Watch Doug DeMuro Take You On a Tour of the Weird Alfa Romeo RZ
Although the U.S. car market is one of the biggest and most significant ones out there, it doesn’t always get all the cool and bizarre stuff. Luckily, once a car is 25 years old it can be imported into the U.S., and nowadays, American car enthusiasts can enjoy just about any car. Doug DeMuro has shown us a few such cars and this Alfa Romeo RZ is no exception. To say the car has a distinctive styling is an understatement and, naturally, Doug has more than a few things to say about it.
1969 - 1986 Ford Capri - The European Pony Car That Came Before the Mustang
When you think Ford, you think the GT40 or the Mustang, both of which American models with great heritage. Before the Mustang became global, however, Europe had its own equivalent of the pony car. The Ford Capri was a rear-wheel-drive, 2+2 coupe that could be both a commuter and a weekend warrior. Although the Capri name, as we know it, has been retired, it has a long history and we are about to share with you everything we know about the car, sometimes referred to as “the European Mustang”.
Walter Rohrl Makes the Porsche 904 Dance Around The Race Track
They say a car is only as good as the driver. This is especially true for older cars, which do not have electronic aids. The Porsche 904 is one of those uncompromising sports cars of old days that require a skill far beyond that of the average driver to reveal its true potential. Luckily, such people exist. Rormer racing driver Walter Rohrl is one of them and he recently got reunited with an old Porsche 924 Carrera GTS that he used to race in. Porsche’s official YouTube channel has uploaded a video showing us what happens when a classic sports car meets a very talented driver.
This Rare 550 Barchetta Is The Last Front-Engined V-12 Ferrari!
It goes without saying that we are spoiled for choice when it comes to future classic cars. This is especially true nowadays when the main priorities in the automotive industry are cutting costs and producing more eco-friendly vehicles. Because of this, most modern cars will not appreciate nor become desirable collector’s items. Because of this cars like this rare Ferrari 550 Barchetta are bound to appreciate even more. Luckily, you can still pick them up relatively affordable (for a rare exotic car).
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLR: The story of how Mercedes accidentally made an airplane instead of a racecar
Mercedes is certainly no stranger to motorsports. The German brand has been at it for the better part of the last 100 years. The company was involved in Grand Prix as early as 1923, with their teardrop-shaped Benz Tropfenwagen and then there was LeMans incident from 1955 where a 300 SLR crash-landed into the stands. Mercedes dominated the FIA GT1 class in the 1990s, but that was followed by some interesting developments with their Mercedes CLR, which apparently acted more like an airplane rather than a car. As a result, it managed to flip, and not just once.
This Fan-Made Trailer Will Have You Dreaming of Forza Horizon 5
When it comes to racing games, the Forza franchise is one of the biggest and most anticipated titles out there. Currently, Forza Horizon 4 is the latest of the series, but fans are already looking forward to the next iteration of the open-world racing game. Some enthusiasts go even further than that, by making their own trailers of the next game, way before any form of an official announcement. This YouTube trailer, uploaded by Cybergear is a perfect example.
Can this Tesla-powered Ferrari 308 beat the iconic Testarossa?
A drag race between two Ferraris is always a treat, especially when they are both classic. Although CarWow mainly deals in the latest car manufacturers have to offer, they do occasionally do things purely for the fun of it. Such is the case with this video, in which a Ferrari 308 GTS and a Ferrari Testarossa throw down on the track. Essentially, this race is “Magnum PI” versus “Miami Vice,” and normally this race would be an easy win for the Testarossa, but one of these cars is hiding a dirty (also clean) secret.
It’s Easier Than You Think To Make Your BMW 3 Series (E46) Faster to 60 MPH
Building a budget-friendly project car for racing purposes is a goal for many car and motorsport enthusiasts. Luckily, even if you’re not officially versed in the art of wrenching, it is possible to achieve this. This is, in no small part, thanks to channels like ChrisFix. Despite his age, Chris has already proven quite a capable mechanic and his videos are highly informative. This time, it’s all about weight reduction on his BMW 330ix project race car and we’ll see just how much you can remove and how it affects performance.
2022 BMW M8 CSL
BMW has been testing an odd-looking BMW 8-Series. On the outside, the car looks like a normal BMW M8, but with a few very distinctive differences. We have known for a while that BMW has been cooking something else based on the 8-Series and all evidence suggests that it will be a hotter version of the car, sitting above the M8 Competition. Straight away, there are a few noticeable differences, and this is what you need to know.
This Rare 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT Could Be Your Next Classic Car
When it comes to exotic cars, Lamborghini is one of the first to come to mind. Most of you know the story of how Lamborghini started making cars. So we won’t be delving into that. Essentially, Enzo Ferrari’s temper helped spawn one of the greatest automotive rivalries in history – Ferrari vs Lamborghini. Most classic Lamborghinis are significant cars, which is why Fantasy Junction in Emeryville, California, has this 1967 400 GT 2+2 in its inventory, and it’s looking for a new owner.
Despite Its Age, the Nissan 370Z Is Still An Amazing Sports Car
With the official unveiling of the 2022 Nissan Z, many people have been dying to find out if it will be anything close to what we were being promised. On paper, things are looking great – a twin-turbo, 400-horsepower V-6, manual gearbox, rear-wheel-drive, and a relatively affordable sticker price. That said, Nissan is still being represented by the Nissan 370Z in the compact sports car segment. YouTube channel Ratiti’s Rides is asking a very relevant question – is the Nissan 370Z worth choosing over a brand new Toyota GR86?
8 Cars You Might Not Realize We’re Based On the Dodge Viper
It’s common practice for small boutique manufacturers to base their products on other carmaker’s platforms. Most times, it’s only the engines that are borrowed, but there are more than a few cases where chassis and even whole vehicles are being used as a basis for a new car. In the high-performance segment, the Corvette is the most popular choice on which other cars are based. However, the Viper platform is equally, if not more, capable and there are more than a few cars based on it.
