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Fortress of Supertude: The Most Insane Supercars at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show

2019 Porsche 911 Reveals Its Form, But Keeps Its Secrets

Say what you will about Porsche, but it does not mess around. Not when it comes to the constant evolution of the 911. And as we can see, it’s already …

The Science Behind How Michelin Made Its Best Tire Even Better

The replacement for the Pilot Super Sport, the Pilot Sport 4S, is the culmination of a lot of behind the scenes work.<p>As the standard fitment in many of our favorite performance cars, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport gained a well-earned reputation as one of the best tires available. The Pilot Super …

Why Does the Carbon Fiber Ford GT Weigh More Than 3000 Pounds?

It's a carbon-fiber monocoque with an all-aluminum engine and no hybrid nonsense. So why does the new Ford GT weigh so much?<p>Today, we finally got some hard numbers on the long-anticipated Ford GT. The automaker revealed that the twin-turbo Ferrari-fighter makes 647 horsepower, 550 lb-ft of torque, …

Whoa Hey Wow, The 2020 Ford Bronco Might Have Solid Axles Front & Rear

Dana, which makes the axles under the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, says it will provide front and rear axles for the new Bronco.<p>At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford dropped the news we've all been anticipating for seemingly forever: The Bronco returns in 2020. Speaking with</i> …

Porsche 939 RSR Design Envisions The Future Of GT Racing

Crossovers and sedans aside, Porsche will, in all likelihood, still be making sports cars and racing models for the foreseeable future. At least, we …

Porsche now sells 21 different versions of the 911— here they are

All five models bear the GTS nomenclature. They include the Carrera GTS Coupe, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupe, the Carrera GTS Cabriolet, the Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, and the Targa 4 GTS.<p>The GTS cars are all powered by a 450 horsepower variant of Porsche's new 3.0, twin-turbocharged, flat-six. According …

Speed Reading! Car and Driver’s Hottest Car Reviews of 2016

This Is Nissan's Wild New GT-R-Powered Race Car

Nissan worked with Onroak to make a GT-R race car that isn't front-wheel drive and may actually be good.<p>Officially dubbed the "Nissan Onroak DPi," the third and final member of IMSA's brand-new Daytona Prototype international formula was shown Wednesday during its initial test at Florida's Sebring …

Damn, The New Acura NSX GT3 Sounds Righteous

It's currently testing for its debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona next month<p>The new Acura NSX GT3 is currently in Florida running shakedown laps before the season-opening Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona next month. Our friends at<i>Racer</i> stuck a camera in the car with Ozz Negri behind the wheel out on the …

Koenigsegg Can Remotely Adjust the Suspension On Their Cars From Anywhere in the World

As if you needed another reminder that Koenigsegg is unlike any other car company.<p>Koenigsegg isn't the only automaker to use Öhlins dampers, but it uses them like no other company. Koenigsegg's dampers are electronically adjustable, which isn't uncommon, but the company's factory can adjust them …

The Drive

The car I tried wasn't finished.<p>Not in the hot-rod-project sense, where nothing is ever finished because you're always futzing with details. It wasn't finished in the engineering sense, with the occasional weird habit. Almost all of them rooted in digital problems.<p>The greatest hurdle in tuning a …

An In-Depth Explanation of the 2017 Ford GT's Five Drive Modes

It's all about that aero.<p>In our time with a nearly-production-ready Ford GT prototype, we got to learn about how Ford designed a chassis and aerodynamic package that can morph to the driver's needs with the twist of a steering wheel-mounted dial. Here's an in-depth explanation of exactly what will …

The Aston Martin Vulcan Makes the Speed of Light Seem Sluggish

Chris Harris had some fun in the fastest thing Aston Martin has ever built.<p>Maybe in response to Jeremy Clarkson's Vulcan review in the rather boring second episode of <i>The Grand Tour</i>, or maybe just to make our Thursday better, the BBC has uploaded Chris Harris' drive in Aston's most furious car …

An Extremely Nerdy Explanation of How the Dodge Viper ACR Is So Damn Fast

How did the Viper ACR earn lap records at 13 different tracks? Engineering Explained says it's all about that grip.<p>You know the Dodge Viper ACR.<p>It's the top-dog Viper, the one with the radical wing, the street-legal club racer with removable hood louvers. It's the domestic production car that holds …

Watch the Porsche 918 Spyder Battle the Legendary "Ferrari Enzo"

