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Lamborghini Urus Terra mode teaser

Lamborghini Urus hits the dirt with Terra mode

To build excitement ahead of the reveal of its new Urus on December 4, Lamborghini has been dropping a series of teaser videos highlighting the SUV’s various driving modes. The Urus will feature the new Neve, Terra, and Sabbia modes, which translate from Italian to “Snow,”... read more

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package

Porsche 911 hybrid back on the radar

With Tesla last week revealing a second-generation Roadster capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph, the major sports car marques have been... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
Arrivo high-speed transport system

Arrivo reveals Hyperloop-like transport system capable of 200 mph travel

There’s a new company battling to become your high-speed transport provider of the future. The company is Los Angeles-based Arrivo, which has come up with a concept for... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker patents solid-state battery that promises 500-mile range, 1-minute charging

Solid-state batteries represent the holy grail for automakers as they promise a driving range for electric cars comparable to internal combustion models, along with charging... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Why the Honda Civic Type R doesn't have torque steer

Why doesn't the Honda Civic Type R have (much) torque steer?

The Honda Civic Type R is an impressive little beastie. In fact, if you missed it, we named Honda's hot hatch the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018. We lauded its handling... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
Prototype for Nissan and Infiniti’s ProPilot self-driving system

Nissan says its self-driving cars can handle door-to-destination travel by 2020

Nissan recently demonstrated an Infiniti Q50 prototype fitted with the most advanced version of its ProPilot self-driving system. ProPilot is Nissan and Infiniti’s new... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
Concept drawing for Uber Elevate flying taxi service

Uber partners with NASA on flying car management

With the rise of a new way to transport human beings, potentially through self-operating flying cars, the industry will need new regulations to ensure safe operation. On... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Audi e-diesel plant in Laufenburg, Switzerland

Audi will turn renewable energy into synthetic diesel

In 2011, Audi announced radical plans to start energy production using wind farms located in the North Sea. By feeding this renewable energy back into the grid, Audi could... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

The science behind Rolls-Royce's oddball four-rotor diesel rotary engine

This is the strangest engine you've likely never heard about. Back in the late 1960s and early '70s, a number of automakers were experimenting with odd engine setups. Heck... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
Renault self-driving obstacle avoidance system

Renault's new self-driving obstacle avoidance technology matches pro drivers

Renault debuted its latest self-driving car on Tuesday. Based on the all-electric Zoe, it is named "Callie," and it is capable of matching the accident avoidance prowess of... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen announces Google quantum computer partnership

Google and VW will use quantum computers to develop battery, self-driving technology

Volkswagen will embark on a transformation of its business through electric cars and self-driving technology, and it is looking elsewhere to bolster its technological... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
Waymo self-driving car prototype

Waymo found drivers asleep, so it dumped partial self-driving feature

Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car subsidiary, Waymo, has made a conscious decision to skip partial self-driving technology. Why? The company found its test drivers napping... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevy rolls out new magnetic ride control calibrations for C7 Corvette

Without any hardware changes, Chevrolet will make 2015-2016 C7 Corvette Z06s even faster around the track. The brand announced new magnetic ride control calibrations for all... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
Will you use less fuel during engine braking or simply by coasting?

What uses less gas: coasting or engine braking?

Getting the most of your vehicle, with regards to fuel economy, is to play a game of efficiency. You have to find the most efficient manner of driving in a given situation... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota eyes airless tires for future electric cars

Many companies have shown airless tire concepts—Polaris is the only company to actually commercialize them—but the technology is yet to reach any sort of mass... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
How Koenigsegg destroyed the Bugatti Chiron

Here's how Koenigsegg destroyed Bugatti's 0-248-0 mph world record

The name of the game here is power-to-weight ratio. That's how you can have one car out perform another. As you climb to higher and higher speeds, you're going to need more... read more October 31, 2017 by


 
 

 
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