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Watch a Porsche Racing Engine Rebuilt in 3 Minutes

One of racing's most famous engines gets a teardown, and we all get to watch.<p>If you're not familiar with the name Canepa, you should be. Bruce Canepa is one of the biggest names in the classic Porsche community thanks to his stunning collection of assorted racing Porsches and vintage metal, …

Why You Don't 'See' Motorcycles on the Road

As illustrated by the SUV driver who nearly ran me over.<p>The late-model Ford Escape and I arrived at the intersection in my neighborhood at about the same time. I recognized the driver, a nice guy whose kids play with mine. I brought my Honda CB1100 to a stop and waited. So did he. Which was …

Driverless Cars

The 993 GT2 Wasn't the First Widowmaker Porsche Ever Made

The Porsche 930 Turbo was making widows long before that.<p>When the term "widowmaker" starts getting thrown around, it's almost always referring to Porsche 911 Turbos. While Porsche has a long history of building Turbos, the one that started it all was the 930 Turbo.<p>The combination of copious amounts …

Porsche

The Secret Lives of Sleeping Cars

“Years ago I was struck by a simple remark that a visiting writer made while we were stuck in one of L.A.’s famous traffic jams: ‘I wonder where all these cars go to rest at night.’ I started to wonder myself.”—<i>Gerd Ludwig</i><p>Photographer Gerd Ludwig has always had a fascination with cars, something …

Uncovering a Long-Lost Aston Martin While Riding Around Cuba in Castro's Limos

Road & Track contributor Jonathan Ward explored Cuba's car culture this summer and discovered way more than he expected.<p>This summer, I had finally had enough. After years of people telling me about all the great cars in Cuba—which had only become even more frequent in the past year since President …

The U.S. Marine Corps' New Amphibious Vehicle Is as Powerful as a Hellcat

And it's way faster on water.<p>This is the Amphibious Combat Vehicle, designed by BAE Systems to be an improvement over the current vehicle, which makes 400-hp. The ACV now gets 700-hp, in addition to improvements to the all-terrain mobility, interior seat structure, and survivability and force …

Military

Fans, friends, family bid farewell to 'Rembrandt' of cars George Barris

It was one part funeral procession, one part classic car show – a gleaming parade of vintage, frequently tricked out automobiles with standout paint jobs and painstaking detail work.<p>Family members, friends and devoted fans gathered Saturday outside the<p>Forest LawnHall of Liberty to remember custom …

Hot Wheels

The Porsche 962 Race Car Is the Aspiration of All Porsches

Explore the first customer car of its kind, belonging to the Dyson Racing group.<p>While many are pining over the 911 Carrera Rennsport Reunion Edition revealed earlier, true enthusiasts had their eye on another Porsche at the Rennsport Reunion this year in the form of this pristine Porsche 962. The …

Here are 10 of the Best Sounding Cars of All Time

Prepare your ears.<p>With so many cars piping artificial sound into the cabins these days, it's easy to forget that once upon a time cars were revered for the way their engine notes would make you weak in the knees and make your heart flutter.<p>These cars can still do that, because they sound like cars …

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• German<br>• Porsche<br>• Racing<br>• Rare<br>• Vintage<p>The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS is considered by many in the hardcore section of the …

Auctions

Hobbyist hand-builds a tiny, running W32 engine

It took 2,500 hours to build from scratch, and runs so smoothly you can balance a coin on it.<p>Think it's nerve-wracking to assemble a freshly-rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that's cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and …

Porsche Carrera 3.2 Teardown

Hot Rods

A man's 14 year goal: a faster lap time in his Porsche

Jack Olsen and his 1972 Porsche 911 have haunted Willow Springs for 14 years.<p>Jack Olsen's 14-year relationship with this 1972 Porsche 911 is very simple: it's all about trying to get a better lap time at Willow Springs. That's it.<p>Every year, it's tweaked and adjusted, on an extremely limited …

Ferrari 288 GTO

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Engineering<br>• Ferrari<br>• Italian<br>• Luxury<br>• Rare<p>The Ferrari 288 GTO (or more correctly the Ferrari GTO) was the first prancing …

