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September 14, 2019


Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo and upgraded Mazda 6 announced

The ever-popular crossover model sees its line up streamlined with five variants starting with the 2.0 GL 2WD base model, followed by the 2.0 GLS 2WD, 2.5 GLS 2WD, a brand new 2.5 Turbo AWD, as well as a 2.2D GLS 2WD. Aptly, Mazda Malaysia have dropped the oil-burning 2.2D GLS AWD variant, adding in a brand new and petrol-powered...

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With a modest length of 13.5 feet, the AI:Trail concept is larger than it looks thanks to 33.5-inch tires and relatively short overhangs, designed to maximize off-road capability. A ground clearance of 13.4 inches permits the concept to wade through water over a foot and a half deep, but it's equally suited to rocky terrain.

The Newest NSX Race Car Has Its Engine in the Front

The 2020 season will be the first that sees the German DTM series and Japan's Super GT adhere to a unified set of regulations, dubbed "Class One." This will allow the two series to compete against each other in a number of shared races, since the cars will be equivalent. A major part of the regs relates to the layout...

2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots and video

Aston Martin's DBX SUV is on track for a debut in December and as part of the development a prototype has taken to Germany's Nürburgring for some high-speed testing. Judging from our spy shots and video, the DBX will be a small to mid-size SUV with proportions similar to those of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The tester is heavily camouflaged...

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is an electric S-Class of the future

Ever wondered what a pure-electric Mercedes-Benz S-Class of the future might look like? Well, it will be lit, literally. No, we're not pulling your leg. One look at the newly revealed Vision EQS Concept, and you can say it is quite a light show with all the LED lights that surround the car both inside and out. Sure, it may...

Elon Musk Says New Roadster Will Hit The Nurburgring Next Year

Tesla recently brought a “chassis prototype” of a new Model S with a “plaid” powertrain that will probably be chasing the Porsche Taycan’s four-door electric vehicle lap record at the German circuit. Now, according to chief executive Elon Musk, the second-generation second-gen Roadster will also be taken to the Green Hell, but not until 2020. Tesla has never been all...

Hyundai hatches an electric future with retro 45 EV concept

Hyundai is channeling nostalgia for a past product that Americans never had with its 45 concept car revealed Tuesday at the Frankfurt auto show. But that won’t get in the way of Americans appreciating the design of this strikingly different concept—or seeing it as retro. The concept, according to Hyundai, evokes “emotional connections from the past to create a consumer...

Toyota Motor Corp. Wants To Make A Car That Runs Forever

Toyota Motor Corp., Sharp Corp. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan, or NEDO, have joined forces to develop a Prius that combines solar panels, highly efficient batteries and next-generation technology. Their goal is to build a car that can run forever. “The solar car’s advantage is that — while it can’t drive for a long range...

Tesla Says Model S Prototype Set the Four-Door Lap Record at Laguna Seca

Porsche threw down the performance EV gauntlet when it announced that the Taycan had set the four-door all-electric lap record at the Nürburgring. Tesla has clearly taken the challenge very seriously, with CEO Elon Musk teasing that Tesla Model S sedans would be testing at the 'Ring this week. Knowing a Nürburgring attempt was imminent, the automotive world has been...

The Porsche 911 is the most profitable car in the world

The most profitable car of 2019 cars been revealed. No, it’s not some unobtainable hypercar with £10,000 carbon fibre cupholders or a million-unit-selling SUV. It’s the Porsche 911 – a car now famous for the fact that it’s one of Porsche’s lowest-selling models. The 911 makes up just 11 percent of sales, but around 30 percent of Porsche’s earnings. Porsche...

Why Racing Stripes Cost $10,000 on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Want to inflate the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's $73,995 base price by 14 percent with only one option? Buy the optional painted-on racing stripes, of course! They cost $10,000, which seems, um, decadent for a non-performance-enhancing feature on a pony car's option sheet. But wait, you might be asking: What's the going rate for factory-applied stripes these days? The...

The BMW X6 Vantablack Is a Real Thing...If You Can See It

BMW officially debuted the 2020 BMW X6 two months ago, but its public debut will only take place at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. As if on cue, photos of the 2020 X6 in Frankfurt have popped up, even if it’s nearly impossible to make out the SUV with the color it’s wearing. If you’ve ever seen the 2020 BMW...

