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Take a closer look at 2017's fatter F1 tyres

Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel both took turns at Barcelona’s Montmelo circuit this week to trial Pirelli’s new 2017-spec Formula One tyre. And …

Auto Racing

Across Europe in the new Aston Martin DB11

2,500 miles, 15 countries and one new DB11: time to smooth over Brexit with the neighbours<p>“Bad decisions make good stories.”<p>A wise man once told me …

cars

2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 to Start at $52,205

Will join Q60 lineup in showrooms this month<p>Infiniti announced pricing for its new 2017 Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe, which is set to arrive in showrooms this month with a starting price of $52,205, including destination. The all-wheel drive version is an additional $2,000.<p>The 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red …

Automotive Industry

this 600bhp modified Alfa Romeo 4C is your hillclimb hero

In next year’s Italian hillclimb championship, a gentleman named Marco Gramenzi will drive an Alfa Romeo 4C. Nothing of note there, aside from the …

Alfa Romeo

Dodge Challenger Dirt Track Racer Rescued and Trashed on Roadkill

In a Facebook post, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan asked fans for a car they can rescue for around $3,000. The requirements: The car must be able to run and survive a drive back to Southern California. After sifting through about 300 responses, the duo settled on a 1970 Dodge Challenger dirt …

Sports Cars

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 Nissan Rogue

More aggressive styling for the popular compact crossover<p>The automaker has given the 2017 Nissan Rogue a mid-cycle refresh. Other changes to the second-generation Rogue, which debuted in 2014, include a new hybrid model and more active safety features detailed in our <b>First Look</b>. Below is an …

Nissan Rogue

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Revealed

Debuts in Paris with 462 hp and all-wheel drive<p>Porsche has already assuaged many of its detractors with the more cohesive styling it’s lent to the new Panamera, not to mention the big leaps in performance and technology. Now the luxury sedan family will get a fourth model, the 2018 Porsche Panamera …

Porsche

F1 has a new owner: here's everything you need to know

Formula One has been sold to American media giant Liberty Media in a deal valued at $8bn (£6.25bn), one that heralds the biggest transformation in …

Motorsport

Spied! McLaren P14 Prototype will Replace the 650S

Test car shows off revised aerodynamics and styling<p>It appears McLaren Automotive is hard at work to achieve its “Track22” business plan that will see 15 new cars by the year 2022. Spy photographers recently caught the British automaker testing a prototype believed to be the successor to the McLaren …

Sports Cars

Audi Preparing Factory Race Team for Formula E

Automaker expands partnership with Team ABT Schaeffler<p>Since the first Formula E races began in 2014, Audi has given its name to Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. Now, the automaker has announced it will expand its investment in the race team over the next few years.<p>For the upcoming third season of …

Motorsport

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Photo Gallery

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Volkswagen

Price Cuts and EPA Estimates for 2017 Jaguar XF Diesel

Outside of Volkswagen dealerships, the stock of new diesel offerings in the marketplace appears to be growing. As it promised, Jaguar has just released two of its first-ever diesel cars for the U.S., the compact 2017 XE and this midsize 2017 XF.<p>The XF 20d shares the Jaguar-designed “Ingenium” …

Against the Grain: 21 Woodies That Weren’t Station Wagons | Flipbook

Against the Grain: 21 Woodies That Weren’t Station Wagons

Windsor Concours of Elegance preview

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible Photo Gallery

Will Mercedes Put Its Formula 1 Engine in an AMG Hypercar?

