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Zagato x Alpine A110

Polish super-dealer “La Squadra” comissioned Zagato to re-imagine the A110 with a nod to Alpine’s Le Mans back catalogue.


The Coolest and Craziest Vehicles of the Dakar Rally (2024)

The 2024 edition of Dakar has kicked off in the deserts of Saudia Arabia. Here’s a look at some of the more left field entries for this year.


Porsche Vision 357 – The Best Birthday Present Ever?

A peak at Porsche’s 75th birthday present to itself, a concept that re-imagines the classic 356 for modern times.


Tesla-powered Porsche 912: vintage meets electric

The Verge:

This 550-horsepower 1968 Porsche 912 is getting all of its power from an unexpected source: the electric motor from a Tesla Model S P85. It was made by two Southern California shops, Zelectric Motors and EV West, which convert old Volkswagens and Porsches into modernized electric cars. It’s a new way to rescue aging vintage cars — though not everyone is happy with the idea.

Get used to it people, this is only going to get more and more popular.


Lancia Delta S4 Testing

Early tarmac testing footage of a prototype car that would become the Lancia Delta S4 Group B.

Glorious for the fact that there is no music, no narration, nothing, except the pure natural sounds of this supercharged and turbocharged monster being relentlessly flung between the armco.


Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.2) Nürburgring Record Onboard

On April 16 the Porsche 911 GT3 RS set another benchmark for road-approved sports cars at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany: Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes with the 520-hp GT3 RS. The Frenchman’s lap time was 24 seconds faster than the best time achieved with the previous GT3 RS model. […]

Regardless of its real-world importance or relevance, kudos to Porsche for continuing to blow minds with each generation and subsequent iteration of its sportscars.

Don’t miss the short prologue video either.


Porsche's analogue renaissance

Jack Rix for Top Gear reviews the two newest members of the ever increasing Porsche 911 family - the 911 GT3 Touring and Carrera T - on the twisting roads of the Alpes-Maritimes.

Both models feature a rare thing in today’s crowded supercar market: manual gearboxes.


Ed Pink Racing Engines

Go behind the scenes as the craftsmen at Ed Pink Racing Engines build what is the pinnacle of air-cooled Porsche engines for Singer Vehicle Design.



The story behind the McLaren F1 and its record-breaking 240.1mph top speed

391km/h back in 1998.

The hairs on my neck are standing on end.


1991 Nissan GT-R Technical Walkaround

Mark Skaife shows current Nissan Motorsport driver Michael Caruso around his 1991 Bathurst 1000 winning Nissan GT-R Group A machine.


My Daily is a McLaren P1

A masterpiece profile of a McLaren-owner of the best kind.

In Tokyo we meet Go Hiramatsu, a lawyer who uses his McLaren P1 for the daily commute - and also takes it into the mountain passes at the weekend.

My hero.


Ford Focus RS: Rebirth of an Icon

Eight short videos by Ford Performance documenting the two-and-a-half year gestation of their third generation Ford Focus RS.

Great to see this kind of behind the scenes action from Ford, especially for such an important car for the marque.

Tip: The above links point to each video 30s in, to skip the pre-roll. You're welcome. ~

Lamborghini Aventador SV unleashed on Isle of Man TT course

Henry Catchpole for evo magazine:

As dream drives go, Lamborghini Aventador SV across the decrestricted mountain road on the Isle of Man at sunset is about as good as it gets. There’s not a lot else to say really.

Put on your headphones and turn the volume up to 11.


Porsche 2015 Review

Porsche AG:

Goodbye 2015. Accompany us on a journey through 2015 and see all our highlights on four wheels in this video.

A banner year: Le Mans triumph, an almost entirely refreshed product line, Australian sales up 45% for the year. How could 2016 possibly top this?


The Art of Innovation - Nissan GT-R LM NISMO on 4K

26 minutes of gritty onboard, pitlane, and behind the scenes action from NISMO’s tilt at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, filmed in glorious 4K.


via @sportautolive


Very Very Hot Formula 1 Brakes

Footage of Brembo bench testing their Formula 1-spec carbon-carbon front brake assembly.

via @scarbsf1


Jaguar C-X75. Behind the Beast with Ian Callum

Short video promoting one of the stars of the upcoming Bond flick Spectre, the Jaguar C-X75. Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum discusses how elements of the stillborn supercar can be seen across the revamped Jaguar range.

I want people to look at a car and know that they’re excited and not quite know why or how. What’s important is the atmosphere… You don’t see it. You feel it.

Just. Build. It.

via Road & Track


Toyota's Mystery Barista

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing cook up a breakfast for 171 friends using a mystery chef and barista: their TS040 Hybrid LMP1 car.

Not the highest of production values (those reactions and that electricity); nonetheless interesting and entertaining.

via SportscarOne


Seattle Speedometer: The Craftsman

eGarage profile Buz Ras, owner of renowned vintage instrument restorer Seattle Speedometer.

I get to do something that there aren’t really a lot of people left that even know how to do. I want to be the one that … keeps it going.



That Time Porsche Took Their RS Spyder LMP2 to Bathurst

During the lead up to the 2012 V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000, Porsche ran a number of demonstration laps around the iconic 6.2 km Mount Panorama circuit with Dutch sportscar ace Jeroen Bleekemolen at the tiller of their dominant RS Spyder LMP2 car.

