The Mission E proves Porsche's design team is top notch
The main difference between a Porsche and other brands will always be that, with us, the driver has a choice.” Chief Designer, Michael Mauer, pauses briefly to underscore the point he’s about to make: “Whether they want to enjoy a computer-assisted ride or drive themselves, there will always be a choice. That’s why Porsche will always have a steering wheel.”
Expert doesn't see race cars becoming all-electric
The British government announcement that ‘by 2040 all vehicles shall be electric’ and petrol and diesel cars will be banned, has prompted many questions as to the effect on motorsport. Industry expert and Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) CEO Chris Aylett shares his views on this hot topic. “Ever since this announcement some question whether this will be the end of motorsport, but I simply don’t believe this will prove to be the case. The announcement didn’t clarify that petrol or diesel simply can’t be the ‘sole’ source of propulsion from 2040, so Hybrid vehicles, with internal combustion engines, may be fine.”
Tesla wasn't there, but it's presence was felt eveywhere
There were many cars in the building but really only one story, Tesla. In the space of a decade, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has effectively reinvented the automobile, from propulsion to user interface, and helped kick-start the age of autonomy. The company’s influence, its ideas, can be seen in every corner of the L.A. Convention Center with many cars now fully electric our electrified hybrids. And sure there was the occasional race car or two.
The McLaren Senna: The Ultimate Road-Legal Track Car
Over $1 million supercar
New Ultimate Series is the most extreme McLaren road car yet. It bears the name of legendary Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, honoring its status as the ultimate McLaren track car, legalized for the road. At 1,198kg (2,641lbs), it is the lightest McLaren road car since the iconic McLaren F1. The 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 pumps out 789bhp and 590 lb ft of torque. Priced at over an insane $1 million the production is limited to 500 units, all hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England from Q3 2018.
Volkswagen I.D. Crozz EV coming to America in 2020
I.D. CROZZ-based SUV will be the first next-gen VW EV on USA roads
Volkswagen Group of America revealed today it will introduce an all-new electric compact sport-utility vehicle in 2020 based on the I.D. CROZZ concept vehicle, which made its North American debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-electric compact SUV is expected to precede the revival of the iconic Volkswagen Bus in 2022, with a vehicle based on the I.D. BUZZ concept.
BMW i8 Roadster: two-seater with full electric convertible top
-The BMW i8 Roadster: two-seater with full electric convertible top that opens in under 16 seconds. -Optimized BMW eDrive technology: more power– total output increased to 369 hp. -The BMW i8 Roadster: emotion-stirring design promises an intense driving experience. -New exterior colors E-Copper and Donnington Grey. -New Tera World Copper with E-Copper upholstery. -Carbon Fiber Interior Trim.
First Modern-Era Corvette ZR1 Convertible Makes Debut
At LA Auto Show
Chevrolet today dropped the top on the 755-HP 2019 Corvette ZR1 with the global introduction of the ZR1 convertible, the first ZR1 drop-top since the original 1970 model-year ZR1. On sale next spring alongside the Corvette ZR1 coupe, the ZR1 convertible emphasizes Corvette’s iconic proportions and functional sculpture, highlighting the seamless transition between the exterior and interior. The ZR1 coupe will carry a suggested retail price of $119,995, while the ZR1 convertible will start at $123,995 (prices include destination charge, but exclude tax, title and other dealer fees).
Ferrari China is delighted to announce the China launch of Ferrari Portofino today, continuing its relentless pursuit of building on its success by introducing this new car that has been highly anticipated ever since its global debut in Frankfurt in September 2017. Thanks to its perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on-board comfort, the new Ferrari Portofino V8 GT is set to dominate its segment.
New Vantage road car forms basis of 2018 WEC challenger
Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamics successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. This evening, in an unprecedented synchronized launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team’s most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE.
New McLaren 720S GT3 race car to begin testing in 2018
Single-make Pure McLaren-GT race series to be launched in 2018
McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sports cars and supercars, is to expand its race-winning activities in GT racing with a number of new initiatives. Headlining these is the announcement that a new 720S GT3 race car will join the successful 570S GT4, and this new model will begin testing next year for launch with customer teams in 2019.
The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever
Chevrolet today introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that pushes Corvette's performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history. The Corvette ZR1's exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance.
Volvo's all-electric spinoff, Polestar, is making it a point to be the Swede's first entry into the electric future where batteries are king. The brand's first model as an independent entity, the Polestar 1, is being called a "Grand Tourer Coupe." The Polestar 1's hybrid powertrain pumps out 600 horsepower and 737 ft-lb of torque, thanks to dual electric motors positioned at the rear of the car and a twincharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder driving the front wheels. Polestar 1 is capable of traveling 93 miles on batteries only.
