We are just a couple of weeks away from Monterey Car Week. The time when automotive enthusiasts migrate to automotive Mecca and check out some beautiful machines. For many it is about looking at their dream cars, but for some it can turn into a shopping trip.
There are quite a few classic and exotic vehicles that hit various auction blocks over the week. While the majority of cars at most auctions will be American muscle cars or hot rods, there are also some premium cars available. One of our favorite performance nameplates is Ferrari and it will have a good presence during the week.
Last year Porsche began a mission to add to their record 16 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Standing in their way was Audi and this year they looked to get to the top of the mountain.
The two VW Group owned brands also had to deal with Toyota and Nissan, but they would never truly challenge the German marquees. Of course a 24 hour endurance race takes a fast car as well as some luck. Going into the competition the Porsche 919 Hybrid was the favorite after qualifying in first, second and third.
To find out more about what happened at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, including driver quotes, pictures and additional facts click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).
The Ferrari 458 Italia is one of the most beautiful cars to wear a prancing pony ever. Beyond the Italian styling and craftsmanship, the sports car is a very fast machine (especially in the 458 Speciale form).
Of course it has a few quirks, like not being able to see the navigation map and the speedometer at the same time. However, once you get behind the wheel all of its flaws go away.
Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to watch a video of the styling of the Ferrari 458 Italia and find out how the owner prevents dents.
Both the Porsche 911 GT2 RS (997) and Ferrari 458 Italia are just incredible cars. On paper the performance of both is very close, but how they go about making their driving experience is very different.
The Porsche is a turbocharged track ready machine and is one of that last supercars to offer an analog driving experience. On the other hand the Ferrari uses a naturally aspirated V8 which goes through a dual clutch gear box for lightning fast shifts.
This video from Fifth Gear features the 911 GT2 RS being driven on the track and talks about how it stacks up against the 458 Italia. Both cars are some of the best that one could buy in recent years, but does one have an edge?