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1994 Acura NSX

As Porsche readies a wicked new Carrera, we pay tribute to our personal reigning king of the hill.<p>From the May 1994 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Have you wondered: What sports car would the road testers keep poised behind their own garage doors, on 10-second alert, gassed and gleaming, ready to light the …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Manual

Choosing a transmission is the true midlife crisis.<p>So you say you’re in the market for a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat? Let us help steer you in the right direction. Because you have a big decision to make, one that could drive you right over the brink if you screw it up. Literally. Your …

Chelsea in vanguard of Champions League optimism as England expects

Jose Mourinho’s bold statement of wish for Chelsea to face PSG in last 16 reflective of a growing English self-confidence following qualification of three Premier League teams<p>It can be hard sometimes with Jose Mourinho to know where the kidology stops and the candour begins, especially when he does …

Ferrari Considers Leaving Italy—But It's Not Quite What You Think

Call it what you will—confusing, outright heretical, if you’re a fanboy—but Ferrari SpA may be relocating outside of Italy for tax purposes. The potential move, as reported by Bloomberg, is in the private negotiation stage and mercifully(!) would be limited to the firm’s financial and …

Audi RS3 Debuts Packing 367 Horsepower

So, yeah, Audi is launching an über A3 in the form of the new RS3 Sportback. Powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine, it pays respect to Audi’s proud history of five-cylinder Quattro rally cars.<p>We loved the previous-generation RS3 hatch, and this one promises to be even …

McLaren's "Special Operations" Division Details its Services

McLaren’s so-called “Special Operations” (MSO) branch has been doing cool stuff for years, even back when the division was known as the McLaren Customer Care Program and tasked only with maintaining McLaren owners’ F1s in the 1990s (which inherently qualifies as “cool stuff”). These days, MSO …

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard saved for Champions League rescue act against Basle at Anfield

Steven Gerrard to summon spirit of miracle of 10 years ago ahead of Liverpool's must-win game with Basle<p>The date has not gone unnoticed at <b>Liverpool</b>. This week they face Basle in their win‑or‑bust <b>Champions League</b> tie to attempt to progress to the last 16 of the competition they so crave to be in and …

Soccer

Our Night as an Uber Driver—Using a $500,000 Rolls-Royce

We pick up some fares in the world's most imposing sedan.<p>From the December 2014 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Want a Silicon Valley tech job? Hop on the ride-sharing bandwagon that’s giving fits to gentlemen with “India Out of Khalistan” bumper stickers and try life as an Uber driver. While the service’s …

Cadillac Diesel in 2019, 911 Fighter in "Early 2020s"

There’s been consternation. There’s been hand-wringing. There’s been the gnashing of teeth. If new president Johan de Nysschen hasn’t turned Cadillac on its ear, he’s certainly stirred the pot with the new CT/XT(X) naming scheme and the GM division’s impending move to the island of Manhattan. At …

2016 Audi S6

Ingolstadt improves its sports-sedan sleeper.<p>There are two paths to creating a high-performance sedan. First, install a large and powerful engine under the hood. Then, you can either announce its presence to the world by adding spoilers, fender flares, a body kit, stripes, scoops, and assorted …

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Debuts with Flat-Crank V-8 and MagneRide Shocks!

The reborn GT350 aims to be the most trackworthy Mustang ever. We wouldn't bet against it.<p>The GT350 is back, baby. The last factory Ford Mustang to wear the vaunted badge disappeared nearly a half-century ago; based on the Mustang GT, it was a street-legal track weapon produced in partnership with …

GT6 Made Flesh: VW's GTI Roadster Concept Is Insanely Cool

Six months ago, Volkswagen dropped one of its annual Wörthersee specials, a real-world version of a loopy roadster created specifically for in-game Gran Turismo 6 play. The topless machine obviously referenced last year’s Design Vision GTI concept, which we had a chance to drive in Inglewood after …

Ford Teases Our Ears with This Mustang Shelby GT350 Video

Today Ford gave us our first look at the all-new Mustang Shelby GT350—and, boy, is it tasty—but pictures and words do nothing to inform us about the sound of the car’s high-revving 5.2-liter V-8. It’s of particular interest here because the V-8 sports Ford’s first-ever flat-plane crankshaft, a …

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Live and in the Metal!