Although not officially timed, the lap record didn’t stand a chance.

Official press release.


Jay Leno Drives a 1971 Toyota Celica

Jay Leno profiles and gets behind the wheel of a mint 1st gen Toyota Celica straight out of the Toyota USA Automobile Museum.

Love these things.


Lenny's Garage

A great little profile by Peter Crosby:

Lenny Shiller is a lifelong Brooklyn resident and classic car collector. He has amassed a staggering 58 rare classic cars, while he also owns hundreds of vintage bikes, motorcycles, and memorabilia. Lenny spends his time restoring and maintaining his collection, with the intention one day to pass them on to the next generation. The walls of his 12,000 sq ft garage in Gowanus are stacked with car parts he has collected over the years, the space resembling part working garage, part museum.


BAC Mono vc McLaren P1 Track Battle

Lightweight sportscar (Mono) vs a Mack Daddy modern hypercar (P1) at a track day around the Silverstone International Circuit.

Both drivers seem to to be giving it everything, so fascinating to see the difference in straight line speed, entry/corner/exit speeds between these two very different though both very rapid cars.


Porsche 919 Hybrid Night Ride

Ride onboard with Timo Bernhard as he laps the Circuit of the Americas in his Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 at night. Incredible speed.

via WTF1


Chris Harris Does Frankfurt 2015

Chris Harris peruses the latest metal at IAA Frankfurt, with a short intermission involving a quick blat around the Lauitzring in the updated 380bhp Mercedes-AMG A45.

That VW Kombi Ducati hauler…


Le Mans Classic 2012

Love the atmosphere the colour grading gives this short video from ace photographer Laurent Nivalle.

Don’t miss his Flickr stream either.


Gulf-Porsche 917K Shakedown

A short four minute video of Porsche shaking down the iconic 1971 1000km of Spa winning Gulf-Porsche 917K at Willow Springs Raceway.

Turn your volume to 11 for this one.


Honda Paper' TVC

Yet another corker of an ad for Honda, theme for this one is “Paper”.


Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory

eGarage interview Paolo Feraboli, Director of Automobili Lamborghini’s Seattle-based Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL), where the automaker pushes the envelope of composite material research and development.

Love this quote from Feraboli shown at the beginning of the video:

I believe Ferruccio chose the bull not only because it was his zodiac sign… also because his competitor had the prancing horse and he wanted to be different and better… but there is more to it than that… there is the fact that you cannot tame the bull… you can tame the horse, but you cannot tame the bull.

More information:


Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV Around the Nürburgring in 6:59

Ride along with Pirelli test driver Marco Mapelli as he clocks a heroic 6:59 around the Nürburgring behind the wheel of Lamborghini’s latest V12 rocketship, the Aventator LP 750-4 SV.

Talk about commitment.


evo Does Frankfurt 2015

evo magazine’s Henry Catchpole takes us on a guided tour through the vast halls of the 2015 International Automobile Exhibition aka Frankfurt Motor Show.


Loop-the-Loop in a Jaguar F-PACE

Jaguar launch their all new SUV in style, performing a full 360° loop in their new F-PACE.

That’s one hell of a publicity stunt.


Lamborghini Miura Untamed

Petrolicious catches up with Dennis Varni, owner of a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S since 1979.

Varni tells the story of falling in love with the Miura at first sight back in the late ’60s:

These things were $19,000 new in those days, and I’d just bought a house with my wife for $11,000 in 1966, and I said, ‘I’ll never be able to own one of these’.

Though buy one he did. Rather seems to enjoy driving it too.


Audi R8 LMS vs Terramar

Back in 2012 Red Bull took Carlos Sainz, DTM driver Miguel Molina, and an Audi R8 LMS to the historic Autódromo de Sitges-Terramar in Spain to see if they could break the lap record that has stood unchallenged since 1923.


BMW M 1972-2012 at the Nürburgring

16 glorious minutes of BMW M cars being hustled around the World’s Greatest Public Tollway, just as they were designed to.

As good as it is, the producers seemed to have skipped over the E34 M5, forgot to film the E12 M535i having a crack, ditto the E36 M3. Shame on you. Hearing the E46 CSL being wound out might make up for it. Just a little bit.

via Road & Track


The Coolest Car You've Never Heard Of

XCAR bag a drive of the extremely elusive 8-litre V10 Bristol Fighter.

The Fighter is a wonderful oddity. It’s a novel experience to drive, a privilege as well. It makes me wonder what Bristol would have been like had it made more of them, had it been a bigger presence rather than the exclusive club it was in the end.

Bristol’s Fighter was an approach to modernism from a firm that was very much rooted in it’s own past. It has presence, power, and makes you feel a bit special even if some of the bits of it are a bit wonky. It’s a crying shame more people don’t get to enjoy these however if they did: would it have been so special?


ICON Derelict 1967 VW Bus

ICON’s Jonathan Ward profiles a VW Bus they’ve brought bang up to date, while still keeping it looking completely in period.

