2010 Geneva Motor Show With the first day now complete, Geneva has an impressive list of debuts for the world. Therefore we can focus on only the best cars for our feature gallery by Dirk de Jager. Included are all the releases that led up to the show and several surprises from the smaller, more …

Just before the Geneva Auto show opens tomorrow, both Porsche and Lamborghini have released new cars. The first is Lamborghini’s updated Gallardo Superleggera which brings the model up to date with the SuperVeloce bodykit. It is also the lightest road-going model in Lamborghini’s range. Porsche spent the evening releasing a new concept car that is …

With the Geneva Motor Show opening in just a few days, more impresive cars are being announced. The first of these is Koenigsegg’s Agera. It appears to be a model replacement for the CCX with more power and an updated body. Some impressive numbers have been posted, but will have to be verified later on. …

A couple days ago RM announced that a major BMW would be offered at their upcoming auction in Monaco. They were referring to this BMW 328 which has a unique and streamlined body purposely built by BMW for the 1940 Mille Miglia. Called the Buegelfalte, it is named after the creases running down the fenders. …

With the Amelia Island Concours not too far off, several interesting cars have been announced. One of the big restoration debuts will be this 1948 Norman E. Timbs Streamliner. It has a dramatic streamlined body not far off the prewar record cars from Germany. Mr Timbs designed many winning Daytona race cars back in the …

With the Geneva Motor Show coming up at the beginning of March, several interesting releases are being announced. One of the most recent is this Alfa Romeo Pandion by Bertone. It’s built to celebrate the upcoming Alfa Romeo centennial as is the Alfa Romeo Spider by Pininfarina. Several companies will launch upgraded models at Geneva …

One of the hardest Monterey events to attend is the Quail Motorsports Gathering. Its 3000 tickets are almost completely reserved in advance and they sell out in a few hours. For good reason too, since it has impressive cars and catering from the impeccable Quail Lodge. In 2009, several important cars debuted at the show …

Pagani Zonda Tricolore Some of the very last Zondas are coming from Pagani before the C9 replaces its production. One of these is this Tricolore special edition which was recently photographed in the factory showroom by our friend Julien Giambagli of Supercarfrance.com. It might become Pagani’s ultimate road-going Zonda. Tricolore is a one-of built for …

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 …

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 – The Coolest, Best & Most Exciting Cars in the World This Year 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 …

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 …