August 21, 2014

August 14, 2014

  • from Autocar

    New 6.2-litre supercharged V8 Charger offers 707bhp and 650lb ft; claimed to be capable of 0-60mph in 3.7sec The new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, which pays homage to the muscle cars of old, is a 707bhp supercharged saloon that's claimed to be capable of 204mph.Dodge describes its new car as "the quickest, fastest, most powerful production saloon in the world, as well as the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in America".Official pricing has yet to be announced but it'...

August 6, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Twin-turbo V8-engined supercar to offer a top speed well in excess of 270mph; due on sale in 2015 Hennessey is aiming to exceed the 270mph achieved by its Venom GT supercar with a new version called the Venom F5.The Venom F5, which adopts the name of the most powerful hurricane in the Fujita scale, benefits from lower-drag bodywork, upgraded technology and more power.According to the Fujita scale, an F5 hurricane produces wind speeds between 261mph and 318mph. Hennessey's current GT can reach...
  • from Autocar

    Getting riled over the advent of autonomous vehicles is pointless, especially as they'll likely do nothing to dampen your driving enjoyment For the life of me, I can’t understand why normally rational car-lovers have started acting as if one of the main supporting pillars of their life’s enjoyment is being wantonly removed, just because our government has had the foresight and good sense to configure our laws to welcome driverless cars.The usual argument against driverless cars strikes me as...

August 5, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Classic car events are often made all the more rewarding by the emergence of the offbeat and the unloved, and Harpenden's show was no exception If you like taking a tyre-kicking walk through rows of old cars, it’s hard to beat some of the classics-on-the-common style events that take place through Britain’s summer.Last week I went to an event in Harpenden, whose sunny town lawns hosted no less than 1200 classics beneath a sun that bordered on the sweltering.You do, of course, see many cars that...

July 4, 2014

  • from Auto123

    The National Corvette Museum's board of directors reportedly doesn't want to repair the sinkhole that swallowed eight vintage Corvettes this past winter -- at least not totally. Their plan is to create an open space approximately 25 feet by 45 feet wide, and 30 feet deep, along with a display area for one or two cars. Photo: Matt St-Pierre With all the media coverage following the sad event, which fortunately injured no one, traffic at the museum...

July 2, 2014

  • from Auto123

    For some strange reason, I did not want to fall for the Corvette. Like all car enthusiasts, I've always been a fan of America's supercar. In fact, I recall getting a book on the history of the car for my 10th birthday. Somehow, over the years, I developed an affinity for more refined motoring and left raw unruly cars by the wayside. I tried to resist... The Chevy Corvette is these latter things, and raw and unruly be damned, I fell in love with the velocity yellow Wolverine. Actually, it...

June 26, 2014

June 10, 2014

  • from Autocar

    You might recognise the yellow Aston Martin DBS below from the 1971 TV series The Persuaders, but this model is hiding a secret under the bonnet Do you remember the 1971 television series The Persuaders? It stars a young Roger Moore and Tony Curtis, who team up to solve criminal cases which have outwitted the usual justice system. It ran for 24 episodes over a single season, and 22 of those episodes featured the Bahama yellow Aston Martin DBS you see in the pictures above.That is the same car...

June 9, 2014

June 6, 2014

June 2, 2014

  • from Autocar

    A serious track weapon with a glorious 7.0-litre V8 engine, but it’s let down by a bit of a weight problem The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. It’s an iconic badge in the American muscle car world, tracing its roots back to late 1966. Chevrolet needed a homologation special to battle the Ford Mustang on the race tracks of North America. Behind the wheel of Camaro Z/28, the great Mark Donahue helped Chevrolet win the SCCA Trans-Am championship in 1968 and 1969. He stood on the top step of the podium...

May 30, 2014

  • from Autocar

    The annual Villa D'Este concours on the shores of Lake Como brings together some of the world's rarest and most perfectly preserved luxury cars Villa D’Este is a concours d’elegance where everything from the grass on which the motor cars rest, the lake and hills that they overlook and the hotel overlooking them seem film-set perfect, with weather to match.When you arrive, it’s difficult to know what to look at first. Especially as there are cars here that you’ll likely never have seen before in...

May 26, 2014

  • from Auto123

    San Franciso, CA -- The Volkswagen GTI slots itself in performance automotive history alongside the Porsche 911, the BMW 3 Series, and the Chevrolet Corvette to name a few. I'm not being facetious. The 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI spawned a segment that quickly gained a cult following. Every version of the GTI, starting from the MK2 introduced in 1985, set standards that many manufacturers attempted to emulate over the decades. The latest MK7 2015 Volkswagen GTI is the most powerful production...
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