‘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 faster than the standard manual on GMs’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course. In fact, on longer tracks like the Nürburgring where ...
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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 convert a stock donor car into something exclusive, limited and timeless…. just like the beautiful original 33! Designer Ugur Sahin, left. A...
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RRDC: BOBBY RAHAL WINS PHIL HILL AWARD!

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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, the season opener of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the RRDC feels has rendered o...
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’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 – and that VIN 9F03Q1022336 is a Shelby Automotive pre-production (prototype) engineering and marketing development car. It is one of just four Shelbys...
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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 Kinabalu if I felt the urge. But once in a while, I'll slide behind the wheel of some sleek, high-luxe sedan with a ton of power, and remember how I miss the...
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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 three-story museum is accessed by a spiral ramp that begins with the history of wheels, from ancient wooden chariots and carts...
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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, maybe Ms. Eleanor should have traded the flowing gossamer for a Patagonia puffy jacket and a pair of Merrell hiking boots! This is surreal. ...
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BRABHAM BT62: THE ROAD TO LE MANS!

BRABHAM BT62: THE ROAD TO LE MANS!
Brabham Automotive has confirmed that they will return to international sports car racing and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Adelaide-based automotive manufacturer, which last year launched the record-breaking BT62 track car, is announcing its return to Le Mans. It has committed to a factory racing team and a multi-year motorsport program with development work already under way. The team’s target is the 24 Hours of Le Mans and World Endurance Championship season in 2021/22, where it intends to en...
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MARK II – CHEVY’S MYSTERIOUS 427!

MARK II - CHEVY’S MYSTERIOUS 427!
The real 427 Mystery Motor, unlike the Z11, was not available in a car or to the public. You had to have serious NASCAR cred to get one of the 20 built. In the 1960s, Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen always seemed to be one step ahead of GM Chairman Fred Donner’s missives disallowing factory involvement in racing. While running Pontiac, Knudsen had supported the Super-Duty Group that, after he left, managed to get 421 Catalina Lightweights to drag racers before the axe fell. In 1961 he moved on to Chevro...
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DUECE COUPE: OLD SCHOOL; NEW SCHOOL!

DUECE COUPE: OLD SCHOOL; NEW SCHOOL!
Ronnie Staples’ flamed classic ’32 Ford has gone through a number of engine-transmission combos over the years, but it’s all sorted out now and ready for serious cruising thanks to a modern five-speed. Ronnie Staples is a serious carguy with a very large garage filled with Pro Touring customs and hot rods that he drives as well as shows. His collecting mantra is simple: NO TRAILER QUEENS! Some are designed and engineered to “bring back the good old days”, while others feature state-of-the-art b...
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