2005

  • Brand new 2005 Ford GT for sale

    Ford's (in)famous vetting process for its modern GT supercar is fairly intense, but there's perhaps something even better for sale currently. This 2005 Ford GT is brand new, never titled, and only shows 6 miles on the odometer. Hawk Ford in Niles, Illinois, has placed the car for sale, which features a red exterior color with white stripes. Motor Authority confirmed with the dealership that the car is still for sale as of Thursday. So the story goes, Zimmerman Ford purchased the car when the first-generation GT began production. However, the dealer was never able to sell it, thus, it was...

  • Paul Walker and an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R on the scene of Fast and Furious 4
    Paul Walker Responsible For Own Death, Says Porsche

    As most readers would already know, Paul Walker, famous for his role in the Fast and the Furious movies, died in a single-vehicle accident involving a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT almost exactly two years ago. Walker was the passenger in the Porsche supercar, which was driven by his friend Roger Rodas...

  • 2005 acura nsx
    Time Spent With A 2005 Acura NSX Is Time Well Spent

    I was born in 1980, which means I really came of age in the 1990s. That period was a bit of a sweet spot for fans of Japanese sports cars. It's no surprise then that I'm rather attracted to iron from the Land of the Rising Sun. This attraction has fostered a love of everything from the older Datsun...

  • 2005 Ford GT Prototype PB1-3
    2005 Ford GT Prototype PB1-3 For Sale, Priced At Just $400,000

    When is a Ford worth the price of a new McLaren 650S and a year's worth of track days at the Nürburgring? When it's a 2005 Ford GT prototype, apparently. MUST SEE: Lamborghini Gallardo Bursts Into Flames At 200 MPH: Video This example, known by the code PB1-3, is the car used for durability...

  • 2005 Ford GT
    Stolen Ford GT Chopped, Thieves Nabbed; Enthusiasts Mourn

    Sometimes, it's a stupid, sad world we live in. A world where a prized 2005 Ford GT was stolen from its owner. Worse yet, a world where the moronic thieves decided the car was worth more hacked into parts, and then proceeded not just to disassemble, but chop up the frame and body of the car. The...

  • 2005 Chrysler 300C once leased by Barack Obama
    Obama's Chrysler 300C Gets No Bids At $1 Million eBay Starting Price

    An eBay seller looking to capitalize on President Barack Obama's former ownership of a 2005 Chrysler 300C with a starting price on the car's auction of $1 million has ended up with nothing to show for it but a healthy spate of media coverage. The car's auction history shows no one bid on the car...

  • 2005 Chrysler 300C once leased by Barack Obama

    It's not often you get to sit in the same seat once used by a United States President. Statistically, you're pretty unlikely to find yourself behind the desk in the oval office, but there are other ways of getting that presidential feeling. Like buying a car once leased by 44th U.S. President Barack Obama, for example. The gray 2005 Chrysler 300C, brought to our attention by Automotive News, is currently up on eBay with a starting bid of $1 million. You'd certainly have to be a fan of celebrity-owned merchandise to take the plunge. According to the seller, who has the car's original Illinois...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio at Odyssey of Pioneers launch
    Leonardo DiCaprio Drives $3 Million Duesenberg For Great Gatsby Role

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Toby Maguire are in Australia to work on a new film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Part of their preparation included driving lessons in a $3 million 1929 Duesenberg J.

  • Zeroshift seamless-shift manual gearbox
    Zeroshift Seamless-Shift Gearbox Faster, Cheaper Than Dual Clutch

    British company Zeroshift is developing a revolutionary new transmission that promises to offer faster gearshifts than a dual clutch transmission, which is already blistering quick at eight millisecond shifts, but is also more fuel efficient, lighter and cheaper too. The key is the...

  • Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville Special
    Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville Special Hits 200 MPH

    Skoda of the UK has taken a modified Octavia vRS sedan up to 200 mph at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah.

  • 2011 Corvette Grand Sport destroyed in horrific DUI crash. Image: News10
    2011 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Destroyed In Horrific Crash

    A California woman received a painful reminder on the perils of drinking and driving when she cut a Pontiac Bonneville in half with her Corvette, receiving serious injuries in the process.

  • Jonny Milner drives WRC Toyota Celica at Goodwood, 2011
    800-HP, AWD Toyota Celica Wins Goodwood Hill Climb Overall: Video

    It might sound like David slaying Goliath, but there's a lot more than meets the eye in this WRC-prepped Toyota Celica.

