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This Stunning Teardrop-Shaped Pre-War Talbot-Lago Could Be Yours

This 1937 model is going up for auction next month. Fill every one of your elegant suitcases with cash and place your bid.<p>The half-decade preceding Hitler's invasion of France gave rise to some of the most majestic interpretations of the automobile in the device's then half-century of existence. …

Classic Cars

BMW designed a car without any mirrors

Cars without mirrors are really a thing. And they'll be here before you know it.<p>Automakers are aiming to replace rearview and sideview mirrors in vehicles with camera monitoring systems during the next few years. Japanese automakers have already gotten the okay to begin producing vehicles without …

Transportation

McLaren sink deeper into biggest crisis in the once-proud team's history

Sochi bathed in intense sunshine on Friday, from the Black Sea waters to the snowy caps of the Caucasus Mountains, but one corner of the Formula One paddock remained wreathed in darkness. McLaren is a fabled marque, a byword for British success, and yet with each passing grand prix the team is …

Formula One

Stored 1993 Porsche driven six miles worth millions

It’s one of the fastest and most unique cars ever made, and it hasn’t been driven in 25 years.<p>In fact, it’s only been driven six miles…ever.<p>(RM Sotheby's)<p>In 1993 someone with very particular tastes ordered a sliver Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 race car -- one of just 51 built – with a fully trimmed …

Porsche

This McLaren P1 LM Could Become the Next Nurburgring Record Smasher

Indy 500 Champ Kenny Bräck is behind the wheel of this road-legal P1 GTR spotted at the 'Ring. He's not driving slowly.<p>Last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed saw the debut of the McLaren P1 LM, a track-only P1 GTR made road legal by British racing firm Lanzante Motorsports. At its premiere, the P1 …

Autos

Hamilton: We never ever sandbag

Amid suspicions in the Sochi paddock that Mercedes are sandbagging, Lewis Hamilton scoffed at reporters when they suggested that his team on purpose …

Formula One

Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Spied in New Nurburgring Video

The Nürburgring Nordschliefe’s winding, snaking tarmac has been stomped on by the likes of F1 greats such as Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, and Jacky …

Porsche

Watch This Ditch Eat So Many Rally Cars

Sometimes there’s just one tricky, evil part of a rally stage that breaks cars. During last weekend at Poland’s Śląska Rally, a moist section of road …

Autos

Limited Edition Audi R8 Audi Sport Unveiled in New York

Home » Cars & Bikes » Limited Edition Audi R8 Audi Sport Unveiled in New York<p><b>Audi</b> wanted to bring the excitement and emotion from the motorsport …

Autos

F1 Has Already Banned The First Tech Loophole Of 2017

Formula One teams exploited the ragged edge of the aerodynamic regulations for 2017, so the series is reigning it in for 2018, reports <i>Auto Motor und</i> …

Formula One

FIA reveals how F1 name and number displays rules will be enforced

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email<p>The FIA has outlined the details of rules governing the display of car numbers and …

Formula One

Why F1 has gone too far on track limits - F1

In the aftermath of last year's Mexican Grand Prix there was, you may remember, quite a bit of dissension in the paddock. Sebastian Vettel, all …

Formula One

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe has 139k miles and has been modified with a Steve Wong performance chip, KAAZ limited-slip differential, factory …

Porsche

The 460 HP 2017 Ford Mustang RTR Is The Most Rational Way To Own A Complete Lunatic Car

My foot’s jammed down on the pedal that tells the 460 horses to get going, and I’ve been in this thing trying to manage a basic, drifty donut. While …

Engineering

2017 Honda Civic Type R Sets FWD Nurburgring Lap Record

Like the tech industry’s lightning-fast progression, the auto industry’s titles for Best, Fastest, or Quickest car are prestigious but often fleeting. Just ask the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S; its record as the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to lap the Nürburgring has just been …

Honda

Porsche 911 R proves why BMW should stop caring about lap times

It’s not secret that performance cars are becoming more and more digital, losing the pure, fundamental elements of driving that we all love. While …

BMW

2017 Ford GT

The Ford GT finally shows us what it can do to our internal organs when it turns a wheel under its own power.<p>Illustration By CHRIS PHILPOT<p>From the May 2017 issue<p>Lap after lap, Scott Maxwell gnaws deeper into the curbing. By drawing a straighter line through a shallow chicane on the road course that …

Sports Cars

Steiner confident that Haas can compete in F1 development race

Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner is confident that the team can keep up in the tight midfield battle that involves Renault, Williams, Toro Rosso …

Formula One

Sauber close to Honda deal; McLaren close to being not cool with it

While McLaren may be excited about a new reliability upgrade coming from Honda for the Russian Grand Prix this weekend, they may be less than elated …

Formula One

What Do You Want To Know About The McLaren 720S?

Is it 45 better than the 675LT? Did the original Ford GT40 call and ask for its roofed-doors back? What’s a supercar supposed to do with a damn <i>drift</i> …

Engineering

McLaren duo get engine reliability update for Russia

Recurring MGU-H issues led to Alonso's engine failing in Bahrain GP qualifying, while Vandoorne failed to start the race, with the cause believed to …

Formula One

The Honda Civic Type R Has Blitzed The FWD 'Ring Record With A 7:43 Lap

We all knew this was coming. Although Honda wouldn’t explicitly say it when the new Civic Type R was revealed in Geneva, it was pretty heavily hinted …

Engineering

1986 Kremer Racing Porsche 930 Turbo ($209,000)

Photography by Jan Paul Yap<p>Written by Andrew Golseth<p><b>Location:</b> Houston, Texas• <b><br>Chassis:</b> WP0ZZZ93ZGS000591• <b><br>Engine:</b> 3.3-Liter Turbocharged</b> …

The TVR 2500M Isn’t A Great British Car, It’s A Universal Example Of A Fun And Simple Machine

Photography by Andrew Golseth<p>This job has some perks. Benefits like getting free adult beverages at concours events, which—depending on the …

Engineering

La Salita dei Campioni Trieste-Opicina Is A Delicious Italian Mouthful Of Tasteful History

Photography by Alberto Lucchi for La Salita dei Campioni<p>Air Show Photography by Stefano Salvini<p>Story by Francesco DiLauro<p>Trieste-Opicina was first …

Mediterranean

This Custom BMW E21 Is Breaking The Mould In More Ways Than One

Photography by Florence Walker<p>I’ve been getting to know Becky—known by her online pseudonym “Queen B,”— over the last few months for two reasons: …

BMW

1993 Ferrari 348TS Serie Speciale

1993 Ferrari 348TS Serie Speciale ($145,000)<p>Photography by MotorCar Studios<p>Written by Andrew Golseth<p><b>Location:</b> Los Angeles, CA (GTO</b> …

Supercars

Celebrating 90 Years Of Volvo Cars

Upon the utterance of those two goofy-friendly Scandinavian syllables “Vol-vo,” (which is actually Latin for “I roll,” though it does sound like the …

This Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche is a Masterpiece of Madness

<b>Photography by Maxim Gurianov for Petrolicious</b><p>Taste is obviously subjective. For those who have heard nothing or little about Nakai-San, here’s the …

Engineering