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Electric karting hits the streets of downtown Vancouver

Green racing, right through downtown.<p>It's not the kind of city you'd normally associate with motorsport. Vancouver is best known for outdoor living, congestion, and maybe cycling. Yet this is the birthplace of CART champion Greg Moore and GT3-winner and performance instructor Ross Bentley. There's …

The Porsche 918 Spyder at Circuit of the Americas

See 53 jaw-dropping photos of the Porsche 918 Spyder at America's home of Formula 1, the Circuit of the Americas.<p>Can it put the Bugatti Veyron in its place?

2015 Subaru Outback Teased: No Steakhouse, All Legacy Wagon

It was only a matter of time before Subaru unveiled its latest Outback, the lifted wagon version of the Legacy sedan. The automaker just recently pulled the veil off the redesigned 2015 Legacy sedan at the Chicago auto show, and now two months later, it’s doing the same thing for the Legacy-based …

Autos

Which is faster: The Bugatti Veyron or Porsche 918 Spyder?

They're closer than you might imagine.<p>Who doesn't hate the Veyron? It's taken the fun out of every barstool debate and it stands as a testament to one brilliant man's outsized ego (that would be Ferdinand Piech).<p>But you can't argue with what the Bugatti and 1200 hp can do. Yet we're dying for …

2015 Kia Sedona Teased Ahead of New York Auto Show

Kia is aiming to make the minivan cool again (was it ever cool?) at this year’s New York International Auto Show. The first official teaser of the next-gen 2015 Kia Sedona has hit the web, and based on looks alone the new Sedona appears like it will completely shake up the segment.<p>Kia’s new Sedona …

Tesla Appeals New Jersey Direct-Sales Ban

The war of words between Tesla and the state of New Jersey continues. After New Jersey effectively banned the sales of the Tesla Model S in the state due to the automaker’s direct-sales model, Tesla has officially filed an appeal in New Jersey Superior Court to overturn the ruling.<p>Tesla‘s argument …

The return of the Pantera?

Like a star-crossed Lazarus, De Tomaso has risen again and again, only to sink back into the mists of supercar legend. But new ownership has brought mojo to De Tomaso, and with it the tantalising possibility of a revival of the carmaker’s spirit animal, the Pantera.<p>The latest saviour for the …

Automotive Design

Christian von Koenigsegg puts finishing touches on first One:1

The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 has opportunity to become the new king of the supercar world. Its twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 has been tuned up to 1,341 horsepower (1,360 PS) thanks in part to its proprietary, 3D-printed variable geometry turbos. Plus, with power equal to one megawatt, the company …

BMW Planning New Range-Topping Sedan Based on Gran Lusso Coupé

According to German publication <i>Auto Motor und Sport</i>, BMW will preview an upcoming range-topping sedan to be known as 9-series with a concept that will bow at the Beijing auto show later this month. The 9-series would target customers who find the Bavarians’ traditional 7-series to be a bit too …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Beijing Auto Wants European or U.S. Luxury Brand

Beijing Automotive Group previously missed out on buying Volvo, letting it slip away to rival Chinese automaker Geely. The company also purchased some old Saab tooling from GM when the Swedish brand originally went up for sale in 2009. Now, the state-owned automaker is again looking to purchase a …

Checking in with Colin Furze, creator of the World's Fastest Mobility Scooter

Surely you remember Colin Furze. You know, creator of scooters with flamethrowers, a 25-seat motorcycle, a massive wooden wall of death fashioned from old pallets and the world's fastest stroller and mobility scooter. It's that last vehicular creation that's the subject of the video embedded below, …

Mercedes-Benz Considers Softtop for Next SL

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550<p>An evergreen discussion is resurfacing at Mercedes-Benz, according to Georg Kacher in the German magazine <i>Auto Bild</i>. The consensus is that the company is planning to discard the current SL’s retractable hardtop in favor of a classic fabric top, such as the one Mercedes used …

Engines

2015 BMW M4 Convertible: Heavy Metal

What price toplessness? Weight, for starters.<p><b>Update 4/18/14:</b> <i>BMW has announced that pricing for the 2015 M4 convertible will start at $73,425. That represents an increase of $8300 compared with the 2015 M4 coupe and $1750 versus the 2013 M3 convertible. Additional pricing information will be</i> …

