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Producer and Presenter of The Smoking Tire, /DRIVE TV, and /DRIVE on NBC Sports. Host of The Smoking Tire Podcast. Driver, adventurer.

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Matt Farah684 days ago

This 1973 Citroen SM is one of the coolest and most interesting vehicles ever made. In the pursuit of the ultimate GT car, Citroen created a stunning, 4-seat coupe body powered by a 3.0L Maserati V6 engine and suspended on a unique hydropneumatic self-leveling and height-adjustable "oil suspension," for unsurpassed ride quality before, and arguably since. This example has been owned by friend of TST Alex Roy for the past 9 years.

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[]Tara Bros

Hey Matt, I have a car I know you haven't done, its a near bone stock ultra low mileage(66k kms) 1991 Toyota Soarer 2.5GT-TL. This car is a JDM honey with all sorts of cool toys you just couldn't get in the states, plus its proof of concept that there are tons of amazing cars in Japan ready for sale for next to nothing anybody can import and drive. Why buy a crappy used car when for the same money you can have a top notch exotic import? Plus RHD is damn fun.

wheelwell.com/tara-bros/28lq/1991-toyota-soarer

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[]Yoav Litman

Hey matt i have a car i believe you haven't review or done a one take video on it, its a 2017 camaro 1le woth the V6 engine... i'll leave the profile link so you can heck the couple pictures i uploaded... it's a stock car for now. Hope you like it...
wheelwell.com/yoav-litman

[]Brian Miller

Weird and awesome, I honestly thought the one on BAT was his.

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Matt Farah686 days ago

This BMW 325i is just about as modified as a car can be. It features a turbocharged S52 3.2L Inline Six engine making 560 HP and 550 lb/ft at the wheels, a half-cage, customized interior, sound system, and complete Accuair E-Level Suspension. This is certainly one of the most interesting builds we've featured. 

[]Matt Farah

Check it out on Wheelwell: wheelwell.com/garrett-dotson/1n9o/1986-bmw-325!

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Matt Farah687 days ago

This E46 BMW 330ci ZHP coupe is a clean example of a somewhat underappreciated car. The ZHP package for the E46 3-Series featured 10 extra horsepower, M3-inspired suspension, a subtle body kit, unique wheels, and came in manual transmission only. This one has been modified with the help of a Vortech Centrifugal Supercharger system from ESS Tuning.

[]Matt Farah

Check it out on Wheelwell here: wheelwell.com/steven-ota/1qby/2005-bmw-3-series!

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Matt Farah691 days ago

This is a very special Porsche Cayman by renowned Porsche enthusiast shop Road Scholars in North Carolina. It features an all-metal wide body with a GT3 front clip, but to look further reveals that every single body panel has been changed. Under the rear decklid sits a 4.2L stroker flat-six making an estimated 400 HP at the rear wheels. There are interior details too numerous to count, and the overall package is incredibly appealing, but to drive it is

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[]Sac Car Scene

Great car!

[]John Witczak

Great vid

[]Danny Davidson

That thing is nuts!!!!
Love it!

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Matt Farah693 days ago

The Porsche Panamera has always been the best-driving full size sedan money can buy, especially the top-trim "Turbo S" verison. For 2018 though, Porsche has shaken up the formula by adapting the 918 Spyder's "Performance Hybrid" technology to the $200,000 super-sedan, creating a 680 HP monster of an executive sedan capable of accelerating, stopping, and handling like a supercar, while also achieving best-in-class efficiency. There is so much technology in this car it's unbelievable, and although Matt does his

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Matt Farah693 days ago

The new Camaro ZL1 / 1LE is, fundamentally, the best of what GM's Performance division can do with the sixth-generation Camaro platform, while still having a road-legal vehicle. It features the 650 HP LT4 Supercharged 6.2L V8 found in the Corvette Z06, but with a much larger frontal area for better cooling and more consistent power. It has Multimatic Spool Valve dampers, like real race cars. You can only get it with a six-speed manual gearbox, and on the

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Matt Farah698 days ago

This Rav4 should not be this fun. It would just never occur to you that a Toyota Rav4 would be fun in any way. But with the right wheels and tires, an exhaust, and the right combination of little things, you could honestly surprise a lot of people in Blaze's Rav4.