The whole point of a derelict is to blend in and have a good time. To enjoy life. Not only are we working to further enable the user by reengineering the vehicle to have more modern functionality and enhanced utility, we also sort of trying to create a moment in time, a safe zone. If you have a modern luxury car there are so many preconceived notions today. Everything things: he’s a this or he’s a that or she’s all about the money. You just get beyond all that noise, all that nonsense. If anyone even notices this bus, they’re going to smile. They’re going to get positive vibrations, thumbs up, good feelings.


F1's Greatest Lap?

11 April 1993, McLaren driver Ayrton Senna started the European Grand Prix at a wet Donington Park from 4th place on the grid. By the end of the first lap, he was in the lead.

Was this the greatest lap in F1 history?


And Now for Something Completely Different: The 1968 Howmet TX

Petrolicious profile the first turbine-powered car to win a race, the Howmet TX.

The first Howmet car was so interesting that it was different and you had to rethink everything you were doing to built it, so that was a challenge. It’s the only turbine car to have won a race. It ran in the endurance races at that time, racing against the GT40 Fords and the Porsche factory and Ferrari teams. For an experimental car with a turbine engine in it, we were pretty proud of that.

The sound this thing makes…


First Look: Peugeot 308 Racing Cup

Peugeot have announced a new contender for European single make and production-based endurance race series, the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup.

Your regular variety 308 wouldn’t receive much attention around these parts, so we’ll make an exception for this one. Just look at it!

From the official presser:

The PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup will be available from the end of 2016 to customers all around the world. It is intended that it will succeed the RCZ Racing Cup in both single-make championships and saloon and sportscar racing series such as the VLN in Germany, CER in Spain, CITE in Italy and BGDC in Belgium, or even endurance championships like the 24H Series.

Don’t miss the accompanying photo gallery.

More of this please Peugeot!


Chris Harris drives a very yellow Bugatti EB110 SS

Another cracking video from Mr Harris, this time behind the wheel of one of our all time favourite supercars: the Bugatti EB110 SuperSport.

The Bugatti EB110 was one of the three great supercars of the 1990s. Romano Artioli’s dream took four years to create, but the result was a compact, all-wheel drive machine with huge performance. But six months later Bugatti announced a faster ‘110, the SuperSport…

A very very special car. One of the only 30 or so SuperSports from the already tiny total EB110 factory run of around about 130 cars.

As you’ll gather from the video, this particular example is being auctioned by RM Sotherby’s at their upcoming 7 September event in London.

Bidding range estimate £600,000- £770,000.

UPDATE: Sold for £560,000 (source)


1973 Mazda RX-3 Restomod

A well executed take on the classic Mazda RX-3. Built by Savant Young, profiled on Jay Leno’s Garage.


Sébastien Loeb Does the Nürburgring Nordschleife in His Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

Watch and learn as nine-time World Rally Championship winner Sébastien Loeb hustles his Citroën C-Elysée WTCC car around the full Nurburgring last year.


Flat out in the Australian Outback

On a break from its promo tour of Australian Porsche dealerships, five-times Carrera Cup Australia winner Craig Baird unleashes a Porsche 918 Spyder on the Northern Territory’s unrestricted Stuart Highway.


Chris Harris Does the Aston Martin Vantage GT12

11 minutes of road and (wet) track impressions of AM’s latest iteration of their V12 Vantage, this one a stripped out wide-bodied and bewinged 600 hp race car for the road.

I think Chris Harris likes it:

Normally aspirated V12. I don’t care what you do with turbochargers. You can make them very very impressive, you can make them very very fast, but the raw simplicity and—for want of a better word—emotion of this engine… And this is such a powerhouse this thing, that it will marmalise even 325-section rears. That has to be a good thing.


The Chase: A Tribute to Cinematic Vehicular Chases

A supercut of some of the best and most memorable chase sequences in cinema. Featuring, as you would expect, everything from ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, ‘Bullitt’, the ‘Mad Max’ series, ‘The Transporter’, and even a little bit of ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’.

Don’t miss background from the video’s creator, Michael Mirasol, at Movie Mezzanine; and yet more meta over at No Film School.

Our pick as the greatest: ’Ronin‘.


evo Does the Ferrari 488 GTB

evo’s Jethro Bovingdon reacquaints himself with Ferrari’s benchmark 458 Speciale and F40 before heading to Italy to take a first taste of the new twin-turbo 488 GTB.


Autocar Does the Ferrari 488 GTB

Another take on the Ferrari 488 GTB, this time with Autocar’s Matt Prior.

Similar drill: give it a good belting around Fiorano, then punch it sideways out of every decent hairpin bend in the hills above Modena.


Chris Harris Does the Ferrari 488 GTB

Spend 18 minutes with Chris Harris as he wrings the neck of Ferrari’s new twin-turbo 670 hp 488 GTB on track at Fiorano and then on the road up in the hills around Modena.


Jay Leno's Restorations in Progress, August 2015

A long update on the multitude of projects on the go—and being planned—at Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage.

Don’t miss the previous installment from earlier in the year.


Under the Hammer: 1982 Porsche 956 Chassis #003

A short video of the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Porsche 956-003 that Gooding & Company have on the block at this weekend’s Pebble Beach auctions.

