How To Hit The Apex Without Getting Clubbed By A Seal

Man, I miss my RX8. If you’re a gearhead / amateur grease monkey with an engine hoist, there’s no better deal out there right now in the sports car world than a first generation (SE3P) 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 . Just go into it with the right mindset and expect to spend $2k on the thing every 10 years. » 7/01/15 3:28pm Today 3:28pm

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This Dune Buggy Fiero Is A Bad Idea Done Right

If a friend told me that he had this totally bitchin' idea about transforming a Fiero into a Jeepesque dune buggy, I'd tell him that he needs to check the expiration date on his meds. But somehow this mid engined dune runner pulls off a great beach buggy vibe and actually looks cool. Cut fenders, roll tube… » 4/13/15 1:41pm 4/13/15 1:41pm

Go Vintage Racing In This Cheap Fiat Abarth Spider

The Bertone designed and built Fiat 850 Spider was a small 2-sear roadster that sourced its rear engine setup and mechanical parts from the higher volume Fiat 850 sedan. The nuts at Abarth created a hopped up version with a bigger engine and called it the Fiat Abarth OT 1000 Spider. Don't ask me what OT stands… » 4/08/15 1:46pm 4/08/15 1:46pm

A Lunatic Put 495 Horsepower In The Back Of This Mini

The original Austin Mini is one of those motoring icons that is instantly recognizable anywhere and is known for its compact package, large usable space and cat-like reflexes. It is one of those hip cars that makes the driver cool no matter if he is Jason Bourne, Mr Bean...or the bastard love child of Chuck… » 11/07/14 12:27pm 11/07/14 12:27pm

Snakes Alive! This Plymouth Duster Has A Snake Skin Roof!

The term barn find is tossed around for any vehicle that has been abandoned or neglected for many years and is then picked up for much cheaper than a nice version. Sometimes, barn find fever strikes buyers and suddenly folks are bidding for the right to restore some pile of parts and the discount associated with… » 11/06/14 10:49am 11/06/14 10:49am

Is A Clean Porsche 924 Turbo Better Than Beater 911?

The Porsche 924 was first released in 1976 and in the ensuing years, countless negative press has been heaped on the Audi van/sedan engine used to power the lithe little coupe. In 1979 Porsche was kind enough to introduce a turbocharged version with a few more ponies and a sweet NACA duct on the hood for extra… » 11/05/14 3:10pm 11/05/14 3:10pm

It's Hammer Time In A Cheap 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz redefined executive class performance when it released the E55 AMG in 1999 for the US Market. Sure, BMW's M5 had been around for a few generations, but it was sabre with manual gearboxes that tempted its driver to carve up corners. The AMG was a hammer, a big tire smoking cudgel meant to bludgeon… » 9/24/14 10:24am 9/24/14 10:24am

The Most Radical Citroën Dyane Buffet Tanker Truck Ever Built

I have to admit that Italy's car customization regulations are a mystery to me (having only spent time there as a tourist) but it seems that the laws must be based on Texas vehicle code and turning your Dyane in a faux tanker truck/buffet is just another weekend filled with welding fumes and cheap Chianti. » 9/17/14 4:39pm 9/17/14 4:39pm

Can You Really Daily Drive A Classic Car?

When I was fifteen, I began restoring my 1966 Ford Mustang which I drove daily from age sixteen to seventeen - in all of its dual exhaust, low-geared, four barrel carburetor, nine mile per gallon glory (I still have that car). At age twenty-two, I bought a 1979 MGB which was the most moody little thing I have ever… » 8/18/14 8:15pm 8/18/14 8:15pm

Airbus A380: The Oppo Review

As some of you may know, I recently spent a few weeks in Greece. I live in the Washington, D.C. area, and because my G650 was out for an oil change, I had to fly commercial. My itinerary was D.C.>Paris>Athens, and the first leg of that trip was aboard an Air France A380. For those of you who do not know, the A380 is… » 8/15/14 3:12pm 8/15/14 3:12pm

This Mialfa Romazda Is The Answer To The Question No One Asked

This is why I keep telling people that drugs are bad. The Mazda MX-5 is a fantastic automobile that brings endless smiles and a relentlessly reliable driving experience; the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider is a hauntingly beautiful car with classic street cred, unmatched in its price range. » 8/05/14 4:45pm 8/05/14 4:45pm

Ultimate C4 Corvette Cage Fight: 1991 ZR-1 Vs 1996 Grand Sport

You've got $20k budget for something sporty, what do you buy...a new V6 Mustang? Heck no!! You don't want people to think you are driving around in a rental, do ya? What you need is something that'll show the boys back at your 30th high school reunion that you made it. What you need is a Corvette. » 8/01/14 11:31am 8/01/14 11:31am