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  1. Lamborghini hints at faster Huracán

    The Lamborghini Huracán Performante made a splash when it knocked the Porsche 918 Spyder from its throne as the quickest production car around the Nürburgring. But the Huracán Performante didn't accomplish the achievement with hardcore weight stripping, a hybrid powertrain, or forced induction for that matter. Instead it wa…
  2. Japanese automakers band together on hydrogen infrastructure

    Eleven firms from Japan's automotive and energy industries are banding together on hydrogen infrastructure. The firms, which include major automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda, have signed a memorandum of understanding on collaboration toward the large-scale construction of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles in Japan. The other firms…
  3. Nissan GT-R horde destroyed in specialty shop fire

    Numerous Nissan GT-Rs of various vintage were destroyed recently. The cars, which included an R32 Skyline GT-R right up to the current R35 model, met their untimely death in a fire that engulfed RB Motorsport in Wigan, United Kingdom on Friday. And we hear that they were all customer cars. RB Motorsport, which specializes in…
  4. US officially files lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' proposed fix for Ram and Jeep vehicles equipped with the company's 3.0-liter diesel V-6 is not enough to satisfy the U.S. Department of Justice as the department has just filed a civil complaint against FCA in regards to the diesel engines, which have been fitted to more than 100,000 vehicles. The lawsuit was filed…
  5. YouTuber gets early test drive of Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    Jeep’s 707-horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk won’t be muscling its way into showrooms until the fourth quarter of the year, but one lucky YouTuber has managed to spend some time behind the wheel. This video comes from the YouTube channel Sinister Life and features a pre-production vehicle with a right-hand drive configuration. For…
  6. Geely buys Lotus, GMC refines 2018 Yukon Denali, VW reveals GTI hybrid concept: Today’s Car News

    For years under the control of Malaysian automaker Proton, British sports car brand Lotus is about to join Volvo, Lynk & Co and Geely as car brands under the control of China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Zhejiang Geely today agreed to purchase a 51 percent stake in Lotus. The 2018 GMC Yukon Denali is the latest of G…
  7. Honda sells desert proving ground; Honda buys desert proving ground

    American Honda found a new buyer for its former research and development facility near Cantil, California: American Honda. After its research and development center lay dormant near the Mojave Desert since 2010, the automaker reopened its facility this month as a new proving ground for cars, motorcycles, and trucks. According to officials…
  8. 2018 GMC Yukon Denali sports revised grille, 10-speed auto

    GMC’s Yukon Denali is hard to beat if you’re looking for a full-size SUV with a bit of luxury thrown in. Sure it’s big, but it’s not quite as brash as the Cadillac Escalade, which more subtle types will appreciate. For 2018, GMC has further refined its Yukon Denali with styling and trim enhancements as well as…
  9. BMW i5 supposedly dead

    BMW as recently as 2016 has stated it’s considering a family-oriented model for its i division, positioned between the current i3 and i8. However, the latest info from the BMW Blog suggests the car, rumored to be called an i5, has been canceled. The usually accurate BMW enthusiast site says several sources have revealed that BMW is f…
  10. 2019 Buick Regal GS Sportback spy shots

    Buick has introduced a larger, more sophisticated Regal for 2018. The car comes in liftback (Regal Sportback) and wagon (Regal TourX) body styles in the United States, but skips the more traditional notchback sedan shape offered in China. Also missing is a sporty GS variant, though one is coming. Our latest spy shots show the GS version of…
  11. VW reveals GTI hybrid concept with rear-axle electric motor

    This year’s Wörthersee Tour GTI tuning fest is upon us and Volkswagen has revealed some exciting concepts. Last week we were treated to the production-bound Up! GTI concept and now we have details on two new concepts present at the Austrian event. The highlight is a Golf GTI hybrid concept that may just hint at the future of the po…
  12. Geely agrees to purchase major stake in Lotus, Proton

    China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the company that owns the Volvo, Lynk & Co and Geely car brands, on Wednesday agreed to purchase 49.9 percent of Lotus parent company Proton from current owner DRB-Hicom. As part of the deal, Geely will also purchase a 51 percent stake in Lotus. Terms of the deal weren’t revealed as a fin…
  13. Developer of Porsche 917 simulator promises realistic sights, sounds and even smells

    Last year, Project 917 divulged ambitious details to develop a Porsche 917 replica for motorsport fans to relive the iconic racer. Since then, Project 917 has changed its plans, announcing instead a full-motion simulator complete with a 917 cockpit and hood. If all goes to plan, Project 917 hopes to have the rig ready this year and on show at…
  14. Twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracán sets new 1/2 mile world record of 250 mph

    Underground Racing is back at it, and it seems nothing can slow the shop down. Less than seven months after the performance house set the half-mile world record of 247 mph in a Lamborghini Huracán it built, it's back, this time with Gidi Chamdi behind the wheel of its latest Huracán built for smashing record. This time, U…
  15. Report: Mercedes to downsize engines for next-gen compacts

    The next-generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars are likely in for smaller powerplants, according to a new report from Autocar. Developed under the M282 code name, the engines will reportedly displace 1.2 and 1.4 liters and bear an inline-4 configuration. The German marque is said to be targeting lower emissions and increased efficiency with…
  16. 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS laps the 'Ring quicker than previous GT3

    Porsche seems to have outdone itself again. The 2017 911 Carrera GTS is capable of lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife quicker than the previous 911 GT3, evidenced by the accompanying video. The video shows the car setting a 7:24 lap at the hands of Sport Auto's expert tester, a full second faster than the previous best time for the …
  17. Kris Singh adds Pagani Huayra BC to collection

    Kris Singh, the American multimillionaire with a love for exotic cars, has added yet another extraordinary vehicle to his collection. A Pagani Huayra BC has just joined a collection that already includes a Lamborghini Veneno and Koenigsegg Agera RS, plus likely several other rare machines. Pagani says it plans to build only 20 Huayra…
  18. Geely poised to buy major stake in Lotus parent Proton

    A major stake in Lotus could soon pass into the hands of Chinese automaker Geely, owner of Volvo, Lynk & Co and its own Geely brand, if a report out of the United Kingdom proves accurate. The Financial Times (subscription required) reports that Geely on Wednesday will announce plans to purchase a 49 percent stake in Lotus parent company…
  19. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace spotted during photo shoot

    Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUV has just been spotted completely undisguised. Posted by Agenda de l'automobile (via Jalopnik) on its Facebook page is this video showing the I-Pace in what is almost certainly production-ready form. The video was taken in Monaco during what appears to be an official film shoot. The I-Pace can be seen d…