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Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel with electrically-driven turbo and 268 horsepower

VW Future Tech To Include 10-Speed DSG And Electrically-Driven Turbos

Volkswagen has announced several new technologies that will be making their way into its cars in the not too distant future. Headlining the list is a new diesel engine that displaces just 2.0 liters but churns out 268 horsepower. No torque figure has been mentioned but insiders have suggested... read more

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Hendo Hoverboard

Hendo Creates 'Back To The Future'-Style Hoverboard: Video

It's been a couple decades since Marty McFly first went back to the future, and we're still no closer to a working DeLorean time machine. However, one company has created a... read more October 22, 2014 by 

Audi RS 7 autonomous car concept

Next-Gen A8 To Be Audi’s First Autonomous Car

Audi was a pioneer in the area of autonomous car technology but the automaker has been overtaken by rival Mercedes-Benz in the race to offer cars that can drive themselves... read more October 22, 2014 by 

Porsche 919 Hybrid race car steering wheel

Porsche 919 Steering Wheel Is More Complicated Than Yours

The steering wheel in your basic race car is just that; it's a simple, lightweight, possibly suede-covered instrument used to tell the front wheels of the vehicle where to... read more October 21, 2014 by 

Mercedes-Benz S500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE prototype

Mercedes To Test Autonomous Cars At Decommissioned Weapons Depot

Mercedes-Benz already has an autonomous car capable of driving on highways, but now the German automaker is looking to conquer the urban jungle. Engineers needed a new... read more October 21, 2014 by 

Audi RS 7 autonomous car concept

Audi’s Autonomous RS 7 Successfully Laps Hockenheimring At Race Pace: Video

At the season finale for Germany’s DTM touring car series, held at the Hockenheimring over the weekend, Audi demonstrated a self-driving RS 7 concept car that could lap... read more October 19, 2014 by 

Autonomous Audi RS 7 to attempt a full race-pace lap of the Hockenheim Ring

Autonomous Audi RS 7 To Lap The Hockenheim Ring At Race Pace, Live Feed This Weekend: Video

Audi is planning a rather unusual feat at the Hockenheim Ring this weekend: it will lap the circuit with a street-going RS 7 at full race pace—without a driver. You can... read more October 17, 2014 by 

Audi RS 7 autonomous car concept

Audi Reveals Technology Behind Track-Hitting RS 7 Autonomous Car: Video

We’re just days away from watching Audi’s autonomous RS 7 tackle Germany’s Hockenheimring grand prix circuit with no one sitting behind the wheel. The... read more October 16, 2014 by 

Local Motors 3D Printed Car Strati

Local Motors' 3D-Printed Car Actually Gets Printed: Video

Local Motors made a bit of news earlier this year when the company said it was planning to create a 3D-printed car. We first heard of the plan back in March. Then in June a... read more October 13, 2014 by 

2016 Audi TTS

2016 Audi TT: The Wizardry That Gives It A Sports-Car Soundtrack

If you're not hearing some inspiring sounds from the driver's seat, it can feel like something is sorely missing from the entire driving experience. And that's perhaps most... read more October 11, 2014 by 

2016 Cadillac CT6 spy shots

Cadillac CT6 To Offer Plug-In Option, Weigh Less Than CTS

Cadillac’s new flagship sedan will be called the CT6, ride on the new Omega rear-wheel-drive platform and enter production at General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM]... read more October 10, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Tesla Model S Gets 691-HP Dual-Motor Option, Autopilot Tech

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk’s big announcement regarding the “D” has, as we suspected, turned out to be a new dual-motor option for the Model S... read more October 9, 2014 by 

Corvette PDR captures truck tire blowout

Could The Corvette’s PDR Be The Russian Dashcam Of America?: Video

This video of a Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder system capturing the moment a big rig’s trailer tire blows may be a taste of the future. A future in which... read more October 9, 2014 by 

Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Volvo Reveals 450-HP Four-Cylinder With Electrically-Driven Turbo: Video

Audi recently unveiled a high-performance diesel engine that featured a pair of turbochargers and an electric motor that spools the smaller of the turbos at low revs to help... read more October 7, 2014 by 

Brembo carbon ceramic brakes in the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

The Tech Behind The 2015 Corvette Z06’s Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes: Video

The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06’s performance figures--when equipped with the Z07 Performance Package--have just been released this morning, but that’s not the only... read more October 1, 2014 by 

2016 Audi TT / TTS First Drive  -  Spain, September 2014

2016 Audi TT: Driving With Its Virtual Cockpit A Vision Of The Future

We have seen the future of the in-car interface—or at least a major part of it—at Audi, and it's in the 2016 TT Coupe and Roadster slated to arrive Stateside next... read more September 30, 2014 by 


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