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By TimC | A curated aggregation of #car, #automotive and #motorsport #news...mainly with a bias towards European makes, plenty of exotica, and quirky #motoring stories.
Gerardo Solis March 25, 2015 Outsiders Perspective No Comments
I’ve showed you Brazilian utes that you won’t buy and a Volkswagen pickup truck …Suzuki
On foot or on horseback, in planes or in cars, the need for speed – to cross the line first, to outrun all who have come before – seems hard-wired into humans.
Henry Ford raced his 1904 Arrow to 91.37mph (147km/h) across frozen Lake St Clair, near Detroit, Michigan, scaring him silly. Months later …Pagani Huayra
For most motorists, cars are a practical means of shuttling among work, home and play. But some cars are natural born beauties, rolling reminders that function can play quite nicely with form.
For users of question and answer community Quora.com, the cars below fall firmly into that category. Though …Aston Martin
Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello are acknowledged as the four Italian Masters.
Pininfarina, Giugiaro, Scaglietti and Bertone might be their car-design equivalents, and – with apologies to a certain former farm-tractor manufacturer – their most illustrious client surely was the …Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian cars have long been considered exotic, exorbitantly priced and largely unattainable. Maseratis, Ferraris and Lamborghinis have left all but the wealthiest of buyers pressed against showroom windows, drooling over the delicacies inside.
But if Sergio Marchionne has his way, Italian cars will …Maserati
Ron Bement is a miniature parts genius, whose masterpiece is this 1/3 scale Ardun-headed V8 that'll rev to 10,000 RPM.
Ron Bement belongs to that class of hobbyist par excellence: the from-scratch miniature engine builder. Like the best of the best of that tiny circle of craftsmen, virtually …Hobbies
Corvette innovator Zora Arkus-Duntov always wanted a mid-engine Vette. This custom split-window Stingray is Zora's dream, realized.
Zora Arkus-Duntov, the GM engineer who helped usher the Corvette from its early beginnings as a lackluster lifestyle roadster to an American performance legend, always …Stingray
Short-tails, long-tails, every sort of F1 GTR you can imagine were out at the 73rd Member's Meeting at Goodwood. Watch them lap, and get a bit sideways at points.
Sixteen McLaren F1 GTRs, all in one place … that's the gathering of a lifetime. 192 cylinders of BMW V12 bouncing off the grandstands of …McLaren
Sam Smith discovers the joys of the Hewland transaxle, workhorse of everything from Can-Am to Formula 1 to the author's Formula Ford.
"Gearboxes," you are probably thinking, "are neither lost nor an art. My Miata has a gearbox. The shop manual looks like Lego instructions, and anyone can follow …Gearbox
Performance Data Showdown: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. Nissan GT-R NISMO and Porsche 911 Turbo S
911 Turbo S
Price as Tested:
$102,120 (base price: $78,995)
$151,880 (base price: $151,585)
$195,175 (base price: $183,695)
supercharged pushrod 16-valve V-8
twin-turbocharged DOHC 24-valve V-6
twin-turbocharged DOHC 24-valve …Chevrolet Corvette
12,000-Mile Service and Some Minor Cosmetic Surgery
The email finally arrived. "They're all in!" it read. Brian, Subaru's parts procurement man, made sure of it. His sourcing of STI's optional aerodynamic kit began five months ago. It seemed that every WRX and STI owner in the country wanted the JDM …Reviews
While I'm more than happy to compile a magazine on the subject of British cars (the May 2015 issue of Motor Trend), I feel less qualified to comment on the current state of British motoring, especially when I can enlist the aid of the most legit Brit I've ever met. I ran into AC/DC frontman Brian …AC/DC
It's now 18 years since Mercedes introduced the ML and this whole SUV frenzy really kicked off. Crikey. Mercedes says it has been "often copied, …Mercedes-Benz
Red …Scuderia Toro Rosso
There will be no turbochargers on Ferrari V12 engines
Ferrari V12 engines will not be turbocharged in the near future - but they are likely to get …Ferrari
The new BMW M2 is set to go on sale in the UK in the final quarter of this year
The M2 Coupé should cost around £45,000
The M2 Coupé has yet to be …BMW M
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Did you ever imagine there would come a day for Mercedes-Benz to put its three-pointed star on a …Mercedes-Benz
• By Peter Robinson
• Mar 27, 2015
WHETHER THE string-backed glove purists recognise the fact or not, the Holden Sandman is the …Sandman
• By Curt Dupriez
• Mar 27, 2015
Holden famed Sandman badge will return to showrooms in June, though nothing like 2000’s …Sandman
The 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an event that looks to revive the spirit of early British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) competition. However, …Classic Cars
Michelin has announced that the 2015 Audi R8 will be available with sticky Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber. Developed specifically for the new supercar, the …Audi R8