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Motorsports Weekend Guide: March 21 to March 23

The blockbuster weekend predicted in last week’s guide was as much as one could hope for. Some of the F1 teams faced mechanical woes in Australia, …

Evo sets up Porsche 911 duel

What's better, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive? That question has occupied auto enthusiasts for years, and so far, we've not really had a solid answer one way or the other. <i>Evo</i> has opted to take another whack at this tough question by pairing a pair of Porsche 911s against each other for a track …

Callaway Unleashes 652-horse Camaro Z/28

For 25 years, Chevy-tuner Callaway Cars has been making fast cars faster—or wagon-ier, in the case of the Corvette Aerowagon—and it doesn’t look like the company is going to slow down any time soon. Today, Callaway has announced a planned run of 10 Callaway-modified versions of the juicy, …

Meet the Fast n' Loud Pikes Peak death machine

Reality television is lame, except when a 500-hp Ford Falcon is involved.<p>"Just get up the hill alive." That's how Aaron Kaufman of Gas Monkey Garage replied when we asked him about his goals at this year's Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.<p>Kaufman, who costars in Discovery Channel's <i>Fast n' Loud</i>, …

Pikes Peak

King Turbo: 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort

This 1988 Porsche 959 shows only 21,426 on the odometer and is said to have two careful, detail-oriented owners from new prior to the selling dealer. …

Walkinshaw to jump from Holden to Chevy Special Vehicles?

The name Walkinshaw carries with it a proud history of collaborating with major automakers to produce some of the most lust-worthy racing machinery and road-going performance vehicles ever known. The Jaguar XJR-9 was developed by Tom Walkinshaw Racing. So were the Nissan R390, Porsche WSC-95 and …

Rezvani Motors aims to join the supercar ranks with the Beast

"What the world needs now," sang Jackie DeShannon in the Sixties, "is love, sweet love." We tend to agree, only by "love, sweet love," we mean supercars. Because as many as there may be out there, "it's the only thing that there's just too little of."<p>Fortunately there are always those looking to …

C/D Underbelly: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Chassis Explained by Mark Stielow

Mercedes CLA sales still red hot, factory adds third shift

Mercedes-Benz is continuing to see heavy demand for its compact models, like the CLA-Class, around the world, and Daimler has responded by adding a third shift at its Kecskemét, Hungary, factory starting in May. The plant, which builds the B-Class and CLA-Class, was already running two shifts and …

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The News for March 21st, 2014

Welcome to the Hooniverse News – Not Jeff Edition! After a week “off” (I wish it was actually just that), the intrepid news hound is back with plenty …

Junkyard Turbo Swap! Chevy-Powered 1971 Datsun 240Z Autocross Thrash - Roadkill Ep. 26

Photos: Aaron Kaufman's 1963 Ford Falcon

Muscle Cars

Porsche 911 with VW turbodiesel prepares for LeMons assault

LeMons racing is a wonderful example that setting limits can actually breed creativity. The series mandates that all entries must cost $500, not counting safety equipment, and that cap forces teams to be ingenious in how they build a racecar. Take for example this diesel-powered Porsche 911, which …

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS May Be Delayed Due To Engine Fix

Porsche’s next 911 GT3 RS track monster has been spotted testing in prototype form for the past several months and was originally expected to be …

Fantasy Finds Friday: Factory Five Type 65 Coupe

It was a BMW wagon that tickled my fancy last Friday. Now though I’m turning back to some American muscle. In 2013, I got to spend two glorious days …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Dicing at Barber Motorsports Park

Japan's Carmakers Gain Ground, As Russian Rouble Tumbles

As the list of winners and losers of the Crimean crisis is tallied, Japan’s carmakers rank among the unexpected winners. That’s because the Russian rouble has fallen more steeply against strong currencies, such as the euro, than it has against weaker ones, such as the recently depreciating yen. …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class first drive review

Gliding through the natural beauty and cultured history of Provence, along glass-smooth strips of winding asphalt under castle-dotted mountains, it’s …

We Hear: Could Holden Special Vehicles Expand to Chevrolet?

The team behind the wonderful Holden HSV Maloo and Commodore could possibly expand to Chevrolet and overseas, according to reports from Down Under. The Walkinshaw Group – the crew behind Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) – is reportedly looking to expand its relationship with GM to the Chevrolet brand …

Nextgen

Roadkill Datsun 240Z Races the MT Garage Kia Rio

The <i>Roadkill</i> guys weren’t too thrilled when Jonny Lieberman and Carlos Lago beat nearly all of their project cars around an autocross course in our long-term Kia Rio, so for the latest episode of <i>Roadkill</i> Freiburger and Finnegan get their revenge. The duo takes their trashed Datsun 240Z, mods it, and …

Kia Motors

Last Call- Fabulous Fords in Fort Lauderdale Edition

This past weekend Auctions America held a high-roller event in Fort Lauderdale. Two of the highlights of the auction were a 2006 Ford GT Heritage …

TOTD: Choose One – Mercedes CLA45 AMG, BMW M235i, or Subaru WRX STI

In a recent comparison, we took the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG sedan, BMW M235i coupe, and Subaru WRX STI sedan to the Streets of Willow to find out which car was the fastest before taking them to our favorite canyon roads to pick our favorite. Now, we want to know which one you would choose.<p>Each car …

Subaru

Full Specs On Callaway’s 652-Horsepower Supercharged Camaro Z/28

Just in case the 500 horsepower of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 isn’t enough to satisfy your power demands, Callaway has developed a supercharger …

Trans-Am Champ: Tullius 1978 Jaguar XJ-S

This 1978 Jaguar XJ-S was specially built for that year’s Trans-Am season, a championship it would eventually go on to dominate outright with seven …

BaT Exclusive: Street/Track 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

<b>4/1/2014 Update:</b> This Porsche has been sold.<p><b>From 3/21/2014:</b><p>This 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo (chassis WP0AA0959GN154879) has been highly modified for …

Daimler and Nissan venture to build cars in Mexico

Nissan and Daimler have been partnering ever closer for years, and now an unnamed source has told <i>Reuters</i> that the automakers have agreed to a 50-50 joint venture in Mexico that would build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models. Given that the rumors about just such a deal go back nearly six months and …

Porsche to develop new line of engines for next Panamera

When the second generation of the four-door Porsche Panamera launches, it will likely be riding a new platform, complete with an all-new family of V6 and V8 engines, according to a report coming out of the UK.<p><i>Autocar</i> reports that the so-called MSB platform will likely underpin the Panamera, and it …

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Stradale Drag Races Porsche 911 Turbo: Video

The Lamborghini Gallardo will soon be replaced by the new Huracán, but that doesn't mean it's obsolete just yet--in fact, it appears to have …

Brabus gets its grubby mitts on Mercedes CLA45 AMG

Brabus isn't afraid to get under the hood of any Mercedes-Benz to add a pinch more power and sharpen up the exterior, from the tiniest Smart all the way up to the big G-Class SUV. So it should come as no surprise that one of its latest releases is a tweaked version of the Mercedes CLA45 AMG with …