Pertolicious published this video on May 31, 2016. It describes an Aston Martin DB 111 prototype and its rather amazing provenance. The owner says: “Some day, down in the future, whoever ends up with this car when it leaves my garage—they may choose to restore it,” says Dave Adams. “…but I hope if and when that happens, they do it with the correct lens so it’s not over-restored.”
Motor Trend Channel: Have you ever climbed out of a McLaren 650S and said, “Not good enough, I’d like more please?” Us neither, but apparently 500 people had exactly that thought, as every single 675LT has already been sold. On this episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack, Jonny Lieberman manages to get ahold of two of them – red and green – and sets out to answer the question: why? As in why would anyone need more than what the already world challenging 650S offers. Along the way he goes for a ride with SCCA Hall of Famer and fellow Motor Trend host Randy Pobst as the two of them try to figure out what to make of such extreme machines. Is the 675LT worth its extravagant price tag? Watch and find out!
Petrolicious: “I pack it up and drive to the track on the highway with modern cars around me, which is a little scary sometimes,” Bradley Price says, “but I love the feeling of freedom that it gives me when you get to the track, you just unpack the car and you’re ready to go!”
Chris Harris tests the three top supercars, La Ferrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 at the wonderful Portimao circuit. Each of them from the respective factories. Lap times, sliding around, smiling and then a track-battle with the legends Tiff Needell and Marino Franchitti. The very best of days.
EVO’s Jethro Bovingdon drives the Aston Martin DB10. One of ten built for the new James Bond film – Spectre. What clues does this car offer up about Aston Martin’s future? Did you realize that the DB10 is based on the V8 Vantage?
The Mille Miglia is probably every car buffs dream. Today it is driven in three days and drivers are exhausted when thy have completed the rally. But remember that Stirling Moss drove this course in one day and with an average speed of 97.96 MPH. That was on public roads, with people standing and children playing at the side of the road.
Alex from British XCAR drove this gruelling road rally, the Mille Miglia. Find out how he got on.
Autocar, UK: Bugatti originally created the Vision Gran Turismo for the PlayStation game of the same name. But at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 in revealed a physical version of the car. The real-life concept hints at Bugatti’s future design language and gives us a tantalizing glimpse of the Veyron’s eventual replacement.
On this episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack, Jason Cammisa tests the 2016 Cayman GT4 to find out whether Porsche’s mid-engine baby is finally permitted to beat his older brother, the 911. For the first time in its history, the Cayman gets a 911 engine – and the front suspension from the GT3. With 385 hp and a mandatory manual transmission, the GT4 is a Porsche purist’s dream. Or could the adjustable suspension prove to be difficult to make perfect? We hit the track to find out.
On this episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack, Jonny Lieberman heads to Scotland to get his hands on the latest iteration of Mazda’s famed and legendary roadster, the Miata. Motor Trend, having much to do with the creation of the first generation of this car, was particularly excited about covering this new model, considering the last generation model debuted nearly 10 years ago. The new Miata, featuring a 2.0l engine outputting 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, aims to accomplish what made the original Miata such a good car, but is it actually better than the first, second, and third generation cars? Stay tuned while Jonny finds out.
Motor Trend: On this episode of Ignition, presented by Tire Rack, Carlos Lago grabs his test equipment and heads to the infamous Fiorano circuit to answer two questions; exactly how fast is the La Ferrari and is it any faster than its hybrid hypercar rivals from Stuttgart and Woking? After nearly a year of waiting we finally put it to the test! Which is fastest in a straight line, the La Ferrari, McLaren P1 or Porsche 918?