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How The Ford GT Race Car Differs From The Street Car

The most anticipated new car release of the year in enthusiast circles is the upcoming 2017 Ford GT. Built to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans 50 years after Ford posted a one-two-three finish at that hallowed race, the GT is a race car in street car guise. Of course, it's also a race car, and several months before the production car hits the...

Cadillac Unlikely To Renew ELR

Cadillac’s Converj concept, unveiled in early 2009 during the height of the global financial crisis, was meant to be a way of sexing up the extended-range electric car technology offered in the much more mundane Chevrolet Volt, whose platform it borrowed. The concept had an extreme, futuristic design that looked unlike anything else in...

Jeep Sales Starting In India By Mid-2016

Jeep managed to sell 1,237,583 vehicles worldwide in 2015, which represents the highest total in the brand’s 75-year history. The total this year is likely to be even higher, though, as Jeep will finally have an official presence in the growing Indian market. Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has confirmed that Jeep sales...

2018 Porsche Cayenne, 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2017 Nissan Armada: Car News Headlines

A prototype for Porsche’s third-generation Cayenne SUV has just been spotted. The new vehicle looks much sleeker and sportier than the current one and it should perform significantly better too thanks to its lightweight MLB Evo platform. Another photo of Aston Martin’s DB11 has surfaced, this time revealing the front of the car...

Scion Axed, Most Models To Become Toyotas: Official

Toyota confirmed today that its Scion brand will be axed. All existing Scions apart from the tC coupe will become Toyotas. This means cars like the FR-S sports car, iA sedan and iM 5-door hatchback will soon be Toyotas. The changeover will take place once the first 2017 models start arriving, currently scheduled for this August. It also means that...

Renault Restructures Performance Divisions, Reveals 2016 Formula One Car

After announcing its return as a constructor in the Formula One World Championship late last year, Renault today unveiled its race car for the 2016 season. Along with the reveal, the French automaker confirmed drivers Kevin Magnussen of Denmark and Jolyon Palmer of the United Kingdom. The official name of the new F1 team is Renault Sport F1. It...

New R8 Stars In Audi's Super Bowl 50 Spot: Video

Audi has had mixed results with its Super Bowl spots over the years—we’re still trying to forget last year’s Doberhuahua shocker—but this year the automaker looks like it has a hit with Commander. The 60-second ad, which will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50, stars the all-new 2017 R8 and also makes a reference...

Nissan Armada To Return As Rebadged Patrol?

Nissan is expected to return to the full-size SUV segment this year with a new Armada, the previous version of which bowed out of the market after the 2015 model year. It’s not clear what form the new Armada will take but there are rumors it may be a rebadged version of the Patrol sold overseas, as opposed to a unique model sharing a...

Ferrari Teases Updated FF Ahead Of 2016 Geneva Motor Show

It was at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show that Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] surprised the world with the FF, a shooting brake with V-12 performance and all-wheel drive. At this year’s show, Ferrari will introduce an updated version of the car, a teaser for which was tucked away in a recent presentation for the company’s 2015 financials. The teaser...

Ferrari Share Price Dives Despite “Best Ever” Financials

While Ferrari's [NYSE:RACE] cars may have waiting lists stretching out more than a year, it’s a different story when it comes to demand for the automaker’s shares. Ferrari’s share price as traded on the New York Stock Exchange dropped to a new low of $34.03 yesterday before closing the day at $34.98. That was down $4.95 on the...

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Leaked Again

Aston Martin’s long-awaited replacement for the DB9 grand tourer, the 2017 DB11, is set for its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show on March 1. However, photos of the car have leaked online and reveal many of its details. The two leaked photos were uploaded to Dutch website Autojunk by users Autoblogger and dennisjuh95. One looks like...

New Ford F-150 Raptor Ready For Best In The Desert Racing

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new F-150 Raptor isn’t due in showrooms until the later part of the year but you’ll be able to see it in action much sooner than that. Ford has confirmed that a virtually stock version will enter the off-roading racing series that is the Best in the Desert, competing in the new factory stock class...

It's Time To Attack The Track In The Mustang Shelby GT350

So you've plunked the required cash into the dealer's hand. You've signed the paperwork. You've got the keys, and you're ready to get more closely acquainted with your new beastly baby. And get acquainted you should, as you're now behind the wheel of a Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang Shelby GT350 which has a 526-horsepower 5.2-liter V-8 engine...

'Senna' Director To Helm Movie About Rolls-Royce

A recent movie that captured the hearts of automotive enthusiasts everywhere was the film Senna. It told of the rise and eventual tragic death of one of the world's greatest race car drivers, Ayrton Senna. That film was directed by Asif Kapadia. It seems Kapadia is eager to keep within the automotive realm, as he's been tapped to direct an...

Jay Leno Revealed As One Of The 37 Owners Of A 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R: Video

Anyone familiar with the latest Mustang Shelby GT350 will know that Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] built only 137 examples for the 2015 model year, with just 37 of these being the more hardcore GT350R variant. The number 37 represents the number of original Shelby GT350Rs built by Carroll Shelby back in 1965, and anyone fortunate enough to get their...

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43, Ford GT Ordering, Transformers Vehicles Sold: Today’s Car News

Mercedes-Benz’s new AMG Sport range is thought to be on its way out. Instead, the cars will be marketed by the Mercedes-AMG performance division and designated with a “43” badge. Today we have spy shots of what’s likely to be a C43 Cabriolet. We’ve just learned that the ordering process for the Ford Motor Company...

2018 Porsche Cayenne Spy Shots

The current Porsche Cayenne was only updated for the 2015 model year but a successor has just been spotted in prototype form. The SUV’s exterior is disguised but we can already make out the general shape of this all-new, third-generation model, which appears to have a sleeker look dominated by a longer, flatter roof. The new Cayenne is due...

Go Inside The Workshop Where McLaren P1 GTRs Are Kept And Maintained

In a small corner of McLaren’s sprawling headquarters in Woking, England is a small shed set up for the P1 GTR. In case you’re not familiar with the car, it’s a more extreme version of the P1 supercar designed and built exclusively for the track, meaning the engineers weren’t limited by any regulations or design rules when...

Hyundai & MINI Hire Some Big Names For Super Bowl 50: Video

When it comes to Super Bowl spots, animals and celebrities tend to be the two most popular options. We’ll be seeing both during Super Bowl 50, where on February 7 the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Yesterday, we saw Honda’s sheep-studded ad for its all-new 2017 Ridgeline...

Jaguar Land Rover Wants Its Autonomous Cars To React Like Human Drivers

Jaguar Land Rover, like most major automakers, is working on autonomous car technology. For the British automaker, it’s important its autonomous cars have a very similar reaction to a human driver so that not only the person behind the wheel but also other people on the road are more accepting of the technology. To achieve this, Jaguar Land...

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