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Watch a Koenigsegg One:1 race a Volvo semi truck

Don't bring a semi to a hypercar fight.<p>British gearhead TV personality Tiff Needell has participated in some oddball races in his career. This one is an absolute head-scratcher: Needell behind the wheel of a Volvo FH big rig, lining up against Koenigsegg's Bugatti-beating One:1 hypercar. Wait, what?<p>…

2015 Volkswagen Golf is the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year

Car for the Course: Our Champion is a Jackrabbit of All Trades<p>It might be hard to believe, but in a four-decade lifespan, Volkswagen’s Golf has only run away with our Golden Calipers once before, in 1985. Also interesting is the fact that the GTI that won our Car of the Year award 30 years ago was …

Extreme Sports

Lamborghini Accademia at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

We Get Schooled In The Art Of Lamborghini Driving<p>I found it to be a rare, genuinely rewarding educational experience.<p>Lamborghini is putting more effort into its North American motorsports efforts and promotion, so we recently attended its first-ever <i>Intensivo</i> driving school at Mazda Raceway Laguna …

Meet The Man That Modified The Cars For 'Furious 7': Video

By now you’ve almost certainly seen the first trailer for <i>Furious 7</i> in which a number of the cars starring in the new movie were teased. Now you can …

Are cars getting less affordable? Yes, and no

Data, not conventional wisdom, holds the answer.<p>Conventional wisdom says that cars are getting more expensive—and they are, a fact accompanied by much hand-wringing. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) says that the average retail price of a new vehicle was up 3 percent in 2013, to a …

Volkswagen Golf named Motor Trend Car of the Year

The all-new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has captured <i>Motor Trend</i>'s prestigious Car of the Year award. The Golf, along with its many variants, which include the diesel-powered TDI, GTI hot hatch and electric E-Golf, beat out a slew of competitors which included corporate cousin Audi and its …

‘Furious 7’ Cars, 2015 Mercedes C-Class Video, 2016 Lotus Evora: Today’s Car News

The first trailer for <i>Furious 7</i> was recently aired and now we have a new video that features the man responsible for building many of the cars …

Porsche 911 GT3 named Performance Car of the Year by Road & Track

The Porsche 911 GT3 is a very, very good performance car. Yes, we know this is like saying fire is hot and a shovel to the head hurts. What's different about this proclamation, then? Well, we bring up the 911 GT3's inherent goodness because our friends at <i>Road & Track</i> have named it their 2015 …

Report: Next Porsche Panamera Is More Stylish, May Gain Coupe Version

After years of constant updates and new versions, the <b>Porsche Panamera</b> sport sedan will get a full overhaul for the 2017 model year. <i>Autocar</i> has more details on this redesigned model that will boast lightweight materials and improved styling when it arrives in late 2016.<p>We already knew that the big …

What you missed on 11.13.14

<b>W</b><b>e get schooled at at Lamborghini Accademia</b><p>Lamborghini recently invited us to try out its Accademia performance driving program at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, one of our favorite tracks anywhere. Driving a Huracán or an Aventador is always entertaining, but next-level instruction and evaluation …

This 2016 Ford Mustang GT350 Preview Might Just Be Batman

Here’s the second-to-last teaser for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. The car’s headed for a full unveil next week, but before that happens, Ford won’t miss the chance to show us an astonishing array of shadowy details. In that vein, the fourth clip in the series focuses on design by speaking in …

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster: Aggressive Angular Aural Anger

The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is a supremely ridiculous machine. It has a body modeled after a future spaceship we haven't yet built. Power, of …

Roadsters

Spied! Bugatti Veyron Successor Shows off Potential Hybrid Bits

There’s no hiding the world’s fastest, most powerful, and most expensive hypercar. And there’s no hiding its replacement, either. Spy photographers spotted a camouflaged prototype for the Veyron successor attracting a small crowd, and were able to snap photos of the car rumored to be called the …

TOTD: Which Car of the Year Contender Would you Take Home?

