76 Articles
First Drive

Behind the wheel of BMW’s ragtop Hail Mary effort

Behind the wheel of BMW's ragtop Hail Mary effort

Official

'ElioCoin' cryptocurrency would also fund three-wheeler's production

Troubled three-wheel car startup Elio Motors is getting a $2.5 million lifeline from online retailer Overstock.com to help it pay off debts and accounts payable and fund capital expenditures. Elio simultaneously announced plans to launch a security token offering of a "ElioCoin" cryptocurrency to help it put the vehicle into production.

Quick Spin

Ferrari's award-winning 3.9-liter flat-plane-crankshaft V8 is the star

Full-throttle acceleration in the Ferrari 488 Pista is genuinely terrifying. Wheelspin is a genuine threat at any road-legal speed — and when that happens, its rear end steps out with the same violence as the car accelerates. And that is saying something. The 488 Pista is diabolically quick. Like, hallelujah-hold-on-tight, praise-the-lord, scream-like-a-child and slap-yo-momma quick.

Featured Video

Acura reintroduced the 3rd gen RDX at the Detroit Auto Show. The RDX will take design cues from Acura's Precision Concept. Acura's RDX will launch mid 2018. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/

Official

Hummer, shmummer.

Under the hood, there's a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8 making 720 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Featured Video

AeroMobil created the AeroMobil 3.0 flying car.

Spy Shots

Yes, that massive grille carries over from the concept.

It's set to compete against the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe.

Video

TORQUE!

The goal was to make it accelerate. It seems the goal was achieved.

Spy Shots

It lives, and it’s getting some help from the Viper ACR.

Prototypes' tires hint towards an upcoming wide-body model.

Official

BMW celebrates the M3's 30th anniversary by looking into the car's past.

First Drive

With radical changes coming in hot from Gaydon, the DB11 isn't just an all-new car; it's nothing short of golden opportunity to reinvent the brand.

Exclusive

You can learn a lot in 180 seconds.

We got to ride in the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3. The trip only lasted three minutes, but when you add it to the overall vibe, it was enlightening.

Featured

That's right, Honda will soon offer a six-speed manual in the turbo Civic.

Honda has listened to enthusiasts and will begin offering a turbocharged, manual-transmission Civic. And then they let us take it for a spin.

Official

With all six customer examples sold, Koenigsegg is refurbishing its own factory prototype of the Agera One:1 and offering it up for $6 million.

Teased

Jaguar shows us how it has tested the upcoming new F-Pace crossover in extreme climates, before it makes its debut in Frankfurt and commences production in Solihull, UK.

Official

Company Builds New Engine To Test Better Efficiency

Elio Motors is working on P5, its fifth-generation prototype of the 84-mpg, $6,800 three wheeler that's due in the middle of 2016.

Spy Shots

Aston Martin is on the verge of a renaissance that stands to be the biggest shift for the British automaker since it went independent in 2007 – if not since Ford took it over in the early 1990s. It's got a new chief executive, a new engine deal in place with Mercedes-AMG, a new platform under development and – if the new Lagonda sedan is anything to go by – maybe a new design direction in the works. And what do we have here? A test mule that could foreshadow one of the first ne

Video

An automaker like Audi will always have a number of different research and development projects going at the same time, and some of them might take on very different approaches. At one end, you'll have its racing programs, and at what you'd assume would be the other, self-driving prototypes. But Ingolstadt is preparing to bridge that gap by running an autonomous prototype at racing speed around the famed Hockenheimring.

Motorsports

Starting a career in formula racing? There's a whole dedicated ladder of feeder series from Formula Renault to GP2. Ditto rally, Indy, NASCAR... even Dakar-style rally raid has the Land Rover Defender Challenge. But sports endurance racing is a bit more tricky. You can start out in GT cars, but if your goal is to get into Le Mans prototypes, even the second-tier LMP2 sets the bar for admission pretty high. That's why the Automobile Club de l'Ouest – the French motorsport sanctioning body t

/ 4