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  • 2020 Toyota Supra SP8T VLN race car - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    We're less than a month away from the 2020 Toyota Supra's debut, and the company has dropped a new teaser ahead of the beloved nameplate's return. It's a video that really showcases the sound of the Supra's inline-6 engine. The video consists of blurred footage as the Supra rips around and revs out the sweet song only an inline-6 engine can produce. We also see one quick shot of the instrument cluster, although, that's blurred too. The engine will be a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6. Expect the car to make 335 horsepower and clock a 0-60 mph time of less than five seconds. Later...

  • 2018 Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition
    Morgan builds its final V-8 cars, teases what comes next

    Morgan has built its final cars powered by a V-8 engine, but rather than mourn the event the company has chosen to celebrate it by releasing a video that farewells the V-8 cars and provides a tease of what comes next. The video features Morgan Chief Test Driver Keith Dalley and follows him on his...

  • John Heinricy (left) and John Hennessey
    Veteran GM engineer John Heinricy will lead Hennessey Venom F5 development

    Veteran General Motors engineer John Heinricy has come out of retirement to lead development of Hennessey's Venom F5 hypercar. Hennessey made the announcement on Tuesday, confirming that Heinricy is chief engineer for the project. Heinricy, 71, finally left GM in 2008 after first joining the...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T
    Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T bring pure driving thrills

    Porsche has expanded its 718 lineup with the new Boxster and Cayman T sports cars. The T in the name stands for "Touring" and dates back to the 1968 Porsche 911 T, which Porsche revived earlier this year with the 2018 911 Carrera T. It also represents a more purist take on the driving experience...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn
    Deep dive: Ken Block's 1,400-hp 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn

    In honor of Gymkhana 10's release on Monday, let's take a closer look at one of the five star cars of the latest film: the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The car Ken Block has called "frightening." The Hoonigan team highlighted the car as part of the Biology Build series, which goes through the ins...

  • Pronto.AI self-driving car system
    Ex-Waymo engineer drove from San Francisco to New York City in a self-driving car

    Anthony Levandowski claims he has completed a major milestone for self-driving car technology: a coast-to-coast trip using his latest technology. If Levandowski sounds familiar, it's because he was the center of attention in the Waymo-Uber legal battle. Waymo accused the former employee of stealing...

  • Camcon Automotive has created an electronic engine valve system

    The hunt for efficient engine valve technology can be a never-ending journey into cam timing, various combustion cycles, and lift and duration adjustments. For that reason, some companies believe cam-less is the future vision of engine efficiency. A British outfit by the name of Camcon Automotive is looking at this problem from a different angle. An electric one, actually, as its prototype engine is the first such example to run with fully digitally controlled valves. Camcon's approach to valve timing is quite different. It's called Intelligent Valve Technology and it makes use of valves that...

  • This is what the center differential does for a WRC race car
    Here's how a World Rally Car's center differential works

    One of the great bits of tech that remains from the glorious era that was Group B rally racing is the center differential. With it, race beasts from the likes of Audi, Peugeot, Ford, and Lancia all battled for all-wheel-drive supremacy on the greatest rally stages the world over. The need for...

  • Gymkhana Eight set in Dubai
    20 secrets about Ken Block's Gymkhana films

    Ahead of Gymkhana 10's release, the Hoonigan crew decided to let viewers in on some little-known secrets about the blockbuster viral videos that have taken the motorsport community by storm for years. The crew, alongside Ken Block himself, the Hoonigan-in-chief, counted down 20 secrets viewers...

  • 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck
    Deep dive: Ken Block's 914-hp 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck

    Gymkhana 10 is out today, and it's only fair to take a look at one of the film's stars: the 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck. In a video from Hoonigan, the crew takes a look at the Hoonitruck, how it came to life, and the details behind the oily bits. How did Block and crew come up with the idea of the...

  • Ken Block, 2016 G3PR World Rallycross race, August 2016
    Ken Block: The machine inside the racing suit

    You probably know Ken Block because of his incredible driving skills depicted in the Gymkhana series. However, there’s much more to this multi-talented individual. We’ve already outlined in detail his career in rallying, but four-wheel action only came later in his life. Before that...

  • 2019 Nio ES6
    Nio ES6: Second volume model from China's Tesla debuts

    Chinese electric car startup Nio has come a long way since it showed up in 2016 with its EP9 track-only supercar. The company has managed to launch a mid-size crossover SUV called the ES8, start trading on the New York Stock Exchange, and get a factory under construction in its home market...

