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Tesla Model 3 Production Reportedly Held Back by Gigafactory Delays

"Bottlenecks" may be more significant than previously thought<p>Long before the new Tesla Model 3 began rolling off the assembly line, CEO Elon Musk made it clear that producing its first mass-market vehicle would be a challenge. He even went so far as to say that the first stage would be “production …

Here's Why the Ferrari 488 Spider Is Worth $350,000

Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Honda Odyssey

Minivan gets a fresh look<p>No one buys a minivan for the way it looks, but a compelling design can make one entry stand out from the rest of the crowd. The 2018 Honda Odyssey, which debuted at the recent Detroit auto show, will compete with the Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, and buyers …

Report: Tesla to Build Model 3 Prototypes This Month

Prep on Fremont plant will begin in the next few weeks<p>Tesla is expected to start production on the Model 3 sedan in about five months, and there’s still plenty of work to be done. In preparation for the launch, Tesla will begin building prototypes of the entry-level sedan on February 20, sources …

Dodge Viper Sold Out, Fiat Toro Pickup Not Headed to U.S.

FCA design chief Ralph Gilles talks product in Chicago<p>In its final year, the Dodge Viper is going out on a high note as the car is sold out, Ralph Gilles, design chief for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said today at the Chicago auto show.<p>Gilles said he is sad to see the Viper go away. The car will …

Report: Volvo XC40 Compact CUV to Debut Later This Year

The first Volvo to ride on the new CMA platform<p>According to a new report from <i>Autocar</i>, the budget-friendly Volvo XC40 compact SUV will be revealed later this year. The XC40 will be the first car to be built on Volvo’s new CMA platform and will be the first model in the eventual “40” series …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Ford Expedition

All-new Expedition gets a dose of modern styling<p>Since the Expedition’s debut for the 1997 model year, the SUV has received refreshes and upgrades, but never a ground-up redesign. Not the case this time. The full-size 2018 Ford Expedition rides on an all-new aluminum-intensive platform and gets an …

Spied! Lamborghini Urus Caught for the First Time

Lamborghini's new SUV takes shape<p>Our spy photographers have caught the Lamborghini Urus for the first time wearing its production body and it looks extremely close to the concept that was first unveiled at the 2012 Beijing auto show. Like the concept it’s based on, the Urus features an angular …

Report: Subaru Receives Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

Subaru has received a permit from the DMV that allows it to test self-driving cars in the state of California. According to a report from Engadget, the Subaru received an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit from the California DMV on February 9. This brings the total number of companies testing …

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Ford Announces Investment in Artificial Intelligence Company Argo AI

Blue Oval to work with Argo AI to develop autonomous vehicles<p>Ford has announced that it will invest $1 billion in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup, to help develop the automaker’s autonomous vehicles, which are scheduled to arrive in 2021. Argo AI’s main responsibility will be the …

Next-Gen Formula E Car Previewed With Closed-Cockpit Design

Design will likely change before 2018-2019 season<p>Formula E has come a long way in its less than three years of existence. With a calendar that includes 12 races at 10 international venues, a driver roster that features A-list talent from many different racing disciplines, and a growing number of …

First Commercially Available Flying Car Goes on Sale for $399,000

The flying car is here<p>For $400,000, you can buy a very nice Rolls-Royce Dawn. Or you can purchase something slightly less sleek but more versatile: a flying car.<p>Dutch company PAL-V is now taking orders for the world’s first commercial flying car, the Liberty. The company says that the Liberty …

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Goes to Geneva

MitMoCo revives Eclipse name for new crossover<p>Move over Outlander, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is reviving the Eclipse badge for a new compact SUV, which will be unveiled next month at the 2017 Geneva auto show.<p>From the looks of the teaser photos, the new crossover incarnation keeps the bubbly …

Pagani Huayra Roadster Arrives With 754 HP

Limited edition of 100 already sold out<p>The Pagani Huayra Roadster is Horacio Pagani’s open-air tribute to the god of wind. If there ever was a drop-top to die for, the Huayra Roadster, which was just revealed ahead of its debut next month at the 2017 Geneva auto show, is probably the one.<p>“The …

Ford Spending $200 Million on New Wind Tunnel Test Facility

Ford GT and need for speed behind push for more sophisticated testing of future products<p>When you add a supercar like the Ford GT to your lineup and return to Le Mans, the sophistication of your product can outstrip the sophistication of your testing facilities.<p>To that end, Ford is spending $200 …

