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Some of the cars are Le Mans legends

Some of the cars are Le Mans legends


Complete in original-style paint and packaging

Hot Wheels is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and is doing so in a myriad of ways. There's a special edition Camaro in race track orange, and a nationwide tour to find a car to turn into a new Hot Wheels car. But if you can't afford a new Camaro or make it to a tour event, there's a cheaper, more widely available way to get in on the celebration: by picking up some re-released original Hot Wheels.


1948 Ford F5 dually truck will be the first modeled as a 1/64-scale diecast

Hot Wheels is celebrating the half-century milestone with the Legends Tour. A traveling car show with a heavy dose of Hot Wheels, the tour will double as a search for the next generation of Sweet 16 cars.


We also talk toy car nostalgia, and help spend a listener's money

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale. We talk about driving the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman we have at the office this week. We discuss Ford discontinuing most of its cars, salute the Jeep Grand Commander, and reminisce about our favorite car toys. As usual, we'll also spend a listener's money on a car.


Events take place at select Mazda races

Using a video game as a feeder racing series is nothing new. Sony and Nissan have run the GT Academy for years now, rewarding the best Gran Turismo players with the chance to drive a real car. It seems Mazda wants a piece of the action. This year, it will host an iRacing Hot Lap Challenge, giving the best players a trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The two fastest drivers will race head-to-head, with the winner earning a test drive in a Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup car.


Take your favorite family hauler racing

"Forza Motorsport 7" continues to maintain its freshness by offering new playable cars in its monthly downloadable Car Packs. April's DLC has some really special offerings, as we see in the leaked trailer above. There are two classic Porsches. There's a 1985 Nissan GT racer and a Greenwood Corvette. The 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter Sport looks particularly beautiful. There's even a 2017 Maserati Levante S, so you can give that a virtual test drive before you head to your local dealership. Perhaps most


It's both a Gran Turismo car and a working real-world concept

For some time, Audi has teased the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car's silhouette. Today, the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo was unveiled as an actual, functioning vehicle, and it will be used as a "race taxi" at Formula E events.


It can also be built into a Mack garbage truck

Lego has done it again: It has created yet another awesome automotive model kit that's calling out to our wallets. In this case, it's a Lego Technic kit of the Mack Anthem semi-truck. It's a particularly realistic-looking model, capturing the real truck's blocky exterior to a T, especially the bold vertical chrome bars in the grille. The tiny Mack bulldog hood ornament is a great touch, too. The interior is fully detailed, with seats and the horizontally oriented steering wheel.


It will be playable in Gran Turismo Sport.

It's low and sleek.


New cars include the Lamborghini Aventador and new Alpine A110.

You can't beat free.


The latest Forza car pack has some real highlights

Everything for carving corners or cutting across them.


Forget the simulation rigs, this is where it's at.

Only one pedal because that's all you need.


This new LEGO Speed Champions model scales down a legend.

LEGO + cars = us happy


The more serious of the two would offer six-figure payouts.

Two different NASCAR groups are working on starting two different e-sports leagues for the 2018 season.


10 mph and 10 miles of range ... for just over $9,000.

Not just some fancy Power Wheels.


Good news! Much of the content is free.

You'll finally be able to get Volvos.


It's included in a new batch of downloadable content

It's not the first time the famous movie car has had a video game doppelganger.


McLaren, Nissan and Fernando Alonso are in, with F1's owner not far behind.


The Nintendo Switch just gets better and better.

More Need for Speed than Forza Motorsport.

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