Did the Mazda RX-7 or Mitsubishi Eclipse win the race in “The Fast and the Furious?”

“The Fast and The Furious” is all about street racing, and the first race we get to see in the 2001 cult classic is a four-way shootout between a Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Honda Civic, and Acura Integra. As with all movie car scenes, the outcome of the race was determined by the script. But which car would have won in real life?

Craig Lieberman was a technical advisor on “The Fast and The Furious,” supervising the cars. He’s made a series of YouTube videos with behind the scenes details, and this time he discusses that first race.

Figuring out which car was really the fastest isn’t as simple as it might seem. That’s because the real-life cars were a bit different than how they were depicted on screen.

Unusually for a Hollywood production, most of the cars were rented from owners (the Toyota Supra that shows up later in

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2021 Genesis G80, 2021 Porsche Panamera, Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA restomod: This Week’s Top Photos

Genesis’ G80 mid-size sedan has been redesigned. The latest generation boasts a new platform, new powertrains, and a very alluring design, and it will be at dealers soon.

1972 Lamborghini Miura SV for sale at Joe Macari, London

A cool classic in the headlines this week was a Lamborghini Miura once owned by a member of the Saudi royal family. The iconic Italian supercar is in pristine condition and has just 3,578 miles on the odometer, and it’s currently up for grabs.

Lamborghini Countach with just 83 miles for sale (Photo by Lamborghini Montreal)

Lamborghini Countach with just 83 miles for sale (Photo by Lamborghini Montreal)

A Lamborghini Countach with just 83 miles was also in the headlines this week. It’s one of the a 25th Anniversary Editions built in the late ’80s, and it too is up for sale.

2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo facelift spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

One of the cars we spied this week

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Why is there an Avanti at the Corvette museum?

When the National Corvette Museum re-opens for general admission in Bowling Green, Kentucky, one of the vehicles on display will be a 1977 Studebaker Avanti II.

Say what?

As the museum shares the story, it was in 1962 that Bernard “Mike” Hammer’s stepfather took him along when he was shopping for a new car.

“He took me with him one, to keep me out of the mischief that I always seemed to find, and two, because he didn’t know the difference between a crankshaft and a camshaft,” Hammer said. “I had just stuffed a small block in a Sprite, and that thing was quick!”

Mike Hammer and his daughter, Lynn Stumpf

Hammer and his stepfather ended up at a Studebaker dealership. Mike told his stepfather that the Studebaker Lark had been the Indianapolis 500 pace car that year. But while his stepfather was looking at a Lark, young Hammer’s eyes

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Jay Leno goes land yachting in a 1958 Continental Mark III

The Lincoln Continental is a shadow of its former self. The current-generation model has been supplanted by the Navigator as Lincoln’s flagship, but the Continental name once denoted some of the most-prestigious luxury cars America had to offer. One of those cars was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage.

This 1958 Continental Mark III was built during the last year of a three-year period when the nameplate was sold as a separate brand. A facelifted version of this car became a Lincoln in 1959. As a standalone brand, Continental sat above Lincoln in Ford’s hierarchy.

A 430-cubic-inch V-8 propels this land yacht, sending 375 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission. Leno reckons when new it would  do 0-60 mph in the 8.0-second range, which was decently quick in the 1950s. Jay guesses the car weighs close to 6,000 pounds with two people on board, but the

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Low-mileage Lamborghini Miura, once owned by Saudi royals, up for sale

A 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV with a royal pedigree is up for sale in London. The seller, exotic car dealer Joe Macari, claims it is the lowest-mileage Miura in existence.

Carscoops spotted this Miura for sale. It’s a later example of Lamborghini’s groundbreaking supercar. The SV used the same transverse-mounted 4.0-liter V-12 as earlier Miura variants, but with different cam timing and larger Weber carburetors. This car is also one of 96 to get the split-sump oiling system, which separated engine and transmission lubricants. Output is 385 horsepower, with 0-60 mph in under 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph.

One of just 150 SV models built, this car was originally delivered to the Saudi royal family. The car is one of two Miuras fitted with front aero canards, which represented an effort to make it distinctive for high-profile customers, according to the listing.

1972 Lamborghini

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Lamborghini Countach with 83 miles for sale

If you want to travel back 30 years, you don’t need a time machine, you just need to give Lamborghini Montreal a call. The Canadian dealership is selling a 1990 Lamborghini Countach with just 135 kilometers (83 miles) on the odometer.

The listing doesn’t include much information on the Countach, let alone how it has stayed in this condition for three decades. The dealer only said that the car is a 25th Anniversary Edition, one of just 658 built. This car was from the last year of Countach production.

As a later Countach, this example is somewhat overstyled. The Countach was launched in 1974, and over the years Lamborghini tried to keep it fresh with various styling updates. By the time 1990 rolled around, the Countach’s original, Marcello Gandini-penned shape had been covered in extra scoops, spoilers, and flared wheel arches.

The 25 Anniversary Edition is distinguished by

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