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This is what it's like to drive the 963-hp LaFerrari

See speed through the eyes of a LaFerrari owner.<p>If money were no object, go-fast your drug of choice, and an instantaneous 963-hp overdose your desire, then the LaFerrari is your ride. There are precisely 499 people on Earth who will be able to drink in the glory of 'The Ferrari' whenever they so …

Supercars

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe: 2014 New York Auto Show Live Photos

Mercedes-Benz’s replacement for the CL-Class, the new S-Class Coupe, made its debut last month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Today, we have the …

Auto Shows

Prime Cuts: We Slice Open a Diesel Exhaust Treatment System to Reveal Its Secrets

We use our saws to see how modern diesels shed their soot.<p>Diesels have an edge on gasoline engines when it comes to fuel economy, but compression-ignition engines need extra help to meet America’s emissions regulations. Higher peak-combustion temperatures and pressures produce more oxides of …

Porsche Fires: Every 2014 911 GT3 Engine Will Be Replaced

Follow Antony<p>No carmaker is infallible, and Porsche has found that out the hard way with a series of fires in its 2014 911 GT3.<p>Now, the German sports …

Engines

This Week’s Top Photos: The 2014 Geneva Motor Show Edition

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone, and boy what a show it was. A handful of new supercars, numerous luxury coupes and some very exciting …

Auto Shows

Sbarro Sparta Concept: Hybrid Rally Racer Makes Geneva Debut

The Sbarro Sparta, an all-wheel-drive hybrid rally car that made its debut at this week's Geneva Auto Show, has a lot of great ideas for an …

Auto Shows

1,341-horsepower Koenigsegg One:1 debuts at 2014 Geneva auto show

Attention One-Percenters, your latest ultra-exotic, limited-edition hypercar is finally here, revealed in full today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. …

Report: Maserati Alfieri sports car delayed

The Maserati Alfieri concept wowed audiences at its 2014 Geneva auto show debut, helping the Italian brand celebrate its 100th anniversary in …

Auto Shows

2016 Audi TT: Third Generation of a Design Icon

More angular, but instantly familiar, it packs an innovative interior.<p>True automotive icons don't come along very often. From the Porsche 911 to the Ford Mustang, these cars have genuine cultural significance, and they push the art of the automobile forward. It may not enjoy the public recognition …

Apple CarPlay Announced: Siri Is Your Co-Pilot

Here’s what CarPlay will look like in the upcoming 2015 Mercedes C-class.<p>Anything Apple announces makes big news, so when the tech giant shows up at the Geneva auto show with something to say, the car world listens. Today, Apple’s big reveal is its new CarPlay technology, which will soon crop up in …

Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud Connectivity And Custom App

These days developing the world’s premier supercar takes a lot more than simply ensuring you have the quickest acceleration or highest top speed or …

Koenigsegg

Samsung Galaxy S5 to ship with oodles of freebies

Samsung is sweetening the pot for people who want to get their hands on the<p>Galaxy S5.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Monday announced that Galaxy S5 customers will be able to enjoy "free, long-term subscriptions and premium" access to several applications when they pick up their handsets in April. …

Mercedes-Benz gives us a look at Apple’s CarPlay in new C-Class [Gallery]

Earlier today we got a look at Apple’s just announced CarPlay feature for iOS when Volvo announced it would arrive in its new XC90 SUV, and now Mercedes-Benz has announced its partnership with Apple. As previously reported, the company confirmed today that it will be demoing the new Mercedes-Benz …

Super Mario Kart Ride-On Makes Your Mario Kart Fantasies Real

Most everyone between the ages of six and 40 have played some version of Nintendo’s classic <i>Mario Kart</i> video games. The gameplay has been tweaked over the years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our collective yearning for a real-life Mario Kart. There have been various life-size Karts created …

Mario Kart

PassoCorto is an Italian-Penned Hyundai Design Study, Set for Geneva

View 14 Photos<p>The designs coming out of Korea lately have shown drastic improvement, but everyone can use a little help now and then. Help is exactly what Hyundai got after tapping the European Institute of Design in Turin, Italy to come up with a sports car that's "extremely compact" and appeals …

