Each year Wards Auto picks the 10 best engines the automotive industry came up with in the past 12 months. To be eligible, the powertrain must be new or significantly improved, and it must be on sale in a production vehicle during the first quarter of 2014. Here’s the list of this year’s winners, and [...]
Fresh details emerge on the Lamborghini Gallardo replacement, and it all sounds very exciting. First of all, it’s not called the Cabrera as we were led to believe for the past year or so. Apparently, the new model is called Lamborghini Huracan which is a cooler, more provocative name.
As one of the worst-looking crossovers in the market, the BMW X1 is in dire need of an extreme makeover. BMW, obviously, doesn’t think so and is satisfied with a few slight changes for what is supposed to be a facelifted version of the car for 2014. It will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor [...]
A few weeks ago Range Rover proudly announced that their new Sport has successfully completed a tough – and as far as the car’s typical customers are concerned, pointless – challenge in the Empty Quarter Arabian desert. Now they’ve made a documentary chronicling the Sport’s journey from the start to the finish line.
Honda’s UK operation enters a new level as the brand-new Civic Tourer’s mass production starts at the firm’s renowned manufacturing plant in Swindon. The Tourer version of the Civic is a car designed and developed in Europe for the Europeans, and it is expected to be an instant hit.
Ford has teamed up with the University of Michigan and insurance guru State Farm to launch an ambitious autonomous/green project. They are testing and developing a self-driving version of the Fusion sedan based on the hybrid version of the car. This thing will be the last word in advanced automotive technologies.
Portuguese footballers have a penchant for expensive machinery. Cristiano Ronaldo has proved this time and again. Now the world-class manager Jose Mourinho is getting into the super car game, and since he is not the kind of man satisfied with mediocre success or ordinary stuff, he’s building his very own car.
BMW announced a new version of the Z4 convertible sports car to be launched at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS), called the Design Pure Fusion edition. Apparently all the other names were taken. The funny thing is that despite the lofty title, BMW Z4 Pure Fusion comes with only a couple of special features.
Michael Schumacher might be a retiree now, but he’s maintaining his relationship with Mercedes through some light publicity work. It’s just the pity they are using him to promote cars like the C-Class. Schumacher’s name should normally be used for super cars and GTs, not a run of the mill family saloon.
This is an old Smocking Tire video Matt Farah shot over a year ago to give us a look inside Always Evolving (AE Performance) garage and car collection. Back then the owners asked him not to expose their identity, and now it becomes clear why. This collection used to belong to Paul Walker and Roger [...]
Kahn Design is one of those tuners who have their own unique style. Their cars are immediately recognizable as Kahn, but distinguishing their different kits for a specific model is not that easy. Here’s Kahn latest take on the Range Rover Evoque. It’s fitted with the RS250 styling kit and is finished in a super [...]
A while ago Capristo, famous mostly for their awesome exhaust systems, announced the launch of a new engine cover they’ve designed for the Ferrari 458 Spider. Apparently, the fact that you can’t see the engine in the Spider version was driving them mad.
Renault today unveiled the latest member of the revised Megane family in form of the Megane CC (Coupe Cabriolet). This is one of the most affordable cars in the European market with a folding hardtop, which by the way features a panoramic glass, like a Mercedes SL.
After sending shivers down the spine of other Le Mans teams by revealing their new R18 race car, Audi is now scaring them half to death by announcing details of the monstrous machine. They say they’ve redeveloped every single component in the new model to comply with 2014 regulations.
McLaren has confirmed some of the rumors about their new, entry-level model, going on sale in early 2015. It’s called the P13 – I know, McLaren has no imagination when it comes to naming their products – and it is a proper rival for the Porsche 911.