When Money And Madness Meet!

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What’s the limit to satisfying your desires? How far will you go to fulfil your dreams? It’s popular knowledge that Arnold Schwarzenegger was the first civilian to own a Humvee (Hummer H1). While on set of a movie, he saw a military convoy of Humvees. His persistence and determination to own one, made AM General start selling civilian versions in 1992. That’s how far a man can go to get what he wants.
In a few days, we’d be looking at 5 Insane, Expensive and Unusual SUVs.

Pic cred: conceptvehicles.blogspot.com

The Mystery Car With 5,000 bhp!!!

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This UAE born machine is no car at all. So much has been said since it’s introduction to the automobile world. Will 5,000 bhp ever be a reality in a production car? If yes, when will the makers finally deliver this Beast? We wait… It should arrive this year. After much consideration, it was removed from our just concluded #10mostwanted series. How do you match up 5k bhp with cars that barely have above 1.5k bhp? Gross misconduct!
It’s 12.3L V16 Quad Turbo engine, and 4,000 N.m of torque
shoots this amazing Beast from 1 to 100 kmph in 1.8 seconds! With a top speed of 560 kmph!
The makers have promised between 7 to 10 units, at about $1.5m each. When it finally hits the road, it would be the most powerful production car in the world!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Devel… The Devel Sixteen!!!

Number 1!

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Our Numero Uno is the American made Trion Nemesis RR; set to be released this year. This a whooping 9L, Twin Turbo V8 engine; with a top speed of 435 kmph. With 2000 horses, an acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph in 2.8 seconds isn’t fast enough. The makers have assured us that no 2 cars would be the same- unless you order for an identical pair. 50 units of the Nemesis RR are expected and 9 black ops edition. The black ops edition would come with the predator mode and lots of cool tweaks. Pricing is around $1m for the Nemesis RR and $2.5m for the Nemesis RR Black Ops. You can start calling your bankers and placing those orders.
Once again, let’s give it up for America. I’d love a race between the Number One and Number Three on this list (The Nemesis RR and Venom GT). Both have the same top speed. The Venom GT has a faster acceleration, but the Nemesis RR has more horse power.

Which car do you think would make it to the finish line second and first???

(Pic Cred: asphalt.wikia.com)

Number 2!

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Sallam Aleikum, my dear readers. Greetings from the Middle-East. Our “spot” car for today is no stranger… Though many of us don’t know it’s name. Seen Furious 7? Yeah, that flying car! The Lykan Hypersport is the brain child of W-Motors. Founded in Lebanon and later moved to U.A.E. Production only lasted for 2 years (2012 – 2014), with only 7 units built. Legend has it that 6 bulletproof units (with different specifications from the production editions) were built specially for Furious 7.
This is the first indigenous car from the Middle-East. Imagine going for a boxing match as a challenger, and winning the belt. The Lykan is such a belt winner. At $3.4m per unit, you’re bound to cause no small pandemonium anywhere you go. It has a torque of 960 N.m, 780 horses, a top speed of 390 kmph and a superb acceleration of 0 – 100 kmph in 2.8 seconds (by the way, it’s a 3.7L, Twin-Turbo Flat 6). You can hardly find a 6 cylinder engine with such an acceleration. Great performance. Great looks.

Number 3!

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The Hennessey Venom sounds like some poisonous drink. It’s not a drink. Our feature for today is America’s own Hennessey Venom GT. Production started in 2011 and it has had a number of upgrades. It houses a 7L, V8 Twin-Turbo engine. With a top speed of 435 kmph, a torque of 1,566 N.m, 1,451 horses and an acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph in 2.4 seconds; this is the fastest production car today. This year, it broke the record set by the Bugatti Veyron Supersport, to become the fastest convertible in the world.
In 2013, it was the unofficial fastest production car in the world. It also broke the record set by the Koenigsegg Agera, as the fastest accelerating car in the world *drum roll*
With a price tag of $1.3m and 16 units till date; you can still place your orders to get a feel of this record breaking race machine.

Number 4!

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According to this Slovenian automaker, the Shayton Equilibrium is the offspring of the storm and the falcon (see the official site for more explanation). Apart from it’s hybrid, V12 engine; 400 kmph top speed, acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph in 3.1 seconds (by the way, that’s slow for a car with a V12 engine and 1,084 bhp) and a torque of 930 N.m, we know little about this mysterious creature. It’s still one of the fastest hybrid supercars we know of. A total of 69 units are expected to be built, when production starts.
And 20 units are to be released each year. Since it was first introduced to the public in 2011, auto fans have been anticipating this unique vehicle. Hopefully, production should commence this year. If this dream becomes reality, $1.4m isn’t too pricey.

Number 5!

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Koenigsegg is not a strange name. The Swedish automaker has wowed us again with another production vehicle… The Regera. It’s a plug-in hybrid that comes with 3 electric motors and a 5L, Twin-turbo V8 internal combustion engine. 40 units of this machine have been produced. And 40 more are expected soon. With 1,500 horses and a torque of 900 N.m, The Regera accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 2.8 seconds. And has a top speed of 410 kmph. It boast of a number of firsts… It’s the first fully robotized car. It’s also the first vehicle with the most power dense battery pack. It’s also the first car with the newly developed Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) gear system, that works without a gear box. You read me right. It drives on a single transmission, with a ratio of 2.85:1. With a price tag of $1.9m, The Regera  is a must have.