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We Hear: Ferrari 458 Italia Replacement to be Turbocharged

For the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari with be unveiling its 458 Italia replacement, and a report suggests it will be turbocharged. The new car will bring another turbocharged model into Ferrari‘s lineup, with an engine that should be based on the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that currently …

Toca Transforms Hyundai Genesis Into 600-hp "Steel Phoenix" for SEMA

“How now, turbo Tau?” That, presumably, is the question Hyundai hopes show goers will ask when it pulls the wraps off of the Steel Phoenix at the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show. Conceived by Toca Marketing Group, the hopped-up Genesis with a bad-ass name features a twin-turbocharged version of Hyundai’s …

Hyundai

2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R

Pushing the Bentley boundaries once again.<p>One thing that has always separated Bentley from its former longtime partner Rolls-Royce is its racing heritage. Bentley trots out this factoid from time to time when it wants to go back to the track, as it did at Le Mans from 2001 to 2003 with the Speed 8 …

Automotive Design

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Test Drive And Review: C7 Heaven

<i>Image courtesy of GM.</i><p>There’s a very solid argument to be made that the Chevrolet Corvette is the most influential sports car ever to come out of a major American manufacturer. Sure, Chrysler had its Viper; Ford had its GT; and even AMC had its AMX. But none of them have had the longevity or the …

2015 Infiniti Q40, Autonomous Cars, Plug-In Hybrids Vs. Fuel Cells: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Infiniti is holding on to the old, by keeping the outgoing version of its mid-size sport sedan, formerly called the G37 Sedan. It's a rather …

Autonomous Cars

PHOTOS: Local Motors Rally Fighter

Aviation

Hyundai reportedly considering small sportscar

The Korean company sees room for a niche car.<p>Is the Genesis coupe perhaps too beefy for you? Well, it appears Hyundai may have a product in the pipe to slake your thirst for a stylish Korean sportster. According to outgoing Hyundai Europe COO Allan Rushforth, such a machine is being considered in …

Sports Cars

Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini utilities await approval from German parents [w/poll]

A cursory look at the top of the automobile market would suggest that the world's carmakers are gunning it full steam ahead into a new stratosphere of ultra-luxury and high-performance utility vehicles. After all, companies like Bentley and Maserati are preparing to launch their very first …

Novel head-up display aims to improve lap times with video-game-like ghost car [w/video]

Ever wish racing in real life was more like playing <i>Gran Turismo</i> or <i>Forza?</i> By that we don't mean lots of swearing and sideswiping other racers into corners – we just think it would just be useful to have all of the game's data available on-the-fly in real life, especially a ghost car for comparing …

BMW i8 with 500+ horsepower in the cards?

While BMW makes plenty of machinery to keep enthusiasts interested, its most enticing models are often based on more ordinary ones. That's what made the arrival of the i8 so captivating, emerging as the first stand-alone BMW sports coupe since the M1. But if its dual purpose – trying its best to …

L46 4-Speed: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette features a matching numbers 350/4-speed combo and appears to be a nicely kept car. Its 350 horse L46 small block has …

2015 Yamaha FJ-09 leaked

One of the most anticipated bikes of the season exposed early.<p>It's an honest mistake really. FJ-09 and FZ-09 are very similar model names. Thanks to someone's careless photo uploading, I present to you the 2015 Yamaha FJ-09.<p>Last week, early in the morning, Yamaha press releases started firing off …

Two Modified 2015 Ford Mustang Coupes Head to SEMA

Several tuned versions of the 2015 Ford Mustang will be on display at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Among the many modified Mustangs are versions of the new GT from Petty’s Garage and Galpin Auto Sports.<p>Both companies used a supercharger to increase …

Dodge Viper $15K Price Cut Boosts Sales Nearly 200 Percent

Last month’s decision by Dodge to slash prices on the face-melting Viper by $15,000 seems to be paying huge dividends: Sales of the car jumped by <i>184 percent</i> in September.<p>That doesn’t mean you’ll be seeing Dodge’s V-10 brute on every street corner, though. That huge percentage jump translates to 108 …

Sports Cars

Ford Previews First Two Modified 2015 Mustangs for SEMA

Were you even surprised? Yes, Ford Motor Company is bringing a veritable “stampede”—its word, not ours—of modified 2015 Mustangs to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Given that last year, Ford stuffed something like 7000 cars into its Las Vegas Convention Center display area, the idea that it’s …

