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End Of An Era At Volkswagen As Chairman Ferdinand Piech Quits

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Perhaps the most influential player in the transformation of Volkswagen from near bankruptcy into a juggernaut comprising numerous brands and vying with the likes of Toyota and General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] for the title of world’s largest automaker, Ferdinand Piech, the grandson of Beetle inventor Ferdinand Porsche and current chairman...

2016 Cadillac ATS-V First Drive Video

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

First things first: yes, this newfangled V car is better than the Germans. For me, anyway. Maybe for you, too. Already half of you are flabbergasting and chuffing, the disbelief—or is it disdain?—like a fine haze of saliva in the air. Well, tough. The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is that good. First there’s the light, stiff chassis that...

Volkswagen: Ferdinand Piech Resigns As Chairman

Professor Dr Ferdinand Piëch has resigned from the board of Volkswagen effective immediately, while his wife Ursula Piëch has also departed. In a statement, Volkswagen said the members of the Executive Committee “have unanimously determined...Show More Summary

My Alfa is gone.

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

All I had left to address was the 2nd gear synchro, and I wasn’t even sure I wanted to fix that last trace of Alfa idiosyncrasy. Nearly two years into the most involving, frustrating and absorbing auto ownership experience in my 25 years, I lost my Alfa, my garage, and with them, my GTI and two of my brother’s cars. Read more...

Hacked Tesla Twitter Account Is Offering People Free Cars

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Tesla Motors may be on top of the security protocols necessary to keep their cars safe, but apparently no one there instituted enough controls to keep their Twitter account from getting hacked. Oops. Read more...

Nissan unveils production-ready Murano Hybrid

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The hybrid crossover is destined for the Chinese market this summer.

Aston Martin CEO Says Opening A Plant In Alabama 'Would Make Sense'

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

When you think of the car most closely associated with James Bond, you think of chic metropolitan locales, like London, or Rome, or... Alabama. Read more...

CycleKarts Summed Up In One Glorious Video

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As soon as we were introduced to CycleKarts, we had to learn more about them. That quest for knowledge eventually led to us a feature story and a lot of people trying to wrap their heads around these little machines. Then, in our comments, a link to this video was shared…and everything changed. Read more...

Lewis Hamilton Filmed His Zoolander 2 Cameo

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Lewis Hamilton will soon start driving box office sales. The really really ridiculously good looking driver was spotted on set during filming of Zoolander 2 alsongside Olivia Munn and Ben Stiller. Read more...

Infiniti Q70L Bespoke Edition shows off luxury interior concept

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The opulent cabin is aimed right at the conspicuous Chinese consumer.

Volkswagen Chairman Piech Loses His Head In Bid To Take Winterkorn's

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ferdinand Piech, supposedly all-powerful scion of the Porsche-Volkswagen extended family and Volkswagen board chairman, quit abruptly earlier today as it has become clear his attempt to oust current VW CEO Martin Winterkorn had failed and the rest of the board had turned him. Read more...

New Batmobile, Shelby Test Drives, 2016 BMW 7-Series Tech: The Week In Reverse

This week we got our first video look at the new Batmobile for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Shelby offers test drives of its super-muscle cars for potential buyers, and the 2016 BMW 7-Series shares some of its tech secrets. It’s The Week In Reverse at Motor Authority. The first official video footage of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of...

World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

At Ford’s annual ‘bring your children to work’ day in Detroit, a team of workers, lead by a dynomometer engineer and his six-year old son, constructed the world’s largest Hotwheels loop. Standing an impressive 3.8-meters high, the new loop of signature orange track towers over the previous record of 2.9-meters. For your fun Ford fact, 3.8-meters [...]

The Holden Volt is dead

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Holden Volt range-extender hybrid electric car appears dead, with the company confirming it will not have access to the new-generation version revealed at the start of this year. General Motors has confirmed it will not build the new Volt model in right-hand-drive configuration — rather, it will be a left-hand-drive Chevrolet model only, for [...]

Volkswagen chairman fails in attempt to oust CEO, sparks unrest at board level – reports

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Volkswagen scion and chairman, Ferdinand Piech, is reportedly trying to oust the company’s CEO despite having failed once already, reports claim. The machinations taking place at board level at Volkswagen have filled the pages of both German newspapers and automotive trade publications over the last few weeks. At the beginning of the month, Volkswagen chairman, [...]

Next-generation BMW 5 Series spied on the Nurburgring

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The next-generation BMW 5 Series has been snapped on the Nurburgring by our spy photographers. Car Advice’s spy snappers first caught the new 5 Series out and about in late 2013. Since then they’ve spotted several more prototypes, including a plug-in hybrid version, but the rate of camouflage shedding has been slow. The latest prototype [...]

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R Review

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Irrational purchases — we make them all the time. Everything from temporarily in-trend clothes to smart watches, they’re decisions we eventually look back on, scratching our heads in confusion. The Jaguar F-Type Coupe R could be considered such a thing. We know from experience that the F-Type V6 S is arguably the best value proposition in the range. [...]

Call Your Family: The Next Fast and Furious Movie Has A Release Date

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Furious 7 has already grossed over a billion dollars at the box office (that’s “billion” with a B), so it’s no surprise that the next installment in the franchise is already in the works. Read more...

Italy Has Amazing Police Cars

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As our friends at r/cars have discovered, Italy has some amazing police cars. Pictured here is a Politzia-issued Alfa Romeo 159 sedan, which you can see in action right here, alongside a Lamborghini Gallardo: Read more...

Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection Built For Those Who Live 'On The World Stage'

On the heels of the stunning Serenity Concept unveiled in Geneva enters the latest model in Rolls-Royce's famous line of bespoke vehicles. The Phantom Limelight Collection, which starts at a searingly steep $650,000, is intended for the "select group of people who spend their lives in the public eye and on the world stage," and in its design, the...

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