Unveiled at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Callaway C16
speedster is the first 200 mph drop top from Callaway, and rumbling with over
700 HP, it is the most powerful Callaway since the legendary Sledgehammer
Corvette of 1988. This is also the first use of Carbon Ceramic Breaks on a
Callaway makes this car stop with determination. An impeccable interior, filled
with exotic leathers, and stitching, the car feels very bespoke, with few hints
of the car it started life as, a 6th generation Corvette. The windscreens aren't
enough to deter bugs and stones flung up on the road, so housed inside the rear
deck lid are a pair of Formula 1 style helmets.
Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Edition 06/11/08 [75 photos]
Bentley Diamond wheels, lowered to fill in the wheel wells, and a Wald body
kit which flows with the lines of the Continental GT quite nicely
Guldstrand GS90 Nassau Roadster 03/26/08
Zora Arkus-Duntov created 5
lightweight hi powered purpose built racer, with the intention of building 120
cars in all before GM executives cancelled the project. One of the original
racers was Dick Guldstrand, who had success racing the Gransport on the west
coast. Guldstrand maintained close ties with GM through the years, and helped
develop the C4's suspension, and chassis. The GS90 was the means to make the
Corvette with a harder hitting punch and more aggressive styling. Packed under
the styling was the bones of a racer, lowered, replaced bushings, and spring
rates. The car's overhangs were reduced six inches, while the car's stance was
widened by four inches. At the heart of the Nassau Roadster is a supercharged
5.7 Liter LT-1 under it's carbon fiber skin.
1965 396 Corvette Coupe 04/18/08
Side exhaust, a big cam, and a big block... The faster and louder of the
options one could get on the Corvette in 1965.
Ford Fairlane 500 04/18/08
This car is a COPO (Central Office Purchase Order) car. Air
conditioning delete, and radio delete; drag ratio rear differential, and a
fiberglass hood. This car ends up being consistently faster then the 4 speed
cars with an automatic transmission. This car is all business, and made to go
fast on the street, and the strip. The 427 offers power to spare, with it's big
Cobra Jet carburetors, and steel braided fuel lines.
This one is a survivor. It's paint shows some imperfections over the last
three decades, but the coat still shines in the sun brilliantly! The engine
looks, and sounds fantastic, and the car feels solid.
Cobra R 04/17/08
The 2000 Mustang Cobra R was the penultimate Mustang from inception through
to today. 385 HP 5.4 all aluminum DOHC V8, integrated roll cage, giant wing, and
deep front splitter. This car means Business! The looks are extreme, the
performance is extreme. A dream car for those who crave a hot lap time.
2008 Corvette Z51
LS7 Heads, 6.2 Liters of displacement, and the more aggressive suspension
setup, the Z51 package offers 436 horsepower, and world competing performance,
head turning looks, and a great value.
B7 Audi RS4
A return to the RS badge on the A4 platform after an entire generation
without it; Audi performed the proverbial perfect 10 with its' high reving 4.2
liter V8 without the aid of turbochargers. Wide fenders, and a lower stance mark
this as a serious performer.
Greenwood Corvette 04/02/08
During the mid 70's, John Greenwood was successfully racing and winning in
the Trans Am Championship, flaunting a Star Spangled liveried wide body
Corvette. While the Oil Embargo was hitting the industry it's hardest, John was
keeping sports car excess in the eye of the public with the Greenwood GT, a
street version of his wide-body race car. Some love it, others aren't so keen.
In any case, it is unique, and quite rare!
Saleen Mustang S281 SC
Saleen seems often overlooked in the Magazines lately with their troubles of
2007. Suffice to say, the S281 Supercharged Mustang is more then a competent
over achiever when compared to the GT500, and Roush Stage 3 even. The sights,
the sounds, and the experience are all here.
