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The BRABUS take on the Mercedes C Class wagon

Being a European auto tuner is an odd thing. It takes a certain amount of chutzpa to say, "What does someone like Mercedes know about auto design? I'll show them how to really do it." Yet, there are a number of tuning firms out there, and BRABUS has been at it longer than most. The German company just took a run at Mercedes' C–Class wagon and seems to have slathered on more of everything.  Read More

Porsche has extended its four-door Panamera line with three new versions

The four-door Panamera may not have sat well with purists when it was introduced in 2009, but it's sold well enough, especially in China, to keep the company happy. So following in the footsteps of various iterations, including the Turbo S, the S E-Hybrid and long-wheelbase Exclusive, Porsche is rolling out three new additions, with more standard equipment and tweaked styling aimed at both the Western and Asian markets.  Read More

The Ferraris of the Australian Motoring Festival (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag.com)

With its screaming supercars and illustrious history in Formula One, the name Ferrari makes petrolheads weak at the knees in a way that few other brands can manage. Fans of the Prancing Horse had their fill at this weekend's Australian Motoring Festival with the chance to wander through a marquee chock full of everything from the legendary F40 to more modern offerings like the F12 Berlinetta.  Read More

Revology shows its Mustang that blends old and new at the Amelia Island Concours d'Eleganc...

We've seen a lot of boutique revivalists in the auto industry in recent years, companies that revive true-to-original or retro-inspired car bodies with advanced modern powertrain and cabin technologies. Over the course of 2014 and 2015, we've taken a look at the classic-Mustang-inspired Equus Bass, the all-electric Shelby-based Renovo Coupe, and now the Revology Mustang. This post-modern reinterpretation of the iconic first-generation Mustang includes a full suite of the latest features.  Read More

An all-electric 911? This chassis layout features a rear subframe to hold the electric mot...

While this month's news of plans for an electric-powered Porsche sent the traditional car press into a frenzy of speculation there’s been little substance behind the talk of which direction an all-electric model might take, with many suggesting the company will opt for a Panamera-like Tesla rival. But a spate of patent applications from the firm reveal that in fact it may be working on something far more like a battery-powered 911 – right down to the trademark rear-mounted powerplant.  Read More

The HST's supercharged V6 engine is 40 hp more powerful than the motor in the base Range R...

Land Rover has expanded its Range Rover Sport lineup, plugging the gap between the entry level car and its more expensive V8 stablemates with the new Range Rover Sport HST. Powered by a retuned version of the Range Rover Sport's supercharged engine, the HST's 3.0-liter supercharged V6 produces 40 hp (30 kW) more than the the standard Sport, and features a more road-focused suspension tune for improved handling.  Read More

Audi reveals the R8 e-tron at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag.com)

We took a quick look at the all-new Audi R8 in our Geneva Motor Show exotic car photo gallery, but the new supercar is definitely worth a deeper dive. That's because beyond the basic styling and engineering refresh, there's an all-new R8 model: the 455-hp (340-kW) e-tron. On paper, Audi's electric sports car bests Tesla with a claimed 279.6-mile (450-km) range and performance to match. Take a look at the world's latest high-performance EV, along with the new R8 V10 models.  Read More

Intelligent Speed Limiter won't let drivers unknowingly exceed posted speed limits

While there certainly are drivers who knowingly exceed the speed limit, many others aren't even aware that they're doing so. Given that using cruise control isn't all that practical when driving around town, Ford has instead introduced the Intelligent Speed Limiter. The technology will debut on the newest incarnation of the automaker's S-Max vehicle.  Read More

McLaren has announced the 570S Coupé, which will be a V8-powered two-seater with a carbon ...

McLaren has announced the first model to be launched in its upcoming Sports Series of cars. The 570S Coupé will be a V8-powered two-seater with a carbon fiber structure, and will debut at the New York International Auto Show next week.  Read More

Vauxhall/Opel is developing a system that aims car headlights where a driver is looking

Technology is providing us with new ways to improve the way our roads are lit. Glow-in-the-dark road markings and street lights that switch on only when they detect a car are two such examples. Now, Vauxhall/Opel has unveiled a way to aim car headlights based on driver eye-tracking.  Read More

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