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  • Hagerty rebuilds 389 ci Tri-Power Pontiac V-8 engine

    There's something satisfying about time-lapse videos, which make daunting tasks look effortless. Rebuilding an engine is anything but effortless, but sped up and compressed to 10 minutes, it's a pleasant ordeal to watch. Hagerty's series of "Redline Rebuild" videos recently saved a beat up 389 Tri-Power V-8 engine. The 389 cubic-inch V-8 engine hails from the Pontiac GTO and features three two-barrel carburetors that pushed the engine up to 348 horsepower back in the day. Regular 389 V-8 engines made 325 hp. We don't know the full story behind this engine, but the video description says it...

  • Exhaust water recovery system, Engineering Explained
    Learn how water from your car's exhaust can help make more horsepower

    Water injection systems aren't new to the automotive world, but the idea of using water recovered from an exhaust system is. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained dedicated an entire episode to describing how such a system could help create more horsepower and remove water storage tanks from cars...

  • Italdesign DaVinci design concept
    Italdesign DaVinci concept is automotive art ready for an automaker

    The Italian automotive design and engineering firm Italdesign made a splash at the 2019 Geneva International Auto Show on Tuesday with the reveal of its latest creation: an all-electric GT design concept. Think of it as an even prettier Audi e-tron GT. Called the DaVinci, the design concept is more...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT6
    2020 Cadillac XT6 SUV cuts $23,000 off the price of a three-row Caddy

    Want a three-row Cadillac? It'll cost at least $53,690 for the 2020 XT6 crossover SUV. That's about $23,000 less than the other three-row Cadillac, the Escalade, but about $10,000 more than the mid-size CT5 two-row crossover. The starting price, which was announced Thursday, nets the XT6 Premium...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Trax spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Chevrolet Trax spy shots

    Chevrolet has been caught testing a prototype for its next-generation Trax subcompact crossover SUV. Expected on sale in the fall as a 2020 model, the new Trax is still heavily camouflaged but looks to feature a bold design similar to the current Blazer. The powertrain offerings should consist of...

  • 2022 BMW iNext spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    BMW iNext, Maserati Alfieri, Gordon Murray supercar: Today's Car News

    BMW is out testing prototypes for an electric SUV code-named the iNext. It's due in 2021 and will offer up to 400 miles of range and Level 3 self-driving capability. The boss of Maserati has confirmed the reveal of the production Alfieri sports car at next year's Geneva International Motor Show...

  • Puritalia Berlinetta

    Niche Italian sports car marque Puritalia made a name for itself earlier this decade with the introduction of the 427 roadster, a lightweight sports car with a Ford V-8 that we imagine Carroll Shelby might have built had he grown up in the hills around Modena. Now Puritalia is back with a hard-top version of the 427, which the company aptly called the Berlinetta. It made its debut on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, where Puritalia announced that just 150 examples are destined for production with pricing starting at $625,000. This figure can easily expand though, as full...

  • BMW X3 xDrive30e
    BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid due in US in 2020

    BMW didn't have much in the way of surprises at this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, but the automaker did roll out a new plug-in hybrid version of the X3. The vehicle is badged an xDrive30e and packs the same powertrain as the new 330e sedan. A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 works...

  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
    Tesla's new V3 Supercharger can add 75 miles in 5 minutes

    Tesla on Wednesday announced a new V3 Supercharger that supports charging of up to 250 kilowatts. That's up from a peak 145 kw for the current V2 Superchargers and will see a Model 3 Long Range add 75 miles of range in 5 minutes using the system at peak efficiency, according to Tesla. The other...

  • Maserati Alfieri concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show
    Maserati Alfieri locked in for 2020 Geneva auto show

    Maserati's Alfieri sports car will be shown at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show but won't reach showrooms until 2021 or 2022. The information was revealed by Maserati boss Harald Wester in an interview with Autocar published Tuesday. The Alfieri was first shown as a concept in 2014 and...

  • McLaren 720S Spider by MSO
    McLaren 720S Spider by MSO accentuates its aero in Geneva

    It's pretty much common practice these days to see McLaren Special Operations flex its creativity to show off the possibilities within the department. This time, MSO tackled the McLaren 720S Spider with a unique color palette to show how the supercar "breathes." Revealed Wednesday at the 2019...

