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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron First Drive Review

Meet the post-diesel solution<p>I’ve got to think that when Audi originally planned the introduction of its A3 Sportback e-tron, the PR folks smiled at the thought of presenting it at the NEWBLK gallery in San Francisco. Trendy. Perfect. And that the tech start-up role-playing we’d be doing in Palo …

Bugatti Chiron performance revealed: 1497 hp, 1500 Nm, 500 kmh

Bugatti first revealed a teaser for its next-generation hypercar back in August, with a short 30-second video that didn’t really reveal much about …

Video: Lamborghini Aventador Screams to the Limit on the Dyno!

With a high-revving naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine, the Lamborghini Aventador is capable of sprinting to 100 km/h in a mere 2.9 seconds and …

Sports Cars

2017 Porsche 911 First Drive Review

Put yourself in my shoes for a minute: You're racing down Mount Teide—a 12,000-foot-tall volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands—in the latest 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Even though you're up above 6,000 feet, all 414 horsepower are underfoot because of the all-new 3.0-liter, twin-turbo …

Porsche

Ten Things You Learn Driving The New Turbo Porsche 911 Carrera

Much has changed, much has stayed the same. Does a turbo ruin the car?<p>We drove the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera last week on Tenerife, a Spanish island off the coast of Africa. Don't ask why Porsche decided to launch the face-lift of its most important car on the rim of the western Atlantic. Do ask …

Spec 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia/Giulia Quadrifoglio: "Are You Threatening Me"?

Besides a lusty 2.9-liter turbo V-6, a trusty 2.0-liter turbo four.<p>“I am Quadrifoglio! I need turbos for my six-hole!” We like to imagine an anthropomorphic Giulia, a Metallica T-shirt pulled up over its cabin, front wheel-arms pointing skyward, reared up on its haunches like some great Rothian …

Lamborghini goes RWD with lightweight, redesigned Huracán LP 580-2

2016 Honda Civic Coupe Debuts: Same Virtues, Hotter Look

The latest two-door Civic has arrived.<p>Just two months after the debut of its latest Civic sedan, which is lighter, sleeker, and generally sweeter, Honda has introduced the sexier 2016 Civic coupe. Looking pretty much identical to the concept introduced earlier this year save for its tamer …

Why Tesla is nothing like Ferrari and never will be

And General Motors doesn't entirely count, because the company was reentering the public markets after its 2009 bankruptcy.<p>So Tesla, FCA, and Ferrari are the only automakers to have IPO'd in US markets since Ford in 1956.<p>In other words, car-company IPOs are about as rare as black swans, four-leaf …

Is the New Mercedes Sports Car a Sales Dud?

The Mercedes AMG GT is a furious sea creature of a car, arguably sleeker and sportier than any road-mobile Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz has produced …

2016 Lexus GS F

Luxurious speed without the $100,000 price hardship.<p>F is the scarlet letter we use to mark failure or scorn. Ironically, the opposite is the case in Japan, where anything associated with that symbol commands respect. Mount Fuji is worshipped as a natural wonder. Fuji International Speedway is …

10 Supercars You Can Buy for Under $50k

You don’t have to spend a mint to get some of the fastest and most beautiful cars ever produced. If you’re willing to put the effort into finding the …

Watch as Aston Martin's $2.3 million hypercar meets the awesome bomber it was named after

The Aston Martin Vulcan is simply one of the best-looking cars money can buy right now. Aston introduced the Vulcan earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Immediately, the $2.3 million hypercar became the talk of the town. The Vulcan's intoxicating combination of style, aggression, and …

Sports Cars

2016 BMW X4 M40i Launched: Because Why the Hell Not?

BMW’s M Performance lineup is growing, most recently with the addition of the X4 M40i, which targets the Audi SQ5 and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC450 AMG. Unlike those two, however, the BMW is based on a “crossover coupe”—and based on its specs and appearance, it might well be the sportiest SUV …

Mazda Teases Sports Car Concept: Could It Be Rotary-Powered?

