As everyone in the has-swum-in-a-pool-of-money community knows, Bugatti is currently developing the successor to the Veyron supercar, which will be known as the Chiron. At great expense in blood, in money, and in dignity, we have managed to learn 10 key facts about the new car. Here they are.
English investigators are treating a recent blaze that destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of supercars as arson, according to reports. »
Good news, both of you readers! Today is Friday, and that means it’s time for Letters to Doug, the weekly column where you send me a letter and I forward it to all my friends and openly mock you. »
We all know Greece is in a tricky financial spot right now. Pretty much all of Europe is breathing down their neck for cash, no one has any, and it’s a big Greek mess. But, as always, ol’ Torchy has a plan. See, Greece used to build some pretty quirky cars. Quirky cars are becoming rare today. See? Quirky… »
Noble needs to make money. One way to do that is to make it easier to get outside of Europe, so the M600 could be getting a smaller engine, but only in the Asian markets to avoid higher taxes. Meantime, America is off the list of the small British carmaker’s priorities since it can’t afford to crash five M600s to get… »
It’s no secret that Bugatti is working on a more-everything successor to the Veyron, the 1500 HP, 288 MPH Chiron. I’m here to tell Bugatti right now to stop work on it, because it’s stupid and you’re wasting your time. You really want to make a supercar — I mean, a real supercar? Then I have one word for you: ALON®. »
Every year you can find some of the most drool-worthy vintage and modern sports cars at the RM Sotheby’s Classic Car Auction in Monterey, California. But this year will have some of the most expensive and exclusive cars ever built, and they were all sourced from a single collector. »
No, not those stupid highway speeding crashfests dudes do in sticker-covered Bentleys. I’m talking about stage rally competition. That’s what this guy did, and it’s awesome. »
Hello, Floyd! Nice to talk to you. You’re an amazing boxer, and I know you like cars, but I didn’t know much about your collection until I saw this ESPN video. And I have to say, Mr.Mayweather, that your collection has the biggest ratio of money to boring that I’ve ever seen. But, I want to help. And not get punched… »
Ever had a day so nice that you get Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day” stuck in your head all day? That was my afternoon. The weather was perfect, my car was track-worthy again, and someone brought a 918 Spyder to the track. Not to a car show. Not to the Porsche corral outside the track. On the race track.
I was genuinely looking forward to the New York Auto Show unveiling of startup automaker Lyons Motor Cars’ LM2 Streamliner, a vehicle claimed to have 1,700 horsepower and all-wireless electrical functions. That won’t happen now. The LM 2 isn’t “ready” for its Auto Show debut, at least not during the media days. »
Looking over the list of exhibitors for the New York International Auto Show, the basic cast of characters is very predictable — all are names we’ve all seen a billion times before. Except one: Lyons Motor Cars. Like any reporter trained in asking just the right, penetrating questions, I immediately thought “Who the… »
Back when Group B rally cars were running virtually unrestricted, faster than sense or safety, newscasters called them 'supercars.' What if you took that Group B tech and applied it to a traditional supercar concept? »