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Toyota GR GT3 patent images hint at production model

Could this be a preview of the Toyota GR GT3 Concept's production model?

Ford Electric SuperVan blasts up the hill at Goodwood

The latest bonkers racing van has nearly 2,000 horsepower and aero styling similar to the Ford GT.

Every car debuting at the 2022 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

New vehicles from Bentley, Maserati, Polestar, and more will make their debuts at Goodwood this weekend.

Prodrive P25 is a modern Subaru 22B with carbon galore, costs £460k

Each P25 starts with an original two-door Subaru Impreza chassis. From there, Prodrive basically creates the mother of all 22B restomods starting with a hefty infusion of carbon.

Honda HPD Civic Si FE1 debuts as factory-built racecar for $55,000

This racer has an upgraded suspension, bigger brakes, and a track-ready interior.

Toyota GR86 hits the track in 2023 US one-make racing series

The Toyota GR86 will go racing in the United States in 2023 as part of the newly launched GR Cup. The one-make racing series will consist of 14 events at 7 tracks across the US.

All-new Ford Mustang announced in $3.7 billion investment

Ford will invest $3.7 billion into manufacturing in the United States. A portion of that money will go towards building the seventh-generation Mustang.

Former Dakar Rally service truck lives new life as RV rental

After nine years as a service truck for the rally teams KTM and Orlen in the Dakar Rally (among others), this vehicle is now available as an off-road camper rental in The Netherlands.

First drive review: 2023 Acura Integra

The iconic Integra returns with a turbocharged engine, a six-speed manual, and some slick moves.

Porsche Taycan GTS Hockenheimring Edition marks track's 90th anniversary

The Porsche Taycan GTS Hockenheimring Edition celebrates the 90th anniversary of the historic German track. Buyers of this model who visit the circuit get some special perks, too.

Pagani C10 next-gen hypercar caught in spy photos

These images represent our very first look at an early prototype of what's presently called the C10.

Mercedes sells unraced 300 SLR for £115m to fund youth scholarships
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Mercedes sells unraced 300 SLR for £115m to fund youth scholarships

Mercedes has sold one of its two never-raced and highly revered 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ sportscar prototypes for a world record-smashing £115million to fund a youth scholarship programme.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance gets F1 Edition special

The F1 Edition costs €222,815 in Germany and takes the shape of an appearance package that adds €23,800 to the car's base price of just under €200,000.

Ken Block reveals Porsche Hoonipigasus 911 with 1,400bhp

Ken Block will race the twin-turbo AWD monster at Pikes Peak next month.

Porsche Mission R morphs into 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance test car

The concept has now transitioned to a running prototype, dubbed 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance.

GWM Haval H6 "mid-sized" SUV specced up

The Kodiaq-sized SUV comes in a choice of three trims.

Ferrari 296 GTS debuts with unlimited headroom and hybrid V6 power

The 296 Gran Turismo Spider (GTS) is here to soak up the sun better than the 296 GTB.

Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida could be demolished

Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida has been sold to a new owner, who has very different plans for its future than keeping it as a track. The circuit could be demolished and retooled into an industrial park.

Ferrari 296 GT3 WEC car spied lapping Fiorano test track on video

The 296 GT3 uses a non-hybrid version of the GTB's twin-turbocharged 3-litre V6 because the electrical assistance won't be allowed under the GTE regulations.

Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica debuts in New York with STO power

The Huracan Tecnica takes many of its cues from the Huracan STO, the track-oriented iteration of the V10-powered supercar. Essentially, the STO is as close to a race-ready Super Trofeo race car as road laws allow.

Final 2022 Ford GT Heritage Edition honours 1966 Le Mans sweep

Check out the last Heritage Edition for 2022, and as such, the last for the current-generation Ford GT.

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV appears in Formula E reveal

Maserati wants to go fully electric by 2030 and the GranTurismo Folgore will play a pivotal role in this plan, and the new car appeared in the announcement of a powertrain deal Venturi Racing in Formula E.

