Supercars

  • 2012 Lexus LFA

    [Updated information on page 2] There's no denying the Lexus LFA is far and away the greatest combination of engineering feats achieved by Toyota outside of its Formula 1 ventures. In fact, it uses many of the lessons learned in the sport. But for all of its technological prowess, was the LFA a waste of time, money, and effort? The question was prompted by our observations of many LFAs present at track demonstrations and other events. This struck us as unusual because the LFA is an extremely limited-production vehicle. Just 500 examples were to be built from the outset, at a rate of only a...

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    Lamborghini’s Third Model Will Be An ‘Everyday’ Car

    Perhaps the strongest indication yet that Lamborghini is planning to put its striking Estoque sedan concept from the 2008 Paris Auto Show into production has come by way of clear statements from the automaker’s CEO that a third Lamborghini model is in the works and that it will be an...

  • Porsche Boxster E electric prototype
    Porsche Reaffirms Performance Electric Car Promise

    Porsche may not be the first name you think of when you think electric cars--Tesla, Nissan, Chevrolet, even Smart are more likely--but that may change, especially if you're into speed and handling. Porsche recently reaffirmed its promise of a year ago to build electric performance cars. A year ago...

  • Kanye West and a friend in the Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss
    Kanye West Hits Up Cannes Film Festival In Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss

    Celebrities and expensive cars go hand in hand. Throw in an artsy film festival and you’ve got a Mecca for all things luxury, including diamond-studded Maybachs as we’ve already seen, and now one of the rarest cars built in recent times, the highly impractical Mercedes-McLaren SLR...

  • Project Kahn TR8 based on the Audi TT
    Project Kahn TR8 Is A Baby R8 Based On The Audi TT

    Audi may have ditched plans for its own baby R8, the long-rumored R4 sports car, but the guys from Project Kahn have stepped up to the challenge and built the new TR8 based on the Audi TT. Admittedly, the TT is a front-engined compact sports car, which in base trim only drives the front wheels and...

  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
    Fiat Twin-Cylinder Voted Engine Of The Year, Ferrari 458 Italia V-8 Gets Performance Title

    There are numerous publications, organizations and companies that hand out awards to the automotive industry for its various technical and design achievements, but few are so lauded as the winner of the International Engine of the Year competition. Judged by a panel of 76 of the world's top...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series spy shots

    Earlier this year we brought you the first spy shots of the 2012 C63 AMG Black Series, and today we have fresh images of a moderately disguised the coupe version of the car, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series--only this time it's at the notorious Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Like its four-door sibling, we expect the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series to pack a super-potent version of the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 found in the CLS63 AMG. The standard C63 AMG Coupe is making do with the 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V-8 for this year model, though it too may upgrade to the 5.5-liter...

  • Lamborghini Murcielago crash in Sydney
    Lamborghini Murcielago Crashed By 22-Year Old Showing Off

    This gruesome and saddening image is the result of a 22-year old allegedly trying to show off to passersby in a black Lamborghini Murcielago. The accident took place early on Sunday morning at an intersection on a major roadway in Sydney, Australia. It is believed that the vehicle was driving along...

  • 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...

  • Audi R8 with possible dual clutch transmission spy shots
    Audi R8 With New Dual Clutch Transmission Spy Shots

    Since the unveiling of the Audi R8 back in late 2006 the iconic supercar has undergone few major changes apart from the introduction of a V-10 model in addition to the original V-8, as well as a drop-top Spyder, which comes with either engine. That doesn’t mean the car is without its...

  • Ferrari 458 Italia crashes in the UK
    Ferrari 458 Italia Crashes Spectacularly In The UK

    We’ve lost count of how many Ferrari 458 Italia supercars have been lost, either due to fire or from their owner’s own carelessness, but it’s safe to say that at least one of the sultry supercars has been lost each and every month since the car was first launched back in late...

  • 2011 Maserati Granturismo MC
    Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Sounds Off: Video

    The aural delights in this latest video is the sweet, sweet sound of the new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, which recently made its U.S. debut so remember it as you could one day be hearing it in your neck of the woods. More specifically, it is the sound of the stunning coupe’s...

  • Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione spy shots

    Fans of one-off supercar projects will love this. James Glickenhaus' P4/5 Competizione competed at the famed Nurburgring on April 2, and now there is video footage of the race on Youtube. For those who can't recall, the Competizione is a track-day bomber that is based on the one-off P4/5. Underneath the shell is the same suspension and V-8 engine from the Ferrari F430 GT2 ALMS race car, while the chassis comes from the F430 Scuderia. But you already knew all that. Video below. [Youtube]

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster in final test stage
    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gets Suspension Upgrade, Minor Updates

    OK, so the debut of the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster (pictured) isn't exactly a minor update. In fact, it's a whole other gullwing-less model, which we've covered previously. The standard hardtop model gets some minor tech upgrades and new paint colors for the model-year change, plus an optional...

  • Audi e-tron Neckarsulm Development Center
    Inside Look At Audi R8 e-tron Development Center

    Late last year we first told you about a new development and testing center established by Audi exclusively for its electric drive systems near its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. Now we have an inside look at another electric car development center belonging to Audi, this time at a satellite...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
    2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Preview

    Just when you think the run of special edition Porsche 911 models has come to an end, along comes yet another model with new lettering and an assortment of upgrades to keep Porsche aficionados smiling. The latest is the Carrera 4 edition of the recently revealed GTS trim, which for the 2012 model...

  • 2013 Chevrolet C7 Corvette preview rendering
    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Rumors Sprout Mid-Engine Talk Yet Again

    Despite the fact that GM has previously hinted that the C7 Corvette won't be mid-engined, the rumors of such a plan continue to percolate through the Web's enthusiast aquifer. The latest revives those rumors and mixes in some other familiar details while shaking up the possibility for a...

  • Ferrari 599XX up for sale
    Ultra-Rare Ferrari 599XX Supercar Up For Sale

    Ferrari’s XX line of cars are your regular run-of-the-mill Italian exotics but are in fact a rolling test-bed for new technologies that will eventually filter across to Ferrari’s future road and race cars. The first was the awesome FXX and subsequent FXX Evolution, both based on the...

  • 2011 RETTmobil Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG medical vehicle study

    No, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar is not about to be enlisted into a medical emergency vehicle fleet anytime soon. This image is simply a design study created to drum up excitement for the 2011 RETTmobil--Europe's largest trade fair for rescue and mobility, which kicks off this week in Germany. After all, rescue workers need reliable and robust means of getting to and from emergency situations and what better way to do in than in a shiny gullwing supercar. But in all seriousness, Mercedes-Benz is also presenting a number of its vehicles at the trade fair that showcase the safety aspects...

  • 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage Drops In At Performance Driving Course

    The Aston Martin Performance Driving Course is about two things--helping you understand the capability of your car in a safe and controlled environment and making you a safer, better driver. However, the course isn’t only open to current Aston Martin customers. For a fee of $2,500, anyone...

  • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept
    Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Production Rumors Continue

    Made almost exclusively from carbon fiber and built as a demonstration of futuristic yet technically feasible design and materials technology, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento was originally nothing but a concept. Strong interest in the car from presumably well-heeled buyers has driven rumors that...

  • Tesla Roadster 2.5
    Tesla Taking Electric Roadster Across The Country In Drive Change Tour

    Still unsure if the $100,000-plus Tesla Roadster is for you? Well, Tesla is hoping to change all that with its latest promotional effort, the Drive Change Electric Roadster Tour, which will see the company’s iconic Roadster paraded across the country in order to convince buyers that electric...

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 live photos
    Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Mission Impossible: Video

    Ever wondered how car companies present whole cars inside buildings, sometimes in rooms that appear to have no doors a car could ever fit through? Well here’s a video released by Lamborghini that reveals a few tricks of the trade using the brand new Aventador LP700-4 supercar, which was...

  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
    Ferrari Customers Buy First Available Model To Avoid Waiting List, Then Trade-In

    It’s not uncommon for buyers of exotic supercars to have to wait up to two years for their new baby to arrive due to the limited production capacity and overwhelming demand the builders of such fine machines are faced with. One of the worst offenders is Ferrari whose latest must-have, the FF...

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