Renault announces the new Clio

Today, the French carmaker has announced the new Renault Clio, which they hope will follow the success of its predecessor, the Clio III, which won the Car of the Year award three years ago, in 2006. The new Clio is heavily influenced by the new Megane, especially the front part (the headlamps and broad grille in the lower part of the new front bumper).... the full post

The “perfectus” Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 by ASMA Design

In what must be the most non-modest press release ever, German company ASMA Design, specialized in Mercedes Benz tuning program, announced their latest product, the ‘Perfectus’ Mercedes McLaren SLR 722. The company managed to squeeze 50 hp more from the 5.4 liter V8, so the Perfectus delivers 700 hp (525 kW) and a max of 885 Nm of torque... the full post

Everyone, meet the 505 hp Chevrolet… Matiz

If you ask someone to name a Chevrolet car that delivers more than 500 hp, we bet they’ll tell you “Corvette!”. But oh boy, they sure would be wrong! Because a team from Fourdin Auto Sport, led by Yves Fourdin, have created this monster, a Chevrolet Matiz powered by a 505 hp 7.0 liter V8 engine from the Corvette Z06 (come to think... the full post

Audi spends more than $6 million on not so great Super Bowl Ad featuring Jason Statham

Last week we were very delighted to hear that, after last year’s great Super Bowl ad, Audi will once again air a commercial during one of the world’s most watched sports events. Not the mention that the news about Jason Statham, one of our favorite actors, will star in the ad made us even more excited about it. However, yesterday we got... the full post

O.CT Boehler Concept BS3 based on the Audi S3

German tuning company O.CT Tuning released the first details and photos of another package for the Audi S3. Called Boehler concept BS3, the car is based on the quattro version of the S3, powered by an upgraded engine that delivers 328 hp (241 kW) and a maximum torque of 425 Nm. The power upgrade was made by fitting a a specially developed Engine control... the full post

Chris Bangle leaves BMW and the auto industry

Chris Bangle, Chief of Design for BMW Group and one of the most famoust and controversial characters in the auto industry, has announced today that he will quit his position at BMW and that he will leave the auto industry altogether to pursue his own design-related endeavours. Bangle has been BMW’s Chief of Design since 1992, after working for... the full post