Supercars

  • McLaren 720S Spa 68 special edition

    McLaren Special Operations is back with a very limited-edition set of supercars based on the 720S. This time, McLaren's specialty department set out to honor the 50th anniversary of Bruce McLaren's first grand prix win with just three special 720S supercars. The three "720S Spa 68" models, which MSO revealed on Thursday, are finished in Bespoke Anniversary Orange formulated to match the Papaya Orange of the championship-winning McLaren that won the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. There, Bruce McLaren piloted a McLaren M7A to the company's first grand prix win. Fifty years later...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT and 2018 Ford GT
    Ford GT and Ford Mustang GT: A celebration of performance

    One’s a race car that wears almost no disguise. The other is an American icon. They’re both Fords, and they’re both GTs. But as you might guess, there’s just a little bit of a difference between the Ford GT supercar and the Ford Mustang GT. We traveled to California to take...

  • 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster
    1965 Ford GT40 Prototype Roadster, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta highlight Mecum Kissimmee auction

    The 2019 edition of Mecum's Kissimmee, Florida, auction will be filled with thousands of collector cars, but two, in particular, will grab the attention of enthusiasts. The auction will sell off a 1965 Ford GT40 Competition Prototype Roadster, one of two that survives today, and a 2016 Ferrari...

  • Bugatti Chiron 3D-printed brake caliper tests
    Bugatti's 3D-printed brake caliper tested to hypercar extremes

    Bugatti in January revealed the largest 3D-printed component composed out of titanium: a brake caliper designed for the Chiron hypercar. Throughout 2018, the firm has continued to test the brake caliper before it enters production, and we received our first look at just how extreme the test...

  • Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept
    Lamborghini's reportedly building a $3M hypercar with hybrid V-12 power, may glow in the dark

    Lamborghini likely will unveil another limited-production model next year that can reportedly glow in the dark and will pack a hybrid V-12 system powered by supercapacitors. Road & Track reported Thursday new details about the hypercar, codenamed LB48H. The hybrid V-12 powertrain likely will...

  • McLaren P1 GTR by MSO to commemorate Ayrton Senna
    McLaren P1 GTR commemorates Senna's first championship

    McLaren Special Operations has spent the last three years working on something special to honor Ayrton Senna's first Formula 1 championship. The final result is on display here: a McLaren P1 GTR outfitted in Rocket Red and Anniversary White to recall the Marlboro livery Senna famously raced. The...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato family

    Prepare for an example of the lifestyle of the rich and famous. One individual decided not to purchase just one of the four Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato body styles, but all four. The British firm introduced the Vanquish Zagato back in 2016, originally as a coupe. A convertible soon followed and then Aston Martin added speedster and shooting brake body styles. The brand debuted all four as somewhat of a going away present for the second-generation Vanquish, as the 2019 DBS Superleggera took over flagship GT duties. We don't actually know much about the man who purchased all four cars, but his...

  • 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive
    Lamborghini Aventador replacement arriving in 2020?

    Lamborghini's replacement for the Aventador will arrive in 2020. That's according to Autocar, which in a report published Thursday also claimed the supercar will feature a hybrid powertrain that Lamborghini will first use in a limited-edition model due in 2019. The limited-edition model is said to...

  • Kode 0 Lamborghini Aventador-based supercar for sale
    Buyer's remorse: Kode 0 coach-built supercar for sale only a year after reveal

    Only a year after the Kode 0 coach-built supercar made its debut at Monterey Car Week, one example has surfaced for sale in Japan. Perhaps someone has a serious case of buyer's remorse, or maybe they just need the money. Classic Driver listed the unique supercar for sale. The Kode 0 was the work of...

  • John Heinricy (left) and John Hennessey
    Veteran GM engineer John Heinricy will lead Hennessey Venom F5 development

    Veteran General Motors engineer John Heinricy has come out of retirement to lead development of Hennessey's Venom F5 hypercar. Hennessey made the announcement on Tuesday, confirming that Heinricy is chief engineer for the project. Heinricy, 71, finally left GM in 2008 after first joining the...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus garage
    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus: The small American firm that wants to win Le Mans with a street-legal hypercar

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is a Sleepy Hollow, New York-based boutique car constructor that has either lofty aspirations or delusions of grandeur, depending on your perspective. That’s because this one-time race team has graduated to designing and building its own cars and now aims to...

