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Updated 2024 BMW X5 and X6 revealed

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 6:01pm
BMW's X5 mid-size SUV and its coupe-like X6 sibling have been thoroughly updated for the 2024 model year. Revealed late on Tuesday, the updated SUVs benefit from new styling, new powertrains, and an overhauled cabin loaded with BMW's latest technology. They go into production in April at BMW's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Sales should...

2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT spy shots

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 12:45pm
Even though Mercedes-Benz AMG replaced its GT Roadster last year with the redesigned 2022 SL (the iconic nameplate is now part of the AMG fold), the coupe version of the GT sports car has stuck around and will soon be redesigned. The latest spy shots and video show a prototype for the redesigned GT, which should be revealed shortly and arrive as a...

Ford pickup with midgate and fold-flat seats patented

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 11:45am
A recent patent filing indicates that Ford might follow General Motors and Ram with a midgate for pickup trucks, but the automaker has another trick up its sleeve as well. Published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Jan. 31, 2023, the patent application is titled "Pivotable Sill for a Vehicle." It describes a movable section...

2024 Porsche Taycan, 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter: Car News Headlines

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 11:00am
Porsche is working on a mid-cycle update for its Taycan electric sedan and wagon, and the latest prototype to be spotted is for the Taycan Cross Turismo soft-roader. While the updates will be mild, there are rumors of a new performance flagship coming to take on the Tesla Model S Plaid. Mercedes-Benz has revealed a redesigned eSprinter electric...

Travis Pastrana bows out of 2023 American Rally Association National Championship

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 10:00am
Travis Pastrana, fresh from filming “Gymkhana 2022,” took to social media on Monday to announce his exit from the American Rally Association National Championship. Despite his multiple successes in the series, including taking home the title in 2017, Pastrana said he won't return in 2023 due mainly to his desire to dial down his...

US-built 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van revealed

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 9:15am
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been a long-time favorite for commercial customers around the world, and the U.S. has been the number two market behind Germany, with local sales averaging about 30,000 units annually. However, despite decent demand for the full-size light van here, the U.S. misses out on the electric eSprinter version that's been...

Hennessey H700 Chevy Corvette aims for Z06 with 708 hp

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 7:45am
Hennessey has come out with a supercharger upgrade for the C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that lifts the mid-engine marvel's performance to supercar levels. The Texan tuner on Tuesday announced the H700 upgrade that dials output from the Stingray's 6.2-liter V-8 to 708 hp and 638 lb-ft of torque. That's up from the peak 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of the...

2024 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spy shots

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 6:00am
Porsche is out testing prototypes for an updated Taycan, and the latest tester to be spotted is for the performance EV's Cross Turismo soft-roader body style. Prototypes for the sedan and Sport Turismo wagon are also out testing. Clear giveaways that this is the Cross Turismo and not the Sport Turismo include the taller ride height, chunky side...

2017-2021 Porsche Panamera recalled due to fire risk

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 2:15pm
Porsche has issued a recall on certain versions of the Panamera hatchback and wagon due to a potential fire risk. The recall affects Panameras and Panamera Sport Turismos from the 2017-2021 model years, and specifically the Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera GTS, Panamera Turbo, and Panamera Turbo S grades. A total of 24,467 examples may be affected...

King of the Hammers Edition Ford Bronco ready to go crawling

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 11:45am
Known for its off-road shock absorbers, Fox is delving into complete vehicle builds with a special-edition Ford Bronco inspired by the King of the Hammers off-road race. Built under the Fox Factory Performance Vehicle Development (PVD) banner in a partnership with King of the Hammers race, the Ford Bronco King of the Hammers (KOH) Edition was...

One-off V-12 Lamborghinis, 2023 Lexus RZ: Today's Car News

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 11:00am
Lamborghini is close to revealing a V-12 plug-in hybrid supercar as the successor to the Aventador, which means the pure V-12 era is almost over for the Raging Bull. To mark the milestone, Lamborghini has launched a pair of one-off cars—a coupe and a roadster—powered by the Aventador's 6.5-liter V-12. The 2023 Lexus RZ is almost ready...

FIA lists new criteria for prospective F1 teams

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 10:00am
Several automakers have shown renewed interest in joining Formula 1 as the sport ratchets up its sustainability focus while growing its audience in new regions, particularly in the U.S., which will host three races in 2023. Audi is already confirmed to enter as a constructor via a partnership with existing team Sauber (currently competing as Alfa...

Lexus prices 2023 RZ electric crossover from $59,650

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 8:45am
Lexus has priced its 2023 RZ compact electric crossover ahead of the start of sales in February. The RZ will reach dealerships shortly priced from $59,650. That price is for the base RZ 450e Premium grade. A better-equipped RZ 450e Luxury grade is priced from $65,150. Both figures include destination. A Tesla Model Y, which at 187 inches long is...

Lamborghini Invencible and Auténtica supercars mark end of pure V-12 era

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 6:45am
Lamborghini has rolled out a pair of one-off supercars that will go down in history as the automaker's last to be powered solely by a V-12 engine, at least as far as road cars are concerned. The new Invencible coupe and Auténtica roadster revealed on Monday are both based on Lamborghini's Aventador supercar, which bowed out of production...

BMW invests $860M to build Neue Klasse EVs in North America

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 6:00am
BMW's next-generation EV family code-named Neue Klasse will include North America as one of its production sites. The automaker last week announced an investment of 800 million euros (approximately $860 million) to expand its vehicle plant in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, where the automaker currently builds the 2-Series and...

2024 Volkswagen Touareg spy shots

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 4:00am
Volkswagen has been spotted testing prototypes for an updated version of its Touareg mid-size SUV. The Touareg disappeared from U.S. shores after 2017, prior to the current third-generation model being launched. The SUV is now about to receive an update that will be revealed later this year as a 2024 model, and no, the nameplate isn't returning to...

Gymkhana 12 upped the risk factor because of Travis Pastrana

Sun, 02/05/2023 - 8:00am
With "Gymkhana 2022," rally driver Travis Pastrana attempted stunts never before seen in the gymkhana series—increasing the potential for something to go wrong. Subaru of America's "Launch Control" YouTube show is doing a three-part behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the latest gymkhana installment, called "Road to Gymkhana." This...

Future vehicle interiors could be made out of coffee pulp, lentils, and eggshells

Sun, 02/05/2023 - 6:00am
As more cars go electric, automakers are also starting to look at the environmental impact of more than just the powertrain. With that in mind, Callum, the design firm founded by automotive designer Ian Callum, restomodded a Porsche 911 interior using products made from food waste and other refuse. Designers identified coffee pulp, eggshells, red...

Bizzarrini Giotto, Chevy Corvette Z06 GT3.R: This Week's Top Photos

Sat, 02/04/2023 - 8:00am
Revived Italian sports car marque Bizzarrini is working on a new V-12 supercar, and we were given a teasing look this week. It's called the Giotto, after Bizzarrini founder Giotto Bizzarrini, and Giorgetto Giugiaro has been tapped to help design the car. Chevrolet is jumping into the customer racing game with a new GT3-spec customer race car based...

Jay Leno checks out a restored Ford Mustang K-Code

Sat, 02/04/2023 - 6:00am
Before the Shelbys and Bosses arrived, the Ford Mustang K-Code was the peak of Pony Car performance. On this episode of Jay Leno's Garage, Mustang enthusiast Scott McMullen explains the significance of the K-Code, and shows off this restored first-year example. The K-Code went on sale along with the Mustang itself in the 1964 calendar year, but...

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