McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR

McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR
Drop the top on the new 710 horsepower McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR and revel in some explosive pyrotechnic fun, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. No Fourth of July fireworks for you this year? No worries, I have fireworks for you. Lots of fireworks. Pyrotechnics in the shape of this rolling 710-horsepower bottle rocket with more bang than a truckload of M-80s! Light the touch paper on this incandescent ‘20 McLaren 720S Spider I've been scaring myself silly with this week, and the ...
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1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT

1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT
A radical new sports car, the 1962: MUSTANG I CONCEPT, confirmed that the only constant at Ford in the early-1960s was change! In early-June 1962, famed sports car constructors Troutman and Barnes in Culver City, CA received body molds from Ford for an experimental sports car – the Mustang l. Troutman and Barnes had been known for building stunning Indy and sports car racers, including Lance Reventlow’s Scarab. Known internally as Project W-301, Mustang I was a concept for a serious sports c...
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ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON
The latest Vantage coupe may be Aston's entry model, but it might be the most fun version you can buy, ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. OK, enough with the James Bond quips. I promise I’ll try. Yet to drive a new Aston Martin, any Aston Martin, and not make reference to the indelible 007 connection is something of a challenge. Especially as the latest ‘20 Aston Martin Vantage rocket ship I've been piloting, never failed to leave me shaken and stirred,...
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AC COBRA: ELECTRIC OR GAS!

AC COBRA: ELECTRIC OR GAS!
The iconic Cobra is back with power choices that AC or Carroll Shelby never imagined in the 1960s: AC COBRA: ELECTRIC OR GAS! It is not often that a motoring icon is reborn and updated all at the same time. Yet the two new models in the ‘20 AC Cobra range launched today come with sparkling engine options – an all new and purpose-designed full electric powertrain and a brand new, high performance four-cylinder gas engine sourced from the latest Ford Mustang. The engines are packaged in an instan...
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SAILOR BOB: ANATOMY OF A MODEL T

SAILOR BOB: ANATOMY OF A MODEL T
Injecting new life into an iconic hot rod built in the 1950s and featured in Car Craft and Hot Rod, documented here by Pat Ganahl: SAILOR BOB: ANATOMY OF A MODEL T. Pat Ganal documents all the twists and turns involved in finding an abandoned classic hot rod that was featured in popular car magazines back in the day, and then bringing it back to life. It’s an ongoing saga of an iconic T-roadster that we brought you some details of @ http://carguychronicles.com/pat-ganahl-old-school-hot-rods/ ...
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JAGUAR CLASSIC: 3.8 XK BLOCK PARTY

JAGUAR CLASSIC: 3.8 XK BLOCK PARTY
Manufactured to authentic specifications, JAGUAR CLASSIC: 3.8 XK BLOCK PARTY celebrates the iconic 3.8 Six with the first brand new XK engine block available in more than half a century! Jaguar Classic has reintroduced the 3.8-liter XK engine block, as fitted to many coveted Jaguar sedans and sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s, including the legendary E-type. Unavailable new for more than 50 years, these are the only brand-new XK engine blocks available. Recreated to exact, original specificati...
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ZORA ARKUS-DUNTOV: GODFATHER OF THE CORVETTE

ZORA ARKUS-DUNTOV: GODFATHER OF THE CORVETTE
Our friends at MID AMERICA MOTORWORKS pay tribute to ZORA ARKUS-DUNTOV: GODFATHER OF THE CORVETTE, the man responsible for America’s first real sports car. Zora Arkus-Duntov was a brilliant engineer who transformed the Corvette from a stylish sports car into a legendary high-performance machine. Arkus-Duntov was born in 1909 and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia. After the Russian Revolution, the family immigrated to Berlin, Germany where he earned an engineering degree from Charlottenburg Tec...
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FORD GT: INVESTMENT GRADE SUPERCAR

FORD GT: INVESTMENT GRADE SUPERCAR
Colin Comer blogs about the FORD GT: INVESTMENT GRADE SUPERCAR being instantly collectible, and it isn’t slowing down. As one of the few “instant collectible” cars that actually proved to be so, 2005–06 Ford GTs have maintained their value at or above their original MSRP since new. In other words, they’ve always defied logic. After all, with 4,038 produced, they aren’t rare, and typically any late-model “gotta have it” supercar is quickly supplanted by the next one. So how is the 2005-2006 F...
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1960s: TEN GREATEST PERFORMANCE CARS

1960s: TEN GREATEST PERFORMANCE CARS
You can call them Musclecars, Supercars, Ponycars or Sports Cars, but Scott Oldham simply calls ‘em as he sees them: 1960s: TEN GREATEST PERFORMANCE CARS. 1965 Pontiac GTO Everyone was a car nut in the 1960s. Everyone. Even the peace loving, pot-loving, free-loving hippies. Heck, even the people at the car companies. Men like Enzo, John Z., Carroll, Zora, Butzi, and Sir William. These men built the cars they wanted, not what market research told them. And they built powerful art forms through...
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CHEVY: LS427/570 BIG-BLOCK

CHEVY: LS427/570 BIG-BLOCK
Latest CHEVY: LS427/570 BIG-BLOCK LS7 crate motor boasts more of everything, including ease of installation in a variety of vehicles. Chevrolet Performance today announced the all-new LS427/570 crate engine - an enhanced version of the production-based LS7 7.0L engine that offers more horsepower, more torque and, thanks to a simpler wet-sump oiling system, easier installation. A new, high-lift camshaft developed specifically for this engine helps produce a GM-estimated 570 horsepower and 540...
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