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Half Ford GT, Half Mustang: The GTT is Coming to SEMA

Production to start early next year<p>What happens when you merge the designs of the Ford Mustang and Ford GT? You create the GTT, a Mustang-based mashup slated for production early next year.<p>Zero to 60 Designs will unveil its polarizing half-Mustang, half-GT creation at SEMA next week. The automotive …

Audi's Exit from Le Mans Will Send Shock Waves through the Sport

Blame Dieselgate. Blame increasingly uncompetitive technology. Blame time.<p>The news of Audi’s upcoming departure from its long reign atop global sports-car racing was as shocking as it was inevitable. The reasoning behind the withdrawal was painfully Germanic: It’s a calculated business move and …

Sports Cars

This V8-Powered Porsche 914 Weirdo Can Be Yours for $35,000

It's the Porsche/BMW E30/Corvette/Ferrari Testarossa/Chrysler 300M mashup you didn't know you needed.<p>The wonderful thing about the Porsche 914 is that until recently, examples have been relatively inexpensive and quite plentiful, making the mid-engined runabout a fine platform on which to build the …

Here's How Close a 1997 Dodge Viper Gets to Its Original Fuel Economy

After 20 years, can it even get close to EPA estimates?<p>Back when it was new, the second-generation Dodge Viper was the living embodiment of the phrase "there's no replacement for displacement." It used a massive, naturally aspirated 8.0-liter V10 that in GTS guise made 450 horsepower. …

These 20 Cars Won't Make It to 2017

Whether they left quietly under the cover of night or simply were pushed aside by a new and improved version of their former selves, these are the 20 cars that won't make it to 2017.

Here's How to Turn Any Old Garage Into the Car Space of Your Dreams

Expert detailer Larry Kosilla takes us through the two-month long process of turning his two-car garage into a haven for his obsession.<p>All of us hope to create our own dream garage. Such a place is a sanctuary for gearheads to store and work on their cars, and make memories with friends and family. …

This Might Be the Single Greatest Save in Motorcycle Racing History

How Randy Mamola rode out of this, we have no idea.<p>If you've ever been on a motorcycle and had something go wrong, you know how quickly a small mistake can turn into a big problem. And when your bike starts to slide unexpectedly, it can be almost impossible to recover. Heck, even missing a little …

This Shop Will Build You an Electric Corvette for $750,000

The electric Corvette-building firm Genovation is back with its take on the new C7 Grand Sport.<p>Remember Genovation? It's the same Maryland-based firm that built a crazy, all-electric C6 Corvette that could go 200 mph. Now it's building another zero-emissions 'Vette, and this time, it's based on the …

Audi's $1.1 million all-electric supercar is no more

The all-electric Audi R8 e-tron was always sort of a concept car you could actually buy. It made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show last year, offering an electric variant of the sporty R8, albeit at a massively inflated €1 million ($1.1 million) price. You couldn’t order it online, and Audi made …

SEMA 2016: Ford Teases Custom Mustangs and Fusions

Eight more modified rides coming to Las Vegas<p>You can always count on the Ford Motor Company to go big at the SEMA show and 2016 is no exception. Four of the tricked out F-150s that they will be showcasing at this year’s show made the rounds last week and now it’s time for a peek at some of the …

Ferrari has a good reason for staying away from all-electric cars

It also helps that zero-emission, long-range electric vehicles will help carmakers meet stringent forthcoming government fuel-economy and environmental regulations. That's why EVs are often derided behind buzzy scenes as "compliance vehicles."<p>One car company that wants nothing to do with this is …

How much is a prototype Tesla Roadster really worth?

How much would you pay to own one of the earliest Tesla Roadster electric sports cars?<p>Early production models and prototypes of notable cars can …

Gallery: the best images from this month's Top Gear magazine

Welcome to the November issue of Top Gear magazine, and our annual Speed Week special.<p>We’ve picked the 18 best performance cars of 2016, driven …

Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Cars Would Choose Passenger Lives Over Bystanders

In comments published last week by <i>Car and Driver</i>, Mercedes-Benz executive Christoph von Hugo said that the carmaker’s future autonomous cars will …

This Electric Go-Kart With 54 FT-LB of Torque Is Uncontrollably Awesome

A 15-horsepower electric motor turns this cheapo go-kart into an overpowered freak machine.<p>Any one of us who played with go karts as a kid had a dream of cramming more power into that spindly little frame. Until recently, that would've involved sourcing a bigger, heavier engine from a different …

Mercedes' Upcoming S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Will Offer Wireless Charging

No need for bulky charging cables.<p>A plug-in hybrids' clean, nearly silent rechargeable electric power can be seen as a perk worth some extra cost to those who want to be seen as conscientious consumers, and drawing power from the grid is becoming easier to do as infrastructure expands. But the …

3 Top Driverless Car Stocks to Buy Now

The autonomous driving market is poised to grow to $77 billion by 2035, and automakers and tech companies alike are already expanding quickly into this market through semi-autonomous vehicles.<p>Investors looking to benefit from driverless cars would be wise to consider <b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ: TSLA), <b>Ford</b> (NYSE: …

Autonomous Cars

Alpine's First Road Car Since 1995 Will Debut This Year

Finally, a French alternative to Alfa Romeo and Lotus.<p>Early this year, we were treated to the Alpine Vision Concept, a modern reimagining of the lovely Renault Alpine A110 sports car of the 1960s. It promised a lightweight, mid-engine two-seater to go up against the Lotus Exige and the Alfa Romeo …

Can Ford Continue Speeding Ahead In This Market?

Ford (NYSE:F) has done well in Europe this year. The company has been able to turn around its European operations from a loss-making one a few years …

European Union

A weekend in an Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Abraham Lincoln once surmised that if you gave him six hours to chop down a tree, he would spend the first four hours “sharpening the axe”.<p>To use …

New Pure McLaren Experience Lets You Drive a 570S On the Arctic Circle

It sure beats a regular hum-drum trackday<p>McLaren just revealed a new driving experience for those with deep pockets, and it’s not a cookie-cutter trackday like you might expect. For the princely sum of just $15,000 per person, McLaren will provide lodging, amenities, and a camouflaged 570S for a …

Infiniti just introduced a breakthrough new engine — and it doesn't have anything to do with electric cars

It's called the VC-Turbo, and it's important.<p>The world is busy these days thinking about an electric-car future, but the vast majority of the vehicles on the road are powered by internal combustion engines and will be for decades.<p>And before you start thinking that IC engines are yesterday's dirty …

Check Out Every Inch of Ken Block's 1400-HP Stunt Car

The craziest Mustang ever made is back with more power.<p>Ken Block's Hoonicorn, an 845-hp all-wheel-drive drift machine based very loosely on a 1965 Ford Mustang, is one of the wildest cars ever built. It starred in Block's Gymkhana 7, where it tore around Los Angeles like no car before it. By …

Here Is The First Car That Could Challenge Tesla's Electric Dominance

Chinese-backed Atieva plans to debut the Atvus sedan before the end of the year.<p>Over the last few months, we've been entertained by Edna, a Mercedes Metris work van with a 900-hp electric drivetrain developed by Chinese-backed electric car company Atieva. Edna notably beat a Ferrari 458 Speciale, …