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Retro review of the twin-turbo Toyota Supra you missed in the '90s

The twin-turbo fourth-generation Toyota Supra has slowly built up a reputation as one of the premiere sports coupes of the 1990s. The image was partially helped by its inclusion in the original <i>The Fast and the Furious</i> in 2001, but even before that it was part of the quartet of Japanese performance …

7 Questions You Should Ask to Be the Most Impressive Job Candidate

Most interviewers follow a basic model these days called “Behavioral Interviewing.” The purpose is to see how a candidate has acted in the past in …

Scion Chops Part of the Roof Off the FR-S Sports Car for SEMA

For years, rumors have swirled about Scion building a convertible version of the FR-S. Alas, well into the FR-S’s life cycle, such a thing has never appeared, at least not in production form. There was a concept, the FT-86 Open, which Scion parent company Toyota showed last year at the Geneva auto …

Sports Cars

Scion Challenged Three Media Outlets to Build the Ultimate FR-S

Scion’s annual Tuner Challenge, in which three tuners are given a Scion, $15,000, and 90 days to customize the car for the SEMA show, has become something we look forward to every year. For 2014, Scion has changed things up: instead of handing the cars over to tuners, the automaker issued its …

Sports Cars

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

High-speed Rail

Xcar goes analog with the Ferrari F40

We will forever be in love with the Ferrari F40. From its blunt-force appearance to its 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine living and breathing perilously close to the driver's head, the F40, the last model designed and built with input from Enzo Ferrari himself, has been and likely always will …

Got $7 million? A Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is (allegedly) for sale

Slightly used, a lot more expensive.<p>Lamborghini's genius strategy of offering short-run, massive-profit cars is so financially attractive that Ferrari is finally biting their flavor and doing likewise next month. The Lambos in question are cars you know and love: the track-only Sesto Elemento, the …

Sports Cars

The Best Jeep That Jeep Doesn't Build

The American Expeditionary Vehicles' JK350, a thoroughly modified Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, vs. Daniel, the most insanely difficult trail in North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest.<p><b>North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest is</b> laced with off-road-vehicle trails, the most notorious of which, Daniel, …

You're A Brand: Dressing With Confidence

Confidence-It is among the most important things that we must master in life. It can mean the difference between you and everything you want out of life. It takes confidence to step out of your house in the morning; it takes confidence to look in the mirror and like what you see; it takes …

If Jim Glickenhaus ran Ferrari...

Super-enthusiast shares his ideas on what's best for Maranello.<p>Ferrari CEO Luca De Montezemolo angrily left the company this week. In the wake of that news, super-enthusiast, collector, and now boutique automaker James Glickenhaus took to Facebook with his ideas for how Ferrari could thrive and …

Sports Cars

I took on the fastest man on the Dragon with a 458 Speciale

Fast guys on one of our deadliest roads.<p><i>The unmistakable pops and raps of a Mazda rotary interrupt the whip-poor-will's haunting call. It's past dusk on a sticky June day, and across the valley, the fleeting light outlines the mountain. The road over there is a half-mile away, cut into the</i> …

North Carolina

Ferrari Chairman rage quits, calls the brand 'American'

Marchionne to run the show.<p>Bloomberg reports Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has resigned from the automaker after 23 years at the helm. He'll serve until October 13.<p>Montezemolo quit after disagreeing with parent company Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne over Ferrari's future. Marchionne …

Sergio Marchionne

Photos: Ferrari Enzo Prototype

Sports Cars

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S Preview, Live Photos: Affalterbach’s New Super Coupe

Sleek, stylish, and chock full of heritage, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT has arrived. It’s the brand’s second bespoke car, and while it shares some of …

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Hits 25.8 MPG In August, Another All-Time High

In October 2007, when the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute began tracking the fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S., …

2015 Ferrari California T

Brought to you by the letter "T," for turbo.<p>Five years ago, if you’d asked Ferrari engineers why they didn’t use turbochargers, you probably would’ve gotten colorful responses involving a lot of suggestive hand gestures. With very few exceptions (F40), forced induction used to be blasphemous in …

Ferrari

Fall in love with the madness of the Nürburgring 24-hour race

We like the 24 Hours of Le Mans just fine. With the world's manufacturers in attendance and a varied field of classes and cars circling a high-speed circuit that's partially hewn from public roads, the appeal of the crown jewel of endurance racing is obvious. But, if you're tired of all the Le Mans …

A Few Helpful Tips on Driving Much, Much Too Fast

High-performance racing instructor Ingrid Steffensen offers a few pointers on taking on the track like a pro.<p>(Photo Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)<p><b>Here is what I do on weekends: I put on a crash helmet</b> and climb into fast cars with strangers and teach them how to drive on a racetrack. I am a …