Jaguar Launches In-Car Payment System for Shell Gas Stations

Drivers use the car's touchscreen to pay<p>If you drive a 2018 Jaguar XE, XF, or F-Pace, you may never have to get out of your car to pay for gas again. Jaguar is introducing a feature that allows drivers to complete the entire transaction via the car’s touchscreen.<p>Jaguar has partnered with Shell to …

McLaren’s Next Super Series Gets New Twin-Turbo 4.0L V-8

Also offers Sports Exhaust, engine bay illumination<p>McLaren has been releasing snippets of information on its upcoming replacement for the 650S, likely called 720S. Now, McLaren has dropped details on the beating heart of its new Super Series car.<p>Using a new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine, the …

Confirmed: Aston Martin AM-RB 001 is a Hybrid, Will Use 6.5L V-12

Production limited to just 150 units<p>Last summer, Aston Martin dropped its AM-RB 001 hypercar on the automotive world. The automaker promised Formula 1 levels of performance but provided very few details on powertrain. Now, Aston has opened the flood gates on the AM-RB 001’s engine, transmission, …

2017 Honda CR-V Enters Production in Indiana

High demand spurs need for additional production capacity<p>To keep up with the growing demand for crossovers, Honda has expanded production of the new CR-V to an additional U.S plant.<p>The 2017 Honda CR-V entered production today in Greensburg, Ind., and becomes the first SUV ever built at that …

Honda Civic Type R Will Debut in Production Form in Geneva

Production begins this summer<p>We’ve seen enough prototypes, so now it’s time for Honda to reveal its most anticipated new car in quite a while. The Honda Civic Type R will debut in production form at the Geneva Motor Show in March.<p>We don’t expect the final production model to look much different …

Ferrari 812 Superfast Revealed Ahead of Geneva Debut

Makes 789 hp at 8,500 rpm<p>If you thought LaFerrari was the most arrogant, narcissistic name Ferrari could come up with, think again. The prancing horse brand just announced the Ferrari 812 Superfast ahead of its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.<p>Granted, the Superfast name traces its roots all the …

I Just Spent $5000 On A Car Lift And I Couldn't Be Happier

Wrenching on cars as a hobby requires that you come to terms with the fact that unless you’re Tony Stark, you won’t have equipment that matches your …

Transformers’ Barricade is a Badass Ford Mustang Cop Car

Bad-guy Mustang is back "to punish and enslave"<p>How can you tell a Transformer is bad? Easy — it’s the opposite of a Camaro.<p>Another “Transformers” character has been revealed for the next film installment, and this time director Michael Bay revealed Barricade, who is now a current-generation Ford …

Next Porsche 911 GT3 Gets N/A 4.0-Liter Engine, Six-Speed Manual

The purists have spoken, and Porsche is delivering, with a naturally-aspirated GT3 with three pedals.<p>Every now and then, Porsche decides to do something that makes hardcore enthusiasts balk. First, the brand switched from air-cooled to water-cooled engines in the 911, and more recently, moved from …

Mazda Files for Patent on New Rotary Engine

Skyactiv-R engine on the way?<p>A recent U.S. patent publication raises hope that Mazda will bring back the rotary engine. However, as it’s just a patent filing for now, it’s unclear whether Mazda has any immediate plans to bring this engine to production.<p>Some of the key design elements of this new …

Autonomous Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks Travel Through Europe

Automaker participates in Netherlands European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016.<p>A convoy of three autonomous Mercedes-Benz Actros heavy-duty trucks began a two-day journey from Stuttgart, Germany to Rotterdam, Netherlands as part of the Netherlands European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016. The event …

2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Will Offer Manual Transmission

Automaker trims V8 Vantage lineup<p>Among other big announcements for its 2017 lineup, Aston Martin confirmed it will offer a seven-speed manual transmission on the V12 Vantage S.<p>Limited to just 100 copies in North America, the manual 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S packs a familiar 6.0-liter V-12 …

2016 BMW M5 Reviews and Rating

2016 bmw m5 Model Overview<p>New for 2016<p>Enhanced USB and Bluetooth are now standard on the 2016 BMW M5 and a new exterior color, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, has been added.<p>Vehicle Summary<p>The 2016 BMW M5 is the high-performance variant of the 5 Series sedan and is available only with rear-wheel …

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Nissan GT-R Breaks Record for Fastest Drift

Supercar was tuned to 1,380 hp to set the record<p>A tuned 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo has broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest drift ever. Japanese drift champion Masato Kawabata performed a drift in the GT-R Nismo at 189 mph at an angle of 30 degrees, breaking the previous 135-mph record set …