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Williams Is First To Reveal Its 2015 Formula One Car

Williams is the first to reveal its new car for the 2015 Formula One World Championship. The British team, which reigning world champion Mercedes AMG sees as its biggest threat going into the new season, is sticking with a Mercedes power unit and has gone with an evolutionary design for its latest car, the FW37. Williams also remains linked with...

Porsche Unveils 911 GTS Club Coupe At New U.S Headquarters

One Porsche Drive isn’t just a great idea, it’s the location of the brand’s new U.S. headquarters just outside Atlanta. In addition to a new facility and test track, the new HQ is also home to an all-new car: the 911 GTS Club Coupe. Revealed today, the GTS Club Coupe is limited to 60 examples, and is based on the 911 Carrera GTS...

2017 BMW 5-Series, Honda Civic Type R In U.S., Toyota RND Concept: Today’s Car News

A prototype for the next-generation BMW 5-Series has been spotted. This one is for a new plug-in hybrid variant in the works. Another prototype that’s been spotted is for Honda’s hardcore Civic Type R. This time it’s been spotted on U.S. soil, leading to suggestions that the car might be headed our way. Toyota has announced plans...

Buick Avenir Design Detailed: Video

Buick’s Avenir concept was one of the more impressive vehicles on show at the recent Detroit Auto Show but what’s just as impressive as the car’s stunning lines is the fact that General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] managed to keep it a secret for so long. Work on the Avenir actually started a while ago, with the designers from...

Toyota To Preview New ‘Fun-To-Drive’ Car With RND Concept

Toyota has released a teaser image of a new concept car called the RND that it says previews an upcoming production model. The RND will be revealed at an exclusive event in the U.K. on January 26 and is said to be virtually identical to the production version it previews, despite being a concept. Toyota explains that everything necessary for...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Spied With New Tech Updates

Mercedes-Benz’s new C-Class is still in its first year on the market but it looks like the svelte sedan (and wagon in other markets) is already coming in for some major updates. A prototype has just been spotted undergoing cold-weather testing near the Arctic Circle and it features a revamped cabin. The latest C-Class prototype has the...

2015 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Spotted In U.S.

It was only a week ago that Honda confirmed plans to build a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with VTEC variable valve timing at a plant in Anna, Ohio, and now a prototype for the European-spec Civic Type R has been spotted in the state. The new Civic Type R, seen in this image taken on a stretch of road somewhere in Ohio and posted...

Toyota Edges Out VW And GM To Remain World’s Biggest Automaker In 2014

Toyota has announced it sold 10.23 million vehicles in 2014, a 2.5 percent gain on the 9.98 million it sold the previous year and the first 10-million-plus annual sales figure for the Japanese giant. Importantly, Toyota’s tally, which includes sales from the Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino brands, makes it the world’s biggest automaker...

2017 BMW 5-Series Plug-In Hybrid Spy Shots

BMW already has a plug-in hybrid model in its lineup in the form of the i8 sports car but soon the German automaker’s more mainstream models will be electrified. We’ve already seen plug-in hybrid versions of the 3-Series facelift, X5 SUV and the next-generation 7-Series, all of which are due out this year, and now we have spy shots of...

Time To Make The Dual-Passat Snownuts: Video

Dramamine to the rescue on this dual-Passat throw down in the snow. Yes, that’s right. Dual. Passat. Snow. Donuts. One is a 1.8-liter, the other a 2.0—but both are welded together at the A-pillar to create a machine of terrifying, dizzying proportions. An added bonus: one door open the whole time, because let's be honest, safety really...

Chevy Corvette Z06 Versus Dodge Viper TA: America Wins

No matter which side you’re on here, you’re on the same side. Why? Because America. Whether you’re a fan of the Viper T/A or the Chevy Z06, both cars are great examples of how America can do things for right around $100,000 that the rest of the world doesn’t even attempt for much less than twice that much cash. SEE MORE...

Volvo V60 Polestar Is A Lovely Limited Longroof

Volvo is an automaker that builds safe, dependable, and premium machines. If you watch the average Volvo drive by on the street, you might not guess that the automaker also has a history of building some pretty cool race cars. For some time now, Volvo has been working with race team Polestar to craft some wicked machines. Now that knowledge is...

Callaway C12 Owned By Dale Jr Hits eBay

If you're a Corvette fan, it's probably safe to say that you're also a Callaway fan. No, I don't mean the group that make golf clubs, but rather Callaway cars. The Connecticut-based team has been turning out modified Corvettes in various shades of aggression for many years now. A wide variety of turbocharging and supercharging applications have...

Hypnotic Time-Lapse Teardown Of A Porsche Flat Six: Video

Tearing down an engine is often a long, laborious process. Still, it's a means to an end and it's typically work that has to be done. There's a team in Germany that had to tear down the flax-six engine of a Porsche 911. Their goal is to hot rod the thing, and step one is taking it all the way apart. Thankfully, they've documented the teardown, and...

Porsche R&D Chief Confirms Hybrid Tech For Next 911

Talk of a hybrid 911 dates back several years but despite the longevity there hasn’t been much in the way of official commentary on the topic. In 2012 we learned that a hybrid 911 was inevitable, due to the ever-increasing harshness of fuel economy and emissions regulations. Now, Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz has revealed when...

Dirt Karting Is Our New Obsession: Video

It's sometimes quite surprising to see how something so simple could turn out to be so much fun. Today's example of this comes in the form of a simple video. There is no music, no slow-mo cuts, no nonsense. It's just two guys out having fun with go-karts... on a dirt track. Putting a kart on dirt is bound to slide to super drifting action, and...

Teaser For Chinese-Market Buick Excelle May Hint At Next Verano, Opel Astra

Buick sells a compact known as the Excelle in China. There are two versions of the car, the Excelle GT, which is similar to the current Buick Verano; and the Excelle XT, which is similar to the current Opel Astra hatchback. Crucially, the three cars use common internals. Buick has now released a teaser for its next-generation Excelle, which World...

Seven-Seat BMW X1, McLaren 650S Le Mans, New Holden Commodore: Car News Headlines

A prototype for BMW’s next-generation X1 has been spotted, and it looks to be considerably longer than previous testers for the upcoming compact crossover. This suggests that a new version with third-row seats is in the works. McLaren will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its overall victory in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans with a new...

Jay Leno Drives Adam Carolla's 1968 Lamborghini Islero: Video

Not all car-loving celebrities are like Jay Leno. While there are many famous people with extensive car collections, few actually drive their cars as much as Jay. Adam Carolla isn't as enthusiastic about using cars like his 1968 Lamborghini Islero for their intended purpose. The vintage Lambo was fresh off a repaint and Jay decided to do...

McLaren Celebrating 20th Anniversary Of Its Le Mans Victory With Special 650S

It turns out that the new McLaren 650S variant we recently told you about is a new special edition model built to celebrate the 20th anniversary of McLaren’s famous win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, made with the original F1 GTR race car. The latest special edition’s a road car, and just 50 examples are destined for production, all of...

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