SUPERCARS 2012 Special summer issue by CARS GLOBALMAG
AC 378 GT Zagato - ARTEGA GT - Ascari A10 & KZ1R - Bristol Fighter - Caparo T1 - Covini C3A - Donkervoort D8 GTO - Gillet Vertigo 5 Spirit - Ginetta G 60 - GTA Spano - Gumpert Apollo Enraged - HTT PlĂŠthore Joss - Koenigsegg Agera / Agera R - KTM X-BOW R - Marussia B2 - Mastretta MXT - Noble M600 - Pagani Huayra - Panoz Abruzzi - Rossion Q1 - Savage Rivale GTS - Soleil Motors Anadi - Spyker C8 Aileron - SSC Tuatara - Tushek Renovatio T500 - Tramontana - Ultima GTR - Wiesmann GT MF5 & Roadster MF5
It comes just because we love cars
Beautiful, performing, just fast, exclusive, outstanding cars … love cars It comes because we
also able to respect the environment and to feature a real “zero emission” impact.
Beautiful, performing, fast, exclusive, outstanding cars …
an exciting tour around and inside the best and most glamorous cars of the world. It is of course impossible to explore “every” supercar in the world: we did in fact a selection and it was sometimes really hard to choose one between many … but it is anyway a good and logic selection that presents a lot of supercars within 4 magazines, dedicated to 4 different ways to project and produce these “chef d’oeuvre”. Hereby we present:
Boutique cars Astonishing cars from a group of “minor” companies. Produced in limited number these are often real “objet d’art”.
AC 378 GT Zagato 4 - 13 ARTEGA GT 14 - 19 Ascari A10 & KZ1R 20 - 25 Bristol Fighter 26 - 31 Caparo T1 32 - 37 Covini C3A 38 - 45 Donkervoort D8 GTO 46 - 51 Gillet Vertigo 5 Spirit 52 - 57 Ginetta G 60 58 - 65 GTA Spano 66 - 75 Gumpert Apollo Enraged 76 - 83 HTT PlĂŠthore 84 - 91 Joss 92 - 97 Koenigsegg Agera / Agera R 98 - 107 KTM X-BOW R 108 - 113 Marussia B2 114 - 119 Mastretta MXT 120 - 125 Noble M600 126 - 131 Pagani Huayra 132 - 141 Panoz Abruzzi 142 - 149 Rossion Q1 150 - 153 Savage Rivale GTS 154 - 161 Soleil Motors Anadi 162 - 167 Spyker C8 Aileron 168 - 177 SSC Tuatara 178 - 185 Tushek Renovatio T500 186 - 191 Tramontana 192 - 199 Ultima GTR 200 -205 Wiesmann GT MF5 & Roadster MF5 206 - 215
AC 378 GT Zagato -
The never ending The new AC 378 GT Zagato is the latest in a long line of collaborations with the very best British car Manufacturers during the Milanese Atelier’s 93 years history. AC and Zagato first cooperated in 1957, creating the AC Ace Bristol Zagato oneoff, a pure racing GT Berlinetta today considered an instant classic in the AC model portfolio.
After two years of testing, about ten AC 378 GT Zagato pre-production units have been completed in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where the AC 378 Zagato’s manufactuing facility is based. The cockpit’s layout is entirely defined by perfectly matching the body’s smooth lines, according to the typical Zagato’s minimal design cues. Throughout 2011 the AC 378 GT Zagato had undergone heavy track testing in order to optimize handling & performance and maximize the vehicle’s response thanks to a very favourable power-to-weight ratio.
While first deliveries are foreseen starting from mid 2012, AC Zagato are already conceiving a new roadster concept that follows the tradition of the instant classic roadster. The AC 378 GT Zagato is a unique combination of italian design flair, American V8 power and British car prowess. The name of the car tells its story: AC Cars is building on 111 years of heritage with a proven pedigree of developing some of the most desirable combinations of British sports car know-how and American muscle power, 378 is the cubic inch capacity of the engine (in line with AC 289, AC 427 etc), GT reflects the car’s objective of being a long distance tourer with ultimate performance, Zagato is the name of the renowned Italian styling house which designed the car, re-establishing a link which goes back to the one-off AC Ace Bristol Zagato 1957. The AC 378 GT Zagato started its life as a concept car, first shown at Geneva in 2009. Designed by Zagato (known also for its collaborations with motor indistry British giants such as Aston Martin, Bentley,
story Bristol, Jaguar, MG, and Rolls-Royce), the car was announced as the “Perana Concept”. As a result of the very positive public response received, the car is in full production. The AC 378 GT Zagato is now available to order with manual transmission, both in right hand drive form for the UK market and left hand drive for the German market. Zagato’s design philosophy for the car sums up the key attributes of the AC 378 GT Zagato – simple, light and aerodynamic. With kerb weight of only 1.465 kg and power output of 434 bhp from its all-American GM 6.2 litre V8 engine – performance is electrifying. With an unrestricted top speed of 185 mph and a 0-60 acceleration time of sub 4 seconds there can be few doubts about the new car’s ability to perform in true AC style. The track testing has demonstrated the 378’s superb handling, derived from its 50/50 front/rear weight balance and strong sports car pedigree. As a high speed, long distance tourer with an exclusive and stylish appearance it will have few equals.
›› Engine: 6.200 liter – V8 90° ›› Horsepower: 323 kW / 434 hp ›› Torque: 583 Nm @ 6600 rpm ›› Injection:› fuel injection, electronic, sequential port ›› Driveline: rear-wheel drive ›› Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox ›› Suspensions: unequal lenght A-arms ›› Brake system: 4 discs (355/365 mm), Brembo 4 piston calipers Wheels & tires: front 8.5J x 19, 245/40 ZR 19; rear 11J x 20, 305/35 ZR 20 ››
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (62 mph):› less than 4 seconds (estimated)
›› Length: 4.406 m ›› Width: 1.924 m ›› Height: 1.233 m ›› Wheelbase: 2.540 m Track front / rear: 1.627 / 1.570 m ›› Weight: 1465 kg ›› Fuel tank capacity: 85 l