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The fact that there’s 20 full minutes of lowlights from one racing weekend should tell you that maybe a certain “historic” racing venue is a tad sketch. That’s what the 2017 Macau Grand Prix weekend gave us thanks to the mad genius behind CrashRacing. My only beef is that it’s not set to “Spanish Flea” or the Benny


Coming up this Turkey day, while you’re still sitting around in a stupor working off your food hangover, MotorWeek is kicking things up a notch to provide you and yours with 24 hours of constant vintage car review entertainment. Welcome, my friends, to Motorweek.


Four years ago Devel debuted their wild pie-in-the-sky 16-cylinder quad turbo hypercar, allegedly with 4,500 horsepower, at the Dubai Auto Show. That car was mostly a styling exercise, and it looked manic; less like an actual car and more like something Hot Wheels would make to go fast on little orange tracks. Two…


This is not the first awful British car I have ever owned; I once had an awful Triumph TR7 Fixed Head Coupe that tried to kill me twice. You’d think after that experience that I would have learned a lesson (any lesson) and steered clear of these loathsome automobiles built by awful men who prefer warm beer.


Geely's new Lynk&Co brand didn't plan on revealing its third new model, we hear, until late in April at the Beijing Motor Show. But the first images of the crossover have leaked out ahead of time.Called the 02, the compact crossover is expected to slot in below the 01. Autocar reports that it shares its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) with the new Volvo XC40, fitting dimensionally in between those two models.We're also told to expect a plug-in hybrid powertrain, with a completely electric version to follow – and a suspension tuned to European tastes. The styling (ostensibly penned by Peter Horbury) certainly reveals its European influence, with details that remind us of Porsches and Saabs in particular.Look for the Lynk&Co 02 to launch for the Europe market in 2019, alongside the aforementioned 01 crossover and 03 sedan.Photo Gallery

Once upon a time, it was unheard of for a production car to do over 200 mph. Fortunately, we live in rapidly changing times and the 200-mph barrier is almost considered a benchmark which supercars and high-end sports cars must reach.However, what is arguably more impressive than a two-door coupe reaching such speeds is a heavy luxury sedan doing the same, just like the latest Brabus Rocket 900.As the name of the car implies, there is 900 HP on tap from the extensively modified twin-turbo 6.3-liter V12 engine and during a recent high-speed run, the super sedan reached an incredible 347 km/h (215 mph) and looked like it had even more speed in its back pocket.VIDEO

A Ford Ranger Raptor is just around the corner, and if these renderings from Ranger5g prove to be accurate, the pickup will be the mini F-150 Raptor we’ve been hoping for.By using prototype pictures of the Ranger Raptor as a base, the forum member has rendered the pickup with a custom front fascia dominated by a blacked-out grille with a large Ford emblem, just like the F-150 Raptor. Elsewhere, the fascia includes a steel skid plate, new air ducts and a pair of blacked-out air extractors on the hood. When combined with a black roof, black wing mirrors, and black wheels, we have a pickup that’s sure to whip Ranger lovers into a frenzy.Beyond its tweaked design, reports indicate the Ranger Raptor will be powered by a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine, not the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 of the F-150 Raptor. Nonetheless, the engine will be paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission Ford developed alongside General Motors, while an upgraded suspension will also be part of the package.PHOTO GALLERY

The hot hatch kings, namely the Audi RS3 Sportback and Mercedes-AMG A45, pale next to this heavily tuned sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf R. To explain just how powerful it is, one would need to throw in a modern day supercar to challenge it, and even then, there's a good chance that the German hot hatch would come out on top. Filmed during a Race1000 event in Germany, which has brought forward several magnificent machines over these past few months, this Golf R is said to pack as much as 850 horsepower. Its stock 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine was reportedly swapped with a 3.6-liter bi-turbo unit, and it appears that it's also fitted with additional upgrades, including a tuned suspension and improved brakes. Its owner added a roll cage and a pair of bucket seats inside, but except for these, the rest of the car appears to be untouched. The tuned Golf R was raced against the clock during the event, and it eventually ran down the half mile in 17 seconds, at a top speed of 255km/h (155mph). VIDEO

The Lexus LC500 represents the very cutting edge of the Japanese automaker's design ethos, looking like something out of the future. But the wheels may not be to everyone's liking.Enter the folks at Forgiato, who outfitted one such pearl-white coupe with a new set of their Tecnica Tec 3.3 alloys.They're massive 24-inch units, with brushed spokes and polished rims, and they've been shod with low-profile Pirelli P Zero Nero all-season rubber.The turbine-style wheels cut a rather different profile than the stock units and give the sleek Lexus an altogether different look. The storm-trooper look of the white bodywork and all that black glass doesn't do anything to burst that futuristic bubble, either.The owner has apparently removed the model-designation nameplate off the back, but we're told this is a conventionally powered LC500, with the old-school 5.0-liter V8 rated at 471 horsepower. And we dig it. But for a more forward-looking propulsion unit that's perhaps better matched to the futuristic design, Lexus also offers the LC500h with a 3.5-liter hybrid V6.Photo Gallery

McLaren F1-style supercar central driving position returns with wild ultra-lightweight US supercar

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German car maker's third-gen four-door coupe set to get 48-volt tech and AMG hybrid powertrains

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US car maker shrinks its new Semi to create futuristic load hauler big enough to carry a full-size ute

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XEL created for wealthy Chinese owners who prefer to be driven

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China and Brazil arms allowed to design and build their own MQB models

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