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6-year-old asks GM CEO to revive the Chevy El Camino

Rafael Barkan has some product advice for Mary Barra.<p>Even though he's at least ten years away from legally driving one, six-year-old Rafael Barkan is crazy for cars. One car in particular — the Chevrolet El Camino — has caught his fancy, and he's so dismayed that there isn't a new one available, …

Top 5: The world's best custom BMW R nineTs

BMW came out swinging when they released the R nineT. Even before the bike went on sale, it was farmed out to some of the world’s top custom builders: a clear indication of BMW’s new-found love for the custom scene.<p>There’s a lot to love about the R nineT itself. It’s powered by the punchy 1200cc …

Previewing 3D-Printed Cars at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Get Ready to Describe Vehicle Speed in Terms of Days to Develop, Not Miles Per Hour<p>Local Motors has been making a splash at shows such as SEMA and Detroit by 3-D printing its Strati EV on a Cincinnati Inc. BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) 7-by-12-foot-bed 3-D printer right on the show floor. …

First Ride In Local Motors' 3D-Printed Car – Auto Shows

When Local Motors invited us to take a ride in its first-generation Strati at the Detroit auto show, we figured it would be a short, very low-speed jaunt and there would probably be little to glean about the car’s viability. The car, which was first shown in September, was largely constructed via …

How I Made It: Derek Jenkins, design director at Mazda North America

<b>The gig:</b> As director for design at<p>MazdaNorth America in Irvine, Derek Jenkins leads the design direction of Mazda's current and future vehicle lineup. Jenkins, 44, has shaped the look of the brand'stop-selling models and is the penbehind the upcoming refresh of the MX-5 Miata.<p><b>Riding the wave:</b> …

1993 Nissan 240SX Project Long-Term Update 3

240SX Becomes Our 240SS: From the Discard Pile, Speed. Glorious Speed.<p>“It’s silly.” That’s the best way I’ve found to describe our little white Nissan. Why? Because now it has 430 horsepower, weighs 2808 pounds, and sports a short, 4.083 final drive. It’s fast, and it puts a smile on the face of …

2000-hp Nissan GT-R rips AWD wheelies, 7.7-sec quarter

The most monstrous Godzilla.<p>AMS Performance calls this car the Alpha Omega GT-R, and for good reason. It's built to do exactly one thing: be the fastest of its ilk down the quarter mile. The Nissan V6 under the hood has been bored out to 4.0 liters. It wears ported cylinder heads, custom camshafts, …

U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says

New-car average fuel economy has steadily risen over the past few years, as carmakers work to meet stricter U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy …

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Incredible 1200-hp 1970 Pontiac Firebird Restomod Sells for $87K

We are but humble truth-seekers here at <i>Car and Driver</i>, bringing you answers to age-old questions like “What’s the most epic death machine on Craigslist?”, “What do the paramedics drive in Dubai?”, and “Mommy, where do Pontiac Azteks come from?” And that’s just in the last 24 hours or so.<p>Now we have …

12 Instagram accounts we love

And You Will, Too<p>Photographing a car seems deceptively simple. See car, take photo. But anyone who has ever attempted to convey what a car stirs in the enthusiast heart using hashtags knows it is not that easy. A car's personality can change from every angle. Lighting and background are deceptively …

This Is the World's Smallest Functional V-12 Engine

You'd never guess it judging by the collection of tiny, intricate works of kinetic art on display in his workshop, but José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, a.k.a. "Patelo," claims to be a "very impatient person." A retired naval mechanic, Patelo continues to create after his contemporaries have ditched …

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This Is the World's Smallest Functional V-12 Engine

You’d never guess it judging by the collection of tiny, intricate works of kinetic art on display in his workshop, but José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, a.k.a. “Patelo,” claims to be a “very impatient person.” A retired naval mechanic, Patelo continues to create after his contemporaries have ditched …

Roland Sands x Indian: "Track Chief"

