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Jul 14, 2014 at 11:33am UTC

Porsche Finds Dignity in Defeat, Already Looking to Next Year's Le Mans

“Le Mans 2014: Day 1 on the way to Le Mans 2015.”<p>That’s how Porsche summarizes its ultimately unsuccessful return this month to the top class of Le Mans prototype racing.<p>Porsche is the winningest marque in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with 16 overall victories, so its return to LMP1 …

Sports Cars

2014 BMW i8

Destination: THE FUTURE.<p>A funny thing happened on the way to our first U.S. drive of BMW’s i8 plug-in hybrid: We spotted, trundling along in the next lane, a DeLorean DMC-12 with the inevitable TME MCHN vanity plate, a reference to 1985’s Back to the Future. Was this a divine prophecy about our …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

One diesel sports car to rule them all

Back in 2006, boutique British carmaker Trident announced a plan to build a 200mph diesel-powered supercar. It was an audacious promise, to be sure, but the company followed through, building a running prototype in 2008 – right around the time Audi unwrapped a version of its R8 supercar with a …

General Motors

This is how the world's finest supercars sound in the morning

The best way to knock the sand out of your eyes.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, starting an internal combustion-engined automobile was genuinely dangerous. Adjusting the spark advance (manually, of course) was crucial—if not adequately retarded, it would send the crank spinning violently …


I was a guinea pig in a $300,000, 600-hp Pantera

Ringbrothers' screaming yellow circus attraction.<p>I've helmed a Pantera or two over the years. They've lived up to their reputations. Hairy, every one. But ADRNLN—that's its name—is a polished thing. That's what had me excited. The attention to detail. It's art for art's sake. Special. Someone put …

Classic Cars

Project CARS to Support Project Morpheus

Slightly Mad Studios has announced that its upcoming <i>Project CARS</i> will be compatible with PlayStation 4’s virtual reality (VR) headset, Project …

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