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  • Polestar 1 undergoes cold-weather testing in northern Sweden

    Polestar's been conducting extensive tests of prototypes for its Polestar 1 since the high-performance luxury coupe was shown last fall. This has included long stints at one of the coldest places on the planet. Polestar engineers took prototypes north of the Arctic Circle during the winter, where temperatures drop as low as -18 degrees F (-28 degrees C). There, they were able to test the reliability of the car's plug-in hybrid powertrain as well as fine-tune the dynamics. In particular, the engineers focused on the torque vectoring system, which is enabled by two rear electric motors with...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition
    2019 BMW M2 Competition coming to delight purists, slay tracks

    Purists should be delighted with the 2019 BMW M2 Competition. The hotter version of the M2 will boast 405 horsepower from its twin-turbo inline-6, as well as 406 pound-feet of torque, increases of 40 and 63, respectively. That's enough to launch the car from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds with the 7-speed...

  • 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
    Next Alfa Romeo likely to be a Giulia coupe, may feature hybrid Quadrifoglio model

    Alfa Romeo’s relaunch in the United States may have had a shaky start but the brand is very much committed to our market and has a number of new models in the works. The relaunch started with the arrival of the 4C sports car earlier this decade and continued with the Giulia sedan and Stelvio...

  • 2020 BMW M8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M8 spy shots and video

    There’s a new 8-Series coming, and this time around BMW M will launch its own high-performance version of the car: the M8. BMW first rolled out a prototype for the M8 during the 2017 M Festival held at the Nürburgring. The automaker has also rolled out an M8 Gran Coupe concept and M8...

  • Genesis Essentia, 2018 New York auto show
    Genesis Essentia video preview

    Concept cars this year are either fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept you see here is fast, and it’s green. Coming soon? We’re not so sure. Let’s get this out of the way right now. It’s highly unlikely that we’ll see this coupe on the streets...

  • Genesis Essentia Concept, 2018 New York auto show
    Genesis Essentia Concept: Here’s your luxury Rorschach test

    Pick two for your concept car this year: Fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show opted for fast and green, a future look at a distant electric two-door coupe from the nascent luxury automaker. The Essentia’s look takes...

  • Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection

    Do you like luxury? Have you ever experienced true luxury? If you think have, it's likely that you actually have no idea what the wealthy of the world are experiencing in their daily lives. Sure, the seats in your Infiniti massage your backside. Your Range Rover has a cabin born from the souls of an entire cattle ranch. But unless you've reclined the seat in a Rolls-Royce and stared up at the night sky right in your headliner, you've only tasted wisps of luxury. Rolls-Royce is now pushing this concept even further, because the starliner over your precious dome can now be filled with shooting...

  • Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Infiniti Q60 Black S due in 2020 with F1-matching hybrid tech

    We have more evidence that the 500-horsepower Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept unveiled at the 2017 Geneva auto show is on its way to production. Tommaso Volpe, who heads motorsport and performance projects at the Japanese brand, revealed to Car Advice in an interview published Monday that the...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
    2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet gain power and standard equipment

    Following the refreshed 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan's debut at the 2018 Geneva motor show, the luxury brand will bring the updated C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet to the 2018 New York auto show. Revealed on Tuesday, both body styles are in for additional standard equipment and more power. The...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang in Need for Green color
    Top o' the morning, there’s a new green color for the Ford Mustang

    Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day comes the arrival of a new green color option on the 2019 Ford Mustang. The Blue Oval announced on Friday the new Need for Green paint color for its iconic pony car. No matter the day, this color will be hard to miss as it's quite bright. Those seeking to fly...

  • Lexus RC F Sport Black Line special edition
    Lexus RC F Sport Black Line Special Edition goes dark for New York Auto Show

    Factory black-out packages are all the rage right now, and Lexus is jumping on the bandwagon with the RC F Sport Black Line Special Edition. The Japanese luxury brand revealed the blacked-out RC F Sport model on Tuesday ahead of its debut at the 2018 New York auto show. The the Lexus RC F Sport...

  • Polestar 1
    Polestar 1 pre-orders start with $2,500 deposit

    The order books are open for the Polestar 1, a 600-horsepower, carbon fiber-bodied plug-in hybrid coupe that will be built in very limited numbers. Previously, interested parties could only signal their intention to purchase a Polestar 1 by registering their details on Polestar's website. According...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe

    Land Rover's Range Rover has received the coupe treatment. We're not talking about a coupe-like model here but a proper 2-door. It's a limited-edition SUV dubbed the Range Rover SV Coupe, and Land Rover is offering it at a starting price of $295,000. Just 999 are planned for worldwide sale. Land Rover unveiled the Range Rover SV Coupe on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. As the name suggests, the vehicle was developed by Jaguar Land Rover's SVO personalization department, and right now it has no real direct competitor. The vehicle is meant to evoke the earliest Range Rover...