GM and Honda announce shared EV platform, first car in 2027

Honda and General Motors will expand their electric vehicle collaboration to introduce a new series of models that will arrive in 2027 in North America.

Lotus: Eletre SUV needs to succeed for sportscars to survive

The new Lotus Eletre is a significant departure for a company that built its reputation with motorsport racing and lightweight sportscars.

Toyota GR Corolla debuts with 300bhp and 4WD

After a long wait and lots of teasing, the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is finally here. It gives the brand a hot hatch to sell in the United States for the first time in ages.

How Wallace went from racing star to hypercar record-holder

One of the few drivers to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona, as well as the Sebring 12 Hours, Andy Wallace has since gone on to become the fastest road car test driver on the planet.

Toyota launches limited-run GR Supra GT4 50 Edition race car

Toyota launched the GR Supra GT4 in 2020, with sales for the track-only car reaching 50 by the end of 2021. It will add at least six more to that number with its new Toyota GR Supra GT4 50 Edition that adds a handful of special features over the standard car.

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro hits the track in Bahrain

Ahead of this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Aston took the Valkyrie AMR Pro onto the track to complete two runs – one ahead of Saturday’s qualifying session and another before the race on Sunday.

Honda opens its first full-scale wind tunnel in the US

The newly opened Honda Automotive Laboratories of Ohio (HALO) wind tunnel is a $124 million facility that lets the brand test aerodynamics and aeroacoustics. The company will use the site to develop future production vehicles and race cars.

Lexus LC Hokkaido Edition debuts with volcano-inspired styling

The Lexus LC Hokkaido Edition arrives as a limited-run model for Europe that takes inspiration from the many volcanoes on the large, northern island in Japan. Lexus will sell just 40 coupes and 40 convertibles of this special edition in Europe starting in April 2022.

Tuner Alpina officially becomes part of BMW

BMW will take over Alpina, the brand's long-time tuner. The companies are not disclosing any financial details about the deal. The agreement still needs to receive antitrust approval to go through.

Ferrari 296 GTB first drive review: The return of the V6

After almost 50 years, a 6-cylinder engine is back to power a Ferrari road car, but it's not just nostalgia: the hybrid 296 GTB makes an incredible 830bhp.

Opel Manta comeback confirmed as EV for 2025

German GM brand Opel says its new “interpretation” of the Manta sports car from the past will receive an electric drivetrain and will be “emissions-free and versatile, a car that fans crave.”

Hyundai plans 11 new EVs by 2030, Genesis to launch six

Hyundai has set a new target of 1.87 million EV sales annually by 2030, and plans to launch no fewer than 11 new EVs by the end of the decade.

Polestar O2 sportscar concept debuts with modern-age tech

Volvo’s EV arm describes the O2 as a typical roadster in the best traditions of this niche segment.

Colin McRae's 2001 Ford Focus WRC car headed to auction

This 2001 Ford Focus WRC (Y4 FMC) has quite a story to tell. It made its debut in the Acropolis Rally. It won in its first outing and finished second in Rally New Zealand. However, this car's 2001 season ended after McRae rolled spectacularly during the Rally Great Britain.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB reborn as $1.84m Grand Tourer by RML

RML has built the Short Wheelbase with amazing attention to detail, very much inspired by the Ferrari 250 but featuring individual touches that make it look more modern.

Bulgarians build F1-inspired, V8-powered off-road buggy

Aeromaster from Bulgaria, known for making Bentley Speed 8 LMP race car clones, have taken Formula 1 inspiration for another dream project – a rally raid, off-road buggy.

Lexus shows off future sports car in fresh photos

Lexus doesn't call this vehicle a concept – for that matter, it's not officially called anything yet. The brand simply refers to this as a future electric sports car, or next-generation sports car depending on what you prefer.

Alfa Romeo planning limited-run sports car

With the demise of the 4C, the Alfa Romeo brand currently lacks a true sports car, but brand boss Jean-Philippe Imparato hints this might change in the future. He suggests some limited-run models are under consideration.

