Supercar Archive

  • From the C/D Archives: Our Original Test of the Ferrari F40!

    Here are some things you should know about the Ferrari F40: Its sticker price is $399,150. But dealers are getting about $700,000 for one, a bargain from last summer’s peak price of $900,000 and change. The price does not include a spare tire or a jack. Neither is available. The price does include a free […]

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  • Bugabrid: Bugatti Veyron Successor Could be a Hybrid, Likely Top 268 mph

    The much anticipated, highly secretive successor to the legendary Bugatti Veyron hypercar could be a hybrid. According to a report in Reuters, the blueprint for the Veyron’s two-door replacement is set, and Bugatti chief Wolfgang Dürheimer is partial to a hybrid powertrain this time around. The report quotes anonymous sources saying that the car will […]

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  • Porsche 960/988: New Info Emerges on the Semi-Secret Weapon from Zuffenhausen

    Since its introduction with the lovely, Pininfarina-styled 308 of 1976, the two-place, mid-engined, eight-pot Ferrari has been a constant that’s seen challengers come and go. Sure, Porsche’s turbocharged 911s have offered performance parity or superiority, but they’re a juiced version of a car affordable by mere dentists. Lamborghini’s Jalpa and Silhouette never posed a serious […]

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  • Redhead Revelations: 1985 Ferrari Testarossa Tested!

    Just pulling up to Richard Templer’s driveway is enough to send quivers of anticipation up and down this reporter’s spine. Ordinary suburban houses don’t have wrought-iron gates standing guard against the riffraff. Ferrari dealer Ric...

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  • Redhead Revelations: 1985 Ferrari Testarossa Tested!

    Just pulling up to Richard Templer’s driveway is enough to send quivers of anticipation up and down this reporter’s spine. Ordinary suburban houses don’t have wrought-iron gates standing guard against the riffraff. Ferrari dealer Ric...

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  • This Is the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Sports Car—In the Dark

    Mercedes-AMG is continuing to parcel out info on the upcoming GT sports car: On the heels of its wild video of a camo car being flogged comes a new minisite complete with an image of the two-door in shadows. Aside from our own rendering of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT, the darkened photo above is our […]

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  • 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 Spied: Uh-Oh, 911 . . .

    What It Is: A Porsche Cayman prototype wearing an aggressive front fascia and a giant rear wing. A prototype of what, you may ask? It appears to be a GT4, the long-rumored, range-topping ultra-high-performance Cayman variant that will follow in the ep...

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  • 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Driven! It’s Most Definitely *THE* Ferrari

    The night I was scheduled to leave for Maranello, Italy, to drive the LaFerrari, Car and Driver hosted a party in New York for the annual auto show. The guests of honor included three racing heroes you’d recognize from the Kodachromes: David Hobbs, Sam Posey, and Brian Redman. These gents hail from the golden age […]

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  • Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Ford

Ten years ago, during the bright-eyed enthusiasm of the early 2000s and before the collective automotive industry did its best Titanic impression, we had the Ford GT. An everyman's supercar like ...

    Reflecting on the Ford GT on its 10-year anniversary

    Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Ford Ten years ago, during the bright-eyed enthusiasm of the early 2000s and before the collective automotive industry did its best Titanic impression, we had the Ford GT. An everyman's supercar like ...

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  • Watch a Lamborghini Aventador Go Airborne in London Crash

    You hear it coming, and then you see the catastrophe. The Aventador’s monster V-12 roars off-screen as the little Mazda wagon creeps around the corner, and then—bang. We have liftoff. The Lambo then clips a parked 3-series for good measure, as shards of bodywork clatter across London’s Sloane Street. You may see little bits of […]

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  • Potential Realized: McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider Driven!

    Turning off the stability control in a 641-hp, rear-wheel-drive supercar with summer tires in wet, sloppy weather on a 3.4-mile, 26-turn track can be a little nerve-wracking, but that’s what is about to happen as I enter my third lap of the Ascari racetrack in southern Spain. I’m at the helm of the new McLaren […]

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  • Potential Realized: McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider Driven!

    Turning off the stability control in a 641-hp, rear-wheel-drive supercar with summer tires in wet, sloppy weather on a 3.4-mile, 26-turn track can be a little nerve-wracking, but that’s what is about to happen as I enter my third lap of the Ascari racetrack in southern Spain. I’m at the helm of the new McLaren […]

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