2012 Lamborghini Aventador Today Lamborghini is revealing details of the new drive train that will power the Murciélago’s replacement. Codenamed L539, a new short-stroke V12 displaces 6.5 liters and is good for 700 bhp. This is designed to work with a robotized transmission known as ISR which reduces shift times well below the outgoing E-Gear. …

Classic Cars at SEMA Most of SEMA focused on forward-thinking modifications, but in and amongst the conspicuous show cars were some authentic and very important classics. For instance, the blogosphere completely missed the first Shelby Cobra Prototype which was on display in between the halls. This car, CSX0001, remains in largely original condition and has …

Amazing SEMA Showcars We kept up with most of the major manufacturers and their barrage of releases leading up to SEMA, but the show is always full of surprises. Take for instance SLP’s new Camaro supercharger package which raises peak output to 585 BHP. In a similar vein, SMS Supercars also presented their Mustang 302 …

2010 SEMA Wrap Up Today SEMA closed it doors and we have compiled as many of the highlights as possible. Even with four days, it is hard to discover everything that SEMA has to offer. This year the two ‘it’ cars were the Mustang 5.0 and Ferrari 458. We also found many companies that were …

Today we finished collecting images from the manufacturer showcases at SEMA. While they all put on impressive displays, GM should get extra marks for the Pratt & Miller-designed track cars. They also used the occasion to showcase their crate engines, complete with mototronics, shifter & gas pedal called E-Rod. Chrysler came very prepared with 35 …

We are back at SEMA and our first day has too many highlights to list. Many of the press conferences showed that most of the manufacturers, and especially the big three, are dedicated to making products that people can individualize. As usual, the Wheels & Tires hall provided some of the most outrageous displays and …

With just one day to go before the opening of the 2010 SEMA show, everyone has now revealed their upcoming plans. Earlier today GM announced a bunch of Camaros and Convettes including the Camaro SSX and Corvette Z06X track-day concepts. They also have a new appearance package called the Camaro Synergy Series which will be …

Yesterday RM Auctions sold a collection of cars that included lots from the Technik Museum in Sinsheim, the late O’Quinn Collection and Rolls-Royces from the Hooper Corporate Collection. The absolute highlight of the sale was the world famous James Bond 1964 Aston Martin DB5 movie car driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball. It …

This past weekend, the inaugural Motorclassica was held at the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne. By using the Royal Exhibition Building, Motorclassica now rivals all the best indoor classic car shows. It also draws from many clubs in the area which can contribute to the best Australian exhibition under one roof. The weekend included a classic …

While the term supercar extends back to the early 1920s, the word actually rose to prominence during the muscle car era. Magazines like Hot & Rod, Speed & Supercar as well as Car Craft generally described anything with a big block as a supercar. Thus, with great pleasure we can now show off this 1969 …

At the Paris Motor Show Nissan showed the world what the first major revision to the GTR would look like since its launch in 2008. On the floor they had a standard spec model, but today Nissan released details on the complete range. The most interesting is a Track Club Edition which isn’t too far …

With the upcoming Automobiles of London event, RM auctions will offer some stunning cars like this Pagani Zonda R. Before the scheduled production of 15 cars is complete, chassis 05 will be offered later this month on October 27. RM will also have an extraordinary de Dion-Bouton from the turn of the century. Called a …

With each successive Zonda variant, we get closer to the model’s outright replacement. The latest version, called the 750 might be the most radical to date. Along with an outrageous paint scheme, many unique components are fitted. A possible alternative to the Zonda might be SSC’s upcoming Ultimate Aero II. Designed by Jason Castriota, this …

With the Detroit, SEMA and Los Angeles shows not too far on the horizon, several new American cars will be revealed in the coming weeks. The most immediate of these is Hennessey’s new Camaro Convertible. This is the LS9-equipped package with a 755 bhp version of the Corvette ZR1’s engine. Dodge have announced their intentions …

With such a great offering from Paris, we can still feature some of the rarer cars which haven’t yet received much attention. Take for example Venturi. This Monaco-based company brought an updated version of their electric supercar called the Fétish and a new concept known as the America. From Magny-Cours, Exagon Motors also had a …

