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McLaren P1 Mounts Curb In Tollbooth Crash In Japan

A McLaren P1 has suffered its first crash, albeit only a minor one as this photo confirms. The crash took place at a tollbooth on a highway in Japan and saw the P1 mount one of the curbs dividing up the lanes. No one was injured and as this photo from Japanizer (via World Car Fans) confirms the P1 only suffered some minor damage. It looks like the...

Chevy Picks Green Flash Name For Latest Camaro Special Edition

About a month ago, Chevrolet revealed a pair of special edition Camaros destined to be the last for the current fifth-gen car (the all-new sixth-gen Camaro is just around the corner). One of these didn’t have a name, with Chevy providing fans the opportunity to name the car by posting suggestions on the Camaro’s official Facebook page...

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2015

Picking the best performance and luxury car of the year is a difficult thing. Determining which is the best, or at least your favorite, from a crowd of very pleasing choices, can often come down to purely qualitative elements. So it is with Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2015, the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C. Quantitatively, the Alfa Romeo 4C is around...

2015 Hyundai Azera Gets New Look, More Tech

Hyundai’s Azera nameplate has lost much of its shine since the Korean brand's more upmarket Genesis and Equus models arrived on the scene, with the Genesis in particular outselling the Azera as much as three to one last year. Nevertheless, the Azera remains on the market and for the 2015 model year will be receiving a few updates. These are...

Marussia F1 Team Disbanded, Caterham Turns To Crowdfunding

Both the Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams have missed the last two races of the 2014 season due to financial difficulties, with the former still reeling from the Japanese Grand Prix accident that caused one of its drivers, Jules Bianchi, to suffer serious head injuries. The latest statement from the Bianchi family is that the injured driver...

2016 Mazda CX-5 Leaked Ahead Of 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda has three world debuts pegged for next week’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, one of which is a facelifted 2016 CX-5 that has been revealed today in some scans from an official brochure. Joining it in L.A. will be a facelifted 2016 Mazda 6, which itself was leaked a week ago, as well as an all-new CX-3 subcompact crossover that Mazda...

2014 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix Results

The fight for the 2014 Formula One World Championship is still very much alive after Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg secured top honors at the past weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, held once again at the legendary Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. This means he's now just 17 points behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who crossed the line second...

2015 Volkswagen GTI: Best Car To Buy Nominee

Refined, elegant, and mature in a way almost no other hatchbacks in America are, the 2015 Volkswagen GTI not only boasts a strong and vibrant fan base for its past models, but a strong and growing population of drivers of its newest, seventh-generation, version as well. It’s also a driver’s car, even with all of the modern traction...

2015 Subaru WRX: Best Car To Buy Nominee

The undeniable new-car performance bargain of the moment, the 2015 Subaru WRX puts up a spec-sheet-to-dollars display of efficiency that no other car can really match. For the price of a Scion FR-S, you can run with much of the world’s elite road cars in nearly any conceivable setting. That’s saying a lot. And that’s why the 2015...

Ford Mystery Performance Car, Bentley SUV Teased, McLaren Sports Series: The Week In Reverse

We’re just two weeks away from the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the concepts, teasers, and more are heating up. Ford is teasing an all-new performance car for a November 17th reveal; the Bentley SUV has been teased yet again, and is expected to debut in L.A.; and McLaren has announced its new entry-level range will be called the Sports...

This Week’s Top Photos: The 2014 SEMA Show Edition

SEMA is over for another year but don’t sweat if you missed out as we have all the highlights right here. The star of the show was undoubtedly the 2015 Ford Mustang, and one of the best examples was the 2015 RS3 Mustang TrakPak from Roush. Equipped with a supercharger developed by Roush and Ford Racing, the hotted-up Mustang develops over...

2015 Porsche Macan: Best Car To Buy Nominee

Like the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG, the Porsche Macan is a new breed of crossover that more closely resembles the hot hatch than anything else. Call it a tall, fast wagon, we don’t really care. What it is is amazing. No, really, it is. As Marty Padgett wrote in our first drive review, “It's been ten years already, but if you still...

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Best Car To Buy Nominee

Watching a professional race car driver slide off the track as he struggles to keep the Porsche 911 Turbo S he’s driving in front of your journalist-piloted 918 Spyder is a remarkably satisfying feeling. That is, until you realize that the car is doing much of the work for you. During my first drive of the 918 Spyder at the fantastic Circuit...

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG: Best Car To Buy Nominee

Hot hatch fans of the U.S., you are increasingly out of luck in the form of proper fun-to-drive fast hatchbacks aside from a few notable examples. But, looking forward, the future of the hot crossover is ever brighter—and before you dismiss the idea out of hand, consider this, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG. Powered by the same core...

BMW 135i Becomes Truly Glorious With M3 V8 Engine Swap: Video

The BMW 135i is a great car. It's a blast to drive thanks to its fantastic handling and responsive turbocharged engine. Still, there are always ways to make a car better. A nice cylinder-count upgrade is one wonderful way to do just that. This is the route a German BMW owner went with their 135i, and the upgraded engine came out of a M3. The noise...

Man Builds Batmobile & Becomes Real Life Superhero To Sick Children

In the pantheon of great movie cars, the many iterations of the Batmobile typically deserve a spot near the top of the list. Some folks love the modern Tumbler while others might enjoy the George Clooney or Val Kilmer-era cars. If you like the last two though, you're a mental person. You can enjoy the Michael Keaton-era Batmobile, however, because...

2014 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix Weather Forecast

Round 18 of the 2014 Formula One World Championship takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace which has been home to the Brazilian Grand Prix since 1990. It’s a track that presents many difficulties, including the need to find the right compromise between qualifying and race trim, as well as total unpredictability...

Panoz Esperante Spyder GT Debuts At 2014 SEMA Show

American sports car brand Panoz has been making headlines lately with its Esperante Spyder, which has just been extensively updated. The car is available in basic Spyder or more potent Spyder GT variants, and this year is being offered as an exclusive 25th anniversary model. Panoz plans to build just 25 examples of the car to mark its 25th year in...

2016 Porsche 911, 2015 Mustangs At SEMA, Range Rover Holland & Holland: Today’s Car News

Porsche’s 911 is set to undergo a mid-cycle update for the 2016 model year, and today we have spy shots of a prototype for the updated Targa variant. While the styling won’t change much, some new powertrains are said to be coming. The 2015 Ford Mustang has been a major hit at the SEMA show this week. Some of the finest tuned examples...

Ex-Brunei Royal Family Jaguar XJ220 Up For Auction

Imagine it: a pristine 1994 Jaguar XJ220 that has been immaculately maintained, and shows just under 6,000 miles on the odometer. Now imagine that same car, but with provenance that includes ownership by the royal family of Brunei. That’s this car, and it’s up for auction next week at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. Bearing chassis number...

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