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MINI Cooper ‘Ghosts’ To Save Earth From Rogue Alien Pacman in ‘PIXELS’

What if a peaceful, friendly, knowledge-seeking mission went horribly, awfully awry? What if sending a capsule of Earth’s art, science, and culture into space were to lead a killer race of video game characters straight to our homeworld? That’s the thesis, more or less, behind the upcoming Sony Pictures movie PIXELS. The movie features...

Pagani ZoZo Keeps Zonda Line Alive

Remember the Pagani Zonda? It's a wild supercar that went out of production back in 2013. Of course you remember it. Of course you also know that despite going out of production, there seems to be a new "last one" made every six months or so. The Pagani lovers over at Prototype Zero got a look at the latest last Zonda, which is called the ZoZo...

Tesla Can Now Sell Directly To Public In New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today signed into law a provision for Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] unorthodox direct-sales model in the state. Dealer associations have been fighting to block Tesla’s direct-to-consumer model in several states, including New Jersey. The law allows zero-emission vehicle manufacturers up to four...

Maserati Cutting Ghibli And Quattroporte Production On Back Of Slowing Demand

After posting record sales of 36,500 units in 2014 thanks mostly to the new Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, Maserati is finding that demand is now cooling off and that production needs to be curtailed. That’s the word of a union official who spoke recently to Automotive News (subscription required). According to the union official, the...

2016 Jaguar XF, 2016 BMW X1, Tesla Model S Convertible: Car News Headlines

Jaguar has dropped two photos of its all-new XF, which debuts next month at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The British automaker has also confirmed that the new mid-size sedan will be on sale in the fall, as a 2016 model. A prototype for the next-generation BMW X1 has been spotted. The latest prototype is wearing the least camouflage gear...

100-Plus Racers Just Bought Fiat 500e Electric Cars

If you’re accustomed to the speed, handling, and the thrill of the chase you get with a good car on track, you might not figure an electrified econobox is a good pick for your daily driver. But 80 racers in the San Francisco Bay area would disagree with you. Strongly. The Fiat 500e isn’t exactly the most enticing of electric cars;...

Elon Musk: Autonomous Cars May Lead To Driving Being Outlawed

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk has come out and stated what many opponents of autonomous cars may be secretly fearing: driving becoming outlawed. Musk made the comments at a conference held by tech company Nvidia on Tuesday. “In the distant future, I think people may outlaw driving cars because it’s too dangerous,” Musk...

BMW Backtracks On 2-Series Active Tourer U.S. Plans

Anyone looking forward to BMW’s new front-wheel-drive range in the U.S. is going to be disappointed, as the automaker has reversed a previous decision to bring the cars over here. BMW’s front-wheel-drive range includes the five-seat 2-Series Active Tourer and seven-seat 2-Series Gran Tourer, both of which are aimed at young families...

New Honda Civic Type R Set To Go Racing

Honda has already proven that its latest Civic Type R is a fast road car, but soon the Japanese automaker will be able to determine whether it makes for a good race car, too. Honda has released the first photos of a new Civic Type R racer that is set to do battle this year in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Sharing much in common with...

2017 Ford Fiesta Spy Shots

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has started work on the next generation of its Fiesta subcompact, as evidenced by this very early test mule spotted testing in Europe recently. Engineers are using a modified version of the current Fiesta’s body to hide the new mechanicals at this early stage of development, with the first prototypes dressed...

First McLaren Sports Series Member To Be The 570S?

McLaren is set to reveal its new Sports Series at next month’s 2015 New York Auto Show, and like the Super Series and Ultimate Series it will sit under the Sports Series will be made up of several ‘family’ members distinguished by performance and styling attributes. McLaren has previously hinted that the Sports Series will mimic...

2016 Jaguar XF Teased Ahead Of 2015 New York Auto Show Debut

With all of the excitement surrounding the arrival of the new XE small sedan, it’s easy to forget that Jaguar is also set to introduce a new generation of its XF mid-sizer in the very near future. We’ve been spying prototypes for months but now Jaguar has confirmed a reveal of the car for March 24, with the public debut set to take...

YOU SAVED IT! YOU MOTHER#@#$%R!!: Video

Fast cars get a lot of press for how well they go. People are always sticking phones to the seat of their Tesla Model S P85Ds, or laying long stripes of rubber with their Hellcats. But an equally important attribute of truly fast cars is the ability to NOT GO; to stop. To stop hard. DON'T MISS: Watch Kids React To The Tesla Model S P85D's Insane...

D Is For Donuts: DTM Champ Takes Cookie Monster For Spin In Updated BMW 1 Series

Sure, these videos are in German. But figuring out what's happening here is about as easy as eating pretzels and drinking beer. Like anything featuring Cookie Monster, they're both good for a laugh. The first one has the most action. Because, in a teachable moment perfectly in line with Sesame Street's ethos, 2014 DTM Champion Marco Wittmann takes...

Onboard With Nissan’s Front-Drive GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 Race Car: Video

Sadly, the new wrong-wheel-drive Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car won’t be making it to the first couple of rounds of the World Endurance Championship thanks to a failed crash test, but it is nonetheless one of the most interesting cars in the Le Mans series running—whether on the grid or off. Here, we see the car in testing at the hands...

BMW Rocking Old-School-Cool Livery On Z4 GTLM Racers For Sebring

BMW used to churn out serious race cars with some seriously cool style back in the day. One car in particular is the Batmobile. No, not the one Bruce Wayne uses to fight Gotham's crime, but rather the classic 3.0 CSL racer with full aero gear and a familiar blue, white, and red paint scheme. It is a symbol of the automakers early efforts in road...

Watch Kids React To The Tesla Model S P85D's Insane Mode: Video

When Tesla announced the all-electric, all-wheel-drive Model S P85D, everyone was impressed. Then we learned it had what's called "insane" mode and, well, frankly we all kind of giggled like little kids. Really, insane mode? Yes, really. What else would you call a mode that's literally insane? Ludicrous maybe? Sure, but insane is just that over...

McLaren Releases Fourth Teaser For New Sports Series: Video

The newest addition to the growing lineup of McLaren road cars, the Sports Series, is edging closer to its world debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show. And in the lead up to its arrival McLaren is running an extensive teaser campaign that likens the car’s impending arrival to that of a game changing event, or as McLaren puts it, "a black swan...

LaFerrari Gets Upgraded Fuel Tank (NOT A RECALL) To Reduce (Completely Not Serious) Fire Risk

The Ferrari LaFerrari hardly seems like it needs an upgrade, especially so soon after its unveiling, but an upgrade (NOT A RECALL) is in progress. All LaFerraris will be given this upgrade (NOT A RECALL) in the near future. LaFerrari’s feature set will be expanded through the new upgrade (NOT A RECALL) by way of a gas tank that is less prone...

2017 Mercedes E-Class, 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, Autonomous Audi Q5: Today’s Car News

A prototype for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation E-Class has been spotted, revealing that designers have adopted a much sleeker look for the new Mercedes mid-sizer than the somewhat angular look the past three generations have worn. The vehicle should go on sale late next year, as a 2017 model. After a series of concept versions, BMW’s...

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