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  • 2019 Ruf GT

    Germany's Ruf used this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to unveil the latest generation of its GT based on the Porsche 911, specifically the outgoing 991's GTS variant. The Ruf GT is aimed at 911 enthusiasts seeking additional performance and something a little different to what Porsche sells. The main upgrade over the donor GTS is a boost in output, with Ruf's version delivering 515 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque. That's up on the standard car's 450 hp and 405 lb-ft. The power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6, which is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch...

  • Hispano-Suiza Carmen
    Hispano-Suiza starts revival with debut of Carmen electric GT

    Big, pre-war cars are the things for which Hispano-Suiza is best known. Founded in 1904, the Spanish marque has been defunct since 1968, but that's all set to change as the there are not one but two separate parties trying to build modern Hispano-Suizas. One is a company based in Switzerland...

  • Nissan IMQ electric SUV concept
    Nissan IMQ concept previews a compact electric SUV

    Fresh off of the reveal of its IMs sedan concept in January, Nissan revealed the IMQ SUV concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The design brings us closer to the possibility of Nissan launching an electric compact SUV. The centerpiece of the IMQ is the e-Power electric...

  • 2019 Mazda CX-30 European-spec
    Mazda CX-30 debuts to bridge the gap between CX-3 and CX-5

    With crossover SUVs all the rage, Mazda introduced a new model at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show curiously called the CX-30. The CX-30 naming strategy completely tosses out the idea that the larger number after the CX prefix corresponds with how large the vehicle is. The CX-30 will...

  • Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept
    Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept showcases plug-in tech in bigger SUV

    After teasing its latest concept car throughout February, Mitsubishi revealed the Engelberg Tourer at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The big SUV showcases the Japanese brand's plug-in hybrid tech in a larger package with three rows of seats. Think of the Engelberg Tourer...

  • Ginetta Akula
    Ginetta Akula is a 600-horsepower supercar boasting V-8 and carbon construction

    Most readers won’t be familiar with the Ginetta name but that's about to change. The British motorsport company is one of the biggest race car constructors in the world, but it's also dabbled in the area of road cars over the years and a new one has been revealed. Ginetta on Wednesday...

  • Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder

    Lamborghini will bring not one, but two Huracán Evo models to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. On Tuesday, the Italian firm lifted the lid on the Huracán Evo Spyder, essentially an Huracán Evo coupe sans roof. The supercar maker said it worked hard to ensure the Spyder didn't compromise the performance of the Huracán Evo coupe. Notably, the drop-top version maintains the coupe's aerodynamic prowess and Lamborghini said the Huracán Evo Spyder has five times more downforce than the original Huracán Spyder. Airflow into the cabin is also minimized. With its...

  • Teaser for new McLaren GT car
    McLaren teases new GT car in Geneva

    Although McLaren didn't unveil a new car at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, it did announce something new is coming this year. The brand's CEO Mike Flewitt announced Tuesday that the newest car to be introduced under the Track25 business plan will be the brand's interpretation of a Grand...

  • Ferrari F8 Tributo
    710-horsepower Ferrari F8 Tributo arrives to replace the 488

    Ferrari on Tuesday pulled the covers off the F8 Tributo at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Prancing Horse's newest mid-engine marvel and a celebration of the marque's legendary 8-cylinder lineage. The car is the replacement for the 488 GTB and essentially the same package as the more...

  • Pininfarina Battista
    Move over Ferrari, 1,877-hp Pininfarina Battista promises to be most-powerful Italian car yet

    Battista "Pinan" (little brother) Farina always wanted to build a road car of his own. The man who founded the design firm Pininfarina 90 years ago never achieved his goal, but on Monday his namesake company, under the direction of his grandson Paolo, showed the production version of a car that...

  • Teaser for Karma Vision concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show
    Karma promises 3 cars for 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Karma, the electric car startup born out of the remains of the original Fisker, is ready to give us a glimpse at its future. The Chinese-backed, Southern California-based automaker will use April's 2019 Shanghai auto show to present three cars, one of which will be an updated version of Karma's...

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale concept
    Alfa Romeo Tonale compact SUV concept blends electrified power with passionate design

    Alfa Romeo plans two new crossover SUV models in the future, a compact model below the current Stelvio and a mid-size model above it. On Tuesday, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Italian luxury brand gave us an early look at the compact model in the form of the Tonale concept. Named...