Auto Shows

Honda unveils new 3.5-liter racing engine

Honda is following Ford's lead and debuting the second twin-turbocharged V6 to be used by Daytona Prototypes in the United Sports Car Championship. The wait won't be long to see it on track because the new engine will debut with the Starworks Motorsport team in a Riley Gen3 prototype chassis at the …

Heidi Klum and Maserati go Beyond the Swimsuit for Sports Illustrated

When sports and cars come together, the world "super" often comes up – whether it's a high-performance super sports car, a racing series (like Japan's Super GT, Australia's V8 Supercars or Italy's Superstars series), the latest crop of Super Bowl ads from the world's automakers or a supermodel …

Ford dumps Microsoft, looks to Blackberry for SYNC

Big change as Ford revamps infotainment approach.<p>As if Microsoft didn't have enough problems with its core businesses, it may be about to lose its best foothold in the automotive sector: Ford.<p>Auto industry trade publication The Hansen Report says that Ford has dumped Microsoft from its …

The Continental: Tesla's Swiss Woes, French Minis, and Australian Speed

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>Switzerland has taken umbrage with one of the Tesla Model S’s most …

IED Students, Hyundai Collaborate On Gen-Y Sports Car

Follow Antony<p>Various studies will bring you stories of doom and gloom relating to Generation Y and their lack of enthusiasm for cars. We're told …

Ford Dropping Microsoft-Based Infotainment, to Adopt BlackBerry Unit

If you’ve ever driven a new Ford and found the touch-screen display a bit buggy—or watched it black out all of your major controls—you’ll understand Ford’s decision to scrap Microsoft from future models. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Ford will instead partner with Blackberry subsidiary QNX for its …

First 2015 Ford Focus Photos Leak Ahead of Official Debut

Allow us to unceremoniously present Ford’s refreshed-for-2015 Focus, courtesy of several official-looking photos of the car that surfaced on Autowp.ru, a Russian photo site. Per industry practice, the Focus is due for an update, given it has been on sale here in the U.S. since the 2012 model year, …

2015 Subaru WRX STI First Drive

Is the 2015 Subaru WRX STI worth the $8k premium over the WRX? And does it remain one of the most capable performance cars on the market, short of …

Subaru

Photos: 2015 McLaren 650S

Here's the first official look at the third model in McLaren;s growing supercar lineup, the new 650S.<p>The third model in McLaren's growing lineup.

McLaren

First Look: 2015 McLaren 650S

McLaren won't say it, but the 650S is basically a Super 12C.<p>Images leaked over the weekend, and now we get the first official look at the new McLaren 650S. McLaren positions the Geneva-bound supercar between the 12C and P1 in what's now a growing lineup, but apart from the latter's face, the new …

McLaren

2015 WRX STI Driven, McLaren 650S Revealed, Wanxiang Buys Fisker: Today In Car News

We recently drove the 2015 Subaru WRX STI in order to find out if it’s in fact an improvement over the outgoing model. However, in addition to its …

VW updates Scirocco with revised styling, new engines

The Scirocco is undoubtedly one of the better-looking models in the Volkswagen lineup, but introduced back in 2008, it's now been on the market – some markets, anyway – for the better part of six years. VW is said to have an all-new replacement in the works, but before that arrives, the German …

2015 McLaren 650S Photos, Details Leaked

McLaren Automotive’s lineup is about to explode. The introduction of the 12C four and a half years ago marked the marque’s return to carmaking, while the reveal of the P1 a year ago signified the beginning of the brand’s plan to introduce a new model each year for the foreseeable future. The …

Alpine delayed over 'creative tensions' between Renault and Caterham

The rebirth of the Alpine brand is going to have to stay in the womb a little longer, it appears. <i>Autocar</i> learned that Renault's styling mockup was secretly shown to possible clients recently, and the feedback was tepid enough for the French company to send the design back to the drawing board. The …

Bugatti sitting on $85M stockpile of unsold Veyrons

There may be trouble brewing with the supercar specialists at Bugatti. The French brand shocked the world with the Veyron when it debuted in 2006, but at eight years old, the hypercar may be getting a little stale to its wealthy clientele. What's worse, Bugatti insiders say a replacement is still …