Chris Perkins

Chris Perkins

Web Editor

Chris Perkins is the Web Editor for Road & Track magazine. He spends his free time tending to a 1996 Mazda Miata and explaining the merits of the Porsche 996 to anyone who'll listen.

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The Oldest-Surviving Porsche Will Fetch $20 Million at Auction (Probably)

Type 64 #03 was built in 1940 by Ferry Porsche, and it's the only one of its kind to survive.

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The Wrangler Rubicon Helped Me Start to Understand This Whole Jeep Thing

I never liked the Wrangler. Then I drove a new one.

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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Was One of the Last Carbureted Cars Sold New in the US

Jeep first brought out this luxury 4x4 in 1963. It didn't change much over its near three decades in production.

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Cram a Turbo V-8 in a Geo Tracker and This Is What You Get

A 6.0-liter GM V-8 and a big turbo let this tiny truckster run 9.8-second quarter-mile times.

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The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Be Limited to 180 MPH

Ford Performance wanted to create a Mustang to dominate quarter-miles and road courses.

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How the McLaren Speedtail's Flexible Carbon-Fiber Ailerons Work

The Speedtail's ailerons integrate directly into a huge carbon-fiber clamshell. Here's what you need to know about them.

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Why V-4 Engines are Brilliant, And Why You Never See Them In Cars

In high-performance motorcycles, V-4 engines are common. In cars? They're almost never used.

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Jeep Crushed an Old Gladiator For Its Super Bowl Commercial

The 1963 Gladiator crushed apparently was being sold for scraps. Now it's promoting the new Jeep pickup.

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The 2020 GMC Sierra HD Can Make Your Trailer "Invisible"

GMC's newest heavy-duty truck offers 15 different camera views, including one that shows what's hiding behind your trailer.

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Why Some Race Cars Kept Backflipping In the Late 1990s

At Le Mans and elsewhere GT1 and LMP cars took flight. There's a simple reason why.

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You Probably Can't Guess Where This Fiat's Spare Tire Goes

It's not in the trunk. There is no trunk.

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How Water Injection Can Produce Big Horsepower Gains

Injecting water into your engine sounds crazy, but it's a turbo tuner trick for big horsepower. Here's how it works.

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Porsche's Made a Natural Fiber That's Like Carbon Fiber, But From Plants

The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport debuted with a wing and doors made from flax. This could be the future of composites.

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Aston Martin's Electric Conversion Kit for Classic Cars Is Very Clever
The company's Heritage EV drivetrain is pitched as a way to keep classic cars on the road in a future where gas-powered vehicles could …
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Every Question You've Ever Had About Winter Tires, Answered

If you live in a colder climate and don't think you need winter tires, you're wrong. Here's why, according to the experts.

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Steve McQueen's Old Willys Jeep Is Headed to Auction

The legendary actor owned tons of cool cars. He had this Army Jeep until the day he died.

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Here's the Difference Between All- and Four-Wheel Drive

The terms "all-wheel drive" and "four-wheel drive" aren't interchangeable. Here's why.

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Mopar's Hellephant Is a 1000-HP Hellcat Crate Engine Taken to the Extreme

For SEMA, Mopar just showed off the first 1000-hp crate engine from an OEM. It's beautiful.

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This Screaming V8 Rally Mini Is Just About Perfect

It's got a 2.0-liter V8 made from two superbike engines. It sounds like an old F1 car. We love it.

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This Carbon-Bodied, Demon-Powered Dodge Charger Isn't a Dodge Charger

Speedkore's Evolution is an entirely custom-made creation with a 966-hp supercharged heart and all the carbon fiber you could want.

Parade Celebrates Presidential Inauguration Of Donald Trump
This Is the President's New Cadillac "Beast" Limo

Meet the new armored Cadillac limousine that just debuted during Trump's visit to New York.

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BMW Wants You to Drive Its Wild Electric Futuremobile

The iNext concept previews an SUV that'll arrive in 2021. BMW's R&D chief told us it'll have "stunning driving dynamics."

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The First Porsche Tractor Race Might Be the Slowest in History

Porsche diesel tractors will hit Laguna Seca for two races during this month's Rennsport Reunion. We can't wait.

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This 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside Reminds Us of When Pickups Were Weird

Not all American pickups have their engines up front.

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Terrifying Belgian GP Crash Shows How Well the Formula 1 Halo Works

The halo possibly saved Charles Leclerc's life during a turn-one incident at Spa involving Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso.

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Here's What Actually Happens If You Drive Over a Bunch of Banana Peels

You know how this goes in Mario Kart, but what happens the real world? Hoonigan and racer Andreas Bakkerud found out.

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This Guy's Brakes Failed During an Auto Race and, Oh Boy

Brake failure at a LeMons race led to one of the closest calls we've ever seen.

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How Mazda Built a Better Miata Engine

Dave Coleman, head engineer at Mazda North America, explains.

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