VLF Force 1 V10 supercar, 1 of 5 built, is up for grabs

A few years ago, a company co-founded by Bob Lutz unveiled a supercar based on the Dodge Viper and featuring styling by Henrik Fisker.

It was called the Force 1 V10, and just five were made by VLF based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Now one of those five cars can be yours as it’s listed for sale in Gooding & Company’s Geared Online auction.

The online auction ends today and at the time of writing the current bid on the Force 1 is $140,000. The estimate is between $275,000 and $325,000.

The car, finished in dark blue and with a red and black interior, is the first of the five Force 1 V10 supercars made. The original buyer raced a Viper GT3R and was an early supporter of the Force 1 V10 project, which ensured he received build number one. He’s put just 1,370 miles on the odometer.

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Lyriq crossover debuts as first in portfolio of luxury EVs from Cadillac

Cadillac on Thursday revealed its long-awaited Lyriq crossover SUV, the first in a new family of battery-electric offerings due from the brand in the coming years. The version unveiled on Thursday is a concept, but it closely resembles the version due to enter production in 2022.

The Lyriq is a mid-sizer, meaning it will compete with the likes of the Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X, all of which have set a high bar for the segment. Fortunately the Lyriq has a lot going for it.

The final numbers are still being worked on but Cadillac is confident the Lyriq’s 100-kilowatt-hour battery will deliver a range of over 300 miles. And when it comes to charging, DC fast charging at rates over 150 kilowatts will be possible. This should make an 80% charge in around 30 minutes possible.

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Making this all possible is General Motors’

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1934 Chrysler Airflow sails into Jay Leno’s Garage

Today, automakers love to brag about low drag coefficients, but that wasn’t the case when this 1934 Chrysler Airflow Imperial Eight was built. This car was one of the first designed for low aerodynamic drag, but it ultimately proved to be ahead of its time, as Jay Leno explains on this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

The Airflow is known for its streamlined bodywork, which was designed with the aid of wind-tunnel testing, a novelty at the time. Under the skin, it had some other notable design features. The engine was pushed forward over the front axle to maximize interior space, and the floor was lower than typical cars of the period. The Airflow was also one of the first mass-produced cars with an all-steel body.

This car is powered by a 299-cubic-inch flathead V-8, which makes 122 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, according to Jay. Drive is

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Gordon Murray T50 aims to be the ultimate analog supercar

Gordon Murray designed a three-seat automotive icon in the 1990s, and now he’s at it again. Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) formally introduced the T50 limited-edition supercar on Tuesday, and the company is making a lot of claims about its lightweight structure, high-revving engine, and driver engagement. Murray calls it “the ultimate analog supercar.”

Only 100 buyers will benefit from Murray’s decades of experience in Formula 1 and the auto industry.

Mounted amidships is the highest-revving production engine, a normally aspirated 3.9-liter V-12 that makes 653 horsepower and 344 pound-feet of torque and spins the tach all the way to 12,100 rpm. That’s 166 hp per liter, and its quick revving capability gives it neck-snapping throttle response, according to GMA. The engine, developed by Cosworth, features dry sump oiling to prevent oil starvation in hard cornering, which will be very important given the car’s power and grip.

Murray also claims that

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Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato spy shots and video

Aston Martin is almost ready to launch the next creation from its longstanding partnership with Italian design house Zagato.

The car is a bespoke version of the DBS Superleggera, which goes by the name DBS GT Zagato. Its design was shown late last year to mark Zagato’s centennial, and since then a handful of prototype example have been spotted.

The prototype is completely devoid of camouflage gear and thus reveals numerous details, including a full-width grille, multi-element taillights, and center-lock wheels. Another key element is the single-piece, double-bubble roof. There’s no rear window so Aston Martin needed to install a digital rearview mirror.

The prototype in the video also sports the production version’s grille which consists of 108 diamond-shaped, carbon-fiber pieces that remain flush with the grille when the car is parked and open up when the engine is running to allow air to flow through. The production version

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The story behind crashing the Saleen Mustang in “2 Fast 2 Furious”

A Saleen Mustang had a brief but memorable appearance in 2003’s “2 Fast 2 Furious,” getting torn to shreds by a semi truck after just a few minutes of screen time. That scene almost didn’t happen, according to Craig Lieberman, who served as technical advisor for the first two “Fast and Furious” films. It wasn’t even in the script.

In the movie, the Mustang is destroyed during a race between the undercover-cop heroes and a group of bad guys competing for the same criminal gig. That part was in the script, but a highway race was deemed too boring on its own, so the production crew decided to add some crashes to liven things up.

Producers were also looking for a greater variety of cars. To contrast the heroes’ Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and Mitsubishi Evo VII, some muscle cars were thrown in—hence the Mustang. At the time, Saleen was

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