Category: Automotive Reviews

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Book Review: Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story

Book Review: Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story

This excellent book written by Chris Willes depicts the various struggles and challenges that go with starting a race team with limited resources. Below is a book review from guest contributor Tennyson Kwok. Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story is not available on Amazon, but on Chris Willes’ Facebook page. From 1958 to...

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From the Trunk: 2011 Jaguar XK

From the Trunk: 2011 Jaguar XK

Jaguar managed to tame this ferocious feline enough for comfortable around-town cruising. It’s up to you to un-tame it. Prepare for a heavy dose of cat scratch fever; this is the Jaguar XK. This article is from the LACar vault written by long-time contributor John Grafman. Enjoy this flashback to the past. 2011 Jaguar XK...

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From the Trunk: 2007 Audi S8

From the Trunk: 2007 Audi S8

A sterling streak screams along the streets. Sleek and speedy like a silver bullet. It’s not Superman, it’s the S8. This article is from the LACar vault written by long-time contributor John Grafman. Enjoy this flashback to the past. 2007 Audi S8 specs Price $92,000 Horsepower 450 hp @ 7000 RPM Torque 398 lbs.-ft. @...

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The Speed Kings. The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing

The Speed Kings. The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing

Author Don Emde brilliantly depicts the famous Hemmingway quote in ‘The Speed Kings’: “There are really only three sports that matter: bullfighting, mountaineering and motor racing and that the rest are merely games.” LACar/com Book Review The Speed Kings. The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing By Don Emde Forward by Kenny Roberts Review By...

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From the Trunk: 2006 Bugatti Veyron

From the Trunk: 2006 Bugatti Veyron

Behold, the colossus that spurred on an international quest for speed not seen since the Space Race: the Bugatti Veyron. We’ve resurrected this article from the past written by long-time LACar journalist John Grafman. 2006 Bugatti Veyron specs Price $1,200,000 Horsepower 1,001 horsepower Torque 922 ft.-lbs. Engine 8.0L W16 quad turbo-superchargers Drive Configuration All-wheel drive...

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From the Trunk: 2005 Aston Martin DB9

From the Trunk: 2005 Aston Martin DB9

We dug up this time-capsule piece from the archives written by our very own John Grafman. Chock full of exquisite Bond-isms and villainous luxury, the DB9’s prowess still holds up even today. 2005 Aston Martin DB9 specs Engine 5.9 liter V12 Compression Ratio 10.3:1 Horsepower 450 @ 6000 RPM Torque 420 ft.-lbs. @ 5000 RPM...

 

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