  • Lilium Jet VTOL concept

    Frank Stephenson shocked many when he stepped down from the lead design role at McLaren in early 2017. It turned out he wanted to apply his design skills in an entirely new segment: flying taxis. The renowned designer, responsible for cars like the McLaren P1 and 650S (and in earlier roles the first generation of the modern Mini, the first BMW X5, the Maserati MC12, and Ferrari 430), in April was confirmed as the design chief for Lilium. The German startup is working on an electric vehicle capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The idea is that a fleet of the low-flying craft would...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe spy shots and video

    Hot on the heels of the sighting of an udpated Mercedes-AMG GLC63 comes our first look at an updated version of the more rakish GLC63 Coupe. Both models are expected to arrive alongside an updated version of the regular GLC in the second half of 2019. The updated GLC range, including the AMG...

  • 2019 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co. 03 TCR race car
    Watch Lynk & Co.'s 03 TCR racer hit the track

    Ahead of its race debut in 2019, Lynk & Co. has been conducting tests of its 03 TCR racer. The brand shared on Friday that it's carried out the first tests at race courses in Europe, and drivers walked away pleased with the car's capabilities. The 03 TCR racer will compete in the FIA-sanctioned...

  • 3D-printed rotary engine from Engineering Explained
    Dive into this 3D-printed rotary engine

    If you've ever wondered what makes up the famed rotary engine from Mazda, now is the chance to dive in. Engineering Explained showed off an incredible 3D-printed rotary engine scale model, and host Jason Fenske walks us through what makes the peculiar powertrain tick. Specifically, this is a...

  • Robert Downey Jr. and Audi design chief Mark Lichte in e-tron GT concept
    Robert Downey Jr. met Audi design chief to discuss e-tron GT

    Audi will showcase another vehicle in its long-running ties with Marvel films when "Avengers 4: Endgame" debuts next spring. None other than the e-tron GT electric sedan will star alongside the Avengers and Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, aka, Iron Man. Ahead of the film's premiere, Downey Jr. met...

  • First series-production Land Rover number 16
    Woman reunited with Land Rover she worked with 70 years ago

    An 87-year-old woman received the reunion of a lifetime when she got to spend time in an original Land Rover she worked with 70 years ago. Dorothy Peters told her story to Land Rover, which in turn granted her time with the car she kept pictures of for decades to come. According to the woman, she...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie's 6.5-liter V-12

    Aston Martin on Wednesday gave us our first look at the mighty V-12 engine that will power its Valkyrie hypercar due next year. The engine is being developed by Cosworth, a fellow British firm that has supplied a number of race-winning Formula 1 engines over the years, and it is destined to be the most powerful naturally aspirated mill ever fitted to a production car. Aston Martin has confirmed a peak output of 1,000 horsepower and 545 pound-feet of torque. That's lower than the 1,130 hp that Cosworth hinted at in August but still an incredible feat considering the lack of forced induction...

  • Brabham BT62 at Portimao Circuit
    Feel the raw speed of the Brabham BT62 at Portimao

    Brabham's BT62 supercar is currently testing at top racetracks all around the globe in the lead up to the start of production in 2019. The company recently released video of one of the test sessions conducted at Portugal's Algarve International Circuit, more commonly referred to as Portimao. The...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford Explorer spy shots and video

    A prototype for Ford’s next-generation Explorer has been spotted again. The vehicle is expected on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, and judging by the lack of camouflage gear the debut should take place very soon. The last time the Explorer was redesigned was in 2011, when the popular SUV...

  • Jay Leno's 1931 Duesenberg Model J chasis
    Duesenberg Model J chassis roars into Jay Leno's Garage

    Duesenberg may have only been a blip along the automotive industry's vast timeline, but it left a lasting mark. And one of the car's the company was best known for is the latest to be featured at Jay Leno's Garage. It's a 1931 Duesenberg Model J...chassis. Leno explains that be bought the car...

  • 2020 Audi RS 7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS 7 spy shots and video

    A prototype for the Audi Sport version of the recently launched second-generation A7 has been spotted. Yes, you’re looking at the gestation of a new RS 7 sledgehammer. The current model is one of the most potent four-doors on the market and this new one's set to lift the bar even higher. 2020...

  • 1958 Saab 93 on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno highlights his delightful 1958 Saab 93

    Jay Leno's Garage is a varied place. In the garage, you'll find modern marvels like a 2017 Ford GT, uber-rare supercars like the McLaren F1, and oddball classics like a 1958 Saab 93. The Saab is the latest car to be featured at the garage. Leno actually featured the 93 on a very early episode of...

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