All Hail The King!!! Chevrolet Revives Corvette ZR1 For 2019 Model Year – By Carl Malek

After numerous spy shots, months of rampant speculation, as well as a poorly timed leak, Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 choosing to formally unveil the car at the Dubai Motor Show versus the highly anticipated NAIAS unveiling that was rumored for so long. Looking beyond the unusual location for its debut (Chevrolet said it was a nod to the growing Middle East market, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 brings newfound muscle, technology, and refinement to the supercar segment. While this iteration of the ZR1 does share alot of its underlying construction with the Z06, Chevrolet engineers added a larger rear wing, more power, and pledged that this iteration of the ZR1 is truly a car that was designed for everyone. This is good considering that the last generation ZR1 packed alot of horsepower, but in a decidedly crude package that caused it to come up just …

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2017 McLaren 570GT- Road Test Review – By Carl Malek

VOLUME PLAY When McLaren first unleashed its “sports” series of automobiles several years ago, they not only represented the British supercar company’s push to add higher levels of drivability and “day to day usability” to its potent vehicle offerings, but also the firm’s desire to greatly increase its sales volume over the next few years. The 570S has certainly done a great job carving a niche for itself when compared to the pricier, and much-angrier 650S, thanks to its newfound levels of practicality as well as its lower pricing. However McLaren is always striving to constantly outdo itself, and has unveiled the 2017 McLaren 570GT. Aka, the Glassback! I found myself at Monticello this week to try it out. The 570GT is the closest that the brand has come to building a proper “grand touring” machine, but has its renewed levels of luxury and refinement caused the 570GT to lose …

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Can You Have an Exotic Car as Your Daily Driver?

Most of us will never own an exotic car. Maybe if we work hard and get some good luck along the way, we save up we can snag a Corvette or even a Porsche. But what about those can in fact afford the supercar, or even better drive it every day. Is it really worth it? The experience of saddling up in an exotic car is exhilarating. It’s something most people can probably enjoy, but the experience of parking one next to a pickup truck and casually walking into the grocery store — like you don’t care if you might come back to a five-figure door ding — is not for everyone. Cost of ownership is just one of several factors you’ll need to consider if you want to daily drive an exotic. Doug Demuro’s Daily Driven Ferrari Those who read the popular automotive blog Jalopnik (and now Autotrader) will …

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Dream Garage – Superformance LOLA MkIII Can-Am Spyders

2014 Superformance LOLA MkII Can-Am Spyder at Olthoff Racing12

Lola racecars are extremely special for their value-for-money today, racing pedigree, and also their incredibly timeless grace and beauty. This was a racing team directly formed in the late 1950s with one goal: build a car from scratch to win LeMans. The resulting semi-monocoque chassis design – now known as a unibody – was revolutionary at the time of frame-based racers from nearly every other racing company and nearly every single road car. A semi-monocoque? Oh yes. The other part is also pretty advanced for the time: a steel spaceframe for the engine and rear suspension cradle. In fact, the Lola GT Mk 6 formed the basis for the Ford GT40 as well as campaigning across a half-dozen racing series itself. In fact, the Ford GT40 spin-off was originally developed in-house (at Lola) by Ford guys on a one-year contract partnership with Lola.   Stunning, right? Okay: Back to the …

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Daytona Icons Gallery – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera IROC RSR

Just a gallery and fly-around GIF for this beauty.  Feeling rather defeated today. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera IROC RSR You May Also Like:RM Arizona 2016 – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe RM Sothebys Arizona 28-29 January 2016 https://www.rmsothebys.com   RM Arizona 2016 – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI CoupeGooding Amelia 2015 – 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR Coming in on the low side of its pre-sale estimate of $1.2 to $1.5-million, this 911 RSR is extremely desirable, special and fascinating in person. The RSR is such an extreme makeover of the factory 911, it is almost hard to believe how many core parts the two do, in fact, share. Even so, this racecar’s on-track provenance and perfect condition makes it a stellar investment as well as supercar. On the authenticity charts, the visible fiber-glass in the front widebody wings is particularly cool to see. 1974 Porsche …

