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Top 10 Best Convertible Supercars Ever

Before the Pagani Huayra Roadster appeared at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, Top Gear has voted 10 best convertible supercars in the world.

1.Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster

The Roadster version of the Lamborghini Aventador SV is 50 kg heavier than the Coupe version. Therefore, the car has a total mass of 1,575 kg. Thanks to the reinforced structure, the volume of new cars has increased. The hood is made from carbon material and weighs about 6 kg.

Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster

The car still carries the aerodynamic body kit and windshield after power can be moved. Lamborghini only produces 500 supercar Aventador SV Roadster. The first cars will be delivered to customers early next year, the retail price in the US is $ 530,075.

The engine for the Aventador SV is a 6.5 liter V12, which produces 750 horsepower and 690 Nm of torque. Combined with a seven-speed ISR gearbox with full-time 4-wheel drive.

With such a power, the convertible takes only 2.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of over 350 km/h.

2.Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche is not a firm of supercar, but its catalog still has supercar models, including the Carrera GT.

Although the production line lasted until May 2006, Porsche had consumed 1,270 supercars, with a shipping price of $ 450,000 and $ 604 for US customers.

Porsche Carrera GT

Thanks to modern technologies and improvements in design, the car was featured in Popular Science magazine in 2003 as the best new idea (Best of What’s New) when it first appeared as a concept car (idea). The frame is made up of a combination of carbon fiber panels and honeycomb structures, both surprisingly strong and lightweight. The entire car weighs only 1,380 kg.

Having a 5.7-liter V10 engine with a capacity of 612hp at 8,000rpm, the Carrera GT easily starts and reaches a speed of 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The clock moves to 160 km/h and 200 km/h in less than 7 seconds and less than 10 seconds. Maximum speed is 330 km/h. Only equipped with 6-speed gearboxes and accelerated too fast but Carrera GT is still one of the few super cars that customers like to drive every day.

3.LaFerrari Aperta

The LaFerrari Aperta is a limited edition – only 200 cars in the world – priced at $ 2 million each. The car has just been on display at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. However, these 200 were sold out before the show. The list of buyers was not fully disclosed, but some of them were celebrities, such as Chef Gordon Ramsay.

LaFerrari Aperta

The LaFerrari Aperta features a 6.3-liter V12 petrol engine, capable of 789 horsepower, combined with a 161-horsepower electric motor, with a power output of 950 horsepower.

With this power, the supercar runs as fast as a bullet that can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just under 3 seconds and reach 124 mph (200 km/h) in under 7 seconds.

Ferrari’s new supercar is focused on two main areas: chassis and aerodynamics. The reinforced frame allows to withstand different pressures in a dome structure.

Comes with engine system is 7-speed DCT transmission. In particular, the car’s battery is equipped with high-tech KERS system that allows self-charging during vehicle braking.

4.McLaren 675LT Spider

Launched to meet the needs of special customers, the 675LT Spider is similar to the 675LT Coupe and has a sportier exterior with large front diffuser, new side windshield intake and initiative Longtail air intake slot.

McLaren 675LT Spider

This high-performance convertible also features a 19-20 inch alloy wheels and ultra-light alloy wheels. The special Zero P Trofeo R with hardtop can move, open and close at a speed of 30 km/h.

Meanwhile, cabins also equipped with lightweight materials, the air conditioning system can be removed or leave at unchanged cost.

Under the bonnet, the McLaren 675LT Spider uses a 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine, which comes with new turbochargers, 675hp, 700Nm, up 25 horsepower and 22Nm with the 650S Spider. The car can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 326 km/h.

5.Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Official debut at the Geneva show, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is the brightest ‘star,’ representing Bugatti attend the major car events.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Named as the world’s most powerful convertible, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is powered by a W16 engine block with four large turbochargers for up to 1,200 horsepower and maximum torque of up to 1,500 Nm. Thanks to that, the maximum speed of the car can reach to 410 km/h, though can not reach the milestone 431 km/h compared to the ‘brother’ Super Sport but also far exceeds many models of convertibles present in the market.

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse version is based on the Super Sport inspired, with reinforced carbon fiber chassis, grille and cavities that have been optimized. New roof panels reduce wind noise and vibration inside the car. Vitesse is also equipped with multiple inlets for engine cooling; xenon headlights, dual diffusers and dual exhaust.

