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2019 Jaguar XE SVR spy shots

Jaguar only last month unveiled its XE SV Project 8, a 592-horsepower, left-hand-drive-only super sedan that will be built in a limited run of 300 cars and priced in the six figures. It means that the XE SV Project 8, like the F-Type Project 7 that came before it, will be pretty much unobtanium for most. The good news is that Jaguar isn’t...

BMW i boss joins Faraday Future

Struggling electric car startup Faraday Future has hired former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz for the new role of Chief Technology Officer. Kranz, 59, is a BMW veteran and has led the German automaker’s i sub-brand for electric mobility since 2008. He said he was motivated to join Faraday Future because of the people working there, plus the...

Report: Alpine’s next car to be a Porsche Macan rival

Revived French performance marque Alpine launched its first car of the modern era at March’s 2017 Geneva auto show. Dubbed the A110, the tiny sports car came with a mid-engine layout and four-cylinder power, making it the ideal rival to Porsche’s 718. It seems Porsche is a brand Alpine is keen to emulate, as insiders have revealed that...

This 1,700-hp Mitsubishi Evo is the quickest in the world

The Mitsubishi Evo is a pretty wild machine. It is basically an excellent powertrain wrapped around a mediocre interior. You buy it because you want to go fast, and that's why we love it. Tuners love it too because they can rework the 4G63 engine to make tremendous power. Extreme Tuners knows this, which is why the Greek tuning parts manufacturer...

Valentino Balboni explains why the Lamborghini Countach is special  

Valentino Balboni is a name synonymous with Lamborghini. This man started as an apprentice for the company back in 1968 before he worked his way up to becoming the chief test driver for the Italian automaker. Valentino retired in 2008 after working for the bullish sports car builder for 40 years. You could say the man knows a thing or two about...

Racers share how to lay down a great qualifying lap

The flyer. It's that qualifying lap when a race car driver realizes he needs to push past what he thinks the car is capable of achieving. There are more tenths of seconds to be found, and this is where they sit waiting to be discovered. A flyer is the qualifying lap that sets the tone for the racing weekend ahead of you, and lets the other drivers...

2018 BMW 6-Series preview

The BMW 6-Series started out life as a sporty coupe, though with the current generation BMW expanded the range to include a sedan (Gran Coupe). For the 2018 model year, BMW’s dilution of the storied nameplate has reached a new extreme. For 2018, BMW has completely done away with the 6-Series’ coupe body style and instead introduced a...

Turbo V-6 vs supercharged V-8: 600-hp VelociRaptors face off

No replacement for displacement, you say? Say no more because Hennessey Performance Engineering has shown what forced induction can do with a simple, straight-line drag race. On one side sits the 2014 Ford F-150 VelociRaptor from HPE, which features a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine. On the other side is a brand new, 2017 Ford F-150 VelociRaptor...

IMSA driver Katherine Legge serves a batch of donuts in the 2017 Acura NSX

Inquiring minds wonder: will the 2017 Acura NSX do donuts? The short answer: yes, yes it will. But, what brought about this fresh batch of donuts and all the show and smoke that comes with it? IMSA driver Katherine Legge decided it was her time to have a little bit of fun after the NSX GT3 racer won at the Detroit Grand Prix last month. Her...

Ford dealer creates wild Ranger pickup truck

The Ford Ranger may have vanished from North American shores years ago, but it's soldiered on in other countries around the world. Australia, in particular, has come to adore the mid-size pickup truck. And as sales boom so does the aftermarket. Clearly, the dealership that created this wild Ranger is trying to take advantage of said sales boom...

Jeep Wrangler spy shots, Buick Regal GS leaked, Mercedes EQ name safe: Car News Headlines

Prototypes for Jeep’s next-generation Wrangler have been spotted again and reveal a few new details. One of the interesting details is the taillights which sport a new hourglass motif, alleviating fears that the vehicle might adopt the cross design of the smaller Renegade. Buick has just introduced a new generation of the Regal, and soon the...

Buick Regal GS leaked

Well, what do we have here? It seems more photos of the redesigned Buick Regal GS have leaked. The latest shots come from Russian website Kolesa and join previous shots that surfaced on Chinese website CarNewsChina in April. They show the hottest of Regal variants sporting a more aggressive front and rear fascia and appropriate GS badging...

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS spy shots and video

Mercedes-Benz is out testing prototypes for its next-generation CLS, the current generation of which has been on sale since the 2012 model year. Even though the CLS is more closely related to the E-Class than the S-Class, Mercedes won’t rename the vehicle a CLE, as some have speculated. When announcing its new naming strategy in 2014...

VLF has ample supply of Dodge Vipers for Force 1 conversion

Despite production of the Dodge Viper coming to an end on August 31, VLF Automotive has an ample supply of the cars for converting into the Force 1 V10. The American coachbuilder first showed the Viper-based Force 1 V10 coupe at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The company followed up with the Force 1 V10 Roadster at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. VLF...

Hamilton slashes Vettel’s championship lead with 5th British Grand Prix win

There’s now just one point separating the top two drivers in the 2017 Formula One World Championship thanks to a strong performance by Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton on Sunday at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton, who entered the race with a 20-point deficit to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, not only claimed victory but also pole...

Mercedes and Chery reach agreement on use of EQ name in China

Mercedes-Benz in the coming years will introduce a family of new electric cars under the EQ sub-brand. There was a chance Mercedes might have been blocked from using the name in China because local automaker Chery has been selling an electric car called the eQ since 2014. However, the two automakers on Friday released a statement that they have...

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabrio to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class sedan has been updated for 2018 with some visual tweaks to the exterior and cabin plus a revised powertrain lineup. The automaker has confirmed that similar changes will be introduced to the two-door S-Class models, also for 2018. Prototypes for the updated S-Class Coupe as well as the updated S63 Coupe and S63...

Watch Jay Leno's 2017 Ford GT get a protective wrap

Notice a pattern here? Many prominent figures bestowed a 2017 Ford GT have tapped protective wrap to secure their latest toy's paint finish. Jay Leno is the latest to do the same. Leno chose Protective Film Solutions to wrap his personal 2017 Ford GT, which is car number 12—matching his previous-generation GT—and is the first to be...

Aston Martin Valkyrie, Hyundai i30 N, Tesla Model 3: This Week’s Top Photos

Aston Martin revealed a near production-ready example of its Valkyrie hypercar. The latest example is said to be 95 percent of the way there. It seems a few more elements will change as the design team, led by Red Bull’s expert aerodynamicist, Adrian Newey, attempts to eke out as much downforce as possible. Quite a few new models were...

"Gran Turismo Sport" launching on October 17

The "Gran Turismo" franchise has a history of delays, but the next iteration of the iconic franchise has an official date: "Gran Turismo Sport" is launching on October 17. Last month, Polyphony Digital revealed more details about the game at the E3 video game expo and simply gave the title a fall release window. Following E3, a November 16 date...

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