Automotive Design

TOTD: Should Automakers Be Allowed to Get Rid of Side-View Mirrors?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently ruled that rearview (or back-up) cameras are to be standard equipment on all passenger vehicles by 2018. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents automakers like BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota …

Widow-maker showdown: SLS Black Series vs. 911 GT2 RS

Two German supercars. One track.<p>The Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series don't suffer fools, and they have a habit of exacerbating even the smallest driver errors. Both have far more power than their track-bred counterparts and more performance than could ever be responsibly …

McLaren discontinues 12C, offers owners free upgrade

When McLaren revealed the new 650S last month at the Geneva Motor Show, it was adamant that it was not a replacement for the 12C on which it was based, but rather a supplement to it within the company's growing lineup of supercars. Production was suspended on the 12C while the McLaren Technology …

Jaguar F Type Coupe: DAT SOUND!

2014 Audi A7 TDI

Chevy promises Corvette variant, Cruze and small car in New York

The 2014 New York Auto Show is just around the corner, and today, we've learned that Chevrolet will have three major debuts in the Big Apple. According to the automaker, Chevy will be bringing "a new variant of the seventh-generation Corvette" to the show, as well as "an important new addition to …

2016 Mercedes-Benz GT AMG Spy Photos

AMG's future halo car will be more attainable.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GT AMG, code-named C190 and somewhat previewed by the Vision Gran Turismo concept, is an evolution of the instant-classic SLS AMG. While we mourn the loss of the SLS’s unique gullwing doors—an homage to the …

Automotive Design

Lexus NX Crossover Teased Ahead of Beijing

The Lexus LF-NX concept polarized audiences when it debuted in Frankfurt last year, and now Lexus is readying the production crossover for its unveiling in Beijing on April 20. Based on a shadowy teaser image Lexus has distributed, it appears many of the concept’s design cues will transfer to the …

McLaren prices new 650S from $265,500

Just whisper the name "McLaren" and you know you're talking about something expensive. Just how expensive depends on which model you're talking about. McLaren sold all 375 examples of the P1 at $1.15 million. The 12C coupe starts just under $240k and the 12C Spider at $265k. The upcoming P13 should …

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype Coming to Beijing

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge super sedan has been all but confirmed for production, as company president Johan de Nysschen previously said he “absolutely insists” it be made, and the car already has an engine lined up for it. Now, a working prototype has been built, which we can see briefly driven by …

World's first all carbon-fiber RV is black, green and super slick [w/video]

Carbon fiber is becoming more and more prevalent on production vehicles – look no further than the BMW i3 – but a new company headquartered in Speedway, IN, is taking the ultra-light material to the next level. Soon you will be able to order a 35-foot-long, tow-behind RV made from a carbon-fiber …

Porsche 911 GT2 RS vs. Mercedes SLS AMG Black in battle of who can shred more rubber

We might be looking at the end of an era in European performance models. Mercedes-Benz is doing away with the SLS in favor of a rumored smaller and cheaper SLC, and Porsche has said that a new 911 GT2 isn't necessarily a sure thing, which means another 911 GT2 RS is even farther away. In its latest …

We Hear: 2015 Subaru WRX Hatch Under Consideration

Enthusiasts who’ve decried the lack of a hatchback variant for the 2015 Subaru WRX may just get their wish. According to reports out of Australia, Subaru is seriously considering bringing back the hatchback WRX due to strong demand here in the United States.<p>Speaking with Australia’s <i>Motoring.com.au</i>, …

Dodge Challenger, Charger Scat Pack Pricing Revealed

Pricing and performance gains for the Scat Pack offered on the Dodge Challenger and Charger with the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 announced at the 2013 SEMA show have been revealed. Three Scat Pack stage kits are offered priced from $1895 to $4995. The kits can boost power an additional 18-58 hp and 18-47 …

Official: McLaren 12C Will be Replaced by 650S

New Details on Porsche-Fighting P13 Emerge<p>McLaren announced today what most observers had predicted. That the 12C will be built no more. The 650S has effectively replaced it. But McLaren is working hard on a true entry-level car, codenamed P13, for the end of 2015. Final design freeze of the P13 …