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Honda NSX Type R Rumors Intensify, Could Debut in 2019 With 650 PS

Remember how long it took Honda to come up with an all-new NSX? And how the Ford Motor Company upstaged the Japanese automaker at the 2015 Detroit …

Millennium Falcon-inspired Nissan Rogue Has it where it counts kid

Nissan has a history of making Star Wars themed show cars to celebrate the launch of new Star Wars flicks. It’s made a Rogue One version of the Rogue …

DS Announces New Flagship With "Amazing" And "Spectacular" Design

It will rival the BMW 5 Series, but it won't be a sedan.<p>Since becoming a standalone brand part of the PSA Group a few years ago, DS has been trying …

Second Chance: Revival resurrects the BMW R1200S

When the R1200S landed in showrooms in 2006, it was the most powerful production boxer that BMW had ever made. Performance was rapid, with 122 horsepower and a claimed dry weight of just under 400 pounds. But the R1200S was dropped from the catalog after just two years, making way for the HP2 Sport.<p>…

The Archduke: Analog builds the ultimate KTM Super Duke

You’d be surprised at how many custom motorcycle builders ride ‘regular’ bikes day-to-day. Tony Prust over at Analog Motorcycles has an affinity for KTMs; he’s owned several over the years, and they’ve all been mostly stock.<p>“I have always wanted to build a custom KTM,” says Tony, “but never had the …

Above The Curve: A Swedish KZ650 shaped to perfection

When it comes to iconic 1970s middleweights, the Honda CB750 steals all the limelight. But Kawasaki’s KZ650 was also hugely popular—and easily capable of keeping up with contemporary 750s.<p>“Right out of the crate, it will out-perform any 750 in the world,” said Kawasaki’s advertising at the time, …

Extreme Engineering: The mindboggling Watkins M001

Curiosity is a powerful motivator. When Jack Watkins first spotted Stellan Egeland’s BMW Harrier, he was curious about how the suspension worked—and that curiosity wouldn’t let up. Fast forward nine years, and we have this incredible contraption built around the powertrain of a BMW R1150 RT.<p>The …

Engineering

Shock Of The New: This BMW is Hookie’s First Modern Build

Any garage accustomed to working on older motorcycles has to shift their thinking when customizing a modern machine. With a brand new bike, there’s zero restoration work to be done—but there’s also a whole whack of modern gadgetry to work around.<p>Our friends at Hookie Co. in Dresden, Germany tackled …

Prototypes

One of One: A very limited edition Guzzi V11 from Japan

Would you customize a limited edition motorcycle? Moto Guzzi only built 600 units of the V11 Sport Scura, but that didn’t stop Kenji Katsumoto from tearing one apart.<p>In his defense, the V11 Sport Scura isn’t very pretty. Launched in 2001 as an upgraded big brother to the V11 Sport, it came kitted …

Motorcycles

Street Cred: Suicide Machine’s stripped-down Street 750

There are some builders who seem to have the Midas touch: everything they create turns to gold. Aaron and Shaun Guardado are in that exclusive group, crafting beautiful racers and customs when they’re not tearing up dirt tracks—or running the Suicide Machine Company business out of Long Beach, …

Carbon Fiber

Antidote: A BMW R100RS built by an F2 race team boss

Most custom builders are juggling careers, building bikes as a side gig. Adrián Campos falls into that category: he’s the sporting director for Campos Racing, the team founded by his father Adrián Campos Sr, the former Minardi F1 driver.<p>Adrián Jr. is surrounded by high-tech missiles capable of 208 …

Motorcycles

Triple Whammy: three new Yamahas from Auto Fabrica

Put together a top ten list of the world’s best custom bike builders, and Auto Fabrica would have to be in there. The London-based shop has a distinctive signature style, with coachbuilt bodywork draped over minimal mechanicals.<p>Until now, Auto Fabrica have only worked on classic machines. But …

Skate or Die: A Triumph Thruxton With A Street Art Vibe

As someone who spent his teen years with a skateboard under his feet, I see parallels between the skate and custom bike worlds. As with surfing and art, there’s a common thread lurking just below the surface.<p>But the influence is usually very subtle. It’s more evident in the riders, their personal …

Motorcycles

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 …

Carbon Fiber

Leaked! Your First Look at the Hardcore Ferrari 488 Pista

Not the 488 GTO, the 488 Pista<p>Just before Valentine’s Day, Ferrari posted a teaser that seemed to confirm rumors that it had been developing a hardcore, track-focused version of the 488 that might even dethrone the LaFerrari. Despite several leaks, we didn’t expect to actually see the car until the …

Sports Cars

Techart’s Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Makes 640 HP

Tuned Panamera to debut in Geneva<p>Techart is bringing its refined Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The pumped-up Panamera from the renowned German tuning shop will makes its world debut in Switzerland, bringing unique styling and a lot more power.<p>For the big show, the …

