Autos: Enthusiasts

Who Ford Picked to Own a GT, and Who it Denied

Wednesday  21:10,   28 june 2017
Road & Track

It's very evident that not just anyone can own a Ford GT.The company's decided to build just 500 cars (initially), which means not every run-of-the-mill multi-millionare can walk down to their nearest Ford lot and pick one up. Unlike the last[...]

Never Lose the Center of Attention with This Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster and Matching Speedboat

Wednesday  19:00,   28 june 2017
Automobile

<p>All yours for $2.3 million</p>According to the sale listing, the current owner commissioned the massive 2017 Marine Technologies "MTI" 52'catamaran to match his Lambo, but was forced to sell the pair following an undisclosed "family[...]

This Has To Be The Worst Way To Hide The Headlamps

Wednesday  18:00,   28 june 2017
Road & Track

There are many reasons why this MG Metro-based Tracer TXC couldn't make it into production. Starting with its weirdo headlights.Of course it's not like it didn't cross his mind before 1985. Towns, most famous for designing the delightfully boxy[...]

First Ever Aston Martin Le Mans Car Is for Sale

Wednesday  02:40,   28 june 2017
Road & Track

DBR1 chassis number one is expected to fetch over $20 million at RM Sotheby's Monterey auction.DBR1/1 was built in 1956, and featured a host of upgrades over its DB3S predecessor. A lightweight tube-frame chassis, a more powerful 3.0-liter[...]

Top 10 Coolest Extreme-Duty 4x4 Campers at Overland Expo

Wednesday  01:01,   28 june 2017
MSN

Top 10 Coolest Extreme-Duty 4x4 Campers at 2017 Overland Expo West.One of the few places where you can kick the tires and peek into the fridge of such an off-road camper is Overland Expo West, held every year in Flagstaff, Arizona. We wandered in[...]

1992 Ford F-150: Cleaning Up

Wednesday  01:00,   28 june 2017
MSN

A Shower Enclosure Manufacturer Makes A Big Splash With His Classic 1992 F-150.Having lived in Apple Valley, California, for most of his 50 years, Tommy Kirkmeyer knows a thing or two about the desert. He’s been spending time playing in it with[...]

Old Ambulances Are Dirt Cheap and Ready For a Second Life

Wednesday  01:00,   28 june 2017
MSN

Used ambulances are way cheaper than you might think.&nbsp;Up until several years ago, the vast majority of ambulances being produced were powered by a Chevy or Ford diesel with a few Rams and Internationals sprinkled in there. Now, EMS agencies [...]

The True Story Behind the Infamous Trunk Monkey Trend

Wednesday  01:00,   28 june 2017
MSN

<p>Made popular by a series of Suburban Auto Group ads, the Trunk Monkey predates them by three years.</p>In 2000, the hottest Subaru you could get in the US was the Impreza 2.5RS. Everyone wanted the WRX, but it would be another two years[...]

Why VW Uses a Water-Cooled Exhaust Manifold

Wednesday  00:58,   28 june 2017
Road & Track

VW's 1.8-liter turbocharged engine has the exhaust manifold built right into the cylinder head, cooled by the radiator. Here's why, and how it benefits power and economy.Plunging the hot exhaust passages through the cylinder head's coolant[...]

The 1,479-HP Bugatti Chiron Could Hit 280 MPH… If the Tires Can Keep Up

Wednesday  00:57,   28 june 2017
MSN

<p>The question becomes—is 300 mph on the horizon?</p>It turns out that in building their new supercar, Bugatti managed to almost outdo current street tire technology. The gravitational and thermal forces a tire must withstand at speeds above[...]

707-HP Dodge Charger Hellcat gets roasted by a Ford GT40

Wednesday  00:57,   28 june 2017
MSN

<p>The Hellcat's 707 horsepower apparently can't beat the GT40's lightness. Colin Chapman would be proud.</p>The Ford GT40 was, if you don't already know the story, Ford Motor Company's response to the last minute withdrawal by[...]

First Laps: Acura NSX GT3

Wednesday  00:56,   28 june 2017
Automobile

<p>Unconventional supercar turned "conventional" racer is anything but</p>Acura is the latest automaker to join the GT3 party, homologating the NSX for the 2017 season. Honda's luxury brand intended to have a racing version of the[...]

DeLorean Owner Repurposes iPad Mini as Infotainment Console

Wednesday  00:56,   28 june 2017
Automobile

In addition to a reputation for lacking reliability, the early 80s electronics of the DeLorean DMC-12 aren’t quite what you’d call modern. Seeking to fix both at the same time, Imgur user TheKingOfDub, brought his 1982 DMC-12 “into this century”[...]

Cadillac Touts the Durability of its Race-Prepped V-8s

Wednesday  00:55,   28 june 2017
Automobile

<p>6.2-liter engines powering its DPi-V.R. Daytona Prototypes have accumulated over 2,800 racing miles</p>The engines are race-prepped variants of those found in the CTS-V and Escalade. The naturally aspirated units, which are built and[...]

Why the Honda Civic Type R Has Three Tailpipes

Wednesday  00:55,   28 june 2017
Road & Track

Here's what the small middle exhaust pipe on the Civic Type R actually does.But what's up with that triple-tip exhaust? Some folks seem to think it's just an unnecessary styling feature, but it's much more than that - it's a precisely[...]