This McLaren F1 replica was built from scrap by a Top Gear fanatic

If <i>Field of Dreams</i> had been made about an automotive enthusiast, its most famous line would need to have been, "If you build it, they will come... and then build their own replicas of yours." More evidence of that comes from Polish amateur mechanic Jack Mazur, who decided to build a copy of his …

The World's Oldest Known "Computer" is Older Than We Thought

Used to predict eclipses.<p>The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient instrument generally considered the world's first analog computer.<p>Found in a …

Lamborghini Miura owner sues garage over million-dollar car-b-que [w/video]

Remember about a year and a half ago when a rare, classic Lamborghini Miura SV went up in flames in London? Its owner sure does. And he's not willing to write it off, pointing fingers squarely at the Lamborghini dealership in London for causing the fire.<p>It may seem like a difficult case to make, …

Barn-find Batmobile is the first one ever built, three years before Barris

When we think of the original Batmobile, George Barris is the name that comes up almost as soon as Adam West, nevermind that there was a <i>Batman</i> television show nearly a decade before that famous pairing. It's time to rewrite the file, though, so that we think of Forrest Robinson and All-Star Dairy …

Chris Harris does road and track work in the LaFerrari

Yes, we know, we <i>just</i> saw Chris Harris smoking it up around Anglesey Circuit in a Porsche 911 GT3 and a Ferrari 458 Speciale, and here he is again. But this is Harris in one of the (three!) era-defining supercars, and we simply can't miss that.<p>Harris celebrates every aspect of the Ferrari LaFerrari …

The Porsche 934

Check out 10 photos of the legendary Porsche 934, an icon from Porsche's most insane era of turbocharged, racing 911s.<p>Check out 10 photos of the legendary Porsche 934.

Porsche

Overkill, On Steroids: Porsche 934 vs. Porsche 935

Manifestations of the 911's hairiest days.<p>A Porsche 935 is basically all engine.<p>It is all engine, and then some more engine, and then more engine after that. You open the rear lid and think, No. This is wrong. That's a dishwasher, maybe, or a particularly randy sump pump. It does not look capable …

Le Mans

Batmobile Blueprints

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Art<br>• Design<br>• Films<p>Although these blueprints of the Batmobile don’t contain enough information to rebuild one in your …

How to fix Facebook's News Feed

Facebook’s News Feed is broken! Facebook is only showing me stupid stuff! My News Feed is boring! Facebook is lame! The News Feed is useless!<p>If any of those exclamations sound familiar, this quick guide is for you and your friends. Most articles about “fixing” and “improving” the News Feed focus on …

2014 Pagani Huayra

A Cool $1.84 Million -€“ Therapy Not Included<p>As I pilot the Pagani Huayra down a busy Los Angeles freeway, I can't help but grow increasingly concerned about my psychological state – I've got a sneaking suspicion that I'm going a bit mad.<p>My default condition as a law-abiding citizen is to typically …

Xcar goes analog with the Ferrari F40

We will forever be in love with the Ferrari F40. From its blunt-force appearance to its 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine living and breathing perilously close to the driver's head, the F40, the last model designed and built with input from Enzo Ferrari himself, has been and likely always will …

Watch this to fall even harder in love with the Lancia Stratos

The Lancia Stratos might be one of the few cars of the '70s that looks as jaw-droppingly perfect today as the moment it went on sale. For a model that's around 40 years old, the Lancia still looks both mean and modern. Event better, this Italian rally legend can back up its razor-sharp styling too …

TOTD: 707-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or 580-hp Camaro ZL1?

With a 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 under the hood, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the king of muscle car bragging rights. Its torque output is rated 650 lb-ft of torque. That’s 45 hp and 19 lb-ft more than the discontinued 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 and 127 hp and 94 lb-ft than the …

Sports Cars

Renovo Coupe, Silicon Valley’s electric time warp

Renovo Motors has announced that its Shelby Daytona-based electric supercar is almost ready for public consumption. Better get ready, public, because there's a lot to consume.<p>The American company took the opportunity of last weekend's Pebble Beach Concours (where some Ferraris sold for – cue Dr …

Silicon Valley

1968 Dodge Charger Hemi

It looks like the Chrysler Corporation is flat out in the automobile business again.<p>From the November 1967 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Last year, we applauded Plymouth for building what we thought was the best looking Detroit car of 1967, the Barracuda. A remarkable feat, considering the Chrysler …

Sports Cars