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Audi Sport Quattro Concept Photos and Info

Had author Thomas Wolfe lived until the 1980s, he may have been inclined to write a sequel to his classic novel “You Can’t Go Home Again” called “You Can’t Go Group B Again.” It could have served as a story with a moral for automakers like Renault, Peugeot, and Audi, who frequently evoke the …

Audi R8

Lexus LF-NX Concept Photos and Info

More than a decade ago, Lexus turned the SUV world on its head when it introduced the segment-busting, car-based RX300. That luxury wagon helped popularize crossovers, and it was a huge success for Toyota’s upscale division. Now Lexus is planning a second, smaller crossover called the NX to play in …

Lexus

Smart Fourjoy Concept Photos and Info

Smart isn’t giving up just yet. The brand is starving for new product, still dependent on the Fortwo—in its second generation of existence—for sales numbers and market legitimacy. But it won’t be long until Smart rolls out an entirely new generation of model that’s been co-developed by Renault—one …

Nextgen

Land Rover Green Lights Evoque Convertible for Production, Report Says

Land Rover has given the green light to a convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque, according to an article by British publication <i>What Car?</i>. The piece quotes an unnamed source at Land Rover as saying, “The Evoque convertible now has the green light, it’s going to be built.” The publication …

Land Rover Range Rover

Someone’s Building Cayenne Convertibles and They’re, Ahem, Interesting

If you’re like most Americans, your daily routine serves merely as a minor distraction from the weight of life’s most pertinent and urgent question: How can I turn my Porsche Cayenne into a sweet-ass convertible, possibly including faux-wood paneling? Thanks to the efforts of California-based …

Porsche

2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Spy Photos

<b>What It Is:</b> Porsche’s upcoming mid-size SUV, the Macan, caught testing wearing almost no camouflage. The Macan, which carried a code name of Cajun—short for “Cayenne Junior”—is smaller than the Cayenne and designed to bring even more buyers into the Porsche fold. Our spy photographers previously …

Acadiana

Infiniti to Introduce Q30 Concept at Frankfurt Auto Show

Although the premium-compact segment has been somewhat of the redheaded stepchild in the U.S., it continues to be an important cog in the wheel of European sales. Consider that Audi offers the A3 with three doors or without a roof (in addition to the five-door we get at present), BMW sells a …

Sebastian Vettel

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe and Roadster

GTs in name only.<p>TESTED<p>Before marketers hijacked them, before BMW slapped them on an awkward hatchback, and long before you could buy a Mitsubishi Outlander GT, the letters “GT” defined a very specific type of automobile. A grand tourer, or <i>gran turismo,</i> was a swift, athletic car that placed equal …

Volkswagen Group Green Lights Bentley’s SUV Project

A Bentley SUV will go on sale in 2016, but it likely won’t look like this early design proposal of the EXP 9 F concept.<p>It’s official: the Bentley SUV will happen. Today, Volkswagen Group chief Martin Winterkorn declared that the long-rumored off-roader—previewed by the unfortunately styled EXP 9 F …

Volkswagen

Acura NSX Prototype with Production Powertrain to Pre-Run IndyCar Race

If you’re growing bored with Acura’s seemingly endless parade of NSX concepts—there was the 2012 original, then this one, one with an interior, and, oh, look, a red one!—get ready to flip your britches. That’s because there’s yet another NSX prototype headed for the spotlight, but this time it will</i> …

Acura

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Test – Review

TESTED<p>Logic goes right out the window with a vehicle like the Grand Cherokee SRT. You start with a fairly capable off-road family vehicle and then slap on huge tires and slam the suspension. You take a 470-hp, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 that should be in a lake roadster, pair it with an eight-speed …

Corvette C7 FIA GT3 Racer to Be Built by Callaway, Sport a Hellacious Aero Package

The competition arm of Callaway Cars, perhaps most famous for creating outrageous Corvette spin-offs—its Aerowagon conversion kit is our current favorite—has announced that it once again will be producing the FIA GT3 race version of Chevrolet’s sports car. This time, of course, the racing model …

Sports Cars

The Continental: Goodbye to Two Cars, Bosch’s Diesel Prediction, and Some Benz Numbers

<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>Time to say goodbye: The E92 BMW M3 coupe is no more, and the last M3 …

Chevrolet

Lotus is Getting a Lifeline, But New Esprit Is On Ice

After spending decades trying to do too much with too little, Lotus now is just spending very little. Former CEO Dany Bahar’s plan for a five-to-six-model Lotus range was never completely serious—it was more meant to showcase Lotus’s expertise-for-hire—but development had progressed quite far on a …

Savile Row

Benz’s Ultimate S-class to Compete in $250K Bracket, According to CEO Zetsche

Mercedes will place a new S-class atop its range to replace Maybach, much like this Mercedes Maybach concept from 1997.<p>Mercedes-Benz is readying its ultra-luxury version of the new S-class, which is being designed to take over at a slightly lower market position than the ill-begotten Maybach. …

