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March, 2019

  • 23 March

    Volvo Placing More of a Premium on Safety than Ever

    In the blink of an eye, a 2019 Volvo XC90 with a man, woman, and child inside crashes into a pillar at 50 mph as a large crowd sipping sparkling wine collectively gasps and then cheer from above. It’s not a scene out of Death Race 2000; it’s a real-life …

  • 22 March

    Audi’s Wicked New Turbo-Four Race Engine Pumps Out More Than 610 HP

    Four-cylinder racing engines making big power is nothing new, but a four-banger designed to make big power and last an entire season is. Audi has unveiled its engine for the 2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season: a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that it says produces more than 610 horsepower and can …

  • 21 March

    Sweet Home Alabama: The Mercedes-Maybach SUV Will be Built in America

    Mercedes has decided to build its forthcoming Maybach SUV at its Alabama plant alongside its GLS-class platform mate, a new version of which is being launched soon. The report comes from Automotive News, who also state that it will carry an expected price tag of around $200,000, making the SUV the most expensive passenger vehicle …

  • 20 March

    Strange Bedfellows: Inside the Potential BMW and Mercedes Vehicle-Platform Partnership

    These days, anything goes, and global automakers are suddenly prepared to break the chains of corporate ideology and go-it-alone dogma. Just look at Germany, where big players and former archrivals have quickly agreed to jointly purchase or combine mapping and car-sharing services, to help establish a Europe-wide fast-charging infrastructure, and …

  • 19 March

    Bentley Switches Things Up, Will Launch Continental GT V8 Ahead of W12 Variant

    If the third-generation Bentley Continental GT of your dreams has a W12 engine under its broad front hood, you have a little wait ahead of you. The British luxury maker has announced that its V-8 will power the first coupes and convertibles available at the cars’ U.S. launch in July of …

  • 18 March

    Mine, All Mine: Cadillac Isn’t Sharing Its Twin-Turbo Blackwing V-8

    The answer to whether Cadillac will share its Blackwing engine with other brands is about as emphatic as it gets: “Over my dead body,” Cadillac President Steve Carlisle tells us. “Blackwing” is the name given to the 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 stuffed in the Cadillac CT6-V as well as the top-trim …

  • 17 March

    The Mid-Engine C8 Corvette’s Chassis Reportedly Can’t Handle Top-Spec Power

    Thanks to a leak of what appears to be the mid-engine Corvette’s key fob, we’ve seen paperwork that suggests the C8 will be sold as a 2020 model. But it seems Chevrolet may have to rectify a few reported issues to hold to that timing. According to a new report …

  • 16 March

    2021 Tesla Model Y: What We Know

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the Model Y crossover SUV to a crowd of cellphone-wielding fans at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne, California. The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” played in the background as a brilliant blue Model Y crossover glided into a spot along side a Model S, 3, …

  • 15 March

    Aston Martin’s AM-RB 003 Is Probably Going to Be Named “Valhalla”

    Aston Martin chose the Geneva motor show this year to reveal its latest mid-engine hypercar concept, the AM-RB 003. But like the AM-RB 001 that became the Valkyrie, we fully expect the AM-RB 003 to get a more traditional name by the time it goes on sale. So far, Aston …

  • 14 March

    Are the Audi TT’s Days Numbered?

    Audi just celebrated the 20th anniversary of the TT. But unfortunately, it’s possible that the model might not be around much longer. The automaker is re-evaluating the future of the nimble two-door, according to Autocar. Speaking with Audi CEO Bram Schot, Autocar reports that the automaker is re-evaluating the TT …