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The most expensive supercars in the auto industry (Part 2)

6. Bugatti Chiron Sport – 3.4 million USD

Launched at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti Chiron Sport is almost identical to its regular version. The most noticeable difference comes from the parameters, the Chiron Sport is 18kg lighter than the original.

5. Lamborghini Veneno – 4.5 million USD

Within a year, Lamborghini only produced exactly 14 Veneno, including coupe and convertible. Each one costs $ 4.5 million and can quickly find its owner even without completing the assembly process. Lamborghini equipped on its most expensive supercar ever produced Aventador 6.5L V12 engine but for a capacity of up to 740 horsepower.

Within a year, Lamborghini only produced exactly 14 Veneno, including coupe and convertible

4. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – 4.8 million USD

Koenigsegg’s supercar is always priced in million USD, but CCXR Trevita is even more than that when it has a price of up to 4.8 million USD. CCXR Trevita is equipped with a complete carbon coating, covered with diamond paint unique to the village in the world. The Swedish automaker only produced 3 CCXR Trevita units before the death of the CCX line to replace it with Agera.

3. Mercedes – Maybach Exelero –  8 million USD

Producing only one for testing and promoting Goodyear’s new tires, Exelo is valued at up to $ 8 million. Vehicles equipped with a dual-turbocharged V12 engine with a capacity of 690 horsepower – among the strongest at the time of its launch (2004).

2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – 12.8 million USD

The figure on the official selling price of Rolls-Royce Sweptail has never been officially announced. However, the fact that a big company like Rolls-Royce accepts to spend 4 years to produce a unique car for the Dubai giant shows that the huge price of 12.8 million USD is not unreasonable.

1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – 18.7 million USD

Choose the Geneva Motor Show – one of the leading auto shows in the world as the place to launch the most expensive car ever produced in the history of the automotive industry. The price of $ 18.7 million after all taxes is unbelievable for a car.

Conclusions

Above are the most expensive supercars in the world.

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The most expensive supercars in the auto industry (Part 1)

Bugatti La Voiture Noire supercar has just been introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 holding the most expensive car in history.

10. Pagani Huayra BC – 2 million USD

Gathering the highest quality manufacturing materials in the automotive industry, the supercar is considered to have the best engine sound on the planet for $ 2.8 million when shipped. Vehicles equipped with a 6.0L V12 engine provided by AMG produce a maximum capacity of 789 horsepower and maximum torque of 1000Nm.

9. Ferrari Sergio Pininfarina – 3 million USD

Built based on the 458 models, Sergio Pininfarina shares the same power configuration with Ferrari’s cheapest sports car. The car is equipped with a 4.5L twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a maximum capacity of 562 horsepower. Only 6 were produced and their owners were carefully selected by Ferrari.

8. Aston Martin Valkyrie supercar – 3.2 million USD

Supercar using the most powerful hybrid engine because Aston Martin has not been officially introduced, all 150 cars that the British automaker plans to produce are owned. Valkyrie is a special supercar, the car uses the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine block ever, combined with an electric motor for a total capacity of 1,160 horsepower tuned by one of the leading racing teams – Cosworth.

Not only that, but this is also a supercar that cuts weight negatively, every detail on the entire body is as minimal as possible that today’s technology limits can make. Aston Martin logo mounted at the top of the car is only 1/2 hair thick, as light as 1/8 of the regular logo.

7. W Motors Lykan Hypersport – 3.4 million USD

The car is equipped with a titanium headlight containing 420 diamonds

In 2013, a young car company based in Dubai – W Motors stunned the world when it launched the Lykan Hypersport supercar and valued at 3.4 million USD. The value of the car is too great because if you only see with your eyes and see the engine parameters.

A special feature of Lykan Hypersport comes from the fact that it is equipped with a titanium headlight containing 420 diamonds and a 3-dimensional screen in the interior compartment.

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Top 5 most notable highlights of F1 season 2020

Despite the impact of COVID-19, F1 season 2020 has ended spectacularly, there is no shortage of things to remember.

