A Welcome Home Sunset

The sunset tonight was sort of like a welcome home for me from my trip to Cancun, Mexico for "work" and welcoming the new-to-us car to casa Chang.We bought a 2014 Honda CR-V with a bit over 33K miles on it from a dealer in Colorado Springs.  Her name?  Undecided.  Input welcome for next 24 hours or so, especially if Patrick (my oldest son) can't come up with a name that pleases us.Yes, I'm going to cause you to view the sunset pictures first and show you Martha's new ride last.  Scarlett, my 2...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Sunset, Colorado Springs, Chang, Patrick, Martha, CANCUN Mexico, Scarlett Rides, Ural Patrol Denver Skyline

Factory Approved: The JvB-Moto BMW R nineT Scrambler

We love Jens vom Brauck’s work. The man behind Cologne-based JvB-Moto has a pair of the sharpest eyes in the business, and a knack for stylish yet functional design. But things on the JvB-Moto front have been eerily quiet of late. It turns out that Jens has been working on something very special indeed: a slimline BMW R nineT Scrambler with killer styling and paint. It’s the first time BMW Motorrad and JvB-Moto have worked together, and it’s also the first officially sanctioned R nineT Scram...
Tags: Germany, Cologne, Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, BMW Motorrad, Jens, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, JvB Moto, Jens vom Brauck, BMW Motorrad Jens, Ola Stenegärd

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive priced from $24,550

Smart was one of the first mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car when it launched the first ForTwo Electric Drive on the market late last decade. Smart is now launching a successor, which the company has confirmed will be priced from $24,550. That’s $1,200 lower than the previous model’s starting price despite the new one... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, ForTwo Electric Drive

Kris Singh adds Pagani Huayra BC to collection

Kris Singh, the American multimillionaire with a love for exotic cars, has added yet another extraordinary vehicle to his collection. A Pagani Huayra BC has just joined a collection that already includes a Lamborghini Veneno and Koenigsegg Agera RS, plus likely several other rare machines. Pagani says it plans to build only 20 Huayra BCs... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Pagani, Pagani Huayra, Kris Singh, Sean Szymkowski

Volvo's Chinese Owners Are Now Buying Lotus

In a move that should advance Chinese sports car technology by several generations in one fell swoop, Geely looks to be taking advantage of Lotus' recent upturn in fortunes
Tags: Autos, Volvo, Geely, Chinese Owners Are Now Buying Lotus

Someone's Imagined A 1990s Ferrari FF, And It's Gorgeous

This render from Rain Prisk imagines a 90s version of the FF, using the F355 as a base
Tags: Autos

2018 Mercedes S-Class Priced from €88,446

Daimler announced today the official pricing for the new 2018 Mercedes S-Class, and as you would expect the thing is pretty darn expensive. The new S-Class starts off at €88,446.75 Euros for the S 350 d, and that’s before you go through all the optional packages. The most expensive one upon launch, which is July for the European markets, is the AMG S63 with a base price of €160,293. Available engines for the 2018 Mercedes S-Class include the 350 d with 286 hp, 400 d with 340 hp, and 560 petr...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Daimler, Amg, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes S Class, Touch Control, 2018 Mercedes S-Class, Widescreen Cockpit

Electricity-Powered Zero Motorcycles: Simple, sophisticated machines breaking milestones among electric vehicle

From their inception in 2006 to today's rapidly escalating sales, Zero Motorcycles have pioneered the aesthetic and technological worlds of electric motorcycles. These are, as the brand states, hand-built high-tech machines designed and produced in...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Tech, Bikes, Motorcycles, Electricvehicles, Zeromotorcycles, Electricmotorcycles, Dontwaitforwashington, Northerncalifornia, Electricbikes, Crosscountrytrips

Aston Martin to follow Ferrari with IPO?

Aston Martin may be about to follow in the footsteps of Ferrari and launch an initial public offering. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that a decision hasn’t been made and that Aston Martin is waiting for its 2017 financial results before proceeding further. Should the go-ahead be given by the current owners, the sports car... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Bloomberg, Automotive, Aston Martin, Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracán sets new 1/2 mile world record of 250 mph

Underground Racing is back at it, and it seems nothing can slow the shop down. Less than seven months after the performance house set the half-mile world record of 247 mph in a Lamborghini Huracán it built, it's back, this time with Gidi Chamdi behind the wheel of its latest Huracán built for smashing record. This time, Underground... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Underground Racing, Lamborghini Huracan, Gidi Chamdi, Sean Szymkowski

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS laps the 'Ring quicker than previous GT3

