Mercury Cyclone & More!|
Today Supercars.net explores a variety of automotive delicacies. First on the menu is the sole Mercury Spoiler II. Once thought of as an urban legend, this car surfaced at the Ford's 100th Anniversary. Other Menu items include:
Christie's Upcoming Sale|
Every year, Christie's hosts their annual auction the day after the Pebble Beach Concours. The 2003 sale is highlighted by exclusive Italian Cars including a Nürburgring Winning Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage and a stunning Ferrari 365 Spyder California.
NSX Type R|
One of the most exotic cars coming from Japan is the NSX-R. Depite being limited by the Japanese goverment to 280 horsepower, the NSX-R makes up for its 3.2-liter V6 with what Honda calls 'Aerodynamically-induced stability'.
Mark III GT40|
One of the more unusual GT40s was the Mark III. Only seven or eight of these cars were completed compared to the eighty 'production' Mark IIs.
This year's Pebble Beach Concours will host a GT40 class in honor of Ford's 100 years. The class is expected to feature several important examples which will include an original Mark III. We will be featuring each car off the lawn in detail later this year.
As the community which makes up Supercars.net is maturing in size, we feel the need to better inform and receive feedback from our members. For this reason we have a new FAQ, Community Guidelines and Contact Form available for use.
Its positive discussion such as ravij's thread about exotics at the 2003 Good Wood Festival of Speed and G1zm0's SLR thread that make the Forum system the rich resource it is.
The First Maserati|
Today we take a look a the Type 26, a car which the Maserati brothers raced themselves and sold to private drivers. Of the eleven or so that were made, none exsist to this day.
It's the long, sweeping lines of the bonnet, the succinctly styled air gills in the wings, the eye-catching sidepipes, the compact tail and, last but by no means least, the gullwing doors which breathe life into the SLR McLaren. These design features first caused a sensation back in 1952, and have remained the hallmark of thoroughbred Mercedes sports cars ever since.
Ferrari's First Rear Engine SP|
Creating a new era of sports cars, Ferrari #0790 was one of the first to have its engine behind the driver. After #0790's sucessful campaign, most Ferrari prototypes kept the rear engine layout. Very recently this important Ferrari was taken out of long term storage to make a comprehensive return to vintage auto events.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart continues its 911 line with a developed version of the 911: due to be launched in October, the 911 GT3 RS is an extremely sporty model with the power and purist qualities of a thoroughbred circuit racer, but legally qualified in every way for road use.
The new Quattroporte|
Maserati have released the first official photographs of the new Quattroporte, Maserati's flagship model due to be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show on September 9.
2005 Ford GT|
After the decision was made to produce a new GT40, the target release date was set for Ford's centennial celebration. The new production Ford GT outwardly resembles the concept and vintage gt40 but is entirely new under the skin.
Bentley Wins Le Mans|
Le Mans, 15 June 2003, 4.00pm... It has taken 24-hours of slog, not to mention three years unrelenting hard work but, 73 years after its most recent victory, Bentley has won the Le Mans 24-hour race - and come second.
1966 GT40 Mark II|
The first really successful GT40 was the 1966 version named the Mark II. These cars featured the 427 Nascar engines which provided the necessary power beat Ferrari and take the Manufacturer's Championship.
The Mercedes-Benz SLRs|
After achieving huge success in Grand Prix with their silver arrows, Mercedes-Benz began GT racing in 1952 with the 300SL. This car would also bring success to the firm as would its successor, the 300SLR. Paying homage to this spectacular series is the new 2004 SLR McLaren which will be released in Autumn of this year.
1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica|
Moving into the late fifties, the era of custom coachwork Ferraris was ending. Countering this trend were the 410 Superamericas. These cars represented the most expensive and exclusive grand touring cars of the fifties. Today we take a look at both the Pinin Farina and Scaglietti version of the series two Superamerica