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2016 Koenigsegg Regera: 1500 Horsepower, Single-Speed Gearbox

It don't need no stinkin' multi-ratio transmission.<p>Koenigsegg has built fewer cars during its entire existence than Ferrari produces in a single week, and yet the Swedish hypercar manufacturer has become disproportionally adept at winning headlines. Take for example the Regera, the company’s …

2014 McLaren P1

Speed Drunk: On the track and the road, it will turn you into a quivering blob.<p>Here is a rough transcript of what I uttered when I first unleashed the full 903 horsepower of the McLaren P1: “[Cackle, cackle] Holy [bleep]! That’s . . . [cackle]. I, uh . . . wow. [cackle].”<p>It was about then that my …

Lamborghini Esperienza 2014: Getting schooled in an Aventador

There are few things that make you feel better than you actually are: listening to instead of enduring the Easter sermon; wearing black; alcohol.<p>The Lamborghini Aventador is one of those. The Italian supercar could be classified as a mind-altering substance, or human growth hormone.<p>“It makes you …

Sports Cars

Indian Motorcycle roars back into business

When 92-year-old Bobby Hill was a young man, he raced Indian motorcycles in Dodge City, Kan., and other tracks across the country, going toe-to-toe with Harley-Davidson bikes in a fierce rivalry.<p>But the Indian motorcycle company, an iconic brand that counted movie stars and racing fanatics among …

James Dean

The Physics of Injectables: Hypodermic Horsepower

Shooting up a little extra performance isn't just for cyclists and baseball players, you know.<p>Engines are designed to run on commonly available fuels, but as every street racer knows, injecting a little something extra can help performance. (Certain athletes seem to have picked up on this concept, …

2014 SRT Viper GTS

"It's A Viper. It Should Scare Some People."<p>My boyhood shelves were packed with all sorts of toys, but my favorites were miniature diecast cars. Even though I'd spend hours building challenging gravity tracks for the smallest and sleekest of the bunch, my prized vehicles were not scaled-down …

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

Canon EOS

Last Call- Movimiento Dos Edition

Two strokes are weird. They make use of that bottom half of the engine for things that four strokes just are too genteel to do. Of course, that’s …

Audi A8L top speed: 0- 250+ km/h

Lexus gets top brand marks from Consumer Reports; Ford, Jeep hit hard

<i>Consumer Reports</i> has released its 2014 Car Brand Report Cards, with Lexus again reigning at the top and doing so with the same industry-topping score of 79 that it registered in last year's Report Cards. This year, the institute credited its lineup for being "usually quiet, comfortable, and …

Hennessey Venom supercar narrowly tops land speed record

Supercars are designed to push the limits, be it in performance or design sensibilities. But in a flat out race, speed is everything. That's what makes a new record set by the Hennessey Venom GT so impressive. The supercar — which runs between $600,000 to $1 million — was clocked at 270.49 mph …

Supercharged Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 Makes 652 HP

Known for turning out high-performance variants of General Motors vehicles like the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray GT3 racer, Corvette AeroWagon conversion, and SS sedan, Callaway has just revealed details of its newest creation dubbed the Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652.<p>Based on the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro …

Sports Cars

Lotus Motorcycles C-01 now 'ready for the road'

When we first laid eyes on leaked images of the Lotus Motorcycles C-01, we wondered if its laid-back, sport cruiser shape was really appropriate for a motorcycle bearing any connection with Colin Chapman and the company's famous "add lightness" mantra. We've now seen official pictures of the bike …

Lamborghini Wants to Grow Lineup, Clear "Illicit" Stereotypes

Lamborghini’s Urus, due in 2017, is central to the brand’s plan for sales growth.<p>Lamborghini wants to grow its supercar lineup to at least three models in the coming years to better compete with Ferrari, and the brand won’t be stopping with SUVs. Former COO Michael Lock told <i>Car and Driver</i> that a …

In-Depth with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Name Game: With looks inspired by the new Corvette race car and a power target inspired by the old ZR1, this thing really ought to be called something else.<p>What car are we describing? It’s a wedge-shaped, two-seat Chevrolet with a rear transaxle, a front-mounted pushrod 6.2-liter V-8 with an …

Toyota Supra Trademark, Chevy Camaro Z/28, Ermini Revival: Car News Headlines

It’s been revealed that Toyota has renewed its trademark filing for the Supra name. Interestingly, the revelation comes just weeks after reports …

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale First Drive [w/video]

On A Scale Of One To Ten, We're Going To Need A New Scale<p>Where the current roadgoing Ferrari coupe with its rear-mounted V8 can go beyond this Speciale edition, I don't know. The 458 Italia and Spider already hold a very dear place in the hearts of anyone who has driven them on a sunny day over …

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Photos: 2015 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S vs. BMW M5 Competition Pack

With 1152 Horsepower, the Going Gets<p>There was a time, not all that long ago, when the conclusion of this test would have been forgone. The AMG, a previously sedate Mercedes-Benz taxicab, was the recipient of a heart transplant in the form of a snarling pugilist of a motor with ice and fire flowing …

Luxury Lifestyle

A Car is Born: Design in Motion

It's all about six basic steps...and a lot of compromises.<p>Like all forms of creation, birthing a new car is messy, painful, beautiful, and full of bartering with unseen deities. The more you learn about the process, the more miraculous it seems cars are made at all. The exterior-design stage alone …

Mockups

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