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Bottas confirmed for Mercedes AMG F1 team, Massa to stay on at Williams

Mercedes AMG has confirmed that current Williams driver Valtteri Bottas will fill the seat of retired reigning champion Nico Rosberg in the 2017 Formula One World Championship. Rosberg stepped down at the end of the 2016 after scoring his first title. Bottas will be teaming up with Lewis Hamilton who in 2017 will be chasing his fourth title...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots

Mercedes-Benz only a week ago unveiled the updated 2018 GLA but work on a successor is already well underway. The redesigned GLA is expected to be unveiled in 2019, as a 2020 model, and our latest spy shots depict one of the car’s test mules. The test mule is sporting the body of the redesigned A-Class, which is due for a reveal one year...

2018 BMW 4-Series preview

BMW’s 4-Series family has reached the midway point in its life cycle and has come in for a little nip and tuck to keep it looking fresh. The updates affect the entire range which consists of the 4-Series, 4-Series Convertible, 4-Series Gran Coupe and high-performance M4 and M4 Convertible. The changes, which will be introduced for the 2018...

Koenigsegg Regera in purple is perfect hypercar homage to Prince

Koenigsegg is quite active on its Facebook page. The Swedish marque often posts great photos and videos of its various ultra-rare exotic machinery. Now it seems intent on starting up a new series that aims to show how Koenigsegg's own employees would spec the new Regera if given the chance. First up is Steven Wade who is in charge of...

Lamborghini: What's new for 2017

There's been tremendous change at Lamborghini over the past two years, including confirmation of production of the Urus SUV, the expansion into international motorsport via GTE competition, the replacement of long-serving CEO Stephan Winkelmann and more recently a shakeup in the automaker’s naming strategy. After that tumultuous past...

800-hp ‘Yenko’ 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport revealed

Back in the 1960s, the muscle cars from Yenko Chevrolet of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania were highly regarded for their performance modifications. And today the cars are among the most collectable of that era. But there are also new “Yenkos” in production, though today the name is used under license from owner General Marketing Capital...

Here are the differences between Variable Valve Lift and Variable Valve Timing

Engines are complex bits of machinery. At their core level, yes, it's easy to understand what is happening. Air and fuel enter the engine where they are ignited and combustion occurs resulting in power that turns shafts. In a modern engine, there's a whole heck of a lot more going on in there and it's usually related to a computer telling a lot of...

Chevy unveils life-size Lego Batmobile

Chevrolet is so excited about the upcoming Lego Batman movie that it’s gone out and built its own Batmobile made from the tiny plastic bricks. But we’re not talking about a miniature Batmobile you can roll across your desk. No, Chevy’s Lego Batmobile is life-sized, and it proved to be quite the hit at its reveal during last...

A vicious ’65 Ford Mustang with 1,000 hp drops by Jay Leno’s Garage

A 1965 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang with 1,000-at-the-wheels-horsepower is the feature of the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. However, high horsepower isn’t what impresses the most about this Mustang. Rather, it’s the thought and meticulous work that’s gone into ensuring that literally every inch is just right...

Why the Faraday Future EV is called the FF 91

Alphanumeric naming schemes for automobiles are nothing new. We don't love them but we understand why an automaker resorts to such naming conventions. It sets out a strategy for future model "names," and it also usually gives the customer a hint at what's in store for a given vehicle. So what does FF 91 mean to hopeful automaker Faraday Future?...

BMW 5-Series tested, Jaguar E-Pace spied, electrified Lexus LS confirmed: Car News Headlines

BMW has introduced a redesigned 5-Series, one that’s stiffer, lighter and loaded with more tech than the outgoing model. The top of the range, for now, is the M550i xDrive which is proving quicker than the old M5. Jaguar is preparing a new SUV positioned below the F-Pace. Its arrival shouldn’t come as a surprise given the stellar...

778-hp Tesla Model S Electric GT racer does 0-62 mph in 2.1 seconds

Organizers of the Electric GT Championship on Thursday at the 2017 Autosport International in the United Kingdom confirmed some of the specs for the series’ race car based on the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P100D. Among the specs is a 0-62 mph acceleration time of just 2.1 seconds. To put that into perspective, a standard Model S P100D with...

2017 BMW 5-Series first drive review: Playing the middle

BMW’s middle child has always had identity issues. Iterations of the 5er have had their moments, but it’s always worn hand-me-downs from the 7-Series and, quite frankly, we would’ve rather played with the 3-Series on a Saturday afternoon. You can imagine how hard this 2017 BMW 5-Series will need to shout to get attention. The...

Lexus inadvertently confirms electrified LS

A hybrid model was noticeably absent when Lexus took the covers off its fifth-generation LS flagship sedan at last week’s 2017 Detroit auto show. The sole model was an LS 500 powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 delivering 415 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The related LC has an LC 500h hybrid model, so it was odd Lexus...

2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 4x4² pickup spy shots

Despite a price tag of around half a million dollars and the fact the vehicle barely squeezed into a regular parking spot, Mercedes-AMG’s G63 6x6 proved such a hit that a tamer, four-wheeled version was introduced in the form of the Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4². But the G63 6x6 is a pickup truck while the G550 4x4² is an SUV. It appears...

1-2-3 finish for Peugeot in 2017 Dakar rally

Peugeot’s new 3008 DKR has established itself as the undisputed king of the 2017 Dakar rally. The rugged machine scored a one-two-three finish in the grueling 5,600-mile trek through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina, which ended on Sunday. On top was the talented Stéphane Peterhansel who now has 13 Dakar titles to his name, making him...

2019 Jaguar E-Pace spy shots

Jaguar’s F-Pace has soared to the top of the sales chart in only its first year on the market. A total 45,973 of the SUVs were sold in 2016, equating to approximately 30 percent of Jaguar’s sales. Little surprise then that the British automaker is already at an advanced stage of development of its second SUV—a prototype for which...

Buy Steven Tyler’s Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, support charity

Steven Tyler was the first in the world with a Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, and now the Aerosmith front man’s car can be yours. It’s set to go under the hammer at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to charity. Tyler first saw the Venom GT when the car made its debut...

This Week’s Top Photos: The 2017 Detroit auto show edition

It was all about big and bold vehicles at the Detroit auto show this year, and they didn’t come much bigger and bolder than the Audi Q8 concept. The concept hints at a production vehicle of the same name coming in 2018 and features a larger footprint than the related Q7, a fastback roof and a plug-in hybrid system delivering 442 horsepower...

Rolls-Royce looks back at a year filled with bespoke beauties

Rolls-Royce cars are expensive, rare, and endlessly luxurious. They're also sold to clients who often want what others can't have. That's why Rolls-Royce has its own special Bespoke department, which exists to make its demanding and discerning customers' dreams come true. This creates a world filled with vivid colors, ornate interiors, and...

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