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Season 1 2011

  • 2011-10-17T01:00:00Z on National Geographic (US)
  • 60 mins
  • 1 hour, 0 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary

There are cars – and then there are supercars.

Supercars takes a rare look behind-the-scenes at some of the planet’s most exclusive factories, where artistry and engineering combine to make the meanest megacars on the road.

26 episodes

1x01 British Empire

  • Series Premiere

    2011-10-17T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode of Supercars focuses on the force of the British Empire in all of its strength and beauty. The practicality of the McLaren MP4-12C makes it the ultimate everyday car, while an old Rolls Royce excels with its brilliance and the Jaguar XFR model shows that it has its fire back. Plus: Supercars showcases a fabulous diva called Lotus Exige S.

1x02 Ferrari

  • no air date — 60 mins

On this episode it's all about the legends of Ferrari. These red bolts of lightning with insane horsepower under their bonnet get the hearts of any motor enthusiasts racing. At the Ferrari Challenge Supercars gets to see how much track performance the F430 has got to offer. Plus: Supercars also reviews the Ferrari FF, the latest bad boy from Maranello.

1x03 AMG

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Three letters which are guaranteed to bring tears of joy: A-M-G! What's so special about these three letters and what do they mean exactly? Supercars will give you the answer. Plus: Supercars investigates what separates men from women when handling an ML 63 and reveals all about the darkest treasures of the high-performance models from the AMG Black Series.

1x04 Paris Motor Show

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On this episode of Supercars it's all about the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Host Thorunn Egilsdottir wanders the exhibition hall in her quest to find the most exciting and innovative cars from the event.

1x05 40 Years of BMW M

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Supercars celebrates the unbelievable success of the BMW M Ltd. It all began in 1972 with the M1, one of the style icons of the supercars. Even today the makeup of an M-vehicle is the first thing that motorists look for when they are in need of a high-quality car with incredible performance. Supercars showcases the latest M models and reveals, how tires of an M5 can lose a lot of rubber.

1x06 James Bond Special

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1962 saw the release of the first ever James Bond film "Dr. No". In celebration of the 50th big screen anniversary Supercars shows the most popular, fastest and most beautiful cars from the 007 franchise including the most famous one: the Aston Martin DB5. Plus: Supercars reveals why 15 crushed Audis and six broken Land Rovers were needed for one scene of the Bond movie Skyfall.

1x07 Asian Bestsellers

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They come from another world. A world in which their abbreviations are enough to bring about an earthquake. Lexus IS-F, Nissan GTR, the Juke R and the Infiniti FX 50 are all exotic models which all together have the strength of well over 1,500 horsepower.

1x08 Lamborghini

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On this episode of Supercars men's inner strength comes alive. Sant'Agata Bolognese, the home of Lamborghini, is the ideal place to take the Gallardo models out for a spin. Plus: The fastest city tour in the world with 1,400 horsepower through the eternal city of Rome. Supercars also reveals how one of the most spectacular sports cars ever produced came out of a tractor factory.

1x09 Best of 2012

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On this episode of Supercars, Patrick Simon takes the opportunity to look back at some of his personal automotive highlights. As a race driver, he tested some of the greatest, fastest and most expensive super sports cars including the Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Gallardo and Lexus IS-F. Now he reveals his favorite cars from the last couple of weeks.

1x10 Porsche to the Max!

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2011 has been a record year for Porsche. The German car manufacturer was able to sell more cars than ever before. But it's not just Porsche that is popular with sports car fans, Porsche refiners enjoy success, too.

1x11 Luxury SUVs

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On this episode of Supercars it's all about luxury SUVs and off-road vehicles for the big spenders out there. What is the new Land Rover capable? Which luxury cars can we expect to see at the Grand Cherokee Summit? What can we really expect from the Lamborghini Urus? And: Where these luxury SUVs really designed as off-road vehicles or are they just big and powerful?

1x12 Pagani Story

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For petrolheads the name Pagani is a synonym of the roaring sound of thunder. This is due to the 12-cylinder high-performance engine used by the Italian sports car manufacturer to make the ground shake. Their latest Huayra is brutal like no other car before. It's the most exclusive car one can buy. Former Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil checks out the Pagani Huayra for Supercars.

1x13 Hot Supercars

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Making something perfect even better isn't possible - or is it? Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Porsche 918 Spyder, Bentley Mulsanne, Audi R8 V10 and Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Super Vitesse make the impossible possible. Each vehicle is unique, elegant, luxurious and incredibly fast. While they aren't really comparable, they have one thing in common: A day spent in one of these cars is a perfect day.

1x14 Power and Elegance

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The three supercars from this episode promise more power and more elegance. Thanks to tuning company Kelleners Sport, the new BMW 640i Gran Coupe offers even more bite. Thanks to its beautiful equipment and additional legroom, the Maserati Quattroporte GTS encourages to travelling. Thanks to all-wheel drive, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S offers more fun and more safety on critical terrain.

Two weeks before the 24 hours of Le Mans take place, all teams are on the famous long distance track in France in order to test their cars. Those test days promise bad weather, accidents and a lot of tension Supercars meets up with Audi, which herald a new era at the legendary race with their new R18 e-tron quattro and show how the future of motorsports can look like.

At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Porsche introduced the new 911 range. It includes the new Porsche 911 Turbo, which is the most powerful Porsche model yet. For 50 years Porsche has been making car drivers around the world very happy with its sports cars. In celebration of the anniversary Supercars takes a closer look at the past, present and future models of the Porsche 911.

If you've only sat in the back of a big limousine and if you don't know how much these kind of limousines are, you are probably part of the management. When it comes to driving experience and performance, it makes sense that the driver's seat is less attractive.

1x18 The Beauty is a Beast

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Generations of Bentley are built on its classic hallmarks of power and luxury. But the assembly line is thrown out the window for its new Mulsannes, over 90% of which are custom ordered.

1x20 Muscle Cars

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1x21 Highclass

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1x22 Hypercars

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