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[]George Ambriz

Love mine! Fun little car for commuting and light off roading/camping!

[]Matt Farah

Check it out on Wheelwell here: wheelwell.com/blaze-carr/1q7s/2010-toyota-rav4!

[]Ernie Szots

Aye; Blaze got a One-Take! That's awesome.

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Matt Farah700 days ago

This 2016 BMW M5 with Competition Package is a showroom-stock vehicle that is its owner Kody's daily ride in Los Angeles. Making a conservative 575-horsepower, the newest M5's are highway missiles, easily capable of cracking 200 mph and going deep into the triple-digits on even short sections of straightaway.

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[]Michael Ciccolella

Is it me or are cars just getting fast for no reason? 630whp seems absurd for a luxury sedan. That's z06 level plwer but for what?

[]Basir Khan

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[]Saad Ahmed

Hey Matt, I have a bpm stage 2 m6 running on e85 putting down 700 whp. I think it would be great for you to add it on your show as a comparison to what these things can truly do with some power mods.

[]Matt Farah

Check it out on Wheelwell here:wheelwell.com/kody-khosrow-1/1uhn/2016-bmw-m5

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Matt Farah701 days ago

This 1994 Volkswagen Corrado is, without hyperbole, the cleanest example I've ever seen. It looks practically new in the very rare purple/black combo. Making approximately 220 horsepower from its modified VR6 engine and weighing in around 2,700 lbs, the Corrado was the luxury hot-hatch the world wasn't ready for in the 90's, and a sky-high price tag kept it from selling in huge numbers. Now, as a throwback collectible, we can judge the Corrado on its own merits instead

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Matt Farah705 days ago

This unassuming looking Toyota Corolla is an exercise in lightweight fun. Originally purchased as a parts car for the owner's Pontiac Vibe, it was so much fun to drive he kept it. It features a TRD Supercharger, which makes about 200 Wheel Horsepower through a limited-slip differential and a light flywheel. It has a race-spec clutch, race seat, gutted interior, and a full suspension upgrade featuring coil overs, control arms, sway bars, and end links. It is an absolute

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[]Blaze Carr

Sleeper!

[]David Montgomery

Love that blower sound! Thanks showcasing such a wide variety of cars, Matt.

[]Jesus Rives

[]Matt Davis

Thanks Matt for doing the video!

[]Matt Farah

Check it out on Wheelwell here: wheelwell.com/matt-davis/1drn/2003-toyota-corolla!

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Matt Farah707 days ago

Having been slightly disappointed by our last E39 M5, we have another go with this 2001 model. It features a full exhaust, KW Variant 3 coilovers, Dinan ECU software, and a short shifter, providing for a stock-like, but optimized driving experience.

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[]Brandon Case

Clean!

[]Matt Farah

Check it out on Wheelwell here: wheelwell.com/joseph-belfi-1/1pdd/2001-bmw-m5

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Matt Farah707 days ago

The Infiniti FX35 was one of the first SUV's to really abandon off-road performance and focus strictly on sporty on-road driving dynamics. Raised from the same family as the G35 Sedan, the FX35 features that ubiquitous VQ35 V6 Engine and its unique exhaust tone. This one has been modified with some bolt-on engine parts and an ECU tune, good for a livelier throttle response, and has been lowered on a set of Nissan GTR wheels.

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[]Mal Gallo

I sent you an email bro about your next Dragon run. Cheers.

[]Matt Farah

Check it out here: wheelwell.com/dave-k-1/8ip/2005-infiniti-fx35

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Matt Farah713 days ago

This 2004 Jaguar XJR is a lovely, clean example with over 220,000 miles on it. This "X350" chassis car is made entirely of aluminum for a lightweight feel, and features a 400 horsepower, Supercharged 4.2L V8. For its age and mileage the interior and exterior are in shockingly good, original condition and its enthusiastic owner, Kevin, is a character on his own.

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[]Kevin McAdams

I was an honor to have had my car reviewed with Matt! It was an awesome time.

