2014 Ferrari Finali Mondiali

Last weekend Ferrari held their first Finali Mondiali outside of Italy and instead at the Yas Marina Circuit in the Middle East.

They used to occasion to debut the stunning 2015 Ferrari FXX K track day special and the very limited Ferrari Sergio.

The final rounds of the Ferrari Challenge were also held including a huge contingent of cars from the Asia-Pacific series. As a result, Massimiliano Bianchi, Max Blancardi and Ricardo Perez were named Coppa Shell, Pirelli Pro and Pirelli Am champions.

Our gallery has all the highlights from Finali Mondiali.


Ferrari Sergio Production Begins

Today, Ferrari revealed the limited production plans of the Ferrari Sergio, a bespoke 458 Spider made to commemorate the relationship between Ferrari and master coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti.

This car will be produced in just six examples and the shape is largely taken from the Ferrari Sergio concept car released at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Ferrari have had a great relationship with Sergio Scaglietti who produced Ferrari bodies to design from whomever Ferrari chose. In rare cases Scaglietti & C. designed their own bodies including legendary cars such as the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Coupé Scaglietti, 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport and 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza.


The Baillon Collection

Today Artcurial announced they have unearthed The Baillon Collection and will offer it at their upcoming Retromobile Auction.

Mr Baillon was an avid collector of French and Italian cars including the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider and 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua which were the only car blessed with dry storage.

Outside and under corrugated metal sat the rest of the collection ranging from prewar cars up to three extravagant Talbot-Lagos.

All together it's one of the greatest whole collections to emerge into to public light among Michel Dovaz's Sleeping Beauties and the Schlumpf in Mulhouse which absorbed in John Shakespeare's Bugatti collection.

We have a multitude of great high resolution images from The Baillon Collection on our feature page.


Ferrari's New Track Day Toy

This morning Ferrari revealed their upcoming track-day supercar that will be that star of future Ferrari Corse Clienti track events.

The new FXX K uses much of the LaFerrari's original aritechture and mates it to a “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system.

FXX follows a lineage of tracks day supercars that began with the 2005 Ferrari FXX which became the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione. In 2009 the program switched gears with the Ferrari 599XX and its subsequent Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione.

Some other cool track day cars which have graced Supercars.net include the , Pagani Zonda Revolucion and Maserati MC12 Corse.


LA Auto Show in Pictures

Today we have completed our gallery of the 2014 LA Auto Show.

Included are the releases of the Audi prologue and Shelby GT350 which were presented off-site.


2014 LA Auto Show Debuts

Today many stunning supercars were revealed at the LA Auto Show, including the spectacular Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo that will be featured in Gran Turismo 6.

Cadillac should get special mention for three great versions of their ATS. At LA they revealed both the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan and 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe alongside their GT3 racing counterpart known as the 2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R.

Somewhat befitting the California sun is Lexus' LF-C2 concept car which looks like a drop-top version of the Lexus RC F. Bentley also released a new converble known as the 2015 Bentley Grand Convertible.

Mercedes-Benz used the occasion to launch their new Mercedes-Maybach nameplate which will extend to both the S 500 and S 600 flagship models.

Ford completely stole the limelight leading up to LA with the new 2015 Shelby GT350.

Audi hope to offer a look into the future with their prologue concept.

Patrick Dempsey was on the Porsche stand to officially introduce the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS available in both Cabriolet and 4-wheel drive versions.


Top 10 Maseratis

To celebrate the Maserati Centenntial in our own way we have assembled a page with the top 10 Maserati sports cars from the last 100 years.

Maserati has frequently been in the shadow of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo but has launched some influential models that continue to dominate the collector car market.

You can see our top 10 picks on this gallery page.


Wheeler Dealers Top 10

Today the Discovery Channel released a list of the top restorations done by Mike Brewer and Edd China on the show Wheel Dealers as chosen by the viewers.

This is hands down our favorite motoring show and goes to show that you don't really know a car until you work on it.

On the top of the list is last season's 1972 Lamborghini Urraco P250S which was bought out of Poland and eventually sold for £35,000.

Mike said ''It's fantastic that the nation has chosen such a great Top Ten. All of our favourites are in the list but the truth is we have loved every one of the 100 cars over the past eleven years.''

To see the entire top 10 list we have assembled a gallery page.


Concours d'Elegance returns to France

This year the Concours d'Elegance returned to France in the form of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille held 40 miles north of Paris.

Peter Auto who also organize the Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic and a host of other vintage races used their expert connections to bring together the best cars in the world.

Front and center was one of the year's best Maserati 100 displays including some great prototypes.

