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51 cars ahead of their time

Auto makers love to push the boundaries, with these cars predicting trends years or even decades ahead of their time.

Ford's $3B EV loss shows gas cars are still the profit engine

Gas-powered cars, trucks and SUVs are still paying the bills for automakers as they pile money into electric vehicles. Why it matters: EVs are the future, but getting to that future will be expensive. Driving the news: Ford revealed Thursday that it expects to lose $3 billion in its electric vehicle division in 2023, despite early sales success for the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E EVs. But Ford expects to turn an overall profit before...

New VW Multivan California Camper Announced For 2023 Reveal

VW's commercial division is also working on a hybrid Caddy and a next-gen Crafter EV.

9 electric cars and pick-ups you’ve probably forgotten even existed

First Look: 2016 Camaro SS Supercharger

First Look: 2016 Camaro SS Supercharger

Hyundai and Kia issue another recall warning certain cars may catch fire

Hyundai and Kia warned hundreds of thousands of car owners to park their rides outside and away from structures over fears the vehicles could catch fire. The recall of 571,000 SUVs and minivans across the United States comes after the Korean carmakers issued similar recalls just a year ago. The Hyundai company logo is displayed on a car.AP The potentially flammable cars include the 2019-2023 Santa Fe, the 2021-2023 Sante Fe Hybrid, the 2022 and...

School of Automotive Machinists Poly 318

School of Automotive Machinists Poly 318

Fourth generation of the Porsche Cayenne also to be built in Bratislava

Porsche AG is laying the groundwork for the further electrification of its model lines: The sports car manufacturer has decided to manufacture the future all-electric Cayenne at Volkswagen Slovakia’s multi-brand location in Bratislava. After the Taycan (since 2019), the Macan (in 2024) and the 718 (middle of the decade), the Cayenne will become the sports car manufacturer’s fourth model line with an all-electric powertrain. Porsche has already announced a further all-electric SUV above the Cayenne for the second half of the decade. That model will be produced at the Porsche factory in Leipzig. The Cayenne has been stamping its mark on the sporty SUV segment for over 20 years. Its success remains undimmed. With 95,604 delivered units in its anniversary year of 2022, the Cayenne posted the highest demand among all Porsche model lines. Since production began in 2002, the Cayenne has been closely associated with Bratislava. In the early days, the painted bodies were sent from there to Leipzig. With the third generation of the SUV, production moved entirely to Bratislava in 2017. Since then, the site has produced models with combustion engines and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Hyundai Motor sets up Thai branch to compete with Japanese rivals

SEOUL, March 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co. said Friday it has set up a branch in Thailand to gain a share in the local market dominated by Japanese carmakers. Hyundai has recently established Hyundai Mobility Thailand and will begin its operations on April 1, a company official said over the phone. The Thai branch will be in charge of Hyundai Motor's vehicle sales, marketing and after-sales services. It may consider building a...

Every Car of the Year winner - and how they prospered

The Kia EV6 won Car of the Year for 2022, and Autocar was one of the judges and organisers. We take a trip down memory lane to judge all the previous winners

Lamborghini LB744 Driving Modes Animation

For 60 years, Automobili Lamborghini has been synonymous with cutting-edge innovation. Just a few weeks ahead of launching the first hybrid plug-in V12 High Performance Electrified Vehicle (HPEV), the Sant’Agata Bolognese brand unveils a technical solution that is unique in today’s automotive landscape. The LB744 is based on a new aeronautics-inspired chassis, the ‘monofuselage’. As well as a monocoque made entirely of multi-technology carbon fiber, it features a front structure in Forged Composites; a special material made of short carbon fibers soaked in resin. This technology was patented and used by Lamborghini in its first structural applications as far back as 2008. The monofuselage represents a significant step forward from the Aventador in terms of torsional stiffness, lightweight qualities and driving dynamics. What’s more, the LB744 is the first super sports car to be fitted with a 100% carbon fiber front structure: carbon fiber is also used for the front cone structures to ensure a level of energy absorption that is significantly higher when compared to a traditional metal structure – double that of the Aventador Ultimae’s aluminium front frame - combined with a substantial reduction in weight.

