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Month: August 2021

The Porsche 993 GT2 Was the Wildest Air-Cooled 911

The Porsche 993 GT2 Was the Wildest Air-Cooled 911

In the mid Nineties, the BPR Global GT Series was the coolest thing in sports-car racing. Designed to fill the hole created by the 1992 demise of the World Sportscar Championship, the BPR series featured heavily modified road cars competing at various European and Asian circuits. For the 1995 season, Porsche built a car specifically …

Finally, a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina Worth Six Figures

Finally, a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina Worth Six Figures

Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR legend spans three decades, but his biggest successes came with the “Rainbow Warriors,” the nickname for his team when he ran an iconic livery designed by Sam Bass. Those colors graced a few of his cars, but his championships came in Monte Carlo-branded cars that lacked the visceral appeal of the early 90s …

Someone Put a Turbocharged LS3 in a Grand National

Someone Put a Turbocharged LS3 in a Grand National

In the 1980s, General Motors reinvented the muscle car with the instant classic turbocharged Buick Grand National. In the 2010s, they modernized off-the-shelf horsepower with the high output LS3 engine. While the number was impressive for the day the 235 horsepower Grand National is not fast by modern standards. The LS3 takes to forced induction particularly …

2022 Subaru BRZ First Drive: History Repeats Itself

2022 Subaru BRZ First Drive: History Repeats Itself

Cast your mind back to 2013 or thereabouts, when Subaru’s rear-drive BRZ and its cousin, the Toyota 86—then known as the Scion FR-S—were new. Although nearly identical, the rear-drive sports cars had different personalities: The FR-S was more playful while the BRZ was more shy about shaking its tail feathers. Fast-forward to 2022, and as Yogi Berra once said, …