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Is the 2020 Honda Civic Type R Fast?

The Honda Civic Type R has been one of the most popular and fabled cars to appear on the market in the past few years. Its reputation preceded its long-awaited arrival and since its inception, the Civic Type R has received rave reviews from consumers and critics alike. With its aggressive presence and potent powertrain, …

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The Suzuki Hayabusa Was Too Fast for the Rule-book

It’s possible to be too fast—that’s why the Dodge Demon was banned from drag racing, after all. But there’s car fast, and there’s motorcycle fast. In the 50s and 60s, café racers tried their best to do ‘the ton’: 100 mph. It’s hard enough, on very windy days, to stay on my relatively modern Street …

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2020 Motorcycles: The Leading Liter Bike

When it comes to 2020 motorcycles, liter bikes are the most exciting. Each of these superbikes boasts a powerful 1 liter-displacing engine and trickle-down race technology. But we already know all of these sportbikes are fast. Which ones are the fastest and baddest of all? Here are the leading liter bikes of 2020. Everyone has …

A group of supercars on parade, including a Bugatti, and Mercedes AMG 300SL built for the Sultan of Brunei
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These are the 5 Fastest Cars in the World

When it comes to speeding, most of us imaging going 10mpg over the speed limit, making a zippy acceleration from a red light or cruising down the interstate going over 90mph. Very few times in our life does an average driver imagine going over 100mph, but what about 200mph? How about 300mph? These hypercars push …

A portrait of Olympic and IAAF World Championship Gold medal wiinning 200 metres and 400 metres sprinter Michael Johnson of the United States standing alongside his Chevrolet Corvette C4 Coupe
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The Most Ridiculous C4 Corvette You’ll Ever See

Sometimes, the things people will do to a gorgeous car are downright heartbreaking. When the mod involves a stunning piece of machinery like the Chevy Corvette it can make you want to cry, unless of course, you can see a method to the madness. C4 Corvette fans won’t believe what’s become of one 1984 model. …

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Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody Costs Less Than $70,000

Credit goes to Dodge for its ability to take an aging platform and make it better and better each year—for lots of years. Behold, yet another version of the Charger, this time the SRT Hellcat Widebody. And you thought nothing could top a plain vanilla Hellcat? For those that want to shout it from the …

1971 Plymouth Barracuda convertible
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The History of Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Barracuda

With the recent crash involving actor Kevin Hart and the subsequent lawsuits claimed to be in the offing by passengers and Hart himself, the car at the center stage is a Plymouth Barracuda. A car that hasn’t been manufactured in over 40 years by a company no longer exists. What’s A Plymouth Barracuda? Modified to …

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How the Porsche 911 Has Grown Since 1963

We all love the Porsche 911. From its heritage and gorgeous looks to its performance. Even Ferrari enthusiasts will admit that the 911 is a worthy sports car with a racing legacy as rich as Maranello’s finest. But Porsche has a problem, and that problem is bloat. We noticed it especially coming up on two …

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Collectible Camaros That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Camaros have always been the gold standard for muscle car enthusiasts. Even the six-cylinder versions are still a collectible Camaro—sporty, the right size, and there are a ton of reproduction parts. There is so much support in the aftermarket to fix any mechanical or cosmetic issues that you can literally put together a brand new …

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Fastest Classic Muscle Cars Of All Time

We’ll start out by saying there will be a lot of debate about this list of the fastest muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. Part of the problem comes from the special cars manufacturers back-doored to racers, where 30 or maybe 50 of them were produced. Should they be on this list? How about …

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A Rental Camaro with 750 hp? It’s Real

Well now, this sure beats renting another crummy Versa. Hendrick Motorsports is modifying a gang of not one, but two different Chevy Camaros that you can rent from Hertz Rental. You’ll be seeing them in certain areas of the country, and with those bright yellow stripes laying against the shiny black bodies, we are sure …

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What It’s Like to Drive the 416-hp Lotus Evora GT

Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire on YouTube took the new 2020 Lotus Evora GT out for a test drive and he was pretty impressed with the results. Since most people probably won’t get to drive one, why not live vicariously through Matt by watching the video embedded below? As the culmination of the Evora …

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First Mid-Engine Corvette Prototype Was an Australian Mini-Truck

Once you’ve designed a car in the virtual world there comes a time when the rubber needs to hit the road. For the 2020 C8 Corvette, Popular Mechanics reports that this is the first prototype used to go from computer to actual, physical testing. Known as Blackjack, it’s the first mid-engine Corvette prototype that Chevrolet …

