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Challenger T/A and AAR 'Cuda: The Mopar Twins That Didn't Need Big Blocks To Shine
Challenger T/A and AAR 'Cuda: The Mopar Twins That Didn't Need Big Blocks To Shine

15 Jan 2024, 16:20 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Though powered by a sub-300-hp small-block, these two homologation specials managed to become icons of the original muscle car era

 
Lotus Esprit Sport 300: The Mid-Engine Masterpiece That Flirted With Perfection
Lotus Esprit Sport 300: The Mid-Engine Masterpiece That Flirted With Perfection

12 Jan 2024, 17:09 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / It wasn't the fastest or the most powerful mid-engine sports car, but the limited-edition Esprit Sport 300 was one of the tinest to ever grace the streets

 
Bill Thomas Cheetah: The Forgotten Chevy-Based Shelby Cobra Slayer
Bill Thomas Cheetah: The Forgotten Chevy-Based Shelby Cobra Slayer

14 Dec 2023, 15:57 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Conceived to rival the Cobra, the Cheetah never reached its full potential but it still remains one of the most fascinating American sports cars of the 1960s

 
5 Classic, Street-Legal Muscle Cars That Were Race-Bred Homologation Specials
5 Classic, Street-Legal Muscle Cars That Were Race-Bred Homologation Specials

26 Nov 2023, 09:33 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Though based on everyday cars and legal to drive on public roads, these five muscle car icons were developed to dominate the track

 
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5–16 Evo II: The Story of the Cosworth-Powered, AMG-Tuned Legend
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5–16 Evo II: The Story of the Cosworth-Powered, AMG-Tuned Legend

22 Nov 2023, 17:31 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Manufactured in 1990, the outrageous DTM-winning BMW M3 slayer is still one of Mercedes-Benz's most iconic homologation specials

 
Lancer EX 2000 Turbo: The Forgotten Japanese Legend That Paved the Way for the Evo
Lancer EX 2000 Turbo: The Forgotten Japanese Legend That Paved the Way for the Evo

13 Nov 2023, 14:24 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / With the first turbocharged version of the iconic 4G63 inline-four, this unassuming Lancer was one of the quickest, most powerful sedans of the early eighties.

 
Remembering the Stinger: Don Yenko's Air-Cooled, Flat-Six-Powered Homologation Special
Remembering the Stinger: Don Yenko's Air-Cooled, Flat-Six-Powered Homologation Special

25 Oct 2023, 14:13 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Though it was based on the compact Corvair, the Singer was a legitimate sports car in road-legal guise and a successful race car when unleashed on the track

 
VW Scirocco Bi-Motor: The Crazy Twin-Engine Hot Hatch That Almost Made It into Production
VW Scirocco Bi-Motor: The Crazy Twin-Engine Hot Hatch That Almost Made It into Production

27 Jul 2023, 13:30 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Initially meant to compete against the Quattro in WRC, the twin-engine Scirocco was an insane idea that made sense and it was very close to being produced

 
E36 M3 GTR Strassenversion: BMW's Bonkers 1990s Street-Legal Race Car
E36 M3 GTR Strassenversion: BMW's Bonkers 1990s Street-Legal Race Car

20 Jul 2023, 11:53 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Built to homologate a radical version of the E36 M3 for GT racing, the original GTR Strassenversion remains one of the most iconic M3s ever built

 
Ford Escort RS Cosworth: Mediocre in Rally Guise, but Legendary as a Road-Legal Hot Hatch
Ford Escort RS Cosworth: Mediocre in Rally Guise, but Legendary as a Road-Legal Hot Hatch

19 Jul 2023, 10:49 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / With a potent, highly-tunable turbocharged four-cylinder, permanent 4WD, and a rally-bred suspension system, the small Cossie was a near-flawless driver's car

 
Auto Evolution: From 1970s Econocar to WRC-Winning Icon - The Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Story
Auto Evolution: From 1970s Econocar to WRC-Winning Icon - The Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Story

13 Jun 2023, 14:21 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / The Fiat 131 was one of the most boring European cars of the 1970s, but its rally-bred Abarth version had nothing boring about it

 
Sierra RS Cosworth: One of the Greatest Cars Ford Developed Outside of the U.S.
Sierra RS Cosworth: One of the Greatest Cars Ford Developed Outside of the U.S.

20 Mar 2023, 16:35 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Though few have ever heard about it in the U.S., the Sierra RS Cosworth is one of the greatest, most influential high-performance cars ever built by Ford

 
Renault 5 Turbo: The Story of a Mid-Engine Hot Hatch Legend
Renault 5 Turbo: The Story of a Mid-Engine Hot Hatch Legend

23 Jan 2023, 17:03 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Way back in 1980, Renault shocked the automotive world with a tiny but aggressive-looking hatchback that featured a mid-mounted engine

 
Rare and All-Original 1990 Honda VFR750R RC30 With Three Miles Is Next to Immaculate
Rare and All-Original 1990 Honda VFR750R RC30 With Three Miles Is Next to Immaculate

22 Nov 2022, 21:23 UTC · By: Silvian Secara / You’re looking at one of only 3,000 such entities in existence, and its stock configuration has been preserved in its entirety

 
Rare Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Ready to Change Hands After 18 Years
Rare Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Ready to Change Hands After 18 Years

31 Oct 2022, 10:17 UTC · By: Ancuta Iosub / Only 200 examples of the road-going Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 have ever been built. The unit coming up for sale has 40,041 km (24,880 miles) on the clock

 
236-Mile 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR Offers WorldSBK Tech in a Road-Legal Package
236-Mile 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR Offers WorldSBK Tech in a Road-Legal Package

15 Sep 2022, 14:27 UTC · By: Silvian Secara / Your track days would be that much more enjoyable if you had a gnarly ZX-10RR in your stable. Affording one such beast is a different story, though

 
Two Iconic Racers Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
Two Iconic Racers Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

14 Sep 2022, 18:08 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / An entertaining journey into the past with Walter Rohrl and Timo Bernhard, this 30-minute video is definitely worth your time

 
Ford RS1700T: A Look Back at the Fantastic, Rally-Bred Homologation Special That Never Was
Ford RS1700T: A Look Back at the Fantastic, Rally-Bred Homologation Special That Never Was

4 Aug 2022, 12:17 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / During the Group B era, Ford built a RWD Mk3 Escort that featured a longitudinally mounted Cosworth turbo engine and it planned to release it on public roads

 
Low-Mileage 2008 Ducati 1098R Oozes WorldSBK Pedigree, Would Love Some Track Day Action
Low-Mileage 2008 Ducati 1098R Oozes WorldSBK Pedigree, Would Love Some Track Day Action

18 Jul 2022, 17:40 UTC · By: Silvian Secara / The 1098R was the first production bike to feature electronic traction control, but that’s only a small part of what makes it such a great machine

 
The BMW M3 E30 Convertible Was the Embodiment of 1980s Open Top Madness
The BMW M3 E30 Convertible Was the Embodiment of 1980s Open Top Madness

28 Jun 2022, 21:14 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Although some thought it should never have existed, the drop-top M3 made it into production and became one of the craziest convertible of its era