Daily Archives: February 20, 2018

BMW M4 Convertible 30 Jahre Edition marks 30 years since the first M3 drop-top

BMW's M division began to celebrate its various anniversaries with special models in 2014, but the party goes on. On Tuesday, the German automaker revealed the M4 Convertible 30 Jahre Edition, which marks 30 years since the first M3 Convertible launched in 1988. Jahre is the German word for "years." Like the 30 Jahre editions that came before it, the M4...

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Techrules to debut track-focused version of Ren electric supercar in Geneva

At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Chinese startup Techrules shocked us with its Ren supercar. The extended-range electric supercar boasted a central seating position, 1,287 horsepower, and looks designed by none other than famed Giugiaro. In just a few weeks, we'll get to see a more hardcore version designed strictly for track use. Techrules...

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Brabham Automotive launched by Jack Brabham’s son

One of the most storied names in motorsport, Brabham, is making its return, though in just what capacity is yet to be revealed. The original Brabham race team was co-founded in 1960 by Australian racing legend Sir Jack Brabham, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 88. During its heyday, the team won four Formula 1 Drivers' Championships and two...

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$2.8B Toyota R&D center will include test track that mimics Nürburgring

Toyota plans for an expansive research and development center settled in Aichi, Japan, and included in the sprawling site will be 11 separate test tracks. And one of the tracks will mimic the famed Nürburgring, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday. The 1,600-acre site's 11 tracks will reproduce various driving conditions to ensure future vehicles...

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Porsche is officially done with diesels

Porsche in recent months has been in the midst of internal talks regarding the future of diesel engines within its own lineup. Those talks are clearly over, because the German automaker has just killed off the last remaining oil-burner holdouts in the lineup. For Porsche, diesel is now officially dead. According to Autocar, Porsche has removed the last two...

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This is the Alfa Romeo-branded 2018 Sauber F1 car

We're just over a month out from the first race of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship and all of the teams set to compete are slowly revealing their new race cars. The latest is Sauber, which we learned in December will compete under the banner Alfa Romeo Sauber thanks to a sponsorship deal with the Italian automaker. Yes, Alfa Romeo is returning to F1...

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Allow funny man Tim Allen to show you his new Ford GT

Well-known car guy, actor, and comedian Tim Allen has a new toy he wants to show off, and it's none other than the Ford GT. Allen is one of the lucky few to have been selected by Ford to purchase a new GT, as was Allen's longtime pal, Jay Leno. Leno already detailed his GT in his own video, but Allen took to YouTube earlier this month to introduce the world...

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711-horsepower Ferrari 488 Pista leaked

Ferrari is very close to revealing the hardcore version of its 488 GTB, and as you might have guessed, thanks to the Internet, it's hard to keep a secret. The first official photos and details on the car, confirmed to be a 488 Pista, has leaked ahead of the world debut next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Pista, of course, is the Italian...

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2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan spy shots and video

Work on Rolls-Royce’s new SUV due in 2018 continues, as evidenced by recent prototype sightings. It was in early 2015 that Rolls-Royce announced plans for an SUV, but the sighting of a test mule a few weeks later confirmed that work on the automaker’s first “high-sided, all-terrain” vehicle was already …

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2019 Kia K900 teased ahead of likely 2018 NY auto show debut

Kia on Tuesday gave us our first glimpse at its redesigned K900 by way of a teaser. The new full-size sedan is due in showrooms later this year, as a 2019 model. The current K900 was only introduced here for the 2015 model year, but in other markets, where it goes by the name K9 or Quoris, it's been on sale since 2013. This time around the K900 has been...

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