Hyundai i30 N spy shots and video

It was in 2013 that Hyundai established a new performance division to leverage its motorsport technology, honed primarily in the World Rally Championship, for hot versions of its road cars. The new performance division was named the Hyundai N division, and it had its official coming out party at...

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro first drive review: the everyman’s Raptor

The Toyota Tacoma's "just right" recipe has long made it a leader among smaller (but still rather large) pickups, and this year the most capable out-of-the-box Taco TRD Pro offers an even more compelling reason to get dirty. It's sort of a "Raptor Lite," an off-road-ready pickup built up to save...

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How fast is the Dodge Demon on pump gas, in Eco mode?

We all know the lofty claims. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the fastest production car in the quarter mile with a time of 9.65 seconds and in the 0-60 mph sprint at just 2.3 seconds. However, those numbers require 100+ octane racing fuel and the optional Direct Connection engine...

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Porsche patents active rear diffuser

While the horsepower wars continue, automakers are searching elsewhere to see where precious time can be shaved off of a hot lap. Porsche, in particular, is looking to redefine the rear diffuser. New patents published on April 27, 2017, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office show a rear...

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Motor Authority’s hits, misses at 2017 New York auto show

Automakers deepened their benches at the 2017 New York auto show with a long line of performance and luxury offerings. Sadly, this year's show lacked big surprises—who couldn't see the 2018 Jeep Trackhawk in the tea leaves? Conversely, this year's show also lacked any big flops—unless...

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BMW X2 spy shots and video

The BMW Group is in the midst of an aggressive plan to roll out 40 new or updated models over the next two years across its various brands. Among the new models will be an X2 for the BMW brand. Long the subject of rumors, BMW's new X2 continues to take shape ahead of its market launch in...

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Tesla Model S, Model X 100Ds see price hikes

Customers mulling over the purchase of one of Tesla's performance-oriented 100D and P100D models best act quickly. The automaker has confirmed it will be increasing prices for the Model S and Model X range-toppers. The price shuffling follows Tesla decision to decrease the price for its base Model...

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Ferrari F40 burns to the ground in Italy

We have some grim news to report on this Monday. A Ferrari F40 ended up as nothing but a pile of ashes and some charred metal after the car caught fire. The F40 was part of a cavalcade of Ferraris passing near Villanova d'Albenga, Italy when the fire broke out. The incident happened early...

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Porsche 911 GT3 laps ‘Ring 12.3 seconds faster than predecessor

Remember how Porsche told us that it doesn't care about lap times? That's great, because cars are so much more than their posted numbers. There's the feel a car gives you and the thrill you get simply from driving a machine that wails, roars, or howls. An incredible thing happens to you when you...

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Porsche SUVs will never get track-focused GT variants

As capable as the Cayenne and Macan are, the Porsche SUVs will never get track-focused GT variants like their sports car siblings. That's the word of Porsche engineer Andreas Preuninger, who leads development of the automaker's GT sports cars like the 911 GT3 and Cayman GT4. Speaking...

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