[]Basir Khan

Have you seen this one? wheelwell.com/karl-muth/n72/1999-jaguar-xj

It's pretty wild what can be done to these things.

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Matt Farah714 days ago

This 1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 is a stunning example of the golden era of full-size Mercedes sedans. It is a two-owner vehicle with records going back to brand new, and with only 70,000 miles on it, in shockingly good condition. It feels solid as a tank, and is magnificent to drive. Its owner, Werner, is a character on his own, and you won't believe what he paid for such a wonderful classic that he uses as his daily driver

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[]Robert Sixto

Airport car is possibly the most perfect description and category for this thing. Loved the one take!

[]Chad Ploski

Beautiful car to daily!

[]Yousif Abuhajeb

Dope whip

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Matt Farah714 days ago

This Ford Ranger began life as owner Jake's first vehicle, and slowly but surely transformed into the off-road machine you see today. Though the powertrain remains stock (for now), everything else has been modified, with a competition-spec roll cage, extra-long travel shocks, fiberglass, widened body work, a gutted, race-inspired interior, and 37" Off-Road tires. Matt gets to test the truck on dirt trails, deep sand, and high-speed whoops in the Hungry Valley OHV Recreational Area. 

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Matt Farah719 days ago

This second-generation MR2 Turbo is a home brew project by owner Michael, who, in all honesty, just nailed it from every angle. It features a JDM 2.0T engine swap from a later Toyota Caldina, a properly dialed in suspension, and the end result is one of the more spectacular driving vehicles of any age or price point I've driven, really, ever.

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[]Sac Car Scene

Love these JDM swaps. The turbo sounds so good in this.

[]Frejdyn Jarrett

I sold a caldina sw20 a few years back. Love my mr2s!

[]Matt Farah

Check out the full, extensive build on Wheelwell! wheelwell.com/michael-martin/xqe/1991-toyota-mr2

[]Blaze Carr

Amazing ride and build. Speechless.

[]Ryan GTT

Starting to see how the 3S-GTE (and my Rav4 Swap) can easily keep up to Camaro's and even give em a run for their money now? ;)

[]Blaze Carr

Absolutely! Incredible engine!

[]Ernie Szots

Love these years. Saw this car at Toyotafest this year. Just superb.

[]Brandon Marquis

My fav MR2. Can't wait to see the vid

[]Ryan GTT

Matt needed more 3S-GTE in his Life!

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Matt Farah719 days ago

The Merkur XR4TI was Ford's attempt to bring European styling and handling to the US. By mating the European Ford Sierra chassis and suspension layout with an American Ford 2.3L Turbo powertrain from the Mustang SVO with a new, European sounding brand, Ford thought they might have a winner, but the car was mostly D.O.A. This example has been lovingly restored and modified, and is among the nicer ones still on the road. Nevertheless, it has some incredibly bizarre

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[]Travis DiTulio

Merkur encyclopedia has a buyers guide. Love mine.

[]Matt Teee

Hahaha i had a blast watching this one... my buddy had a scorpio in high school and we beat the living snot out of it. Surprisingly, it was comfy amd quiet inside.... it just moved like a tank!

[]Matt Farah

Check it out on Wheelwell! wheelwell.com/andrew-aul/5cy/1988-merkur-xr4ti

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[]Blaze Carr

Awesome One Take!

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Matt Farah726 days ago

This 2003 Mercedes E55 AMG is the most recent in a long line of German sports sedans owned by Andria, a paraplegic woman who uses hand controls. These E55's are a screaming bargain on the used market, with clean examples to be had well under $20,000 for a 500-horsepower supercharged V8, rear-wheel drive, and German precision and feel. But as Andria tells us, the challenge lies in the maintenance costs.  Check it out on Wheelwell: https://wheelwell.com/andria-franco!