6.Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Introduced only a few months after Veneno’s appearance, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is rare among only nine superstars globally. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is the limited edition that will be released in 2013 to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th birthday.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is powered by the same Aventador engine, 6.5L V12, 750 horsepower, driving 4 wheels via ISR gearbox with 5 selectable modes. Thanks to that, the car can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 355km/h.

The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster does not have a roof, but only a flip-flap to ensure safety. The highlight of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is its trunnion and solid frame construction, mostly made of carbon fiber reinforced CFRP and carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Many carbon fiber components also appear in the interior space.

Currently in the US, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is priced at over $ 4 million.

7.Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

There are a total of 35 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTRs ever delivered. In it, there are 2 prototypes, 7 racing cars and 26 units sold in the market as commercial versions. The CLK-GTR commercial version is divided into two models, coupes (20 units) and roadsters (6 units).

Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

This super car has a beautiful design with the pair of 2005 E-class style lights, a grille, logo like a sedan, the car body is a super car with a cool look and very different style.

The rear end of the supercar has three tubes in it, one large mid-tube in the middle and two small side-down pipes, which have classic taillights looking like the older S class cars of 2003. The dorsal roof of the rear bending sport is modern and fashionable at the time of its launch.

Located in the middle of the CLK GTR’s body is a naturally-aspirated V12 engine that has been upgraded from 6.0 to 6.9 liters. Along with the removal of the limited filter, the car can reach a maximum power of 604 horsepower with a maximum torque of 775 Nm. Engine power is transmitted to the rear axle via a six-speed sequential gearbox. According to the Mercedes-AMG, the CLK GTR can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of up to 344 km/h.

8.Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

The Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster’s special features are set in extremely light carbon-titanium frames. As a result, the Italian supercar weighs less than 1,224 kg. The ‘heart’ of the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster is a 7.3 liter V12 engine, producing 678 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. That power allows the Zonda Cinque Roadster to accelerate from 0-96 km/h in 3.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of over 322 km/h.

Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

In addition, the Italian supercar also features Inconel and Titanium exhaust systems, 20-inch alloy wheels, Pirelli PZero tires, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and premium leather interiors.

When delivered, the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster is sold for € 1.3 million ($ 1.65 million).

9.Ariel Atom

The new super-fast Ariel Atom powered by the V8 engine costs € 134,000 – the perfect amount of money for the 8-cylinder hearth made from two Hayabusa motorcycle engines. After proper adjustments, the Atom was rated a rocket mounted on wheels.

Ariel Atom

Ariel has equipped the Atom with an F1 racing-style air vane on its front nose and one on the rear inspired by the GT racing car design. The small but not too weak car is impressed by the ‘stop’ power thanks to the 4-piston Alcon brake grip inside the lightweight Dymag rims made of magnesium. The Atom V8 has a power/weight ratio almost never seen in a street car – more than 1,000 horsepower per ton! With less than 2.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, the Atom V8 evokes a Bugatti Veyron. So 134,000 euros is definitely a bargain. Buyers not only have the opportunity to own a powerful but also relatively rare vehicle. The manufacturer said it produced only 25 Atom.

10.Koenigsegg Regera

This super car owns double supercharger V8, with electric motor, rear wheel drive. Among them, the 800-volt power system is responsible for supplying power to three electric motors, producing 670 horsepower.

Koenigsegg Regera

Regera uses a carbon fiber wheel tone sur tone with a body made of the same material. Koenigsegg’s supercar owns many distinctive colors, contrasting with the brown leather interior. The car uses Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.

Regera uses adjustable sports seats, supports Apple CarPlay (but does not support Android Auto).

No one buys a Koenigsegg supercar just to watch. Its 1500 horsepower engine really delivers the power of a beast. This car can accelerate to 300 km/h in 10 seconds, and take 10 seconds to accelerate to 400 km/h.

Surprisingly, it can do this while the hood is still open.

 

 

 

Gaming

Top 10 Best Racing Games in 2017

Racing game is one of the most favorite game genres of gamers. Currently, racing games are available on many platforms from mobile to PC/Console. Thanks to the variety and popularity that racing games have become increasingly popular. It’s also because of the convenience that the game can be played on all platforms and in addition the graphics and playability is improving remarkably. Let’s discover the top 10 racing games can get you addicted!

