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Video: Horacio Pagani Interview

Posted on 12.28.2013 18:00 by Simona

Have you ever wonder how passion for cars is born? How things evolve from just a passion to an everyday job where you get to build the most powerful supercars in the world?

Of course not many people in the world get the chance to do this, but Horacio Pagani was one of the luckiest men in the world as he was able to transform a passion into a profession. How? Well, check out this video and you will see how the son of a baker end up building cars that can easily rival with supercars from Lamborghini and Ferrari.

The video will also explain how he ended up designing cars like the latest Zonda and Huayra, so, even if the video is 30 minutes long, trust us it worth watching every second. So, sit back, relax and enjoy! You will learn lots of cool things from Pagani!

Video: Horacio Pagani Interview originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 28 December 2013 18:00 EST.

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BMW M8

Posted on 02.5.2013 12:00 by
Simona

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Rumors about a possible new BMW supercar have been circulating for quite some time now, but now those rumors are getting more intense. Add in the fact that a new model is all but confirmed for a 2016 debut — the perfect time to mark BMW’s centenary.

Until now, everyone believed the new model would be called the M1, mostly because of the M1 Hommage concept car unveiled at the 2008 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. However, new details suggest that BMW’s new supercar will be in fact called M8 – a name adopted because it will share the carbon-fiber and aluminum chassis with the upcoming BMW i8. Of course this doesn’t mean the next M8 will also be a hybrid supercar, but because of this lightweight construction it will deliver impressive performance numbers.

To get an idea on what to expect, you should think of a gasoline-powered i8 alternative specially developed for those to care more about performance figures than the environment.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2016 BMW M8.

Image Note: The above image is not of the rumored M8

BMW M8 originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 5 February 2013 12:00 EST.

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Caterham Boss Confirms The Company's Ambitions to Become More Mainstream

Posted on 11.5.2012 15:00 by
Simona

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Renault and Caterham have joined forces to develop the new Alpine sports car. As a result of this agreement, Renault will get its coupe and Caterham will get its roadster sports car. Caterham boss Tony Fernandes is now offering new details on the company’s future plans, including a possible range-topping supercar.

In a conversation with AutoCar, Fernandes said: “The ultimate ambition is to do what Porsche has done, and grow beyond being a sports car manufacturer into a mainstream car brand – SUVs, city cars, whatever the market wants. There is a long way to go, but we can see a day when we’d like to have a true halo car.”

Such a decision should not be a big surprise, considering Caterham’s experience in Formula 1 and its in-house composites business.

Currently the most impressive model offered by Caterham is the SP/300.R. It is powered by a supercharged 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine that delivers 301 horsepower. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 180 mph. But this is a track-only car and not many people have the chance to enjoy it. A new supercar will change Caterham’s image, but until that finally happens, Caterham will focus on developing the new Alpine supercar.