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Wayne Rainey’s MotoAmerica YZF-R1 Custom zips into Jay Leno’s Garage

Grand Prix motorcycle racing royalty stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage recently. None other than Wayne Rainey showed up with his MotoAmerica YZF-R1 motorcycle to provide a bit of a different episode than we’re used to on the comedian’s hit YouTube show. For those unfamiliar with Rainey and his career, he’s a 3-time 500-cc World Champion and winner of the Daytona 200. Through his career, he moved through various motorcycle racing teams but found his most success with Yamaha, which is when he won those three championships. In 1993, Rainey was…

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BMW Vision M Next, SSC Tuatara, 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8: This Week's Top Photos

BMW’s new concept unveiled this week was a 600-horsepower plug-in hybrid with 62 miles of electric range. The car is thought to preview a dedicated BMW M sports car to replace the i8 early next decade. A Dutch EV startup by the name of Lightyear unveiled a sedan claimed to offer one of the best coefficient of drag ratings of any car currently in… Via MotorAuthority

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2020 Cadillac CT4-V “plus” spy shots

Bit disappointed by the somewhat down on power CT4-V and CT5-V models Cadillac unveiled in May? Don’t sweat it as the automaker is preparing proper fire-breathing successors to the 464-horsepower ATS-V and 640-hp CTS-V. Prototypes for new CT4-V and CT5-V “plus” models were teased earlier this month at IndyCar’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, and now we have spy shots of a prototype for the CT4-V plus taken while it was testing at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds near Detroit. Cadillac spokesman Michael Albano told Motor Authority at the reveal of…

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2021 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots

Audi’s A5 range is about to receive an update, as evidenced by a prototype for an updated A5 Sportback. The updates will match those recently introduced on the related A4 range, meaning revised looks, some extra goodies in the cabin, and mild-hybrid tech. The updates represent a mid-cycle refresh for the cars and should be introduced for the 2020 or 2021 model years. 2021 Audi A5 Sportback facelift spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Looking at the spy shots of the updated A5 Sportback, we can see that the…

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New video suggests Dodge Charger Widebody coming soon

A teaser video released by Dodge on Wednesday hints that a new Charger variant is coming, and the tagline “Something big is coming” points to it being a long-awaited Charger Widebody. Dodge is rumored to be planning a wide-body Charger for the 2020 model year, and the brand has even stirred up the speculation with a concept based on the Charger SRT Hellcat that was presented in March at the Spring Fest annual Mopar gathering. Since then, multiple wide-body Chargers have been caught in the wild, the most recent being…

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Dutch EV startup channels the Citroen DS with Lightyear One

Dutch EV startup Lightyear on Tuesday revealed its first model, the Lightyear One, a sleek sedan with in-wheel motors and solar panels spanning the hood and roof. It also happens to look like a modern interpretation of the iconic Citroen DS. Lightyear was born out of the solar power research group Solar Team Eindhoven, which for years has built solar-powered cars for events like the World Solar Challenge. Since 2012, the team has been looking to commercialize some of its developments by launching an electric car, and things kicked into…

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New Mini John Cooper Works GP hits the ‘Ring

Mini is working on a new generation of its high-performance John Cooper Works GP, which the automaker will launch next year. It’s based on the Hardtop 2 Door and set to be produced in a limited run of 3,000 units. Testing of the hot hatch is currently underway, including at the Nürburgring where Mini recently ran the car alongside its predecessors. The last JCW GP lapped the ‘Ring in 8:23, and Mini has indicated the new one will post a sub-8:00 time. The engine is confirmed as a 2.0-liter turbocharged…

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Porsche 911 Speedster tows matching camper

They say cars are meant to be driven, and that’s exactly what Volker Schiersch has done with his 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster. The brand highlighted Schiersch’s car for a good reason: he tows a matching camper trailer with it. For all owners of garage queens out there, this is the real deal. Schiersch said he’s always been a fan of air-cooled engines and fell in love with Porsches, in particular, after he purchased his first 356C. Soon after, he purchased his first open-top Porsche, a 1957 356 Speedster finished in…

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2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe, 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, Shelby GT500 engine: This Week’s Top Photos

BMW this week revealed its stunning 8-Series Gran Coupe, which goes on sale later this year to fill the void of the 6-Series Gran Coupe—and yes there will be an M8 variant with over 600 horsepower. At the entry point, there’s an 840i with 335 hp. 2020 BMW X4 M Competition Also headed to BMW showrooms shortly are the X3 M and X4 M. The hot-rod crossover SUVs arrive with up to 503 horsepower and a top speed of 177 mph, and that’s just to start. Find out what they’re…

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Niki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T heads to auction

This past May, the world lost renowned Formula One driver Niki Lauda. However, one of the cars tied to the 3-time world champion driver’s career is set to create fireworks at auction later this year. Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T will be auctioned at Gooding and Co.’s auction taking place during 2019 Monterey Car Week. Niki Lauda-driven 1975 Ferrari 312T F1 car The car, chassis no. 022, helped Lauda secure wins at the non-championship RDC International Trophy held at Silverstone, the French Grand Prix, a second-place finish at the Dutch Grand…

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