The £1.25 million (or CAN$ 1.93 million dollar) One-77, of which only seventy-seven will ever be produced, was recently revealed for the media at LA’s Galpin Motors after this past week’s Pebble Beach Concours. There, select members of the public were privy to something truly surreal and truly extraordinary. When I think of the Aston Martin V12 found in the DB9, I think of lazy, yet brutal, power. So when I heard that Aston was boring and/or stroking the 6.0L out to 7.3L for the One-77, I certainly didn’t expect the sound to be anything like it is. I fully expected muscle car tones, maybe like a ’68 Mustang 390 GT. And yet, there I was, jaw agape, as I heard the Carrera GT-like sound emanating from the aluminum and carbon fibre sculpture. See what I mean below+Continue Reading
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The Swallow Sidecar Company started building vehicles around the time dirt was young and air was entering adolescence. Several years later, the company introduced the SS Jaguar 2.5-litre sedan. Ten years on, in 1945, the company dropped the SS moniker due to a trademark infringement lawsuit involving Adolf Hitler’s estate.
That last data point may not be true.
Regardless, Jaguar has since created a bold history for itself, on the street and track with both sports cars and sedans, winning fans and accolades all across the globe. Their reach is vast, and alarmingly extends all the way to South Dakota. Welcome to today’s How Hard Can It Be?+Continue Reading
What you have here is Audi latest LeMans-crushing R15 TDI accompanied by an R8 GT3 on the left and a mystery R8 on the right. The big news about the new R15 TDI are its power figures: 600 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque from a V10 diesel. Those paying close attention will have noticed that this is two less cylinders than the R10 that the R15 is replacing. Despite this, the R15 is more powerful and lighter.
Can you identify the R8 on the right?+Continue Reading
Conspicuous consumption is something of a Mercedes-Benz specialty, what with the reams and reams of V8 and V12-powered luxury cars it offers. Two doors, four doors, hard top or convertible, they all can be optioned with tens of thousands of dollars worth of options and extras.
But the Benz at the very top of the pile is the CL. Sure you might argue it would be the SL or SLR. But no, the CL is it for sure, simply because it doesn’t offer anything you can’t get on the mechanically identical S-Class but with two fewer doors. You’re willingly reducing its effectiveness as a vehicle simply for style.+Continue Reading
Here at CarEnvy, we like our Volkswagens. In fact, I think that the majority of the writers drive them. Strange but true. It’s not a pre-req for writing for us, but we’re thinking of implementing it as a rule in the near future. Turns out that Croatians like VWs too! A couple of them even like the craptastic little Lupo. Ok, it’s not exactly a “stock” Lupo. It might have a VR6. Or two. Apparently, spending too much time in Crotia hanging out with Vee Dubs will make you mad as a hatter. This “W12″ Lupo makes Volkswagen’s own GTI W12-650 seem downright tame, and I didn’t think that was possible.
We have even more videos of this brilliant insanity after the jump!+Continue Reading
Welcome back to another episode of HHCIB? where we chronicle project cars that don’t look too bad on the surface but will probably cause you countless hours of misery and grief joy.
If you’re like me, you love coupes. If you’re like me, you love the sound of a V12. If you’re like me, you like a deal. Well I’ve got something you will love! For only $4000 of your hard-earned Canadian dollars (about USD$28), you can be driving your very own Jaguar XJS V12. The XJS the successor to the legendary E-type, so you know it’s gorgeous and will drive you insane it go like nuts.
Follow the jump for the seller’s spiel.+Continue Reading
Internally called the RR4, the Rolls EX200 Concept is expected to hit the floor at the Geneva Motor Show next month in Switzerland. We’ve got the spyshots of the baby Rolls thanks to the boys and girls at Motor Authority. Follow the jump formore details and spyshots (including the interior!).+Continue Reading
The wait is over. Or it will be next month at the Geneva Motor Show when Aston “officially” takes the wraps off their latest sports car.
Making 510 hp and 420 torques, we are proud to present the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. If the V8 Vantage wasn’t quite enough of a driver’s car for you, not quite super enough for a supercar, well then this should do the trick. Somehow Gaydon has managed to wedge the V12 engine from the DBS into the considerably smaller Vantage engine bay. And as you will see after the jump, it’s quite a squeeze. But boy, are we glad they went to all that trouble. The rest of the gallery displaying more of the British Schoolmaster (a.k.a. Emissaries of Education) school of design, after the jump.+Continue Reading