Race cars come in many shapes and sizes, but few can match the sexy curves of the Silvermine 11SR. This Dutch-built track car was inspired by the great racers of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, and is powered by a longitudinally mounted, Subaru-sourced 3.0L boxer six engine good for 325 hp. It's paired with a six-speed manual transmission, a limited slip differential, 17-inch alloy wheels, a carbon fiber body, and competition-level brakes. Should you decide that you'd rather drive it on the street, they're also making a second, commuter-friendly version that drops the horses down to 225, and comes with a five-speed synchromesh gearbox and 16-inch wheels. Limited to 5 individually-numbered examples of each.
The Veyron is well-known as one of the fastest production cars in the world, so hopefully this latest version isn't slowed down by its weighty name. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Ettore Bugatti Edition (yes, that's really what it's called) is named for company patron Ettore Bugatti, and based on the 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse — meaning it has the same W16 engine that powers it from 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 254 (with the roof down). Special touches on this edition include hand-polished, clear-coated aluminum on the hood, front and side panels, and mirrors, dark-blue carbon fiber panels on the rest, color-coordinated, specially-designed wheels, both traditional calf and natural cordovan leather on the interior, and a platinum-coated dancing elephant on the rear center box that resembles the one used as the hood ornament of Ettore's beloved Type 41 Royale in 1926.
The new Hennessey Venom F5 definitely looks fast. And that's because it is. Or will be, anyway. Currently in the final stages of development for delivery in 2016, the F5 is out to break the 270 mph speed record of its predecessor, the Venom GT. Helping it achieve this lofty goal will be a next-generation twin-turbo V8 powertrain pumping out upwards of 1,400 hp, tons of carbon fiber and aluminum pieces that keep the curb weight under 2,900 pounds, an improved drag coefficient of below 0.40, a GPS-based stability/traction control system, and a single clutch paddle-shift transmission with lightning-quick shift speeds. If you can't wait that long, don't worry — they're still taking orders for the GT.
Is it a race car, or a racy daily driver? Actually, the Rezvani Beast is a little bit of both. Based on the Ariel Atom racer, the USA-made Beast features a sleek carbon fiber body penned by Samir Sadikhov, who previously created both the Aston Martin DBC and the Ferrari Xerzi, as well as 19 inch wheels and aggressively slender headlights. It comes in two flavors: the 300 model, which packs a turbocharged 2.0L engine pumping out 315bhp and a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds, or the 500, which is powered by a supercharged 2.4L engine cranking out 500 bhp and a 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds. Either way, there's no way you'll be mistaken for slow.
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