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Automobile December 2018

Automobile is an award-winning automotive publication that captures the passion and experience of driving great cars. Featuring engaging writing and stunning photography, Automobile transports readers with each and every issue. Discover a well-rounded editorial mix focused on design, technology, automotive art, vintage cars, and industry trends.

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SCHEDULE KEY: RACING | ORIGINAL PROGRAMS OCT 26 Auto Mundial Motorsport Mundial OCT 27 LIVE! European Le Mans Series - Qualifying, Portimao, Portugal LIVE! Intercontinental GT Challenge - Practice and Qualifying, Laguna Seca 8 Hours LIVE! Michelin Le Mans Cup - Race 1, Portimao, Portugal OCT 28 LIVE! European Le Mans Series, Portimao, Portugal LIVE! Intercontinental GT Challenge, Laguna Seca 8 Hours LIVE! Michelin Le Mans Cup - Race 2, Portimao, Portugal OCT 29 Roadkill, Ep. 77 OCT 31 Mobil 1 The Grid, Program 19 OCT 31 Put Up or Shut Up, Ep. 11 NOV 2 Auto Mundial Motorsport Mundial NOV 3 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Auckland NOV 4 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Auckland NOV 5 Roadkill Garage, Ep. 37 NOV 7 Engine Masters, Ep. 41 NOV 8 Ferrari Challenge Europe World Final, Monza * NOV 9 Auto Mundial Motorsport Mundial NOV 10 LIVE! Trans Am Series, Daytona NOV 12 Dirt Every Day, Ep. 83 NOV 14 Mobil 1 The Grid, Program 20 NOV 16 Auto Mundial Motorsport…

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buying and selling

ANYONE OUT THERE have $48,405,000 incinerating a hole in your wallet for a used car? It seems patently absurd on the surface, but yes, there are enough people of certain means on the planet to bid up that much in an attempt to buy a single automobile—in this case the now mythical unicorn called the Ferrari 250 GTO. It’s a price that set a record for a car sold at auction, occurring during the 2018 RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey, California, for a 1962 GTO. But that’s almost chump change compared to what David MacNeil, the owner of WeatherTech, paid for a 250 GTO earlier in 2018 in a private sale. MacNeil reportedly dropped more than $70 million to acquire one. That is not a typo. What in the wide world…

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dancing in the dark

“DON’T BE AN ASS. KEEP IT OUT OF THE BARRIERS. BE BRAVE.” THE LATTER IS KEY. CONSIDERING I’M ABOUT to sleep on a bench in the back of a truck while still wearing a sweaty race suit, I feel on top of the world. I’ve just had one of the greatest driving experiences of my life: hammering into dusk at impossible speed, howling past slower traffic, and looking on in awe as the leading pack of GT3 cars muscle past in a shower of sparks, flames, and attitude. The Green Hell is at its most heavenly on a balmy, dry evening, and my race car—a 500-hp AMG GT4—is getting faster and faster in the cool, dense air. If this is what the Nürburgring 24-hour is all about, sign me up forever. Even…

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epiphany in a maserati

IN MY CAREER, while behind the steering wheels of automobiles of every type and color, I have experienced moments of joy too numerous to count. Usually I am alone, free to focus on the charisma of the machine and the splendor of the passing landscape as I think to myself, “This is why I love cars.” There was the time I piloted a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, roof off and cockpit open to the cobalt sky above, up Going-to-the-Sun Road in Montana’s Glacier National Park, the narrow two-lane wriggling against a perilous drop-off, snow-dusted mountains rising nearby and beyond, the V-12 behind me purring with muted power and primed—at the slightest touch of my right foot—to explode in mechanized fury. The week I spent driving a Dodge Challenger R/T through the American…

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electrified with class

READERS OF THIS space know I’ve always been soft in the head where old cars are concerned. It’s probably why I can’t think of a single retro-themed car I haven’t liked—unless you count the Chevrolet SSR, which promised so much in the realm of looks but delivered so little in the department of chassis. I applauded the New Beetle in 1998, cheerfully signed off on the Chrysler PT Cruiser in 2000, dug the Mini Cooper in 2001, and heaped praise upon the Fiat 500 of 2007. I’ve also loved all the factory-correct reissues and restos, all the way back to the short-lived Nissan factory-supported 240Z restorations of 20-some years ago. “$25,000!” people exclaimed at the time. It seems cheap now, and I’ve no problem with the big bucks being spent on continuation…

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new and future cars

WRITE: Automobile magazine, 831 S. Douglas St., El Segundo, California, 90245 EMAIL: Letters may be edited for clarity and length. CUSTOMER SERVICE:; 800-289-2886 PLEASE, PLEASE, please tell me the photo of the 2020 Shelby GT500 in your New and Future Cars issue (September/October) was photoshopped! Turning to the next page, I recognized the uncanny resemblance of the Shelby’s front fascia to that of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N. The Mustang’s looks have been wonder-fully evolutionary, especially over the past several years. But is the new ’Stang doomed to resemble a whale shark? TERRY GIROUX San Angelo, Texas The good news is you are correct: Our image is an artist’s rendering of the GT500. But we can’t tell you it’s wrong. —Ed. I found myself comparing the covers of your August and September/October issues, each featuring a…