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[]Leo elleongs

Hello Matt, once I have this car done. Which I hope to have it done by this time next year July 2018 I will pretty happy to have you drive it. Its a 1998 Lexus GS300 Time Attack Car. I have lots of research done to how I want to complete this car. wheelwell.com/mauricio-reece

[]Danny Davidson

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Matt Farah727 days ago

The Audi A5 is a handsome tourer and sporting daily driver whose roots go way back to 2009 without a major refresh. However, it now sports a new front end, interior, and updated 2.0T engine making 252 horsepower and 274 lb/ft of torque through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive. Matt uses the A5 to learn NJMP's Thunderbolt course before the American Endurance Racing event, and finds that, for a car not meant for the track, the A5

[]Basir Khan

Looking forward to seeing these on the road!

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Matt Farah729 days ago

This monster vintage 911 has been a 3-year project by owner Derek who wanted the ultimate high-powered vintage 911. Though it has the narrow 911 SC body, it features a turbocharged, 3.4L flat six good for 420 HP and 460 lb/ft at the wheels, and weighs in at only 2,600 lbs. It features a limited-slip differential, beefed up 930 running gear, and Bilstein/Elephant suspension. Check this thing out on Wheelwell for the full parts list:

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[]Yves Vds

Just stumbled on this video. The exhaust sound is amazing.

[]Joe Del Zotto

I know the pain of a 3 year project...my mustang is taking forever....nice car btw

[]Mike FaceliftSthree

Nice work on the attempted roadside support! :)

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Matt Farah733 days ago

This 1991 Ferrari Testarossa is an incredibly clean, yet well-used example with medium mileage. In stunning Rosso Corsa over tan, the Testarossa was one of the most iconic cars of the 1980's and 90's. Powered by a 4.9L, 390 horsepower flat-12 engine, with dual overhead cams and a dry sump oil system, the Testarossa went underappreciated for a decade until recently. In this video, Matt discovers what a delight a well-sorted TR is to drive today.

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[]Eddie Clark

This is one of those cars that photos never do any justice. Meeting one in person changes a persons perspective. Great One Take!

[]Ernie Szots

I could feel the good through my monitor on this one.

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Matt Farah733 days ago

This is a fully restored 1965 Porsche 356C, the final year of the 356. A father/son project, it features a punched-out 1780cc engine, mild outlaw body work, and a rally-inspired interior with fresh hides and rare vintage Tag Heuer rally clocks. Though it's incredibly slow, Matt's first drive ever in a 356 reveals that you can easily feel Porsche's entire lineage and where the modern 911 came from when driving one of these old classics. 

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Matt Farah735 days ago

This Toyota MR2 Spyder has a stock powertrain, but has been modified with every single JDM accessory available in order to make it look as close to the JDM model as possible, but without converting to right hand drive. With a 1.8L 1ZZ engine and a primitive sequential manual transmission, the MR2 is an oddity in the sports car world, but is light, tossable, and fun in its own unique way. 

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[]AJ Ahadi

[]Ryan GTT

Beautiful Colour, yes, Colour, that's how we Canadians spell it eh?!

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Matt Farah735 days ago

After a year of daily driving, Matt takes the MOUNTUNE modified Focus RS to the Thermal Club, a private race track outside Palm Springs for some hot laps. It is a very hot day, and Matt runs with the air conditioning on full crank, and yet, the Focus RS performs admirably. Matt's Focus RS is modified with the following parts: MOUNTUNE Intake MOUNTUNE Intercooler MOUNTUNE Stainless Steel Brake Lines Motul RBF600 High-temp

[]Mike FaceliftSthree

Awesome car!

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Matt Farah738 days ago

In this video Matt takes the start of the second race (of two) in the American Endurance Racing Championship's New Jersey Motorsports Park race weekend. Team Road & Track & Friends, consisting of Matt, Jack Baruth, Larry Webster, and Jesse Lazare won class 2 in the first race, and ride shotgun with Matt in the first 5 laps of the second. The MX5 Cup race car is prepped by Bozi & Bojan Taterevic and Josh Howard and

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Matt Farah740 days ago

This 1979 "G-Body" Porsche 911 has been stripped to bare metal and rebuilt from the ground up to not only a very high performance standard, but also a very high cosmetic standard. It was built by GProgramm of Oyster Bay, NY, with the goal of bringing out the very best of classic 911 styling and modern performance in an air-cooled package. It has been converted from torsion beam to coil-over suspension, with big brakes, modern Fuchs-look wheels, and a