Supercars

  • Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Hits The Track

    We just can't get enough of the sight and sound of the James Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione doing its thing on tracks all over Europe, and we're betting you can't either. This video fetures some excellent close-ups, great driving footage, and of course, that sound. Like June Carter describing Johnny Cash's voice, it's "steady like a train, sharp like a razor." And just what we need on a Monday. [P45MT on YouTube]

  • 2011 Lexus LFA
    Lexus Launches LFA Driver Development Program

    It’s safe to assume that a large majority of 2012 Lexus LFA buyers will have no idea how to extract the most from their highly refined and engineered supercar. With a mighty V-10 delivering 552 horsepower at a lofty 8,700 rpm, mostly carbon fiber construction and a quick-shifting sequential...

  • Mika Hakkinen drives the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione
    Video: Mika Salo Tracks The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione

    Thirty seconds just isn't enough when it comes to watching the Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione on track, especially when it's being guided by the skillful hands of Mika Salo. But that's all we get. Listen for the crackling burble under deceleration between blips of the throttle as Salo...

  • 2011 Lexus LFA
    Video: 2012 Lexus LFA Official Owners Welcome

    It’s hard to beat that feeling of buying a brand new car, especially when it’s a car that promises the exclusivity and the performance of the new 2012 Lexus LFA. With only 500 examples ever to be produced and a pricetag that starts at $375,000, it’s safe to say that LFA owners...

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 spy shots
    Spy Shots: Lamborghini Jota Murcielago Replacement

    It's widely recognized that the Reventon Roadster is the final evolution of the Lamborghini Murcielago platform so it’s not surprising to see this new prototype for the car’s replacement undergoing testing. This new Lamborghini will have some tough competition when it arrives as there...

  • 2012 Lexus LFA
    First Details On 2012 Lexus LFA Launch Control System

    We all know about the Nissan GT-R and its impressive launch control system, which in the latest 2012 model enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. However, there are a handful of other supercars out there, each with their own extraordinary drivetrains and rapid acceleration...

  • Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione Hits The Track

    We've kept you on top of the latest happenings with the James Glickenhaus custom track-specific P4/5 Competizione, based on his one-off Ferrari P4/5. It's an orgy of carbon fiber and beautiful craftsmanship, and it's now a running race car, too. On video. These videos images are from its first test, staged late this week. British Touring Car Championship driver Fabrizio Giovanardi was on hand to help get a feel for the car. Apparently, his feedback was good, as the P4/5 Competizione page reported, "The test was fine, or better fantastic. The car is so easy to drive and all the controls light...

  • 2011 Lotus Evora S
    Report: Lotus Continuing To Update Lineup Before Arrival Of New Models

    We know that Lotus is planning an extensive model overhaul, starting with a brand new Esprit supercar in 2013. However, that leaves a couple of years in between that Lotus’ current lineup will have to endure. To keep sales--and profit levels--humming along in the meantime, Lotus will...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder Concept live in Geneva. Photos © United Pictures, Int'l.
    Porsche 918 Coupe Race Car Set For Detroit Reveal

    Porsche has already confirmed a new model debut for next week’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, with one official boastfully describing it as something “spectacular”. While the automaker has several brand new models in the pipeline--the production version of last year’s awesome 918...

  • Ferrari P4/5 Competizione under construction
    Video: Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 Competizione In The Nude

    Here's your chance to lift the skirt on the racing version of one of the most unique Ferraris of the last decade: the James Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5. Carbon fiber fetishists, brace yourselves. The video, which is essentially a walk-around of the stripped car as it's being built back up into...

  • 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible (GranCabrio)
    Maserati Sales Up 48 Percent In U.S.

    Lately we’ve been hearing about luxury sales soaring in overseas market, particularly in Asia where China and Singapore have shown particularly strong growth of late. Today we’re glad to report that the luxury sector is doing well back home, with Maserati reporting a 48 percent increase...

  • New Stratos in classic Alitalia livery
    Video: New Stratos Unveiled In Classic Alitalia Livery

    There are many, many things we love about the New Stratos, but its new look--or, should we say, its retro look--is now chief among them, tying its spiritual ancestry into its modern-day capability with the unforgettable white-red-green-yellow of Alitalia. The same basic scheme that adorned the...

