1998

  • Project Gold: 911 restomod

    In August, the wraps were pulled off a special 993-generation Porsche 911 Turbo built to celebrate this year's 70th anniversary of the German sports car marque. Called Project Gold, the car featured the original body of a 993 911 but a new chassis and VIN and a whole host of other mods not originally found on 993 991s. Unfortunately, the new VIN means the car needs to comply with the current year's emissions and noise regulations, and since it doesn't it can't be legally driven in many countries. Nevertheless, the car went under the hammer at a special Porsche-themed auction on Saturday...

  • Someone swapped an LS9 into a 1998 Chevy Tahoe and it's for sale
    Your new hero stuffed an LS9 into a 1998 Chevy Tahoe, and it's for sale

    There's nothing remarkable about a first-generation Chevy Tahoe. It's a fine automobile built on General Motors' stout GMT400 platform, and it was offered with a list of engines ranging from the 4.1-liter inline-6 up to a large 6.5-liter turbocharged V-8 diesel. One engine it was not offered with...

  • A 1998 Corvette, similar to the one being given away this year's Corvettes at Carlisle
    This Time, Carlisle Is Giving Away A Corvette

    In the past few months, we’ve told you about giveaways at Carlisle events ranging from a vintage Fiat X1/9 to a classic Chevy 409 V-8 or a 5.7-liter Chrysler Hemi V-8. In keeping with tradition, Carlisle will again partner with www.AllVette.net to give away a Corvette at the 2012 Corvettes at...

  • Toyota Supra drifts around Bugatti Veyron at Gumball 3000
    Toyota Supra Drifts Just Feet From Bugatti Veyron At Gumball 3000: Video

    This year’s Gumball 3000 rally has certainly lived up to the event’s notorious reputation of millionaires getting reckless with million dollar machines. We recently saw one of the rally participants make a water crossing in his Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV but that pales in...

  • 1945 Volkswagen Studebaker Wiesel
    Ugly Car Guide: 1945 VW Studebaker Wiesel

    "We call it the tank," the ad proclaims, and if ever there was an ugly relic that best summed up the military-industrial history of two countries, it's this one. According to the sellers out of Littlerock, California, this here's a 1945 Studebaker Wiesel. As far as we can tell, it's a Robot...

  • 2007 Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro Concept
    Audi Cross Cabriolet Headed For Production?

    Remember the Audi Cross Cabriolet Concept from 2007’s Los Angeles Auto Show? The striking concept car originally previewed the Audi Q5 compact crossover but featured a relatively unique--at the time--high-riding convertible body. Since then we’ve seen Nissan release the controversial...

  • 1998 Ford Mustang

    Illegal street racing is something that no one should ever attempt. That's especially true considering that many drag strips now allow drivers to test their cars on the track in a controlled and safe manner, instead of in the urban jungle. That's good, since the lack of traffic and other impediments makes things that much safer. On the video below, we see exactly what can wrong on public roads. In this case, a street race between a 1998 Camaro and a fourth-generation Mustang ended when another car pulled into traffic. All three cars were totaled, although there were no fatalities (those in...

  • 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
    VIDEO: Street Race Between Mustang And Camaro Leads To Crash

    Illegal street racing is stupid and dangerous, especially in this era of sanctioned "run what ya brung" nights at drag strips all over the country. The problem with street racing isn't just that some participants have even less skill than they have brains. It's that the environment is uncontrolled...

  • 1998 Nissan 240SX LE
    Report: Nissan Considering Relaunch Of Silvia

    The Silvia could see a rebirth as Nissan ramps up its product plans.

  • 2011 Audi RS5
    Report: 2011 Audi RS5 Confirmed For U.S., Again

    The new 2011 Audi RS5, complete with its 450 horsepower FSI V-8 engine and seven-speed S tronic dual clutch gearbox, is slated to go on sale in Europe this July but we still don’t have any confirmation of the vehicle coming to the U.S. The guys at Automobile Magazine, however, recently reported...

  • 2011 Audi A1
    Report: Audi Planning Four A1 Variants But None For U.S.

    The minicar segment is about to explode, with new models planned from most of the major automakers including, for the first time, premium labels such as Audi. While most are heading down the budget road Audi will be launching an upmarket model to tackle the likes of the MINI, Fiat 500...

  • 1998 Nissan 240SX LE
    Nissan Prepping 240SX To Take On FT-86, MX-5?

    An inexpensive, rear-wheel-drive Nissan coupe could be just what the market ordered.

