Brendan Mulroney

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American Billionaire Ronald Lauder Is Funding Africa's Cheapest Car

American billionaire Ronald Lauder has reportedly provided start-up capital to Mobius Motors, a startup Kenyan car-manufacturing company that plans to build Africa’s cheapest car.<p>According to a report by Kenya’s Business Daily, Lauder, who is worth about $3.8 billion, is offering Mobius Motors an …

The Search for Seeds of Black Holes

How does one grow supermassive black holes? A new study using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up what might be …

NASA achieved a major milestone this month in its effort to…

NASA achieved a major milestone this month in its effort to transform the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a multi-user spaceport by successfully completing the initial design and technology development phase for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program.<p>The major program milestone on March 20, called the Preliminary Design Review, provided an assessment of the initial designs for infrastructure at Kennedy and allowed development of the ground systems to proceed …

Volvo Concept Estate to spawn V90 luxury wagon, joining CUV and coupe

The Volvo Concept Estate garnered Autoblog's Editors' Choice award as our team's favorite reveal at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month for its sleek take on Scandinavian design, and now it looks like we might actually see the sleek wagon in production. Volvo is reportedly considering …

Inside Koenigsegg Back For Season 2, Focuses On One:1 Supercar: Video

Last year, the industrious team at <i>/DRIVE</i> came out with a series titled <i>Inside Koenigsegg</i>, which looked at the inner workings of Sweden's first and …

Koenigsegg

Dominate playtime with the Lego Volvo Wheel Loader L350F

Lego and Volvo team up to make the awesome Technic wheel loader.<p>In what is possibly the greatest intra-Scandinavian alliance ever, Volvo and Lego have collaborated to create the Technic Wheel Loader L350F. Weighing in at nearly 4.5 lbs, it's about 1/25,000th the weight of a real L350F, which is …

Sebastien Loeb and Peugeot targeting Goodwood hillclimb record

Sebastien Loeb and the more motorsport-obsessed elements of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group seem hellbent with breaking records. Together they've accumulated an unprecedented nine World Rally Championship titles, 78 rally wins and the all-time record for climbing Pikes Peak. And this season they'll …

Renault, Caterham to dissolve joint sportscar venture?

Long living in the shadow of Lotus, British automaker Caterham is keen to make it on its own – though maybe not all on its own. The company that made its name building continuation versions of the iconic Lotus Seven still relies on automakers like Ford and Suzuki to supply its engines, and …

Mini goes zany with latest accessories catalog

Driving a Mini is most definitely an individualistic choice – one that not everyone would get on board with. So if you're going to go with such a fashion statement, you might as well give it your own sense of style. That's where Mini's new line of accessories come in.<p>Available for the new third-gen …

Tesla Model S Gets the Tuner Treatment

Well, it really only was a matter of time before tuners got their mitts on the Tesla Model S. With news that Saleen Automotive was developing a tuned Model S, California upstart Unplugged Performance has just released what it calls a “tastefully aggressive redesign” of the Tesla Model S, beating …

Tesla

Japanese Consumers Begin Testing the Toyota i-Road

It’s been a year since Toyota showed off its funky, three-wheeled i-Road concept car and now it’s loaning i-Road prototypes to consumers in Tokyo for testing purposes.<p><b>The Toyota i-Road</b>, which combines the versatility of a motorcycle with the comfort and protection of a car, is also aimed at …

Audi Reveals R18 e-tron Quattro Livery Ahead of 2014 Le Mans

Audi is gearing up for the 2014 World Endurance Championship season—and that series’ headline event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans—but until now, had yet to show the final version of its latest R18 e-tron Quattro race car. The wait is now over, after Audi revealed the latest iteration of the R18, as well …

Sports Cars

'Ferrari' is an oft-banned search term in China, but why?

