Tag Archives: Videos

Let’s road trip with Harry Metcalfe and his Lamborghini Countach

Harry's Garage is one of the great gems in the automotive YouTube landscape. It's run and hosted by former Evo founder Harry Metcalfe, and it highlights some amazing vehicles including a handful from his own personal collection. One of those vehicles that gets a lot of exercise is Harry's beloved Lamborghini Countach. He's driven it all over, and now he's...

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This stunning Spanish sports car is a $1 million barn find

Pegaso is a Spanish company that built trucks, buses, and armored vehicles. It had done so from its founding in 1946 through 1994, the year truckmaker Iveco took over the company. In the 1950s, though, Pegaso built another, very different kind of vehicle. It was called the Z-102, a lovely sports car that proved to be lightning-quick for its day. The one in...

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Jay Leno samples a sublime 1951 Ford Coupe

A 1951 Ford is a relatively plain car. For this particular model year, the Blue Oval filled its model lineup with a Tudor Sedan, the Victoria hardtop, a Country Squire wagon, and the Crestliner sport sedan. Engine choices fell between a 3.7-liter inline-6 and a 3.9-liter flathead V-8. These were modest cars for modest times. The version here that's rolled...

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The Bloodhound SSC test fires its jet engine

Name your car Bloodhound and it needs to be something special. In this case, the Bloodhound SSC—those last three letters are for "supersonic car"—is capable of traveling at speeds faster than commercial jets. The Bloodhound SSC project is a group effort to bring about a new land speed record. Andy Green is the man who will helm this craft, and...

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The Buick GNX ran the quarter mile quicker than a Ferrari F40

The Buick Grand National was certainly appreciated in its time, but only recently has it resurfaced as a sought-after car. The Grand National was so powerful, and so quick, that many of its performance credentials were kept quiet to keep Chevrolet appeased—the final Grand National Experimental (GNX) was quicker than a C4 Corvette. Donut Media returns...

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Will an electric car be the first production car to hit 300 mph?

Times are changing, and sooner than later, electrified cars will become the norm across the automotive industry. With an electrified approach to powertrains, it does beg the question: will an electric car be the first production car to crack 300 mph? It's a target that has eluded various high-performance cars for decades, and even today's fastest production...

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VW introduces 6-year/70,000-mile warranty

Volkswagen doesn't quite have the same reputation for dependability as some of its rivals, an issue only worsened by the diesel scandal. The automaker is keen to change perceptions, though. That's why it announced on Friday a new 6-year/72,000-mile (whichever comes first) People First Warranty. The bumper-to-bumper warranty, which is twice as...

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2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots and video

Bentley is redesigning its Continental range, starting with the GT coupe which we saw in redesigned form at last month's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Next in line will be a new GT Convertible. After that comes the related Flying Spur sedan which is likely due some time in 2019, as a 2020 model. For the first time, we have spy shots of the next Flying Spur in...

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This V-6-powered Ford F-150 beat a Hellcat in the 1/4 mile

Everyone enjoys a good sleeper, and by that, we mean a vehicle that looks unintimidating but ends up blowing the doors off of the competition. This tuned Ford F-150 is a prime example, and we'd bet it left more than a few drivers upset at a recent round of drag racing. Road & Track reports that the performance was made possible by the work done by Brew...

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Mercedes AMG F1 engine achieves 50 percent thermal efficiency

The Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team's 2017 season has been a successful one thus far, and although the drivers deserve much of the credit, the team itself has done some remarkable things as well. Notably, Mercedes' current F1 engine achieved 50 percent thermal efficiency for the first time. In the video, Owen Jones, head of performance and controls at Mercedes...

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