2014 AUDI RS7: PRACTICAL MAGIC!

Audi’s breathtaking 560-horsepower RS7 delivers true Supercar performance coupled with daily-driving versatility, writes  Road Test Editor Howard Walker Remember the Seventies? Back then; if you were a testosterone-charged teen, chances are your bedroom would have had a poster of a Lamborghini Countach pinned to the wall. Race-me red paint, scissor-style doors raised skywards, more air-gulping intakes than an F-16 fighter.  No doubt it would have been positioned right next to a p...
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PENSKE’S L&M 917 PORSCHE: UNTOLD STORY OF CAN-AM’S MOST FAMOUS CAR!

Stephen Cox blogs about the most iconic of the thundering Turbo Porsche 917s. PART III: The Replacement.  “We drove by the seat of our pants. We had to muscle the car around the track. We did not have cool suits.” – George Follmer George Follmer arrived in Atlanta early Friday morning in a rented Ford Crown Victoria. “I didn’t know him from Adam,” said chief mechanic Woody Woodard. “But I’d certainly heard his name. He was a good guy.” Marilyn Motschenbacher Halder, then marrie...
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TMG EV P002 ELECTRIC RACECAR: GOODWOOD!

GKN-powered Pikes Peak winner to storm Goodwood hill at Festival Of Speed. GKN is making its debut in the hill climb at the world-renowned Festival of Speed with a record-breaking electric racecar and a stand that offers an engaging introduction into the challenges of automotive engineering. The TMG EV P002, a 2012 winner in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, features two innovative GKN EVO eDrive axial flux motors, which deliver 885 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. Apprentice...
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ULTRA-LIGHT STREET MACHINE: THE ROCKET!

Chris Craft built this tandem two-seater penned by legendary F1 & McLaren  designer, Gordon Murray. The Rocket was designed by Gordon Murray, and built by ex-GP racing driver and The International Guild of Specialist Engineers Honorary Member Chris Craft. A One-liter motorcycle engine powers the ultra-light roadster, with looks reminiscent of a Grand Prix racer from the 1960s. It sports a central seat that doubles, tandem-style, to accommodate a passenger. "T...
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ABARTH 695 BIPOSTO: GOODWOOD HILLCLIMB!

 The most Abarth of all Abarths will climb Goodwood’s legendary Hill at the  Festival of Speed. After its road début in the Gumball 3000 – the non-competitive rally restricted to just 120 exclusive supercars – “the fastest Abarth ever” is ready to show off all its power in the temple of supercars: the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week. This event attracts more than 150,000 people, including enthusiasts, collectors and experts and racers from all over the world. Now th...
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AUDI TAKES LE MANS: LESSONS LEARNED!

Jim Resnick, embedded with the Audi Sport team for the 24-hour enduro,   blogs that a harmonic convergence has occurred between  racing cars and production vehicles. The Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race is perhaps the ultimate laboratory for automotive innovation. On the venerable Circuit de la Sarthe, carmakers have field-tested – indeed, torture-tested – systems and technologies that will continue to influence production cars for years after the checkered flag has waved. The Feder...
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SULLY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW: PARKS & REC!

The 41st Annual Show on Father’s Day transformed the Chantilly, VA historic site into a spectacular showcase of vintage & modern vehicles, blogs Mike Matune. The George Washington Chapter of the Model A Club of America and the Fairfax County Park Authority have been presenting this show on the grounds of the Sully Historic site in Chantilly, VA for 41 years. Father’s Day 2014 was no exception. The field was crowded with cars and spectators alike. Show features a little of everything, fr...
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NISSAN CONCEPT 2020: HYBRID GT-R SUPERCAR!

Will the Gran Turismo virtual Supercar become the next-gen GT-R? Our friends at Motoring.com in Australia tell all! 
Dubbed the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, the virtual Supercar celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo video game, which has “brought to life” a number of pre-production prototype vehicles in recent times. It was created in collaboration with Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital, the 2020 Vision GT concept will be available to download and 'drive' via...
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WORLD’S FASTEST ELECTRIC SPORTSCAR: DETROIT ELECTRIC!

Detroit Electric readies its revolutionary SP:01 lightweight for the real world. Detroit Electric, the international electric vehicle manufacturer, is finalizing dynamic testing of its SP:01 pure-electric sportscar at a facility in Europe ahead of its introduction in several world markets. The lightweight, two-seat, rear-wheel-drive, open-top sportscar promises to deliver blistering performance and exhilarating dynamics. This latest version of the SP:01 has seen additional development work...
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PENSKE’S L&M 917 PORSCHE: UNTOLD STORY OF CAN-AM’S MOST FAMOUS CAR!

Stephen Cox blogs about the most iconic of the thundering Turbo Porsche 917s.  PART II: The Accident.  “A doctor specializing in football injuries told him, no, his sore left knee was really a knot of shredded ligaments. There was surgery and a six week plaster cast and a career grounded.” – Pete Lyons, Road & Track. The story had to be cleaned up for the press. If the truth came out on national television, nobody at Porsche or Penske Racing was going to be happy about it...
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