Cars, cars, cars!

By TimC | A curated aggregation of #car, #automotive and #motorsport #news...with a bias towards European makes, plenty of exotica, and quirky #motoring stories.

With Chevrolet Camaro Sales Plunging, Camaro Inventory Has Ballooned To A 129-Day Supply

“Do you want to get in and out of your car easily and do you want to be able to back out of a tight parking spot?” Ford Mustang buyer and former …

Chevrolet

Tesla's Ludicrous mode and mega battery make its Model S the 'fastest production car ever'

A new 100kWh battery means the car can travel hundreds of miles on a single charge<p>Elon Musk, the enigmatic CEO and co-founder of Tesla, has released a new model of the company's flagship car.<p>The upgraded Model S P100D claims to be the "quickest production car in the world" and can travel from …

Elon Musk

Mini JCW Challenge skids and slithers

Extreme BMW M4 spy shots

Race car bits, road car bits and a huge rear wing - what is BMW planning?

BMW

Dodge Viper ACR: Spotted

It's in the UK, it's registered and it's ready to ruin a GT3's day

Last Renaultsport Megane 275 on sale in the UK

The chance to buy a piece of hot hatch history gives us the chance to celebrate a legend

Automotive

Belgium 2011: Webber vs Alonso

2017 Porsche 911 GT2 spied, sans manual transmission

• <b>By Tony O’Kane</b><br>• Aug 23, 2016<br>• News<p>Print<p>Porsche’s next incarnation of the 911 GT2 supercar will sprout a pair of flappy paddles behind its steering wheel, …

Porsche

This Is Roborace's First Autonomous Race Car Prototype

​But weirdly enough, it still has a cockpit for a driver.<p>We were a little surprised when Formula E announced last year that it planned to create an autonomous racing series. It seemed odd to remove the driver from the race car, but it's still a fascinating idea. And Roborace just took another step …

Prototypes

Rebuilding a Temperamental Fiat After a Mechanic Let You Down

Choosing a brown-on-brown Fiat 850 Sport Coupe as your first car is a great way to build character, to say the least.<p>Picking up a Fiat 850 Sport Coupé as your first car is a brave choice. Some might even say it's foolish. While i'ts true that these rear-engine economy sports cars are relatively …

Automotive

Electric Concept One destroys LaFerrari

• <b>By Cameron Kirby</b><br>• Aug 23, 2016<br>• News<p>Print<p>All-electric concept destroys opposition in drag race.<p>IT IS no great secret the Tesla P90D is one helluva …

Ferrari

Pagani Huayra BC shows off at Pebble Beach to attract the rich and famous

Although Pebble Beach may be known most for classic cars, automakers also know that it's a prime opportunity to show new products to wealthy buyers. So it makes complete sense that Pagani would use the event for the Huayra BC's American debut.<p>Really, any Pagani would be a perfect fit at Pebble, …

Pagani Huayra

You Need to See the Newest Porsche 911s Restored by Singer

​Singer displays two new 911s restored for the same guy in Minnesota, and expects at least eight more customer cars to pop up around Monterey.<p>Since starting in 2009, Singer has lavishly restored 50 unique Porsche 911s, most of which stayed in America, with some going to to Hong Kong, Moscow, …

Porsche

Honda patents 11-speed, three-clutch transmission in the name of fuel economy

In an effort to improve fuel economy, automakers are stuffing transmissions with as many gears as possible. General Motors fitted the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with a 10-speed automatic, while the 2017 Ford F-150 will have a variation of the same transmission. Last year, Ford filed a patent for an …

Honda

Porsche 911 R review

• <b>By Andrew Frankel</b><br>• Aug 23, 2016<br>• Reviews<p>Print<p>The north west of Scotland. There may be other places in the world as well-designed to showcase the talents …

Porsche

Holden SSV Redline review

Classic Ford GT40s were out in force at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach plays host to the best of the best in the classic car world, so it was only fitting that there would be a massive display of Ford GT40s there this year. Ford has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its legendary Le Mans win in different ways throughout the year, including a …

Tesla Model S P100D: fastest new car in the world revealed

The Tesla Model S and Model X P100D models have been revealed, with a more powerful battery pack allowing the car to become the fastest-accelerating …

Porsche 718 Cayman

Can the best sports coupé of the decade absorb a contentious new engine? Until now, Porsche has preferred to keep the two-peas-in-a-pod similarity of …

Porsche

Lexus LC500 Strangely Snapped On New York's Streets Before 2017 Launch

| By<p>|<p>Comments:<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlusEmail<p>The Lexus LC500 isn't expected to land in the United States until early next year but one of our readers …

New York City

$18M Ferrari 250 California Spider Tops Gooding's Pebble Beach Auction [w/Videos]

| By<p>|<p>Comments:<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlusEmail<p>Every year sees hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of classic cars go under the hammer during Monterey …

California

New Ford Mustang GT500 Tipped To Have At Least 740hp

| By<p>|<p>Comments:<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlusEmail<p>As Ford furiously develops the brand new Mustang GT500, it has emerged that the muscle car will eclipse the …

Ford Mustang

With the petrol Panameras driven, we're trying the 4S Diesel today. 416bhp and 627Ib ft of torque sound like fun. https://t.co/p0KjUmtcTJ

This is Cadillac’s new design language

Pebble Beach is more than just a fancy Californian car-based garden party. It’s a celebration of the past, present and future of the motor car. By …

Mobileye and Delphi aim to bring self-driving cars to market as early as 2019

Mobileye, a key supplier of components like image processing and computer vision systems for automakers, announced a partnership with self-driving software and hardware provider Delphi today to be able to bring Level 4 and 5 automation ready for market to car makers by 2019.<p>The two companies are …

Automotive

Ken Okuyama shows off Kode57 Concept hypercar at Monterey

Okuyama, the designer behind the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte, turns his hand to something a bit different 2016-08-22 13:00 Monterey, …

Monterey

Jason Kenny to race a Radical this weekend

A week after the end of the Rio Olympics, six time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny is to race at Brands Hatch in a Radical SR3 RSX.<p>Kenny was the …

Chris Hoy

See What Really Makes High-Performance Shocks Better

Behold– the heart of a high-performance shock absorber. (Images by the author.)You know that shocks are what control how your car rides, but what’s …

Engineering

Lewis Hamilton set to take engine penalty at Monza

It has been decided that Lewis Hamilton will slide down the grid at Monza.<p>The reigning world champion extended his lead in the 2016 standings …

Motorsport