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Racing Drones vs. Stock Cars Should Be a Sport

Racing Drones vs. Stock Cars Should Be a Sport
Racing around in stock cars on a dirt track is a blast; so is flying a high speed drone. So why not combine the two into a single activity? That’s basically what one aerial photographer recently did, when he set off to chase dirt track racers around the track using a fast-flying racing drone.
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This Engine-swapped Yugo Is Faster than a Ford GT

This Engine-swapped Yugo Is Faster than a Ford GT
The Yugo is arguably one of the worst cars ever made. While it was marketed here in the states from 1985 to 1992, the Yugo (aka the Zastava Koral) was actually produced in varying models from 1977 all the way up until 2008.
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Video Shows the Difference Between 850 hp and 10,000 hp

Video Shows the Difference Between 850 hp and 10,000 hp
Driving an 800+ horsepower performance car down a dragstrip is a pretty amazing thing. I speak from personal experience. The launch is best described as being fired out of cannon, as you race towards the 1/4 mile mark in about 10 seconds with a top speed around 140 mph.
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Which States are Most Strict or Lenient on Speeding?

Which States are Most Strict or Lenient on Speeding?
While I’d never recommend that you should break the law, the reality is that most people exceed the speed limit on the highway. And if you drive a high performance sports car, the likelihood of getting a bit carried away on the road increases substantially.
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Jaguar Shows off How Its Electric Cars Will Make Sounds for Safety

Jaguar Shows off How Its Electric Cars Will Make Sounds for Safety
With Teslas, Bolts, I-PACEs, and E-TRONs, the era of pure electric cars is upon us, and their presence will only will expand over the coming years, as companies look to reduce greenhouse gasses and the use of traditional combustion engines.
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John Cena’s Ford GT to be Auctioned Again

John Cena’s Ford GT to be Auctioned Again
When wrestler John Cena tried to auction off his Ford GT, legal drama ensued. Ford said Sena acted in violation of the buyer’s agreement he signed that said he would not sell the car for 24 months.
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Race Driver Takes Rental Van to Nürburgring to Break a Record

Race Driver Takes Rental Van to Nürburgring to Break a Record
When it comes to allowing you to run what you bring on a racetrack the Nürburgring is the place to go. Turn up in a rented cargo van at most tracks in the US and they won’t let you into the paddock, let alone onto the track.
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2019 Lexus ES Ditches Sideview Mirrors for Cameras… In Japan

2019 Lexus ES Ditches Sideview Mirrors for Cameras… In Japan
The sideview mirrors that every car from the Yugo to the hottest Lamborghini use today are just that – mirrors. But times, they are a changin’. Lexus has announced that it’s new ES will offer an option to replace the mirrors with video cameras.
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Typhoon Jebi Destroys 51 Ferraris: Oh the Humanity!

Typhoon Jebi Destroys 51 Ferraris: Oh the Humanity!
After a major storm like a hurricane of typhoon I always sit back and marvel at the people surprised that they lost everything or who are surprised at having to be rescued due to the storm.
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Demise of Bugatti’s W16 Blamed on Emissions Standard

Demise of Bugatti’s W16 Blamed on Emissions Standard
Bugatti and gigantic W16 engines with loads of power are like peanut butter and jelly. Does anyone really want one without the other? We will soon find out as Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann has admitted that there will be no new W16 engine.
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LEGO Aston Martin DB5 Revealed: Block, James Block

LEGO Aston Martin DB5 Revealed: Block, James Block
A short while back, LEGO teased us about a new James Bond themed car model it had in the works. Despite our hopes for a Lotus Esprit submarine, we ended up with the next best 007 vehicle – Sean Connery’s iconic silver Aston Martin DB5 – and it looks beautiful.
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Acura is Back on Track: Race Cars and Hill Climbs and Turbos, Oh My!

Acura is Back on Track: Race Cars and Hill Climbs and Turbos, Oh My!
I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m an Acura man. My stable currently consists of a first generation TSX Tech Package, which has made for an outstanding daily beater these past five years, and a customized 2007 RDX with close to 300-horsepower and a bevy of Stage 1 bolt-ons.
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Aston Martin Teases James Bond LEGO Set

Aston Martin Teases James Bond LEGO Set
There are two things that got me into cars as a child. One was Catherine Bach in her Lamborghini in Cannonball Run II. The other was Roger Moore as James Bond in that white Lotus Esprit that turned into a submarine in The Spy Who Loved Me.
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Ford and John Cena Settle Ford GT Resale Lawsuit

Ford and John Cena Settle Ford GT Resale Lawsuit
Ford was having none of wrestling superstar John Cena selling off his 2017 Liquid Blue Ford GT ahead of the 24-month period the automaker stipulated in its buyers’ contracts. Ford originally went after Cena looking for $75,000 in damages, the right to buy the car back for what Cena paid, and all profits made from the sale.
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MINI at Mid-Ohio: A Crash Course in Kickass Race Culture

MINI at Mid-Ohio: A Crash Course in Kickass Race Culture
A storm was brewing at the Mid-Ohio race track, and it wasn’t the typical type of gale one might expect to find during the first of the month of May. For years the MINI race team has been the eager underdog in the Street Tuner Class of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series, a rabid little beast with surprisingly sharp teeth and an insatiable appetite for trophies.
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