Okay, as much as Mazda’s announcement that it is showing off a mysterious “sports car concept” at the Tokyo auto show desperately cries out for someone, anyone to label the car the next RX-7, there’s no evidence to support that. Sure, the shadowy picture certainly appears to show a car that’s …

Bentley Could Celebrate its Birthday by Building $1.5M Hypercar

<b>Bentley is trying to decide how to celebrate its 100th birthday and the automaker might build a $1.5-million hypercar for the occasion.</b>CEO Wolfgang …

Top Gear

Here are 5 cars that are serious about competing with Tesla

The electric car has made leaps and bounds in terms capability and acceptability over the past few years. Leading the charge has been Tesla, whose Model S sedan has set a performance benchmarks for competitors looking to enter the segment.<p>A few year ago, there weren't very many car makers that took …

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The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the Next Veyron, Unhinged

Remove any semblance of comfort or the needs of the driver from the equation, and you have the ultimate Bugatti track car. And it's real. Sort of.<p>You know the Vision Gran Turismo drill by now: it's a safe environment for a car company (and it's designers and engineers) to play around with whatever …

2016 Jaguar F-Type R is a civilized brute of a sports car

Jaguar has a complicated presence in the U.S., where its stately sedans never quite measured up to the German luxury brands due to reliability problems. Its recent past has further clouded Jaguar's place in the American market. The British heritage brand was once controlled by Ford then sold in …

Meet the 591 hp Brabus-Tuned Mercedes-AMG GT S

Brabus alters the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8's ignition timing, fuel injection, and turbocharger boost to deliver for 591 horsepower and 553 lb-ft.<p>Brabus, the northern German tuner, just might be one of the busiest companies at the Frankfurt show. The firm not only will bring examples of its hotted-up …

Northern Territory

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Performance Estimates and More Detailed Curb Weights Revealed!

At <i>Car and Driver</i>, we care about numbers, what with our storied history of testing and publishing performance data, curb weights, and more on hundreds of cars per year. So our empirical selves can appreciate Chevrolet’s latest data dump on the sixth-generation Camaro, which outlines the company’s …

Chevrolet-FNR Concept Looks Too Good to Be Self-Driving

Look at this crazy thing. It’s perfect. It’s like a sports car escaped from the <i>Blade Runner</i> prop room and came to life. It’s the world’s angriest roller skate. It’s the future we all dreamed about when we were 10, where the cars on the street look like wacky Hot Wheels concepts. It’s the Chevrolet …

3500-Mile 2005 Lotus Elise

This 2005 Lotus Elise is an all original example with just 3,423 miles from new. It was purchased by the seller from its original owner at a Kruse …

2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn: The Wraith Loses Its Head

Rolls says this is the sexiest car it's ever built. It just might be.<p>We can already tell that 2016 is going to be a good year for high-rolling sunseekers, as they’ll have a number of new droptops from which to choose. And unless Maybach drops another Landaulet or Bentley finally chops the roof off …

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera / Carrera S

Now, every 911 is a 911 Turbo. Sort of.<p>Like any updated car whose changes stop short of a full redesign, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera bears the typical scars of midcycle fiddling. There are new headlights, new taillights, and a new touch-screen dashboard display. And that matters not one iota to …

Bugatti Vision GT, 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350, 2017 Mercedes S-Class Cabrio: This Week’s Top Photos

Bugatti is previewing its Veyron replacement with a supercar concept debuting this month at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. The concept was developed …

Radical new Lambo coming to steal McLaren P1 and LaFerrari thunder

According to French TV network TF1, Lamborghini’s upcoming model will be known as the Centenario LP770-4, honouring the centenary of the birth of the …

This is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

Here are some words from Bugatti on the car's design:<p>Look for it at the Frankfurt show starting the week of September 14th, but there's no word on when it'll be available to download into <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>.