Next Jaguar F-Type could get BMW V-8, 2+2 layout

The next Jaguar F-Type may have to hide a German accent. According to a Car report from Monday, Jaguar will source the next sports car's engine from BMW. Specifically, the publication reports a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine is on deck for the next F-Type. BMW offers its 4.4-liter V-8 with 456 horsepower in the 2019 X5 and up to 600 hp in the F90 M5. In...

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Quiet talk could be big hint about new Land Rover Defender plug-in hybrid

Our best evidence yet of a Land Rover Defender powered by electrons surfaced this week and hinted at a 2020 arrival. Employees at Land Rover-corporate parent Tata have posted publicly on social media about a "L663 PHEV" project due for 2020. A tipster pointed us toward a Tata engineer who reported working on next year's Range Rover, several future Jaguar...

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BMW sets course to buy controlling stake in Chinese joint venture

To build cars in China and escape the country's steep tariffs on imports, foreign automakers have had to partner with local firms via 50:50 joint ventures. However, the Chinese government earlier this year laid out a plan to phase out the rule by 2022, thus paving the way for foreign automakers to buy out their joint-venture partners and take home more of...

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BMW’s sick of everyone saying its old cars were better

BMW has insisted the 2019 3-Series will be a return to form for the benchmark sport sedan. And no one is more confident than BMW research and development chief, Klaus Fröhlich. In fact, Fröhlich is fed up with automotive media claiming BMW's old cars are better machines. Australian publication Motoring reported Tuesday that the R&D boss said...

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Ford teases 5 custom Mustangs racing into SEMA

This year's SEMA show is nearly upon us and Ford has previewed an assortment of modified Mustangs that are set to star. They've been prepared by some of most famous names in the aftermarket business, showcasing why the Mustang is one of the most popular vehicles to customize. First up is the Mustang of CGS Motorsports, a company that always brings a clean...

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Hennessey: 0-60 irrelevant, Bugatti sandbaggin’

Hennessey Performance Engineering in Texas is focused on building speed machines, and its latest goal is hitting the 300-mph mark with the F5 Venom, then flying past it. With such otherworldly numbers on his mind, company founder and CEO John Hennessey said 0-60 mph times are basically irrelevant. "How many cars, most of them electric, can go 0-60 in under...

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2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots and video

Porsche isn't even finished with new variants of the current 991-generation 911 but the automaker is already deep into development of new variants for the car's successor, the 992. The latest spy shots and video show an early tester for the new 911 GT3. The footage follows shots of prototypes for the Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet, as well as the Turbo. We...

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Jaguar Project 8 XE reveals its full fury on the dyno

There are many examples of automakers underrating their performance products. The latest data point is Jaguar's XE SV Project 8. Harry Metcalfe of the Harry's Garage YouTube channel took his own example of the super sedan over to a friend's dyno and discovered that the quoted 592 crank horsepower figure is well on the conservative side. Jaguar has built a...

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John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT takes 6-figure hit on latest sale

The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena crossed a Mecum auction block in Dallas last week, fetching $1,320,000 in the process, a steep discount to the $1,540,000 it sold for during Russo and Steele's Monterey Car Week auction just in August. We'll remind you that this is the car that Ford sued Cena over late last year...

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