Ford’s choice of venue for unveiling the new Shelby GT350 Mustang couldn’t have been more appropriate: Shelby International, the house that Carroll built. Flanked by six original GT350s—Ol’ Shel’s lightweight, high-revving road racers—the newest Mustang’s debut wasn’t just an unveiling. It was a …

LaFerrari vs McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918

This feels like a big one. Given that I’ve not been this excited since I discovered the little-known toffee-chocolate HobNob, there must be something …

Aston Martin Cleared to Sell DB9, Vantage without Curtain Airbags

It wasn’t because the Republicans dominated the midterm elections, but, really, who cares how it happened: The government is letting Aston Martin continue to sell the DB9 and the Vantage for the next two to three years.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, taking mercy on Aston’s …

Automotive Industry

"Green Flash" is the Next Camaro SS Special Edition, Arrives in Spring

Since the fifth-generation Camaro launched, we’ve seen Transformers editions (<i>ack</i>), a Synergy edition (<i>erp</i>), a Neiman Marcus edition (<i>er</i>), a 45th Anniversary edition (<i>natch</i>), a pair of Indy Pace Cars (<i>ditto</i>), the Camaro Dusk (<i>wha?</i>), and, unsurprisingly, a Hot Wheels edition. Chevy just announced …

Chevrolet Plans to Offer Z06 Parts for C7 Stingrays

A smokin’ value with a base MSRP of less than $55K, the C7 Chevrolet Corvette is one of our favorite<p>sports carscars extant regardless of class or cost. And of course, the Corvette range is about to get even better with the addition of the world-beating Z06.<p>And that’s not just for its power boost …

The Best Ford at SEMA Is this ’67 Fairlane 427 on Miura Wheels

Hot-rod builders sometimes give their cars a fictional backstory, and Los Angeles–area car builder Steve Strope reckons his custom stock-car tribute could have been a Ford Motor Company racing test bed built between the 1966 and ’67 seasons. The 1967 Fairlane packs one of the famous Ford “cammer” …

2015 COPO Camaro Debuts, Wants to Burnout on Your Face

You’d be hard-pressed to find four letters in the Chevrolet vernacular that carry as much weight among the bow-tie faithful than, C, O, P, and, uh, O. Smash them together, and you’ve got COPO, an acronym for Central Office Production Order, the semi-secret backdoor system dealers used in the late …

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini blames confidence crisis for wrecking Champions League dream

Manager blames nerves for latest European setback and plans to hold talks with players in bid to end slump<p>Manuel Pellegrini admitted he had no explanation for <b>Manchester City</b>’s ongoing <b>Champions League</b> misery after accusing his players of being too nervous as CSKA Moscow claimed their first victory …

A New Acura Integra? “Just Wait,” We’re Told

Are we finally going to get a replacement for the Acura Integra/RSX? You could see that Acura chief designer Dave Marek wanted to spill the beans here at the SEMA show about the plans for Honda’s long-floundering luxury brand, but he was prevented by the watchful presence of a company PR rep. All …

Champions League standings 2014: Who's in and who's out of the knockout stages

After four rounds of play in the group stage, the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 field is starting to take shape.<p>The Champions League knockout stage has been set, and now the qualified teams will await Monday's draw, when they'll discover their fate. A number of the groups went down to the wire, …

Arteta rues wasted opportunity for Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal let a golden opportunity slip through their fingers and must become more ruthless, captain Mikel Arteta said after the Gunners wasted the chance to reach the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare on Tuesday.<p>Arsenal's Mikel Arteta exercise during a training …

Manchester United Stars Uses Champions League Night to Raise Money for UNICEF

These Champions League midweeks must be a tough watch for Manchester United's players but at least they are using the unexpected free time well.<p>For the first time in 25 years United are not playing European football, but they used the unexpected free day in their calendar to host their annual …

Soccer

Ken Block reveals 845bhp 4WD Mustang

It’s fitting that this story is brought to us on bonfire night, because if TopGear.com knows Ken Block, it’s that he enjoys torching a perfectly good …

Jose Mourinho Feels Brendan Rodgers Threw in the Towel Ahead of Real Madrid Clash

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers already knew he was going to lose the game and hence picked a team without …

Real Madrid v Liverpool, player ratings: Kolo Toure outstanding despite 1-0 defeat to European champions

Telegraph Sport marks the Real Madrid and Liverpool players following their Champions League meeting at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium<p><b>Real Madrid</b><p><b>Iker Casillas</b><br>There must have been times when Casillas regretted failing not to bring a good book to keep himself occupied here. Had so little to do both at …

2015 Ford Mustang RTR Revealed, Looks Awesome

Pro drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. is finally ready to drop his racy new Mustang RTR. The car debuts at SEMA and will be available via select Ford dealers, and it looks the business. Frankly, the 2015 Mustang’s biggest issue is that, if anything, it doesn’t look mean enough. Problem solved! The RTR …

Paul Stanley and Jimmie Johnson Design KISS-tastic Corvettes

It’s not SEMA without eleventy-jillion styles of rolling stock, booths stocked with scantily-clad ladies who may or may not have other gigs in the Las Vegas “hospitality” industry, and, of course, good old Yankee V-8 power. The last item is, after all, the fundament upon which the show was founded …