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Functional 'Tron: Legacy' Light Cycle Replica Sells For $77,000 At Auction

You can't put a price on the future, but you can put one on its props. While the plot left something to be desire, the 2010 reboot Tron: Legacy had some of the best visuals of any recent sci-fi movie, including an update of the original film's 'light cycle'. ALSO SEE: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Preview And Prototype First Drive A working replica of one...

2016 Lotus Evora 400, 2016 Chevy Camaro, 2016 BMW M6 Competition Package: Today’s Car News

A new Lotus sports car is coming onto the market later this year. It’s the 400-horsepower Evora 400, Lotus’ fastest road car to date. Today we received the all-important pricing details. The wait for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is finally over, with General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] revealing the sixth-generation model on Saturday at an...

Porsche Track Precision App Turns Your Phone Into A Data Logger

Data acquisition has completely changed racing, and now that focus on numbers is starting to seep into regular road cars. Chevrolet kicked off the trend with its Performance Data Recorder, but now Porsche is offering its own product based around a smartphone app. The Porsche Track Precision app is part of a special version of the Sport Chrono...

Fresh Details On Toyota’s Sub-FR-S Sports Car

The FR-S might not be selling well (Scion sold just 1,000 examples last month, a 29 percent decrease from levels one year ago) but parent company Toyota is planning to launch two new sports cars, one above the FR-S and one below it. The model above the FR-S will be a spiritual successor to the Supra, previewed by last year’s FT-1 concept...

2016 Lotus Evora 400 Priced From $89,900

The 2016 Lotus Evora 400 will go on sale later this year priced from $89,900. That’s a significant jump on pricing for the previous Evora, but the new model is a much more substantial car. In fact, it’s the fastest road car in Lotus history. It also doesn’t hurt that the Evora 400 comes loaded to the gills in standard...

Aston Martin To Use Own Platform For DBX-Inspired Crossover

Aston Martin will utilize its own platform for its planned crossover inspired by the recent DBX concept car rather than adopt an existing Mercedes-Benz platform as has been speculated ever since 2009’s unveiling of the Mercedes GL-based Lagonda concept. But given its limited resources, Aston Martin will likely rule out developing a bespoke...

More Powerful Competition Package For BMW M6 On The Way

Starting this summer, BMW’s M6 range will be available with a more powerful Competition Package. The new pack will offer 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, up from the 575 hp and 501 lb-ft the M6’s existing Competition Package offers. BMW also points out that peak torque is now available across a very wide rpm range: between...

Audi Sport Team WRT Drives New R8 To 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours Victory

Two months after its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Audi’s new R8 supercar in its LMS race car trim is already a top-level endurance race winner, having just taken victory at one of the toughest races in the world: the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the highlight of the VLN series (Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal...

NHTSA Aims To Speed Implementation Of Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Today's cars are, without a doubt, safer than they've ever been. But with ever-increasing congestion—along with seemingly infinite distractions—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking to speed implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V), which would focus on drivers avoiding crashes, rather than simply...

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 R Race Car Revealed

Porsche’s race car lineup based on the latest 991-series 911 is complete following this weekend’s introduction of the all-new 911 GT3 R, which sits between the 911 GT3 Cup and 911 RSR in Porsche’s 911 race car hierarchy. The latest model made its debut on the eve of the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours race, which at the time of...

2016 Chevrolet Camaro: Full Details, Live Photos And Video

Happy, muscle-car fans? Just this past year you've been gifted a 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat and a brand-new Mustang, with a 500-plus-horsepower Shelby GT350 waiting in the chute. It's been a Super Bowl of a year, with no deflation to spoil the fun. In fact, it's the opposite. A new version of the the third member of the classic American...

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Preview

Happy, muscle-car fans? Just this past year you've been gifted a 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat and a brand-new Mustang, with a 500-plus-horsepower Shelby GT350 waiting in the chute. It's been a Super Bowl of a year, with no deflation to spoil the fun. In fact, it's the opposite. A new version of the the third member of the classic American...

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Laps Nürburgring In 6:59.73: Video

Lamborghini has released a video showing its new Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of 6:59.73, meaning the car joins the Porsche 918 Spyder in an elite group of production cars that have lapped the notorious German circuit under the magic 7:00 mark. The 918 Spyder has the production car record for...

2016 Ford Mustang, 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, 2016 Chevy Camaro: This Week’s Top Photos

What a week it’s been for fans of American performance cars, with Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet all releasing new products. First up is the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], whose Mustang has received a few updates for the 2016 model. One of the updates is a revival of the California Special. In the Dodge camp, there’s the all-new 2016 Viper...

Mercedes-Benz Honors 60th Anniversary Record-Setting Mille Miglia With 360-Degree Film

Even in an era when autosport was frighteningly dangerous, the Mille Miglia was known to be a particularly perilous race. But in 1955, Sir Stirling Moss—along with embedded journalist Denis Jenkinson—climbed into a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR W 196 R, and managed traverse the course's 1000 miles in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds. It was...

Volkswagen GTI Dark Shine and Golf Variant Biturbo Concepts Debut At Wörthersee

The parade of Volkswagen concept cars for the annual Wörthersee festival continues with the unveiling of two more Golf-based vehicles. The Golf GTI Dark Shine was built by a team of 13 apprentices working for the Volkswagen Group. They began the build with a bare body-in-white, and spent about nine months transforming it into their ideal...

Audi R8 Speeder Fined $17k, Including Court Expenses To Call His Bluff

Getting pulled over for speeding is a near inevitably for every driver. Whether it's the guilt of getting caught or the pain of paying a ticket, it never feels good. Some people go to court to fight speeding tickets, and if you're thinking about doing that you might want to read this story first. DON'T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Leaked U.K...

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Debuts Tomorrow

The wait for the all-new Chevrolet Camaro is almost over, with the bowtie brand confirming that the covers will come off the sixth-generation model at an event at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park at precisely 4 p.m. local time. Only 1,000 spots were offered to the public, with all of these snapped up within hours of the online invitation going...

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Leaked

Chevrolet plans to reveal the new sixth-generation, 2016 Camaro tomorrow. Thanks to CNBC Squawk Box it seems we don't have to wait that long to see it. The show discussed the car's debut during this morning's segment, and even showed two completely uncamouflaged cars. GM Inside News member HuJass managed to quickly snap photos of the undisguised...

Google Self-Driving Car, Cadillac Ciel Convertible, Flying Huntsman 105 Pick Up: Car News Headlines

Google has announced that a prototype for its planned fully autonomous car will start testing on public roads this summer. The prototype will feature a steering wheel and pedals so that a licensed driver can take over in emergency situations, but the tech giant’s goal is to create a car that even a blind person could use. Cadillac’s...

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