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Mercedes Stays On Top As Rosberg Grabs Pole In Sochi

It's yet another 1-2 start for the team that's owned the new turbo era of Formula 1.<p>It's become increasingly evident that Mercedes's lack of pace in Singapore was an outlier.<p>It was just two Grands Prix ago that the team was beaten on outright pace by not only all of Ferrari but all of Red Bull, but …

Chase Race at Charlotte Delayed to Sunday

The first race of the Round of 12 will be run at 12:30 PM EST tomorrow.<p>There won't be a (Scheduled) night race in the Chase this year.<p>After a week of constant rain the Carolinas punctuated by heavy flooding further south, driving rain tonight has delayed the scheduled start of the second round of …

Porsche Cayenne Diesel: Practical but also powerful

While the world was immersed in the<p>Volkswagenemissions cheating scandal, and critics and consumers were predicting the death of diesel, I was driving one — the 2015Porsche CayenneDiesel.<p>I was loving it. But I was also a little confused by it.<p>The Cayenne is Porsche's top-selling vehicle. Since its …

Off-roading

Weekly Recap: Toyota wants cars to be your 'close friends' around 2020

Plus: Notes On The 2016 BMW M4 GTS, The Final Evo, And The McLaren 650S Can-Am<p>Toyota confirmed plans this week to launch autonomous technology in its production cars around 2020. The automaker's version is called Highway Teammate, and it's one element of a broader mobility strategy that includes …

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, Gran Turismo Supercars, Karma Redux: The Week In Reverse

<i>Two virtual supercars tease the future; the 2017 F-150 Raptor takes to the dunes; and Karma gets a reboot. It’s the Week In Reverse for the week</i> …

LaFerrari, P1 And 918 Spyder Finally Tested Together: Video

The first independent test with actual quantifiable results of the current crop of hybrid supercars made up of the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and …

Sports Cars

Brother Hits Brother at Bathurst, Horrific Rollover Crash Ensues

Driver Damien Flack is one lucky man.<p>It's the second time this week that Australia's famous Mt. Panorama circuit has struck. First, Chad Mostert had a huge crash on the downhill portion of the circuit which also injured seven corner workers.<p>Now, in a support race for the Bathurst 1000, driver …

Driving in Rome, GM trucks, UAW news, and more

It's time for your weekly helping of <i>Autoblog</i> Video Brunch. (It wouldn't be a Saturday without it, right?) We've got a lot of tasty morsels for you this week, showing everything we've done over the past week in the world of Autoblog video.<p>Here's a look at what we've got for you this time around:<p><b>The</b> …

Tesla Model X SUV Qualifies For $25K 'HUMMER Tax Break'

Remember the gas-guzzler tax allowance, nicknamed the "HUMMER deduction" because it allowed small-business owners to buy massive, heavy, fuel-sucking …

NHTSA mulls role of car-hacking researchers, but time's ticking

As Copyright Process Nears End, Mark Rosekind Unsure of Independents' Role<p>The chief of the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe said Thursday there's no way his team could conceivably evaluate millions of lines of software code for cyber-security deficiencies. At the same time, he's …

Castrol Nexcel makes oil change Nespresso-simple in Aston Martin Vulcan

Castrol is a big and well-known name in the automotive oil and lubricant market. You might think the end of evolution is here for oil and filters as …

On Sale Now: The 2016 Motorcycle Calendar

The world’s most prestigious motorcycle calendar is back on sale. The 2016 edition of the famous Bike EXIF wall calendar showcases 13 incredible customs, including Atom Bomb’s Ducati 900SS, Rough Crafts’ Slate Hammer and Fuller Moto’s minty fresh Norton Commando.<p>The cover star is the Cherry’s …

Toyota already has 1,900 signatures for Mirai fuel cell car

The Closer You Live To A Hydrogen Station, The Better Your Chances Are<p>Toyota's hybrid-vehicle sales this year suggest that some Americans have had their fill of green models like the Prius. Deliveries of the gas-electric hybrid have been down all year. When it comes to the Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell …

Do we finally know which hybrid hypercar is fastest?