  • 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR race car

    The 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is ready to take off into the new motorsport season with a number of extensive enhancements designed to ensure it continues a successful series run. The 2011 version of the world’s most successful GT race car celebrated its world debut at the “Night of Champions” party held at Porsche’s R&D Center in Weissach, Germany to mark the end of the 2010 motorsport season. The biggest update for the 2011 car is a newly designed aerodynamics package at the front and rear, and this is complemented with changes to the suspension setup and engine...

  • Ferrari 458 GT2 race car
    Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Spotted Testing

    The Ferrari 458 Italia, despite its propensity to burst into flame, is one of our favorite cars of all time for a multitude of reasons. The new GT2 racing variant spotted today just builds on what makes the production car great. Shod in three-piece racin wheels, wearing a lot more frontal...

  • Maserati MC12 race car
    Maserati MC12 Takes Out 2010 FIA GT1 Championship

    The race cars of the FIA GT1 series are some of the most impressive machines on four wheels this side of a fully fledged Formula One car, and one of the best of them is the Maserati MC12. It’s hard to believe but the car has gone on to earn a fifth Drivers’ title and a sixth...

  • 2013 Lotus Elan Concept
    Lotus Hires Former Ferrari And BMW Execs

    In the past couple of months Lotus has unveiled a total of six new concept cars, all of which the automaker claims are production-intent designs. Not only that but the automaker has also previewed a range of downsized engines and advanced hybrid technology so it’s safe to say things must be...

  • Amalgam New Stratos GT2 race car model
    Scale Model Previews New Stratos GT2 Racer?

    Last week Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo took the wheel of the New Stratos on video, and came away looking pleased with what the Pininfarina-lead custom team had done to the F430 underpinnings. Today, we get a preview of what the New Stratos GT2 racer may look like from a much less likely source...

  •  2010 Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept
    Mercedes-Benz Planning New Ecological Mid-Engine Supercar?

    BMW is working on a brand new plug-in hybrid sports car based on its Vision EfficientDynamics concept car for launch in 2013, around the same time Mercedes-Benz plans to launch an all-electric version of its SLS gullwing sports car. However, this is just the start of the battle for ecological...

  • BMW prototype based on Vision EfficientDynamics concept

    In the latest episode of the BMW Unscripted series we have one of the automaker’s top engineers, Juergen Greil, giving insight into the development process and the general feeling towards the Vision EfficientDynamics green supercar concept, a vehicle that’s due for sale in 2013. Hearing Greil speak, we get a real sense of the passion that’s going into the project, despite its green connotations and all that goes with it in the luxury and performance field. You can also see a previous episode of the series, which features ‘Ring Queen Sabine Schmitz and details her life...

  • Ginetta G55
    Ginetta Working On New G55 Supercar

    With a half-century of car-building experience for both the road and track, the UK's Ginetta Cars continues to strength its position by announcing plans for a brand new model, the G55 sports car, which is scheduled to debut early next year. Details on the car remain closely held, but the car's...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder clay model production teaser
    Porsche Teases Production 918 Spyder With Scale Clay Model

    Powerful, efficient, and with curves to garner an R-rating, the Porsche 918 Spyder made the leap from technology show horse to production in an eye-blink. Now we have a look at what may be the production model courtesy of Porsche itself. A clay design model, released as part of an announcement of a...

  • 2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept live photos
    Lamborghini Sesto Elemento May Enter Production As Limited Edition Track Car

    The Sesto Elemento concept car unveiled back at September’s 2010 Paris Auto Show may not have been the preview of the Murcielago replacement that we had all been hoping for but it was enough to get our heart rate jumping, even if only a concept. Well, that last part may not be entirely true...

  • 2012 Porsche Cayman R
    Report: Porsche And Bentley To Share Tech?

    With Porsche now under the fold over the ever-expanding Volkswagen empire, we’re likely to see even greater cross-sharing of design and technology amongst the group’s brands. Porsche already shares a platform with Volkswagen and Audi for its Cayenne SUV but in the future we could see...

  • 2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept live photos
    Jaguar C-X75 Concept Making 2010 L.A. Auto Show Appearance

    Without doubt the stunning Jaguar C-X75 Concept was one of the--if not the--most exciting vehicle unveilings at the 2010 Paris Auto Show last September. Not only is the low, sleek supercar a striking design from a company known for its sexy, elegant automobiles, its powertrain is utterly different...

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