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Lot #1413 – 2014 McLaren P1

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 13, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is gearing up for its premier Scottsdale Auction with an unparalleled docket of rare supercars and exotic vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. Among the coveted vehicles that will be auctioned in Scottsdale is the world’s first hybrid supercar, a 2014 McLaren P1 (Lot #1413), as well as a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405), one of only 918 produced worldwide.

“The supercars crossing our block bring an elite level of exclusivity to our Scottsdale event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve curated some of the most enviable contemporary supercars and luxury exotic vehicles that are coveted by collectors worldwide. Among them are two of the world’s most desired hybrid supercars, a 2014 McLaren P1 and 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. Not only are these supercars rare, but they offer an exclusive ownership experience. Each of these will sell at No Reserve, giving our bidders the chance to become a part of an exclusive, VIP ownership club.”

Lot #1405 – 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

The 2014 McLaren P1 (Lot #1413), is the world’s first hybrid supercar and is one of only 375 built worldwide. Commissioned to meet USA EPA and DOT requirements, the P1 is chassis 24 of 375 and is finished in McLaren Formula 1 racing team’s, “Racing Chrome.” It has an impressive 903 bhp with 727 bhp from the 3.8-liter Twin-Turbo V8 and 176 bhp from the electric engine, and is capable of 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph.

Engineered to compete against the McLaren P1, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405) is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine derived from the RS Spyder LMP2 racecar and paired with Porsche’s 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The V8 works in concert with two electric motors located on both the front and rear axles. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.

A trio of Ford GTs will each cross the Scottsdale Auction block at No Reserve, including the first 2020 Ford GT to be offered at Barrett-Jackson. The 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series (Lot #1399) is finished in Black and features an exposed carbon fiber center stripe. This GT is powered by its mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 660hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle. A limited edition 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot# 1389) has less than 20 miles on the odometer and features the famous Gulf Oil racing paint livery, along with exposed carbon-fiber accents for both the interior and exterior. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” of this 2019 GT. The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition (Lot #1417) has only 36 actual miles and is finished in Shadow Black paint with silver stripes and Frozen White No. 2 graphics on the hood and doors. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this 2017 Ford GT.

“All the modern supercars and exotics crossing the block represent the dream cars that hang on walls in bedrooms and garages around the worlds,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “These aspirational vehicles fuel the dreamers who grow up with a passion for cars and become members of the collector car community. I look forward to feeling the energy that will fill the arena when these supercars and modern luxury cars cross the auction block.”

A special ordered 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition Roadster (Lot #1345) is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine with an automatic transmission with 1,540 actual miles. The Final Edition SLS AMG GT was specifically made for Mercedes-Benz VIPs, with only 10 coupes and 10 roadsters allocated for North America.

The 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider (Lot #1343) is among the last naturally aspirated mid-engine V8 Ferraris. It is finished in Rosso Corsa with tan leather interior and is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 from the F136 family of engines. The 2019 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot #1379) is painted dark green metallic over a beige interior and is a one-of-one Force of Nature EARTH model and has only 56 delivery miles.

Powered by a 6.0-liter W12 engine with an automatic transmission and 5,279 actual miles, the 2018 Bentley GTC Supersports Convertible (Lot #1418) features many exclusive options and is one of only 710 examples built for the world. Unique to the U.S. market, the 2021 Audi R8 (Lot #1311) is one of 30 Panther Editions produced. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Rare, Exotic Vehicles Including a 2014 McLaren P1, the World’s First Hybrid Supercar, are Headed to Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Scottsdale Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/rare-exotic-vehicles-including-a-2014-mclaren-p1-the-worlds-first-hybrid-supercar-are-headed-to-barrett-jacksons-2022-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:23:38 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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