1: Dirt Rally – The King of Dirt Races

Since its launch, the famous long-distance racing franchise, DiRT, has not taken long to rise to being the king of dirt roads.Remember, in 2011, DiRT 3 was debuted and strengthened its position, as well as its prestige with rival WRC (World Rally Championship), but the DiRTShowdown of the following year was an unreasonable step that made this line of game drowned in silence for 3 years.

Dirt Rally The King of Dirt Races

DiRT Rally, however, has a completely different style from its early predecessors. It was a thorny and rugged DiRT, just like the name Rally. At that point, the skeptic eyes were replaced by the look of sympathy.

The DiRT Rally is back to classicism, but in the crust of modernity, it all makes for a true, challenging and engaging game that is sure to be the most representative of all genres of long-distance racing.

The simplicity of the DiRT Rally is more unique in the extremely detailed design of the steering feel of each car, the 1960s will not be strong on the engine but lightweight, the 2000s will be capableto better grip on road and stronger on steep slopes, etc.

Dirt Rally
Dirt Rally – The King of Dirt Races

 

Not only that, to add to the realism, Codemaster radically removed the radar system but instead forced the player to locate the races through the instructions of the companion and the arrow signs like classic street racing games. The difficulty multiplies, however, gives the most truth from a driver’s perspective.

Dirt Rally Official Website

2: Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed – The true racers

There are no rushed chasing scenes with the police nor any “storm” night with the gangster, but Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is still very attractive with its own characteristics.

Developed by Slightly Mad Studio and published by Electronic Arts, Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is well worth the expectations of racing fans.

Need for Speed

Indeed, Slightly Mad Studio has been very successful in conveying the heat of the track to gamers. Players seem to be swept at the pace of the game right from the first laps. As a racing game, Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed still brings characteristics of action gamesin each phase of acceleration, turn the corner, pressing the car.

Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed The true racers
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed – The true racers

Obviously, to the Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed, the racing game series has been raised to a new height. Realistic graphics, motion simulations, detailed crash effects, etc… make the players feel like they are really a real racer.

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is an indispensable choice.

3: Project CARS – The battlefield of speed

For those who want to be immersed in true racing, the Career play in Project CARS is the destination for you. Slightly Mad Studios tried to reproduce the processes a rider must experience in real life. You have the choice of scattered races at eight different levels: from the lowest level with the mini-race, and then through the victory to get the chance to advance to higher level races.

Project CARS

Project CARS’s authenticity comes not only from the gameplay, but also through two important elements, visual and sound. Slightly Mad Studios has tried to put in the game all the latest graphics settings to give players a more realistic experience than ever.

4: Trackmania 2: Canyon – Racing cars… climb walls

Trackmania 2: Canyon is not like regular racing games because it does not have a Career system, there are no long list of genuine cars that players can buy through the amount of money. Instead, what the game owns is only onetype of cars and the race is extremely harsh.

The game does not focus on single player games, but rather emphasizes on creating an interactive environment where gamers can comfortably compete, share experiences and chat together.

Trackmania 2: Canyon

The graphics in the game are cared for more meticulously than the previous versions, the environment is designed in detail. The gamers can see rock splash splatters when riding on a bumpy mountain road.

In general, Trackmania 2: Canyon is well suited for speed racing enthusiasts who want to conquer the pinnacles. However, in many people’s opinion, the game is very addictive, so be sure to prepare a proper schedule for yourself before joining the world of Trackmania 2: Canyon.

5: Forza Horizon 3 – Wind Spirit Festival

In Forza Horizon 3, Australia will be the hometown of the Horizon Festival, where you will have the chance to show off your driving skill as well as your cars. As one of the countries which have many landscapes diverse enough to satisfy players, Playground Games promises to re-create Australia’s image in the most lively, beautiful world that we have ever seen in Forza Horizon in particular, and Forza in general. The world in Forza Horizon 3 will be twice the size of the North American map in Forza Horizon 2, and will possess all of the natural beauty of the landscape and environment that makes Australia one of the most prestigioustourist destinations in the world.

Forza Horizon 3
Ferrari LaFerrarionForza Horizon 3

It is no exaggeration to say that Forza Horizon 3 is the most massively popular racing game in the market of the present time. A vast open-world in which you not only play the role of an explorer, but also run your own speedboat festival with a four person collaboration game, Auction House, Storefront… and much more. For car enthusiasts, there really is not anything to stop you from playing Forza Horizon 3.

