A One-of-One 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Sold for $2.2 Million at a Mecum Auction
Let the brand-new 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 take the back seat for a moment because this one-of-one 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake is far cooler. Why? Well, it just became the most expensive Mustang sold at auction ever, breaking its own record, and its spec sheet is ludicrous for a car built 52 years ago.
If you’re looking for the road-going Mustang to end all Mustangs, this might just be it, and it was built back in 1967. It is the one, and only Shelby GT500 Super Snake built back then, a name that might ring a bell to you since the moniker has been used by all the extreme Shelby GT500 versions since 2007. But this one is the first, the daddy, the one that was too expensive to be put into production.
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The 2018 Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept Will Go Into Production After All - The Number to Be Built Will Blow your Mind
Hold on to whatever it is you’re holding to, folks, because an Audi executive has reportedly confirmed the German automaker’s plan to produce the all-electric PB18 e-tron supercar that we first laid our eyes on at the 2018 Monterey Car Week last August. The mind-blowing electric supercar concept took Monterey by storm, and if reports are true, Audi will build 50 units of the 671-horsepower model. No timetable was mentioned on when we’ll see the production model, but that’s a concern for another time. The important thing is that there’s some momentum within Audi calling for the PB18 e-tron Concept to spawn a production model. That’s more than enough for us to start salivating over what we can expect out of the supercar when that day actually comes.
Ferrari 275 GTB Prototype with Monte-Carlo Rally In Its Resume To Head For Auction
Over 50 years ago, Giorgio Pianta took on the grueling Monte-Carlo Rally not in a Mini, nor in a Citroen, not even in a Ford, but in a gorgeous, yellow Ferrari 275 GTB, with Maranello’s blessing. The car, looking the same as it did back in 1966 heads to the Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction that’s taking place between January 18th and 19th.
The 275 GTB was introduced in 1964 as a replacement to the aging 250 series. It was the first Ferrari to have a transaxle although the engine was still the venerable Colombo-designed 60-degree V-12. This particular example is one that has been used extensively for both show and go: it was showcased at motor shows, it was used as a mobile testbed, and it raced. Now, restored from end to end, it should fetch in excess of $8 million at auction, a price that’s not unheard of for a 275 GTB, especially since this one has a unique backstory and we all know that, many a time, the backstory is what sells a classic car.
Get Up Close and Intimate with the SSC Tuatara - A Car That Could Break the 300-MPH Barrier
The SSC Tuatara is one of those cars that have been in the works for so long that most people have actually forgotten about it. Now, the buzz is going again and, after seeing a prototype on the road in December, we drool over footage of the hypercar sitting still and revving its 5.9-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 engine. Let’s hope it will finally be available to buy sometime in 2019, with or without the bragging rights of having broken the 300 mph barrier.
SSC, formerly known as Shelby SuperCars, first unveiled the Tuatara Concept on the lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance back in 2011. Last year, SSC came back with an almost unchanged car which was, actually, the production version. The Tuatara has since made a few more public appearances, and the latest is at a dealer in Connecticut where it was filmed by youtuber WVM3DreamDrives and, frankly, it looks fantastic in that polar white color.
Car for Sale: 2018 McLaren Senna With Just 14 Miles on the Clock
McLaren only built 500 Sennas and, as you’d expect, they’re all gone. As part of the company’s Ultimate Series of models, you had to be invited to buy one but, if none of the invitations found their way into your mailbox, now you’ve got a chance to buy one with delivery mileage onboard. The catch? You could have a 5,000+ square-foot house in Florida for the same kind of money.
Unveiled to the general public at last year’s Geneva Auto Show, the Senna is an extreme machine. It’s got to be, though, when you factor in its name, that of the late great Ayrton Senna, one of the best drivers to ever drive in the Formula 1 World Championship. It’s also very rare and the 500th example sold at auction for almost $3 million. Now, though, there’s one up for grabs for considerably less, and it’s just as pristine. If you’re a multi-millionaire, you could say this is a real bargain since prices will only go up for these things in the next few years.
