The Seminal Super Sport The most celebrated badge in Chevrolet Performance history—the legendary “SS”—started as anything but. Introduced with little fanfare late in 1961 as an option kit on the Impala sport coupe, the “Super Sport” package was overshadowed by the dramatic “Bubbleback” of the new-for-’61 body style. The package itself was a tremendous bargain: […]
Its been quite a while since we hit you guys with one of these automotive brain-teasers. High time we did another! Think you know what it is? Click HERE and enter your guess — make/model/year — in the comments!
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A Five-Liter Fountain of Youth The automotive media is all aflutter these days with the news of the forthcoming 2016 6th-generation Camaro. The announcement has overshadowed the 6th iteration of the Mustang—which beat the Chevy to market by nearly two years. After all, the pony-car paparazzi are perpetually a “what have you done for […]
A Soaring Scion of British Luxury Bentley motorcars have always been a study in contradiction. As a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce for most of the 20th century, stately British luxury and prestige have been central to Bentley’s identity. But the brand has roots in motorsport, having won Le Mans six times—including four consecutive events from 1927-1930—and […]
A proper big-budget movie chronicling the life of Enzo Ferrari and his amazing automotive accomplishments has been on virtually every car guy’s wishlist for decades. Rumors of such a film have circulated for years, and all manner of stars have been rumored to be attached to the project–from Al Pacino to Clint Eastwood to the […]
Raise a Toast to the Six Pack! By Matt Boyd 1:18 | $85 How ironic is it that perhaps the greatest competitor to Mopar’s mighty 426 Hemi ended up being…another Mopar! In the late 1960s the Hemi was dominant on street and strip, but it was expensive—the $800+ it cost added a 25-percent premium […]
Arrivederci Bella! By: Matt Boyd 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but believe it or not it has actually been six years! Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so it’s time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going […]