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1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK1

This 1966 Sunbeam Tiger MkI was restored in the 1990s and is listed on the Norman Tiger Registry and includes a Sunbeam Tiger Owner’s Association …

Koenigsegg Founder Races A Bugatti Veyron Against His Own CCXR: Video

It’s not often you see a Koenigsegg go up against a Bugatti Veyron, but what’s even rarer is seeing the boss of one of the supercar brands behind the …

Sports Cars

Here's a Full Hour of FXX K Magic at Ferrari's Private Test Track

You have an FXX K and Fiorano at your disposal. What else would you do?<p>Last week, Christine Sloss got the birthday gift of a lifetime from her husband, Google exec Benjamin Sloss: A Ferrari FXX K. It's in addition to the 599XX that they already own, and that's the car that Christine thought that …

How the Ferrari 488GTB Makes the Air Its Ally – Feature

From the September 2015 issue<p>The Ferrari 488GTB is as much a study in air management as it is a garage trophy. Twin turbos coax 661 horsepower from just 3.9 liters of V-8, which propels a form that provides 50 percent less drag with 50 percent more downforce than the 458, according to Ferrari. …

Volvo Owner Buys Turbo Off eBay, Volvo Owner Destroys at Dragstrip

Because boooooost.<p>Dragstrips are fun places. It's where automotive superlatives are brought to life. World records are smashed. Big smiles all around.<p>Powering this little Volvo is a $200 turbocharger from eBay (yes, eBay). Don't let the looks fool you. This turbo brick makes 11 lbs. of boost and …

How VTEC and Variable Valve Timing Systems Work

VTEC sparked an internal-combustion revolution that spread to nearly every brand. Here's how they work.<p>Trademark erosion may not impact the environment, but marketers have noted the lexicographical slide of some brand names into generic labels. Kleenex, Band-Aid, Xerox, and Zamboni (yes, other …

Watch 4 Ferrari FXX Ks Flex 4,144 HP on Track

Imola echoes with the screams of 1,036 hp, track-only Ferrari hypercars.<p>Contrast this ludicrous Ferrari FXX K with the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 we showed you earlier today. Yes, vastly different cars, in price and capability—most importantly, the FXX K will never see a road, at least legally. …

This is a 300-hp Volkswagen Golf Touring Car Concept

Created to evaluate VW's possible participation in the new Touring Car Racer International Series (TCR), it's less "concept car" and more full-blown race car.<p>Volkswagen's just-unveiled Golf-based race car concept looks like a GTI that's gone on an intake bender, pumped up its guns at the gym, and …

Here Are 10 More Amazing Passes From Motorsport History

A great battle is what racing is all about.<p>Yesterday, we put out a list of ten of our favorite passes from motorsport history. But then we checked Facebook and the comments, where we found out that we didn't post <i>every</i> great pass in motorsport history. So, here are ten more great moments in passing …

Volvo V60 Polestar 2015

First Drive: 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

Crack open the throttle of the new 488 GTB and it lunges forward with stomach-churning ferocity and almost no hesitation between right-footing and hotfooting.<p>Though it may result in fewer parking-lot fistfights, the turbocharged versus naturally aspirated argument is as tribal as Mustang versus …

VW announces reworked 6.0 W12 TSI engine

Nobody makes more engines with a dozen cylinders than the Volkswagen Group. They're W12s, of course, owing to the novel shape of their cylinder banks. Now the German industrial giant has announced a comprehensively reworked version of that engine at the same Vienna Motor Symposium where it …

Engines

Ixoost Crafts Sound Systems from Original Formula 1 Exhaust Pipes

Modena-based Ixoost crafts bespoke sound systems using original Formula 1 exhausts, with each<p>Modena-based Ixoost crafts bespoke sound systems using original Formula 1 exhausts, with each design carefully put together by hand for the buyer. The company aims to translate the sound from a finely tuned …

Formula One

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3 hits the Nürburgring

Mercedes-AMG has a new race car based on its stunning GT sports car to replace the hugely-successful SLS AMG GT3, which is being phased out at the …

