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The Ferrari F8 Tributo Uses a Bunch of Aero Tricks to Make it Faster Than Ever The Ferrari F8 Tributo Uses a Bunch of Aero Tricks to Make it Faster Than Ever

For decades automotive aerodynamics were viewed almost as an act of the dark arts. Progress in this arena has been slow and plodding, but it finally feels like we’ve reached the pinnacle of the science. Generational improvements still occur, but it’s reached a certain point of diminishing returns. That is, unless…

Charlie Whiting, Formula One Race Director, Dies At 66 Charlie Whiting, Formula One Race Director, Dies At 66

A statement from the FIA this evening has confirmed that Formula One race director Charlie Whiting has passed away just days before he was scheduled to direct the Australian Grand Prix this weekend, as result of a pulmonary embolism. Whiting has been race director for the sport for 22 years, literally the entire time…

Mid-Engine Corvette Plagued With Delays, Could Launch By This Summer With a Very Corvette Price Mid-Engine Corvette Plagued With Delays, Could Launch By This Summer With a Very Corvette Price

Last December we all found out that the coming mid-engine Corvette was in need of a revamp that required a delay of at least six months before the car would be ready for production. Allegedly there were three issues with the C8-generation car that needed to be dealt with before it could reach the hands of the…

I regret to inform all of you “overlanders” that Scion was doing the roof top tent thing at SEMA all the way back in 2008. This thing has a fridge, a stove, a sink, room to store fire wood, and a bike rack. Of course. This is the most practical car to ever be shown at SEMA. It can’t be beat.

Patina Is Good, and This Harley-Davidson Barn Find is the Proof Patina Is Good, and This Harley-Davidson Barn Find is the Proof

If you’re ever lucky enough to find something old and cool in a barn somewhere, this bike is proof that you should absolutely keep it as you found it, refreshing everything so it works again, and leaving well enough alone. Having sympathy for the machine and its hard years on this earth, that’s exactly what Full Moon…

Last week Junichi Tanaka, founder of Jun Auto Mechanic, died as a result of complications from cancer at 76 years old. Tanaka was at the forefront of Japanese performance for years, first as a Nissan L-series engine ace and later expanded to building any number of engines into four-digit horsepower monsters. Jun…

A Custom Shop In Belarus Built This Porsche Boxster With ZAZ Bodywork A Custom Shop In Belarus Built This Porsche Boxster With ZAZ Bodywork

Shif Custom will build you the motorcycle of your dreams in Belarus. Judging by the shop’s completed projects, the artists there are quite adept at custom metal work. I particularly like the Ducati Bastardo and Shif Planeta Sport completed projects. The shop doesn’t look to build cars all that often, but when they do,…

Harley-Davidson's LiveWire Performance Numbers Are Better Than Expected Harley-Davidson's LiveWire Performance Numbers Are Better Than Expected

When Harley unveiled the production-ready LiveWire electric bike at CES in early January, we were all focused on the Wisconsin brand’s pricing strategy. With an MSRP of $29,799, and a whole lot of estimates, question marks, and TBAs when it came to the bike’s ultimate performance, we were forced to assume the worst.…

Maserati Is Finally Replacing The GranTurismo Next Year: Report Maserati Is Finally Replacing The GranTurismo Next Year: Report

Maserati’s Alfieri sports car has had a long and hard battle toward production. The company unveiled this concept in 2014 with a planned production date sometime in 2017 for the 2018 model year. It wasn’t supposed to supplant the already long-in-the-tooth GranTurismo and GranCabrio, but was supposed to live alongside…

2021 Formula One Regulations Aim For Massive Reduction In Dirty Air Performance Impact 2021 Formula One Regulations Aim For Massive Reduction In Dirty Air Performance Impact

The current Formula One regulations have produced a car that creates a lot of turbulence behind it as it cuts through the air, which makes overtaking quite difficult. While the current car “fixes” that by implementing DRS, the 2021 regulations aim to remove that aero wash, according to a report by Motorsport.com.

AC Schnitzer Type II Wheels Are The Definitive Late 1990s BMW Style  AC Schnitzer Type II Wheels Are The Definitive Late 1990s BMW Style 

You probably know the German BMW tuning firm AC Schnitzer for building complete vehicles, or perhaps for its exhausts. The company even built a 424-horsepower diesel Z4 at one point, which is weird, cool, and good. But you may not know the company for its series of low-production lightweight wheels. They have made…

USF2000 Driver Starts St. Petersburg Race With A Barrel Roll USF2000 Driver Starts St. Petersburg Race With A Barrel Roll

Crashing is just part of racing, especially where young and ambitious racers are concerned. USF2000 racers are generally younger and less patient at the wheel, which makes for some interesting racing, and also some serious potential for disaster. This young racer, Alex Baron, found out the hard way during Saturday’s…

Brembo's Art Calipers Should Be on Every Car Brembo's Art Calipers Should Be on Every Car

Bright red brake calipers are yesterday’s news. It’s about time the community came together to come up with something new for the automotive scene. It’s time that your brake calipers had their time to shine as the perfect canvas for some totally rad art.

I Feel Compelled To Stand Up For The 11th Generation Ford Thunderbird I Feel Compelled To Stand Up For The 11th Generation Ford Thunderbird

Of all the early 2000s money-grab throwback car designs crafted to relieve Baby Boomers of their money, I firmly believe it is Ford’s 11th generation Thunderbird that has best stood the test of time. This car is now 17 years old, and it still looks as good to me as it did when I first saw it at the North American…

This Home-Brew Subaru WRX STI Dirt Buggy Is Terrifyingly Awesome

Where I live in northern Nevada, the surrounding land is largely unpopulated high desert and mountains. Within a few dozen miles, there are entrances to large swathes of wide open public land. While a lot of it is not navigable by car, there are huge segments that are little more than untouched sand. That’s where…

Are you a Youngtimer like this Lancia 037 here, or an Oldtimer like the Stratos that came before it? I think I’ll take the 037 and go sliding through a field with a giant smile on my face.

Comment of the Day: What is Art? Edition Comment of the Day: What is Art? Edition

I am an avid enthusiast of automobile manufacturers taking risks with regard to design. We need more forward-thinking concepts to keep major international auto shows interesting. Making crazy things look cool for the sake of making crazy things is part of what being a designer is all about.

Ford revamped its medium-duty truck lineup, and introduced the new F-600 Super Duty in the process. Ford says it is “the size of a Class 5 truck but has the capability of a Class 6 model.” That’s a boring way to say that it pulls its weight with a new 7.3-liter gasoline V8 monster of an engine. Sounds like it’ll be a…

Comment of the Day: Five Blades Edition Comment of the Day: Five Blades Edition

Today was the day that Bugatti finally became the car maker of all our dreams. This multi-million dollar car, literally called “The Black Car” in French, managed to tip the scales with not a dual exhaust, or a quad exhaust, but a sextuple exit wonder piece for the whole world to admire. This is twice as many exits as…

Let's Talk About Dylan's Speedster From 90210 Let's Talk About Dylan's Speedster From 90210

Today’s news of the death of actor Luke Perry had me thinking a bit about what was, undoubtedly, his breakout role. As Dylan McKay in “Beverly Hills, 90210" Mr. Perry was projected into literally millions of living rooms each week, for 199 episodes, becoming a 1990s teen idol. His character drove the totally cool and…

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