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  • Audi R8 GT Spyder live photos

    We have a new set of live photos of the Audi R8 GT Spyder fresh from its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race this past weekend. The sultry soft-top supercar is now set for an official world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show but we already have the full details for you to ogle. Like its R8 GT hard-top sibling that recently went on sale, Audi engineers have managed to shed more than 187 pounds from the regular R8 Spyder’s curb weight for the latest GT edition. This was done through the increased use of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum components, thinner glass and...

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    Audi, Porsche And Volkswagen Roadsters Back On The Table: Report

    It’s been a while since we last heard about the trio of new roadster models being developed at Volkswagen Group brands Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen, though at one point last month there were claims that Audi’s version of the lightweight sports car had been canceled. Now, just a few...

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    Audi R8 GT Spyder Spy Shots

    We’ve seen the teasers, now here’s the first round of spy shots for the upcoming Audi R8 GT Spyder. The convertible supercar is scheduled to be revealed for the first time at the Le Mans 24 hours endurance race this June ahead of an official world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show...

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    Top Gear’s Richard Hammond Buys Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder, Wife Gets Fiat 500

    It’s always interesting to see what cars the people who get to drive virtually everything buys for their own personal collections. And the hosts of Top Gear--Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond--have probably driven the most varied assortment of autos: Everything from high-end...

  • 2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept live photos
    Alfa Romeo 4C U.S. Bound, Abarth Roadster Version Planned

    The Alfa Romeo 4C was undoubtedly one of the best looking cars at this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and unlike the Lamborghinis and Ferraris on show, the 4C is one model us mere mortals would be able to afford. The good news is that the car is destined for production and is slated for...

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    Wiesmann Spyder Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Wiesmann, the niche German sports car manufacturer, rolled out a new concept vehicle at this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the brand new Wiesmann Spyder Concept. The vehicle is described as a purist two-seater roadster and previews the next-generation of Wiesmann’s eccentric sports car...

  • American Ryan Hunter-Reay en route to victory in the 2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Photo: Anne Proffit After wearing the colors of series sponsor IZOD for the past two years, Ryan Hunter-Reay will look decidedly yellow in 2011 as his Andretti Autosport Honda/Dallara/Firestone entry in the IZOD IndyCar Series has acquired sponsorship from shipping and logistics company DHL. Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won the 36th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in what was supposed to be a partial season last year with Andretti Autosport, ended up working the entire year with the team and earning...

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    Wiesmann Planning New Spyder Concept Unveiling At Geneva Motor Show

    With the death of BMW's M5 V-10 engine, Wiesmann recently made the jump to another BMW powerplant: the twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 found in BMW's own cars--including the beefy 555-horsepower M variant. One of the two engines will be under the hood of the Spyder concept announced by the company for...

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    Greg Pickett Gets Aston Martin LM P1 Car for 2011 ALMS Season

    The Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder was very successful in ALMS competition, winning 3 times in 2010 and having a perfect podium record: 12 for 12! [Photo: Anne Proffit] Greg Pickett, the evergreen driver/owner who has put a Porsche RS Spyder on the American Le Mans Series grids – and thrice in...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder Concept
    Porsche to Show 918 Spyder Coupe at Detroit Auto Show

    Returning to the Detroit Auto Show for the first time in four years, and enjoying the honor of holding the first press conference of the 2011 show—Porsche plans to wow showgoers with a 600-horsepower mid-engine all-wheel drive sports car, which should easily run with the top models from Audi...

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    The Five Best New Sports Cars Of 2010

    You don’t need to consult the writings of Nostradamus to know we’re nearing the end of an era. The internal combustion engine’s days are now starting to feel more numbered than ever before. While Tesla Motors fired the first salvo across the bow of the sports car fleet with the...

