Lamborghini LP550-2 Ever since the Lamborghini LP560-4 was announced, we knew a rear wheel drive (RWD) version was on the horizon. Like the Reiter Gallardo LP560 we saw at the 1000kms of SPA, this car is lighter and just as powerful as the four-wheel drive counterpart. This has to be the ultimate Gallardo and it …

Bloomington Gold Corvette Car Show Today America’s premier Corvette show, Blooming Gold, finished up in St. Charles, IL, USA. Leo Fliman drove to show with the sole purpose of finding the Special Collection, a display of the most desirable Corvettes drawing from the model’s iconic history. This collection had all the ideal collector Corvettes including …

The highlight of every FIAGT season is the 24 Hours of SPA and this year marks the end of an era. The top GT1 class is switching regulations in 2010 and many new cars will replace the familiar Corvette C6R, Saleen S7 and Maserati MC12. In many ways this race was the last chance for …

This upcoming weekend is Bloomington Gold, one the world’s premier Corvette events. Held just outside of Chicago and with the NCRS, this show sets almost all Corvette restoration standards. The absolute highlight of the weekend will be a 25th Anniversary Special Collection that will have ”The largest concentration of the Rarest & Fastest Corvettes in …

Last weekend’s FIA GT races marked the tenth anniversary of Motorsport Arena Oschersleben’s championship rounds. This year the main race was decided on the first turn when the top three cars spun out, leaving PK Carsport’s Corvette of Mike Hezemans and Anthony Kumpen the lead for the rest of the race. This result will probably …

Seems like Hennessey will be best known for his Camaros in 2009/2010. His latest project just finished and it is the first Camaro to use his supercharging system. Called the HPE550, it produces around 550 bhp at the crank and posts incredibly good acceleration times with Hennessey’s preferred drag radial tires. We also received a …

The 77th 24 Hours of Le Mans just ended with the Peugeot #9 of Brabham, Gene, Wurz at the front. They were followed a sister Peugeot and together they broke Audi’s serial dominance at Le Mans. Two of the new Audi R15s suffered crashes which you can see here and here. The remaining R15 was …

Just minutes ago the final qualifying round at Le Mans finished with Stephane Sarrazin and Peugeot Motorsport at the top. Despite the ACO’s attempt to keep times below 3:30, Sarrazan achieved 3:22.888 which will put the regular lap pace somewhere around 3:25. Right under the leading Peugeot was Alan McNish who achieved 3:23.650 earlier in …

With two separate days and an open-door policy towards modern supercars, the Greenwich Concours is our kind of event. Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom organize the show and make excellent use of the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park near downtown Greenwich. It’s tight, but the show includes nearly 300 cars including another 80 or so for the …

As promised, today we have Ettore Bugatti’s very own Type 57C. This extraordinary car started out as a competition roadster before the factory workers fitted a unique aerodynamic coupe body for Ettore. The car remained at the factory until its closing, becoming one of the most upgraded and well known of all Bugattis. Fortunately, Ettore’s …

We have many new cars to chose from this week, but the Prindiville Murcielago from last month’s Top Marques Show is an easy choice to start with. Prindiville says they are recreating the era of custom coachbuilding by replacing almost every panel on the their Lamborghini. The kit features an oversize rear diffuser and two …

50th Anniversary of the Mini The Mini is an automotive icon with a distinguished history and continuous 50-year production. When released in ’59, both the Volkswagen Beetle and Fiat 500 had beat it to market, but the Mini didn’t feature their compromising rear-engine layout. Instead, designer Alec Issigonis innovated a front engine/front-wheel drive layout that …

After racing 24 hours on the world’s toughest track, Manthey Racing won their forth consecutive Nurburgring victory for Porsche. Their RSR inherited the lead with five hours remaining after Audi LMS #99 slowed with technical difficulties. This let the sister Manthey Racing Cup-S take third place. With full factory backing, Audi were aiming high. All …

With the Nurburgring 24 less than 24 hours away, now is a good time to preview the race. Remarkably, almost 200 teams will race around the clock on the full 73-turn Nordschleife. All eyes might be on the Monaco GP on Sunday, but the 24 is a much more daring and less covered event. It …