Koenigsegg charges forward with 1,500-hp Regera hybrid hypercar [w/video]

Hybrids are becoming all the rage at the pinnacle of the supercar segment. Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche have all gone that route with their latest flagship models, and Bugatti is expected to follow suit as well. But before it does, Koenigsegg has revealed its first hybrid hypercar here at the …

Autos

2016 Koenigsegg Regera: 1500 Horsepower, Single-Speed Gearbox

It don't need no stinkin' multi-ratio transmission.<p>Koenigsegg has built fewer cars during its entire existence than Ferrari produces in a single week, and yet the Swedish hypercar manufacturer has become disproportionally adept at winning headlines. Take for example the Regera, the company’s …

The Koenigsegg Regera has 1500 hp and no gearbox

This might be the most interesting hypercar development in recent memory.<p>It's hard not to think of the hybrid supercar in Darwinian terms when you come to realize that the Koenigsegg Regera has transcended the transmission altogether in a rather incredible evolution. Instead of an electric motor …

Sebastian Vettel drives the Ferrari FXX K at Fiorano

Sebastian Vettel is an F1 racing champion and while most of us know him for his time spent at Red Bull; Seb has a new team for 2015. Vettel will be …

2015 Koenigsegg One:1

Driving the world's most powerful production car and trying not to crack it.<p>From the February 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Everything is going fine until we reach 150 mph. And then, very suddenly, it’s not.<p>Just sitting in the passenger seat of the Koenigsegg One:1 (we explain the silly name later) as …

Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid runs 0-62 in 5.9 seconds, will get 59 MPGe*

Volvo has shown us the new XC90. It's even shown us its new every-trick-in-the-book twin-charged hybrid powertrain. It just hasn't shown the two together... that is, until now.<p>Although the High Performance Drive-E Powertrain prototype it showcased a couple of months ago was rated as high as 450 …

Chris Harris checks out Ken Block's Hoonicorn '65 Mustang

Ken Block's Hoonicorn, which stars in Gymkhana Seven, might still bear a passing resemblance to a vintage 1965 Ford Mustang, but underneath the skin, the car is one of the baddest custom machines to ever do a smoky burnout on the road. The ever enthusiastic British auto journalist Chris Harris is …

Hennessey Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Packs 623 HP, Tears Up Drag Strip: Video

If you’re more accustomed to Hennessey focusing its might on American muscle and sports cars, you’re not alone, but it turns out the boffins from …

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

The Formula 1 engine to shame all others

No engine sounds better than the Matra MS11.<p>Formula 1 in 2014 is an aural travesty. There's a single dominant engine maker, and its engines sound terrible. So do everyone else's. The turbo V6 engines really are technological marvels, so who could have expected this situation? After all, the last …

Indications of 825 hp and emissions issues for Hellcat called 'speculation' by Chrysler

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is probably one of the hottest cars of the moment mostly because of its insane, 707-horsepower supercharged V8. However, there are conflicting reports coming out that the powerplant might be having problems with its emissions compliance and may be capable of …

Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Scientists analyzing data from a map of connections inside the human brain have gained new insights into the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.<p>Past images of brain structures showed that the brains of people with ADHD mature later than those of people without the condition. …

Listen to the Mercedes-AMG GT tear across the salt flats

So much V8. So many good noises.<p>There aren't many companies that can do an exhaust like Jaguar right now. The F-Type Coupe R sounds like someone gave a V8 a hammer, and it's using that hammer on the side of your face. Judging by this video, the company used a similar design ethos when it came time …

Watch The New Mercedes-AMG GT At The Circuit Of The Americas: Video

If you’re wondering just what the new Mercedes-AMG GT looks like on track, wonder no more. This is the sleek and sexy missile assaulting the grounds …

Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes's clever Formula 1 turbo setup, explained

Halving a snail to go like stink.<p>Mark Donohue's <i>The Unfair Advantage</i> may be the finest book even written on racing. It's framed around the life of a shy Can-Am and Indy 500 winner, but this 325-page motorsport tome is really a glimpse into competitive engineering's never-ending quest to exploit an …

2015 Galpin Ford GTR1