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GM starts work on dedicated Performance and Racing center in Pontiac

The rumble of racing engines is coming to the campus of the General Motors Powertrain Engineering headquarters in Pontiac, MI, in the near future. The automaker is moving its motorsport operations to the new Performance and Racing Center there in mid-2015.<p>The Performance and Racing Center will be …

Callaway debuts its new C7 Stingray at National Corvette Museum

Callaway showed off its first tuned version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the National Corvette Museum last week, giving the rampant enthusiasts of America's sports car a look at the roughly 620-horsepower, supercharged rocket.<p>Unlike the Corvette SC610 we showed you back in January, this …

Drifting can be dangerous for spectators, too

Okay kids, here's your lesson for the day. When you go to a motorsports event (that isn't a rally), there are these things called walls. They're big and hard. There might be stacks of tires in front of them. There are also these things called barriers, catch fences and run-off areas. They exist to …

One diesel sports car to rule them all

Back in 2006, boutique British carmaker Trident announced a plan to build a 200mph diesel-powered supercar. It was an audacious promise, to be sure, but the company followed through, building a running prototype in 2008 – right around the time Audi unwrapped a version of its R8 supercar with a …

General Motors
Le Mans

Sneak Peek: Mustangs Forever Exhibit at the Petersen Museum

2014 is the year of the Ford Mustang, with the 50th anniversary of Ford’s vaunted pony car dominating the automotive news cycle and giving rise to dozens of gatherings around the country. One of the coolest Mustang assemblages of all is the new “Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend” exhibit that …

Sports Cars

2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Insects Rejoice: The new baby Lambo is too slippery to kill bugs, and likely too docile to kill supercar novices.<p>You expect a lot of things to happen when you drive a Lamborghini Huracán. It’s a supercar, after all, capable of 202 mph and running from zero to 60 mph in an estimated 2.9 seconds. It …

Sports Cars

Detroit's latest problem? Abandoned houses full of tires

Because the city doesn't have enough issues as is.<p>As if the Motor City didn't have enough issues, this week, local TV station WXYZ reported on an issue that is at once bizarre and yet, because we're talking about Detroit, not all that surprising. The station details the problem facing one …

Housing

Ninja 750 by Huge Design

Bill Webb has two passions in life: design and motorcycles. He’s a partner at a San Francisco agency called Huge Design, and for years his daily ride was a 1995 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja. Then the bike was stolen and stripped.<p>When Bill recovered his Ninja—known as the ZXR 750 in most other countries—he …

Industrial Designer

This is how the world's finest supercars sound in the morning

The best way to knock the sand out of your eyes.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, starting an internal combustion-engined automobile was genuinely dangerous. Adjusting the spark advance (manually, of course) was crucial—if not adequately retarded, it would send the crank spinning violently …

Supercars