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The Lamborghini Diablo Represents The End Of An Era

By Michael Banovsky<p>2 Comments<p>Photography by Drew Philips<p>There’s nothing quite like the Lamborghini Diablo, and of all its iterations, the later 6.0 …

This Is What It’s Like To Race A Priceless BMW In The Mille Miglia

This year marked the first time that many stars were to align, and for whatever reason, the gods shone upon me and I was given the chance to race in …

Roadsters

How To Wash George Harrison’s Jaguar E-Type

Almost everything about the Beatles was larger than life, in the most tasteful way possible. Is it surprising that the fab four used to whip some …

Classic Cars

1974 Porsche Carrera RSR Tribute

1974 Porsche Carrera RSR Tribute ($135,000)<p>Photography by Carter Kelly-Kramer<p>Written by Andrew Golseth<p><b>1973 Porsche 911 RSR Tribute</b><p><b>Location:</b> New</b> …

Autos

A 1981 BMW 733i With Studded Tires Might Be The Perfect Winter Car

Photography by Jonathan Harper<p>Written & Photographed by Jonathan Harper<p>When the cold air blows into the Northeast, Mike Kovac packs away his precious …

Autos

This Lamborghini Miura Is A Family Heirloom Barn Find

Photography by Jeremy Cliff<p>I first learned of this story through our friend, the incredibly talented Jeremy Cliff, whose photos accompany this …

Sports Cars

This Is How A Ferrari 250GT Became Known By Its 14 Beautiful Louvres

By Paul Criton<p>0 Comments<p>Photography by Paul Criton<p>At an event like the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, standing out among a sea of …

Autos

Caterham’s Newest Car Is A Blast From The Past

By Michael Banovsky<p>1 Comments<p>Photography Courtesy of Caterham Cars<p>It’s a great day when Caterham announces a new model, but to be honest, I’d been a …

2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

The Ford GT was developed as a hat tip to its iconic forebear, the Ford GT40, a vehicle developed by Ford and Lola to take on Ferrari at Le Mans – …

Sports Cars

The Alfa Romeo Giulia starts at $38,990, or $73,595 for the Quadrifoglio

Although the 4C has been on sale for more than a year, Alfa Romeo's US comeback tour really starts with the all-new Giulia. The car goes on sale this month and is expected to compete head to head with sport sedan competition from Germany, England, Japan, and America. The automaker released details …

Alfa Romeo

Here's all the footage of Ken Block's Top Gear Gymkhana segment that didn't make the show

You may remember that Ken Block and his Hoonicorn Mustang were the subject of a special Gymkhana video for the post-Clarkson version of <i>Top Gear</i>. It featured Block taking host Matt LeBlanc on a whirlwind tour of London, and in true <i>Top Gear</i> tradition, it also created a bit of controversy. What you …

Honda will try to break FWD 'Ring record with 2017 Civic Type R

Even as wintertime slowly envelops us, we're planning for next year's outings. Carmakers are no exception, and Honda has its eyes on a Nürburgring record attempt with the new 2017 Civic Type R. Volkswagen currently holds the FWD Nordschleife laptime record with its Golf GTI Clubsport S, and Honda …

Autos

Jay Leno and Jeff Dunham have 'stupid fun' in amphibious vehicles

On a recent episode of <i>Jay Leno's Garage</i>,Leno brings guest and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham on for an unusual drag race, since it takes place on water and each comedian drives a WaterCar Panther. Check out the video above to see their photo finish.<p>The WaterCar Panthers is an interesting vehicle. …

Jay Leno

Watch Volkswagen Break its Own Front-Wheel-Drive Nurburgring Lap Record

The GTI Clubsport S shows itself up with a 7:47.19 Nordschleife lap time.<p>Back in May, Volkswagen took its hardcore, track-ready GTI Clubsport S to the Nürburgring, and broke the front-wheel-drive track record with a recorded time of 7:49:21, beating the Honda Civic Type R by 1.4 seconds. Now, …

Autos

The Lancia Delta Intergrale Evo Is Amazing To Drive

Is the best rally car in the world fantastic as a homologation special? Yes. Yes, it is.<p>The Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 was available from late 1991 through 1992, and unlike the Evoluzione 2, it didn't come with Marelli's complicated engine management software. What it had was a 2.0 …

Autos

The Ferrari Testarossa Is Shockingly Practical, But Only in Warm Weather

As a cruiser, Ferrari's wonder from the eighties also has a range of 400 miles and no heater whatsoever.<p><i>"As it turns out, Testarossas basically do not work in the winter.</i><i>"</i><p>That's not just because the flat-12 is at the rear. The problem is that the Ferrari's circuit board is located close to the fuel …

