Ford Motor Company and composite manufacturer DowAska have announced a partnership to provide the U.S.-based automaker with low-cost carbon fiber, which will allow Ford to utilize the material in a variety of lower-tier models. WhenShow More Summary
When it comes to limited-edition supercars based on vehicles made by other manufacturers, the Hennessey Venom GT, which is based on the Lotus Exige, is arguably the most spectacular in terms of performance. However, no other such project...Show More Summary
With 963 horsepower at its disposal and a menacing, yet beautiful exterior design, the LaFerrari is definitely one of the coolest supercars roaming the streets in 2015. There are a couple of things I don’t like about it, though. TheShow More Summary
YouTuber Shmee150 loves highly bolstered racing seats and high-octane gasoline. As part of his whirlwind European tour, this video showcases one day in the trek around Italy. Press play and you’ll find lots of automotive goodness, including...Show More Summary
Jon Olsson may have decided to sell his fabulous Rebellion R2K race car, but that doesn’t mean the Swedish skier has given up making ridiculous car videos or joining upcoming editions of the Gumball 3000 rally. On the contrary, he just made a comeback to showcase his wild, bespoke Audi RS6 on a snowy road in cold Scandinavia. Show More Summary
As the Honda NSX Concept-GT in this video will demonstrate, the days of an actual painted livery on your racecar seem to be largely over. And while we might miss the Gulf Oil Ford GT40s and John Player Special Lotus F1 cars, the amazing speed of the transformation of this NSX is difficult to deny. Show More Summary
As we inch closer to the full-electric car taking the place of gasoline-fueled cars, we are seeing a transition to plug-in hybrids. These models give buyers a short EV distance and a standard hybrid setup for longer journeys. The Audi...Show More Summary
Looking to waste an hour or two? Then check out the 2015 Dodge Viper GTC customizer that just went live. Unlike your typical vehicle configurator, this customizer allows prospective Viper buyers and dreamers to choose from a number of different options and features, including 8,000 paint colors, 24,000 striping options and 16 interior trims. Show More Summary
Buick used this week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show to reveal its all-new Verano compact sedan. The version shown in Shanghai has been designed specifically for the Chinese market, where it will be labeled a Wei Lang and go on sale later this year. The U.S.-spec Verano should differ slightly but the basic styling and proportions will be the same...
While the original LS is credited with putting Lexus on the map, one shouldn’t forget that the smaller, Camry-based ES was also present at the 1989 launch of the brand. Since that original, an additional five generations of the luxury mid-sizer have been launched, with the latest, still based on humble Camry running gear, introduced for the...
The new Mazda2 sedan, revealed in November, will make its way to Australia later this year. Not seen in Australia since local sourcing of the previous Mazda2 briefly switched to Thailand in 2011, a move back to the Kingdom for this new generation has opened the door for a sedan return. Show More Summary
You might have been expecting a review here — the regular Monday critique of a Ford, say, or even a Honda or Hyundai. Not to be. We’ve been on a brief hiatus from reviewing, but should be back next week with another car. In the meantime, we offer a Topdown Classic, this essay on a […]
Lotus parent company Proton has signed an agreement with Chinese industrial firm Goldstar to form a new joint venture, whose aim will be to eventually manufacture “Lotus-branded passenger cars” in China. Proton’s links with Goldstar date back more than a decade but this is the first time the Malaysian automaker’s premium...
The 540C is positioned at the very bottom of the McLaren lineup.
If talk of an IS 200t trademark had you thinking the company’s midsized sedan would be the second model to boast a turbocharged petrol engine, think again. That honour goes to the new RX 200t, revealed in Shanghai this week, less than a month since the 350 and 450h models debuted in New York. Show More Summary
We recently told you that McLaren would soon be launching a new model positioned below the $184,900 570S that debuted earlier this month in New York. The new model, described as the most attainable McLaren ever, has now made its debut, appearing for the first time at this week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. It’s called the 540C, and it...
The newly refreshed Lexus ES sedan debuts in Shanghai this week, ahead of an Australian launch set to occur later this year. Marking a midlife makeover, the ES sedan’s facelift brings the latest iteration of the brand’s increasingly large ‘Spindle’ grille design, reaching further in every direction than ever before. Show More Summary
It was yet another double podium for the Mercedes AMG Formula One team following yesterday’s enthralling Bahrain Grand Prix, though this time there was a red car splitting up the two Silver Arrows. Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton took home the win for Mercedes, followed just 3.38 seconds later by Ferrari’s Kimi...
Cancelled in 2013, the classic Volkswagen Camper may find a new lease on life as an eco-friendly EV.
Vehicle Style: Large SUV Price: $47,990 (plus on-road costs Engine/trans: 191kW/350Nm 3.6 petrol 6cyl | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.9 l/100km | tested: 12.1 l/100km (manual) OVERVIEW After spending a model generation enduring also-ran status, the Subaru Outback has a new lease on life. Show More Summary