- Numbers are all around us – whether we're breaking down the
performance of a Ferrari 488, or comparing the price of a Model S to a
Mercedes. Every week we pick out a few numbers that are so significant
we have to give them a second look.
Hazel Chapman, who helped establish the Lotus site at Hethel, in Norfolk, has personally approved the company’s 100,000th car as part of the celebrations. The landmark car – a Jim Clark Trust special edition Evora GT410 – is a one-off vehicle hand-built at the factory and will be given away as a competition prize. The Jim Clark Trust, which was set up in honor legendary Scottish racing driver who sadly died at the wheel of his Lotus race car 50 years ago, has launched the competition to raise funds for its new museum.
The Hennessey Venom F5 is real – at least, its engine is. Following 2017's SEMA debut, the Texas shop today pulled the sheet off the supercar's new 1,600-horsepower (1,193-kilowatt) V8 at the Quail in Monterey. And it looks insane.
If you were hoping to get your hands on this rare Bug, don’t count on it. Just 40 examples will be built, and all 40 of them have already been accounted for. As mentioned, interested buyers had to dish out more than $5 million for this rare machine.