Jaguar F-Type V6 S vs Subaru WRX STI [evo Drag Battle]

The Subaru WRX STI might be the fastest car to have lapped the Isle of Man TT circuit, but will all that traction off the line help it beat the more powerful Jaguar F-type V6 S in a straight line drag race? We find out…

2015 BMW i8: Is i The New M? [Ignition Episode 115]

On this episode of Ignition, Motor Trend’s senior features editor Jonny Lieberman takes a hard look at the new plug-in hybrid performance car from BMW, the crowd stopping i8.

The electrification of the sports car is upon us, and BMW’s wild looking entry features a puny turbocharged three-cylinder behind the driver that powers the rear wheels, as well as a potent electric traction motor motivating the fronts. Does the layout sound familiar? It should, because that’s how Porsche constructed the 918 Spyder.

Can the lightweight, carbon fiber i8 deliver half the fun of the big bad Porsche at approximately one eighth the price? Stay tuned to find out!

Classic Cobra Strikes Monterey! - [Epic Drives Episode 28]

On this special episode of Epic Drives, host Arthur St. Antoine shadows a stunning rally route from Tacoma, Washington, to Pebble Beach, California, aboard a modern interpretation of one of the most legendary muscle-sports machines of the 1960s, the brutal 427 Cobra.

Lovingly recreated by Factory Five Racing, the ferocious Mark IV Roadster boasts all the hallmarks of the original: mega-horsepower V-8, alluring curves, thundering side pipes, fat tires, minimum weight, and zero amenities.

Taking the wheel, Arthur encounters freezing rain, breathtaking vistas, historical treasures, and an untamed beast of a machine that’s pure, raw, and unforgettable.

Wind, Sand & Fire: 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Takes A Last Desert Ride! [Epic Drives Episode 27]

The 2014 model year marks the final stand for Toyota’s feisty FJ Cruiser sport/ute. Before it disappears, host Arthur St. Antoine takes the burliest FJ ever—the all-new Trail Teams Ultimate Edition—into the sprawling deserts of the American Southwest, where he encounters Sahara-like dunes, missile-testing ranges, miles of wide-open trails, mind-boggling hardware straight from a Hollywood sci-fi flick, and a place few people have ever visited: Trinity Site, the original Ground Zero, where in 1945 America exploded the world’s first atomic bomb.

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo: The future? [XCAR]

Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6.

XCAR spoke to the guys behind it to find out what it means for the future of Aston Martin.

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