TRD trots out upgrades for Lexus LC

The Lexus LC is more luxury cruiser than sports car, but that hasn't stopped TRD from developing performance upgrades for the car. TRD is one of a handful of official motorsport departments at Toyota. The others are Gazoo Racing and TMG. For the LC, TRD has rolled out several exterior mods...

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2019 Cadillac XT4 spy shots

Cadillac's rival to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has been spotted again. The vehicle is confirmed to be called an XT4 and is due on sale in the second half of 2018, as a 2019 model. The prototype is heavily disguised but the general shape is similar...

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July 11 reveal for new Audi A8

Audi will unveil the new, fourth-generation A8 on July 11 at an event in Barcelona, Spain. Describing the upcoming flagship sedan, CEO Rupert Stadler said the car will be “generously dimensioned” and feature “a completely new operating concept.” The operating concept...

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BMW, Mercedes to prune lineups

While most major automakers struggle to justify a convertible—if in doubt just ask Toyota about an 86 convertible—Mercedes-Benz has no less than six in its lineup. Seven if you count models from Smart. Sales of luxury vehicles has boomed since the global financial crisis of the last...

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Tesla slashes most affordable Model S variant from lineup

So long, Tesla Model S 60, we hardly knew ye. The Silicon Valley automaker has announced its most-affordable Model S variant will be discontinued after less than a year on the market. The rear-drive Model S 60 and the all-wheel-drive 60D will both officially be discontinued by April 16, 2017. The...

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Ford and Magna team up on prototype carbon fiber subframe

Carbon fiber is becoming more commonplace than ever, and in the name of weight savings, the material may be making its way into more and more components in more and more common cars. One of those components is future Ford subframes. A collaborative effort between Ford and the German automotive...

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‘Top Gear America’ to return with new cast, new network

Mention to car guys "Top Gear USA" and they are likely to sneer. After an aborted first attempt by NBC that was centered around Adam Corolla, the History Channel version could never live up to the British show it was named after. The trio of rally racer Travis Pastrana, auto journalist Rutledge...

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Koenigsegg founder can track every customer vehicle from his phone

Christian von Koenigsegg had big dreams when he first began conjuring thoughts of building exclusive sports cars back in 1994. Those dreams not only included incredible performance but advanced technologies to ensure an exclusive experience available to only a handful. It seems Koenigsegg has met...

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Porsche counts down top 5 motorsports milestones

Somehow, Porsche managed to squeeze five historical moments from its motorsports history into a video just 3 minutes 31 seconds long. We're not complaining, though, as Porsche makes the case for each of the five quite convincingly. The brand traces its motorsports timeline back with a little...

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