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Ford Focus RS pricing tipped to start at $36k

For a long time the only cool car Ford offered that tickled my fancy was the Mustang. Ford then rolled out the Fiesta ST and the Focus ST, and both …

Recall: Dodge Charger Airbags Can Deploy If the Doors Are Slammed

Don’t slam doors—it’s rude. And <i>definitely</i> don’t slam doors if you’re entering or exiting a 2011–2014 Dodge Charger, as doing so can cause overly sensitive side-curtain or side-impact airbags to deploy or the seatbelt pre-tensioners to engage, according to an expanded recall announced by …

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition Revealed

General Motors has discovered that there is plenty of business to drum up after midnight. Not literally, of course, but the automaker has announced that the “Midnight Edition” darkened trim packages for the Chevy Impala and the Cadillac CTS and ATS now will be joined by one for the 2016 Chevrolet …

Lexus puts the 2.0T into the Euro-market RC Coupe

The Lexus IS got the brand's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to become the IS 200t. So it is with the Lexus RC in Europe, which gets the engine swap in Europe and as the RC 200t becomes the entry level model in the range. It goes on sale over there at the end of this year, and is predicted to …

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In July: Leaf Plummets, Volt Holds (FINAL UPDATE)

While May was a good month for sales of plug-in electric cars, the numbers sagged in June--and they appear to be doing the same for July.<p>Last month's …

Nissan Will Build 17 Jukes With Nismo GT-R Power

Juke R 2.0 is go! (Update: They've already built 6, there are 17 left.)<p>The Nissan Juke R is one of the most ridiculously wonderful franken-cars that has ever existed. It's a simple formula: Take a Juke. Gut all of the boring things out of it. Add in a GT-R drivetrain.<p>Job done.<p>Nissan is going to …

Audi, BMW, Daimler buy Nokia's Here digital mapping business

The fight for control of Nokia's Here digital mapping service appears to have drawn to a close as a consortium of German automakers has announced a deal to jointly acquire the business from the Finnish telecom giant. As anticipated, ownership in Here will now be taken over jointly by Audi, BMW, and …

2016 Buick Regal prices slashed

The Buick Regal is getting an aggressive price cut for the 2016 model year to keep pace in a crossover-centric world and its own hyper-competitive midsize sedan segment. The 2016 Buick Regal GS now starts at $35,915, after a $925 destination charge, which amounts to a $3,320 price cut compared to …

Are Motorsports Set to Appear in the 2020 Olympics?

It'd be amazing if it did.<p>Every four years, gearheads sit and watch the summer Olympics, only to see nothing with an engine compete in any sporting event. It's a tad demoralizing.<p>But that could be set to change.<p>According to a report from <i>F1 Insider</i>, motorsports are under consideration to appear at …

BMW M550d arrives with quad-turbocharged diesel

Diesel is falling out of favor in many regions, including in Europe where the fuel sells at a significant discount to gasoline and has been the …

Ubitricity: German Charging Cord For Wall Sockets Includes Billing

As the number of electric cars on world roads grows, how drivers pay for electricity from public charging stations may become more of an issue.<p>While …

Will Jenson Button Be a New Top Gear Host?

This is a rumor we can get behind.<p>It was announced yesterday that Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond will be taking their antics over to Amazon Prime for an all new car show that'll debut in 2016.<p>Not to be outdone, there is now a rumor that the Chris Evans-hosted reboot of <i>Top Gear</i> may …

Rumor: BMW M2 Will Have Standard Manual Gearbox, 370 Horsepower

Could this be the perfect BMW?<p>While we the pretty damn fast BMW M235i has been for sale for a while already, there is an even faster version coming. And it sounds like it might just be the M car that we'd most enjoy.<p><i>The Supercar Kids</i> are reporting that someone familiar with the official specs has …

BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but …

Electric Vehicles

Toyota Tackles Hydrogen Fueling Challenges As Mirai Launch Approaches: UPDATED

As this autumn's launch of the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car approaches, its maker is taking steps to ensure that the small number of initial …

