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This Lister Jag is "The Supreme XJS" according to itself

Modesty isn't part of this Lister Jaguar XJS's brief. The cylinder heads themselves proclaim it to be the ne plus ultra of all XJSes. And who are we to argue when that's coming from the horse's mouth itself?<p>Modesty isn't part of this Lister Jaguar XJS's brief. The cylinder heads themselves proclaim …

Sports Cars

$18K Sorted Driver: 1990 Bentley Turbo R

This 1990 Bentley Turbo R (VIN SCBZR03D5LCX31721) is described as a well-maintained, accident-free, two previous owner car with full records from …

Classic Cars

This 1969 Ford F-100 has a Cadillac CTS-V engine lurking underhood

Something always feels just a little taboo when someone builds a custom and then slots in a powertrain from a rival automaker. That's exactly the case with this modded 1969 Ford F-100 boasting a highly tuned LSA supercharged V8 like from the second-gen Cadillac CTS-V. However, with a claimed 800 …

South Carolina

When Miles Davis crashed his Lamborghini, I was there

In 1972, Miles Davis wrecked his coke-filled Miura and broke both his legs. Jim Glickenhaus was the first person on scene.<p>Someone posted in FerrariChat that Miles Davis had fallen asleep at the wheel in 1972 and stuffed his Lamborghini.<p>There was a bit more to it than that. I was there and responded.<p>…

Miles Davis

Group 4 Replica: 1984 Lancia Montecarlo

This 1984 Lancia Montecarlo has been converted into a good-looking Group 4 replica. In addition to the bodykit, livery, wheels and light pod, the car …

That Ford Performance 3.5-liter EcoBoost? It's all new

The magic words are "anti-lag."<p>Calling the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that's destined for the new Ford GT and second-generation Raptor pickup a high-output version is a bit disingenuous. Ford basically wiped the slate clean to make it, retaining only the displacement measurement—and, you know, the fact …

Ford GT

The Story of the Forgotten Porsche

Not even Google had heard of the Porsche 911 HLS. We hadn't, either.<p><i>(All Photos by Rèmi Dargegen for Classic Driver)</i><p><b>Project 'Racing Coupé'</b><p>The story of the forgotten Porsche began in 1964. Back then, this particular Porsche 911 was happily running along in its standard configuration. Then, in 1966, …

Porsche

We Drive Volvo's Crazy Triple-Boosted 450-hp Four-Cylinder S60

Modern automakers’ obsession with lowering official fuel-economy figures to meet arbitrary targets is leading to some very strange outcomes. And none stranger than this: Volvo has made a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses two turbochargers and one supercharger to deliver a deeply unlikely 450 …

3 Pedal 7-Series: 1987 Alpina B11 3.5

This 1987 Alpina B11 3.5 (VIN WAPBB35007BB10005) is a rare manual transmission performance version of the E32 7 Series chassis, its dash plaque …

Team in a Box: 1968 Alexis Formula Ford Racer & Massive Spares Package

This 1968 Alexis Formula Ford is accompanied by a massive list of spares including three unused chassis, extra bodywork, rebuilt engines, gearboxes, …

Ferrari Classiche brings priceless crashed 250 GTO back to life [w/video]

When a car is worth millions of dollars, you don't simply write it off when it's damaged – you have it painstakingly repaired. But when that car's worth tens of millions, there's hardly any expense to be spared in its restoration. So after a rare Ferrari 250 GTO crashed a couple of years ago during …

Watch dual-engined Dodge SRT4 do a FWD burnout, a RWD burnout, then AWD launch

There's something fantastically insane about racers who go out on their own and build something unique. Just take this crazy video from last year of a twin-engine Dodge SRT4 at a drag strip that can burn the rubber at either end – or both ends – at a moment's notice.<p>With tires sticking out way past …

1977 Dodge Colt Rally Car

This 1977 Dodge Colt has been a rally car since new, though it will need some reconditioning before hitting the stages again. Bodywork is rough …

Volvo's concept 450-hp 2-liter has 3 turbines

Three turbines equal serious boost.<p>Engineers have been throwing a lot of energy recently at eliminating turbo lag and making turbocharging more efficient and flexible overall. Volvo's Drive-E concept engine takes several converging technologies and brings them together in a single, extremely …

Superchargers

Volvo “Triple Boost” Four-Cylinder Has Three Turbines, Makes 450+hp

Volvo has unveiled its latest—and what appears to be its greatest—four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain creation to date, the High-Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept. To be clear, it’s still just an engine on a stick, but with three turbos (!) and “no less than” 450 horsepower on tap, it’s mighty …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Modern Pistons (and Probably Some Things You Didn't)

