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Documented 101K Mile 1981 911SC Coupe

This 1981 Porsche 911SC (VIN WPOAAO916BS121376) is described as a one owner car but we gather the seller is not including themselves in the count. …

Classic Cars

Tesla Model S 70D Is the New, 514-hp AWD Base Model

Tesla Motors has a new base trim for the sublime all-electric Model S sedan: the 70D. Replacing the former bottom-rung—and current 10Best Car—Model S 60, this new variant has a bigger battery, standard all-wheel drive, and, naturally, an inflated starting price. Oh, and did we mention it makes 514 …

Tesla introduces lower priced AWD electric Model S

Tesla Motorswill today begin selling a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan, the 70D, for less than $70,000 after government incentives.<p>Like its big brother the P85D, it's an all-wheel-drive version with dual electric motors, one on each axle.<p>The much lower price comes with less …

Tesla Model S P85D vs. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Drag Race Rematch

A few months ago, a video showing the 707-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat being spanked by the all-electric Tesla Model S P85D at the drag strip came out. The internet nearly broke with the pro-Hellcat, anti-Hellcat comments-section battles that ensued. As we pointed out, the Hellcat clearly …

Rolls-Royce SUV: Your first look

No, this isn't a Rolls-Royce Phantom after an unscheduled trip to John Hennessey's workshop. This is Project Cullinan.<p>It's a Rolls-Royce development mule for a new all-wheel drive system, and our first official, embryotic glimpse at the firm's coming SUV.<p>The underpinnings of that SUV are hidden …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Rusty Project: 1962 Porsche 356B

This 1962 Porsche 356B coupe (chassis 120193) is sold as a rolling project despite being pictured on jackstands. Rough but by no means the worst …

2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT: Compare Cars

Chevrolet's Corvette has been playing the sports car game for more than 50 years. Going head-to-head with it is a daunting proposition, but …

Chevrolet Corvette

Fisker abandons Thunderbolt after Aston's legal threat

Aston Martin found the Fisker Thunderbolt concept a little too derivative. To avoid a lawsuit, Fisker won't build it.<p>Just as thunder ultimately fades to silence, so too will the legal fight between Aston Martin and Fisker around "Project Thunderbolt." Shown at this year's Amelia Island Concours …

2016 Audi Q7: More Details Emerge, Including Mega-Diesel SQ7

VW Group and Audi R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg is a perfectionist, and when he flew to Namibia last week, his top brass came along to explain and fix any issues that might need to be addressed in the final weeks before the next Q7‘s May press launch and upcoming showroom debut. Based on the …

Aston Martin And Fisker Settle Things "Amicably"

Project Thunderbolt is a no-go. That's the official (and expected) word coming forth as Aston Martin and Henrik Fisker have apparently resolved their …

Intellectual Property

The exotic '80s: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and the Porsche 959

There's no secret that we are big fans of the <i>MotorWeek</i> Retro Review series around here. In an automotive world that often focuses on the latest tech and what's coming in the future, it's refreshing to take a look into the past to get a new perspective.<p>That said, the show is really outdoing itself …

Those new Ferrari Dino rumors probably aren't true

A sub-488 GTB Ferrari powered by a twin-turbo V6? Sounds too good to be true. And it probably is.<p><i>The rumormill has been busy today as word spread that an entry-level Ferrari is being brewed in Maranello. After scratching our heads, and then picking our brains, we compared notes on what we've heard</i> …

Alfa Romeo Announces Two New Engines, Still Doesn't Have Cars to Put them In

So, remember that <i>molto</i> <i>ambizioso</i> plan Alfa Romeo laid out last year? The one where it fully returns to the U.S. market—let’s be real, the ultra-niche 4C sports car isn’t exactly a triumphant re-storming of America’s beach—and adds eight new products (that it’ll sell 400,000 of) by 2018? Well, one …

Valet hits wrong pedal, destroys Ferrari 599 GTO

Some honest mistakes are more expensive than others.<p>Well, that left a mark.<p>When 38-year-old valet Roberto Cinti took the keys to this Ferrari 599 GTO from its owner in Rome, he surely planned to park it uneventfully and go on with his normal afternoon. Instead, the opposite of all those things …

New Tesla Model S 70D all-electric sedan to cost less than $70,000

Tesla Motors is offering a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan, the 70D, for less than $70,000 after government incentives.<p>It's the latest in a string of recently announced Model S variants that might help the company sustain consumer excitement until it can produce a truly all-new model. …

