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 …

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 …

BMW Tuning Lumma isn’t a company we mention very often, but their latest M5 is pretty outrageous. It is twin-supercharged to offer 730 bhp much like the G-Power version we featured earlier this year. It will probably debut at the upcoming Essen Motor Show where its high contrast paint and interior is bound to grab …

The Shooting Brakes Avant, Touring, Estate, Wagon. Whatever you want to call them, the Shooting Brakes are an anomaly in the supercar world. None that we know of have come straight from a manufacturer and most were built in very limited editions. If a customer wants a two-door wagon capable of high speed and room …

Lightweight BMWs Today we look at past and present lightweight BMWs . The most radical of these is the CSL BMW Motorsport prepared for American IMSA races. We are fortunate to have some period photographs of it, including the 1976 Daytona Winner, from photographer Lou Galanos. We mention this model because BMW recently released their …

Today SEMA opened its doors in Las Vegas and several new cars were unveiled by Ford, Chevrolet and Chrysler. We start with Jay Leno’s new ride which is a high performance V6 Camaro with a bodykit that would be suitable for a modern Z28. GM Engineering also brought out several more accessorized Camaros that showcase …

One of the main reasons to visit London last week was the exceptional auction hosted by RM. Their centerpiece included a pair of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR road cars that sold for about a million USD each. Dirk de Jager was there to capture them for this week’s feature gallery. The Big Mercs were joined by …

A little less than a week away, the SEMA show in Vegas will have lots of everything. We start this preview with the potent Specter Corvette from Michigan. With over 800 bhp on tap it was an easy choice to pick. Another equally impressive car which should be at SEMA is Hennessey’s 725 bhp Camaro …

All the FIA GT Championships finished at Zolder last weekend. It marked the very last race for current GT1-spec cars. This means the championship-winning Vitaphone Maserati MC12 will be replaced by a new breed of cars including the Nissan GT-R next year. Our gallery from Zolder will become one of the last to include legendary …

2009 Tokyo Motor Show Launching several interesting concepts and the Lexus LFA supercar, Toyota stole the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. For this reason they are at the forefront of our official gallery. Honda was no slouch either. They displayed three personal mobility devices and had a press conference introduced by ASIMO. Another company which took …

Lexus LFA from Tokyo After waiting nearly five years, the Lexus LFA is finally official. It will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in a number of hours for the international press. No doubt, it will be compared to the Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F458 and McLaren MP4-12C. Some people might call this Toyota’s first supercar, …

Last year Vermot AG announced that they had bought the rights to the defunct Veritas project and would sell the RS III as a functional supercar. They completed a prototype, but not until today did we have the first images of the final version including its specification list and price of 342,000 euros. Like the …

Morgan’s 100 Year Anniversary One of the only companies still in family hands is Morgan. This year they celebrated their 100th anniversary and events like Pebble Beach featured the very best examples. Our tribute starts off with a runabout H.F.S. Morgan first piloted in 1909. From it, a lineup of three-wheelers were produced, leading to …

Last weekend’s FIAGT races featured the penultimate rounds of the GT1, GT2 and GT3 championships. Each class was full of supercars including the introduction of United Autosports, the first American team which will field a Audi R8 LMS. Saturday’s GT3 race featured a spectacular multi-car crash on a high speed section of the track. As …

With the bi-annual Tokyo Motor Show less than one month away, now is a good time to look ahead. The most anticipated supercar launch is Lexus’ LF-A which will hopefully appear in production form. In 2007, the Nissan GTR filled this spot and interest in it hasn’t subsided since. This year will undoubtedly be saturated …

Last weekend the third annual Reims festival celebrated the old triangular circuit which held 14 French Grand Prixs. Alongside the old grandstands, demonstrations of competition cars raced on a section of roads which made up the old track. The Jaguar Heritage Trust brought out many of their important cars including the XJR-9LM which won the …

With a couple fantastic cars coming up for auction, now is a good time to have an extra million. Both a coupe and roadster CLK GTR with delivery mileage be offered by RM Auctions at their London sale on October 18th. The last time one of these was offered, it sold for €733,000 in 2003. …

Goodwood Revival is without a doubt the best organized historic weekend. A seemingly desperate attempt to relive the past, everything from the tickets to the mini skirts are retrograde at Goodwood and we love it. While the RAC TT takes center stage, this year was distinguished by the 50th anniversary of the Mini. A complete …

Tribute to Elio Zagato With the passing of Elio Zagato last week we thought it would be appropriate to highlight his successful career as an artist, racing driver and businessman. Perhaps the best tribute would be a look at the Fiat 8V Zagato Berlinetta. Not only was this Elio’s favorite car, but one which he …