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countach

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…

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…

Come on Down!

458 spider

How much for the girl?

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 and crested behind the set. There’s never been a moment quite like that split second on March 19 when the door on the set of The Price Is Right swept open and announcer George Gray belted out that the next contestant would be playing for . . . “a new Ferrari!

Best of all, it wasn’t even on fire!

Yet!

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…

David E. Davis Was Wrong

He said the A-bodies would be the most successful GM cars ever.  Why was he wrong?

Buick Century 1.5

Chocolate velvet on the inside

  • 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 the inside?  Bizarro world dog turd is what that color combination is.
  • Nevermind that Papa Don drove one like this – he got the employee discount, or, more likely, they paid him to take this shitbox.
  • Nevermind too, that Phid introduced me to the song Delirious in the 1982 version of this car.

They were handy for CMU road trips.  I’ll give them that.

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 Cobra GT500 in a single human lifetime of speeding tickets” to the industry’s decades-long “sayonara,” O’Rourke reflects on where we’ve been and what we drove to get there. But he also knows that cars are about more important things than mere cultural and political commentary. They’re about fun. Fast fun. Busting axles in Baja fun. Pointing a big, noisy car at the horizon and burying the gas pedal fun. And what’s more American than that?

The Truth About Cars