Germany's finest takes on an Italian thoroughbred. Sort of.<p>German engineering vs. Italian passion; Electric motors vs. old-school V12s; The future vs. the past; Silver vs. red. This battle between the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari Enzo represents the war over the very soul of the sports car …

Ringing the Bull: Testing the Lamborghini Aventador SV's New Rear-Wheel Steering at the 'Ring

Lamborghini's baddest bronco tries steering with its tail around the Nurburgring.<p>From the December 2016 issue<p>Mario Fasanetto goes shrieking through the forests of the Eifel Mountains in a Lamborghini Aventador SV, a car that seemingly came about when Clark Kent and the devil had a baby. The Lambo’s …

This Is Porsche's Mid-Engined 911 RSR

The 911 is dead. Long live the 911.<p>Porsche's gone hardcore with its new 2017 911 RSR GT racer. After decades of defining the rear-engine road and competition model, the German marque has joined the mid-engine world occupied by its rivals with the expectation of beating them at their own …

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE first drive review: More than a track package

I’m in the base model, on a pencil-straight desert road, and I already love this car.<p>Even with the V-6 engine you can get in an Impala, the 2017 …

Part plane, part helicopter — here's what it's like to fly in the military's quirky MV-22 Osprey

Ideal for the amphibious Marines, the MV-22B Osprey is designed to execute vertical takeoffs and landings by rotating its engines and propellers vertically, which allows the aircraft to hover (like a helicopter). During flight however, the aircraft is capable of rotating its engine and propellers …

This Famous Porsche 911 And Tuned 240Z Are The Angels Of Angeles Crest

Watch them fly, hear them sing.<p>Light, mechanical, direct machines on a canyon road to yourselves; it’s hard to imagine a better day driving with a …

Road & Track's 2017 Performance Car of the Year

Nine incredible sports cars blend past, present, and future in the chase for our annual crown.<p><b>THE SUN HAS BECOME STACCATO,</b> a stippled Dopplering twinkle through a fast-forward canopy of trees, accelerated from a single scene into a 24-frame-per-second motion picture by the Porsche 911 Turbo S and …

Chevrolet Corvette

This Is the Rear of the Mid-Engined 2017 911 RSR That Porsche Has Been Hiding

More is revealed.<p>Porsche's top-secret mid-engine replacement for its venerable rear-engine Porsche 911 RSR GT racer continues to test a Sebring's 3.7-mile road course in Florida. The semi-private facility has given the German brand's fans a look at the new-for-2017 machine in action around the …

Spy Photos Reveal 2019 Corvette ZR1 Aero

<i>Update: The mighty 755-hp Corvette ZR1 has been officially unveiled; head to our debut story for photos and full info.</i><p>Although Chevrolet has resorted to the usual swirly camouflage measures to conceal the finer details of the upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, there’s little it can do to prevent …

Ten of the Fastest American Cars to Ever Lap the Nurburgring

All video-verified, here are 10 of the fastest U.S. cars to lap the 'Ring.<p>The Nurburgring might be Europe's most famous circuit, but American automakers have headed there for years to develop their latest and greatest performance cars. All verified with video, here are 10 of the fastest U.S. cars …

A Visual History of Can-Am, the Greatest Racing Series Ever

Drifting on This Narrow Mountain Road Is the Definiton of Insane

South Africa's Franschhoek Pass is beautiful, but it leaves little room for driver error.<p>"Mad" Mike Whiddett is a drifter from New Zealand known for driving an 812-horsepower, three-rotor Mazda RX-8. As he showed at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, he's perfectly at home on a tight course …

Glickenhaus Expects Street-Legal SCG 003S to Lap Nurburgring Under 6:30 on Street Tires

The 750-horsepower bespoke supercar will do 0-60 in less than three seconds and make 1500 lbs. of downforce, says Glickenhaus.<p>Jim Glickenhaus's SCG 003 Competizione has completed its second Nürburgring 24 Hours this year, and it's been racing ever since. But Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and …

Next - Generation Ford Bronco will be based on Jeep Wrangler platform

Bronco is one of the most iconic names ever used on a Ford product and despite the fact it has been discontinued for nearly two decades, the model …

As The V10 Becomes Extinct, These Are The Ones That Rocked Our World

Since rising to prominence in the Dodge Viper, the V10 has since been championed by automakers around the world, from Michigan to Germany, Italy and …