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2016 Acura NSX Teased Ahead Of 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Acura has confirmed that its new NSX supercar will debut in production trim at next month’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and to build up excitement has released these new teasers. The teasers confirm that the lines of the production NSX, which is due to go on sale later in 2015, will closely resemble the original concept version first shown at...

Eleanor Ford Mustang Fails To Sell At Auction

The only drivable ‘Eleanor’ Ford Mustang to have survived the filming ordeal of 2000’s hit movie Gone In 60 Seconds went up for auction over the weekend at Mecum’s first-ever collector car auction in Austin, Texas, but unfortunately for its owner the car failed to sell. That means the last time it changed hands was in May...

Alfa Romeo Working On New Range Of Engines

Alfa Romeo’s most potent engine right now is the turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder that’s fitted to the 2015 4C sports car, where it rates in at 237 horsepower. However, the automaker is reportedly working on new, more powerful engines that are set to start appearing with the arrival of the highly-anticipated replacement for the...

Nissan Sets World Record For Longest Two-Car Drift: Video

A stunt pulled off by Nissan in the Middle East over the weekend has seen the automaker awarded the Guinness World Record for the longest two-car drift. The drift involved a pair of Nissan Zs—a 350Z and a 370Z—going sideways around a wet track in close proximity. The measured length the two cars drifted was 28.52 kilometers (17.72...

Burt's Bandit Brings Big Bucks

Remember a few weeks ago when we told you about Burt Renyolds' 'Bandit' Pontiac Trans-Am heading to auction? The pre-auction estimates for the hammer price hovered in the $60,000 to $80,000 range. Well, it seems that there are quite a few fans of the Bandit, and a number of them have plenty of cash to spend. The winning bidder paid $450,000 to...

Mysterious BMW 2-Series Mule Could Be For New Z2 Roadster

Earlier this week, a mysterious BMW 2-Series-based test mule was spotted in Germany. The vehicle was obviously a mule of some sort and not a regular 2-Series because of its much shorter wheelbase, lowered roof and possibly an extended front overhang. The test mule was also fitted with a carbon fiber roof and hood, likely to further lower its...

Chrysler Group Renamed FCA US

The American arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU], the Chrysler Group, which represents brands such as Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, has been renamed FCA US. The change doesn’t have any major effects, with the company’s headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan as well as the existing management team all set to remain. FCA US...

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Starting Price Rises To $32,425 For 2015

Mercedes-Benz made headlines last year when it announced it would be bringing in its CLA-Class priced from just $29,900 before adding $925 in destination charges. Now, pricing is creeping up, with the 2015 model destined to be priced from $31,500 for the entry-level CLA250 model, an increase of $1,600. Add the car’s destination charge and...

Tesla Model S P85D Roasts Ferrari 550 In Unofficial Drag Race: Video

We all know the Tesla Model S P85D is one fast machine. Thanks to its dual motor setup, the all-electric mover has a total output of 691 horsepower. Well that's not Hellcat-gloriousness, it's still pretty damn amazing. It allows the P85D to run from 0-60 mph in a tick or two over three seconds. One potential new owner recently found out what all...

Raminator Is Officially The World's Fastest Monster Truck: Video

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, hosts Formula One and World Endurance Championship events, but recently Chrysler's Ram truck division used it for something a little more low brow. The Ram-sponsored Raminator just became the world's fastest monster truck, hitting 99.1 mph in a run down the course's main straight. Naturally, a...

Volvo Online Sales, Mystery BMW 2-Series, Bond Villain’s Car: Today’s Car News

Volvo is embarking on a new marketing strategy where its main presence will become an online one. The automaker says it eventually plans to have online sales of its vehicles up and running in most countries. A mysterious BMW 2-Series coupe sporting a smaller wheelbase than the regular version, as well as a shortened greenhouse, has been spotted in...

Engineering Guru Matt Becker Leaves Lotus For Aston Martin

Aston Martin has managed to snag a top engineer from the ranks of Lotus. It has been confirmed that Matt Becker, the current head of vehicle testing and development at Lotus, a company he’s worked at for more than two decades, will join the team at Aston Martin next month. Becker will be in charge of vehicle attribute engineering in his new...

Ward's Auto Names Its 10 Best Engines For 2015

It's the end of the year, which in the auto industry means various 'of the year' lists are appearing to sum up the most significant new cars and trucks of the past 12 months. In addition, one of the most watched parts of this automotive award season is the annual Ward's Auto 10 Best Engines list. The jurors at Ward's evaluated 37 new or improved...

Volvo To Sell Cars Online, Skip Most Auto Shows

Volvo is about to make a dramatic shift in the way it markets its cars. In an effort to direct advertising dollars where they are most affective, at least according to Volvo’s marketing department, the Swedish automaker will stop turning up to most auto shows around the globe and will instead build up its presence online. Volvo is boosting...

BMW 2-Series Gets Three-Cylinder Engine Overseas

The entry-level BMW 2-Series coupe in the U.S. is the 228i, which sports a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Overseas, however, BMW has just introduced a new 218i variant which gets a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine. The tiny mill, which is shared with the MINI Cooper...

C-X75 Coming At Last: Bond Villain To Drive Jaguar Supercar In ‘Spectre’

While James Bond will be driving the new Aston Martin DB10 in the upcoming movie Spectre, his nemesis is reported to be getting an even cooler set of wheels: Jaguar’s canceled C-X75 supercar. Such a role would tie in with Jaguar’s Good to be Bad advertising campaign for the F-Type, where the car is billed as the ideal ride for your...

2015 European Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

In just a few weeks, we’ll see the winners of the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards announced at the Detroit Auto Show but over in Europe a separate awards event, one just as prestigious, is in the planning. We are, of course, talking about the 2015 European Car of the Year award, which will be presented at the Geneva...

Mysterious BMW 2-Series-Based Mule Spy Shots

It’s completely unclear what is going on in these pictures, but the lizard portion of our brains likes it. A lot. Here’s our best analysis of the situation: In these photos a car appearing to be very similar to a BMW 2-Series wears a black hood; that hood might be composite. The wheelbase appears to be considerably shorter than that of...

2015 Corvette Stingray PDR Camera Captures Valet Hitting 50 MPH In Parking Garage: Video

The Valet Mode of the Stingray’s Performance Data Recorder system is a cool feature—even if it has drawn some heat for its potential illegal recording of audio. But you don’t need audio to see what’s wrong with this valet’s treatment of a new 2015 Corvette. As Corvette Forum notes, the parking garage joyride took...

Ronin RS 211 Lands In Jay Leno’s Garage: The Ultimate Lotus?

While this Lotus is barely even a Lotus anymore, it’s quite possibly the most impressive, insane, incredible Lotus ever. It’s called the Ronin RS 211, and it’s the brainchild of Frank Profera. MUST SEE: Car Crashes Into Bedroom Of 71-Year-Old Car Enthusiast: Video Built as a replacement to his ultimate Lotus Exige, which was...

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