Every year, duPont REGISTRY publishes the Exotic Car Buyer's Guide, a look into the upcoming year's best exotic and luxury cars. Well, duPont REGISTRY is back at it again with the 2018 Edition. The cars you'll find within the pages of the 2018 ECBG range from the new and extreme McLaren 720s, to the next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom.
First off, I’ll get right to the engine. It’s powered by a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. With this much power, along with a dry weight of just 2,828 lbs, the 720S has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.251 horsepower per 1 lbs. With this power and light weight, the 720S will rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and 0-124 mph in 7.8 seconds. Top speed is also stated to be 212 mph.
It’s here. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS has finally been revealed after all of this time and does not disappoint. In fact, the new 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 that Porsche has ever created. The source of this power is the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine founds in the 911 Turbo S. However, Porsche has turned up the power exponentially. When compared to the 2011 911 GT2 RS, the 2018 model has 80 more horsepower and 37 more lb-ft of torque. The result is an astonishing 700 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque (911 Turbo S comes with 580 hp and .553 lb-ft).
Aston Martin have completed the lineup of Vanquish Zagato models. Inspired by the unprecedented response to the Coupe and Volante (convertible) versions, we were shocked to see a Speedster testing at the ‘Ring last month. Aston Martin is known for going beyond their customer’s expectations, so last night the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake was unveiled. A quartet of brilliant design, each car is based upon the Vanquish S. The big V12 is naturally aspirated and offers 600 horsepower to a rear-mounted automatic transmission. Each model has adaptive suspension, with shocks and springs optimized for each variant.
The new Phantom VIII will have an all-aluminum spaceframe architecture, as Rolls-Royce will no longer build future models with a monocoque construction. This new architecture allows the luxury car to be 30 percent more rigid than the Phantom VII’s equivalent. With this new light construction, a new double-wishbone front axle, five-link rear axle and Magic Carpet ride, the new Phantom will provide one of the most luxurious drives, ever.
If the name “Superfast” sounds familiar to you, that’s probably because of the 500 Superfast, which was produced from 1964-66. These models were supposed to don the name “Superamerica,” a name we’re quite familiar with but was changed to Superfast before all was said and done. Underneath the hood of the 812 Superfast is a massive 6.5-liter V12 engine that’s capable of 789 hp and 529 lb-ft of torque. With these specs, this new Italian becomes the most powerful car featuring a V12 that Ferrari has ever created.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagatos
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Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII
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Ferrari 812 Superfast
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