2004

  • 2004 Ferrari Enzo chassis #135564 - Image via RM Auctions

    Back in 2006, Bo Stefan Eriksson, who ran failed gaming console business Gizmondo and even raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, famously crashed a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] Enzo on a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway after losing control of the car in a drag race with the driver of a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The Enzo, a 2004 model, was split in two and its engine and much of its rear section flung across the road. Incredibly, the car wasn’t a complete write-off as someone restored it and has now sold it at an RM Auctions event in Paris for a cool 1,568,000 euros (approximately $1.75...

  • Otis Maybach from Jay-Z and Kanye west music video. Image via Phillips de Pury.
    Jay-Z/Kanye Wrecked 'Otis' Maybach Brings Just $60,000 At Auction

    It seems even those with a taste for contemporary art couldn't open their wallets very far--even in the name of the Save the Children charity--for the monstrosity that is the Jay-Z/Kanye West 'Otis' Maybach. It sold for just $60,000 at the New York Contemporary Art Evening auction held by Phillips...

  • 2004 Infiniti M45 concept, New York Auto Show
    Infiniti Recalls 2003-2004 M45 Sedans For Fuel Gauge Flaw

    Infiniti is recalling 8,120 M45 sedans built for the 2003 and 2004 model years to correct a potential failure of the fuel gauge circuit board.

  • Bret Michaels' cars hit the block in Scottsdale.  Image: Barrett-Jackson
    Bret Michaels' Cars Up For Grabs At Scottsdale Auction

    Rock star and reality TV star Bret Michaels will be selling three cars at this year's Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.

  • Supercar Traffic Jam
    Awesomely Ridiculous Supercar Traffic Jam: Video

    Traffic jams are no fun, unless that traffic jam is completely full of supercars.

  • Ferrari Enzo abandoned in Dubai
    Ferrari Enzo Abandoned In Dubai

    Remember this poor Jaguar XJ220 found abandoned in the Qatari desert? Now we have an image of something even sadder: a Ferrari Enzo left to rot in Dubai. The supercar is just another victim among possibly thousands of luxurious and rare cars abandoned in the Middle East, mostly by expatriates...

  • Tesla at the 2010 Race of Champions

    The 2011 Race Of Champions will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit
    Lotus Planning Esprit Roadster, Targa And Superleggera Models: Report

    Only a week ago we reported that Lotus was planning a turbocharged version of its new in-house developed V-8 engine for a high-performance ‘R’ version of its upcoming 2013 Esprit supercar, and now we have details that a ‘Superleggera’ flagship model is also planned. This...

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit
    Lotus Planning ‘R’ Performance Models With Turbo Power: Report

    Earlier this week we brought you the first details about Lotus’ new in-house developed V-8 engine, which is set to appear in the upcoming Esprit supercar as well as several other new models currently in development at the automaker’s Hethel facility in the UK. Here we divulged that the...

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit
    First Details On New In-House Developed Lotus V-8

    We’ve known for some time that Lotus was working on a new V-8 engine for its upcoming Esprit supercar, even word that the automaker was pulling funding from other projects to ensure that both the new engine and the supercars that it will eventually power are truly world class. Now the first...

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit Concept
    Lotus Esprit Coming In 2013 With Unique 570-Horsepower V-8: Report

    The 2013 Lotus Esprit is to be the first of a new-generation of luxurious sports cars from one of the most renowned performance marques in the industry. Styled under the watchful eye of former Ferrari designer Donato Coco, the new Esprit has already been previewed in concept form and is destined to...

  • Guilty Pleasure 1970 Mercury Marauder X-100
    Guilty Pleasure: 1970 Mercury Marauder X-100

    Eight Guilty Pleasures posts and no Ford products? I'll remedy that oversight right now. The folks at Dearborn have made all manner of interesting machinery that, these days, seems to fall through the cracks when it comes to pleasing the fickle hearts of car freaks. For example, the...

  • Guilty Pleasure Mitsubishi Diamante

    After honoring a Chrysler-badged Mitsubishi in last week's Guilty Pleasure feature, I decided it was time to go back to Japan for real, with a genuine Mitsubishi-branded product. Strange how some cars never make much of an impression, though they lingered in the marketplace for quite a while; the Mitsubishi Diamante is such a car. We've all heard of the Diamante, of course, but do you notice them on the street? I have a vague recollection of some early-to-mid-90s gangster rapper— was it Ice Cube?— bragging about the Diamantes rollin' on the ave, but other than that I can't think...

