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June, 2018

  • 19 June

    Toyota Scores Wins at 24 Hours of Le Mans, Finally

    On its 20th attempt, Toyota has finally won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Japanese automaker nabbed the top two positions, leading other competitors by a considerable margin. The No. 8 TS050 Hybrid took the checkered flag after 388 laps around the Circuit de la Sarthe in France. Behind ...

  • 18 June

    An Original 1966 Shelby GT350H That’s a Movie Star

    During his stay overseas with the military, Gino Lucci developed a love for the Ford GT40. “I used to read Playboy religiously while stationed in ’Nam, and they would advertise the GT40 in each issue,” he says. “I knew when I got home to New York I had to have ...

  • 17 June

    2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Debuts with 523 HP

    After a 20-year hiatus, the BMW 8 Series coupe is returning to the U.S. The range-topping two-door made its official debut today and will go on sale this fall. BMW hinted at the new model’s appearance last year when it debuted the 8 Series concept. Unfortunately, the production version doesn’t look quite ...

  • 16 June

    RM Sotheby’s Headlines New Private Sales Program with McLaren F1

    RM Sotheby’s is a name that is synonymous with high-end collector car auctions, but the company has announced that it is also breaking into the private sales business, offering unique cars in a direct sales format. The headlining car of this new venture is a 1998 McLaren F1, the famed ...

  • 15 June

    Crazy Cool Cars from the Best Minneapolis Museums

    CHANHASSEN, Minnesota — I really wanted to show you photos of Prince’s 1981 Honda CM400 Hondamatic motorcycle from “Purple Rain”, his 2006 Bentley Continental GT with purple flake shimmer paint, and his purple 1999 Plymouth Prowler, but Paisley Park security took my phone and camera during my group tour. You’ll ...

  • 14 June

    Living It Up, Way Up in a HondaJet

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota — We are cruising stealthily above the Twin Cities in a HondaJet at nearly 4,000 feet per minute. My cohorts and I feel like a couple of rock stars—life is good. Automobile was recently invited to test drive the all-new 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan in the ...

  • 13 June

    The Big Ass 2019 Honda Insight Photo Gallery

    Greetings from sunny Minneapolis, Minnesota! We’re in town testing the all-new 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan, but we can’t tell you our driving impressions until next Wednesday, June 20. Do we love it or hate it? Tune in next week for our full review. However, there are a few things we ...

  • 12 June

    2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Spied in the Wild

    It’s almost summer, but you don’t need a reason to go topless—any time of year is good for us. Our spies recently caught a blacked out 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder out for a delightful day of testing. Rough life, right? The all-new Boxster Spyder is rumored to pack a ...

  • 11 June

    Polestar 1 Prototype to Debut at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The Polestar 1 will debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. Volvo’s spin-off electric performance marque will send camouflaged electric hybrid prototype #004 to tackle the legendary hill climb in West Sussex, England. The plug-in hybrid grand tourer packs a four-cylinder engine with a rear two motor ...

  • 10 June

    Goodbye Mission E, Hello Porsche Taycan

    Porsche debuted the Mission E concept more than two years ago, but when the electric sports car goes into production, it will feature a different name. Today, Porsche revealed that name is Taycan, pronounced “tie-con.” Taycan translates roughly to “lively young horse,” referencing the leaping steed in the Porsche crest. Explaining ...