2016 Hennessey CTS-V is properly ridiculous with 1,000 horsepower

We truly live in a halcyon era of automotive performance with models like the latest Shelby GT350 Mustang and 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat. And now Hennessey Performance Engineering is bringing something with absolutely obscene power to the world with its tuned 2016 Cadillac CTS-V that packs a …

Aston Martin to replace Rapide with DBX crossover, Lagonda sedan

Aston Martin is known best for two-door coupes and convertibles, but it has a history with other body styles. And it looks like Aston's future includes more versatile door configurations. Speaking with <i>Car and Driver</i> at the New York Auto Show, the company's new CEO Andy Palmer reveals a two-pronged …

Corvette Vs. Mercedes GT, 2015 Ford Fusion, 2016 Chevy Camaro: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Beating the Chevy Corvette at its own game is a difficult thing—it’s been doing it, and doing it well, for more than 50 years. But Mercedes-AMG’s new …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro 28 Percent Stiffer Than Current Model

We’re now just a little over a month out from the debut of the all-new, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro but that hasn’t slowed down the pace of …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Will Have Wheels, Brakes, More Structural Rigidity

Folks, you might as well settle in for the medium haul: Chevrolet’s naughty multi-part tease of the sixth-generation 2016 Camaro leading up to the car’s big debut at May 16 continues. Having already confirmed the latest iteration of the muscle car will get Corvette power, a Cadillac chassis, and …

BMW Powered: PRC Group C Prototype

This PRC Group C race prototype’s year of manufacture isn’t mentioned, and though we’d guess it dates from the late 80’s, its coil-on-plug BMW six …

Malia Obama taught to drive by Secret Service

Contrary to some reports, learning to drive is still a right of passage for young people. The unenviable task of teaching teens behind the wheel usually falls on their parents, plus maybe some extra help from a driving instructor. However, the daughter of the President of the United States can't …

Rare Find! Indy 500 Camaro Pace Car Rotting Away In a Wisconsin Barn

Automotive Archaeology<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Hot Rod. Visit HotRod.com for more stories like this one.</i><p>HOT ROD readers contact me all the time about unique cars sitting in barns. This month the barn in question was in my family’s hometown, on a route I’ve taken many times. …

Alfa to get Ferrari-based V6, high-output inline-four

The Ferrari-sourced V6 will probably power the 6C, as well as a significant chunk of the brand's all-new rear- and all-wheel-drive mid- and full-size cars.<p>So, remember that <i>molto ambizioso</i> plan Alfa Romeo laid out last year? The one where it fully returns to the U.S. market and adds eight new …

Springtime in Michigan: 2016 Ford Mustang GT350s, GT350Rs Come Out to Play

Here in Michigan, the first throes of spring are poking their way through the depressing gray cloak that covers the state during the winter. It got up to nearly 50 degrees the other day, which practically had locals jumping about in their swimsuits, but it prompted something altogether better, too: …

Fast & Furious & Polish: Hilarious Parody Video Terrorizes Polish Countryside

Look out, here comes trouble...err, a Trabant. And a couple of Fiats. And a bunch of Poles with a budget that’s roughly 1/1,000,000th that of the …

Watch this FXX-style Ferrari Enzo do insane donuts

Edo Competition's nusto creation is part FXX tribute, part tuner masterpiece, and 100 percent worth watching and hearing.<p>This is <i>not</i> a Ferrari FXX. Edo Competition started with a road-going Enzo, and then threw money at it until it became a very similar beast. There's 840 hp on tap from the …

A Madman Built a 697-hp, 552-cubic-inch Ford V-12

The guy you see wrenching in this photo is Jan Baker: madman, genius, and my new personal hero.<p>Baker built the contraption you see here in his home shop: a 552-cubic-inch Ford V-12 with <i>697 horsepower</i>. He started with a couple of 302 blocks and a few Cleveland heads, and he didn’t stop slicing and …

Dodge Challenger Hellcat is wickedly fun to drive

I hadn't driven a muscle car in years when I slid somewhat hesitantly behind the wheel of the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.<p>But within a few blocks I had cut off a school bus, dusted two old ladies in a Camry and tattooed a strip of hot rubber through a hospital zone, laughing all the way.<p>This is a …