The illustrious racing career of 956-003 started at the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans when driven by Jochen Mass and Vern Schuppan. It placed second overall as part of a Porsche sweep of the top three positions. After that fantastic initial result, this 956 went on to win the next four races in which it was entered and was piloted by the best drivers of the era including Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, and Derek Bell. In 1983, 956-003 was again pressed into duty as one of three cars entered by the Porsche factory team for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After 24 hours of grueling competition, 956-003, with Al Holbert aboard, crossed the finish line in first place, 63 seconds ahead of 956-001 and Bell in one of the most thrilling finishes in Le Mans history. With its exclusive works car status, longtail Le Mans bodywork, iconic Rothmans livery, and exceptional competition record, 956-003 must be considered among the most significant Porsche racing cars, and thus, one of the finest competition cars built since WWII.

Don’t miss Goodman & Company’s even more detailed write-up and provenance statement.

Bidding range estimate US $7,000,000–$9,000,000.

UPDATE: Sold for US$10,120,000 (source)


Jeff Zwart does the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb

Short video of Jeff Zwart’s campaign, behind the wheel of his trusty Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Turbo.

Good enough for 1st in his class and 4th overall behind only an open wheeler and two very specialised electric machines.


Porsche 918 Spyder Coming Down The Line

11 glorious minutes of sights and natural sounds from Porsche’s Zuffenhausen production line as the last of the 918 Spyders are put together.


NISMO Reflect on Their 2015 Le Mans Campaign

NISMO takes a look back at a ‘character building’ 2015 Le Mans efforts with their radical and oh so new GT-R LM NISMO car.


Drawn from Memory: The Story Behind the McLaren F1 Owner's Handbook

As his first job at McLaren Automotive Mark Roberts, now Design Operations Manager, was given the task of illustrating the owner’s handbook for their forthcoming McLaren F1 supercar.

Hardly anyone’s ever seen it. It’s only a few lucky owners of the car who’s ever seen these things and I’m sure those owners would just go and put it on their bookshelf. It’s not the sort of thing they’d have onboard in their car. I like to think of it as an art book; it’s like a nice coffee table book that you can look through that happens to be very informative for the owner as well.

I knew it was going to be something special but, just like the car, we had no idea how legendary the whole program was going to be.


evo takes the Porsche 991 GT3 RS on a dawn raid

Jethro Bovingdon wakes early to take a Lava Orange GT3 RS presser for a dawn B-road blast.

Best make it full screen, headphones on, volume right up.


Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing does the Langwies-Arosa Hillclimb

Switzerland has no active race circuits. Motorsport was effectively banned after the tragic 1955 Le Mans 24hr race, with one exception: hillclimbs.

Watch as Daniel Müller gives his historic rally spec Gullwing a belting along the narrow and winding 7.8km road from Langwies to Arosa for the 2012 International Hillclimb Arosa Classic Car event.

Rare to see such a classic motor being driven on the limit.

Whatever you do, stick around for the action at the 2:20 and 4:30 marks.


Chris Harris vs. Porsche 991 GT3 RS

4 litres, 500hp, and a lot of wing.

Yes, that rear wing. Have your seen the rear wing? Have your seen the rear wing on this car?!?!?

Chris Harris gets behind the wheel of the much anticipated next iteration of the venerable Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

I think he likes it.


BMW Z4 GT3 gets a winning send off at Spa-Francorchamps

Marc VDS Racing Team gives the BMW Z4 GT3 the ultimate retirement present by winning the grueling 24 Hours of Spa.

BMW are set to replace the Z4 with an all new 6er based GT3 contender for the 2016 season.


Camouflaging a BMW Prototype

A short video showing a prototype BMW 5er GT being outfitted in a fully cladded disguise.

Brutally ugly.

via BimmerFile


The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1,158 pictures

Photographer Camden Thrasher provides a unique perspective of Audi’s 2015 Le Mans campaign by stop animating over eleven-hundred photos with great effect.


Koenigsegg One:1 Resets the Spa Francorchamps Lap Record

Watch the lunacy that is Koenigsegg’s One:1 hypercar thumping in a blisteringly quick and rather dirty lap of Spa.

Quick because it stopped the clocks at 2:32.14, besting the previous 2:38 road-legal production car record as well as Koenigsegg’s own previous 2:33.16 best in the same car just a month earlier.

Dirty because it looks as though this lap was set at an open track day, with lots of other slow moving objects to negotiate. And the small matter of that large stone chip right in the middle of the screen. Plus the video’s description mentions the main in-car camera was not working, hence the low-res backup footage we see here.

Re-run soon?

via Goodwood Road & Racing

*[PS]: Metric Horsepower


ALPINA's 50th Anniversary

Legendary BMW tuner ALPINA looks back and celebrates fifty years of tuning and racing Bavaria’s finest.


Chris Harris drives the new McLaren 675LT

An all too brief jaunt around Silverstone behind the wheel of the new McLaren 675LT, LT for ‘Longtail’.

Think of it as McLaren’s 458 Speciale to the 458 version of their 650S; only 500 made, all sold; more aero; wider track, lower suspension; upwards of 100kg weight savings (down to a dry-weight of just 1,230kg) thanks to plastic rear window, titanium exhaust, lightweight suspension components and more; faster steering ratio; trick Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tyres; plus that extra 25bhp from an engine that shares only 50% of the components from its 650S brethren.

What does he think?

Dare I say it, it just feels like a slightly baby P1.


