There is something magical about a V12 engine. They are under the hoods of some of the most-exclusive high-performance cars in the world. Think Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. The sound of a V12 engine is unlike any other engine type, with a turbine-like whirr that is absolutely addicting. There is a downside with a […]
There is something magical about a sports or GT car with a V12 under its hood. The V12 is the mythic engine layout that has won hundreds of races.
The world in the mid-1970s was very different than it was just five years previous. Drivers’ tastes had changed;
Prices may continue to soar at collector car auctions, but the June report of the Hagerty Market Rating sustained its largest decline in the past 14 months.
As compiler of this mayhem Tom Gregory notes, track days can be fun, but when they go wrong, they go badly wrong! Watch and wince, and remember this advice from a veteran racing mechanic to his driver: Remember that your right foot is connected to your checkbook. How fast can you afford to go?
Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick? So asked GM’s marketing team in a series of TV commercials promoting the Buick lineup in the 1980s and ’90s. The Reatta was Buick’s 2-seat coupe (and later convertible) from that era, and it packaged smooth styling and advanced technology into a car that provided a lot of […]
RM Sotheby’s has added another Online Only auction to its summer calendar, with Open Roads, North America going up for bidding July 23-30 with about 80 collector cars from which to choose. “The Open Roads, North America auction lineup spans the collector car market, ranging from American Classics to modern sports and supercars, with early […]
As the movement toward the electrification was, so to speak, picking up steam, car designers said they looked forward to exploring the freedom in styling they expected with bulky internal combustion engines being replaced by electric motors and battery packs. To date, most electric cars look pretty much like those powered by petroleum. However, that […]
Think you’d like to do a track day but aren’t sure of your skills? The National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has launched a special “101” on-track introduction to recreational performance driving. The High Performance Driver Introduction costs $300 and is designed to allow drivers “to give the sport a try.” The […]
Everything has to start somewhere, and that includes your first time driving on a race track. Most of us have seen videos of inexperienced drivers cracking up their cars on a track, be it on the famed Nurburgring in Germany or some local road course. It’s ugly and nobody wants to be that guy or […]