Lewis Hamilton continued to shatter Michael Schumacher’s records, but also began to feel the pressure from Max Verstappen and George Russell. These are just a few notable points of F1 2020.

1. The best racer of the year

No one is second to Lewis Hamilton after he repeatedly crashed F1 records. Even Michael Schumacher’s Grand Prix victories are outdone: Hamilton now has 95, compared to German legend 91. Hamilton even caught up with Michael Schumacher’s record seven times in the league. At the age of 35, Hamilton – going to be called Sir Lewis – still seems energetic and aspirational to conquer new records.

2. Max Verstappen and George Russell deserved to be the best racers

Immediately after Hamilton, Max Verstappen and George Russell deserved to be seen as the best racers, slightly better than Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Verstappen’s speed has long made an impression, and Russell was noticed from the moment he got into Hamilton’s car on the Bahrain track.

Although only a few days with the Silver Arrow, Russell has shown great speed and judgment. At the same time, he proved very self-controlled. From the time he accepted the invitation from Williams to move to Mercedes until the moment he left, he had all the right statements, not arrogant nor self-deprecating.

3. The impressive photo

George Russell is rich in potential

Regrettably, it’s not a pretty picture: Romain Grosjean’s Haas car on a Bahrain race track rushes 225 km/h into a row of metal barriers and ignites like a fireball. It was not until 25 seconds later that Romain Grosjean got out of the car and the fire was in an unbelievably healed condition, with only his hands burned.

4. Chase Carey maintains the F1 Championship

Becoming the successor of Bernie Ecclestone, Chase Carey was able to maintain the F1 Championship despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizing 17 races over 24 weeks is a real feat for Chase Carey. From early 2021, let’s wait and see if new F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali can perform better or not.

5. The Nightmare COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic caused at every race, the organizer must test at least 35 times. The irony is that the organizers usually only test the riders, not the reporters. Because of COVID-19, some F1 racing tournaments were canceled.

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Lewis Hamilton won the F1 championship for the 7th time, equalizing Schumacher

During a rainy and unpredictable weekend at the Istanbul Park racetrack, there was something else indispensable – the 7th Championship for Lewis Hamilton, putting him on par with Michael Schumacher’s phone.

The 7th time Lewis Hamilton won the F1 championship

Lewis Hamilton won the Turkish Grand Prix, thereby winning the F1 racing championship this year and balancing the legendary Michael Schmacher’s seven-time F1 championship record.

The unpredictable things in Turkish GP (Turkish GP) took place right from the previous qualifying round a day. The fact that Lance Stroll took the first place (pole) seemed to usher in an uncertain race, while Hamilton was only sixth, and teammate Valtteri Bottas was also the last hope to stop him. crowned king, still standing at number 9.

Hamilton’s hard and easy victory

After all, little hope to prolong the F1 championship race had vanished with Bottas’s first corner slide. The Finnish driver officially slipped out of the Top 10, and since then everyone understands that the Turkish GP seems to be Hamilton’s celebration, regardless of the racer’s overall ranking.

Lewis Hamilton won the F1 championship for the 7th time

Of course, the 35-year-old did not want his celebration to be overshadowed by Stroll’s sudden victory as many had envisioned. After the frustrating laps of not being able to surpass Sebastian Vettel, Hamilton gradually overcame his opponents and returned to his familiar leadership position for most of the race this season.

The rains did not make the British racer difficult. Of course, it is necessary to thank the god of luck for the mistakes of other racers like Alexander Albon, and his own courage to point to the pit once, ignoring the second pit chants from the team round 56. Hamilton made his own 93rd career victory in the Turkish GP, a sweet end to the day marking his 7th individual championship.

Hamilton’s sheer victory overshadowed other notable highlights on a crazy afternoon at the Istanbul Park racetrack. Sergio Perez is unexpectedly behind Hamilton, while Sebastian Vettel has gone through his best run since the start of the season when he was on the podium for the first time in the season.

