Exotics Month

  • Shelby Supercars second-gen Ultimate Aero leak

    The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has once again put the Volkswagen Group's French marque back at the top of the fastest production car charts with its recent 268-mph record, but within days Shelby Supercars (SSC) announced it would be once again gunning to top Bugatti. We already know that SSC's new model will be revealed this month, and now an image of what could possibly the world's next fastest production car has been leaked. SSC was quietly building some of the most extreme vehicles on earth until it leapt onto the global stage by topping the original Bugatti Veyron's record-setting...

  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia crash
    Another Day, Another 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Crashes

    Warning--this is not a joke. Less than a week after reporting about the ninth wrecked 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia (the first on U.S. soil), comes news of yet another damaged example, this time in the Czech Republic. While the damage on this latest car is not as severe as previous incidents, it is still...

  • 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
    First Drive: 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

    Coming straight out of a two-hour stint in the Ferrari 458 Italia and jumping into just about anything else, you expect to be...underwhelmed. Not so with the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. Though it takes a very different route, the big-engined baby Aston is, in its own way, even better. Take Aston...

  • 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
    2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage First Drive Preview

    We're saving the write-up for tomorrow, but we thought we'd share some photos from the drive with you today.

  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia crash
    Guy Rents 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, Then Crashes It

    Only yesterday we reported that too many 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia supercars have been written off, either due to careless drivers crashing them or the cars themselves spontaneously combusting. We even saw one of the rare beauties suffering a crash just one day after leaving Ferrari’s factory in...

  • 1938 Tatra Type 77a Limousine
    Pebble 2010: Microbrands And Other Cars

    There's more to see at Pebble than the Bugattis and Ferraris, though these representatives have few constituents. From the odd to the outstanding, and occasionally both at once, these cars represent the happy oddballs of one of the world's most important concourses. This 1958 Facel Vega Excellence...

  • 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta

    There are so many simply beautiful Ferraris at Pebble Beach it's hard to pick any as a favorite, but these are some that caught our eye.

  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia crash
    Video: 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Crashes One Day After Leaving Factory

    In the short time that the new 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia has been on sale we’ve already managed to see at least one crashed example and hear about two other causalities, as well as see an additional two examples go up in flames. Now, we have a video showing yet another 458 Italia suffering from the...

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    August Is Exotics Month At Motor Authority

    Get ready for a month of some of the hottest cars on the road.

  • 1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Coupe
    Pebble 2010: Alfa Romeo, Fiat Don't Need No Stinkin' Ferraris

    These Italian cars prove Ferrari isn't necessarily the master of the concours.

  • 1927 Miller
    Pebble 2010: A Miller for the Ages

    In a past life, I wrote about the Miller 91 that Car and Driver editor Karl Ludvigsen found in a dank barn in France, and brought to the U.S.--and later saw installed in the National History Museum. Today, it's another spectacular Miller that made its way to the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours...

  • Morgan Eva GT
    Pebble 2010: Morgan Eva GT Live Photos

    Along with the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, we've brought you all the details of the new Morgan EvaGT as they've trickled out over the Internet in the past few weeks. Today, at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours' concept-car lawn, we were able to lens the tradition-breaking EvaGT for the first time...

  • 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster

    While Mercedes-Benz made a show of its own with a massive gathering of its 2010 SLS AMG sportscar, it also found a place of honor on the lawn at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with this near-perfect 1930s roadster. Shown for the first time at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show, this Mercedes-Benz 500K has all the hallmarks of a Pebble Beach champion, from elegant and perfect chromework, to a classic pedigree among the very finest. Though it didn't win the competition, the 500K drew constant crowds with its extravantly tapered shape and yards of linear chromework. The 500K--meaning a...

  • 1955 Ghia Streamline X "Gilda" 2 Door Fastback Coupe
    Pebble 2010: Ghia, In All Its Glory

      Design studios rarely receive the kind of comprehensive museum treatment of established car brands. It's no easy thing to assemble a cohesive group of cars that eventually were sold by different car companies, each with a different purpose in mind. As one of the honored marques at this year's...

  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
    Pebble 2010: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

      We've told you all about the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in previews earlier this month, but at today's 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, we grabbed our first live photos of the world's new record holder for production-car top speed. Bugatti introduced the car on Saturday at The Quail 2010...

  • 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic
    Pebble 2010: 1937 Bugatti 57S Atlantic

    The Bugatti 57S Atlantic was, in many ways, ahead of its time. Even now, over 70 years later, it features elements just beginning to make their way into the average passenger car, such as aluminum body panels. This example, on display this weekend at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance...

  • 2011 Bentley Continental GTC And GTC Speed 80-11 Editions
    Pebble 2010: 2011 Bentley Continental GTC And GTC Speed 80-11 Editions

    The Bentley Continental range is starting to get a little long in the tooth, having been on sale in its current form since 2003. Despite this, Bentley is milking the most out of its Continental range for the 2011 model year, releasing two more special editions based on the Continental GTC and GTC...

  • Morgan EvaGT
    All-Aluminum Morgan EvaGT Revealed

    From the hydrogen-powered LIFEcar concept to the Aero SuperSports to its history of wood-framed cars, Morgan spans an incredible variety of technology and aims with its cars, all wrapped in a classically-styled package. For this month's 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Morgan is turning its...

  • The Quail 2010: Odds and Ends Gallery, part two

    Who needs a reason to look at photos of collectible, unique, rare, or storied racing and sports cars? We sure don't. So we won't give you one this time around. If you've enjoyed these peeks through our lens of the many brilliant bits and pieces of the Quail gathering, hang on for a roundup of the best of the rest from Pebble Beach proper over the next few days--in addition to our ongoing live coverage from the event. Bonus points if you can name the cars from their detail shots.

  • The Quail 2010: Odds and Ends Gallery, part one
    Quail 2010: Odds And Ends Gallery, Part One

    There are so many cars, so many objects of lust and art packed into California's central coast this weekend that it's simply too much to cover it all in detail. But ogling can be just as fun even if you don't know the name of the ogle-ee. Even this gallery contains just a sampling of the hundreds...

  • Rolls Royce Phantom with bespoke picnic set
    Pebble 2010: Picnicking On The Concept Lawn With Rolls-Royce

    Back in July we brought you the full details on Rolls-Royce's bespoke picnic set for the Phantom, and today we snapped live photos of the car and kit in what may be their native environment: the concept lawn of the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The extramuros eating ensemble is even more...

  • Lotus Exos Type 125 at Pebble Beach
    Pebble 2010: Lotus Exos Type 125

    The Lotus Exos Type 125 is a formula-style consumer track car.

  • McLaren MP4-12C
    Pebble 2010: McLaren MP4-12C Live Images

    The McLaren MP4-12C made its North American debut this weekend in Pebble Beach, following it up with an appearance on the concept lawn at the lodge. Though cordoned off behind taunting white plastic chains on the putting green, we still managed to snag a few shots for your viewing pleasure. In case...

  • Quail 2010: Shelby Mustang Mania
    Quail 2010: Shelby Mustang Mania

      With a frail Carroll Shelby at the helm, The Quail 2010 paid homage to some of the greatest Mustangs in history on Friday. And if you've never seen a 'Stang older than the 2011 BOSS 302 we brought you yesterday, the Quail's collection of pony cars provided an instant history lesson. Paired with...

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