Lotus has revealed a new automaticversion of its super quick Exige S in a bid to widen the sports car’s appeal. Due in UK showrooms from January, the new variant sees the coupe’s existing 258kW 3.5 litre supercharged V6 mated to a paddle-shifted six-speed auto. Show More Summary
The doors to Melbourne's Motorclassica were thrown open to the press and guests last night, and sitting in pride of place, Mercedes Benz' fabulous new S-Class S 63 Coupe. Along with that new special, Mercedes-Benz has also delivered on its ‘surprise’ for the event, unveiling a new SL-Class to celebrate the roadster’s 60th birthday. Show More Summary
Mazda has used its Mazda6 Diesel sedan to set a new average speed record at Germany’s ATP oval track in Papenburg. Mazda’s 221.072km/h effort over 24 hours comprehensively beat the old mark of 209.824km/h for diesel production cars with displacements between 2.0 and 2.5 litres. Show More Summary
Russell Carr is once again the top dog in design at Lotus, replacing Donato Coco - the man who had previously replaced Carr back in 2009. Carr is the man behind the design of the Lotus Evora, while Coco - brought in by ousted boss Dany Bahar to conceive an all-new look for the brand - led the look of six ill-fated concepts revealed in 2010. Show More Summary
The flagship offering in the new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV range is now here, in the form of the $79,900 GLA 45 AMG. Joining the carmaker’s growing range of small performers, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 completes a trifecta that includes the A 45 hatch and CLA 45 sedan. Show More Summary
What’s Hot: Cracking engine and chassis, racy interior What’s Not: Mk VI Golf origins X-FACTOR: Enormous fun on the road and with enough 'rarity factor' to turn heads Vehicle Style: 3-door small sports hatch Price: $TBC Engine/trans:...Show More Summary
Unless you're a really high-roller, if you've ever flown to Las Vegas, chances are that you've waited for a taxi in a notoriously long queue at McCarran Airport, often in 100-degree plus temperatures. But help is on its way, in the form of an on-call car service, Über. Read more...
Nobody buys the Lotus Exige. Well, pretty much nobody. Definitely nobody in America, since poor Lotus doesn't sell it here anymore, but close to nobody buys them in Europe, either. Since there is no conceivable reason for that, Lotus is now throwing an automatic in the Exige. Yes, a torque-converter automatic. Read more...
Parking in most major cities – and San Francisco, in particular – sucks. More often then not, when the wife and I head into the city for a night out, we park somewhere cheap and Uber our way around. It's both idiotic and costly, but it beats circling for a space for 45 minutes and then walking 10 blocks. That's why Luxe sounds so damn enticing. Read more...
As a "tribute" to the iconic two-door station wagons of Holden Australia's yesteryear, Red Bull and Triple Eight Engineering have cooked up this insane shooting brake with 705 BHP, full racing suspension, and... surfboard racks. Read more...
It’s not often, if ever, that you get the opportunity to drive some of the world’s most desired supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and Nissan. If and when you do get that opportunity, let me tell you – take it and make the most of it, because it’s an experience you will never forget. Being a motoring [...]
The latest reports indicate that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler will continue to feature traditional body-on-frame construction. Anonymous sources have told Automotive News that the next-generation Wrangler, expected to debut in 2017, will carry on with a body-on-frame layout. If true, this could represent a step back from statements made by Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne [...]
Two days after Daimler sold its entire Tesla shareholding, Toyota has reportedly sold part of its stake in the Silicon Valley-based electric car maker. Japan’s Nikkei reports that Toyota has sold part of its Tesla shareholding on the open market, although the company has yet to confirm this and it’s not clear how many, if any, shares [...]
Porsche Macan marks the beginning of several chapters for the carmaker, plus a new list of the safest cheap first cars for teens and the new options that are putting the squeeze on car radio.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG is the third member of the German company’s uber popular family of hot fours. Ostensibly a crossover SUV, albeit a very car-like one, the hardcore GLA spin-off joins the A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG. It offers a higher ride height and more practicality than either, and at $79,430, is priced smack-bang [...]
The limited run BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been created to celebrate the fact that an M4 lookalike has run away with this year’s DTM championship. Unless you’ve been following the DTM championship closely, last weekend’s season ending race at the Hockenheimring was all about the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept. That unique RS7 [...]
I mean, maybe not you personally. I don't know you. But you, this French-Canadian truck driver, certainly can drift a trailerless big rig. Read more...
The beginning of the end? An automatic version of the hardcore Lotus Exige S road racer will be offered for the first time ever, the Malaysian-owned British car maker has announced. Said to be completing its final stages of testing, the new six-speed automatic Lotus Exige S is set to go on sale globally from [...]
The president of Honda Motor Co. and 12 other top executives will take unprecedented pay cuts after the company announced the fifth recall for its new Jazz Hybrid in just 12 months. Reuters reports the latest recall affects 425,000 Honda Jazz Hybrids (badged Fit Hybrid in other markets) and other models in Japan, and relates [...]
If the idea of an all-wheel drive large luxury sedan appeals to you, there’s basically no other choice than the updated 2015 Audi S6. But what does the S6 do that its German and British foes don’t? Firstly, Audi has positioned the S6 in a unique price and equipment point. While it doesn’t wear an [...]