JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8: E-TICKET TO RIDE!

200-mph, 592-horsepower XE is Jaguar’s most powerful, agile and extreme performance road car ever produced. Following the successful F-TYPE Project 7 of 2014, the XE SV Project 8, is Special vehicle Operations’ second Collector’s Edition. It is a hand-built four-door sedan with supercar performance – designed to thrill driving enthusiasts, with an extraordinary combination of explosive power, dynamic agility and all-wheel-drive traction. No more than 300 examples will be created for global sale...
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’63 PONTIAC SD-421: SWISS CHEESE LITE!

Production of lightweight ’63 Super-Duty Pontiacs was extremely limited, but high-profile racer Mickey Thompson got the first two. One of those featured here is in the Factory Lightweight Collection. Roger Huntington writing in Hi-Performance CARS is often credited with first using “Swiss Cheese” to describe lightened Super-Duty Pontiacs. It came to him after he counted 120 holes drilled in the perimeter frame of Royal Pontiac’s Catalina, driven by Jim Wangers. A total of 18 aluminum body parts...
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’63 CORVETTE STING RAY: RACED FROM DAY ONE!

Consummate Corvette aficionado K. Scott Teeters blogs about Ken Hazelton’s unique split-window coupe that has never been driven on the street. Zora Arkus-Duntov would have been proud. Although born to be a street sports car, this Sting Ray has never been anything but a racecar. Zora Arkus-Duntov was the driving force behind making sure that production Corvettes could be easily turned into competitive racecars. He was famous for saying, “I want my customers to enjoy their Corvette.” Even thou...
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’18 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: ROCKS THE ‘RING!

Enhanced track capability turns new ZL1 1LE Camaro into a record-holder at Nürburgring. The ‘18 Camaro ZL1 1LE has conquered the Green Hell, lapping the Nürburgring’s 12.9-mile (20.8 km) Nordschleife (“north loop”) in only 7:16.04, making it the fastest Camaro to ever lap the famed German track. The ZL1 1LE’s time is quick enough to place it 13.56 seconds ahead of the Camaro ZL1 with 10-speed automatic that Chevrolet tested last year. “With chassis adjustability unlike any vehicle in its pe...
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CADILLAC 6.2 V-8: THE ENGINE THAT COULD!

Undefeated in IMSA competition, Cadillac’s V-8 in street trim powers the hottest production vehicles – CTS-V and Escalade – in their classes. The Cadillac 6.2L V-8 engine that powers Cadillac’s Dpi-V.R prototype racecars is undefeated at mid-season in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Cadillac race engines have secured 11 of the first 15 podium places - including all five victories - during Cadillac’s first year of IMSA competition. Each engine has “traveled” more miles than a t...
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STREET RACING REDUX: COATESVILLE GP!

More than 65 race-prepared and safety-inspected vintage automobiles and motorcycles are expected to run against the clocks in Coatesville, PA. Be there! Recreating the races through the streets of small town America that marked the resurrection of sports car racing in this country after World War II, the second annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix will take place on September 23, 2017. Admission is free. The Grand Prix is an individually timed driving event, run over a 2.2-mile...
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GREEN4U/PANOZ: ELECTRIC RACECAR!

Don Panoz reveals his ‘plug-in and play’ Concepts for road & track at Le Mans.  Green4U Technologies, Inc., formed in 2016 to provide electric vehicles (EVs) and EV technologies, and Panoz, a Green4U company, today unveiled an all-electric racecar concept with the goal of delivering performance and range similar to internal combustion engine and hybrid powertrain racecars. And be able to compete in long-distance endurance races. Chairman Don Panoz unveiled the new racecar concept this mo...
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LYNN ST. JAMES: RACER, AUTHOR & MENTOR!

Our racer-in-residence, Stephen Cox, chats with Lyn St. James about everything Indycar. Indycar fans fell in love with Lyn St. James in 1992 when she won Indy 500 Rookie of the Year and kicked off a decade-long open-wheel career that would eventually include nine starts at the Brickyard. She worked her way up through the road racing ranks, starting with a 1970s Ford Pinto. It took four years of sponsor hunting before she was able to land an Indy ride with Dick Simon Racing, which specialized ...
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‘17 AUDI A8L 3.0T: OLD SCHOOL MAGIC!

There’s an all-new A8 on the way, but it’ll be hard to beat the current version of this high-luxe limo, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. It’s no secret that Audi will be pulling the silk off an all-new A8 flagship next month. Word has it that not only will the car have a polarizing, love-it-or-hate-it new design, but it’ll pack more computing power than a Google server farm, allowing it to move one step closer to fully automated driving. One of its multitude of ground-breaking featu...
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MERCEDES-AMG: HALF-CENTURY OF SPEED AT GOODWOOD!

Concepts, Formula One racecars, championship drivers and modern and classic AMG models will be celebrated at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The performance brand’s golden anniversary will be marked with some of the most memorable cars in Mercedes-AMG’s history, including the striking new AMG GT Concept, which will be making its UK debut. Many notable AMG models, both past and present, will be taking to the famous Goodwood Hill, including the powerful new 612 horsepower E 63 S 4MATIC Saloo...
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