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A red-with-black-stripes Superformance MKIII-R with Godzilla V8 inside a dealership

More Than 427: Superformance’s Shelby Cobra Summons Godzilla

Few cars have been immortalized in kit car and replica form as the Shelby Cobra, especially the 427 version. The sports car’s legend looms so large that it inspired a modern successor, the original Dodge Viper. But even icons can be eclipsed. And with the help of Ford’s ‘Godzilla’ engine, the Superformance MKIII-R might do …
A red 1971 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG 'Red Pig' replica

AMG’s First Race Car, the Mercedes ‘Red Pig,’ Flies Again

When one of your latest cars is so fast that its hubcaps come off, that’s a proper sign of performance dedication. And AMG has been doing that to Mercedes-Benz’s cars for decades, plus a brief dalliance with Mitsubishi. This legacy was kick-started by one very special sedan: the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8, aka the ‘Red …
A green restored 4 1/2 Litre Blower Bentley
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The Original Bond Car, the Blower Bentley, Is Back

Aston Martins are James Bond’s usual wheels of choice. At least, in the films. But in the original books, Bond drove a Bentley. Specifically, one of the sportiest pre-war (pre-WWII) cars the British automaker produced: the 4 ½ Litre Blower Bentley. And now, just like Jaguar and Aston Martin before it, Bentley is making some …
Back to the Future replica DeLorean time machine with Throttle House hosts posing in front

What’s It Like Driving an Actual DeLorean Time Machine?

A few complicated legal exceptions aside, replicas are often welcomed as accessible ways of celebrating automotive greats. And few machines are as recognizable as that 80s icon, the DeLorean time machine. But ignoring the pop culture panache, what’s the DeLorean DMC-12 actually like as a car? YouTube team Throttle House attempted to find out.   …
1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

Why No One Makes an Authentic Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Replica

Because rising values often keep vintage vehicles stuck in the garage, classic car and motorcycle replicas offer economical experience alternatives. For example, instead of an original Shelby Cobra, you can get Factory Five’s kit. Some, like Pur Sang’s Bugattis, are replicas in the truest sense, i.e., made with the same methods as the originals. Others, …
Pur Sang Bugatti Type 35 overhead
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Pur Sang Bugattis Are Pure Class

There’s a problem with vintage motorcycles and cars: they’re too old and valuable. A vintage Bugatti, for example, is more expensive than even a limited-edition new one. Exclusivity may bring cachet, but it’s more than a little disheartening to budding enthusiasts to hear that the most-affordable Bugatti isn’t even a car. However, there are alternatives. …
1965 Jaguar D-Type Tempero replica
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How Much Would You Pay for a Fake Jaguar?

Restomodding a classic vehicle like a Ford Bronco, Range Rover or Porsche 911 is all well and good. It helps keep the classics alive, letting people enjoy them through modern quality controls and technology. But that still depends on you having a vehicle to restore in the first place. And when it comes to iconic …