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Toyota launches GR performance sub-brand, but new Supra noticeably missing

Toyota has a penchant for launching performance sub-brands that's bordering on neurotic. The latest is GR which was launched in Japan on Tuesday. GR is a reference to Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsport department, and cars from the sub-brand will fall into one of three performance categories. At the top is GRMN, a reference to Gazoo Racing Masters...

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5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG Project One

The closest thing to a homologation special we're likely to see out of Formula 1, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is one very special car. On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor show, we sat down with AMG's Rene Wollman. His business card calls him the Project One's "Project Leader," but he's much more than that. He was the one that AMG boss Tobias Moers...

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2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes familiar route to high performance

Porsche knows chemistry. Take an engine from the Porsche Panamera Turbo that can reach 150 mph (ask me how I know), and add the third-generation Cayenne. The solution is the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo that appeared Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Or maybe it's alchemy because the specs look magical. The new Cayenne Turbo uses the the same...

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Audi RS 4 Avant makes return at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Hot on the heels of Monday's debut of the new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, the Audi Sport division has since revealed a new generation of the RS 4. The vehicle made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sadly, the RS 4 is still exclusively a wagon affair, the body style referred to as an Avant by Audi. It means we're likely to...

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Borgward Isabella concept brings a storied name back from the past

Borgward emerged in the early to mid-1900s as an underdog German automaker that would, after some great successes, fold in the early 1960s. However, the storied brand was reincarnated in 2008 and the brand showed a new production model, the BX7 SUV, in 2015. Now, Borgward is looking to the future with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor...

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Renault Mégane RS makes debut, spicier Trophy model already confirmed

Renault's newest rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R has finally been revealed. The car is a new generation of the Mégane RS, and it's due on sale in markets where the French brand's cars are sold in the spring of 2018. The debut took place on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new...

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2019 Bentley Continental GT arrives with more beauty and power

You've seen the spy shots. You've drooled over photos of the concept. Now, the redesigned 2018 Bentley Continental GT has arrived. If beauty is pain, the new Continental GT unveiled Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is agonizingly gorgeous. Its exterior design is mostly cribbed from the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, which was also gorgeous inside and out...

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Jaguar I-Pace electric car gets its own race series

Jaguar is breaking new ground with one of the world's first race series for a production-based electric car. We wouldn't call it the first race series of its type, as a series using Tesla Model S-based racecars has already been announced, though this doesn't at all diminish what Jaguar is out to achieve. Jaguar's series is a one-make...

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BMW X3 preview

BMW on Monday unveiled a redesigned X3. The reveal took place at BMW's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina where production has just started. The first examples are due in showrooms in November, as 2018 models. The third-generation X3 is the first SUV based on BMW's CLAR modular platform which made its debut in the 2016 7-Series. It brings some...

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New concept previews Mini electric car coming in 2019

BMW Group's Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from the public. The BMW Group used the feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by...

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