WRX vs. Evo. The battle that is now been fought out in Internet forums, Facebook comments and Youtube videos once took place in the manliest motoring world championship, the WRC. Since 2008, both brands have abandoned the championship. While Subaru has hinted a LMP1 entry recently, Mitsubishi has been awfully quiet…
One of the greatest automotive films is Claude Lelouch's C'etait un Rendezvous, a nine-minute high-speed run through the streets of Paris ending with the hero getting the girl. French rally driver Jean Ragnotti paid tribute with his own drive through Paris, only with a slightly different ending.
There's wild oversteer, brutal crashes, NASCAR-grade drafting, and it all comes from pint-sized European econoboxes. This is the 1981 European Championship of the Renault R5 Turbo Cup. They're tiny, they're adorable, and yet they're also these fire breathing mid-engined monsters. Watch them tear each other to pieces.
When it comes to windows, toast, and kissing, the French do it better. With today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Renault, you can determine if that streak extends to le cars.
The French do many things really well. Hungry? Try the snails. Thirsty? How about a nice Bordeaux? Horny? They invented. . . well, never mind. And today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe R5 proves they know hot cars too.
Autocar's printing filthy rumors saying VW's planning to foist an R4-platformed car onto Stuttgart as a Porsche 356. Sure, everybody likes the idea of a 356, but not when it's a bastardized, pudgy, nostalgia-riding, baby-boomer-targeted beige-mobile.
We're on a four-straight Crack Pipe roll, with 68% of you directing the $37,995 Ferrari Mondial to take its sorry self to Booth Number Two. Will today's car be the one to break the streak?
Early Saturday mornings are a fine time for a car show. Meet early. Grab some coffee. Have a donut, or a bagel. Hob nob about cars. Here in Los Angeles there's always some manner of car show going on, sometimes right in the back yard. To that end we bring you a gallery of images from this morning's Early Rodders car…
We love the mid-engined Renault R5 Turbo. The flared and steroidal Le Car is simply one of the most badass econobox derivatives ever created. There's one in the Great White North that's been imported from France. At $10k now, and it hasn't hit reserve, but think about the potential hoonage to be had in this…