2010 Paris Motor Show Gallery Having covered almost all the supercars in detail, we can now present a finished gallery of the entire Paris Motor Show. Tomorrow, doors open to the public which will likely number over a million in the next two weeks. For the 2010 edition, Ferrari, Lamborghini & Jaguar really stole the …

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Revealed & It Is Stunning Earlier today Lamborghini unveiled their Sesto Elemento concept with the Volkswagen Group at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. This supercar comes after a series of five teaser images that built up anticipation before the show. With its all carbon fiber construction, the Sesto Elemento isn’t a …

Top Supercars from 2010 Paris Motor Show After the first day of releases, Paris has delivered an exceptional group of new supercars. Jaguar provided the biggest surprise with this C-X75 Concept. Looking like a modern day XJ220, it’s another concept which hints at the future direction for electric supercars. Lotus released a record five new …

To celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, Ferrari will launch the SA APERTA at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. This ‘opened’ Ferrari has newly redesigned features such as the seats, the rear deck and a soft top which isn’t revealed in the pictures. If we had to pick any one design from Pininfarina’s 80 years it would …

2010 Goodwood Revival With mandatory dress-up, a vintage race track and vintage supercars, the Goodwood Revival is full of racing nostalgia. Celebrating drivers, airplanes, trucks and almost anything pre-1960, this year’s event kept to its successful theme with a few special features. Almost everyone was around to witness the RAC Tourist Trophy Race which is …

One of the unanounced stars at Goodwood was this 2000 Ferrari 550 GTZ. It was included on display at Bonhams’ Goodwood Auction and will be offered for public sale on December 6th at their Mercedes-Benz World Auction in Surrey, England. At Goodwood, this rare Ferrari joined a great collection of British sports cars which found …

With just 10 days to go before the opening of the Paris Motor Show, many new supercars are being announced. One of these is the most developed version of the GranTurismo called the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. Both BMW and Lotus are unveiling styling prototypes that point ahead to future launches. The Lotus brings back …

An event held around one of England’s most highly regarded country houses is reason enough to visit the Wilton House annual Supercar Day. This year around 100 modern supercars were lined up on the grass around the main house. The most interesting of these was a one-of Pagani Zonda called the PS. British rarities were …

Like many events this year, the annual Dutch Concours celebrated the anniversaries of both Jaguar and Alfa Romeo. For the later of these, a particularly well-curated class of 6C 2500s brought out some of the best examples of Alfa’s immediate post-war grand tourers. Best of Show went to a 1954 Fiat 8V Supersonic which we …

The last round of the Le Mans Series was held at Silverstone this weekend and it decided who the season champions would be. After 170 laps of the redesigned circuit, Team Peugeot Total won outright and cliched both the Driver’s and Manufacturer’s Championships. The team trophy went to Team Oreca Matmut who fielded a ‘private’ …

Gooding & Company has the distinction of hosting the Pebble Beach Auction. This year they offered some top flight cars like the $7,260,000 Ferrari California you see here. It was the most expensive sale of the Monterey weekend and almost all of Gooding’s top cars found new homes. Again, the McLaren F1 asserted its dominance …

Of the five the Monterey Auctions, Bonhams is the most laid back. Their lack of entry fees and free registration are inviting and typical of the British firm. This year they had several exceptional cars over two days of sales. Many of the main cars came from the Michael L Amalfitano Collection which added an …

With both the Paris and LA motor shows not too far away, we should start to see a regular amount of new releases. The most recent of these is the face-lifted Bentley Continental GT. With a slightly larger front grill and better integrated valance, the car looks more purposeful and balanced. Mazda have already announced …

For their second year in Monterey, Mecum offered some world-class cars. Among these was this RPO L88 Corvette which sold for $1,250,000 USD. It was closely followed by two classic Ferraris and a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster. Focusing on American muscle cars, Mecum brought more heavy metal than anyone else to the Monterey Peninsula. …

It seemed everyone was anxious to see whether or not the market could digest everything that RM Auctions had on offer in Monterey. On Saturday night 14 cars crossed the block and passed the million dollar mark which contributed to the event’s 95% sale rate. Not included in this count was the Ferrari 250 TR …