We witnessed plenty of action in the first major event of the 2016 motorsport season, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and though it wasn’t a miracle run for Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] and its new GT supercar, another American automaker, Chevrolet, took home the top honors in the GT category. The pair of C7.Rs from Corvette Racing managed a one-two finish. Relive all the action in our mega gallery post.
2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT
The Aston Martin DB9 is on its way out, but as you’ll see above the car is still a fine looking machine. We recently drove 2016’s DB9 GT, which represents the pinnacle of Aston Martin’s development of this grand tourer.
2016 Ford F-150 Raptor Best in the Desert race truck
Before it hits showrooms, Ford’s new F-150 Raptor will be hitting the desert trails in the 2016 Best in the Desert competition. Doing the driving will be Greg Foutz, owner of Foutz Motorsports, as well as Tim Casey. They’ll be in a truck that’s almost identical to the one heading to showrooms later this year.
1992 Peterbilt 379 used to depict Optimus Prime’s vehicle mode in Transformers movies
Two vehicles used for filming some of the recent Transformers movies were recently sold. They include this truck used for the character Optimus Prime and a restomod Camaro used for Bumblebee.
2018 Porsche Cayenne spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
A prototype for Porsche’s third-generation Cayenne SUV was spotted this week. The new vehicle looks much sleeker and sportier than the current one and it should perform significantly better too thanks to its lightweight MLB Evo platform.
2017 Porsche Panamera shooting brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Another new Porsche spotted this week was the second-generation Panamera, though this time it had a completely new bodystyle. The general shape looks virtually identical to what we saw on the awesome Panamera Sport Turismo concept of 2012, though camouflage gear still hides some of the detail.
Renault Sport F1 RS16 2016 Formula One car
Renault is returning to Formula One as a constructor this year and this week we saw the French automaker’s race car for the latest season. It’s called the RS16 and it’s a development of the car the former Lotus F1 team planned to race before the team was taken over by Renault late last year.
McLaren P1 GTR
What you see here is a collection of McLaren P1 GTRs stored inside a special garage at McLaren’s headquarters in Woking, England. Here, the cars are maintained before being shipped out to top race tracks around the world as part of a driver development program for owners.