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After Staying a Virgin Until Marriage, I Couldn't Have Sex With My Husband

I didn't even kiss him until we were at the alter.<p>Growing up in a Christian home, I was raised to view my virginity as almost as important as my salvation.<p>It was my most precious possession, to be guarded at all costs — and the loss of it before marital bliss was possibly the most shameful thing …

Watch These Historic Formula One Cars Race Up Japan's Most Famous Road

Motorhead Magazine put together one heck of an event on roads of Japan's Hakone Turnpike<p>For its second annual hillclimb event, <i>Motorhead Magazine</i> put together a seriously cool collection of cars.<p>You rarely see old Formula One cars on the streets, but Motorhead got two of them to attend. It also got …

10 Classic Ferraris That Aren't Insanely Expensive Yet

"One day," most car enthusiasts have mused for nearly seven decades, "I will own a Ferrari."<p>"One day," most car enthusiasts have mused for nearly seven decades, "I will own a Ferrari." Anyone who watches the headlines touting collectible-car price trends could be convinced that such a goal is now …

How the Nissan Skyline GT-R Became 'Godzilla'

The origin story of a legend.<p>This wasn't a good week for fans of fast Nissans. Just three days before Christmas, its moonshot Le Mans program, which fielded a wild front-engined, front wheel drive car in the storied race, was unceremoniously canceled. Nissan's U.S.-based employees were notified of …

Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang makes 730 hp, costs $73K

Saleen's ultimate Ford Mustang joins the lineup.<p>Steve Saleen started modifying Ford Mustangs in 1984, and 31 years later, he unveils his crowning achievement. This is the Saleen 302 Black Label—the new range-topping Mustang in the longtime tuner and racer's vehicle lineup.<p>Saleen's new bodywork …

A Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R DTM Racer Is The Devil's Dream Machine

While perhaps not being given the TV coverage it deserves, Germany’s DTM competition is one of the finest forms of motorsports anywhere in the …

How the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350's Engine Is Built

That flat-plane crank, though.<p>The new rev-happy 5.2-liter V-8 in the Mustang Shelby GT350 is one of the most compelling reasons to visit a Ford dealership in 2016. Code-named Voodoo and sharing its basic architecture with the Mustang GT's 435-hp, 5.0-liter Coyote engine, this new powerplant is an …

What It's Like to Drive the Only Mazda RX-7 Spirit R in America

While other Japanese sports cars are beef, the RX-7 Spirit R is the knife that cuts the steak.<p><i>Fifty years ago today, Mazda put its first rotary-powered car on sale, the Cosmo Sport. To celebrate, here's a review, originally published December 2nd 2015, of one of its finest rotary-powered cars, the</i> …

The Muscle Car of the Future

The 707 hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has its performance priorities straight…<p>Originally published in the December issue of <i>Robb Report</i> as “Speed …

The 13 Best Sleepers For 2018

All of these cars are subtle, but they pack a serious punch. Perfect for when you want some performance, but want to fly under the radar too.<p>Faster than meets the eye.

Ford Fusion

BMW M3 E92 "Liberty Walk" - A widebody monster

The tuning specialists at PP Exclusive present the BMW M3 E92 “Liberty Walk”, a project based on the popular sports coupe and featuring a widebody …

Full Carbon Fiber Body For Ferrari F12tdf Is Drop-Dead Gorgeous

The limited edition Ferrari F12tdf, which will be manufactured in 799 units, can become even more exclusive with an aftermarket package. <br>It’s called …

Ford Shelby GT350R and Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Go Head to Head

Which muscle car will come out on top?<p>The shootout between the latest muscle car offerings from Detroit continues as Chevrolet’s champ goes out of production and Ford delivers the Shelby GT350R Mustang. On this week’s episode of <i>Head 2 Head</i>, host Jason Cammisa takes the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 …

Does the Shelby GT350R Make More Power Than the GT350?

