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Toyota’s progress toward its second Le Mans victory Sunday can, in some ways, be traced back to the

Toyota’s progress toward its second Le Mans victory Sunday can, in some ways, be traced back to the 2007 Supra HV-R. With a 3UZ-FE V8 engine and a 200HP rear-axle electric motor, plus two front in-wheel 13HP motors, this was the first hybrid car in history to win a race. Toyota and Team SARD won […]

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With all this talk of Hypercars at Le Mans today, I’m thinking back to the last time a road-homologa

With all this talk of Hypercars at Le Mans today, I’m thinking back to the last time a road-homologated car won the race overall. This is Porsche’s GT1-98, which won the French endurance classic in 1998 with Laurent Aïello, Allan McNish, and Stéphane Ortelli driving. The funny thing, though, is that it is not very…Read […]

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I couldn’t possibly be bothered with something as mundane as a Rolls-Royce Corniche.

I couldn’t possibly be bothered with something as mundane as a Rolls-Royce Corniche. I, a man-about-town in the mid-to-late-1970s, chose the much more rare and expensive Carmargue as my mount of choice. It was, after all, the first car to ever feature automatic dual-zone climate control. And creased Pininfarina…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A company called Armbruster-Stageway out of Fort Smith, Arkansas has quite a long history of buildin

A company called Armbruster-Stageway out of Fort Smith, Arkansas has quite a long history of building funeral coaches and limos. Back in the ’70s, it built this 454 cubic-inch, fifteen-passenger monster Chevrolet Suburban. I love the look of all those doors.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Before the little rear-engine, air-cooled runabout that came to define Italy’s car culture for decad

Before the little rear-engine, air-cooled runabout that came to define Italy’s car culture for decades—the Fiat 500 “Nuova”—came onto the scene in the late 1950s, there was the Fiat 500 Topolino. This ~1951 Fiat 500C had a liquid-cooled 569cc inline-four mounted ahead of the front axle, and made only about 16…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Here’s a cool old sports car that doesn’t get enough love: the Jensen-Healey Mk.

Here’s a cool old sports car that doesn’t get enough love: the Jensen-Healey Mk. II. It’s not only beautiful, but it seems like a whole lot of fun. Under the hood is a 140 horsepower, 45-degree, dual overhead cam, four-valve per cylinder Lotus-designed “907” engine. Dubbed the “Torqueless Wonder,” the slanted four-pot…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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