Chinese luxury EV brand Gyon launches August 8 in LA

Yet another Chinese electric car startup has announced its intentions. The latest is Gyon, which will unveil its first model on August 8. Judging by a teaser, it will be a sedan with coupe-like proportions. Gyon is to be the luxury arm of Sitech, a mainstream electric car brand of Chinese auto giant FAW Group, and it is working with …

Read More »

Rare Aston Martin DP215 raced by Phil Hill at Le Mans heads to auction

Next month's Monterey Car Week auctions are set to see plenty of action. Already confirmed for the Californian event is a Ferrari 250 GTO as well as as one of the winning trio of Ford GT40s in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now we have details on one of the rarest and most valuable Aston Martins ever built heading to the peninsular. The car is the one-off...

Read More »

2019 Lexus RC spy shots

A lightly camouflaged Lexus RC has been spotted testing in Germany and is likely a prototype for a facelifted version of the luxury coupe. The RC was introduced for 2015 so this facelifted model, expected on sale late this year or early next as a 2019 model, represents a mid-cycle update for the car. Changes visible on this prototype include …

Read More »

Waymo’s self-driving cars are driving 25,000 miles a day

Each and every day, Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car subsidiary sees its fleet of autonomous vehicles drive a combined distance of 25,000 miles—and the mileage is even higher when counting simulated miles. The company shared its latest achievement on Friday, when it also revealed that the self-driving car fleet has reached 8.0 million miles on...

Read More »

Toyota adds 86 TRD Special Edition for 2019

Toyota last year launched the new performance sub-brand GR, but in the United States the automaker is likely to stick with the more familiar TRD label. Reinforcing this is the addition of the 86 TRD Special Edition to the 2019 Toyota 86 lineup. The car is billed as the “ultimate performance” version of the 86 and stays true to this with a nice...

Read More »

2021 Lexus LC F spy shots

Engineers from Lexus have been caught testing an early prototype for the long-awaited LC F. Rumors of the car circulated even before the LC made its debut, but things didn't really heat up until last year when a trademark filing for the LC F name was discovered. Now we have tangible evidence the high-performance LC is coming. The stacked exhaust tips at the...

Read More »

Martini-liveried Porsche 911 GT2 RS pays homage to the "Moby Dick" 935/78

The Porsche 935 is a motorsports legend, and the 935/78 is a special car among special cars. Known as "Moby Dick" for its white color and long tail, the 1978 version of the 935 was an instant stunner even though it never finished where Porsche expected. The legacy of the original lives on today thanks to Porsche Retail Group in the UK, which has applied the...

Read More »

Lamborghini Aventador SV recalled over loose wheel bolts

Even $400,000 supercars can be subject to recalls. In this case, we’re talking about the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce (SV). Per a new bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Lamborghini is recalling a handful of models over loose wheel bolts. According to the recall, the centering and supporting bolts for the brake disc to the wheel hubs …

Read More »

Tesla confirms "track mode" coming for Model 3 Performance variant

A new update is likely in store for the Tesla Model 3 Performance in the near future, and owners will have the chance to try out a new "track mode." The news of "track mode," which isn't the final name, first came from tech-focused YouTuber Marques Brownlee, who posted an Instagram video showing the experimental track mode in action. Per the car's mode...

Read More »

Saleen Sportruck XR is a hotter 700-plus-horsepower F-150 Raptor

Saleen Automotive, the California company best known for modifying Ford Mustangs and producing the S7 supercar, has a new creation: the Saleen Sportruck XR. Think of it as a hotter Ford F-150 Raptor. The Sportruck XR made its debut at Harris Ford Lincoln in Lynnwood, Washington, last Friday after a teaser on Saleen's official Facebook page. Notably, the...

Read More »