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Wagon vs Race Car: The last hurrah for our Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

It's lightness versus brute power.<p>The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model station wagon makes no sense. Who needs to combine 577 hp, all-wheel drive, and a limited-slip differential with 57 cubic feet of storage and load-leveling air suspension? It's an odd concoction of brute force and practicality. …

Corvette gets slidey with Britain's best performance cars

<i>Autocar</i> wants to find Britain's best driver's car, and it's challenging a murderers' row of some of the world's best performance vehicles to find out, including the latest Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. All of them were therefore assembled at the Castle Combe Circuit to find a winner.<br>If it wants to …

V40 Polestar To Be The Next Fast Volvo?

Follow Antony<p>Swedish tuning firm Polestar needs very little introduction. It takes sensible Volvos, paints them an eye-searing shade of blue, and …

All About the Tesla Model 3

Tesla now has more than 400,000 pre-orders for its smaller, more affordable sedan, and more specs about the long-awaited electric car are beginning to come out.<p><b>UPDATE, July 10, 2017</b>: Elon Musk tweeted pictures of the first production model—the outside, anyway.<p><b>UPDATE, July 3, 2017:</b> Elon Musk said on …

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2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Not any quicker than a normal GT-R, but quite a bit more NISMO.<p>The 2015 model year marks the seventh for the GT-R, and nearly every turn of the calendar has come with incremental updates from Nissan, stretching the envelope of a car we initially called “big, heavy, and incredible.”<p>The portfolio …

2017 Ford Mustang SVT Caught Attacking the Nurburgring

Another 2017 Ford Mustang SVT prototype has been spotted – this time lapping the Nürburgring. Where the last prototype we spotted was covered with loose fitting camouflage on the front and rear clips, the latest mule features skin-tight camo revealing more of the high-performance model’s figure.<p>Up …

Next Smart Fortwo, Forfour to debut July 16, previewed in design sketches

Smart is slated to debut both the next-generation Fortwo and the all-new Forfour in Berlin tomorrow evening, with the struggling city car manufacturer making the lofty claim that the new models will be "the best city cars in the world."<p>Ahead of that debut, Smart has released a trio of sketches that …

Video test: Jaguar F-Type S

The F-Type is Jaguar’s reward to itself: a flamboyant, frivolous and noisy return to the British marque’s younger and wilder days.<p>When this entirely new sports car debuted at the 2012 Paris motor show, it entered a segment of the market that accounts for a scant 0.6% of all new-car sales. No …

Toyota Prius sets a different kind of Nürburgring lap record [w/video]

Scroll down the leaderboards of Nürburgring lap times and you'll see mostly racing cars, supercars and sports cars. Delve deep enough and you'll eventually get to hatchbacks and sedans, albeit the most performance-focused of their kind. But a hybrid? Sure, the Porsche 918 Spyder posted the top time …

What you missed on 7.15.14

<b>Top Gear's 10 most offensive mistakes</b><p>The boys at <i>Top Gear</i> UK have a habit of making some big mistakes that offend large groups of people. The show's presenters – mainly, Jeremy Clarkson – have been under fire due to supposedly mumbled racial slurs, staged scenes, generally inappropriate commentary …

2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback Plug-In Hybrid

It works well—in one very specific set of circumstances.<p>Here’s what Audi promises with the new A3 e-tron: a compact luxury hatchback that can achieve 157 mpg but also hit 138 mph. Based on the latest A3 Sportback—that’s Audi-ese for “five-door A3”—this model packs a 150-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged …

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Spy Photos

Ford takes the wraps off its Boss 302 successor and sprinkles on some Voodoo.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The Shelby GT350 iteration of the new-for-2015 Ford Mustang, caught lapping the Nürburgring during development testing. If you’re wondering what makes this hot-looking Mustang a GT350 instead of, say, the 2016 …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

Take it to the limit, one more time.<p>It seems like just yesterday we were falling over ourselves at the New York auto show debut of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC coupe. The remarkably beautiful and powerful full-size two-door seemed to be Benz's ultimate answer to the Bentley Continental GT, …

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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster Rolls In: Video

With the V12 Vantage S, Aston Martin followed the tried and tested method of shoehorning its biggest engine into its smallest car, and the result—as …

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Super Trofeo Racer Revealed Early: Video

<i>UPDATE: Lamborghini’s new car for its one-make racing series has been revealed as the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. Click here for all the …

2014 Jaguar F-Type V6 S vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG - Head 2 Head Ep. 56

Aston Martin announces fastest convertible yet: V12 Vantage S Roadster

The farewell tour continues for Aston Martin’s Vantage.<p>The British sports car maker announced Tuesday the 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster, the fastest convertible the company has ever built. A coupe version of the same car was introduced last year.<p>"The V12 Vantage S Roadster is the mechanical …