Since the Mille Miglia was one of the best sports car races in the world, its modern tribute should be equally as impressive. The XXVII edition was held last weekend and it certainly carried on the event in a traditional style. However, the drivers were not out-and-out racing. Instead they were given access to rally …

At last weekend’s DTM season opener at Hockenheimring, ‘Mr Le Mans’ won for Audi infront of 91,000 fans. He was driving the updated 2009 A4 and snatched the lead from Mattias Ekstrom on the last lap. Audi had more reason to celebrate. They filled the podium, leaving the best placed Mercedes-Benz to fifth overall, some …

Earlier this morning, RM Auctions fetched $12.2 million USD for this Ferrari Testa Rossa at their Leggenda e Passione event. It breaks the world record price for a motorcar at auction which was set at the same event last year for a California Spyder . This remarkable value was nearly eclipsed by a Ferrari 350 …

Typically the top blue-chip cars have been reserved for private sales, but this week might be the turning point. In the next few days we will see undoubtedly the world’s best supercars offered in a public setting. First and foremost is CSX2601, a car described by Pete Brock as the best Cobra Daytona of them …

Out of the Ardenne mountains near the Belgium/German border, SPA Francorchamps held its historic 1000 kms today. Predictably, Peugeot was at the front for both the the start and finish of the race. Not only were they winning, but also preparing and practicing for Le Mans since the usual Test Day was canceled this year. …

Today’s top story comes from Lingenfelter who have announced a new range of upgrades for the Camaro SS. The top model comes with twin turbochagers and and a built-up LS7 V8 from the Corvette Z06. Hopefully at least one brave customer will take the plunge and order one. The last remaining series to start in …

Known as the Supercar Showdown, Silverstone opened the sports car season this weekend with the first rounds of GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT4 championships. Like every year, it was full of racing debuts and new liveries. The historic Tourist Trophy was reserved for the GT1 class which was won by Wendlinger and Sharp in the …

GTA motors is set to become one of the few manufacturers to produce a sports car in Spain. Their aggressive Spano supercar uses a 850 bhp V10 and GTA claims it will reach 100 kph in only 2.9 seconds. Styling elements incorporate a round C-pillar with a completely glass roof. Today GM has also reused …

As the premier European concours, Villa d’Este is a major event on the automotive calendar. Every year the very best cars are selected along with a few eclectic designs that make the concours memorable. This year there was plenty to celebrate. It was the event’s 80th edition and both Bugatti as well as Morgan had …

With the opening of the Villa d’Este Concours in Como, Italy, we have plenty of new supercars to talk about including the complete running version of Bertone’s Mantide. It was unveiled a day before the show at Fiat’s Balloco proving grounds before arriving at Como. Bugatti decided to celebrate their 100 year anniversary with four …

A new series to Supercars.net, the International GT Open is hosted by Spanish GT Sport and has a racing calender that extends throughout Europe. Dedicated to GT2 and GT3-spec supercars, these races have a great field of teams including some from FIAGT and ACO. The 2009 season began at Imola last weekend and we were …

Supercars at theShanghai Motor Show With the Shanghai Motor Show now open we have plenty of new cars to talk about. None is more striking than Stile Bertone’s Mantide released this morning. It’s based off a Corvette ZR1 chassis and is one of the most spectacular designs released this year.Geely is also at the show …

Top Marques Monaco is our type of show. Dedicated to custom coachwork and the highest levels of engineering, many incredible supercars are currently on display at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. All the best tuners are present. Gemballa brought out four cars, including Mirage #16 and a new Cayenne-based SUV called the Tornado. Mansory has …

With the test and media days now complete, it is apparent this year’s FIAGT season will look much different than 2008’s. Many new cars are out in force including teams backed directly by Nissan and Audi. Our newest gallery features all these cars from GT1 down to GT4 around the colorful Paul Ricard High Tech …

2009 New York Auto Show Today the New York Auto Show opens its doors, revealing multiple debuts and interesting supercars. The first of our world debuts is this NISMO-tuned 370Z which was previewed the night before in Rockfeller Center. With an official absence of Ferrari, Lamboghini and Rolls-Royce, there is less to see in 2009, …

Today AMG officially announced that their E-Class sedan would be launched at the New York Auto Show. The new car uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and has the same updated E-Class styling first released at the Detroit Auto Show. As an alternative, both Brabus and Kicherer can upgrade the E500 to a similar level of …