In order to properly compare and contrast the performance characteristics of competitive automobiles, a number of variables have to be sorted out. For instance, to diminish the human component, the same driver must be used for each lap, that driver has to be capable of wringing the maximum level of …

Rosberg Edges Out Hamilton For Russian Grand Prix Pole

Today’s qualifying session for the 2015 Formula One Russian Grand Prix saw Nico Rosberg edge out his teammate Lewis Hamilton to secure pole position …

Auto Racing

TVR Based: 1966 Griffith Series 200 Project

This 1966 Griffith Series 200 (chassis 22740CA) is a third year model of the model conceived by Jack Griffith to compete against Carroll Shelby’s …

Classic Cars

Ford GT to get carbon fiber wheels

The Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R perhaps won't be the only model in the Blue Oval's lineup to ride on a set of carbon fiber wheels from Australian outfit Carbon Revolution. According to <i>Cars Guide</i> from Down Under, the Ford GT will be getting the lightweight rollers, too. Both would be built at the …

What's the Diff?: We Put Torque-Vectoring to the Test – Feature

From the October 2015 issue<p>The Japanese say torque vectoring reduces steering effort. The Germans will tell you that these trick differentials increase dynamism (whatever that means). And the Americans—just now getting started with the upcoming Ford Focus RS—claim it provides for “unmatched …

Nissan

No Reserve: 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

This 1977 Toyota FJ40 is an original and unrestored example that has lived in California for several decades. Having been parked since 2009, the …

The Last Koenigsegg Agera R Ever Made Is For Sale For $1.9 Million

With just one owner and only 1,500 miles on the clock, the price went up almost $600,000.<p>As every car owner knows, cars usually depreciate. Very rarely will you stumble across a car that gets more expensive as things like higher miles and time stack against it.<p>To no one's surprise, this black …

Second Place at JCCS: Nicely Preserved 1969 Datsun 510 Wagon

This 1969 Datsun 510 wagon is said to be a pristine example that was kept for over 30 years by the original owner. The seller adds that paint is …

Classic Cars

Neiman Marcus Is Selling a $95,000 700-hp Ford Mustang Convertible

Yes, we know, Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year, but don’t blame us—blame retailers like Neiman Marcus, which just put out its annual Christmas Book that’s brimming with high-end gift ideas. We’re not here to regale you with tales of fur coats, eel-skin wallets, or whatever …

Sports Cars

Volkswagen reassures dealers: There will be 2016 diesels

Volkswagen, having withdrawn its application to sell diesel vehicles in the U.S. for the 2016 model year, is telling dealers that it hopes to put diesels back on showroom floors.<p>The embattled German carmaker, trapped in an expanding scandal over its intentional cheating of Environmental Protection …

Volkswagen

Ford Drops Eighth And Final Episode Of Focus RS Documentary Series: Video

Recently, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] announced it had produced a new documentary series outlining the development of its 2016 Focus RS hot …

Toyota S-FR Coupe Concept Coming to Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota KIKAI, FCV Plus concepts also heading to the show.<p>For those who think the Scion FR-S/Toyota GT86 is too big, Toyota is bringing the compact S-FR sports coupe concept to the Tokyo motor show. Other concepts making their world debuts include the Toyota KIKAI and FCV Plus concepts.<p><b>Toyota S-FR</b> …

Luc Besson's Save Kids Lives promotes FIA child safety push

Every day, 1.8 billion children go off to school. And every day, 500 of them won't make it home again, killed in traffic accidents. That's the startling and tragic statistic, provided by the World Health Organization, that's prompting the FIA to take action. And they're raising awareness with the …

Brazil

Toyota unveils three concept cars including odd S-FR

Toyota is teasing a trio of new concept cars ahead of their official debut at the Tokyo motor show. All three of the cars are Toyota’s vision of the …

Why the 1951 Hoffman Is the Worst Car Ever

Because a wheelbase that's shorter than the width of the track is a good thing, right?<p><i>Jalopnik</i>'s Jason Torchinsky understands the hyperbolic nature of the phrase, "worst car ever built." Most of us have flung this one around without truly having driven the worst car.<p>Today, Jason might have finally …

1955 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Limousine

This 1955 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire is said to be on of 381 long wheelbase limo versions made over a five year production run. Imported from …

These Are the New Rules of Car Buying

In an age of painless online shopping, why do we keep buying vehicles at dealerships?<p>According to market-research firm J.D.Power, more than a quarter of the 16 million new-car purchases in the U.S. last year were made by that tech-savvy group known as millennials at honest-to-goodness dealerships. …