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Categories: Exotics

The Baddest Jag Ever?

On: Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:34AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

The Baddest Jag Ever? test 1-1

For those of you old enough to remember the XJ220, you will recall that it is very hard to forget. It was literally the fastest car in the world for quite some time. Sleek, ungodly powerful, and a vision to behold (if you were so lucky to catch one standing still). However, as with all things, time marches on and progress is, of course, inevitable. It has taken nearly two decades, but the British feline company has finally built a better all-around performer than their legendary poster-child and that car is the 2012 XKR-S. 

Porsche 928 Revival Looking Likely

On: Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 9:01AM | By: Chris Weiss

Porsche 928 Revival Looking Likely test 1-1

Rumors and reports of a new Porsche 928 have been on the table (and Interwebz) for years now.  According to Autocar, a new front-engined GT coupe, inspired by the original 928 of the 70s, 80s and 90s, is indeed on the way.

Shelby Supercars: It's The Tuatara

On: Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 8:52AM | By: Chris Weiss

Shelby Supercars: It's The Tuatara test 1-1

If we didn't know any better, we'd swear that the name 'Tuatara' belonged to some exotic, Italian brand. Pagani, for instance. 'Tuatara' and 'Huayra' look like natural supercar stable mates. But, we do know better, and despite the exotic name from across the ocean, the Tuatara is all-American at heart. It's the official name of Shelby Supercars' second car.

Mercedes SLC: It's About Time!

On: Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 5:28PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Mercedes SLC:  It's About Time! test 1-1

It seems a bit long overdue, but it has finally been confirmed that Mercedes is finally building a Porsche/Corvette fighting sports coupe. Sure the SLK Roadster is a lot of fun, but the fact of the matter is it just can’t compete on the track with anything more than 250 horsepower. Even with its new redesign, it’s a fun car, but real enthusiasts aren’t going to flock towards it, no matter how pretty. On the other end of the spectrum, the drop-dead gorgeous high-end SLS AMG is a premium blend bruiser. Unlike the mass produced SLK, the SLS AMG is too exotic, and far too expensive for most enthusiasts to afford, or to drive with any amount of regularity (presuming they want to preserve it to any extent). So Mercedes has solved that problem by creating car in between the two that will be called the SLC.


Retro-Styled Spada Codatronca Monza One-Off Gets Specs

On: Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 2:01PM | By: Chris Weiss

Retro-Styled Spada Codatronca Monza One-Off Gets Specs test 1-1

Originally unveiled back at the Top Marques Monaco in April, the open-topped Spada Codatronca Monza now has a little more detail behind it. And everything we're seeing is absolutely impressive.

SSC Close To Naming The 'Ultimate Aero II' Supercar

On: Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:46AM | By: Chris Weiss

SSC Close To Naming The 'Ultimate Aero II' Supercar test 1-1

Should the Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero II make good on its promise of 275 miles per hour, it will place the Ultimate Aero in the ranks of world-record-breaking supercars. The entire world will read its name in newspapers and record books, but what name they'll be reading remains unclear.

Introduced last fall, the car has become popularly known as the Ultimate Aero II. Only Shelby Supercars isn't planning on keeping that name. After all, this is an all-new car; it doesn't look, feel or perform exactly like the original Ultimate Aero, so why should it be considered v 2.0? A car this radical needs a name all its own.

Monterey The DXL Way: The Finest In Food, Fun And Ferraris

On: Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 9:33AM | By: Andrew W Davis

Monterey the DXL way test 2

I’m sorry if I seem a bit down today, but I’ve got that “Why-is-wealth-wasted-on-the-wealthy?” kind of blues. It’s totally my fault, as I am poor and therefore have no business reading Sports Car Market magazine with an undeserved sense of entitlement.

Sure, everyone likes Ferraris, even those that can’t afford them. And even journalist wretches like yours truly can get into almost every event and function held during the seemingly five-month-long “Pebble Beach Weekend” (try walking it all just once and you’ll see how time-distortion is the BEST by-product of the experience). But even top-shelf Media badges will only get you close enough to the hoi-polloi to see how much better their vantage points, food, company, etc., are than yours.

But now someone’s come along and made everything I thought was “the best you can get” during the Weekend and made it clear that there is DEFINITELY something better (though even MORE out of my price range): their aptly-named “Prestige Adventure.”

TZ3 Stradale: Italian Flair, American Muscle.

On: Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 9:10AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

TZ3 Stradale:  Italian Flair, American Muscle. test 1-1

Odds are, if this is the first time you’re hearing about the TZ3 Stradale, you are never going to own one. Don’t worry, we won’t either. More on that in a moment. First some back story: The TZ3 pays homage the TZ1 which was a tubular steel-framed GT car that debuted in 1963. The TZ1 made good use of a 1.6-liter DOHC inline four cylinder motor. The TZ3 also makes good use of an engine; it just happens to be more than five times that of the original TZ1. 

A Hyundai Supercar In The Works?

On: Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 9:26AM | By: Chris Weiss

A Hyundai Supercar In The Works? test 1-1

That's no typo in the title. Hyundai, not Honda. Those of us older than 15 probably can't quite shake the feeling that the term 'Hyundai supercar' is a big, stinking oxymoron. But these days, Hyundai has proved that it can compete with the likes of the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro, so why not up the ante to the likes of the Chevy Corvette and Nissan GT-R? A new rumor indicates that's exactly what Hyundai hopes to do.

Rumor: De Tomaso Pantera Coming In Frankfurt

On: Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:32PM | By: Chris Weiss

Rumor: De Tomaso Pantera Coming In Frankfurt test 1-1

De Tomaso has admitted its next car is on the way later this year, but has yet to announce when exactly it will be unveiled. Up until this week, the LA Auto Show had been the popular rumor, but German publication Auto Bild reports that it may just come a few months earlier. According to the magazine, we can expect to see it in about two months.

Six-Wheeled Covini C3A Runs Goodwood, To Be Joined By Race And Eco Versions

On: Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:50PM | By: Chris Weiss

Six-Wheeled Covini C3A Runs Goodwood, To Be Joined By Race And Eco Versions test 1-1

The oddity that is the Covini C3A became the first six-wheeled supercar to make an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The insect of supercars attracted much attention at the event, leaving people wondering why the Italian automaker chose to build a car with two extra wheels.