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Toyota Investigating Radical Lotus Seven-Style Sports Car?

Toyota raked in $18.1 billion in profit last year on the back of a reliable albeit somewhat dull lineup. We could now see some of those funds invested in building excitement in the brand. The automaker, run by performance-loving president Akio Toyoda, is keen to turn around the rather staid image and is investing heavily in exciting endevors such...

Batkid Begins: This Movie Trailer Will Melt Your Car-Loving Heart

The Make-A-Wish Foundation does some awesome things for sick kids. This is one of those things. It’s Batkid Begins, and it’s an epic story of turning a little boy with leukemia into an Lamborghini-driving superhero. Enlisting the help of an entire city, huge swathes of the global social media network, and even the President of the...

Porsche 918 Spyder Recalled For Radiator Wiring Issue

The Porsche 918 Spyder has been, arguably, the most successful of the new breed of hybrid hypercars, selling more than the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari combined. While its performance may, in some ways, be the lowest of the three, it’s nonetheless an incredibly impressive car. But it has one flaw, at least: its radiator wiring harness...

GM Spends $439 Million On Corvette Plant Upgrades

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] will spend $439 million in upgrades for its Corvette plant located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Most of the funds will go into a new 450,000 square-foot paint shop that will be roughly half the size of the current Bowling Green assembly plant once complete. Construction of the new paint shop is planned to begin this...

Ford Just Received An Array Of Patents For Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Ford unveiled their Smart Mobility Plan earlier this year and they are proceeding full steam ahead towards autonomous vehicle research. Looking at some patents that were published yesterday we can get an idea of some of the interior design and safety aspects they are working on. The patents describe an interior seating arrangement in a vehicle and...

Polish Supercar Manufacturer Arrinera Promises Launch Of Hussarya By Late 2016

The Arrinera Hussarya has been in the works since 2011 and a running version was unveiled last month at the Poznan Auto Show. The manufacturer has received some criticism due to extended development of the project but we may be seeing the model out on the streets by the end of next year. Arrinera Automotive is in development of both a street and...

Zagato Mostro Concept, Carroll Shelby’s Last Car, Audi Q8 Confirmed: Today’s Car News

Zagato’s latest coachbuilt special is a V-8-powered GT called the Mostro, Italian for “Monster”. It’s been built to both celebrate Maserati’s centenary as well as honor the original Maserati 450 S Coupe Zagato race car that Sir Stirling Moss drove in the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans. Before his passing in early 2012...

2015 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix Weather Forecast

Monaco’s favorable Mediterranean climate seems to have taken leave for the 2015 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, with overcast conditions and some rain predicted for both Saturday and Sunday. A mild high of 68 degrees F (20 degrees C) is forecast together with a very mild easterly wind of 8 mph. We already saw some of the wet...

Hennessey Venom GT Driven To 270.49 MPH Can Be Yours--For $1.4 Million

Not only is this sale an opportunity to own a Hennessey Venom GT. It's an opportunity to own the example used to make the 270.49 mph run which proved John Hennessey's V-8-powered, Lotus-based supercar could best the the top speed of Bugatti's formidable Veyron. Given the performance and pedigree, you've probably already guessed the one-of-11...

Last Car Built With Carroll Shelby Finally Going Up For Auction

Back in 2011, Electronic Arts, the publisher of the Need for Speed video game franchise, teamed up with Carroll Shelby and his crew at Shelby American to create a one-off Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake that was to be auctioned off the following year to help raise funds for the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Sadly, Shelby passed away just a couple of...

Audi Confirms Q1 For 2016, Electric Q6 For 2018, And Q8 For 2019

With growth in SUVs proving to be stronger than in any other segment, Audi, like many of its rivals, is pushing ahead with the launch of more high-riding models. The automaker has now confirmed three additional SUVs for its lineup which will be growing from 52 distinct models today to 60 by 2020. The three new SUVs include a subcompact model to be...

Audi And Partners Develop E-Benzin Synthetic Gasoline: Video

Audi in recent years has been making strides to move away from fossil fuels but without abandoning the internal combustion engine and current refueling infrastructure. It’s been doing this with its research in the area of synthetic fuels and has already come up with synthetic natural gas and synthetic diesel, and now also a synthetic...

Zagato Honors Maserati With Stunning Mostro Sports Car At Villa d’Este

Coachbuilder and design house Zagato has a history of unveiling stunning concepts at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held annually on the shores of Italy’s beautiful Lake Como. Some recent concepts include collaborations with the likes of Aston Martin, BMW and Lamborghini, and the latest, done with Maserati, was built to...

Volvo Self-Parking Demonstration Goes Horribly Wrong: Video

Volvo has a bit of a bad track record with its automatic assistance systems and demonstrations for the press and public. The latest demonstration, involving an XC60 and its self-parking assist feature, ended up with two men getting run over. Fortunately the men are alright, according to Remolacha, which posted the video of the incident from the...

Volvo Prices 2016 S60 Inscription From $39,695, S60 Cross Country From $44,495

Volvo is expanding its S60 range with two new additions for the 2016 model year. One is the long-wheelbase S60 Inscription that’s sourced from China and the other is the unique S60 Cross Country soft-road sedan. The 2016 S60 Inscription is the less expensive of the two, with its pricing starting at $39,695, including a $995 destination...

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Driven By Chris Harris: Video

Chris Harris has joined the likes of racing driver Brendon Hartley and actor George Clooney to be among the first to have driven the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Fortunately for us, Harris was kind enough to put together a video of his day behind the wheel of Stuttgart’s latest track special for his YouTube channel. He drives the car on some...

2016 Audi R8 Shares More Than You'd Think With 'Ring-Winning Audi R8 LMS Race Car

We’ve all heard it before: X race car is totally based on the production car—no, really it is—and that means you should, like, completely buy the road car because, therefore, it’s awesome. Except that that’s rarely the actual case. With the 2016 Audi R8, it’s actually the case, and in some very surprising ways...

2016 Audi Q7, 2016 BMW M4 GTS, 2016 Mercedes GLC: Car News Headlines

We’ve just posted our first drive report for the all-new Audi Q7. We only drove the regular gasoline and diesel V-6 versions but a more powerful, more dynamic SQ7 variant is coming. Today we have our first spy shots of the SQ7. BMW looks set to introduce a new M4 GTS early next year. The vehicle has shown up on BMW’s ordering system...

Marchionne: Wrangler Won’t Get All-Aluminum Body, New Grand Cherokee May Be Delayed

In its five-year strategy announcement for its Jeep brand made one year ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] said new versions of the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee would be introduced in 2017. Now there have been some changes made to the original plans. There’s been a lot of talk about the Wrangler and, in particular, how the vehicle...

2016 BMW M4 GTS Shows Up In U.S. Dealership Ordering System

BMW has been testing a hardcore version of its M4 coupe for several months that we suspected might end up reviving the GTS designation last used on an M3 coupe back in 2010. We now have some semi-official confirmation that the car will in fact be an M4 GTS and that it will be available in the U.S. by early next year. The confirmation comes via a...

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