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Nissan Announces 400-HP, 88-Pound Turbo I-3 for ZEOD RC Racer

Four-hundred horsepower used to be a figure reserved for big-displacement V-8s and high-boost four- or six-cylinder engines. To reach that number with its latest racing engine, though, Nissan only needed three cylinders. Plus one big turbocharger. The automaker has announced specs on its new …

Le Mans

TOTD: What Other Vehicles Should Use More Aluminum Parts?

Rumors of an aluminum-intensive <b>2015 Ford F-150</b> were confirmed when the full-size pickup was revealed earlier this month at the 2014 Detroit auto show. With 2015 F-150 models losing up to 700 pounds (depending on model and bodystyle), the use of the lightweight material is expected to improve fuel …

Detroit Auto Show

Alfa Romeo Rear- and All-Wheel-Drive Mid-Size Platform Gets a Name: Giorgio

<b>We’d be okay with Alfa’s mid-sizer looking like this 6C Concept Coupé.</b><p>As Alfa Romeo’s never-ending U.S.-market reentry saga drags on, it appears the Italian marque is still working on its ballyhooed revival, based on a report from <i>Automotive News</i>. A big part of the brand’s global resuscitation is …

Alfa Romeo

Lexus Introduces RC F GT500 Race Car, Tuxedo-Wearing Pit Crew DJs

Imagine the Lexus RC F we saw at this month’s Detroit auto show after being given the stuck-to-the-pavement treatment typical of Japanese Super GT and German DTM touring-car racers. Now imagine that car being pulled into the pits, where it’s being worked on by a legion of tuxedo-wearing mannequins …

Detroit Auto Show

Porsche 911 SC RS: King of the Stage

29 Jan<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>A mixture of childish excitement and trepidation fills me as I arrive at Curborough Sprint Course to the sight of a …

2015 Subaru WRX STI to Bow in Motor City, Details Forthcoming

Subaru has announced that the ultra-high-performance STI variant of its latest WRX sedan will make its big debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show this month. The automaker revealed no other details, giving not so much as a hint of a hint about the car’s powertrain or chassis upgrades relative to the …

Detroit Auto Show

U.K. Sports-Car Maker Caterham Inks U.S. Distribution Deal

Caterham Seven 620R<p>There are some U.S. enthusiasts who think of stuff like the Mazda Miata and Subaru BRZ as too heavy, too refined, and too common. Soon, however, those ultra-traditionalists will have better access to something a little more—OK, <i>a lot</i> more—minimalist: the Caterham Seven! The …

Sports Cars

Staff Picks: The Best of 2013

We’re all incredibly lucky here at <i>Motor Trend</i>. Day in and day out, we get to do what we love: drive, test, and review the latest and greatest cars, trucks, and SUVs on the market. So even when things are (relatively) bad, it’s still all good. With 2014 just around the corner, our staffers have …

Time I

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

Car Reviews

Aaron Robinson: Is Hollywood Losing Interest In Cars?

Cars are fading into background props.<p>One day in 1990, the heavenly incandescence of truth blazed down on me and I sat bolt upright in professor Sidney Fine’s American History 102 lecture at the University of Michigan and thought: “There was a hidden ramp. There was always a ramp!” A Dodge Diplomat …

University of Michigan

Year in Review: The Best Concept Cars of 2013

Concept cars have always fascinated audiences because they presage the automotive industry of tomorrow. And while these days that can literally <i>be</i> tomorrow, with many “concepts” being thinly disguised production cars, the most alluring are often the most fanciful, those that seduce with artful …

Auto Shows

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX has never been known for its looks and the new 2015 Subaru WRX that recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show is no exception to that rule. Though it has lost the Impreza moniker and shares less with the standard Impreza than ever before, the new 2015 WRX follows one important …

Autos

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