Every year, we take a group of the newest cars out to Hyundai‘s California proving grounds to see which one will come out on top. Personal biases are set aside as each model goes through the same rigorous tests. This year, the crop of 23 models plus variants was whittled down until only the 2015 …

Infiniti Synaptiq concept 'spinal lock attachment' makes you one with your car

The theme of this year's LA Design Challenge is "Sensing the future" and asks, "How will cars interact with us in 2029?" Infiniti has kicked off entries in the LA Auto Show's yearly visionary party with its low, wide and versatile Synaptiq concept. Less a car and more of a set of interlocking …

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT First Drive [w/video]

Wolverines, Whiskey And The Apogee Of Grand Touring<p>At a Halloween party a couple of weeks ago, a rather inebriated new acquaintance of mine pulled a beautiful round flask out of his extravagant wolverine costume (the animal, not the <i>X-Men</i> character – I live in Ann Arbor) and offered me a pull. I …

Bentley, Lamborghini consider foreign production [w/poll]

Would a Bentley be a Bentley if it weren't manufactured in Great Britain? Would a Lamborghini be a Lamborghini if it were built outside of Italy? It may be hard to say either way, but we might find out sooner than later, because the latest word coming in from Europe is that the Volkswagen Group is …

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI takes on the Motown Mile

A rally-bred hero squares off against a brutal track surface.<p>The tarmac at the Motown Mile is rough and broken. Grip is paramount. Will the 2015 Subaru WRX STI's AWD traction give it an edge? Our Editor-in-Chief has the skills to find out. Here's Larry Webster hustling the STI around the Detroit …

Corvette's Performance Data Recorder headed to other cars, will Cadillac ATS-V be first?

For 2015, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gained a novel piece of high-performance technology: The Performance Data Recorder. This trick system combines video from a front-mounted camera with in-car data and GPS information to help drivers record and study their lap times, complete with data …

BMW, Mini Reveal New Performance Parts

BMW is rolling out a slew of performance accessories for the X3 and X4 as well as the high-performance M3 and M4. Some of these upgrades enhance the performance of these models, like the power kits available for the X3 and X4 SUVs, while others focus on visual improvements.<p>Not all of these upgrades …

BMW 7 Series Prototype Spotted in Motor Trend’s Back Yard

The first BMW 7 Series prototype has been spotted in the U.S. Earlier prototypes for the full-size BMW sedan have been spotted in Europe, but this 7 Series mule was spotted in Southern California by one of <i>Hot Rod</i> magazine’s staff members.<p>As with the previous mule, this prototype is heavily …

What you missed on 11.14.14

<b>OMG, AMG!</b><p>It's here, you guys – our first test of the highly anticipated 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. Senior Editor Seyth Miersma put the slick new coupe through its paces on road and track in northern California and came away pretty darn impressed with Merc's new coupe. It isn't totally perfect, though. …

The crazy Lexus LF-LC is going into production

Lexus has confirmed it has production plans for the LF-LC concept, hoping the striking coupe will do more for the brand’s reputation than the …

Lexus

New Muscle-Car Method: Turbo, AWD, and a Luxe Badge - The Kiinote

At this year’s Car of the Year program, the all-new 2015 Mustang GT was easily the most talked about and anticipated performance car of the field. After all, it ushered in a new generation of Ford‘s ponycar and touted legit muscle-car stats, thanks to a hulking 5.0-liter V-8, six-speed manual, and …

Muscle Cars

Burly VW Golf R 400 to Make American Debut at L.A. Show

Volkswagen uncorked the Golf R400 Concept at the Beijing show earlier this year. Production confirmation was not far behind, nor was our report that the version headed for dealers would feature more than the concept car’s 395 horsepower. Just so you can grab a gander at this herald of Hot-Hatch …

Volkswagen Golf

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

AMG pulls its halo downmarket. It wasn't a bad move.<p>Normally, prior to the launch of an important vehicle, manufacturers assemble a jet-lagged mob of scriveners for an every-last-detail PowerPoint presentation. AMG was so confident that the new GT S would speak for itself, it simply gave us a quick …

San Francisco

Best Cars To Buy, LA Auto Show, New Benz Names: The Week In Reverse

We drive hundreds of cars each year, write hundreds of reviews--and it all comes down to this. The Subaru Legacy is The Car Connection's Best Car To …

Ferrari to pay Fiat Chrysler $2.8B prior to spinoff

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is trying to get capital together in a hurry to finance the automaker's growth plans. Among its strategies to raise money, Ferrari will be spun off from the FCA mothership next year with an initial public offering. However, the Italian supercar maker will be a couple …

Porsche to Sell Remaining 918 Spyder Models by December

Four years ago, Porsche greenlighted production of the automaker’s most expensive model to date, the 918 Spyder. Before the new model even hit showroom floors, half of the production orders were already spoken for. To commemorate the latest model, only 918 copies were made, and with a sticker price …

Despite Paul Walker tragedy, studio expects at least 3 more Fast and Furious movies

It was only natural that questions regarding the future of the <i>Fast and Furious</i> movie franchise would surface following the tragic death of star Paul Walker – and let's be clear that the consequences of Walker's death transcend far past the fate of a series of movies he starred in – but a recent …