Future Cars

  • 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

    In August 2017 the last Dodge Viper slithered off the assembly line, and for a second time, it was said to be dead forever. In recent weeks, however, reports have popped up stating that the Viper would return in 2021, minus the iconic V-10 engine under its hood. Last Friday at an investor conference in Italy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles laid out its latest 5-year plan. During a Q & A session with reporters, Autoweek asked FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne about the possible return of the Viper, and he responded by saying, "That's a great idea." Marchionne wanted to end it there, but then went on to...

  • 2015 Dodge Viper SRT
    Report: Dodge Viper returning in 2021 minus V-10

    Is Dodge's halo sports car set for a return? That's the word from Car and Driver, which reported on the Viper's rebirth with new speculative details. Recall, the Dodge Viper ended production on August 31 last year at the Connor Avenue assembly plant. The Viper was truly the only American sports car...

  • Ford's upcoming small off-road crossover SUV
    Ford files trademarks for Maverick, Timberline names

    Ford has big plans to expand its SUV and crossover lineup, and the Maverick and Timberline names could be in the mix. The automaker filed to trademark both names, first discovered by Car and Driver last Thursday. We know Ford has plans for a baby Bronco of sorts, and the Maverick name seems to be...

  • 2019 BMW i8
    BMW M boss says future electric cars will not be silent

    Automakers are seemingly supporting the idea that the future of the automobile is, indeed, electric. Some makes will have it easier than others, but for BMW's M division, it will work to solve the issue of sound. Since electric cars are nearly silent, M division's head Frank van Meel, told CarBuzz...

  • Alleged 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt window sticker
    Update: This is not Ford Mustang Bullitt’s new window sticker

    Update: Ford spokesman Mike Levine denied the window sticker’s authenticity. Earlier this year, Ford put pony car fans on high alert for the potential return of the Mustang Bullitt. Now, what could be the car's window sticker has been published by Mustang6g, thanks to an anonymous tipster...

  • 2015 Lamborghini Huracan Video Road Test
    Report: Lamborghini's future plans include Huracán Safari, SV, GT3 Stradale, plus 800-hp Aventador successor

    Lamborghini is ready to flex its supercar muscles as its future product plans come to light. According to a new report from Automobile, the Raging Bull has a spate of Huracán variants in the works and a proper successor to the Lamborghini Aventador is already in development. The Lamborghini...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra rendering - Image via SupraMkV

    Enthusiasts can let out a sigh of relief if the latest information about the 2019 Toyota Supra turns out to be true. According to a Toyota insider, the reborn Supra will feature a manual transmission after all. Plans also call for a turbocharged V-6 engine. As you may recall, the most recent leaked information, which showed various model codes for the 2019 Toyota Supra, did not list a manual transmission at all. However, the next BMW Z4—the Supra's development cousin—did show a manual gearbox option. Now, the newest leak comes from the IH8Mud forum. A member spoke with a Toyota...

  • Concept art for DeLorean Aerospace DR-7 flying car
    Great Scott! A DeLorean flying car may actually happen

    The DeLorean DMC-12 is a cult classic and an icon, despite a short life for the car itself. Its appearance in "Back To The Future" cemented its legacy. Unlike the movie car, real DMC-12s couldn't fly despite its gullwing doors. Soon, a DeLorean could take to the sky. Paul DeLorean, the nephew of...

  • 2015 Ferrari California T, 2014 Geneva Motor Show
    Ferrari continues to flip-flop on resurrecting the Dino

    Will the world ever see another mid-engine, V-6 powered Ferrari? That's a good question, and it's one Ferrari itself still doesn't have an answer to. We're talking about the on-again, off-again resurrection of the Ferrari Dino. Ferrari executives appear to be split over the idea of bringing the...

  • Volkswagen Passat GT concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    Sporty Volkswagen Passat GT coming in 2018

    Volkswagen has mulled the idea of a sportier Passat variant for over a year. Now, a 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT has officially been given the green light. A VW spokesperson confirmed to Motor Authority the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT will launch next year and it will resemble the Passat GT concept...

  • Teaser for production Peugeot 308 R Hybrid
    Peugeot Teases Production Version Of 500-Horsepower 308 R Hybrid Concept

    Peugeot has just introduced a GTI version of its 308 hatchback that comes in 250- and 270-horsepower guises. However, the French automaker is planning a much more potent version of the popular compact car, a prototype for which has been teased. The prototype is for a production version of the 308 R...