The German driver is looking to enjoy the final races in a Ferrari shirt, before officially moving to a new stop in the 2021 season. Bottas, Hamilton’s teammate, not only gives up the opportunity to stop his teammates soon. The team was crowned 3 rounds early, but could not collect any points.

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The 10 most expensive supercars in the world nowadays (Part 1)

Produced with a limited number of engines for dinosaur performance, the following 10 supercars are so high that even billionaires with money cannot afford it.

1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – 18 million

Topping the list is a supercar with a record price of nearly 19 million USD – Bugatti La Voiture Noire has just been released by the French supercar company in early 2019.

This unique supercar is not a completely new product, but developed based on the Chiron, with additional unique and strange exterior details. In it, the name La Voiture Noire means “Black Car” in French. The car reminds us of the Type 57 SC Atlantic? that Bugatti launched exactly 10 years ago.

The bodywork is handcrafted in carbon fiber material, with a flow-like design that is both strong and soft. The front bumper and bodywork merge into one, while the window design is inspired by the helmet glass, with the windshield connecting to the window.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Supercar power comes from an 8.0L W16 engine with 4 Bugatti’s turbochargers, with a capacity of 1,479 horsepower and 1,600 Nm (1,180 lb-ft) of torque. This engine is identical to the one used in the Chiron and Divo vehicles. According to some rumors, this car was made at the request of former Volkswagen Group chairman – Mr. Ferdinand Piech.

2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – $ 13 million

Number 2 on the list is Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a supercar produced in 2017 with only 1 version globally for the famous billionaire.

Sweptail’s design was inspired by the Rolls-Royce of the 1920-1930s. The car is personalized at the request of a billionaire customer who is passionate about collecting unique items, including superyachts and private planes. It took four years to perfect this unique Rolls-Royce Sweptail.

Rolls-Royce Sweptail is equipped with a V12 engine with a capacity of 6.6 liters, producing a maximum capacity of 453 horsepower, maximum torque of 720 Nm. The car can reach a top speed of 241 km / h.

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Regional differences make different characteristics in the car industry (Part 3)

Also, speed is reminiscent of European cars. The list of the 10 fastest cars on the planet is mostly European cars, and the rest are sporadic American models. The Bugatti Chiron is leading the world in commercial vehicle speed records (excluding the Hennessy Venom GT because it is a modified model).

The driving feeling is harder to distinguish between European and American cars because it depends on the personality of the market. European cars have a compact, sporty feel with a bit of safety. And American cars are “crazy”, lack control, and tend to accelerate in a straight line.

Speed is reminiscent of European cars

An expert at TheZebra commented: “German brands are known for their high-performance cars, making them fast and stable, able to pass every corner at high speed without any trouble. Their cars are better than American cars in terms of handling and driving pleasure.

American muscle car, large engine capacity

It is not difficult to define the strengths of American cars. The image of the large SUV or pickup is characteristic. Maybe the Japanese are making comparable cars to compete, but surpassing the muscular, massive style of American cars is not possible. American car design gives a feeling of birth for men.

Big engines are also a feature. Of the 10 cars with the largest engine capacity in the world today, 6 are American cars. Number one is the Dodge Viper with a capacity of up to 8.7 liters, the No. 2 position of the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 equipped with a 7-liter engine. As mentioned above, American drivers have a very distinctive feeling of inconvenience.

In a 2015 MotorTrend test, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 won the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S and the 2015 Nissan GT-R for the Streets of Willow track completion speed.

And most importantly, the Camaro Z/28 is not the most powerful car, only uses rear-wheel drive, while the two opponents drive two wheels. The selling price of the American car is 75,000 USD, lower than the 117,000 USD of the Nissan GT-R and 185,000 USD of the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 vs. the 2014 911 Turbo S and 2015 GT-R 

European cars are strong, but not cheap. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a capacity of 707 horsepower, price less than 60,000 USD in the US. That means more than the horsepower of many cult European cars like Lamborghini Aventador, Bentley Continental SuperSports, but the price is much lower.

