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2011 Subaru WRX STI

Electric Turbocharging Rumored For Next Subaru WRX

In 2007, Subaru filed a patent application for an electrically-powered turbocharger unit. Subaru’s parent, Fuji Heavy Industries, is reportedly working on a way to generate electricity from the heat energy of exhaust gasses, which could revolutionize forced induction if perfected. As... read more

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MINI Green Park and MINI Clubman Hyde Park

MINI Green Park And MINI Clubman Hyde Park Make Debut

MINI ownership is all about customization and individualization, and that's why the brand rolls out special editions so often. In keeping with that tradition, MINI has... read more April 19, 2012 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Golf R

2012 Volkswagen Golf R: First Drive

First off, we have to tell you that the new 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is worlds better than the last Golf 'R' to be sold in the U.S. That's the 2008 R32, which was comfortable... read more April 18, 2012 by


 
The MINI Inspired By Goodwood, on display at Harrods

MINI Inspired By Goodwood On Display At Harrods Department Store

If a Rolls-Royce Phantom had an illicit love child with a MINI Cooper, the end result would look a lot like the MINI Inspired By Goodwood special edition that we first spoke... read more April 17, 2012 by


 
MINI Cowley caravan concept

MINI Goes Camping With Cowley And Swindon Concepts

Now that the warmer months are upon us, MINI has decided to roll out a pair of innovative concepts aimed at buyers who like to venture into the great outdoors. That’s... read more April 2, 2012 by


 
The 2012 MINI Cooper Rauno Aaltonen Edition

MINI Announces Rauno Aaltonen Edition Cooper And Cooper S

If you’re not familiar with the name Rauno Aaltonen, we’re not surprised. A former European Rally Championship (the predecessor to the WRC) winner, the man known... read more March 30, 2012 by


 
2012 BMW 135i three-door hatchback spy shots

2012 BMW 135i Three-Door Hatchback Spy Shots

File yet another tasty little sports hatch in the Likely Forbidden Fruit category: the 2013 135i three-door hatchback is spied here in final testing on the Nürburgring... read more March 27, 2012 by


 
MINI marks its 10th anniversary in the United States

MINI Marks Its 10th Anniversary In The United States

Ten years ago, MINI set out to shatter the myth that Americans don’t like small cars. While it was at it, it took on the myth that American’s won’t buy... read more March 23, 2012 by


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ

2012 Chevy Sonic Turbo Now Available With An Automatic Transmission

When Chevy launched its Sonic hatchback and sedan with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine last year, it made one potential marketing error: the car was only... read more March 22, 2012 by


 
Ford Focus ST and Jaguar XFR to recreate The Sweeney chase scene at Goodwood

Ford Focus ST And Jaguar XFR Chase Scene Coming To Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Film promotions are often a bit less than excellent--heavy on the cheese, low on the value. This one looks like it might be a bit different. Why? Because it involves a 2012... read more March 15, 2012 by


 
Li Yatao drives the Youngman Lotus L5 Sportback upside down.

Youngman Lotus L5 Sets Guinness Loop-The-Loop Record: Video

On this side of the planet, Youngman is best known as the Chinese automaker that sank a boatload of money into Saab and will likely walk away with nothing to show for its... read more March 15, 2012 by


 
Ford Focus RS500

2015 Ford Focus RS Development Delayed: Report

The last we'd heard on the development of the 2015 Ford Focus RS, it wasn't even an officially approved production project, though it was in tentative development. Now news... read more March 14, 2012 by


 
Design sketch of the next Kia Pro Cee'd.

Kia's Pro Cee'd Takes On Hyundai's Veloster Turbo

At first glance, the sketch of Kia’s new Pro Cee’d looks like just another Cee’d hatchback minus two doors, or a design exercise heavily influenced by... read more March 14, 2012 by


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Live Photos: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Making its international debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is the new A Class compact from Mercedes-Benz, pictured here in our exclusive live gallery. Where previous A... read more March 7, 2012 by


 
2012 Hyundai i-oniq concept

Hyundai i-oniq Concept Live Photos: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Until battery capacity and charging technology improves, pure electric cars are likely to be limited in their appeal. For now, the best solution appears to be that... read more March 7, 2012 by


 
2013 Ford Fiesta ST live photos

2013 Ford Fiesta ST Live Photos: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Geneva marked the debut of the hottest car in Ford's Fiesta range, the sporty ST model. Based on the three-door Fiesta on sale in Europe, the Fiesta gains a 177-horsepower... read more March 6, 2012 by


 
 

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