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Meet The Man That Modified The Cars For 'Furious 7': Video

By now you’ve almost certainly seen the first trailer for Furious 7 in which a number of the cars starring in the new movie were teased. Now you can meet the man who helped build many of them, Dennis McCarthy of California’s Vehicle Effects. The guys from Mighty Car Mods were recently down in L.A. for the launch of the Furious 7...

Eight MINI ALL4 Racings To Take On 2015 Dakar Rally

The 2015 Dakar Rally is coming up and in the lead up MINI has announced that eight of its custom-built ALL4 Racings will take part. MINI, together with its partner in the Dakar Rally, German motorsport and engineering firm X-raid, will be aiming to defend its title, which last year was won by Spanish pilot Joan ‘Nani’ Roma. The MINI...

Sports Car Market Waning, Says BMW

BMW is well-known for its performance cars but the automaker hasn’t offered a pure sports model for years. There’s a good reason for this, according to its sales chief Ian Robertson, and that’s because the sports car market is waning. “The sports car market is roughly half of what it used to be,” Robertson told...

2015 Maserati Quattroporte And Ghibli Receive Updates

Maserati’s Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans are still fresh on the market but they’re already receiving their first updates. The changes are being introduced for the 2015 model year and we’ll see them for the first time next week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The most significant affect the Quattroporte; the big sedan receives...

2016 Lotus Evora To Debut At 2015 Geneva Motor Show: Report

Lotus’ current flagship, the Evora, has been on sale here since the 2010 model year and hasn’t changed much over the years. That won’t be the case for long as a heavily updated model is set to be introduced for the 2016 model year, and we’ll reportedly get our first look at the car at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next March...

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Video Road Test

Germany doesn’t have a lock on great sport sedans—but it sure has more than its fair share. BMW’s 3-Series has had bragging rights for decades, and the Audi A4 has a strong game. So what about the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class? It’s making a harder sell than ever to win over more buyers—and it’s doing it with some...

2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

Now in its 107th year, the Los Angeles Auto Show is showing no signs of age as the list of world and North American premieres set to take place during the upcoming event is one of the biggest on record. Organizers have confirmed more than 30 world premieres and more than double this for North American firsts, and we bet there will be a few...

2015 Corvette Z06 Crash, 2016 Audi S6 & S7, Toyota Supra Successor: Car News Headlines

Another 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has been involved in a crash, this time a convertible variant. Fortunately this one’s only a pre-production unit, which means it was likely going to end up in the crusher regardless. Audi’s A6 and A7 have been updated for the 2016 model year and will be debuting in U.S.-trim at next week’s 2014...

Ferrari LaFerrari XX To Be Revealed Next Month?

Ferrari is currently working on a more extreme version of its LaFerrari flagship that will follow in the footsteps of previous ‘XX’ experimental cars like the 599XX and Enzo-based FXX. Prototypes have been spotted for the past year and now we’re hearing that the reveal is set to take place in just a few weeks. According to Top...

Toyota Supra Successor To Cost More Than Corvette: Report

Toyota is working with BMW on a new sports car platform that will eventually be used by the Japanese automaker for a Supra successor, which has been previewed by the series of FT-1 concept cars. BMW has been quiet on its plans for the platform but is currently thought to be using it for a replacement for its Z4. While both cars are still a couple...

2016 Audi A6 And A7 U.S. Specs Revealed

Audi’s A6 and A7 have just received their respective mid-cycle updates, with the updated cars shown for the first time at the recent 2014 Paris Auto Show. They’re set to make their U.S. debut next week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show but we’ve already got all the details. The cars are being introduced for the 2016 model year...

Former Ferrari Boss Luca di Montezemolo To Head Italian Airline: Report

Despite walking out the door with an eight-figure severance package, it appears former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo is itching to start a new job, this time running Italy’s struggling national airline Alitalia. The 67-year-old Italian announced his resignation from Ferrari back in September and is yet to reveal his future plans. But...

Subaru And Chevy Tease New Vision Gran Turismo Concepts

A bit over a year ago, Polyphony Digital, the creator of the Gran Turismo video game series, reached out to the world’s major automakers, asking them to come up with a futuristic concept to celebrate the game’s 15th anniversary. Since that time we’ve seen some pretty wild concept, particularly from the design studios of Aston...

Volvo Confirms S90 Production For Chinese Plant

Volvo, which is owned by Chinese automaker Geely as well as the Chinese government, has started vehicle production at a second plant in China. The new plant is located in the city of Daqing, which owns 37 percent of Volvo, and at present is building the original XC90 for the Chinese market where it is sold as the XC90 Classic. Volvo’s other...

First 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible Crashed

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is yet to go on sale but already it’s suffered its second crash, this time in its convertible bodystyle. This makes the latest crash, which took place on a wet highway near Jackson, Michigan, the first for the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. The previous crash occurred during Nürburgring testing. According...

Henrik Fisker & Galpin To Debut New American Muscle At LAAS

There's some new American Muscle coming to the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. No, we're not talking about anything Hellcat, not the Z/28, and not some sort of Boss mobile. Instead, a familiar name in the car design space has teamed up with a familiar name in the Sell Every Ford on the Planet space. We're talking about Henrik Fisker and Galpin Auto...

Aston Martin Lagonda Sedan Gets A Name And Could Be Coming Stateside

Aston Martin's Lagonda nameplate is back thanks to an all-new 2015 sedan. It has simply been called the Lagonda sedan so far, but now we know it has an actual name. Say hello to Taraf. Well, that's the name the car will wear in its initial launch market of the Middle East. Initial reports stated that this would be the only market for the car, but...

Be A Track Day God With These Used Formula One Cars

There are plenty of ways to be the fastest guy at your local track day. You could wrench like a mad man to get your spec Miata in top shape. You could spend a bit of dough on top-tier driving classes, and then apply your learned skills to your local circuit. Perhaps you have enough cash to dump on a dedicated exotic race car, which could help you...

VW Future Tech To Include 10-Speed DSG And Electrically-Driven Turbos

Volkswagen has announced several new technologies that will be making their way into its cars in the not too distant future. Headlining the list is a new diesel engine that displaces just 2.0 liters but churns out 268 horsepower. No torque figure has been mentioned but insiders have suggested around 370 pound-feet or more is possible. VW also...

GMC Boss Looks At New Flagship, Jeep Wrangler Rival

With all of its models based on products from other General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] brands, GMC is often left in the shadow of Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac. Other than peddling trucks that slot between those of Chevy and Cadillac in price, GMC's purpose sometimes appears unclear. In a recent interview Duncan Aldred, GMC's new boss, told Edmunds...

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