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3 super-rides to watch out for

We believe these cool cars will be hitting our roads soon so be prepared.

1. Lamborghini Aventador S

The Aventador has been such a hit since it was launched in 2011, with its five-year sales figure of 5,000 units surpassing the 10-year figures of the Miura, Countach, Diablo etc. “So how can you make something perfect even better?” That’s the question that Davide Sfrecola, area sales manager for Automobili Lamborghini in Southeast Asia, said at the Singapore media launch of this ravishing super sports car. Clearly, the Raging Bull managed to answer it. The Aventador S today is even more powerful than its predecessor, with its naturally aspirated V12 producing a maximum output of 740bhp to reach 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds, hitting a top speed of 350km/h. The supercar has also been designed with Four Masterpieces: A four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering system, four active suspension, and four driving modes (strada, corsa, sport and ego).

2. Bentley Continental Supersports

This is the fastest four-seater car produced by the English automaker. Making its Asia-Pacific debut late last week at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Bentley Continental Supersports boasts a top speed of 336km/h and a zero to 100km/h time of a whopping 3.5 seconds. All this is possible, thanks to the robust W12 engine that has been redeveloped with high-performance turbos and engine hardware, as well as a torque vectoring system for an equal-parts agile and powerful grand tourer. But Bentley doesn’t just offer performance; its design also speaks luxury and refinement. The exterior comes with a newly sculpted front and rear bumper designs, with gloss-black details around the car. Interiors are fitted with a new diamond-quilted design for the seats and door side panels in Alcantara, complete with a Supersports emblem stitching and bespoke Supersports steering wheel and gear lever that feature the same plush material.

3. BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo

This car that marries both performance and luxury together very well too. The BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo, distributed in Singapore by Munich Automobiles, has been designed to deliver elegance. Take its interiors, for instance, which feature high-end nappa leather, a material used by Rolls-Royce as well. And it doesn’t just look good. Underneath the bonnet lies the new-generation V8 bi-turbo engine that delivers 608 horses and 800Nm of torque, which very well pushes the car to complete the 100km sprint in just 3.7 seconds. Top speed, too, is at a cool 330km/h for this saloon. And to stay true to its Bimmer roots, the B7 also comes with the latest BMW navigation, communication and infotainment systems as standard.