There exists a small warehouse in the Zuffenhausen neighborhood of the German city of Stuttgart. It belongs to Porsche, but they don’t like to say where it is. And they rarely open it up to personnel who aren’t employees of the Porsche Museum—let alone outsiders. But I’ve been there. I’ve seen it. They even let me…
It’s almost impossible to think of the name “DeLorean” without thinking of a specific stainless-steel sports car, a series of movies about time travel and not boning your mom, and cocaine trafficking. There was, of course, much more to the DeLorean Motor Company, even if they only managed to make one car. For example,…
As you may know, the CIA just recently made over 12 million pages of de-classified documents available online. As you can imagine, dorks like me felt like kids in a declassified-candy store, and I immediately started poking around for interesting car stuff. I think I found something good, and it involves Volkswagen…
My obsession with Subaru’s failed F1 engine, a flat-12, has gone on for years, and I had often heard that the motor nearly went on to power Koenigsegg’s first supercar. Now I’ve finally heard the full story.
Now that Pebble Beach is here, it’s time to take a look back at one of the stars of this year’s Villa d’Este, the Panther 6. It’s real alright.
Until the early 70s and the success of the Golf, Volkswagen was always known for their unwavering dedication to their rear engine/rear drive platform. That’s why it’s so surprising to find that the first all-internally designed car at VW was front engine/front drive. More surprising is how close that car is to their…
With Bristol Cars preparing to re-launch just as its celebrating its 70th anniversary, Tony Crook’s locked up basement office under the famous Kensington showroom has been revealed for the first time in five decades.
This is the only picture Pininfarina has of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Pininfarina Coupe. Mercedes' massive online database doesn't even mention its existence. But the car is very real, and an 82-year-old Dutchman has it.
What you see here is an electric prototype based on the old Saab 95 that was used for a brief period in the city of Linköping before ending up in the museum. But can it be the weirdest postal vehicle ever built?
BMW released this short, cryptic video that's 90% darkness and headlights, with one brief flash of a little bit of car. They're calling this a "sneak peek," but what do we think it's a sneak peek of, exactly? (UPDATE: It's the new 1-Series)
Ferrari F40? Please. These ten supercars make that piece of junk seem as common as a Toyota Corolla.
The car above is Mazda's last prototype to race at Le Mans. Only it wasn't just a Mazda. It was a Jaguar. Only it wasn't a Jaguar, it was a TWR. Only it wasn't a TWR, it was a Porsche. This is the strange story of the orphan prototype that won Le Mans twice in a row and nobody seems to remember it existed.
Some say 24, others 26, while the Bedford Institute of Oceanography mentions 32. But whichever is correct, here's how a bunch of Volvos ended up on the bottom of Bedford Basin in Halifax, Canada.
An anonymous Chrysler source has given us some very interesting information: they've dyno'd a Hellcat at all the way up to an insane 825 HP, though they're having trouble meeting emissions requirements at the advertised 707 HP. Also, some very interesting supercharger news for small cars.
By the time this picture was taken in 2001, the car hiding in the background wasn't a secret anymore. But in its day, it was one of Audi's greatest behind-the-scenes projects.
Yesterday, I allowed myself to have a little public love-fest with one of my favorite VW-based specials, the Brubaker Box. Happily, it seems that I wasn't alone, as many of you shared my enthusiasm. Even better, our little Brubaker love-in attracted the attention of the man himself, Curtis Brubaker. He's got some good…
Porsche has an unmarked secret warehouse that holds prototypes, test mules, all the cutaway chassis we've seen at car shows — and even this crazy proper four-seat 911.