The road race that led to Porsche’s ‘Carrera’ nameplate is as grueling as you imagine

Most of us probably aren’t up to snuff to complete a 2,000-mile-long road race. Heck, some of us likely have difficulty during long stretches of comfortable, well-paved freeway driving. Thankfully, there are people in the world who document the hardships many of us likely will never face. That includes the lost and dangerous tradition of... [Author: [email protected] (High Gear Media Staff)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Porsche

RDBLA Presents Pink Porsche Carrera GT

When it comes to modifying hyper cars, especially rare ones like the Porsche Carrera GT, the norm is that only extreme jobs verging on coachbuilding are acceptable because anything less will more often than not ruin the car. But the guys at RDBLA do not think so. If their customers want a Hello Kitty Koenigsegg, they give them one. And so after making the world’s first Rose Gold Bugatti Veyron they have now come up with the first Pink Porsche Carrera GT. Just like that Bugga, this CGT is vis...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, CGT, Porsche Carrera GT, Tuning, RDBLA, pink Porsche Carrera GT, RDBLA Porsche Carrera GT, Kitty Koenigsegg

The Tesla Model 3 Has Just One Display, And It's Not In Front Of The Driver

Being able to quickly glance at your road and engine speeds, fuel level or engine temperatures is taken for granted, but Tesla seems to want to make it a whole lot more difficult
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2 Millionth Duramax Rolls Off The Line In Ohio

( = || []).push({}); Moraine, Ohio is a small, Midwestern community. As of the 2010 census, the population was just over 6,000 residents. The area is known for famous eateries like the Treasure Island Supper Club and Dixie Dairy Dreem, and its commitment to family parks and recreation. It’s also known for the Duramax engine, a now legendary name forever etched in the hearts of GM truck enthusiasts. Family Culture General Motors, DMAX, Ltd. and I.U.E.-CW...
Tags: Gm, Autos, Ohio, CWA, GMC Sierra, DMAX, Navistar, West Carrollton, Shinichi Suzuki, Car News, Carl Anthony, Duramax Diesel, MORAINE Ohio, DMAX LTD, Treasure Island Supper Club, Dixie Dairy Dreem

‘BMW Motosport’ ‘79 R100RS Racer – JRM Motorcycle

BMW R-series customs. Go on, say it.The post ‘BMW Motosport’ ‘79 R100RS Racer – JRM Motorcycle appeared first on
Tags: France, Motorcycles, Bmw, Tracker, Racer, Bobber, R100

Meet the first of four Audi A4s coming to our long-term fleet

Filed under: Audi,Long-Term Garage,Sedan,Luxury The A4s are strong with us.Continue reading Meet the first of four Audi A4s coming to our long-term fleet Meet the first of four Audi A4s coming to our long-term fleet originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Featured, Autos, Audi, Audi A4, Long-term

We could find out more about the mysterious Tesla ‘Model Y’ next week

 Tesla has long teased a Model Y, or fourth production car for its lineup, which will be another SUV, this time a compact likely with a more attractive and generally palatable price point. The Model Y fits with Tesla’s schoolyard humor name scheme, bringing the “S3X” model lineup to its natural, “S3XY” conclusion. Now, it looks like we could learn more about the… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive

Police thwart plan to steal remains of Enzo Ferrari

It appears a gang of criminals had their own interpretation of “The Italian Job” in the works, but ultimately, it failed. Automotive News (subscription required) reports that Italian investigators foiled the gang’s plan to steal the remains of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the iconic supercar manufacturer and race team that bears... [Author: [email protected] (High Gear Media Staff)]
Tags: Automotive, Odds And Ends, Enzo Ferrari, Automotive News

Tesla’s 8.1 software update brings Autopilot 2.0 cars up to speed

 Tesla is releasing new 8.1 software out to vehicles, which includes updates to Autopilot for hardware that supports version 2.0 of the advanced driver assistance features. These late model cars are getting features that bring it basically up to parity with the original, first generation software, Electrek reports, which means a speed limit bump for Autosteer, a beta introduction of the… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Driver, Autopilot, Windows 8.1, Tesla Autopilot

Skoda's New SUV Concept Is An All-Electric, Twin-Motor Glimpse Into the Future

With five fully-electric Skoda models scheduled to arrive by 2025, the new Vision E concept is an early look at what the brand is cooking
Tags: Autos, Skoda, All Electric Twin Motor

Audi unions demand to build EV, don't want to be left behind

Filed under: Green,UAW/Unions,Audi,Fuel Efficiency,Europe,Technology,Electric BERLIN (Reuters) - Labor leaders at Volkswagen's luxury Audi brand have asked top management to assign production of an all-electric model to the carmaker's main plant in Germany, concerned they might lose out as electric cars gain in importance. Audi will next year start building its first mass-produced electric model, the e-tron quattro sport-utility vehicle, at a plant in Brussels, togethe...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Germany, Vw, Autos, Brussels, Volkswagen, Audi, Ev, Audi Volkswagen, Breaking, Audi Electric Vehicle

