Wednesday, February 24, 2021

T.50s Niki Lauda

A total of 25 T.50s Niki Laudas are planned. Each is powered by a bespoke 725bhp Cosworth V12 commissioned by GMA. Production of the £3.1m track only machine will begin in January 2023 after 100 road cars have been delivered.
725 horsepower at a screaming 11,500 rpm (redline is 12,100 rpm), is on tap, with peak torque of 357 lb-ft arriving at 9,000 rpm. That is funneled through a six-speed Xtrac paddle-shift transmission that features a patented gear preselection system.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

2012 Lexus LFA

The Lexus LFA is no ordinary supercar. When new, the LFA boasted an astonishing sticker price of $375k. The engine was a masterpiece 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V10 that makes 552 horsepower and 334 pound-feet of torque. It boasts a screaming 9,000-rpm redline. This is number 425 of the 500-model production run, 178 in US spec.
This is a slightly-used example, with 1,073 miles on the odometer. With a list price of $680k, this baby doesn´t come cheap.

1954 Ferrari 375 America Coupe by Vignale - $2.5m

Within the Ferrari road car lineup there existed a strict model hierarchy. Beginning in 1950, the powerful, limited production gran turismos given the name “America” sat at its very top. The Ferrari 375 America, introduced for 1953, continued the tradition.

Vignale’s redesign of the Ferrari 250 Europa GT-chassis produced 3 examples. A racing-derived 4.5-liter Lampredi V12 produced 296 BHP that was sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual.
The car made $2.5m at RM Sotheby’s.

Monday, February 22, 2021

2020 McLaren Speedtail

The McLaren Speedtail was unveiled 2 years ago and all 106 units were sold out despite an almost $2m price. Now one will cross the block at RM Sotheby's on Jan. 22. The car is Speedtail number 36.
The Speedtail has a hybrid powertrain built around a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, producing a total of 1,055 hp and 848 pound-feet of torque. 0-186 mph comes in 12.8 seconds onto a 250-mph top speed. This example has just 30 miles on the odometer.

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

The top sale at a recent RM Sothebys event was a newly restored, Polo Storico certified 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone that reached a sale price of €2,423,750.
In 1997 the Miura underwent a 4-year extensive restoration. The chassis, interior, and bodywork were restored to an as-new condition, along with rebuilding the engine and gearbox.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Corvette squared

2021 Corvete 3LT convertible. 38 miles. Z51 Performance Package, $5,995 option. 3LT Equipment Package. 6.2L/495 HP V-8 engine. Performance exhaust. Dry sump oiling and variable valve timing. 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
2020 Corvette 3LT Coupe. 76 miles. Z51 Performance Package. 3LT Equipment Package. 6.2L/495 HP V-8 engine. Performance exhaust Dry sump oiling and variable valve timing 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

2001 marked the 70th anniversary of Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina and 50 years of its partnership with Ferrari. To celebrate the milestones, the two collaborated on the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina. 448 were produced. A 5.5L/485 HP 48-valve 65-degree V-12 engine features four overhead camshafts. Power is delivered through a 6-speed manual transmission.
Price was something around $258k when new. In July 2020 an example with 454 miles on the clock made $396k.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

1937 Bugatti Type 57S

A rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S discovered in a British workshop sold for more than $5.6 million.
The Bugatti was auctioned by Bonhams in London on February 19. The car was offered at no reserve, and had been “off the road and out of sight” for the past 50 years. It was the fastest road car of its time and is one of only 42 produced.

Friday, February 19, 2021

1967 Corvette L88

One of 20 L88 Corvettes produced in 1967. The only Duntov and Triple Diamond-awarded 1967 Corvette L88 still equipped with its original engine. The only known Sunfire Yellow L88 Corvette. Bloomington Gold Certified. Participated in the L88 Explosion display at Bloomington Gold in 2018. NCRS Top Flight Award.
The coupe has undergone a 10-year, frame-off restoration with each component, nut and bolt sourced from the original car or from NOS suppliers.

The car features a heavy-duty M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed transmission, K66 transistorized ignition, J56 heavy-duty disc brakes, J50 power brakes, F41 heavy duty suspension, C48 heater delete, and a cowl induction L88 hood.
The last 1967 L88 Corvette coupe sold brought $3.8m at Barrett-Jackson in 2014.

1970 Dodge Charger in The Fast & Furious

The Dodge Charger driven by Vin Diesel in the original The Fast and the Furious movie. It is a 1969 dressed as a 1970. For the original film 5 Dodge Chargers were built. This is one of 2 hero cars that were used for close ups. Three stunt cars were built. One was heavily damaged in the final rollover scene, the other two were restored and are in private hands.
The blower on the charger was fake and the car was nor capable of a 9 second quarter mile. The icon was sold for a reported $200k in 2017.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake

The only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake built personally for Carroll Shelby, will be auctioned. CSX 3015 (Lot #1396) is one of 23 competition roadsters built. It was transformed for racing for Carroll Shelby into the Super Snake and reclassified as 427 Cobra Semi-Competition. Shelby American added twin Paxton superchargers to the 427ci V8 and mated it to a 3-speed automatic transmission.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

1966 Yenko Stinger

YS-050. No. 50 of the first 100 Yenko Stingers built in 1966. Comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Stage II 190 HP 6-cylinder engine 10.1 compression. High performance stinger camshaft. Four carburetors. Dual exhaust. 4-speed manual transmission. 3.55 rear axle. Iconic White and Blue finish. Black bucket seat interior with full instrumentation.
Yenko offered four stages of tune for the $3,520 Stinger. Stage II bumped power to 190 hp for an extra $500. A rear-mounted, quad-carb, air-cooled six-cylinder engine was mated to a four-speed manual transmission. In January 2020 an uber top end stage II Stinger made $220k.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

2022 Porsche 911 GT3

Behold the track-focused Porsche 911 GT3. Engine is a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-6 that generates a peak 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. Red line is a significant 9,000 rpm. Buyers will be able to choose between a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The new 911 GT3 arrives as a 2022 model and lands at dealerships in the fall. No price has been revealed.

Monday, February 15, 2021

1971 Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III - $1.15m

An Aussie auction record of $1.15m has been set for the king of Australian muscle.

It’s the ultimate Aussie muscle car and this example might be the best. In the early 70s the car was the fastest four-door sedan in the world. Once rolling the car was untouchable. Key to speed was the upgraded 5.8-litre (351ci) Cleveland V8.
A 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III that sat for decades, was missing an engine, and had been attacked with an axe, sold for $400k.

300 high performance road cars were built by Ford with less than 100 known to survive.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Listers Supra

The Fast and the Furious catapulted the Supra into fame, but it has long been a mainstay in modified car culture. In Japan, tuning firms boosted its 2JZ motor to 1,000hp and beyond. Listers' kit costs £3,000 and delivers 450hp at 6,300rpm, up from 340hp at 5,000rpm. If you're impatient you could buy this supercar killer 2019 Supra with 5,569 miles on the clock for £43,991.