Cars
Jun 22

1964 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find Has Bugatti Racing Connection

This Jaguar has been sitting in storage for the past 42 years. (Photo: Auction.fr)

This Jaguar has been sitting in storage for the past 42 years. (Photo: Auction.fr)

The Jaguar E-Type needs no icing on its cake of sultry vintage speed, but this find has some anyway. Once owned by a Bugatti race driver, this E-Type was worked over by a race mechanic at Bugatti’s shop in Molsheim, France, to extract more power—enough for an extra 7 mph of top end.

Even aside from the Bugatti pedigree, however, this E-Type is lust-worthy. The exterior, while dusty, appears to be almost entirely straight and rust-free, while the interior is nearly pristine—even after sitting in storage for the past 42 years.

Jun 22

World Cup Fever: Audi Launches Giant LED Soccer Scoreboard

The Audi LED scoreboard reflects the score of Team USA's win over Ghana. (Photo: Audi)

The Audi LED scoreboard reflects the score of Team USA’s win over Ghana. (Photo: Audi)

Audi has joined in on the 2014 FIFA World Cup festivities by building a giant LED soccer scoreboard that is illuminated by the headlights of 28 Audi A8 sedans.

The 40-foot tall structure in Brooklyn, N.Y., is comprised of 45 shipping containers with the “digital clusters” being made up entirely of LED headlights on Audi’s flagship sedan. The scoreboard, which can be seen from miles away and even from an airplane, kicked off with Team USA’s victory over Ghana last Monday and will showcase the scores of every soccer match through July 14.

Jun 22

VW Unveils New Beetle That Will Compete In Global RallyCross

First look at the all-new Volkswagen VW Beetle that will compete int he Global RallyCross Championship. (Photo: VW)

First look at the all-new VW Beetle that will compete int he Global RallyCross Championship. (Photo: VW)

The Beetle has never been so super.

Volkswagen has unveiled the race car it will be fielding in the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series later this year.

The all-wheel-drive bug is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out a massive 544 hp, making it 2.5 times as potent as the top street car.

Jun 21

Meet Project LiveWire: Harley-Davidson’s First Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire is not available to the public yet. (Photo: Harley-Davidson)

Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire is not available to the public yet. (Photo: Harley-Davidson)

Like loud pipes? Better get them while you can.

Harley-Davidson revealed its first electric motorcycle on Thursday called Project LiveWire.

It’s the most radical departure in the 111-year history of the brand, best known for building rolling thunder on two wheels. A vision for a possible future production bike, Project LiveWire features more of a sporty touring look than the company’s classic cruisers.

Jun 20

Ron Pratte To Auction Off Car Collection At Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Ron Pratte bought this 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Ron Pratte bought this 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Whenever a noted collector puts some of his cars on the block, it’s big news in the vintage-car community.

At the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, a number of high-end cars were sold out of the collection of the late Malcolm Pray, who died last summer. Tops on the list was a stunning Figoni et Falaschi-bodied 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster known as “Malcolm’s French Mistress,” which sold for a jaw-dropping $6.6 million, fully 10 percent above the high estimate.

But now comes news that makes the Pray collection look like a mere drop in the bucket.