Supercars

  • Lamborghini teaser for new supercar

    An alleged invite for the reveal of a new Lamborghini supercar at next month’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show has surfaced online, reigniting rumors that a production version of 2010’s stunning Sesto Elemento concept car could be on the horizon. The key is an inscription on the invite that reads: “Lamborghini: Racing Towards Frankfurt”. Previous comments from Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann suggested that the automaker was considering launching a limited edition version of the Sesto Elemento but that it would only be suitable as track-focused race car, as getting the...

  • Ferrari 458 Italia engine build process
    Follow A Ferrari 458 Italia Engine Through The Assembly Process: Video

    This informative and even entertaining video takes us on a guided tour of the Ferrari 458 Italia V-8 engine assembly process. Though it's just the highlights, it gives us a peek into the computer-aided assembly and quality assurance measures taken, as well as the importance of the human element...

  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport
    2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport Pricing, Mega-Gallery

    Yesterday we saw pricing information for the high-performance 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC, and now we have details for the more luxurious 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport. Pricing for the big convertible, which comes with an automated folding soft-top, will start from $146,300 here in...

  • 2012 Ferrari FF
    Ferrari Brings 7-Year Free Maintenance Program To U.S.

    Earlier this year Ferrari announced a new seven-year free scheduled maintenance service for its cars that was to be offered to anyone purchasing a new California, 458 Italia or FF, regardless of how many miles they racked up. Unfortunately, Ferrari’s U.S. division had yet to announce the...

  • Ferrari 599 GTO
    Ferrari Sells Record Number Of Cars, Launches New Tailor Made Customization Program

    The global financial crisis of the recent past appears to be well and truly over, with sales of luxury cars once again at record levels. Yesterday we saw Daimler announce record profits on the back of strong demand for its Mercedes-Benz brand and today we have news that Ferrari has sold the most...

  • David Coulthard taken around the Nurburgring by Nico Rosberg
    Rosberg Gives Coulthard A Scare At The Nurburgring In SLS AMG: Video

    He may be a Formula 1 legend himself but nothing prepared David Coulthard, current DTM pilot and recently appointed brand ambassador for AMG, for his hot lap around the Nurburgring-Nordschleife by current Mercedes GP driver and ‘Ring rookie Nico Rosberg. Yes, despite being a German native...

  • Before and after: how edits make supercar photos pop.

    We all love to drool over the gorgeous photos of supercars that grace the Web, including some of our stories here at MotorAuthority. But have you ever wondered how those photos got so awesome? Maybe you've taken some shots of your own and wondered why they fell flat in comparison. This video explains why--but keeps the magic a secret. It turns out it's not just about taking a great photo. That's the base of the pyramid, so to speak, but it's a top-rate post-processing edit that really makes the cars, and the epic scenery behind them, pop. This video from G.F. Williams gives a glimpse into the...

  • Ferrari 458 Italia on the road course at Daytona International Speedway Photo courtesy: Grand-Am
    Grand-Am Ferrari 458 Italia Tests At Daytona

    During the 49th Rolex 24 at Daytona this past January, a press conference was held announcing the return of Ferrari to Grand-Am's GT category for the 2012 season. The "godfather" of this program is Eddie Cheever, the 1988 Indianapolis 500 winner who drove in Formula 1 for many years. Now the...

  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC
    2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC Priced From $143,400

    The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC, the fastest production car ever unleashed on the U.S. market by the Italian brand, is now ready for sale and we can confirm today that it will list at $143,400. This price includes $1,800 in shipping charges and a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, and it’s right in...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo on fire in Scottish Highlands
    Lamborghini Gallardo Goes Up In Flames In Scotland

    We’ve seen plenty of supercars go up in flames in the past, including this black Lamborghini Gallardo that recently caught on fire outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Norway, and now we have yet another sad tale of a Gallardo that caught alight, this time in the Highlands of Scotland...

  • Ferrari Xezri design concept by Samir Sadikhov
    IED Students Show Ferrari World Design Contest Entries That Didn’t Win

    Ferrari recently held a competition that pitted up-and-coming designers from all around the globe to design what it described as a hypercar that takes all aspects of its design to extremes, from architecture to propulsion. While the winning entry was the Eternita created by students at Seoul's...

  • Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am race car
    Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am Race Car Makes Debut

    Ferrari has unveiled its new 458 Italia Grand Am race car, which is set to compete next year in the North American race series, more specifically, in Grand-Am’s Rolex Sports Car Series GT class under the current GT rules. On its first public shakedown today at Ferrari’s Fiorano test...

