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  • Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in 'The Fate of the Furious'

    After years of speculation, Universal confirmed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham will star in the first spin-off of the "Fast and Furious" franchise titled "Hobbs and Shaw." On Monday, Johnson took to Instagram to announce production has begun for the film. Johnson will reprise the role of Luke Hobbs, the hulking Diplomatic Security Service Agent, and Statham will return as Deckard Shaw, the main antagonist from "Furious 7." Both characters have had two films to ensure plenty of corny dialog and jokes for their own spin-off film. According to previous reports, "Hobbs and Shaw" will...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE first drive
    Chevy Camaro engineering boss says Mustang's been "eating our lunch"

    The Chevrolet Camaro's chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, knows the sixth-generation pony car hasn't been a runaway sales success. He offered up the truth when speaking to Automotive News (subscription required) in a Sunday report: the Mustang has been "eating our lunch." Oppenheiser made the comment...

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
    2019 Ford F-150 Raptor's new Trail Control is ideal for rock crawling

    Ford's F-150 Raptor receives significant updates for 2019. No, there isn't a new V-8 option. Instead, the updates have centered on improving the truck's off-road credentials. Among them is a feature called Trail Control that Ford likens to a cruise control system for off-roading. When hitting...

  • 2019 Lexus LY 650 yacht
    65-foot yacht unveiled as latest Lexus flagship

    Lexus has been dropping hints about entering the private yacht game over the past couple of years and on Friday it finally confirmed it with the reveal of the LY 650, a 65-foot luxury yacht billed as the automaker's fourth flagship. The others are the LC coupe, LS sedan and LX SUV. The LY 650...

  • 2019 Lister LFP
    Lister LFP promises to be world's fastest SUV

    British sports car marque Lister is developing a tuned version of the Jaguar F-Pace. Previously labeled a Lightning, Lister has since confirmed the vehicle will go by the name LFP and sit alongside the F-Type-based LFT in the company's growing aresenal of tuned Jaguars. Full details are yet to be...

  • Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles
    FCA opening $30 million autonomous testing facility

    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles' Chelsea Proving Grounds (CPG) is home to a new multi-million dollar autonomous technology testing facility. The automaker announced on Wednesday it has invested $30 million in the new facility, which begins testing this month. While CPG spans nearly 4,000 acres, the new...

  • Volvo 360C concept

    Volvo is the latest automaker to provide a vision for the future of private automotive transport, a future where doing the driving will be optional. Volvo's vision comes in the form of the 360c concept, the now-familiar pod on wheels capable of operating in full self-driving mode, classified as Level 5 by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Revealed on Wednesday, the 360c is also an electric car, and it's fully connected which helps to improve its safety as it can communicate with other vehicles on the road as well as the surrounding infrastructure. The 360c isn't actually capable of driving...

  • Lancia Delta Futurista by Automobili Amos
    The Lancia Delta Futurista restomod has arrived, and it's not cheap

    Built by Automobili Amos, the Lancia Delta Futurista aims to "Make Lancia Great Again". This is a Delta Integrale restomod that's been given new life through a meticulous transformation. We described it as the Singer of Lancia Deltas when we first learned of the car back in June, and it wears the...

  • Gio Ponti's Linea Diamante realized at 2018 Grand Basel show
    65-year-old car design brought to life at 2018 Grand Basel show

    A never-before-seen car design has been brought to life...65 years after it was completed. Yes, it was 65 years ago that Italian architect and industrial designer Gio Ponti penned his Linea Diamante, or "Diamond Line," and now a completed mockup of the car has been revealed. The covers came off on...

  • Apple patent for non-linear sunroof
    Apple patented haptic seats and sunroof

    Apple filed to patent more than 2,000 ideas last year, and we'll likely never see many of them reach daylight. But, automobile patents are becoming more common from the technology giant. The most recent patents, both awarded in the last couple of weeks, involve a trick sunroof and haptic-feedback...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Rabbit Edition hops into 2019 Volkswagen GTI lineup

    Volkswagen is digging back into its archives for a special-edition Golf GTI. The Rabbit Edition will join the GTI lineup for 2019. The brand hasn't released pricing or fuel economy estimates for the Golf GTI Rabbit Edition and note the vehicle pictured above is the 2018 Golf GTI. However, we do...

  • McLaren F1 GTR 25R
    McLaren F1 supercar can now be certified by the factory

    McLaren built 106 examples of its iconic F1 supercar from 1993 to 1998. That includes 71 versions for the road, 28 for the racetrack, and seven prototypes. McLaren wants to make sure each of these cars remain in tip-top shape and is thoroughly documented. The new McLaren F1 Certification program...

  • Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister Higgins

    Apple is developing self-driving technology using a fleet of nearly 60 Lexus RX 450h crossover SUVs fitted with various cameras and sensors used to guide the vehicles. One of the vehicles was involved in an accident on August 24, California's DMV confirmed in a traffic accident report, the first for the tech giant's self-driving program. According to the report, Apple's self-driving car with a safety driver onboard was rear-ended by a driver in a Nissan Leaf while in a merging lane on the Lawrence Expressway in Sunnyvale, California. The self-driving car had slowed to just 1 mph while seeking...

  • Mercedes-EQ logo
    Drive with Mercedes EQ app to check whether electric cars suit you

    Drivers around the world will need more information and education on electric cars if automakers are to realize zero-emissions goals. Mercedes-Benz has taken a creative step to show drivers that they may be ideal candidates for a switch to the electric lifestyle. The German luxury brand is testing...

  • Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]
    Tesla works on tech to flash indicators when drivers forget

    The turn signal is one of the most essential passive safety measures onboard every single new car. Yet, millions of drivers choose to ignore the ability, and let's face it, the decision puts other drivers at risk. Tesla appears ready to flick the indicators whether a driver likes it or not. The...

  • Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom Privacy Suite
    Total seclusion: Rolls-Royce Privacy Suite turns Phantom into rolling meeting space

    Elites will have no need to wait until their destination to discuss pressing matters, at least not when they're in the back seat of Rolls-Royce's Phantom. On Friday, the British ultra-luxury marque debuted its new "privacy suite" for the extended-wheelbase Phantom at the Chengdu auto show currently...

  • 2020 Tesla Roadster
    Tesla has a surprise reveal for Grand Basel show; is it the production Roadster?

    The Grand Basel show in Switzerland will play host to a new Tesla reveal, the electric car manufacturer confirmed Friday. Tesla sent invites to owners declaring it has a "surprise" to showcase at the show that celebrates all things design, as well as "automotive masterpieces." Noting the show's...

  • 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang on the dyno
    Hennessey's 808-horsepower Heritage Mustang hits the dyno

    Hennessey Performance Engineering in August unveiled the 2019 Heritage Edition Ford Mustang to celebrate hitting the 10,000-build milestone. The fiery red car, which features a design inspired by the livery of a 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition supercar owned by Hennessey boss John Hennessey, is based...

  • 2018 Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder, 2017 Geneva auto show

    Dutch sports car marque Spyker announced in March 2017 that it will start using V-8 engines for its flagship C8 line sourced from Sweden's Koenigsegg, instead of the aging Audi units that have powered the C8 since the nameplate's launch in 2000. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to have been any progress beyond the original announcement, which was made by Spyker CEO Victor Muller and Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The exact reasons are unclear but Koenigsegg spokesman Steven Wade shed some light when he told Autovisie in an interview...

  • Marcello Gandini talks about the origin of the name Countach
    This is how Lamborghini's Countach got its name, and it's not what you think

    It seems like most Lamborghini model names are associated with bullfighting. That's not true with all of Lamborghinis though, as the most famous example of moniker derivation lies with the Countach. Bertone designer Marcello Gandini is the man responsible for some all-time great automotive styling...

  • 2019 Bentley Centenary Specification
    Every Bentley built in 2019 can celebrate brand's centennial

    Bentley turns 100 in 2019, and instead of letting only a few buyers celebrate the occasion with a run of limited-edition cars the brand will offer special touches commemorating the centennial on every car it builds throughout the year. The special touches are known as the Centenary Specification...

  • Dyson Hullavington campus for electric car development
    Dyson reveals plans for electric car test track

    It's been a year since vacuum giant Dyson announced plans to build an electric car, something founder and chief engineer James Dyson has been hinting at since 2008. The company on Thursday gave an update on the plans, confirming that the former Hullavington air force base in southern England it...

  • Koenigsegg Agera successor teaser
    Koenigsegg Agera successor reportedly named Ragnarok, will have 1,440 hp

    Koenigsegg may have a name for its Agera successor in "Ragnarok." According to a source close to the manufacturer told The Supercar Blog that the name should grace the car when it debuts at the 2019 Geneva motor show. And that the Koenigsegg Ragnarok may also have 1,440 horsepower. The power figure...

  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
    Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster all but confirmed

    Lamborghini hasn't made mention of it yet, but it's all but confirmed that an Aventador SVJ Roadster will arrive in the near future. It appears the California Air Resources Board (CARB) outed the forthcoming drop-top supercar in a certification document. First discovered by AutoGuide, the document...

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