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Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Cars<br>• Design<br>• Engineering<br>• Luxury<br>• Planes<p><b>There is an updated version of this story here on the new Skyrunner.</b><p>The SkyRunner is …


Buell Lightning X1 by Deus Ex Machina

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Custom<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>The decision by Harley-Davidson in 2009 to shut down Buell …


1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Carrozzeria Pininfarina

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Classic Cars<br>• Design<br>• Ferrari<br>• Luxury<br>• Vintage<p>The Ferrari 250 is a series of sports cars built by Ferrari from 1959 until …

Ducati SportClassic by Revival

The Ducati SportClassic was a bike ahead of its time—a machine that married retro café-style looks with thoroughly modern performance. It’s now in hot demand on the secondhand market, and a favorite with custom builders looking for a rock-solid platform with ‘good bones.’<p>This SportClassic is the …


Walt Siegl x Puma Ducati 900 SS

I’m a big fan of keeping it simple when it comes to color schemes. Orange for a Laverda, black for a Vincent, yellow for a Yamaha. But this funky Ducati 900 SS from Walt Siegl is an absolute treat.<p>Siegl is quite rightly getting noticed by some big names, and this machine was commissioned by the …


On Sale Now: The 2018 Motorcycle Calendar

The world’s most prestigious motorcycle calendar is back. The 2018 edition of the famous Bike EXIF wall calendar showcases 13 incredible new customs, including the BMW Alpha landspeeder, Classified Moto’s wild Honda XR650L and Krugger’s supercharged Yamaha SR400.<p>The cover star is the PRAËM x BMW …

Yamaha SR400 'Yard Built'

The big news for the European custom scene right now is the official return of the Yamaha SR400. The icon of the Japanese ‘brat style’ scene will be available through Yamaha’s European dealers in fuel-injected form, providing a ready-made platform for pro and amateur builders alike.<p>Yamaha announced …


Jaguar’s Future Sports Sedan, New Aluminum Platform, and the Future Lineup

By far, the best news to come from Jaguar at the Frankfurt auto show was that underneath the C-X17 crossover concept sat all-new, all-aluminum architecture destined first for a clean-sheet sports sedan. There were no photos of said sedan, nor renderings, nor sketches or previews or teasers. The …

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Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

2013 Best Driver’s Car Contenders - Aston Martin Vanquish, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S, Porsche Cayman S, SRT Viper

Aston Martin Vanquish, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S, Porsche Cayman S, SRT Viper<p>Fact: If you like corners and the machines that take them, this will be the best part of your year. Best Driver’s Car Week is back on<p>We rounded up 12 of the latest and most exciting performance cars available …

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS replicas to Brooklands auction

19 Aug<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>A brace of Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RSs will be up for sale at the end of August thanks to specialist classic car auctioneer, …


Garage Banned: Three Racing Ideas So Good, They Were Outlawed

When it comes to motorsports, if you’re not innovating, you’re not winning. Or, to liberally paraphrase NASCAR’s finest rule-bender, the late Smokey Yunick, to compete is to cheat. But when new ideas are too bleeding-edge, they often get banned. Here are a few of our favorites.<p><b>Active …

Top Gear’s worst cars in the world

Top Gear

Champion's Parent Company Developing Ionizing Ignition System

As the internal-combustion engine has received more and more improvements in the past two decades—and more are coming—from direct injection and variable valve timing to advanced turbocharging and stop-start systems, one engine feature has remained the same: the spark plug. Every gas-fed engine uses …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Video: Porsche 911 rallying onboard with Richard Tuthill

20 Aug<p>Videos<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>In issue 99 of <b>Total 911</b> we interviewed Francis Tuthill, the man behind Tuthill Porsche, specialists in running and building …


Supersaloon showdown: Jaguar XFR-S vs Mercedes E63 AMG