04 Feb 2015

The 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 is the car you never thought they would build

Porsche has said for years that profitable Cayennes and Panameras are what allows them to spend development money on sports cars. And yes, there’s a constant parade of new 911s, to the point that Porsche now offers 20 different variants. I don’t think that kind of model proliferation is really

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02 Feb 2015

5 Great Choices For Your First Track-Day Race Car

There was a time when almost every race car was driven to the track. Even in the muscle car era, that’s why people bought Shelby Mustangs and why Porsche sold Speedsters and BMW built 3.0 CSls. Amateur racing went away in a hurry for a whole lot of reasons, though,

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30 Jan 2015

The Friday 5: Nineties Superstars

I’m jumping over the Eighties from the Seventies last week, just because there are so many great (odd) Nineties cars at auctions for this week’s Friday 5. Looking through these, it’s almost impossible to believe they all came out of the same decade. 1. 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale HF Turbo Martini

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28 Jan 2015

Top 10 Fun Cars To Get You Through The Snow (And Any Other Bad Weather)

Here’s a little secret: The most important things about getting through snow aren’t all-wheel drive or traction control: all you really need is a real limited-slip differential and good tires. I learned that early on when a family friend got me up a steep, winding, snow-covered hill in a four-door

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23 Jan 2015

The Friday 5: Meet the Seventies

I have a real weakness for Seventies supercars. I think it’s because that’s when they started changing from being “beautiful,” like a Lamborghini Miura or Ferrari 250 GTO; to “exotic,” like the Lancia Stratos and BMW M1. Without them, there would have been no Ferrari F40 or even Zonda. They may be the Koenigsegg Agera’s

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22 Jan 2015

Car of the Week: Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe

It was a toss-up this week between the new Porsche 911 GTS variant and the McLaren 650S Le Mans, which actually have a lot in common. Both are very limited edition appearance packages, but their missions are different. The Porsche got the nod because where the McLaren is a homage to

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17 Jan 2015

The Friday 5: Used Race Cars

What’s that? Oh, just some old used race cars, is all. Nothing to see. 1. 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Berlinetta, Bonhams The 2007 FXX Evoluzione got multiple improvements including 848bhp at 9,500rpm, up from 789bhp at 8,500rpm in the original. Based on the chassis number, this should actually be the very first one built. That would

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14 Jan 2015

Best of Detroit: The top 9 best cars and trucks from 2015’s incredible show

In a good year, you might get one or two really cool new models at a major auto show. In a great year, you’ll get some more cool cars and something really special, too. This was a fantastic year in Detroit. Everyone was all excited for the new Acura NSX

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12 Jan 2015

Car of the Week: 2017 Ford GT

Our very first Car of the Week was officially announced…today. The third generation Ford GT, following the original Sixties GT40 and 2004-’06 GT, debuted in Detroit as a 2017 model, starting production in just over 18 months. In between the Flexes and Tempos, Ford has this amazing history of building completely

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08 Jan 2015

The Friday Five: What’s hot in Scottsdale

We’re going to be rolling out some new content and features on the SpeedList blog in the next few weeks, starting with Five for Friday. This will feature some of our favorite high-performance cars available at upcoming auctions, in this case in Scottsdale next week. Check the links for more details. If

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