1967 LIGHTWEIGHT: PORSCHE 911 R

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Dan Scanlan blogs about Porsche’s first real 911 sports-racer - 1967 LIGHTWEIGHT: PORSCHE 911 R - and Gérard Gilles Marie Armand Larrousse, racing legend who drove it into the record books. It rumbled up in front of the judges stand the day before this year’s 25th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, shiny in the bright March sunlight, a Porsche racecar unlike any other. Racing champion Gérard Larrousse (left) stands with legendary racer Brian Redman and the French driver's famous ‘67 Porsc...
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PLUG-IN PORSCHE: TAYCAN TURBO

PLUG-IN PORSCHE: TAYCAN TURBO
Porsche calls it the ’20 Taycan Turbo, although there’s no forced induction in this sleek four-door sports sedan. Heck, there’s not even an engine, as we know it in the PLUG-IN PORSCHE: TAYCAN TURBO, blogs Dan Scanlan. In this modern world where an electric car’s horsepower is listed as kilowatts, our Taycan tester scores into the Supercar range. It generated up to 500 kW, or 670 horsepower, with a massive 774 pound-feet of torque, and was capable of a head-snapping, launch-controlled run to 60...
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POWERFUL PLUG-IN PACESETTER!

POWERFUL PLUG-IN PACESETTER!
Grace with pace has always been Jaguar’s take. Its award-winning electric I-PACE EV400 is quick and able to prowl pretty far on a charge, blogs Dan Scanlan. But as the world electrifies its transportation more and more, the big cat has to keep pace. Thus, the ‘19 Jaguar I-PACE, the first battery electric vehicle offered by the company bar its I‑TYPE 3 Formula E racecar. This 5-seat crossover’s 90kWh battery delivering an EPA-estimated range of 234 miles, although 290 has been witnessed by IMSA ...
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’19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!

'19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!
Dan Scanlan reports from Daytona on the Special Edition Grand Sports that honor Corvette Racing’s four full-time drivers: Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Tommy Milner. Chevrolet Racing had a winning way with its Corvette C6.R racecar with Ron Fellows at the wheel. Based on the Corvette Z06 and its 7-liter LS7 V-8, the C6.R won 39 GT1 races in ALMS, including 12 consecutive wins from 2005-06, and 25 more from 2007 to 2009. It was so good that Chevrolet made history by creating...
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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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‘19 VW Golf R: R IS FOR RAPID!

‘19 VW Golf R: R IS FOR RAPID!
‘Reserved in appearance, practical in shape, and so much fun to drive – for a price’, blogs Dan Scanlan. The term “hot hatch” was born when Volkswagen put a hotter engine and more aggressive rubber and suspension in its front-wheel-drive Rabbit econobox hatchback back in 1974. Since then, many have done hot hatches – three- or five-door compacts with turbocharged Fours, a few wings and things and stickier rubber. And in a few cases, even more powerful versions have been done. Which brings us to...
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‘19 CADILLAC CTS-V: SUPERCAR SEDAN!

‘19 CADILLAC CTS-V: SUPERCAR SEDAN!
It’s really a four-door Z06 Corvette blogs intrepid road tester, Dan Scanlan. True the ‘19 Cadillac CTS-V has the heart of a Corvette Z06 under that carbon-fiber-vented hood – a supercharged aluminum 6.2-liter V-8 with 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque, with alas, only a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic. There’s no manual transmission option unfortunately. But when a car that holds four adults also holds the road like glue en route to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, with a digital speedomete...
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’18 MUSTANG GT TEST: PREMIUM W/PERFORMANCE!

'18 MUSTANG GT TEST: PREMIUM W/PERFORMANCE!
Read this carefully – here’s a modern muscle car with a 5-liter V-8 pumping out 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, you can shift for yourself, blogs Dan Scanlan. Yes, a 6-speed manual transmission. In an all-black '18 Mustang GT with the Performance Package that gives it an extra 25 ponies. Oh yeah, there’s active exhaust that tunes the sound from mild to deep-throated, echoed-off-the-walls wild, that’s great to hear from its red leather Recaro bucket seats. It’s been a long time s...
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REVOLOGY CARS: MODERN VINTAGE MUSTANGS!

Licensed by Ford and Shelby, ‘new’ old Mustangs with potent powertrains bring back the golden era of Motown Muscle. Dan Scanlan checks them out for CGC. It’s a Ponycar-lover’s dream team - a 450-horsepower ‘66 Shelby Mustang GT350 in proper white with blue stripes and, and a 430-horsepower ‘66 Mustang GT convertible in that right shade of blue. But while this pair looks period, they are “brand new” ’66 Mustangs produced by Revology Cars, a three-year-old Orlando, FL company started by Tom S...
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