Production of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is ending with the current 2015 model, and sadly there is no plan for a direct successor. Mitsubishi isn’t letting the Evo die quietly, however, and at the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon will preview a special final edition model with this 473-horsepower Lancer Evolution X Final Concept.
A prototype for Infiniti’s first compact car, the Q30 hatchback, has been spotted in the wild and we have an exclusive spy video of it. The car enters production midway through 2015 and will be joined shortly after by a compact crossover dubbed the QX30.
2016 Infiniti Q30 spy shots
This piece of history may look like a mashup of the Batmobile and a first-generation Corvette, but it’s more significant than that. It’s the first factory-built and sponsored Corvette-based race car—and it’s about to go up for sale.
1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR-2 race car. Photo via Corvette Mike.
The Shelby Cobra has already had a 50th anniversary or two, depending on the model being celebrated. This time, the half-century mark comes for the 427, and it bears some special equipment to mark the occasion.
50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427
The Alfa Romeo 4C is Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2015 not just because of its sexy style or carbon chassis, but because of the unique experience of driving the sporty Italian coupe. Soon, the 4C will be joined by the 4C Spider, which was spied in prototype form this week.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, 2014 Geneva Motor Show
BMW’s next-generation 7-Series has been spotted completely undisguised. This means that the new flagship sedan should be revealed soon, perhaps as early as the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March or the 2015 New York Auto Show the following month.
2016 BMW 7-Series leaked - Image via Autoweek.nl
Ever wondered what a Mazda Le Mans prototype might look like if the automaker was still competing in top-level endurance racing? Well wonder no more as Mazda this week presented the LM55 Vision Gran Turismo, a virtual concept car inspired by Mazda’s Le Mans-winning 787B racer of the early 1990s.
Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo
Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] first car, the Roadster, has been out of production for a while now, but that hasn’t stopped the electric car company from offering new updates for it. This week Tesla announced a series of updates for the Roadster that will allow the car to travel more than 400 miles on a single charge.
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