Special Editions: Ferrari, Bugatti & Lamborghini
It seems like this is the year of the super sportscar: they're making headlines every other day. But we're not complaining. Recently a Ferrari Testa Rossa prototype built in 1957 sold for the highest price ever, Bugatti launched the limited edition Veyron Super Sport 'Sang Noir' and the only brown Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce has been launched. So what's the big deal about these cars?
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Ferrari Testa Rossa Sells for £10 Million
This super car, one of 22 prototypes of the Ferrari Testa Rossa built in 1957, was the first model to be used by the Ferrari racing team. The Ferrari Testa Rossa gained popularity as the one of history's greatest ever racing cars through an incredible winning record in the late 1950s.
This model's history includes a crash with a Jaguar during the 1958 Le Mans competition where it was severely damaged; and later was even wrecked by a garage fire. Yet the 1957 Testa Rossa, which has been restored to its former glory, sold for a final figure of £10 million at the Gooding & Co sale in Monterey, California.
The Ferrari Testa Rossa beat the previous record for the biggest ever public sale, by over £2 million.
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Most Expensive Bugatti: The 16.4 Veyron Sang Noir
The new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Sang Noir, priced at $3.4 Million, is without doubt on the world's most expensive cars list. With a 7-Gear DSG, the Sang Noir develops about 1,200 bhp - 200bhp which is more than a standard Veyron. It is also capable of 0-62mph (0-100 Km/h) in 2.5 seconds and has a limited top speed of 258 mph (415 km/h).
Spelling luxury all the way, you get this mean machine with transparent rear lights, door sill plates in black matt painted with 'sang noir' in tangerine; tangerine stitching on black leather or black stitching on tangerine leather; black anodised EB logo on the steering wheel, tangerine steering wheel ring, comfort seats (and additional sports seats as spares), diamond cut supersport alloys also finished in black, and a reversing camera too.
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Special Edition Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV
The new matte brown Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce, a one of a kind car (at least for this model), may just entice you to forget about your other drives. In addition to the matte brown wrap that was created for the car, the wheels were changed to a gold finish, with a matching SV logo on the doors
Powered by the Lamborghini V12 engine, apparently the car started out with a pearl white paint job, because Cats Exotics, the dealership specialising in high-end sports cars which owns this Lamborghini, wanted it to match a Lamborghini predecessor, the Diablo 6.0 SE. Yet eventually, the Murciélago LP670-4 SV was finished in brown. Also the new brown machine produces 670 ps (493 kW; 661 hp) at 8000 rpm and 660 Nm (490 lbft) of torque at 6500 rpm, thanks to the revised valve timing and upgraded intake system.