Car Culture

The Autech Zagato Stelvio AZ1 Combines Italian Styling With Japanese Manufacturing

The Wednesday Want is no stranger to unusual cars. We even kicked off the series with the bizarre Nissan Nails Concept. However, for this week, we found one that could… Read More »

The New Toyota Corolla Hatchback is the Latest #SaveTheManual Ambassador

In a world where you can’t even buy an Italian supercar with a gated shifter, Toyota has emerged as the latest champion of the row-your-own approach. This isn’t completely out… Read More »

Relive the 1985 Paris-Dakar Rally With René Metge's Porsche 959

In previous Wants, we’ve covered some of the greats from Group B. These include the Peugeot 205 T16 and the Toyota 222D. Now joining that list is another legendary rally machine,… Read More »

The Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Is Your Rotary Powered Dream Machine

Four pots, inline sixes, V8s, and V12s; there’s no shortage when it comes to engine choices. However, there’s one that’s less conventional – the Wankel engine. That’s why for this… Read More »

This Venturi 400 GT is a French Motorsports Icon With a Rich Racing History

The French have their fair share of unusual cars. But for the most part, it’s the standard affair of Peugeots and Renaults. One little-known maker stands out though, and if… Read More »

Cast Your Vote in The World Cup of Movie Cars

A little while ago, GTPlanet reported on a poll of the greatest movie cars of all time. It was a survey that Hyundai commissioned to find the public’s favorite movie… Read More »

What Makes the Porsche 996 911 GT3 Special?

After 17 years, the Porsche 911 GT3 is returning to the Gran Turismo series. To mark this occasion, we are dedicating this week’s “Wednesday Want” to the real thing. The… Read More »

The Skoda Octavia vRS 245 Now Holds the World Record for Catching an Arrow in Flight

The Skoda Octavia Combi vRS 245 is the holder of a new, very specific world record. However, unlike Jaguar, it’s not on the Nurburgring. Instead, the Octavia is now partial… Read More »

Toyota's President Uses a One-Off GRMN Tuned Century to Cruise Around

Being at the helm of a major, multi-billion dollar automaker has some perks. For Akio Toyoda, the current President of Toyota, those perks include a very cool one off car.… Read More »

The Wednesday Want Goes Two-Wheelin' With the Lotus C-01 Sport Bike

While the Wednesday Want typically revolves around cars, for this week’s edition we are mixing it up a bit. Instead of the traditional four (or six) wheel creations, this time… Read More »

Own Romano Artioli's Personal 650hp Bugatti EB110 SS America

Bugatti has several awe-inspiring cars on its resume. From the Art Deco era Type 37 to the modern day Chiron and Divo, pretty much everything is amazing in some way. The… Read More »

Relive a Modern Day Classic Film With the Peugeot 406 From Taxi

There’s something cool about movie cars. In fact, we’ve featured a few in previous Wants such as the Land Rover Defender from Spectre or the 350Z from Tokyo Drift. This… Read More »

Meet the $350,000 Lancia Delta "Futurista" Restomod, By Automobili Amos

It might be the best hot hatch ever made, but it’s about to get better — if you can afford it. Italian coachbuilder Automobili Amos has created a new version… Read More »

LEGO Makes a One Million-Piece Bugatti Chiron... And Then Drives It!

It was only in June that LEGO released its model of the Bugatti Chiron. That 3,599-piece kit looked like a bit of a challenge, but LEGO has already one-upped it… Read More »

GT40's Gorgeous Successor Was The Fastest, Most Fragile Ford

When you’ve just stuck two fingers up at Maranello, what’s the next step? In one of the most famous stories in world motorsport, Ford, fresh from a rebuffed attempt to… Read More »

AAR Eagle Indy Racer Wins 2018 Gran Turismo Trophy at Pebble Beach

Another open-wheeler could be coming to the Gran Turismo series in the future. No, not a modern Formula One machine, but a 51-year old Indy 500 competitor driven by motorsports… Read More »

Why You Need to Visit Mosport (Otherwise Known as Canada's Best Race Track)

Canada’s favorite word is “sorry”. It’s so pervasive we literally have a law on the books that uttering it isn’t an admission of guilt. But you wouldn’t know it at… Read More »

Badge Engineering: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Weird

Badge engineering, for better or worse, is commonplace in the automotive world. Commonly seen when two otherwise unrelated manufacturers hook up, badge engineered cars come in all shapes and sizes.… Read More »

Volkswagen is Using "Hail Cannons" in Mexico, And The Locals Are Most Upset

Car manufacturers spend billions ensuring that our cars can withstand the worst the weather can throw at them. They take prototypes to the world’s hottest and coldest places and wring… Read More »

Own Japan's First Supercar With This Rare US-Spec 1967 Toyota 2000GT

Over the years, the Japanese auto industry has given us some incredible cars. However, one of these cars stands out to us the most. That’s why for this week’s Want… Read More »