Cars
Jun 25

575-Horsepower Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Revealed

The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 will rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. (Photo: Jaguar)

The F-Type Project 7 will rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. (Photo: )

The first undertaking of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Vehicles Operations personalization department is the F-Type Project 7, the production version of last year’s Project 7 concept car. Yes, Jaguar has confirmed that it will build 250 examples of the stunning speedster, and will present the car for the first time at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed starting Thursday.

The F-Type Project 7’s arrival marks the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s D-Type race car, which inspired its design. The Project 7 name, meanwhile, is derived from Jaguar’s seven Le Mans wins between 1951-1990, of which many were achieved with the D-Type.

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Jun 24

World Cup Classics: Five Vintage Cars That Were Built In Brazil

Puma GTs were offered as convertibles and coupes. (Photo: Puma GT)

Puma GTs were offered as convertibles and coupes. (Photo: Puma GT)

Even though the spotlight is now on Brazil for soccer, there are fairly few things Brazilian that the average American can accurately identify, including world-class soccer player Pelé, a national flag that actually looks like a professional graphic designer was involved and the magnificent food at Fogo de Chao. While Brazil’s indigenous are almost completely unknown outside of the country, here are five of our favorites:

1. 1966-95 Puma GT

Gold Puma GT Coupe. (Photo: Hagerty)

Puma GT Coupe (Photo: Hagerty)

As most people know, South America — and in particular, Brazil — is classic VW heaven. Sandy beaches, palm trees, sugar cane, Caipirinhas, piranhas and inexpensive air-cooled VW parts are all as common as knifings in a Rio de Janeiro favela. Naturally, several small car companies emerged using the abundant air-cooled VW power as the heart of their products. One of our favorites was the Puma GT. These attractive little were offered in coupé and convertible form. Using modified 1500 and 1600cc VW power with fiberglass bodies, Pumas looked good, were light and went well. Occasionally, they show up on eBay in the States.

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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 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 race driver, this E-Type was worked over by a race mechanic at ’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.

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

Audi has joined in on the 2014 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.

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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 Championship. (Photo: VW)

The Beetle has never been so super.

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.

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