Watch a Twin-Turbo Corvette Take on Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana 2020 Subaru WRX STI
From the Hoonigan YouTube channel, we get another epic drag race. This one does a great job at showcasing the difference between a heavily modified car with a bunch of nice parts on it and a full-on Gymkhana build. But before we move on to the cars, you have to give credit for the Megas XLR-styled intro, which brings back memories. Anyway, the cars in question are a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5 and a 2020 Subaru WRX STI, both heavily modified, obviously.
A Very Rare Toyota MR2 TRD 2000GT Is Up For Auction
There are a few 1990s cars referred to as "The poor man’s Ferrari". The Toyota MR2 (SW20) certainly deserves it, as despite not costing nearly as much as a Ferrari, it bears striking resemblance to the Ferrari 348. With that being said, Toyota did offer a version of the MR2 that was capable of humiliating both the 348 and the F355 that came after it. TRD – Toyota’s racing division – did with the MR2 exactly the same thing they did with the Supra. They built 35 highly modified, wide-body MR2 cars, dubbed the TRD 2000GT. And now, one of them is about to be auctioned off.
The New BMW M2 Will Be Rear-Wheel-Drive Only
Despite the recent announcements about BMW killing half its internal combustion engines, they are still making exciting fossil-fueled performance cars. The next BMW M2 is expected to be the latest addition on that front and it seems there is a lot to like about it. The car is said to make a debut around the end of 2022, as a 2023 model. But there is more good news surrounding the upcoming M2.
The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
The Porsche 911 is a car that doesn’t really need an introduction. Since, the 1960s, it has had many generations, all of which with their respectable fan bases. That said, every family has a Black sheep and in the case of the Porsche 911, the 996-generation is that Black sheep. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you know what I’m talking about, but what you may not know is just how different earlier and later 996 cars really are. Luckily, “That Nine Eleven Guy” has a YouTube video showing you just that.
This Completely Restored Lamborghini Miura Looks Like it Just Came From the Factory
There is something special about vintage cars, but we can’t put our finger on it. Whether it’s the presence, feel, or what they represent, certain classic cars have a high significance for the automotive world. Tyrell’s classic workshop has seen quite a lot of these cars throughout the years and this completely-restored Miura is one of the latest examples. Not just anyone can work on such a car and Tyrell himself takes you on a spirited drive while giving you all the facts.
Everything You Need to Know About the Porsche 989
Porsche have been romancing the idea of a four-door performance sedan long before the Panamera came to be. The original idea actually came around 1982. At that point, Porsche had already started moving towards more luxurious models. The 928, for example, was much more of a gran-tourer than a proper sports car – that was the 911’s occupation. Although the 989 never made it to production, its development involved some interesting ideas, as well as thinking “outside the box”, which we are now sharing.
Affordable Alternatives to the 2022 Nissan Z
The Nissan Z has been highly anticipated for almost a year now and we pretty much know all we need to know about it. We know when it’s coming and we know how much it costs. With a $35,000 starting price ($45,000 for the top-spec), it certainly is worth considering, if you are looking for an old-school sports car. That said, not everyone is willing or able to pay the Nissan Z sticker price. Regardless of the reason, here are some alternatives that should provide similar amounts of fun for less than a new Nissan Z.
This Audi-RS-Powered VW Golf R Is Pure Performance Gold
In the world of modifying cars, engine swaps are almost as common as mustard on a hot dog. You have the mainstream ones, like Chevrolet LS swaps, which is perfectly understandable, as they have the tuning potential and fit in just about any engine bay. Of course, you have the Toyota JZ or Nissan RB-series swaps, which are almost exclusive to the JDM spectrum of cars. The one, shown in this YouTube video by Gumbal, is a bit odd because it’s a Golf R with a modified 2.5-liter inline-five engine from Audi.
These Spy Shots Prove That Ferrari’s V-6 Hybrid Supercar Is About to Debut!
Ferrari is adamant about keeping the V-12 alive for as long as possible. However, that doesn’t mean hybridization is off the table. We already have cars like the LaFerrari and SF90, both of which are hybrids. But while those have a V-12 and a V-8, respectively, what’s coming next might surprise you. we recently got spy shots of the upcoming mid-engine Ferrari. The project is dubbed F-171, and its hybrid powertrain is centered around the brand’s new twin-turbo V-6 unit.
Aston Martin And Ferrari Will Square Off With Electric Sports Cars In 2025
When it comes to hybrid and electric drivetrains, Aston Martin and Ferrari are some of the most intriguing car companies. Yes, Ferrari has more than one model, powered by a hybrid powertrain, but a fully electric version is still out of the question. Or rather, it was. According to the latest intel, Ferrari is indeed preparing to launch their first fully electric model, in 2025. As for Aston Martin, their Valhalla is said to undergo substantial revisions, following its debut, set for 2023, foreshadowing the brand’s first EV, set to make an appearance in 2025 – the same time as Ferrari.
The Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Straight Up Sounds Like An F1 Car For The Road
Despite the supercar world being as diverse as ever, one car has been talked about a lot, in recent times. The Formula One-inspired Mercedes AMG Project One was announced back in 2017. Since then, there has been a lot of hype around the car and its performance capabilities. Mercedes has certainly managed to keep up the hype, as we continue getting spy footage and videos of the German Formula One-inspired supercar.
Alfa Romeo might bring back the GTV and Duetto
Despite its glorious motorsport history, Alfa Romeo has kind of been on and off the bench in terms of market presence. In recent years, they’ve actually had a good run. They brought out the Alfa Romeo 4C, which was a great competitor to the likes of Lotus Elise and Porsche 718, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have managed to liven up the car market a bit. Both of these models are said to be nearing the end of their production cycle, but two new models could fill in the void.
This is the Ferrari Simoom - The SUV Ferrari Should Build Instead of the Purosangue
By now, we know that Ferrari is planning to join the performance SUV club, as it is a well-known fact that Ferrari is developing the
the first Ferrari SUV ever. It is believed that the design will be heavily influenced by the Ferrari Roma. However, Dejan Hristov – an avid graphic designer and evident car enthusiast – has shared his take on what a Ferrari SUV should look like. Meet the Ferrari Simoom, named after one of the most famous desert winds.
