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The annual springtime event highlights some of the world’s finest collector cars.
These five two-wheel wonders feature aggressive designs and heart-palpitating performance.
1948 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet. The Delahaye Narval, the fantastic creation of the French coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi, is named—in French—for the Arctic sea creature it...
The all-new Midual Type 1 is much more than the sum of its mechanical parts.
As Bugatti winds down the more-than-a-decade-long production run of its flagship Veyron, the company is celebrating its record-breaking supercar—as well as the people and vehicles that defined the...
Many terms come to mind in considering the qualities that constitute elegance: tastefulness, beauty, style, refinement, grace, poise.
Each year in August, California’s Monterey Peninsula plays host to one of the most impressive gatherings of automobiles in the world.
The cars in Ralph Lauren’s collection are among the world’s most precious, but that does not prevent him from taking them out for a spin. In a two-story, 48,000-square-foot building in New York’s...
On February 14, a Venom GT supercar by Hennessey Performance ( www.hennesseyperformance.com ) reached a speed of 270.49 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and became the world’s fastest two-...
The biggest sale at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance—for this year or any other year—was RM Auctions’ 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster.
From June 19 through 21, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions will come back to Newport Beach, Calif., for a second year in a row, with a car show and auction featuring more than 400...
The third in a series of six Bugatti Legends special editions, the new 2014 Bugatti Veyron Meo Costantini is named after Meo Costantini, a friend of Ettore Bugatti’s and the head of the Bugatti race...
While Bugatti is cagey about a successor to the two-seat Veyron—rumors have the company thinking about another sports car instead of the Galibier sedan concept first shown in 2010—it continues to...
The Mullin Automotive Museum , a Southern California institution devoted to the preservation of French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era, announced it will premiere an exhibition called The...
The 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 22 and 23) race is not for the faint for heart. Over 50 cars travel around the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe course in Le Mans, France, during one 24-hour period,...
Thousands of auto races are held all over the world annually, but very few can compare to the prestige and glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix . Run since 1929, the race is held on the Circuit de Monte...
The historic Peking to Paris rally is the most challenging endurance test for classic cars (and their owners), delivering an experience that is unparalleled in the crowded world of vintage-auto...
Tally Ho The Grand Sport Vitesse astounds by its numbers alone. It has a 7.9-liter, 16-cylinder, 1,200 hp engine; four turbochargers; a top speed of 255 mph; 10 radiators; tires that cost about $27,...
With a top speed of 255 mph, the 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse ( www.bugatti.com ) earns the title of the world’s fastest roadster. Consider it Bugatti’s gift to drivers seeking a...
Never content to leave a speed record unbroken, Bugatti Automobiles this year unveils yet another iteration of its overachieving Veyron supercar. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse merges the open-...
THE GIFT: 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Corsica Four-Place Open Tourer 2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport watch OriginTimes Big Block Winder Starting at $9.78 million (...
Two short years after the original Bugatti Veyron shocked the world with a groundbreaking 254 mph top speed (and its 1,001 horsepower quad-turbocharged W-16 engine), a boutique supercar builder in...
The new $2.4 million Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport ( www.bugatti.com ) is an even more potent version of the original Molsheim monster, the Veyron 16.4, which Bugatti released five years ago...
1939 Bugatti Type 64 The Type 64 was the swan song for Jean Bugatti—eldest son of marque founder Ettore—who was killed at age 30 while test-driving a Type 57 C Tank racer. His Type 64 was an...
Two short years after the original Bugatti Veyron shocked the world with a groundbreaking 254-mph top speed (and its 1,001 horsepower quad-turbocharged W-16 engine), a boutique super-car builder in...
The Bugatti Veyron is a multimillion-dollar monument to modern motorcar technology. More than five years went into its development and four turbochargers sit atop its 16-cylinder engine to produce 1,...
1937 Bugatti Type 57SC In comparison with the Type 41 "Royale," a mere six examples of which were produced, the Bugatti Type 57 was positively prolific. Among the roughly 700 such vehicles that...
Perfect 10 As a brand, Bugatti remembers the past but never intends to relive it. Three years ago, the Bugatti Veyron arrived at Robb Report ’s Car of the Year competition with an unprecedented...
By the end of 2012, Bugatti will cease production of its Veyron coupes (after a production run of 300 cars) and Veyron Grand Sport convertibles (no more than 150 cars). But the French manufacturer’s...
Bugatti. Has there ever been an automaker that earned so much buzz for building so few cars? In addition to creating the world’s fastest production car (the 253-mph Veyron 16.4) and the priciest (...

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