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Subaru And Chevy Tease New Vision Gran Turismo Concepts

A bit over a year ago, Polyphony Digital, the creator of the Gran Turismo video game series, reached out to the world’s major automakers, asking them to come up with a futuristic concept to celebrate the game’s 15th anniversary. Since that time we’ve seen some pretty wild concept, particularly from the design studios of Aston...

Volvo Confirms S90 Production For Chinese Plant

Volvo, which is owned by Chinese automaker Geely as well as the Chinese government, has started vehicle production at a second plant in China. The new plant is located in the city of Daqing, which owns 37 percent of Volvo, and at present is building the original XC90 for the Chinese market where it is sold as the XC90 Classic. Volvo’s other...

First 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible Crashed

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is yet to go on sale but already it’s suffered its second crash, this time in its convertible bodystyle. This makes the latest crash, which took place on a wet highway near Jackson, Michigan, the first for the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. The previous crash occurred during Nürburgring testing. According...

Henrik Fisker & Galpin To Debut New American Muscle At LAAS

There's some new American Muscle coming to the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. No, we're not talking about anything Hellcat, not the Z/28, and not some sort of Boss mobile. Instead, a familiar name in the car design space has teamed up with a familiar name in the Sell Every Ford on the Planet space. We're talking about Henrik Fisker and Galpin Auto...

Aston Martin Lagonda Sedan Gets A Name And Could Be Coming Stateside

Aston Martin's Lagonda nameplate is back thanks to an all-new 2015 sedan. It has simply been called the Lagonda sedan so far, but now we know it has an actual name. Say hello to Taraf. Well, that's the name the car will wear in its initial launch market of the Middle East. Initial reports stated that this would be the only market for the car, but...

Be A Track Day God With These Used Formula One Cars

There are plenty of ways to be the fastest guy at your local track day. You could wrench like a mad man to get your spec Miata in top shape. You could spend a bit of dough on top-tier driving classes, and then apply your learned skills to your local circuit. Perhaps you have enough cash to dump on a dedicated exotic race car, which could help you...

VW Future Tech To Include 10-Speed DSG And Electrically-Driven Turbos

Volkswagen has announced several new technologies that will be making their way into its cars in the not too distant future. Headlining the list is a new diesel engine that displaces just 2.0 liters but churns out 268 horsepower. No torque figure has been mentioned but insiders have suggested around 370 pound-feet or more is possible. VW also...

GMC Boss Looks At New Flagship, Jeep Wrangler Rival

With all of its models based on products from other General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] brands, GMC is often left in the shadow of Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac. Other than peddling trucks that slot between those of Chevy and Cadillac in price, GMC's purpose sometimes appears unclear. In a recent interview Duncan Aldred, GMC's new boss, told Edmunds...

Lexus Teases LF-C2 Concept Ahead Of 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Lexus has released a teaser for a new concept car appearing next week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept is called the LF-C2 and it’s for a new convertible Lexus is likely to put into production in the near future. Lexus was already confirmed to be making a world premiere in L.A., which was previously tipped to be either a...

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, Koenigsegg One:1 Vs. Truck, Cadillac ATS-V: Today’s Car News

Maybach is back, only this time around it’s not a standalone brand but an ultra-luxurious, ultra-exclusive sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz. The sub-brand will be known as Mercedes-Maybach, and its first model will be a stretched version of the S-Class. Following its famous video featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme doing the splits while standing on...

BMW Tests Street Lights With Electric Car Charging Sockets

One of the biggest problems facing promoters of electric cars is a lack of charging stations, but in some respects the basis for an expanded network is already in place. There's already electric infrastructure in place to power buildings, lights, and nearly everything else in a modern city, and BMW hopes to leverage that with a prototype street...

Man On Rocket-Powered Bicycle Sets World Record, Smokes Ferrari In The Process: Video

If you’re aim is to build the fastest set of wheels on the planet, then you’re going to have to employ some pretty out of the ordinary means of propulsion, usually a rocket. If in doubt, just ask the guys behind the Bloodhound SSC, who next year will attempt to break the current land speed record of 763.035 mph. Incredibly, a couple of...

Mazda CEO Rules Out Rotary-Powered Sports Car

There have been numerous reports and official hints that Mazda could launch a rotary-powered sports car to either celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first rotary-powered model in 2017 or its own centenary in 2020. Now, the automaker’s CEO has put an end to the speculation. Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), Mazda CEO...

Mercedes-Benz Confirms Return Of Maybach As New Ultra-Luxury Sub-Brand

Mercedes-Benz has finally confirmed one of the year’s worst-kept secrets: That its Maybach brand is making a return as a new “Mercedes-Maybach” sub-brand specializing in ultra-luxury, similar to how the existing Mercedes-AMG sub-brand specializes in performance. Along with the confirmation, Mercedes released two photos teasing...

Mercedes-Benz Implements New Naming Strategy, Confirms 11 All-New Models

Mercedes-Benz is overhauling its naming strategy in preparation for a flood of new models due to be released in the coming years. The changes aren’t as dramatic as those made recently by Infiniti and Cadillac, with many model names remaining unaffected, and they will be gradually phased in as vehicles are either updated or completely...

Koenigsegg One:1 Races The World’s First Truck Equipped With A Dual-Clutch Gearbox: Video

Volvo Trucks, a separate entity to the Volvo car brand, is renowned for its out of the ordinary ad campaigns, like the 2012 campaign where a woman walked a tightrope between two moving trucks, or the more recent one where Jean-Claude Van Damme did the splits standing on the side mirrors of two trucks rolling in reverse. Now Volvo Trucks is taking...

Reiter Engineering Teases Turnkey KTM X-Bow Race Car

It’s been a while since we last heard about KTM’s X-Bow track car, but we now have a teaser for a new racing variant currently being developed by Reiter Engineering. The motorsport and engineering firm, famous for building several Lamborghini-based race cars as well as a GT3-spec Chevy Camaro, says its new X-Bow racer will be ready for...

Morgan Motor Company Shows You How They Make Their Machines: Video

Since 1910, the Morgan Motor Company has been churning out cars. Well, that's not exactly true because the company originally produced vehicles known as cycle cars. These were three-wheel machines that could seat two or four people. The first four-wheel car came to be in 1936, and Morgan has produced both three and four wheelers for many years...

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Teased With A Burnout

The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is coming to the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next week. We've already spotted it undisguised during an official photo shot. And now, we know what it sounds like while doing a massive burnout. Cadillac just dropped this teaser video showing the driver side rear wheel of the new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe while it runs...

Ford Drops Third Teaser For New Performance Car Coming November 17: Video

A third teaser video is out for a new performance vehicle set to be unveiled by Ford on November 17, and the car’s engine heard towards the end of the teaser sounds an awful lot like a V-8. This has led to suggestion that the new performance vehicle is none other than the SVT-enhanced Mustang GT350 that we’ve been spying in prototype...

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