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Shelby American has its mojo, and swagger, back

A look at how the company Carroll Shelby founded is doing<p>It was Carroll Shelby's swagger that we loved. You can see it in the old Shelby TV commercials, which are on YouTube, when he walks up to the camera, peers directly into the lens and says, "My name's Carroll Shelby and performance is my …

Sports Cars

The Corvette ZR1 Pace Car Crashed Before the Start of the Detroit IndyCar Race

Mark Reuss, GM's product development head, was at the wheel.<p>There was a crash before today's IndyCar race even started. But instead of something like the crash Roberto Guerrero had on the pace lap at Indy or the start of the first US 500, this crash was the pace car itself.<p>The Corvette ZR1 was the …

Motorsport

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S Quick Spin

Sporty without being abusive. Attractive without being audacious.<p><b>Transcript:</b><p><i>Seven eighteen</i>. These are magic numbers for Porsche.<p>They are linked to its great Motorsports heritage and its modern, mid-engine expertise. But what does that mean to you, the enthusiast, today? Let's take the 718 for a …

Porsche 911 GT3 vs AMG GT R - Head 2 Head Preview Ep. 100

Ford Mustang is world’s best-selling sports coupe, again

Mustang will enter NASCAR's top race tier and return to Supercars<p>Ford is marking National Mustang Day by announcing that its flagship is the world's top-selling sports coupe for the third straight year, and the blue oval announced it will enter the venerable nameplate in the NASCAR's top stock-car …

McLaren 570S Spider Canada Commission is for our northern neighbors

Naturally, they're red and white with maple leaves<p>McLaren's MSO custom division seems to stay quite busy. Every few months they seem to have a new special configuration to offer buyers. Sometimes they're a bit silly or unimpressive, but other times they create something really unique and cool. This …

How RUF Perfected the Porsche 911's Iconic Shape

It may look like a lightly-modified air-cooled 911. But the latest RUF SCR has a body that shares almost nothing with a factory Porsche. Here's everything you didn't notice at first glance.<p>The latest vehicle designed and built by RUF, the naturally-aspirated SCR, is not one millimeter longer than a …

Instead of Waiting for a Regera, Buy this Koenigsegg Agera R

Don't want to wait four years to get your hands on a new Koenigsegg? Here's a solution.<p>The downside of being able to afford multi-million dollar hypercars is you sometimes have to wait years for your car to be built. Last we heard, there was a four-year waiting list for those interested in …

The C5 Z06 Is a Great-Sounding Bargain

It doesn't get better than this.<p>The C5 Z06 is a performance car bargain, a car that's far quicker than most Porsche 911s of the era but doesn't cost anywhere near as much. It also sounds damn good.<p><i>Welcome to Better Than Coffee, your daily dose of car sounds designed to help you kick that caffeine</i> …

What Awesome, Expensive Cars Can You Buy Now for Less Than $20,000?

Reliability aside, there are a ton of great, formerly expensive cars you can buy for cheap.<p>Thanks to the magic of depreciation, there are tons of once-expensive cars out there that have lost their value over the years. Vehicles that were unobtainable for the average person are now well within …

The Ford GT Blasted VIR's Production Car Lap Record Without Really Trying To

The GT lapped Virginia International Raceway in 2:38.62, unintentionally setting a new production car record.<p>Wes Duenkel/Ford Motor Company<p>When Ford …

Formula E for 2018: Here’s What’s New

The look of Formula E’s race car for season five—the full second-generation version of this racer—has been revealed. Seeing it colors in more hints and details at how this all-electric racing series will evolve into the new season, which starts late this year, although the series hasn’t yet …

Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Does 0-60 MPH in 1.6 Seconds

Thanks to ultra-capacitors and hot Hoosiers<p>We offered bemused coverage of this unknown Japanese electric supercar when it first appeared at last year’s Frankfurt show claiming 2-second 0-62-mph acceleration from pretty modest-sounding power and torque output. Then the other day Aspark’s …

Sports Cars

2019 McLaren Senna By the Numbers

Nine of the the new Ultimate Series' most important stats<p>Whether or not you like the way it looks, or whether or not you’re into outrageously expensive supercars at all, automotive enthusiasts can appreciate the 2019 McLaren Senna as an impressive feat of engineering. Borrowing from the 720S’ core …

