The 101st Chicago Auto Show opens it doors today with several world premiers. The first of these is Kia’s Ray which was made by their design center in Irvine, California. Pics from the launch and all the other highlights are available in this week’s gallery by Leo Fliman. Ford brought out their new aluminum-block GT500, …

This week both Ford & Porsche are announching upgraded versions of their seminal sports cars. In Ford’s case the iconic Shelby Mustang gets a new aluminum heart. With 550 bhp on tap, the package is nearly ideal except for the live-axle rear suspension and lack of direct fuel injection. The 2011 upgrades benefit both the …

Jaguar & Rocketsports Racing are proud to announce they will be taking their ALMS-prepared XKR to Le Mans. The new car is built by Rocketsports Racing at their facility in East Lansing, Michigan. It will race in the GT2 class alongside the Corvette ZR1, Ferrari F430, Aston Martin Vantage and Porsche RSR. Jaguar first went …

Last weekend, Mecum held their 15th annual muscle car auction in Kissimmee, Florida. Our local photographer Alex Marks checked out the event for the first time and we can now present an impressive gallery of highlights. Over four days, Mecum offered around 700 cars including some of the best American muscle. The cover car was …

After 24 hours of non-stop racing, Action Express Racing has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The race started off under wet conditions which probably explains a record of 53 lead changes. In the end, Action Express held off the Wilson/Chip Ganassi Racing Daytona Prototype by just 53 seconds. Auto Express is new to the …

Even with five significant auctions from last weekend, we still have Mecum’s Kissimmee sale before the month is out. Centered on muscle cars, this year is highlighted by Bobby Allison’s radically-prepared Dodge Daytona. Among the 700 or so cars, there’s an incredible selection from the Hammack Collection. Among these are every performance Pontiac Convertible from …

With the Monte Carlo Rally, Arizona Auctions and Cavallino Classic held last weekend, Retromobile was just one of several world-class events to choose from. This year our favorite stand was curated by Mercedes-Benz who brought out an SL 300 Prototype in support of the new SLS supercar. Many of the top tier European dealers were …

After 405 km, 15 stages and 3 days, our favorite winter rally is over. Through it all, Mikko Hirvonen drove M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta S2000 to victory. He led from start to finish with 1:53 separating him from Juho Hanninen in his Skoda Fabia S2000. They both beat an armada of 10 Peugeots with star drivers …

Last year Subaru retired from WRC but that didn’t mean they were out of Rally altogther. Instead, they developed the Impreza WRX STI spec C to homologate new Group N cars. Two of these are currently racing at the 2010 Monte Carlo, one from Tommi Makkinen Racing and the other from Prodrive. It doesn’t look …

Interclassics & Topmobiel is the first in a series of features we will dedicate to Alfa Romeo’s centenary. Last weekend, this classic car show in Maastricht, Netherlands brought together an impressive collection of Alfas including several from the Alfa Romeo Museum. Dirk de Jager was present in Maastricht to capture the entire display. His gallery …

With Tokyo Auto Salon’s opening day now over, we have some of the first tuned supercars of 2010 to present. Among them is the Tommy Kaira-prepared Nissan GTR which has an outrageous bodykit and minor performance upgrades. They also brought out a pair of Subarus and this Insight ‘RR’. Toyota is said to have saved …

The 20th annual Autosport International opens today in Birmingham with a bunch of new racing cars. The most immediate of these is the Lotus Evora Cup which will be contested throughout Europe in a points championship. The car uses the same Toyota V6 as the production version, but it is tuned to produce around 400 …

After two days of launches, the NAIAS has had some pleasant surprises. The first of these is a second-generation Audi e-tron simply known as the Detroit Showcar. As the concept progresses toward production, the subtly reworked body further distinguishes it from the R8. The e-tron and more highlights are in our feature gallery from Detroit. …

Supercar Mondial 2 The days after New Years are usually filled with news from the North American International Auto Show which starts today, but there just are just a couple supercar announcements. The first is this SMS Camaro, which is tuned by Steve Saleen to reach 575 bhp. It is on par with GM’s production …

The Greatest Supercars And Sports Cars Of The 2000s At the turn of the millennium, the supercar was in a good spot. The internet bubble was making instant millionaires and providing justification for a higher education. Furthermore, cars like the McLaren F1 set the bar tremendously high for the decade ahead. Once we reached the …

