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Audi S3 May Get Manual Transmission For U.S.: Report

The 2015 Audi S3 is a 300-horsepower, all-wheel-drive turbocharged luxury sport sedan—and soon, it may get a manual transmission, for the U.S. at least. The news comes by way of Fourtitude, citing an interview of Audi of America chief Scott Keogh by Radio Le Mans legend John Hindhaugh. DON'T MISS: Jeep Driver Out-Jerks Corvette Driver's Jerk...

Ferrari 458 Speciale A (Aperta) Revealed

The convertible version of Ferrari’s hardcore 458 Speciale has been revealed, and it’s called the 458 Speciale A. The A is for the Italian word Aperta, roughly translating to “open,” and the production run for this latest Prancing Horse will be just 499 units. As expected, the 458 Speciale A makes its world debut on October...

Volvo Trucks Does It Again With Another Great Ad: Video

Remember the Jean-Claude Van Damme video for Volvo Trucks? Of course, you do since it was basically the ad of the year in 2013. Well, Volvo is back at it with another rather amusing ad. This time there are no celebrities, just a nervous kid who is staring down his first day at a new job. DON'T MISS: Jeep Driver Out-Jerks Corvette Driver's Jerk...

2015 Saleen S302, Drag Racer Crashes, Mercedes Previews Future Truck: News Video

This week’s news highlights feature a pair of motorsports mishaps that fortunately end surprisingly well despite the high speeds involved, some future vehicles including a high-tech semi-truck and the next Saleen Ford Mustang, plus the possibility that Lotus may decide to pull the Evora from the U.S. market. It’s Motor...

Tesla Model S Convertible Is Real: Video

Earlier in the year, we heard that a company based in California was working on a convertible conversion for the Tesla Model S. That company was Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE), which back in April released several computer-generated images of its convertible Model S and said it had a Chinese investor lined up to buy 100 examples of the car...

First Video Of The 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63

The AMG version of the all-new C-Class made its debut yesterday, and now we have the first video footage of the sledgehammer sedan. The video gives us a sense of the car’s sound and presence both on the road and at the track, priming us even more for the eventual sales launch slated for next March. DON'T MISS: Jeep Driver Out-Jerks Corvette...

Audi To Challenge Mercedes CLA With Five-Door TT Sportback?

Audi R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg has hinted on a number of occasions about the possibility of expanding the TT range to include a third bodystyle beyond the current coupe and convertible versions. In fact, the third-generation TT was initially previewed in concept form by a shooting brake concept, and later we saw the automaker roll out a...

Cadillac’s Range-Topping Sedan Will Be Called The CT6, Launch New Naming Strategy

The car previously known—or referred to—as the LTS will, in fact, be called the CT6, Cadillac announced today. The news includes confirmation of a launch date, too: late 2015. The new car is intended to push the upper end of the Cadillac range higher than today’s XTS, aiming squarely for the “elite group of top-class large...

Lotus Denies Rumors About Evora Pullout From U.S. Market

According to reports circling the web this week, the Lotus Evora is on the endangered list. It turns out that rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated. The company today confirmed that a 2016 model year Evora will be sold in the U.S. At the same time, Lotus also confirmed that 2014 model year Evoras will be limited in availability over the...

Up To 200 Saab Employees To Be Let Go

Saab’s owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden said it intends to lay off up to 200 of the Swedish automaker’s employees as it attempts to reduce costs during its restructuring process. After briefly restarting Saab 9-3 production late last year, in May of this year NEVS ran out of cash and was almost forced into bankruptcy. In August...

NHTSA Concerned Someone Will Get Stuck In The Ferrari 458’s Trunk

In case you were planning to lock someone inside the front trunk of your Ferrari 458 Italia, your plans have just been foiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The safety agency has issued a recall on the sultry supercar to ensure that the front trunk can always be opened from within. DON'T MISS: Jeep Driver Out-Jerks Corvette...

This Is What The 2015 Ford Mustang Might Have Looked Like

By now you’ve probably read our first drive report on the 2015 Ford Mustang and come up with your own impressions of the car. But would your impressions be any different had the new Mustang turned out like the one pictured here? It’s just one of the hundreds of design proposals for the sixth-generation Mustang that Ford Motor Company...

More Details On The Next-Gen Volkswagen Phaeton

Volkswagen is working on a new generation of its Phaeton flagship sedan, and it’s to be sold in the U.S. market once again. However, the German auto giant isn’t rushing things so it’ll still be several years until we see the car. The last we heard, the new Phaeton will arrive in time for the 2018 or 2019 model year, meaning a...

Former Boss Of Audi’s quattro Performance Division To Run BMW M

Back in January, it was revealed that the head of Audi’s quattro performance division, Franciscus van Meel, was being reassigned to an R&D role in China. No reason was stated but it was rumored at the time that more senior Audi managers were displeased with van Meel’s progress on the second-generation R8 and its e-tron electric...

2016 Audi TT Roadster Revealed Ahead Of 2014 Paris Auto Show

Having just spent some time with the 2016 Audi TT in coupe form, we can confirm the car drives as good as it looks. And now Audi has revealed the convertible version of the car, appeasing sun-loving Audiphiles the world over. Both the standard TT Roadster and slightly sportier TTS Roadster have been revealed; they make their debut at the 2014...

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 And C63 S: Full Details

Following yesterday’s leak, we now have the full details on Mercedes-Benz’s latest C63 AMG, which confirms the car will come in two flavors for the first time: a standard model and a more potent S-badged version. We’ve also learned that the car’s official title has been changed to Mercedes-AMG C63 to better reflect that...

Jeep Driver Out-Jerks Corvette Driver’s Jerk Parking Job: Video

Filmed from the premises of what appears to be a diner, through the window shade, this video captures a certain sort of vigilante justice we’ve all been known to want: the righteous out-jerking of a jerk parked like a jerk. The scene: the owner of a C6 Corvette Grand Sport has parked his car across two spots right in front of the building...

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Details, Images Released In Germany

The German retail arm of Mercedes-Benz has released images and figures on the upcoming 2015 C63 AMG sedan, and so far, things are looking rather great. Of course, given the looks and performance of the standard 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, that’s no surprise—especially not after AMG has had its turn massaging the car into something more...

2015 North American Car And Truck Of The Year Short List Announced

One of the highlights of the annual Detroit Auto Show is the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, where the best car and the best truck or SUV available for the latest model year are recognized. The awards have been around since 1994 and rely on the impressions of more than 50 automotive journalists in deciding the...

2015 Saleen S302 Mustang, 2016 Mercedes GLK, Cadillac’s Future Cars: Today’s Car News

Saleen’s first take on the 2015 Ford Mustang will wear the tuner’s S302 badge. Today we got a few more glimpses of the upcoming muscle car. Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation GLK-Class has been spotted. It’s due on the market next fall, as a 2016 model, and might be rebranded a GLC to reflect its position in Mercedes’...

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