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Ducati’s New Scrambler

Ducati’s New Scrambler Icon Gets More Style and Tech for 2021

It’s been years since Ducati introduced its Scrambler brand of attainable, café-style motorcycles. Building on its success, Ducati has introduced a face-lifted version of its entry-level bike dubbed the Scrambler Icon.

McLaren Spent 18 Months Restoring an Ultra-Rare F1 GTR

For McLaren, there's probably no better way to market its new certified restoration service than to debut a pristine F1 GTR race car as the first graduate of the program. This particular example, chassis number 25R, led a noteworthy racing career.
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The 710-Horsepower Ferrari 488 Pista Spider Is Finally Here

Ferrari has revealed the convertible version of its 488 Pista with the same 710 horsepower twin-turbo V8. The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is capable of 211 mph and hits 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
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The Ultimate Lamborghini Aventador Has Arrived And It’s Packing 770 Horsepower

Since the Aventador went on sale in 2011, Lamborghini has slow-rolled higher performance variants to maintain excitement for its range-topping model. Now, as the supercar ages out of existence, we will see the ultimate send-off in the form of the Aventador SVJ.
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5 of the Most Expensive Cars Headed to Monterey Car Week 2018

Each year, Monterey Car Week attracts some of the rarest and most expensive vehicles on the planet. These are five of the priciest rides headed to auction for 2018, including an Aston Martin, a Ford, a Duesenberg, and two Ferraris.
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Lost 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang Prototype Found in a Texas Field

The recent discovery of a 1967 Mustang GT500 prototype (nicknamed “Little Red”) has experts wondering how a rare Shelby found its way into middle-of-nowhere Texas. Now its new owner is looking to the Internet for answers.
1969 Ford Bronco

Peep This Perfectly Restored 1969 Ford Bronco Up for Auction

This 1969 Ford Bronco was a test vehicle before being sold to the company's racing partners. After a meticulous restoration, it's now ready for the Monterey Car Week auction block, where's it's expected to sell for over $200,000.
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Lotus Cars Will Get a Massive Cash Injection to Compete With Porsche

Despite its rich motorsport and road car history, Lotus Cars has never been much more than a niche sports car builder. Thanks to a massive investment from parent company, Geely, the UK manufacturer may soon go toe-to-toe with luxury rivals like Porsche.
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5 Best Cars You Can Modify for $15,000 or Less

Whether for cost saving or product planning reasons, new cars are always held back a bit by the automaker. That's where you and the aftermarket come in. Grab one of these great starting tuner cars for under $15,000 and start modifying today.
Porsche's Rally-Racing 959

This Supercar-Stomping Porsche 959 Tore Up the ’80s Rally Stage — and It’s on the Auction Block

For all the reasons enthusiasts adore the Porsche 959, few would consider its rallying career of particular consequence. Still, when Porsche entered the Paris-Dakar rally with this modified 959, it caused quite a stir. Now it's up for auction.
2019 Range Rover

The 2019 Range Rover Lineup Includes Land Rover’s First-Ever Plug-In Hybrid

Land Rover has revealed its 2019 Range Rover lineup in full, including specs for its first plug-in hybrid model, the P400e. Other highlights include wade-sensing tech and new driver assistance features.
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Front Runner’s Slimline II Roof Rack Can Help Make All Your Overland Dreams Come True

Overland enthusiasts love customizing their vehicles with all sorts of exterior and interior modifications, but one of the most foundational accessories is a roof rack. In this Front Runner Outfitters Slimline II Roof Rack Review, we see if the South African supplier has the best storage solution.
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Here’s What We Know About the 2019 Toyota Supra

After a 16-year nap, the Toyota Supra is finally ready to re-enter the sports car market. Due sometime early 2019, the all-new Supra will be co-developed by BMW and feature four and six-cylinder engines. Here's everything we know about the vehicle so far.
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The All-New Ariel Atom 4 is a Civic Type R-Powered Rocket

Now in its fourth generation, the Ariel Atom is the same wild-looking track car as its predecessors, but with a new Honda Civic Type R engine with 320 horsepower. Here's everything we know so far.

