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Tour McLaren's Incredible P1 GTR Workshop

Here are 12 visions of McLaren perfection, with so many colors to choose from.<p>Is it so surprising to see that the workshop where McLaren P1 GTRs are kept is starkly white and surgically clean? This newly-opened facility in Woking, England, is where the very exclusive P1 GTRs are looked after.<p>Here …

Sports Cars

Secrets the Car Rental Companies Don't Want You to Know

<i>By: Nicole Rupersburg</i><p>@ruperstarski<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Anyone who's ever rented a car has likely experienced "car rental apoplexy" -- the anger that rages when the agent tells you the cheapest compact costs $67 per day, or when somehow they don't have any cars available upon your arrival …

Personal Finance

Contractor Hired To Remove Louisiana Confederate Monuments Finds His Lambo Burned To The Ground

Just a few days ago, David Mahler had his contracting company quit the agreements with the state of Louisiana to remove Confederate monuments, citing …

Confederate Monuments

Yup, Here's Even More Ford GT Track Testing

Watch it in action at Daytona.<p>Ford has just released another video of the Ford GT in testing, so we, as a collective audience, get another 50 seconds of Dearborn's latest mid-engined wonder carving up the track.<p>Mind you, this is following a slew of other testing videos, including the Ford GT at …

Sports Cars

What's the Diff? We Put the Torque-Vectoring Differential to the Test

Can a couple of clutches and a pair of planetary gears transform a car's handling?<p>From the October 2015 issue<p>The Japanese say torque vectoring reduces steering effort. The Germans will tell you that these trick differentials increase dynamism (whatever that means). And the Americans—just now …

Nissan

15 of the Weirdest Special Edition Cars Ever Made

Many stylistic changes. Engine upgrades, not so much.<p>Sometimes a special edition car is totally organic and makes sense. And then there are times that an automaker pairs up with a luxury manufacturer to create a bewildering special edition. These are some of the oddest we've seen.

Nissan

2016 Mustang gets '68 style hood scoop turn signals and more

For 2016, Ford's reintroducing two famous 1960s Mustang appearance packages, those nifty hood scoop turn signal repeaters, and more.<p>The new-generation Ford Mustang already packs retro-tinged styling, but Ford is turning up the nostalgia another notch for 2016 with two new appearance packages and a …

Sports Cars

Enginerdy: Why BMW's N63 twin-turbo V8 eats batteries

When cars get complicated, weird things happen. In the search for fuel economy and prodigious output, BMW's N63 twin-turbo V8 happens to chew through batteries.<p><i>Originally published in the June 2015 issue of Road & Track.</i><p>I have lots of friends who work on cars for a living. You could call them …

North America

2016 Ford Mustang GT bringing back hood turn signals

The 2016 Ford Mustang is being teased again, this time with a short video. And what you're looking at here is a nod back to Mustangs of the 1960s. Ford is bringing back a hood with turn signals in the vents.<p>In 1967, Ford offered an optional hood on the Mustang with two heat extraction vents that …

Sports Cars

Donkervoort GTO Bare Naked Edition bares all (carbon)

By leaving off the paint, Donkervoort sheds a few pounds from the already nutty D8 GTO. This is public nudity everyone can get behind.<p>For 37 years, the Dutch nuts at Donkervoort have been fiddling with Colin Chapman's Lotus Seven formula. Unlike the blokes at Caterham, the Dutch concern hasn't …

Carbon Fiber

Infiniti's real-life Vision GT concept bows in China

A digital fantasy enters the meatspace as Infiniti builds a real version of its Gran Turismo 6 concept car and shows it off in Shanghai.<p>Concept cars, of late, have fallen into two camps, the first being nearly final production designs wearing some extra bling. Others are entirely impractical …

Sports Cars

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

Cadillac may be moving out of Motown, but the CTS is already on another planet.<p>From the June 2015 issue<p>In 2014, Cadillac poached, from Infiniti, one of the auto industry’s most celebrated and outspoken execs. It also showed the 464-hp ATS-V and the 640-hp CTS-V, and said that it will be renaming …

Watch Hennessey get 847whp from a supercharged Corvette

The Texas tuner tests its HPE1000 supercharger kit, giving the C7 Corvette Stingray 847 horses and 720 lb-ft at the rear wheels.<p>The 650-hp Corvette Z06 is fast. <i>Freaky</i> fast. But Hennessey wants to outdo it with a regular ol' Stingray.<p>The Texas tuner just demonstrated how fast a bone-stock C7 Z06 …

Sports Cars

New Orleans area train blown off track in heavy storms

A train was blown off of a bridge during an intense storm in Jefferson Parish, LA, on Monday. Harrowing footage of the incident was captured on video.<p>The sky appears black in the dashboard camera footage shot by WGNO reporter Jabari Thomas, but it's actually 10:30 AM. Thomas had just passed under …

