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  • Iconic ‘Light’ VW bus of Woodstock fame

    Back in 1969, the owner of a 1963 Volkswagen Standard Microbus asked artist Bob Hieronimus to paint the vehicle, which would transport one of the bands performing in 1969 at the Woodstock Art and Music Fair. At Woodstock, the van was featured in an Associated Press photograph and became an icon, even appearing in the liner notes of the official Woodstock record album. “The bus is really about being one people on one planet,” Hieronimus said in a news release after a three-year project to recover — and later to re-create — restore and repaint the famed...

  • FCA Drive for Design 2019 challenge
    FCA issues latest "Drive for Design" challenge to create the ultimate status vehicle

    For the seventh consecutive year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is running its Drive for Design contest for high school students who aspire to design cars. This year, youngsters will be tasked with designing the "ultimate status vehicle." Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design...

  • Ferrari J50 celebrates 50 years of Ferrari in Japan
    One of ten Ferrari J50 special-edition cars surfaces for sale

    Search for change and refinance the mortgage because one of ten Ferrari J50 models has surfaced for sale. The special-edition car was built by the Ferrari Special Projects Team, which handles the firm's more extraordinary limited-run cars. Specifically, the J50 came to life to celebrate Ferrari...

  • Audi e-tron ski slope ad
    Audi pays homage to 1986 ski slope ad with e-tron SUV

    Audi made a name for itself in the late 20th century with its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, and today, the brand wants to show a shift to battery electric vehicles won't change Quattro's prowess. The brand published a new video on Tuesday that recreates its famed 1986 ski slope advertisement. In...

  • 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia
    Alfa Romeo road cars could receive tuning from F1 partner Sauber

    Alfa Romeo returned to Formula One racing as a title sponsor and technical partner of Sauber for the 2018 season and that partnership continues for 2019. However, off the track, the Italian luxury brand's road cars could get a dose engineering influence from Sauber. Pistonheads reported on Tuesday...

  • 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' trailer
    "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" premiers on Netflix March 8

    Formula One fans will be treated to a new docuseries this March called "Formula 1: Drive to Survive." The series is a Netflix-exclusive and premieres about a week before the kick off of the 2019 season. In F1's announcement on Wednesday, the league said to expect 10 episodes that dive not only into...

  • 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum resto mod for sale

    Less than a year after the car was first listed for sale, the 1970 Dodge Charger "Tantrum" has been listed yet again. Road & Track spotted the listing on Wednesday after Fusion Luxury Motors in Chatsworth, California, posted the incredibly cool muscle car for sale on Tuesday. The dealership selling the car happens to be the same company that listed the Charger Tantrum the first time last June. It's likely the car never sold at all. Fans of the build will recall this modified Charger comes from the Wisconsin-based shop SpeedKore, which debuted the Charger Tantrum at the 2015 SEMA show. The...

  • 2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
    Why Mazda is purging touchscreens from its vehicles

    Tablet-like touchscreens have become the ubiquitous interfaces of choice, and they’re seemingly everywhere in daily life, on everything from thermostats to coffee makers and refrigerators. But Mazda really doesn’t think they belong in cars—or at least anywhere near the...

  • 2021 Audi RS Q4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi RS Q4, 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider, 2019 Cadillac CT6: Car News Headlines

    Audi Sport is out testing prototypes for a new RS Q4. The vehicle is a high-performance version of the yet-to-be-revealed Q4 and should come with a 400-horsepower turbocharged inline-5. Like a well-oiled machine, McLaren continues to churn out model after model, each just a little more desirable...

  • Audi traffic light recognition
    Audi wants to help you hit all green lights, all the time

    The average American driver spends 300 hours a year driving, and Audi hopes its latest piece of technology helps reduce that figure. The luxury brand announced Tuesday its new Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), a funny name for an impressive technology that aims to help drivers hit every...

  • 2019 Lincoln MKC
    2020 Lincoln Corsair to offer 3 powertrains, including plug-in hybrid

    A redesigned MKC is coming for 2020, only it won't be called an MKC as Lincoln has ditched its confusing three-letter naming strategy in favor of proper names that just so happen to feature a nautical theme. Look for the MKC replacement to debut later this year as the Corsair, an old French term...

