What in the World is this Strange Bugatti Chiron Test Mule Doing on the Road?
Introduced in 2016, the Bugatti Chiron has already spawned eight variations ranging from simple special-edition models to unique cars like the La Voiture Noire. But the supercar firm isn’t planning to stop just yet, and a new test mule spotted by our paparazzi proves just that. We don’t know what it is yet, but we’re looking at three different scenarios.
The 10 Coolest Cars In Forza Horizon 4
Picking the ten coolest cars in Forza Horizon 4 is more difficult than you’d expect. There are almost 600 cars to choose from, and a lot of them bring something unique to the table.
From the quirky old-timers like the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale to modern powerhouses like the 2019 Bugatti Divo, you can run through the entire gamut of available cars in Forza Horizon 4 and have difficulty picking 50 of the coolest cars, let alone just ten. But through sheer force of will, we were able to narrow down the list to just ten rides. These, as far as we’re concerned, are the ten coolest cars in Forza Horizon 4.
1954 Kaiser Special - One of the Most Beautiful Failures in Automotive History
Founded in 1945 by automobile executive Joseph W. Frazer and industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, Kaiser-Frazer was one of carmakers that attempted to stop the supremacy of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Like other companies before and after it, Kaiser-Frazer failed, but it built a few cool automobiles in the process.
The Manhattan, the Henry J, and the Darrin are somewhat famous, but it’s the relatively unknown Special that deserves more attention. It was far from groundbreaking and its performance was unimpressive, but it’s one of coolest looking cars launched in 1954.
Breaking the Laws of Physics in a Hayabusa-Powered Radical SR3
Spa-Francorchamps is one of the world’s most famous tracks and the Radical SR3 is one of the world’s most successful open-top sport-prototypes. Pair the two together and what you get is some seriously intense action especially since what’s at stake here is taking the Eau Rouge-Raidillon sequence of uphill bends flat out. It’s even scarier than it sounds.
Here’s What a Pro Racer Thinks of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
According to an Italian Speed Camera, The Ford Focus Is The Fastest Road Car On the Planet
Imagine cruising down the highway at 703 kmh (about 437 mph) in a Ford Focus. You and I both know that this is downright impossible, and even if it was, the Ford Focus is the last car on Earth that you’d want to do it in. Well, despite the logical conclusion that this didn’t happen, an Italian speed camera – in the most epic of epic glitches – flagged an Italian driver at exactly that 703 kmh in a 70 kmh zone. One would think that glitches happen on occasion and someone would have noticed, but that isn’t the case. A few days later, the driver was issued an €863.60 ($974) speeding fine and 10 points, the latter of which is halfway to suspension if your license is clean.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Has a Frunk Problem
Back in May we brought you a fun little tidbit about how the C8 Corvette’s frunk acts as a speed limiter. Well, that was a fun twist, but the idea is that if the frunk isn’t securely latched, there are visual and audible warnings inside and the car’s speed is limited to 82 mph. Now, complaints are starting to show up in forums and directly to the NSHTA with claims that the C8 Corvette’s frunk is randomly opening at speed, blocking the view of the driver, damaging the vehicle, and — obviously – creating a very dangerous scenario.
For Once, Ferrari Didn’t Get Its Way, And It’s About Damn time
Ferrari has a horrible reputation for being overprotective of its name and brand image, easily to the point that it comes off as arrogant. Less than a year ago, the company even threatened to sue an Instagram user over posting a picture of his matching shoes on top of his very own Ferrari 812 Superfast – that’s how overly protective the company is. More recently, Ferrari has been in a dispute with Ares Design over the design of the Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the rarest and most sought after Ferraris ever made. Naturally, Ferrari (who probably spends millions each year in legal fees at the very least) did everything it could to protect its trademark, but this time it just didn’t work.
2020 Hummer H1 Supertruck by Mil-Spec Automotive
Michigan-based Mil-Spec Automotive is quite the name when it comes to aftermarket mods. The company specializes in transforming civilian-model Hummer H1s to rather rugged beasts. The company had recently built a Ford F-150 as well, but it is back again to its niche. Mil-Spec has gotten hold of a Hummer H1 yet again and has transformed it into an apocalypse-ready off-roader.
The company has made exterior and interior upgrades and bumped up the drivetrain power figures for a price tag of $300,000 on this bespoke H1 Supertruck build. Now that Hummer has taken a complete U-turn on its personality and is ready to debut as an EV, this build should make some old-school off-road aficionados more than happy.
The HCB Bowler EXRS Will Make You Want to Practice Extreme Social Distancing
Bowler isn’t a mainstream brand per se, but talk to any motorsport fan and he or she can go on and on about it hours together. The company built an SUV a decade back that is still fondly remembered by enthusiasts and off-roading fanatics. Bowler debuted the EXRS at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it caught everyone’s attention. This was quite an achievement considering that it was in the presence of brands and supercars that people drool over.
