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TOTD: Lamborghini Huracan's Roughness - Good or Bad?

The Lamborghini Huracan is finally here and we’ve gotten some seat time with the highly anticipated supercar. The Huracan certainly has some big shoes to fill considering it’s set to replace the Gallardo, the best-selling car in the company’s 51-year history. With that said, expectations for the …

More Details on Scion FR-S Turbo Four-Door Emerge

The Boxer-engine powered Scion FR-S, produced jointly by Toyota and Subaru, is a watershed model for a brand that plans to significantly expand its sports car lineup over the next decade.<p>Japan’s No. 1 carmaker will round out the FR-S lineup starting with a soft-top convertible by October 2014 and a …

2014 Jaguar F-Type S V-6 Convertible Long-Term Update 1

Birmingham, We Have a (Tire) Problem<p>Ah, Hollywood. So glamorous — all that glitter, those parties, the life! Because quite obviously that’s what life is like for those who appear on the shiny side of the camera, right? I mention this because as you’re probably aware, some of us Motor Trend types …

BMW M2 Coupe Caught Going for a Jaunt in the Countryside

While we truly enjoy the 2014 BMW M235i, we certainly wouldn’t mind a genuine M variant. An M2 coupe is the works, and although the German automaker hasn’t officially confirmed its existence, new spy photos of an M2 prototype frolicking in the countryside show a performance model is on the horizon. …

Automotive Design

2015 BMW M3, M4 First Drive

"Sneak Attack" Could Bar Teslas From Missouri

Tesla is on the offensive once again after state lawmakers in Missouri are attempting to ban the direct sale of the electric cars to consumers under what the automaker calls a “sneak attack.”<p>The Palo Alto-based electric carmaker has invested lots into the state so far. It invested $2 million into …

Tesla

BMW Invests $200 Million to Triple Carbon Fiber

BMW is investing an additional $200 million into SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers — the Moses Lake, Wash.-based carbon fiber plant that supplies the German automaker with carbon fiber for the i3 and i8 EVs. The new investment, which will add 120 jobs to the facility, is in addition to a 2013 investment …

Carbon Fiber

TOTD: Which BMW M3 Generation is Best?

BMW M division fans rival only Porschephiles in their resistance to change. Case in point: M fans were quick to criticize BMW when it switched from a naturally aspirated V-6 to a V-8 in the move from the E46 BMW M3 to the E90 M3. Quite a few BMW M enthusiasts also gave the company grief when the …

Audi R8 LMX Boasts Standard Laser Headlights

Audi has become a pioneer in lighting technology ever since it introduced its signature LED headlights, and now it’s moved on to the next big thing: laser beams. The Audi R18 e-tron Quattro race car will be the first four-ringed vehicle to sport the cool new headlights before trickling down to a …

2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 Update 4 - Truck Trend

Tough Truck<p>If you read the last update about the Ram‘s minor dress-up features that don’t do as well in the context of hard work, this update is almost 180 degrees to the other side. In this case, we are singing the praises of the truck’s toughness — and its value.<p>First, the toughness. The Ram was …

HRE Wheels Opens its Doors to the Public on June 7

We’ve given you a tour of HRE Wheels’ facilities in an episode of <i>The Downshift</i>, but now you can check out the high-performance wheel maker’s digs for yourself. HRE is hosting its annual open house on June 7, when it will open the doors to its Vista, Calif. headquarters to the public.<p>HRE president …