This documentary on building the Porsche 356 is worth your time

Although the average attention span may not be anywhere near the 40 minutes required to sit through this documentary on the Porsche 356, we highly recommend you grab a cup of coffee and make it part of your morning routine. Maybe do it every morning. The documentary, first picked up by Road & Track, makes liberal use of now-vintage footage…

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This Week’s Top Photos: The 2016 Beijing Auto Show edition

This past week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show turned out to be a treat for sports car fans. One of the stars was the new TT RS which is due in showrooms early next year. The car was shown in both coupe and convertible bodystyles and looks especially tasteful in this gray paint. As expected, there’s 400 horsepower under the hood. Another attraction…

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport preview

There are now more options than ever in the small SUV segment and buyers are especially spoiled if looking for a little luxury. One of the newer options is Land Rover’s Discovery Sport which arrived last year as a 2016 model and replaces the aging LR2. For the 2017 model year, Land Rover is offering Discovery Sport buyers an expanded color…

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Mini launches new service to help owners rent out their cars

BMW’s Mini division will not only gladly sell you a new car, it will also soon help you rent it out to other people. As part of BMW’s ever-expanding ride and car-sharing initiative, Mini owners will be able to opt in to a BMW-run network that would make their cars available to registered members. Mini owners will soon be offered a device that…

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Smart ForTwo gets more power thanks to Brabus

Smart used this week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show to roll out some Brabus-enhanced versions of its ForTwo and ForFour minicars. We’re not talking about the simple appearance packages we saw earlier in the year—this time there’s more power plus some chassis mods. Before you get too excited note that the upgrades are minimal. For…

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Mercedes tests waters with new yacht concept

Mercedes-Benz has dropped the anchor on a new concept—only it isn’t meant to storm an autobahn. The Arrow460-Granturismo, which is referred to as the “Silver Arrow of the Seas” and developed by Mercedes-Benz Style, the design consulting division of the German automaker, is a 46-foot, 960-horsepower yacht capable of seating up to 10 people…

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How turbocharger wastegates work

Your turbocharger. It’s the snail of mystery attached to your engine, allowing it to breathe in more deeply. With the wonders of forced induction, a smaller engine can create the horsepower and torque of a larger-displacement engine. There are many parts to a turbocharger, which means you might have questions about any number of those parts. Today…

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BMW builds long-wheelbase X1 for China

BMW has been cranking out its X1 compact crossover since 2009, when it debuted for the 2010 model year. The X1 has proven exceedingly popular as global sales of the model have topped 800,000 units. Over 200,000 of those sales came by way of the Chinese market, and it’s there where BMW will launch an updated version of the X1. ALSO SEE: Jaguar…

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Hennessey puts drag strip up for sale

The housing market is booming in metro Houston…and so, apparently, is the drag strip market. Those looking for their own stretch of pavement where they can exercise their rubber burning rides can now pick up their own quarter mile of heaven. Houston-area tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering is the current owner of the Lonestar Motorsports…

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Next-gen Infiniti QX50 previewed by QX Sport Inspiration concept

Infiniti will unveil a striking concept vehicle at the upcoming 2016 Beijing Auto Show, which previews the new design direction the brand will take for its future SUVs. Specifically, the new concept previews the design of the next-generation QX50, the current version of which dates back to the EX35 originally launched for the 2008 model year. The…

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