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European cars are expensive but worth the money

Europeans love to say that you get what you pay for. That is why European cars are always expensive. Germany is known as a country with great mechanical engineering. An example of this is the case between two rivals, the Mercedes SLR McLaren and the Dodge Viper, both produced under Daimler-Chrysler.

The two high-performance models are similar in size and performance. But Viper made in America and sold for 80,000 USD, while SLR McLaren shipped in Europe and sold for 5 times.

If according to Europeans, you get what you pay for, the SLR quality should be five times that of the Viper. In its history, the Dodge Viper has rarely had to be summoned. In 2016, they called to repair 2 Viper production from January 6-8, 2016. And the Mercedes SLR McLaren is the opposite.

European cars are expensive but worth the money

In mid-2006, the German company had to recall 433 vehicles from the 2005-2006 model in the US due to engine failure that could cause a fire. In early 2008, the “silver arrow” in 2007 was stuck with an incorrectly installed windshield.

Not stopping at Mercedes, many high-performance cars from cult brands in Europe also have a fault that can cause a fire. Can be mentioned, Lamborghini or Ferrari.

However, there is no denying the premium of European cars. They create new levels of luxury, with Rolls-Royce, Bentley, or Maybach (now Mercedes-Maybach). Especially the value increases over the years. Many rare European car models from the last century have been successfully auctioned at sky-high prices.

As the Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $ 38 million through an auction in 2014. The super-rich considers these cars as investments, not ordinary cars.

European traditions are always appreciated

In-car manufacturing, that factor is even more apparent. For Lamborghini, the Aventador has a bit of the look of “predecessor” Murcielago. Murcielago inherited many lines from Diablo, whose style comes from Countach. Also, there are many other examples, such as Ferrari, BMW, Audi, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce…

In terms of technology, the US is a country with many famous companies in this field. Google and Tesla are leading the way in self-driving cars, vehicles requiring a lot of complex technology.

In Europe, many companies are catching up with the trend, for example, Mercedes by cooperating with American technology firms. However, in terms of traditional vehicles, European cars are far ahead of Ford or GM in general technology.

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Regional differences make different characteristics in the car industry (Part 1)

One special feature of the global auto industry is that there are typical regional differences.

Japan is famous for its small, efficient, and fuel-efficient cars. America reminds people of pickup trucks, large SUVs, and sports cars that tend to accelerate in straight lines. As for Europeans, tradition is always appreciated, in addition to high performance and excellent handling.

Japanese cars are small, efficient, and economical

After World War II, Japan entered a period of economic hardship and oil scarcity. Faced with the challenge, the Japanese began to find ways to create small, cheap, fuel-consuming models to serve the domestic market. Most Americans laugh at the idea.

But the situation changed when the oil crisis and economic recession occurred in the 1970s. Toyota, Honda, and Nissan respectively entered the US market and quickly emerged by meeting the right tastes and hitting the right ones. Weaknesses, the cost of fuel, and the high cost of American or European cars.

The ’80s and ’90s were the moments when the Japanese car industry entered a new page. The trio of Toyota, Nissan, and Honda all create their luxury car brand. They make cars for all segments of the market. In some segments, Japanese cars are usually not smaller, not lighter, and not more economical.

Japanese cars are small, efficient, and economical

For example, the diesel-powered BMW 328d has an average consumption of 8.7 liters/100 km, equivalent to the 2014 Scion iQ and Mitsubishi Mirage CVT, according to Topspeed. Series 3 is still one of the best cars in the world. But from day one, the Japanese have built an image of efficiency and savings, so it remains in the minds of customers.

Reliability and resale value are also the strengths of Japanese cars. Talking about European cars will remember safety, but in terms of reliability, Japanese supercars are often at the top. According to a 2010 report of the evaluation site Consumer Reports, Japanese cars account for 7 out of 10 most reliable models of the year.

European car engines typically have a service life of at least 320,000 km. While Asian cars are similar, even at least 480,000 km. But what makes Japanese cars better than European cars is the maintenance issue.

Therefore, with old cars of the same life, Japanese cars always have a higher resale price. A 2002 JD Power & Associates study showed that Japanese vehicles have the highest long-term value.