New Orleans

Report: Aston Martin DB9 Successor May Get Turbo V-12

Aston Martin isn’t making it easy, but we’re slowly uncovering clues about the successor to the DB9. Earlier this month, we caught a Aston Martin DB9 Successor Begins to Take Shape” target=”_blank”>glimpse of what the sheetmetal could look like, and now, a new report claims the automaker may be …

Aston Martin

Ford Mustang GT350/GT350R to Get Limited 2015 Release

The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is undoubtedly wicked. It packs a 500-plus-hp flat-crank V-8. Gobs of sticky rubber stuffed under widened aluminum fenders. Magnetorheological shocks. Aero-focused bodywork and track-hammering chassis tuning. And there’s more. Now, Ford says, there will be a …

Sports Cars

17 Most Fun to Drive 2015 Cars With 200 HP or Less

Anti-Hellcat-Style Automotive Fun<p>Mighty 707-hp Hellcat-powered Dodges are great, but there aren’t always enough public places to safely exploit that capability before congested roads hamper your fun. Enter cars with 200 hp or less. Unlike the Bugatti Veyron, which has an instrument cluster gauge …

Water Parks

1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX Buyer's Guide

Road to Redemption: How the Z Car Got Its Groove Back<p>The man widely regarded as the father of the Z car, Yutaka Katayama—”Mr. K” to his fans—fought to ensure that the 240Z would be a two-seat, fixed-roof sports car, not the convertible grand tourer Nissan‘s management in Japan initially wanted. …

Chevrolet Corvette

Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight is opulence par excellence

Rolls-Royce never tires of putting out limited-edition versions of the company's plush models as a way to show off what its Bespoke team is capable of. The latest in a long line of ritzy Rolls is the new Phantom Limelight Collection, which takes inspiration from the theatrical stage. The luxurious …

Rolls-Royce

Daily Driver: 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed

Daily Driver videos are micro-reviews of vehicles in the <i>Autoblog</i> press fleet, featuring impressions from the staffers that drive them every day. Today's Daily Driver features the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed coupe, reviewed by Steven Ewing.<p>With a starting price of $235,000, it's not what you'd …

Bentley Motors

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather has purchased 100 cars from one dealer

If you bought 100 Nissan Versa sedans and didn't pay a cent over MSRP and got the dealer to forgo destination and handling charges, you'd rack up a bill for $1,199,000. Floyd Mayweather has bought 100 cars from Towbin Motorcars in Las Vegas, and not a single one of them was a Nissan Versa; in fact, …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V: Target M3? - Ignition Ep. 130

Watch 180 supercars speed off in epic video

Well, lots of them were supercars. It's a hell of a collection, with nothing but engine sounds and visuals.<p>I was too busy enjoying the luxury of comparing the way nearly 200 different cars sound filmed with the same camera from the same spot to actually verify 19Bozzy92's list of cars he filmed …

Sports Cars

Bentley shows Mulsanne Speed 'Blue Train' by Mulliner

Bentley is honoring its racing heritage with a new, very limited-edition version of its Mulsanne Speed sedan. It's called the Blue Train, and it was created to remember the victory of the company's iconic Speed Six in 1930. In that contest, Bentley Chairman Woolf Barnato accepted a challenge to not …

Automotive Design

Civic enthusiast site renders killer Honda Civic Type R

Frankly, we're surprised it took so long for someone to do this.<p>CivicX.com is an enthusiast hub dedicated to the just-revealed 10th-gen Honda Civic, which was teased and well received at the 2015 New York Auto Show.<p>Part of the news coming out of the Big Apple was confirmation that the U.S. would …

Automotive Design

724-hp Audi Prologue Allroad wagon heads to Shanghai

After setting the design tone with the gorgeous Prologue coupe in LA and expanding upon it with the Avant in Geneva, Shanghai takes the theme to its natural conclusion with the Allroad show car.<p>The original Prologue show car that bowed in Los Angeles was a knockout—a big, beautiful coupe that set …

Los Angeles

2017 Maserati Levante Spy Shots And Video

These are the latest spy shots and video of prototypes for Maserati’s upcoming SUV, the Levante, which will enter production in the coming months …

Automotive Design

Ferrari VR app lets you customize in the showroom

Want a white 458 Speciale, but the dealer only has red? Don't worry, there's an app for that.<p>Buying a Ferrari can be a hassle. It's not like the prancing horse has dealerships in every one-horse town, and inventories of the six-figure supercars are notoriously slim.<p>Virtual reality to the …

Augmented Reality

Dodge Hellcat-Viper-Hellcat Thrash Battle! - Roadkill Ep. 38

BMW M2 will probably get OLED taillamps

The illumination tech is slated for use on an M car due in the "near future."<p>In the war of light versus darkness, automakers long ago abandoned good ol' fashioned halogen lamps for fancier peepers. Recently, Audi and BMW got in a little tiff over who could introduce laser headlights to the market …

Televisions