2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: ready to attack the track

Today Chevrolet released pictures and details of the track orientated 2014 Camaro Z/28 at the New York Auto Show. The exterior has been redesigned to provide improved stability and cooling at high speeds. The Z/28 model name harkens back to the 302 cubic inch (5.0 L) 1967 Camaro which was introduced to participated in the SCCA Trans-Am 2 … [Read more...]

Turbo Fever – Magnus Walker and his 1976 Porsche Turbo Carrera

Do you suffer from turbo fever? Based on this short film featuring Magnus Walker and one of his many air-cooled 911's it would seem the best cure for turbo fever is a blast through the canyons of California. Do you suffer from the same malady? What is your preferred treatment? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3mBl5se4lg … [Read more...]

First Top Gear Episode of Season 19: Pagani Huayra, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Clarkson P45 [SPOILER ALERT]

The very popular, estimated to have 350 million views per week, new Top Gear episode aired tonight. It was a good one. The featured cars included a Pagani Huayra and Bentley Continental GT Speed, and Homeland star Damian Lewis. The 230 MPH Pagani Huayra sports a twin-turbo and intercooled 6.0L V12 (producing 720 BHP) and connected to a 7 speed … [Read more...]

$100k+ 1968 Shelby GT500KR abandoned; many ask if it’s for sale

A thread on Reddit has emerged which shows a picture of a 1968 Shelby GT500KR that appears to have been left out in the elements to rust away. The title claims that it is 1 of 4 that was produced in blue with white stripes. With some 933 produced in 1968 it seems unlikely there were only 4 produced in this color but this author was not able to find … [Read more...]

Hendrick buys first C7, 2014 Corvette Stingray for $1.05M

NASCAR Team owner, Chevrolet dealer owner, noted Corvette and general automotive enthusiast, Rick Hendrick has purchased the right to VIN#0001 of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. No stranger to the Barrett-Jackson auction, Hendrick bid up the right to custom order the first 2014 Corvette off the assembly line. In 2010 he paid $297,000 … [Read more...]

1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘cuda sells for $1.2M

This car sold for $1.2M at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction. It has been referred to as the most desirable muscle car in the world, produced at the height of the muscle car craze. Aside from the 426 Hemi V8 engine, it has a 727 automatic transmission, Dana 60 with 4.11 gears, Super Track Pak package, and power top. It is one of 11 … [Read more...]

2013 Barrett Jackson auction photo gallery: The weird, wonderful, and wantful

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Mazda employs funny German stereotype

Why are German stereotypes in car commercials so funny? "Just buckle up buttercup" http://youtu.be/48h5OeLjGcQ Volkswagen used a similar tactic to great success with their "Unpimp your ride" series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv157ZIInUk [P.S. You should create a custom car profile on OctaneNation.] … [Read more...]

Hyundai Netherlands Using Nipples and Buttocks to Promote 2013 Santa Fe

Jalopnik brought to light that Hyundai Netherlands is using a racy video by Fitzoy Amsterdam to promote the 2013 Santa Fe. The clip includes scenes of women gazing lustfully at the car, erect nipples poking through semi-transparent blouses and skirts being blown high in the air. Jason Torchinsky describes it as Seeing their latest ad, classily … [Read more...]

McLaren P1 photos released, to be revealed in Paris

The McLaren P1, McLaren’s newest supercar, is set to be revealed September 27th at the Paris Motor Show, Mondial de l'Automobile 2012. Twenty years have passed since McLaren released the iconic F1 road car and much has changed in that time. Government regulations concerning emissions and safety are more strict, conspiring to increase vehicle … [Read more...]