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That Time I Ruined A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe That Time I Ruined A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

“Hey, there, it’s Travis again.” I was crouched on the side of the highway next to a Jaguar F-Type. “Remember how I just called and said that the car had egg all over it? Well now the bumper is kind of hanging off. I’m really sorry.”

Everything You Learn After Driving The Turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera Everything You Learn After Driving The Turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera

The Porsche 911 Carrera has never had turbo power. But now, thanks to changing emissions standards that are making it nearly impossible for automakers to have a naturally aspirated lineup, the new Carrera has a turbo. Does it ruin the car? We found out.

The Ferrari F12tdf Is 770 Horsepower of Ridiculousness  The Ferrari F12tdf Is 770 Horsepower of Ridiculousness 

Supercars have become easy to drive. It’s great for the novices who want to get behind the wheel, but stinks for those that relish a challenge. Thankfully, Ferrari has created the F12tdf, which is anything but easy.

Inside The Mind Of 'That Guy' On An Internet Car Forum Inside The Mind Of 'That Guy' On An Internet Car Forum

The internet has made the accessibility to information easier than ever. It’s also made opinions that aren’t backed by experience or fact more common than we ever thought possible. Our resident “That Forum Guy” Jack Baruth tells us what’s up with people on forums and why they think the way they do.

Let Mr. Regular Take You Inside A Truly Crazy Dyno Day Let Mr. Regular Take You Inside A Truly Crazy Dyno Day

A dyno day is the one chance where people get to see if their bragging is backed up by actual facts. You claim your car makes 800 horsepower, but when it says you make 200, it’s a real kick in the ass. Mr. Regular just went to a dyno day to see what it was really like.

One Of These Eight Cars Is The 2016 Road & Track Performance Car Of The Year One Of These Eight Cars Is The 2016 Road & Track Performance Car Of The Year

Porsche Cayman GT4. Ford Mustang GT350R. Bentley Continental GT3-R. Mercedes-AMG GT S. Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Cadillac ATS-V. Dodge Viper ACR. Oh, and a (literally) flying Ferrari 488 GTB. One of these is Road & Track’s 2016 Performance Car of the Year. Which was the best? We’ve crowned a champion.

This Is By Far The Best Race You've Never Heard Of This Is By Far The Best Race You've Never Heard Of

Crandon. If that word means anything to you, it probably means that you actually live in the small town of Crandon, Wisconsin or are a die-hard off road racing fan. If you don’t know what Crandon is, you really need to.

How To Always Get The Best Rental Car How To Always Get The Best Rental Car

If you’ve ever had to rent a car, you’ve probably dealt with the extreme disappointment that comes with getting the wrong rental car. But you don’t always have to get a bad rental. Here’s how to make sure you’re not leaving the airport in a hunk of junk.

Lutz: One Man's Use Of Fear And Intimidation Caused VW's Emissions Scandal Lutz: One Man's Use Of Fear And Intimidation Caused VW's Emissions Scandal

Bob Lutz doesn’t mince words. Last week, he intimated that Tesla was doomed. Now, Lutz has some insight into why VW is going through this unreal emissions scandal. He says it traces back to one man: Ferdinand Piech.

Inside The Craziest Car Show You've Never Heard Of Inside The Craziest Car Show You've Never Heard Of

There are car shows that used to be a hushed secret. Shows like Pebble Beach, The Quail, and Amelia Island were known, but they weren’t well known. Now, they’re household names. But there are still shows that are blissfully secret. Like this one at the Pasadena Art Center.

Mr. Regular Explains How The Specter Of Bad Luck Nearly Ruined His Fiesta ST Experience Mr. Regular Explains How The Specter Of Bad Luck Nearly Ruined His Fiesta ST Experience

LA traffic is cruel and crazy. It takes a lot to master it. Mr. Regular had one task left: Get back to LAX to get home to Pennsylvania, but he had to do it in a highly modified Fiesta ST. Bad Luck nearly ruined it.

Disappointment Makes Racing Worthwhile Disappointment Makes Racing Worthwhile

If you’re looking for an easy sport, don’t choose racing. It’s expensive, it’s dangerous, and it can break your heart... as well as your body. But it’s the high level of risk that makes the reward worthwhile.

Can The 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350R Live Up To Its Legendary Ancestor? Can The 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350R Live Up To Its Legendary Ancestor?

The Shelby Mustang GT350R is one of the most anticipated cars of the year. With it’s amazing V8 engine and track focus, it’s the sort of car that we’ve wanted for ages. But does it deserve the same name as the 1960s original? We found out.

First Drive: Was The 2017 Acura NSX Worth The Wait? First Drive: Was The 2017 Acura NSX Worth The Wait?

The Acura NSX has what felt like the longest gestation period in automotive history. And while it hasn’t really taken any longer to get a new NSX from concept to production than the Porsche 918 took, the amount of anticipation for the NSX made it feel like forever. Now we’ve finally driven it. Was it worth waiting for?

Is Tesla Doomed? Is Tesla Doomed?

Bob Lutz has been an exec at every nearly every automaker that matters. And he didn’t get there by being silent. Lutz has opinions, and he isn’t scared to tell them to you. While things at Tesla appear great, Lutz sees the company’s demons, and he doesn’t foresee a bright future.

Mr. Regular Explains How The Ludicrous BMW M Coupe Will Transform How You Drive Mr. Regular Explains How The Ludicrous BMW M Coupe Will Transform How You Drive

The BMW M Coupe is a series of weird ideas that became a car. A BMW roadster-turned-shooting brake isn’t something that we ever thought would exist. Yet, here it is. Mr. Regular just drove one in LA traffic, and he’s now a changed man.

Is The Corvette Z06's Sacrifice Of Track Focus For Outright Speed A Bad Thing? Is The Corvette Z06's Sacrifice Of Track Focus For Outright Speed A Bad Thing?

The brand new Corvette Z06 is really damn fast. But that speed means that this car is more of a ZR1 than a true, track focused Z06. Is that a bad thing? Jack Baruth investigates.

Mr. Regular Explains How The Supra Runs On Gas And Hype, Is Totally Worth Your Money Mr. Regular Explains How The Supra Runs On Gas And Hype, Is Totally Worth Your Money

The fourth generation Toyota Supra is a sort of mythical beast of 90s Japanese sports cars. Finding a clean one is extra hard in this post-Fast & Furious world, but it’s totally worth it. Let Mr. Regular explain why.

How The Reincarnated Mini Cooper Reawakened Car Enthusiasm How The Reincarnated Mini Cooper Reawakened Car Enthusiasm

Every once in a while, a new car comes along that every enthusiast is excited for. And while we may not be that excited by the Mini Cooper anymore, the story was way different when the car was redesigned in 2001. Let Peter Egan explain.

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