Sports Cars

McLaren Releases Interior Shots of P1 GTR Track-Only Special

The wonks from Woking yanked a sheet from their new P1 GTR back in August at—where else?—the Pebble Beach festivities in California. We were there for the unveiling, but the P1 GTR’s ultra-mega-blackout windscreen restricted any and all ganders at what lay within. Helpfully, McLaren has finally …

Sports Cars

Brabus Tunes Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG up to 400 HP

Mercedes-Benz and Brabus have teamed up once again to create upgrade kits for the GLA-Class lineup, complete with engine tuning for both the gasoline- and diesel-powered models. But for the GLA45 AMG, Brabus not only upgrades the engine, it adds enhanced aerodynamic components and tailor-made …

McLaren P1 GTR Interior Revealed With F1-Inspired Steering Wheel

After McLaren P1 GTR Concept Revealed at Pebble Beach” target=”_blank”>previewing the P1 GTR at this year’s Pebble Beach concours, McLaren is now giving the public a look at the supercar’s bare-bones interior. The only feature that breaks with the overall theme of minimalism is a giant steering …

Jaguar Land Rover Considering U.S. Plant

Jaguar Land Rover wants to colonize South Carolina, or at least a few hundred acres of it, for its first-ever U.S. factory.<p>The U.K.’s <i>Sunday Times</i> reports that the automaker has been “talking to several southern states, including South Carolina” about plans to open a facility that could churn out up …

Land Rover

Dodge Viper Factory Resumes Production After Strong September Sales

The Dodge Viper plant is set to go back in business in mid-November, and it’s all thanks to the massive price cut applied to the sports car earlier this year. The automaker slapped a $15,000 discount on the entry price for the 2015 Viper SRT, resulting in strong sales in September and the need for …

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Off-Road Toy Has What It Takes, But Will Anyone Notice?<p>Despite the earnest efforts of Japanese automakers like Toyota and Nissan, the American pickup truck scene remains wholly dominated by the likes of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. This is not news. Part of the reason is because of the sheer …

2015 Jaguar XK, Takata Airbag Recall, Anti-Tesla Bill: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Here for its final model year, the 2015 Jaguar XK lineup carries over without significant change, as it's stepped aside for the arrival of the more …

Jaguar Cars

Go Baby Go: Eleanor Mustang seeks big bucks at auction

From the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds.<p><i>Gone in 60 Seconds</i> was one of those movies where the most memorable on-screen personality was a car, for better or worse. Of course, that was Eleanor, the Steve Sanford-designed 1967 Ford Mustang, heavily modified, that is Nicholas Cage's white whale in …

Pair Of Modified 2015 Ford Mustangs Revealed Ahead Of 2014 SEMA Show

Following the pair of modified 2015 F-150 pickup trucks it unveiled ahead of the 2014 SEMA show, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is previewing two …

How on Earth Has Maserati Survived 100 Years?

Phillips on a century of tridentry.<p>From the November 2014 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Come December 1, Maserati will be 100 years old. I’ve followed the marque’s duck-and-dart adventures since the summer of 1967. That’s when my father and I, in our death-pallor-gray Ford Taunus in downtown Paris, spied a …

Maserati

Trion Nemesis to unleash 2,000 American horsepower in 2016

If it seems to you that everyone and their cousin wants to get into the hypercar game, you're right. We see new supercar startups popping up all the time. Some make it to production and some don't, and while it may be too soon to render verdict on this latest project, we hope it's one that comes to …

BMW Working on More Powerful, Sportier i8 Variant

We like the BMW i8 for its styling, its efficiency, and its fresh approach to what a sports car can be. If there’s one area where it might be perceived as falling short of the competition, it is in overall output. With 357 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, it is quick, turning in a 3.8-second …

Sports Cars

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

When nothing less than second-best will do.<p>If you’re truly wealthy, you’re not visiting your local Rolls-Royce dealership to buy a Ghost, but rather a Phantom, at a price that starts just above $400,000 but can require adding a seventh digit. The Ghost, while still outrageously expensive at …

Rolls-Royce

Limited-Edition, $2.5-Million Ferrari F60 America Debuts—and Is Sold Out

Right on cue, just ahead of Ferrari’s 60th-anniversary festivities scheduled to celebrate the maker’s diamond anniversary in the U.S., Ferrari has unveiled the F60 America.<p>Announced on the 10th day of the 10th calendar month, production of the F60 America is capped at just 10 examples. In keeping …

Ferrari