  • Sergio Marchionne and his black Ferrari Enzo
    Fiat-Chrysler Boss Sergio Marchionne Shows Off Personal Ferrari Enzo

    What many may not know about Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne is that the unassuming auto exec in a sweater is an avid performance car fan, especially the high-performance cars from Ferrari. At a recent press event in Balocco, Italy, Marchionne took the opportunity to show off his own personal...

  • Jerry Seinfeld’s 2004 Porsche Carrera GT
    Jerry Seinfeld Selling His Porsche Carrera GT

    Actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld, a well-known Porsche aficionado, is selling his beloved 2004 Porsche Carrera GT after having put only 3,176 miles on its odometer. It’s not known why Seinfeld is selling the Porsche but the opportunity provides enthusiasts with the chance to own one of the...

  • Jerry Seinfeld’s 2004 Porsche Carrera GT
    Jerry Seinfeld’s Beloved Porsche Carrera GT Up For Sale

    Getting your hands on a Porsche Carrera GT is hard enough considering only around 1,200 cars were ever built and only half of these were sold in the U.S. So imagine how rare it would be to come across a celebrity-owned example of one of these rare beauties. Well, believe it or not, comedian and...

  • Green Hornet's Black Beauty at Petersen Automotive Museum
    Black Beauty Now On Display In Los Angeles (Bring Bionculars)

    Looking for some nifty car art but can't make it to Miami this weekend? No problem -- well, not as long as you live in Los Angeles. The Petersen Automotive Museum has just put a beautiful, sleek, thoroughly tricked-out Chrysler Imperial on display. And this isn't just any Imperial (as if there were...

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit Concept
    Remember All Those New Lotuses? Only The Esprit Is Real

    Just a few weeks ago, Lotus loosed a crew of portly, modern, and Chapman-defying models on the world at the Paris auto show. But it turns out only the Esprit is real--at least for the time being. According to Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, who admits he's "not a car guy," only the new Esprit is actually...

  • Simbol Design Lavazza GTX-R supercar

    Simbol Design is one of those niche Italian car companies that you’ve probably never heard of but their new Lavazza GTX-R supercar should get them some press, even if it’s bad. The car looks like a cross between the Ferrari Enzo and a block of Lego but it packs a V-12 punch and enough oomph to go from 0-62 mph in a tad over four seconds. Power comes from one of two BMW V-12 engines, each displacing 5.3-liters but delivering 400 and 620 horsepower respectively. The entire vehicle tips the scales at just 2,380 pounds, which means in its most powerful guise the Lavazza GTX-R delivers...

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit Concept
    Lotus Drops More Images Of New Esprit Supercar

    To say Lotus pulled off a bit of a coup at last month’s 2010 Paris Auto Show is a massive understatement given the automaker’s reveal of no less than six brand new concept cars, all of which are intended for production over the next five years. The list of concepts range from tiny urban...

  • 2013 Lotus Elan Concept
    2010 Paris Auto Show: 2013 Lotus Elan Live Photos

    If the new Esprit we posted about earlier is too extreme for you--or perhaps just a little too pricey--then the similarly styled yet tamer 2013 Lotus Elan may be the car for you. It, too, features a front engine and rear-wheel drive layout but comes with a tamer forced induction 4.0-liter V-6 as...

  • 2013 Lotus Esprit
    2010 Paris Auto Show: 2013 Lotus Esprit

    For Lotus fans, the next few years should prove to be very interesting as the company pushes ahead with its five-year plan to update its model lineup, including successors to the Elise and Esprit. Sales of the Evora are going strong, and at this week’s 2010 Paris Auto Show the company is...

  • 2010 Lotus Elite Concept
    2010 Paris Auto Show Preview: Lotus Elite Concept

    Lotus is planning a concept extravaganza for next week's 2010 Paris Auto Show, including a new take on the Esprit supercar, and today we have a glimpse of one of the vehicles that will be gracing the stands of the niche British sports car company. Described as the embodiment of Lotus’ new...

  • Ferrari Enzo
    Report: Ferrari Enzo Successor Will Sport HY-KERS Hybrid

    The fantastic new Ferrari 458 Italia is the fastest car to round the company's Fiorano test track, but it won't hold that title indefinitely: a successor to the Enzo hypercar is already in the works--and it will be a hybrid, according to Chairman Luca di Montezemolo. The move comes in contrast to...

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