Don’t they know that they’re hurting us?
I think I’ve made my position on those expensive gleaming suppositories of automotive excess we generally call ‘supercars’ quite clear: they’re stupid. But that doesn’t mean I think they always have to be stupid. In fact, I think their path out of the caves of stupidity is, ironically, with an injection of more pure,…
Have you always wanted a car like a Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, or a Bentley, but find that your foolish decision not to be born into a crapton of money keeps getting in the way? It stings. But there’s a solution! Savvy car-buyers know that there’s always a way to get stripper, poverty-spec versions of nearly any car!
We’ve been skeptical of the supposedly 5,000 horsepower Devel Sixteen hypercar since it was unveiled at the Dubai Motor Show back in 2013. The company even had a running one, with what was claimed to be their own V16 engine. We didn’t fall for it then, but they seem to have an engine now, and while it’s about a Veyron…
Too many “Car of the Year” awards are hokey affairs that smell vaguely advertorial in nature and don’t really speak to our interests. Not Evo’s, though. When Evo picks a Car of the Year, it’s accompanied by nearly thirty minutes of automotive joy in video form, with everything from hot hatches to supercars.
This blue Spectre R42 is an ex factory demonstrator and one of just twenty-three R42s ever built. Some say if you validate its 175mph top speed, Monica Bellucci will buy you dinner. In Slough. (That was a Spectre joke.)
The Bugatti burnout may be the most elusive burnout of all. Here’s a 1,200 horsepower Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car Edition lighting up all four tires.
There’s money, and then there’s I’m going to drive my half-million dollar Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a sand dune money.
Today’s supercars are hybrid, carbon-fiber examples of how clean a car can be. Is there really a good reason why this has to be the case? I’m not so sure...
[Nissan ran their R390 GT1 car in all black for testing. Helps you see the flames. Photo Credit: Nissan]
You might find a supercar touring the south of France, or going sideways on a racetrack. You do not one in the middle of a vacant lot. Or, well, I guess you do.
Artist Max Siedentopf prowls the streets of Amsterdam at night, armed with masking tape and cardboard. He waits. He watches. When he sees his prey, he springs into action. His prey are boring cars, and his action is making them into supercars.
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.
Like all proper supercars, Zenvo’s $1.8 million ST1s can catch fire on a warm day, especially if you push them on the track. It’s true that 1,100 horsepower generates some heat, but that’s fine as long as you’re prepared.
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…