Original Mini gets 3,500 HP 78-liter V18 diesel engine with 12 turbochargers

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is in full swing these days, but besides classic Ferrari or Alfa Romeo models, not to mention a plethora of British sportscars, like the Jaguar XKR 75, people are treated with something a bit more special this year. The ‘bit more special’ model we’re talking about is the … thing you see above,... ...read the full post

Next generation Chevrolet Corvette to get 440 HP 5.5-liter V8?

After hearing some speculation about the 2011 Dodge Challenger yesterday, the guys at MotorTrend have now revealed some rumors about the next generation Chevrolet Corvette. According to the magazine, GM plans to really downsize the engines, as the 6.2 and 7.0-liter units the Corvette C6 models use are just too harmful to the environment and don’t... ...read the full post

Shelby might celebrate Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary with something much more special

One of the most iconic muscle cars in America, the Ford Mustang, is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014, so for traditional Mustang tuner Shelby, it’s never too early to start thinking about that special occasion. In a recent interview with MotorTrend, Shelby American’s current CEO, John Luft, said that the company is... ...read the full post

BMW M3 owners can order carbon fiber components

The BMW M3 is one might impressive sportscar and easily one of the company’s best sellers. Now, after offering the M3 Competition Package and the limited M3 Frozen Gray edition, BMW of North America has just announced a brad new offer for existing customers. Current BMW M3 owners, no matter the body type, sedan, coupe or convertible, will be... ...read the full post

Tesla gets $226 million in funding after IPO, sells over 13 million shares

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has been through some pretty tough times. Luckily, at least for its CEO, Elon Musk, who is now almost broke after financing the company, the Initial Public Offering of stocks took place yesterday. With a starting prince of $17 per share, contrary to a lot of nay sayers, the stock sold like hot cakes, ending... ...read the full post

Citroen planning convertible DS3?

  • June 30, 2010 |
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The new Citroen DS3 is definitely becoming a pretty popular upmarket city car, combining attractive styling with high end features. According to a new rumor though, the current coupe model might soon be joined by a convertible version. It seems that the great reception for the regular DS3 has prompted Citroen to push the convertible version to production... ...read the full post

Last Chrysler PT Cruiser set to be produced on July 9

  • June 30, 2010 |
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Chrysler’s PT Cruiser is definitely one of the most emblematic models made by the US carmaker. It survived through a lot of problems, even though it was largely ignored in terms of new options, let alone upgrades by the Pentastar. Even more, the car was set to end its 10-year life cycle in 2009, but due to the bankruptcy and the fact that Chrysler... ...read the full post

2011 Aston Martin DB9 refresh revealed

After a very successful seven year life cycle, Aston Martin has finally decided to refresh its DB9 model. The 2011 Aston Martin DB9 features just a few changes, with new styling cues used on the front fascia and the addition of the same Active Damper System used in the DBS and in the Rapide. Aston Martin’s grand tourer has seen a new finish on... ...read the full post

Scion hosts Battle of the Builds competition, military members design their own xB

Seeing as how the 4th of July is rapidly approaching, Scion has revealed a new type of competition. Entitled the Battle of the Builds, the contest tasked military servicemen and women with designing their own special xB model. The entries were submitted to the youth-oriented Japanese brand, and can now be voted at the special Battle of the Builds website. From... ...read the full post

No, the Chevrolet Volt won’t use gasoline engine for high speed driving

Yesterday, a rather huge bomb was dropped by a report from British newspaper The Telegraph, which claimed that the Chevrolet Volt, at least in its European version, the Opel Ampera, will directly use the 1.4-liter gasoline engine in order to attain highway speeds. As you know, the Volt uses an electric motor as means of propulsion, with the gasoline... ...read the full post

Video: 2011 Ford Explorer showcases the Curve Control system

Most drivers know that when approaching a sharp corner, it’s best to brake in order to maintain control over your car and trajectory. According to a recent statistic revealed by Ford, however, things aren’t like that. It seems that over 50,000 accidents that happened in the USA last year were caused by drivers who didn’t brake before... ...read the full post

2012 Maserati Quattroporte to get all-wheel drive plus start-stop technology

Fiat’s high end divisions, Maserati and Ferrari, are researching a lot of ways to make their performance and luxury models more eco-friendly, in order to comply with harsher fuel average or emission regulations. As such, while Ferrari is busy fiddling with KERS and might share that with Maserati in the future, the less sporty company will do... ...read the full post

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 might get 480 HP and eight-speed automatic

With the 2011 model year fast approaching Dodge, the Chrysler subsidiary will be left with just one proper performance model, the Challenger, as the Viper’s life cycle will end. As such, the guys at AllPar have got their hands on some juicy rumors. It seems that the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will see its 6.4-liter HEMI V8 develop around 480... ...read the full post

Abarth to launch Esseesse versions for Punto Evo and 500C, might tune Alfa Romeo models

Fiat’s performance division, Abarth, is definitely riding high in terms of popularity, as its upgraded versions for the 500 city car, as well as for the Punto, are selling like hot cakes. This has prompted Antonino Labate, the company’s sales and marketing boss, to say that a dedicated Abarth coupe will arrive in the next two years. Until... ...read the full post

McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray presents the T.25 city car

Gordon Murray is one of the most popular designers in the automotive world, penning the iconic McLaren F1 hypercar. Now, after splitting with the British sportscar manufacturer and opening his own design studio, Murray has finally revealed a big project: the T.25 city car. As you can see, this ultra compact model is definitely something else. It weighs... ...read the full post