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Can Fernando Alonso win Indy? Here's why and why maybe not

SPEEDWAY, IN – The month of May has been a joy ride for Fernando Alonso at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two-time Formula 1 champion came to Indy having never turned left in a race car without also turning right. But he acquired such a feel for Indy's 2½-mile rectangle during a month of practice and qualifying that he's considered a strong contender to win the 101st Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, rookie or not. "You're not trying to bring somebody on who has very little…
Honda engines like Alonso's have had a run of bad luck. One blew up on Friday.
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Jaguar with claws: 592-hp XE SV Project 8 Collector's Edition

A few years ago, and to much fanfare, Jaguar launched the F-Type Project 7. It was Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) unit's first Collector's Edition car. It now has a successor – with four doors. Jaguar has announced the XE SV Project 8 Collector's Edition, which will get its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Project 8 is as a 592-horsepower sedan that the automaker is calling "the most extreme Jaguar ever." It's powered by a specially tuned version of…
Only 300 will be made.
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Fleet of refreshed 2019 Chevy Camaros spied outside proving grounds

The sixth-gen Camaro went on sale in 2015, with a steady progression of ever-more-powerful variations following in the intervening years. As wild and modern as the styling may be, everything becomes old hat after a while. It looks like Chevrolet agrees, with a whole slew of camo-covered Camaros slinking about outside of GM's Milford Proving Grounds. It looks like Chevy brought out the entire box of crayons for the party. A brief look shows us nearly every flavor of Camaro, from a base…
Look for a bump in power to complement the new looks.
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The BMW M8 is coming but it probably won't have a V12

Well, that escalated quickly. BMW only just showed the world its 8 Series, the until-Thursday secret weapon to push the price point for the brand up well beyond the 7 Series. And now it's pushing the that car's edgy boundaries even further, filling it with the extra power and grip and menace that can only come from the house of M. In the minutes before the start of the Nürburgring 24 Hour race, BMW's M division showed a camouflaged sneak peak of how its version of the range-topping BMW…
M insists it's been working on engineering the M8 for years.
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Under the skin of Mercedes-AMG's Project One hypercar

Last year, at the Paris Auto Show, AMG head Tobias Moers told us about the Project One hypercar. The months since this announcement haven't tamped down our amazement about what Mercedes-AMG is up to. The renderings you're looking at are straight from AMG, released right as our man in Europe is heading into a technical briefing on the car. While we wait for his full report, let's ogle this incredible hardware. We were told to expect a Formula One-derived powerplant, and by golly that sure looks…
A very close look at what's quite literally a race car for the road.

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2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

If the body-on-frame, off-road capable SUV isn't fully dead, it's increasingly rare. But standing alongside holdouts like the Jeep Wrangler or Toyota 4Runner, the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma - midsize truck mainstays – are prepared to…
Two tough body-on-frame, offroad-capable trucks.

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