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Here Are Four Cool Cars Here Are Four Cool Cars

This is the Cadillac Sixteen. It was made in 2003. It had a sixteen-cylinder engine, and was like a beacon of light shining out, a righteous declaration of Cadillac quality at the top of the world. Only one was made. Weird!

The New Prius Race Car Sounds More Like a Corvette Than the New Corvette

Last night we got to hear the race version of the upcoming mid-engine ’Vette, the Corvette C8.R, pounding around Sebring in testing. It sounds like any number of flat plane crank V8 race cars, from Ferrari and on. Meanwhile, Toyota went testing in its new Prius race car with its own new V8 that thunders like the…

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Races TVR and Audi Quattro for Some Reason in Jeep Ad

Jeep calls it “the ultimate test in straight-line speed,” to show off the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s peerless acceleration. It’s a test the 707-horsepower Jeep wins. Just for some reason I can’t work out, the competition is a 1991 TVR and an Audi Quattro.

Here's the Midengine Corvette Race Car Shooting Flames

The bellowing thunder of past Corvette racers is gone, replaced with a more modern roar. This is the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R unexpectedly caught during testing in Florida.

Get Ready Y'All, It's a New Škoda Get Ready Y'All, It's a New Škoda

The way Škoda works is that Volkswagen tosses the brand some small car platform and the Czech arm of the greater VW Group empire returns it better, nicer and often cheaper than VW ever would. That’s no different with the new 2019 Škoda Scala.

Building the NASCAR-Powered Lexus LFA Drift Car Wasn't Easy Building the NASCAR-Powered Lexus LFA Drift Car Wasn't Easy

One of the coolest builds of recent years is Yoichi Imamura’s Lexus LFA drift car with a Toyota NASCAR V8 under the hood. We saw it test and run a few events back in 2015 and 2016, though it never became the guy’s main car. Now we have a better idea of why: This thing was as expensive as you’d think and a pain to get…

This Little BMW Sounds Like an F1 Car This Little BMW Sounds Like an F1 Car

It’s only a BMW 3 Series Compact. It only puts down 322 horsepower at the wheels. But none of that is important, because it howls like an F1 car.

Skipping Gears on a Manual Transmission Is Fine

Apparently there’s some debate over whether or not it is ok to skip over gears on a stickshift car. Uh. Ok? Yeah, no, it’s fine.

This Pontiac Fiero Is a Real New York City Car

This week on Carspotting we went looking for the famous 1950s Studebaker that still parks on the street on the Upper West Side. We didn’t find it. But we did come up on this pre-facelift Pontiac Fiero, one of the more interesting cars that never gets its proper due.

Did You Work on the Original Chevrolet Volt? We Want to Hear From You Did You Work on the Original Chevrolet Volt? We Want to Hear From You

General Motors hyped the original Chevrolet Volt as a world-beating car. Its development took years and was rumored to cost about $1 billion. We were told to expect an all-electric family car that would leapfrog the competition. Instead we got a four-seater hybrid that... didn’t. So what happened?

Nothing Does AWD Burnouts Like Ken Block's Hoonitruck

What happens when you put 914 horsepower to all four tires? Lots and lots of all-wheel-drive burnouts.

GM’s Plant Closures Might Have Broken Its Union Deal GM’s Plant Closures Might Have Broken Its Union Deal

Trump’s tweeting into the void, General Motors is pulling new words out of a hat, and a mainstream automaker just dissed Tesla again. All that and more in The Morning Shift of Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

I Didn't Know Why God Put a Manual 2005 Toyota Camry on This Earth, But I Do Know I Need It I Didn't Know Why God Put a Manual 2005 Toyota Camry on This Earth, But I Do Know I Need It

Amazingly, the Toyota Camry was offered with a manual in America up until the end of 2011.

Comment of the Day: This Audi Is Built on a Web Of Lies Comment of the Day: This Audi Is Built on a Web Of Lies

Today Audi announced that its war of front end conquest was at an end. Grilles needed be no bigger. Or, perhaps this was all a misinterpretation.

Audi's Senseless Grille Escalation May Be At End Audi's Senseless Grille Escalation May Be At End

Perhaps it is that Audi wept, for there was no more front end to grille. Maybe it finally saw sense after the Camaro and Avalon came out with all-grille faces. Either way, it looks like the age of the expanding Audi grille has come to an end.

1970s BMWs Still Park on the Street in This Quiet NYC Neighborhood

Catch the Q Train south from Manhattan and (depending on the state of the MTA that day) in not too long you’ll get off in a neighborhood of eccentric mansions, at least one tree-lined boulevard, and a bunch of strange and wonderful old cars still parked on the street.

The Story of the Porsche 'Black Widow' The Story of the Porsche 'Black Widow'

Yesterday, Porsche debuted a new 911 GT2 RS Clubsport in a charming black Martini color scheme. I don’t know how many recognize the car or the race it pays tribute to, but both were among the sketchiest I’ve come across.

What a Bad F1 Car Is Like To Drive What a Bad F1 Car Is Like To Drive

We think of Formula 1 as being a pinnacle in race car design, that the winningest McLarens and Red Bulls are high points in tech. But those are the cars that come first. What about all the bad F1 cars? Luckily for us, multi-champion Jackie Stewart reviewed one.

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro Is Most Hardcore Yet With Big Aero The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro Is Most Hardcore Yet With Big Aero

The new 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro has no more power than standard, but weight-reducing carbon fiber and big aero help make it the most hardcore version of the SLS-successor yet.

Audi and Airbus' Idea of the Future is Modular Drone Taxis Audi and Airbus' Idea of the Future is Modular Drone Taxis

The idea is that you have one cabin that can be transferred from a flying drone to a driving car, completely autonomously. Involved in the project are Audi, Airbus, and Italdesign for the Tron-grade looks.

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