Aston Martin has confirmed that it is working on a new platform to replace its venerable VH design, which debuted in the first-generation Vanquish at the start of the century. The new platform will underpin the British automaker’s next generation of sports cars and will be designed to fit new V-8 engines sourced from Mercedes-AMG.

Another British sports car manufacturer by the name of Trident has revealed a trio of models all powered by a turbocharged 6.6-liter V-8 diesel. Trident says the cars are the world’s fastest and most fuel-efficient diesel sports cars in production.

Photos showing the next-generation Volkswagen Passat designed for the rest of the world have surfaced. The new car is expected to be officially revealed at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October.

You'll find all of this and more in today's car news headlines from around the High Gear Media network, right here at Motor Authority.

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