Supercars

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette prototype at Bowling Green Assembly plant

    A new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, the C8, will be unveiled on July 18, and in anticipation of the car's arrival General Motors is expanding capacity at its Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky, which is home to Corvette production. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra in a plant presentation on Thursday announced that a second shift and over 400 jobs would be added to support production of the new Corvette, which arrives for 2020 and sees the nameplate move to a mid-engine layout for the first time. The influx of workers will see the plant's staff numbers swell to more than 1,300. The...

  • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
    2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante convertible is a symphony of speed and style

    Aston Martin has dialed up the wow factor on its DBS Superleggera with the arrival of a new open-top version, which dons the automaker's Volante name used on convertibles. Unveiled Tuesday, the 2020 DBS Superleggera Volante will serve as the flagship of the brand until a new Vanquish supercar is...

  • Bugatti Divo hot-weather testing
    Bugatti Divo busy with hot-weather testing

    Readying any new car for production is no simple process. Preparing to launch a new Bugatti only heightens the work. Bugatti is currently putting the new Divo through its paces in hot-weather testing, according to a post on the company's Facebook page. The Bugatti Divo debuted last August with an...

  • Tobias Moers with the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro at the 2018 LA Auto Show
    Mercedes-Benz AMG boss: Black Series already testing, on the way

    The wait for the latest installment in Mercedes-AMG's world-beating skunkworks series Mercedes-Benz AMG boss Tobias Moers said Wednesday that a range-topping AMG Black Series would arrive sometime next year. "A GT Black Series is going to happen, for sure. We have a run...cars are on the road and...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS 59
    Aston Martin DBS 59 looks back to outright Le Mans victory

    Aston Martin has worked overtime to crank out numerous special editions. The latest pays homage to an iconic bit of motorsport history: the outright win at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in an Aston Martin DBR1. To celebrate that amazing victory and the machine...

  • The Apollo Intensa Emozione
    Apollo IE enters production, starts deliveries this summer

    Apollo, the supercar startup born from the ashes of Gumpert, is finally ready to build its first car: the Intensa Emozione. The company announced Tuesday that it has partnered with HWA to build the supercar and also detailed some major changes since 2017's reveal. We previously reported the company...

  • Teaser for Lotus Type 130 electric hypercar

    Since Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's acquisition of a controlling stake in Lotus just over a year ago, there's been very little detail in the way of an updated product roadmap for the British performance marque. That changed on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019 where Lotus confirmed that an electric hypercar is in the works and already at an advanced stage. A reveal of a concept will take place later this year in London. A teaser shot provides a preview of the design, which naturally looks unlike any Lotus that has come before. There is a connection with the British firm's older models, though...

  • 1979 BMW M1 modified for high-speed record run
    Unique BMW M1 re-discovered after 25 years

    After sitting in an East London garage for nearly 25 years, this 1979 BMW M1 has become the latest high-profile barn find. The car, which was available at the Coys Techno Classica event in Essen, Germany, this past weekend, is a unique model as it's been modified for a high-speed record run...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
    New mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 coming July 18

    The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut July 18, the automaker announced Thursday. Chevrolet pushed out a notification via its fan site about the debut and General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra together with Corvette engineering head honcho Tadge Juechter later showed up to a charity...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 CarbonPro Edition
    GMC Sierra 1500 CarbonPro bed brings supercar tech to pickup trucks

    Carbon fiber has long been a material of choice for the world's supercars, but this year it's going into a pickup truck. The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 CarbonPro Edition ushers in the truck's available carbon-fiber composite bed ahead of expanded availability in the near future. GMC said in a Thursday...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 003
    Aston Martin AM-RB 003 reportedly packs 1,000 hp, AWD, and $1.1M price

    Aston Martin showed off not one, but two supercars at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show and new information has surfaced surrounding the AM-RB 003. The AM-RB 003 will sit below the Valkyrie in the British marque's supercar hierarchy, but it will rival its power rating with a rumored 1,000...

  • Alfa Romeo 8C Spider
    FCA selling Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupe and spider with delivery miles

    Well-heeled Alfa Romeo fans have the rare opportunity to pick up an 8C Competizione with only delivery miles. There's both an 8C coupe as well as a spider listed for sale by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Reloaded by Creators factory restoration department. No word on pricing, though. Both cars have...