This 1967 Hoffman Citroen 2CV In Jay Leno’s Garage Is As Cool As it is Gorgeous
There are cars out there that beg to be used as platforms. If you’ve watched Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube, you’ll know he has plenty of weird and cool stuff that he likes to showcase in detail. This time, he’s showing us a 1967 Citroen 2CV, but not just any 2CV. This one has a custom fiberglass body and it’s a convertible.
The McLaren Elva Actually Looks Good With Its Tiny Little Windscreen
Speedsters seem to be all the business nowadays, as multiple manufacturers have come up with one. McLaren is one of them and, in 2019, it gave us the McLaren Elva. Just like some of the other car manufacturers that have delved into topless supercars, the people at McLaren have given the Elva many design cues from the 1960s original. One of Elva’s distinctive features is the lack of a windshield – some speedsters have a small one. However, that’s about to change.
This Ultra-Wide Porsche Cayman Confirms That Porsche Is Up to Something!
Porsche is up to something again, as we see images of a super-wide Porsche Cayman test mule, roaming around the Nurburgring. Porsche’s small mid-engine sports car already has plenty of versions, which begs the question, what are they cooking this time? There are more than a few theories, as to what exactly we might be looking at, some of which may surprise you. The most obvious of them is that this is the next Cayman, in very early stages of development, but there are plenty of reasons for us to think, it might be something else.
Lamborghini Just Isn’t For Sale, Shoots Down $9.2 Billion Deal
Lamborghini is a very interesting manufacturer at the moment. This is due to its refusal to give up the big normally-aspirated V-12, in times of downsizing and hybridization. Even AMG – a company largely defined by its handmade V-8 engines, has switched to turbocharged inline-fours. And although we know that Lamborghini’s future vehicles will feature hybrid tech, they are not willing to give up their V-12 flagships.
Watch this Civilian Toyota Mega Cruiser in-depth review
When you hear Toyota, some of the first words to come to mind are reliable, boring, hybrid, or if you’re into the 4X4 scene – rugged. The Toyota Land Cruiser is, to this day, one of the most iconic 4X4s out there. What most people don’t know is that there is a bigger “Cruiser”, made by Toyota – the Toyota Mega Cruiser. Chris O’Neil is an enthusiast YouTube channel, named after its creator, in which “he does stuff with interesting vehicles”. In this case, he gives a detailed overview of the obscure boxy SUV.
Can an LSA-swapped Sequential-Shifting Pontiac Trans Am beat a Ferrari 488 Pista?
Muscle cars and drag races go together like ham and cheese on a sandwich, but that doesn’t mean the strip belongs only to the American V-8 engines. The guys at Hoonigan are giving us another “This vs that” drag race, where they usually put two very different vehicles against each other. This time, it’s a tastefully modified 1988 Pontiac Trans Am vs a 2020 Ferrari 488 Pista. At first glance, the results may be obvious, but there is a catch – a Le Mans start to two of the three drag races. How will this affect the drag race?
This Secretly Restored Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Rally Car Was The Ultimate Birthday Present
Porsche is very big on heritage and they do everything they can to preserve it. Their motorsports prowess has translated into their road cars, resulting in some of the best motoring experiences ever. Some will remember that Porsche also had a rather glorious rallying career, including cars like the 959 Dakar, Porsche 911 SC 3.0, Porsche 911 S 2.0, and the more recent Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally. Another high point in Porsche rally history is the Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Rally, which was driven 40 years ago, by none other than Walter Rohrl. The good people at Porsche have decided to commemorate both the car and the driver in a very special way.
2022 Kimera EVO37
Reimagining an iconic classic can be a tricky business. Luckily, more than a few studios have proven they can pull it off. Kimera automobile’s creation is the latest example of how an icon can be not only reimagined but also improved. The studio’s meticulous approach, derived from motorsports, has resulted in a tribute to one of the greatest rally cars ever made – the Lancia 037. Preceded by the legendary Stratos and succeeded by the mighty Delta HF Integrale, the 037 is part of Lancia’s glorious past. Just like the Lancia New Stratos and the Lancia Delta Futurista Coupe, the Kimera EVO37 is a love letter to the brand’s better days.
This Sony Vision S Prototype Looks A Lot Like the Porsche Taycan
You know things in the automotive industry are getting interesting when manufacturers, well-established in other areas, start making cars. Not long ago Huawei announced their first car and, now, Sony is working on theirs. Actually, the car was unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronic Show and is called the Vision S. We were reacquainted with the Sony Vision-S in January 2021, through some video footage, giving us additional information about the vehicle.
This Hand-Made AMG GT R Speedster Is Beyond Rare
It seems there’s a retro-inspired speedster trend going on in recent times. McLaren Elva, Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, and Aston Martin V-12 Speedster and the upcoming Speedster DBR-1 all came because of it. Although Mercedes beat them to it, with the SLR Stirling Moss, the company hasn’t made anything like it in a while. Because of this, German private collector Roland A. Bussink has taken it upon himself to rectify this. The result is a unique and highly exclusive Bussink GTR SpeedLegend.
2021 Hyundai i30
If you follow what’s happening in the automotive world, you’ve probably noticed how Hyundai cars have turned from cheap and unremarkable into worthy alternatives to already established manufacturers. When it comes to mass-produced vehicles, the Hyundai i30 is right up there with the likes of Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf. The i30’s rise to its current status began at the 2010 Frankfurt Auto Show, where the second generation shocked Volkswagen executives, wondering how the Korean brand could come up with something so good. The i30 is currently in its third generation, but what really makes it so good?
This Small Hatchback is the Latest Forbidden Fruit Teaser from GM Design
The SUV and crossover craze continues, as manufacturers keep churning outhigh-riding vehicles, in response to the ever-increasing customer demand. As far as the business side of things goes, it is completely understandable, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a market for cars or even compact vehicles. GM in particular has been teasing us with some pretty interesting stuff, some of which (or all) won’t make it to production, and this hatchback rendering is the latest example.
