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2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Fetches $2.1 Million

On: Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 11:06AM | By: Chris Weiss


2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Fetches $2.1 Million test 1-1

The 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione made good on its promise to rein in over 2 million dollars at auction. It didn't quite make it to the estimated $2.5 million, but it came close, fetching a $2.09 million dollar price at auction last weekend. The FXX was the flagship of a private collection from the late Benny Caiola. The Ferrari led a pack of eight cars that topped million-dollar bids at the auction, and its $2.09 million selling price was the highest at the 2011 Scottsdale Auction Week.

David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Co., predicted that this would be but one example of strong auction sales this year, explaining: "Strong 2011 auction sales will result from an increasing demand for preservation-class quality cars." He was using last week's sale of a 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic and a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster as examples.


Lamborghini Working on a 50th-Anniversary Supercar

On: Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 10:54AM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Working on a 50th-Anniversary Supercar test 1-1

Lamborghini has been very busy of late. Between getting its brand new flagship ready for primetime, retiring its former range-topping Murcielago, showing off its new direction with new concepts and new engines, and continuing to build its Gallardo line, the company has had its hands full. And this week, whispers of another upcoming project suggest that Lamborghini is even busier than we thought. The Bull's 50th anniversary is coming up in 2013, and it will reportedly release a special edition car in honor of itself. There's no official word as to what that car might be, but there are a few educated guesses.


Aston Martin Introduces Special Edition DB9 Models

On: Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 10:21AM | By: Chris Weiss


Aston Martin Introduces Special Edition DB9 Models test 1-1

Aston Martin has become our favorite sports car maker of the holiday season. Last year, Aston introduced limited edition 'Carbon Black' models of the DBS and V12 Vantage. That was about a week before Christmas. This year, Aston waited a tad bit longer with its 2010 gift to the world, with a December 22 unveiling of three special edition DB9 models, one of which is another 'Carbon Black' model. This is a little holiday tradition that I hope continues. It sure beats writing about highway safety regulations and minor model-year updates on the harried week before the holidays.


Pagani's Latest One-Off Traveling To Hong Kong

On: Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 5:08PM | By: Chris Weiss


Pagani's Latest One-Off Traveling To Hong Kong test 1-1

Ever since Pagani stopped building regular Zonda models and started offering the car to private customers only, it seems like it's building more Zondas than ever. In the past few months we've seen the blue Zonda HH, the purple Zonda 750 and the bright yellow Zonda RAK. And now we have yet another Zonda private commission: the Zonda Absolute.


 

McLaren Unveils Limited Edition SLR McLaren Edition

On: Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 4:09PM | By: Chris Weiss


McLaren Unveils Limited Edition SLR McLaren Edition test 1-1

About this time last year, Mercedes/McLaren announced that it was working on the last of the the SLR Stirling Moss models. Introduced in January of last year, the Stirling Moss edition was a 75-example, sans-windshield roadster with a supercharged V8 engine worth 650 horses. As hot of a car as it was, the Stirling Moss was bittersweet: it marked the split of one of the most intriguing team-ups of the decade. Mercedes-Benz was working on its own SLS AMG gullwing and McLaren was reviving its badge with the MP4-12C (and some yet unseen family members). After five years and numerous terrible tunes, the ultra-premium supercar created by the two companies was to be no more.

Until this month. Last week, McLaren brought the SLR screaming back into the spotlight with a special edition that it calls the McLaren SLR Edition. The new tuned SLR will be produced in a limited batch of 25. McLaren showed it off at the Essen Motor Show.


Ferrari Unveils The 458 Challenge

On: Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 10:17AM | By: Chris Weiss


Ferrari Unveils The 458 Challenge test 1-1

At the Bologna Motor Show, Ferrari has grown its track car family with the new 2011 458 Challenge. Maranello teased the car two months ago, and now we have a look from every angle. The track-spec 458 keeps the output of the 458 Italia, but adds a variety of interior, exterior, and mechanical upgrades.


Hennessey's 660-HP Nissan GT-R

On: Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 5:10PM | By: Chris Weiss


Hennessey's 660-HP Nissan GT-R test 1-1

We're still waiting for the official performance numbers for the Nissan GT-R, but what we do know is that it's more powerful than its predecessor. The next Godzilla earns an extra 38 horses. But in the timeless mix of testosterone, power, and speed, more horses is always better. Hennessey offers a number of ways to boost your GT-R's performance, and its latest is the GTR650. This beast is sure to leave all those sissies in the stock, 523-hp 2011 GT-R bright green.


G-Power Turns BMW's M6 Into World's Fastest 2 + 2

On: Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 5:42PM | By: Chris Weiss


G-Power Turns BMW's M6 Into World's Fastest 2 + 2 test 1-1

A couple of months ago, G-Power unleashed its BMW M5 Hurricane RR, a suped-up version of the M5 that was capable of speeds over 231 mph, making it the fastest production sedan on the streets, according to the tuner. Now G-Power has another virtual trophy to put on its shelf: a tuned BMW M6 that it says is the world's fastest two-door four-seater.


Banana-Yellow Pagani Zonda RAK Built For German Dealership

On: Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 4:46PM | By: Chris Weiss


Banana-Yellow Pagani Zonda RAK Built For German Dealership test 1-1

The Pagani Zonda may be in the process of being replaced by a newer Pagani hypercar, but it's not moving out of the spotlight quietly. It seems that we've seen more flamboyantly painted Zondas in the past couple of months than ever before. Both the blue HH and the purple 750 were private commissions, and now we have yet another privately commissioned Zonda that's even louder than those two: the Zonda RAK.


Mustang Boss 302 Offers New Track Mode Feature

On: Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 4:57PM | By: Sherry Christiansen


Mustang Boss 302 Offers New Track Mode Feature test 1-1

Ford announced that the company will be offering an innovative “TracKey option” for the new 2012 Mustang Boss 302. The TracKey will shift the powertrain module into a software system that will enable 200 separate settings from the sports car’s street mode settings. Mustang Boss now offers full race calibration and two-stage launch control, as well as stock calibration.

The TracKey software is installed as an option after the Boss is purchased. The dual-path powertrain control module (PCM) is accessed by a specially programmed vehicle key. The new code coexists with stock Boss software, allowing drivers to choose between street or track use simply by selecting a key.


Custom Mustang Designed For Charity

On: Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 3:33PM | By: Sherry Christiansen


Custom Mustang Designed For Charity test 1-1

Ford has played a big part in the EAA AirVenture for the past two years, offering a customized Mustang at auction to benefit the association's Young Eagles program. In past years the AV8R Mustang brought in half a million dollars, and the AV-X10 'Dearborn Doll' made $250,000 for charity. 

More recently the SEMA inspired Mustang will be offered at auction in January and proceeds will benefit two children’s charities that are supported by the SEMA Cares Foundation;  the Victory Junction Gang Camp, and Childhelp.  The Mustang will be auctioned off at the infamous Barrett Jackson sale in Arizona.