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Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of the Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

Superbikes

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

Lotus Cars

2014 Z/28: The Baddest Camaro Ever

It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one speaker. So why would you want a Z/28? Because its the most aggressive, driver-focused Camaro ever made. Oh, and its warrantied for driving on the track.

Equus Bass 770 is a restomod Mustang with ZR1 power [w/video]

The Equus Bass 770 has gone viral, and it's not hard to see why. The retro styling of the boutique modern muscle car draws inspiration mainly from the old Ford Mustang fastback, but also the Dodge Challenger, and it's powered by a thoroughly modern supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes 640 …

Callaway to Build Chevy's C7 Corvette GT3 Racers

The competition arm of Callaway Cars, perhaps most famous for creating outrageous Corvette spin-offs—its Aerowagon conversion kit is our current favorite—has announced that it once again will be producing the FIA GT3 race version of Chevrolet’s sports car. This time, of course, the racing model …

Sports Cars

2015 BMW i8

Hardly a supercar, but it's quick, sexy, and brimming with technology.<p>Some cars defy easy classification. BMW has referred to its i8 as “the most progressive sports car of our time,” extending “sustainability to a new vehicle segment.” BMW North America president and CEO Ludwig Willisch has said …

Chevrolet Volt

Name That Shifter, No. 140 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. Although several of you came close this week with guesses pegging the shifter as a Mopar unit, no one correctly identified it as the Dodge Demon concept‘s six-speed manual.<p>The …

Roadsters

Lamborghini CEO Confirms Veneno Roadster

Lamborghini will produce a topless version of the Veneno.<p>Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has told <i>Car and Driver</i> in an exclusive interview that the Italian manufacturer will build a small run of roadsters based on the Veneno hypercar that was launched at the Geneva auto show earlier this year. …

Sports Cars

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Maranello gives the 458 special treatment.<p>If you ask Ferrari, there are too many people who love the 458 Italia but are put off by its measly 562 horsepower and piddling 202-mph top speed. At least that’s what we assume the thought process is, as the gang in Maranello pulls from the oven the 458 …

Sports Cars

The Continental: No More Vanilla Volvo, BMW i Future, and the Finnish A-class

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i>

Volvo

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S

Like a Continental GT Speed, just with four fewer cylinders.<p>When Bentley introduced the Continental GT V8 more than a year ago, the rationale was that the car’s lower-output V-8 engine—which fell short of the output produced by the Conti GT’s W-12—would allow the company to reach new buyers with a …

Audi Sport Quattro Concept

Looks to kill and 700 horsepower. (Feel free to ignore the word "hybrid.")<p>Had author Thomas Wolfe lived until the 1980s, he may have been inclined to write a sequel to his classic novel “You Can’t Go Home Again” called “You Can’t Go Group B Again.” It could have served as a story with a moral for …

Audi R8

2-Owner 1968 Datsun 510 4-Door

This 1968 Datsun 510 is offered by the second owner who says that the 26k miles on the odometer are accurate and that this is a very early car from …

Watch a 2,282-horsepower twin-turbocharged Saleen S7 hit the dyno -> http://bit.ly/15Znid3

Acura just released this official photo showing the NSX has moved from concept to prototype status. Notice the side mirrors have been brought into the realm of legal and practical reality? More -> http://bit.ly/18BycWt

New Ford Police Interceptor tech protects cops' backsides

It was only a matter of time before law enforcement agencies would realize the potential of driver-assist technology for use in their Ford Police Interceptors, and, now that they have, those back-up cameras and radar systems won't be used just for parking, but for security, as well.<p>The surveillance …

We like to start the week with a nice burnout. Don't you? More -> http://bit.ly/13xIplp

BMW M5 Nighthawk Edition Created for Japan, Limited to 10 Examples

For Japanese enthusiasts who find BMW’s standard M5 too tame looking, the maker recently announced a 10-unit production run of M5 Nighthawk special editions.<p>Clad in a sinister, low-gloss matte coat of “Frozen Black” paint and sporting a blacked-out twin-kidney grille, the Nighthawk certainly looks …

Automotive Design

What's the best car in the world? More -> http://bit.ly/15ykTDi