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Four-Links – Bandit film locations, Import Carlisle, Antarctic Velocettes, bridge dangler

Four-Links – Bandit film locations, Import Carlisle, Antarctic Velocettes, bridge dangler

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit,” Horsepower Memories went in search of as many original film locations as they could find in the Atlanta area. * Former Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car editor David LaChance took in this year’s Import Carlisle show and brought back this report for Made to Be Driven. * Motorcycles in Antarctica? They actually proved rather useful for some researchers there in the Sixties, as we see from this story on The Vintagent. * As mentioned in the comments to this week’s story on pending Australian legislation, Frank and Silvia Manley nearly went over the collapsed Tasman Bridge in 1975. Not…Read entire story

Alcon has a powerful brake upgrade for the Ford F-150 Raptor

Alcon has a powerful brake upgrade for the Ford F-150 Raptor

Alcon likes big brake kits, and it cannot lie. That’s why it’s created such a kit for the Ford F-150 Raptor. This is a big rig that manages to haul itself down from speed nicely, but there’s always room for improvement. That’s what the Alcon brake kit provides. If you upgrade to this kit, you’ll find a 10 percent reduction in disc temperature, a…Read entire story

Jaguar XF Sportbrake debuts with new engines, tech

Jaguar XF Sportbrake debuts with new engines, tech

Jaguar has finally unveiled the second-generation XF Sportbrake, essentially the wagon version of the XF executive sedan. In terms of styling, the front of the XF Sportbrake is identical to the sedan, with the major difference being the more cargo-friendly section from the rear door onwards. This silhouette is not only pleasant to look at, it also helps improve aerodynamics, contributing to a drag coefficient of 0.29. To ensure the reworked body doesn’t impact the vehicle’s kerb weight (from 1,660 kg) by more than necessary, Jaguar used a combination of specially developed high-strength and lightweight aluminium alloys, with magnesium used for the cross-car beam. …Read entire story

What’s it like to drive the Fiat 28-Liter Beast Of Turin?

What’s it like to drive the Fiat 28-Liter Beast Of Turin?

Taming a V-8 powered sports car isn’t necessarily the easiest task ever, but modern day technology makes it simpler than ever for novice drivers to climb behind the wheel. Back in 1911, it took a little more skill—and a lot more elbow grease. The 1911 Fiat S76 is colloquially known as the “Beast of Turin,” thanks to its massive 28-liter…Read entire story

Four-Links – four-door ‘Cuda, flathead sidecar, Super Nova, Volvo lowriders

Four-Links – four-door ‘Cuda, flathead sidecar, Super Nova, Volvo lowriders

No, Plymouth didn’t build a production four-door Barracuda, but this highly documented build from Dave Walden – inspired by a little-known prototype – sure could pass for one. * If the Emporium Garage Autoscooter that Influx recently road tested looks familiar, then you’ve probably seen photos of Trooper Trudeau’s “flathead sidecar” built from a 1936 body and 1941 Harley-Davidson V-Twin. * The Chevrolet Super Nova concept car, which Mac’s Motor City Garage recently profiled, might not have shared much with the first-generation Chevy II it was based on, but it did end up …Read entire story

IIHS names 2017 BMW 5-Series a Top Safety Pick+

IIHS names 2017 BMW 5-Series a Top Safety Pick+

BMW’s latest mid-size sedan has received an excellent score for both its crashworthiness, its optional headlights, and its available collision-avoding technologies from the insurance industry-funded IIHS. The agency says that the 2017 BMW 5-Series sedan is a Top Safety Pick+ when it’s fitted with both optional automatic emergency braking and…Read entire story

This 500-horsepower Peugeot 106 is awesome, horrible

This 500-horsepower Peugeot 106 is awesome, horrible

The humble Peugeot 106 makes a paltry 118 horsepower in its most vicious trim. This one makes 500, all thrashing through what began life as a stock 1.6-liter inline-4. Built to take on time attack events, the car has abandoned all of its former life as a commuter. There’s a massive turbo sticking through the front bumper, shoving an abundance of…Read entire story

How much air will an engine consume at wide open throttle?

How much air will an engine consume at wide open throttle?

The headline to this article is clearly the type of question that keeps Engineering Explained host Jason Fenske up at night. Luckily for him, he’s got the math and science skills to figure it all out. Fenske wanted to explain air intake for a given engine to the rest of us, and thus visual aids were required. To show the flow of gas moving from…Read entire story

VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo meets the Bugatti Chiron

VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo meets the Bugatti Chiron

We’ve already provided you with a (deep) insight into how Bugatti builds its latest hypercar – the Chiron. Now, the company has released a new spot that features not only the 420 km/h speed machine, but also a living football legend – Cristiano Ronaldo. Obviously the company must’ve taken interest in the Real Madrid player after he posted a photo of himself seated in his own Veyron, and subsequently invited Ronaldo to try out the new car. Andy Wallace, Bugatti’s test driver and the man who set a speed record in a McLaren F1 back in 1998, explains that before a Chiron makes its way to a …Read entire story

BMW and Lego team up to build crazy concept R 1200 GS hover bike

BMW and Lego team up to build crazy concept R 1200 GS hover bike

It all started with a motorcycle and a set of Legos. The bike in question is the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, and it’s a go-anywhere two-wheeler that lives up to its name. Lego Technic decided to recreate it in scale brick form, and the result is awesome. In fact, this Lego Technic kit isn’t just one bike because it’s a 2-in-1 kit that lets buyers…Read entire story

Ford invests in artificial intelligence company to fuel autonomous vehicle development

Ford invests in artificial intelligence company to fuel autonomous vehicle development

Our future promises to be filled with autonomous vehicles filing down the highways in close proximity while the passengers inside those machines focus their attention elsewhere. The initial levels of autonomous software and technology are already here, and we will only get more of it. Ford is looking to the future in this space, and it believes…Read entire story

2018 Subaru Legacy breaks cover at 2017 Chicago auto show

2018 Subaru Legacy breaks cover at 2017 Chicago auto show

Subaru has taken the wraps off the updated 2018 Legacy at the 2017 Chicago auto show. Completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, this is a mid-cycle refresh instead of a full-on generational change-over. Highlights of the update include new styling front and rear, improved interior materials, the addition of Apple Car Play and Android Auto to…Read entire story

Lucid Air gets sideways during snow testing

Lucid Air gets sideways during snow testing

Lucid, the startup that plans to release the 1,000-horsepower Air electric sedan, appears to be serious about getting its car into production. We recently saw it prowling the San Francisco streets, and now Lucid has released a video of the car undergoing snow testing. That’s not unusual for any car, but this video shows that the Air could be…Read entire story