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Bugatti Chiron Prototype Caught by Instagrammer on Italian Highway

This test mule sure looks a lot like a production-ready version of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo show car.<p>When Bugatti debuted the Vision Gran Turismo concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, the hypercar company hinted quite loudly that whaat we were looking at was the probably Veyron …

Polestar hops up Volvo XC90 SUV

Polestar has been in the limelight over the last few years making some Volvo cars actually desirable. Take the Volvo V60 Polestar wagon, one of the …

Rolls-Royce to auction first Dawn in America for charity

Want to get your hands on the first new Rolls-Royce Dawn to reach North America? The automaker will auction off the first of its new convertibles in the US at the Naples Winter Wine Festival in January. All proceeds will go to charity.<p>The Dawn is the new drophead counterpart to the Ghost and …

2016 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro Photo Gallery

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Rated at 28 MPG Highway

Numbers on the 2.0L turbo-four still pending.<p>The EPA has tested and rated a few 2016 Chevrolet Camaro models including the Camaro SS powered by the automaker’s new 6.2-liter LT1 V-8.<p>When equipped with the eight-speed automatic, the 455-hp 2016 Camaro SS V-8 returns 17/20/28 mpg …

2016 Ford Focus RS: All the Tech Details You Could Ever Want

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Apple's New "Secret Agent" Is a Former BMW EV Software Engineer

And after BMW, he worked on electric-vehicle fleet management. Now he's at Apple.<p>Even though Apple won't confirm that it's building an electric vehicle code named Project Titan, the company has been scooping up relevant talent for at least the past year, including from Tesla. But one hire might be …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Subtle changes make a big impact.<p>It may have changed its name and added a host of new features, but Mercedes‘ full-size crossover remains quite similar to its predecessor in terms of design. The GLS, formerly known as the GL, gains a few key revisions to its front face to resemble the GLC and other …

BMW X2 Prototype Shows Off Low-Slung Body

Model caught testing in Germany.<p>Now that BMW has introduced both the X1 and X4, it only makes sense that a middling X2 would soon hit the streets. In these new spy shots, the X2 shows off a sleek design that mixes the best of both its predecessors.<p>This BMW X2 prototype was caught testing on the …

2016 Subaru WRX STI S207 Photo Gallery

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Subaru WRX STI S207 Gets More Power, Is Limited to 400 Cars . . . In Japan

Oh golly, it’s a superheated limited-edition WRX STI that we can’t get here in the States. Subie-heads are already lamenting. Here’s what’s breaking their hearts: 323 horsepower, up from the 305 we see from the STI here in the U.S. Subaru claims the S207 “aims to be the world’s most enjoyable …

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2016 BMW M4 GTS hidden in plain view in Tokyo

We almost missed the 2016 BMW M4 GTS at the Tokyo Motor Show. As you can see in the photos, the car is sort of tucked into a little corner behind a wall, and it's way in the back of BMW's show stand. You'd never see it unless someone told you it's there. And that's a shame. This is one of the …

BMW working on DCT for its FWD cars?

Having introduced its first front-wheel drive products, a report in <i>BMW Blog</i> says that BMW is developing a dual-clutch transmission to use in some of those vehicles. If that is the case then BMW would be catching up to its competitors, with Mercedes-Benz using its 7G-DCT in models like the CLA, and …

2018 Audi A5 spy shots and video

The second generation of Audi’s handsome A5 is expected to arrive in time for the 2018 model year, which puts its showroom arrival sometime in the …

Taking a BMW i8 to My High School Reunion, Or: Flashing Back to a Bimmer Past

Growing up, BMWs were the most exotic cars around.<p>From the November 2015 issue<p>Growing up in Maine, there weren’t a lot of nice cars around. This was mainly because nobody had any money, but the dearth of zesty machinery was also a function of Yankee ­cultural mores, which dictate that a non-rusty …

Why the BMW i8 Is the Perfect Car for a High School Reunion

Want to show off? You need weird doors.<p><i>From the November 2015 issue of Car and Driver</i><p>Growing up in Maine, there weren't a lot of nice cars around. This was mainly because nobody had any money, but the dearth of zesty machinery was also a function of Yankee ­cultural mores, which dictate that a …

