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3 cool supercars in Singapore this month

F1 season is over in Singapore but we’re still reeling from the arrival of these speed demons on our shores.

1. Bugatti Chiron

Revealed first at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, the Bugatti Chiron has finally made its way to Singapore in its world tour, much to the excitement of supercar lovers and Bugatti fans alike. Touted the world’s most powerful, fastest, most exclusive and most luxurious production super sports car, the French automaker has earlier announced the technical specifications of the car: A W16 engine the produces a maximum torque of 1,600Nm and 1,479bhp of power. So naturally, adrenaline is running high with this road wonder. “Especially here in South-East Asia, there are a large number of super sports car collectors as well as Bugatti owners and brand ambassadors. Here, people show fantastic levels of appreciation and passion for groundbreaking performance and exclusive brilliance as well as enthusiasm for the Chiron,” says Dr Stefan Brungs, Member of the Board of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. 

2. Aston Martin AM-RB 001

Making its debut in Asia this month, the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 comes with a lightweight carbon fibre structure for great aerodynamics. Much to the thrill of adrenaline junkies, this hypercar is also a road-legal machine is light and compact, while also promising comfort for all on board. And though more details of its technical specifications will be released at a later date, what we know for now is that this car beats with a mid-mounted, high-revving naturally aspirated V12 engine. Total volume will be 150 road cars inclusive of all remaining prototypes and 25 track-only versions, with first deliveries commencing in 2019. 

3. Ferrari 488 GT3

There’s a new cross-straits racing team in Southeast Asia, T2 Motorsports, and hoping to lead the team to victory is its noble steed, the Ferrari 488 GT3, a version of the 488 GTB built on the heritage of the 458 Italia GT3. Constructed from scratch, the speedster is built with light-weight, yet durable materials to perform stellar precision and great reactivity. While still possessing an amazing driveability of the 458 Italia, the Ferrari not only includes a fuel cell for energy scavenging in endurance racing, but also a 4-valve V8 turbo engine which boasts a maximum power of 600km at 6500rpm, and a transversal gearbox of six speeds for extreme configurations of the vehicle. T2 Motosports racing is to compete in several international championships for the GT3 class beginning with the Intercontinental GT Challenge in Malaysia on 10-11 December this year, followed by the Asian Le Mans Series in Thailand on 6-8 January 2017.