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Lexus RC 350 F SPORT Review – Wolf’s Clothing

When you’re driving a bright orange Lexus RC 350 F SPORT, you quickly realize two things. First, that even when you’re in laid-back San Francisco, …

Bloodhound SSC: Behind the Scenes with the Team Shooting for 1000 mph

The British have a long history of slightly unhinged motorsport projects, from shed-built hill-climb specials through to the <i>Garagista</i> teams who reinvented Formula 1 and sports-car racing in the 1950s and ’60s. But even by the standards of such eccentric endeavor, the Bloodhound SSC project stands …

2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: More Luxury, More Features

Subaru’s latest WRX and WRX STI performance sedans have only been on sale for about a year, but already the automaker is giving the fast four-doors some upgrades. The changes all center around the WRX and WRX STI’s infotainment and safety rosters, with every model now getting Subaru’s latest …

BREAKING: Top Gear producer Andy Wilman quits

The BBC confirms that the longtime executive producer has resigned.<p>It almost felt inevitable: Longtime <i>Top Gear</i> executive producer Andy Wilman, who alongside Jeremy Clarkson rescued the show from obscurity more than a decade ago, has officially resigned, the BBC confirms.<p>Wilman's resignation perhaps …

2016 Subaru WRX And WRX STI Benefit From More Safety Tech, Premium Features

Once the undisputed king of bargain performance, Subaru’s WRX—as well as its more potent WRX STI sibling—has in recent years been challenged by the …

Why Spec Miata is America's most popular club series

The race series composed entirely of tiny roadsters is the 900-pound gorilla of club racing in America. How'd that happen, and why?<p>When the U.S. economy took an extended pit stop in 2008, many thought that it would be the end of large-scale amateur road racing in this country. The two major …

Autos Head South, Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition, BMW 5-Series Diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed an investigation of GM trucks and SUVs from model years 1999 to 2003. …

2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition looks racetrack fast

This limited-edition appearance package commemorates Corvette's endurance racers with a very yellow road-going Z06.<p>The strange horsepower-crazed world we live in means that the road-going Corvette Z06 actually makes <i>more</i> horsepower than the purpose-built Corvette C7.R racer that competes at Daytona …

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Revealed

When Chevrolet unveiled its latest Corvette-based race car, the C7.R, at last year’s Detroit auto show, not only were we blown away by its sheer awesomeness, but we were impressed by the unprecedented level of co-development that took place with the roadgoing Corvette Z06. Corvette Racing partner …

Smart headlamps could blink for snow

Laser headlamps may be gradually finding their way onto high-end cars, but the smart lights of tomorrow might allow drivers to see clearly through …

Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Edition Looks Menacing as Hell

For 37 years, the Dutch nuts at Donkervoort have been fiddling with Colin Chapman’s Lotus Seven formula. Unlike the blokes at Caterham, the Dutch concern hasn’t necessarily been concerned with keeping true to the Lotus’s aesthetic. As the years have progressed, Donkervoort’s cars, while retaining …