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Audi e-tron FE05 electric racer revealed for 2018/2019 Formula E season

Audi on Thursday revealed its new race car developed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car series whose first race is scheduled for December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The car is the Audi e-tron FE05, which will be fielded by the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team and driven by Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi in the...

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2019 Lexus RC debuts in Paris with sharper look

The Lexus RC is a worthy option in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. It combines excellent build quality with solid performance, although it isn't quite at the same dynamic level as its German rivals. Following an introduction for 2015, the RC is now at the midway point in its life cycle and has been given an update to keep it looking and feeling fresh...

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Toyota Yaris GR Sport revealed at 2018 Paris auto show

Toyota used this week's 2018 Paris auto show to present the new GR Sport version of its Yaris subcompact hatch. GR Sport represents the entry-level trim from Toyota's new GR performance sub-brand launched last year in Japan. GR stands for Gazoo Racing, Toyota's official motorsport department, and while some GR cars are expected in the United States, they...

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BMW wants a hybrid supercar, and a redesigned i8 might be the ticket

BMW is keen to bring a new supercar into the fold to serve as the brand's halo model. It's something we've been hearing for a while but know the automaker's R&D chief, Klaus Fröhlich, has revealed he's working very hard to make a supercar happen. Drive reported on Frölich's comments on Wednesday. The executive said such a car could appear for...

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10 things we learned from the 2018 Paris auto show

The 2018 Paris auto show delivered a handful of surprises for American car enthusiasts, albeit la addition attached to each was mostly weighty. This year's most significant reveal for U.S. buyers certainly came from Mercedes-Benz—although which one is debatable. The new 2019 BMW 3-Series was the year's biggest newsmaker, but what didn't show was...

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Shelby Series 2 surprises in Paris

Shelby is officially back with an updated version of its in-house sports car. The Shelby Series 2 made a surprise visit this week to the 2018 Paris auto show, which provided the first real look at the revised roadster. The trick is that the car isn't actually new. It's the same body, and the chassis is constructed from left over Series 1 parts. However...

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Hummer maker AM General reportedly up for sale, GM and FCA interested

AM General, best known for bringing the Hummer brand into the world, has reportedly hung up a "for sale" sign. The company is allegedly seeking potential bidders, which may include both General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Reuters reported Monday the list of potential buyers includes GM, FCA, and a group of AM General's current industry rivals such...

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AMG A45 details surface: 8-speed dual-clutch, drift mode, 400-plus horsepower

Although all eyes were on the Mercedes-AMG A35 at the 2018 Paris motor show, it's the upcoming A45 that promises real performance credentials. Now we have the latest details on the AMG A45 hot hatchback straight from AMG boss Tobias Moers. The chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG told Car Advice in a Tuesday report the next-generation A45 will...

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First 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye rolls off assembly line

Demonic Dodges are ready to roll into dealerships. No, not those Demons that you're more likely to find rolling across an auction block. Today we're talking about the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the first customer example of which rolled off the Brampton Assembly line floor Tuesday. Dodge continues to build up its lineup with vehicles boasting...

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McDonald’s Collection cars set for Mecum’s Chicago auction block

The four classic American cars that stood outside the replica 1955 McDonald's restaurant – known by the company as Store No. 1 – in Des Plaines, Illinois, have been consigned to Mecum's auction in nearby Chicago. All 1955 models, the cars are lavishly restored, Mecum says, following their long stint parked outside the ersatz...

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