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VW diesel buyback: Here's what it's like to be an owner, so far

Signing up for the buyback program was quick and easy, he said.<p>The online portal revealed that VW would offer him more than $13,000 for the car, and …

Selling

New Forza 6 Car Pack Includes One of the Ugliest Cars Ever Made

Turn 10 is the one who knocks.<p>The latest DLC for Forza Motorsport 6 has been confirmed, slightly earlier than usual in order to arrive before this …

Startech Builds Wild Range Rover Pickup for Shanghai

Brabus-owned tuning company Startech is making a name for itself at the Shanghai auto show by showing off a chopped up Range Rover pickup. Yes, you read that right. A Range Rover pickup.<p>Startech started its one-of-kind creation by chopping off the rear portion of the SUV’s roof panel and replacing …

Land Rover Range Rover

Nine cars we wish were convertibles

Summer's Coming, And These Vehicles Deserve To Run Topless<p>The snow has melted, the sun is shining, and the days are getting longer. At the Autoblog Detroit office we feel like our winter hibernation is finally over. And with warmer temperatures come visions of opening up a convertible roof and …

Autos

Larte tunes up an aggressive Tesla Model S

Customized Kits Also Add Sound To Electric Motor, For Safety, Of Course<p>Not that Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk would think that the company's Model S electric vehicle would need a whole lot of improvement, but there are aftermarket companies who do. Most recently, Larte, which has operations in both …

Tesla

2016 Hennessey CTS-V is properly ridiculous with 1,000 horsepower

We truly live in a halcyon era of automotive performance with models like the latest Shelby GT350 Mustang and 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat. And now Hennessey Performance Engineering is bringing something with absolutely obscene power to the world with its tuned 2016 Cadillac CTS-V that packs a …

Sports Cars

Springtime in Michigan: 2016 Ford Mustang GT350s, GT350Rs Come Out to Play

Here in Michigan, the first throes of spring are poking their way through the depressing gray cloak that covers the state during the winter. It got up to nearly 50 degrees the other day, which practically had locals jumping about in their swimsuits, but it prompted something altogether better, too: …

Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Debuts at New York Auto Show

The Subaru STI Performance Concept shown at the 2015 New York auto show hints at what a Subaru BRZ STI coupe could be if the Japanese automaker approves a top-spec model for production –especially if the automaker were to drop a more powerful engine into the rear-drive coupe.<p>Additionally, Subaru is …

Autos

Subaru unveils BRZ STI concept in New York

The Subaru BRZ has been an undeniably cool car for people wanting a lightweight coupe that has good handling. The one sore point for many fans of the …

Subaru

How did Ford keep the GT a secret before Detroit?

True secrecy is a rarity in the automotive industry. Sure, companies try to keep their future projects under wraps all of the time, but usually a spy shot or blurry development photo leaks out. The complete lack of any hard details before its unveiling likely helped make the Ford GT one of the …

Autos

Ferrari 488 GTB storms into the new turbo era

Bid a fond farewell to the all-motor 458. This is its turbocharged replacement.<p>Pour one out for the all-motor, mid-engined Ferrari sports car.<p>The spectacular 458 range heads into retirement, taking its razor-sharp naturally aspirated V8 with it. This is its successor, the 488 GTB. Mounted behind …

Sports Cars

2016 Ferrari 488GTB Revealed! The 458 Successor Goes Turbo

A smaller engine, but it brings more power and more speed.<p>Can you feel the generational shift? That change in the supercar game comes from Ferrari, which has unveiled its new eight-cylinder, mid-engine sports-car standard-bearer, and the successor to the much-loved 458 Italia sees the …

This is the new Ford Focus RS

The new Ford GT may be the stunning supercar we covet, but the new Ford Focus RS is the performance car that’s realistically within reach. Revealed …

Ford GT

Ford Registers EcoBeast Name With U.S. Trademark Office

A filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office discovered by <i>Motrolix</i> reveals that Ford has registered the name EcoBeast. Other than stating that the name would apply to automobiles and automobile engines, the filing doesn’t give many hints as to what exactly the moniker might be used for. One …

Nextgen

Poop-powered bus now available to UK transit riders

Well, this is the crappiest bus ever.<p>Bath Bus Company is harnessing the power of poo. Its new Bio Bus fleet runs on waste gases from the biomethane decay of human feces and food scraps, and is now carrying passengers from Bristol to Bath, U.K.<p>Using what amounts to the yearly waste of five people, …

Carbon Emissions

Leaked: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Revealed in Full

Cadillac just started teasing its ATS-V today, but the Internet, being the surprise-ruiner that it is, has already leaked photos of the upcoming performance machine. We’ve already seen the car undisguised before, but now we have GM’s own beauty shots snapped in ideal studio lighting.<p>We last saw the …

Carbon Fiber

Ram Trucks CEO: No Hellcat Pickup "At This Time"

<i>The</i> story at Chrysler these days is the supercharged Hellcat V-8 engine. Seriously, it’s a 707-hp engine you can buy in one of two relatively normal and inexpensive vehicles, the Dodge Charger and the Challenger. As exciting as that is, what really gets us excited is figuring out what Chrysler …