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2021-12-23: Most expensive cars sold at auction in 2021 ...
McLaren F1 As 2021 draws to a close, it is time to take a look at the ten most expensive cars that sold at auction in 2021. Taking top trumps is this McLaren F1, which found a new owner at the Gooding Pebble Beach auction for just over $20 million. The only other car to sell for eight figures was this Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione, which was offered at the same sale. Ferraris feature strongly in the top ten as always but among the more unusual cars is this Matra MS670. Sold by Artcurial for $8.3 million, it was offered directly from Matra and was the actual 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans winning chassis. The most expensive car sold by RM Sotheby's was this Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato at $9.5 million. The Anglo-Canadian auctioneer also sold this ex-Lewis Hamilton, Grand Prix winning McLaren MP4-25 Mercedes. Rounding out the top ten was this Jaguar D-Type. It was sold at the start of the year for an even $6 million.
We are already looking forward to 2022 and would like to wish you Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!
  2021-12-20: All new Shelby GT500 KR, Porsche's LMDh racer and Duesey headed for auction ...
Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 KR To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Shelby American, the legendary King of the Road will be revived. As always, the 'KR' is based on the Shelby GT500 and features a host of performance improvements. Key among them is a larger supercharger that boosts power to over 900 bhp. The GT500 KR is available as a complete cars while customers of existing, current generation GT500s can have their cars upgraded. Production of the GT500 KR is limited to 180 examples for the American market and a further 45 for overseas enthusiasts.
Last Night, Porsche have offered a further hint of what their upcoming LMDh sports racer will look like with these teaser images. Due to race in the FIA WEC and IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship from 2023, the new sports racer will feature a bespoke hybrid engine and bodywork, which will be built on a chassis supplied by Multimatic.
One of the absolute headliners of the upcoming RM Sotheby's Arizona sale is this fabulous Duesenberg J Derham Tourster. One of seven or eight built following this design, it has been comprehensively restored and then shown at all the major North American events. Following an ownership of over 20 years, the current custodian decided to offer J-448 for sale.
2021-12-17: Maseratis headed for auction and all-electric Hoonitron ...
Maserati 5000 GT Touring Coupe Like last year, Gooding will stage their annual Scottsdale sale as an online only auction. Bidding starts on January 24th and the lots will start to close on the 28th. Bidders will be able to see the cars in the flesh as the Californian auctioneer does intend to bring all the cars to Scottsdale for private viewings. Among the early consignments are a trio of Maseratis. The most fascinating is no doubt this 5000 GT Touring Coupe, which is the third of three clothed by the Milanese carrozzeria. During the 1960s it was sold to a member of the Saudi royal family and was later owned by prominent European and American collectors. The current owner started restoring 103.010 but the work has not been entirely completed giving the next custodian a chance to add his or her personal touches. Also included in the sale are this lovely Sebring Series I and a Ghibli SS presented in its striking original colour of metallic beige.
Of a completely different order is this S1 Hoonitron that has been purpose built by Audi for Ken Block. It is inspired by the great Group B and Pikes Peak Audi Quattro rally cars of the 1980s but boasts a bespoke carbon-fibre chassis, fitted with a pair of electric motors. We expect the S1 Hoonitron to appear in one of Block's famous Gymkhana movies soon.
  2021-12-13: Al Unser tribute and new BMW M4 GT4 ...
Lola T500 Cosworth With Al Unser, we lost another legend of motorsport this week. A versatile racer and member of Indy racing's most successful family, he was one of just four drivers to win the Indy 500 four times. In 1978, he also became the first and to date only driver to win Indy racing's Triple crown by winning the 500-mile races at Indy, Pocono and Ontario. The car he used that year was this Lola T500 Cosworth. This was the first Lola Indy racing car built in six years and used the Ford Cosworth DFX engine. For the turbocharged V8, this was the first win at Indy. As can be seen in our 24-shot gallery, the featured T500 was reunited with Unser on several occasions for demonstration runs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The BMW Motorsport department have been busy developing racing versions of the new M4. The latest is this BMW M4 GT4, which started testing at Almeria this week. Closely based on the M4 production car, the GT4-specification machine will be ready for delivery to customers before the start of the 2023 season.
