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Can’t Make It To The New York Auto Show? Take A Drone Tour: Video

This is the first-ever drone footage from inside the New York Auto Show, and it’s stunning. Having just spent the better part of last week roaming the halls and displays, we can confirm: it’s a lot prettier without the thronging crowds blocking every sight line. The footage comes from a quiet evening just before Friday’s public...

William Shatner Teams With Builder To Create Vaporware Trike: Video

William Shatner has teamed up with Illinois-based build shop American Wrench to create a product called Rivet. It's a three-wheeled motorcycle that promises to pack a powerful V-8 engine and styling reminiscent of a B-17 bomber. From our view of the renderings it looks more like a triceratops had a threesome with a '59 Cadillac and a Restoration...

Burt Reynolds Selling Another ‘Bandit’ Pontiac Trans Am

If you’re a giant Smokey and the Bandit fan and missed out on the sale of the previous Trans Am built for the movie (it was actually only used for promotional efforts), there’s another one coming up for sale and it’s currently owned by none other than the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds. It will be crossing the block at a Carlisle...

Alfa’s New Engines, Gordon Murray’s New Car, 2016 Camaro’s New Wheels: Car News Headlines

Alfa Romeo has announced plans for two new engine families for its future lineup, one of which will be a Ferrari-derived six-cylinder. The engines will be made in Italy, as will all of Alfa Romeo’s new cars. McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray has teamed up with oil giant Shell to develop a new city car concept. The new concept will feature an...

2016 Chevrolet Camaro 28 Percent Stiffer Than Current Model

We’re now just a little over a month out from the debut of the all-new, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro but that hasn’t slowed down the pace of Chevy’s teaser campaign for the car. Today we learned that that the car’s structural stiffness will be 28 percent greater than in the current model, which should result in it...

Mercedes-Benz Starts Production Of New GLE Coupe At U.S. Plant

Following its world debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show back in January, Mercedes-Benz’s all-new GLE Coupe is now in production at the automaker’s plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In addition to the GLE Coupe, the plant is also responsible for the regular GLE as well as the GL-Class (soon to be a “GLS”) and the C-Class. The...

2015 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix Preview

The 2015 Formula One World Championship continues this weekend with round three, the Chinese Grand Prix. The event is once again being held at the Shanghai International Circuit, a 3.4-mile track known for its fast corners, smooth surface, and plenty of overtaking opportunities. Aerodynamic performance is crucial due to the track’s long back...

Gordon Murray Teams Up With Shell To Develop Innovative City Car Concept: Video

You may recall that legendary road and race car design Gordon Murray, the man behind the McLaren F1 supercar, recently established his own design firm where he’s been focusing his attention on diminutive city cars and more efficient production processes—which he calls “iStream”. Now, he’s teamed up with oil giant...

Alfa Romeo Announces Two New Engines Including Ferrari-Derived Six-Cylinder

At present the only Alfa Romeos on sale on these shores is the 4C sports car and its 4C Spider convertible variant. Over the coming years, the automaker will start adding more models to its lineup, with an aim to have at least eight separate model lines by 2018. This will also require the addition of more engines, but rather than borrow units from...

New Ford Galaxy Promises Practicality And "First Class Travel", Won't Come To U.S.

It's not uncommon for American enthusiasts to get news of an exciting new model, and then immediately howl upon learning it won't be coming to our shores. While that's unlikely to happen in regard to the Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] new Galaxy, the all-new seven-seater will likely prove an attractive people-moving option for our friends across...

Don’t Let The Door Hit You In The Ass: Adios, Honda Crosstour

Cars are great. They’re awesome. We nerd out over them, drool at inconvenient times (sorry, dear), and generally spend way too much of our lives obsessing over them. But some cars suck—so much so that they hurt other cars by their mere existence. The Honda Crosstour is one of those cars. But this albatross is dead. Soon. The news comes...

GT3 Can Cars Return to Nurburgring, New Regulations Aim To Improve Spectator Safety

Racing enthusiasts, understandably, want to be as close as possible to the action. But the horrific accident at the Nurburgring late last month—where a spectator was killed, and others were injured—during the opening round of the VLN series has triggered new restrictions for racing at the famed German circuit. Fox Sports has reported...

Aston Martin And Fisker Settle Things "Amicably"

Project Thunderbolt is a no-go. That's the official (and expected) word coming forth as Aston Martin and Henrik Fisker have apparently resolved their lawsuit. For those not familiar with the story, this all started when Fisker presented a new design study for a potential limited-run build of a car called the Thunderbolt. It was based off of the...

Original Herbie Heads To Auction With Barrett-Jackson

One of the original Herbie star cars is heading to auction, so if you're a fan of precocious movie Beetles now is the time to act. The car is set to cross the auction block at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson event in Palm Beach, Florida. It's a 1963 Volkswagen wearing a particularly familiar livery, and it was last used in the film Herbie Goes...

Evoque Gets Air Off Overpass And Passengers Walk Away: Video

A Range Rover Evoque driver in Sochi, Russia recently found out just how strong his compact luxo-ute really is. While driving in the rain and possibly slush, at what appears to be too fast a speed for the conditions, the driver strayed to the left of a sweeping highway turn, which sent him up and airborne in the worst possible spot--right into the...

U.K.'s Ultima Replaces GTR Supercar With New Evolution Coupe

Incredibly, one of the fastest supercars on the planet is one you can build yourself, as it’s available as a kit and requires neither a great degree of engineering ability nor any specialized equipment to complete. It’s called the “GTR”, and some of its performance claims—when equipped with the right...

Clarkson Returning To BBC, But Not Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson is both loved and hated—and that, in part, is his magic. Fans and foes alike have fueled the Clarkson brand over the years, even up to and after the fisticuffs fracas that put an end to the world’s greatest motoring TV show. Now, just a month after his termination, Clarkson will be coming back to the BBC—but it...

2016 Mercedes C-Class Coupe, 2015 Tesla Model S 70D, New Lagonda Sedan: Today’s Car News

Mercedes-Benz is close to completing work on its next-generation C-Class Coupe. The new two-door is expected to appear at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September but has already been spied in prototype form. We’re also expecting a high-performance Mercedes-AMG variant to be revealed at the German show. Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] today...

VW To Establish New Engineering Center At U.S. Plant

German auto giant Volkswagen is furthering its commitment to the U.S. market with the establishment of a new engineering center at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new center should help increase local input in vehicles designed for the U.S. market as well as speed up their development time. It will also serve as a central hub for VW's...

Tesla Model S 70D Coming With 514-HP Rating, $75,000 Price Tag

Just when you think Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can’t make any more updates to its award-winning Model S electric sedan, the automaker goes out and introduces a new variant. The new variant is the 70D, with the “D” in the name signifying that it packs the automaker’s dual-motor all-wheel-drive system. The 70D serves as the new...

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