2019 Aston Martin DBS, 2019 Audi Q8, Porsche 919 Evo: This Week’s Top Photos

This week we saw Aston Martin replace its Vanquish with a new super GT dubbed the DBS Superleggera. The Ferrari 812 Superfast rival features a full carbon fiber body and 715-horsepower V-12, and will be in showrooms by the end of the year. And Vanquish fans shouldn't sweat; we hear Aston Martin will revive the name for a mid-engine supercar due around 2020...

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MG to return to the roadster game with electric MX-5 Miata rival

MG isn't known for crossovers and sedans like it sells today under its Chinese owner SAIC. The British brand is best remembered for spritely roadsters of the 20th century, and according to MG, the brand will return to its roots. Speaking to Australian publication Drive in an interview published Thursday, MG head of design Shao Jingfeng confirmed the...

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Bespoke McLaren 570S Spider raises nearly $1M for charity

To celebrate McLaren Automotive's 25th anniversary, the supercar maker decided to give back. The company donated a bespoke 570S Spider to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which was auctioned off at the Argento Ball on Wednesday, at Elton John's home. The special 570S Spider features a Blade Silver exterior color to mark the company's silver...

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Fresh funding pushes Lyft’s value to $15.1B

After the company's latest round of investor funding, Lyft is now worth an estimated $15.1 billion. Fresh cash in the amount of $600 million pushed the ride-sharing company to its latest heights. Tech Crunch reported on Thursday that Fidelity Management & Research Company led the investments and has contributed $800 million to date. The firm is one of...

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2020 Detroit auto show will move to warmer-weather month

The North American International Auto Show, more commonly referred to as the Detroit auto show, isn't known for its sunshine and warm temperatures, but that will change come 2020. The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) will officially move North America's largest auto show from January to a warmer month. Two proposals are on the table to move the show...

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Will GM’s first self-driving car be called AV1?

General Motors has filed to trademark a potential name for its first self-driving car. Filed on June 21, GM moved to protect the "AV1" name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Some may find similarities with the AV1 name to EV1—GM's first electric car. The EV1 bowed in 1996 and was made available exclusively via a lease program. Said...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots and video

Spy photographers have spotted a prototype for a new generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo, the everyday supercar. The new Porsche 911 is coming later this year, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. But you can count on there being multiple other versions to cater to Porsche's discerning clientele. We're talking close to two dozen distinct...

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2018 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix preview

Round nine of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us this weekend to the city of Spielberg, where the Red Bull Ring, home of the Austrian Grand Prix, is located. At a short 2.688 miles in length, it takes just 68 seconds to complete a lap of the Red Bull Ring, which is made up of only nine corners—the fewest of any circuit on the calendar...

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Waymo needs “large number” of cars for European self-driving fleet

Waymo CEO John Krafcik has revealed that the mobility company will need to add a “large number” of additional cars to its growing fleet of self-driving cars as it prepares to enter Europe. In an interview with Handelsblatt published Thursday, Krafcik explained that all announcements so far, including the purchase of 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica...

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