2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition honours 1966 GT-1 prototype

Ford beating Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 is among the greatest automotive stories of all time. However, claiming that 1-2-3 victory didn't happen overnight for Ford. The GT40 program went through several revisions before the winning Mk II combination was unlocked. Among them was a distinctive red/gold GT40 Mk I from Alan Mann Racing, called the AM GT-1.

Skoda reconstructs its forgotten sports car

To celebrate its 120th anniversary, Skoda has decided to restore one of its rarest sports cars. If this is the first time you hear about the 1100 OHC Coupe, don’t worry - it was a fairly rare machine.

Toyota comfortably beats VW Group in global 2021 car sales

Toyota has announced its results for last year and they are pretty impressive given the current chip shortage situation. The manufacturer managed to deliver a total of 10,495,548 vehicles globally last year, comfortably beating Volkswagen Group with its 9,305,000 sales from all brands.

Ferrari employees get up to $13,700 bonuses after record-breaking year

So far, 2021 is regarded as Ferrari's best year in terms of sales. More importantly, being a Ferrari employee during that year certainly has its perks – bonuses totaling to a gross amount of up to 12,000 euros (around $13,700 with the current exchange rates).

2022 Acura NSX Type S first drive review at Daytona

What do you do when Acura offers you just a few minutes behind the wheel of its hottest-ever NSX around the Daytona road course? You say yes.

Chilton becomes development driver for Speirling EV car

Max Chilton has joined McMurtry Automotive as head development driver as the company seeks to develop the “ultimate electric track car.”

Cavallino Classic brings Ferrari exotica to Miami’s exclusive new Concours Club track

The 31st edition of the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic added a new element to its glittering event, with an exclusive track day at The Concours Club – Miami’s brand-new country club automotive resort.

Porsche 911 hybrid variant to debut soon, could use 919 tech

Talking to the press in Italy, including Motor1 Italy, Porsche Italia CEO Pietro Innocenti said that the 911 hybrid, which will arrive before the all-electric derivative, will debut soon using technology derived from its motorsport division and cars like the 919 Hybrid.

Bugatti promises "astonishing" new hypercar

Bugatti CEO Mate Rimac promises we will be "astonished" by its new, post-Chiron hypercar, which will have never-before-seen features on a production car.

Subaru and Hoonigan reveal Travis Pastrana's new wild ride

Hoonigan has unveiled a mean-looking take on a 1983 Subaru GL wagon for action sports star Travis Pastrana, take a look!

Porsche Taycan Turbo S revealed as new Formula E safety car

Formula E’s eighth season kicks off next week, and the all-electric racing series will add a new safety car to the lineup – the all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

Lamborghini set to reveal four new products in 2022

Lamborghini ended 2021 by setting a sales record, but buried in its 2022 sales report was a single line that spelled out the company’s plans for this upcoming year – it plans to unveil four new products over the next 12 months.

Eat like Enzo Ferrari at 31st Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic

The 31st Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic returns to its traditional wintertime slot for 2022, running from January 20-23 in and around Palm Beach, Florida.

Ferrari reveals management shake up under new CEO

Ferrari has big plans for the future – that includes overseeing the launch of its first SUV, an electric vehicle and so much more technological change – and will have a new management team to make them all happen.

Toyota teases hardcore GR Yaris, mystery GR GT3 concept for Tokyo Auto Salon

Is this the fully-tuned GR Yaris, the hardcore supermini that our spies repeatedly captured on camera in 2021 testing at the Nürburgring?

How the Dodge Viper refuses to die – and other ‘zombie’ cars

Dodge’s Viper is back from the dead as four ‘new’ cars were sold in 2021, despite production of the legendary supercar ending in 2017.

Spyker gears up for return In 2022 with Russian backing

The Dutch carmaker has plans to return in 2022 with new internal-combustion vehicles, aided by funding from a familiar group of Russian investors.