Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe hits the ‘Ring

Land Rover is bringing out an extra-exclusive coupe version of its popular Range Rover SUV. The vehicle, priced from a staggering $295,000 and limited to just 999 units worldwide, was shown for the first time in March at the 2018 Geneva auto show and is due to start deliveries later this year. It turns out Land Rover engineers haven't quite finished with...

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2019 Bentley Continental GT first drive review: the stuff of dreams

The day begins in a Sequin Blue 2019 Bentley Continental GT at the exclusive Kitzbuhel Country Club in the Tyrolean region of Austria. Set against verdant rolling hills and tooling through storybook villages, it would be easy to think one is lost in a fairy tale. This car's cabin is outfitted with two-tone Portland (cream) and Imperial Blue leather...

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Hyundai N mulls hot Kona SUV

A hot version of the Kona SUV will eventuate, if the boss of Hyundai's new N performance division has his way. In an interview with Auto Express published Wednesday, Hyundai N boss Albert Biermann revealed that he's already tasked his engineers with starting work on a potential Kona N in order to persuade senior management to give it the green light for...

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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car storms Monza

Porsche motorsport engineers headed to Italy's Monza circuit in late April to conduct early tests of several race cars coming for 2019. Among them was the racing version of the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 road car, which is expected to carry the Clubsport name of its predecessor (shown below). There aren't any solid details on the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport but...

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Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt pushed back to late 2019

Originally scheduled for October 2017, the Bloodhound SSC's attempt on setting a new land speed record has been pushed back until the fourth quarter of 2019, the team confirmed Wednesday. The cause of the delay, the second for the British effort, is primarily due to longer than expected time required to raise the necessary funding. The team has also...

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2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible spy shots

Bentley revealed its redesigned Continental GT at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and today we have new photos of a prototype for the open-top version, the redesigned Continental GT Convertible. The lack of camouflage gear suggests the reveal is coming up soon. We expect the car to go on sale later this year as a 2019 model. Coming as no surprise, the design...

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Borgward joins coupe-like crossover craze with BX6

Historic German brand Borgward has unveiled its third model since its revival in 2015, the BX6 coupe-like crossover SUV. Borgward first showed a concept of the BX6 in 2016 but the company finally rolled out the production version on May 9 during a special ceremony in Beijing. The BX6 is Borgward's alternative to the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, and...

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Volvo ditches diesel

Volvo on Wednesday announced that from 2019 it will no longer launch cars fitted with diesel engines. It follows the automaker's announcement last July that every car it launches from 2019 will feature some form of electrification, whether it be mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric power. Volvo's first new model without a diesel option will be the...

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Why don’t pushrod engines have high redlines?

Pushrod engines may not be high-tech by today's standards, but they soldier on and have benefits of their own. One downfall, however, is their ability to rev. Pushrod engines tend to have rather low redlines. You won't find a GM small-block V-8 revving to 9,000 rpm, but there's a reason for it all. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to help us...

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Watch the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at play on the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is wrapped by a seemingly endless twisting, undulating sliver of tarmac that's as beautiful as it is dangerous. Certain sections of the road have no speed limits. It's the home of the most dangerous event on the motorsports calendar. It's also the perfect place to grab a 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS by the scruff, ring its neck a bit, and film...

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