• Ford Expecting $1.4B Profit Drop (3/23/17)

    Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop; Shelby GT350 Mustang loses power, lawsuit alleges; Meeting fuel standards cheaper than believed?; Calif.'s EV paradox; Mini marks 15 years in U.S.
  • Elon Musk Not Happy About Trump's New Plan for Nasa

    Earth’s atmosphere serves as the doorstep to the rest of the universe with an all-new frontier just waiting to be explored and discoveries waiting to be made. It’s been more than 40 years since any human (that we know of) has stepped foot on a celestial body other than the earth, and Elon Musk plans to send a manned mission to mars as early as 2022 via his prized SpaceX rockets that are, in fact, very promising. However, on the other side of the spectrum, President Trump signed legi
  • Honda Releases Industrial Strength Civic Type R Teaser: Video

    Hey! You there! Auto enthusiast! Are you excited for the impending invasion of the first Type R’d Honda to ever get shipped stateside? Do you dream of wings and red badges and 20-inch wheels and triple exhaust pipes? Do you spend your days fantasizing about 300 turbocharged ponies rampaging at the dip of your right foot? Well, you’re in luck, because all that goodness will soon become a reality with the arrival of the new Civic Type R. Word has it the first units will arrive sometim
  • You Can Now Personalize Your McLaren Sports Series With More MSO Upgrades

    If you own a model as prominent as a McLaren, you can’t just throw on some aftermarket parts or paint if you want some individualization. I mean, after all, people have literally been killed for less. But, that’s okay, because McLaren Special Operations has your back, and has just announced a whole new range of protective and personalization parts for models from the Sports Series, including the 540C, 570S, and 570GT. The parts don’t only bring the ability for current and new
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  • Shelby GT350 Owners Are Ready to Burn the Blue Oval at the Stake

    The Ford Shelby GT350 was Ford’s answer to the new Camaro Z/28 and the car Ford enthusiasts had been waiting for. It came with more aggressive exterior styling that reduced aerodynamic drag, a new front splitter, angled ducts in the grille, a vent on the hood, and real vents in the lower fascia that help to keep the front brakes cool under heavy load. It even had a belly pan to help increase air flow through. And, Ford even replaced the 5.0-liter with a 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V-8 that
  • The Challenger SRT Demon Will Terrorize the Strip Thanks to a Factory TransBrake

    Another week has passed, and that means that it’s time to see yet another Dodge Demon teaser video. So far, the videos have shown us where the demon shed some weight, what kind of tires it has, the suspension system, its hardened driveline and launch system that prevents wheel hop, exhaust note, and the performance pages in its 8.4-inch uConnect infotainment system. The wildest thing so far is considered by most to be the way the car literally bends its tires on launch, and we get to see
  • Should Automakers Put So Much Stock On The Nurburgring Lap Record?

    The Nurburgring lap time record has been in the headlines recently now that the Lamborghini Huracan Performante has officially set the lap record around the track with a lap time of 6:52.01. That said, the achievement didn’t come without any controversy as a handful of people questioned the legitimacy of the lap record, which prompted a response from Lamborghini itself. This exchange leads me to this question: should automakers really put that much importance on the Nurburgring lap record
  • Superbike-inspired Nike Air Jordan IV Motorsport sneakers going back into production

    Filed under:Celebrities,Motorsports,MotorcycleThe shoes were sold to commemorate the team's fourth anniversary.Continue reading Superbike-inspired Nike Air Jordan IV Motorsport sneakers going back into production Superbike-inspired Nike Air Jordan IV Motorsport sneakers going back into production originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:06:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
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  • Ferrari dips into its parts bin to test a Dino, or something

    Filed under:Design/Style,Spy Photos,Ferrari,Performance,SupercarsSome sort of mid-engine stallion is on the loose.Continue reading Ferrari dips into its parts bin to test a Dino, or something Ferrari dips into its parts bin to test a Dino, or something originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Cadillac, Lincoln in BMW's Line of Fire? (3/22/17)

    BMW aims for Mercedes, but may hit Cadillac, Lincoln; Porsche profit tops $17K per car; Ally profit warning stokes used-car price worries; Toyota to reveal freshened Sienna, Yaris.
  • BMW will join Formula E for its fifth season in 2018

    Filed under:Green,Motorsports,BMW,ElectricGerman automaker gets the go-ahead from Formula E's organizers to enter the all-electric racing circuit for its fifth season.Continue reading BMW will join Formula E for its fifth season in 2018 BMW will join Formula E for its fifth season in 2018 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:07:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • 2018 Toyota Sienna gets a mild facelift for New York show

