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2016 Mercedes A-Class Debuts, Mercedes-AMG A45 Now With 376 HP: Video

Even in this era of engine downsizing and ever-present fuel economy and emissions regulations, the power wars are alive and well. Audi fired the last shot in the hot hatch arena when it lobbed its RS 3 on the market with a 362-horsepower rating, and now Mercedes-AMG has retaliated with an updated version of its A45 4Matic producing a staggering...

With Reveal Of New Giulia Sedan, Alfa Romeo Gets Serious About Brand Renaissance

Alfa Romeo is serious about putting its brand back on the map. This week at the official Alfa Romeo Museum in Milan, Italy, the automaker revealed the Giulia in high-performance Quadrifoglio trim—the first car in an eight­-product assault scheduled for the next three years. The Giulia is a small four­-door sedan aimed at the BMW...

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, Chevy Camaro Convertible: This Week’s Top Photos

Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia small sedan is causing quite the storm, especially because the small sports sedan has so far only been shown in its high-performance Quadrifoglio trim. The car features a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine developed by Ferrari and produces a class-leading 510 horsepower. It goes on sale in Europe towards the end of the year...

1989 Mazda 767B Le Mans Racer Crashes At 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mazda’s motorsport heritage is being honored at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, currently taking place on the grounds of Goodwood House in the south of England, and tragically one of the automaker’s legendary race cars has suffered a crash at the event. The car is a four-rotor prototype racer that competed in the 1989 24...

Hennessey Unveils New F-250-based VelociRaptor SUV: Video

Texas-based tuner John Hennessey doesn't do subtle. To paraphrase his slogan, he makes fast cars faster. But in this case? He started with a Ford F-250 Lariat, and transformed it into what he's dubbed a VelociRaptor SUV. It's not his first crack at the concept. The previous model was based on Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor, and the new base vehicle...

Thinking Inside The Gearbox: How A Manual Transmission Works: Video

The future of the stick shift looks dim. Performance icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren no longer offer traditional manuals. Even on enthusiast models like the Corvette, less than half of buyers opt for a third pedal. But all is far from lost. Alfa Romeo's new Giulia will allow drivers to row their own gears, and it's impossible to...

This Week On The Forums: A Broken 'Vette, A Homemade V-12 And More

Automotive forums aren't for the easily offended. They're the enthusiast's Wild West. Simple questions warrant withering mockery. Grown men express profound grief with a "sad angel" emoticon. Proper punctuation? That's like seeing an '80s-era Range Rover moving under its own power... meaning extremely rare. But just as miners pan for gold, Motor...

Hell's Revenge And Back: Driving The 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk In Moab

Utah's stunning crystal blue sky completely filled the windshield. Off to my left, I could see a Jeep Jamboree spotter. He was on top of a boulder and giving the thumbs up, encouraging me to keep climbing. That's when I laughed and said, "Nobody who buys a Cherokee is going to take it up things like this stuff ever." I didn't know who I was...

2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Revealed, Now Available With Supercharged V-8

It was last summer that Dodge showed off a prototype of its new drag racer based on its latest Challenger muscle car, the 2015 Challenger Drag Pak, and now the final version has made its debut. The big news is that a supercharged engine is being offered for the first time, in this case a supercharged 5.8-liter (354-cubic-inch) HEMI V-8. Of course...

2016 Cadillac XT5, 2016 Lexus IS 200t, Audi Moon Mission: Today's Car News

The first photos of Cadillac’s replacement for the SRX, the 2016 XT5, have hit the web. They reveal a handsome crossover that should prove popular in the market. Like the outgoing SRX, the XT5 will straddle the gap between small and mid-size offerings of rival brands. Lexus has finally confirmed its turbocharged IS 200t, more than a year...

Lotus 3-Eleven Debuts At 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Lotus has developed a hardcore, track-focused machine along the lines of its previous 2-Eleven launched in 2007. The new track car is called the 3-Eleven to signify its relation to the original Eleven racer of the 1950s as well as the previous Elise-based car, and this time around it is based on the latest version of Lotus’ aluminum...

2016 Lexus IS Gets IS 200t Turbocharged Variant

With the arrival of its new NX crossover last year, Lexus joined the wave of automakers introducing downsized turbocharged engines to help meet tough new fuel economy and emissions regulations. Around the same time as the arrival of the turbocharged NX, badged an NX 200t, we discovered that Lexus had registered the trademark “IS 200t”...

Audi Joins Moon Mission

There’s a high-stakes X Prize competition running, and this one’s to the moon—literally. We’re taking, of course, about the Google Lunar X Prize, which has been running since 2007 and pits teams against each other in a race to launch, land, and operate a rover on the moon’s surface and send back footage. Audi has now...

XXX, XXX, Audi Moon Mission: Today's Car News

udi is taking off for the moon – together with the Part-Time Scientists. Nearly 45 years after NASA’s Apollo 17 completed the last manned mission to the moon, the cooperating partners have selected the old landing site of Apollo 17 as the new target. The group of German engineers in the Part-Time Scientists team is working within the...

A Look Back At The 2015 Kitzbühel Alpine Rally: Video

Each year, for close to three decades, the Kitzbühel Alpine Rally has been taking place in Austria and sees some of Europe’s most notable classic cars come out for some sun, a little driving and some getting acquainted with a new generation of fans. The Volkswagen Group, one of the primary sponsors of the event, this year celebrated the...

MINI Confirms Five Core Models, Announces Radical Car Sharing Program

Coinciding with this week’s unveiling of its new, much more premium second-generation Clubman, MINI made a few additional significant announcements. One of these was confirmation of the oft-mentioned move to a lineup consisting of five core models, which will allow MINI to focus on building better, more upmarket cars that reinforce the...

2016 Cadillac XT5: The SRX Successor Spotted On The Streets

Cadillac managed to do a pretty good job of keeping its upcoming SRX replacement under wraps, but now the vehicle has been spotted completely undisguised on the streets of New York City. This photo and another showing the rear of the vehicle were posted to the Opposite Lock forum by member Saw930. Importantly, the shot of the rear confirms that...

NASCAR's France Family Negotiating For Control Of Laguna Seca Racetrack: Video

Here's news that may make racing enthusiasts nervous: NASCAR's first family is interested in taking operational control of California's historic Laguna Seca circuit. If the deal is successful, the France family's International Speedway Corporation would take over track management from the current group in charge, the Sports Car Racing Association...

Alfa Romeo Reopens Its Official Museum To The Public

Alfa Romeo helped kick off the launch of its new Giulia sports sedan by also reopening its official museum, located in Milan, Italy, to the public. The museum closed in 2009 following the decommissioning of an adjacent plant and a relocation of the brand’s headquarters. However, as part of Alfa Romeo's global relaunch, the doors are now once...

Jason Statham Confirms Role In Fast And Furious 8

British actor Jason Statham has let slip that he will be returning to help film an eighth installment for the Fast and the Furious franchise. In case you haven’t watched the last one, Furious 7, Statham plays the role of Deckard Shaw, the bad guy who conveniently remains alive at the end of the movie. “We’re already talking about...

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