1993 Vector Avtech WX-3 Prototype
The Vector Avtech WX-3 is the rightful successor of the ludicrous wedge-shaped W8, a car that should’ve built on the buzz created by what many consider to be the first American supercar. However, a hostile takeover prevented the car, in either coupe or roadster guise, from going into production and, now, the two prototypes are up for grabs, reportedly to fund the build of the next Vector.
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The 2020 McLaren Speedtail Becomes Even More Unique With Three Special Design Collections
We’ve already admired the new, high-speed McLaren Speedtail at recent auto shows, but owners are getting ready to customize their expensive supercars. Just like the P1, each Speedtail will be unique. To enable buyers to customize their vehicles even more, McLaren just launched three new design collections called Colours & Materials Inspiration Story.
Envisioned by the skilled folks at McLaren Special Operations, these themes add unique and expensive features inside and out. The three themes are called Urbane, Visionary, and Dynamic, and each of them are inspired by specific themes. Let’s have a closer look.
This Blue F40 LM Is The Best Belated Christmas Gift Money Can Buy
By the time its production cycle had ended, in 1992, the F40 was officially the most successful car ever built by Ferrari with over 1,300 units sold in its five-year lifespan. It’s now an icon of the Prancing Horse and, while prices tip over $1 million, you can still find one quite easily, although U.S. spec examples are rarer. Still, the street-going F40 has nothing on one of these: the ultra-rare, ultra-insane, F40 LM that was built for that famous old race in France.
Ferrari released the outrageously under-equipped F40 in 1987 to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. It was the fastest road-going car at the moment of its debut with a top speed of 201 mph, breaking that much-lamented 200 mph mark, and the last Ferrari to be given the blessing ’The Drake’ himself.
With such extreme specs, it wasn’t long before the F40 would hit the track, although Ferrari didn’t originally intend for it to happen. It first raced Stateside in the IMSA GT series before also competing in the Italian GT Championship and, more prominently, in the BPR Global GT Series of the mid-’90s, by which time the production version was relaxing in retirement for a few years already.
2019 McLaren P1 GTR by McLaren Special Operations
A brand-new McLaren P1 GTR has been unveiled and, suitably, it wears the Marlboro livery that once covered the glorious McLaren-Honda MP4/4 that carried Senna to his first world champion crown 30 years ago during arguably the most dominant season ever for Team McLaren.
This new P1 GTR is the result of three years of intense work by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) who’ve worked in close partnership with the customer that requested this one-off machine. It features a more aggressive aero package than the standard P1 GTR, more power thanks to some tweaks to the engine, as well as a bespoke interior with seats borrowed from the McLaren Senna.
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2019 Genovation GXE Electric Chevy Corvette
Genovation GXE is an electric vehicle based on the C7-Gen Chevy Corvette with plenty of power as well as visual treatment to let onlookers know it’s something a bit special. Wraps officially came off the limited production version at the 2018 LA motor show, where we were informed of its strict 75-unit production cap as well as the fact that the company expects to deliver the first ones in mid-2019.
Now while Genovation rips out the Corvette’s V-8 and replaces it with two electric motors, the company leaves the stock transmission inside, and you can even choose whether it’s a manual or automatic. Exact performance numbers aren’t mentioned, but we are informed of the vehicle’s sub-3-second zero to sixty time.
Visually, the GXE does stand out among Corvettes, with its unique bumpers, rims, and LED strips that highlight some of its design features. You will definitely know something is up when one of these drives by, not only due to the extra exterior lighting but also because of its almost complete lack of noise as it moves along.
Its only slight problem is the fact that you are asked to part with $750,000 in exchange for one. And, while the sheer novelty of having a usable, more luxurious, custom, and fully electric Corvette it is going to be out of the reach of most enthusiasts, it’s important to remember that you can buy no fewer than six Corvette ZR1s for the same money. You know, just to put things into perspective.