Dream Garage – Superformance LOLA MkIII Can-Am Spyders

2014 Superformance LOLA MkII Can-Am Spyder at Olthoff Racing12

Lola racecars are extremely special for their value-for-money today, racing pedigree, and also their incredibly timeless grace and beauty. This was a racing team directly formed in the late 1950s with one goal: build a car from scratch to win LeMans. The resulting semi-monocoque chassis design – now known as a unibody – was revolutionary at the time of frame-based racers from nearly every other racing company and nearly every single road car. A semi-monocoque? Oh yes. The other part is also pretty advanced for the time: a steel spaceframe for the engine and rear suspension cradle. In fact, the Lola GT Mk 6 formed the basis for the Ford GT40 as well as campaigning across a half-dozen racing series itself. In fact, the Ford GT40 spin-off was originally developed in-house (at Lola) by Ford guys on a one-year contract partnership with Lola.   Stunning, right? Okay: Back to the …

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Want to be an Auto Journalist? Special Contributors, Snappers and Reviewers Needed

We are looking for a few new contributors to join the five-man team here at Car-Revs-Daily.com. Writing and producing automotive news content is AWESOME — but breaking through and being published anywhere is not easy. The best way to become a top auto journalist is to just start doing it.   Become a published auto writer via Car-Revs-Daily.com. If you are a photographer, writer, car-nut, traveler — we want to hear from you.  Catch your dream and start publishing your coolest photos, articles, and adventures!   Custom cars, motorcycles, trucks and planes are all fair game.  Military vehicles and boats?  Sounds good too.   We will handle the formatting initially — but publish in your name. You can link to your social profiles, build up your body of work… and maybe even become the next Clarkson. I promise: you will re-read your articles over and over the first time they hit the web. It …

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Concept Flashback – 1969 Abarth 2000 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina

This photoshoot recalls Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous to me, but the car under her is not half bad either.  The Abarth 2000 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina explored a doorless wedge design with forward-hinged full glass canopy. Shrouded and integrated lamps in front were also fairly revolutionary for the time — and a cue that would be adopted by supercars by the mid-1970s.     1969 Abarth 2000 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina You May Also Like:Concept Flashback – 1969 Abarth 2000 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina     All these silly model poses! They remind me of Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous, but that might just be me.        Concept Flashback – 1969 Ferrari 512S Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina in Leopard Onesie… This car is RARE! Of course, many concept cars were one-off creations for a specific auto show or other event. And many more are not actual cars …

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HD First Drive Review – 2015 Audi A3 1.8T Sedan

 The Audi A3 family is pretty massive for 2015 – with the new sedan just the first in the offensive that will include the A3/S3 Cabrio, A3 Sportback and Sportback Hybrid, an S3 sedan and even the Q3 mini SUV. So there is a lot riding on this compact exec’s shoulders – not least a worry that it might be overpriced and under-amazing. But that is not the case in the slightest. What we discovered after flogging Audi’s latest machine around Lake Lanier, Georgia last week is a fun, peppy car with outstanding driving characteristics, very intuitive steering, and a contender for world’s-best-transmission in the S-tronic seven-speed DSG. But most of all, we were thrilled by the A3’s interior design – which fathfully carries Audi’s well-earned cabin reputation and even enhances it with the latest MMI touch controls down below and the slide-up TFT panel in the low-cowl dash shape. …

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Superformance GT40 Mk1 – Gulf Racing Livery in 90 Gorgeous Photos + 2 Videos

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Update1 – Republishing this with new gallery formats. While editing these photos just now, I am trying to think of the right description for the beauty shown by the Superformance GT40 Mark I. (And its humble photographer…!) All I keep thinking is: “These Photos Are Wet-Your-Pants Gorgeous!” The 100-plus photos below hopefully make up for the very disappointing camerawork in my GT40 ride-along. Yes, for most of it, I am narrating into an iPhone that was not actually, ahem, recording… VIDEO PART ONE Ride-Along VIDEO PART TWO Overall, owning a Superformance GT40 is now near the top of my long list of life goals. Enjoy. Contact the Superformance team and learn more about the cars available via http://www.olthoffracing.com/   Special Thanks to Olthoff Racing, Hillbank Motorsports and Superformance LLC.   Superformance GT40 Gulf Racing Livery OUTDOOR PHOTOS   Olthoff Racing in NC INDOOR PHOTOS       You May Also …

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2014 SEAT Leon Cupra Now Offered in Very Cool ST Wagon

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Updated 1.10.2015 The sexy Leon ST wagon is now available in the Cupra trim! This cool dynamic and style upgrade includes the availability of the postent Cupra 280 pack and its huge-boost turbo gasoline engine. Six styling packs are also available on the Leon Cupras — with the Dynamic Grey shown in the press shots an ST Cupra exclusive that is not offered on Leon ST’s with lesser engines. We also anticipate the Sub8 performance packs to be offered on the ST wagon – these trims commemorate that the Leon Cupra is the quickest front-drive car of all time around the Nurburgring: under eight minutes, as it were…. Lots of Leon Cupra goodies below, but first a turntable showing the mid-range Leon ST FR. Still a sexy machine – but not as fun as the potent Cupra will be. PREVIOUS My long-distance love affair with the SEAT Leon continues to …

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2015 Ford Mustang GT – Custom Colorizer

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Originally Published March 2014 Is the Mustang order book open already for first deliveries in late 2014!? That thought passed through my head while already elbow-deep in PhotoShop this morning. I usually only try to change the color of a car that is: — out of production (like the McLaren F1) — or not released in full detail yet (ie Lambo Huracan). These next Huracan ones are the official colors options versus my photochop above. Adding too many colors that are not factory options might make automakers care even less about our little website. It is good to tread a little lightly in that area. After just one millisecond of Googling — yes the Official 2015 Mustang colors are out — and will be featured in an upcoming article that is distince from this one. Why? Because we have 64 digitally-rendered 2015 #INAMUSTANG colors on our desktop! And we are …

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2016 Audi TT Wins TopGear Coupe of the Year + LED Lighting Demo

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  TopGear has hated the Audi TT for as long as anyone can recall. Sure, this is part of their countercultural appeal, as the UK was one of the TT’s biggest global markets. The car was absolutely everywhere and wore many people out. It represented a “tarted up Golf,” as the guys said so, so many times. So for the new 2016 model-year TT to win the mag’s Coupe of the Year award is quite surprising indeed. Granted, they gave more than a dozen of these awards out in many categories, with heavily subjective and qualitative assessments deciding who won and who lost. Even so, it is a big turn-about and a promising sign for the all-new generation’s dynamics and overall market appeal globally. As far as arrival times and pricing, the US Audi lineup has a 2015 TT still in the range as the prehistoric-looking existing model — so …

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2014 Caterham Seven in the USA! Turn-Key, Street-Legal 280s Available Now From $50k

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The dream track car is now alive and roaring around the USA, thanks to Superformance! More than two dozen Caterham Sevens have been sold so far by the Superformance and Hillbank Motorsports distribution network, and more are arriving fresh every week. We explain all the trim levels and specifications below — but here is the shortcut: The engine installation and selection is just a quick option box to tick. The car arrives to you ready to register for plates, and ready to race on the weekends! So hang those elbows out, floor the throttle and get shopping! The Caterham 280 packs 140-horsepower, which is plennnnntttyy to learn the nimble handling attitude and darty corner stance of this all-time hero of a trackday car. Here are a few examples of the Caterhams available now and soon in the USA on the east and west coasts. Pricing with engines starts at about …

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