Auto Shows

Carbon Theme McLaren Senna Puts Carbon-Fiber Bodywork on Display

For the low, low price of $1.45 million<p>When McLaren first showed off the Senna, its form-follows-function styling shocked its fair share of people. But the McLaren Senna wasn’t built to be pretty. It was built to be “the most exciting street-legal car you can drive on a racetrack.” Not only is …

Sports Cars

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe First Look

The real four-door sports car?<p>The Mercedes-AMG GT S is a truly fantastic car. It looks great, the interior is gorgeous, and if you drive it hard, it’ll leave you grinning like an idiot for days. Leave the race track behind, and the GT S will also devour long stretches of highway like nobody’s …

Carbon Fiber

Bugatti Chiron Sport Promises Improved Handling

Debuts in Geneva<p>Two years after introducing the Chiron, Bugatti is rolling out a version that promises even better performance. The Bugatti Chiron Sport receives a handling package and a healthy dose of carbon fiber, but no boost in output over the standard model.<p>The Chiron Sport benefits from …

Sports Cars

Mercedes-AMG Project One Could Try for All-Time Nurburgring Record

AMG boss has high hopes for the Project One<p>Mercedes is aiming high with its Project One hypercar. AMG boss Tobias Moers suggested the car could rival the all-time Nürburgring record set 35 years ago by the Porsche 956.<p>Moers told <i>Autocar</i> that it was “reasonable to speculate” that Project One would go …

Forex

2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo Packs a 590-HP Twin-Turbo V-8

Can go 187 mph<p>New Maserati boss Tim Kuniskis knows a thing or two about performance cars. In his former life at Dodge, he was responsible for launching the thundering 707-hp Dodge Hellcats and the extraordinary 840-hp Dodge Demon. After those, the 590-hp Maserati Levante Trofeo could almost seem an …

Maserati

Ken Block Debuts His 1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Rally Car

Driver to return to WRC after four-year absence<p>Last year, Ken Block announced that he would no longer race full-time in the World RX rally series. But he’s not ready to retire from rallying completely, of course. The Gymkhana star will compete in four stage rally events this year, including his …

World Rally Championship

The XE SV Project 8 Wasn’t Quick Enough, So Jaguar Made it Quicker

300 lucky buyers will be pleased<p>Back in 2016, before the Giulia had even gone on sale in the U.S., Alfa Romeo made a big announcement. The Quadrifoglio had officially lapped the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 32 seconds, a record for sedans. At least it was at the time. In November of last year, …

Alfa Romeo

From Past to Present: The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

ZR1s from 1970 to 2019<p>The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest production Corvette ever, hitting a top track speed of 212 mph. This is a remarkable feat by GM, but this isn’t the first time the automaker has wowed us with the ZR1 badge. First appearing almost 50 years ago, the …

Sports Cars

2018 Roush JackHammer Ford Mustang is a 710-HP Pavement Pounder

Supercharged 'Stang also gets cosmetic upgrades<p>We know Ford is bringing out a Mustang Shelby GT500 with more than 700 hp next year, but for those that can’t wait that long for a Hellcat-challenging Mustang, there’s another option. The folks at Roush Performance have put their R2650 Supercharger in …

Sports Cars

Mercedes Debuts AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Edition 1

Model receives aerodynamic, cosmetic updates<p>The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is already one of the best-looking four-doors around. But to celebrate its launch, Mercedes will offer an Edition 1 model with extra cosmetic upgrades inside and out.<p>The model features a gray paint job with sport stripes …

Carbon Fiber

Valentino Rossi Has Now Raced the Equivalent of the Earth's Circumference

The Italian MotoGP world champion has ridden a total of 24,901.45 miles since his racing debut in 1996.<p>Quality Sport Images—Getty Images<p>Jerry …

BMW’s M2 Competition will get suite of M Performance accessories

Lots of carbon fiber and other parts to boost sportiness and save weight<p>BMW says it will make a series of weight-saving and sportiness-enhancing M Performance Parts available when it launches the 410-horsepower M2 Competition performance coupe this summer.<p>First up is a coil-spring suspension …

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1 kicks off new model

New model, new limited edition<p>It has become a tradition for Mercedes to create a special Edition 1 version of any new model it launches, regardless of whether it's an entry-level crossover or a fresh AMG-tuned car. And the new Mercedes-AMG GT four-door is no exception. Its Edition 1 will only be …

The 617 HP 2019 BMW M5 Competition Is The Faster, Louder And More Expensive One

The 2019 BMW M5 Competition is the one with black-chrome kidney grilles that you buy when you want a faster, louder and visibly more expensive car. …