It's GT350 vs GT350R on the Dyno<p>By now, you might have seen our dyno tests of both the <b>2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350</b> and <b>its more extreme GT350R sibling</b>.<p>To the seat of our pants, the R felt stronger than the base GT350. Our Vbox agreed—though there was a negligible 67-pound weight difference between …

Lewis Hamilton: World champion's refusal to conform is to be praised

<b>The day after I was charged with writing this feature about Lewis Hamilton, I stumbled across a documentary about Eric Bristow. And as I watched, a strange thought occurred: while Bristow had an attitude that has almost disappeared from modern sport, it is an attitude that still flickers inside</b> …

Motor Racing

Eight Modified 2016 Ford Mustangs Heading to SEMA

Includes 900-hp Mustang EcoBoost.<p>Eight modified 2016 Ford Mustangs will be on display at the Detroit automaker’s stand at the 2015 SEMA Show next month. Among the modified pony cars will be a Mustang EcoBoost pumped up to 900 hp. Ford will show more than 50 cars at the show.<p><b>Bisimoto Ford Mustang</b> …

F1 should engage with more U.S. sports - Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton thinks Formula One should start to engage with popular American sports to help raise its profile in the country.<p>Despite his recent …

Watch 12 Cars Morph From Concept to Production

See exactly what changed from the show floor to the street.<p>It's a long road from concept car to production vehicle, a road that's often full of changes. What looked awesome on a nonfunctional show car is often simply unfeasible in the real world, and concessions to safety, aerodynamics, and the …

Video: T1 Nissan GT-R Hits 2276hp at the Wheels

T1 Race Development has just released a video and claims that its potent GT-R has set a new dyno world record for the Japanese sports car. During a …

Sports Cars

Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R Is Stunning, Packs 600 HP

Hits the track in 2016.<p>Callaway Competition has completed its track-ready Corvette C7 GT3-R just in time for the upcoming 2016 racing season. The model, which took two years of planning and development to create, is the successor to the C6-based Z06.R GT3.<p>A close-up look at the Callaway reveals a …

Here are 5 Interesting Things You May Not Know About the Carbon Fiber Aston Martin Vulcan

The 2976-pound Aston Martin Vulcan was first unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and is a rear-wheel drive, track-only supercar powered by the …

Nissan's Vision Gran Turismo Concept Previews Next GT-R

Nissan’s Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo has been available to “drive”—virtually—for over a year, but now Nissan has confirmed that the concept is making its real-life debut at the Tokyo auto show later this month. The concept also hints at the next-generation GT-R.<p>The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision …

Automotive Design

Bugatti Vision GT, 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350, 2017 Mercedes S-Class Cabrio: This Week’s Top Photos

Bugatti is previewing its Veyron replacement with a supercar concept debuting this month at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. The concept was developed …

Sports Cars

Neck-Snapping New Shelby May Be the Most Fun Mustang Ever

I flash my best <i>You haven't made a terrible mistake</i> smile, shift into first, and take off down one of America's toughest race tracks.<p>I hope I'm right, …

600 Horsepower Brabus Mercedes C 63S Announced

The Mercedes AMG C 63S comes with a massive 510 horsepower and now there is an even more powerful version, the Brabus Mercedes C 63S which will come …

Auto Shows

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Review - First Drive

Worth the Wait, and Then Some<p>The wait is over and, good golly, Molly, was it worth it. No more teasing or wondering how it sounds. No more guessing if the now-famous flat-plane crank V-8 was a gamble Ford should have taken. No more hoping that the performance division didn’t spend too much time on …

How We'd Spec It: The Classic, Everyday 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 – Feature

Ever since Ford discontinued the epic Mustang Boss 302, we’ve been hunting for a hardcore, track-focused Mustang like it was an apex. With the introduction of the new Shelby GT350 and GT350R, the direct descendants of the Boss 302 and the Boss 302 Laguna Seca models, the wait is finally over. …

Sports Cars

First Ford Mustang Shelby GT350Rs Roll Off The Line At Flat Rock Plant

It’s a great week for muscle car fans all around the country as the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has started building customer examples of the new …

Lamborghini's Newest Supercar Is Insane—And So Is Its Name

Perhaps the only thing Lamborghini likes more than building bedroom poster supercars is building special editions of those bedroom poster …

Honda Civic Type R vs VW Golf GTI vs Renaultsport Megane Trophy-R (2015) review

The Japanese have always been obsessed with mythology: tales of cruel gods and paths to redemption, creatures with magical powers and legendary …