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Why did Lewis Hamilton announce he could break up with F1?

Lewis Hamilton is looking for a contract with a record salary in F1 history but is now at risk of only enjoying a poor salary, not just at Mercedes.

The British racer has just won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and if he succeeds again in Istanbul next week, he will have his 7th World Champion title, catching the legendary Schumacher record, despite teammate Valtteri Bottas’s performance, also the most dangerous opponent.

The reason why Hamilton suddenly wanted to break up with F1 was probably that he has yet to close a new contract with Mercedes. The 35-year-old driver wants a new 3-year contract, each year receiving a new record salary of F1 of 40 million pounds. This salary is up to 5 million pounds (150 billion) higher than the amount that Hamilton is receiving at Mercedes.

But if Mercedes continues to delay until the new F1 salary regulations take effect, Hamilton will only receive a maximum of £ 22 million per season, more than half of his request.

Lewis Hamilton announced he could break up with F1

Of course, the F1 salary will only apply from 2023. However, the effective date of this regulation is easy to start early, not to mention it also affects Hamilton’s contract due to an extended deadline. from 2021-2023.

Lewis Hamilton’s father burst into tears when his son broke a world record

Another record for Michael Schumacher fell when Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix. No one knows for Lewis to achieve his current achievements, how much sacrifice his father had to make when he was handcuffed to plow 3 “jobs” so that his son could soon satisfy his passion behind in mausoleum.

Now, Lewis Hamiton’s next goal is to catch up and hit Schumacher’s record six times in the league!

On Schumacher’s 14-year journey to break the KLT, Hamilton thought he had failed at a time by dropping to 3rd after the rain in Portugal, but then sprang up to win 8th out of 12 Grand Prix races ​​this year. He is 25.5 seconds more than his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished 3rd.

This feat increased in magnitude in Hamilton’s record collection. Not only does he currently have the most number of Grand Prix wins, but he also holds the record for taking the pole 97 times, a record 161 waking times on the podium, and a record of 45 consecutive points after the race.

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The results of Imola Grand Prix 2020, Ineos took over Mercedes

F1 history has just set another record for Mercedes, after their two riders, Hamilton and Bottas took a turn at the Imola Grand Prix 2020 respectively.

At Imola Grand Prix 2020 over the weekend, Lewis Hamilton finished first and teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second. As a result, Mercedes soon became the F1 champion team this season. This is the 7th consecutive year that Mercedes has dominated F1. That is an achievement that no team has ever done in the history of this sport.

Thanks to this feat, all members of the team are rewarded with a big bonus that each person receives about 10,000 pounds. The 93rd victory at the Grand Prix brought Hamilton closer to the 7th World Championship, a record held by Schumacher.

At Imola Grand Prix 2020 over the weekend, Lewis Hamilton finished first

3rd place belongs to Daniel Ricciardo and this is the second time Australian racers have stood on the podium of glory this season. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was in a crash so it was not in the first three classes.

Ineos and the richest man in England took over Mercedes

Just bought a fleet of Sky bikes last year, Ineos joined Sir Jim Ratcliffe in entering F1 with the acquisition of a majority stake to take control of Mercedes.

After Ferrari fell into the hands of the Americans, Mercedes has superstar Lewis Hamilton’s turn to close a contract to sell 70% of a 70% stake worth 700 million pounds this weekend to chemical giant Ineos and Sir. Jim Ratcliffe.

Last year, when he bought Sky bicycle racing team, Ineos revealed his intention to invest in F1 with a Mercedes sponsorship contract of 100 million pounds at the beginning of this season. Ineos showed great interest in sports, so he also owned the French team Nice and sponsored Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup yachting race.

Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes control of Mercedes

Eddie Jordan – former Mercedes leader and another source close to the racing team have confirmed the transaction regarding this German team. At the same time, it is expected that Toto Wolff will sell a 30% stake in Ineos to transfer to an advisory role.

The new owners said they kept the Mercedes racing team name for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The reason was that under the sponsorship agreement, the Ineos name was present on the side of Mercedes racing cars.