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New Ferrari F8 Spider Is a 710-hp Convertible Supercar

It’s finally time for the Ferrari 488 Spider to move over and make room for a new convertible in the Ferrari family. The Italian automaker has just revealed the F8 Spider, which represents the newest evolution of Ferrari’s open-roof lineup. And while the style won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, we fully expect the F8 …

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Forget the Mid-Engine Corvette, Bring Back the Pontiac Fiero

Chevy’s mid-engine Corvette was an instant sensation, but this wasn’t GM’s first mid-engine sports car. Back in the 80s, GM introduced the Pontiac Fiero, a mid-engined sports car that was supposed to be a unique and cool innovation for the time. Although the Fiero didn’t survive long due to some poor manufacturing on GM’s part, we …

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320
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Next-Gen Dodge Challenger Will Keep Its Retro Style

When Dodge introduced the new Challenger back in 2008, many were surprised that the second generation’s appearance was nearly identical to the first. Since the release of the second-generation Dodge Challenger more than a decade ago, its powerful engine options have made sure it’s still as desirable a muscle car as it was back in …

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How Mercedes Built the World’s Most Powerful Four-Cylinder Engine

In addition to creating vehicles that are capable of climbing steep grades and that make use of plug-in technology, Mercedes-Benz has focused its attention on creating more powerful and efficient engines. Proof of its efforts to hone engine technology is the development of the M-139 engine, which has the distinction of currently being the world’s …

1985 Audi Quattro
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What It’s Like to Drive the Original Audi Quattro

The original Audi Quattro stands a fierce competitor as well as the ultimate rally car, and for good reason. In this YouTube video produced by The Smoking Tire, Zack Klapman is lucky enough to drive a 1985 Quattro that was far ahead of its time. The car is co-owned by Kenny, a 1980s car enthusiast who joins Klapman …

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Ferrari 812 and Tributo Spiders Leak Before Official Reveal

It’s Spider-time in Maranello, Italy. Though Ferrari wants you to see these on its schedule, we have shots of both the Ferrari 812 Spider and the F8 Tributo Spider. Of course, we all knew these variants would be coming, it was just a matter of when Ferrari would get around to it. Now, a Ferrari …

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Ferrari F8 Tributo: Everything You Need to Know

Based off of the Pininfarina design architecture of the 2009 458 Italia, the upcoming Ferrari F8 Tributo is its tribute to the V8, which means a tribute to the 1973 Dino GT4. With the most recent GTB having been produced for four years, Ferrari deemed it necessary to do another iteration. The Tributo’s V8 power …

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Vühl Road Racers Get US Dealers

If you follow the Race of Champions you’ve heard of Vühl, the Mexico City-based manufacturer of these street-legal little roadsters. That’s all good, but if you wanted a Vühl of your own, you were out of luck if you lived in the US. That is, until now. Two Vühl Dealers Vühl now has two dealers …

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Lamborghini Sián Is an 819-hp Hybrid Supercar For 2020

Lamborghini’s adaptation of hybrid technology will be premiered in the Sián at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The Sián will still be the traditional V12-powered Lamborghini you know but with an electric 48-volt motor tucked in between the engine and transmission. The electric motor uses a supercapacitor to give the V12 an extra 34 hp …

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Kevin Hart’s 1970 Barracuda Totaled In Crash

The resto-mod 1970 Barracuda actor Kevin Hart just took delivery of was totaled in a crash just before 1:00 AM Sunday morning. According to the California West Valley Highway Patrol police report the crash happened on Mulholland Highway and Cold Canyon Road. It says the driver lost control and veered off of the road at …

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Hennessey Venom Mustang Is a 1,200-hp Veyron Killer

Hennessey’s Mustang Venom 1200 wants to make you forget the GT 500 is the most powerful factory-built Mustang ever with its 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque. That’s because the Venom’s twin-turbo V8 cranks out an astounding 1200 hp at 7,000 rpm. Plus, this all comes with a one-year or 12,000-mile warranty. No, this …

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Next-Gen Subaru WRX Reportedly Coming for 2021

We are getting a better view of the next Subaru WRX and we love it. Subaru unveiled its concept for the next WRX at the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show based on the previous year’s Viziv concept, and everyone had their checkbooks out ready to put down a deposit. Well, not so fast.  “These things take …

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This Ferrari Engine Costs a Shocking $800,000

A certain item being sold online is popular enough if it gets a number of hourly views. But it’s been listed for over two years, and its price has nearly tripled since then. If this listing was just for the original hubcaps from Grampa’s old Ford Skyliner, we would just shrug and move on. But this eBay …

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Quarter-Mile Time Potentially Leaked

If this is legit we’ve got some interesting performance numbers for the new C8 Corvette. Corvette Forum says one of its members was able to photograph some pages from a Corvette engineer’s list of specifications and performance results. Since Chevy is still sweetening the C8 before production begins we can’t confirm that these numbers are …

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Mustang GT vs Challenger 1320: Which Is Faster?

