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McLaren builds bespoke 570GTs to match F1 XP GT ‘Longtail'

McLaren may be churning out incredible sports cars today, but when enthusiasts hear the name "McLaren," many of them think of one car: the F1. The iconic supercar that was nearly all Formula One technology remains a marvel to this day, and McLaren has reached back into its the archives to honor the F1 for a limited-run of 570GTs in a very special...

Overdrive is a car heist film of multi-million dollar proportions

It's like Gone in 60 Seconds meets The Fast and the Furious. Continue reading Overdrive is a car heist film of multi-million dollar proportions Overdrive is a car heist film of multi-million dollar proportions originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Boston Startups Teaching Boats to Drive Themselves

By Joshua Brustein (Bloomberg) — Frank Marino sat in a repurposed U.S. Coast Guard boat bobbing in Boston Harbor one morning late last month. He pointed the boat straight at a buoy several hundred yards away, while his colleague Mohamed...Show More Summary

12 tips to tell if you're buying a flood-damaged used car

Why some flood-damaged cars are sold with clean titles. Continue reading 12 tips to tell if you're buying a flood-damaged used car 12 tips to tell if you're buying a flood-damaged used car originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

You can now drive a vintage Defender at the Land Rover Experience

Early last year, its maker laid the Land Rover Discovery to rest, but it certainly hasn't forgotten about the SUV. In fact, it still lets enthusiasts have a go behind the wheel of the iconic off-roader at its newly-launched Land Rover Experience. The brand announced the Land Rover Experience will take place at new "Experience Centers" in...

Mazda confirms new rotary concept for 2017 Tokyo motor show

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A new Mazda concept car featuring a rotary engine is destined for the 2017 Tokyo motor show, which starts in late October. At the Frankfurt motor show, Matsuhiro Tanaka, Mazda’s head of research and development in Europe, told AutoExpress, “With the Tokyo Motor Show we will be introducing a new design concept — you can […]

A Chrysler 300 Hellcat might be coming in 2018, refresh for 2019

Hellcats are stalking the hallways at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles nowadays, apparently. While we thought it would strike next in a Ram in the form of a production TRX Concept, it seems the supercharged behemoth will make its way into a Chrysler 300 next. Wait, what? Automotive News (subscription required) reports the team over in Auburn Hills...

Audi sings (revs) along to your favorite TV theme songs

We always thought exhaust notes were music to the ears. Continue reading Audi sings (revs) along to your favorite TV theme songs Audi sings (revs) along to your favorite TV theme songs originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Land Rover readying plug-in hybrid Range Rovers

Land Rover has already paired one of its diesel engines with an electric motor and battery pack to create a hybrid Range Rover. There's nothing too special about that model except its massive price premium and curb-weight jump. Now, though, Land Rover has a more optimized solution in the pipeline and it's arriving in the form of plug-in hybrid...

Next generation PSA cars could meet United States regulations

The carmaker has allegedly already decided which French brand would be sold in the States. Continue reading Next generation PSA cars could meet United States regulations Next generation PSA cars could meet United States regulations originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Please don't be a SUV: Toyota trademarks Celica - Roadshow

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Seriously, my heart cannot take any more nameplate retcons this year.

Volkswagen ‘truly respects’ EV pioneer Tesla

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Volkswagen, which as a group aspires to be the world leader in electric cars, says it has nothing but respect and admiration for industry agitator Tesla, Inc. The German brand’s board member who oversees global sales and marketing, Jurgen Stackmann, told us recently in Frankfurt that the Silicon Valley titan had “come from nothing, from […]

One Man’s Dismal Vision of a Future Without the Family-owned Dealership

Car dealerships are an American institution. Often controlled by a patriarch with an unusual amount of sway in the local community (and their sometimes cosseted children), dealer franchises dot the country’s landscape like moles on a back. Show More Summary

Mazda Plans U.S. Dealer Network Makeover, Still Wants 2-percent Market Share (and More CX-5s)

“We have been working more closely with our dealers to evolve their businesses and through that process,” Mazda tells Automotive News, “some new dealers have chosen to begin working with us, while others have made the decision to leave the Mazda brand.” Mazda has been open about its goal of earning 2 percent of the U.S. Show More Summary

Rare Rides: The Colt Vista from 1989 – a Handy Captive Import MPV

A couple weeks ago we took a look at a tidy, light blue Nissan Stanza Wagon, which we determined was a very early example of the crossover breed that would heat up decades later. I can happily report the Stanza was quickly snapped up by an automotive enthusiast who plans to take good care of it. Show More Summary

Toyota says goodbye to the FJ Cruiser with this Final Edition

Yes, Toyota is still making the FJ Cruiser. You haven't seen them on dealer lots here in North America for some years now, but a handful of other markets continued to get the retro-styled off roader. That's all coming to an end soon, though, and Toyota is saying goodbye to its FJ with an appropriately titled final edition called...the Final...

Strengthening Hurricane Maria to Pass Right Over Puerto Rico, Forecasters Say

By Robert Edison Sandiford BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Show More Summary

Toyota Celica Back In Business?

oyota may be looking to revive the celica sports car, according to reports out of the us. car and driver has unearthed a trademark application from the global carmaker, which seeks to lock down the celica name once again. of course,Show More Summary

World’s Largest Wind Turbines to Be Installed in UK North Sea

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos OSLO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A consortium planning to build Britain’s Triton Knoll offshore wind park will buy 90 giant turbines from MHI Vestas, it said on Monday, in what the maker said was the first announced deal for its record 9.5 megawatt (MW) capacity product. Show More Summary

Porsche's Mission E pricing will be priced to lure away Tesla shoppers

This should make for an interesting battle Continue reading Porsche's Mission E pricing will be priced to lure away Tesla shoppers Porsche's Mission E pricing will be priced to lure away Tesla shoppers originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

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