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DP Motorsport ready to build the Porsche 935 track toy of your dreams

Porsche has a long list of amazing race cars its produced over the years. One of the greatest is the Porsche 935, a turbocharged fire breather built to battle it out for Group 5 supremacy. Now there's a German Porsche tuner building an updated homage; the Porsche 935 DPIII from DP Motorsport. It's actually less an homage and more a continuation of work done...

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BMW names new chief for M division

After four years on the job, current BMW M boss Frank van Meel will exit the role. BMW has appointed van Meel, formerly of Audi Quattro GmbH (Audi Sport), to chief of total vehicle development. Replacing van Meel will be Markus Flasch, chief engineer for the new 8-Series. Evo reported on the executive shuffle on Friday and said the shift from van Meel to...

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Jay Leno cops a look at a 1979 VW Beetle police car

The automotive guest on this episode of Jay Leno's Garage isn't about speed or performance. It's just fun. "I'm just laughing looking at it. It just makes me smile," Jay Leno exclaims about the 1979 Volkswagen Beetle German police car that pulls into his garage. Unless you're getting pulled over, it's likely to make you smile, too. The car is owned by Spike...

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New Toyota Supra could get manual transmission, but not in US

The question of whether the new Toyota Supra will get a manual transmission has left enthusiasts guessing for months. Here's the good news: the Supra more than likely will get a three-pedal setup. The bad news? It's likely not in the cards for the U.S. market. Speaking to the Australian publication Car Advice in a report last Wednesday, Supra assistant...

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3 Burt Reynolds cars head to auction, including a "Bandit" re-creation

Following the passing of actor Burt Reynolds on Sept.6, Barrett-Jackson will auction off the final three cars that remained in the late actor's personal collection. Of course, two of them are 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams. Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas auction will start the bidding for the two Trans Ams and a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup truck, and each is...

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Mid-engine C8 Corvette could get clutch-by-wire manual transmission

Chevrolet's worst-kept secret is the C8-generation mid-engine Corvette. We've heard a lot of rumors about the upcoming sports car with its engine mounted in the middle, but one has persisted: there won't be a manual transmission. That could change with a new patent General Motors has filed. The patent was published on Sept. 6 with the U.S. Patent and...

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BMW 3-Series teased: New generation of benchmark sport sedan almost ready

BMW's redesigned 3-Series is almost here. The new sport sedan recently entered the pre-production stage at BMW's main plant in Dingolfing, Germany, and the automaker has given us a glimpse at the new design in a video highlighting some of the assembly steps. The new 3-Series is due out late this year as a 2019 model and will be followed shortly by the more...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class first drive review: A better baby Benz

The route south from Seattle to Yakima, Washington, winds through the Mount Rainier National Park. Streams and valleys bracket the road, the scenery changes from green to brown, and Mount Rainier stands majestically in the distance, snow-capped even in September. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a lovely car for this scenic drive and a step up in every way...

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2020 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder spy shots

It's hard to believe it's been more than four years since Lamborghini first graced us with the Huracán, especially since the design remains as intoxicating as ever and, in Performante trim, you'll be hard pressed to find a faster car around a racetrack. Nevertheless, it appears Lamborghini is readying a subtle update to keep the Huracán...

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President Trump treated to new "Beast" limo during New York City visit

One of the perks of being the head of state of a major country is that you normally receive a heavily armored albeit still plush limo to ride in. And when we're talking nations the size of the United States, you'll find the leaders often receive standalone models you don't get in a showroom. Case in point is the new limo recently delivered to President...

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