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GM, Porsche Designer Anatole Lapine Dies at Age 81

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Long-time automotive designer Anatole Lapine, whose long included time as chief designer for Porsche and designer for General Motors, died April 30 in Germany at the age of 81. Born in 1930 in Latvia, Lapine joined Daimler-Benz as an engineering apprentice after World War II, before joining GM in the U.S. in 1952. There he worked ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Car Headlight Designs

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We’ve seen plenty of aftermarket headlight replacements, but nothing can top a solid, OEM headlight design. Headlight technology has progressed rapidly, with HID and LED options vastly increasing possibilities for designers, and since headlights are such an important part of a car’s styling, we’re highlighting some well-executed examples in this post. In a recent Thread of ...

Top 6 Coolest Coupes from the 2013 Model Year

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As cool as some sedans, wagons, trucks, and SUVs can be, nothing is cooler than a good old-fashioned two-door coupe. Coupes are often more striking in design, and often pack much more performance under the hood than their four-door counterparts. To celebrate coupes of all price ranges, we’ve compiled this list of our six favorite ...

Video Find: Rob and Big Play Cops and Robbers with R/C Cars

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Dynamic Duo Rob Dyrdek and Christopher “Big Black” Boykin and the team behind Need for Speed: Most Wanted got together to play an epic game of cops and robbers with remote control Corvettes, a Mustang, and even a Nissan GT-R. The game of sub-scale cops and robbers starts off by paying homage to our own World’s ...

From El Camino to 911: Four-Magazine Face-Off to Build the Best Custom Car from eBay Parts

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What happens when you give four magazines a $50,000 budget, eight weeks, and set them loose with an internet connection and an eBay account? The new series, Built, which features Source-Interlink-owned magazines like Hot Rod, Four Wheeler, Lowrider, and European Car. The magazines will have just eight weeks to buy a car on eBay and build ...

Best Driver’s Car 2012: Camaro ZL1, Shelby GT500, Seven Others Battle for the Crown

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Best Driver’s Car is back! We recently gathered together the latest crop of sports cars, muscle machines, and supercars for our 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition. Those of you who follow our Twitter and Facebook feeds may have gotten a sneak peak at the competitors already, but for those of you not in the know, ...

Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 1980s Rear-Drive Performance Car

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The 1980s served as a transitional period for the automotive industry. Consumers were still recovering from the gas crisis of the previous decade and automakers were experimenting with new technologies to boost performance and improve fuel economy. Performance cars of the 1980s may not be looked at with the same fondness of the muscle cars ...