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Pagani Huayra Roadster spied running about near the factory

Sometimes all we do around here is gawk at awesome cars. Suffice it to say, that the Pagani Huayra Roadster is an amalgamation of automotive awesomeness. It offers a roofless driving experience that has to be up there with the best the world has to offer, and it certainly assaults all of the senses. The car was revealed in March, but little has...

Volvo’s first electric car will be built in China

Volvo will launch its first electric car in 2019. The car will be based on the Compact Modular Architecture designed for smaller cars and offer a range of 250 miles or more. The battery will be placed in the vehicle floor and an electric motor will be at the front axle. At the 2017 Shanghai auto show on Wednesday, Volvo confirmed that the car will...

Renault explores future of F1 with RS 2027 Vision Concept

Renault has a pretty clear idea of what it wants Formula One to look like in the future. At the Shanghai auto show, the French automaker unveiled the new RS 2027 Concept as its idea of what F1 will look like a decade from now. That begins with making the driver more visible to spectators, thanks in part to a transparent cockpit with a...

RJ Anderson stunts Polaris RZR XP1K4 for serious off-road action

No matter how you get your kicks, whether that's at the drag strip, on a road course, or by taking the unbeaten path, there's a toy for everyone. Take the Polaris RZR XP1K4 for example. This little bugger means business. Boasting a 999cc DOHC, twin-cylinder turbocharged engine, it cranks out 110 horsepower. We'd say that's plenty of power...

Jeep Yuntu hybrid concept may foreshadow future Chinese 7-seater SUV

Jeep has yanked the veil off of its 2017 Shanghai auto show debut, dubbed the Yuntu hybrid concept. The Yuntu concept, Chinese for "cloud," may preview a China-exclusive vehicle, representing the brand's largest SUV offering. Combining future-forward design cues with classic Jeep elements, the Yuntu concept checks all the right boxes to satisfy...

2018 Buick Regal sedan revealed in Shanghai minus GS model

Along with the debut of the Buick Velite 5, Buick has taken the wraps off of the 2018 Regal sedan at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. Yes, you read that correctly, China will still be receiving a traditional 4-door sedan with a trunk. The Chinese-spec Buick Regal sedan doesn't deviate from the global design found in the North American Buick Regal...

Honda CR-V Hybrid bows in Shanghai, nearly confirmed for US introduction

Honda used the 2017 Shanghai auto show to debut the next logical step for its hybrid technology--the hotter than hot crossover segment. The Honda CR-V Hybrid made its official debut in Shanghai and the automaker has made it all but official that the hybrid crossover will be making its way to the U.S. Honda responded to a request for comment from...

The 2018 Dodge Demon's NHRA ban is hype

Everybody, including Dodge, needs to stop saying the Demon's banned from the dragstrip by the NHRA, because it's not. It can be banned for a day because it's too damn fast. Let's back up. Dodge built the hype around the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon to a boiling point, and with good reason. The car is mighty impressive. With the most powerful V-8 in...

With new GT3, the automatic vs. manual debate rages, even within Porsche

The third pedal is a third rail. Last week at the 2017 New York auto show, enthusiasts claimed another moral victory as Porsche announced the return of a manual transmission to one of its most coveted models. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 will be reunited with a 6-speed manual alongside the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic that it had previously dated...

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro first drive review: the everyman's Raptor

The Toyota Tacoma's "just right" recipe has long made it a leader among smaller (but still rather large) pickups, and this year the most capable out-of-the-box Taco TRD Pro offers an even more compelling reason to get dirty. It's sort of a "Raptor Lite," an off-road-ready pickup built up to save owners the hassle of aftermarket upgrades. Like the...

Chevy Volt transformed into Buick Velite 5 for China

Buick will add an extended-range electric car to its lineup in China later this year. The vehicle, labeled a Buick Velite 5, is a rebadged Chevrolet Volt and was revealed to the world on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The news isn’t a complete surprise as we’ve known since September that the Volt was going to be rebadged a...

2018 Dallara sports car, 2018 BMW M4 CS, 2018 Lexus NX: Today’s Car News

Italian race car constructor Dallara is about to get into the road car business. A prototype for the company’s first model, a track-focused sports car to challenge the Lotus Elise and KTM X-Bow, was recently spotted. Lexus says the NX has been selling well above expectation. To keep the party going, the automaker has just introduced a round...

How the Dodge Demon runs a 9.65 quarter mile and a 2.3-second 0-60

Dodge will tell you that the Challenger Hellcat can run an 11.20 ET in the quarter mile, a number that can go as low as 10.80 with drag radials. But Dodge didn't build the 707-horsepower Hellcat as a drag car. It built it as an everyday muscle car, and getting its (relatively) skinny 275-millimeter wide tires to hook up even on a rubber-coated...

Chevrolet FNR-X concept debuts at 2017 Shanghai auto show

Chevrolet is exploring the future as well as showcasing the talents of its Asia-based design team with the FNR-X concept car. Unveiled on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, the concept is a follow-up to the original FNR concept unveiled in Shanghai two years ago. While the previous concept was a sports car, the latest is in the form of an...

Nio ES8 is first mainstream model from electric car startup

Nio only appeared on the scene last fall but the electric car startup is already introducing its second model. The latest addition to the lineup is the NS8, a seven-seat SUV that for now has only been confirmed for sale in Nio’s home market of China. The vehicle was unveiled on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show alongside Nio’s...

Long-wheelbase Acura TLX-L debuts at 2017 Shanghai auto show

The Acura TLX receives a revised look and some new tech features for the 2018 model year. However, over in China, the TLX is also receiving a long-wheelbase option. The stretched model, known as the TLX-L, was unveiled on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The TLX-L will be sold exclusively in China where there is big demand for executive...

2018 Lexus NX preview

Lexus on Wednesday unveiled an updated version of its NX at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The compact SUV has benefited from revised styling, new trim materials in the cabin, and an improved infotainment system. Lexus has also given the entry-level NX a new name. The NX is currently available in NX 200t and NX 300h guises, but with the arrival of...

454-horsepower BMW M4 CS debuts at 2017 Shanghai auto show

When BMW in January announced its round of mid-cycle updates for the M4, many, including us, were disappointed to learn there were no real changes apart from some tweaks to the lights and new colors. That’s because BMW was saving the M4’s more substantial updates for a new model reviving the “CS” tag. BMW took the wraps off...

Watch Aston Martin test the Vanquish Zagato at the 'Ring

Aston Martin has been busy testing the Vanquish Zagato at the Nürburgring. This short clip shows the carbon-fiber bodied Grand Tourer turning laps at the limit, its 6.0-liter V-12 barking at the trees lining Germany's most infamous track. The video from YouTuber Automotive Mike only shows a couple of corners, but it's enough to get a feel for...

2018 Dallara sports car spy shots

Italian race car constructor Dallara is developing a standalone sports car. Dallara has helped a number of OEM with engineering work for various road cars and is now using the lessons learned in the development of those cars for its own model. A prototype has just been spotted for the Dallara sports car which is shaping up to be a small...

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