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GM recalls all current Chevy Camaros for possible ignition failure

Recall affects over 500,000 cars.<p>General Motors has announced that it will recall all current (fifth-generation) Chevrolet Camaro models due to a safety concern with the key and ignition. This includes V6, SS, and ZL1 trims, as well as the new Z/28—a total of 464,712 cars in the United States, and …

Brace yourselves, a track-only McLaren P1 GTR is coming

More power, new aero, and a $3.36M price tag.<p>Early last month, we got word from Woking that some crazies on the P1 delivery list had been asking for a more hardcore variant of the 903-hp hybrid supercar. Ludicrous? Unnecessary? Arousing? It's all three, and now it's also a reality. The McLaren P1 …

The only acceptable way to vent nitrous on a Shelby Mustang

A little chrome snake with 150-hp venom.<p>The marriage between nitrous and piston engines dates back to WWII, when Allied and Axis aircraft engineers both used liquid injection for supplementarypower. It wasn't long before hot rodders got their hands on the good stuff—affordable, simple, and …

Remembering Ray Fox, legendary NASCAR owner and mechanic

A stock-car racing original.<p>NASCAR Hall of Fame-nominated engine builder, crew chief, and owner Ray Fox has passed away in Florida. He was 98 years old.<p>After serving in the Army during WWII, Fox moved to Daytona Beach, where he took up racing and wrenching with Fireball Roberts. Before long, they'd …

Optimus Prime is now driving for Uber

Finally, a suitable replacement for the Lincoln Town Car.<p>Since its inception three years ago, ride-sharing app Uber has become part of the contemporary lexicon. The Formula 1 circus Uber'daround Singapore on race weekend; during <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, Louis CK admittedto Ubering to the …

PHOTOS: Bentley Continental GT3-R

Bentley's new special-edition Continental is the V8-powered GT3-R. Inspired by the GT3 race car, it deletes the back seat, adds power and torque-vectoring AWD, and becomes to quickest Bentley Continental to date. Check out 13 photos.<p>572-hp, two seats, 0 to60 in 3.6 seconds.

Watch this motorcycle rider get hit in the head with another bike

Close calls don't come much closer.<p>Talk about a close shave: That this guy stayed upright after such a violent mugging is mind boggling.<p>Just... Watch the video, you'll get the drift. Riders are setting a quick pace at The Ridge in Washington State. There's a little confusion at the top of a hill, …

572-hp Bentley Continental GT3-R is the quickest Conti yet

Loses 200 pounds in transformation to a 2-seater. 0-60 in 3.6 seconds.<p>This is the Bentley Continental GT3-R. As its name and appearance suggest, it's inspired by the Bentley Continental GT3 race car. Unlike the competition coupe, however, this gives up none of the creature comforts, and adds some …

A hot lap around Tsukuba in the McLaren F1

Hottest lap ever.<p>Today is McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray's birthday. While we could wax poetic about the legendary supercar, Executive Editor Sam Smith summed up ourfeelings nicely in his recent piece on it. Instead, we'll keep it simple and share this video of arguably the world's greatestroad …

Photos: 2015 McLaren 650S

deadmau5's Nyan Cat Ferrari 458 is on Craigslist for $380,000

It has pink brake calipers. Among other things.<p>EDM producer and recording artist deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) is selling his unique Ferrari 458 Spider, better known as the Purrari. The car, shown above at the 2014 Gumball 300 start, is wrapped in a full Nyan Cat livery and further accented …

One hour with the Ferrari 458 Speciale

Ham the space chimp is my spirit animal.<p>I was in the driver's seat of the Ferrari 458 Speciale less than a minute before it made me feel like a complete and spectacular idiot. Editor-in-ChiefLarry Webster managed to talk Ferrari into bringing the sharpest knife in the company's kitchen to Tennessee …

An honest reminder of what made Transformers 2 so awful

LOUD NOISES.<p><i>Transformers</i>continues to be one of those franchises that we can't help but watch. On the one hand, it's the robots in disguise that we grew up with. On the other hand,there are only so many pee and testicle jokes we can stand.<p><b>RELATED: The latest Transformers: Age of Extinction TV spots</b> …

This is Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle

In 2016 you might be able to buy an electric-powered Harley-Davidson LiveWire.<p>Electric motorcycles have been a niche space for California startups building mean, low-volume machines for buyers who want to save the world on two wheels. That is about to change. Today, Harley-Davidson (yes, that …

Lotus E20 hoons through London, makes all the V8 noises

Deafeningly retro.<p>Formula 1 fans are among the most critical in all of motorsports, and this year they've had plenty to gripe about. Though not as detrimental as lastseason's tire debacle, the questionable new nosecones and muted 1.6-liter turbo engines have certainly dulled the sport's raw sensory …

