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2015 BMW i8: Production Car Revealed, Detailed

The world's most attractive hybrid?<p>When BMW announced the “i” sub-brand and its focus on plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles, the Munich-based automaker centered the initial product offensive around two models: the sensible i3 two-door hatchback and the sexy i8 2+2 sports coupe. While the …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

The Peugeot 308R Concept is equal parts French and rad

The feral pug.<p>Listen, I typically have about as much interest in obscure French cars that will never see American soil as I have in the dietary requirements of fluke worms. But, there are exceptions to every rule. Peugeot is showing off its 308R Concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, and the …

Auto Shows

Dyno Testing the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51! The J-Turn Ep. 16

Shelby Mustang GT500 Vs Train | Race to the San Siro Pt 1 | Top Gear series 19 | BBC

Last Call- Middle Age Crazy Edition

At this year’s Father’s Day car show on Beverly Hills’ famed Rodeo Drive, the Peterson Museum brought out their 1964 901 in celebration of the …

Dissected: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes christens the latest version of its icon with its very own fragrance.<p>Carbon-fiber missiles with horse or bull badges might attract more attention, but few cars command the respect of an S-class. Mercedes-Benz’s flagship is globally recognized as the unofficial—except in cases where it’s …

Luxury Cars

Next Mercedes C-Class sedan shows its face

Although our recent spy shots of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class revealed a mostly uncovered look at the sedan's profile, these latest images give us our best look yet at its front end. Caught performing some hot-weather tests, this sedan is devoid of any major camouflage obscuring the …

Seat Leon Sc review

24 Hours of Le Mans ends with broken records [spoilers]

The 2013 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has come to an end, and the results require the use of an eraser on the old record books. If you don't want to know how it ended, now would be the time to stop reading, because the results are just below. <br>Audi has claimed its fourth consecutive and 12th …

Jaguar F-Type squares off against Porsche 911, Aston V8 Vantage with Chris Harris

Chris Harris is back on the job, taking on really really difficult car questions like: Which enormously sexy and good-to-drive, high-performance convertible is the top of the heap? As one of the hottest cars in the luxury space right now, the Jaguar F-Type S is, of course, in on the action. …

VW agrees to halt next-gen rally car development to help others stay in WRC

Volkswagen has petitioned the FIA to hold on to the current specifications for cars in the World Rally Championship, according to <i>Autosport.com</i>. The move is evidently an effort to keep as many competitors in the sport as possible, despite the fact that using the current spec racers may actually hurt …

Company car offers in decline, but not at The Cheesecake Factory [w/poll]

As businesses look to keep high-level employees happy, it seems that use of company cars can still be an effective method, although fewer companies are employing it. According to <i>Businessweek</i>, only about 25 percent of companies offer company vehicles as a perk, while less than half give allowances …

Weekend Edition – A Jensen Viperceptor, and now you can own it…

This weekend, I thought I would share some of the cars that have been discussed around Hooniverse HQ. Our man in Finland sent an email about this …

Allan Simonsen dies after crashing in fourth lap at Le Mans

Danish racing driver Allan Simonsen has died as a result of injuries sustained during a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. According to race officials, the 34-year-old was in serious condition after the accident and was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he died shortly thereafter.<p>The incident …

Autoblog Green

The Trump administration is considering ways to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards in order to protect U.S. carmakers, according to two sources familiar with the administration's thinking.<p>One of the biggest stunners of the New York Auto Show came from an unlikely …

2013 Ford Mustang GT Rear Suspension - C/D Underbelly

Telematics Detroit 2013

Geeking Out on the Hardware and Software That Will Soon Connect all Cars<p>The automotive engineering community gathers in Detroit several times per year. As a mechanical engineer, I’m most comfortable covering the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Congress in April. That show features lots of …

Driverless Cars

2013 Kia Optima SXL Arrival

Welcome to the Fold<p>When the 2011 Kia Optima joined the <i>MT</i> long-term fleet last year, the sedan’s styling immediately made a positive impression, but we wondered if it had the substance to back up its good looks. It did, and now we’re welcoming a nicely loaded 2013 Optima SX into the fold. After two …

Kia Motors

Don't Restore It: 1956 Jaguar XK140 SE FHC

This 1956 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe wears decades old BRG paint and runs and drives. It has been in storage for nearly 30 years according to the …

Behind the Lotus Formula 1 Team's Unlikely Union With Daft Punk

When Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (better known as the French synth duo Daft Punk) made a cameo appearance on a balcony overlooking last month's Monaco Grand Prix, the stunt represented a carefully curated merging between Formula 1 racing and mainstream music, based on the band …

The One With The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT! - World's Fastest Car Show Episode 3.5

Airbus' Next-Gen Composite Airliner Completes First Flight

The Airbus A350-XWB flew for the first time today, taking off from Toulouse, France at 10:00 a.m. local time (4:00 a.m. EDT).<p>"The airplane is …

Audi overtakes BMW as adulterers' favorite car brand

As Audi hopes to surpass BMW as the top-selling luxury automaker, sometimes it has to look at the small victories, too. For instance, <i>IllicitEncounters.com</i> – a UK dating site for married folks (also known as adultery) – is reporting that a recent poll shows that more people willing to cheat on their …

220-mph Vencer Sarthe supercar to be revealed at Salon Prive

The last time we heard about Dutch supercar upstart Vencer was a little more than a year ago when it announced it would call its one offering Sarthe. Vencer says the Sarthe will be officially unveiled to the UK in early September at London's Salon Privé.<p>The Sarthe sure seems to bring the supercar …

Incoming Toyota chairman wants a Supra successor

We'd venture to guess that in recent years, there have probably been almost as many rumors swirling about a Toyota Supra successor than there have been for a mid-engine Corvette. (Case in point: the speculative renderings we came across a few years ago, pictured above.) While we don't expect the …

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class enters production

With the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class set to go on sale next month, the first examples of the sixth-generation ultra-luxury sedan have begun rolling off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant in Germany. The first car headed to customers is the silver S400 Hybrid you see above, and …

Autoblog Green

For some time, Audi has teased the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car's silhouette. Today, the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo was unveiled as an actual, functioning vehicle, and it will be used as a "race taxi" at Formula E events.<p>The Trump administration is considering ways to require imported …

2014 Fiat 500L

An upsize 500 with two extra doors and chubby looks.<p>Fiat has moved on from its initial marketing flop with J.Lo. The brand now deploys a little Italian cheek—literally—with scorpions snipping bikini tops and singer Pitbull fist-bumping the tiny 500 into the American psyche. Sexy sells, and sales …

Robots Are Test Driving Your Next Car

At Ford's Michigan Proving Grounds in rural Romeo, Michigan, a quiet revolution in vehicle testing is beginning. Engineers working at the 4,000-acre facility, in collaboration with supplier Autonomous Solutions, have developed a one-of-a-kind system that puts a robot in the driver's seats of …