This 2022 BMW 8 Series Prototype Is Hiding A Dirty Secret
Recently, we got some spy shots of the BMW 8-Series. The car shown is in convertible form, and is still under heavy camouflage. The Bavarian Gran Tourer has been in production since 2018 and now, three years later, it’s time for a refresh. The spy shots show us an 8-Series Convertible, running tests under heavy camouflage and, right away, we can spot a few noticeable changes.
2022 BMW X5 M Facelift
The current BWM X5 has been in production since 2018 and it seems a refreshed version is coming soon. The fourth generation, with internal designation G05, has been spotted in a new guise, which can mean only one thing – a facelift is coming. Although BMW is working on many new models, most of which electric, it’s also updating its existing lineup and the X5 is the latest model to undergo a revision.
Toyota Celica SS III - The Forgotten Rival to the Integra Type-R
JDM cars have one of the largest cult followings of all cars and for a good reason. In particular, the cars from the 1990s seem to have the most substantial fan base. That said, for one reason or another, some cars have are more iconic than others that have similar performance. When we talk about front-wheel-drive cars, one of the most iconic models is the Honda Integra Type-R. However, many have forgotten that Toyota had a similar car that has been largely overlooked – the Celica SS III – and there are many reasons why it’s as good as the Type-R.
Performance-Spec Acura TLX Type S Arrives With A V-6 And A $52,000 Price Tag
Acura is bringing out their latest Acura TLX midsize sedan and for the first time in a while, it can be had in the Type S trim. If you are familiar with what Honda and Acura are doing, you’ll know that Type S is the sportiest trim before the coveted Type R. The Acura TLX will begin arriving next month, with a starting price of $52,300.
Bugatti Chiron Sport "Les Légendes du Ciel" Meets Dassault Rafale Marine
There aren’t many things that are faster than a jet fighter aircraft, but that doesn’t stop hypercar manufacturers to occasionally pit their creations against one. In this case, we are talking about the Bugatti Chiron "Les Légendes du Ciel", of which only 20 have been made. The car was officially introduced in November 2020 and features many Aviation-inspired design cues. It’s also one of the fastest road-going production cars ever made. However, the question remains: will the Chiron’s sheer power be enough to withstand a Dassault Rafale jet fighter and its 7,227 horsepower and 7.5 tons of thrust?
In Route To Its New Record Run, The SSC Tuatara Met Near-Catastrophic Disaster
Quite recently, the SSC Tuatara set out to have another go at the 300 mph (482.8 km/h) barrier. However, there was an unexpected setback, which resulted in the American hypercar being wrecked. The accident happened in Utah on April 13, when the carrier flipped over due to the high winds on I-15. Actually, this is the very same #001 car that claimed the title of the fastest production car back in January.
1997 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution - An Unappreciated Dakar Raider
It’s no secret that Mitsubishi is a pale shadow of its former self. Having numerous successes in rallying, the brand has switched to making bland, cheaply-made crossovers and compact cars. Although Mitsubishi currently finds itself in a state of survival (they put the Eclipse name on a crossover), things were quite different in the 1990s. Not long ago, we talked about the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart, which was essentially the two-door “EVO” everyone wanted but never got. But long before it, there was this – the short-wheelbase-only Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution. And there’s a lot to say about it.
Check Out The New Mercedes AMG SL Testing At the Nurburgring
The 2022 Mercedes AMG SL is getting closer to production. We first saw the AMG version of the next SL-Class in January when, once again,it was spotted doing cold-weather tests. This time, the exact same car from January was caught on the Nurburgring with the same amount of camouflage. This indicates that Mercedes will probably not show us more than that until the SL’s debut.
Toyota TS010 Was a Group C Car That Could Break Your Ribs
Throughout the years, automotive history has recorded many worthy achievements. Some of them praise the car, others praise the driver, and sometimes both. This was exactly the case with British racing driver Andy Wallace and the Toyota TS010, both of which literally share blood…or cracked bones. The most fanatic of car enthusiasts find some romantic aspect about a car that can hurt you, but was it really the car, the racetrack, or a combination of both that resulted in the incident?
This Porsche GT1 User’s Guide Is Probably the Best Video You’ll See This Year
There are cars out there that have cemented themselves as the ultimate car from their respective brand. Although occasionally, the title of flagship supercar is being passed on as new models come by, the 911 GT1 “Strassenversion” was the ultimate road-going Porsche, in the 1990s. Strangely enough, we get a detailed User’s Guide to it, by DK Engineering TV, which prides itself as being a Ferrari specialist channel. Apparently, they like other cars as well, and looking at this chassis number 5 Porsche 911 GT1, we understand completely.
Cringe In Pain As You Watch the Glickenhaus 004S Go Through Crash Testing
Crash-testing a car is, sadly, an unavoidable and expensive procedure, if a manufacturer wants to make a road-legal car. The YouTube channel AMMO NYC has mostly to do with car detailing tutorials, but it’s not limited to that. However, the following video is quite different from the channel’s usual itinerary, as it takes us on a ride in the Glickenhaus 004S prototype, which is about to be crash-tested.
Cool Shooting Brakes You Probably Didn’t Know About
Nowadays, the shooting brake body style is often associated with performance. Think of it this way – if a station wagon/estate is a more practical version of a sedan, the shooting brake is basically a more practical coupe. The initial purpose of the shooting brake was to transport hunting parties and their equipment, but over time it graduated into what can be described as a sports car/ station wagon hybrid. Many carmakers and coachbuilders started experimenting with the philosophy and these rare shooting brake versions of iconic sports cars attest to that.
The McLaren 720S Looks Legendary In This Cool Gulf livery
Gulf Oil is not the giant it used to be, but its livery will go down in history as one of the most recognizable in motorsports. The sky-blue and orange arrangement has blessed some of the most legendary race cars ever made – the Ford GT40, Porsche 917, McLaren F1 GTR “Long Tail”, Aston Martin DBR1-2, and Porsche 911 RSR. Now, McLaren is bringing back some of that glory in the form of a limited-edition McLaren 720S, wearing the Gulf livery.