Modern Muscle Cars: Ford Mustang v. Chevrolet Camaro v. Dodge Challenger

With each passing year, the three muscle car kings — Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Dodge Challenger — grow more potent, technologically advanced, and altogether exciting. It's hard to keep up, but we’ll do our best to lay out all the specs in this modern muscle car matchup.
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Nissan’s Titan XD Surfcamp is Built to Catch Waves, Fish, and Some Zs

Nissan’s approach to overlanding uses a highly modified Titan XD pickup truck to live at the beach until you’re more sand than man. Dubbed the Titan Surfcamp, Nissan’s specialized rig has everything you’ll need to catch waves, fish, or some Zs.
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Travis Pastrana Crushes Evel Knievel’s Motorcycle Records in Las Vegas

On July 8, 2018, Travis Pastrana broke three of Evel Knievel's motorcycle records in Las Vegas: jumping over 52 crushed cars, 16 Greyhound buses, and the infamous Caesars Palace fountain. Watch all three here.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevy Finally Puts a Price on the 2019 Silverado Pickup

Chevrolet has revealed pricing information for its best-selling model. The 2019 Silverado pickup will start at a lower figure, but upper-level trims see a bump.
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Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron Interior Previews First Digital Side Mirrors

Audi reveals the cabin of its all-electric e-tron SUV, which shows small and big leaps for in-car tech. The most significant gadget is a pair of screens embedded within both front door panels that replace traditional side mirrors.
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Driver’s Ed: How to Drive a Stick Shift

There are several reasons why knowing how to operate a manual transmission is important, from emergency situations to sheer enjoyment. In this step-by-step guide, we'll teach you how to drive a stick like a pro.
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Alfa Romeo Is Back in America and Here to Stay

Alfa Romeo has never really hit its stride in America, but with a growing lineup of compelling vehicles, the Italian automaker may finally settle down in the United States.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E400

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe First Drive Review

The Manual takes a road trip through British Columbia in Mercedes-Benz's all-new E400 Coupe - what wonders await on the snowcapped horizon?
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Volkswagen is Bringing Back the Classic Microbus and We Can’t Wait

Volkswagen has announced it will build a production version of its all-electric I.D. Buzz concept, effectively reviving the Microbus of the late 1960s. We're due for a wait, though, as the van is slated for release in 2022. That should give you plenty of time to tie-dye your wardrobe.
2019 Volvo S60

Volvo’s 2019 S60 Will Be the First Volvo Built In America

On Wednesday, June 20, Volvo opened the doors to its first U.S. factory, located in Charleston, South Carolina. To add a little more sizzle to headlines, Volvo also introduced its 2019 S60 sport sedan — and we think established German luxury brands should be a bit concerned.
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Chevy Blazer Returns as a Camaro-Faced, Front-Drive Crossover

Chevrolet’s iconic Blazer is making a comeback in 2019 with Camaro-inspired styling and a distinct lack of off-road credentials. The new Chevy Blazer was shown this week in Atlanta and will slot between the Equinox and Traverse in the automaker's crossover lineup.
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Porsche Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary with a Retro-Cool Carrera Concept

It’s been 70 years since Porsche’s first production model was introduced to the world, and the German automaker intends to celebrate in style. To honor the original 356 Roadster, Porsche has revealed an open-air concept called the 911 Speedster.
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The All-New Humvee Hits Harder, Blocks Better, and Goes Further

The Humvee has been a staple of the U.S. military for decades, but the current model is getting old. Now AM General has introduced a new version, the NXT360, with better offense, defense, and off-road capability.

2017 Maserati Levante S Q4 Review

The Maserati Levante, the Italian automaker's first SUV, is a revelation among luxury crossovers - much like savory espresso is to watery coffee.
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Take a Look at This Life-Sized LEGO McLaren 720S Supercar

After Bugatti showed off its 1:8 scale LEGOego Chiron, McLaren firedback with a 1:1 scale — or life-size — 720S supercar. The LEGO McLaren is currently on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
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Ram is Going after Ford with a Dino-Truck of Its Own: Meet the Dodge Rebel TRX

Tired of watching Ford's Raptor soak up the off-road pickup truck spotlight, RAM will build the Rebel TRX. The production model will be based on the 2016 Concept.
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Lamborghini Huracan Performante First Drive Review

Lamborghini's passion has inspired some of the most daring, exciting vehicles in the world. We experience its latest, the Huracan Performante, at Imola.
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Let In Just the Right Amount of Nature with the Airstream Basecamp

Using a travel trailer is certainly a different way to camp, and for some, it will always be an artificial experience. For others, light campers like the new Airstream Basecamp are a way to socialize and stay comfortable, so you can indulge in nature for longer. Here's our review.
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Royal Newlyweds Leave Ceremony In Electric Jaguar E-Type

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle couldn’t simply leave their royal wedding ceremony in a Kia Optima. The newlyweds needed the perfect vehicle to match their grandeur. An all-electric Jaguar E-Type Zero seemed the perfect fit.

