Infiniti planning an electric sports car concept for 2018 Detroit auto show

Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand has let it slip to Autocar that it will bring an all-electric sports car concept to the 2018 North American International Auto Show this coming January. The production car is scheduled to follow in 2019. North America's largest auto show in Detroit will play host to the car, which will reportedly not be based on a current...

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There’s an AMG Hammer wagon, and it’s as awesome as you think

Back in the day, if you were a wealthy enough individual with a penchant for cushy Autobahn crushers, you'd give the folks at AMG a ring on the phone. They started life as a Mercedes-Benz tuning company before being fully absorbed by the mothership in 2005. In the late 1980', you could buy a powerful Mercedes and then have AMG kit it out with a massive V-8...

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Mercedes investing $1B in Tuscaloosa plant to build electric SUVs

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Mercedes-Benz will spend $1 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant to build batteries and electric SUVs. The electric SUV is scheduled for early next decade. The plans call for a new facility nearby to produce the batteries for use in the SUV and other vehicles. Construction of the battery plant...

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2019 Volvo XC40 preview: Buy your SUV like you buy your smartphone

The 2019 Volvo XC40 may change the way cars are bought–or, rather, subscribed to. With the XC40, Volvo says it will not only introduce its third new crossover SUV in three years. It will also offer buyers a choice between a traditional sale and a subscription to the car, in which they can upgrade to a new version every year if they like. It's called...

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Experience Mercedes’ ice driving school by playing "Project CARS 2"

Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment Group, the programmers and publishers behind "Project CARS 2," to bring you a unique interactive gaming experience. It's also a learning experience for drivers because it lets gamers pilot Mercedes cars virtually on the brand's winter driving school course...near the Arctic...

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Ken Block says twin-turbo 1,400-hp Hoonicorn is frightening

Horsepower is a dangerous thing. Fast may be fun, but it can also be pretty darn scary. 1,400 horsepower? That's "frightening," according to Ken Block. The star rally driver used the adjective to describe his Hoonicorn, which is based on a vintage Ford Mustang body. In conjunction with his upcoming Climbkhana at Colorado's Pikes Peak, the team installed a...

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Someone built a Durango Hellcat because Dodge won’t

You know what didn't exist until now? A Dodge Durango Hellcat. Add some motivation and mechanical knowledge—a lot of elbow grease—and let's make tire-shredding history. You're welcome, America. A 2011 Dodge Durango R/T owner wanted to get her husband a gift, so she called Plum Floored Creations near Phoenix, a custom Mopar shop, to...

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Unplugged Performance readies Tesla Model 3 kits

Unplugged Performance has yet to actually dive into the world of tuning Tesla's electric cars, but it's arguably made some pretty cool aftermarket parts for its vehicles. Naturally, after tackling the Model S and Model X, it's turning its attention to the Tesla Model 3. Like most Unplugged Performance modifications, the Model 3 rendered in official images...

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First details on Rimac’s next electric supercar emerge

Rimac isn't sitting on its hands. The oddball Croatian electric supercar firm is preparing to unveil its second supercar next year. It will follow the Rimac Concept_One. With a working title of Concept_Two, Rimac's chief operating officer Monika Mikac told Autocar the supercar will be more comfortable and luxurious than the Concept_One. But don't expect...

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