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Proton reveals rally car

Malaysian automaker Proton has decided to go rally racing. Proton, which owns Lotus, commissioned British motorsports and engineering firm Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM) to develop a car for the World Rally Championship 2 (WRC2) series. The series, which uses the same stages as the World Rally Championship, is designed for cars designed to Super...

Update: FCA prepares to certify diesel trucks, SUVs with fix

Just a day after sources pointed to a possible loggerheads between the Justice department and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over diesel emissions, the automaker announced Friday it would submit those vehicles for testing with fixes. "The filing is the result of many months of close collaboration between FCA US and EPA and CARB, including extensive...

Volkswagen builds an Up! GTI for 2017 Wörthersee Tour

Volkswagen’s pint-sized Up! hatchback has received the GTI treatment. The car, still a concept, debuts next week at the 2017 Wörthersee Tour and will enter production in early 2018. Since we don’t get the standard Up! in the United States, don’t waste your time pining for this one. In the markets where it will be sold, the...

2018 Audi SQ5 first drive review: practicality with a dash of performance

Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful places in North America. An old-growth temperate rain forest, it is impossibly green, and it offers spectacular views of mountains, streams, inlets, and even fjords...at least when the fog lifts enough to see them. It's the perfect place for a well-heeled family to take a vacation, and the roads are...

2017 Ford Shelby F-150 Super Snake debuts with 750 horsepower

Disappointed by Ford’s decision to skip a V-8 in favor of a boosted V-6 for its latest F-150 Raptor? If so, take solace in the knowledge that Shelby American is not only offering an F-150-based performance pickup truck equipped with a V-8, but one supercharged to the tune of 750 horsepower! Yes, Shelby’s new F-150 Super Snake is...

Shelby rolls out wide-body Mustang concept

Shelby American has finally presented us with its first take on a wide-body version of the sixth-generation of Ford Mustang. It’s strictly a concept at this point but Shelby has hinted strongly at a production version coming in the not too distant future. Given the popularity of previous wide-body Shelbys, that’s certainly no surprise...

2018 Nissan Leaf teased

Nissan has given us our first official glimpse at its next-generation Leaf due out later this year. The teaser, the first in a series of photos Nissan will release in the lead up to the reveal of the new Leaf, gives us a look at the design of the car’s headlight which appears to feature LED projectors. Prototypes have already been spotted in...

US Customs seizes 1996 Nissan Skyline GT-R in South Carolina

Someone's JDM dreams are about to be crushed. All JDM Motors, a company specializing in imported parts from Japan, attempted to smuggle a 1996 Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R into the U.S. with a container full of various other Nissan parts. But, the plan went awry during a random search of the shipping container by U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Explore the Ford Mustang collection that began with a pet pony

Many enthusiasts dream of collecting prized vehicles throughout their lives, but not many begin with a simple trade. That's exactly how the Speed family came to collect Ford Mustangs, though. The Speed siblings (what a last name in conjunction with the family's passion) recall their father, Gilbert Speed, gave them an ultimatum about the family's...

Audi RS models test for almost 5,000 miles on the Nürburgring

All Audi vehicles offer luxury, but the brand has a three-tiered approach when it comes to performance. Base Audis, especially sedans and coupes, are fairly sporty, but the uplevel S models definitely amp up the sporty feel. There is a third level, though, the RS models, that push the envelope further and these are the cars with the performance...

Mercedes-Benz partners with Vivint Solar for home energy storage in US

Tesla may have been the first to try its hand at home energy storage in the U.S., but Mercedes-Benz is on deck. The German luxury brand announced a new partnership with Vivint Solar to bring its home energy storage solution to America. The energy storage system is installed in a home and offers a handful of benefits. To start, it acts as a backup...

US government prepares lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions

Talks appear to be breaking down between the U.S. government and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles over the automaker's alleged use of emission defeat devices. Now, according to Bloomberg, the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to sue the automaker if talks fail to resolve the issue. Previously, both sides were said to be nearing an agreement, though...

Germany passes law to allow self-driving cars on public roads

Despite being home to some of the world's biggest automakers, Germany has lagged other countries when it comes to legislation allowing for self-driving cars to take to public roads. That changed on May 12 when the government there passed a law that lists the conditions under which self-driving cars are allowed to be used. Previously, German...

LT5 engine RPO code shows up in GM system

Well, well, well, it looks like General Motors may have finally tipped its hand as to what's lurking under the hood of the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. LSXMag has discovered an RPO code for the long-rumored LT5 V-8 engine in GM's order system. The LT5 engine has been rumored to displace 6.2-liters and potentially usher in a DOHC configuration...

Rezvani cuts Beast Alpha price in half

The Rezvani Beast Alpha is now priced at $95,000, a full $105,000 less than it did when the vehicle debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. The Alpha is the removable hardtop version of the Beast, though instead of using a donor Ariel Atom chassis the Alpha relies on the chassis of a Lotus Elise. The Samir Sadikhov-designed exterior shares...

Acura TLX driven, Mercedes X-Class spied, Toyota flying car teased: Today’s Car News

Acura’s TLX has received some extensive updates for 2018. The aim of the updates was to inject some much-needed excitement into the otherwise competent sedan. Find out if Acura hit its mark in our first drive review. Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming pickup truck, the X-Class, has been spied, and this time it’s wearing its own body panels...

GM to end sales in India, manufacturing in South Africa

General Motors on Thursday made major announcements concerning its operations in India and South Africa. The automaker confirmed that it will cease sales in India by the end of 2017, though it will still continue to manufacture cars there for export. Stefan Jacoby, who heads GM’s unit for emerging markets, said the increased investment...

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 spy shots

Chevrolet is already out testing prototypes for its next-generation Silverado 1500, though the new pickup will be more of an extensive update of the current model rather than a true redesign. The current Silverado 1500 was introduced for 2014, bringing with it General Motors' then-new K2XX body-on-frame platform for full-size pickups and SUVs...

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec first drive review: character by committee

A jack of all trades, the 2018 Acura TLX is so balanced it fades among more daring, extroverted rivals. A mid-cycle update rather than a full-scale redesign, the 2018 Acura TLX hammers yet another nail in the coffin of Acura's hated shield grille. The new grille stretches more horizontally and sits higher on the front bumper. It looks lighter as a...

The story behind Bridgestone’s decision to develop new tires for the Jaguar XJ220

There’s a company based in the United Kingdom by the name of Don Law Racing that specializes in replacement parts for the Jaguar XJ220. Late last year, the company teamed up with Bridgestone to develop a new set of tires for the car using all the advancements that have been made in tire technology since the XJ220 bowed out of production more...

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