A sharp 1970 Chevelle LS6 can set you back $75,000 or more. Same for a Boss 302 Mustang. A 1969 Plymouth GTX 4-speed can run over $40,000, which is still not affordable for many car enthusiasts. You don't even want to know what freshly restored Dodge Daytona would cost. The plain fact is that most fast sports cars from the peak of the muscle car era remain beyond the reach of the average working man. But there is one exception.
9 New Innovations That Are Creating More Fuel Efficiency
by John Hawthorne
If you’re trying to improve your budget, protect the environment, or simply stop wasting so much money on gasoline, fuel efficiency is hugely important. After all, driving a massive, gas-guzzling vehicle gets really expensive really fast. 20 miles to the gallon might not seem like a big deal, but when you have to constantly drop $100 to fill up your tank, it can get pretty old. In the past, fuel-efficient cars were only for those who either had a lot of money or who didn’t care about overall performance. However, that’s quickly changing. With numerous innovations in automotive technology, vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient and more affordable.
Just a year on from the presentation of its future-focused NEXT 100 vision vehicles, the BMW Group is introducing the electric mobility of the much more immediate future at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt. The BMW i Vision Dynamics is a four-door Gran Coupe with a range of 600 km (373 miles), a top speed of over 200 km/h (120 mph) and acceleration of 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in four seconds, and offers a look ahead to the e-mobility experience of the future with a new level of sporting elegance.
Mercedes unveils first all-electric car in Frankfurt
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA, to be seen at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (12 to 24 September 2017), demonstrates how the EQ strategy can be introduced to the compact class. The Concept EQA is Mercedes-Benz's first all-electric EQ concept vehicle in the compact segment. By 2022 Mercedes-Benz Cars will have launched more than ten all-electric vehicles on the market.
Luxury sedans and sports cars, SUVs and pickup trucks--in each of these vehicle categories, the eight-cylinder combustion engine in the V configuration enjoys an outstanding reputation. Depending on the use, it embodies either luxury and comfort or sportiness and emotion. The reason for the popularity of the V8 compared to other engine configurations is its fundamental advantages.
BMW today unveiled two concept vehicles during its annual Monterey Car Week Press Conference at the Lodge at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Reviewing Stand. The first concept car unveiled is the BMW Concept 8 Series that was first shown at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d'Este in May. The second is the World Premiere of the BMW Concept Z4. Both concepts are previews of the series production cars set to be revealed over the course of next year.
6 reasons why electric vehicles are taking over the world
Remember when the idea of electric cars used to be a fantasy? Something from The Jetsons or Tron. I mean, who could imagine not needing to fill up a gas tank every 150 miles? The whole idea was ridiculous. Gas powered engines seemed like they would be the dominant force into the foreseeable future.
The medium-sized pickup segment is global, high-volume and has further growth potential. According to estimates, by 2026 the market will increase from currently 2.2 million (2016) to 3.2 million units (+43%). High-quality private vehicles with passenger car-like characteristics and comfort features will play an increasingly important role here. Mercedes-Benz recognized this trend early on and with the X‑Class is pushing forward into this attractive segment as the first premium manufacturer. The completely new vehicle segment with the star celebrates its world premiere on Tuesday evening in South Africa – one of the model's core markets.
Premium sport sedan offers all-new 310-hp V-6, 9-speed transmission
Where spirited driving meets attainable luxury and sleek, sporty design meets modern usefulness, you’ll find the 2018 Buick Regal GS – a car for commutes that are anything but common. As the brand’s most dramatic expression of design and dynamics, this all-new model balances these key characteristics to provide customers excellent driving performance every day and in every season.
Next-generation Honda design, packaging and proportion
-Next-generation Honda design, packaging and proportion -Interior space and quality that exceeds the midsize class -New powertrain lineup: turbocharged and electrified -Lighter, more rigid body and new chassis design -Honda Sensing technology standard on all models and trims -New Accord Hybrid to be made in Ohio
At the heart of this high-performance sports car is a 515-kW (700-hp; combined fuel consumption: 11.8 l/100 km; urban: 18.1 l/100 km; extra-urban: 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 269 g/km) biturbo flat engine. Weighing in at 1,470 kg with a full fuel tank, the lightweight two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.