  • Jay Leno tests the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

    Yesterday we saw him test drive the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and today we have a video of television personality and comedian Jay Leno at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany. Leno meets with the official Mercedes-Benz tuner’s CEO Ola Källenius and then gets a chance to drive the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster and future SLS AMG E-Cell model. Then, following a tour of the AMG Performance Studio, where customers can personalize their cars, Leno visits the AMG engine shop and assists in the assembly of a 6.2 V-8 engine destined for the SLS AMG--by hand of...

  • 2012 Ferrari FF
    Ferrari Boss Says No To Going Public

    Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero de Montezemolo has quashed rumors that the famous Italian sports car manufacturer may be going public, reaffirming previous comments from Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne that there were no plans to sell the brand. "There is no program to list Ferrari, no program at all,"...

  • 2012 McLaren MP4-12C
    McLaren MP4-12C Supercar Tweaked For More Emotion

    The 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, the first all-new road-going car from the legendary British motorsports and engineering firm in more than 20 years, is just weeks away from delivery but already the car has been modified in response to widespread criticism of a severe lack of emotion from most that have...

  • Zagato logo
    Zagato And British Coachbuilder CPP Form Joint Venture

    Contrary to rumors of a complete sale, legendary Italian design house Zagato, the company behind astounding works like the recent Aston Martin V12 Zagato and Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3, has formed a partnership with CPP Global Holdings Ltd. CPP is a British coachbuilder owned in part by Russian...

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport on Jay Leno's Garage
    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Touches Down In Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

    The fastest production car on the planet, the 268-mph capable Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, has touched down in Jay Leno’s Garage and we now have a video of the event. The word supercar doesn’t even start to encapsulate the performance, luxury and sheer excess of the car, ensuring the...

  • Jay Leno at the McLaren Technical Center
    Jay Leno Visits McLaren Factory And Drives New MP4-12C: Video

    Television personality and comedian Jay Leno is one the very lucky buyers of the McLaren MP4-12C, and it turns out that he’s actually a little bit luckier than most as he’s just been given a tour of the McLaren Technology Center in Woking, England, where the car is built, and taken out...

  • 2011 Lexus LFA

    Back in February we first reported that millionaire heiress and socialite Paris Hilton had received a brand new 2012 Lexus LFA for her 30th birthday from her boyfriend at the time, Cy Waits. Since then, we’re sad to report--holds back laugh--that the relationship is now over. It turns out that Hilton really did love the LFA, just not the color. Since breaking up she has swapped the banana yellow LFA given to her by Waits for a more elegant white one. We’re not sure if she actually gave the car back to her ex-boyfriend or traded it in for a new one, but it looks like of the 500...

  • 11-year old in an Audi R8
    11-Year Old Takes Audi R8 For A Spin: Video

    We don’t know of too many Audi R8 owners that would allow an unlicensed driver, let alone a child, to drive their pride and joy, though this video shows there’s at least one of them out there. The clip is of a 11-year old boy in the UK hopping behind the wheel of the right-hand drive...

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    2011 FOG Rally Raising Money For Charity By Driving Ferraris

    Now here’s the kind of news that makes our day; Ferrari enthusiasts using the spectacle of exotic and vintage supercars to raise awareness and funds for worthy charitable organizations. We’re talking about California’s Ferrari Owners Group (FOG) and the organization’s annual...

  • 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
    First Details On Next-Gen Aston Martin DBS

    Aston Martin is working on a whole new generation of its DB9 grand tourer and once again the stylish two-door is expected to be the basis of a high-performance DBS supercar. This generation of the DB9 and the eventual DBS won’t be completely new as the current car's lightweight...

  • Lapo Elkan’s custom Ferrari California
    Ferrari Previews New Customization Program

    Ferrari already has its One-to-One customization program and for the right price will build you a completely new body under its Ferrari Design division, but now the automaker looks to be working on yet another customization program that appears to be targeted more at the mainstream Ferrari...

  • HBH Mid-Engine Aston Martin V12 Vantage
    More Teasers Of HBH's Mid-Engined V12 Vantage Project

    We know from some initial info from a month and a half ago that Danish firm HBH is building a mid-engined supercar based on the Aston V12 Vantage. The car will be the only one of its kind and, the last we heard, HBH was shopping around for a buyer to cover some of the lofty development costs. At...

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