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Bugatti to begin development of Chiron successor in 2019

Bugatti only revealed the Chiron last year, but development for the potent supercar's successor is planned to begin in just two years' time. Bugatti will sell the Chiron for six years total, and since deliveries began earlier this year, that pegs the French marque's Chiron sequel to likely arrive sometime around 2023. The development comments came...

Beauty by numbers: 2018 Bentley Continental GT

When it was announced this summer, the 2018 Bentley Continental GT firmly planted itself among the best-looking cars ever built by the automaker. When it arrives on our shores next year, the two-door grand touring coupe will sport an improved but recognizable shape for Bentley, but also some brain-bending details that only the luxury manufacturer...

Porsche's next hypercar has to beat the 918's 'Ring time, will probably be electric

Porsche's plans for a successor to the 918 are indefinitely on hold until the next technological breakthrough, which will likely involve batteries. The German brand was blunt in stating any future hypercar must outperform the 918 Spyder and beat its 6:57 lap time around the Nürburgring. Porsche research and development boss Michael Steiner...

Hennessey teases Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro convertible

What sounds better than a 1,000-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro by Hennessey Performance Engineering? One without a roof to let all of the glorious noises inside the cabin with no restrictions. Now it exists. Hennessey has released a teaser video for the Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro convertible, which applies all of the same go-fast goodies found in the...

Mercedes boss says Formula E tech could fuel Project One successor

The 1,000 horsepower-plus Mercedes-AMG Project One is merely days old, and like each year's iPhone we're already talking about the next greatest thing. Specifically, a successor to the Project One. Yes, AMG is already thinking about its next hypercar. This is good news for those who missed out on the chance to own one of just 275 Project Ones, but...

2018 Ford Shelby Raptor roars with 525 horsepower

Ford’s F-150 Raptor is an impressive machine straight out of the box, but is there room for improvement? Shelby American seems to think so as the Ford tuner extraordinaire has built a Raptor with more power and torque, plus a host of other mods. Shelby already offers an F-150 Super Snake with a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 delivering upwards...

Porsche InnoDrive, Ferrari FXX K Evo, Bentley sports car: Car News Headlines

Despite being a brand focused on driving, Porsche isn’t backing away from self-driving technology. The sports car marque has a new technology called InnoDrive which relies on various data inputs including GPS to determine the ideal speed for corners. Ferrari looks to be readying the Evolution Package for its FXX K track car. A video has...

2018 BMW i3 preview

The i3 wasn’t the home run BMW had hoped when it launched the vehicle for 2014. As Tesla has shown with its Model S, electric car buyers in the premium segment aren’t looking for quirky, ordinary to drive vehicles with only enough range to cover a day’s commute. BMW gave the i3 a subtle update for 2017, including increasing range...

Lamborghini readies next one-off supercar

Lamborghini is close to announcing its next limited-edition supercar. The information was revealed to CarAdvice by Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s R&D boss, at this week’s 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. “Soon we will present to our most important customers a new version of what we call a one-off,” he said. Unfortunately...

Tesla pushes back semi truck reveal to October 26

With production of the Model 3 now underway, Tesla’s next major product announcement will be the unveiling of an electric semi-trailer truck. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in June that the reveal would take place in September. However, he tweeted on Wednesday that the truck will now be revealed and available for test rides on October 26, although...

Porsche InnoDrive first drive review: automating enthusiasm

With the self-driving car on its way, our days as drivers are numbered. Eventually, some accursed batch of engineers in a shadowy automotive tech center will put all the pieces in place and birth the first truly autonomous vehicle. Assuming Skynet doesn't become self-aware shortly after and kill us all, we will fully cede our driving...

Mazda CX-8 revealed: a new 3-row SUV for Japan

Crossover SUVs with three rows are all the rage with families, and one of the more handsome options in the mainstream segment is the Mazda CX-9. However, the CX-9 is just a tad too big for some markets so Mazda is introducing a slightly smaller, more dynamically-styled 3-row SUV called the CX-8. The CX-8 so far has only been confirmed for Japan...

Kia hires ex-BMW designer Pierre Leclercq as new design boss

Hyundai Motor Group is boosting its arsenal of top designers by adding Belgian Pierre Leclercq to its ranks. Leclercq will fill the new role of Head of Styling for Kia, where he will be in charge of shaping the long-term design strategy for the brand. He’s also been tasked with ensuring consistency of Kia’s design language across an...

Bentley ditches sub-Bentayga SUV in favor of electric sports car

From the sound of it, the Bentley Bentayga will soldier on as the luxury brand's sole SUV for the foreseeable future. Brand boss Wolfgang Dürheimer made this clear when he recently said an electric sports car has taken priority over a SUV slotting in below the Bentayga. The two models were the leading options for a potential fifth model line...

Independent designers reimagine the Porsche 908 for today

Porsche is a brand that translates into any language across all corners of the globe. Many people have grown up worshipping the German automaker for all that it's done in the twin worlds of sports cars and motorsport. One of the iconic racers from the past is the Porsche 908, though it it isn't as revered as the mighty 917 that would soon follow...

BMW bringing back CSL nameplate as part of four-tier M strategy

Right now, if you want the most potent version of a BMW M model, the GTS badge represents the top of the ladder. There is only one on offer, the M4 GTS. Soon, however, the GTS is likely to go away, and in its place we will find a CSL badge. In fact, multiple M cars could get the badge. These will be full-on track weapons designed not for the daily...

Volkswagen readying flagship electric sedan concept for 2018 Geneva motor show

The Volkswagen Phaeton never quite reached the potential VW likely felt it had, but the German automaker is preparing a flagship sedan comeback—and it's going to be completely electric. Volkswagen confirmed it will show an all-electric flagship sedan concept vehicle at the 2018 Geneva motor show. Speaking to Motoring, Dr. Frank Welsche...

Toyota interested in building performance-oriented hybrids

Toyota wants to redefine how a hybrid can be perceived—well, maybe how its hybrids can be perceived. The Japanese automaker announced it will introduce a performance-oriented line of hybrid vehicles in the near future. The announcement coincided with the reveal of the Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. “One...

Lamborghini Urus will be fastest SUV around Nürburgring, top 187 mph

The biggest bull from Lamborghini will ride around the Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than any SUV before it and top 187 mph. Lamborghini research and development chief Maurizio Reggiani made those claims Wednesday at the Frankfurt auto show ahead of the SUV’s global debut later this year. “Our SUV will achieve more than 300 kph...

First production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon rolls off assembly line

What just might be the most hyped car of this century is nearly in customer hands. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is now in production, and the first customer car has rolled off the assembly line. A spokesperson for Fiat Chrysler Automobile [NYSE: FCAU] confirmed to Motor Authority that the first production, customer-initended Dodge Demon...

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