2017 Dodge Challenger GT second drive

It's pretty impressive that Dodge has been able to milk its Challenger for this long. The retro-styled coupe, with its wide hips and macho personality, has been tearing up dragstrips, suburban three-lanes, and rental car lots for nearly a decade now. But where exactly does the new-for-2017 Dodge Challenger GT fit into the mix? It's the slowest one... [Author: [email protected] (Andrew Ganz)]
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Toyota wants to foster 'Lexus envy'

Lexus, despite its durable quality and customer service achievements, has never quite captured the cache its German rivals have held for so long. However, that may soon change as the Toyota luxury brand is working tirelessly to create “Lexus envy.” Automotive News (subscription required) spoke with outgoing Lexus International... [Author: [email protected] (High Gear Media Staff)]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1989 Tatra T613

Purported ex-KGB 1989 Tatra T613 for sale on From the seller’s description: Completely authentic down to the KGB license plates and even tires. Working lights and siren. Excellent condition throughout. Runs, drives, and looks GREAT! This Tatra is a technological marvel in itself, never mind its history. Each Tatra 613 was hand-built in Czechoslovakia during the Communist era for various special government use, and was never available for sale to to the general public. This one was...
Tags: Autos, KGB, Czechoslovakia, Eighties, Tatra, Hemmings Find of the Day, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Rear-engine, Four-door Sedans, Czech cars, Iron Curtain cars, Tatra T613

Just How Special Is The 2017 Toyota 860 Special Edition?

( = || []).push({}); The 2017 Toyota 860 Special Edition is, as the name suggests, a special version of the Toyota/Scion/Subaru FR-S/BRZ sports coupe. They’re pretty wonderful cars to begin with. They’re light; nice low center of gravity thanks to that Subbie-sourced boxer-4 engine, good braking, all that stuff. Think of them as a coupe version of a Miata, and you pretty much get the picture. So what’s up with the Toyota 860 Special Edition? Style Over P...
Tags: Feature, Autos, Toyota, Detroit, Subaru, Myers, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, John Myers, Car News, Carl Anthony, Tony Borroz, Halo White, Subbie, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc Interior Treatments, Toyota Scion Subaru, Chris Burdick

Introducing, the Elec-trike!

If Formula One refers to motor powered vehicles, what type of power do you think Formula Zero might refer to?! The answer is… YOU! The power-assisted Audi Formula Zero trike is perfect for zipping between short distances.Channeling an uber-minimalist Audi aesthetic, the stripped-down design features a modular structure for easy assembly and maintenance. Its framework consists of aluminum, plastic and composite materials, making it incredibly lightweight yet durable. Safely enclosed within the pa...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Audi, Product Design, Trike, Formula Zero, Pavel Babienko, Audi Formula Zero

Good Guy Vauxhall Renames Its Yellow After Vandalised Corsa Made Headlines

Well played, Vauxhall. The company has renamed its shade of yellow in tribute to the elderly man whose yellow Corsa was vandalised for 'spoiling' tourist photos of his picturesque village
Tags: Autos, Vauxhall

Ford Vans & Medium-Duty Trucks Increase In Versatility, Options

( = || []).push({}); Ah, the Ford Transit. Immortal beloved of the delivery world (and also the world of English gangsters, if British films are to be believed). It’s flexible enough to come in a variety of configurations; from small enough to work in crowded urban environments to large enough to haul bulky items easily. And recently, the Ford F-650 and F-750 were named Work Truck magazine’s 2017 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year for the second consecutive ye...
Tags: America, Transit, Ford, Autos, Ford Transit, Car News, Tony Borroz, Ford Transit Immortal, Ford Motor Company Alternative Powertrains Worried, Ford Advanced Fuel QVM, Ford Motor Company Parts Service, Ford Commercial Vehicle Center

Report: Mercedes-AMG forecasts banner year ahead

Mercedes-AMG is expecting another year of growth in 2017 as new, money-printing AMG vehicles reach dealerships, according to a report in Automotive News (subscription required). Though the overall outlook is good, Adam Chamberlain, vice president of sales for Mercedes-Benz USA, stated the growth will taper off from last year’s 33-percent... [Author: [email protected] (High Gear Media Staff)]
Tags: Automotive, Car Sales, Amg, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Benz USA, Adam Chamberlain