Two legendary muscle cars go head-to-head in a race. Both are quick as they roar off the first line. Brand fans think they know which car should be faster. If you try to be objective, though, it might be hard to predict the winner.  The two cars vying for position are the 2019 Ford Mustang …

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“Fastest Woman On Wheels” Jessi Combs Dead At 39

Self-described “Fastest Woman on Four Wheels” Jessi Combs was killed August 27 in her jet car practicing in the Alvord Desert in Oregon. She was 39 years old.  As local news station KTVZ reports, Combs was practicing to break the 398 mph run she made in her North American Eagle Supersonic Challenger jet car back …

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Watch the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Hit 142 MPH

The flattest, smoothest strip of concrete in the world is a three-mile runway in Florida. This was once the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at the Kennedy Space Center where the Space Shuttle took off and landed. It’s now the home of Johnny Böhmer Proving Grounds where automakers and private owners run their vehicles to get …

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How Does Water Make an Engine More Powerful

 Of course, you already know a mixture of water and coolant in the radiator keeps your car from overheating. Water (or rather the electrolytes in water) is also needed to keep your car’s battery charged. Water in the gas tank – is not good! Your car will hesitate and sputter and if the water stays …

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 May Get a Twin-Turbo V8

It looks like at least some of the wilder speculation about what the future holds for the C8 Corvette is actually coming true. Both the C8.R race car and more importantly for you the C8 Z06 will be powered by a twin-turbo dual-overhead-cam flat-plane-crank V8 according to a source that spoke to MotorTrend. From sources who …

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Chevrolet Actually Sold Its 700-hp Electric Camaro

The one-of-a-kind (so far) Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro went to the auction block.  General Motors, in a partnership with electric drag racing team Hancock and Lane Racing, developed the eCOPO Camaro for the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The annual trade-only event is all about the hottest cars and last year they unveiled eCOPO Camaro …

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Watch: First Look At 2021 Formula 1 Cars

We have a new video released by Formula 1 and its governing body the FIA  outlining some of the big changes that will be taking place over the next couple of years in the world’s premiere racing series. For the first time we get to see what these changes will be and how they will …

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The Next Nissan GTR: What Will It Be and When?

What will Nissan do about their 370Z and GTR performance cars? Will enthusiasts ever see another performance car out of Nissan? Will the GTR slowly shuffle off into the graveyard of cars sold way past their prime? Will it sell for so long Nissan will market it as a new car that’s so old it’s …

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Yes! Audi Brings Haulin’ 2020 RS6 Avant Wagon To US

As station wagons in the US are canceled one by one leaving so few you can count them on one hand, Audi sends us a love letter in the form of the 2020 RS6 Avant. This hauler looks nas. Volkswagen just killed its last two Golf wagons. We see the Buick TourX wagon barely hanging …

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Drako GTE EV Boasts 1200hp, 206 mph, $1.25 Million Price

If you can’t keep up with all of the new auto startups centered around electric vehicles, you may want to stop reading because here’s another one. The latest electric kid on the block is Drako Motors. Their car is a four-motor electric monster built around the bones of the Fisker Karma. Remember Fisker? That was …

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McLaren Announces a New Unnamed Speedster

The Pebble Beach Concours is quite the place for exotic car announcements and 2019 was no exception. McLaren has ambitious plans to launch 18 new models between now and 2025 based on its “Track25” business plan. At a private gathering, McLaren CEO Mike Flewett announced a new addition to the Ultimate Series McLaren entering production …

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What It’s Like to Drive a RUF-Tuned Porsche 911

When it comes to tuning cars, few companies do it better than Ruf Automobile. Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire recently had the chance to test drive a Ruf RTurbo, which is a unique sports car that’s based on the 996 generation of the Porsche 911. Here’s a little background on why the RTurbo is …