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Opinion: the crying shame behind surging classic values

14 May<p>News<br>• |<br>• Lee Sibley<br>• |<p>As Ferry Porsche never said: “The 911 is the only car that will look great standing forever motionless in your private …

Green Hell Yes! Nürburgring Sold to German Supplier for $140 Million

The venerable Nürburgring racetrack had become the subject of much ridicule. On top of the legendary Nordschleife, the grand prix circuit, and various testing facilities, the politicians of Rhineland-Palatinate had decided that it needed nothing more than an amusement park. The project failed …

China's Central Bank Halts Use Of QR Codes, Virtual Credit Cards

China’s central bank (PBOC) has issued orders to put a stop to QR codes and virtual credit cards in the country, Reuters reports. This move is bound to derail the plans of Chinese Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent, which have been actively boosting their mobile payments ecosystem via such …

Each Porsche Sold Earns Average of $23K Profit

You want that crest painted? It’ll cost you extra.<p>There were times when the relationship between Volkswagen and Porsche could have been better. Yes, their histories were intertwined from the beginning when Ferdinand Porsche constructed the original Volkswagen. But the cooperation turned sour a …

Alleged 2016 Nissan GT-R Details: 800-Plus-hp, Hybrid Tech

An interesting couple of tidbits of next-generation Nissan GT-R information appeared on JDM tuner site 7tune‘s Facebook page the other day, and if true, would indicate Godzilla’s about to get a lot meaner. The info was accompanied by the photo of a Japanese magazine spread, which is 7tune’s cited …

New Audi TT's Gauge Cluster Will Spread to Three Other Models by 2015

Audi’s new digital gauge cluster will be available in at least four models next year as the brand continues updating its feature-dense MMI infotainment system. The 12.3-inch TFT LCD replaces all physical gauges and deletes the pop-out LCD display on the center stack. The customizable screen will be …

McLaren P1: Flames, drifts and an unforgettable noise | evo REVIEW

Volkswagen Development Chief Says Next-Generation Phaeton in Future Plans

Despite the belief of many that the Volkswagen Phaeton full-size luxury sedan was the answer to a question nobody asked, VW development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser said that an Volkswagen Phaeton is a Go – Motor Trend” target=”_blank”>all-new Phaeton was in the works, and despite superficial …

Ozil ends goal drought, over penalty miss, says Wenger

(Reuters) - Record signing Mesut Ozil is now over his key penalty miss against Bayern Munich having ended a three month goal drought with a dynamic display in the FA Cup win over Everton, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.<p>Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (R) celebrates with team mate Mesut Ozil after …

Spurs boss Sherwood fearful for future and Champions League

(Reuters) - Having seen his hopes of steering Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League tempered by a thumping loss at leaders Chelsea, under pressure manager Tim Sherwood questioned the failure of his board to dispel rumours he is to be replaced.<p>Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (R) shakes hands …

Robin van Persie rumours leave Manchester United manager David Moyes in no-win situation

Rooney contract gives manager a dilemma over whether to also offer Dutch striker new deal<p><b>Manchester United</b> made a rod for their own back by capitulating into handing Wayne Rooney a fortune to stay at the club with a new five-year contract. That is being borne out by the problem they now face with …

Soccer

Murray seals quarter-final berth for Great Britain

Murray celebrates beating Querrey to seal Great Britain's progression © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p><b>Great Britain</b> are into the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup …

Idlewild recording new album

Singer Roddy Woomble tweets update on the Scottish band's new record<p>Idlewild are recording a new album, it has been revealed.<p>The Scottish group …

New Albums

First world war centenary is a year to honour the dead but not to glorify

On the morning of 18 August 1918, units of the Belgian army climbed out of their trenches and advanced. For the first time since the invasion of their country four years earlier, they drove the Germans back, and in doing so took the hamlet of De Kuiper. It was not recognisable any more as a place …

Porsche Planning to Expand 911 Lineup Into Crossover Territory

Take this Carrera 4S and imagine it on taller suspension and bigger tires, and you get an idea of what the 911 Safari concept will look like.<p>Porsche’s lineup of 911s in the U.S. is already quite extensive: There are the Carrera, the Carrera S, the Carrera and Carrera S cabriolets, the Carrera 4 and …

Facelifts