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Apollo Intensa Emozione supercar to be revealed October 24

51 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Supercar startup Apollo has confirmed that its much-hyped Intensa Emozione, or IE for short, will be unveiled in Italy on October 24. Apollo is the Chinese-backed, Italian-based firm born out of the remains of Germany’s Gumpert. It first showed up at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show where it presented the 986-horsepower Arrow supercar. Now Apollo...

2018 Race Of Champions to be held in Saudi Arabia

Organizers of the annual Race Of Champions have made a bold decision to hold the next race in Saudi Arabia, a country known for numerous human rights abuses. Women aren’t even allowed to drive in the country, though the asinine ban is finally set to be lifted in 2018. ROC organizers go so far as to mention the lifting of the ban as one of...

New Land Rover Defender won’t have retro design

There’s probably no greater challenge for a designer than redesigning an icon. And they don’t get more iconic than the Land Rover Defender, a vehicle whose design hasn’t changed much in close to seven decades. Land Rover was forced to end production of the Defender last year, with the most recent model unable to meet crash safety...

Polestars to be made in China, rival Teslas

Volvo in-house tuner Polestar has been morphed into a standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars and on Tuesday we saw its first model, aptly named the Polestar 1, unveiled to the world in Shanghai. The Chinese metropolis is a fitting location for the debut of Polestar’s first car as China is very much the brand’s home...

2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo spy shots

Nissan’s ever-evolving GT-R looks set to receive more updates for the 2018 model year. A GT-R, specifically the GT-R Nismo model, was recently spotted running laps at the Nürburgring. On initial inspection it appears to be a bog-standard GT-R Nismo, but if you look a little closer you’ll notice some discernible differences. On the...

New Porsche 718 Boxster GTS, Cayman GTS are here; are surprisingly reasonable

14 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Follow us on this one Porsche fanatics. On Tuesday, Porsche announced the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS models complete with a handful of upgrades, including a slightly more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-4 that makes 365 horsepower. The Boxster GTS starts at $80,850, including destination, or $82,950 for the...

Katech 416 is a short-block V-8, long on 600-plus-horsepower

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Most car enthusiasts are well aware that a project car comes with a whole lot of baggage, namely in picking and sourcing appropriate parts. The engine is especially important, and depending on the individual's goals, making a lot of horsepower can get really expensive, really quickly. Enter Katech, the Michigan-based performance company, and their...

Ringbrothers bringing 1956 Ford F-100 restomod to SEMA

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Ringbrothers will return to the SEMA show this November with another custom creation. Following last year's multiple debuts, which included the G-Code Camaro, Cadillac Madam-V, and more, the custom car shop announced plans to reveal a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck. Ringbrothers calls it "Clem 101" and it will benefit from a familiar (read: awesome)...

British police are using video games to hone high-speed driving skills

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Perps on the run in the United Kingdom take note: police forces are stepping up their game—literally. The Lincolnshire police force is testing a new way to train officers in high-speed driving and it involves a whole lot of video games. Through a partnership with Sony's PlayStation, four officers clocked a lap time at Silverstone raceway in...

1917 Mitsubishi refitted with modern Outlander plug-in hybrid powertrain

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

What's old is new again, at least at Mitsubishi. The three-diamond brand is celebrating its centennial this year. To mark the occasion, the brand tapped West Coast Customs to build a 1917 Model A—Mitsubishi's first car, as its name implies—with a plug-in hybrid powertrain plucked from the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Fittingly, it's...

Turning Tucker’s dream into reality is families’ affair

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

A man who has once gotten automobiles into his blood can never give them up...” — Preston Tucker The Tucker has been a collector car almost since it was new. With a limited production and a fascinating story (made into a movie in 1988 by none other than Francis Ford Coppola), the Tucker has always been a sought-after collector car...

Would you daily that? RCR-built Ferrari 330 P4 replica

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Let's get this out of the way first: Yes, we know it's a kit car. This Ferrari 330 P4 RCR is a pretty good kit though, and it looks like it would be a lot of fun to thrash thing on a good road or a racetrack. It's produced by a company called RCR, which makes some top-notch vintage race car replicas that ride on custom-built chassis. This one here...

Audi A7 reveal, Ram 1500 spy shots, brand-new McLaren F1: Car News Headlines

22 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Audi will unveil its second-generation A7 on Thursday. A teaser suggests that the current model’s shapely form, including the arresting Kammback rear, will transition onto the new model. Another upcoming vehicle in the headlines is Ram’s next-generation 1500. Our latest spy shots reveal the pickup truck in full. Can you believe that...

Volvo's Polestar 1 is a carbon-fiber bodied 600-hp hybrid coupe

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Volvo was among the first automakers to announce intentions to phase out the internal-combustion engine and move to an all-electric and electrified portfolio of cars. In the process, Volvo's former in-house tuning division, Polestar, parted ways to become a standalone brand within Volvo Cars Group. Its mission? Build electrified performance cars...

2018 BMW Alpina XD3 spy shots

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

BMW has just launched a new generation of its X3 and soon there will be a hotter version cooked up by Alpina. Alpina is a semi-official BMW tuner that’s been in the business of making Bavaria’s best go faster for over 50 years. We only get to sample Alpina’s talents in two models—the 6-Series-based B6 and 7-Series-based...

2017 Tokyo Motor Show preview

The Tokyo Motor Show isn’t on the same scale as some other events on the auto show circuit, which means it tends to miss out on many of the brands that typically feature at shows in Europe and North America. However, what it lacks in international flavor it makes up in the assortment of quirky Japanese attractions that tend to grace the...

Le Mans-winner Brendon Hartley to make Formula 1 debut

Brendon Hartley is only 27 but he’s already a 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and World Endurance Championship title holder. Now the New Zealander is about to get his first taste at Formula 1. Toro Rosso has confirmed that Hartley will replace Pierre Gasly at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, which takes place at the Circuit of the...

2019 Audi A7 teased ahead of October 19 reveal

Audi has confirmed plans to unveil its second-generation A7 on October 19. The vehicle has been out testing for months and in just a matter of days the covers will finally come off. A showroom appearance isn’t expected until early next year, however. Audi didn’t invent the fastback sedan segment when it introduced the original A7 for...

Toyota tackles future mobility with Concept-i trio

Toyota at next week’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will preview a potential future for mobility with a trio of concepts. The automaker’s vision for the future is one where cars and people work together to make getting around as easy and efficient as possible. The medium that will allow this to happen is artificial intelligence. Each of the...

There's a brand-new, never-registered McLaren F1 for sale

If you’re looking for an example of extreme restraint, you won’t find a better example than the person that took delivery of a McLaren F1…and then never drove it. That’s right. Someone bought one of the 106 F1s to be built and decided to park it. In fact, the car has never even been registered. It’s even got its...

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