Hidden Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Easter Eggs You'd Probably Never Notice

It's heartwarming for gearheads to see tangible evidence that even a stately and serious brand like Cadillac is capable of having at least a little bit of fun.

Jeep Cherokee rides into the automotive sunset

After making a name for itself nearly a half-century ago, the Jeep Cherokee, which has endured off and on through a number of iterations, has been chopped from the lineup. But the name will live on. Sort of. What started life as a body-on-frame SUV in 1974 later morphed into the resilient XJ built from 1984 to 2001, when it was replaced by the Libe...

The world’s largest engines

We all know about large car engines of today, but those in the past have been larger – and as for those engines fitted into other types of vehicle…

A Pickup Hummer, and Other Outrageous Pickup Trucks You Didn’t Know Existed

A pickup truck's job is simple, but that's never stopped anyone from turning these basic workhorses into wild machines.

Lamborghini Urus Replacement Confirmed for 2029, Will Be Fully Electric

Lamborghini plans to hybridize the current Urus lineup by 2024.

Every new car worth waiting for coming in 2023 and beyond

Don’t buy a new car until you’ve read our ultimate guide to the cars coming soon

Latest Top Gear Series Axed By BBC After Freddie Flintoff Crash

The BBC has also issued a public apology to the presenter following the accident in December last year.

10 Used German Performance Cars We'd Buy Over A Corvette Any Day

The Corvette is awesome, but some of the performance cars the Germans have been able to put together over the years are just crazy.

The hero cars of Forced Induction

We celebrate the best cars to feature forced induction, and tell the story of the technology in the process

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X Debuts With Off-Road Goodies As Raptor Lite

It has wider tracks and more ground clearance than the regular Wildtrak.

The extraordinary undertaking continuous - Rolls Royce Spectre approaches two million kilometre mark in latest phase of rigorous global testing

When the experience and data collected from South Africa has been fully analysed, and relevant actions and measures have been implemented, Spectre’s testing programme will be around 80% complete as it sets off on the final ratification phase. This consists of taking the motor car through a condensed programme of ‘all-season’ testing, including return visits to the Arctic extremes of Arjeplog and the more temperate conditions of the Côte d'Azur. The final 500,000 kilometres of Spectre testing will focus on Lifestyle Analysis. This proprietary testing process will see Spectre tested in super-luxury situations and use-cases specific to Rolls-Royce clients, to ensure Spectre performs as required in the centre of global megacities, around new and historical luxury destinations, and in other settings commensurate with owners’ needs, habits and lifestyles. Ahead of the first cars being delivered to clients, scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023, Spectre has undergone exhaustive trials designed to replicate almost 400 years of normal use, in some of the most extreme conditions on Earth. In total, the car will cover more than 2.5 million kilometres – the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe 62 times.

3 Best Lincoln SUVs to Buy, According to MotorTrend

Lincoln make excellent luxury SUVs, making it difficult to find the best option. Here are 3 of the best Lincoln SUVs to buy, according to MotorTrend. The post 3 Best Lincoln SUVs to Buy, According to MotorTrend appeared first on MotorBiscuit.

17 awesome twin-turbo classic cars

How to Protect Your Catalytic Converter from Theft

Thieves are targeting catalytic converters in greater numbers than ever. You're going to want to read this—especially if you drive a Toyota Prius.

15 of the Most Radical Wedge-Shaped Cars Ever Built

Nothing is as striking as a wedge-shaped sports car.