Porsche seems to have outdone itself again. The 2017 911 Carrera GTS is capable of lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife quicker than the previous 911 GT3, evidenced by the accompanying video. The video shows the car setting a 7:24 lap at the hands of Sport Auto's expert tester, a full second faster than the previous best time for the GT3... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Porsche, Carrera GTS, Sport Auto, Sean Szymkowski

Rotary Engines Might Be Making A Comeback At Mazda After All

Mazda has hinted about the return of the rotary engine in its official magazine
Tags: Autos, Mazda

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet first drive review: the one you want

At times, it has felt like Porsche’s myriad 911 configurations serve only to answer questions nobody was asking. But this is not one of those instances. After a few hours behind the wheel of a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche's wisdom becomes crystal clear. Sure, it's basically a 911 S droptop with just a few extra goodies... [Author: [email protected] (Andrew Ganz)]
Tags: Reviews, Automotive, Porsche, Carrera, Andrew Ganz, Carrera GTS Cabriolet, GTS Cabriolet Porsche

TRIPLE THREAT. Origin8or’s Tough Triumph Street Triple Neo-Racer

Sportsbikes are all but dead. After bikers realised that riding a litre bike on public roads was akin to straightening that crooked picture in your hallway with the USS Nimitz, the bottom fell out of the global market. And while the more switched-on manufacturers have shifted their eggs to other baskets, it seems that the custom builders are again one step ahead. The recent rise of seriously capable machines with cafe racer influences is undeniable. Finally we’ve realised that fast bikes d...
Tags: Michael Bay, Canada, Motorcycles, Triumph, Racer, Café Racer, Street Triple

The New Renault Sport Megane Will Be Here On Friday

Renault has confirmed that the next Megane RS will make its first appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix on Friday
Tags: Autos, Monaco, Renault, New Renault Sport Megane

2017 Audi A4 Prestige is round 2 of our long-term test

Filed under: Audi,Long-Term Garage,Sedan,Luxury This new model replaced a 2017 Audi A4 Premium PlusContinue reading 2017 Audi A4 Prestige is round 2 of our long-term test 2017 Audi A4 Prestige is round 2 of our long-term test originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 May 2017 10:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autos, Audi, Audi A4, 2017 Audi A4, 2017 Audi A4 Prestige

Workshop Full Of Skylines Burned To The Ground In Devastating Fire

Numerous Japanese performance cars were destroyed when a warehouse belonging to RB Performance burned to the ground
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Rolls-Royce Dawn Mayfair Edition (1 of 1)

A car dealer must have a helluva lot of prestige for Rolls-Royce to accept a one-off commission from them. H.R. Owen has that kind of cred, and so when they approached the Goodwood-based luxury maker they were only too happy to make the super special Rolls-Royce Dawn Mayfair Edition for them.  The one of a kind Rolls-Royce Dawn Mayfair Edition celebrates H.R. Owen’s 85 years in motor cars business and pays homage to where one of Owen’s top branches, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London, is located,...
Tags: Autos, Mayfair, Rolls Royce, Goodwood, Dawn, Royce, Berkeley Square, Owen, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Rolls Royce Motor Cars London, Berwick Bronze, Arctic White, Royce Dawn Mayfair, Rolls-Royce Dawn Mayfair Edition, Dawn Mayfair Edition

Michigan Based Company Building The Promised Autonomous Future

( = || []).push({}); In 2009, I was coming home from a sales meeting in Minneapolis-St.Paul with my co-workers from Sioux Falls Ford. We sustained a rear impact in a road construction zone on I-35; the truck that hit us was traveling too fast and didn’t see us stopped in traffic. The blunt force caused us to side swipe the vehicle ahead of us as we plummeted towards the ditch. Thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt but the experience has always stuck with ...
Tags: Feature, Events, Autos, Michigan, Car Tech, Mattel, Ford Fusion, Mary, Baird, Detroit Michigan, Minneapolis St Paul, Fleck, Carl Anthony, Sioux Falls Ford, Rochester Hills Michigan, Paul Fleck

2018 Renault Mégane RS to debut Friday at the 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix

Renault’s newest rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R will be unveiled on Friday at the 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. The car is a new generation of the Mégane RS, and at its launch it will be driven by current Renault Sport F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg. A photo showing the rear of the car... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, Monaco, Renault, Frankfurt Auto Show, Monaco Grand Prix, Nico, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Megane, Renault Megane RS, Ford Focus RS Honda

Brace Yourselves: 11-Speed Triple Clutch Gearboxes Are On The Way

Honda and now GM are reportedly working on new automatic gearboxes with 11 forward ratios and three clutches
Tags: Gm, Autos, Honda

The BMW M550i "Hot Lap Pitch"

