It’s surprising how ‘normal’ a supercar can look when taken away from the bright lights of a purpose-built Motor Show stand, however in these two pictures, scooped by Chris Bloxsome, we see McLaren’s P1 supercar looking no bigger than it needs to be.
The Tushek Renovatio T500 was the star of the show at Salon Privé this week, as the Slovenian super car maker made its UK debut at London’s premiere Concours d’Elégance event.
I can’t decide what to be more impressed by, the predictable trajectory of golfer Jake Shepherd’s swing, or former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard’s ability to spot the ball while driving at 120 mph in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.
We’ve been in touch with Victor Fuster, Comms and Marketing Manager for GTA Spano, since early 2009, and despite dozens of email exchanges there’s not been much in the way of *new* News coming out of the Spanish supercar maker.
This feels like a good-news story to me as we near the end of 2011. Toyota/Lexus who seemingly abandoned the sports car segment, first with the Supra in 2002 followed by the MR2 in 2007, are back and to use an old cliché, “this time they’re serious.”
Lexus will unveil a new concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2012, joining Honda who this morning confirmed its NSX Concept will premiere at the same event.
In a world first for a mid-engined sports car, the 458 Spider is equipped with a Ferrari patented fully retractable hard top, but where most hard top convertibles gain significant weight during such a transition, Ferrari’s 458 Spider made entirely from aluminium is 25 kg lighter than a traditional folding soft-top weighing in at around 50kg more than the 458 Italia.
Images of Ferrari’s all-new 458 Spider leaked onto the internet last night thanks to Oldsmoboi on the Cheers and Gears forum.
As the 2011 F1 season begins in Melbourne today, we decided to take a look at the team which finished at the bottom of the championship in 2010 and specifically at their change in name to Marussia Virgin Racing for 2011.