As per Lamborghini tradition, this car is named after a fighting bull from Spain. It is the replacement for the Murciélago and I think it looks rather conservative, in the sense that it looks a lot like the Murciélago, not taking great risks or chances. That doesn't mean it looks bad at all, it's fantastic to look at and I bet it will sound like the Thunder God himself being angry.
After the unexpected appearance of Pagani in the Supercar club with their funky, mad, crazy Zonda, the Argentine-Italian carmaker now brings the Huayra (hard to pronounce, right?). The name itself comes from native Argentine mythology, after a God of Wind. The car itself looks like a more grown up, serious version of the original Zonda, which I am not sure if it's a good or bad thing, since it was the craziness that made the Zonda stand out.
The prancing horse Scuderia brings a four seater, four wheel drive (hence the name) to the market, trying to make a "Supercar that you can live with every day". As a Ferrari fan, I am not sure if this was really necessary. It's certain that it will sell in big numbers and bring always needed income to the company, but I just don't like the concept, or the looks. The headlights look all wrong and that big grin at the front is not making me happy.
Aston Martin Cygnet
Yes, I don't know what they were thinking either. It's a Toyota IQ dressed in Aston Martin drag. It's horrible and it should be killed with fire.
Aston Martin Virage
Aston decided to revive the Virage brand and make a new car. But to me it just looks like another tweak and twist in the old DB9 shape that generally makes all of the Aston Martin lineup nowadays. I can't blame them, the DB9 looked fantastic and it's hard to improve on such perfection. I had the luck of seeing one of these things in person and it's absolutely orgasmic. Unfortunately their performance doesn't match their looks as they're always overshadowed by quicker German and Italian competitors.
This is being hailed as the first hybrid supercar. Latest numbers say it will cost about a million dollars, which is a shit-ton of money for something that looks like the Carrera GT, which costs half as much, albeit with a couple of electric motors hooked up to the massive 500 horsepower V8 engine. It's like a slap in the face to the green-minded and that on itself makes it worth it.
BMW M Coupé
Based on the love-or-hate BMW 1-series, this will be, as all of the M badged cars, an incredible performance machine. It will cost but a fraction of what other cars presented here will, but unlike them, I'm sure it will perform above expectations. It's not that exotic looking, but that will only heighten the surprise factor if one of them pulls at the red light next to a Porsche and then leaves it in the dust.
From our friends in Sweden we get the Agera. It's a cheap car that costs 2.1 Million dollars. I think I'll get two of them just in case. Anyway, it is the replacement model for the CCX and you can see the evolution in it's design. It looks sleek and aggressive, and if it goes faster than it's predecessors, I think it could achieve time travel.
This recent company will have the honor of making the first Supercars from Russia! They look completely bonkers. In the picture, the B1 is in the background, but the one that steals the show with it's craziness is the B2. Looks like something Batman would take for a spin. Their price is about 100,000 euros (around 140k U$D) so it will be competing against pretty tough opposition from Germany, Italy and the UK. I am skeptical about it's success but I think it's already a victory that they're trying.
Mach 7 Falcon
Not to leave America out of this, I present to you the Falcon. A promising light from a company that used to tune Vipers, it's a mid engined exotic coming from the US of A. It will boast 640 horsepower, which is a lot, and a design that makes it look like it is fueled by eating Priuses for breakfast with that big mouth at the front. I quite like it, but I hold my reservations about the handling till it's ready for a proper test at the hands of the pros.
Any fellow car nuts out there? Which cars are you looking forward to?