Tag archives for McLaren

Spied: Chevrolet Preps Next ZR1 Corvette

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Our spy photographers caught a fleet of supercars accompanying prototypes of the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The grouping, which is likely an opportunity for General Motors engineers to benchmark the supercars, hints at the performance level Chevrolet plans for its next ZR1. Our shooter spotted the convoy leaving GM’s Milford proving grounds and attacking winding back ...

Thread of the Day: What Best Driver’s Car 2012 Result Surprised You the Most?

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When you drive a Subaru BRZ against a Ford Shelby GT500, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and six other performance-focused cars, the results are bound to produce some surprises. As Jonny Lieberman says in the Best Driver’s Car 2012 article, “Ninth, fifth, and first place are really going to piss people off.” If you’ve already read the Best ...

By the Numbers: Fascinating Stats from Nearly 20 Years of Neiman Marcus Cars

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Consider it the ultimate present for the fashionista and car enthusiast in your life – It’s the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book car, which is sold just once a year and in limited quantities. This year’s car was the 2013 McLaren 12C Spider and all 12 copies of the $354,000 drop-top were spoken for in less ...

Teased: Best Driver’s Car Week Preview Video Released

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Best Driver’s Car Week is coming. You’ve seen a breakdown of all nine contenders; now check out our video teaser of what will definitely be another legendary competition. The video shows off the nine contenders at this year’s Best Driver’s Car – the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Shelby GT500, Jaguar XKR-S, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, McLaren ...

UPDATE: Top 10 Fastest Production Cars Motor Trend Has Lapped Around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca [infographic]

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In case you hadn’t already heard, there’s a new production car king of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. So which car is it? For now, all we’re going to say is that it’s either the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 or the 2013 SRT Viper, one of which lapped the famed circuit in 1:33.70. That time bests ...

Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the ...

Thread of the Day: Name an Upcoming Car You Hope Will Perform Well

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With the auto show season well underway, many concept cars and future production models are on display. While futuristic concept cars often get our attention, the vehicles heading to showrooms make the biggest difference for automakers and enthusiasts. In light of all the upcoming production cars on the way this year, we want to know ...

Watch the 2012 Best Driver’s Car Video from Start to Winner

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Our 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition is officially in the books. We’ll avoid spoiling the results for those who don’t yet know the winner but, for those who do, are you surprised? Neither were we. This year’s event included nine spectacular cars from the affordable 2013 Subaru BRZ to the insane and extravagant Lamborghini Aventador. ...

Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Best Driver’s Car Competition on Wide Open Throttle

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This week on Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes us to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a behind-the-scenes look at our 2012 Best Driver’s Car program, and a sneak peek at what you can expect to see starting Monday, August 20 during Best Driver’s Car Week. First Motor Trend staffers explain what Best Driver’s Car ...

More Motor Trend Video Hosts Reveal Daily Drivers, Fastest-Ever Speed Driven

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You already got acquainted with several Motor Trend hosts a couple months ago, but some weren’t available to answer some of your questions because they were out on assignment – most likely driving the latest and greatest. In this new episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang rounds up the rest of the MT crew ...