Jay Leno x Nissan GT-R LM Nismo

Jay Leno spends some time in his studio with Zack Eakin, Chief Engineer for Nissan’s LMP program, pouring over the details of their 2015 Le Mans challenger, the radical Nissan GT-R LM Nismo.

Don’t miss the behind the scenes clip by NISMO TV.


Porsche at Le Mans: The Definitive History

Published in the lead-up to Porsche’s return to the top flight LMP1 category at Le Mans in 2014, XCAR takes a detailed look at the history of Porsche at Le Mans.


Martini Porsche 936 flat out around Le Mans

Goodwood Road & Racing share a fantastic lap of the classic – and chicane free – Le Mans circuit, onboard Jurgen Barth’s 1977 race-winning Martini Porsche 936.


Why is the GT-R LM Nismo FWD?

Team principal and technical director for Nissan/NISMO’s 2015 Le Mans tilt, Ben Bowlby, tells us why their GT-R LM NISMO is front-wheel drive and why this makes them a hot contender for outright victory at La Sarthe this weekend.


Mazda RX-3 stars at the 1972 Fuji 250km race

Epic footage of ‘The Fuji Masters Super Touring Race, 10th October 1972’ featuring the Mazda RX-3 vs Nissan Skyline GT-R.

Don’t miss Part Two.



An all-terrain buggy for the road or a sports car you can take offroad

Henry Catchpole for evo magazine scoops a first drive of one of the most intriguing cars released this year, the Ariel Nomad.

You have to get used to the car rolling around and moving on the suspension.

As you go into a corner and turn in can feel a little odd because you’ve got all that lean on the front suspension to cope with, as well as trying to get the all-terrain tyres to turn in.

But when you’re used to it, it’s just brilliant fun. The feeling as the car moves around and watching the weight balance… It’s a totally different sort of sports car.


1971 Nürburgring 1000km: A Porsche clean sweep

A ten minute review of the 1971 Nürburgring 1000km, where the mighty Porsche 908/3 finished 1-2-3 beating the fancied Ferrari 312s and Alfa-Romeo T33s.


Bugatti Veyron Engine Build

Spend five minutes watching the massive 16.4l W16 from the Bugatti Veyron being assembled.


Bernd Mayländer, F1 Safety Car Driver

The man behind the wheel of the F1 Safety Car since 2000 introduces his new steed, the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S.

Bonus: Four and a half minutes of natural sound footage of the GT S and C63 S Estate Medical Car counterpart.


McLaren F1 — The details

Gold foil this, titanium that, Lotus Elan indicators, tail lights from a bus, and Gordon Murray’s favourite bracket. evo’s Henry Catchpole sweats the details of the McLaren F1.


McLaren F1 vs McLaren P1

evo’s Henry Catchpole pitches the classic McLaren F1 against its modern P1 iteration along the mighty D2 in the Var region of southeastern France.


An interview with ICON's Jonathan Ward

XCAR interview ICON’s Jonathan Ward about the genesis of his creations, how his cars are built, and what’s next.


Inside Toyota Motorsport GmbH

Underneath one of the two wind tunnels inside Toyota Motorsport’s Cologne facility rests a priceless collection of motorsport history.

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The fixie Porsche 911

Bugatti Design Director Achim Anscheidt tells us about his personal ‘fixie bike’ Porsche 911.

Based on a 1981 SC chassis, Anscheidt had all hanging panels remade in kevlar, replaced glass with plastic, removed the heater, and stripped out the interior to bring it down to featherweight 820kg.


How to drive an early Porsche 911 around Spa Francorchamps

Watch Roman Caresani overtake and oversteer his way around everything in his 1965 Porsche 911 around Spa.

(via Goodwood Road & Racing)


A quick look inside Ford UK's Heritage Shed

XCAR take us inside Ford’s secret Heritage Shed in Essex, UK.


Luftgekühlt Two

Deus Ex Machina describe Luftgekühlt as a celebration of Zuffenhausen’s finest air-cooled cars.

And finest they certainly got at their second event held earlier this month, hosted by Bandito Brothers in Southern California.

Here’s a short video of the event.


New Zealand Made 250 GTO

Four years to hand-build from scratch what looks and sounds to be a very accurate replica to the classic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

In a shed in Oamaru, New Zealand by three Kiwi blokes, no less.


evo introduce the Porsche Cayman GT4

Jethro Bovingdon for evo magazine provides a comprehensive interview with Porsche’s Head of GT cars, Andreas Preuninger, about his new baby – the Porsche Cayman GT4.

Huge want.


McLaren F1 — Le Mans Memories

An interview with Ray Bellm covering the creation and early success of the McLaren F1 GTR.


Watch the Le Mans 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup support race

61 cars on a 45 minute tilt around the full Le Mans Circuit.

Look out for car #219 being driven by Kiwi gun racer Earl Bamber and #100 by Chris Harris.

The Porsche Carrera Cup race to end Porsche Carrera Cup races.


He Built This Alfa Romeo Giulia, It Built His Career

The good folk at Petrolicious profile Dorian Valenzuela and his super-clean 1970 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Ti.

I actually used it as a resume piece for getting the job at Singer (Vehicle Design). I’m pretty sure it’s what got me the job…



Jay Leno's Projects in Progress

A 20 minute round up of the various projects underway in Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage.


