Step aside, Ultimate Aero — your replacement has arrived. The Shelby Supercars Tuatara ($TBA) is the latest creation from the exotic car maker, and features a striking carbon fiber body design, a 7.0L twin turbo V8 good for roughly 1350hp, a seven-speed manual or SMG transmission, and one piece carbon fiber wheels. Otherwise it's pretty mysterious, much like the New Zealand reptile for which it's named.
It might be a one off, but it's one helluva one off. Designed by Paolo, Ercole Spada and Domiziano Boschi of Spadaconcept, the Spada Codatronca Monza ($TBA) mixes the angular lines of a modern Lambo with the open-air feel of a vintage racer, resulting in a gorgeous marriage of metal, carbon fiber, composite, leather, and rubber. It doesn't disappoint in the performance department, either, thanks to a twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8 good for 720 hp, a 0-62 mph of 3 seconds, and a top speed of 208 mph, Brembo brakes, OZ Ultra-leggera wheels, and a fully adjustable suspension system derived from the FIA GT3 series. Expect street model offspring in the not too distant future.
Every once in a while you run across something so over the top that "blinged out" doesn't even cover it. And so it is with the Chrome Audi R8 Spyder ($TBA). Created to be auctioned off in a benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, these shiny speeders are arguably unsafe to drive on sunny days, but otherwise sport all the terrific performance and electronic niceties of their normally-clad counterparts. Unfortunately, both examples have been spoken for.