The Abarth 1000 SP Is a Funky, Retro-Styled 4C
Sometimes, when a car gets discontinued, it continues to live through other models. Such is the case with an example of the now-deceased Alfa Romeo 4C. To put things in perspective, we have to go back to 1966, when Fiat was racking up racing wins in a small lightweight speedster. The car in question was the Fiat Abarth 1000 SP – an FIA Group 6 car with a 1.0-liter inline-four that made105 horsepower.
DeTomaso Guara - The Forgotten Mid-Engine Car From The 1990s
The 1990s were a great period when it comes to cars. The Lamborghini Diablo, Honda NSX, Porsche 911 (993), Ferrari F355, and many others spawned in this period. Those, however, are just a few of the many examples. It seems that in the 1990s everyone was hell-bent on making a performance car worthy of immortalization in the automotive archives. The De Tomaso Guara is one of those cars that didn’t manage to achieve the iconic status it aimed at. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to like about it, and we are going to share everything we know.
The Cost of Owning And Maintaining a Nissan GT-R R35 Might Surprise You
If you’ve been binging on automotive content on YouTube, there’s a good chance you may have come across Craig Lieberman. The man is an avid car enthusiast and a movie advisor, who helped make the “Fast & Furious” movies a bit more realistic by helping choose the cars. He is also the man who got Paul Walker hooked on Nissan Skylines. Having owned many iconic cars, Craig is more than qualified to answer a question many have asked – what’s the cost of owning and maintaining an R35 GTR?
This Straight-Piped Ferrari F50 Sounds Better On The Streets Of London Than It Does The Track
There are certain places in the world where seeing supercars roaming around the streets is nothing out of the ordinary. The city of London is certainly one of those places. “TheTFJJ” is an enthusiast YouTube channel and a self-proclaimed stalker of exotic cars. The channel has some amazing footage and, occasionally, we get some inboard shots as well. This time, we have the pleasure of watching a silver Ferrari F-50 in action. That said, this Ferrari has an interesting modification, which may or may not enhance its presence, depending on different opinions.
The Lotus Evija "Doesn’t Disappoint" With An "Unmistakable Lotus Feel"
Lotus’ highly-anticipated Evija is getting close to production and it promises staggering performance. Matt Windle says that, currently, there are a few Evija prototypes, each focusing on a different aspect – one focuses on battery management, another on build and tech, and a third one – on the motors. The one he drove most recently was focused on the performance aspect and he promises that it does not disappoint.
2021 BMW 128tii by Dahler - a Pocket Rocket With No Remorse
“Turismo Internazionale” – it sounds Italian, but it’s actually what the “ti” designation on some compact BMW models stands for. After years of absence, we see it once again, on the 2021 BMW 128 ti. While the Bavarian hot hatch provides great performance and aggressive enough aesthetics, the Swiss tuning company has decided to turn the 128ti to 11, by improving almost every aspect of it. What came out of it is the 128tii (Turismo Internazionale Iniezione), which is an homage to the BMW 2002 tii.
Porsche Will Now Build You A Custom One-Off - If You’re Willing To Pay For It
Having the ability to customize your car brings a special degree of exclusivity to one’s ownership experience. Porsche is not new to the car customization scene, but in recent years, the company has limited itself to simply giving us limited versions of their cars. That’s not to say they are bad, on the contrary, actually, but bespoke features were left in the past.
What JDM Really Stands For
The car community is a vast one and there are plenty of different categories, based on different criteria. Depending on the type of car, you have communities dedicated to American muscle, classic cars, exotic cars, etc. It can vary by nation or brand – German cars, American cars, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford, etc. Those are just a few examples. However, there is one category that is quite misunderstood - JDM.
BMW’s First Electric M Car Will Sound Kind of Like A Space Ship
Even we - car enthusiasts - must acknowledge that EVs are now part of automotive culture. Although there is still a debate around their sustainability or even the point of EVs in general, one aspect we can all agree on is the sound, or more specifically the lack thereof. BMW M has recognized that electrification has taken away an important aspect for the car enthusiast, so they have enlisted the help of legendary composer Hans Zimmer in order to try and create a thrilling futuristic sound for their first EV.
Automobili Estrema Reveals $2 Million Electric Supercar
With the expansion of electric-powered vehicles, many startup manufacturers have decided to storm the supercar segment. Automobili Estrema was founded in October 2020 and they already are showing us a stunning EV supercar. Together with ABEE (Avesta Battery Energy Engineering), Automobili Estrema has entered a Merger agreement in support of a global battery and high-performance EV project. While Estrema-ABEE will focus on industry-first innovations, Automobili Estrema will design and manufacture low-volume high-performance electric vehicles.
Renault Sport Just Assumed The Identity of Alpine!
It is official. The performance division of Renault will no longer be called Renault Sport but Alpine. The Renault Sport name will no longer be present on the Formula One grid, as the team is becoming a part of the “Alpine Business Unit”. Since the entity incorporates all performance and motorsport aspects of the Renault brand, this means that the performance versions of Renault, like the Megane RS, will be under the Alpine name going forward.
2022 Genesis GV70e EV
Genesis continues churning out awesome new vehicles. The Korean luxury brand skips plug-in hybrids and goes straight for electrification. Another proof of that is the GV70e, which was recently caught testing in Germany, days after Genesis filed trademarks for six new EVs. A while back, we covered the EV version of the Genesis G80, called the G80e. Just Like it, the GV70e is expected to debut around the end of 2021.
The MG Cyberster Is Officially Heading To Production
Not long ago, we shared information about MG’s return to making exciting sports cars. The Cyberster, as they call it, is a futuristic concept, with a retro throwback. What isn’t retro is the drivetrain, as the roadster will be powered by electricity. In any case, the MG Cyberster boasts some pretty epic figures. Although we still don’t know all the details, we do know that the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint will happen in under 3.0 seconds. In addition, you’ll be able to drive 500 miles (800 km) on a single charge – more than any other EV currently on sale.