Brumos Porsche and their 1968 Porsche factory race transporter

One of two 1968 Mercedes-Benz (O317) Renntransporters with bodywork by Schenk Company used by the Porsche factory team right through to the mid-Eighties “Rothmans” era.


1972 King Edward Park Hillclimb

Highlights from Round One of the 1972 Australian Hillclimb Championship held at Newcastle, NSW.


McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 Spyder. Which is fastest?

evo’s Jethro Bovingdon gets behind the wheel of two of the latest breed of hybrid-hypercars and has a thrash around the Anglesey Ciruit in Wales to find out which is the faster of the two.


1st lap of the 2014 Nurburgring 24hr onboard a BMW M235i Racing

This is the first lap of the 2014 Nurburgring 24h rennen, onboard Ring-Attack #303 BMW M235i Racing with the driver Jesse Krohn.

Nearly all of it at ten-tenths. So very fast.


The making of the Williams Renault FW15C

Go behind the scenes as the Williams Team prepare a pair of FW15 chassis for pre-season testing ahead of their dominant 1993 season.

via @karunchandhok


The McLaren P1 GTR Programme

McLaren introduces their trackday programme for extremely well-heeled customers.

Sounds similar to the Ferrari FXX programme, though McLaren contend that they’re not following trends and they don’t mimic.

If only there were a GT1-style race series for cars like this, kind of a shame to see the hallowed GTR plate attached to a car that won’t get a chance to compete at Le Mans.


1973 BMW 2002tii

A great little video from CarChat:

Don Dethlefsen of The WerkShop in Libertyville, Illinois talks about the the very first restoration his shop did of a fully optioned 1973 BMW 2002tii.

via @Coudal


Porsche 911 GT3 RGT at Rallye Deutschland

After being granted approval to run their newly-developed RGT 997 GT3, Tuthill Porsche gave it a proper baptism at the recent ADAC Rallye Deutschland.


Project Binky - The Trailer

Watch as the good folk from Bad Obsession Motorsport shoehorn the oily bits from a Celica GT-four into an Austin Mini.

“Safely ensconced in a shed in deepest, darkest Shropshire, two men with their faculties dulled by liberal dosing’s of Jack Daniel’s finest No.7 brand embarked upon a journey that would change their world.”

With a little bit of fabrication along the way.

via AUSmotive


The Gatebil Spirit

“Imagine one of the best looking race tracks in the world. A huge crowd of car enthusiasts and some of the craziest car builds.”

23 minute documentary about Gatebil, Swedish home of all things drift.


Le Mans 2014 Timelapses

“1 person, 24 hours, 9,621 photos, 5 beers, 0 media credentials and this is what happens.”

DC Chavez turns some bad luck into a fittingly great tribute to the 2014 Le Mans 24-Hour race, with hardly a car in sight.


Red Lightning at The Green Hell

Fernando Alosno interviewed while hustling a ‘Rosso Fiorano’ F12berlinetta around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.


Nürburgring 24 Hours | Intervals

A slow-motion video recapping the 2014 Nürburgring 24-Hour race.


Kenny Brack provides a lesson in car control

Attempting to qualify Adrian Newey’s Ford GT40 in the wet at the 2013 Goodwood Revival.


Mercedes-AMG tease new GT

An update on the development of Mercedes-AMG’s successor to the SLS, the Mercedes-AMG GT.


BMW 2002tii nut and bolt restoration

Great video of a super clean Model 73 2002tii being driven like it should be driven.


Porsche 911 Secrets: the first 911 Turbo

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, back again to profile the very first 911 Turbo, built as a present for Louise Piëch, Ferry Porsche’s sister, back in 1973.


Porsche 911 Secrets: Aerodynamic concept

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, profiles a 1984 aerodynamic study based on the 911, another member of Porsche’s vast archive of special cars held in their museum.


Porsche 911 Secrets: SC East African Safari Rally car

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, profiles the lightly-modified 911 SC that was entered into the 1978 East African Safari Rally.


Disguising the next Ford Falcon XR8

Ford Prototype Build Co-ordinator Neil Trickey explains the ‘dark art’ of camouflaging pre-production prototypes before they hit the road for testing.


Range Rover Sport SVR does the Nürburgring

Land Rover:

The fastest and most powerful production Land Rover ever, takes the ultimate test lap at the iconic Nurburgring.

Really looking forward to this, sounds incredible. JLR have been knocking it out of the park recently.


Mazda 787B onboard lap with Johnny Herbert at Le Mans 2011

After a lengthy restoration, the 1991 Le Mans 24 Hour winning Mazda 787B returns to La Sarthe, twenty years after its historic victory.

Driven in anger once again by the man who took the one and only Le Mans victory by a rotary-powered car, Johnny Herbert.


Design Portraits: Anders Warming

Profile of Anders Warming, Head of MINI Design.


Aston Martin at the 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours Race

Aston Martin reflect on their 2014 Nürburgring campaign.


fifteen52 x Magnus Walker = Outlaw Fever

fifteen52 collaborate with serial Porsche tinkerer Magnus Walker to create a new wheel design, perfect for classic Porsches.

Be sure to watch the video.


Solitary supercar. The BMW M1.

