Show Us The Most Insane French Cars Ever Built

The French might be struggling a bit with getting their mojo back at the moment, but let's not forget that we would be nowhere without French cars. They not only invented the internal combustion engine (and then put it in a boat), but were also the pioneers of motor sports, and the creators of the Renault-Matra… » 12/20/12 3:20pm 12/20/12 3:20pm

Voisin Concept Designed To Compete with Bugatti Veyron, Uses Audi's V12 TDI

During the 1930s, Voisin was the only real rival to Bugatti, at least through intention if not product. Looking to rekindle that challenge, Portuguese designer Ernesto Freitas has designed the Voisin Concept you see here. Envisioning Veyron rivaling performance, he's chosen Audi's 6.0-liter V12 TDI, which could… » 3/28/08 12:15pm 3/28/08 12:15pm

Fast as a Shark: Cannibalism, In Pursuit of the Elusive Awesome

Now and then, I wonder if this malaise is not a thirtysomething crisis, and then I take a step back and realize that it really isn't. Age is merely a tipping point, where the enthusiasm of youth is finally allowed to a step back in the face of a broader historical perspective. There is a transitional moment where… » 3/28/07 1:00pm 3/28/07 1:00pm

The Society of the Spectacle: Voisins at Pebble Beach

We have to admit that Voisin was only an automotive name that hung somewhere in the back of our mind, along with Buick and Lincoln until we got to Pebble this year. A long-past-gone luxury marque with an illustrious history that ended long before we were born. That said, even the most incredible Lincolns and Buicks… » 8/23/06 8:00am 8/23/06 8:00am