Audi has achieved accolade nirvana with the fastest electric lap around the famed Nurburgring with its R8 e-tron! The brand certainly has much to celebrate in terms of recent success, with both a win at Le Mans via a diesel-electric hybrid racecar and the all-out speed of the e-tron.
The R8 e-tron hits the market at the end of the year
It is almost that time again---time to indulge in the latest exotic auto offerings at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance! Just once per year, on the third Sunday in August, hundreds of prized collector automobiles and motorbikes rev up the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach. This year, the luxury car event lands on August 19th.
"The best car show in the world."– Jay Leno
All is good at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England! A special 1929 Birkin Bentley racecar just snagged an incredible $7.9 million at Bonham’s exotic car auction during the event! According to Bonham’s, it is a record for a British car sold at auction.
The Birkin Bentley has now set speed and auction pricing records!
Racing exotic cars is all about proving which competitor packs the most power, speed and fury. And for spectators, it is all of the above plus the exhilaration of epic car crashes! I think this phenomenon occurs for spectators because watching drivers race lacks the same adrenaline as gripping the wheel, but a crash is experienced by all.
Maserati is a highly recognizable brand thanks to a hugely successful past and a body style that has endured the test of time--with the exception of the Maserati SUV! Rumblings igniting around the auto community point to an all-new GranSport with a wildly different approach to design aesthetics geared toward change!
Perhaps this concept is a statement to those that think Maserati has gone soft? While there is no photo just yet, some say the next GranSport will rival the popular Alfa 4C, pictured above
Here it is in all of its chrome glory—the exclusive Bugatti Veyron L’Edition Centenaire! Created in 2009, just 4 examples of this rare hypercar emerged—each in a different color. I am partial to the blue and chrome, pictured below.
The French racing blue and chrome color scheme was clearly a nod to Jean-Pierre Wimille, a Bugatti racing driver in the 1930s
Nissan’s futuristic racing concept, the DeltaWing, is certainly in a class of one in Le Mans…except, it can’t win. With a telltale “0” displayed on each side, the DeltaWing is not a competitive exhibition racecar in the luxury racing event.
It may not be permitted to compete, but the DeltaWing concept does get the benefit of extreme exposure at the big race, flaunting its stuff in the mix of top players!
“Garage 56″ spot at Le Mans is reserved for the Nissan DeltaWing
Ferrari is stepping up to assist victims of the recent earthquake in Italy by auctioning off some amazing F1 items for their benefit! With two massive earthquakes shaking things up in the country over the past few months, the luxury brand is showing a decidedly human side by offering its assistance during this tragic time. The most recent quake forced major luxury carmakers to halt operations temporarily.
The Ferrari Earthquake benefit auction includes some incredible items!