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2017 Bentley Mulsanne, Jaguar Tesla Model X rival, Saab is dead: Today’s Car News

Bentley’s Mulsanne might not be as well-regarded as its rival over at Rolls-Royce, but if you’re one to actually enjoy driving then the Bentley is the way to go, especially now that there’s a sportier Speed model. The Mulsanne is certainly pricey but after driving one you’ll understand why a discerning buyer would want such...

Maserati’s Alfieri sports car could offer electric option, but don't get your hopes up

Most of the major luxury makes are racing to launch new electric cars to rival the offerings of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] as well as place themselves in readiness for increasingly stricter emissions regulations coming down the line. BMW has its i sub-brand and Mercedes-Benz has confirmed plans to launch four electric cars by the end of the decade...

Mercedes-AMG GT R coming with 577 horsepower

The hardcore version of Mercedes-AMG’s GT sports car is set for debut June 24 at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. In the lead up AMG has been dropping several teasers, and now the Affalterbach tuner has confirmed some of the performance specs. Called a GT R, the new sports car will feature an uprated version of the...

Jaguar to target Audi Q6 e-tron, Tesla Model X with J-Pace electrified SUV?

Jaguar engineers have been spotted evaluating a test mule for an SUV sized above the current F-Pace. Tipped to be called the J-Pace, the new SUV is thought to be Jaguar’s first contender in the burgeoning segment for electrified luxury cars. According to Autocar, which has photos of the test mule, the new SUV will come exclusively with...

2018 Ford Fiesta ST spy shots

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is currently developing its next-generation Fiesta hatchback and today we have spy shots of a prototype for the sporty ST model. The engineers have tried to make the tester look like one of the prototypes for the regular Fiesta but a few clues give away its identity. The most obvious are the uprated wheels, tires and...

Saab cars officially dead as new owner rolls out NEVS brand

The long battle to restore Saab as an automaker is over, with the owner of the assets of the former Swedish automaker, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, confirming today that its future cars will be sold under the new brand NEVS. The news will be sad for Saab fans all over the globe though at least now the automaker can finally be laid to rest...

Ride along with Graham Rahal in an Indy Car at Road America

A Honda engine hasn't given you a thrill like this in some time. That's because this particular one is powering an Indy Car driven by Graham Rahal. He's piloting the machine around Wisconsin's crown jewel, otherwise known as Road America. If you click play on that video above, you'll be transported into Graham's seat. Thankfully, you can let him...

What factors change air suspension spring rates?

Just a week ago, we invited you to come along and learn about air suspension systems. Our friend Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained created a video discussing what air suspension is and how it works. Now he's back with a second video that dives a bit more deeply into the air ride world. This time the focus is on spring rates, and how they're...

8 great interior features of the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley prides itself on making the finest interiors in the automotive industry, and we find it hard to argue with that notion. The quality of the materials, the expert levels of craftsmanship, the beauty of the designs, and the care put into blocking noise, vibration and harshness make Bentley cabins quiet, cosseting, calming environments. And no...

Jay Leno welcomes the Boss 429 Mustang to his garage

It's hard to believe that this is the first time Jay Leno has welcomed one of the most iconic muscle cars of the 1960s to his Burbank, California, garage, but the time has come to fawn over the Mustang Boss 429. This week's visitor is a freshly-restored 1969 Boss 429 recently completed by Marcus Anghel's Anghel Restorations in Scottsdale, Arizona...

Watch the story of the controversy behind the Ford GT40's photo finish at Le Mans in 1966

Kahn Media, with the help of the Petersen Automotive Museum, has put out a documentary about the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans titled "8 Meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans." The video details the controversy behind one of the greatest racing achievements of all time. In 1966, after two previously unsuccessful attempts, Ford was...

Ultimate luxury with refined performance: 2017 Bentley Mulsanne first drive review

Bentley says every car it builds is a blend of luxury and performance, with the Mulsanne taking the luxury ideal to the company's furthest extreme. Well, if you're going to go to extremes, you might as well go big, and for the 2017 model year Bentley is adding more luxury to its biggest, cushiest, most expensive car. Bentley says the 2017 Mulsanne...

IBM, Local Motors ready to commercialize autonomous bus

Does a bus really need a driver? IBM and crowd-sourcing automotive outfit Local Motors don't think so, as their new Olli concept recently demonstrated on the roads near Washington, D.C. Calling Olli a concept might be a bit misleading, however, since by the end of the year Local Motors and IBM plan to have a fleet of autonomous, on demand buses...

Deployable mobile tire spikes could stop you in your tracks

Car chases of the future may be a lot shorter if MobileSpike gets its way. The startup firm is developing a deployable tire spike system that will allow police to get up close to a perpetrator's car and quickly flatten its tires. MobileSpike won't require officers to plan ahead by throwing spikes out on the street in the hopes that the bad guy...

'Leave it to Beaver' star reunited with his Corvair

Wally Cleaver and the sporty Corvair that he bought as a teenager because of his TV fame have been reunited after 50 years apart. Tony Dow, who played big brother Wally on the hit early 1960s sitcom, ordered his first car: a new 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder from a dealer in Los Angeles. Sprayed in dark blue over black, the Corvair was as...

2017 Ford GT, 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63, heartbreak at Le Mans: Car News Headlines

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] quietly rolled out the production version of its new GT supercar at this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race. It took part in a procession that included the original trio of GT40s that made the historic one-two-three finish at the French race 50 years ago. A prototype for the new Mercedes-AMG E63 has been...

Acura reveals electric NSX for 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Acura recently confirmed plans to enter an electric NSX in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Today we got our first look at the car which Acura calls the NSX EV concept. The NSX EV is powered by four electric motors that together form a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system dubbed the Electric Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, a...

Tire laced with gold and diamonds is world’s most expensive at $600,000 a set

A company based in the United Kingdom has unveiled the world’s most expensive car tire. A set of the special tires, which are based on the Z Tire performance rubber from Zenesis, will set you back a staggering $600,000. To justify the price, Zenesis has added diamonds and gold leaf to the surface and boasts that some of the folks that helped...

Report: VW to drop 40 models in restructure

The Volkswagen Group, still reeling from the fallout of last year’s revelation of its diesel emissions cheating, on Thursday released the first details on an overarching strategy aimed at moving past the scandal and transforming the company into a leader in sustainable mobility. One of the biggest challenges in the new strategy, titled...

Rosberg returns to winning form at 2016 Formula One European Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg was in full control yesterday at the first ever Formula One race held on the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan's capital. The eighth round of the 2016 World Championship marked the return of the European Grand Prix to the calendar and saw quite a few surprises. Rosberg led into Turn 1 and was never really unsettled...

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