Lamborghini Gallardo Spider 06/11/07
When Audi took over operations at Lamborghini, the Gallardo became known as
the "Baby Lamborghini" Which is only a half truth. The car is a phenomenal
platform with years left in its chassis. The V10 says only one thing, "Italian"
while the drop top here exudes even more voluptuous curves then its coupe
Porsche Carerra GT 08/24/07
Created to win the GT1 LMS with a 5.0 liter V10 screaming at 10,500 RPM; the
rules were changed early on in this project to force the screaming V10 to breath
asthmatically. Instead, Porsche built this car for the masses, over 1300 in
total. It is incredibly presice, dynamic, and visceral. Porsche moved the
benchmark of a super performing road car like has never been done between 1900,
and 2004 with this car. It is a car full of technology, yet appeals to those who
love to drive, not those who are driven.
288 GTO 07/02/07
The first Ferarri supercar originally intended to go into Group B racing with
its small displacement twin turbocharged V8. This car is surprisingly modern and
easy to drive. It's sinister wheel arches let traffic ahead know what is coming!
Amazing looks, superb sound, excellent ride quality, and superb driving dynamics
make this one of the best cars Ferrari made, if not the best up through that
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 09/29/07
Over 600 hp, 8000 RPM, and 200 mph... all while being one of the most
comfortable GT cruisers in the world. It drives like the logical successor to
Ferrari 550 Maranello, Carbon Ceramic brakes, and the most advanced F1
transmission in the entire lineup at Ferrari, boasting a 0-60 sprint of 3.5
1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 07/20/07
The Legend pure, raw, and unadulterated performance for only the most
demanding drivers.428 Cubic inches displaced, and enough street cred. to worry
even the biggest of muscle cars at the lights on Woodward Ave.
Ford GT 07/20/07
The fastest car in production between 2005 and 2006. The Ford GT was a
massive undertaking by the Blue Oval to not only compete against Italian super
sports cars, but to actually take the fight to them, so to speak, and win. It is
such a shame that Ford didn't take the GT into the Le Mans GT1 racing class.
Bugatti Veyron 08/30/07
The greatest car made between 1900 and 2007. A Masterpiece of automotive
excellence. If ever there was a penultimate automobile, this is it. It drives
like a million, looks like a million, and goes like a million. and For $1.4
million, it succeeds in all imaginable ways!
Hemi Challenger 11/01/07
The definitive answer to the Muscle Car era excess is the Dodge Hemi powered
Challenger R/T. This car is all business, four to the floor, and an exhaust note
to match the casual driver. The engine has plenty of lope to spare on idle, and
history has shown the legendary 426 Hemispherical head as the engine to beat on
the street when the rubber hits the pavement.
Callaway C12 11/01/07
Back in 1997, Callaway introduced their version of a world class supercar.
The Callaway C12 was an engineering masterpieces showcasing racing technology
directly on the road, while having a entirely unique style separating it among
the rare and exotics of the world. The Callaway C12 is a true 200 mph supercar
that can easily be used any day.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 08/28/07
A new design path from Pininfarina. A mammoth of a Ferrari in size.
Lamborghini Murcielago 10/30/07
Sometimes, it seems the Murcielago has seemed dated, at times its as if
Lamborghini may have lost their flair. After a day with this 2004 Murcielago, I
am certain it still has the Rock and Roll that was deeply embedded into the
original outrageous supercar: the Countache.
Ferrari F40 8/11/07
The Ferrari F40... What can be said that hasn't been said already? The first
true 200 mph production car that was ever made, it will always be something
extraordinary in the automobile world; even as we are now able to traverse
speeds above 250 mph on a street car being produced right now! The F40 remains
an icon. Even as we traverse tremendous speeds never seen before... the F40 is a
pure bred race car, then made roadworthy. It is a lightweight, ready to tackle
the greatest tracks in the world with ease.... Only the driver is to
blame, not the car. Enjoy!
2003 quickly became the year of the supercar, and McLaren's first re-entry
into road car production, aided with the help of Mercedes Benz. The "McMerc" has
been touted as "too much Mercedes, and not enough McLaren." After spending some
time with this car, I can say with confidence that this is very true. It is
extremely different to the Enzo, and feels more like a standard Mercedes with a
big engine then anything else. The seats are the exception to this rule, and the
Enzo Ferrari 5/30/07
The car that is named after the man. Rolling
sculpture, and extremely minimalist. This car is made to win races, even if the
series doesn't exist for it. Not a scratch on her, and full Tubi exhaust make
for the complete package