  • 2022 BMW iNext spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2022 BMW iNext spy shots

    BMW is working on a technological flagship code-named the iNext, which the automaker previewed last September with the Vision iNext concept and has since confirmed is coming in 2021. A prototype for the iNext has now been spotted, revealing a few clues about the vehicle that in production guise...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

    Americans still aren't too keen on wagon body styles, and that likely makes the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake off limits stateside. However, the compact wagon made its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday where it will join the CLA sedan in Europe. The CLA Shooting Brake is aimed at customers who perhaps wouldn't put Mercedes-Benz on their vehicle shopping lists. The CLA-Class is a stepping stone into the luxury brand, and the CLA Shooting Brake provides more space for drivers and passengers and their cargo. The coupe-like look of the CLA sedan translates well...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel
    Updated Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel adds power to armored SUV

    Flashback to 2015 and recall Jaguar-Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations revealed an armored version of the swanky Range Rover with the Sentinel badge. On Monday, the Range Rover Sentinel got a shot in the arm of more power. SVO announced the armored SUV is now fitted with the supercharged...

  • Fiat Concept Centoventi
    Fiat Concept Centoventi imagines snap-together customization

    Fiat turns 120 years old this year, and to celebrate, the brand introduced the Concept Centoventi at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept stakes possible new ground for the brand's future. The car is minimalistic. It would be up to owners to make a production version of the Concept...

  • Goodyear Aero tire concept for flying cars
    Goodyear creates concept tires that can act as propellers for flying cars

    If the future does, in fact, include flying cars as a new sort of transportation method, it's best to have equipment that can handle both roads and flight. Goodyear is aiming to solve this problem with a new concept tire it debuted at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show this week. It's called...

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata
    2020 Hyundai Sonata ready to shine brightly

    The Hyundai Sonata received wide praise for its bold styling when it was redesigned for 2010. In 2016, that fanfare retreated when it received a rather conservative and buttoned-up look. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata lets its hair down once again and ushers in a dramatic new exterior design. Revealed...

  • Koenigsegg Jesko
    Koenigsegg Jesko deep dive: 7 clutches, 1,600 hp, $3M

    When you're developing a replacement for the fastest car on the planet, a typical update isn't going to cut the mustard. Fortunately, that wasn't an issue for Koenigsegg, as nothing the Swedish performance marque does is what you'd call typical. That's clearly evident in Koenigsegg's Jesko, which...

  • McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray

    Gordon Murray gave the world the McLaren F1 in the 1990s as its designer. After operating his design business for years, Murray formed his own car company in 2017: Gordon Murray Automotive, and quickly announced he was working on a true successor to the legendary F1. Road & Track spoke with Gordon Murray at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, and reported new information on the F1 successor on Tuesday. First and foremost, the car will be powered by a naturally aspirated V-12. The second piece of good news? It will use a manual transmission. Although McLaren has revealed what it...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Vision concept
    Aston Martin Vanquish, Alfa Romeo Tonale, Ruf GT: Car News Headlines

    Aston Martin surprised audiences at this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show with the reveal of not one but two mid-engine cars. One of them previews the next-generation Vanquish, which Aston Martin will offer as a rival to the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S. Alfa Romeo previewed a...

  • Hyundai phone-as-key technology
    Hyundai's latest app turns a smartphone into your car key

    Future Hyundai cars won't require a key at all. The automaker has announced a new digital key that turns an owner's smartphone into a key to lock/unlock the car and start it. It does more than those basic functions and basically preps Hyundai cars for the future of car sharing. The digital key can...

  • Pagani Huayra Roadster
    Pagani Huayra replacement will feature new V-12, electric option

    Pagani didn't have anything new to show at this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, though company founder Horacio Pagani and his son Christopher were present and dropped a few details on his next hypercar. Speaking with Road & Track, they revealed that the hypercar to replace the...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Touring spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Touring spy shots

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. However, the automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, and our latest spy shots suggest...

  • 2019 Morgan Plus Six
    Morgan reveals Plus Six as new flagship

    The era of V-8 cars at Morgan came to a close late last year when the company rolled out the final versions of its Plus 8 and Aero 8, with the company stating at the time that a new “wide-body car” would arrive shortly to fill the void. At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on...

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