Have Hypercars Met Their Nemesis?

Trion Nemesis

It’s time for your Friday dose of extreme unobtainable automobile extravagance.

Today’s example comes from the U.S. state of California, where a 2,000-horsepower hypercar is said to be capable of completing the 0-60 sprint in 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 290 miles per hour.

All that insanity comes from a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8.

Sound too good to be true?

It probably is.

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Appreciating Classic Cars: Now’s the Time to Buy?

Maserati MC12 Corsa

If you have a Maserati MC12 Corsa to sell, you should advertise it where potential buyers hang out.

Check your garage, loyal readers, because if you have one, you’re in luck. The Corsa is the racing version of the road-going MC12, and only 50 Corsas were ever produced.

Produced back in 2004 and 2005, the car boasts a Ferrari Enzo V12 engine that makes 620 horsepower and jumps from 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds. The car is based on the Enzo, however it’s slower and bigger than its more attractive cousin.

It’s kind of like an Enzo in a fat suit, to be honest. Regardless, the car is incredibly rare and valuable, especially in Corsa trim.

So where might potential buyers of this expensive machine hang out?

The Pebble Beach Concours, of course.

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Pebble Beach: The Best Used Car Lot Ever

Ferrari 275 GTB

The 2013 Concours d’Elegance begins this weekend, with some of the most expensive used cars ever to hit the market available for discerning buyers.

While a $17 million Ferrari may not be on the shopping list for everyone, maybe a sub-$50,000 classic could. If so, what could be better than finding your next classic ride in Pebble Beach? It may not be a Ferrari, but there could be an old BMW or Studebaker in your future.

One thing for sure, the cars at Pebble Beach aren’t the cars you’ll find in your local used listings.

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Amelia Island Concours 2013: Elegant, Fast and Weird

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

photo: Dirk de Jager

Amelia Island sits just off the coast of northern Florida. It has a turbulent and violent history, having changed ownership after battles many times over the last few hundred years. Today, it’s a peaceful place known for a shrimp festival, music festivals, tourism, golf… and the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

At just 13 miles long, it wouldn’t take long for a 1968 Ford GT40 to blast from one end to the other. Of course, a Concours d’ Elegance isn’t about speed or racing, it’s more like a beauty pageant for elegant and rare vehicles.

The Concours last weekend showed off some beautiful machines, with one of the two Best of Show awards going to a true racer.

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