    Filed under:New York Auto Show,Toyota,Minivan/VanToyota's active safety equipment is now standard.Continue reading 2018 Toyota Sienna gets a mild facelift for New York show 2018 Toyota Sienna gets a mild facelift for New York show originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:30:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
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  • Ferrari 488 Spider 4XX Siracusa by Mansory

    There are tuners who are best known for their visual stylings while there are others who are recognized for the power upgrades they offer. Then there’s a tuner like Mansory, which blends all of these elements together to create programs like the one it gave to the new Ferrari 488 Spider. The kit itself is called “4XX Siracusa,” and those who routinely follow the aftermarket tuning scene will know that Mansory has used this name before, previously on the Ferrari 458 Italia back
  • Mazda will sell a removable MX-5 Miata hardtop only to racers

    Filed under:Motorsports,Mazda,Convertible,Performance,RacingIt'll make Miata purists drool until they see the pricetag.Continue reading Mazda will sell a removable MX-5 Miata hardtop only to racers Mazda will sell a removable MX-5 Miata hardtop only to racers originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:45:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Tesla Model 3 quirks less likely to be tolerated, study says

    Filed under:Green,Tesla,ElectricTesla's tailwind of enthusiastic Model S and Model X owners may not translate into satisfaction if Model 3 has glitches, J.D. Power study says.Continue reading Tesla Model 3 quirks less likely to be tolerated, study says Tesla Model 3 quirks less likely to be tolerated, study says originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:30:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Lotus and Proton might be sold to Peugeot-Citroen after Geely bails

    Filed under:Lotus,Citroen,PeugeotGroupe PSA is the sole remaining bidder.Continue reading Lotus and Proton might be sold to Peugeot-Citroen after Geely bails Lotus and Proton might be sold to Peugeot-Citroen after Geely bails originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • These are the lowest rated cars and trucks of 2017

    Filed under:Lotus,Citroen,PeugeotConsumer Reports recaps its lowest rated models for 2017, with products from Mitsubishi, Toyota, Dodge, Cadillac, and Land Rover.Continue reading These are the lowest rated cars and trucks of 2017 These are the lowest rated cars and trucks of 2017 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:15:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Aston Martin Vantage AMR Pro Concept

    Around since 2005, the current-generation Aston Martin Vantage might seem a bit long in the tooth, but it’s still one of the finest luxury grand tourers you can buy. Updated over the years and offered in numerous limited-edition models, the Vantage will definitely be missed when a new generation comes around. But, the current iteration isn’t going away anytime soon and Aston Martin decided to spice things up by including it in its brand-new AMR program, which was launched at the 201
  • A beginner's guide to plowing snow with a heavy-duty truck

    Filed under:RAM,TruckFirst off, try not to get plowed.Continue reading A beginner's guide to plowing snow with a heavy-duty truck A beginner's guide to plowing snow with a heavy-duty truck originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • In Miami's Porsche tower, your car rides an elevator to the sky

    Filed under:Design/Style,Videos,Weird Car News,PorscheThe condo building's three elevators can lift cars at a brisk 800 feet per minute.Continue reading In Miami's Porsche tower, your car rides an elevator to the sky In Miami's Porsche tower, your car rides an elevator to the sky originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:19:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Volkswagen Arteon

    Back in 2007, Volkswagen thought it would be a good idea to develop a large coupe with a heavily sloped roof. Some of you from way back then know it as the Passat CC, while more recently it has dropped the “Passat” name. Volkswagen had big ambitions for the CC, calling it a “sports sedan” and projecting sales of at least 300,000 over the first seven years of production. But, the CC is often overlooked and has performed very poorly. Fast forward to 2017 and VW has decided
  • McLaren offers some more detail about its hyper-GT F1 successor

    Filed under:Design/Style,McLaren,Coupe,Hybrid,Performance,SupercarsThe most powerful and aerodynamic McLaren ever.Continue reading McLaren offers some more detail about its hyper-GT F1 successor McLaren offers some more detail about its hyper-GT F1 successor originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:35:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Land Rover intends to corner the market for aftermarket tuning

    Filed under:Aftermarket,Design/Style,Land Rover,SUV,LuxuryThe company will increase the variations it offers.Continue reading Land Rover intends to corner the market for aftermarket tuning Land Rover intends to corner the market for aftermarket tuning originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:10:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • New Sketch Offers Preview of McLaren's Upcoming "Hyper-GT."