Rare Versions Of Japanese Cars You Didn’t Know Existed
The Japanese car community is among the biggest and most fanatic automotive communities out there. Although the term JDM is being widely misused (that’s a topic for another time), there are cars out there that even the most adamant fans do not know about. Sure, everybody is familiar with the Mk IV Supra, or the R34 Skyline, among others, but even they have versions that are quite exclusive and, quite often, sold only on their home turf: Japan. These are some of the rarest versions of popular Japanese vehicles we’re willing to bet that you did not know about.
Maserati MC20 - Making The Sprint to 200 KM/H
Maserati’s first supercar in over 15 years is highly anticipated. We already know that the Maserati MC20 will arrive as a 2022 model and that it will have a twin-turbo V-6. At 3.0 liters, the new engine may have half the displacement and half the cylinders of the MC12, but it more than makes up for it. With twin-turbocharging, the unit makes 621 horsepower – almost the same as the MC12 – and 538 pound-feet (730 Nm).
A Legendary Collection Of Cars Is Heading to Auction And Chris Harris Has the Inside Info You Need
Collecting cars is a relatively new YouTube channel that focuses on quality rather than quantity. When you click on the video and Chris Harris appears in it, you know it’s going to be some epic content. Although the man doesn’t need much introduction, the Leonard Collection definitely does. There’s an obvious focus on significant cars, most of which are different versions and generations of the Porsche 911.
Enjoy This 2015 Dodge Viper’s Half-Mile Speed Test
Running the half-mile gives us a good idea of a car’s acceleration as well as its aerodynamic capabilities. Although we are used to seeing highly modified vehicles (some with over 2,000 horsepower), it’s more interesting to see what a can do in its factory state. Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds is a place where EPA ratings and other data are being accumulated through testing. In this case, a 2015 Dodge Viper is the guest of honor.
2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake
Recent footage from the Nurburgring indicates that the 2022 Genesis G70 will also be offered as a shooting brake. Yet another proof of the Korean brand’s continuous expansion is the more practical version of the G70, which is almost ready for debut. We know this because the car has been spotted on numerous occasions, so a debut should be just around the corner. The sedan version of the car is already a formidable competitor. When the G70 Shooting Brake hits the market, it will compete with the VW Arteon Shooting Brake.
It’s Amazing What You’ll Find In The Peterson Museum Alone At Night
The Hoonigans YouTube channel is the place to go if you are looking to see some of the most interesting and madly-modified vehicles, as well as some truly crazy stunts. This video is a bit different, however, as it takes us into the Peterson Automotive Museum. The place is home to well over 100 cars and some of the most unique ones are held in “The Vault”. These include some of the first vehicles ever made, movie cars, “001” chassis cars (the first of their kind), as well as some awesome concept cars.
Jay Leno Drives All The Cool Cars, Like This 1971 Marcos GT
When we talk about well-styled classic British sports cars, the first one to come to mind is usually the Jaguar E-Type. Then there are the lightweight cars like the MGB, Triumph Spitfire, and Austin Healey. The Marcos GT is one of those “other” cars that are slightly more obscure and not quite as well-known to most. Luckily, Jay Leno once again does a great job at introducing us to what he believes is “the most unusual and prettiest sports car of all time”, and he’s not alone.
Affordable Ferraris That Could Make Great Future Investments
Whether you are a car enthusiast or not, it’s common knowledge that owning a Ferrari signifies certain success in life. Of course, owning a Ferrari comes at a great financial cost (and sometimes more, if your wife does not approve), so it’s better to make sure you can afford one in the first place, before taking the leap. That said, even Ferraris aren’t safe from depreciation, unless they are highly exclusive, and these few models, listed below, are a perfect example.
Maintenance costs can still be sinfully expensive, but on the plus side, some of these cars have already bottomed out in terms of price, which means they could be a good investment in the long run.
Apple Design Cues On Modern Cars? This Is Just Weird
Cars and smart devices may sound like an odd mix, but nowadays pretty much any big corporation is having a go at making cars. Some years ago Google tried it and now manufacturers like Huawei have announced their first car. We also know that Apple is working on a car and is aiming for a debut in 2024. But what happens when you take already existing cars that we know, and apply design elements, taken straight off the Apple product lineup? These five renderings answer the question.
This BMW M5 Test Mule Raises A Lot Of Questions
It seems BMW might be working on another version of their M5, as a test car was spotted on the street with what seems to be a wider track. This forced the engineers from BMW to put extended fenders. It’s not just the track but the tires that are wider. To give some perspective, the normal BMW M5 has 275 mm wide rear tires, while the M5 Competition has 285 mm wide tires. On the photos, you can clearly see that the rear tire width is 295.
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart - What Mitsubishi’s Sports Car Should Have Been
The Mitsubishi Eclipse was one of the most praised compact Japanese sports coupes. Sadly, the third generation of the car (2000-2005) was a letdown, compared to the success of the previous two. The fourth-generation was significantly better, but shared too many similarities with the previous model, like the lazy transversely-mounted V-6, which at least had power this time and the front-wheel-drive layout.
Although the 3.8-liter 24-valve SOHC V-6 had a decent output, everyone wanted it to be the sleeker two-door equivalent of the Lancer Evolution. This meant a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four and all-wheel-drive. Apparently, the specialists from Mitsubishi’s Ralliart department thought the same, which is why they got to work on making the Eclipse we all wanted. This resulted in the, introduced at the 2005 NAIAS, Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart Concept.
This Mazda RX-7 Detailing Video Is The Definition of Tender Love And Care
Auto Finesse has been in the business of detailing cars since 1999 and their YouTube videos have always given us a detailed glimpse of how they go about each project they tackle. Having their own brand of quality products, what better way to test their effectiveness than to see them applied on some of our favorite cars? In this case, the detailing academy is “turning back the hands of time” on this stunning Mazda RX-7 FD.