Weather

What We Learned After Spending a Day with the Head of AMG

Mercedes-AMG head Tobias Moers gives us the dirt on where the brand is heading and takes us out in the AMG GT C.<p>On a scorching Vegas morning, we rode shotgun with AMG CEO Tobias Moers in the forthcoming GT C roadster. Our drive route shunted the Vegas Strip for the torturously hot (and aptly named) …

Autos

Watch the New Ford Focus RS Face Off Against the Old Focus RS

They might have the same name, but these two hot hatches don't have a lot in common.<p>The new Ford Focus RS is a major hit in the car world. Its combination of practicality and capability means it can be a great all-rounder, while still giving the driver a sense of satisfaction. But how does it stack …

Autos

Mercedes Put an Ad in a Magazine Looking For a Replacement F1 Driver

The Mercedes F1 team isn't leaving any stone unturned for its new driver.<p>Last week, 2016 Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg shocked the world by announcing his retirement just five days after his title win in Abu Dhabi. This unexpected departure left the Mercedes Petronas team with a glaring …

Autos

Drifting a 950-hp E46 M3 Sure Looks Like a Great Way to Blow Off Steam

Too bad not everyone can break their boredom like this.<p>Yesterday, we showed you a drift video that took place in Latvia. It featured Ryan Tuerck, Matt Powers, and Kristaps Bluss drifting through an abandoned Soviet missile base. And yeah, it was pretty awesome.<p>But while Tuerck and Powers are fairly …

Toyota Confirms a Second-Generation 86 Is In the Works

The question is, will the redesigned version get more power?<p>Most Toyotas are a snooze to drive, but the 86 (formerly the Scion FR-S) is one of the bright spots in the Japanese automaker's lineup. It's not particularly quick, but the 86's light weight and agility help make up for its relative lack …

Autos

Porsche Won't Make a Cayman GT4 RS, So We Have To

For roughly $25,000, California's Sharkwerks gives the GT4 the response and speed of a proper RS-spec Porsche.<p>The situation is clear as daylight. While Porsche is willing to use some GT3 parts to bring the Cayman to a whole new level, it'll never risk 911 sales by making an ultra expensive and …

Porsche

The Mercedes-AMG GT R Is Obscenely Fast at the Nurburgring

Mercedes-AMG's 577 horsepower monster completed a lap of the 'Ring in 7:10.92. Holy whoa.<p>If you happen to have Nissan's 2013 GT-R Nismo Nurburgring special with its Williams suspension in your garage, fear not: you can still be faster around the Nürburgring than a production Mercedes-AMG GT R. In …

Autos

Conan O'Brien Going 140 MPH on the Autobahn in a BMW i8 Is as Goofy as You'd Expect

If you didn't think Conan was built for speed, you'd be right.<p>Conan O'Brien recently filmed an episode of his show in the lovely German city of Berlin. But to get the most German of car guy experiences outside the Nurburgring, you have to leave the city and hit the derestricted autobahn.<p>BMW gave …

Conan O'Brien

Here's Ten Minutes Of Ken Block Hooning In London

This is Top Gear's extended cut of Matt LeBlanc not seeing the sights of London in the seat of Block's 845 horsepower Mustang.<p>Earlier this year, Top Gear let Ken Block and his pre-twin-turbo Hoonicorn Mustang loose in parts of London where they shouldn't have, causing quite the outrage. The BBC …

London

What Life With a Hydrogen-Powered Car Is Really Like

Created by Road & Track for From Road & Track for<p>From one of the first owners of the Mirai.<p><i>Southern California resident Karyn Lui-Silverberg, a second-grade teacher who's been teaching for 21 years, purchased a</i> <i>Toyota Mirai</i> <i>in May 2016. After nearly six months driving a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle,</i> …

Autos

The McLaren 650S Replacement Is Rumored to Be Called the 720S

The car, codenamed P14, should make its debut soon.<p>Believe it or not, a replacement for the McLaren 650S is on its way. The car, codenamed P14, has been spotted testing around Europe and is rumored to debut some time in 2017. Now, we've heard some juicy rumors about the P14 that should give Ferrari …

Autos

Alpine Wants You to Pre-Order Its New Car Before You Actually See It

For a little more than $2000, you can reserve one of 1955 "Premiere Editions" for yourself.<p>We've heard rumors for a while that Renault planned to revive the Alpine brand. In February, it took the first step towards that goal when it showed off the Alpine Vision Concept. The production version, …

Autos

The Shelby FP350S Is Ford's Entry-Level Mustang Race Car

Can't afford the new Mustang GT4? This is your best alternative.<p>Earlier this year, Ford unveiled the Mustang GT4, a Shelby G350R-based turnkey racer designed to compete directly with GT4 cars from Porsche, McLaren, and others. GT4 cars are relatively affordable among racing sports cars, but with …

Autos