Buick’s technology flagship just got more sophisticated
The Buick LaCrosse expands its technological credentials by adding eAssist light electrification for the 2018 model. The combination of an electric motor with Buick’s latest 2.5L four-cylinder engine delivers quiet, refined and spirited efficient performance backed by the value and customer experience expected of Buick. This new eAssist system, when coupled with the four-cylinder engine, has a 19 percent increase in city fuel economy compared to the LaCrosse’s advanced V-6.
Bentley's EXP 12 Speed 6e made its debut in China today at the 2017 Auto Shanghai. The concept showcases the British brand's ambition to define the electric luxury segment and will allow Bentley to gauge public opinion and customer feedback to help shape its future luxury strategy.
The Second-Generation McLaren Super Series, Commences Full Production
-New McLaren 720S moves to full production with completion of 'Job #1' car, heralding a new chapter in the McLaren Automotive story -Landmark moment for the company, with second-generation Super Series the first-ever replacement of a model family since the launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010 -The final example of the first-generation Super Series has now left the McLaren Production Centre, marking the end of the 'P11' model line
Ultimate carbon-fiber package for Grand Sport, Z06
Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Corvette with a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition offered on 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models. Limited to only 650 numbered vehicles globally, the distinctive Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fiber exterior elements -- notably, a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler and quarter ducts -- with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior color and special interior appointments, including a new carbon-fiber-rimmed steering wheel.
Available for the first time in the U.S., the 2018 Audi RS 3 will make its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. As the first compact Audi sedan to wear the RS badge, the RS 3 delivers unrivaled performance in its segment, coupled with a high level of everyday functionality. Specifically developed for the US market, the RS 3 is equipped with the storied Audi five-cylinder engine which produces its unique sound and features RS-specific interior and exterior design details, offering customers an attractive entry point into the Audi Sport lineup.
Mercedes-AMG is injecting another breath of fresh air into the AMG GT family, augmenting its sports car portfolio with two scintillating Roadster models - The new AMG GT C model is positioned between the AMG GT S and the AMG GT R. With the AMG GT C Roadster, Mercedes-AMG is introducing a further output rating of the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, thereby underlining the exclusive character of the new model. At 410 kW (557 hp), the peak output is 35 kW (47 hp) above that of the AMG GT S and 20 kW (28 hp) below the Mercedes‑AMG GT R.
The Toyota Highlander is all grown up. It now has more room, more power and better fuel economy. The Highlander used to be a boring SUV that you would buy if you wanted a reliable SUV. Now Toyota has transformed the Highlander into a well-rounded SUV that is actually enjoyable.
FIA smart cities, imagine for cities of the future
Electric Cars to clean up big city air pollution
In an age of rapid global urbanization, it becomes ever more pressing to redefine a new model for sustainable urban mobility. Today, at the Geneva Motor Show, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) launched a new initiative – the FIA Smart Cities– with the aim of helping cities to define solutions best suited to tackle new scenarios in which mobility has a central role. The launch platform for this initiative is the FIA Formula E Championship, the first race series for single-seaters entirely powered by electricity, with events held in the heart of some of the most important cities in the world, since 2014.
The new McLaren 720S makes its global debut today (March 7) at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, introducing the second-generation of McLaren’s Super Series and simultaneously raising previously accepted limits of performance in the supercar sector. The unveiling of McLaren’s new supercar confirms both the 720S name and 720PS horsepower of the first model in the second-generation McLaren Super Series, details which have been teased online in recent months.
Bentley showcases its electric car concepts for future
Concept showcases future Bentley exterior and interior design direction -
Effortless, exclusive and exhilarating, Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept brings luxury ownership experience to EV sector -Luxury customer demands met by Bentley levels of craftsmanship and refinement, with electric performance and grand touring capabilities -Bentley's vision includes rapid inductive charging and connected on-board concierge services -EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley's future luxury strategy
Fastest Camaro ever rips hole in the air at Germany’s Papenburg High Speed Oval
Slide over to the next lane. The Camaro ZL1 Coupe has a top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h). Chevrolet tested the max velocity of the ZL1 (with 10-speed automatic) on the High Speed Oval at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg GmBH proving ground. Compensating for wind speed, the top speed is the average achieved from running the ZL1 in both directions on the 7.6-mile (12.3 km) loop -- 202.3 mph in one direction and 193.3 mph in the other direction.
Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history. This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.
Electric Cars Sweep Greenest Vehicle List off its Feet
Washington, DC: Looking for a show-stopping present for that special someone? Love the environment - and your car? Want to know which model year 2017 vehicle has the smallest environmental footprint? This Valentine’s Day, the answers to these questions are revealed in the 20th annual environmental ratings at greenercars.org, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The comprehensive website lists the year’s Greenest, Meanest, Greener Choices, and best-in-class vehicles. It features an informative, write-up on model year 2017 market trends, a consumer primer on vehicles and the environment, and advice on how to buy green when shopping for a new car or truck.