Petrolicious profile BMW’s one and only supercar, the straight-six M88/1-powered M1.


McLaren F1 vs analogue rivals

evo magazine pits the iconic McLaren F1 against its contemporary and more modern ‘analogue’ supercar rivals.


Porsche reflect on their 2014 Le Mans campaign

And starts looking forward to 2015.


Autocar does LaFerrari

Steve Sutcliffe takes Ferrari’s new hypercar for a blat around Fiorano.


evo does LaFerrari

Richard Meaden tests the LaFerrari in the hills above Maranello before getting serious around the Fiorano test track.

(Read evo’s review here.)


Kimi Räikkönen does LaFerrari

‘07 Formula 1 champ Kimi Räikkönen takes his new company hack for a quiet spin around Fiorano.


Monaco does LaFerrari

The population of Monaco falling over themselves to take photos/videos of a LaFerrari. LOL


Nissan Altima V8 Supercar on the Calder Park Thunderdome

Nissan Motorsport TV:

Rick Kelly gets behind the wheel of the Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima for some hot laps of Australia’s only NASCAR track, the Calder Park Thunderdome.

With so few purpose-built tracks available in Australia, sad to see Calder in such a state.



The infamous Toyota MR2 Group S

Motorsport Retro profiles a Toyota-developed Group S rally machine from the ’80s:

“Group S was a stillborn class of rallying which was canned alongside Group B in 1986. Originally slanted to replace the outgoing Group B with an exciting power-limiting formula not dissimilar to current WRC, Group S was instead shelved along with Group B, in favor of the considerably less exciting Group A.”

Never knew this car existed.


The Lion is ready to roar again... Peugeot returns to Dakar

With a history of success like theirs, it’s hard to not get excited about this. (More)


Aston Martin Racing and Prodrive

Drive visit the hallowed workshop of UK motorsport legends Prodrive and home of Aston Martin Racing.

Shot just three weeks prior to their 2013 Le Mans campaign, a race forever remembered for the tragic accident that claimed the life of Aston Martin Racing driver Allan Simonsen behind the wheel of his #95 GTE-AM Vantage.


McLaren P1 Test. Director’s Commentary

The full version of Chris Harris’s interview with McLaren Chief Test Driver, Chris Goodwin.

All 28 minutes of it, snippets of which you would have heard in Harris’s earlier review of said P1 XP7.


The McLaren P1 Test. On Road and Track

Yes it’s another Chris Harris video. Yes, we’ve been posting lots of these. How could we possibly go past one of the first drives of the much anticipated McLaren P1 (XP7 in this case), especially with Harris behind the wheel, let loose on the roads of Abu Dhabi, and off the leash around the Yas Marina GP circuit.

Includes some fantastic insight into the development and capabilities of this new breed of supercar from McLaren Chief Test Driver, Chris Goodwin.

A whole new thing.


Saying Goodbye to the C63 AMG 6.2 V8

Chris Harris bids farewell to the Mercedes-AMG M156 V8 engine by ragging a C63 Edition 507 estate around the track like only he can.


MINI F56 Coming Down The Line

Or “How to build a MINI in 12 minutes”.

See also: previous generation MINI R56 production line.

via AUSmotive


The Porsche 911 By Singer Vehicle Design: An Exercise In Extravagance

Brian Makse for

“A 911 that comes through Singer’s shop isn’t just restored or modified, it becomes a creative exercise where the car is completely rethought - honed like a hand-crafted blade - into a Porsche that trancends the notion of an automobile, and into a work of art.”

A review of their RHD “Indonesia” car this time around.


How Singer Turns a Porsche 911 Into Art

Car and Driver:

The best early ’70s Porsche 911 that never existed.

Related article.


First look: BMW M235i racing

First video of BMW Motorsport’s new customer racing machine, the M235i Racing, in action.

BMW Motorsport is adding a new car to its customer racing range, which is spearheaded by the BMW Z4 GT3, in the form of the BMW M235i Racing. At a price of 59,500 Euros (plus VAT), this car helps to make motorsport affordable on an entry-level basis. Customer feedback has been very positive so far. No wonder, as the new car is a true beauty.

(Read more…)


Leno does Singer Vehicle Design

Nice long video review by Jay Leno interviewing Singer Vehicle Design’s Rob Dickinson and pouring over every detail of their “Dubai” car.


Colour Coordinated Traffic

Four minutes of San Diego traffic cut and shut, and rearranged by colour.

See also: Behind the scenes / More



BMW i3 Start of Production

Say what you want about electric vehicles, there’s no denying the tech involved in the production of the new BMW i3 BEV and REEV is without peer.


The Goodwood Revival RAC TT 2013, in a Lister Jaguar Coupe

Chris Harris jumps at the opportunity to drive a one-of-one Lister Jaguar coupe in the TT.

Hardcore motorsport on a packed grid of priceless historic machinery. It doesn’t get much better.


Salt Fever

Bob Sirna has taken his 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL to the salt-flats of Bonneville every year for the past 12 years.

A profile by Petrolicious.


How to make a better Evo

/DRIVE host Matt Farah takes the Ryan Gates designed 311RS for a spin.

The attention to detail that has gone into this car and its limited-to-nine siblings is just perfect.


