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You Must Buy This Completely Custom Land Rover Frankenstein Off-Roader

It may look like a modified Defender, but it's actually a Discovery underneath.

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What Cars are Better Without a Manual?

Not all cars can reach their full potential with three pedals.

<p>The Dodge Viper was too good for this world, and so its day of reckoning has arrived. A batch of limited-edition 2017 models will be released as a form of respect to the V-10 supercoupe before production ends—probably for good, this time—but for the purposes of this story, it's dead enough. Already killed once, at the end of the 2010 model year, the Viper was reborn in 2013. No longer a Dodge, the brash coupe bore the SRT nameplate; however, like a divorcée returning to her maiden name, the Viper fell back under the Dodge brand in 2015. To this day, the Viper remains a stellar performance machine. At our annual Lightning Lap competition, a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR lapped Virginia International Raceway&nbsp;<a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/features/dodge-viper-acr-at-lightning-lap-2016-feature" target="_blank">in an astonishing 2 minutes and 44.2 seconds</a>, besting its distant corporate cousin, the much pricier Ferrari 488GTB, by almost a full second. Sales of the new car, though, never caught fire. Its best year came in 2014, when 760 Vipers left showroom floors. In the end, the American public's buying habits turned out to be the mongoose that killed the Viper.&nbsp;<em data-redactor-tag="em">—Greg Fink</em><span data-redactor-tag="span"></span></p>
The 10 Cars You're Most Thankful For

We're incredibly happy these cars exist.

How Would You Configure Your 2018 Aston Martin Vantage?

Aston just revealed its all-new Vantage, along with an online configurator. How would you build yours?

What Cars Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, so we'd like to know: What cars are you grateful for this season?

You Must Buy This Exceedingly Wide-Bodied BMW M3

Show up to a meet in this thing, and you'll draw more attention than a brand new Pagani.

What's the Best Sports Car from the 1970s?

The '70s had a ton of fantastic driving machines. Which ones do you think are the best?

Ten Cars That Are Perfect Winter Beaters

If you don't want to subject your nice car to the horrors of winter driving, these cars make great, inexpensive alternatives.

The Lotus Cortina Is a Blast to Drive, Even 50 Years Later

The homologation special is famous for its results on the track. But it actually makes for a damn good road car too.

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What's the Best Winter Beater?

Which car would you choose if you needed a cheap car to drive through the winter?

This Looks Like the New Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder

With rear humps like that, there's no mistaking it.

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Race Car Maker Dallara's First Road Car Is a Carbon-Fiber 400-HP Beast

The chassis builder behind today's IndyCars has its own street legal car now. Of course, it looks fantastic.

Which Discontinued Car Needs to Come Back?

There are tons of good cars out there that've gotten the axe from their manufacturers. Which one do you think deserves a revival?

<p>The Integra Type R is one of the holiest of holy performance front-wheel-drive cars. It made 195-hp from its little four-cylinder engine and the handling was neutral as hell, most unlike a front-wheel-drive car. And it was expensive. We <a href="http://quizcards.info/car-culture/a26856/acura-integra-type-r-buyers-guide/">found one recently in good condition for $45,000</a>. With the <a href="http://quizcards.info/new-cars/first-drives/a26659/civic-type-r-first-drive/">Civic Type R coming to the U.S.</a> very soon, we're waiting to hear what Acura has to say about that (like build a new Integra Type R).</p>
Nine of the Most Fun Front-Wheel Drive Cars You Can Buy

Front-wheel drive is usually reserved for dull commuter cars, but these nine are surprisingly fun to drive.

Here Are All the Small, Crucial Details That Go Into Every Pit Stop

There's more to pit stop prep than making sure the replacement tires are warmed up.

You Must Buy This Manual Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

Want somethin that checks all the boxes? The last-gen V-wagon is the car for you.

What's the Best Front-Wheel Drive Car?

There's been all sorts of legendary FWD cars throughout the years. We'd like to know: which do you think is the best?

<p>The cutesy Fiat 500 that landed in the U.S. back in 2011 looked like a lot of fun, but wasn't exactly the rewarding drive enthusiasts were hoping for. A year later that was fixed with the 500 Abarth, the high-performance model that brings 60 more horsepower and 72 more lb.-ft. of torque. The bad-boy 500 is relatively tame when you want it to be, but flatfoot the throttle and it sounds like a squadron of light aircraft is chasing you down. For maximum fun, you can channel that muscle through a heavy-duty five-speed manual (a six-speed auto is optional).</p><p>The feathery Fiat (it weighs just 2512 lbs.) is simply a blast to fling around a racetrack. Not bad for around $23,000.</p><p>Base Price: $22,495<br></p>
Here Are 12 Perfect Cars for City Driving

A city car doesn't have to be a dull piece of metal that sucks the life out of you.

Saleen Is Reportedly Building a Ford-Powered Four-Cylinder Mid-Engine Sports Car

According to one report, it could debut at the L.A. Auto Show later this month.

You Must Buy This Six-Speed Manual Swapped Audi RS6

If you're a manual purist looking for the ultimate sleeper, this is the car for you.

The New Apollo IE Sounds Absurd, Even Under Light Throttle

If it sounds this good at cruising speed, imagine what it'll sound like flat-out.

Watch This Master Body Repairman Make a Totaled 7-Series Look Like New

This repair is astonishing, but almostdefinitely not safe.

<p>The GTI is the foil to the WRX. It's subtle, quiet, comfortable, unassuming, and could easily pass as a regular commuter car. Unlike a commuter car, though, it's more than willing to hustle when you ask it to. If you need something practical but want something sporty, the GTI offers the best of both worlds.</p>
What's the Best Car for City Driving?

Getting from light to light doesn't have to be boring. If you have the right car, city driving can be a ton of fun.

Driving a Lancia Stratos Is an Assault on the Senses

Nothing can prepare you for all the wonders you'll experience behind the wheel of rallying's most famous car.

<p>As GM's Australian car production ends soon, the <a href="http://quizcards.info/new-cars/car-comparison-tests/features/a25248/the-comparison-2003-bmw-m5-versus-2015-chevrolet-ss/" target="_blank">Chevrolet SS</a> isn't long for this world. It's the last GM car you can get with the ubiquitous LS3 V8, which makes 430 horsepower in this application. When equipped with Magnetic Ride suspension and a six-speed manual, the SS might secretly be one of the best sports sedans on sale right now. The LS V8 is one of the most beloved engines of all time, but there's a <a href="http://quizcards.info/car-culture/interviews/videos/a26930/gm-ls-v8/" target="_blank">good reason for that</a>. They're cheap, nearly indestructible, responsive, and easily tunable. We'll be sad to see it go, but thankful that it'll live on in crate form.</p>
What Family Car Is Genuinely Fun to Drive?

Just because it can fit five people doesn't mean it has to be boring.

The Kode 0 Is What a Modern Supercar Would Look Like Without Any Design Constraints
This one-off supercar's ultra streamlined design doesn't have to conform to any safety or crash standards, which is why it's so pretty.…
Senna, the Musical Is a Real Thing That's Actually Happening
"Ayrton Senna, O Musical" is a live-action Brazilian musical fully approved by the Senna family, opens today before the Brazilian Grand…