Best of Show Concours d'État went to the striking 1937 Delahaye 135 Figoni et Falaschi Torpedo Cabriolet from the Mullin museum which was selected among a collection of streamlined French cars.

Best of Show Concours d'Elegance was reserved for modern prototypes and went to the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante presented by Paco Rabanne in a stunning green color scheme.

We have put together a gallery of the 2014 Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille courtesy of Thomas from www.fast-auto.fr and Flickr userel.guy08_11..


2014 DTM Finale

Today we have assembled a gallery of the specular DTM Finale at Hockenheimring which both open and ends the popular German championship.

By the Finale, Marco Wittmann had already secured the championship for BMW Team RMG and eventually beat both Mattias Ekström as well as Mike Rockenfeller by 50 points.

BMW celebrated the occasion by releasing a limited version of their production M4 known as the Champion Edition which shares its livery with Wittmann's race car.

It was bittersweet for Audi who swept the podium at Hockenheim and released two new cars at the event. One was the 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup which will form a one-make series that will run in paralel with DTM year.

All these cars and more can be found in our feature gallery.


2014 Paris Motor Show in Pictures

After the first complete press day of the Mondial de l'Automobile, we have an prepared an exceptional gallery with all the highlight cars.

A couple last minute additions included the 2014 Audi TT Sportback concept, Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept and Peugeot EXALT.

Citroën are using Paris to reveal their new DS Brand which includes several production cars and the Divine DS showcar.


Paris Auto Show Preview

On the eve of the Paris Motor Show also known as the Mondial de l'Automobile, we have several new cars including the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 that first appeared at the Paris Group Night.

The new Lamborghini is a plug-in-hybrid that works in concert with the V10 to provide an exceptionally low 98 g/km cruising emissions.

In a similar vien, Volkwagen announced the XL Sport for Paris which is based on the fuel efficient XL1 and uses Ducati's V-Twin engine.

Infiniti will bring a stunning showcar called the Q80 Inspiration to Paris. It's a fastback sedan that will surely signal the future design direction for the brand.

Ferrari will out perform almost all the Paris show cars with their limited edition 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A which has slightly more power, new bumpers and a high-contrast Avus central stripe.

We finish our preview with Rolls-Royce's newest collection series: the Phantom Metropolitan Collection. Like the previous editions this model has incredible wood inlays that celebrate the city.


Maserati at 100

Maserat's 100th anniversary year has been well celebrated in 2014 with several key events that culminated with last week's Maserati Centennial International Gathering.

The weekend celebration in Italy included many historic stops such as Turin and Modena including a Concours d'Elegance which was won by a Maserati Mexico Prototipo.

The Gathering coincided with a tremendous show at the Enzo Ferrari Museum called Maserati 100 – A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars. We have all the cars which were hand picked by Aldolfo Orsi in our gallery by Samir Shirazi.

Earlier centennial events include the Maserati Centennial Racing and Maserati Centennial Coachwork classes at Pebble Beach.

Other great Maserati displays included the I Primi Cento Anni from the gorgeous Villa d'Este surroundings. The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance also had 100th Anniversary of Maserati (Race) and 100th Anniversary of Maserati (Street) classes.

Specifically for the 100th year, Maserati unveiled the Alfieri concept car in tribute to Alfieri Maserati who started the firm.


2014 Lone Star Le Mans Weekend

Texas payed host to the world's endurance racing teams this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas including separate races for the FIA World Endurance Championship and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Audi, Porsche and Toyota each brought out their Le-Mans contending teams for the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas which was the 4th round of the World Endurance Championship.

Many teams were caught in an immediate Austin rain chaos rain that halted the race for a considerable time and caught the leading Toyota off guard. Eventually the steady fast #1 and #2 Audis placed first and second with the #2 R18 of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer taking first overall.

The slightly less contested TUDOR Championship pitted the privateer Riley Daytona Prototypes against the Corvette DPs which resulted in Scott Pruett and Joel Miller taking first overall.

Our galleries of both the WEC and IMSA TUDOR races feature many of the best cars from each series.


A new star: Mercedes-AMG GT

Today Mercedes unveiled their much anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT which is smaller than the SLS which it does not replace.

The new car is a direct response to the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911 and Nissan 370. This leaves the Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Coupé at the top of the range.

AMG GT uses a 4.0-litre V8 with a curious turbocharging setup to produce 583 bhp @ 6800 rpm. The Turbos are nestled on top of the engine which we assume improves response to the intake chambers.

The first deliveries in the US are scheduled for Spring of 2015.

***UPDATE*** We have a new picture page from the launch in Stuttgart located here: http://www.supercars.net/news/A_new_star_MercedesAMG_GT.html