6: Driver: San Francisco – Breakthrough of racing game series

Driver’s Story: SF begins with the return of the undercover copper, John Tanner, and his predecessor, Jericho. The events in the game revolve around Tanner’s ability to infiltrate innocent people to control them.

Called Shifting, this skill will change the mindset of the player on the concept of racing. Instead of focusing on speed or steering, you can control a truck blocking the road or moving across the city in a flash.

Driver San Francisco

Later on, Tanner’s Shifting skill is stronger and you will surely be surprised at what it can do.Types of tasks in the Driver: SF is also extremely diverse. At one point a player may have tosteer a police car and pursue people but at other points, he can help another Japanese kid to become a super-racer to raise funds for his school.

In spite of a racing game, Driver: San Francisco is most fascinating point does not seem to berooted from it. It can also be considered analternative step of Ubisoft to get Driver out of the famous racing games’shadows in the market.

7: F1 2016 – The most Professional Racing Game on Mobile

F1 2016 is a racing game created based on real life racing with the presence of the latest supercar from many famous brands such as McLaren, Mercedes, Ferrari,… Moreover, the game is also set in the scene from the beautiful city of Monaco to take players into the mode of solo or timed racing in 21 official races of the 2016 season.

F1 2016

F1-2016 -The most Professional Racing Game on Mobile

In addition, F1 2016 is also considered to be the version of the latest and greatest features. Typically, in Career Mode, players can set their own avatar as well as select the number of racers involved. Challenges in this latest version will be 10 seasons instead of 5 seasons as before. By this time, gamers have plenty of time to build up their names as well as try to practice to improve their skills.

8: Need For Speed – Hot Pursuit –A Breakthrough in the Need For Speed series

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is not the same as any previous version of Need for Speed. The game will have no plot, no dialogue and the gameplay is completely free. Races in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit take place in an area called Seacrest County. According to the announcement of the Criterion Games, the area own about 100 miles of open track and more than 40 miles way off.Seacrest County promises to be a very large area and has plenty of places for players to explore.

Need For Speed - Hot Pursuit
Audi: R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

In Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, players can choose to play police or crime. The game will have many modes for players to choose from such as Time Trial or Free Race, but the most interesting point in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is in the Pursuit Mode between the police and crime. In the Pursuit game mode, eight players will join the race and split into two. Criminals’ task is to get at least one car to the finish line while the police duty is to stop all cars controlled by the crime.

Need For Speed - Hot Pursuit

The super cars in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit are designed in detail and very authentic. Damage system of the cars will be cared very thoroughly. The damage level of a car will depend on the speed and angle it encounters with the obstacles. In the event of a collision, the slow rotation phase will appear so that the player can see how much damage it has.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – Official Site

9: AssettoCorsa – Your Racing Simulator

AssettoCorsa is a racing simulation game from independent developer KunosSimulazioni of Italy. The game debuted on PC via Steam on December 19th, 2011 and has received positive reviews from the gaming community.

AssettoCorsa
Ferrari LaFerrariin AssettoCorsa: YourRacing Simulator

With the slogan “Your Racing Simulator”, the AssettoCorsa focuses on providing the most authentic racing experience possible thanks to the diverse racetracks, accuracy in each corner or phases wheel draging, etc.

In addition, the game also owns the copyright of the famous car brands such as Ferrari, Fiat, McLaren, Mercedes, Lamborghini, etc. with super racing cars such as PaganiZonda R, Mercedes C9 or McLaren MP4-12C GT3, etc. enough to satisfy any “devotee” of speed.

10: GRID Autosport – This is Racing

InGRIDAutosport, players will be able to challenge their racing abilities through five main categories: Touring, Open Wheel, Endurance, Tuner and Street.

Coming to Career Mode, you will experience nearly 100 different directions and more than 22 different environments, players will build their own reputation to become a professional racer. Players will always be challenged in various categories such as the speed at Endurance events, the ability to handle situationsin Street Race or the ability to control the car with the Tuner event.

GRID Autosport

GRID Autosport -This is Racing

In addition, the game offers players experiences unlike any other game. Players can either manually seek out or together maintain a garage to repair or upgrade a vehicle. Or you can challenge other players through 5 main categories of the game along with some new game modes like Demolition Derby for the party.