  • Ferrari FXX K Evo

    Ferrari fans should pack their bags for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this May as the Ferrari Racing Days will storm the track. Fans will be able to see some of the most sought-after Ferrari production cars duke it out on the track. The Italian firm announced Thursday that the Ferrari Racing Days will include the company's XX experimental cars. For those who don't know, the XX models are track-specific cars. Ferrari invites a select group of customers to purchase these models as rolling laboratories of sorts. Each XX car features new technology the brand wants to study and perhaps develop...

  • Casil Motors Ferrari 328 BB3X8
    Casil Motors to give Ferrari 328 a modern makeover

    Casil Motors is taking on the resto-mod trend with an Italian flavor. The Las Vegas-based company announced it will transform 30 Ferrari 328 models into what it calls the BB3X8. The final product looks like something out of a video game with a widebody kit and flared wheel arches. Casil said the...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mid-engine C8 Corvette may use 2020 Porsche 911 transmission

    A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission may be out, and an 8-speed dual-clutch could very well be in for the 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. The new information comes via leaked order-guide documents published by Jalopnik in late March. Road & Track may have connected the dots in a...

  • Teaser for new McLaren GT car
    McLaren's new GT car drops camouflage, will be revealed in May

    Following an announcement at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in early March, McLaren has shed new light on its next road car, right now simply referred to as the McLaren of Grand Tourers. The British firm on Wednesday revealed three new photos of the car with some of the bulky camouflage...

  • Bolwell Nagari 300
    Bolwell plans new Nagari supercar with 500-horsepower LS3 V-8

    Brabham isn't the only Australian company working on a world-class supercar. There's also Bolwell, a company that's been designing and building sports cars for over 50 years and is an expert in the manufacture of composite materials. It's now working on a new generation of its Nagari supercar...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots and video

    Prototypes for a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette have been spotted again, and the latest testers are wearing the least camouflage gear we've seen yet. In fact, most of the new car's final details, including the interior, can be seen. The prototypes are for the next-generation C8 Corvette due out this...

  • McLaren Senna GTR

    The McLaren Senna is a wild, track-focused hypercar. That much is clear. But there's always more, and the automaker recently inched forward with the more extreme McLaren Senna GTR unveiled in March. This one isn't track focused; this one is track only. McLaren isn't due to start deliveries of the Senna GTR until September, but we'll get to see the car driven in anger on Saturday during the 2019 Goodwood Members’ Meeting in Goodwood, United Kingdom. It will lead a parade of previous McLaren Ultimate Series members including a P1 GTR and original F1 prototype. On paper, the numbers are...

  • 2017 McLaren 570GT
    Takata airbag recall strikes multiple McLaren supercars

    Almost 3,000 McLaren supercars and sports cars are equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators, which has led the British company to issue a recall in the U.S. McLaren filed the recall, which was published on February 28, with the NHTSA. The recall names the airbag inflators as part of the list of...

  • SSC Tuatara pre-production prototype
    Listen to the SSC Tuatara hit the dyno and the streets

    The SSC team hard at work on the Tuatara supercar has given us a taste of the car in the wild and on the dyno. We wish these videos were of the car running flat out, but they'll do. The 5.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine sounds incredibly smooth and exotic in the videos, but we long to hear it stretch...

  • Lego McLaren Senna
    It took 5,000 hours to build this life-size Lego McLaren Senna

    Almost half of a million Lego bricks make up the latest endeavor with everyone's favorite building blocks. Here is a 1:1 scale replica of a McLaren Senna made entirely from Legos. McLaren and Lego partnered on the project for the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will take place this...

  • 2006 Ford GT goes 300.4 mph in standing mile
    Modified Ford GT becomes first street-legal car to hit 300 mph

    There's a new standing-mile top speed record on the books, thanks to this modified 2006 Ford GT. The car and its tuners, M2K Motorsports, eclipsed 300 mph. Specifically, the GT went 300.4 mph in the standing mile after it blew past 174.5 mph in the quarter mile and 240 mph at the half-mile point...

  • Collection of five Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarens
    Meet the man who owns not one, but five Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarens

    The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has been somewhat of a forgotten supercar from the last decade. It boasted major performance credentials, but we don't hear about them too often. For American supercar collector Manny Khoshbin, it's his favorite. How much does the entrepreneur like them? He owns five...

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