  • 2021 Audi RS Q4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi RS Q4 spy shots

    Audi is developing a compact crossover SUV that it will badge a Q4, and today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the high-performance version from the Audi Sport division: the RS Q4. The Q4 is a coupe-like crossover based on the same structure as the recently redesigned Q3, and judging...

  • Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta built for Horacio Pagani

    It was at the 1999 Geneva International Motor Show that a former Lamborghini employee by the name of Horacio Pagani presented the Zonda C12, providing supercar lovers with a new Italian masterpiece to lust over. We're now just a couple of weeks out from the 20th anniversary of the debut of the original Zonda, and it appears Pagani isn't about to let the milestone go by unnoticed. In an interview with Car Buzz published last week, Pagani spokeswoman Giulia Roncarati said the company had something special planned without going into further detail. "It will be a big surprise that we know...

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
    Pricey Platinum trim could be last chance to snag CT6 with V-8

    Cadillac has a new, brand-exclusive V-8 called the Blackwing that debuts in the 2019 CT6. Initially announced last November for a high-performance CT6-V model limited to just 275 units, Cadillac in January added that the 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 would also be offered in the regular CT6...

  • Citroën Ami One Concept
    Citroën Ami One Concept imagines a car you can drive without a license

    Citroën will use next month's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to present a concept that envisions a potential future for mobility in cities. Unveiled on Tuesday, the concept is a small, electric runabout called the Ami One Concept, and its ethos is not unlike the Citroën 2CV from a...

  • 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider
    First drive review: 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider sounds serious, delivers on the track

    Arizona Motorsports Park sits beside Luke Air Force Base outside Phoenix, so visiting drivers are treated to a non-stop free display of air power courtesy of F-16s and F-35s. The base is home to the F-35 demonstration team, whose preparations for the 2019 air show season provided overhead...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Aston Martin 003 hypercar takes shape in latest teaser

    Aston Martin is going to great lengths to develop a world-beating hypercar in the form of the Valkyrie, including snagging hugely successful Formula 1 race car designer Adrian Newey to be the project's lead. Fortunately, all of the knowledge gained and technology developed for the project won't be...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition
    Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition and SL Grand Edition to be droptop swan songs?

    Mercedes-Benz will show two special-edition roadsters at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month and each will likely signal the end of the line for their model lines. On Tuesday, Mercedes unveiled the 2020 SLC Final Edition and the SL Grand Edition, both of which will make their public debuts in...

  • Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

    The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is accepting investment and purchase inquiries as its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing process nears completion, the facility said Monday in a news release. “This is an incredible opportunity and the chance to be a part of the future of one of the most respected brands in the industry,” Tim Shaffer, the school’s chief restructuring officer, was quoted in the release. “Bob Bondurant enjoyed an incredibly successful racing career, which he parlayed into one of the world’s premier driver-trainer schools. We look...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS1
    The Swedish dream: Koenigsegg wants to build thousands of cars per year

    Koenigsegg may have the hardware to compete with heavyweights such as Ferrari or Lamborghini, but the Swedish automaker remains a low-scale operation. In the years to come, that appears set to change. CEO and founder Cristian von Koenigsegg told Bloomberg in a report last Friday that after 2022, he...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan demand outstrips production capacity

    The Rolls-Royce Cullinan marked the opulent luxury brand's first foray into the SUV market with its debut last May, and it's been nothing but good news for the company ever since. According to an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Saturday, demand continues to outweigh production...

  • Honda Civic hatchback production in Swindon, UK
    Honda to close UK plant, Civic hatchback and Type R production could come to North America

    Amid a global manufacturing restructure, Honda confirmed on Tuesday that it intends to shut down its production plant in the United Kingdom. The shutdown will effectively pull Honda manufacturing from England. The plant, located in Swindon, currently builds the Honda Civic hatchback and the Civic...

  • Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept
    Lamborghini hybrid hypercar reportedly set for Frankfurt debut, all 63 sold

    Lamborghini is planning a hybrid hypercar, and it could debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It's the same model we reported on in December, and it wears the codename LB48H. Australian website Motoring reported Monday that Lamborghini’s Chief Commercial Officer, Federico...

  • 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty
    Haul out in a 2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup from $35,090

    A new generation of Ram's 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks debuted in January at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and now we have the all-important pricing details ahead of the market launch this spring. The 2019 Heavy Duty range kicks off with the 2500 Tradesman...

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