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2018 Hyundai i30 N spy shots

It was in 2013 that Hyundai established its new performance division to leverage its motorsport technology, honed primarily in the World Rally Championship, for hot versions of its road cars. The new performance division was named the Hyundai N division, and it had its official coming out party at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The "N" signifies...

679-horsepower McLaren MSO HS leaked

New photos of an upcoming limited edition McLaren have leaked. The car, identified as either the MSO HS or the 688 HS, is one of a limited edition of 25 bespoke cars based on the Super Series, which includes the 650S and 675LT. HS stands for High Sport. We first got a glimpse of the car back in May. Now, we have detailed shots courtesy of a leak...

Icon made a six-figure Chevy Caprice, and it's glorious

One of my dream machines isn't a new Ferrari. It's not the latest Porsche. It's not even something like a Ford Shelby GT350, or other modern high-horsepower muscle car. It's a Ford Crown Vic. You see, I drive on the Los Angeles freeway system and it's a terrible place to spend any amount of time in a car. No one cars about the left lane serving as...

Canepa has built the greatest Porsche 959 of all time

"Hey Porsche 918 owner, your car is good. But this Canepa 959 Generation III is the greatest of all time!" So sayeth my inner-Kanye voice. What you're looking at is the latest and greatest that the amazing team at Canepa Motorsports has crafted. If you're a Porsche fan, you already know all about Canepa. The man behind it all is Bruce Canepa and...

Here's why you should never lug your engine

To start, let's talk about what it means to lug your engine. This is the term used to describe when you're puttering along in a higher gear than you need to be in and the engine is turning low RPMs. When you're cruising along in 6th but you should've downshifted into 4th about a half mile back, you are lugging your engine. Why is this bad?...

Hellcat engine supposed to arrive with just 600 hp originally

It's become clear that the mega horsepower cars we all know and love aren't going away just yet. Electric cars are on the rise, but even some of those offerings pack plenty of oomph. The current king of gas-drinking, tire-slaying, noise-making goodness though, is the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat. They weren't always destined to be the...

2017 Dodge Challenger, 2017 Range Rover Sport, new VW CC spy shots: Car News Headlines

Dodge’s Challenger and Charger muscle cars enter the 2017 model year with some notable updates, namely the introduction of T/A and Daytona trim levels. The T/A is for the Challenger and offers some of the upgrades normally reserved for the Challenger SRT Hellcat. Land Rover’s Range Rover also receives some updates for the 2017 model...

McLaren 570GT by MSO concept unveiled in Monterey

McLaren promised to bring a new concept developed by its MSO personalization department to Monterey Car Week currently on in Monterey, California. While we had hoped the new concept would be the recently revealed 688 HS or even the rumored 3-seater, it turns out the car is simply a bespoke version of the 570GT which incidentally is making its own...

Saudi Bugatti fan shows up in Cannes with his new Chiron

On August 2 Bugatti confirmed it had delivered its very first Chiron, in this case to a fan from Saudi Arabia with the Instagram handle b14. Believed to be a member of Saudi Arabia’s Saud ruling family, the Bugatti fan has since been spotted with his Chiron in Cannes, France. YouTube channel G-E Supercars has a video of the 1,480-horsepower...

Rimac Concept_One destroys Ferrari LaFerrari, Tesla Model S in acceleration test

We all know electric cars are quick off the line but it seems even the quickest internal combustion cars don’t hold a candle to the new generation of battery-powered, zero-emission offerings. Racing driver Archie Hamilton recently pitted the Concept_One electric supercar from Croatian firm Rimac against a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari. The...

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport preview

Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport is a worthy alternative to the more common German offerings for buyers in search of a mid-size luxury SUV. Its powerful engines and lightweight aluminum construction ensure it remains dynamic, while its British charm and no-nonsense interior design make it stand out from the crowd. And with a starting price in...

Live your Group B fantasies with this 1984 Peugeot 205 T16

Homologation is a wonderful thing. It's what brings us street-legal, near race-spec versions of some of our favorite icons of motorsports. Today's example is no different, and it hails from the legendary Group B era of rally racing. The car is a 1984 Peugeot 205 T16. It's amazing. It's for sale. It's not cheap. The 205 T16 is much more than the...

Dodge adds Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models for 2017

The Dodge Challenger and Charger trace their roots back to a pair of muscle cars from the 1960s and early 1970s. Ignore the fact that the modern Charger has an extra set of doors, though, and just revel in the modern muscle goodness. That's what Dodge is doing. Today, Dodge announced some new retro-inspired trims for the Challenger and Charger...

Latest Pagani Zonda one-off packs serious aero

"This is the craziest Pagani yet!" claims another headline. The problem is this could be said of any Pagani. Carscoops could be right about this one, though, as there's a new one-off Zonda entering the world and it's packing some serious aero work over its rear end. It's called the Pagani Zonda by Mileson, and it's designed for a man who has many...

No steering wheel, brake pedal or gas pedal: Ford promises fully autonomous vehicle in 5 years

Ford today announced plans to build a fully autonomous vehicle within five years. The car will have no steering wheel, gas pedal or brake pedal, and it will be used for ride-sharing or ride hailing services. Ford made no mention of when the public will be able to buy such a vehicle. “The next decade will be defined by automation of the...

Ready for a Bentley tow vehicle?

If there's any stage perfect for a brand like Bentley to show off its latest and greatest, it would have to be Monterey Car Week. That's where folks rich enough to afford a Bentley assemble to look at high-dollar machines, talk about their own high-dollar machines, and spend lots of dollars on more high-dollar machines. Bentley knows this, and...

Report: VW, U.S. in talks to settle criminal probe over diesel emissions scandal

While Volkswagen appears to be finalizing a settlement with regulators and most of its American customers affected by its diesel emissions cheating scandal, there’s still the matter of criminal probe by the Justice Department. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) on Monday reported that...

2017 Nissan Armada priced from $45,395

Nissan has priced its 2017 Armada from a very reasonable $45,395, including destination. That’s a rise on the starting price of the previous Armada, which in its last year on the market listed from a little under $40k, but the new Armada is a much more substantial vehicle. Its pricing also represents a discount compared to rival full-size...

2017 Genesis G90 driven, 2018 VW Touareg spied, Ford Model E rumored: Today’s Car News

We’ve had a chance to sample the Genesis G90, the flagship model of Hyundai’s new luxury brand. The full-size luxury sedan segment is dominated by the German marques. Is there room for the G90 in this rarefied league? You’ll find out in our first drive review. The third-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spotted for the first...

New Audis will tell you when traffic lights are about to turn green

Audi is set to become the first automaker with vehicle-to-object (V2X) communication technology available in its cars. V2X enables cars to communicate with surrounding infrastructure and is a fundamental element towards the implementation of fully autonomous cars. In some Audi models going on sale this fall, there will be a feature that...

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