Jeremy Clarkson Could Face Three Years in Argentinian Jail Because of Falklands Scandal

But it's rather unlikely to come to fruition.<p>After being chased out of Argentina during the now-infamous "H982 FKL" license plate fiasco, Jeremy Clarkson isn't quite in the clear just yet.<p><i>The Telegraph</i> reported today that despite a failed attempt at charging Clarkson with falsification in April, a …

2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop Photo Gallery

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2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop

A pricey trinket.<p>When BMW returned Mini to our shores for the 2002 model year, having finally dispensed with Sir Alec Issigonis’s original design after too many years in production, the result, frankly, was revelatory. Our beloved Volkswagen GTI was going through an awkward phase, while the Honda …

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Volvo Begins Testing to Mitigate Kangaroo/Car Strikes

You probably grew up thinking kangaroos were cute things, what with their big legs for leapin’ about and their short arms for boxin’. But really think about them for a second. Is there a nuttier commonplace beast? Deerlike head, oversized rabbit hindquarters, T-rex arms, and a freaking pouch to …

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Custom Ford Focus STs highlighted at SEMA

Ford plans to have a bunch of cars at SEMA with a slew of SUVs, crossovers, Mustangs, and a handful of custom Focus ST sports cars. While all of the …

2017 Bentley Bentayga

The Bentley for those with the stamina to cross the Sahara.<p>That beguiling scent wafting through the harvest air is familiar: Oh, yeah, it’s the smell of money. Markets are roiling, inflation’s down, and the great recession is a shrinking speck in the rearview mirror. The wealthy have itchy wallets. …

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New Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Shames Sports Cars on Ignition (W/Video)

The recent trend among sports cars has been to get rid of the manual transmission and to install a smaller turbo engine under the hood. Ford, like a select few other automakers, has gone against the grain and continues to deliver powerful engines paired with manual transmissions so drivers can …

We Hear: Volvo XC90 Polestar on the Table

Polestar to phase out turbocharged straight-six.<p>Since Volvo completed its purchase of Polestar earlier this year, we can expect to see more high-performance vehicles from the Swedish automaker and the performance company. And according to a report from <i>Autocar,</i> one of those models could be a …

Volkswagen's Troubles Are Growing, Not Getting Better

EPA cites 'defeat devices' in Audi and Porsche diesel engines<p>This hits just keep on coming for Volkswagen—though in this case, they’re entirely self-inflicted. Earlier today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered a legalese-heavy letter to the U.S. headquarters of the carmaker in …

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BMW showcases M2, M4 with M Performance Parts at SEMA

The halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center may be filled this week primarily with customized automobiles from one side of the Pacific or another. But that's not to say that European automakers can't come out to play too. Take these two custom rides from BMW, for example. They're each based on …

The 2017 Lotus Evora 400 Is Lighter, Faster, and Better Than Ever

Let's give Lotus the benefit of the doubt.<p><b>SIDELINED FIVE YEARS AGO</b> in Lotus's short-lived, tragicomic plan to produce a string of reimagined cars out of thin air, the Evora is back with a bang, pop, and a <i>waaaaaaaahhh!</i> from its new sport exhaust.<p>The Evora 400 isn't just the best-sounding Lotus since …

Lexus Details RC F GT3, New F Performance Racing Team

Automaker recruits veteran racer Scott Pruett.<p>During the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas, Lexus unveiled its RC F GT3, which will take part in a soon-to-be announced racing series. The newly formed F Performance Racing team partnered up with racer and businessman Paul …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Red and Black Accent Packages Head to SEMA

The more, the merrier.<p>Alongside the Camaro Red Line Series, Chevrolet will debut two other color coordinated Camaros at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Red Accent Package and Camaro SS Black Accent Package concept cars showcase a number of …

Mini has become the Rover that BMW always wanted

BMW has been working for 20 years to build a successful line of British cars, and on the evidence of the second-generation Mini Clubman, it may have finally done it. That means it's time for all of us to get used to the fact that Minis aren't going to be that small anymore.<p>Case in point is this new …