Alternative Fuel

Terrafugia TF-X, the flying supercar

Well, it’s about time. Since the 1950s, we’ve been promised flying cars were just around the corner. But despite a steady stream of outlandish concepts, a working car-o-plane has always remained frustratingly, tantalizingly out of reach. Until now.<p>This is the Terrafugia TF-X, and it is surely the …

Options sheet for the BMW M2 leaks

The same folks over at the <i>2addicts</i> forum that brought us preliminary specs on the BMW M2 have apparently gotten their hands on the option sheet for what will be the littlest M. Reports indicate 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque from turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-six, working through …

BMW

1936 Film Perfectly Explains How a Manual Transmission Works

Even if you already understand the concept behind a stick-shift transmission, this 1936 film explains it so perfectly a school kid could grasp it.<p>Along with the actual wheels, the manual transmission is among the least-evolved components of a modern car. A brand-new 2015 model's stick shift has a …

NVIDIA updates its Shield Tablet to Android 5.1.1

NVIDIA has begun rolling out an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to its Shield Tablet, which offers performance improvements and fixes for an audio bug.<p>The update weighs in at 767MB and contains the latest Lollipop tweaks as well as NVIDIA’s own bug fixes, performance improvements, and system wide …

We get our hands on Android Auto [w/video]

Hyundai Lends Us A Sonata, A Phone, And A Watch In Order To See What's What<p>After a week with version one of Android Auto in a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, my opinion is that it fulfills the promise of the technology. I couldn't even exploit it fully because I'm not married to the Android ecosystem. At my …

Paul Walker's Supra sells for $185k

<i>The Fast and the Furious</i> certainly didn't create the import car hobby, but the 2001 film played a role in popularizing it among a mass audience. Among the biggest automotive stars to come from the movie was the customized orange Toyota Supra driven by Paul Walker's character, Brian O'Connor. One of …

State nears carpool lane decal limit for Volt, other plug-in hybrids

Buyers of plug-in hybrids such as the<p>ChevroletVolt and theToyota Priusare about to lose an important perk – a carpool lane permit.<p>California has capped the number of the Green Clean Air Vehicle decals that allow such cars into the lanes at 70,000. As of Monday, it had granted 66,255, leaving fewer …

FIRST LOOK: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible!

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The Rock confirms return to Furious 8, hints at spinoff

<i>Furious 7</i> blasted through theaters this spring like a supercar through the window of a skyscraper and made over a billion dollars worldwide. Even with some of the flaws that our review notes, there's no doubt the latest installment was a thoroughly fun action flick. We already know the tentative …

Rare in the USA: 1978 Suzuki SC100

This 1978 Suzuki SC100 (chassis SC10000503055) is a Euro market version of the rear wheel drive Suzuki Cervo featuring a rear mounted inline four and …

Classic Cars

Valet hits wrong pedal, destroys Ferrari 599 GTO

Some honest mistakes are more expensive than others.<p>Well, that left a mark.<p>When 38-year-old valet Roberto Cinti took the keys to this Ferrari 599 GTO from its owner in Rome, he surely planned to park it uneventfully and go on with his normal afternoon. Instead, the opposite of all those things …

This 900-hp, V-8 VW Passat Will Spend Its Life Sideways

Volkswagen’s current Passat mid-size sedan is nice enough, being solidly built and anonymously handsome, and it even topped a comparison test of ours. Yet, with a maximum of 280 horsepower available from the factory, exciting is one thing the Passat is not. Guess what? Tanner Foust’s VW Passat is …

Furious 7: A big, loud, loving goodbye to Paul Walker

Far from perfect, deliciously preposterous, and surprisingly poignant.<p>Furious 7 is pure, action-escapist fun, from the cheesy tough-guy one-liners to the mind-blowing stunt sequences. If you're a fan of the series, you'll love it. If you never liked the films before, this won't sway you. And no, …