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Watch a McLaren P1 battle a BAC Mono at Silverstone

Two completely different ways to go seriously fast.<p>Both the BAC Mono and the McLaren P1 are perfectly capable of fending for themselves on a track. Knowing that both have superlative performance, can you guess which one wins? It's unclear whether the specs will help you. The BAC is a barely-there …

Supercars

Watch a BMW M4 drift around 37 M siblings

"No BMWs were harmed in the making of this film."<p>There are initiation rituals that involve silly ceremonies or oaths. As far as BMW's M division is concerned, the only initiation the new M4 needs is to wreathe its predecessors in tire smoke. You could call it "hazing," sure, but probably not …

Siblings

Shadow Boxing: 2015 BMW M3 vs 1987 FIA Group A BMW M3

The brute force of tomorrow versus the poise of yesterday!<p>Drop cap initial letter<b>IT</b> was idling in the paddock when I noticed the contrast. A 1987 FIA Group A BMW M3 race car doesn't so much idle as grumble to itself, a weird disparity given the visual bloodthirst of the car's bodywork. If a …

For 1 year, Toyota Japan gets a brand-new 30-year-old Land Cruiser

Don't call it a comeback...<p>Here's the tragedy of the Land Cruiser Series 70: it was never sold in the United States. The toughest and most rugged of the entire lineup is an icon in Australia and South Africa, where they've been on sale continuously for 30 years. And for 20 of those years, you could …

Forex

Watch a 964 RSR pretend to be a 3.8-liter dive bomber at Monza

It sounds like the Battle of Britain played out in a 911's rear end.<p>Actually, in calling the 964 RSR a 3.8, Porsche is fibbing a bit. The factory rounded up a smidge when they referenced the 3746 cc M64/04 flat-six engine, but it's not like many people noticed. Only 51 of the homologation specials …

Siblings

Renaultsport R.S. 01: Like a French R8 with GT-R power

Street-performer looks belie 2425-lb weight and Godzilla muscle.<p>The foreign press is fawning over the new Renaultsport R.S. 01, Renault's new one-make-series entrant that will surely excite tens of French fans. The World Series by Renault's Renaultsport Trophy class is the particular flavor of …

Renault Sport

Bieber scratches Ferrari 458, invokes Princess Di comparison

Please, someone just tell the kid to stop talking.<p>Justin Bieber, tweenybopper icon and failed street racer, got himself into a mild fender-bender yesterday that resulted in his Ferrari 458 getting scratched. According to TMZ (yes, I know...), the singer noticed a paprazzo tailing him in a Prius, so …

Justin Bieber

Why a turbo base-model Porsche 911 doesn't make any sense

Displacement isn't the enemy.<p><i>We've heard the rumors today about a revamp of the base 911 in Porsche's lineup, with that car going turbo-only with a downsized motor (for fuel economy and emissions reasons) and getting a new chassis code—992. We asked Senior Editor Jason Cammisa, who has a finger on</i> …

Standardized Testing

Echoes of a long-dead Corvette plant in the powder keg of Ferguson

A homecoming of sorts in our long-term Stingray.<p><b>F</b>or two weeks, I'd watched from Michigan as Ferguson, Missouri erupted in violence. Cable news tickertape says it's a war zone. My Midwestern sensibilities tell me it's always okay to come home, so I aimed R&T's long-term C7 Corvette Stingray towards …

Justice

The 2015 Ford Mustang line is fully operational

Flat Rock Assembly starts cranking out pony cars just south of Detroit.<p>For 10 years, the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in its eponymous city south of Detroit has been cranking out Mustangs and Fusions. The plant opened in 1987, building the Mazda 626, Mazda 6, Mercury Cougar and Ford Probe—ancient …

Life after supercar, or why you should avoid the affordable exotic

Sure, buy that hot mess. Just don't get comfy.<p>"When I was a child," the saint wrote, "I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child." In my own childhood, however, I primarily occupied myself by perusing the classifieds in this august publication and dreaming of the day I would …

Tweens

Inside one of America's most interesting Ferrari collections

Photographer Clint Davis visits Ferrari maven Phil Bachman.<p>Photographer Clint Davis got a plum assignment: drive to Tennessee and visit with Ferrari collectors Phil and Martha Bachman.<p>The Bachmans' collection is interesting, as it's heavy on yellow (Phil's favorite hue) and, more significantly, is …

Ferrari

Watch an 800 hp home-brewed Juke-R tackle the 'Ring in the wet

Of course there's NOS. Of course.<p>Leave it to a Russian company Shpilli Villi Engineering to produce something even less sensible than the factory Juke-R. It has the heart of a Nissan GT-R uprated to a claimed 800 hp, with a 200 hp-shot of NOS to boot. It's, er, quick. See for yourself:<p><b>RELATED: A</b> …

Nissan GT-R

Hai Output: '60 Eldorado

Your weekly automotive haiku from Peter Hughes.<p><b>Utah propped-elbow</b><p><b>'60 Cadillac brother</b><p><b>we are not worthy</b><p><i>When not playing bass for the Mountain Goats or releasing Fangio fan-fic solo albums, Peter Hughes maintains the syllable-conscious automobilia blog Firebird Man.</i>

Haiku

The Aston Martin Lagonda completely uncovered thanks to Oman Air

This is what happens when your bespoke car is financed by a Middle Eastern airline.<p>The 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda uber-sedan is not for you, unless you happen to be filthy rich and living in the Middle East, so the fact that partner Oman Air blew the cover of the car is fairly immaterial.<p>What's the …

Aston Martin

Meet the 2016 Volvo XC90, then watch it roll over

Volvo's new SUV is handsome and significant, but can it take a beating?<p>Volvo has pulled the wraps off the 2016 XC90, undoubtedly a very important SUV for the brand and for well-to-do active families everywhere. No doubt it'll sell like gangbusters, at least for a couple years—and it's undeniably …

Neat

The Invasion Has Begun

Oh Boy! We Gotta Call! Let's Roll!

They're Not Meant for Everyone

That's One Way to Beat the Dog Days of Summer

Meet Patrick, The World's Oldest Wombat Virgin

The Ice Bucket Challenge On a Horse Isn't a Good Idea

Stop What You're Doing and Watch This Dog Enjoy a Massage

Feast Well, Dog Friends

Via poppzE

Puppy Pretzels Are the Best Snack for Your Heart

The Cutest Little Sniffer

New Puppy, Same Old Nap Spot

Mother's Little Wiper

Well Hullo There

The Path to the World Optical Illusion

Sunday, Happy Sunday to everyone, and time to get up and enjoy the last day of the weekend! Sunday is a day of rest and relaxation, but some people …