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  • 2019 Porsche Macan, 2018 Paris auto show

    Like the Cayenne before it, the Macan has been a huge hit for Porsche. It’s the marque’s most popular model, with more than 97,000 delivered in 2017 alone. Having been introduced for 2015, the Macan is now at the midway point in its life cycle, and to keep sales brimming Porsche has given the small SUV a substantial update. Porsche unveiled the updated Macan in July in Shanghai—almost one in three of the SUVs are sold in China—but we'll get our first look on local soil during next week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Porsche said the updated Macan will start deliveries...

  • Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
    Jay Leno drives Touring Superleggera's Maserati-based Sciadipersia

    Following its revival last decade, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera jumped straight back into doing what it does best: churning out beautiful, one-off, coach-built cars. Recent hits include the Alfa Romeo Competizione-based Disco Volante and F12-based Berlinetta Lusso. The latest creation, however...

  • Electric RS 3 shows what future four-wheel donuts look like
    Electric RS 3 shows what future four-wheel donuts look like

    Electric motors can do amazing things. Ramp them up to four-figure horsepower, and they can make an electric car intimidating. Heck, we'd even call this electric Audi RS 3 frightening. Schaeffler Group's 4ePerformance concept is back. We've seen it fly backwards at ridiculous speeds, and now Dan...

  • This is what happens if you run a red light
    Here's what could happen if you run a red light

    From texting to drunk driving, some folks don't understand that driving is a privilege and not a right. Keep your eyes on the road and stay safe, because if you don't you might run a red light. This is what that could look like. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has put together a...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    Watch as the Italdesign team builds the $1.05M Nissan GT-R50 by hand

    The Nissan GT-R50 is a stunning vehicle, and fans can appreciate it more with the knowledge that the car was almost entirely built by hand. A new video from Nissan traces the production process inside Italdesign, the Italian firm responsible for building the modified GT-R. Both the GT-R and...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    What is VTEC and how does it work?

    Valve Timing Electronic Control, better known to enthusiasts as VTEC. We hear a lot about the system, but what is it exactly and how does it work? Jason Fenske, engineering mastermind behind YouTube's Engineering Explained, has tackled the system in one of his latest episodes. As usual, he breaks...

  • 2020 Toyota Camry and Avalon TRD

    Toyota will use the upcoming 2018 Los Angeles auto show to introduce new TRD versions of its Camry and Avalon sedans. TRD, an acronym for Toyota Racing Development, is an established performance sub-brand that already offers enhancements for Toyota's pickup trucks and 86 sports car. Now we can add the Camry and Avalon to the list. Before all you Toyota fans get too excited, note that the enhancements are on the mild side. The highlight are the reinforcements made to the chassis and new shock absorbers that together provide superior handling qualities. Both TRD specials are powered by a stock...

  • Mercedes-Benz eCitaro in Hamburg, Germany
    Daimler delivers first electric Mercedes-Benz bus in Germany

    Mercedes-Benz's first electric bus is now ready to hit the streets in the city of Hamburg, Germany. Parent company Daimler announced Thursday the first of 20 Mercedes eCitaro buses was handed over to Hochbahn, a public transport company in the city. The eCitaro made its debut in September and...

  • Charge Ford Mustang with electric powertrain conversion
    Charge reveals EV conversion for classic Mustangs

    Is the future of classic cars one where electric powertrains triumph? A British firm by the name of Charge thinks so, and it's revealed a classic Ford Mustang with an electric powertrain swap. The company revealed the car in October, but it's more than just a quick internal-combustion engine to...

  • 2019 Honda Passport teaser
    Honda Passport SUV making a comeback for 2019

    Remember the Honda Passport of the 1990s? Well, the SUV is making a comeback for 2019. Honda on Thursday revealed a teaser video for the new Passport ahead of the world debut on November 27, and confirmed the market launch in early 2019. The modern Passport will be a mid-size crossover SUV sitting...

  • HRE 3D printed titanium wheels
    HRE's 3-D-printed titanium wheels could lead to a new level of car personalization

    Performance wheel maker HRE says 3-D printers can manufacture a strong, lightweight wheel for supercars. HRE worked with GE Additives in a new partnership to explore the possibilities of a titanium wheel produced with EBM technology (a type of 3-D printing). The prototype wheel, known as HRE3D+...

  • TVR Griffith teaser video
    V-8-powered, carbon-constructed TVR Griffith takes to the track

    The revival of British performance marque TVR is well underway, with tire supplier Avon recently taking a prototype for TVR's new Griffith sports car to the Castle Combe Circuit in the United Kingdom for some tests. Fortunately, TVR sent along a camera team to capture some of the action. The video...

