Supercars

  • McLaren 720S Spider

    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 in showrooms in March 2019, priced from $315,000. The 720S Spider features a retractable hardtop roof just like its 650S Spider predecessor, effectively making it a coupe when its roof is up. The roof is a one-piece carbon fiber unit that can be lowered or raised in just 11 seconds at speeds of up...

  • 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 Chiron won't get open-top version, land speed record attempt

    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...

  • 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

    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 Naked Carbon, or KNC for short, is bare carbon without any lacquer or varnish. In fact, even the thin epoxy that normally coats autoclaved cured carbon fiber has been carefully removed by sanding and polishing. According to Koenigsegg, the process is extremely sensitive as one stroke too many will...

  • 2008 Bugatti Veyron interior for sale
    $150,000 buys a Bugatti Veyron's complete interior

    A sum of $150,000 is no insignificant amount of money. One could do many things with that kind of cash, but for the ultra wealthy, that's a drop in the bucket. In other words, spending that much on a car's interior, a Bugatti Veyron's interior mind you, is not out of the realm of possibility...

  • 2005 Porsche Carrera GT for sale
    This Porsche Carrera GT has just 69 miles on the clock, and it's for sale

    Now is someone's chance to own one of the most coveted modern-day Porsches. This particular 2005 Carrera GT's clocked just 69 miles and it's for sale in France. The car surfaced for sale on Auto Hebdo, a French vehicle marketplace. It's unclear what dealership currently holds the keys to the...

  • SSC Tuatara pre-production prototype
    Pre-production SSC Tuatara hypercar tests on public roads

    The team at SSC is currently cooking up America's first hypercar and a pre-production prototype has just been spotted testing on public roads. These photos were sent in to Motor Authority by a reader and were snapped on a stretch of road near SSC's headquarters in West Richland, Washington. The new...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nürburgring
    Porsche targets 6:30 Nürburgring lap time for next hypercar

    Just 6 minutes and 30 seconds. That's the targeted lap time for the 12.9-mile Nürburgring-Nordschleife for Porsche's next hypercar. The information was confirmed to Top Gear magazine at last week's 2018 LA Auto Show by Frank-Steffen Walliser, the head of Porsche's motorsport department as well...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 first drive review: A stable genius

    Turn 16 at Atlanta Motorsports Park is a test of a driver’s courage and a car’s ability to stick to the track. Though it’s only a slight right-hander, it follows the turns 13, 14, and 15 left-handers that link to create one big, high-speed arc. Turn 16 is the moment of truth when...

  • Rimac C_Two wind tunnel testing

    The Rimac C_Two may be nearly sold out, but the electric supercar isn't ready for prime time just yet. Engineers are still hard at work finalizing the car ahead of production, and Rimac gave fans a look behind the scenes in the wind tunnel. Rimac started from a clean sheet with the C_Two which means the car shares nothing with the previous Concept_One electric supercar that Richard Hammond famously crashed. The company said the challenge is to ensure all performance and homologation requirements are satisfied for the global market, which has led to a two-year development time thus far for the...

  • Ferrari SP3JC
    Ferrari builds bespoke SP3JC roadster on bones of F12 tdf

    The most loyal of loyal Ferrari customers are sometimes provided the opportunity to commission their own coach-built Prancing Horse via a program known as Special Projects. There have been some real beauties over the years, such as 2016's 458 MM Speciale, as well as some oddball creations that...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Pininfarina PF0 will reportedly be world's most powerful car

    The Pininfarina car brand plans for a portfolio of high-performance electric cars and the Italian firm wasn't joking when it declared a high-end positioning. The first car from Pininfarina, the code-named PF0 hypercar, will reportedly arrive with around 1,900 horsepower, or more than any other car...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Pininfarina details “Pura” design language for future cars, PF0 hypercar almost fully revealed

    The new Pininfarina car brand spun off earlier this year from the Italian design house and coachbuilder of the same name is working on a handful of models, all of them high-performance electric cars to be targeted at ultra-wealthy individuals. Naturally, Pininfarina is turning to its parent company...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin Valkyrie may offer track pack variant

    It appears Aston Martin wants to build a bridge between the street-legal Valkyrie supercar and the track-only AMR Pro model with an optional track pack model. The Supercar Blog reported Friday that Aston Martin will offer a Valkyrie track pack model and cited unnamed sources. It's unclear if the...

  • SSC Tuatara engine
    Watch SSC test the 1,750-hp powerplant destined for the Tuatara hypercar

    SSC previously said it's the only firm with a real shot at reaching the 300 mph barrier, and it appears work is full-speed ahead. The company posted a new video of its upcoming Tuatara hypercar's twin-turbo V-8 engine testing, an engine that will provide the gusto in the mission to 300 mph. The...

  • McLaren Speedtail

    Check the couch for change because a McLaren Speedtail build slot is currently for sale. Although McLaren in the Speedtail's announcement said all 106 vehicles were spoken for, it appears one of them is not. Knight International, a company that specializes in acquiring and selling rare cars, appears to have procured a single build slot and listed it for sale. The price is unlisted as the entire process must be handled lawyer-to-lawyer, but McLaren shared the going price for a Speedtail starts at approximately $2.24 million. That's before any personalization and custom options the company...

  • Bruce Canepa's Porsche 959
    Bruce Canepa says Porsche is the ultimate driver's car

    Opinions vary greatly on what makes the ultimate driver's car, but when Bruce Canepa speaks, we listen up. The former professional racer makes the case that Porsche is the best of the best in a new video collaboration with video game "CSR Racing." Those who don't know Canepa, we'll provide a quick...

  • 1996 Vector M12 headed to auction
    1996 Vector M12 headed to auction

    Vector is one strange automotive case. Its boutique exotic automaker's history would make for an excellent screenplay, as it was embroiled in drama. More importantly, though, the company made some incredible supercars. Case in point is the Vector M12 built from 1995 to 1999. Only 14 were made and...

  • McLaren 720S Spider teaser
    Going topless: McLaren teases 720S Spider

    McLaren will lift the lid on the 720S Spider on Dec. 9, but the British supercar maker has teased the car ahead of time The brand showed a sole photo of the new 720S Spider in a Wednesday teaser, and it will be the second model in the brand's $1.5 billion Track25 business plan. The first model will...

  • 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno
    Watch the Ford GT strut its stuff on the dyno

    Hennessey Performance Engineering strapped founder John Hennessey's 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition to the dyno to see just how powerful the supercar really is. The GT laid down an impressive 581 rear-wheel horsepower and 513 pound-feet of torque. The GT's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine...

  • Champagne Carbon ƎB.01
    Champagne Carbon crafts a bespoke bottle for Bugatti's 110th birthday

    Champagne Carbon, the beverage company with those ridiculous but awesome carbon fiber bottles of bubbly that Formula 1 drivers shower themselves with on the podium, has teamed up with Bugatti to develop a bespoke bottle celebrating the automaker's 110th anniversary in 2019. Champagne Carbon CEO...

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