SHELBY 427 FLIP-TOP COBRA: CSX-2196!

There was only one Shelby 427 Cobra in 1964, a car that Ken Miles and Shelby techs built to beat Zora Duntov’s Grand Sport Corvette. And it did, sort of! When legendary driver Ken Miles saw what Zora-Arkus Duntov had accomplished at GM working under the radar, building the Corvette Grand Sport racecar, he saw an opportunity to fuel the Ford vs. Chevy wars. Working as a driver and Competition Director at Shelby American, he set out with Carroll Shelby’s blessings, to try and one-up the new ...
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MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING: ‘50s HOT ROD!

Reflecting on arguably the most advanced road car of its era and, almost sixty years later, still a competent road warrior and turning heads!  Between 1954 and 1957, Mercedes-Benz produced the 300SL Gullwing coupe, a future-tech tour de force that excelled in high-speed touring as well as sports car road racing. Showcasing a dry-sump-lubed inline Six with fuel injection, the Gullwing had a top speed just a tick over 160 mph. With its belly-panned tubular space-frame chassis, outstandi...
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CAMARO Z/28: MAY THE (DOWN) FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Chevrolet mates racecar downforce with its ultimate road & track Camaro. When it comes to keeping its tail on the track, the ‘14 Camaro Z/28 manages airflow like few other production vehicles, generating downforce like a racecar for high-speed stability and greater cornering capability. Numerous modifications were made to the exterior, compared to the Camaro SS, with new and revised content developed to improve aerodynamics, powertrain cooling and brake-system cooling. They help the Z/28...
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BMW ART CAR: JEFF KOON’S M3 GT2!

Jeff Koons has created the 17th BMW Art Car, a tribute to Andy Warhol’s spectacular 1979 ‘rolling sculpture.’ The latest BMW Art Car (by Jeff Koons) will celebrate its North American premiere in a pavilion in the Botanical Garden next to the Art Basel (Miami) fair. The Koons car features the number “79” which pays tribute to the 1979 Andy Warhol car. This legendary “rolling sculpture” of Andy Warhol will be on display in Art Basel's Collectors Lounge in the Convention Center. The pop a...
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SRT VIPER GTS CARBON: VERY SPECIAL EDITION!

First-ever limited-edition GTS showcases unique metallic matte paint for 50-car build: Annodized Carbon Special Edition.  
“We’ve been waiting for the right time to use this striking new exterior color at the Chrysler Group and, as the flagship for the SRT brand, the Viper is the perfect vehicle to showcase this combination of finishes and details. It creates such a unique look,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Viper’s unique, h...
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PORSCHE 911 TURBO: THE TECHART TOUCH!

The latest in performance and customizing enhancements for Porsche’s iconic 911 Turbo sports car. Debuting at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show, TECHART is ready to show its latest products at the Essen Motor Show for the first time ever. The new line represents its most aggressive and unique products for Porsche’s legendary performer. The combination of TECHART Front Spoiler, stationary Rear Spoiler II, Roof Spoiler and Rear Diffuser Trim, working with the active aero of the 91...
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JAGUAR F-TYPE COUPE: DYNAMICALLY CORRECT!

Stunning all-aluminum sports coupe raises the bar and challenges the status quo. “Creating a sports coupe is the purest of design tasks and also the most challenging; get it right and aesthetically the result will be as dynamic as the car should be rewarding to drive. In the F-TYPE Coupe, I believe we’ve got it right,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. “The dramatic debut of the 550 horsepower F-TYPE R Coupe in Los Angeles today – possibly the most dynamic reveal of a car eve...
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GARAGE CUSTOMIZATION: FORM & FUNCTION!

Levi Mackintosh blogs about turning an ordinary garage into a  luxury storage and workspace. There is an indescribable feeling when you make a connection with a vehicle. Whether it’s on the road with your windows down on a winding drive, or in your garage with a bottle of wax and rag in hand. To a car enthusiast, the cliché phrase “Pride and Joy” really doesn’t suffice.  For those who spend countless hours on a restoration project, or even those who purchase new, knowing you have...
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CALLAWAY CHEVY SS: FOUR-DOOR CAMARO!

Callaway transforms the ’14 Chevy SS into a car truly worthy of  Super Sport badging. Best known for its ultimate performance Corvettes, Callaway Cars is now producing four-door sedans that think they are super-high-performance sports cars. With a supercharged-intercooled 6.2-liter V8, six-speed automatic transmission, sophisticated electronics and traction control, Brembo brakes, sport-tuned suspension and 50/50 weight distribution, the 570 horsepower Callaway SS will be able to blow t...
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IndyCar: WHERE HAVE ALL THE HEROS GONE?

‘The trouble with IndyCar is not that there's no one available to take Dario Franchitti's place. It’s that no one cares who takes Dario Franchitti's place,’ blogs Stephen Cox. ‘The series is fast running out of heroes and reinforcements aren't arriving quickly enough. This is bad business.’ Let's look at a few successful business models. When high school basketball star Damon Bailey began playing for Indiana University in 1990, be brought legions of fans with him. Everyone in the state kn...
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