100th Porsche 911 customized by Singer stops by Jay Leno’s Garage

A Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer is true automotive art. It also happens to be built to perform at incredibly high levels, commands tremendous cash to purchase, and captures the hearts and minds of anyone fortunate enough to spot one in the wild. That is slowly becoming a a more likely proposition as Singer rolls out more cars. In fact, the California...

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The time Jacky Ickx almost drove in NASCAR for Junior Johnson

Jacky Ickx had a storied racing career racing almost every type of car—except the most popular competition in the U.S. His resume includes six 24 Hours of Le Mans wins, eight Formula One victories, a Can-Am championship, the grueling Dakar Rally, and he even raced motorcycles for a time. The suave Belgian got his start in the mid-1960s and raced...

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Rear-wheel-drive BMW 8-Series is coming but don’t count on a V-12

BMW's revived 8-Series arrives in showrooms in December but only in M850i xDrive coupe form, with prices confirmed to start at $112,895. There are additional body styles and powertrains coming however, including a lighter, less expensive rear-wheel-drive model. The information was confirmed to Go Auto by BMW Group product chief for luxury cars Carsten...

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Feds look to loosen rules holding back self-driving car development

Companies in the self-driving car space have been clamoring for a loosening of road rules originally designed for cars with human drivers, which the companies say are impeding the development of the technology—the main one being the requirement for a human onboard at all times. Regulators are starting to respond, including the Department of...

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2020 BMW X1 spy shots

BMW engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for an updated X1 due on sale next year as a 2020 model. When it was introduced for 2016, the second-generation X1 brought a much more handsome look than its frumpy predecessor, though it also switched to a front-wheel-drive platform in the transition. Judging by the prototype for the updated model, BMW is...

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Buy this mansion and get your own go-kart track

A house at a country club-style race track is pretty cool, but that means sharing track time with random others. What if there was a property for sale that included its own private professionally built go-kart track? That bit of real estate exists, and it's for sale in Ireland. The asking price? $2.9 million, according to DuPont Registry. It sits at 50...

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Daimler starts work on US battery plant for future Mercedes EVs

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is following Tesla's lead by constructing a battery plant in the United States to supply its future fleet of locally made electric cars. The battery plant will be located seven miles from Mercedes' vehicle plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is part of a $1 billion investment announced by Daimler a year ago during 20th...

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Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton wins eventful 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

There was plenty of action on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix though not at the front of the pack were Mercedes-AMG cemented another one-two finish, with star driver Lewis Hamilton claiming the win and teammate Valtteri Bottas crossing the line 12.919 seconds later. Hamilton started the race on pole and was never really challenged from...

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A $75,000 kit will turn a Porsche 911, Cayman, or Boxster into a hybrid

Porsche doesn't build a 911, Cayman, or Boxster with hybrid power, but a company by the name of Vonnen Performance will change that. Vonnen is an offshoot of Porsche suspension specialist Elephant Racing, and Road and Track recently spoke with the company to learn more about its upcomming aftermarket hybrid system. The hybrid system works with any Porsche...

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2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan first drive review: Tetonic shift

In Jackson, Wyoming, things get a little weird. Something like a half a million people live in the entire state, but Jackson's filthy rich, overrun by Cheneys and Gateses and their ilk. The working cattle ranch next door might belong to Harrison Ford—or Kanye West, who took the cover photo on this year's Ye basically from his doorstep...

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