Royce Brechler Y-Block Lincoln Mercury

Royce Brechler Y-Block Lincoln Mercury

Street Shaker 1937 Fiat

Street Shaker 1937 Fiat

The new EV that's the Crown Jewel of the Tower of London's vehicle fleet

The Tower of London is known as the home of ravens, Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels – but it will surely soon become famous as the some of a new electric vehicle. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but eagled-eyed recent visitors to the 950-plus-year-old landmark might have spotted an electric Goupil G2 cage body electric vehicle being used to help keep things running smoothly. A Crown Jewel in your inbox: it's the FREE Move Electric...

2023 Honda Civic Has 1 Big Benefit Over Honda CR-V

The superior driving dynamics of the Civic is an advantage it has over the CR-V for those choosing between the two popular Honda models. The post 2023 Honda Civic Has 1 Big Benefit Over Honda CR-V appeared first on MotorBiscuit.

Engine Masters Day 2 Small Block Spec Class Buick

Engine Masters Day 2 Small Block Spec Class Buick

Is the 2023 Lexus ES 350 F Sport Just a Fancy Toyota Camry TRD?

When comparing the 2023 Lexus ES 350 F Sport with the Toyota Camry TRD, there are plenty of similarities to be found. Does that mean the ES is just a fancier version of the sporty Camry? The post Is the 2023 Lexus ES 350 F Sport Just a Fancy Toyota Camry TRD? appeared first on MotorBiscuit.

North Carolina Wants to Make It Illegal for Gas-Powered Vehicles to Park in EV Charging Spots

EV drivers have had to deal with a lot of things since the cars have slowly started to become mainstream, including drivers of ICE vehicles blocking charging spots for EVs. Known as ICE-ing, this practice is so prevalent in some places, like Australia, that taking up an EV spot with your combustion car can result in a $2,100 fine for gas drivers. Now, one state is looking to follow suit; The Charlotte Observer reports that North Carolina is...

2023 Toyota Crown XLE Oxygen White Exterior Design

Engineered to stand out, the Toyota Crown breaks the traditional sedan mold and gives drivers a car that excites the senses. Available in three grades: XLE, Limited and Platinum, Toyota Crown offers a choice of two different hybrid powertrains and standard All Wheel Drive. The HYBRID MAX powertrain, exclusive to the Platinum grade, is Toyota’s all-new performance hybrid that puts out 340 net horsepower and is paired with a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine and a direct shift 6-speed automatic transmission. The XLE and Limited grades come equipped with THS IV, a highly efficient hybrid system that can achieve a manufacturer-estimated 38 MPG. Crown’s “lift-up” design features large wheels for striking style and easy ingress and egress, and an associated ride height gives drivers great road visibility. Its flowing silhouette and sculpted body lines create a fresh look that’s entirely unique for its class.

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 Track driving

Dodge is introducing the quickest, fastest and most powerful muscle car in the world, the 1,025-horsepower 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170. The brand’s seventh and final “Last Call” special-edition model was unveiled this evening at the Dodge Last Call Powered by Roadkill Nights Vegas performance festival at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With its 1,025-horsepower (at 6,500 rpm), 945 lb.-ft. (at 4,200 rpm) production HEMI® engine, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 reaches 60 mph in a blazing 1.66 seconds and features the highest G-force acceleration of any production car at 2.004 gs. The Demon 170 can also reach 900 horsepower and 810 lb.-ft. of torque on E10 fuel. A Dodge special-edition vehicle like none other, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 is the quickest vehicle ever produced in the brand’s 100-plus-year history. The Challenger SRT Demon 170 is the first factory production car to run the quarter-mile under nine seconds with a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-certified 8.91-second ET at 151.17 mph. On the drag strip, the Challenger SRT Demon 170 receives an NHRA violation letter for running a sub-nine-second quarter-mile without a safety cage or parachute, following in the footsteps of the original Demon, which was also banned from NHRA quarter miles. Black keys are also banned from the Challenger SRT Demon 170, as the fastest Dodge Challenger ever will be delivered only with red key fobs. The 2018 Challenger SRT Demon featured a black key fob to limit horsepower and a red key fob to unlock full output; the new Demon unleashes horsepower levels determined not by a key, but by sensing the percentage of ethanol fuel content.

