General Motors North America President Mark Reuss has revealed his desire to offer an affordable rear-wheel drive sports car. Speaking to Automotive News, Reuss said “A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive — we know that rings a bell.” Despite expressing interest in the model, Reuss confirmed there are currently no plans for such a [...]
Cadillac has announced their Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system has progressed to the next stage of development. Following the successful completion of early testing, the Super Cruise system is now ready for real-world driving. As a result, engineers will begin testing prototypes in more challenging situations and a wide variety of environments.
Designer Christophe Jourd’hui created a BMW MZ8 render as a tribute to the 8-Series and Z8 models. The BMW 8-Series was manufactured between the years 1989 and 1999, while the Z8 was on sale from 1999 until 2003. Christophe Jourd’hui merged the designs of these two cars but in a more futuristic approach to create the MZ8.
Callaway has released a few renderings of a design study for a shooting brake version of the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The company says it wants to create a long-roof version of America’s sports car to offer buyers more interior room and a vehicle with “unique style.” The company says it will use structural carbon fiber for [...]
I know it’s hard, but forget the funky DS3 Cabrio or the Technospace MPV Concept for a second. Citroën will give the center stage to its air-hybrid system at the Geneva Motor Show, and I’m really excited to see it from up close. I also hope it works.
The future for BMW starts here. New car, new name, potentially a new benchmark. The images of the 4 Series Concept that have been released today are a hint that BMW is taking this new generation of their hottest selling coupe very seriously.
As impressive an engine like the 3.0 Bi-TDI is, there’s always room for improvement and Audi engineers are experimenting with one particularly intriguing new technology. Recently we had a chance to drive an A6 Bi-TDI development mule boasting a very interesting new component fitted to this motor – an electric biturbo.
At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, we obtained an exclusive interview with Matthias Müller, President and CEO of Porsche AG and Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America to discuss the debut of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept. In our conversation, Müller and von Platen revealed several key insights into the future of the brand. The [...]
Audi had no shortage debuts at this year’s Paris auto show, with this Crosslane Coupé concept joining the five-door A3, the hot-hatch S3 and the drop-dead-gorgeous RS5 droptop. Besides looking like Audi’s take on a Range Rover Evoque-fighter, this concept previews a host of fuel-saving technologies and provides a peek into the future of the company’s SUV [...]
Is the McLaren MP4-12C too restrained for your Lambo-nurtured design tastes? McLaren’s upcoming range topper, the P1 supercar, looks like a cyborg Gaboon viper, and it will debut at this year’s Paris auto show. For now, this P1 is just a “design study,” with details subject to change between now and the start of sales in [...]
Never mind the cryptograph name or the Dark Knight interior: This Lexus concept previews the company’s next IS. A compact, rear-wheel-drive sedan and coupe should be the perfect vehicle to demonstrate CEO Akio Toyoda’s promise to build more engaging, sporty products. That ethos is evident even in the big GS and Lexus’s glorified Camry, the ES, and applied [...]
Before Wolfgang Dürheimer moves to Audi, he’s still got a few jobs to finish as head of Bentley and Bugatti, one of them being to oversee the development of the 16C Galibier. It was back in 2009 that the two-tone concept had audiences agog, and rumors and leaks since then have had everyone wondering if the four-seat fastback will ever become reality. [...]
Never underestimate what at an automaker can accomplish with a little determination. We spotted the BMW Zagato Roadster sulking on the lawn at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance among the various other concept cars on display in front of the lodge. Built in just six weeks, BMW executed the roadster as an encore to the delectable Zagato Coupe, and the two [...]
Bentley has now paraded its EXP 9 F concept in front of crowds at the Geneva Motor Show where it debuted, the Beijing Motor Show, and most recently at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Still claiming that the concept SUV is “part of a systematic and comprehensive process of gauging customer and public reaction to the idea of a [...]
I do love the interwebs, especially when they serve up tasty rumors like this one. Supposedly Subaru is meditating on the notion of bringing the SVX back to the streets. You remember the SVX, right? The car that barely sold, lacked the performance backbone to tackle the competition and had some of the strangest windows [...]
Holy hell. We remember hearing a few whispers about the Toyobaru collaboration getting fast tracked, but no one expected to see something this quick. Toyota just announced an all-new concept will take a bow at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show and will be powered by a 2.0-liter boxer four. Sounds like Pleiades DNA to me. [...]
Huh. Didn’t see this one coming. There’s a pesky little rumor swirling around the Web saying Jaguar’s hard at work on a new creation. A creation with three doors and an oil-burner under the hood. Now, we tend to put about as much faith in web-born rumors as we do promises of more horsepower from [...]