New Supercars To Look Out For
Thinking of adding a new ride to your collection of million-dollar machines? Keep your eyes peeled for this season’s latest releases.
Lamborghini Huracan Evo
Launched in Singapore in April 2019, the Huracan Evo is the successor to the Huracan and the Gallardo before it. If you’ve been looking for a Lambo to add to your range, the Huracan Evo might be the answer. The supercar is considered an entry point to the Lamborghini range.
The Huracan Evo’s 5.2-litre V10 engine now produces 640 hp (a 30 hp improvement from before), a top speed of “over 325 km/h” and will accelerate from a standstill to 200 km/h in nine seconds. In comparison, the average saloon has a fifth of the Huracan Evo’s power output, and it would have barely crossed 100 km/h in the time the Lamborghini’s speedometer is nudging 250 km/h.
Additionally, new equipment is available, including a new 8.4-inch HMI capacitive touchscreen located in the centre console. This governs key car functions including seats, climate and the status of the LDVI system in real-time and can be operated using multi-finger gesture control.
Prices start from S$998,000, excluding Certificate Of Entitlement (COE) and options. First deliveries for the Huracan Evo are set to begin from August or September 2019.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
The Ferrari F8 Tributo was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, with onlookers lauding it as the Italian brand’s highest expression of their classic two-seater Berlinetta. The new F8 Tributo goes from 0 to 200 km/h time in just 7.8 seconds – against the 488 GTB’s 8.3 seconds – and tops at 340 km/h. The model also claims to deliver a 10% improvement in aerodynamics mostly due to the S-duct on the front design, which increases downforce by 15%.
As part of an overall redesign for the cockpit, the dash, door panels and centre tunnel have also been completely revamped with an all-new steering wheel which is smaller and wieldier. The car also comes with a new 7.0-inch passenger touchscreen display, significantly enhancing the onboard environment for driver and passenger.
The official pricing is not out yet, but the indicative pricing is S$998,000 before COE and options. The Ferrari F8 Tributo will be launched in Singapore in September 2019 during the F1 week, and deliveries are expected to begin in Q1 2020.
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S (992)
The latest eighth generation Porsche 911 or known internally as the 992 will be available first in mid-grade Carrera S and all-wheel-drive Carrera 4S trim. With a horsepower of 443, the 992 goes from 0-100 km/h under four seconds, beating the previous generation by 0.4 seconds, with a top speed of up to 308 km/h.
The highlights of the interior include the 10.9-inch widescreen infotainment display and the use of touch panels on the centre console instead of buttons. Porsche has also developed and included a “Wet” mode in the new 911. During heavy rainstorms, the function detects water on the road and builds a protective cocoon around the driver, preconditioning the control systems and warning the driver, who can activate the mode via a button on the dash.
The pricing and VES band in Singapore will be announced at a later date upon the car’s local certification.
Koenigsegg's latest addition, the Jesko, is named after the father of the company's founder and CEO Christian von Koenigsegg. Christian claims that the car is equipped with a 5-litre twin turbo V8 that produces 1,280 hp on standard petrol, and is capable of speeds over 428 km/h.
Inside the car is climate control, an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, USB sockets and wireless phone charging.
The official performance figures and pricing have not been quoted yet. However, do keep in mind that the older and less powerful Agera RS takes only about 12 seconds to get to 300 km/h and is valued at S$5 million, excluding COE. To top it all, Koenigsegg only plans to build 125 Jeskos.
Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, the Pininfarina Battista is the world’s first-ever pure electric luxury GT supercar. Four electric motors, one on each wheel, propel the car from 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds and a top speed of 349 km/h. Accompanying all that power are huge six-piston carbon-ceramic brakes and an active wing that doubles up to create downforce and an air brake.
Since it is fully electric, a full charge for the Pininfarina Battista can give the driver about an estimated 450 km of mileage. There are also five different driving modes within the car, ensuring the driver a good control of the car even at high speeds.
The Pininfarina Battista is expected to cost upwards of US$2 million, and only 150 models will be made when it goes into production in 2020.