    The supercar business can be a bit funny at times, and even deceitful. Take McLaren, for example. Back in July of 2016, rumors started circulating that McLaren was building a modern interpretation of the legendary McLaren F1. It took just a few days for McLaren hit the press with the traditional denial normally associated with rumors like this. But, a few months later in November of 2016, McLaren came out again, this time confirming the model and releasing a very intriguing teaser to go along w
  • Video: 2 black wolves run 'flat out' down Canadian highway

    Filed under:Etc.,Videos,CanadaA rare and beautiful sight.Continue reading Video: 2 black wolves run 'flat out' down Canadian highway Video: 2 black wolves run 'flat out' down Canadian highway originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:14:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Chevrolet dealers are already offering discounts on the Bolt

    Filed under:Green,Chevrolet,United States,Crossover,Hatchback,ElectricChevrolet dealers in California are cutting prices sales fell in February.Continue reading Chevrolet dealers are already offering discounts on the Bolt Chevrolet dealers are already offering discounts on the Bolt originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:45:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Is This The Long Rumored Ferrari Dino We've All Been Waiting For?

    Back in the late 1960s, Ferrari decided it wanted to create an “affordable” lineup of vehicles, ones that would be able to take on vehicles like the Porsche 911, and the Dino name – which honored Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari – was born. The idea was that the Dino name would be used on non-V-12-powered vehicles, while the V-12 models would continue under the Ferrari name. Between 1968 and 1976, Ferrari launched a few different “Dino” models, including th
  • Sport Compact Invasion – Breaking Down 5 Of The Best Pocket Rockets

    Small cars can be really, really fun. Sure, it’s not uncommon to see the compact segment associated with less than thrilling prospects, such as commuter mules and plain-old boring A-to-B transport, but if you do it right, the pairing of diminutive size and low curb weight can be the right recipe to make something thrilling, something to get your juices flowing. Whether it’s attacking cones at the autocross, slinging dirt on a rally cross course, zipping between the apexes on the roa
  • Aston Martin Rapide AMR Concept

    Developed as a spiritual successor to the iconic Lagonda, the Rapide was launched in 2010 and became the company’s first four-door in two decades. Updated to "S" specification in 2013, when it also received an upgraded V-12 engine, the Rapide soldiered on unchanged until 2017 and there weren’t many hints that Aston Martin is planning on doing something new anytime soon. However, the sedan was included in the new performance AMR program that the British firm launched at the 2017 Gene
  • Discerning Ram owners can now match their truck to their RV

    Filed under:Design/Style,RAM,TruckRam, thinking of everything.Continue reading Discerning Ram owners can now match their truck to their RV Discerning Ram owners can now match their truck to their RV originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Speed Sisters documentary | Autoblog Minute

    Filed under:Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original VideoSpeed Sisters is a documentary about the first ever all-female racing team in the Middle East.Filmmaker Amber Fares follows five female racers in Palestine. Film focuses on the challenges facing these women and modern life in the Middle East.Continue reading Speed Sisters documentary | Autoblog Minute Speed Sisters documentary | Autoblog Minute originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:11:51 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds.
  • Mazda Has Rotary Electric Car Range-Extender Engine And Auto Start-Stop Under Development

    good news for rotary engine fans with word mazda has lodged some new patents for the much-loved powerplant.according to autoblog the japanese giant’s new patents cover a rotary engine used as a range-extender for electric cars and an auto-start-stop system to improve emissions and fuel consumption.the ev application follows the mazda2 re (range-extender electric car - pictured, top of page) which mazda showed two years ago and is similar to say the bmw i3 and chevrolet volt. in the...Read
  • Uber Autonomous Cars Need Frequent Driver Help

    documents obtained by recode show uber’s fleet of autonomous cars in various north american locations (mostly in pittsburg, pennsylvania and phoenix, arizona) are proving to be…well not completely autonomous.the cars do have a driver behind the wheel and, for example, during the week which ended on 8 march, those drivers of the 43 cars in use assumed control on average once every 1.3kms.recode reports those driver interventions include ‘critical’ (where the drive...Read
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 in Depth: The Fun Crossover, Reviewed and Rated

    -Merging off-road styling cues and hot-hatch driving characteristics, the GLA250 will charm enthusiast drivers more than crossover candidates. A dashtop infotainment screen with available Apple CarPlay and a connected smartphone app is on hand to keep tech buffs happy. In its quest to appeal to as many buyers as possible, the GLA250 sometimes comes across as misguided, sacrificing too much SUV-ness to be a jack-of-all-trades. Rivals such as the BMW X1 and the Lexus NX offer far roomier cabins an
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class – In-Depth Review

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  • More Audi RS SUVs Coming, Q7 and Q8 Most Likely

    -Audi Q8 Sport Concept-Audi has never stuck its range-topping RS badge to any SUV larger than the baby Q3, but that’s set to change. When Car and Driver spoke with Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann at the launch of the RS3 sedan, he confirmed that we can expect to see several new RS SUVs.-Winkelmann’s previous job was as head of Lamborghini, where he was responsible for the decision to create the upcoming Urus SUV. He admits that he immediately identified the lack of anything s
  • $12K+ for 30 HP: Porsche Announces Pricey Power Package for 911 S