  • Koenigsegg Jesko

    Koenigsegg dropped the mic at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The Swedish supercar maker revealed the Koenigsegg Jesko, which replaces the famed Agera supercar with technology and specifications that require a double take. The Jesko implements a few core improvements over the Agera. Foremost, the 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 has been redesigned and makes a maximum of 1,600 horsepower when the tank is full of E85. Using gasoline drops that figure to 1,280 hp, which is still greater than the Agera RS variant's 1,160 hp. All of the power is sent to a tech-packed 9-speed...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Vision concept, courtesy Jill Ciminillo
    Aston Martin Vanquish Vision concept takes nameplate to new mid-engine heights

    Britain, meet Italy. Aston Martin wants to challenge the storied Italian marques Ferrari and Lamborghini at their own game. At the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, the British automaker revealed its challenger to take on the likes of the Ferrari F8 Tributo. It wears a name that fans will...

  • Pininfarina Battista
    Aston Martin AM-RB 003, Audi Q4 e-tron, Pininfarina Battista: Today's Car News

    Aston Martin showed off its forthcoming AM-RB 003 hypercar, which the firm's CEO has previously said will challenge the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 in performance. Incredibly, it will do so with a V-6 engine, which Aston Martin is developing in-house. Audi is working on a new Q4 compact...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
    Bentley brings race-inspired Continental GT to Geneva auto show

    Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. The British brand has already revealed a special Mulsanne limited to 100 units, each featuring a slice of the original crankshaft that featured in the 1930 8 Litre owned by company founder...

  • Bugatti La Voiture Noire
    Bugatti La Voiture Noire--a $12.4 million celebration of the Type 57SC Atlantic

    Bugatti has paid homage to the legendary Type 57SC Atlantic with a one-off hypercar unveiled on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Called the La Voiture Noire, French for “The Black Car,” the one-off creation is based on the platform of the Chiron and honors a...

  • Imagine by Kia concept
    Imagine by Kia concept envisions an electric commuter car that's also fun

    Kia on Tuesday unveiled the Imagine by Kia concept car at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, and said the tiny runabout was all about making the mundane fun. The concept imagines an electric commuter car that combines elements of an SUV, a sedan and even a sporty coupe. As Kia puts it, the...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 003, courtesy Jill Ciminillo

    Aston Martin is going to great lengths to develop a world-beating hypercar in the form of the Valkyrie, including snagging hugely successful Formula 1 race car designer Adrian Newey to be the project's lead. Fortunately, all of the knowledge gained and technology developed for the project won't be exclusively relegated to the 175 Valkyries bound for production (150 road cars and 25 track-only Valkyrie AMR Pros). You see, the goal of the Valkyrie is to establish Aston Martin's credibility in the world of mid-engine cars. There are more to come, and lessons learned in developing the Valkyrie...

  • Lagonda All-Terrain Concept
    Lagonda All-Terrain SUV concept revealed, production version coming 2022

    Aston Martin is in the midst of a revival of fellow historic British brand Lagonda. The plan is transform the brand into a tech-focused alternative to the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce, with electric powertrains, connectivity and self-driving capability to be the hallmarks of ultra-luxury...

  • Subaru Viziv Adrenaline concept
    Subaru intros new design language with Viziv Adrenaline Concept

    Subaru is hopeful the world is still craving crossover SUVs, despite the body style's proliferation in recent years. That's because the Japanese firm unveiled a new crossover concept on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Called the Viziv Adrenaline Concept, the show car introduces...

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept
    Q4 e-tron concept previews Audi's first EV based on MEB platform

    While Audi has confirmed the brand will introduce a gasoline-powered Q4 crossover SUV to slot between the Q3 and Q5, the automaker is also working on an electric Q4 e-tron which it previewed in concept form Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The market launch has been confirmed...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster
    Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster ready to rock your world

    Mercedes-AMG's GT R sports car was developed with the sole purpose of putting down serious lap times, but for some track enthusiasts the allure of open-top driving is too powerful and for that reason the folks at AMG have developed the GT R Roadster, which was unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 concept
    Mercedes gears up for Formula E with Silver Arrow 01 race car concept

    It's been almost two years since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has previewed its contender for the electric car series with a concept. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the concept is the Mercedes-Benz EQ...

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