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Lamborghini Diablo SV Is Making Fire, Not On Fire

It's the type of story we usually dread telling. Using the words "fire" and the "Lamborghini" in the same sentence typically means disaster has struck, and another exotic bull has been put down. Thankfully, today isn't one of those days. Instead, we have a video of a Lamborghini Diablo SV that is shooting flames out of its exhaust rather than...

China To Fine Audi For Breaking Monopoly Law, Other Makes Under Investigation

With an ever-expanding middle class, China has proved to be a boon to global automakers. However, strong sales are sometimes accompanied by other issues. China will fine Audi around 250 million yuan (about $40.6 million at current exchange rates) for violating an anti-monopoly law, according to a new report from Reuters. The fine is calculated...

Panoz Esperante Returns At Monterey Car Week

This year's Monterey Car Week seems busier than ever, with headline-grabbing auctions, classic cars galore and all manner of special-edition sports cars. But for Panoz, it's also a chance to release a special 25th Anniversary Edition of the Esperante Spyder. Unveiled at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center yesterday...

Dodge Is Going Racing With the Challenger SRT

If you're a fan of motorsports, then you must also be a fan of the Trans-Am racing series. Starting back in 1966, the Sports Car Club of America added in the Trans-American Sedan Championship. It has clearly morphed its way forward over the years, with many believing that the greatest time period for the series occurred in the late 1960s to the...

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Spy Shots

The current Porsche 911, the Type 991, made its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show and hit the market shortly after as a 2012 model. That means we’re approaching the halfway point in the car’s life cycle, and right on cue prototypes for an updated version, the Type 991.2, have been spotted. These photos show the basic Carrera (or...

Tesla Model S-Based Saleen Foursixteen Heads To Pebble Beach

Saleen will unveil its long-anticipated modified version of the Tesla Model S at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this weekend. Dubbed Foursixteen, the electric car will get a "comprehensive list of aerodynamic, performance, and technological upgrades," according to the company, although it's keeping the details of those upgrades under...

New Toyota FT-1 Concept, Blind Man Sets Record, 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat: Today’s Car News

Toyota today revealed two new versions of its FT-1 concept car. One is an upmarket version that hints at the luxury and refinement a production version of the FT-1, perhaps a Supra successor, could offer buyers. A blind man in the U.K. has set a new land speed record behind the wheel of a Nissan GT-R tuned to deliver 1,000 horsepower. The record...

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo Racer Revealed Early: Video

Lamborghini’s new Huracán LP 610-4 race car, which will compete in the Italian automaker’s Super Trofeo one-make racing series from next year on, is scheduled to be officially revealed tomorrow at a satellite event for this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. However, the car has already been spotted and...

2016 Mazda CX-5 Spy Shots

These are the first photos of a prototype for an updated Mazda CX-5, which we’re expecting to go on sale in the fall of 2015, as a 2016 model. Being a mid-cycle update, the changes won’t be too dramatic, with the camouflage gear on this prototype likely to be masking only a revised bumper and grille design and new graphics in the...

Blind Man Sets New Land Speed Record In 1,000-HP Nissan GTR

A man from Manchester in the U.K. appears to have set a new land speed record for blind people. 52-year old Mike Newman achieved an average of 200.9 miles per hour over two runs. Newman previously held the blind land speed record, following a 186 mph run back in September 2013 at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, an old military airfield. The...

Alfa Romeo’s ‘Giulia’ Midsize Sedan To Feature GTA Variant: Report

Alfa Romeo promises to have an eight-car lineup by the end of 2018 and one of the cars, expected to launch in the next year or two, will be a sporty sedan tipped to be called the Giulia. The new Giulia will serve as the successor to the Alfa Romeo 159, and there may just be a high-performance version wearing the GTA badge. GTA is short for Gran...

UPDATE: Saab Owner’s Bankruptcy Petition Withdrawn, Investor Talks Ongoing

Yesterday, it was reported that suppliers to Saab had petitioned a Swedish court to declare the struggling automaker’s latest owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), bankrupt. According to the Associated Press, Labo Test, which supplies test equipment for car parts, said NEVS had failed to pay bills of 150,000 kronor (approximately...

2016 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe Spy Shots

The BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe was only introduced for the 2013 model year, but the car it’s based on, the 6-Series coupe, is a bit older than that and is set to receive its mid-cycle update for the 2016 model year—and it looks like the changes will be applied to the four-door Gran Coupe at the same time. This prototype for the updated...

Toyota Reveals Two New Versions Of Supra-Previewing FT-1 Concept: Video

Toyota has revealed two new versions of its stunning FT-1 sports car concept, which is thought to preview the look of an upcoming Supra successor as well as lay the groundwork for the design of future models from the Japanese automaker. The original FT-1 concept was shown back in January at the Detroit Auto Show; one of the new versions will be...

2016 Honda Pilot Spy Shots

These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for Honda’s next-generation Pilot SUV, which should roll into showrooms in the fall of 2015, as a 2016 model. The vehicle will once again share its underpinnings with the Acura MDX but this time around we can expect more expressive styling and a more upmarket interior. With the latest MDX...

Caterham Seven 480 And 360 Are Bound For The U.S.

While efforts like the AeroSeven and aborted participation in the new Alpine sports car project grab headlines, Caterham is steadily increasing its presence in the U.S. The British carmaker announced two new models for the U.S. at Monterey Car Week. Both were developed specifically for the U.S. market, the company says, and will go on sale...

BMW 4-Series Convertible To Get M Performance Parts

The 2014 BMW 4-Series coupe has already been treated to a batch of M Performance parts, and now it appears the 4-Series Convertible will get some as well. BMW has released photos of a 4-Series Convertible decked out in similar trim to the M Performance-equipped coupe unveiled last year. That means buyers can expect a series of aesthetic upgrades...

Big-Block Smart Car Is Back -- And Faster Than Before

The Big Block Smart Car is back, and this time the setup has been changed around. You may remember this high-powered ultra-compact from earlier in the year when it was ripping off wheelies and sub-12 second quarter mile drag times. Now the car has a new engine, a new clutch, and even a new name according to the Nu Big Thing script on the doors...

25 World Premieres For 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Auto show season is almost here, and there are plenty of new cars waiting for their turn under the lights. One of the biggest events will be the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. It may be just over three months away, but organizers already have 25 world premieres lined up. These will include new production and concept cars from: Acura...

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom, 2015 BMW X6, Saab Bankruptcy: Car News Headlines

Rolls-Royce started public road trials of its next-generation Phantom flagship but at present the vehicle’s new mechanicals are being hidden by the makeshift body of the existing car. We suspect the new Phantom will be launched in 2017, as a 2018 model. BMW has revealed pricing for its redesigned X6 crossover and launched a configurator on...

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