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The Mercedes-AMG G63 Goes How Fast? The Mercedes-AMG G63 Goes How Fast?

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 has been out for a hot minute now, and given AMG’s ability to put unreal power into ordinary Benzes, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the new G63 goes, wait, 149 miles per hour? Who the, what, with, the where, what? What?

The Aston Martin Vantage Shows How Hard It Is to Make a Good Fast Car The Aston Martin Vantage Shows How Hard It Is to Make a Good Fast Car

There are a glut of well-rounded, ultra-fast cars on the market today, from the Porsche 911 GTS to, uh, all of the other Porsche 911s. Well, what I mean to say is that it’s easy to forget that it’s hard to get a fast car to have good performance and be nice to live with at the same time. At least it is, apparently,…

Here's an Interesting Metric for Measuring How Fast a Car Is in the Real World Here's an Interesting Metric for Measuring How Fast a Car Is in the Real World

We are very much used to 0-60 mph (100 km/h) as a metric for gauging how quick a car is, just like we have top speed for its sense of outright power bragging rights. But I just bumped into a different metric: 20-40 mph in fourth gear, a test of a car’s sort of general performance is everyday driving.

Audi's Electric SUV Is Already Having a Hard Time Audi's Electric SUV Is Already Having a Hard Time

GM get the Ford treatment, Germany can’t make up its mind, and for some reason regulators can’t just trust Audi with “software updates.” These stories and more for The Morning Shift on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

This Is One of the Most Interesting Race Cars America Has Never Seen This Is One of the Most Interesting Race Cars America Has Never Seen

You’re looking at an Vemac RD320R, one of the most interesting race cars of one of the most interesting racing series in recent years. But you’ve probably not seen it before, because it was competed half a world away in Japan’s Super GT series. For some reason, though, there’s one for sale in the States.

Here's What a 600 HP 1.75-Liter Engine Sounds Like Here's What a 600 HP 1.75-Liter Engine Sounds Like

A few years ago, Alfa Romeo was proud that it could get 237 horsepower from its 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 4C engine. Here is one from the 1970s making 600. Also, it revs to 9,000 RPM. Also it sounds amazing.

Proud Parents Present Their 'Idiot Son' To The Drifting World Proud Parents Present Their 'Idiot Son' To The Drifting World

The “Kansai All Stars” annual drift competition seeks to crown the best drifters of the Kansai region of Japan, pitting drift teams representing different prefectures against each other in five-car trains. Because it is 2018, the full event coverage was quickly uploaded online, and in it we are treated to the story of…

You Can Totally Just Buy Old F1 Parts You Can Totally Just Buy Old F1 Parts

Formula One is a tight-knit world of distant super-technology, secret from all of us. Even the smallest parts have a kind of mythical glow about them, unattainable. But also, old pieces of these cars show up in private hands all the time, and you can just buy them.

People Are Already Worried About the GT1 Comeback Getting Too Expensive People Are Already Worried About the GT1 Comeback Getting Too Expensive

The FIA’s 2020 Hypercar Class, bringing homologation prototypes back to Le Mans, just got a new set of changes. The main focus is that everyone is already trying to fight what killed the series last time: costs and builds getting out of control.

Aston Martin Wanted the Tesla Treatment and By God, It Got It Aston Martin Wanted the Tesla Treatment and By God, It Got It

It’s grave times out there for the auto industry. I mean, something must be going wrong, because BMW and Mercedes-Benz are working together. All that and more on The Morning Shift for October 16, 2018.

A Porsche 968 Won Something in The Year 2018 A Porsche 968 Won Something in The Year 2018

This will come as a welcome surprise to that one weird guy in your town with a yard full of transaxles, but a Porsche 968 won a racing event. It won this year.

Is This AMC Gremlin the Coolest Survivor Car Parked In Manhattan?

I think I have a candidate for the coolest street-parked car in Manhattan, and it’s not this AMC Gremlin still living on the Upper East Side. But I do think this Gremmie may be the city’s strongest, grimiest survivor.

Behold the Incredible Race Cars at This Japanese Auction Behold the Incredible Race Cars at This Japanese Auction

You know an auction is good when the Ferrari F40 isn’t even the most interesting thing for sale.

The Big Beautiful Boats Have Done It Again (They Crashed) The Big Beautiful Boats Have Done It Again (They Crashed)

Goddamnit. The Big Boats of bountiful buoyancy have once more bashed beneath the waves. This is B.S., and a bummer.

Buying an Old NASCAR Stock Car Seems Like a Good Idea Buying an Old NASCAR Stock Car Seems Like a Good Idea

That is, it does until the engine blows up.

Why Trail Braking Is One of the Most Important Skills You Can Have as A Driver Why Trail Braking Is One of the Most Important Skills You Can Have as A Driver

No matter what kind of serious driving you want to get into, learning how to trail brake is key. It sounds simple at first—braking hard into a tight corner then trailing off the brake as you turn in—but it’s tricky to nail and magic when you get it right.

BMW vs AMG Proxy War Looms As Next Jaguar F-Type Could Come With BMW Engine: Report BMW vs AMG Proxy War Looms As Next Jaguar F-Type Could Come With BMW Engine: Report

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type will come with a BMW twin-turbo V8, as CAR Magazine reports. This is some Cold War shit. Jaguar versus Aston Martin, in a proxy war between BMW and AMG.

What's The Best-Looking Truck? What's The Best-Looking Truck?

Today a couple of my colleagues were discussing on the internet that the late 1970s to mid 1980s Ford F-Series was a remarkably good-looking truck, better than most people think of it. And that’s true, but it did make me wonder what the best-looking truck actually is. Like, the best ever.

The Silverado's Giant Four-Cylinder Gets Rated At 21 MPG Combined The Silverado's Giant Four-Cylinder Gets Rated At 21 MPG Combined

While a midsize truck like the Ford Ranger might brag about a pitiful 2.3-liter turbocharged four cylinder, the full-size Chevy Silverado will now sport a hulking 2.7 liter, now rated by the EPA at 20 city/23 highway/21 combined mpg.

The Alpine A110 Is Awesome but It Struggles With Infamous 'Moose Test' The Alpine A110 Is Awesome but It Struggles With Infamous 'Moose Test'

The reviews are in and the Alpine A110 is one of the most enjoyable, best-handling cars in a generation—ultra-light and ultra-fun. Unless a moose walks out into the road, apparently. Then you might be going backwards into a tree.

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