Chevrolet will only build the 2018 Corvette for four months

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Carbon 65 EditionThe 2018 Chevrolet Corvette's model year will be one of the shortest in nameplate's history. After the Corvette's Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant went offline in August 2017, production of the 2018 Corvette will restart next month. But the plant will stop building the 2018 model year not long after. That's because the assembly plant will...
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Ken Block might be filming Gymkhana 10 in Detroit

Ken Block spotted filming in Detroit, MichiganKen Block and his Hoonigan crew broke away from the Gymkhana series with the recent "Climbkhana" production at Pikes Peak. However, Gymkhana 10 could be on the horizon, and Detroit, Michigan, might play host. YouTuber Revin captured footage of Block and his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR racing and drifting through metro Detroit streets, which...
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Evolution of virtue: How Mazda Miata became purist’s sports car

Mazda NA Miata Restoration ProgramThe Mazda Miata remains a go-to choice for those seeking a no-frills driving experience today. Over four generations, the Miata may have gained and lost various facets of itself, but it's always been a fun-to-drive sports car on a budget. But, where did it all begin? Thanks to Donut Media, we have everything we'd ever want to know about the birth...
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Learn what it takes for a car to break the sound barrier

Thrust SSC world land-speed record runIn 1997, the Thrust SSC team landed a world record when its car set the world land-speed record of 763 mph. But, taking a car like the Thrust SSC to speeds above 700 mph isn't a simple as holding the steering wheel straight and mashing the throttle. No, there's finesse and precision involved to break records, and subsequently, the sound barrier...
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Why dyno numbers might not be something to boast about

Engineering Explained's Honda S2000 on the dynoTaking your car to a dyno is often a great way to produce bragging rights, especially after installing various aftermarket modifications. Following the results owners often swear by the figures, but variances in the equipment itself can lead to numerous results that skew the figures themselves. Engineering Explained tackled the subject of dyno...
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Say, what can you see? How self-driving cars view roads

What a self-driving car seesWhen a self-driving car boots up and takes in the world around it, its vision is nothing like what a human driver finds familiar. Instead, a self-driving car uses data collection via radar, cameras, and lidar to "see" the world around it. How can humans begin to understand what the machine sees? Make the human a self-driving car, of course. That's...
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Rolls-Royce doesn’t do half steps; EVs in the future, no hybrids

2018 Rolls-Royce PhantomIt's all or nothing at Rolls-Royce. The maker of some of the most opulent cars on the road today says it will not equip its vehicles with plug-in hybrid systems, but eventually, it will have no choice but to offer battery-electric cars. Previously, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said the brand will pursue purely electric...
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Katech 416 is a short-block V-8, long on 600-plus-horsepower

Katech 416 ci LS3-based V-8 short block.Most car enthusiasts are well aware that a project car comes with a whole lot of baggage, namely in picking and sourcing appropriate parts. The engine is especially important, and depending on the individual's goals, making a lot of horsepower can get really expensive, really quickly. Enter Katech, the Michigan-based performance company, and their...
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Katech 416 is a short-block V-8, long on 600-plus-horsepower

Katech 416 ci LS3-based V-8 short block.Most car enthusiasts are well aware that a project car comes with a whole lot of baggage, namely in picking and sourcing appropriate parts. The engine is especially important, and depending on the individual's goals, making a lot of horsepower can get really expensive, really quickly. Enter Katech, the Michigan-based performance company, and their...
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Ringbrothers bringing 1956 Ford F-100 restomod to SEMA

Ring Brothers 1956 Ford F-100 Clem 101Ringbrothers will return to the SEMA show this November with another custom creation. Following last year's multiple debuts, which included the G-Code Camaro, Cadillac Madam-V, and more, the custom car shop announced plans to reveal a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck. Ringbrothers calls it "Clem 101" and it will benefit from a familiar (read: awesome)...
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British police are using video games to hone high-speed driving skills

UK police use Perps on the run in the United Kingdom take note: police forces are stepping up their game—literally. The Lincolnshire police force is testing a new way to train officers in high-speed driving and it involves a whole lot of video games. Through a partnership with Sony's PlayStation, four officers clocked a lap time at Silverstone raceway in...
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Volvo’s Polestar 1 is a carbon-fiber bodied 600-hp hybrid coupe

Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid sport coupeVolvo was among the first automakers to announce intentions to phase out the internal-combustion engine and move to an all-electric and electrified portfolio of cars. In the process, Volvo's former in-house tuning division, Polestar, parted ways to become a standalone brand within Volvo Cars Group. Its mission? Build electrified performance cars...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. receives fitting NASCAR retirement present

Dale Earnhardt Jr. receives his father Monte Carlo stock car Photo: Amy EarnhardtThe 2017 NASCAR Cup Series will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final season after he announced his retirement earlier this year. Through Earnhardt Jr.'s 18 seasons and more than 600 races, the star racer clinched two Daytona 500 wins in his career. So, what's a proper retirement gift for someone of Earnhardt Jr.'s stature? How about his father's old race...
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A hardcore SVX Land Rover Defender might be in the works

Land Rover Discovery SVX concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto showIt's unclear what the next-generation Land Rover Defender will bring when it finally arrives—Land Rover says it's "not far away"—but we do know the brand is absolutely committed to retaining its off-road appeal. Whatever go-anywhere capability it may have, Land Rover is reportedly mulling an even more hardcore Defender SVX. According...
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It’s McLaren P1 GTR and Ferrari FXX K track time

McLaren P1 GTR vs Ferrari FXX KWhen two hypercars take to the track to stretch their legs, it's time to put down everything and strap in for the ride. Today, it's the McLaren P1 GTR and the Ferrari FXX K, which arrived at Monza for a few hot laps. The video shows the two hypercars during different sessions, so it's not an actual battle, but it's incredible to see the two...
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Learn how Lamborghini helped engineer the Dodge Viper’s V-10

First-generation Dodge ViperThe Dodge Viper has once again departed the automotive landscape, but it won't be forgotten anytime soon. Why? Because it represented one of the purest sports cars a Detroit automaker ever built—and actually built in Detroit, Michigan, at that. Donut Media is back to help us get up to speed on the Dodge Viper, but here's a factoid...
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