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VIDEO. 1972 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3. Jay Leno̵...

LifestyleThursday, January 29th, 2015

The super-fast luxury car of the late 1960s and early ’70s, restored to its former glory. Jay Leno has restored his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL, several years after he acquired it....

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VIDEO. The birth of the McLaren F1 GTR

RaceThursday, January 29th, 2015

The history of the McLaren that shocked Le Mans. This is the story about how the McLaren F1 went from a road car to a race car, the F1 GTR. And...

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New Honda Civic Type R at Geneva

RoadThursday, January 29th, 2015

Honda will finally unveil the production Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show in March. After more than a year of teasing and concept cars (as pictured), Honda will finally...

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VIDEO. Chris Harris’ Car of the Year 2014

LifestyleThursday, January 29th, 2015

Internet darling Chris Harris takes a few friends and some epic cars to Portugal for a damn good time. As 2014 drew to a close, Chris Harris was heading to Portugal....

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VIDEO. ‘Super Series’ and new McLaren 675LT

RoadThursday, January 29th, 2015

New ‘Super Series’ from McLaren to debut at the Geneva Motor Show with the 675LT, a tribute to the F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ McLaren fans gearing up for the P1 GTR’s debut...

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Jensen 541. Petrolicious

LifestyleWednesday, January 28th, 2015

The latest installment from Petrolicious: when Italian sports cars don’t do it for you, look towards a British classic. Gianfranco Giovine is an Italian with a penchant for classic cars. You...

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Why America Loves NASCAR. NBC Sports

RaceWednesday, January 28th, 2015

Ron Swanson himself explains why NASCAR is the All-American motorsport. NASCAR. It’s not just about driving mechanically uncomplicated cars around in circles you know – it’s also about living the American...

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Alpine Vision Gran Turismo. Another virtual car

LifestyleWednesday, January 28th, 2015

Renault’s revived sub-brand releases a virtual supercar to whet our appetite for a new road car. In case you’re unfamiliar with Alpine, it’s a French brand of racing and sports cars...

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Who wants a Toyota 86 rally car?

RaceMonday, January 26th, 2015

An 86 for the forest? Yes please. We’re big fans of the Toyota 86, which has provided a breath of fresh air for those looking for an affordable, rear-wheel drive sports...

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VIDEO. Top Gear returns. Teaser

LifestyleSaturday, January 24th, 2015

It’s a TV show about cars. Sounds fun. Maybe you’ve heard of a little British motoring show called Top Gear. If not, you really should check it out. Now in its...

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Tesla Roadster vs Metro. Our friends electric

RoadSaturday, January 24th, 2015

Two electronically powered machines – a driverless train and the Tesla Roadster. But which one is quickest across Dubai? crankandpiston.com finds out *ORIGINAL POST DATE: February 2012 - FULL GALLERY OF...

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VIDEO. Bloodhound SSC. Comms test

LifestyleFriday, January 23rd, 2015

Mic check at 1600kph. In case you’re unaware, there’s a new attempt being made on the world land speed record. The team behind the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car reckon they can...