  • 2009 volkswagen bluesport roadster concept 009

    It’s been a while since we last heard about the trio of new roadster models being developed at Volkswagen Group brands Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen, though at one point last month there were claims that Audi’s version of the lightweight sports car had been canceled. Now, just a few weeks after that grim report, Autocar is claiming that all three versions of the roadster are still on the table, and that each will have its own unique exterior styling, cabin design and powertrains. All three will ride on a brand new mid-engine platform first previewed in 2009’s Volkswagen...

  • 1981 Toyota Celica Sunchaser from Craigslist
    Ugly Car Guide: Toyota Celica Sunchaser

    We know it's officially convertible season and all, but while the tagline for this particularly rank Toyota Celica says "Sunchaser," we suggest you run away instead, quickly, in the opposite direction. The Sunchaser was an aftermarket conversion of the second-generation Celica--carved out of the...

  • DTM at Oschesleben, 2007
    2011 DTM Season Countdown, Time To Gear Up For U.S. DTM In 2013

    We still have two years to wait until we'll see DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) racing in the U.S., but we can start getting more familiar with the series now so we're ready to hit the ground running when it finally does come Stateside. This season, Audi is gearing up for the 2011 DTM...

  •  2011 Wiesmann Spyder Concept
    Wiesmann Spyder Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Wiesmann, the niche German sports car manufacturer, rolled out a new concept vehicle at this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the brand new Wiesmann Spyder Concept. The vehicle is described as a purist two-seater roadster and previews the next-generation of Wiesmann’s eccentric sports car...

  • Wiesmann MF5 Roadster
    Wiesmann Planning New Spyder Concept Unveiling At Geneva Motor Show

    With the death of BMW's M5 V-10 engine, Wiesmann recently made the jump to another BMW powerplant: the twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 found in BMW's own cars--including the beefy 555-horsepower M variant. One of the two engines will be under the hood of the Spyder concept announced by the company for...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder Concept live in Geneva. Photos © United Pictures, Int'l.
    Production Porsche 918 Supercar To Keep Spyder Bodystyle

    With this month’s unveiling of the new 918 RSR hybrid race car concept, which featured a distinct coupe bodystyle, there were immediately suggestions that the cool convertible bodystyle seen on the previous 918 Spyder concept would be dropped at production time. Nothing can be further from...

  • 2011 Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept

    Toyota has outdone Nissan’s nine car showing at this weekend’s 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon by presenting no less than 17 modified vehicles and race cars, most of which have been developed in collaboration with motorsports engineering firm Gazoo Racing. The highlight of the automaker’s stands is undoubtedly the iQ Racing Concept developed by “Gazoo Racing tuned by MN" (GRMN). It is based on the iQ minicar, which is expected to eventually be sold in the U.S. as a Scion, and comes with a supercharged four-cylinder engine and full roll cage. Grouped under Toyota’s own...

  • Porsche Carrera GT V-10 engine for sale
    Porsche Carrera GT V-10 Engine For Sale For A Measly $128,000

    Who needs a mortgage (or a house) anyway? With this V-10 in your possession, you'll be the envy of any block, even if you push it around in the shopping cart that has become your residence. Or something like that. The engine itself is based largely on Le Mans Prototype class designs, and built by a...

  • DTM at Oschesleben, 2007
    DTM Racing In U.S. Confirmed For 2013

    It's official: Grand-Am and NASCAR will partner to bring a 12-race U.S.-based championship for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) series. We reported on an unconfirmed rumor that this might happen earlier in the month, and let's just say, we have our ice skates ready for this frosty day...

  • DTM at Oschesleben, 2007
    Buy Your Ice Skates, German DTM Racing Coming To U.S. In 2013

    Until recently I simply didn't get the fascination with going fast in endless ovals and circles. Then I drove a school bus at Dodge City Raceway, and my perspective changed. Now the same may happen for millions of NASCAR fans, as the German DTM series is planning to race alongside NASCAR and...

  • Suzuki Kizashi at Bonneville
    Suzuki Kizashi Cracks 200 MPH Barrier At Bonneville

    Ask just about anyone at Suzuki why their cars aren't as popular as their motorcycles and you're likely to be greeted with a confused look. They build great bikes, and they put the same effort into their cars, so why the disconnect? Perhaps it's the name, perhaps it's the market, but whatever the...

  • Out Of Tune Chrysler Sebring Convertible, San Francisco
    This Ain't Your Car: Someone's Going to Pay For This Chrysler Sebring

    Have you ever wondered if you've over-modified your car, crossed some boundary of good taste? Thank goodness, this ain't your car. Yesterday the gang at SportsCarMonitor showed you a homemade Batpod spotted rolling the mean streets of, uh, Palo Alto. Today, also from the streets of San Francisco...

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