You may think you know exotic supercars, but you have no idea!
Supercar manufacturers, both domestic and foreign, spend countless hours and dollars developing the lightest, fastest, and most technologically advanced products on the road. Allowing their vehicles to be marketable and appealing to car enthusiasts, big spenders, and everyone in between.
What’s their goal? Well, besides selling the pricey pieces of machinery… usually it’s to be a recognized leader in the world of high-performance and luxury automobiles.
The fact is, not all cars are created equal, but here is proof that each supercar in our fleet offers something more than just a loud exhaust and insane speeds.
18 facts that you NEED to know about our 2018 fleet of supercars
The Ferrari 488 GTB (Grand Touring Berlinetta) is the successor to the 458 Italia and was introduced in 2016. With updated styling and a brand new powerplant, the 488 is loaded with new tech and MORE power. With that said, here are a few facts you should NEED to know about it.
- There are TWO turbos strapped to the V8 engine sitting behind your head. The new powerplant boasts nearly 100 more HP than its predecessor. This is also a big deal due to the fact that the 488 is the 1st Mid Engine supercar since the legendary F40 to receive a turbocharged engine. WHOA!
- The Aerodynamics installed on the vehicle are all derivatives of Formula 1 tech. (Nothing new here.) Except that the 488 produces 50% more downforce and reduced drag over the 458!
In a nutshell, this thing may look a lot like a 458 with a facelift, but it’s truly much more than that.
Lamborghini truly did a number on this one! The Gallardo or anything in the LP550-570 range really, simply does not compare to what this car is capable of handling on a racetrack. For the first time, the road going version of their “entry level” supercar has the poise needed to be a competitor on the track, as opposed to just being a straight line threat.
What makes it track worthy?
- This is the first Lambo to receive a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)! This is a massive deal when competing against supercars that are on their 3rd installation of a DCT. It’s fast, sharp and intelligent.
- The Huracán’s dampers are magnetically controlled with a special fluid that can change the feel in milliseconds. This gives the driver the confidence needed to put the power down and through all four wheels of the LP610-4.
Let’s get one thing straight, the 458 was released in 2009 and it’s still one of the best cars on track. Not just within our fleet but in the universe! The balance and precision of this vehicle make it one of the greatest machines ever made birth from the minds of Maranello.
This car is not just one of our all-time favorites, but it’s the industry’s as well, having won “car of the year” awards as consistently as they’ve won championships in motorsports. Let’s find out why.
- First of all, Michael Schumacher helped Ferrari design the car. Who better to ask than one of most winningest drivers in F1 history. A place where a large portion of the tech in the car has derived from.
- Deformable winglets on the 458 became a precursor to “active aero” tech that found it’s way into the market.
- The engine has won numerous awards alone. In fact, it had one of the highest specific output engines of its time.
First of all, the 911 GT3 should be known as nothing other than a track weapon. You may see a 911 in your neighbor’s garage, and like his/hers, it’s fast and developed from high-performance tech. However, this GT3’s capable of doing things you never thought were imaginable. Especially from such a small/compact package. It’s a 6 cylinder engine for crying out loud!
- The PDK gearbox will complete a shift (up or down) within 100th of a second. ONE-HUNDREDTH OF A SECOND. Did you just hear (read) what we said? It’s sublime to hear the noise made when the car blipshifts on track.
- The GT3 has “Rear-Axle Steering”, allowing it to take tighter turns at low speed, and handle wider turns with ease. Who does that? The fine folks Stuttgart!
Ah, the Gen 2 Audi R8 V10 has arrived. We will always have a sweet spot for the first generation supercar from Audi’s motorsport division, but this new take on the German-Italian mover and shaker is more than welcome to our fleet. Here’s what’s new and notable.
- Over 1/2 of the components inside the R8 are shared with their LMS Racecar. In particular, the supercar’s mix of carbon and aluminum provide 40% better body rigidity.
- More displacement (now a 5.2l V10) means more power! The R8 now boasts 540hp! How’s it laying the power down? Of course, it’s distributed to all four wheels, but we also received by a 7-speed transmission. More gears = more fun!
The Nissan GT-R is a big deal. To the unassuming, casual car guy who thinks this just a fancy looking Nissan… Think again! It’s hard to improve upon perfection, yet somehow someway Nissan’s motorsports division finds clever ways to introduce new tech into one of a kind packages that bends all the rules.
Here’s what you need to know about the new and improved GODZILLA!
- The GT-R holds the Guinness World Record for Fastest 0–60 mph acceleration by a four-seater production car. We’re not even sure anyone else is willing to try that!
- These engines are hand built. Each engine receives a plaque certifying it has been inspected and assembled by one individual. Talk about a personal connection with a car.
Rounding out the list of 18 facts, here are something about our fleet you probably never knew.
Quick Facts about the XX Fleet:
- Our fleet is worth over two million dollars!
- Combined, our supercars have over FIVE THOUSAND horsepower!
- We are the largest traveling supercar driving experience in the United States, with a permanent location at NOLA Motorsports Park.
- Our fleet is comprised of the most award-winning and most respected supercars on the planet, and we have track prepped lead cars, ready for you to Xperience!
- We maintain a level of quality in our fleet that second to none. We do not alter the vehicle, other than fresh tires, brakes, and oil! Meaning, you get all that power when you want it!
So, there you have it! With all of these factors taken into consideration, Xtreme Xperience was able to compile a fleet of the best supercars on the road today. Whether it’s performance enhancements or distinguished awards, these supercars all offer a unique driving experience to each of our drivers.
Now that you’ve had a chance to think about it, what car you would choose?! Tell us in the comments below!