The Internet has been a boon for car enthusiasts; after all, information about any car ever made is available at a few taps of the keyboard, whenever you'd like. Unfortunately, some Chinese motor heads are not quite as lucky because state censors have been intermittently banning searches for …

The Continental: Tesla's Swiss Woes, French Minis, and Australian Speed

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>Switzerland has taken umbrage with one of the Tesla Model S’s most …

Northern Territory

We Hear: More Details Emerge on Bentley SUV

Whether or not you’re a fan of the proliferation of SUVs across every class and brand of vehicle, too late. The cat’s clearly out of the bag, and it seems nearly every manufacturer either has an SUV or crossover on the market or in the pipeline. We’ve known about Bentley‘s aspirations to get into …

BMW to offer carbon fiber wheels in a year or two

The Citroën SM sat on the first set of production glass fiber and resin wheels in 1972 when parent company Michelin developed the exotic hoops in order to take the SM rallying. It wasn't until 2008 that we got the first all-carbon-fiber wheel for passenger cars in the form of a prototype model from …

Previewing the 2014 Geneva motor show

Automotive Design

Next Audi RS4 to get V6 turbo, US sales still unclear

Audi's high-performance S models have forged a reputation in the US for offering wonderful driving dynamics in a package that doesn't scream, "I bought a sport sedan." However, its even higher-performance RS models are still somewhat of a rarity here. While the RS5 and RS7 are in the current US …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Rendered, Detailed

A new engine for the fast C-class.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Our latest educated take on what the wildest and most powerful derivative of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class will look like. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V-8, the C63’s performance will rival that of the Audi RS5 and the BMW M3. …

Automotive Design

Mercedes and Pebble Technology Collaborate on Watch that Keeps Time, Connects to Your Benz

If you’re the type who keeps a close, ahem, watch—nailed it—on the latest and greatest tech to trickle out of Silicon Valley, the Pebble smart watch is likely already on your radar. If not, Mercedes-Benz’s recently forged strategic partnership with the upstart watchmaker-cum-tech company may pique …

Wearable Tech

Ferrari Flaunts Its 1.6-Liter Turbo V-6 Ahead of 2014 Formula 1 Season

Ferrari’s 2014 Formula 1 race car may not have a name yet—the Italians soon will allow its fans to vote for the racer’s moniker online—but that hasn’t stopped the crew in Maranello from revealing some of the forthcoming car’s secrets. The firm has published a video explaining some of the car’s …

Automotive Design

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

2014 Detroit Auto Show: Top 12 Biggest New Car Debuts

Performance cars supplanted alternative-fuel vehicles as the main attraction at this year’s Detroit auto show. But just because automakers are busy unveiling fast and powerful machines like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Lexus RC F doesn’t mean they’re ignoring fuel economy.<p>Quite the contrary. BMW …

Barrett-Jackson 2014: 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra is a racing classic at $1.65M

While nowhere near as famous as some of Carroll Shelby's automotive creations, the Cooper Monaco King Cobra is nonetheless an interesting machine that saw some amount of success in sports car racing events in the 1960s. Importantly, this is the only original remaining King Cobra known to exist, and …

2014 London Boat Show: Fairline Esprit Concept

My Hooniverse Overlords have let me off the leash this morning, on probation I assume, to take the reins and steer us through a big old slab of …

McLaren gunning for Ferrari 458 Speciale with hardcore 12C

Since the launch of the MP4-12C back in 2011, McLaren has rolled out endless variations on the theme. The original coupe was followed by the 12C Spider, the GT3 racing version, the Can-Am hardcore track toy (pictured above), the GT Sprint mild track version and more special editions than we could …

2015 Subaru WRX STI Headed to Nurburgring 24-Hour Race

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI hasn’t even been officially revealed yet, and it’s already set to go racing. This Subaru WRX STI was revealed recently by Subaru, with plans to go racing at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, and hinting at what the new WRX STI will look like.<p>Set to race in the SP3T class at …

Subaru

First Look: Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept

A Beetle Turbo, now dressed for the desert.<p>Dune buggies meant freedom and rebellion all at the same time. Based around the evergreen Volkswagen Beetle, builders stripped away the bodies, addedsome fiberglass and big tires, and created an instant California-style classic.<p>Now Volkswagen is going back …

100 years of Aston Martin: What to expect next

Over the last 100 years, Aston Martin has ferried royalty, seduced James Bond and won world racing championships. It's also been through enough bankruptcies and reorganizations to make American Airlines proud.<p>This year finds the iconic British brand celebrating its centenary year in fine form. The …