VW to return to Pikes Peak with radical electric racecar

Teaser for Volkswagen’s entry for 2018 Pikes Pike International Hill ClimbIt appears Volkswagen’s motorsport division has been busy since ending its dominant run in the World Rally Championship at the close of the 2016 season. The German automaker has confirmed it will be returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018. Along with the confirmation, the automaker dropped a series of teaser shots of its...
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Jaguar design boss proposes new XK

2015 Jaguar XKRSports cars are great for making a statement but they don’t often make good business sense. That’s why you’re seeing strange partnerships like the one between BMW and Toyota for the joint development of a new generation of their respective Supra and Z4 sports cars. Going it alone is just too risky, it seems. Given this premise...
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Nissan hints at electric SUV concept for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Teaser for Nissan concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor ShowNissan has released a video teasing a new concept car set to debut next week at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept will embody Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy which comprises the core tenets of connectivity, electrification and self-driving capability. The mystery car in profile looks a lot like the recently revealed 2018 Leaf...
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Teen builds own emergency truck, responds to distress calls

Teen converts truck to resemble emergency vehicle - Image via Seven News, AustraliaMany kids dream of joining the police force or becoming a firefighter, though most normally wait until adulthood before fulfilling it. That isn’t the case for a 16-year-old from Melbourne, Australia. The youngster, whose identity cannot be revealed because of his age, converted a white Isuzu truck into his very own emergency vehicle...
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Toyota hints at luxury car of the future with fuel cell concept

Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor ShowToyota’s first volume fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, is an econo sedan priced like a luxury one. Understandably, the car hasn’t proven a hit, with Toyota moving just 708 examples in the first half of 2017 in the United States. (Of course, it also doesn’t help that hydrogen fueling stations are non-existent in most parts.) Perhaps...
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Polestar 1 was originally a flagship Volvo coupe

Polestar 1Former Volvo tuner Polestar on Tuesday unveiled its first car, the aptly named Polestar 1, but if you’re thinking you've seen the design before it’s because you have. Yes, the Polestar 1 is just a slightly massaged version of Volvo’s Concept Coupe which was presented at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce Volvo's current...
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Polestar 1 was originally a flagship Volvo coupe

Polestar 1Former Volvo tuner Polestar on Tuesday unveiled its first car, the aptly named Polestar 1, but if you’re thinking you've seen the design before it’s because you have. Yes, the Polestar 1 is just a slightly massaged version of Volvo’s Concept Coupe which was presented at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce Volvo's current...
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Apollo Intensa Emozione supercar to be revealed October 24

Teaser for Apollo Intensa EmozioneSupercar startup Apollo has confirmed that its much-hyped Intensa Emozione, or IE for short, will be unveiled in Italy on October 24. Apollo is the Chinese-backed, Italian-based firm born out of the remains of Germany’s Gumpert. It first showed up at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show where it presented the 986-horsepower Arrow supercar. Now Apollo...
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Apollo Intensa Emozione supercar to be revealed October 24

Teaser for Apollo Intensa EmozioneSupercar startup Apollo has confirmed that its much-hyped Intensa Emozione, or IE for short, will be unveiled in Italy on October 24. Apollo is the Chinese-backed, Italian-based firm born out of the remains of Germany’s Gumpert. It first showed up at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show where it presented the 986-horsepower Arrow supercar. Now Apollo...
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2018 Race Of Champions to be held in Saudi Arabia

2017 Race of Champions in Miami, FloridaOrganizers of the annual Race Of Champions have made a bold decision to hold the next race in Saudi Arabia, a country known for numerous human rights abuses. Women aren’t even allowed to drive in the country, though the asinine ban is finally set to be lifted in 2018. ROC organizers go so far as to mention the lifting of the ban as one of...
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2018 Race Of Champions to be held in Saudi Arabia

2017 Race of Champions in Miami, FloridaOrganizers of the annual Race Of Champions have made a bold decision to hold the next race in Saudi Arabia, a country known for numerous human rights abuses. Women aren’t even allowed to drive in the country, though the asinine ban is finally set to be lifted in 2018. ROC organizers go so far as to mention the lifting of the ban as one of...
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New Land Rover Defender won’t have retro design

2011 Land Rover DC100 conceptThere’s probably no greater challenge for a designer than redesigning an icon. And they don’t get more iconic than the Land Rover Defender, a vehicle whose design hasn’t changed much in close to seven decades. Land Rover was forced to end production of the Defender last year, with the most recent model unable to meet crash safety...
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New Land Rover Defender won’t have retro design

2011 Land Rover DC100 conceptThere’s probably no greater challenge for a designer than redesigning an icon. And they don’t get more iconic than the Land Rover Defender, a vehicle whose design hasn’t changed much in close to seven decades. Land Rover was forced to end production of the Defender last year, with the most recent model unable to meet crash safety...
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