In honor of the world's fastest accelerator, BMW's latest activation has start-up entrepreneurs pitch their game-changing ideas while hurtling around a track in "Hot Lap." Featuring videos directed by Bullitt director Mouse McCoy, the "BMW Hot Lap Pitch" shows just where speed, precision, and smart ideas can lead: the fast track to fruition. Tapping McCoy's unique intersection of experience in documentary, automotive and 360 projects, the "BMW Hot Lap Pitch" is a filmed live event, a brand-supp...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Bmw, Saints, Samantha, Ryan, McCoy, KBS, Sylvia G, BMW Ads, Bjorn Johansson, Mouse McCoy, BMW Hot Lap Pitch, Lisa JudgeAgency, Patrick Scissons, Chris Polychronopoulos

The Enzo Ferrari Years With Alfa Romeo

( = || []).push({}); The Triple Crown of Motorsport is quickly approaching, leaving automobile enthusiasts eager to see who will come out on top during what is considered a series of the most important auto races in the world. From May 25th to May 28th, all eyes will be on the prestigious Formula 1 Grand Prix on the Circuit de Monaco, a race that has long attracted spectators for the event’s racing difficulty and glamorous location. Action will then move ...
Tags: Feature, Indianapolis, United States, Ferrari, Autos, Fiat, Jeremy Clarkson, Nazi, Motorsport, Enzo Ferrari, ALFA, Enzo, Alfa Romeo, May, Bologna Italy, Giulia

Biker Wiped Out And Left Clinging To Back Of Car In Scary Crash

A biker on a Los Angeles freeway was left riding on the back of a moving car after a driver moved into the high occupancy lane without looking
Tags: Los Angeles, Autos

Seeking Transformation, Ford Names Jim Hackett CEO

When he was named CEO in 2014, Mark Fields was hailed as an industry visionary who wanted to turn the Ford Motor Company rapidly into a mobility-services juggernaut, leading the pack of traditional automakers into a new future built on ride-sharing, self-driving automobiles, connected and electric cars. With the automaker lagging in those areas, the 28-year Ford veteran won’t get that chance after the company’s board, seemingly led by Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., has accepted his resign...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Strategy, CMO, Automotive, Ford, Innovation, Bill Ford, Mark Fields, Jim Harbaugh, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, R&D

2019 Jaguar I-Pace spotted during photo shoot

Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUV has just been spotted completely undisguised. Posted by Agenda de l'automobile (via Jalopnik) on its Facebook page is this video showing the I-Pace in what is almost certainly production-ready form. The video was taken in Monaco during what appears to be an official film shoot. The I-Pace can be seen driving... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Jaguar, Monaco, Jalopnik, Leaked, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, I-Pace

Report: Mercedes to downsize engines for next-gen compacts

The next-generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars are likely in for smaller powerplants, according to a new report from Autocar. Developed under the M282 code name, the engines will reportedly displace 1.2 and 1.4 liters and bear an inline-4 configuration. The German marque is said to be targeting lower emissions and increased efficiency with the... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz A Class, Sean Szymkowski, Autocar Developed

BMW racer Timo Glock gets acquainted with new M5’s all-wheel-drive system

Ex-Formula One racer Timo Glock has a pretty great job these days. After racing with various manufacturers and teams, he's been a BMW factory racing driver for some time, competing in DTM. His most recent task is one of much more interest, however. BMW recently put Glock behind the wheel of its next-generation M5, with Dirk Hacker, head of... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Bmw, DTM, Glock, Timo Glock, Dirk Hacker, Sean Szymkowski

Ford Names Jim Hackett As CEO, Announces Global Business Strategies

( = || []).push({}); Ford Motor Company has named Jim Hackett as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The announcement comes as Ford emphasized “key global leadership changes in an effort to strengthen core automotive business and capitalize on emerging opportunities.” Although no management changes materialized, General Motors echoed similar sentiments last week when it announced a shifting in its international markets. “We’re moving from ...
Tags: Feature, Africa, Americas, General Motors, Asia Pacific, Ford, Autos, Bill Ford, Mark Fields, Jim Harbaugh, Announcements, Boeing, Consumer Electronics Show, University Of Michigan, Ford Motor Company, Lisa

Geely poised to buy major stake in Lotus parent Proton

A major stake in Lotus could soon pass into the hands of Chinese automaker Geely, owner of Volvo, Lynk & Co and its own Geely brand, if a report out of the United Kingdom proves accurate. The Financial Times (subscription required) reports that Geely on Wednesday will announce plans to purchase a 49 percent stake in Lotus parent company Proton... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, United Kingdom, Lotus, Financial Times, Proton, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Geely, Volvo Lynk Co

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