MERCEDES-AMG GT 63 S: ADRENALINE RUSH

The days have to be numbered for 630 horsepower road rockets like the MERCEDES-AMG GT 63 S: ADRENALINE RUSH. Grab one while you can, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Yes, the day will come in the not-too-distant future, when your electrified cocoon-on-wheels is driving you autonomously to who-knows-where, and you'll smile. You'll smile because you'll remember the time when there were cars in the world like the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S. You'll remember fondly how, back in 2020, this mighty Me...
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E.J. POTTER: MICHIGAN MADMAN V-8 MOTORCYCLES

E.J. POTTER: MICHIGAN MADMAN V-8 MOTORCYCLES
When it came to exhibition drag racing, the biggest crowd-pleaser was E.J. POTTER: MICHIGAN MADMAN V-8 MOTORCYCLES. Nobody and no motorcycle did it better than the maximum motorhead from Ithaca, MI! Growing up, young E.J. Potter proved to be an inventive and daring motor-head. The teenage Potter was stuck with a crazy idea, one that was unheard of - drop a V-8 engine in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was already tinkering with tractor engines on the farm, building motorcycles and racing at th...
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‘20 BMW M8: SUNSHINE SUPERSTAR

‘20 BMW M8: SUNSHINE SUPERSTAR
Think of the ‘20 BMW M8: SUNSHINE SUPERSTAR as a 600-horsepower tanning bed, writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Trust me, you don't need a BMW M8 Convertible. You don't need its 600 hellacious horsepower, or its ability to carve curves like Dale Jr. at Daytona. And while its ease at catapulting you from standstill to 60 mph in, gulp, three seconds may seem a great way of social distancing, it'll make no difference in a Starbucks drive-thru! But, but, if you have $145,000 searing a ho...
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CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE

CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE
Muscle maven Scott Oldham sets the record straight on Chevy’s RPO options, CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE, starting with the light-heavyweight ’63 Impala SS Z11. Of course, Datsun and Nissan have dibs on the Z-Car moniker - we’re not arguing that. But Chevy was actually there first. The original Datsun 240Z didn’t arrive until 1970, while Chevy’s first Z-Cars, the Z11 427-powered Impalas and Z06 Corvette had become legends seven years earlier. Truth is, by the time Mr. K finally got his sport...
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ASTON MARTIN DBS: TRIPPING THE SUPER-LIGHT FANTASTIC

ASTON MARTIN DBS: TRIPPING THE SUPER-LIGHT FANTASTIC
The ‘20 DBS Superleggera Volante delivers hair-raising, open-top V12 excitement, writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Ponder this bijou factoid for a second: The top speed of Aston Martin's new, breathtakingly gorgeous, 715 horsepower DBS Superleggera Volante convertible is 211 mph. That in itself is mightily impressive. If my math is correct, at that velocity the thundering Aston is covering the entire length of a football field in a hair over one second. No, what's really impressive is Asto...
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KARMA: E-FLEX SUPERCAR PLATFORM

KARMA: E-FLEX SUPERCAR PLATFORM
Racing inspired, all-electric AWD KARMA: E-FLEX SUPERCAR PLATFORM with four-motor BEV architecture is capable of handling over 1,000 horsepower. Following the announcement of Karma Automotive’s all-electric high-performance E-Flex™ platform with supercar-capable architecture last month, Karma engineers have now begun testing the platform in an all-wheel drive (AWD) performance EV prototype vehicle. Equipped with Karma’s racing-inspired E-Flex platform suitable for road and track day application...
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ROD & CUSTOM: GARAGE TOUR

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Serial hot-rodder Pat Ganahl takes us on a rare ROD & CUSTOM: GARAGE TOUR of his man cave, revealing what he has been working on for decades. And, is still working on! Today, Pat Ganahl takes our hi-tech readers on a guided tour of his garage that’s packed with cars and enough hard-to-see, half-hidden details to keep you busy for at least a week. I’ve already mentioned a couple of times that I’m quite happy – as most hot rodders should be – that the garage is obviously considered part of th...
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CLAUDE LELOUCH: FERRARI RENDEZVOUS REDUX

CLAUDE LELOUCH: FERRARI RENDEZVOUS REDUX
Ferrari SF90 Stradale and Charles Leclerc protagonists in a unique short film - CLAUDE LELOUCH: FERRARI RENDEZVOUS REDUX - to be shot in Monaco on what was to be one of F1’s major events. Some appointments in the calendar cannot be forgotten. Even under the most difficult of circumstances, they cry out to be honored and transformed into an opportunity, to create something truly unique and memorable. With this in mind on Sunday morning, on the day that the Formula 1 Grand Prix was to take place ...
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E-CLASS: MERCEDES-AMG SUPER COUPES

E-CLASS: MERCEDES-AMG SUPER COUPES
The concept of putting big motors in midsize coupes spawned the Supercar or Musclecar era – 1960s-1970s - in the U.S. Mercedes-Benz refined the genre in 1988 with ‘The Hammer’, followed by E-CLASS: MERCEDES-AMG SUPER COUPES. For more than three decades, sporty coupes have been among the top performers at Mercedes-AMG. It all began with the 300 CE 6.0 launched in 1988, which combined two talents previously considered incompatible: super-sporty driving dynamics and high everyday practicality. The...
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PAT GANAHL: OLD SCHOOL HOT RODS

PAT GANAHL: OLD SCHOOL HOT RODS
A scavenger hunt - PAT GANAHL: OLD SCHOOL HOT RODS - uncovers photos and magazines showcasing hot rodding’s golden years, including a 1961 issue CUSTOM RODDER edited by CGC Editor, Marty Schorr! What does Sailor Bob’s ’27 T have to do with this? Serendipity. I showed one of these non-color-shifted Ektachromes from ’58 recently, asking where did this one go, and why has no one built another like it? Well, I was paging through my May ’56 copy of Car Craft because it was supposed to have something...
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