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2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost Driving Footage

Turbo Fever

Magnus Walker on the Porsche Turbo<p>Iconoclastic Porsche builder Magnus Walker is back, this time talking to XCAR about the his true love, Porsche Turbos. While Magnus' technical and historical knowledge is impressive, it's his experience with so many different models and variants that gives his …

What Kids Need to Learn These Days

Growing up, I enthusiastically wanted to help my parents pump gas into their cars at the gas station. Over the years I continued to both teach myself …

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport First Test

Might this V signal another V-E Day?<p>As Cadillac continues to build its autobahn arsenal with the larger, leaner CTS, the highly anticipated Vsport model deploys twin-turbo V-6 performance in the war against the Mercedes E550 and BMW 550i twin-turbo V-8s. We’ve been promised a new AMG/M-fighting …

2013 Buick Verano Turbo Arrival

Getting to Know the Baby Buick<p>The 2013 Buick Verano is one of several new products launched as part of the brand’s mission to change how it’s perceived and lower its average customer age. The Verano joins the Audi A3 and Acura ILX in the luxury compact segment, which has seen mixed success over the …

Ruf Turbo R Converted 1998 Porsche 993 Turbo

This 1998 Porsche 993 Turbo was converted to Ruf Turbo R spec about 11,500 miles ago when showing 24k on the odometer. It’s said to be an official …

Stealth Callaway Turbo: 20k-Mile 1983 VW Rabbit GTI

This 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI had a turbo kit installed by the specialists at Callaway Turbosystems in Connecticut when nearly new. It was …

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Twin-Turbo V-6

Veni, Vidi, Vici: The new CTS Vsport puts Cadillac back in the $60K chariot race.<p>From the November 2013 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>TESTED<p>The lone domestic premium brand with a pulse is growing ever stronger and more confident as it slowly rises from its 30-year snooze. The second-generation Cadillac …

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel V-6

The Ram goes compression ignition.<p>Being practical sorts, full-size-pickup owners don’t suffer fools or eco-weenies gladly. But as with the mainstreaming of organic foods and energy-conserving light bulbs and appliances, the prefix “eco” has slowly crept into the pickup-truck vernacular.<p>Ford kicked …

Ford's 1.5-Liter EcoBoost Less Efficient Than 1.6

In a case of less is more, Ford’s latest attempt to extract more performance out of a small engine has been stymied by the regulators at the EPA. As we previously reported, as part of an effort to appease Chinese tax codes and serve more potential buyers, the Blue Oval is planning to drop a …

Volkswagen Confirms Twin-Turbo Diesel Four-Cylinder Engine

The Volkswagen Group has long positioned its TDI offerings as fuel-efficient alternatives to conventional or even hybridized powertrains, but the company also has a reputation for churning out go-fast diesels, too—look no further than the Touareg V-10 TDI, the Euro-only Audi Q7 V-12 TDI, and the …

Hennessey V1000 Twin-Turbo

Not content with the 550+ hp of the standard Cadillac CTS-V Coupe? Well, have we got something for you. The Hennessey V1000 Twin-Turbo ($TBA) boasts …

Sports Cars

VW going turbo-only in 3 to 4 years

This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's taken …

BMW M3 and M4 will rock 430 hp from twin-turbo six with standard manual [w/video]

We're not sure which spec we're most intrigued by for the new BMW M3 and M4: the twin-turbo six-cylinder with 430 horsepower and "far beyond" 369 pound-feet of torque, the 3,300-pound curb weight or the standard six-speed manual transmission with automatic throttle blipping on downshifts. That …

Ford's Ultra-Efficient V6 Racer Breaks Daytona Speed Record

Racing technology eventually finds its way into your car, but it rarely goes the other way around. Ford is standing that axiom on its head by not …