  • 2020 Aston Martin DBX prototype

    Aston Martin on Wednesday gave us our first look at its highly anticipated SUV with the reveal of an early prototype. The automaker also confirmed the DBX name for the vehicle which will enter production at a new plant in Wales next year. The reveal is scheduled for late 2019, suggesting we'll see it arrive as a 2020 model. Some readers will recall that Aston Martin used the DBX name for a 2015 concept previewing the SUV (shown below). There were rumors the automaker would go with a different name for production, with Varekai being one of the suggestions. Instead, the automaker has chosen to...

  • Jay Leno and the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage drops by Jay Leno's Garage

    The previous Vantage is the most popular model in Aston Martin’s history, so clearly there was some added pressure to get the design of the successor right. Fortunately Aston Martin appears to have pulled it off as the redesigned Vantage is a cracker of a sports car, as Jay Leno recently...

  • Waymo self-driving car
    Waymo's self-driving taxi service reportedly starts early December

    In a matter of weeks, Waymo, Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car business, will launch the world's first commercial service involving fully self-driving cars. Citing a person familiar with the plans, Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the service is scheduled to start in Phoenix, Arizona in early...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. in the Ford GT
    Vaughn Gittin Jr. shares his Ford GT with family, fans

    Vaughn Gittin Jr. is among the exclusive set of Ford GT owners, and the professional drifter and founder of RTR Vehicles was more than happy to show off the car. The video shows the moment Gittin Jr. picks up the Lead Foot Gray example, and naturally he uses launch control straight out of the...

  • Dubai police test Hoversurf hover bike
    Dubai police begin to test hoverbike patrol units

    It seems like the Dubai police department wants all the toys. It already has a fleet of mesmerizing supercar patrol cars, and now it has begun to test hoverbikes. Like something straight out of a science-fiction film, the hoverbikes are vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles with four rotors...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots and video

    Kia is working on a redesign of its Soul subcompact crossover SUV, and part of the plan is a repeat of the current model's electric option. A prototype for the new Soul EV has just been spotted at the Nürburgring and on some of the German racetrack's surrounding roads. We know it's the...

  • 2018 Jaguar F-Type Convertible rally car

    Jaguar has developed a pair of F-Type Convertible rally cars to celebrate 70 years of its sports car heritage. In particular, they give a nod to Jaguar's first sports car, the XK120 introduced in 1948. We'll just ignore the SS-100 launched the previous decade by SS Cars, the company that was renamed Jaguar in 1945. The modern F-Type rally cars were unveiled Monday but have already been driven in anger. The cars were recently put through their paces at the Walters Arena rally stage in the south of Wales, and in the coming months they will attend a number of Jaguar-planned events. The cars are...

  • Dolph Lundgren in Volvo construction ad
    Dolph Lundgren pumps up Volvo construction equipment

    The Volvo commercial vehicles unit has returned with another cheeky advertisement, and this time, Dolph Lundgren is ready to whip some excavators into shape. Lundgren, best known as Soviet boxer Ivan Drago from "Rocky IV," was cast to play a tough drill instructor of sorts. His victims are a group...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots and video

    Despite Mercedes-Benz having just launched a new A-Class compact sedan, the automaker's other compact sedan, the CLA, won't be disappearing after the current model runs its course. A redesigned CLA has been spotted once again, this time with minimal camouflage gear. The car is due for a reveal next...

  • New Zealand man builds drift track around house
    New Zealand man built a drift track around his house

    Hamilton, New Zealand resident Takeshi Teruya decided to live out his dream when he moved from Japan in 2007. The 37-year-old drifting enthusiast built a 426-foot-long drift circuit...around his house. Now, Teruya can practice his hobby every single day without the need to travel more than a couple...

  • Porsche 935 customer race car, 2018 Rennsport Reunion
    How Porsche created the new 935

    Porsche has unveiled numerous special cars and projects to mark its 70th anniversary. But the new 935 track car just might be the best of them all. In a new video, Porsche discusses how it developed the new 935 racer, and it obviously began with inspiration from the original car. Grant Larson...

  • ECD Land Rover Range Rover Classic
    Florida's ECD now offers restored Range Rover Classics

    Florida's ECD has made a name for itself in recent years with its range of restored and restomodded Land Rover Defenders. In fact, the company's name is an acronym for “East Coast Defender.” However, ECD isn't opposed to working on other Land Rover products and has recently turned its...

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