Audi connect – the new dimension of driving pleasure?

Audi showcased their "Piloted Driving" concept at CES and while the ability to press a button and have your car drive off and find a parking spot is interesting, it's not exactly what we first think of when told the words "driving pleasure". Has Audi (marketing) lost the plot or is it just a way to distance themselves from The Ultimate Driving … [Read more...]

2013 Barrett Jackson auction photo gallery: The weird, wonderful, and wantful

1949 Delahaye at Barrett-Jackson

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McLaren X-1 revealed, another Ferrari P4/5?

McLaren Special Organisations (MSO), a division of McLaren Automotive that creates personalized projects, revealed a highly customized version of the 12C (dubbed the McLaren X-1) at Pebble Beach 2012. Reaction has definitely been mixed. The X-1, especially with its enclosed rear-wheel arches, bears little resemeblance to the 12C. According to … [Read more...]

McLaren releases the 12C Can-Am Edition Racing ‘Concept’

McLaren and Can-Am. Two words that evoke memories of motorsports and performance. Inaugurated in 1966, the Can-Am series had little in the way of rules and led to the development of cars with over 1000 BHP, much more than modern Formula 1 cars. McLaren GT, a separate entity within the McLaren Group, has announced a new model called the 12C … [Read more...]

McLaren vs Bugatti: the 200 HP design decision

Jalopnik recently reported that Bugatti of Beverly Hills has ordered up a custom 1,200 horsepower Grand Sport Vitesse, apparently as a response to rumors that McLaren's latest supercar, said to have "1000 HP" (with a 200 HP KERS-like functionality), will make an appearance the Pebble Beach Concours. To achieve a 200 HP increase for the 1200 HP … [Read more...]