    -Want the power of the Porsche 911 GTS without that model’s darker exterior details? Then Porsche Exclusive has the option package for you.-Limited to the 911 Carrera S, the 911 Carrera 4S, and the 911 Targa 4S, the Porsche Exclusive 3.0S Powerkit package offers a 30-hp boost courtesy of changes to the engine’s electronics, as well as a pair of larger turbochargers that are bolted to the models’ 3.0-liter flat-six engine. Total output is a 911 GTS–matching 450 h
  • Porsche's profit per car is enough to buy another new car

    Filed under:Earnings/Financials,Etc.,PorscheGerman competitors Mercedes and BMW clear around $5,000 per car.Continue reading Porsche's profit per car is enough to buy another new car Porsche's profit per car is enough to buy another new car originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:40:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Listen to the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Laguna Seca, Sounding ’Murican as Hell [Video]

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  • Jaguar Land Rover Trademarks 29 Nameplates, Including “XJS” and “Landy”

    -Only a couple of months removed from protecting its Defender model name from adventure-mobile maker Bombardier, Jaguar Land Rover is putting more possible model names under its net. As first reported by Autoguide, Jaguar Land Rover has filed 29 trademarks since March 13.-The trademarks reveal some new monikers and unearth some we’ve seen before. On the Jaguar side, filings include P-type, T-type, XJS, C-XE, iXE, diXE, XEdi, XEi, CXF, and CXJ. Although trademarks a
  • BMW Promises 40 New or Revised Models over Two Years

    -Rendering of 2018 BMW X7-BMW Group has announced a product offensive that will include at least 40 new and revised models over the next two years across its BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce marques. The automaker laid out its goals while releasing its 2016 annual report. The two-year offensive began with the new 5-series, which was launched in February.--The company also said it will put particular emphasis on the top end of the premium segment, where it hopes to achieve significant growth by 2020 wi
  • These are the cheapest new cars you can buy in America

    Filed under:Earnings/Financials,Etc.,PorscheA new car is one of the most expensive purchases most Americans will make. Here's proof that you don't have to break the bank to get a nice, new vehicle.Continue reading These are the cheapest new cars you can buy in America These are the cheapest new cars you can buy in America originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:30:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • The Shins are giving away their faithful Ford tour van for a song

    Filed under:Celebrities,Etc.,Ford,Minivan/VanBefore it hauled the band, it used to haul cattle.Continue reading The Shins are giving away their faithful Ford tour van for a song The Shins are giving away their faithful Ford tour van for a song originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:15:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Test: It’s Ridiculously Quick

    -Behold the rarest of Porsche 911 Turbos. And by 911 Turbos, we mean only this current 991.2 generation. So, actually, we’re brewing up something of a statistical tempest in a teacup here, but try to follow along: The Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet does not sell in big numbers, because this car with its $172,550 base price is too cheap for the majority of 911 Turbo cabrio buyers, who, we are informed by Porsche, generally spring for the 580-hp Turbo S (add $28,900) over this lowly 540-hp vers
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet – Instrumented Test

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  • 2018 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV spotted showing off its shape

    Filed under:Spy Photos,Subaru,SUVIt's the successor to the unloved, unmourned Tribeca.Continue reading 2018 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV spotted showing off its shape 2018 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV spotted showing off its shape originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:45:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • BMW Plots Product Assault (3/21/17)

    After loss to Mercedes, BMW plots product assault; Marchionne eager to discuss a Volkswagen tie-up; VW's need for EVs; McLaren, Toyota, others brace for Brexit; Baidu vs. bad guys.
  • The Fiat 500X packs 2.4 liters of disappointment

    Filed under:Fiat,Long-Term Garage,CrossoverA manic nine-speed transmission doesn't help matters.Continue reading The Fiat 500X packs 2.4 liters of disappointment The Fiat 500X packs 2.4 liters of disappointment originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • Are fuel efficiency standards killing the traditional American V8?

    Filed under:Government/Legal,Open RoadWill the V8 engine survive?Continue reading Are fuel efficiency standards killing the traditional American V8? Are fuel efficiency standards killing the traditional American V8? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments
  • SUV lifts you up where you belong and leapfrogs traffic jams

    Filed under:Etc.,Videos,Weird Car News,Jeep,Autoblog Minute,Original VideoAnd no, you can't buy one, but we know you want to.Continue reading SUV lifts you up where you belong and leapfrogs traffic jams SUV lifts you up where you belong and leapfrogs traffic jams originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:30:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this | Comments

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