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  • Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder

    Luxury supercar builder (and former Saab parent) Spyker has just announced the appointment of John Walton to the dual roles of chief commercial officer and managing director of its American business unit. Walton is the former vice president of Aston Martin North America, back when the luxury automaker was still owned by Ford. Under Walton’s tenure, Aston Martin’s sales in North America grew from a negligible 200 units in 2001 to over 2,400 units in 2007, establishing the region as Aston Martin’s largest market. Walton’s relationship with Spyker CEO Victor Muller goes...

  • Audi R8 GT Spyder live photos
    Audi R8 GT Spyder Mega-Gallery And Video

    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...

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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...

  • Audi R8 GT Spyder spy shots
    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...

  • 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder
    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...

  •  2011 Wiesmann Spyder Concept

    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 range. With a curb weight of less than 2,200 pounds, it accelerates from 0-62 mph in less than 4.0 seconds and can reach a top speed of approximately 180 mph. The basis for this performance is a 4.0-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower on tap. You may recognize these numbers as the figures that underscore...

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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...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante LP 570-4 leak
    Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante LP 570-4 Revealed

    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...

  • 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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    Ferrari To Launch One New Model Every Year

    Ferrari will follow Lamborghini’s lead by launching at least one new or heavily updated model every year as the automaker attempts to keep up with growing waiting lists while still attracting new customers to the brand. Ferrari will maintain its four main model lines, consisting of the...

  • Screencap from an ad for the Audi R8 spyder

    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 upcoming or updated convertibles that are ready for their time in the sun.  In no particular order, here are a few hot ones to look out for.  Hold on to your hats! Chevrolet Camaro Convertible The Camaro has lived up to the legend of its name since its return.  It has brought muscle and style to...

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

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

  • Porsche lightweight lithium-ion 12-Volt starter battery
    Porsche's $1,700 Starter Battery Option For Boxster Spyder, 911 GT3

    Perhaps only Porsche, with its long legacy of pricey options, could consider charging $1,700 for a starter battery. To be fair, this isn't just any old 12-Volt lead-acid starter battery. It's a lightweight, lithium-ion pack with a similar form factor and the same mounts as a standard battery. It's...

  • 2011 Audi R8 Spyder
    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

    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 high-performance RS variant. Rumors of a possible electric R8 concept have been shot down by Audi, however. News earlier this week from Auto Motor und Sport claimed Audi would also present an electric concept version of the R8 at the upcoming Frankfurt event, though it wasn't clear whether it would...

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    Preview: RS Spyder-based Porsche Carrera GT successor

    Even five years after its final production, the Porsche Carerra GT lives on in the hearts and minds - and often garages - of Porsche loyalists, supercar enthusiasts and plain old gearheads. Recently rumors broke that Porsche is working on a successor to the GT based around the RS Spyder American Le...

  • 2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible (nee GranCabrio)
    Spy shots: Maserati GranTurismo Spyder

    Maserati officials have confirmed the convertible version of the GranTurismo will arrive in showrooms by March of next year and now we have a few new details about the car, which is expected to go by the name GranTurismo Spyder. Maserati is yet to reveal if the car will sport a traditional canvas...

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    First Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder raises $270,000 for charity auction

    Auctioning off hot cars for good causes never gets old, and further proof of that fact came this past weekend as the 16th Annual Race to Erase MS charity event in Los Angeles auctioned off the first Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder. The car, a unique Spyder ordered especially for the even six...

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    Luxury condo builder gives away free Lamborghini with each purchase

    Miami is home to its fair share of automotive exotica that often seems to litter the streets, but even then you wouldn't expect all the occupants of a 28-unit condo to be driving a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder would you? Well you would now, considering that a Miami-based luxury condo builder is...

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    Porsche RS Spyder Design wheels for 911 Turbo

    In commemoration of the Porsche Spyder RS sports prototype race car's success in the American Le Mans Series, Porsche is making available a special edition set of wheels with a unique central locking mechanism and high-tech materials and design. The success of the RS Spyder in the ALMS series is...

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