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  • There is only one thing to do after hammering a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR around a track: drive it home. In the pantheon of rare machines, this one finds itself near the top of the list with other...

  • Rezvani cuts Beast Alpha price in half

    The Rezvani Beast Alpha is now priced at $95,000, a full $105,000 less than it did when the vehicle debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. The Alpha is the removable hardtop version of the Beast, though instead of using a donor Ariel Atom chassis the Alpha relies on the chassis of a Lotus...

  • VW Group CEO Matthias Müller under investigation

    Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller is in legal hot water for the first time due to an investigation into whether he adequately disclosed information on the diesel emissions cheating scandal to shareholders. Bloomberg reports that German prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether...

  • First car ever caught speeding to be displayed in the UK

    This 1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage is largely held to be the very first car to receive a speeding ticket, and it's headed for the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Palace Court in the United Kingdom. The UK in the 19th century was a tough place to have an automobile. The law at the time required...

  • Malcolm Bricklin’s next venture is to get car dealers to invest in...art galleries

    Malcolm Bricklin is almost 80, but he’s still full of ideas it seems. His latest concept is selling art using an inventory system much like that of a car dealer network. Bricklin, the man who brought Subarus and Yugos to the nation, revealed his plans during a recent interview with Automotive...

  • Lap Circuit of the Americas in a Lamborghini Huracán GT3

    Paul Miller Racing has been kind enough to upload this video of the number 48 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 ripping around the Circuit of the Americas. It's definitely worth the watch.There certainly are worse ways to spend two and a half minutes of your Monday. In competition form, the...

  • The humble Peugeot 106 makes a paltry 118 horsepower in its most vicious trim. This one makes 500, all thrashing through what began life as a stock 1.6-liter inline-4.

    Built to take on time attack...

  • Take a ride in the Porsche 911 GT1 down a public street

    There's something sublime about seeing a race car on the street. It's like catching a glimpse of a coyote in downtown Los Angeles or an XR400 in a lecture hall. There's something perfectly insubordinate about it. You may know the Porsche 911 GT1 as the the car that Porsche raced at Le Mans in the...

  • This 1977 AMC Pacer wants your mom's number

    There's nothing wrong with a 1977 AMC Pacer that a 351 Windsor can't fix. These things came from their Kenosha, Wisconsin manufacturing facility with one of two inline-6s: a 238 or a 258. The latter, more potent mill produced an unflattering 114 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. At around...

  • Here's your chance to own a 1985 Audi Sport Quattro

    In 1985, World Rally Championship Group B homologation rules required manufacturers to produce at least 200 road-going examples of any car they wished to campaign in the series. The rule produced all manner of fire-breathing legends, including the Audi Sport Quattro. Audi easily exceeded it's...

  • Behold the evolution of sim racing

    Donut Media has put together a sublime tour of sim racing through the ages, beginning with 1983's "Chequered Flag" and strutting right up to this year's "Project Cars 2." It's not an exhaustive list by any means, but the 6-minute clip is a good way to remind you of just how far we've come in a...

  • How to install a rear differential in a Honda S2000

    Engineering Explained is back with a new video, this time on how to replace the rear differential in a Honda S2000. In this case, the swap stems from our host, Jason Fenske, using this opportunity to change out gear sets, switching from a 4.1 final drive ratio to a 4.44, to get quicker acceleration...

  • You've decided to lay out the cash for a brand-new Porsche 911. There's an ocean of options ahead of you. Colors and materials. Packages and sub models. However, perhaps you should start here: rear-...

  • How the Lamborghini Huracán Performante's Active Aerodynamics system works

    The Lamborghini Huracán Performante made waves earlier this year when it laid claim to a new Nürburgring lap record. That feat was largely made possible by the company's new active aerodynamic system, and Lamborghini put together this short video to detail exactly how it works. The...

  • Redesigned G-Class will have just 1 exterior part in common with predecessor

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is about to undergo its first redesign in its almost four decades of existence. Fans of the off-roader shouldn’t worry, though, as the iconic boxy look won’t be messed with. While speaking with Automotive News (subscription required) during last week’s...

  • Renault explores future of F1 with RS 2027 Vision concept

    Renault has a pretty clear idea of what it wants Formula One to look like in the future. At the Shanghai auto show, the French automaker unveiled the new RS 2027 Concept as its idea of what F1 will look like a decade from now. That begins with making the driver more visible to spectators, thanks in...

  • Spyker says buyers are interested in manual transmissions

    Spyker CEO Victor Muller believes there's still a place for manual transmissions in the exotic car market. While speaking at the New York auto show, Muller said he sees enthusiasts buying manuals again. That explains why the company's new C8 Preliator Spyder comes standard with a 6-speed manual. A...

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