  • Mid-engine Dodge Viper mule
    Dodge almost turned the Viper into a mid-engined car

    The automotive industry is full of incredibly fascinating tales of "what could have been." We can think of numerous examples, but one we're sure few have heard of has just surfaced: Dodge built a business case for a mid-engined Viper in the 1990s. Dodge could have beaten both Ford and Chevrolet's...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie's 6.5-liter V-12

    Aston Martin on Wednesday gave us our first look at the mighty V-12 engine that will power its Valkyrie hypercar due next year. The engine is being developed by Cosworth, a fellow British firm that has supplied a number of race-winning Formula 1 engines over the years, and it is destined to be the most powerful naturally aspirated mill ever fitted to a production car. Aston Martin has confirmed a peak output of 1,000 horsepower and 545 pound-feet of torque. That's lower than the 1,130 hp that Cosworth hinted at in August but still an incredible feat considering the lack of forced induction...

  • Brabham BT62 at Portimao Circuit
    Feel the raw speed of the Brabham BT62 at Portimao

    Brabham's BT62 supercar is currently testing at top racetracks all around the globe in the lead up to the start of production in 2019. The company recently released video of one of the test sessions conducted at Portugal's Algarve International Circuit, more commonly referred to as Portimao. The...

  • Bugatti Veyron oil change
    Bugatti Veyron turbochargers cost over $42,000 to replace

    Expensive cars often come with lofty maintenance charges, but the Bugatti Veyron is something else entirely. The $1 million-plus supercar's turbochargers cost over $42,000 to replace, according to an EPA document Road & Track reported on last week. To break down the extent of the cost, it will...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Pininfarina Battista is new name of electric Bugatti Chiron rival

    Pininfarina Battista is the chosen name of the electric hypercar currently being developed by the new car manufacturing division of Italian design house and coachbuilder Pininfarina. Previously referred to by its code name PF0, the electric hypercar is scheduled for its debut next March at the 2019...

  • McLaren 720S Spider
    McLaren 720S Spider revealed: Meet the latest topless supercar

    McLaren's 720S supercar has turned out to be a bit of a heavy hitter, with the car able to keep up and in some cases outmatch pricier, more powerful competition. Now McLaren has added a Spider convertible option to its supercar made by science. It joins the original coupe and Track Package options...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
    Lamborghini recalls Gallardo for faulty dashboard warning lights

    A small number of Lamborghini Gallardo models will need to return to dealerships after the Italian firm issued a recall for the supercar. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, Lamborghini said 1,152 Gallardo models suffer from faulty dashboard warning lights...

  • Bugatti Chiron first drive

    Bugatti fans hoping for a reveal of an open-top Chiron along the lines of the Veyron's Grand Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse models are set for disappointment as the French marque has no plans for such a car. That was the response from Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann to a question posed by Motor Trend about a potential Grand Sport Vitesse version of the Chiron in an interview published Thursday. “We decided in the Chiron project not to do an open-top version,” Winkelmann said. The former boss of Audi Sport and Lamborghini, who took over from Wolfgang Duerheimer at Bugatti earlier...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car spy shots
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R tests at Sebring, shoots flames

    The new race car based on the yet-to-be-revealed mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted. Prototypes have been undergoing tests at major racetracks under the cover of darkness in order to hide their details, and a video of one of the test sessions, taken at Florida's Sebring...

  • 1984 Ferrari 308 GTB on Jay Leno's Garage
    1984 Ferrari 308 GTB pops into Jay Leno's Garage

    The 1980s weren't exactly a high point for sports cars, but the decade still birthed some desirable pieces of machinery. Case in point: the Ferrari 308 GTB, which remains one of the most affordable ways to own a Ferrari today. A 1984 model was the latest vehicle to stop into Jay Leno's Garage, and...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette engine hatch cover patent image
    GM patents mid-engine Corvette hatch with cooling techniques

    As if we hadn't received enough evidence Chevrolet has a mid-engine Corvette in the pipeline, a new General Motors patent details an engine cover hatch especially for mid-engine and rear-engine cars. The patent is titled "Venting Module for Vehicle Compartment Cover Assembly" and was first...

  • Koenigsegg Regera in bare carbon fiber - Image via Keno Zache Photography/Carage
    No paint, no clear: Koenigsegg crafts Regera wearing "naked" carbon fiber

    Koenigsegg is an expert when it comes to carbon fiber. After all, the small Swedish company was the first to offer carbon fiber wheels straight from the factory. Now it's ventured into a new realm concerning the light yet sturdy material: Koenigsegg Naked Carbon. Shown here on a Regera, Koenigsegg...

  • 2018 Lotus Evora GT430
    Lotus to kick off revival with 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. Before he stepped down in June, former Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales talked about two...

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