Modern drive-in proposal to provide movies and classic cars

We suppose the idea of going to the drive-in is simply something Americans lost touch with more than a generation ago. That’s a shame, because it’s a seriously cool experience–if you can still find one. At their peak popularity in the 1960s, there were 4,000 drive-ins across the U.S. Now, there are only 348. However, there is one... [Author: [email protected] (High Gear Media Staff)]
Tags: Automotive, Odds And Ends

Audi's fastest cars won't catch your drift

Filed under: Motorsports,Audi,Performance No drift mode for Audi Sport models.Continue reading Audi's fastest cars won't catch your drift Audi's fastest cars won't catch your drift originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Featured, Autos, Audi, Audi Sport, Drift Mode, Stephan Reil

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

Little known fact: This guy took his driver’s test way back in 1984 at the wheel of, wait for it, a Nissan Sentra. I failed. It wasn’t the car’s fault. The cream coloured first generation Sentra belonged to my Young Drivers of Canada instructor and was a perfectly delightful little econobox. The problem was that I was used to driving a ’78 Dodge Monaco station wagon that was just a tick under 18 feet long, a full four feet longer than the Sentra. When it came time to parallel park, a skill whic...
Tags: Reviews, America, Canada, Turbo, Autos, Nissan, CVT, Nissan Sentra, Nismo, Compact Car, Sedan, Nissan Canada, New car reviews, Se-r, Sentra Sr Turbo, Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

Italian Police Have Foiled A Plot To Steal Enzo Ferrari's Body

Investigators have revealed a bizarre plot by an Italian gang to steal the body of the Ferrari founder for means of extortion
Tags: Autos, Enzo Ferrari

Lamborghini Huracán Performante engine revs are pure aural pleasure

Grab your headphones and crank up the volume, supercar fans. There’s nothing quite like the sweet sound of a Lamborghini V-10, and we're thankful that YouTuber BrianZuk has uploaded video of the Italian firm's Huracán Performante starting up and rev. If you’ve been under a rock, we’ll catch you up to speed quickly. And we... [Author: [email protected] (High Gear Media Staff)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Huracan Performante, YouTuber BrianZuk

Someone's Built A 1000bhp Drift Toyota Corolla And Put It In An Initial D Tribute Video

Papadakis Racing has put together an incredible car for the Rockstar D Formula Drift team, and its creation has been celebrated with an awesome Initial D homage
Tags: Autos, Rockstar D Formula Drift

Review: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

What is the best selling Volkswagen of all time? Beetle, right? No. Ok, the Golf? Wrong again. It’s the Passat. As an American, I was shocked at this news. While the rest of the world was happily snapping up Passats, here in North America VW’s mid-size car has lived in relative obscurity, save for a small but dedicated cult following. How was this possible? See, the Passat was a little bit smaller, a little bit pricier, and rode a bit firmer than the Accords and Camrys we were buying in droves....
Tags: America, Vw, Autos, Epa, Volkswagen, North America, Wolfsburg, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee, Waco, Volkswagen Passat, VW Passat, Passat, Featured Stories, New car reviews, Atlantic VW

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Has No Trouble Making Supercars Look Silly On Track

In the hands of Randy Pobst during this Motor Trend test, the ZL1 clocked a stupidly quick time at Willow Springs
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Skoda Vision-E Electric Concept Teased for Shanghai Debut

Czech car maker Skoda released today the first photos of their first electric concept study, called Skoda Vision-E. Pitched as a five-door SUV coupe, the concept previews Skoda’s future electric range which by 2025 will include five different models, beginning with a Skoda Superb plug-in hybrid coming in 2019.  Skoda Vision-E also dabbles in autonomous driving and achieves the prerequisites for level 3 autonomous driving: It can operate independently in traffic jams, go into autopilot on mot...
Tags: Shanghai, Autos, Skoda, Skoda Superb, Skoda Vision E, Skoda Vision E Pitched, Skoda Vision E Electric Concept Teased

Rugged Toyota FT-4X concept rocking up to 2017 New York auto show

Toyota has released a teaser shot for a concept called the FT-4X that we’ll see for the first time at next month’s 2017 New York auto show. The “FT” in the name stands for “Future Toyota” and is a standard feature of many concept car names from the Japanese automaker. And the “4X” suggests that we... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: New York, Automotive, Toyota, New York Auto Show, Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Be One With the Machine

Named after the Japanese word for “immersed”, the Mazda Shinshi concept aims to do just that! A stark contrast to the current autonomous movement, it’s designed around the driver to create the sense of the vehicle being an extension of the body.Placed at the center of the vehicle, both driver and passenger will experience an exhilarating, racing-style sensation. This also has its technical advantages including better weight distribution, panoramic vision, and enhanced feedback.As far as looks go...
Tags: Design, Car, Automotive, Mazda, Shinshi, Mazda Shinshi, Miguel Ángel Bahri

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