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Your Say: The Top 10 Best 20-Cylinder Dream Garages

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A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to come up with yet another dream garage. This time,  you could choose any combination of cars you wanted so long as the total cylinder count didn’t exceed 20. It required a bit more math than a typical dream garage thread, but many of you answered the ...

Video Finds: Tuned Corvette ZR1, Nissan GT-R, Gallardo Do Battle

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The Russian speed junkies over at DragTimes have posted a trio of new videos in the past couple of days, pitting giants such as the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Nissan GT-R against one another for our enthusiast viewing pleasure in both quarter mile and mile-long runs. The latest video puts a Switzer-tuned 850-hp Nissan ...

Q&A with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and the LT1 Team On the Gen-5 Small Block V-8

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“If we didn’t care about fuel economy, the car could be a lot lighter,” said Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer/Vehicle Line Director for the Corvette. Juechter was pointing out that the fuel-reducing technology on GM’s all-new Gen 5 LT1 V-8 that’s set to power the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette adds mass but reduces consumption so much ...

Happy Birthday: Top Six Corvettes from the Last Six Decades

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This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette, a car many consider to be America’s quintessential two-seat sports car. Although many notable Corvettes exist, we’re highlighting one model from each generation to celebrate the Corvette’s 60 years and send off the last year of the current generation. Chevrolet showed several concepts at the GM ...

Corvette-Powered 2000-Pound Lucra LC470 Featured on The Downshift

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As a child, Luke Richards’ father told him that “you can either have a car that is fast in the corners or have the power to go fast in the straightaways, but you can’t have a fast car that is also really lightweight.” With that, Richards set out to build a car that weighed the ...

Get Your 2012 Best Driver’s Car Questions Answered on The Downshift

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As the tire smoke settles from our 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition, many readers have questions about how and why the competition was organized the way it was. On this episode of The Downshift, Motor Trend contributors Angus MacKenzie, Jonny Lieberman, Carlos Lago, and Jessi Lang answer the most frequently asked questions about this year’s ...

2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Chosen as Indy 500 Pace Car

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In addition to its 60th anniversary, the famed Chevrolet Corvette is celebrating several other milestones this year, thanks to the announcement that the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will pace this year’s Indianapolis 500. Not only will the 638-hp ZR1 be the most powerful car ever to pace the Indy 500, it will also set the ...

Video Find: Watch the Hennessey Venom GT Hit 230 MPH in Just 4000 Feet

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The Hennessey Venom GT’s specifications are nothing short of impressive: up to 1244 hp from its mid-mounted, twin-turbo 7.0-liter Gen-4 small block Chevrolet V-8 combined with a curb weight of just 2743 pounds, which gives the supercar a power-to-weight ratio of 2.2 pounds per horsepower. Although we haven’t gotten our hands on an example of the ...

ZR1 or SRT Viper: Who is the New King of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?

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The longstanding production car lap record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has fallen. The man behind the wheel was none other than our longtime collaborator and good buddy, Randy Pobst, race car driver extraordinaire and the professional wheelman for our Best Driver’s Car competition. You may recall that the previous record was set by SRT development ...

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, ...