from the track, the McLaren “720S“, the natural replacement of the “650S“, which introduces the concept of a twin-turbo V8 engine. It includes many other solutions borrowed from Formula 1 and 41% of the engine's components are new, giving this British sportscar the power and maturity to hold its head up high among the Italian competition: nothing is left to chance and it manages to outdo
A sinistra. La Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, una due posti supersportiva, porta su strada la tecnologia ibrida di Formula 1. In questa pagina. La 720S di McLaren con la maestosa apertura delle porte, una delle caratteristiche più suggestive del suo design, per entrare e uscire dall'auto senza sforzo ed eleganza. Left. The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, a two-seater supersports show car, brings Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road. On this page. The 720S by McLaren with its majestic opening of the doors, one of the most alluring design features, to make entering and exiting effortless and elegant. the competition in more ways than one. Worthy of applause is the driver display that folds away when in ‘track' mode, by rotating 90 degrees and leaving just a row of LEDs, like a race car. With just twenty horse power more, the Lamborghini “Aventador S Roadster” is an extraordinary and very ‘aggressive' Italian car that made its debut at Geneva with a coupé version with 40 hp extra, new EGO driving mode, TFT digital dashboard, and a telemetry system which uses an official Track & Play app for racing on the track against your ‘ghost' and analysing the driving data at the end of every session, much in the same way as a professional driving course. Way ahead of these gems, however, is the Mercedes “AMG Project One“, an exclusive hypercar available only to a select few, inspired by Formula 1, with over 1,000 hp. The 1.6 litre engine is combined with MGU-H and MGU-K units.