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Disco Volante


1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000S Road Test – Car and Driver. You shouldn’t have this car. Nobody should have this car. That’s obvious from what happens to people when they are exposed to it. On the freeway, fellow motor­ists tuck into your blind spot, watching from where they can’t be seen, all expression shocked right off their faces, power­less to do…

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1987 Ford Mustang GT

Legacy Car Problems


2015 Ford Mustang: 25 Cars Worth Waiting For 2014–2017 – Future Cars – Car and Driver. While the current Mustang is slavishly, unimaginatively retro, Ford has pretty much mined out its glory days, the as-yet unrealized Mustang II redux notwithstanding. So the next car will be fearlessly modern. Many Mustang faithful are up in arms at the ­prospect of Ford’s next hot…

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Come on Down!


Come on Down! The Day The Price Is Right Offered a Ferrari 458 Spider – Car and Driver . It was 300 people having simultaneous aneurysms. Then, an instant later, the excitement became a roaring wave of frantic ­communal lust moving through Studio 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. From the audience, it crashed up onto the stage…

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car and driver april 1976

Worth a Read: Their Ghosts Still Haunt The Place


Their Ghosts Still Haunt The Place: How Four GM Motorama Show Cars Were Saved from the Scrap Heap  GM’s plan, says discoverer Bortz, was just to get the cars off the books before the year closed out by ensuring that they were destroyed. “Harry Senior told me they sent a guy out to oversee their destruction, but it was Christmas…

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Does it come in red?

And i Even Like The Color


Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario Photos and Info – News – Car and Driver. The Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario also is equipped with a more powerful engine: The 6.5-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 now makes 710 horsepower, up from the standard Aventador’s 691. Performance remains unchanged, however, according to Lambo. So you can expect the same 3.0-second sprint to 60 we…

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David E. Davis Was Wrong


He said the A-bodies would be the most successful GM cars ever.  Why was he wrong? No v. 1.0 models exist any longer.  There are plenty of 1.5s like this – well, more than zero – and you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a 2.0.  Still, Cadillac Escalade.  Boom, roasted. This?  AYFKM?  Yellow on the outside, brown on…

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Driving Like Crazy: You Missed Something


P. J. O’Rourke takes the decline of the American car personally. And not just because his family has sold Buicks for three generations. In his latest book Driving Like Crazy, O’Rourke sees the very story of our nation written in the crazy, chrome-clad arc of American automobilia. From “the sheer genius that transformed the 1908 Model T into the 1965 Shelby…

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