  • 2019 Fiat Abarth 124 GT
    Fiat Abarth 124 GT debuts with carbon fiber roof

    As Mazda has its hard-top roof available for the MX-5 Miata, so too shall the car's Italian cousin. Meet the Fiat Abarth 124 GT, a carbon fiber-roofed Fiat 124 debuting next week at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Fiat hasn't followed Mazda's route with a complex automated roof for its...

  • Porsche Camp4 2018
    Learning the unnatural at Porsche's Camp4 winter driving school

    Pierre Des Marais’ voice cracked over the radio as he screamed, “Yo-el! Why do I hear throttle and see brake lights multiple times?” “Turn. Brake. Accelerate,” he said loudly into the radio. In most track situations you are told to brake hard, turn, then accelerate out...

  • Ares Mulsanne Coupe
    Ares realizes the Mulsanne coupe that Bentley won't

    Talk of coupe and convertible versions of the Mulsanne dates back to when the Bentley flagship sedan made its debut in 2009. Bentley last year finally got around to confirming a small run of Mulsanne convertibles, referred to as the Bentley Grand Convertible. However, we're still yet to see...

  • Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe
    Limited-edition Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe to sacrifice utility for style

    If BMW and Mercedes-Benz can do it, why can't Land Rover? The British SUV maker will add style and subtract utility from its legendary Range Rover with the Range Rover SV Coupe debuting in March at the 2018 Geneva auto show. Land Rover on Tuesday revealed a teaser image of the interior of the...

  • Lebanon Ford is back with a new 2018 Mustang Hellion for $50k
    Lebanon Ford is back with 800-hp 2018 Mustang Hellion for $52k

    Lebanon Ford made headlines last year when it decided to build and sell some high-horsepower Mustangs. For around $50,000, the Dayton, Ohio-area dealer would sell you a 2017 Mustang making 800 horsepower at the wheels. With a bit more cash and some extra parts, that 800 horsepower could become...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2018 Detroit auto show

    Fifty years after Steve McQueen chased a 1968 Dodge Charger in a Dark Highland Green '68 Mustang to the delight of gearhead movie fans, Ford is releasing its third special edition model to commemorate that iconic movie car. That movie was "Bullitt" and the 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang is the most powerful yet. In fact, it turns up the wick on the Mustang GT. The limited-edition 2019 Mustang Bullitt's 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 puts out 475 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, a gain of 15 hp over the base Mustang GT. The extra power helps the Mustang coupe reach a top speed of 163 mph, 8...

  • Jay Leno drive sa 1975 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe
    Say no to B-pillars with Jay Leno and a 1975 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe

    Jay Leno kicks off this latest video with some wise words. He wants to slow things down and focus on a vehicle with a bit less horsepower than he's used to, but a hefty dose of style. This week the featured machine at Jay Leno's Garage is a 1975 Jaguar XJ6 Coupe. It's a classically cool cruiser...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Efficiency meets performance in AMG's new 53 series

    Mercedes fans looking for something sporty but not quite ready to step up to a fully fledged AMG product have another option in the form of the “AMG sport” range, which at present are those cars with a 43 in their titles. Soon, though, AMG will start to replace these with a new series...

  • Polestar 1
    US among initial launch markets for Polestar 1

    The United States will be among the first countries to be offered the new Polestar 1 when the plug-in hybrid coupe starts deliveries in 2019. The others will include Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany and China. Polestar says the countries were selected in part due to the level of interest...

  • Polestar 1
    Polestar 1's difficult assembly process will lead to low production numbers

    Polestar, now its own brand within Volvo Cars Group, unveiled its first production car this past October, the Polestar 1. Although the car possesses a stunning design and impressive performance specs, it won't be a mass-market vehicle, thanks to difficult production processes. The brand plans for...

  • 2018 Jaguar F-Type
    2018 Jaguar F-Type first drive review: fulfilling the mission

    If there was ever a reason to save $10,000—that’s the price premium Jaguar charges for a V-6 over a turbo-4 F-Type—this is it. For 2018, Jaguar has stuffed its new 2.0-liter turbo-4 under the F-Type’s long hood to create a new entry-level model, one that perhaps best...

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