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Here's Everything You Need to Know About How a Boxer Engine Works

...and why not every flat engine is a boxer.<p>Compact and distinctive, the boxer engine is a car-enthusiast favorite. Today, you can find them in four-and six-cylinder form in all Subaru models—plus the Toyota 86—and the Porsche 718 and 911. But while a lot of car enthusiasts have heard the term …

Tour de France 2017: stage-by-stage guide

Stage one: Düsseldorf (14km time trial)<p>Stage one<p>Apart from a quick incursion into the city centre, most of this is alongside the river Rhine, dead flat and dead fast. It is an early chance for the favourites to figure out who is where, and being relatively long for a first-day time trial, stronger …

Road Cycling

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Is the Kind of Special that Gets Under Your Skin

Built by Autodelta in ultra-limited numbers, these riveted aluminum bodies were designed for speed, and speed only.<p>If you live in Italy and racing has been part of your life since day one, there’s really no excuse not to take on the challenge of a classic Alfa Romeo. That's especially true when you …

All the Reasons Why the BMW E30 M3 Is Worth its Steadily-Increasing Price

They're getting more and more expensive, but a good E30 M3 is still worth it even if it's no longer a bargain.<p>The last few years have been kind to BMW E30 M3 values. What was once a $10,000 Craigslist find has turned into a $45,000-and-up concours-eligible classic—and prices are only getting …

Watch a Ferrari 250 GTO Replica Get Driven Like a Miata

Would you do this in a classic Ferrari?<p>The last Ferrari 250 GTO sold at public auction for $38 million. Another GTO was listed last year for $56 million. That's why so many replica GTOs are built, but as you can see here, even they can excited just like the real thing.<p>This particular GTO wears …

Here's a Toyota 4A-GE Engine Being Fully Assembled in Two Minutes

Too bad this is stop motion. It actually takes longer than two minutes.<p>One of the most satisfying aspects of working on a car is successfully taking on a challenge yourself. Yes, it would be easier (and way faster) to pay someone else to do it for you, but the pride that comes from knowing you did …

The 30 Cars Expected to Sell for the Most Money at the 2016 Pebble Beach Auctions

Some of these will be bargains. Multi-million dollar bargains.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Car and Driver.</i><p>Pebble Beach's annual car-related festivities, which include the Monterey historic races at Laguna Seca, the main Concours d'Elegance, and several ancillary concours events, take place …

Watch The Alfaholics Classic Giulia GTA-R 270 Sing On The Track

The gorgeous Alfaholics Giulia Sprint GTA-R 270 strikes back, only this time we see it being driven properly on a track for evo’s Track Car of the …

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Cars<br>• Italian<br>• Racing<br>• Retro<br>• Vintage<p>The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé is the lightweight version of the more common Giulia …

This Outrageous BMW E30 M3 with an M5 V10 Can Be Yours

And it will only cost you $52,000.<p>We know what you're thinking. The new BMW M2 is great, but it's too civilized and far too pedestrian for you. Instead, you want to take your (roughly) $52,000 and spend it on something much more rare and unhinged. Perhaps on a V10-swapped E30 M3?<p>Currently for sale …

Every First-Gen Nissan Skyline GT-R Should Be Driven on Track Like This

The GT-R's 2.0-liter inline-six deserves to sing like it does here.<p>Even though the original, "Hakosuka" Skyline GT-R is extremely rare and highly valuable, it deserves to be taken on track and used as intended. That's why this video from Japanese program <i>Best Motoring</i> warms our hearts so dearly. …

This Classic Documentary On the Making of the Porsche 356 Is Mesmerizing

Forty minutes watching this is time well spent.<p>Porsche's cars have always been expensive, and watching this early 1960s documentary on how the 356 was made, you get the sense why. Things have been different since the Boxster was introduced 20 years ago, ushering a leaner, more cost-effective …

Reviewed: Giant TCR Advanced SL 0

Photo: Giant Bicycles<b>Lab data</b>: 19.5/20 (.56mm head tube deflection; .28mm BB deflection) <b><br>Build</b>: 14.3/15 <b><br>Comfort</b>: 10.5/15 <b><br>Value</b>: 10.7/15 <b><br>Handling</b>: 13.6/15</b> …