Yes, The BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile Really Was That Significant
BMW Group Classis is a YouTube series where the good people from BMW Classic acquaint us with some of the brand’s most iconic models. As most BMW enthusiasts would point out, there were plenty of epic BMW cars made throughout the brand’s history. Today Benny and Mark are on screen so they can talk about one of the most iconic cars ever made – the BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile.
Unexpected Alternatives to the Toyota GR86
The 2022 Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ twins are back in their second generation and better than ever. Given that cars are getting more and more expensive, it’s good to see manufacturers are still willing to make cars that more people are able to buy. The GR86 and BRZ have a bigger 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated flat-four with 231 horsepower and 184 pound-feet (249 Nm).
With that being said, the new BRZ still costs $28,845 and the GR86 around $31,000, which is more money than some people are willing to part with. Luckily, there is a surprising amount of alternatives out there that can provide similar levels of fun at a lower price.
Someone Put A Ford Engine In A Nissan Skyline GT-R!?!?
“1320 Videos” is a well-known YouTube channel focusing on modified streetcars. We are constantly getting high-quality content from both the US and abroad, which also includes organized events. This time, we are taken to Australia, where just three miles outside of Sydney there’s a rather slippery drag strip.
You’re Going To Like the New Volkswagen ID5 More Than the ID4
Volkswagen recently announced the ID.4 GTX. With it, the German brand announced the beginning of its sporty EV lineup. What’s more important, however, is that during that same presentation, the new ID.5 was shown for the first time and with it, an ID.5 GTX was confirmed. This is the latest vehicle to utilize VW’s MEB platform for EVs. Moreover, the ID.5 will be a sleeker version of the ID.4. Think of it as an ID.4 Coupe.
Mercedes-AMG Project One caught in production shape
The highly-anticipated Mercedes AMG Project One seems to be ready for production. At least, that’s what the latest footage shows, anyway. AMG’s hybrid supercar has been a regular “guest” at the Nurburgring, but this time, the camouflage is off, revealing every detail of its exterior. The only “camouflage” we see here is the motorsport-inspired wrap, but other than that, this is how the production cars will look like once they reach their customers.
Here’s Why The 2022 Nissan Z Is Better Than You Think
The 2022 Nissan Z is currently one of the hottest cars around, even before it has actually gone on sale. After 13 years of milking the 370Z, the Japanese brand has finally come up with a new Z-car. The formula is the same – two seats, rear-wheel-drive, a powerful engine up front, and a manual gearbox (unless you get the automatic). Essentially, it’s a proper old-school sports car. That said, a known fact is that the new Z will carry a lot of stuff over from the 370Z. In the minds of some, this hardly justifies the purchase of the new Z, but we are here to tell you why using bits from the 370Z is actually a very good thing!
The Restoration Of This Forgotten, BMW E31 850i Will Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside
YouTube is full of people creating automotive content. The amount of car content is staggering and ever-increasing, but among the oddest bunch of people on YouTube are the “automotive masochists”. Although not the first one to come to mind (that would probably be Hoovie’s Garage), “M539 Restorations” is a channel focused on the unenviable task of bringing old BMWs back from the dead.
Sreten – the founder of the channel – is an IT guy, but you’d never guess from watching him engaging in this sadistic endeavor. This is actually part four of his “project Marseille” – he names every project after a city and this is the codename of his 1991 BMW 851 E31. He previously got “this glorious turd” running, and now, he’s going to attempt to get it driving.
2021 Ferrari 330 LMB Project Remastered by Bell Sport & Classic
Bell Sport & Classic may be a relatively new name on the automotive scene, but the idea behind it is as old as most car manufacturers. Peter Bell – the man behind the company - is an entrepreneur whose entrepreneurial spirit created a few successful businesses. With that being said, his latest one, which involves sports and classic car restoration, gave birth to arguably the most exquisite project we’ve seen this year – a Ferrari 330 LMB thoroughly remastered by the UK studio with tender love and care.
This is a Rare Porsche 996 40th Anniversay 911 That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
The YouTube channel “Seen through glass” is a great place to see some amazing and rare vehicles. Sam – the presenter of the channel - spends as much time exploring the automotive world abroad as he does with his own cars. In this case, it’s the latter, as he walks us through a very rare and forgotten version of the Porsche 911 – the 996 40th anniversary. He spares no detail talking about this modern classic and there’s actually a lot to talk about.
The Italian-Built, Chinese Hongqi S9 Will Have Some Ferrari Muscle Behind Its Development
If you had any doubts that Chinese carmakers are being serious, this will definitely put them to rest. We have known about the Hongqi S9 Chinese supercar, which will be made in Italy, for a while now, but the plot is thickening. Now we’ve learned that the hybrid supercar is styled by the same man responsible for the Audi R8 – Walter da Silva - who is now Silk-FAW’s vice president of styling and design. But that’s not all. Silk-FAW – the joint venture responsible for the S9 – appoints Amedeo Felisa, who is a former Ferrari CEO and Board Member.
The Story Behind 9 Cars Porsche Is Probably Glad You Forgot About
Porsche is a brand with enormous history, significance, and racing pedigree. Needless to say, their cars don’t deserve much of an introduction, simply because of the cult status they’ve achieved. This, of course, extends to their mainstream models and, more often than not, their respective limited editions. With that being said, there are some Porsche projects that, for one reason or another, did not come to fruition or simply remained in obscurity. This is exactly the case with the below-mentioned cars.
Maserati Bora - A Great Car With Horrible Timing
Maserati is one of the oldest and most coveted Italian car brands ever. Although they’ve had their ups and downs, the motorsport success of Maserati cars has helped spawn some great road cars, too. Among them was the Bora, which actually has its 50th anniversary this year. The Maserati Bora may not be as celebrated as other models of the brand, but it’s one of the most significant Maserati cars to have been produced. For its 50th birthday, we are giving you some interesting facts about the Bora.