Brabham BT52 restoration

BMW Classic promo video of an iconic Gordon Murray-designed BT52 being restored, shaken down on the track then taken up the hill at Goodwood by none other than Nelson Piquet.


Stanceworks: Shea Weidler's Bagged 1972 BMW Bavaria


(See also)


Mercedes-Benz E63 wagon vs. ICON Derelict

Can’t get enough of ICON’s work.


Porsche 918 around the Nürburgring in 6m57s

Ride alongside Marc Lieb as he clocks an epic 6m57s lap around the Nürburgring behind the wheel of Porsche’s new 918 Spyder.


Ferrari F40 v Ferrari F50. Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Chris Harris thrashes two of Ferrari’s best analog supercars around the beautiful Anglesey Circuit in Wales.

Why? Because:

Who wants to watch a small brown man driving a supercar slowly?


evo vs. Porsche 911 GT3

evo’s comprehensive video review of Porsche’s new 991-generation 911 GT3.


Porsche vs. Porsche 911 GT3 – Feast for the Senses

One to watch fullscreen, maximum volume.


Jay Leno's 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2

Back in Jay Leno’s Garage, this time for a profile of his newly acquired 356 Carrera ‘four-cam’.


Comedian Tim Allen has more cars than necessary.

GQ profiles Actor and Comedian Tim Allen and his broad car collection. Look out for his nutty LT5-powered ‘96 Chevy Impala.


LaFerrari design secrets uncovered

Autocar’s Steve Sutcliffe speaks to Ferrari design boss, Flavio Manzone at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello to uncover the design secrets of the new LaFerrari hypercar.

See also.


ICON Derelict DeSoto Wagon

Jay Leno takes a good look at a ’50s Chrysler Town & Country fitted with the front-end from a 1952 DeSoto and modern Chrysler SRT-8 running gear. Built by ICON.

We like.


Street driven Porsche 962 in Japan

Luke Huxham, Maiham Media:

The Group C Porsche 962 is an iconic race car to say the least. In the 80’s it won countless Le Mans races and to this day holds a very special place in car enthusiasts hearts. One particular Japanese car enthusiast loves this car so much that he can’t keep this race car restricted to circuit duties only. He feels the overwhelming need to spend much more time with it, on the streets!

With plates and a full-fat Rothmans livery? Badass.


The 911's Appeal Is a German Thing


Everybody has their “thing”. For John Willhoit, it’s certainly a German thing. For the past 37 years, he and his custom 1971 Porsche 911T have been Stuttgart’s outpost in Los Angeles County. Whether in his shop restoring classic 356s and 911s or on the road thrashing his own rear-engined machine, Wilholt’s German thing is a good thing indeed.


Mercedes A45 AMG vs BMW M135i on Road and Track

Much anticipated match-up between two new premium hot hatches, care of Chris Harris for /DRIVE.


Aston Martin Works: Keeping the Legacy Alive

/DRIVE tours Aston Martin’s newly opened Heritage workshop in Newport Pagnell, where AM will restore, rebuild and upgrade your new or old Aston.


Jay Leno extracts the engine from his McLaren F1

To replace a leaking VANOS unit. In his shop.


Lamborghini Espada 1,000 mile road trip

evo magazine’s Harry Metcalfe documents a drive back to the UK from the South of France in his 1970 Espada S2.


Honda 'Hands' TVC

Another cracking ad by Honda, this time playing on their history of engineering greatness.


The Singer 911: All You Ever Wanted to Know

“everything is important”

Enough said.


Porsche at Le Mans 2013

Very nicely done, bravo Porsche.


Onboard video of Sebastien Loeb's record-breaking run at Pikes Peak

Tom Bellingham for Red Bull International:

Many expected something special from nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb as he took part in the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb yesterday (30 June), but not many predicted him to completely obliterate the record.

The Frenchman clocked an incredible time of 8m13.878s, becoming the first driver ever to do a sub nine-minute time and beating the previous Pikes Peak record by over a minute and a half.

A minute and a half. A minute and a half


Porsche 959 - You cannot do it alone

eGarage feature a 959 originally built for the late Helmuth Bott, former director of Porsche’s research and development division. One of six prototypes built.


1,000 miles in a Bugatti Veyron Gran Sport Vitesse

evo magazine’s Harry Metcalfe reports on driving a Bugatti Veyron Gran Sport Vitesse in support of the Mille Miglia.


Chris Harris scoops an early drive of the Porsche 991 GT3

Chris Harris:

“It’s incredible the calibration work they’ve done, the chassis is a massive step on. We’ve got a wider front track… The car just turns so much better than the 997 version.”

1,400kg, electric power steering and PDK only, more than made whole by that 9,000rpm redline, recalibrated steering software and bespoke front-axle tweaks.


GT6 Concept Movie #2 2013 E3

The latest preview of Sony’s upcoming update to their evergreen racing sim franchise, Gran Turismo.

No Porsche, no care.


Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – Season 2 Trailer

Can’t wait.


Formula Ford EcoBoost. Street Legal Racer on Road and Nürburgring

Chris Harris:

“This car is completely road legal. It has indicators, fog lights, even an electric handbrake. And it also has a laminated letter from the Ford Motor Company explaining as much, wedged down inside the chassis - just in case you get stopped by the Polizei.”

That laminated letter sure must come in handy.