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Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan to be Offered With Turbo Five-Cylinder?

Rumours have emerged that the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan could exhibit smaller, five-cylinder engines for Asian markets, where heavy taxes are …

Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan could get twin-charged five-cylinder

Engine downsizing and forced induction are some of the biggest trends in automotive powertrains today because. They offer the chance to reduce emissions and boost fuel economy, while possibly maintaining power. The shift is already happening to performance cars with turbocharged four-cylinders …

Audi R8

Cadillac's Euro reboot may have implications for US models, sales

Firmly on the comeback trail in the US, Cadillac is still trying to get out of the starting blocks in Europe. At the Geneva Motor Show in March, Cadillac' senior execs revealed plans to grow the brand's presence in a luxury market dominated by the big three German marques, Audi, BMW and …

Review: 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible makes a convert

It wasn’t until I spent a weekend behind the wheel of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible that I began to understand the allure of the Corvette.<p>When you are behind the wheel of a Corvette, you are driving. There is nothing else. The contours of the road, the surrounding traffic, the passing …

TOTD: Which Convertible Supercar Would You Own?

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 is rated at least 625 hp and 635 lb-ft of torque. With today’s leaked details of the Corvette Z06 convertible making the same power, we want to know which convertible supercar you would own on today’s Thread of the Day.<p>While the …

Sports Cars

This Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV at Spa is a 12-cylinder symphony

It's the hyped-up version of the already hyped-up version.<p>Automakers like to produce very special limited editions to commemorate cars nearing their final moments of production. Chevy waved goodbye to the C6 Corvette by stuffing the wondrous 7.0-liter V8 into a convertible Chevrolet dubbed the …

Sports Cars

New Forza 5 DLC adds Chaparral 2E and Audi RS4

A Can-Am legend, German über wagon, and Australian racer come to Forza 5.<p>A slew of brand-new digitized metal has arrived for <i>Forza 5</i> in the forms of the Chaparral 2E, Audi RS4, and Xbox Racing Holden Commodore from the Australian V8 Supercars series. The cars are part of the <i>Top Gear</i> car pack, which …

Audi

Porsche gives GT3 owners extra year of warranty, new engines in production April 22

While the auto industry reels from massive recall after massive recall, Porsche has quietly been working on a fix for an issue that's forced owners of the new 911 GT3 to park their track-ready rockets for fear of an engine fire. Thanks to a leaked letter from Porsche to a GT3 owner (which has been …

Jaguar F-type Coupe stakes a claim to immortality

What would Hamlet be without “Alas, poor Yorick”? The Godfather absent “Leave the gun, take the cannolis”? The Metamorphosis minus Gregor Samsa having awoken to find himself transformed “into a monstrous vermin”?<p>A great line has the ability to render the remarkable immortal. In the case of the new …

Ferrari planning sleeker FF coupe?

There are a lot of things you could call the Ferrari FF. Innovative, advanced, pioneering, ponderous... beautiful may not be one of them, though. Because while it does pack Ferrari's first all-wheel drive system, it doesn't pack it into a very pretty shape, alternately described as a chopped …

2015 McLaren 650S

McLaren has replaced its MP4-12C with the new 650S, priced from $265,000 and making its North American Debut in New York this week. It has a 641-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that will go to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 207 miles per hour. Fast.

New York Auto Show Preview: The Best Cars of 2014

The McLaren MP4-12C has an astounding 616 horsepower and will hit 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds. It was McLaren’s first production vehicle since the demise of the legendary F1 in 1998 and is designed to handle anything Ferrari, Aston Martin or Lamborghini can throw at it.<p>But it doesn’t hold …

Toyota unveils two new small displacement engines

Toyota introduced a pair of brand-new engines in Japan today, that it says will eventually spawn 14 different variants by 2015. Where these two engines stand out in today's world, is that neither mill boasts direct injection, and both are naturally aspirated.<p>The larger of the two is a 1.3-liter, …

Fast & Furious Supercharged ride coming to Universal Studios

Give us an afternoon behind the wheel of a genuine driving machine and that's all the amusement we could ask for. But amusement and theme parks have been wise to cater towards automotive enthusiasts as well – whether it's with a single attraction at an existing park like the famous Test Track at …

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Legendary motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passes away at 70

The motorcycle world lost a great designer over the weekend. Massimo Tamburini, the mind behind the shape of the Ducati 916 Superbike, MV Agusta F4 and a host of other beautiful bikes died of cancer at age 70.<p>Tamburini founded Italian high-performance motorcycle builder Bimota in the '70s with two …

Muscle Evolved: Modding a Mustang GT

LIT Motors C1: The Car-Like Motorcyle That Can't Fall Down

Imagine, a vehicle that drives like a car, but balances itself on two wheels. Too late--LIT Motors already did it, back in 2012.<p>As this BBC video …

Electric Vehicles

Jay Leno plugs himself into Porsche's 918 Spyder

As one of the greatest sports car manufacturers of all time, when Porsche puts out a new, ultra-exclusive hypercar, enthusiasts tend to stand up and take note. Jay Leno is no exception, and now, the funnyman is finally getting his time with awesome 918 Spyder.<p>With his 1963 Porsche 356 and his 2005 …

Fast & Furious 7 To Feature CGI Paul Walker: Report

Follow Antony<p>Paul Walker's death in a car accident last November shocked the automotive community, but it also left the producers of the seventh Fast …

Maserati offers peek into Alfieri concept's design

This year marks Maserati's hundredth anniversary, which means we'll be spending the rest of 2014 talking about all the company's planned celebrations. The Alfieri Concept, shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, though, is quite possibly the most noteworthy part of the brand's centennial.<p>Named after …

Crash This Ducati, and an Airbag Goes Off in Your Suit

Riding gear with airbags are one of the greatest safety innovations for motorcyclists since body armor and back protectors. But until now, they've …

Top 5 Triumph Bonneville customs

We’ve already rounded up our favorite Triumph Scramblers and Thruxtons, but today we’re tackling the base model in Triumph’s modern classics line—the Bonneville.<p>Styled after the Bonnies of the 60s and 70s, the ‘new’ Bonneville was released in 2001 and went on to form the basis for the Scrambler and …

Motorcycles

Studiotorino shows new Cayman-based Moncenisio sports car

While the recent bankruptcy of Bertone shows that it has become very difficult to be a coachbuilder today, it seems there is still a business case in creating unique bodies for premium vehicles. Case in point, Studiotorino a small, Italian coachbuilder that has been creating limited-edition cars …

New Mercedes Sports Car Platform May Underpin Future Aston Martins: Report

Aston Martin may take advantage of a new sports car platform being developed by Mercedes-Benz to spawn future versions of its Vantage and DB9 models. …

What if crash test dummies are smarter and more feeling than we thought?

We take it for granted that crash test dummies – save the ones we saw in the short-lived 1990s cartoon series or the Canadian one-hit wonder – are inanimate, unfeeling and altogether without conscience. But what if they suddenly came to life?<p>That's the premise of a short film called <i>Crush</i>. The …

Name That Shifter, No. 171 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. Because the photo we used for this week’s contest was of such low quality, we assumed it would take you guys a bit longer to identify it the shifter. Instead, Brad T. was able to …

Ford Explorer Interceptor SUV Most Popular Police Cruiser

The Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor proved to be a favorite among law enforcement, but police departments nationwide were hung out to dry when production of the body-on-frame sedan ended in 2011 after 32 years. While Ford offers the Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedan in its stead, the …

Ford Explorer

1955 Mercury Montclair

This 1955 Mercury Montclair is said to have an older restoration, and the black and white paint still looks great for a driver. The interior has …