UK-based Viritech unveils Apricale, a vehicle they claim is the “world’s first production hydrogen hypercar”. Limited to just 25-units worldwide, the company states that the Apricale will be half the weight of its battery competitors, all without sacrificing any power. This is due to its innovative graphene hydrogen storage tank, which is actually seamlessly integrated into its monocoque chassis rather than a separate component.
Unlike other VTOL aircraft, Jetoptera’s J-2000 utilizes a fluidic propulsion system (FPS), which can be best described as similar to the bladeless fans found in Dyson products. More specifically, fluid dynamics draws in a small flow of compressed air that is then used to intake a much larger flow of ambient air at incredible speeds. This fast-moving air is then sent back towards its wing-shaped surface around the ring, thus creating negative pressure for lift.
Russia-based Caviar is typically known for their luxurious smartphone and tablet makeovers, but their latest creation may even catch Elon Musk’s eye. Officially called “Model Excellence 24K,” this vehicle definitely lives up to its name, as each of the 99-units are painted black and adorned with decorative elements covered in .999 gold using a double electroplated technique. That’s not all, the front grille, side skirts, brake discs, rear-view mirrors and several rear / front bumpers have also been covered in a gold color.
NOVITEC subsidiary SPOFEC unveils the ultra limited Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Overdose edition. Limited to 3-units worldwide, it might be the sleekest looking Wraith yet, complete with an upgraded twin-turbocharged 6.6L V12 engine that pumps out 717 hp and 727 lb-ft of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to hit 62 mph in a mere 4.2-seconds, while topping out an electronically limited 155 mph.
The Lotus 340R started out as a concept car at the 1998 Birmingham Motor Show, but the company decided to build 340-units worldwide, which were all sold even before being manufactured. Since it was designed for the track, there is no roof or doors. From the factory, these Lotus Elise-based cars only came in a silver and black color scheme, powered by a 1.8L Rover K-Series engine generating 177 bhp and 127 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed PG1 close ratio manual transmission, enabling it to hit 60mph in 4.4-seconds, while topping out at 133 mph.