Maybach

Freaky Five-Door: Audi Prices 560-HP 2014 RS7 from $105,795

Audi’s A7 luxury five-door is one of the most attractive cars on the market, but it has since birthed the higher-performance S7 and now, this: The 2014 RS7. Compared to the S7 and regular A7, the RS7 packs an additional 140 and 250 horsepower, respectively. Now Audi has revealed how much more than …

Audi

A Thousand Horsepower? Hennessey Outlines Several Levels of Pumped-Up C7 Corvette Upgrades

So you think Chevrolet’s latest Corvette is pretty grand, but you want more than its stock 455 horsepower? Pity, the C7 ZR1 won’t arrive any time soon, and neither will the Z06. Mercifully, Hennessey Performance Engineering’s got your back. The tuning outfit has revealed a slew of …

Sports Cars

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Photos and Info

Ask Audi why there’s no RS8, or BMW why there’s no M7, and the answers inevitably will include: <i>There’s not enough of a market for such a car</i>, or, <i>This is not a priority for us</i>, or even, <i>Those customers care about comfort, not performance</i>. Thankfully, there is one automaker that continues to think …

Daimler Claims DuPont and Honeywell–Developed Refrigerant is Flammable; GM Continues Use

GM will continue using HFO-1234yf refrigerant in the Cadillac XTS.<p>Daimler has announced it will not use the automotive refrigerant HFO-1234yf in new vehicles, and is recalling Mercedes-Benz vehicles that already use the chemical because of safety concerns regarding flammability. Spurred by Benz’s …

Lamborghini Countach 5000S

Life in the whips-and-chains lane.<p>From the December 1983 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>You shouldn't have this car. Nobody should have this car. That's obvious from what happens to people when they are exposed to it. On the freeway, fellow motor­ists tuck into your blind spot, watching from where they …

Supercars

Dissected: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class – Feature

Carbon-fiber missiles with horse or bull badges might attract more attention, but few cars command the respect of an S-class. Mercedes-Benz’s flagship is globally recognized as the unofficial—except in cases where it’s official—transport of powerful people on all three sides of the law: right, …

Chevrolet

Cadillac Bins Plans of $100K Flagship Sedan, Report Says

Cadillac had plans for a flagship sedan that would take visual cues from this Ciel concept. Not anymore.<p>Cadillac has axed plans to launch a flagship sedan, according to a report in <i>Automotive News</i>. This was supposed to be the more upscale of two proposed Cadillac models based on GM’s …

Cadillac

Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour Concept First Drive – Review

We were trucking down a Sardinian highway in Italdesign’s Parcour, cornering flatly at speed, when Fabrizio Giugiaro said, “Now I’ll show you what we can do. We see a nice off-road, and there we go.” He promptly drove the megabuck concept car off the pavement and onto a deeply gouged dirt road—and …

Supercars

Jaguar C-X75 Concept

Driving the Jaguar supercar that will never be.<p>On announcing the cancellation of the C-X75 supercar last December, Jaguar brand director Adrian Hallmark tried to put a positive spin on the story, saying that the car’s development would be completed and that regular Jaguars of the future would …

Supercars

2014 Audi RS7

The Audi A7 in its most awesome form.<p>Yes, it’s real. The engineers at Quattro in Neckarsulm, Germany, have slotted a ridiculously powerful, twin-turbocharged V-8 into the Audi A7 and birthed nothing less than a five-door supercar. That model, the RS7, will bully its way onto American shores later …

10 Awesome Things You Need to Know About the C7 Corvette

Blending economics and emotion is a tricky business, and when Chevrolet began prepping the new C7 Corvette, it knew the development process would be one of give and take, where even the tiniest decisions could have far-reaching implications for the car. With our first full test of the C7 coming …

Sports Cars

Chevrolet Announces 2014 Corvette Stingray’s Fuel Economy, Declares It Most Efficient Sports Car with 400-HP-Plus

In Chevrolet’s announcement revealing EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Corvette, it rather boldly declares that the new Vette is the most efficient sports car packing more than 400 horsepower. Now, that might seem like Chevy’s slicing things a bit thin, but the claim is impressive …

Sports Cars

Tesla Joining NASDAQ-100 Index Secures Future for Compact Sedan, Other Variants

Unless you happen to work for Tesla, the company’s announcement that it will soon join the NASDAQ-100 stock index isn’t earth-shattering news. It’s not that a committee of top-hatted men emerged in a cloud of cigar smoke from a rosewood-paneled office and said “We’ve reached a consensus: Tesla is …

Tesla

Opel Revives Monza Name for Frankfurt-Bound Concept, We Want a Skyhawk

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann and the Monza concept.<p>Opel launched its original Monza in 1978. It was a futuristic, luxurious hatchback coupe that shared some of its design vocabulary—but no technology—with the handsome, Vega-based Chevrolet Monza of the 1970s. Now, 36 years later, GM’s German arm …

Cadillac ATS

Radical Pininfarina Sergio Concept Edging Closer to Becoming Reality—For a Select Few

At this year’s Geneva auto show, Pininfarina, the design house famous for its longstanding, glorious relationship with Ferrari, unveiled its homage to its former leader, Sergio Pininfarina. The highly stylized barchetta concept simply known as the Sergio is based on the utterly gobsmacking 562-hp …

Sports Cars