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    Toyota raked in $18.1 billion in profit last year on the back of a reliable albeit somewhat dull lineup. We could now see some of those funds invested in building excitement in the brand. The automaker, run by performance-loving president Akio Toyoda, is keen to turn around the rather staid image and is investing heavily in exciting endevors such as the World Endurance Championship (which Toyota won last year) and the World Rally Championship. There are also new performance models in the pipeline such as the Supra successor, previewed by last year’s FT-1 concept car, as well as another...

  • C7 production at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky
    GM Spends $439 Million On Corvette Plant Upgrades

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] will spend $439 million in upgrades for its Corvette plant located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Most of the funds will go into a new 450,000 square-foot paint shop that will be roughly half the size of the current Bowling Green assembly plant once complete. ALSO SEE...

  • 2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe
    BMW's Legendary ZHP Package Returns, But There's A Catch

    On the E46 3 Series, the ZHP performance package (“ZHP” was actually the internal option package code) was the option every true fan of the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' wanted from the factory—and for good reason. Models were loaded with go-fast goodies including upgraded...

  • 2017 Volkswagen Golf R 400 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Volkswagen Golf R 400 Spy Shots

    Volkswagen shocked many when it rolled out its 395-horsepower Golf R 400 concept back at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. But what was more shocking was that the wild concept was quickly confirmed for production. Now we have our first look at what’s almost certain to be a prototype for the...

  • Porsche Track Precision app
    Porsche Track Precision App Turns Your Phone Into A Data Logger

    Porsche's new app lets drivers log lap times and performance data.

  • David Brown Speedback GT
    Coachbuilt David Brown Speedback confirmed for US

    Last year’s deliciously retro Speedback GT from British automotive startup David Brown will be offered for local sale following a debut at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this August. The coachbuilt special, which clearly has been inspired by the Aston Martin DB5, will be...

  • Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour

    Audi has released new photos and video of its TT Clubsport Turbo concept car that’s on show this week at the 2015 Wörthersee Tour in Austria. The concept is a wild take on the new TT sports car, and even though it isn’t destined for production it’s thought to be a preview of the next-generation TT RS. The biggest giveaway is the car’s engine, in this case an enhanced version of the familiar turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder fitted to the last TT RS. In the new TT Clubsport Turbo concept, the engine is aided by an electrically-driven turbocharger, helping it to...

  • Volkswagen GTI Clubsport concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour
    Volkswagen GTI Clubsport Concept Revealed, Production Version Coming 2016

    Come June of next year Volkswagen’s GTI will have turned 40 and just as it did when the GTI turned 30 and then again when the popular hot hatch turned 35, the German automaker will have something special planned. That special something will be a production version of this GTI Clubsport...

  • Kahn Design WB12 Vengeance teaser
    Kahn Design’s Aston Martin DB9-Based WB12 Vengeance Revealed In Official Images

    Known for its modified Land Rovers and other prestige models, Kahn Design recently transitioned to the world of coachbuilt cars with its new range of Flying Huntsman models based on Land Rover Defender underpinnings. Now the British firm has something in the works for performance fans: a new grand...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 Spy Shots

    Mercedes-Benz is preparing a subtle facelift for its A-Class compact hatch sold overseas, and that means the high-performance A45 variant developed by Mercedes-AMG will receive the same round of updates. But beyond the visual tweaks common to the updated A-Class, we hear Mercedes-AMG’s...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE, 2014 Paris Auto Show
    Jaguar Planning Both XE R And XE SVR Performance Models: Report

    Jaguar Land Rover’s SVR badge can already be found on the Range Rover Sport SUV, and soon it will appear on the F-Type sports car, but the British automaker has much more ambitious plans for its fledgling performance brand. Only yesterday we learned about a Range Rover Evoque SVR and now we...

  • Porsche’s U.S. headquarters and Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
    Porsche Inaugurates New U.S. Headquarters And Experience Center

    Porsche Cars North America has called Atlanta, Georgia home since 1998, but it’s gone and made that arrangement even more permanent. The German sports car manufacturer has just opened a new headquarters and experience center on a 27-acre site adjacent to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson...

  • Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour

    Austria’s annual Wörthersee Tour tuning fest is on again this month, and Audi is set to be one of the stars thanks to its 600-horsepower TT Clubsport Turbo concept unveiled today. The track-tuned concept looks similar to Audi’s TT Cup racer but it sports a larger 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine which thanks to some innovative technologies produces a supercar-like 600 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Incredibly, Audi R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg says much of the technology in the concept is “close to production readiness.” ALSO SEE: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR...

  • 2016 BMW M3
    2016 BMW M3 Gets A Few Visual Tweaks: Video

    BMW’s 3-Series range has just undergone its mid-cycle update, receiving a few visual tweaks, a new six-cylinder engine and a host of chassis upgrades as part of the update. Some of those changes have also made their way across to the M3 high-performance variant, which is featured in our...

  • 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    George Clooney Getting Porsche 911 GT3 RS As Birthday Present

    George Clooney, who celebrates his 54th birthday on Wednesday, and the first with new wife Amal, is reportedly getting a Porsche 911 GT3 RS as a present. The actor’s penchant for fine autos—and motorcycles—is well known, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that someone...

  • 2017 Audi S4 Avant spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Audi S4 Avant Spy Shots

    The next-generation, B9-series Audi A4 sedan is just around the corner and that means new versions of all the separate variants such as the A4 Avant wagon, A4 Allroad soft-roader, sporty S4 and high-performance RS 4. We’ve already seen prototypes for the new A4, A4 Avant and S4, and now we...

  • 2016 Cadillac CTS-V live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
    2016 Cadillac CTS-V Priced From $84,990, Starts Sales This Summer

    The order books are now open for the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, which officially goes on sale this summer priced from $84,990, including a $995 destination charge. That’s a lot of coin for a General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] product but recall that you’re getting a luxurious, lightweight sedan...

  • Chris Harris tests the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R
    Chris Harris Hops Behind The Wheel Of The $337k Bentley Continental GT3-R: Video

    Bentley’s most dynamic road car in the company’s history, the Continental GT3-R, happens to weigh more than 4,800 pounds. British journo Chris Harris recently took one to the track to see just how dynamic the big bruiser actually is—and fortunately he was kind enough to film the...

  • Hennessey HPE1000 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    For most, the 650 horsepower offered by the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is more than you’ll ever need in a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car. However, for the rarefied buyer out there that demands even more power—much, much more power in some cases—there are companies like Hennessey Performance that endeavor to meet such needs. Here we see Hennessey testing a new 1,000-horsepower—yes, one thousand horsepower—package for the Corvette Stingray. While it looks stock on the outside, almost all of the drivetrain components have either been swapped out or...

  • 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
    2016 Cadillac ATS-V First Drive Video

    First things first: yes, this newfangled V car is better than the Germans. For me, anyway. Maybe for you, too. Already half of you are flabbergasting and chuffing, the disbelief—or is it disdain?—like a fine haze of saliva in the air. Well, tough. The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is that good...

  • 2017 Audi S4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Audi S4 Spy Shots

    A new generation of the A4 is just around the corner and that means new versions of all the separate variants such as the A4 Avant, A4 Allroad, S4 and RS 4. Today we have spy shots of a prototype for the new S4 taken while it underwent high-speed testing at Germany’s Nürburgring. The new...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin Confirms Three New Model Lines, Mulls U.S. Plant

    There are few brands more quintessentially British than Aston Martin, but could the maker of some of the most beautiful sports cars on the planet start production in the U.S.? While it may seem like an odd move, just this week another struggling sports car manufacturer from the U.K., Lotus...

  • Improved Corvette PDR
    Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Shows Off Improved PDR Image Quality

    The Corvette's Performance Data Recorder—which captures video and overlays metrics like speed, RPM and steering angle—is a great tool for enthusiasts looking for lower lap times. ALSO SEE: Hellcat Converted To E85 Sees 753 Rear-Wheel Horsepower: Video As we've seen, it can also be used...

  • Daniel Craig lookalike at Lotus headquarters in April Fools’ Day prank
    Bond Star Daniel Craig Takes Delivery Of Lotus Evora 400? Not Quite

    UPDATE: No, actor Daniel Craig didn’t just pick up a Lotus Evora 400. Instead, a rather convincing doppelganger posed for some shots in front of Lotus’ Hethel headquarters for a superb April Fools’ Day stunt. Let us know in the comments below if you were fooled. British actor...

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