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...

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    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...

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    Michael Shank Indy Team Pursues Growth, Lotus Engine Still Delayed

    A number of new teams will be joining the returning racing efforts for the 2012 IndyCar season, the inaugural year of returning engine manufacturer competition and the beginning of turbo-car racing. Of the teams making their break into the series, Grand-Am Rolex Series team owner Michael Shank and...

  • Michael Shank Racing Joins INDYCAR For 2012 Season

    The IZOD IndyCar Series will welcome at least one new team for the 2012 season as former Toyota Atlantic and current Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series entrant Michael Shank Racing has formed MSR Indy to compete in next year's full season. Shank intends to continue his three-car Grand-Am Daytona...

  • Belle Isle Park road course
    Belle Isle INDYCAR And Grand-Am Races Confirmed

    The City of Detroit, Chevrolet, Penske Corporation, and INDYCAR have agreed to a four-year contract that returns racing to the Belle Isle Park 2.1-mile road course. "Chevrolet has a long, storied history in Indy car racing," said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. "This year we celebrated...

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

  • Del Worsham is having a career season in Top Fuel. Photo: Anne Proffit
    Del Worsham Is Having A Career Year In NHRA Top Fuel

    It's been quite an NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season for Del Worsham, 41, who until three years ago drove for his father Chuck in the Funny Car ranks. Theirs wasn't the proverbial "shoe string" effort but it certainly didn't have the backing Worsham currently enjoys. Asked to join...

  • 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.

  • 2012 Super Weekend At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Includes Grand-Am, Nationwide

    The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series relish going to racetracks that have infield portions within an oval track. After all, the series' Rolex 24 at Daytona headliner race takes place on the Daytona International Speedway road/oval circuit; the series...

  • 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.

  • 1958 Ford Thunderbird
    1958 Ford Thunderbird: Not Quite Classics

    The next not-quite classic in our series follows what happened when Ford decided to double the Thunderbird's seat count.

  • 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...

  • Grand-Am's Ganassi bounty
    Grand-Am Offers Bounty To Beat Ganassi

    Tired of watching the Chip Ganassi Racing team run rampant in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series? You're not the only one. The team, with drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have won the last six races in Grand-Am, dating back to the final three races of 2010 and including the Rolex 24 at Daytona...

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    Buddy Rice Joins Panther Racing for 100th Indianapolis 500

    2004 Indy 500 winner Buddy Rice joins Panther Racing for the 100th anniversary race. Photo courtesy INDYCAR Buddy Rice, the 2004 winner of the Indianapolis 500 is returning to the Brickyard for this year's 100th anniversary race. Rice, the former Atlantic champion has been racing in the Grand-Am...

  • 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...

  • Even After Geneva Showing, Toyota/Subaru FT-86 II Shrouded in Mystery

    Amidst all the extravagance of the Geneva Auto Show last week, one car continued to tease the public with its promised combination of performance and affordability. We got a new look at the updated FT-86 II sports car, a joint project between Toyota and Subaru that eeks closer to production. The...

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