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Volkswagen GTI: The History of an Icon

This 1986 BMW ALPINA B7 Turbo could be an interesting car

Older ALPINAs are very special cars. They were built in a time when the brand wasn’t all that popular or well-known and were designed to be faster, …

1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster

The Porsche 356 is an automotive icon. This particular 1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster is one of the most desirable examples we've seen. It's …

This Is the Alfa Romeo Magic Everybody Keeps Talking About

A day on track with Alfas old and new proves why so many gearheads have an irrational love for the brand.<p>While the mid-engined, carbon fiber Alfa Romeo 4C might not be the perfect sports car, the Giulia, in Quadrifoglio form, is as close as you can hope to get in a four-door..<p>And Alfa's new sedan …

Porsche Makes $17,250 on Every Car It Sells

Ferrari makes a whopping $90,000<p>The Volkswagen Group returned to profitability in 2016 after a difficult year in 2015. And a good chunk of its success can be attributed to Porsche, which sold 238,000 vehicles last year and recorded an operating profit of $4.1 billion, up 14 percent from the …

Night-time in America's small towns

Photographer Daniel Freeman made the ultimate road trip across America to follow in the footsteps of photographers such as Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Robert Frank.<p>Starting in Boston, on the east coast, and ending on the west in Oakland, California, Freeman deliberately avoided the big …

Gilding the Carbon-Fiber Lily: Koenigsegg Reveals Agera RS Gryphon

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Watch the RUF CTR Yellowbird Lap the Nurburgring on the Edge of Control

The new CTR looks great, but it's an homage to this car that kicked ass at the 'Ring in 1987.<p>Today, RUF introduced the 2017 CTR. It's a bespoke carbon fiber masterpiece that's meant as an homage to the 30th anniversary of the original CTR Yellowbird. The new car, with 710 horsepower, carbon fiber …

The Mercedes-AMG GT Sedan Concept teaser reveals an EQ Power hybrid badge

The latest car from Affalterbach, the Mercedes-AMG GT sedan concept, is set to debut this week at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Yesterday, we brought you a single teaser image of the car's rear three-quarter, but a new teaser video reveals a few more details, like active aero shutters and an EQ Power …

Classic Car Face Off: BMW 3.0 CS Coupe vs Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

We recently just did a photo comparison between the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio and BMW 6 Series Convertible, as the former is all-new. During …

Launch Film - BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition

Ahead of its world debut in Geneva, the new BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition continue to teases us. After the first official images, followed …

BMW

It's Week 4 of Trump's presidency. We're keeping track of the major events

President Trump's fourth week in office got off to a rough start with the resignation of his national security advisor. Michael Flynn resigned late Monday in the wake of revelations about conversations he had with a Russian official during the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations. …

The history of Mercedes-Benz

In the video above, we take a look at Mercedes-Benz, a company that dates back to 1901 when the very first Mercedes went on sale.<p>In the 1930s, the Mercedes "Silver Arrows" dominated in motor racing and more recently, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, Mercedes have been successful in Formula One …

You Can Own This Street-Legal Ferrari FXX Evoluzione for $12.5 Million

This car was bought as a track-only machine, then sent to Ferrari to be made street-legal in the UK. Now it's for sale.<p>Up until today, I had no idea you could make a Ferrari FXX street legal, anywhere. But it turns out there are at least two such vehicles in the world, including the one pictured …

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Arrives In The US

Home » Cars & Bikes » The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Arrives In The US<p>A year after it was revealed at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the <b>Audi R8 V10 Spyder</b> …

Audi R8

Audi tells dealerships to get behind electric vehicles because it will dominate the market within 10 years

At this point, most industry watchers would agree that car dealers are a barrier to the electrification of the car industry. Recent studies have painted a negative (borderline disastrous) picture of the electric vehicle shopping experience. Car dealers’ lack of interest in selling EVs have led to …

The LaFerrari's Continuously Variable Intake Runner System Is A Beautiful Bit Of Engineering

Variable-length intake runners aren’t a particularly new concept, but Ferrari’s system in its LaFerrari is next-level fascinating. Let <i>Engineering</i> …

Engineering

WORLD PREMIERE: New 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring

The new BMW 5 Series gets a new member today. The all-new 5 Series Sedan is being joined by the ever popular – in Europe – 5 Series Touring. In the …

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: A Masterful Synthesis Of Innovation And Opulence

A stupefying level of technical wizardry is buried within Porsche’s new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a second-generation five-door that joins its Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo siblings in showrooms later this year. The boundary-pushing newcomer is a gasoline-electric variant that propels four passengers …

Sports Sedan Showdown: BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Consider yourself fortunate if you find yourself in the enviable situation where you face such a brutal decision: Which sports sedan should I buy? …

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

2017 Porsche 911 GTS – in pictures

The history of Audi

In the video above, we take a look at the iconic brand Audi, whose origins date back to 1909.<p>In recent years, Audi has dominated Le Mans with 13 wins and currently has 47 models under the Audi umbrella, including the Q2 compact SUV.<p>We take a deeper look into Audi's history in this video, including …

Watch BMW Build The Most Powerful F1 Engine Ever - BT52 1,280 horsepower

In 1983, Nelson Piquet became the first driver in the history of Formula One to win the world championship title in a racing car powered by a turbo …

Motorsport

These Are The 11 Most Hardcore Cars Going to Auction In February

Get on a plane and buy yourself something rare and barely legal on the February 8th at RM Sotheby's Paris auction.<p>RM Sotheby's Paris auction is full of four-wheelers you'd lose a finger for, but if we need to pick the eleven that would make your hair stand on end the most, these would be the …

A '67 Shelby Mustang GT500 and the Joy of Aimlessness

For the first time in years, I went for a drive without having to think about work. I had to retire to realize what I'd been missing.<p>From the February 2017 issue<p>Four and a half years ago, as I prepared to move to Montana, I rented a Jeep Liberty from Thrifty in Missoula. The managing owner, Owen …

One of Just 29 Porsche 959 Sports Ever Built Is Going to Auction

If you're planning on bidding when this thing hits RM's Paris Auction, plan to bring at least $1.6 million.<p>In 1986, the Porsche 959 looked like something that came from outer space. Sure, Ferrari answered by launching the F40 a year later—but while the Ferrari was a super light racing prototype for …

The Sleeper Hemi-Engined 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 Was Way More than the Hellcat of the 1960s

With its unmarked police car look and 460 horsepower racing engine, Dodge's homologation special was something truly special.<p>Chrysler really needed to jam its 426 Hemi into a street car to make it eligible for NASCAR. So, starting in 1966, Chrysler decided that the full-sized Dodge Coronet would …

Lamborghini Gives the Aventador Rear-Steer and 740 Horsepower

In its latest update, the Aventador gets 40 more horsepower, a whole lot of downforce, and "Ego mode." Seriously.<p>Believe it or not, it's been over half a decade since Lamborghini introduced its all new V12 mid-engine supercar flagship, the Aventador. Since then, the supercar maker has added …

Virtual reality, Victorian style

William Notman's 19th-century clients loved his fantasy photo composites, but are they worth anything as art?<p>Much of what we know about the look of Victorian Canada we owe to William Notman, the enterprising Scot who spent decades photographing the boom town that was Montreal. His studio …