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible Review

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible delivers an immersive driving experience that replaces any concern for the future with a joy for the present.
Mercedes-AMG GT S

Mercedes-AMG Now Offers a Roadster for Every Appetite: Meet the GT S

Not satisfied with just two convertible versions of its GT sports car, Mercedes-AMG has revealed a third model, the GT S Roadster, to slot between the GT and GT C. It will compete with Jaguar’s F-Type R convertible, Porsche’s 911 S Cabriolet, and Aston Martin’s Vantage.
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Rolls-Royce Finally Drops Details on Cullinan, Its Crown Jewel and First SUV

Rolls-Royce has finally dropped the curtain on the Cullinan. Named after the largest diamond known to man and billed as the company's most highly anticipated model ever, Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the brand's first-ever SUV. Here are all the details.
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Aston Martin Dives into the Submarine Business with Project Neptune

Aston Martin breaks new, uh, water with the introduction of its co-developed submarine. Revealed online ahead of its public debut later in 2018, Project Neptune is engineered by Triton Submarines and designed by Aston Martin for exclusive underwater travel.
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Ducati Monster History: See How the Iconic Motorcycle Has Evolved Over 25 Years (Photos)

The Ducati Monster created the "naked" street bike category in 1993. Twenty-five years later, the Italian manufacturer is celebrating this iconic motorcycle's birthday all over the world. See how the designed has evolved over the past two decades in a photo gallery.
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Driving the Porsche 911 GT3 is a Revelation We Should All Experience

Our first spin in a modern Porsche 911 is a revelation of performance vehicle engineering. After test-driving the sports car for a week, we wish everyone would get a chance to experience this engineering marvel. Perhaps a petition is in order.
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Classic Recreations Can Now Customize Boss and Mach 1 Mustang Models

In addition to the unique Shelby Mustang projects Classic Recreations has churned out over the years, the specialty automaker can now customize Boss and Mach 1 builds. Each car is licensed by Ford and looks just like the originals.
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Hot Wheels Celebrates 50th Anniversary with U.S. Tour in Search of New Models

Hot Wheels is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a cross-country tour. The traveling car show will visit 15 cities around the United States in search of real-life cars to be transformed into diecast models.
McLaren 720S Review

The 2018 McLaren 720S Might Be the World’s Most Practical Supercar

The 2018 McLaren 720S embodies a supercar's best traits while offering unprecedented accessibility. This could be the most usable performance car weapon yet. We take a closer look at the 720S' best qualities, from its speed to its comfy interior.
2016 Chevy Cruze

2016 Chevy Cruze First Drive Review

Some compacts may try to be luxury cars, but the 2016 Chevy Cruze sticks to its strengths as a frugal, attractive, and spunky driver’s choice.
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Amazon Gets Even Easier With In-Car Delivery to Volvo and GM Vehicles

A brand-new in-car delivery allows Amazon customers to use Amazon Key, register their Volvo or GM vehicle, and receive packages right in their car. However, it isn't a flawless system.
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The Duke is a Custom-Built Land Rover Defender Looking for an Excuse to Fight

Arkonik's custom built D110 recreations are one of the best ways to experience classic Land Rover Defender grit and style with modern conveniences.
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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe Will Blow Away Its Competitors With F1 Hybrid Tech

Alfa Romeo is reportedly working on a two-door version of its Giulia sports car that will use Formula One hybrid technology to deliver up to 641 horsepower.
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Say Hello to Project Sparta, Aston Martin’s New Monster Truck

Aston Martin is throwing its hat into the ring. And by "hat, we mean a monster truck called Project Sparta, and by "ring," we mean the U.S. Monster Jam.
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Crossovers and Concepts Make the Biggest Splash at the 2018 New York Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show is among the biggest spectacles in the automotive world. Here are the five biggest vehicle reveals from the 2018 show floor.
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Why Tires Make All the Difference at the Race Track

Of all the lessons you will learn at the race track, only one can be grasped after the very first corner: tires change everything. Tire Rack gives The Manual the rundown on race tires.
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Old Ferraris and F1 Champs Shared a Stage at this Year’s Amelia Island Concours

Here's look at the cars awarded with Best in Show honors at the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Two-time F1 world champion and Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi was also recognized.