The Lamborghini Forsennato concept brings the company back to its supercar roots

After a string of incredibly drool-worthy supercars with Lamborghini’s signature wild-bull attitude, the company forayed into something more consumer-friendly and road legal with the Urus, an SUV design that was a departure from the Italian company’s supercar-heavy catalog. While it made great business sense, it left a lot of Lambo-aficionados wanting for more.

Designed as a tribute to Lamborghini’s incredible brand DNA and some spectacular looking automobiles, as well as a reminder of all the good work the company has done developing their supercar aesthetic, this is the Forsennato, a conceptual car created by Dmitry Lazarev, that combines the best parts of Lamborghini’s designs from the past couple of years.

At first glance, you see headlights that are a hat tip to the unconventional line-based headlights of the Terzo Millennio, while the entire front profile definitely reminds one of the Aventador with a little extra edginess. The taillights follow the design direction set by the Veneno, and carried forward with the Terzo Millennio. The car’s pentagonal wheel pattern is fairly signature Lamborghini too, while the dual-colored body isn’t something the Italian company has tinkered with much, but undoubtedly looks spectacular on this beast of an automobile! And what does Forsennato mean, you ask? A simple Google Translate search yielded the word ‘Madman’, which I’d have to say is a pretty strange-yet-suited name for this absolute hell-raiser!

Designer: Dmitry Lazarev

The 2019 Acura NSX is a supercar built for everyday auto nerds

By law, I have to mention the 1990 Acura NSX before telling you about the 2019 NSX. It was a big deal -- supercars were supposed to be from Europe, not Japan. The NSX changed that with an outstanding vehicle that caught everyone's attention. Peop...

Lamborghini’s latest Huracán is a supercar with a supercomputer

Over the past few decades, technology has made vehicles safer and easier to drive. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, torque vectoring and other bits of tech keep cars on the road instead of flying into a ditch when things get hairy. It's why newer...

The Akula’s design looks heavily shark-inspired, and for a good reason

If you’re going to call your car Akula, or literally Russian for shark, you better follow up on that promise. Designed by British supercar company Ginetta, the Akula pretty much stood out from all the other cars at the Geneva Motor Show. After all, with something that looks so over-the-top, your eyes are bound to gravitate to it. In fact, when asked why the Akula was designed the way it was, chairman Lawrence Tomlinson commented: “The concept behind the Akula was to build something truly individual, something that other brands cannot do due to corporate constraints. Designed to cut through the air like a shark through water, the car unquestionably means business.”

The Akula is literally an experiment in audacity. From its ravenously wild carbon-fiber build, to its V8 engine with 600bhp and a top speed of 200mph, to even the engine’s sound (I literally had goosebumps!), the Akula is a car that looks at the supercar blueprint and immediately tries to one-up it. Realizing it can be more, be better, and frankly a little scary too, the Akula is like a concept automobile designer’s wet-dream. Bold, brutish, and badass!

The Akula was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, and maker Ginetta announced that it would be limited to a run of 20 models (60% of which were sold even before the car was announced!)

Designer: Ginetta

The Elextra is Switzerland’s answer to Tesla

elextra_1

4 seats. 4 doors. 4 wheel drive. That’s the first sentence that greets you when you visit Elextra’s website. The car models itself on a sporty yet spacious supercar that’s capable of seating 4 people… an unusual categorization, but remarkable nevertheless. Touted as Switzerland’s contribution to the electric automobile industry, and a rival to Tesla, the Elextra is a fully-electric sedan that combines a carbon fiber body with brutish Italian styling and a powertrain capable of going from 0-62 mph in 2.3 seconds. The two people sitting in the rear would definitely need to wear seatbelts.

Designed in Switzerland, but built in Germany, the Elextra combines German precision with an edgy design from the Swiss team that’s reminiscent of a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. The supercar features a dual-colored carbon fiber body, with a gray base and a lightning blue top. The eye especially travels to the arrow-shaped detail on the top of the car that gives it an iconic and symbolic characteristic of future-forwardness and speed. The arrow’s tails even come out of the body of the car, almost becoming like fins or spoilers.

The Elextra is powered by twin electric motors that output a controller-limited 680 horsepower, while the car’s top speed is set at 250 km/h. The car’s designers claim that at a speed of 62 mph, the car has a total range of 373 miles (600 km). While there’s no pricing announced, the car makers say that the Elextra will only see a limited run of 100 models. I surmise this is because the market for a four-door family-sized supercar with a top speed of 250km/h is incredibly niche!

Designer: Elextra

elextra_2

elextra_3

elextra_4

elextra_5

elextra_6

elextra_7

elextra_8

Watch Bugatti test the first 3D-printed brake caliper

Back at the start of 2018, Bugatti revealed that it was working on the first 3D-printed brake caliper. Now that the year is winding to a close, it's finally ready to show the caliper in action. Bugatti has posted a video (below) of a test that simula...