McLaren

Porsche Really Doesn't Want to Turbocharge the 911 GT3

It will stay naturally aspirated as long as possible<p>Despite Porsche’s decision to turbocharge the 911 lineup, our first drive convinced us the 911 is “a better sports car today than it has ever been.” Certain dedicated Porsche fans won’t believe us, but we stand by our conclusion that turbocharging …

Sports Cars

7 things you need to know about the McLaren Senna

Despite its looks, this hero car is a sell-out success.<p>McLaren doesn't care if you think it's ugly. Why would it? Even at $958,966, it didn't struggle to sell all 500 Senna supercars sight unseen, nearly a third of those heading to U.S. owners.<p>"It's not meant to be pretty," McLaren boss Mike …

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2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale: Four Firsts Hit the Block for Charity

A tiny sampling of what you'll see in Scottsdale, Arizona<p>A new year means a new beginning. More importantly, it also means the return of Barrett-Jackson’s collector car extravaganza down in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s auction looks to be one of the biggest yet, attracting a surprising number …

First 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Sells for $300,000

Proceeds benefit the school Steve McQueen attended<p>The very first example of the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt has sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale for $300,000. All that money will go toward the non-profit Boys Republic school for troubled youth.<p>We don’t yet know what the special-edition …

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at VIR

GM steals Ford's thunder<p>Hot on the heels of Ford’s “accidental” lap record at Virginia International Raceway last week, Chevrolet gleefully announced that the upcoming 2019 Corvette ZR1 smashed the Ford GT’s still-fresh time by 1.37 seconds.<p>At the start of this satisfying and very patriotic series …

Watch the Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Unleash its 1,000 HP

New video shows off the Exorcist's capabilities<p>Chevrolet just unveiled its most powerful Corvette ever, but that sports car has nothing on a special tuner Camaro in terms of power. The Hennessey Exorcist, based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, hits the track in a new video.<p>John Heinricy, multiple SCCA …

Sports Cars

The First 2019 Corvette ZR1 Just Sold For $925,000

Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR1 is a bonkerballs flagship supercar like none the US has ever produced, with 755 supercharged horsepower and an easy-peasy …

2017 Ford GT First Test: The Price of Priceless

After our first car breaks, we get a second chance<p>The long, low sweep of bodywork absorbs the early morning sun and radiates a warm glow, the candy apple red paint providing the aura of smoldering coals. It’s a dreadfully chilly morning in the Mojave Desert as we huddle close to the car to catch …

McLaren’s Street-Legal GT4-Style 570S Is Already Sold Out

McLaren Special Operations, the customization division for McLaren’s road-car department, has just revealed another new product. This time, it’s a special-edition, GT4-inspired 570S created specifically for customers of McLaren Newport Beach, the company’s largest U.S. retailer.<p>The McLaren MSO X …

Porsche's electric Mission E will pack up to 670 horsepower

We've already noted that Porsche is gunning for Tesla with its Mission E sports car, and has even been spotted testing it against the Model X and Model S. Now we know more about what you'll be able to buy when it goes on the market, reportedly in 2019. <i>Automobile</i> reports that it will likely release …

The List Of America's Worst-Selling Cars Of 2017 Is Sad On Multiple Levels

Car sales overall weren’t as stellar as they’ve been in the United States last year. Yet predictably, the best-sellers were comprised largely of a …

Ford sues John Cena for selling his Ford GT after less than a month

Last year, Ford handpicked 500 applicants out of a pool of about 7,000 to purchase the company’s new GT. Some of those chosen were high-profile …

Ford GT

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Live Pictures

755 horsepower has never looked more Sebring Orange.<p>Introducing GM's most powerful street car ever, the 2019 Corvette ZR1, with a 755 horsepower supercharged V8, super wide tires and the rear wing of your choosing. It will also do more than 210 miles per hour, just in case you're in a rush.

Chevy Is Aiming for a Sub-Seven Minute Corvette ZR1 Nürburgring Lap

Add 755 horsepower to a huge carbon wing and Michelin's stickiest road rubber, and the result is hopefully a Nordschleife lap under seven minutes.<p>While the new Corvette ZR1 was developed at the Nürburgring, the final prototypes haven't had the chance yet to attempt a record run. Due to the rules of …

The C5 Corvette May Be the Ultimate Performance Bargain

A truly world-class Corvette, and a true American gladiator<p>It was the first modern Corvette to challenge the world’s best sports cars on truly level ground, the first Corvette to take a class victory at Le Mans, and the last Corvette to feature those oh-so-cool hidden headlamps. But the fifth-gen …