New Toyota 86 by Gazoo Racing teased

Toyota looks to be readying a new version of its 86 sports car developed in part with its Gazoo Racing motorsport department. A teaser video was posted to social media on Monday along with the tag a “passion for speed,” though there isn't much we can decipher from the short clip. The teaser was posted to the Twitter account of Toyota's branch in...

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Volvo V60 wagon sharpened with R-Design and R-Design Pro upgrades

Volvo's newest V60 wagon is one handsome load lugger. It's a great alternative to the XC60 if you loathe the idea of driving a crossover SUV but still want the added cargo space, and now it can look downright sporty thanks to the addition of an R-Design package. Buyers in some markets will also be able to add extra features with a new R-Design Pro pack...

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DP Motorsport ready to build the Porsche 935 track toy of your dreams

Porsche has a long list of amazing race cars its produced over the years. One of the greatest is the Porsche 935, a turbocharged fire breather built to battle it out for Group 5 supremacy. Now there’s a German Porsche tuner building an updated homage; the Porsche 935 DPIII from DP Motorsport. It’s actually less an homage and more a …

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BMW names new chief for M division

After four years on the job, current BMW M boss Frank van Meel will exit the role. BMW has appointed van Meel, formerly of Audi Quattro GmbH (Audi Sport), to chief of total vehicle development. Replacing van Meel will be Markus Flasch, chief engineer for the new 8-Series. Evo reported on the executive shuffle on Friday and said the shift from van Meel to...

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Jay Leno cops a look at a 1979 VW Beetle police car

The automotive guest on this episode of Jay Leno's Garage isn't about speed or performance. It's just fun. "I'm just laughing looking at it. It just makes me smile," Jay Leno exclaims about the 1979 Volkswagen Beetle German police car that pulls into his garage. Unless you're getting pulled over, it's likely to make you smile, too. The car is owned by Spike...

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New Toyota Supra could get manual transmission, but not in US

The question of whether the new Toyota Supra will get a manual transmission has left enthusiasts guessing for months. Here's the good news: the Supra more than likely will get a three-pedal setup. The bad news? It's likely not in the cards for the U.S. market. Speaking to the Australian publication Car Advice in a report last Wednesday, Supra assistant...

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3 Burt Reynolds cars head to auction, including a "Bandit" re-creation

Following the passing of actor Burt Reynolds on Sept.6, Barrett-Jackson will auction off the final three cars that remained in the late actor’s personal collection. Of course, two of them are 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams. Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction will start the bidding for the two Trans Ams and a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup truck, and each is special …

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Mid-engine C8 Corvette could get clutch-by-wire manual transmission

Chevrolet’s worst-kept secret is the C8-generation mid-engine Corvette. We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the upcoming sports car with its engine mounted in the middle, but one has persisted: there won’t be a manual transmission. That could change with a new patent General Motors has filed. The patent was published on Sept. 6 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark …

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BMW 3-Series teased: New generation of benchmark sport sedan almost ready

BMW’s redesigned 3-Series is almost here. The new sport sedan recently entered the pre-production stage at BMW’s main plant in Dingolfing, Germany, and the automaker has given us a glimpse at the new design in a video highlighting some of the assembly steps. The new 3-Series is due out late this year as a 2019 model and will be followed …

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