10 years later, the EXRS has still not lost its charm and it can kick some ass, as you can see in this video uploaded by TheSUPERCARDRIVER on its YouTube channel.
We Have A Looking Glass Into the Ferrari Portofino’s Future, and Something Big is Coming
A recent filing with the Environmental Protection Agency hints that Ferrari is planning a new model, which is right now only known as the “2021 Ferrari F164 BCB”. At a glance, this probably doesn’t tell you anything, but Ferrari fans and enthusiasts will tell you the F164 is the internal model code for the Portofino. With fuel economy figures for the 2021 Ferrari Portofino already submitted and a second submission for the “Ferrari F164 BCB”, we’re willing to bet there’s a new model on the way. This is what we know about it.
Prepare For Your Mind to Be Blown as You Watch a Jeep Trackhawk Take On a Lamborghini Urus
SUVs used to be all about utility back in the day, but now they’re also available in high-performance trims. The Lamborghini Urus is one of finest examples out there, but companies like Mercedes-Benz and BMW build their own beefed-up haulers. When it comes to American oomph, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is just as exciting. But could it outgun the mighty Urus on the drag strip? Hennessey Performance also wanted to find out and staged a two-round race between them.
Here’s Your First Official Look at the AMG GT Black Series
It’s been 24 hours since we saw the brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series in a handful of leaked photos, and the German company has now released the first official video with the performance coupe. Mercedes-Benz did not release any information on the car yet, but the video gives us a good look at the Black Series’ exterior and confirms that yesterday’s leak was legit.
This is Probably What the Lamborghini Diablo Would Look Like if it Was Designed Today
Design has always been a big deal at Lamborghini and the brand’s DNA is best reflected in the audacious styling cues flaunted by its supercars. We’re not including the Urus here, although for a performance SUV, it certainly looks spicier than anything that’s out there at the moment.
That said, do we really need a Lamborghini Diablo adorned with modern design elements?
You Just Might Be Able to Get a RWD Audi R8 In the United States Again
Remember back in 2018 when Audi released the Audi R8 V10 RWS in a limited production run of just 999 examples? It didn’t last long here in the States, but Audi kept it as a main part of its lineup over in Europe. Now, three years later, a new listing on the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website hints that it’s making a comeback to the U.S. Market in both coupe and convertible form.
The Porsche Showdown You’ve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S
It’s 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche’s official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60 mph at 2.6 seconds. But which car is quicker in a quarter-mile race? Let’s find out with CarWow, which recently put together a drag race between the two.
You Absolutely Have to Check Out Germany’s Oldest Street-Legal Car - 1894 Benz Victoria
The modern era saw the automobile break serious benchmarks. We can now buy supercars with more than 1,000 horsepower that can hit top speeds of more than 300 mph. But the early days of the automobile were much slower. Meet the 1894 Benz Victoria, one of the world’s first road-legal automobiles.
10 Fastest Cars To 60 MPH Ranked Fastest to Slowest
Just like top speed, 0 to 60 mph acceleration is one of the key aspects of a performance car. As a result, automakers have been competing to improve and even set records for these figures for decades now. While most supercars were’t capable of hitting 60 mph in less than three seconds 20 years ago, newer examples will do it effortlessly.
And new technology also enabled some sedans and SUVs to hit that magical benchmark in less that three clicks. Compiling a list of the 10 quickest cars to 60 mph is a bit tricky since many of these cars come with claimed manufacturer times that have yet to be tested, but no matter how we twist it, the world’s 10 fastest cars reach the benchmark in 2.6 seconds or less. Here’s our own ranking from quickest to slowest.
This is How the Porsche 997 GT2 RS Stacks Up Against the 991 GT2 RS
Born from Porsche’s need to homologate its cars for GT2 class racing, the 911 GT2 debuted in 1993, when it was based on the 993-generation 911. A twin-turbo flat-six model since day one, the GT2 was updated to 996 specs in 2001 and then to 997 specs in 2007. In 2010, Porsche came up with an even more aggressive version, the GT2 RS. Rated at 612 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, it was Porsche most powerful car for the 2011 model. A follow up came in 2018 with the 991-generation, this time around with 690 horses and 553 pound-feet of torque on tap. However, the 991 GT2 RS lost the manual transmission. The latter is by far the most impressive GT2 RS built to date, but is it actually much better than the 997 model?
Car for Sale: Amazingly Rare, RHD, 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV
Lamborghini is known for making some of the world’s most outlandish cars. The Aventador is arguably the last of the old-school greats, a big, heavy supercar with a naturally aspirated V-12 engine positioned behind the seats and its tiny brother, the Huracan, has been a steady seller for years.
But Lamborghini wasn’t always hell-bent on making supercars with its first cars being laid-back grand tourers. It all changed, however, when the Miura arrived. And then, while everyone was still wiping off their drool, Lamborghini struck again with this, the Miura SV.