2009 Wrap up 2 With 2009 nearly over, we have some final events to cover. The first of these is Dubai’s biannual motor show which makes every other modern show look like a rental car lot. Our feature gallery by Himasha Widyaratne and Benjamin Coutan has an impressive amount of supercars that wouldn’t be assembled …

Bugatti 100 Year Anniversary Throughout the year, Bugatti’s 100th anniversary was celebrated at classic cars events around the world. The most recent of these is a current exhibition being held in Autoworld Brussels. With all the 18 cylinder prototypes and an impressive prewar collection, it is a highly recommended visit. Past Bugatti celebrations included a …

Top 10 Supercars of 2009 Despite a continuing financial crisis, the supercar was alive and well in 2009. This year was particularly fruitful since many companies debuted production supercars that were planned far in advance of the recession. Of these, the Lexus LFA is currently at the top of our list as it redefines the …

Dubai Motor Show Currently, the Dubai Motor Show is open for the 10th annual show. A highlight of the event is three new Bugatti models, one of which will be made in series. Called the Nocturne, it has new wheels, a polished aluminum body and a ‘nanocoated magnesium dashboard.’ The other cars are one-ofs that …

Classic Gear Before the year is out, we have to add a couple more event galleries. One of them is Geneva Classics which we’ve followed since its inception. This year they had a fantastic Aston Martin display with cars from Roos Engineering that are only seen on Swiss roads. These and more can be found …

Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta Today Ferrari revealed their second car to come from the Special Projects program. This supercar is a 599-based, one-of designed from the bottom up as a Spyder. Named Apera, it is also a modern recreation of a long forgotten Ferrari. Aperta is based off a rare show car that was built …

9ff Launch the GT9-R For the last few years we have seen the GT9 getting incrementally better and today 9ff have released the definitive production version. With updated styling, 1120 bhp and a top speed of 414 kph we can confidently say the 2009 GT9-R is their best supercar. 9ff are planning a limited production …

RM Announces Star Cars RM’s Scottsdale Auction just got a whole lot better. At the forefront of the new announcements is this Cobra prototype which was the first fitted with a 427 and the only one with a flip-top front-end. It has been extensively campaigned in modern historic events and is ready to hit the …

LA Auto Show Gallery 2 With the release of Buick’s 2011 Regal, the LA Auto Show is now done. Most of the attention was focused on new compacts which isn’t exactly our first priority. For instance Ford launched the 2011 Fiesta and Mazda 2. Compact concepts included the Honda P-NUT and Volkswagen Up! Lite. You …

With premier manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini absent from the LA Auto Show, companies like Dodge have to fill the supercar void. This morning they announced updates for the last production year of the Viper. Included was the ACR 1:33 Edition, a Viper named after its record-breaking run around Laguna Seca. Motivated by Essen, …

2009 Essen Motor Show Held over the next week, Messe Essen is currently showcasing the best of German tuning. Some companies like Brabus took the opportunity to launch their 555 hp E63 AMG. It ranks among the best W212s on Supercars.net. 9ff brought another new car called the Speed9. It’s a 911 converted into a …

Next January Barrett-Jackson will host their signature auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. They have recently released their entire lot list, so we spent some time pouring over it to find the highlights. One of the first cars we spotted was this Road Runner 440. It is the only Mopar that uses a fiberglass lift-off hood and …

2001 Concorso Italiano Having covered the Concorso Italiano for 10 years, we can confidently say 2001 was the best of the decade. As proof, we have prepared a 2001 Concorso Italiano gallery. Concorso Italiano is one of Pebble Beach weekend’s most stunning events, packed full of Italian metal new and old, and we mean each of …

Motorsport Mundial Event With the motorsports season effectively over, new ideas and cars are currently being tested. Porsche today announced their intention to take over the highly competitive GT3 class with the new Porsche 911 GT3 R. It has a slightly larger engine and updated aerodynamics package compared to the standard 2010 Cup car released …

Over the weekend Gooding & Co. were proud to announce that they will offer this year’s Amelia Island Concours winner at their upcoming March sale in Florida. Some might remember this is the stunning Voisin C20 Mylord which features a dramatic ‘top hat’ body and an incredible sleeve-valve engine. It was recently restored and will …