The Indian Chieftain is a big motorcycle, designed to soak up the miles on the smooth highways of ‘Murica. The star of the show is the new Thunder Stroke engine, a mighty 111 cubic inch (1811cc) monster pumping out 119 ft-lbs of torque.<p>It’s a remarkably good-looking motor, and it caught the eye of …

Donkervoort D8 GTO is the meanest Lotus 7 knock-off you've ever heard

Dutch company Donkervoort may have launched its nutty D8 GTO a few years ago already, but that doesn't mean we find the car any less insane today. With 380 turbocharged horsepower produced by its Audi-sourced 2.5-liter engine, and just about 1,500 pounds to move around (plus driver), the Lotus …

Zenos unleashes turbocharged E10 S featuring Ford EcoBoost power

Colin Chapman's legacy of "adding lightness" has filtered down to many followers, from Lotus to Caterham and now to Zenos. Started by a pair of former Lotus and Caterham execs, Zenos unveiled its first model based on its innovative carbon and aluminum backbone chassis earlier this year at Autosport …

Electric turbos promise big performance and efficiency gains in the near future

We Dive Deep With Audi's Revolutionary New Turbo Tech<p>An electric turbo system boosts efficiency between 15 and 20 percent, according to Audi.<p>Turbochargers, like acoustic guitars, use moving air to create magic. And electric turbochargers, like electric guitars, provide the ability to amp up that …

Independents of Speed, European: Christian von Koenigsegg – Interview

<b>Age:</b> 42<p><b>Hometown:</b> Stockholm, Sweden<p><b>Company:</b> Koenigsegg Automotive AB; 62 employees at its 43,000-square-foot Swedish headquarters, located on the Ängelholm airfield.<p><b>Past projects:</b> The first CC8S was delivered to a customer in 2002, and its successor, the 806-hp CCR, briefly held the record for the …

You should build your own retro cafe racer

A good cafe racer can be pricey. Which is why you should do it yourself.<p>Motorcycles that look like something out of an old Steve McQueen movie—retro, minimalist, and tough—are seeing a resurgence. These bikes revive the 1960s café-racer look made popular when European kids stripped down their …

Why every car should come with clear valve covers

I could watch this all day.<p>Allow me to present your moment of Zen for the day. There is something mesmerizing about watching a pushrod V8 valvetrain do its thing. Unless you're adjusting your valves, most of the time your rocker arms stay hidden under a snappy set of valve covers.<p><b>READ MORE: If you</b> …

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Chris Harris Takes You To Drift School: Video

Our friends at /DRIVE are embarking on a new season now, and while the model for their business has changed a bit, the awesomeness hasn’t. Here, …

2015 Polaris Slingshot: Three Wheels And A Prayer

Polaris, the powersports giant, moves from off-road, snow and slush directly onto the pavement with its new three-wheeled motorcycle, the Slingshot, and a prayer that enthusiasts will embrace the hot rod two-seater.<p>Polaris makes a wide range of powersports equipment, including Victory and Indian …

Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang appears at EAA Oshkosh

Ford is back at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, WI, on July 31 auctioning off its seventh Mustang for charity, and this is one seriously mean looking 2015 'Stang. All of the money from the sale goes to give free introductory flights to young people to get them …

California company reinvents the rotary engine

Addresses shortcomings of past rotaries while promising better power and efficiency.<p>The rotary engine could be on the verge of a revolution.<p>California startup GoTek Energy has received a patent for a new type of motor – one that addresses some of the shortcomings of past rotaries, while promising …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

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The Ryno one-wheeled motorcycle is a 'Dragon Ball' fantasy brought to life

A Portland startup has crafted a one-of-kind electric vehicle<p>The genesis of the Ryno one-wheeled electric motorcycle can be traced back to a moment when Chris Hoffman’s daughter asked if he could build something like what she saw in an episode of <i>Dragon Ball</i>. A few years later, the Ryno is now a …