Cool AMG-Powered Cars Not From Germany
There’s no denying that, for decades, the people of AMG have given us and continue to give us some mental machines. Their creations are known for their handcrafted torque monster engines and a rather strong temper. These two elements combined, make the machines from Affalterbach some of the most desirable ones out there. But, in the past, AMG did not work only on Mercedes. Here are some less-known cars, touched by the factory of madness.
Mate Rimac Talks Straight-Line Performance in The Rimac C Two
Rimac Automobili’s YouTube channel hits us with more details regarding the Rimac Concept Two’s straight-line performance. We already know that the Rimac Concept Two will be a very quick car. The combined power of its electric propulsion system is 1,914 horsepower (1,408 kilowatts) and 1,696 pound-feet (2,300 Nm). Mate Rimac – the founder of Rimac Automobili hits us with some new details about the hyper EV. We already know that, in a straight line, the C Two will be insanely quick. The 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) sprint takes just 1.85 seconds.
This Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Sounds Orgasmic On The Track
Battered by the constant nagging for more eco-friendly (and boring) vehicles, as well as the eventual substitute of electricity for coal fuels, many car enthusiasts fear dark times are upon us. Luckily, the internal combustion engine doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, as you are about to see in this video, courtesy of the “Belgian-Motorsport” YouTube channel. What you are about to feast your ears and eyes on is a Porsche Cayman GT4, blasting down Circuit Zolder, in Belgium.
The Most Powerful BMW M Engine Wasn’t Found In a BMW - Until Now, That Is
Throughout its existence, BMW has made some pretty epic engines (and some not so epic), but their most powerful engine wasn’t actually put in a BMW car. It was the McLaren F1 that received BMW’s S70/2 6.1-liter V-12 back in the day, and for a long time, that was the brand’s most powerful engine. Until now, that is. Things have changed and we have the BMW M5 CS to thank for that.
2021 Lynk & Co 06
The Chinese automotive industry has been steadily gathering momentum and they are now offering some viable alternatives, especially in the more affordable price range. Not long ago, Geely’s upscale brand, Lync & Co introduced its newest model – the 06. Regardless of the name, this is actually the smallest and also fifth model of the luxury brand. The Lynk & Co is a compact SUV, aimed at younger buyers.
Doug DeMuro Wants To Teach You About the McLaren Sabre’s Many Quirks
Doug DeMuro is giving us yet another in-depth “quirks and features” review of a cool car. This time, t’s the latest special car from McLaren – the Sabre. As always, we get the introduction to the car. It’s worth noting that the Sabre is supposed to be an evolution of the McLaren Senna, on which it is based. In the McLaren lineup, the Sabre sits over the Senna, but under the Speedtail that mimicked some features of the McLaren F1.
Care to Know How the Drift Analyzer in the new BMW M3 and M4 Works?
BMW has taken some very controversial decisions in recent times, but the one we are talking about today will definitely be liked by BMW enthusiasts. The latest M3 and M4 models come with a drift mode. Having at least 480 horsepower, the BMW M3 and M4 are certainly capable of kicking the back end out, which is why the good people of BMW have given us the M Drift Analyzer. The YouTube channel “BMWBLOG” gives us a demonstration of this function.
Awesome Alternatives To the Mercedes-AMG A45
The Mercedes AMG A45S is currently the hottest hatchback you can buy. We already covered how it stretches the definition of a hot hatchback. In fact, the AMG A45S is more of a super hatchback than anything else. Although its 421 horsepower, combined with all-wheel-drive and a quick-shifting DCT makes for a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, you can’t neglect the steep price tag of $72,752. This begs the question, what are the alternatives? Luckily there are some, and here they are.
A Rolls-Royce Phantom With a Supra 2JZ Swap Actually Exists
In the car world, there are certain things that are considered highly unusual or even taboo. For example, LS-swapping a Ferrari 250 GTO or stancing-out a Bugatti Chiron would be considered a criminal offense by many car enthusiasts. It seems, in Japan, many of these things don’t matter. In fact, Japanese car enthusiasts strongly believe that the more a car reflects the driver’s personality, the better. Edward Skvortsov’s YouTube channel showcases one such car and this one might surprise you with its weirdness.
2021 Toyota Supra by Avante Design
The Toyota Supra is a legendary name in the car community and, although its fifth-generation is a great car on paper, it’s also somewhat controversial. By now, most people have accepted the fact the A90 Supra is based on a BMW Z4. However, the aesthetics of the car leave something to be desired, especially when you compare it to the stunning FT-1 concept car from 2014. With this in mind, Avante design has taken the opportunity to show us what they can do with the Supra’s design.
The W124 Mercedes 500E Was Amazing, But You Should Thank Porsche For That
Among the vast array of automobiles being produced over the years, there are some that not only define a segment but invent it. The Mercedes W124 500E is one such car. Even to this day, the 500E is being revered by car enthusiasts across the globe, as the first true performance sedan. In this video, Hagerty’s Jason Camisa explains in detail all you need to know about the mighty German sedan, and there’s a lot you need to know.
Watching This Ford GT Lego Build Come to Life In Bricklink Studio is Oddly Mesmerizing
Lego is a global name, known for its vast array of construction toys. They’ve been around for a long time and have something for just about everybody. As the video shows, this includes car enthusiasts. Lucas – the creator of the “Little Lego Designer” YouTube channel shows us a detailed tutorial, in assembling this amazing Ford GT. The details are so good, you can easily tell it’s the 2004-2006 Ford GT (okay, it could have been the GT40 for all we know), finished in the signature Mk IV red color.
The Evolution of Performance SUVs
Back in the day, if you wanted to have a practical and fun car, you needed to have two cars. Things are different nowadays, as most manufacturers, even those you do not expect, have a fast SUV in their lineup. Obviously, the versatility of an SUV is second to none, but performance has always left something to be desired. That is, until the first performance SUV came out and started a trend that would spiral out of control. Suddenly, you didn’t need to have two cars, but that didn’t came by overnight. This is the history of the performance SUV and how it got to where it is today.