Bear destroys roof of Shelby-signed Cobra in search of cookies

When a bear senses something to eat, there's little that can stop it, including the original roof of a 1965 289 Shelby Cobra signed by Carroll Shelby. Hagerty's Tom Cotter, who hosts the "Barn Find Hunter" video series, learned that the hard way during a multi-day trip across Alaska. The insurance company said Cotter stayed overnight in...

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"Fast and Furious" cast members recall their first cars

No one forgets their first car. First cars represent freedom, at least within the bounds of curfews and parental scoldings on late nights. For the cast of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, first cars were no different. A video from 2013 shows Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Ludacris on camera sharing their first cars...

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Watch $5.5M worth of smuggled cars get crushed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has instituted a crackdown on crime and smuggled vehicles. The latest casualty was a group of 76 luxury cars and performance vehicles. A video shows Duterte watching in a white hard hat as bulldozers and construction equipment rolled over the cars Monday, which included Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ford Mustangs, and high-end...

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New Ferrari CEO says Marchionne’s targets were “aspirational”

Ferrari shares dropped 11 percent on Wednesday after new CEO Louis Camilleri told analysts in a conference call that profit targets previously announced by his predecessor Sergio Marchionne were "aspirational." Nevertheless, Camilleri will still attempt to reach the targets, which call for an increase in total sales to more than 10,000 units and a doubling...

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How Cosworth uses race data to develop self-driving tech

Cosworth isn't best known for its self-driving car technology, but that could very well change one day. The legendary maker of Formula 1 and other high-performance engines plans to expand into the self-driving car arena, and it's using race data to expedite its offerings. Company CEO Hal Reisiger told Automotive News (subscription required) in an interview...

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Mercedes-AMG will block Project One owners from flipping cars early

Mercedes-AMG's Project One hypercar is right up there with most anticipated cars of the decade, and with just 275 examples destined to be built you can bet they'll probably be worth a lot more than the $2.8 million retail price once on the used car market. But in what's starting to become a common practice among the makers of highly prized exotics, AMG will...

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Hennessey’s 10,000th car is an 808-horsepower Ford Mustang

The folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering based in Sealy, Texas have been building fast cars since 1991. They've now unveiled their 10,000th build: the 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang. It features Hennessey's HPE800 upgrade designed for the current Mustang GT, but this special edition, limited to just 19 units, also comes with a number of...

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First details on Aston Martin DBS Superleggera AMR

Aston Martin has just unleashed upon the world the 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera, but it doesn't represent the end of the performance road for the new super GT. Just as we've seen with the automaker's other performance cars, the DBS Superleggera will eventually receive the AMR treatment. Not to be confused with the Aston Martin Racing motorsport...

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BMW X7 full-size SUV leaked via patent drawings

BMW is working on a full-size SUV with third-row seats called the X7. Prototypes have been testing for a while and a world debut is expected at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show this November. We've got an early look at the design thanks to patent drawings submitted by BMW to a patent office in Brazil. Discovered by Motor1, they show that the design of the...

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First comes thunder, then LFT-666: Lister redesigates its tuned F-Type

Lister revealed its first car since the 1993 Storm supercar earlier this year with an appropriate follow-up name: the Thunder. But, now Thunder is out, and the name LFT-666 is in. The revived British sports car marque announced Wednesday it has redesignated the car as the LFT-666, with the triple six in the name signifying the car's ungodly 666-horsepower...

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