The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) may be months away, but thanks to the Goodwood Press Day this week, we got a look at what cars will be driven and showcased. Mercedes-Benz will bring one of the more interesting fleets to the event, including a rare race car that ranks as one of the most valuable in the world.
Chrysler primed the all-new SRT Viper
for production a few short months ago. Now it's preemptively answering calls for more performance with the Viper TA, a limited edition road-legal package that enhances performance with track-inspired upgrades.
At the first major auto show of 2013, Chevrolet presented one of the biggest car debuts of the year: the long-awaited seventh-generation Corvette
, a model that brings back the iconic Stingray label and draws on a design heritage stretching back 60 years. To trace this evolution, Gizmag dives into the history of one of the true legends of American motoring.
For two years, the Alfa Romeo 4C has been one of the great teases of the auto industry. A lusciously Italian ultralight sports coupe rumored to be as affordable as a Porsche Cayman, the 4C has shown all kinds of potential since showing up as a concept at the 2011 Geneva auto show. Now it's officially here. The stylish coupe, which will mark Alfa's return to the U.S. market, is priced and ready to for production lines.
This year’s Geneva Motor Show seems to be littered with motoring anniversaries from the Porsche 911
to Italdesign Giugiaro
. Now it’s the Chevrolet Corvette’s turn as it hits 60 years on the market, and Chevrolet’s commemoration is the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Last month, we looked at the coupé
version and now, at Geneva, it’s the turn of the Corvette Stingray convertible.
McLaren has been drip-feeding us details
of its multi-faceted supercar since releasing the first pictures
last year. Now we have our first glimpse of the interior, and as with the rest of the P1 it's all business … carbon fibered to the hilt business.
When Ralph R Debbas founded W Motors in Beirut with Sari El Kahalil in July 2012, he wanted to create the world's most expensive, luxurious, and exclusive car. Well he’s made a fair fist of it with the Lykan Hypersport, which has been unveiled at the 2013 Qatar Motor Show. W Motors will limit numbers of the car, which it heralds as “the first Arabian hypercar,” to just seven, each priced from US$3.4 million.
Lamborghini has announced it is developing a new Gallardo race car with GT3 partner Reiter Engineering that will be finished in time for the 2013 and 2014 racing season. Reiter Engineering has been building race-spec Lamborghinis
since 2000, but the GT3 FL2 marks the first time that it is working directly with Lamborghini on developing a GT3 race car.
A year after impressing auto enthusiasts with the original NSX Concept
, Honda's Acura division unveiled the next evolution of its hybrid sports car at NAIAS 2013
. While the exterior is largely the same with the exception of some tweaks here and there, Acura opens the doors and provides a look at one possible direction for the coupe's interior.
This design concept from Delaware-based industrial design firm Xelestine might appeal to family men of a certain age considering a sporty mid-life crisis automotive purchase but wanting to enjoy some of the family-friendly benefits of a wagon or pickup truck. Intended for a front-engine vehicle, the concept centers around the rear window that can be raised to switch from a fastback to a wagon, or can be folded to create a pickup truck.