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  1. Report: China's Great Wall wants to acquire Jeep

    A Chinese automaker named after the country's most iconic structure says it wants to own the most quintessentially American of automakers: Jeep. One week ago, a report claimed an unnamed Chinese automaker had placed a bid to buyout Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, a move that would fulfill CEO Sergio Marchionne's dream of merging with another…
  2. All of the wheels, all of the power; meet the new 2018 BMW M5

    Perhaps you've heard rumors that the new BMW M5 would be all-wheel drive. Or whispers that it would be more complicated than grad-level calculus. Or even hints that it may lack a third pedal for the first time in more than three decades. BMW on Monday confirmed all of the above. But there's more. Oh, so much more. DON'T MISS: BMW details the…
  3. It will take $1.5 million to turn your Lamborghini into a Kode 0

    Ken Okuyama is a very busy designer. The former Pininfarina draftsman has been working on some car designs of his own when he's not crafting trains and sunglasses, according to Jalopnik. His latest creation is an imaginative take on the Lamborghini Aventador, which he calls the Kode 0. Just five examples of the Kode 0 are planned to be built,…
  4. VW brings back the bus, Pebble Beach, 2018 Porsche Cayenne: Car News Headlines

    Volkswagen has announced plans to bring back the bus, albeit with electric power. Previewed by the ID Buzz concept, the new bus is set to be part of the German automaker's family of electric cars. Expect a driving range of over 200 miles when the bus hits dealers in 2022. Monterey Car week consumed headlines over the past week, and there's…
  5. First US street-legal McLaren F1 sells for whopping $15.6M

    When we caught wind of the first U.S. street-legal McLaren F1 for sale, we said there wouldn't be enough time for all of us to collectively scrape our change together. Since the auction has concluded, that statement rings truer than we first imagined. Why? Because this special McLaren F1 has become the most expensive example ever sold with a…
  6. The first US Bugatti Chiron has been delivered

    It's hard to keep up on just how much happens during Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach. While so many significant cars arrive to flood the opulent event, sometimes a few cars arguably outshine others, including the first Bugatti Chiron in the United States. Finished in a beaming yellow hue against "Classique" black, it's one of 500…
  7. "F1 2017" video game review: closer to wheel life

    Formula One is still the pinnacle of motorsports, despite all its faults. How do I know? With just a week left of F1’s annual summer break, my shakes have finally eased to barely, semi-violent convulsions. This is progress, people. The pangs also have been subsided by Codemasters' yearly release of the officially licensed F1 video game, a…
  8. Tupac's Hummer H1 just sold for $206,531

    Why would someone pay over $206,000 for a Hummer H1? Celebrity provenance certainly helps. Tupac's 1996 Hummer H1 first hit the auction block in 2016, when it sold for a hefty $337,000. But that buyer welched on the deal and the modified H1 went back on the block and just sold for $206,531, to be exact. The H1 far exceeded the pre-auction…
  9. Mazda patents engine with two turbos and an electric supercharger

    We have to hand it to Mazda. Lately, the small Japanese automaker has punched well above its weight with the announcement it would bring a gasoline Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) to market in 2019, dubbed Skyactiv-X. But, what's this? Another piece of news surrounding a future Mazda engine and it doesn't seem to be related to…
  10. 1929 Mercedes-Benz crowned Pebble Beach Concours champion

    The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer that claimed the Best of Show honors at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance almost didn't make it to the show. Owner Bruce R. McCaw of Bellevue, Washington, struggled with the idea of restoring it for several years. “The question was whether or not to restore it. I always hate to restore s…
  11. Report: McLaren working on all-electric supercar

    An inside source says that McLaren is embracing electric powertrains by developing an all-electric supercar that will arrive after the marque's F1 successor, the codenamed BP23. Autocar reports the electric supercar was initially meant to be a development mule for future McLaren technology but a well-placed source has confirmed a production…
  12. Toyota patent shows device that can make car pillars transparent

    Long gone are the days of narrow roof pillars that not only looked good from the outside but provided optimal visibility from inside the cabin. Safety standards, while necessary, have enlarged car pillars to sizes that sometimes make it pretty difficult to check surroundings. Toyota may have something to counter the annoyance of massive…
  13. New VW bus is coming; cargo van, hatchback also due by 2022

    Volkswagen has been hinting at a return of its Microbus for years. VW first teased it in 2001. It then appeared as a concept car called the Bulli at the 2011 Geneva motor show, again as the electric Budd-E Concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016, and finally as the I.D. Buzz Concept at the 2017 Detroit auto show. Now, VW…
  14. Great Ferraris from The Quail

    The Monterey Car Week is an orgiastic feast of the eyes for any car fan. It's an exclusive week-long celebration of the automobile, with events seemingly trying to upstage each other in terms of exclusivity and cachet. Aside from the actual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance itself, where the Best of Show is crowned and dollars are sure to…
  15. Someone asked for a fuchsia McLaren 720S, so the brand made it

    Pebble Beach hosts hundreds of outrageous automobiles, but we doubt there will be any other car finished in a hue quite like this fuchsia McLaren 720S. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) undertook the project to build this bespoke 720S commissioned by enthusiast Michael Fux. Fux is an entrepreneur with a serious penchant for one-off cars.…