Every Eye-Popping Detail of Nissan's Vintage Skyline GT-R Collection

At the New York Auto Show, Nissan's collection of vintage Skyline GT-Rs stood proud.<p>To help launch the facelifted 2017 GT-R at the New York Auto Show, Nissan brought some gorgeous Skyline GT-Rs from its museum in Japan and a California collector. We sent our ace photographer Puppyknuckles to …

1952 Lancia Aurelia B20 Series II Coupe

As Italy emerged from the trauma of World War II, there was an explosion of repressed creativity<br>that showed clearly in the work of her talented …

Alfa Romeo Showcases Its Most Beautiful Classic Cars

Alfa Romeo opened a museum outside Milan showcasing its the finest examples of the renowned Italian sports car maker's glittering heritage back in …

Classic Cars

Driving the 1934 Alfa Romeo That Beat the Nazis

Eighty years ago, Europe's greatest driver fought the Nazis and won. As the marque he championed returns to America, we meet the cars that bookend the legend.<p><i>(This article appeared in the 2016 March-April issue of</i> Road & Track<i>.)</i><p><b>THE CRAZIEST THING</b> about one of the greatest drivers in history is that …

This One-Fifth Scale Jaguar XK-120 Is Too Awesome for Kids

With a gasoline engine, a three-speed transmission, and a top speed of nearly 40 mph, this is about as far from Power Wheels as you can get.<p>If looking at beautiful, vintage racers like the Jaguar XK-120 fills you with longing, but you just don't have room for one in your garage, quirky-product …

RM Sotheby's - r203 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale by Bertone

This Modified Giulia Sprint Is the Singer Porsche of Alfa Romeos

I think I have a new dream car.<p>Singer is one of the most incredible restoration shops in the world, but unfortunately, it only works on Porsche 911s. If you've ever wondered what Singer's work would be like on an Alfa Romeo, it might be a lot like this, the Alfaholics GTA-R 290. This might very …

This Alfa Romeo Zagato Isn’t Ready To Hang Up Its Gloves

I’m not much for sports—I suppose I was too preoccupied with Hot Wheels, Lego, and <i>Car & Driver</i> issues to spend my youth playing games. Yet, I can …

Revel in the Glorious Wail of Honda's 1.5-liter F1 V12

Honda's 230 horsepower, 11,500 rpm V12 was unlike anything else in 1965.<p>I've had sound on my mind ever since reading Sam Smith's piece about his favorite automotive noises. I haven't had the distinct pleasure of hearing the 1.5-liter V12 in Honda's RA272 F1 car, but it's still one of my favorite …

Alfa 4C vs Giulia GTAm in pista - Davide Cironi Drive Experience (ENG.SUBS)

Alfa Romeo GT Junior - Davide Cironi agli albori del Drive Experience (ENG.SUBS)

Would You Drive This Coachbuilt Ferrari From The Jet Age?

Photos courtesy of RM Sotheby’s<p>With the season-ending RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption sale upon us, you’re going to have to wait until next year if …

Classic Cars

Classic Car of the Week: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Shooting Brake

Ferrari’s had its fair share of weird and wonderful creations in the past. There was the one-off Ferrari 250 GTO ‘Breadvan’ Le Mans racer in 1962, …

Supercars

14 New Cars That Make Crazy Horsepower Per Liter

In the turbo era, 150 horsepower per liter is just the beginning.<p>There was a time when engines didn't get more power dense than the Honda S2000's 118.5 horsepower per liter. Today, that number wouldn't even crack the top 150. Here are the cars that have the highest specific outputs today.

Make These Raspberry Bars for Your Next Mid-Ride Snack

You can fit several of these homemade treats into a jersey pocket—and trust us, your friends will want you to share<p>If I'm going on a ride long enough that I'll need to bring food, I prefer my mom’s raspberry bars over packaged energy snacks. I’ll make a pan full, wrap them in butcher’s paper, and …

This Ferrari Hillclimb Video Will Make Your Knees Quiver

A screaming, race-prepped Ferrari 550 Maranello attacking an Italian hillclimb so ferociously, you'll swear this video has been doctored.<p>Not much needs to be said about this one: You've got a Ferrari 550 Maranello GT, the race-prepped version of the gorgeous front-engine, V12-powered grand tourer, …

This Is the Mazda Miata-Based Fiat 124 Spider

New on the outside, same on the inside.<p>Since the Mazda Miata was introduced, we knew that it'd also spawn a variant from one of Fiat's many brands. At first, we heard it'd be an all new Alfa Romeo convertible, then we heard that the car would be a standalone model from Abarth, and finally it was …