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Photo credit: Lucas Gilman In 1989 Range Rover had only officially been in the North American market for a couple of years and it’s reputation hadn’t been established here the way it had been in Australia and Europe. So for the launch of that year’s model, with its upgraded, 3.9-liter V8, Land Rover North America...

[Updated July 11, 2014] In the game of muscle car wars, Dodge is back on top with 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft torque from its 2015 Challenger and supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat engine. Redesigned and completely re-engineered, the 2015 Challenger promises to flatten the competition and take no prisoners. It will...

Last year Jaguar knocked it out of the ballpark with the F-TYPE Convertible, their first true 2-seater sports car in 40 years. This year Jaguar thrills us with the F-TYPE Coupe and delivers an exciting blend of style, performance, and luxury that will fire up your lust for cars no matter how your priorities rank. A...

Sergio Pininfarina, one of the greatest coach masters of the history of the automobile passed away in Italy at the age of 85 on July 3, 2013. To say that Pininfarina defined a genre, imprinted his name on exotic cars and forever revolutionized the way we view cars is an understatement. Pininfarina has been the envy of...

The Toyota FT-1 concept is a pure performance, track-focused sports car model designed by CALTY Design Research, Toyota’s North American Design branch, and built by Five Axis in Huntington Beach. Its design is heavily influenced by Toyota’s long sports car tradition that includes vehicles such as 2000GT, Celica, Supra...

Maserati has a glorious history of sporting achievements and an international reputation for producing great road cars. Now in its 100th year of production, the brand is adding a new, lower-priced, mid-size sedan to its lineup with the goal of dramatically increasing annual sales. The new four door, called the Ghibli,...

1994 Marks Introduction of Range Rover Mark II/P38A Since its introduction in 1970, the classic Range Rover had gained popularity across a wide variety of demographics and slowly moved up-market from the original concept. By the early 1990s it was felt that the Range Rover should be positioned further up-market,...

Going into Michigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has two wins this season in the Sprint Cup series and considerable momentum. But it was Paul Menard who took advantage of Joey Logano’s bad luck in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Dale Jr. would finish...

The first Range Rover Classic was built by Land Rover and debuted in 1970. The Range Rover became the cornerstone of Land Rover and proved that its off-road capabilities were up to almost any task. The Range Rover also showed roughing it in the wilderness did not mean having to go without some creature comforts....

Likes: Up to 33 mpg on the highway Subaru’s symmetrical AWD is standard Excellent road handling and composed ride on-road and off-road Generous cargo and passenger room for its size Dislikes: Auto start-stop feature EV mode doesn’t go beyond initial acceleration Hard to use navigation system Durability, all-weather...

eBay Listing: Andy Warhol’s 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Andy Warhol is one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and pop culture. His enduring imagery, insatiable curiosity, and creative lifestyle has inspired creative minds worldwide and continues to cultivate new artists by funding institutions that...

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Finds Himself at Home Behind Wheel of Ferrari 458 The Ferrari Challenge is a race series that sets a stage in which private Ferrari owners compete against other Ferrari owners in a spec series race on some of the world’s greatest tracks. Since this is a spec-series, all participants use...

Twenty years ago, Subaru introduces the Outback as the “world’s first sport-utility wagon.” Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show is the fifth generation Outback with a redesign that carries forward everything that makes a Subaru special. The familiar wagon has trimmed a little weight due to advances in...

This year is the year of the Mustang and Ford has rolled out its 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition at the New York International Auto Show. Limited to just 1,964 examples, the infamous sport coupe is based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance pack. The standard equipment list is long, with...

Thanks to the creative minds of some forward thinking automotive designers, these new and cool concept cars were presented at this year’s NYIAS and made us crave for them. Even though most of the design concepts will be watered down before reaching production, we still appreciate their exquisite design and the...

Believe it or not, this beautiful roadster was discovered on eBay with pieces scattered about in a back-woods Florida garage. The eBay listing had only been up 20 minutes before John Fleming found this extremely rare car and was drawn to it harder than Rhett Butler falling for Scarlett O’Hara. Even with John’s...

eBay Listing: Steve McQueen’s 1971 Husqvarna 250s Moto-Cross One of the most recognizable and successful actors of the 1960s and ‘70s, Steve McQueen’s fame in both the movie and motorcycle worlds have made his personal bikes valuable collector’s items. Now here’s another chance to own a piece of history. With...

An all-new model for 2015, the A3 is built on a high-tensile steel chassis and is offered in 7 variants and 4 body styles. The A3 Sedan is the first body style to be released in Q1 2014 and is Audi’s first sedan designed specifically for the U.S. market. The complete A3 family will be released throughout the remainder...

The 2014 Cadillac CTS ranks 1 out of 14 in Luxury Large Cars Category* After a complete overhaul, reviewers say the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan’s extraordinary performance and luxurious, quiet cabin make it one of the best luxury large cars you can buy. (*Source: US News) Since its inception, the Cadillac CTS has been...

Back in the day when we were young and a lot more limber – our choice of cars that fit our high school and college budgets were fairly limited. Compact economy cars that were practical and affordable were ho-hum-boring and lacked character that suited our imaginative, young minds. Since economy was the leading goal,...

eBay Listing: Brian Hartline’s 2006 Ferrari F430 Brian Hartline is a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and wanted a car that he could run on the track and feel the true elements of a race car. Additionally, he wanted a car that had an aggressive look and an eagerness to be driven even more aggressively....