Hennessey to produce twelve VR1200’s, a 1200 HP Cadillac CTS-V coupe

Hennessey will be producing a 1200+ HP Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. Only 12 will be built. The Cadillac makes so much power that Jalopnik reports they’re baiting Bugatti to a top-speed competition with a their upcoming 235-mph four-door Bugatti Galibier. Dubbed the 2013 Hennessey VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe, it employs a modified version of the 7.0L … [Read more...]

Aston Martin chooses 2012 Salon Privé to display exclusive models

The seventh Salon Privé is underway in London and attendees are being treated to a collection of prestigious supercars and other notable vehicles. It’s a popular event for high-end British manufacturers and Aston Martin has chose then event to showcase an exclusive V12 Zagato, the One-77, a new Vanquish super GT, and the four-door Rapide. Also … [Read more...]

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra tribute, with 850 BHP!

A custom 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra has been created thanks to a collaboration between friends of the late Carroll Shelby, Ford and Ford Racing, Shelby American, and others. Aside from the striking "Shelby blue and white stripe" motif, the 850 HP should grab your attention. This special car, created in honor of the 50th anniversary of the … [Read more...]

Ford GT40 sets record with $11M sale

At the RM Monterrey Auction history was made when a Ford GT40 was sold for $11M. Autoblog.com is reporting that this sets a record for an American car sold at auction. This particular GT40 had an interesting history and provenence. It was the first of three lightweight production GT40's, and only one other remains. Its first win, and the first … [Read more...]

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...]

Ferrari to Feature F12berlinetta and Classics at Pebble Beach

Ferrari isn't the only manufacturer with presence at Pebble Beach this year--see our previous post about the McLaren 12C Can-An Edition Concept--fans of the Prancing Horse will not disappointed. Ferrari will be debuting the F12berlinetta, featuring their most powerful production-car V12 to-date (see more specs and details here). Those who are … [Read more...]

Jaguar announces AWD Supercharged XF, XJ for 2013

Schematic of Jaguar AWD system for the XF and XJ models.

Jaguar announces AWD Supercharged XF, XJ for 2013 Today Jaguar announced that for 2013 the XF and XJ will be available with All-Wheel-Drive for several markets, including North America, Russia, China and Continental Europe. The AWD versions will be available only with a 3.0L V6 supercharged engine delivering 335 bhp, combined with an … [Read more...]

The 5-Star Ferrari F12

EVO Magazine has reviewed Ferrari's new F12 Berlinetta (official referred to as F12berlinetta) and predictably gave it a top rating of 5 stars. It replaces the delectable 599 GTB that was released in 2006 as a 2007 model. The new F12 Berlinetta is a big step forward in performance thanks to it's 70 kg (140 lbs) lighter weight (down to 1525 kg, … [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...]