2021-12-09: Morgan Plus 8 GTR revealed and powerful Ligier JS PX ...
Morgan Plus 8 GTR Already announced earlier this year, Morgan have now completed the first Plus 8 GTR. Limited to just nine examples, it is a final send off for the bonded 'Aero' chassis. It boasts many cues inspired by the original Plus 8 GTR of the mid-1990s, which was the first Morgan that used the bonded aluminium chassis. Each car is built to the configuration specified by the customer, so no two will be alike. All Plus 8 GTRs will use a re-tuned version of the 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine, which now produces 375 bhp, making it the most powerful road legal Morgan to date. The first car has now been built and Morgan expect the rest to be finished in the first months of 2022.
French racing car manufacturer Ligier decided it was time to showcase what it was capable of when not shackled by regulations. The result is this JS PX; a big brother to the current range of Ligier sports prototypes. It is powered by a Ligier-prepared twin-turbo V6 engine, which is good for 825 bhp. The unrestricted track-day machine also serves as celebration of the hugely successful 2016 season when Ligier won the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours and Petit Le Mans outright. The JS PX is available for sale and Ligier offer a Ferrari XX-style 'arrive and drive' scheme. This requires owners simply to show up at the race track and find their car ready to go.
  2021-12-06: Unique Cizeta-Moroder, new Nissan GT500 racer and Porsche Gran Tursimo concept ...
Cizeta-Moroder V16T At a special event late in 1988, Jay Leno revealed this Cizeta-Moroder V16T. The V16-engined supercar was the brainchild of Italian engineer Claudio Zampolli, who received backing from legendary music producer Giorgio Moroder. The two men split before production commenced in 1991, making the prototype the only one that was dubbed the Cizeta-Moroder. The car was retained by Moroder and has recently been fully restored by Canepa Design. Now fully roadworthy, chassis 001 has been consigned next month's RM Sotheby's Arizona sale with a $900,000 - $1,200,000 estimate.
Having used GT-R-based machinery, Nissan Motorsport will switch back to the Fairlady or Z for the 2022 Super GT Championship. Dubbed the Nissan Z GT500 features all new bodywork but under the skin, is a further development of the familiar all-carbon fibre composite and two-litre engined racer.
Partnering with the legendary Playstation game, Porsche have produced the new Vision Gran Turismo that will star in the upcoming seventh incarnation of the popular racing game. The compact sports car features a fighter-plane inspired canopy that allows access to the cockpit.
2021-12-02: Healey 100S headed for auction and latest news from Hennessey, BMW and Alpine ...
Austin Healey 100S On Saturday, Bonhams will hold their flagship Bond Street Sale at the London headquarters. The headliner is this Austin Healey 100S, which is one of just four that originally remained in the UK. It was fitted with a David Brown gearbox from new and was repainted British Racing Green within days after being delivered. Following an active career as a club racer, it was part of the Arthur Carter Collection for 42 years. Having just two owners since 2004, AHS 3509 has a pre-sale estimate of £550,000 - £650,000.
American super car manufacturer Hennessey have revealed the first details of a rather wild machine code named Project Deep Space. Due to enter limited production in 2026, it boasts six, electrically driven wheels and has a projected retail price of $3 million.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Motorsport division, BMW is due to introduce only the second ever stand alone M model. Nothing like the original M1, it is previewed in the Concept XM that was revealed this week. The high performance SUV features a hybrid V8 drivetrain that is good for 737 bhp. Another upcoming BMW model is the all-electric i7, which has been caught testing in Sweden.
The highly acclaimed A110 has been given an update, which includes new A110 S and A110 GT models. Both feature the same, uprated four-cylinder engine, which is now good for 296 bhp. The track-oriented 'S' is fitted with a rear wing and can be ordered with semi-slick tyres. The 'GT' is slightly lighter and is the range-topping grand tourer intended for use on public roads.