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Jaguar used the exhaust note of the F-Type SVR to create art

It's capable of rocketing from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The 200-mph barrier is its top speed. On its tail end, it has a large spoiler that actively ensures proper aerodynamics are at work. From its tailpipes, it spits the best sounding exhaust note from any modern production car. This is the Jaguar F-Type SVR, and, besides being a glorious...

Michael Andretti says Global Rallycross is perfect for EVs

The Red Bull Global Rallycross racing series kicked off in 2011. The series involves short sprint races of just a few laps in an all-out blitz for supremacy. The last few years have been dominated by Andretti Racing. Partnered with Volkswagen and run by Michael Andretti, this team features drivers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust, who regularly post...

Meet the man with 24 Aston Martin Lagondas in his $51M car collection

If you worked hard, made lots of money, and found yourself in a position to acquire lots of cars, what would you hunt down?The Aston Martin Lagonda probably doesn't come to mind—unless you're Briton Roger Duddling. Of the more than 350 cars he has amassed, we're perhaps most impressed that he has managed to track down 24 Lagondas. The...

Rare blue Ferrari Enzo heading to auction in London

Sure, Ferrari fans typically prefer their cars red (or reddish-orange) but a few other hues occasionally pop off the assembly line. In the case of this Ferrari Enzo, it's actually been painted multiple times, making it a very rare car among already rare machines. Today, it's finished in Blu Tour de France, but it wasn't always this color. Produced...

Hagerty launches new car sharing service to rent classic cars

While much of the automotive industry is focused on future mobility and its many facets, Hagerty is aiming to bring a splash of the modern era to classic cars. The classic car insurance company has announced DriveShare, which takes the concept of renting cars via an on-demand service to vintage vehicles. Hagerty says DriveShare brings the "sharing...

The way Porsche creates carbon fiber wheels is beautiful

If you've been following along lately, you've noticed that Porsche is quite excited to tell you all about its new limited-edition car. The 911 Turbo S is being offered in a small batch called the Exclusive Series, and it's serving as a 607-horsepower welcome mat for the Exclusive Manufaktur program. The latest fascinating tidbit about the car? You...

The wild and wonderful from the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Imagine spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a complete, thoroughly researched, multi-year restoration of a historically significant car and not even placing in your class. That's the reality of the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Each year, the most prestigious car show in the country draws a couple hundred of the finest, most...

See the top 10 most expensive cars sold at Pebble Beach

10 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Millions of dollars were spent at the auctions that were held during the lead up to this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but what did those lofty sums buy? Quite a few tremendous machines. We've already highlighted some of the largest transactions that took place during the posh classic car gathering, but below is a list of the top 10...

The Quail celebrates the postwar sports car, 1945-1960

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Monterey Car Week draws everything from microcars to one-off coachbuilt classics of the 1920s and 1930s, all of them crowd-pleasers for the thousands of visitors swarming tasteful venues centered on Pebble Beach. But it was sports cars that lured two generations of drivers into the appeal of exotic English and European brands in the days when...

2018 BMW M5 revealed, Pebble Beach, Fisker EMotion: Car News Headlines

13 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

BMW finally took the wraps off the 2018 M5. With power shuttled to all four wheels, it's a massive departure from tradition. Motivations comes from a rather more M-like 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 600 horsepower, but a manual transmission isn't on the options list. The new M5 will arrive in U.S. dealers next year. If yesterday's eclipse...

A new Pagani Zonda shows that this car will never die

13 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The Pagani Zonda is the car that will never die and we're 100 percent okay with that, but we just wish Pagani would stop calling each iteration "the last one." A brand new "last Zonda" has just been revealed at Monterey Car Week in California: the Zonda HP Barchetta has been built for the man in charge of it all. Horacio Pagani himself...

The rarest Jaguar ever made has been restored

14 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The Jaguar XK120 isn't necessarily the rarest vehicle built by the brand; over 12,000 leaping cats were produced between 1948 and 1954. Sought after? Absolutely, but there's one XK120 that has it beat. It's a one-off XK120 with a body built by Pininfarina and it officially bowed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Eelegance. A restoration doesn't get...

Not to be outdone by McLaren, Rolls-Royce built a fuchsia Dawn

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Remember the recent unveiling of the fuchsia McLaren 720S by McLaren Special Operations? Rolls-Royce has an answer to it. Actually, it's the same exact color and the car is going to the same commissioner: one Michael Fux, who has a taste for brightly colored cars. Rolls-Royce revealed its bespoke Dawn for Fux at The Quail in Pebble Beach...

Fisker's 400-mile EMotion electric car coming to CES

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Henrik Fisker's second go at independently producing its own car is set to kick off with the EMotion electric car at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. Fisker himself, the company's chief, told The Street his latest creation will officially be revealed at the electronics show, which has become an important venue for automakers in recent years...

Say goodbye to flat tires thanks to a self-healing rubber from Harvard

18 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

It's a situation drivers are all too familiar with: cruising along the road when suddenly a tire goes flat. Curse words, struggles, and inconvenience ensue. Researchers at Harvard University have developed a potential solution that could put flat tires, and the baggage that comes with them, in the past. The material is as tough as natural rubber...

Horacio Pagani waxes poetic over the Ford GT, Ferraris, and Porsches

Pagani is quite literally a supercar maker run by a car enthusiast. Horacio Pagani has no issues expressing his fondness for competitors' cars and he even purchases them quite frequently—not for comparison's sake either. The outspoken Argentine also doesn't mind admitting his competitors build more technical machines, specifically Porsche...

Full-bodied electric car dispatches the 1/8 mile in 4.89 seconds

It's not a world-record holder yet, but this full-bodied electric car built in Denmark is pretty darn close to becoming one. Recently. the 2,200-horsepower electric drag car clocked a 4.89-second eighth-mile time. For those keeping score at home, that's just over a tenth of a second off the current world-record holder, a dragster by the name of...

Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 from "Le Mans" sells for $14 million

To a fair number of folks, the film Le Mans remains one of the greatest pieces of cinema focusing on the world of motorsport. The star of that film is not Steve McQueen, but rather the Porsche 917K that takes home the checkered flag. As is the case with most films, a number of cars were used to capture all of the footage required. One of those...

1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster breaks record to become most expensive British car in the world

Various auction houses sold off millions of dollars worth of vintage cars during Monterey Car Week, including a $15 million McLaren F1, but this Aston Martin has smashed a record. With a final sale price of $22.6 million, this 1956 DBR1 Roadster has become the most expensive British car in the world. What makes this particular Aston Martin so...

1960s American Dream Cars wow crowds at tony Pebble Beach Concours

They just don't make dream cars like they used to. And the crowds thronging a special display class at Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance attested to the popularity of outrageous, over-the-top fantasies of what cars could look like half a century ago. Called "American Dream Cars of the 1960s," the group of 10 ranged from a Thirties-inspired...

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