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How Formula 1 Steering Wheels Have Evolved Since the 1950s

They're not even wheel-shaped anymore.<p>When we talk about Formula 1 cars and how they've changed over the years, we tend to focus on engines. Many fans, for example, miss the V10 and V12 engines from the past. But while the sound they make is definitely lacking, the turbocharged V6 that's currently …

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This Subaru-Powered Porsche 356 Speedster Replica May Be Better Than the Real Thing

Purists won't like it, but anyone who drives it won't care.<p>When they were new, Porsche 356 Speedsters cost less than $3000. That may have put them in "affordable sports car" territory, but these days, it's a completely different story. 356 Speedsters have become incredibly valuable, easily costing …

Autos

How Jaguar cloned a legendary supercar from 1957

How to recreate auto tech from 60 years ago.<p>In 1957, automakers simply did not make the engineering of its race cars available to the average (even supremely wealthy) driver. Jaguar did. In the 1950s, it let loose its classic XKSS, a model based on the D-Type that won LeMans three years running. It …

WWII Veteran finally gets the Mustang restoration he deserves

Harry Donovan, a B-17 bomber pilot in WWII, was in a nightmare restoration scenario after his chosen restorer took his money and never returned his 1967 Mustang. While the car was eventually found, parts were missing, and Donovan was out money and time. However, thanks to the kindness of car …

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Classic Cars

Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive - Pocket-lint

In a movie set in the a post apocalyptic future, it'll be the Tesla Model 3 that we see dotted about the landscape. That's because this is going to …

Tesla

Volkswagen 23-Window Microbus + Eriba Puck Camper

The Volkswagen Microbus is known by a range of different names in different countries – some call them the Kombi, some know them as the Transporter, …

These are the amazing supercars that the Dubai police drive around in

Dubai's reputation for extravagance also applies to its police.<p>The force has built up its vehicle fleet, and it's not worrying about cost, adding a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and more — some of them worth more than a million dollars.<p>There's little practical use for a …

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This Film Of A Ferrari 250 GTO Being Driven In The Hills Will Blow Your Mind

| By<p>|<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlus<p>Back in April 2014, the crew at Petrolicious were fortunate enough to get their hands on a rare 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. As …

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 - Head 2 Head Ep. 71

Eight Crazy Mustangs Coming to SEMA 2015

Ford is pulling out all the stops with an octet of wild custom 'Stangs for this year's SEMA show.<p>The number of modified Mustangs Ford plans to display at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas is truly outrageous. After all, couldn't there just be one modded version of each basic Mustang that's …

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These are the coolest racing cars of all time

“Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation.” As an expression of why motorsport is cool, …

Volkswagen 21 Window Samba

The 21 Window Volkswagen Samba was the most luxurious version of the iconic Type 2 Microbus, it was offered in both 23 and 21 window variants and …

11 of the Greatest American Race Cars of All Time

Racing is in America's blood.<p>Racing is in America's blood. This country has created some of the boldest, most successful, and most innovative racecars in history. Here are 11 of our favorites—and they only scratch the surface of America's rich racing heritage.

Is Dodge Killing the Viper?

The new UAW contract could spell the end for Viper.<p>Could the iconic, but slow-selling, Dodge Viper be headed for its final off-ramp? That's the implication buried in the proposed FCA/UAW contract, which has the boisterous muscle car's Detroit assembly plant shutting down in 2017.<p>The news about the …

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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 …

Tesla's cars can drive themselves starting tomorrow

At a press event today, Tesla announced the release tomorrow of version 7.0 of the Model S software, a big, widely anticipated new build that finally enables the car's self-driving features. Those capabilities were first announced last year and the necessary sensors were added to all Model S cars …

The ten coolest cars

In his column in this month’s Top Gear magazine, Charlie Turner gave some indication of how much argument this whole debate had caused. It was always …

You Can Afford This Bugatti—But You Can’t Drive It

Bugatti is between eras. Since it was acquired by Volkswagen in 1998, the French luxury and racing outfit has made just one model. Superlative in …

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

The Ferrari 330 GTC was introduced in March 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show, it quickly won favour with the Ferrari cognoscenti for its exceptionally …

Ford Mustang is the world's best-selling sports car

The Ford Mustang is unquestionably a performance icon in the US, but now the venerable pony car can tout being among the world's favorites, too. According to the latest global data by IHS Automotive, the 'Stang is the world's best-selling sports car through the first half of 2015, with 76,124 …

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This is the US military’s replacement for the Humvee

It’s taken almost a decade, but the US Pentagon has finally decided on a vehicle to replace the aging Humvee, or, more commonly, the Hummer. Meet …

Watch Chris Harris fall in love with a Bugatti EB110 SS

The poor Bugatti EB110 SS gets no love. Like the overachiever who's rapidly outshined by his younger brother, enthusiasts flock to the 1,000-horsepower Veyron, while the older Bug isn't viewed with quite the same reverence as its contemporaries, the Ferrari F40, McLaren F1, and Lamborghini Diablo. …

Sports Cars

1,200 HP Nissan GT-R Races 1,200 HP Bugatti Veyron on Papenburg High Speed Oval

We’ve seen plenty of races that pitted the Bugatti Veyron, in its various iterations, against uber-fast machines with much less blue blood. However, …

Sports Cars

Two new Tesla Model X spy videos show odd sensors, off-road evidence

The Tesla Model X is out there stretching its legs. Again. Two new videos, one from Berkeley, CA, and another from near Chandler, AZ, show that the California automaker is putting the upcoming electric SUV through its paces. And sometimes, it just needs a recharge.<p>Let's take the video above first, …

Autos

Seven Fast Cars That Got Slower When They Were Redesigned

When automakers redesign cars, they try to improve them. It doesn't always work out that way.<p>When a car company redesigns its offerings, it usually tries to add improvements: More passenger space, more cargo capacity, more luxury amenities. Customers want those things, but they tend to add weight …

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Here’s how the insane vehicles were created in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Talks of the twisted metal and high octane vehicles that would populate “Mad Max: Fury Road” began when director George Miller showed production designer Colin Gibson three walls filled with storyboards of the film 15 years ago.<p>“He said, ‘One day this could all be yours,’” Gibson recalls to …

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This Senna video is 1,000-hp F1 racing at its finest

Maniacally-boosted 1.5-liter turbo engines and limited grip made this qualifying session during the last F1 race in 1985 a stunning test of bravery for a young Ayrton Senna.<p>It was 1980s Formula 1 at its finest.<p>The scene is the brand-new F1 course on the streets of Adelaide, Australia. Brutal, …

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