2024 Mazda CX-90 Preview

First-Ever Mazda CX-90 – the largest and most luxurious SUV ever to lead the Mazda range – is now available to order, ahead of its arrival in Australia from August. In accordance with Mazda’s rightsizing approach to engine design, both the e-Skyactiv G (turbocharged, 3.3-litre petrol G50e) and e-Skyactiv D (turbocharged, 3.3-litre diesel D50e) inline-sixes available in the First-Ever Mazda CX-90 benefit from Mazda’s M Hybrid Boost 48V mild hybrid technology, which supports the engine at lower speeds while delivering enhanced environmental performance by using regenerative braking to replenish the onboard battery. Increasing the speed range at which lean burn (lean combustion: high-efficiency combustion with minimal fuel consumption) is possible has contributed to the e-Skyactiv D power unit’s ability to achieve 5.4L/100 km – a class-leading fuel consumption figure, along with CO2 emissions of 143g/km. This pursuit of efficiency is not at the expense of performance, however, with impressive outputs of 187 kW available at 3,750 rpm and a peak torque of 550 Nm from 1,500 – 2,400 rpm. Mazda’s engineers have also designed the D50e engine to use surplus air to improve combustion, resulting in a more agile acceleration response, lower Nitrous oxide emissions at high rpm and output, and better thermal efficiency due to a greater lean burn speed range.

Toyota Developing New Safety Systems That Work Better With Driver Assists

Toyota has addressed changes in people's posture when using driver-assist systems.

The 2023 Volvo XC90 Recharge Proves Good Design Is Timeless

The XC90 has been in production for nearly a decade, but it still looks and feels new.

Self-Driving Cars Aren’t Safe for Anyone—And May Never Be

Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make our streets less dangerous. That’s just not happening.

Stop Driving Muscle Cars On Trails

They’re not off-road rigs!

Genesis Electrified GV70 Production - Assembly

Genesis Electrified GV70 Production - Assembly

7 Luxury Pickups That Add Comfort and Class to Your Work Week

Just because you drive a truck it doesn't mean you have to suffer.

'Looks like brand new!' - Oddly satisfying car wheel cleaning

A quality cleaning is hard not to enjoy... especially a quality cleaning that is oddly satisfying as well. Watch as this video reaches to our inner Monica Geller and makes us go awe for the cleaning process. From rims and discs to rubber, the scrubbing and foaming is so fulfilling and pleasurable. The foamy application of the cleaning agents is eye-catching as well. This is a wheel detailing done exceptionally well. Who knew watching a wheel detailing could be this much captivating!? The end-result shine is a glittery success in itself as well. Location: United Kingdom WooGlobe Ref : WGA741325 For licensing and to use this video, please email Twitter : Facebook : Instagram :

Ranked: America's oldest vehicle manufacturers

Cars, trucks, motorcycles and other machines have been made in America for over a century

Groundbreakers: the cars that did it first

We take a look at all the cars that changed the world – one new technology at a time

A Bunch of Ferrari Parts, Including Ultra-Rare FXX Engine, Are Up at Auction

Need a Ferrari FXX crate engine? Or what about a wireframe 250 GTO buck?

Holley LS FEST on Hands-On Cars 5 + Wooden Bed in '66 Chevy Truck- Web TV Series from Eastwood

Holley LS FEST on Hands-On Cars 5 + Wooden Bed in '66 Chevy Truck- Web TV Series from Eastwood

The Most Expensive Military Vehicles To Ever Exist

The Most Expensive Military Vehicles To Ever Exist

Vintage Shootout Engines of HOT ROD’s 2015 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge

Vintage Shootout Engines of HOT ROD’s 2015 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge

The smallest cars ever made by every major automaker

Do good things come in small packages? David Finlay investigates