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KM Weekly Wallpaper: 918 Spyder Badge

posted by on 18 April 2014 in Weekly Wallpaper


That the Porsche 918 Spyder is an extremely impressive car in all measurable ways is at this point not a surprise to anyone. It’s made of carbon fiber, so it’s both extremely lightweight and extremely strong. It’s got a stonking great V8 engine mounted amidships, so it makes wonderful noises. It’s a hybrid that can […] More…

Video – Porsche 918 Spyder Hot Lap of the Circuit of the Americas

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Automotive News


Porsche recently held an event at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas where selected members of the media got a chance to drive the 918 Spyder. While we (sadly!) weren’t in attendance, those who were also got the chance to play a bit of lead-follow with Porsche factory driver Patrick Long. When the day […] More…

KM Weekly Wallpaper: Audi R8 Country Drive

posted by on 11 April 2014 in News Weekly Wallpaper


There are good days, and then there are good days. It’s a good day when it’s the early fall and the weather has that perfect crisp feel to it. The leaves haven’t started turning yet, but the first hints of the end of summer are showing, and your favorite back roads are just begging you to […] More…

The Invisible Land Rover?

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Automotive News News


When we hear someone say “invisible car,” our thoughts immediately turn to the over the top silliness of the last few James Bond films, including the famous “invisible Aston Martin” from Die Another Day. Sure, it’s helpful when you’re trying to sneak into the enemy lair in the middle of a giant glacier – hey, otherwise […] More…

KM Weekly Wallpaper: Cloverleaf Edition

posted by on 4 April 2014 in News Weekly Wallpaper


Among car people,  there are those of us who love little “insider secrets.” We love knowing the stories behind the famous logos. “We” know, for example,  that BMW’s famous roundel is patterned after the colors on the Bavarian flag no matter how many times popular myth says it’s a depiction of an airplane propeller. We […] More…

The Greatest Race – A Children’s Book About the 1955 Mille Miglia

posted by on 2 April 2014 in News


Several of us on the Kilometer staff are parents, so unsurprisingly one of our very favorite things to do is to share our passion for European automobiles with our children. There are lots of ways to do that, of course – from taking them for morning drives to the local Cars & Coffee on a weekend […] More…

KM Weekly Wallpaper: Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

posted by on 27 March 2014 in News Weekly Wallpaper


Waaaaaaaaaay back when Kilometer was getting off the ground in 2009, several of our staffers had the luck of being able to spend some time with one of the true classics of the motoring world, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Their story on the car is right here, and I’m not going to recap the whole […] More…

KM Weekly Wallpaper: Audi quattro Concept

posted by on 20 March 2014 in Weekly Wallpaper


It hardly seems possible, but Audi sprung the first version of the car that eventually became the “possibly ready for production” Sport Quattro Concept from last fall’s Frankfurt Auto Show on us nearly four years ago. In that time, it’s gone from “concept” to “we could build a limited edition for a bajillion dollars” to […] More…