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  • ’19 RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAutobiography: DYNAMIC!

    ’19 RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAutobiography: DYNAMIC!

    Bespoke Dynamic Edition Velar raises the bar for mid-size SUV luxury, style and performance benchmarks. Unfortunately, it’s available for just one year. Designed and developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the new Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition extends the model’s reputation for performance and segment-leading luxury with the addition of a much more powerful […]
  • CORVETTE XP-897 GT: AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS!

    CORVETTE XP-897 GT: AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS!

    A Wankel Rotary powered mid-engine Corvette prototype will be featured in the Mid-Engine Sports Car Class at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. There will also be examples from DeTomaso, Ferrari and Lamborghini. The ‘73 Chevrolet Corvette XP-897 GT was one of two mid-engine Corvette prototypes designed by General Motors Design to promote the smooth […]
  • FORD SAVES THE DAY: KEN BLOCK’S HOONITRUCK!

    FORD SAVES THE DAY: KEN BLOCK’S HOONITRUCK!

    Thanks to 3D printing and a global Ford effort, the Hoonitruck’s twin-turboEcoBoost V6 gets a trick aluminum intake manifold. Size matters. Gymkhana TEN star Ken Block’s love affair with Ford pickups runs deep. He learned to drive in one, did his first burnout in one and made a ‘77 Ford F-150 the star of his […]
  • ‘19 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: 10-SPEED TERROR!

    ‘19 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: 10-SPEED TERROR!

    Automatically faster than a stick, latest track-attack ZL1 Camaro delivers lightning-quick shifts and record times. The ‘19 Camaro ZL1 1LE — the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever — will offer a 10-speed automatic transmission beginning late February. During development, Chevy engineers pushed the limits of the automatic transmission to be more than one half second […]
  • UGUR SAHIN: ALFA ROMEO NIVOLA!

    UGUR SAHIN: ALFA ROMEO NIVOLA!

    Designer Ugur Sahin introduces his latest design: Alfa Romeo Nivola. It’s a modern interpretation of the legendary Alfa Romeo Stradale 33 designed by Franco Scaglione in 1967. Our design briefing was to carefully translate the original design into a modern interpretation, while incorporating an Alfa Romeo 4C the rolling chassis. This made it possible to […]
  • RRDC: BOBBY RAHAL WINS PHIL HILL AWARD!

    RRDC: BOBBY RAHAL WINS PHIL HILL AWARD!

    Bobby Rahal, Indy 500 winner, driver, team owner, businessman and President of the Road Racing Drivers Club was honored by the RRDC with the 2019 Phil Hill Award. David Hobbs, the 2018 award recipient, made the presentation at the annual RRDC members’ dinner on January 23 prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, […]
  • ’69 SHELBY GT500: PROTOTYPE CONVERTIBLE!

    ’69 SHELBY GT500: PROTOTYPE CONVERTIBLE!

    Rare Shelby pre-production engineering and marketing GT500, the only one (1969-1970) painted Raven Black, is 428 Cobra Jet powered. And it’s been found, documented and restored. As in any endeavor, one’s network of people is invaluable. This story of the finding, vetting, researching and revitalizing of a historic car proves that case once again – […]
  • 2019 CADILLAC XTS V-SPORT: GOING FAST!

    2019 CADILLAC XTS V-SPORT: GOING FAST!

    Grab it while you can; Cadillac’s 410-horsepower luxury sports sedan might not be long for this world, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Don’t get me wrong, I love SUVs. Love the high-up, nosebleed command driving position, love the versatility of all that load-carrying space, love the thought of being able to four-wheel-drive up Mount […]
  • ATHENS ADVENTURE: HELLENIC MOTOR MUSEUM!

    ATHENS ADVENTURE: HELLENIC MOTOR MUSEUM!

    Our intrepid reporter/carguy Dan Scanlan travels to the ‘cradle of civilization’ to uncover a treasure trove of antiques, classics and modern sports cars…hiding in plain sight. Surrounded by relics of Greece’s s ancient civilization, the curved tower Hellenic Motor Museum is one of Athen’s modern attractions. Founded by real estate developer Theodore N. Charagionis, the […]
  • ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!

    ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!

    The all-new, ultra-luxe Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV will take you off the beaten path in real style, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Eleanor is leading the way. Head forward, gossamer wings outstretched, that iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament providing the perfect sight-line as we claw our way up Snow King Mountain. Considering her surroundings, […]