Exotics

Rumored: Mercedes Association with Aston Martin
Rumored: Mercedes Association with Aston Martin

The rumor-mill department over at Carscoop reports that U.K.'s CAR magazine claims a possible association between Mercedes-Benz and hallowed British marque Aston Martin. Apparently CAR claims the two icons have been in discussions for quite some time, and the benefits would include joint work on...Read More»

Ferrari Enzo wreck
Wrecked Exotics: 10 Most Expensive Crashes Ever

From the land of taking pleasure in others' misfortunes, the realm of rubbernecking, and deep inside the creepy minds trained on the truly grotesque, we present you Wrecked Exotics.com. These folks have chronicled an extensive, alphabetized log of bent and hopelessly twisted sheetmetal, sheared...Read More»

CAR McLaren P11 Spy Shot
McLaren P11 Spy Shots Released by U.K.'s CAR

Saying "we can’t reveal our sources, for obvious reasons," U.K. publication CAR yesterday released what it claims are accurate pictures of an early clay model of McLaren's next supercar, the P11. The new vehicle is purported to continue the tradition of the legendary F1 (fastest production car...Read More»

2010 Ferrari California
2009 Ferrari California Flips Lid in Paris, Hardly Noticed

True, the Ferrari press conference has yet to take light--and yet with the unveiling last night of the fabulous Lamborghini Estoque concept, the fat-rumped California hardtop convertible from Italy's other supercar maker looked decidedly frumpy on the Paris show floor. And alone. Very alone. The...Read More»

2008 Lamborghini Estoque Concept (2008 Paris Auto Show)
Lamborghini Concept Ready for Paris Show

It's a good thing the wraps come off that Lamborghini concept coming to the Paris auto show later tonight (9 p.m. Paris time). There's a tease, and then there's a pictease, and Lambo is trying our patience with the release of a second third fourth image of the new supercar. Lamborghini claims it...Read More»

2008 Bentley Arnage Final Series
Pie-in-the-Sky Press Release of the Day: Bentley Couture

As October's bright blue weather approaches, Bentley wants you to know that its "new and expanded Bentley Collection range" is "perfect for the holiday period." Having recently released its Ego Lifestyle laptop computer to the tune of nearly $20,000, Bentley's custom-made wares are clearly not...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Roadster 722 S
Benz Bows with Uber-Fast SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S

Long the purveyor of iconic cars (such as the 300 SLR Gullwing) that only the sickeningly rich can afford to purchase and maintain, today Mercedes-Benz announces a new edition of the SLR McLaren Roadster, the 722 S. The big news is in the engine room, where 650 horsepower now moves the Roadster to...Read More»

Ego for Bentley
Bentley Announces New, Exclusive Partnership with...Ego

Listen up, corporate squashbucklers: those Guccis, Breitlings, and swollen offshore accounts may not have cured those bruises to the psyche incurred so many years ago in high school study hall. But fear not--Bentley has a little $19,800 ego boost that should set things aright. On this very day, the...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
2009 Nissan GT-R Gets $7K Boost, Comes to Jesus

Oh, this unfriendly economy. Due to "increased raw material costs," Nissan found it necessary to increase the MSRP of the 2009 GT-R and GT-R Premium to, respectively, $76,840 and $79,090. This represents increases of--gulp--nearly $7,000 when compared with 2008's prices of $69,850 and $71,900...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4: A Mouthful and a Handful

Some things you don't expect to happen on a press event, even if it is the worldwide debut of an Italian supercar in the city where the Bette Midler and Cher and Frank Sinatra all inhabit the same drag-personating body. In Las Vegas, in the span of a few hours, our group of car writers witnessed a...Read More»

Lambo Plotting One More Murcielago

Lamborghini's planning one final edition of its Murcielago supercar -- and Britain's Autocar magazine reports that it will be the first rear-wheel-drive Murc to appear in the Lambo lineup. Set for launch later this year, the new SV edition will be spun from the current LP640 edition of the...Read More»

2010 Aston V12 Vantage RS Spotted In the Wild

This is the real thing: the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS. Last week Aston confirmed that the stunning concept will go into production in the first quarter of 2009, and just two days ago we caught the test mule. Now we have snapped the real car in full glory testing as it was on the roads around...Read More»

Mercedes SLR Headed Into History

All good things must come to an end. Mercedes-Benz is set to stop producing its SLR roadster next year, according to a report this morning from Autocar's Web site. The SLR was introduced in 2005, and sported the 617-hp V-8 from tuning arm AMG. Coupled to AMG's Speedshift R five-speed automatic...Read More»

Automobile Helps Build a Lambo

Auto journalists like to throw stones at automakers for the build quality of their cars. But what if the car writers had to take their spot on the assembly line and help shepherd a new vehicle from start to finish, and pass the quality muster? That's what Automobile magazine editor Jason Cammisa...Read More»

Dodge Viper Could Be History

Chrysler's new management team is wielding a sharp axe -- and one of Detroit's most respected reporters says the Dodge Viper is the next casualty of the cuts in Auburn Hills. John McElroy, in a guest blog over at Autoblog, says he's just gotten word that the Viper will be cut as Chrysler CEO Bob...Read More»

Superleggera Heads into History

Lamborghini's lightweight Gallardo, the Superleggera, has finished its production run. Back in 2007, when we drove the 530-horsepower supercar in Arizona, we called the Superleggera "a beautifully absurd piece of machinery." The stats backed up themselves: with its 5.0-liter V-10 turning out 530 hp...Read More»

Lambo Gallardo LP560-4: The Covers Come Off

After its Geneva motor show unveiling, Lamborghini's doing what everyone expected them to do -- show off their new Gallardo hotness at the New York auto show. The Lamborghini press conference hasn't actually even started, but earlier today the LP560-4 was spotted with its car cover off, and...Read More»

Audi Makes Super Bowl an Offer It Can’t Refuse

Audi’s returning to Super Bowl advertising, and it’s making the NFL and FOX an offer they can’t refuse--a commercial that lifts themes from the Godfather movies and stars the R8 supercar. The point of the commercial, Audi says, is to point out Audi’s assault on the...Read More»

2007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS Concept
Aston Stuffs V-12 Into Vantage Concept

Aston Martin’s been busier than ever since it was publicly sawed off the Ford empire earlier this year. First it gave the Rapide sedan the full-speed-ahead sign. And now, opening its new design studio in Gaydon, Aston’s managed to wedge its V-12 engine into the smaller Vantage sports car. The...Read More»

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