GRID Autosport – The Official Game Site

Gaming

Auto Club Revolution – Free Awesome Graphics Racing Game

Auto Club Revolution is an amazing free PC racing game with awesome graphics for true fans of the genre. Originally announced in 2011, but until May 2014, the game was officially opened for testing.

Racing games are a form of extreme sports game that is great and attractive for those who have a hobby of adventure – high speed racing. Gamers who love the high-speed action genre would definitely not miss this game.

  • Game name: Auto Club Revolution
  • Publisher: Eutechnyx

On March 29th 2012, Auto Club Revolution – a free game announced to have the adoption of the new platform of graphics and gameplay – was officially released Open Beta. Therefore, that beautiful online racing game allowed gamers to register their account to be able to play trial. The amount of account registration is not limited with 14 types of racing cars and two main racetracks for players to experience.The Eutechnyx representatives did not forget to confirm that the charging model for Auto Club Revolution would be free to play.

Auto Club Revolution
Auto Club Revolution has beautiful graphics

From the beginning, Eutechnyx developers have clearly determined that Auto Club Revolution must be a realistic simulation racing game. Auto Club Revolution has beautiful graphics, very similar to the racing games rated blockbuster on the PC or console like Need For Speed Shift or GRID. However, not as much difficulty as the Forza series, the game brings more Arcade sound than Forza or Grid.The special feature of Auto Club Revolution is the extremely realistic graphics platform with countless effects from light to physics in the game. Thanks to the gorgeous graphics, World of Speed has quickly gained the attention of a large number of gamers.

Driving in cockpit view
Driving in cockpit view

After successful testing in Germany and Russia in April 2012, the game was officially entered the closed beta. Participants were all of the gamers around the world. No need for any kind of activation key, players could download games from the homepage and experience the hot racing.

In November 2013, the Eutechnyx representatives also decided to cooperate with KongZhong to publish this gorgeous racing game in China.

 

Auto Club Revolution at China Joy

 

Unlike Need for Speed Online, the Auto Club Revolution includes professional racetracks and surely have no police chasing like EA’s games. The game is highly community oriented and focuses on the player’s driving skills. In fact, Auto Club Revolution is a racing car webgame with an extremely beautiful graphics platform, not inferior to the famous Need for Speed series before. The game was produced by the Unity engine, therefore, it should be able tobe combined with web-based play. The number of cars for the players to choose will be extremely rich and stretches along the automobile history. Most of the past and current models of the carshave appeared as 2005 Bugatti EB16/4 Veyron, 1993 McLaren F1, 2006 Koenigsegg CCX … In order to accurately reproduce the specifications of the vehicle, the manufacturer has purchased full design rights from well-known automakers, hold the copyright of many super cars.

Despite its flashy appearance, the Auto Club Revolution gameplay is relatively casual when players were still able to “pull” spectacular drifts when cornering. The game also owns a great number of car licensed designs from 29 major automakers around the world, such as Bugatti, Koenigsegg or Pagani. Around that time, the number of Auto Club Revolution vehicles was quite high, about 15 to 20 units of all sorts such as Muscle, Exotic and Tunner.

 

McLaren MP4-12C on Silverstone

Like the supercars, the races are very diverse and even based on true-life prototypes, such as Laguna Seca or Silverstone, racetracks from the International Daytona race to Indianapolis, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, etc. In the game, players can make single races with machines. But if not want to be alone, gamers can compete with other players from around the virtual world, experience exciting cross-country races to get high rankings, which means leveling up and having more money to buy new better cars. There will be a variety of cars available in Auto Club Revolution . At the beginning of the game, the player starts with a normal car and have to participate in tournaments to make money. Of course, then they will be able to choose from the famous racing cars as listed above.

The races are very diverse and even based on true-life prototypes
The races are very diverse and even based on true-life prototypes

Like other popular racing games, Auto Club Revolution emphasizes on the various challenges and extremely humorous on the race. Gamers would have a funny time with their friends or get to know other strange players as well. The game is a miniature virtual social network where gamers can interact and chat with other players, setting up their own profile system in separate ways. Shared information can include their racing preferences and their favorite music when driving, etc. Gamers could join and become members of clubs, clans or guilds. In it, they would be able to search and invite other players of the same level to complete the quest and receive the reward. In addition, the game also had other outstanding contests such as “Beat the Devs,” where players could compete with game developers.

Today, although officially closed, but Auto Club Revolution is always an amazing free racing game with an everlasting echo in the hearts of fans.