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January, 2019

  • 16 January

    The Mugen RC20GT Cures the Honda Civic Type R’s Subtle Styling

    Life can be hard for Honda Civic Type R owners sometimes. Sure, they drive the best sport compact currently on the market, but the Type R’s styling is so subtle it just blends right in. There are bound to be people who appreciate its status as a total sleeper, but after …

  • 15 January

    The Crown Hick is Back on “Hot Rod Garage”

    On this episode of “Hot Rod Garage,” Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa revive one of the most popular HRG builds ever, the Crown Hick. This do-everything shop truck is really a 2007 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor dressed up as a 1966 F-100. The Hick has been out of commission since …

  • 14 January

    2020 Toyota Supra: It’s Finally Real—and It’s Spectacular

    It was at the 2014 Detroit auto show that we first laid eyes on the Toyota FT-1 concept, a future vision of the car we’re seeing here in the same city five years later: the MkV 2020 Toyota Supra. It’s been 21 years since the last-generation A80 Supra was sold …

  • 13 January

    This 870-Horse WS6 F-Body Is a Wonderland of Tasteful Modifications

    Back in its day, the fourth-generation Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 commanded respect from car enthusiasts of all persuasions, especially after it received an LS-series V-8 engine later in its production run. These days, fourth-gen F-bodies don’t get nearly as much love, but this tastefully modified example coming up for auction …

  • 12 January

    This Is the Best Look Yet at the Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette’s Interior

    We’ve published so many photos of mid-engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette prototypes, it’s dizzying to even think about linking to them all. These are the most recent, but our favorites are still the ones from the mid-engine Corvette’s trip through a McDonald’s drive-through. But despite having seen so many prototypes that we can practically draw the camouflaged …

  • 11 January

    How Many Scooby Snacks Would You Give to Own the Mystery Machine?

    For a certain generation, the wildly popular vanning culture of the 1970s meant freedom to go places while carrying plenty of friends and stuff with you. And as The Mystery Machine proved, a van could also be the ideal set of wheels for budding crime fighters. At the 2019 Barrett-Jackson …

  • 10 January

    Honda’s Robot ATV Is a Workhorse We Hope Isn’t Planning to Destroy Humanity

    At CES in Las Vegas this week, Honda demonstrated tested use cases for the autonomous work robot prototype it premiered at the previous iteration of the technology convention last January. The brand is openly seeking partners to further integrate this literal rolling tech bed into other sectors. The droid, which …

  • 9 January

    The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet Are Sexy Beasts

    It’s definitely love at first sight: The eighth-generation Porsche 911 cabriolet is absolutely gorgeous. Like its recently unveiled 992-generation coupe sibling, the stunningly beautiful car is being shown first in S and 4S spec. In the S models, the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine makes 443 horsepower (up 23 from before) …

  • 8 January

    Spied! Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Might be Packing the 911 GT3’s 4.0L Flat-Six

    Earlier this month, Porsche announced the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. As the racing version of the Cayman, it comes in two versions: one for track-day enthusiasts and one for more serious racers. We expect Porsche to reveal a street-legal Cayman GT4 seen, as well as a Boxster Spyder that uses the …

  • 7 January

    Inside One of the Premier Car Customizing Shops in the Country

    Matt Figliola’s enthusiasm for engineering and creating dates to childhood, when even at the tender age of eight he could often be found down in his parents’ basement fixing and futzing with radios and speakers. Paid work in the audio field would follow in time, but it was inevitable in …