Archived Features For May 2013
Today we are presenting a complete version of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este held last weekend.
Our feature gallery separates each class on a different page and has every car entered into competition. Many of the top shots from from Nicolas Jeannier of arthomobiles.fr
This year was notable for the classes that celebrated anniversaries of Aston Martin and Lamborghini.
The Best of Show trophy also known as the Coppa d'Oro went to Ralph Lauren for his 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic.
Since its inception in 1929, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este has always featured new design prototypes and this year was spectacular.
The Concept Cars & Prototypes class featured just seven cars and each was interesting in their own regard.
Debuting was the Aston Martin CC100 which will celebrate the companies centenary better than any other model.
Joined by a yellow TZ3 Stradale, a pre-production McLaren P1, and the Ferrari Sergio, we highly recommend our feature gallery.
The classic cars will come later in the week with images from Nicolas Jeannier.
Tonight BMW revealed their Gran Lusso Coup? concept as a prelude to the Villa d'Este Concours tomorrow.
BMW has traditionally revealed exceptional concepts at Villa including the 2012 BMW Zagato Coup?, 2011 BMW 328 Hommage and 2008 BMW M1 Homage.
To get an idea of what to expect from Villa, we refer you to our gallery from last year.
Today McLaren are celebrating their 50th year by releasing the 50 MP4-12 in both coupe and spider form.
The special model has a completely redesigned front bumper and will be limited to just 50 coupes and 50 spiders.
One of the first road cars ever envisioned by McLaren is the 1969 McLaren M6 GT which was essentially a sports prototype race car disguised for road use.
We have also updated the McLaren F1 supercar with images of 038 in burnt metallic orange.
Today we present our coverage of the Mille Miglia 2013 on youtube which covers the full extent of the rally from Brescia to Rome and back.
While we do like our hi-res galleries here at Supercars.net, there's nothing like seeing over 400 classic cars drive through some of the best areas of Italy. Have a look for yourself.
Today the 24 Hours of N?rburgring also known as the 41. ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen finished with the Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 of Bernd Schneider, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards & Nicki Thiim winning ahead of the chasing Porsches, Audis, BMWs and Astons. It was the first time a Mercedes-Benz has one the race outright.
This year was notable for relentless rain that delayed the race over nine hours. Eventually the 180 cars got back underway by 9am. Many hopes were on the sole Aston Martin GT3 which qualified second, but couldn't manage in the rain.
Some of the best motorsports images from 2013 are in our 24H Rennen gallery so why don't you check it out?
Today Aston Martin are releasing the CC100 Speedster Concept that celebrates both the centenary of Aston Martin and the Le Mans-winning DBR1 of 1959.
The new concept uses a carbon fiber tub manufactured by Multimatic which is powered by the 6.0-litre V12.
Bonhams also celebrated a record-breaking result for an Aston Martin at auction this weekend by fetching ?3,249,500 for the one-of 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Bertone ?Jet?.
Aston is also making history on the track by running their 0-emissions Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S at the 41st ADAC Zurich N?rburgring 24 Hours.
Today was the first day of the 1000 Miglia, a modern tribute rally to the classic Mille Miglia which ended in 1957 with the fatal crash of Alfonso de Portago in his Ferrari.
This year's edition of the race takes the classic route up and down Italy from Brescia to Rome to Brescia.
The 2013 event is being run by the Brescia Automobile Club under the name 1000 Miglia S.r.l. for the first time. To mix it up they held a Concorso d?Eleganza outside Brescia.
Our gallery will be continually updated throughout the remaining days of the rally.
Today we present one of the greatest driving videos of all time.
Climb Dance is the short video by Jean Louis Mourney featuring Ari Vatanen driving up the 1988 Pikes Peak Hillclimb.
For the first time we present this video, complete, unedited, in remastered form and in 1080p.
The car Ari is driving is a Peugeot 405 T16 GR which won the event outright with a time of 10:47.220.
Last night Lamborghini launched the Egoista concept car during the the final day of the Grande Giro which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini.
The four day tour included 350 of the best Lamborghinis driving in some of the most historic sites throughout Italy.
Our gallery of the Grande Giro has pictures from every leg including shots of the very rare 350 GTS and Lamborghini Cala.
Another tremendous 50th anniversary display was at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance earlier this year.
As a follow up to our GT40 video, today we are presenting the world's best 911 collection, that being The 911s of Amelia Island.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the 911 and Amelia Island brought together some of the very best 911 street cars and race cars.
Our video steps through the 911s at Amelia begining with the oldest surviving 911 to the 1979 outright Le Mans winner. We look forward to seeing how Pebble Beach will compare to the many important cars from Amelia.
Last weekend's SPA 6-Hours was dominated by the factory Audi's which swept the podium with the overall win going to the #1 R18 of Andr? Lotterer, Benoit Tr?luyer and Marcel F?ssler.
The race was remarkable for the debut of the 2013 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Langheck as well as the 2013 Toyota TS030 Hybrid.
GT honors went to the AF Corse Ferrari #51 of Gianmaria Bruni and Giancarlo Fisichella.
We narrowed our gallery down to just 65 of the most epic shots from SPA. Enjoy.
Last weekend's Tour Auto Optic 2ooo brought together nearly 300 classic cars that toured the many great roads and circuits of France.
Starting at the Grand Palais in Paris, they spent five days with main stops in Orl?ans, Vichy, Albi Le Sequestre and Limoges with the finish at La Rochelle.
Our gallery has many of the great cars from this event with photographs by Thomas of FAST-AUTOS.FR.
Today Porsche released details of their new 911 Turbo including the flagship 560 bhp Turbo S.
New to the Turbo is rear-wheel steering and a retractable front spoiler. It also features a longer chassis which is more reinforced compared to the standard Carrera.
It will be first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with deliveries following shortly thereafter.
The very first Turbo S was produced in 1993 to celebrate Porsche's IMSA Supercar Championship.
Today we focus in on some of the many new supercars from all over the world beginning with the lmp-inspired Radical RXC.
Wrapping up the Top Marques Show we featured earlier, we have several new cars from the show including the Vencer Sarthe, Mazzanti Evantra, ABT RS5-R and Saker RapX.
Audi used the W?rthersee event to release a concept version of the Audi TT known as the Audi TT ultra quattro concept. They are also going to race a new longtail version of their R18 we call the e-tron quattro Langheck at the upcoming WEC 6-Hours of SPA-Francorchamps.