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The Bugatti Type 59 marked the French automaker’s last foray into Grand Prix racing in the 1930s. Although Bugatti’s Type 35 dominated competition in the late 1920s, the firm’s later efforts (such as the Type 51, Type 54 and Type 59) simply couldn’t compete with state-backed models from Germany and Italy. To mark the 80th…

Now that the relationship between Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) and Hyundai is back on track, RMR can get back to the business at hand: building a competitive Unlimited Class racer to set a new record at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. When Hyundai announced that it would again back Rhys Millen’s efforts, it also said that…

Although Kia apparently missed the memo from 1996 that under-car neon lights are no longer cool, the overall effect of this Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid is right on target–if that target is looking like it came straight from a comic book. Of course, a comic book is where Superman originated, too, so that’s anything but an insult. Taking…

In the words of Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, “Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over.” It’s fitting, then, that the brand will debut the 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible on March 5, at Switzerland’s Geneva Motor Show. Docherty calls the Corvette “an icon that…

The idea behind the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee is a simple one: focus on the performance and handling aspects of the car, while reducing luxury content to keep the price attractive to the enthusiast buyer on a budget. SRT is now applying this less-is-more philosophy to the Challenger SRT8 and the 300 SRT8 as well, and the three models will…

Big, fast, and increasingly expensive, the Nissan GT-R has already proved what it can do on track, but that’s not stopping the brand from dropping a new Track Edition of the car for gearhead consumption at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. In this gallery, you’ll see the 2014 GT-R Track Edition in all of its desert-bound glory–though oddly, not on a…

Nissan’s booth at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show is all about performance, with the GT-R Track Edition, 2014 370Z NISMO, and the Juke NISMO all showing the brand’s need for speed. The Nissan GT-R Track Edition makes its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Only 150 units of the car will be sold in the U.S., and with the same 545-horsepower as the…

The 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo, or GT, certainly wears its elongated hatchback body better than the 5-Series GT, but would you rather have the roomier GT than the Sports Wagon? Autonomous cars have whipped up a lot of buzz lately, but they could be further away than most might think. Google thinks they could be here in 3-5 years, but some of…

Kia’s previewing the future design direction for the brand, and a further move upmarket, with the Cross GT Concept being shown at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. While just a concept, Kia tells us this Cross GT shows the brand’s interest in potentially offering a larger premium crossover. Based on the GT Concept’s platform, the wheelbase is long with…

Let us just preface this video by saying that we support anyone who wants to learn how to drive their vehicle at the limit on a racetrack. Organizations like the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) give those new to track days the opportunity to learn in a safe and controlled environment, with an instructor riding shotgun to coach you. On the…

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