REVEALED: 10 supercars you need to drive

Arabian Business looks at some of the hottest innovation currently taking place in the auto industry
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A raft of pulsating new cars are expected to be unveiled at the 2013 Auto Shanghai Show, due to be held in the Chinese metropolis later this month.
\nAmong the hotly anticipated announcements is the new Maserati Ghibli, a vehicle set to break new ground for the iconic Italian auto maker.
Boasting a sportier character compared with the larger Quattroporte, the Ghibli will come with two turbo charged 3.0 litre V6 engines, eight-speed automatic transmission and the all-new Q4 all-wheel drive system.
\nIt is not just from Maserati that speed freaks can expect big reveals, with auto makers such as BMW, Ford and Nissan all set for a huge presence at the show.\n
\nIn anticipation, Arabian Business takes a look at ten new luxury vehicles coming to the region’s showrooms in the near future.\n

\nModel: Maserati Ghibli
\nCost: From $65,000
\nWhen: 2014
\nTop speed: 300 kmph

\nItalian auto giant Maserati first used the Ghibli moniker in 1966 for a two-door Gran Turismo car. The 2014 model, however, will be a four-door saloon designed to rival the BMW 5-series and Jaguar XF, complete with a a pair of 3.6 litre V6 engines with 350 hp.
\nFull details are expected to be announced at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 21.
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Model: Rolls-Royce Wraith
\nCost: $300,000
\nWhen: 2013
\nTop speed: 250 kmph

\nThe Rolls Royce Wraith 2013 is the latest edition of a model debuted in 1938.
\nThe car boasts 624 hp from a 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12, making it the most powerful Rolls Royce yet.
\nIts Satellite Aided Transmission system uses GPS tracking to automatically shift to the correct gear depending on the terrain.
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Model: La Ferrari aka F70
\nCost: $1.3m
\nWhen: End of 2014
\nTop speed: 300 kmph

\nUnveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2013, La Ferrari is the iconic Italian car maker’s first hybrid and the successor to the legendary Enzo model.
\nLa Ferrari will feature a 6.3 litre capacity engine and 789 hp, as well as being capable of reducing fuel consumption by up to 40 percent.
\nOnly 499 units of La Ferrari will be made between now and the end of 2014.
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Model: Lamborghini Urus
\nCost: $200,000
\nWhen: 2016
\nTop speed: 210 kmph

\nUnveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2012, the Lamborghini Urus’s name is derived from the wild ancestors of domestic cattle, known as aurochs.
\nThe Urus is the Italian car maker’s first SUV in two decades and is anticipated to be 100kg lighter than comparable vehicles, due to its extensive use of carbon fibers. The Urus is not yet confirmed for production, but its potential sales are thought to be about 3,000 per year.
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Model: W Motors Lykkan Hypersport 2013
\nCost: $3.4m
\nWhen: 2013
\nTop speed: 390 kmph

\nThe Lykkan Hypersport, designed by Lebanese manufacturer W Motors, is by far the most expensive and fastest vehicle to make this list.
\nOnly seven units of the car will be made, but the man behind the concept claims that he has received more than 100 requests from around the world to buy one.
\nCustomers will have the option to choose added extras include diamond or ruby-encrusted headlights.
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Model: Lexus LF-LC
\nCost: $200,000
\nWhen: 2017
\nTop speed: 335 kmph

\nThe new LF-LC is expected to pack a hybrid V-8 engine with at least 500 hp when deliveries start in 2017.
\nOther features include a remote touch screen control system linked to two LCD screens, as well as smartphone-sized touch screens placed on the door armrests.
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Model: Porsche 960
\nCost: $250,000
\nWhen: 2017
\nTop speed: 320 kmph

\nNicknamed ‘FeFi’, or the ‘Ferrari Fighter’, is expected to feature a 3.9 litre engine and 650 hp.\nLittle information is readily available on the 960, but Porsche believes it will be able to sell 3,000 to 4,000 of the vehicles over a period of six years after the car is launched some time in 2017.
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Model: McLaren P13
\nCost: $180,000
\nWhen: 2015
\nTop speed: 320 kmph

\nPositioned as a competitor to the Porsche 911, the P13 will come equipped with a 3.8 litre V8 with 450 hp.
\nMcLaren hopes to sell about 2,500 units globally per year. Further details on the car’s capabilities remain thin on the ground. (Picture for illustrative purposes only
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Model: BMW M-8
\nCost: $330,000
\nWhen: 2016
\nTop speed: 320 kmph

\nDue for delivery just in time for the German auto-maker’s centenary year in 2016, the M-8 benefits from a lightweight construction due to its use of carbon-fiber and aluminium chassis.
\nUnder the hood, the M-8 will feature an upgraded version of the M-5’s 4.4 litre TwinPower Turbo, with 600 hp to 650 hp.
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Model: Mercedes-Benz S-Class convertible
\nCost: $150,000 to $200,000
\nWhen: 2014
\nTop speed: 250 kmph

\nThis is the first truly convertible Mercedes-Benz S-Class since the 1970s and is expected to enter the market in 2014.
\nExperts have described the vehicle as ‘semiautonomous’ for its ability to correct driver actions when it’s drifting out of lane or break the rules of the road.
Wed 10 Apr 2013 11:30 AM