Power and efficiency are up. But if you want to know the full story of how the internal-combustion engine is evolving, you have to cross-examine the pistons.<p>The slugs of aluminum inside your engine live in a fiery hell. At full throttle and 6000 rpm, a piston in a gasoline engine is subjected to …

Amazing Frontline Abingdon Edition Is The Singer Of MGs: Video

You’ve probably never heard of UK sports car specialist Frontline Developments, but you won’t soon forget the name. This is the MG Abingdon Edition, …

Oxfordshire

Lightweight E-Type to show historic side of Jaguar Special Operations in Monterey

Jaguar has made a lot of great vehicles over the years, but as far as historians are concerned, it still very much lives in the shadow of the original E-Type, small as it was. In its image, Jaguar has made two generations of XK and the new F-Type, but what we have here is the most faithful …

Even mechanics know service department advisors quote unrealistic repair times

"Hi, welcome to John Q. Dealer's Toyota. What's that, you need an oil change? Okay, that's only going to take all week." We've all been here. A simple procedure at the dealership turns into a day in a tiny room, with stale coffee, out-of-date magazines and daytime television surrounded by people …

This Chevy-powered Lola was a Texas middle-finger to Ford

Now it's set to fetch $2 million at auction.<p>This is the car that inspired the Ford GT40, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's also packing Ford power amidships. In fact, its original owner specifically requested that Lola remove the Ford V8 and install a Traco-modified Chevrolet V8.<p>Why? …

Sports Cars

Thai businessman crashes Lamborghini Gallardo, rips it in half, walks away

Driver lives. The car doesn't.<p>A 40-year-old Thai businessman crashed his Lamborghini Gallardo so badly that the car was ripped in half.<p>The driver said he was traveling at around 93 mph in heavy rain when the accident occurred. I believe this may qualify as "too fast for the conditions." The …

Thailand

BMW R nineT custom by UCC

After building bikes for nigh on 20 years, Unique Custom Cycles has a reputation most builders would die for. The Swedish company is known for its traditional chopper and drag racing builds, but its latest project—nicknamed The Stockholm Syndrome—is very different.<p>UCC’s Ronna Norén and Gordon Roth …

Motorcycles

All of the Hell Yes: Jaguar's Wicked F-type Project 7 Confirmed

This will be Jag's fastest street car ever.<p>Compare<p>There are few driving experiences as rewarding as a jaunt in a 718 Cayman, a repeat winner of our 10Best Cars award.<p>Compare<p>Forget the bow tie—the Corvette’s performance puts it on a level with some of the best sports cars around.<p>Compare<p>The Boxster …

Watch a 14-Cylinder Volkswagen Jetta Rip 'n' Roar

The fourth-generation Volkswagen Jetta was a handsome, unassuming little car. Throw the ‘unassuming’ part out for this particular example—some maniacal shade-tree mechanics have cranked the dial on their Jetta to 11 (or, say, 14) by installing another engine in the car’s ass end.<p>Unlike your typical …

Cosworth double-feature is XCar's a drool-worthy look back

While American fans of Ford performance cars in the '80s and early '90s were loving the 5.0 Mustang, Taurus SHO and, for those who wanted to be a little different, the Merkur XR4Ti, British fans of the Blue Oval were getting their own unique take on speed. The Sierra RS Cosworth (which was similar …

I rebuilt this enormous ancient Packard engine

There's more to resurrecting an old inline eight than just putting parts together.<p>The engine sat there on the stand, seemingly glowing in the low morning light that streamed into the shop: a flat-head, 327-cubic-inch Packard inline eight, circa 1950. In its heyday it was one of the finest engines …

Fish

Archive Dive: 1986 Ford RS200 Rally Car

Yes, that RS200.<p><i>Back in 1986, someone thought it was a great idea to toss us the keys to a boat load of Group B stars. We had our way with them and cranked out a massive WRC comparison. We pulled the text below from that article, because of all the monsters we played with, the RS200 still holds a</i> …

Nelson Racing Abuses Dyno With 632ci Twin-turbo Rat

I Rebuilt This Enormous Ancient Packard Engine

Resurrecting an old inline eight is about more than putting parts together. It's a way for gearheads to share a project close to their automotive hearts.<p><b>The engine sat there on the stand, seemingly</b> glowing in the low morning light that streamed into the shop: a flat-head, 327-cubic-inch Packard …

Fish

This is what a street-legal 3,000-hp Bentley Continental GT drag racer sounds like

When it comes to street-legal cars there's "power," there's "Power" and then there's "<i>PAHRRRRRR!</i>" This Bentley Continental GT dragster built by Webster Engineering in Bedford, England owns that third category, with its 3,082-horsepower heartbeat erupting from a twin-turbo, 10.2-liter Chevrolet V8 …