Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
Developed in collaboration with Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team, this car features a body made entirely from carbon fiber and also several other suspension components. In total, the Valkyrie AMR Pro weighs just 2,204 pounds (1,000 kilograms) and has 1,145 horsepower (854 kilowatts) under the hood.
Hennessey Venom F5
If this name doesn’t ring a bell, it is the American supercar that aims to become the fastest car in the world. It is equipped with a 7.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that develops no less than 1,600 hp (1,193 kW). In addition, its body is carbon fiber and its aerodynamic coefficient (Cx) is just 0.33. It targets a top speed of 310 mph (500 kph).
Italdesign Zerouno Duerta
This car is based on the platform of the Audi R8, and has a naturally aspirated V10 engine with 610 hp (455 kW). Like the German supercar, it has an all-wheel drive and an automatic dual-clutch transmission. Weighing only 2,866 lbs (1,300 kg), it’s top speed exceeds 199 mph (320 kph).
Koenigsegg Agera RS
The case of the Agera RS is quite special because it uses carbon and kevlar in the construction of its bodywork. In addition, it benefits from the V8 5.0-liter twin-turbo engine, which develops 1,360 hp (1,014 kW). This car has everything it takes to retain its crown as the fastest car in the world with a top speed at 284 mph (457 kph).
The Lexus LFA is the oldest supercar in this slideshow. But that can’t prevent the car from reminding us that its entire body was made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). The car was presented in 2009 and according to the information released then, 65 percent of this material was used in its construction, which saved up to 220 lbs (100 kg) and increased the rigidity of the whole vehicle.
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The McLaren Senna Carbon Theme showcases clearly its carbon fiber body. This supercar is produced in a limited series, of which 500 copies have already been sold. With an 800-hp (596-kW) V8 twin-turbo engine and a weight of only 2,641 lbs (1,198 kg), the Senna does wonders.
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The latest creation in McLaren's Ultimate Series, the Speedtail, has its carbon body as one of its most important signs of identity. Combine the super low weight with arguably the finest aerodynamic work seen in recent years and a propulsion system with 1050 hp (783 kW), and you got spectacular performance numbers: top speed of 250 mph (403 kph) and an acceleration from 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) in just 12.8 seconds.
Singer Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS)
When two companies like Singer and Williams unite, the fruit of their work is bound to be exceptional. Like this incredible car, which in addition to being dynamic and light, combines F1 technologies and a 500-hp (373-kW) naturally aspirated gasoline engine. Its body is carbon fiber and it weighs only 2,180 lbs (989 kg).
W Motors Fenyr Supersport
When you are a hypercar like the W Motors Fenyr Supersport, and your Ruf engine delivers "just" 900 hp (671 kW), you look for other ways to increase your performance by optimizing weight for example, thanks to a carbon fiber body. This machine weighs 2,645 lbs (1200 kg) and can reach 248 mph (400 kph) in top speed.
The Danish hypercar was seen at the last Geneva Motor Show with a body made of carbon fiber and "other composite materials", which keep the total weight at only 3,296 lbs (1,495 kg). Another important aspect is the 1,194-hp (890-kW) V8 engine, which allows the hypercar to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in just 2.8 seconds.
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