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Porsche Design Tower elevator deposits car and driver inside their luxury apartment

The three glass car elevators inhabit the core of the US$560 million condominium complex, and although automated parking garages are nothing new, …

Skyscrapers

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT takes fiercest feline further

If there were any car to overshadow the 542-horsepower Jaguar XJR that's coming to the New York Auto Show, this is it. Meet the Jaguar XKR-S GT – a street-legal, higher-performance version of the already hardcore XKR-S that will be headed to North America in very limited quantities. Only 30 will be …

2014 Mercedes CLA45 AMG brings world's most powerful four-cylinder to US [w/video]

Remember when 100 horsepower per liter of displacement was a huge feat of automotive engineering? That sort of power density was the preserve of high-strung motorsports powerplants and a handful of street engines not long ago. Well, today Mercedes has introduced its 2014 CLA45 AMG, and it cranks …

BMW offers M Performance Power Kit for 2012 335i sedan

BMW has let loose a new M Performance Power Kit for its F30-generation 335i and 335i xDrive sedans. Starting at $1,100 for the kit – installation is extra – your car will be fitted with a new ECU and air intake on the functional side and an M Performance engine cover and rocker panel stickers on …

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Wagon is one hot hauler [w/video]

Mentioned at the debut of the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in January, Mercedes has finally pulled back the curtain on the E63 AMG S, which was on display at the New York Auto Show in wagon guise. The 2014 E63 AMG S ups the ante even more from a "base" E63 AMG, improving the car's …

EVO - Ferrari F12 vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Aston Martin Vanquish

Lexus LF-LC approved for production

On the sidelines of a press drive for the 2014 Lexus IS, the company's vice president of marketing in the US told <i>Ward's Auto</i> that the honchos in Japan have approved the Lexus LF-LC concept for production. He wouldn't offer any other details on how the luxury coupe might be transformed into a …

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is World's Fastest Roadster

Open-top motoring is about taking in the scenery more than about speed, but it’s good to have the capability to do both. This line of thinking has been taken to an extreme at Volkswagen’s ultra-luxury subsidiary Bugatti, which produces the open-top Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Powered by a …

Sports Cars

How it Works: Audi 4-Liter Turbo V-8

Our engine of the month is an all-aluminum powerhouse putting out 420 hp, and that's just a start.<p><b>Thirty years.</b> That's how far Audi's previous V-8 engine dates back, albeit with numerous updates along the way. But in light of ever-tightening emissions and fuel-economy regulations, Audi decided an …

2013 Land Rover Range Rover [w/video]

<i>Legendary, Iconic... And Improved?</i><p>It is an undeniable reality that there are only so many adjectives to choose from when describing a given vehicle. Here are two that tend to be both overused and misused perhaps more than any other: legendary and iconic.<p>Forgive us for regaling you with these …

Dubai police welcome Lamborghini Aventador cop car

There is a long history of law enforcement adding supercars to their police cruiser fleets. The latest comes from a likely place, Dubai, where one-upping the rest of the world in conspicuous consumption has become a national point of pride.<p>The Dubai police force announced yesterday that they've …

Motor Authority

Porsche Video Documents History at Le Mans, Previews 2014 Comeback

Porsche’s return to prototype racing in Le Mans likely will make use of many components from the 918 RSR concept.

Sports Cars

This is Toyota's FT-86 Convertible Concept with the Roof Up

A trained hand and a plasma cutter is about all it takes to turn a coupe into a convertible—so long as one isn’t concerned with niggling topics of “structural rigidity” and “paint finish”—but taking a convertible and giving it a folding top often presents a much bigger challenge for automakers. …

Volkswagen

BMW i3 EV continues to shed camouflage

As BMW gets closer to introducing the production version of its plug-in i3, we keep seeing the hatchback being tested with lessening degrees of design-obscuring camouflage. Last we heard, BMW is expecting to have the i3 ready by the end of this year, and the swirly, blue camo does little to hide …

BMW M Power for iOS plots our track runs for posterity (video)

While pro race drivers are used to telemetry-based feedback, us civilians don't have such an easy solution for our track days. BMW wants to take the guesswork out of those amateur racing sessions by launching its M Power app for iOS. The tool pairs an iPhone with a BMW Connected car to collect not …