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost: Renderings + Rumors

Entry-level Rolls-Royce. That’s a weird sentence, isn’t it? Well, you’ve got to start somewhere, and since around 2010, the Rolls-Royce Ghost has served as the lowest rung on Rolls’ gilded, ruby-encrusted ladder. The Ghost hasn’t been updated often since its introduction, only seriously going under the knife in 2014 for the updated Series II that continues through to today. Now...

Byton M-Byte: full details, pricing and specs for new Chinese electric SUV

Byton, a new Chinese electric car company, has unveiled its first production car, the M-Byte. The pure-electric SUV is 4,875mm long, so it’s bigger than a Jaguar I-Pace but smaller than an Audi e-tron. Deliveries in China will start by the middle of 2020 and Byton hopes to start taking pre-orders from European customers next year, too, with sales expected...

New Ford Site Shows How Far Mustang-Inspired Electric SUV Will Go

It seems Ford is ready to begin to go whole hog when it comes to EVs of the future. While OEMs have clearly stalled with EV development, production, and advertising, it's been clear for some time that Ford is on board. The Detroit-based Big Three automaker already brought the Ford Focus Electric and various electrified versions of the Fusion to...

Mercedes-AMG Confirms GT 4-Door Hybrid Is Planned

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers confirmed to WhichCar that the GT 4-Door will add a gasoline-electric hybrid variant to its model line. Aimed at the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, AMG's hybrid sports sedan is rumored to pair its electric motor, or motors, with a variant of the GT63’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8.

Aston Martin launches new one-make racing series

The Aston Martin Vantage Cup by R-Motorsport will be based around a specially developed version of the sports car. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 of racing specification, this will be priced at around €250,000 (£223,000). Four Cup racing series are planned worldwide over the next four years, with the first in Europe due to start in 2020 – although...

2020 Abarth 595 Pista arrives with 162bhp

Abarth’s middling 595 Pista has been given an update for the 2020 model year, bringing more power, new paint finishes and interior tweaks to the rowdy supermini. If you’re a little unsure on how the Abarth range works, here’s a brief rundown. Moving from the bottom upwards, first comes the 143bhp 595, then the 162bhp Turismo, and finally the range-topping,...

Great Wall Reveals Two Crossover Concepts In Frankfurt: the Wey-X and Wey-S

Before anything, we should mention that the Wey-X and Wey-S are called Wey because that’s the brand Great Wall plans to electrify in the first instance. Haval is another brand of the Chinese automaker, and you can buy utility vehicles from them in eastern markets such as Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine. Wey started out in 2016 in the Middle Kingdom,...

World record for largest parade of Mustangs broken in — Belgium!?

A record-breaking 1,326 Ford Mustangs took part in the world’s largest parade of Pony cars September 7, but if that number isn’t bewildering enough for you, there’s a bit of a “huh? Wow!” in the where it was set — Belgium! Ford itself helped coordinate the parade – with the cars no more than 20 metres apart – at its...

2020 Land Rover Defender: All You Need To Know

After completing 62,000 tests and 1.2 million kilometres of rigorous testing, the all-new Land Rover Defender has finally arrived. The biggest challenge for it is to live up to the cult status of its iconic predecessor and at the same time be modern. Well! The overall squared silhouette, boxy proportions and flat front and rear surely make it respectful of...

GM embraces Google voice, maps

General Motors announced Friday that it is moving toward a more connected in-car experience with the upcoming integration of Google Assistant and embedded Google applications, including navigation via Google Maps. With this announcement, GM joins automakers such as Volvo in expanding in-car connectivity. Perhaps more importantly, it signals an increased willingness to embrace in-car technology suites engineered by tech companies...

The £4.2m Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ Has Arrived

The modified Bugatti Chiron prototype which hit a stunning 304mph at Ehra-Lessien has morphed into a production car. Ladies and gents, please welcome the hypercar world’s new king - the Chiron Super Sport 300+. It’s closely related to the car that topped 300mph at VW’s 12-mile straight-line speed test track, sporting the same lengthened bodywork. At the back, it’s still...

Hardcore Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS spotted for first time

Prototypes of the GT4 have hit the roads outside the Nürburgring with notable bodywork additions. At the front, we can see versions of the 'NACA' bonnet air ducts similar to Porsche's GT2 RS, while at the side the rear quarter glass has been replaced by slatted cooling vents. The most significant alteration is at the back, where we can see...

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