Never let it be said there there’s no competition for the loose change of adrenaline-hooked billionaires who make Tony Stark seem more like Montgomery Burns. Add another to the next wave of somewhere-beyond-hypercars. The first of these we told you about is the AM-RB 001 that’s being jointly …

Koenigsegg CCX Totaled in High-Speed Crash in Mexico

Supercar recently listed for sale with 1,721 miles on the odometer<p>A rare Koenigsegg CCX was brutally demolished following a high-speed crash in Mexico.<p>Photos of the accident reveal a severely wrecked supercar. The passenger cell appears to have done its job and is mostly intact, including the seats …

Mexico

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

The evocateur.<p>Ever since Land Rover showed the Evoque convertible concept at the 2012 Geneva auto show, it has been compared with one thing—the ill-conceived, overwrought 2011­–2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Given the Evoque’s high-altitude seating for four, all-wheel drive, true crossover …

BMW M3 30th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Ultimate Ultimate Driving Machine | Flipbook

BMW M3 30th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Ultimate Ultimate Driving Machine

2017 Shelby GTE: A Mustang with Stripes and a Bit More Power

While the Shelby badge usually brings to mind the hottest, highest-performing factory-built Mustangs, Shelby American also turns out its own variations on Ford’s pony car. Here’s the latest: the 2017 Shelby GTE, a lightly modded Mustang that gains about two dozen horsepower.<p>The “E” in GTE stands …

Iconic Volvo Amazon Turns 60 Years Old

Swedish classic celebrates diamond anniversary<p>Volvo’s history goes all the way back to 1927, but its reputation for building cars with understated good looks arguably didn’t begin until the late 1950s, starting with the Volvo Amazon. That car turns 60 years old today, and to celebrate, the …

Al Gore

Just Listed: 1971 Mercecedes-Benz Unimog S 404.1

Let this former Swiss military truck crawl its way into your garage<p>Deep down, in the places we don’t tell our neighbors and significant others about, <b>we all want a Unimog</b>. And even this 1971 Mercecedes-Benz Unimog S 404.1, far from the weirdest or strangest of its ilk, will scratch that elusive itch …

Off-roading

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Too civilized, or just as tough as ever?<p>We realize heavy-duty trucks aren’t usually subjected to beauty contests, nor should their designs draw attention away from their hauling and towing capabilities. But since it’s a member of the best-selling vehicle lineup in the U.S., the F-Series Super Duty …

Siblings

Priced: 2017 Genesis G90 Starts at $69,050

Flagship sedan offered with twin-turbo V-6 or V-8<p>Pricing for the new Genesis brand’s flagship luxury sedan has been revealed. The 2017 Genesis G90 sedan starts at $69,050 (including $950 destination).<p>The <b>$69,050 price applies to the rear-drive 2017 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium</b>. Power comes from an …

Luxury Lifestyle

OpenOffice could shutter due to lack of volunteer developers

OpenOffice, one of the most prominent free alternatives to Microsoft Office, is in big trouble. Dennis E. Hamilton, its volunteer vice president, has recently sent out a message to the project mailing list to inform members that its "retirement... is a serious possibility" due to lack of volunteer …

2017 Shelby GTE Features Small Power Upgrades Alongside Shelby Styling

Available with EcoBoost or 5.0-liter engine options<p>Shelby American has released yet another Mustang variant: the new 2017 Shelby GTE. The E stands for “Enhanced” and is based on either the Ford Mustang EcoBoost or Ford Mustang GT. Shelby claims the GTE is a more affordable option than the …

Sports Cars

Bastian Schweinsteiger Left out of Manchester United's Europa League Squad

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been left out of the team’s squad for the upcoming UEFA Europa League campaign.<p>The 32-year-old has yet to feature under new Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, and he will not be part of the team’s continental effort either. Per ESPN FC, the German …

Spied! Genesis G70 Caught Testing in Germany

3 Series-fighter almost ready for showtime<p>Hyundai has big plans for its Genesis luxury brand. An Equus-replacing Genesis G90 and rebadged Hyundai Genesis (the G80) introduced the world to the new marque, and now the next all-new model is preparing for launch. Spy shooters have caught the Genesis …

autos

2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Not exactly a Golf with a trunk, but solid nonetheless.<p><b>Overview:</b> While the Golf hatchback may be more important to Volkswagen’s global fortunes, America’s love for sedans means that the Jetta is the best-selling VW in the United States. Previous Jettas were essentially Golfs with trunks, but the …