VW Golf GTI Clubsport Nearly Ready for Production?

VW GTI Clubsport prototype on the Nurburgring
Re-shared from Bridge to Gantry, Text and Photography by Dale Lomas

It’s the 40th birthday of the VW Golf next year, and the Wolfsburg crew look like they’ll have an ‘ultimate’ version of the classic FWD platform to bring to the party.

In these latest photos the rear wing has shrunk a little from the R400 proportions we saw earlier in May and the whole car just looks more ‘finished’. (more…)

Why Do People Still Love Classic Cars?

Early C3 generation Corvette Stingray
Re-shared from Petrolicious, Text by Ian Davies

In most cases, classic cars are rubbish. As James May once said, if they were any good, they’d still be made. Modern cars are faster, better handling, more reliable, more comfortable, cleaner, safer, more economical, and mostly cheaper to purchase, too. Basically, they’re better in just about every way. Yet despite this, the clearly inferior classic car not only still exists, but is positively thriving these days. Why?

There is no simple answer to this, but instead a combination of factors that each play a part. (more…)

1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R vs. 2015 Scion FR-S: Which Is Better?

Doud DeMuro with the Scion FR-S and his Nissan Skyline GT-R
Re-shared from Jalopnik, Text and Video by Doug DeMuro.

I recently had the chance to compare my Nissan Skyline GT-R to a Scion FR-S. Yes, folks, that’s right: I’ve compared my legendary, powerful, fabled, privately imported, mad tyte JDM yo Nissan Skyline GT-R to a budget-priced Toyota with more interior plastic than a McDonald’s Play Place. (more…)

Relive the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed in these 101 breathtaking photos

Augusta MV motorcycle
Re-shared from Classic Driver, Text by Alex Easthope, Photography by Peter Aylward for Classic Driver.

Towered over by Gerry Judah’s magnificent central sculpture, this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed might have been the most action-packed yet… (more…)

Mazda RX-7: Turbo vs V8 – /TUNED

Re-shared from /DRIVE

The debate seems as old as time, that being whether it is better to build up the light yet sometimes maintenance-intensive rotary engine, or to swap it out for the cheap, reliable and more fuel efficient V8 power from a Corvette or Mustang. In this video, Matt Farah compares the sweet singing buzzy turbo rotary with one which has undergone the popular GM LS V8 swap. (more…)

Goodwood FOS 2015: March Of The Supercars

Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG003 supercar at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Re-shared from Hooniverse, Text and Photographs by Chris Haining.

For a lot of people, including me, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is about escapism. It’s about leaving the hideous, stressful, jammed and potholed roads and watching people burn rubber. It’s also about coveting thy neighbours goods. And when the goods are this good, it’s difficult not to.

The parade of cost-no-object exotica that we get to enjoy at Goodwood every year is not intended to provoke envy but to allow us mortals to enjoy them vicariously. It’s funny, if we saw somebody luridly fishtailing his Aston from a standstill we’d probably think “asshat”. But do it here and you get a loud, spontaneous cheer. And long may it stay that way.

There now follows a lengthy photostream of expensive cars being grievously abused for the benefit of onlookers. (more…)