  • Audi Shows Service Station of the Future At Design Miami/

    When all cars are electric, what will service stations look like?  This is the question Audi asked and presents its idea of the answer to at Design Miami/ 2010. Munich-based graphic design firm Mirko Boshe was commissioned to produce a charging station of the future. Looking more like a lounge...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante LP 570-4 leak

    Lamborghini’s new lightweight ethos continues with the reveal today of the all-new Gallardo Spyder Performante LP 570-4, a stripped out and more hardcore version of the open-top Gallardo that’s set to scorch highways all across the country next summer. Essentially the Spyder version of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, or “super light”, the new Performante has been made lighter thanks to carbon fiber technology. The engineers in Sant'Agata Bolognese managed to reduce the weight of the new Spyder Performante by 143 pounds, meaning the open-top supercar now tips the...

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    Videos: SCM's Five Favorite Movie Chase Scenes

    Those of us who love to drive often watch car scenes in movies and go, “Aw come on man, that’s straight bull, no way that car would do all that.” Still, they can be great fun to watch. Here are SCM’s five favorite car chase scenes. What are some of yours? Do they top these?...

  • Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI V-8
    V-8 Powered 2011 Audi R8 Spyder Priced From $127,700

    When Audi originally unveiled its stunning R8 Spyder last September, the automaker decided to fit the model exclusively with its range-topping 5.2-liter FSI V-10 engine in keeping with the Spyder’s more upmarket positioning. The Coupe, on the other hand, was still available with either a...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder Concept
    918 Spyder May Be The Most Expensive Porsche Ever

    Porsche doesn't exactly have a reputation for selling affordable cars, but this one is especially "not affordable". Another thing Porsche isn't traditionally known for is the hybrid. Well, the 918 Spyder is actually very much a hybrid, and it's reported to be moving towards production. Initially...

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    Four Hot New Convertibles You Won't Want To Miss

    I'll confess, I'm not typically a fan of the drop top.  Still, when the weather is just right, it's a real pleasure to cruise around in the open air.  It's that time of year now, and folks have unwrapped their boats and gassed up their ragtops.  The automotive media have been covering several...

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    Video: Iron Man 2 Trailer Features Smashed-Up Formula Cars, Audi R8 Spyder

    The Iron Man movie gets a sequel, and more car action.

  • 2001 Plymouth Prowler

    Crumple zones, climate control, impact beams, traction control, ABS. Humanity has isolated its experience with transportation from the realities of movement. Modern technology has advanced the safety of automobiles, eliminating risk to such a degree that people aren't feeling much of a risk to driving anymore. It also eliminates the excitement and feelings of fun than too. That all cars are boring is a stretch of reality. There are exciting cars on the market, for a price. But has the average person traded excitement and an engaging experience for an experience so removed from the phenomenon...

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    Porsche's 2011 Boxster Takes Its Top Off

    The lightest Porsche on the market has been unveiled. At just 2,811 pounds, the 2011 Boxster will make its first public appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of this year. It is being called the Boxster Spyder, and it sheds 133 pounds from the current Boxster S with a redesigned...

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    Gallery: Audi R8 e-Tron And Spyder Live From Frankfurt

    The new electric e-Tron concept has the looks to take on its stunning Spyder cousin depite lacking a V-10 powerplant.

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    Lamborghini releases mega gallery for Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

    Lamborghini used the Los Angeles Auto Show to debut a brand new convertible version of its Gallardo LP560-4 supercar, but until today only a limited selection of high-res official pictures were available. That's now remedied, so read on for the mega-gallery. Picking up the ‘Spyder’...

  • 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder spy shot
    Spy shots: V10-powered Audi R8 Spyder takes to the ‘Ring

    Audi currently sells two versions of its R8 supercar, the original 4.2L V8 model and the recently revealed 5.2L V10 version, but there are two more versions in the works, one of which will be unveiled at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The two new versions are the R8 Spyder convertible and...

  • Audi R8 Spider spy shots
    R8 Spyder convertible rumored for Frankfurt, electric R8 ruled out

    Audi currently sells two versions of its R8 supercar, the original 4.2L V8 model and the recently revealed 5.2L V10 version, but there are two more versions in the works, one of which will be unveiled at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The two new versions are the R8 Spyder convertible and...

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