The Ferrari F12 TRS is a one-off Testa Rossa-inspired custom

Making the F12berlinetta better by hacking it apart.<p>I've driven an F12berlinetta—two, actually. For a car with 730 horsepower, it somehow manages to lull you into thinking that it behave if you ask it nicely. It will, too—that's the incredible part. But park it next to a Lamborghini in its own …

Mercedes strikes back with one-two finish at Austrian Grand Prix

Rosberg stretches points lead; more turmoil for Vettel.<p>Nico Rosberg has managed his sixth victory of the 2014 Formula 1 season with a win at the Austrian Grand Prix. In doing so, the German extends his lead in the driver's standings to 29 points over teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished second in …

Scarlett Johansson trades Vette for electric Harley-Davidson in Avengers 2

Black Widow will ride the electric hog in Age of Ultron.<p>The Marvel Cinematic Universe likes to showcase cool vehicles. <i>The Avengers</i> featured a custom NSX roadster in its final scene, and in <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i>, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow rolled in a blacked-out Corvette Stingray.<p>…

The Hesketh 24 is a 1950cc tribute to James Hunt

Ride like an F1 legend.<p>Hesketh's first foray into motorcycles didn't go very well. Inspired by James Hunt's 1975 Dutch Grand Prix victory, Lord Alexander aimed to pack Formula 1engineering into a radical flagship liter-bike for 1981. Instead of a two-wheeled GP racer, the resulting V1000 was …

Motorcycles

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 roadster heads to production

D-Type-inspired roadster is a 575-hp howler.<p>When it was unveiled last July, the Jaguar Project 7 concept seemed production-ready. Sure, its single-seat config would never fly, but everything else about the car was attainable, from its partsbin supercharged V8 to the unique carbon-fiber aero bits, …

11 Shelby prototypes and concept cars are up for sale

This is the best moving sale ever.<p>Shelby is moving house, and that means that they're also selling 11 modern prototypes and concept cars that were apparently gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere near Las Vegas. According to Shelby, they want these cars to be used and appreciated rather than …

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 …

NECA is working on a Master Chief motorcycle helmet

Cortana not included.<p>Motorcycle gear is half a shade from cosplay as it is. You dress up in all manner of badass armored leather finery, then try not to look like a goon when you have to duckwalk backwards into a parking space. Now NECA is blurring that line even further with its new <i>Halo</i>-inspired …

Nissan Concept 2020: Live unveiling at Goodwood

The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is a virtual creation you can race in Gran Turismo 6. The full-scale mockup the automaker unveiled at Goodwood is something we want to drive in person. See 8 photos from the unveiling here.<p>Nissan's virtual supercar looks even better in person.

McLaren 650S GT3 is meaner, slipperier, and at Goodwood

Evolution is a good thing.<p>The 650S is basically a major revision of the older 12C; likewise, the GT3 version is basically a 12C GT3 version 1.5. What isn't broken isn't fixed, everything else has been given a revamp based on feedback from racers.<p><b>RELATED: This is what it's like to drive the 903-hp</b> …

The DP-100 is Aston Martin's virtual LaFerrari-fighter

What does an 800-hp, twin-turbo V12 sound like?<p>Aston Martin's design team took six months to crank out the Design Prototype 100 for <i>Gran Turismo 6.</i> Players can get their hands on the twin-turboV12 GT next month.<p>Aston says the DP-100 has 800 hp. Active aerodynamics and weird NACA duct headlights are …

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Movie Review

Bay finally gets Transformers right.<p>As I write this, <i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i> has a critics' score of 17% at RottenTomatoes.com. Credit the usual suspects, who recycle the same old Bay criticisms and act surprised that somehow <i>The English Patient</i> didn't break out in the middle of this, the …

Pikes Peak, from a front-splitter's-eye view

The MiEV Evo III tears up the qualifying stage with Greg Tracy at the wheel.<p>This is just the qualifying run, but here's a spoiler alert: Both Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III cars entered in the EV division finished first and second, at 9 minutes, 8 seconds and 9 minutes, 12 seconds, respectively. …

2015 Saleen S302 Mustang looks appropriately mean

Steve Saleen leads the Mustang-tuner charge.<p>Steve Saleen knows Mustangs, and if past efforts are any indication, his company's take on the next-gen pony car should rock. And with the teaser shot you see above, now we know what the 2015 Saleen S302 will look like.<p>Mustangs Daily published the …

Sheet-ripper: The 1972 Ferrari 312PB is incredible in motion

The last real Ferrari sports prototype.<p>The glorious Ferrari 312PB and its 3-liter flat-12 were fantastic, but that wasn't enough to save it from oblivion. When Ferrari abandoned the 312PB to focus on its open-wheel program, it abandoned sports-car racing for 20 years, only to return with the misfit …