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Volkswagen Arteon is name of CC successor

Volkswagen’s CC is about to spawn a successor and along with the new design will be a new name: Arteon. Arteon is a combination of “art” and “eon” and follows the naming practice introduced with the Phideon sedan on sale in China. The Arteon plugs the gap between the Passat and Phideon in VW’s lineup and...

Report: Alfieri sports car to be first Maserati electric car

Maserati’s first electric car will be a new sports car based on the stunning Alfieri concept car unveiled at the 2014 Geneva auto show, according to Autocar. The British publication, without citing a source, reports that Maserati is targeting a 2020 launch date for its electric sports car, one year after the arrival of a conventional...

Ferrari reveals all 70 themes for its 70th anniversary special edition liveries

Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] in 2017 will celebrate 70 years since the unveiling of its first car, the 1947 125 S. To mark the occasion, Ferrari plans to offer special edition cars finished in one of 70 different liveries marking important milestones of the company’s history. Each of Ferrari’s five present models—California T, 488 GTB...

Opel previews new Insignia Grand Sport’s chassis technology

Opel is working on a new generation of its Insignia mid-size sedan, a version of which will eventually make it into Buick showrooms as the 2018 Regal and into Holden showrooms as the 2018 Commodore. The outgoing Insignia is already a competent handler, particularly in OPC trim, but Opel engineers are hard at work fine-tuning the chassis of the...

Audi hires former Volvo exec as new R&D chief

Audi has named former Volvo executive Peter Mertens as its new R&D chief. Mertens is one of the first from outside the company to be given a top role at the Volkswagen Group following the emergence of the diesel emissions scandal in September 2015. He replaces Stefan Knirsch who stepped down in September following reports connecting him with...

Rosberg named 2016 Formula One world champion after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg was crowned the 2016 Formula One world champion after a nail-biting finish to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Teammate Lewis Hamilton comfortably won the race, having led from pole, but Rosberg only needed to finish third to win the title. In the end the German crossed the line second 0.439 seconds behind the...

2017 Acura RLX preview

Acura’s RLX flagship sedan doesn’t get much attention in luxury circles but it has a lot to offer, especially for technology buffs. The RLX was introduced for the 2014 model year as the replacement for the RL, and though it isn’t on the same level of some of its German rivals when it comes to sheer opulence, it does put them to...

Nio EP9, 2018 Audi Q5, 2019 BMW X7: This Week’s Top Photos

Chinese electric car startup NextEV this week launched the new brand Nio whose first model is a 1,360-horsepower supercar that’s shaping up to be one of the fastest cars ever produced. According to NextEV, the car, dubbed the EP9, clocked a blistering 7:05.12 Nürburgring lap time, which is bettered by only the Lamborghini Aventador...

2017 Buick Envision preview

Buick’s Envision raised a lot of eyebrows when it hit the market earlier in 2016 as the compact crossover SUV was the first vehicle from General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] to be imported from China. (Soon we’ll also be getting the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid by way of China.) The Envision’s first year on the market was to test the...

2016 Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

The final round of the 2016 Formula One World Championship is on this weekend in Abu Dhabi and the title is still up for grabs for two drivers: Mercedes AMG duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. As has been the case for the past several weeks, the championship is very much Rosberg’s to lose. The German has a 12-point lead over his British...

2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring (i30 Tourer) spy shots

Hyundai’s latest i30 hatchback is about to spawn a wagon variant, as evidenced by a prototype spotted at a secret location in Europe. The car is the next-generation i30 Tourer, which Hyundai may offer in the United States as an Elantra Touring. The last Elantra Touring bowed out of the market after the 2012 model year. The i30 is closely...

Lotus launches Exige Sport 380

Lotus is in the best financial shape it’s been in perhaps in its entirety. CEO Jean-Marc Gales has revealed that the company has turned in its first operating profit in almost four decades, though he hasn’t revealed any figures just yet. Nevertheless, the company is keen to mark the occasion, which it has done so with the launch of the...

Bugatti Chiron put through its hot weather paces

When you produce an ultra expensive hypercar like the 1,480-horsepower Chiron, you're going to want to make sure the thing works rather well. This means subjecting it to harsh temperatures both cold and hot and racking up many thousands of test miles. It's that hot bit that we're focused on today. Bugatti has released a short video showing some of...

Justin Bieber has Lamborghini fever

The Biebs. He's become something of a fan of Italian cars. It seems his preference lies with the Prancing Horse, as he's plopped a number of fancy Ferraris in his garage. Now his tastes might he changing. Lamborghini is doing some outreach to make Justin comfortable in their own Italian super machines. Bieber is out on a world tour at the moment...

Charges dropped against speeding Ford GT prototype drivers

If you're going to speed down the road, we don't believe the best vehicle for the task is an eye-catching prototype of an upcoming American supercar. Still, that didn't stop a trio of Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] engineers from pushing the throttle down a bit when traipsing through the Colorado mountains during testing for the upcoming GT supercar...

Tommy Hilfiger to sell his 3,000-mile Ferrari Enzo

Once in awhile, a rare car comes up for sale and we remark on the rarity and the cost. Today is "once in awhile," because another supercar produced in extremely limited quantities is heading to auction. It's a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] Enzo, and this one is the property of none other than fashion designer and retailer Tommy Hilfiger. Mr. Hilfiger...

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series slated for 2018 arrival

The green paint is barely dry on the Mercedes-AMG GT R, yet word is coming forth that the rumored Black Series is set for an arrival in the not too distant future. The man in charge of the AMG pipeline is Tobias Moers, and he sat down for a chat with Top Gear the magazine at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. During that conversation, Moers mentions...

Upgrade your Camaro ZL1 to 740-hp Callaway-spec for $17,995

Straight out of the box the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes with 640 horsepower of supercharged grunt. That’s already seen the car set a sub-7:30 lap time at the Nürburgring. But in the world of muscle cars bragging rights matter, and right now the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Roush-tuned Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustangs are...

Volvo 90 series cars receive tech, safety updates

Volvo is rolling out some updates on its 90 series cars which for the 2017 model year include the S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90. (A V90 joins the lineup for 2018.) The updates enhance what was already a high level of safety and connectivity. In the area of safety, Volvo is adding the new features Slippery Road Alert and Hazard Light Alert. These...

Lamborghini Aventador S, Girfalco Azkarra, McLaren 570S Design Edition: Car News Headlines

Lamborghini might be about to launch an Aventador S to coincide with the mid-cycle update of the brand’s flagship supercar. The car would follow in the footsteps of cars like the Miura and Countach S models. A company by the name of Girfalco plans an electric three-wheel sports car. A range-topping version equipped with a three-wheel-drive...

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