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Porsche Steals Back GT3 Badge From Aston Martin

The Porsche 911 GT3 is an icon, incontrovertibly. It’s a benchmark for many, even though it rarely tops a results list in any particular dimension. But is it really the Only Possible GT3? Apparently so. Aston Martin’s latest delicious slice of Forbidden Fruit, the Vantage GT3 road car, was unveiled just a couple of weeks ago in Geneva...

John Hennessey Talks Details, Drives The Wheels Off Of HPE700 2015 Ford Mustang: Video

If you’re a fan of the new Mustang—or really, cars in general—you’ll find something to love in John Hennessey’s latest video featuring the 646-wheel-horsepower 2015 Ford Mustang HPE700. In a very conversational tone—it’s like riding shotgun with the tuning maestro—Hennessey explains the HPE700, how...

Saleen Shows Off Its 2015 302 Black Label Mustang

If there's any company out there that should know how to tune up a new Mustang, it's the folks at Saleen. Yes, it's been awhile since we've have a true S-badged bruiser roaming the streets. Now though, it looks like the time has come to welcome an all-new super Stang from the house that Steve built. Say hello to the 2015 302 Black Label. ALSO SEE...

2016 BMW 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid Spy Shots

The new i3 and i8 aren’t the only plug-in cars on BMW’s agenda; plug-in hybrid versions of regular models like the automaker’s sedans and SUVs are also in the works. The first is a plug-in hybrid version of the X5 SUV that is set to debut at next month’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Others will be based on the 7-, 5- and...

Elon Musk: Self-Driving Tesla Model S Available Within Months

There’s been a flurry of news concerning Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and its compulsive Tweeting CEO Elon Musk these past couple of weeks, and it looks like the pace of news isn’t about to slow anytime soon. Today, we have details about new self-driving features coming to the Model S. Last fall, Tesla announced an "Autopilot" feature that...

2016 Jaguar F-Type, De Tomaso Revival, Build An Ultima GTR: Today’s Car News

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type goes on sale next month and will offer up to 12 different trim levels. The big news for the 2016 model year is the availability of a six-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive and an across-the-board 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. Italian brand De Tomaso could be set for a proper comeback. The rights to the brand have just...

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Teased Ahead Of 2015 New York Auto Show

Mitsubishi’s lineup of vehicles is about to take on an aggressive new look, starting with the 2016 Outlander making its debut next week at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The new design is only an update of the one we saw when the current Outlander made its debut back in 2012, and we’ve already been given a preview of it in the form of...

DeltaWing Says Its Road Car Can Achieve 74 MPG Highway Without Electrification

It was at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show that we first saw the radically-designed DeltaWing concept, which was unveiled by chief designer Ben Bowlby as a potential replacement for the chassis used in IndyCar. Promising incredible fuel economy, the DeltaWing racer found a natural home in endurance racing, where it even competed in the 24 Hours of Le...

2016 Jaguar F-Type Specs, Pricing Announced For U.S. Market

The list of options for Jaguar’s F-Type has expanded quite considerably for the 2016 model year, with the stunning sports car now available with things like a manual transmission and all-wheel-drive traction for the first time. The starting price for the 2016 F-Type is still $65,995, although this is for F-Type coupes equipped with the new...

Ultima Makes It Easy To Build Your Own GTR Supercar

The Ultima GTR may not look like a world beater but the British supercar has racked up a string of first place titles over the years, including having the fastest lap time set by a production car for the Top Gear track. Not actually part of the show, a GTR back in 2007 was timed around the track, located at Dunsfold Aerodrome, and needed just...

L3 Holding Buys Rights To De Tomaso, Promises Mid-Engine Sports Car

Legendary Italian performance brand De Tomaso, at one time a Formula One constructor and maker of some tasty sports cars like the Pantera and Mangusta, recently came close to a revival when earlier this decade a group led by a former Fiat exec bought the rights and announced plans for some new cars. Unfortunately, the plans went sour and the fate...

FIA Revises 2015 Formula Calendar Following Decision To Drop German Race

The FIA, motorsport’s governing body, decided to drop the German Grand Prix from the 2015 Formula One calendar. The decision comes after months of negotiations between F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and the operators of the Nürburgring and Hockenheim race tracks that usually host the German race. It was the Nürburgring scheduled to...

Lotus Exige S Club Racer Is One Ferocious Featherweight: Forbidden Fruit

Lotus has just announced the release of a new Exige variant, and according to the automaker, it's available "globally." Now, it's understandable that this news—and quite honestly, the fact that Lotus is still actually making cars—could take some American enthusiasts by surprise. So obviously, there's a catch. Chances the British...

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera To Build Just Five Examples Of Stunning Berlinetta Lusso: Video

Coachbuilt Ferraris aren't anything new. The sumptuous sheet metal cloaking many of Enzo Ferrari's early efforts was actually crafted by legendary names like Pininfarina and Scaglietti, as "Il Commendatore" was famously focused on his symphonic 12-cylinders. Case in point? This famous quote: "I don't sell cars; I sell engines. The cars I throw in...

First Look At 2015 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans Prototype

Audi’s R18 line of Le Mans prototype racers have been with us since the 2011 motorsport season, gaining gradual updates with each new season of the World Endurance Champion to ensure the oil-burning endurance racers remain the cream of the crop. Last year, the R18 saw its biggest threat when both Porsche and Toyota had top-level endurance...

2015 Ferrari FF: Quick Drive

Will actual Ferrari FF owners truly load up the back with groceries? Will they throw their hiking/climbing adventure gear in the back, or their rifle and hunting dog? Will they ever load the whole family in? Throw a ski rack on the roof and take slick highways up to the mountain? Of course they won’t. So is it pointless to make a practical...

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, 2016 Nissan GT-R, 2016 Kia Optima: This Week’s Top Photos

We managed to drive Bentley’s new Mulsanne Speed this week. Lower, stronger, and more finely tuned, the Speed takes the Mulsanne’s mass and tests the limits of physics—and, in case you were wondering, it does a wicked burnout. After a series of concept versions, BMW’s plug-in hybrid X5 has finally been revealed in...

Jeremy Clarkson Reveals Profanity-Laced Thoughts On Top Gear Future

On Thursday, the BBC announced that the world would have to wait until next week to learn of its decision regarding Jeremy Clarkson's future as a Top Gear presenter. Since then, the network has been silent on the subject of his suspension, pertaining to a recent incident that, some sources have reported, involves an alleged verbal and physical...

Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Says He Knows Nothing About A Mid-Engine Corvette

The mid-engine Corvette. For the better part of four decades, the automotive world has been lousy with chatter about a world-beating, more exotic, more "European," version of Chevrolet's iconic sports car that's just around the corner. The mid-engine Corvette is the zombie of automotive rumors, in that no matter how many times it's put down, death...

2016 Cadillac CT6 To Pack 400-HP Twin-Turbo V-6, Next-Gen V-6 Details

The Cadillac CT6 is one of the most anticipated debuts of the 2015 New York Auto Show, and Cadillac has just honed the edge of our interest: it will pack a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine good for 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. That’s the top-line engine offering in the CT6, and it will also feature one other new aspect...

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