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Future Performance Jeeps To Use ‘Trackhawk’ Name?

Jeep still uses an SRT badge for its high-performance Grand Cherokee despite the SRT division recently returning to its roots as an in-house tuner for Dodge, but in the future we may see the vehicle—and others like it—wear a “Trackhawk” badge. Allpar has discovered that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has filed a trademark for...

Volvo Reveals 450-HP Four-Cylinder With Electrically-Driven Turbo: Video

Audi recently unveiled a high-performance diesel engine that featured a pair of turbochargers and an electric motor that spools the smaller of the turbos at low revs to help it produce almost instantaneous boost. The technology is expected to debut in 2016 in a high-performance version of Audi’s next-generation Q7 SUV and slowly filter...

Lamborghini Teases New Huracán GT3 Race Car: Video

After revealing the racing version of its Huracán designed for the Super Trofeo one-make series back in August, Lamborghini has now started teasing a new GT3-spec version of its all-new supercar. Though it’s not widely known, Lamborghini has had a GT3-spec Gallardo in its ranks for several years. Developed together with motorsport...

Tesla Looks To Increase Profits With Addition Of CPO Program

The Tesla Model S is a pretty hot ticket if you're a well-heeled individual with a desire to drive the latest look-at-me-sedan. It's a great looking car that also happens to be a pure EV, so it's got the green cred too. This isn't an inexpensive vehicle though, as the base price is just over $70,000 and a maxed out P85+ model with all the options...

Design Chief: Nissan IDx And Z Could Be Same Future Sports Car

Could a completely new production model based on the well-received IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts be the same model that's also a fully reengineered next-generation Nissan Z and successor to the current 370Z? They very well could be merged into one, conceded design chief and senior vice president Shiro Nakamura, in an interview with Motor...

Chrysler Ends SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R Racing Program

Having just won the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship titles for both driver and team in the GTLM class with its SRT Motorsports works team, Chrysler has announced that it is ending its efforts in the competition. This means the Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R racing program concluded this past Saturday at the season-ending Petit Le Mans event...

Ferrari Rules Out SUVs, Four-Door Cars

Longstanding Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo is on his way out, to be replaced on October 13 by current Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, but while there’s a changing of the guard taking place it will be business as usual at Maranello. Rumors of Ferrari suddenly boosting production and expanding into new segments are...

Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition Concept Debuts In Paris

Maserati chose the 2014 Paris Auto Show to unveil its latest collaboration with Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna. This aesthetically-enhanced Ghibli is ostensibly a concept, but could follow last year's Quattroporte Zegna Edition into showrooms. The Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition concept is distinguished by unique 20-inch alloy wheels and...

Miniature W-18 Engine Build Is Mesmerizing: Video

An engine can be a beautiful piece of engineering and fascinating to explore in pieces. It's not always convenient, however, to take apart your car when you want a lesson in how things work. That's where the world of miniatures comes into play, and there are many examples of scaled-down engines available all over the place. Some are glorious...

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor Edition Debuts In Paris

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee SRT gets a few updates for the 2015 model year, including a bump in output to 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, up from the 2014 model’s 470 hp and 465 lb-ft. Also new is a special edition model called the Red Vapor, which made its debut last week at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. The special Grand Cherokee...

2015 Roush Mustang, New Porsche 718 Ruled Out, GM Future Strategy: Today’s Car News

Ford tuner Roush has finally revealed its first take on the 2015 Ford Mustang. Roush has an option for all three Mustangs variants, including—eventually—a supercharger upgrade for the V-8-powered Mustang GT. A senior Porsche exec has thrown cold water on speculation that the automaker may launch a modern-day 718. He’s confirmed...

Production-Ready Aeromobil Flying Car To Debut This Month: Video

While the practical challenges to a flying car are myriad, Slovakia's Aeromobil has steadily tried to overcome them. The company plans to unveil a production-ready version of its 'Flying Roadster' at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria on October 29. The latest version—Aeromobil 3.0—is the result of continuous work by designer...

Porsche Once Again Rules Out Sports Car Below Boxster

There have been plenty of rumors over the past couple of months about a new Porsche sports car in the works. Described as a spiritual successor for Porsche’s 718 race car of the 1960s, the new car was to be a lightweight, mid-engine roadster positioned below the Boxster and powered by a four-cylinder boxer engine. A senior Porsche executive...

Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans Racer Laps Top Gear Track In 1:05.3: Video

Recently, the guys at Top Gear were able to test Nissan’s ZEOD RC electrified race car around the Dunsfold Aerodrome. During that time, Nissan’s own racing driver Wolfgang Reip hopped in to set an official lap time for the dart-shaped car at the famous track. The time he set driving the ZEOD RC was an impressive 1:05.3. By comparison...

Roush Reveals Its First Take On The 2015 Ford Mustang

Just weeks after we saw what Hennessey and Saleen have in store for the 2015 Ford Mustang, fellow tuner Roush has now revealed its first take on Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] latest muscle car. Roush has a solid history of building fast Mustangs with improved handling and bodywork—and that’s exactly what we have here. Roush is...

GM Aims To Have Just Four Platforms By 2025

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] currently uses 26 platforms for its variety of vehicles sold all over the globe, but under the leadership of new CEO Mary Barra the American auto giant could see the number of core platforms reduced to just four by 2025. We say core platforms as specialty vehicles like the Chevrolet Corvette and some heavy-duty...

Peugeot Plots U.S. Return With Upmarket DS Brand

Back in April, the CEO of French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën, Carlos Tavares, revealed that the automaker may make a return to the U.S. market using its DS brand, a fledgling premium brand spun off from Citroën that at present only sells cars under its own brand in China. Now, a second PSA exec has suggested the possibility, even...

Jules Bianchi Suffers Serious Head Injuries In Formula One Japanese Grand Prix

We’re sad to report that Marussia driver Jules Bianchi is in hospital with severe head injuries following yesterday’s rain-affected 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The Frenchman was involved in an accident with a tractor that was being used to remove the Sauber of Adrian Sutil who had crashed a lap earlier. The race was brought...

Sebastian Vettel Quits Red Bull Ahead Of Expected Move To Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel has confirmed he is quitting Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the team that helped him secure his four Formula One World Championship titles, at the end of the current season. Vettel hasn’t confirmed his next move but comments from team principal Christian Horner suggest the German will end up at Ferrari. "Red Bull and I have had...

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 And C63 S: Full Details, Live Photos & Video

Mercedes-Benz’s latest C63 AMG is finally here, and we have all the juicy details including news 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 the fact it’s a...

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