Mercedes introduces special edition SL & SLC Roadsters
Twice the exclusive open-air driving fun
Exactly six weeks before the start of spring in Europe, Mercedes-Benz is launching its automotive springtime with attractive editions of its SL and SLC Roadsters. Customers can choose from the SLC RedArt Edition as well as the SL designo Edition. While the compact SLC special model emphasizes sporty dynamics, the SL is tailored towards exclusivity and fine interior design.
Ford F-150 Raptor Four Wheeler Pickup Truck Of Year
All-New for 2017
Add another trophy to the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor showcase. The all-new Raptor topped a seven-vehicle field to be named 2017 FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year. Earlier this month, Raptor took home Best Pickup Truck of 2017 honors from Cars.com
Sleeker Design, More Advanced Technology And Improved Performance
Today, Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock' Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang - the world's best-selling sports coupe and the company's most advanced Mustang ever. A host of improvements including new technology and design changes give owners ways to customize Mustang to their preferences, even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide suspension technology. Customers have more ways than ever to personalize Mustang to make it their own, with three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster.
Once the crown jewel of the US auto industry, the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has lacked a bit of its usual luster in recent years. That said, there was still plenty to see in Detroit this year. We encountered replacements for best sellers like the Toyota Camry, BMW 5 Series, and Ford F-150. Nissan grabbed plenty of attention on the eve of the show with its sporty vMotion all-electric concept car.
The all-new Ford GT features a digital instrument display in the car’s dashboard to present information quickly and easily to the driver, like the glass cockpit in airplanes and race cars. The innovative 10-inch-wide digital instrument display is far advanced from the original Ford GT, when the cockpit was hardwired with a fixed set of analog gauges, buttons and knobs across the dashboard to address every situation.
The Honda Ridgeline originally came out in 2014 and it was not a great seller. Rumor was that Honda was just going to abandon it and move on but now there is a new Ridgeline and Honda has been working on many improvements and it has paid off. The Ridgeline offers customers more choices than ever with a new two wheel drive option as well as lots of options and features. The second generation truck was designed, developed and is manufactured in America using domestic and globally sourced parts.
AMG - these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and highly dynamic driving pleasure. In 2017, the company founded by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In the course of this half-century, Mercedes-AMG has recorded numerous successes in motor sport and through the development of unique road-going vehicles, thereby repeatedly underlining its position as a highly successful sports car and performance brand - and today this is truer than ever.
More sports cars from Mercedes-AMG on 50th anniversary
Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. To the theme of "50 Years of Driving Performance", the sports car and performance brand is marking the occasion by extending the AMG GT family of sports cars with the new Mercedes-AMG GT C. Hence, the AMG GT C Roadster will now be joined by a Coupe version of the same model line.
Day 2: Star Power Exemplifies Industry Transformation
NAIAS - Detroit Auto Show
Day Two of NAIAS saw dozens of icons take the stage and shed light on the future path of the auto industry. From Akio Toyoda and Carlos Ghosn laying out their views on how the industry will develop, to world premieres that will redefine the automotive landscape, NAIAS was the place to be for thousands of journalists seeking the latest and greatest automotive innovations.
Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year
Game-changing long-range electric earns brand’s fourth award in four years
Chevrolet Bolt EV is the 2017 North American Car of the Year. The Bolt EV’s recognition marks the fourth time in four years that Chevrolet has received the North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award, following the Corvette Stingray and Silverado’s wins in 2014 and the Colorado’s award in 2015. "The Bolt EV fulfills Chevrolet’s promise to offer an affordable, long-range electric," said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, GM Global Product Development. "It is a game-changer that is not only a great electric vehicle; it’s a great vehicle -- period."
Toyota Concept-i Makes The Future Of Mobility Human
Advanced artificial intelligence learns from and grows with the driver
Imagine if the vehicles of the future were friendly, and focused on you. That's the vision behind Toyota's Concept-i. Announced today at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the groundbreaking concept vehicle demonstrates Toyota's view that vehicles of the future should start with the people who use them.
When it came to thinking about the future of family transportation, FCA US called upon the people who will own and live with such a vehicle - millennials working inside the company’s design and engineering functions – to collaborate on ideas. Armed with research on what the millennial generation values and desires, the team created a forward-thinking interpretation of the "fifth generation" of family transportation - the Chrysler Portal concept, created by millennials for millennials.
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