2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spy shots

Porsche is out testing a new generation of the 911, the 992, and the latest prototype spotted is for the car's Turbo Cabriolet variant. The new 911 will be revealed late this year or early next, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. The 911 Turbo should trail the basic models by six months to a year. We expect it to go on sale in the United States late...

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Mercedes to race under EQ electric sub-brand in Formula E

It's been almost a year since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has revealed the first details on its entry. The automaker will race under the auspices of its EQ sub-brand for electric cars, with the team branded Mercedes-EQ Formula E. Mercedes won't be ready until the 2019/2020 Formula E season...

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Canadian businessman buys major stake in McLaren

The McLaren Group, parent of the McLaren Formula 1 team and road car business, on Monday welcomed new major shareholder Michael Latifi. Latifi’s Nidala investment group purchased 10 percent of McLaren on May 14 for an estimated $270 million. It means Latifa is now the biggest shareholder in McLaren behind Saudi businessman Mansour Ojjeh and the Bahraini government. Ron Dennis …

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Volkswagen chases extreme downforce for its ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen returns to the the International Pikes Peak Hill Climb on June 24, and the German automaker is going high-tech with its new race car, the ID R. This all-electric race car packs plenty of power to help it silently scoot to the mountain's 14,115-foot summit. However, as this video shows, it's not only power that concerns the VW Motorsport crew...

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Jaguar product boss hints at second sports car

Plans for a second Jaguar sports car appear to have picked up steam internally. Jaguar product boss Hanno Kirner has hinted the brand has plans for a potential family of sports cars. He told Autocar in a Monday report that the F-Type has been a major success and that Jaguar loves sports cars. "I use the plural quite deliberately," he said, hinting at a...

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Air jets on motorcycles could prevent crashes

Auto industry supplier Bosch is working on some pretty experimental technology to keep motorcyclists safer, and one of the projects involves air jets. Yes, air jets on a motorcycle. Bosch revealed the experimental project last Thursday. It uses a sensor to detect wheel slip. When the motorcycle's wheels begin to slide sideways, due to gravel, rain, or other...

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Air jets on motorcycles could prevent crashes

Auto industry supplier Bosch is working on some pretty experimental technology to keep motorcyclists safer, and one of the projects involves air jets. Yes, air jets on a motorcycle. Bosch revealed the experimental project last Thursday. It uses a sensor to detect wheel slip. When the motorcycle's wheels begin to slide sideways, due to gravel, rain, or other...

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Jaguar product boss hints at second sports car

Plans for a second Jaguar sports car appear to have picked up steam internally. Jaguar product boss Hanno Kirner has hinted the brand has plans for a potential family of sports cars. He told Autocar in a Monday report that the F-Type has been a major success and that Jaguar loves sports cars. "I use the plural quite deliberately," he said, hinting at a...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave wedding in an electric E-Type

Saturday's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wasn't just about the dress, as there were an assortment of interesting British cars in service throughout the event. One of the standouts was the Jaguar E-Type Zero, an electric version of the iconic sports car that Harry and his new wife drove from Windsor Castle to the reception at...

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