  • 2006 Nissan Urge Concept

    As brilliant as the GT-R is, its premium price tag and limited availability means it will be out of reach for most sports car lovers for some time to come. Then there’s the new 370Z but it too can be a bit expensive for younger fans. Sadly, Nissan’s affordable sports car, the Silvia (200/240SX), no longer exists but that may soon be set to change as a replacement for the car is rumored to be in the works. With rivals Honda and Toyota both planning their own respective compact sports cars in the form of the CR-Z hybrid and Toyota-Subaru joint sports coupe, Nissan is not prepared to...

  • Silvestris Sports Cabriolet speedboat
    Silvestris Sports Cabriolet speedboat infused with Spyker automotive design

    Former Spyker designer Maarten de Bruijn may have left the Dutch sports carmaker a number of years ago, but his passion for cars wasn't forgotten when he started his next venture specializing in luxury boats. Now, Silvestris Haute Motive Concepts, a pun on the design links to luxury cars that the...

  • Cindy McCain: Potential First Lady, part time drifter
    Cindy McCain: Potential First Lady, part time drifter

    Cindy McCain, wife of republican presidential candidate John McCain, first became intrigued with ‘drifting’ after watching a race on television more than six years ago. Thinking that it looked kind of “cool,” she began researching the then fledgling motorsport, even...

  • Italdesign-Giugiaro celebrates 40th anniversary, 70th birthday
    Italdesign-Giugiaro celebrates 40th anniversary, 70th birthday

    Founded in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani, the Italian design firm Italdesign has been involved with some of the most iconic designs of the past four decades, including the Audi 80, Lancia Delta, Saab 9000 Turbo and the Fiat Panda. The Quaranta concept shown at this year's Geneva...

  • Toyota exec says FT-HS could be 'Supra of the future'
    Toyota exec says FT-HS could be 'Supra of the future'

    Toyota’s FT-HS hybrid sports car concept has long been rumoured to be the precursor to the next-generation Mark V Supra but until now we’ve never had any official confirmation or even a suggestion that the two cars are in fact related. Now, on the eve of the Melbourne Motor Show, where...

  • Techart GTstreet Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
    Techart GTstreet Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

    Tuner cars are often works of art, flights of fancy or out-and-out racers, but rarely are the upper echelons of performance-tuned cars graced by models intended as daily drivers. Techart's GTstreet Porsche is an exception to that rule, however - if you can afford the upkeep. Starting with the...

  • Audi’s future lineup revealed

    Audi’s future lineup from now up until 2012 has been revealed in the latest issue of Quattro Quarterly, a publication released by the Audi Club of North America, giving us insights into several new models including the long rumored mid-engined R4 model. The list also confirms the launch of the V10 powered RS and Targa versions of the R8, A5 Sportback, four-door A7 Cabriolet and the aforementioned R4 sports car. Click ahead for the full list. * September 2007 - B8 A4 * September 2007 - C6 RS6 * January 2008 - A3 Cabrio * March 2008 - B8 A4 Avant * June 2008 - A3 Facelift * July 2008 - Q5...

  • Preview: 2010 Nissan Silvia (240SX)
    Preview: 2010 Nissan Silvia (240SX)

    As brilliant as the new GT-R is, its premium price tag and limited availability means it will be out of reach of most sports car lovers for some time to come. Then there’s the 350Z but it too can be a bit expensive for younger fans. Sadly, Nissan’s affordable sports car, the Silvia...

  • Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept
    Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept

    One of the more bizarre concepts starring at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show is the Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept, a vehicle that combines the ruggedness of an SUV with the style of a cabriolet. Look past the show car paintjob and add a pair of doors and a roof and you’re looking at...

  • Preview: Fiat 500 Cabriolet
    Preview: Fiat 500 Cabriolet

    Fiat’s new 500 minicar was only unveiled on Wednesday but already attention has turned to the upcoming Cabrio and performance Abarth versions of the stylish subcompact. Pictured here is an artist’s impression of the convertible version that’s due to go on sale in the first half of...

  • Audi confirms Hungary for production of new A3
    Audi confirms Hungary for production of new A3

    Audi’s new A3, due to hit the market in the second half of next year, has been confirmed for production at the carmaker’s Gyor facility in western Hungary. Audi established the Gyor plant back in 1998 for production of its first TT sports coupe and this year it will see 50,000...

  • Audi RS4 Cabriolet confirmed for US
    Audi RS4 Cabriolet confirmed for US

    The convertible version of Audi’s potent RS4 sedan is destined to hit showrooms in the US, with the first cars arriving early next year. Only 300 examples of the drop-top RS4 are expected to make it across the Atlantic, which means the Canadians will have to miss out. After launching its...

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