  • 2017 Kia Sportage spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Kia Sportage Spy Shots

    The current Kia Sportage has been on sale since the 2011 model year but a new one is in the works, prototypes for which have been spotted testing in Europe. The new generation of the popular compact crossover will go on sale next year, as a 2017 model. Like previous versions, the new one will be...

  • McLaren 570S Coupe live photos, 2015 New York Auto Show

    The McLaren Sports Series just made its official debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show with the 570S Coupe, but already, the company—and the enthusiast public—is looking forward to next year, and the next variant to arrive. We don’t know for sure what it will be, but we do know it won’t be a Spider. MUST WATCH: Ferrari 599 GTO Crashed By Valet Is A Write-Off: Video A source involved with the car’s development has confirmed to Motor Authority that the next car in the Sports Series, which will arrive in 2016, won’t be a Spider—but that’s all...

  • Purported Audi Q6 electric crossover teaser image
    All-Electric Audi Q6 Teased In Annual Presentation?

    Rumors of a third Audi crossover—possibly with electric drive—have risen and fallen since 2006, with prototypes even tested back in 2011. Now, it looks like the new crossover, likely to be called Q6, is back in the works. According to Autocar, an image of the upcoming Audi Q6 has been...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE
    Jaguar Confirms New Details For 2017 XE Sedan: 2014 Paris Auto Show

    The 2017 Jaguar XE sedan remains two years away from its American on-sale date, but today, at the car’s official unveiling in Paris, Jaguar’s U.S. vice president of communications & public affairs, Stuart Schorr, confirmed some of the details of the U.S.-bound version of the car...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT teaser
    Mercedes-AMG GT Nears Completion, Reveal Coming September 9: Video

    This is the next AMG-only sports car from the Affalterbach-based performance arm of Mercedes-Benz and it’s a pretty darned good-looking thing. It’s also a painstakingly created thing. This video details some of the effort that went into the development process. Why should you be...

  • 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Rolls-Royce Confirms Development Of New Drophead Model

    Rolls-Royce, unlike most of the rest of the motoring world, rises above market pressures to provide cars not demanded, but desired. As a result, the brand’s model mix tends to be rather stable, and rather limited, changing only gradually and after great deliberation. So the announcement of a...

  • Nissan IDx Nismo Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show live photos
    Nissan IDx Rear-Drive Sports Car Production In Doubt: Report

    Just a few months after the unveiling of the Nissan IDx Freeflow and NISMO concept cars at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, product chief Andy Palmer confirmed the compact rear-drive sports coupe was not only under consideration for production, but that Nissan “definitely will do one of...

  • The BMW i8 says 'Hello Future'

    The future is a tricky place. That's something Arthur C. Clarke knew better than most, even half a century ago. Clarke's famous 1964 prediction of the future (a portion of which is used here as narration for BMW's ad; you can see a segment of the original below) frame it as such, summing it up by saying, "The only thing that we can be sure of the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic." Of course, Clarke immediately follows that iconic line with, "So, if what I say now seems to you to be very reasonable, then I will have failed completely. Only if what I tell you appears absolutely...

  • Volvo Concept XC Coupe live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid Could Enter Production By 2015

    If you were at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, you know that one of the most perfectly executed concept vehicles was, surprisingly, a crossover: the Volvo Concept XC Coupe. While it won't be headed straight to production, a vehicle sharing its themes--and an advanced plug-in hybrid power train--could...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG replacement spy shots
    2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: Rear Drive, V-8, Black Series In Store

    The 2014 Detroit Auto Show was chock full of cool cars, even if it was a bit underwhelming in some ways. But coming to an auto show probably nowhere near you within the next year is a car we'll all want to take a whirl in: the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Speaking with AMG chief...

  • The new Audi show car
    Potential New Audis Hinted At In Trademark Filings

    Trademark filings have become one of the best ways for discovering the names or even shapes of future vehicles over the past few years. So careful are automakers about protecting their intellectual property that names are often trademarked years in advance--and that appears to be the case with the...

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    Caterham-Alpine Sports Car Final Design Approved, Production To Begin In 2016

    The highly-anticipated Caterham-Alpine sports car is getting closer to production.

  • BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid
    BMW Concept X5 eDrive To Spawn Production Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Report

    Unveiled in August before making its public debut at the Frankfurt auto show earlier this month, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a 61.8-mpg take on luxury utility driving. And it may soon spawn a production plug-in hybrid X5. While still cautious to couch the news in tentative, future terms, BMW's...

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