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Concept Flashback – 1988 ITALDESIGN Aspid – Tinted Bubble Canopy

PART TWO: The Aspid bubble hardtop. This Aztec is the first of two from the design studio’s 1988 releases — and is a huge piece of automotive coolness that might otherwise be lost to the ages. It is hard to get psyched about 80s concepts sometimes, but this Aztec’s influence on SO MANY CARS of the 1990s is clear as day. Camaro, Corvette, Probe, RX-7, MX-5, 300ZX… the list goes on and on. The mid-engine concept car runs a 250-horsepower Audi-sourced engine, but its most memorable part is the glasshouse. Twin mini windshields wrap around both passenger compartments, and open upward in butterfly arcs as the main doors extend out normally. It is quite a site, and the roof-less aesthetic makes the most of this ItalDesign Aztec’s bullet-like shape.     1988 ITALDESIGN Aspid Concept Flashback – 1988 ITALDESIGN Aztec You May Also Like:Concept Flashback – 1988 ITALDESIGN Aztec – …

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RM Paris 2016 – 2004 ENZO FERRARI Is Tastefully Updated with Dark Tints, Smoked Alloys

This Enzo is seriously sexy, even with more than two dozen other hypercars now competing for attention 11 years since its delivery. A slightly darker wheel finish looks more modern than the original bright silver of the five-spoke, centerlock alloy wheels.  Some detail carbon-fiber touches are subtle but cool up close. Finally, a deep window tint all around gives this dark Enzo a menacing stare. 2004 ENZO FERRARI RM Sotheby’s Paris 3 February 2016 2004 Ferrari Enzo Chassis no. ZFFCZ56B000135564 Engine no. 080164 Assembly no. 52696 Photo Credit: Tim Scott ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s You May Also Like:2015 McLaren P1 on HRE P101 Forged Alloys in Brushed Dark Finish So many musclecars! How to get an ultra-modern mood back? The P1 on HRE P101 alloys, of course! The finish chosen is called Dark Brushed Clear, and is a great complement to the somewhat reserved silver paint finish of this …

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Top 20 MOST WANTED Supercars from Pebble Beach 2015! 140 All-New Photos

Top 20 MOST WANTED Supercars from Pebble Beach 2015 Fly Yellow 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari 2015 McLaren P1 2015 Pagani Huayra Malboro White 1995 McLaren F1 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder 2015 Lamborghini Aventador 1993 Jaguar XJ220S by TWR 2016 McLaren 570S Coupe 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid 2017 ACURA NSX 2015 Lamborghini ASTERION LPI 910/4 Club Classics – the Concours winners 2003 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR Shelby DAYTONA Coupe 1953 Mercedes-Benz SLR Rolls-Royce Coupe Concours-Winner 1969 Mercedes-Benz C111 1930s Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow Racecars 1955 Ferrari 250GT 2015 Koenigsegg Agera R Stunning photos from all through Pebble Beach 2016 — thanks to Collin Graves. Follow Graves on Twitter Collin Graves @Collinism You May Also Like:2015 McLaren P1 GTR – Pebble Beach World Debut in 55 High-Res Photos 2015 McLaren P1 GTR McLaren F1 LM GTR McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE TO BESTOW ICONIC BADGE ON ULTIMATE TRACK-FOCUSED McLAREN P1™ GTR Twenty years on from victory at the …

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Concept Flashback – 1969 Abarth 2000 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina

This photoshoot recalls Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous to me, but the car under her is not half bad either.  The Abarth 2000 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina explored a doorless wedge design with forward-hinged full glass canopy. Shrouded and integrated lamps in front were also fairly revolutionary for the time — and a cue that would be adopted by supercars by the mid-1970s.     1969 Abarth 2000 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina You May Also Like:Concept Flashback – 1969 Abarth 2000 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina     All these silly model poses! They remind me of Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous, but that might just be me.        Concept Flashback – 1969 Ferrari 512S Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina in Leopard Onesie… This car is RARE! Of course, many concept cars were one-off creations for a specific auto show or other event. And many more are not actual cars …

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