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50 Years Ago The NHTSA Tried To Make America’s Cars Ugly, But Cars Fought Back

Governments and their agencies love making life hard for automakers in the name of supposedly making life better for the rest of us. There are rules about sound and exhaust emissions, and, of course, laws about safety. And to keep engineers on their toes, those regulations are constantly changing. From this year any new car […]

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How Does The Ferrari Purosangue Stack Up Against Rivals From Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini And More?

The 2023 Ferrari Purosangue, the company’s first crossover, is a hit, and that’s before anyone outside the company has even had a chance to get behind the wheel to find out how good – and how Ferrari – it really is. Ferrari is limiting production to just a couple of thousand cars per year and […]

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Why Do Bugatti And Hennessey Both Think They Hold The Fastest Convertible Record?

In the run-up to the release of the 2024 Bugatti W16 Mistral the guys at Molsheim dropped a big hint to their plans by celebrating the 10th birthday of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which achieved a record-breaking 254.04 mph (408.84 km/h) at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in 2013. That literally hair-raising top speed made […]

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The GR Supra Is One Of Only 16 Cars For 2023 With More Than 300 HP And A Manual Trans Option

The Save The Manual campaign gets a shot in the arm this year with the release of a DIY-shifter option for the 2023 Toyota GR Supra. A six-speed stick-shift transmission is now available as an alternative to the previously mandatory eight-speed ZF auto, though only on the 3.0-liter six-cylinder cars. Perversely, the entry-level four-cylinder car, […]

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The Road To Celestiq: A Look Back At Cadillac’s Previous Ultra-Luxury Concepts

The unveiling of the Celestiq is a watershed moment for Cadillac as the concept previews their upcoming flagship sedan, which aims to return them to being the “standard of the world.” While the Celestiq is bound to turn heads, Cadillac has been playing around with the idea of a flagship for nearly two decades. Some […]

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10 Sexy ’60s Ferraris You Don’t Need To Be A Billionaire To Buy

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10 Gas-Sipping New ICE Cars That Are Actually Fun To Drive

Switching to a full hybrid, plug-in hybrid or an EV is a logical antidote to crippling gas prices. But what if you want to stick with gold old fashioned ICE power? Maybe you don’t like the often artificial, non-linear brake pedal feel hybrids deliver, or the effect the mass of a huge battery pack has […]

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9 Cars That Were Sales Flops When New, But Are Worth Fortunes Now

Some cars start out expensive and are so desirable that there are no shortage of buyers, and 10, 15, 20 years later nothing has changed. Think Ferrari Enzo, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1. Others start out as hot property, but can be picked up for peanuts today because nobody wants them, or at least […]

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These 7 Design Icons Nearly Turned Out Completely Differently

The overall shape and design details that make up cars like the original Mazda MX-5 Miata, Porsche 911 and Dodge Viper are so ingrained in our brains, and such integral parts of those cars’ characters, that it’s hard to imagine them looking any other way. But they nearly did. Almost every car reaches the road […]

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