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Finishing

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

Carbon Fiber Finish Adds $443K to $3 Million Koenigsegg Supercar

Batteries

Pushing the Limit of Electric Power: 1,400-hp Mach-E

Drifting and dragging with seven motors

Batteries

GMC Hummer EV Gets “Eye-Popping” Performance

Output to top 1,000 hp… and 11,500 lb-ft of torque

Hybrid

Rimac Readies 1,900-hp Hypercar

Croatia’s Rimac Automobili will unveil the production version of its high-performance C Two concept electric car at the Geneva auto show next March.

Hybrid

Koenigsegg Breaks Own Speed/Braking Record

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB says its Regera hybrid-electric supercar has set a new record to go from zero-to-400 kph (249 mph) and back to zero with a time of 31.5 seconds, breaking the mark it set two years earlier by 1.8 seconds.

Business

Porsche Ups Stake in Rimac

Porsche AG, which acquired a 10% stake in Rimac Automobili in June 2018, has increased its ownership to 15.5%.

Design

Koenigsegg Nabs Former Bugatti, Genesis Designer

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB has hired Alexander "Sasha" Selipanov, who penned the Bugatti Chiron, as its new design chief. 

Lamborghini Mulls Le Mans Racer

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is considering joining the hypercar category in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) series with a new model based on the supercar maker’s one-off SC18 project car.

Hybrid

Sweden’s NEVS Buys Protean Electric

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB has acquired Protean Electric Inc., a Troy, Mich.-based company that produces in-wheel electric drive motors.

Hybrid

Koenigsegg Readies Cheaper Supercar with Hybrid Power

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB says it will unveil a “budget priced” $1 million hybrid-electric supercar next year.

Hybrid

Rimac Lands $90 Million from Hyundai/Kia

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors Corp. affiliate are investing a combined €80 million ($90 million) in Croatian electric vehicle specialist Rimac Automobili.

Propulsion

Modified Ford GT Breaks 300-mph Barrier

M2K Motorsports LLC, a Fulshear, Tex.-based tuner company, hit 300.4 mph in a modified 2006 Ford GT supercar to set a new record for a street legal car.

Hybrid

Swedish Carmakers Form JV

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB is acquiring a 20% stake in Koenigsegg AB for €150 million ($171 million) and is forming a joint venture with the supercar company.

Design

Former GM Exec to Lead Hennessey’s Quest for Speed Record

Houston-based tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering has tapped former General Motors Co. engineering executive John Heinricy to take over the development of the company’s ultra-fast Venom F5 hypercar.

Design

Hennessey Targets Speed Record

Houston-based tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering says its next-generation Venom F5 supercar should easily top 300 mph, which would make it the fastest street legal car in the world. 

Propulsion

Next-Gen Koenigsegg Supercar to Get 1,400-hp Engine?

The successor to Koenigsegg SA’s record-setting Agera supercar will be called the Ragnarok and be powered by a 1,440-hp engine, according to media reports.

Propulsion

Updated SSC Supercar Targets Speed Record

West Richland, Wash.-based SSC North America says the top speed of its revised Tuatara hypercar will “easily surpass” the current world record for a production car of 278 mph, which was set last year by a Koenigsegg Agera RS.

Business

Porsche Buys 10% Stake in Rimac

Porsche AG has purchased a 10% stake in Croatia’s Rimac Automobil, which specializes in high-performance electric hypercars and related technologies.

Michelin Targets 300-mph Tire

Michelin & Cie is developing an ultra-high-speed performance tire aimed at helping future supercars break the 300-mph threshold.

Batteries

Rimac Targets Huge Hike in Battery Production

Croatia’s Rimac Automobil plans to multiply its annual output of battery packs for high-powered electric supercars from about 100 units to as many as 10,000, Autocar reports.

Propulsion

Devilish 5,000-hp Supercar on Tap for Dubai Auto Show

Four years after announcing the project, Defining Extreme Vehicles Car Industry LLC (Devel) plans to publicly unveil its 5,000-hp supercar at next week’s Dubai auto show.

Koenigsegg Sets Speed Record

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB’s Agera RS supercar achieved an average top speed of 277.9 mph on a closed highway in Nevada to shatter the previous record of 267.8 mph set in 2010 by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

Propulsion

Koenigsegg Supercar Beats Bugatti Speed/Braking Record

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB says it Agera RS supercar set a new record to go from zero-to-400 kph (249 mph) and zero with a time of 36.4 seconds.

Hybrid

Qoros Plans “Super EV” in 2019

China’s Qoros Automotive Co. aims to introduce a production version of its K-EV concept car in 2019.