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  • Lamborghini Asterion concept boasts 910-hp hybrid power, sultry styling

    There's a new Lamborghini about to charge through a red handkerchief in Paris, and instead of being scary, it's simply stunning inside and out. The Asterion LPI 910-4 is the usually manic Italian marque's attempt at a GT car, and from the first glimpses, it looks an able Ferrari-fighter. It doesn't look like any Lamborghini before it though, except perhaps allusions to the Miura. The rear-end resembles American muscle cars of the late Sixties, while the styling profile is a little more timid compared to Lamborghini's historically overzealous standards. Under the styled sheet metal is the real kicker -- a hybrid...

  • A VW XL1 powered by a superbike engine? Sure, why not?

    The VW XL1 is a modern marvel when it comes aerodynamic design efficiency, but it's not exactly what you'd call sporty. So what if you want something with the same futuristic looks and a little more oomph? Well then, Volkswagen would like you to meet the XL Sport. Featuring an engine ripped out of Ducatti superbike, the XL Sport certainly looks like the car it's based on, but with a top speed of 270km/h, you'd have a hard time believing it was from the same family. Like the XL1, which will only have a run of 200 cars, the Ducati 1199...

  • 9 stunning cars showcased at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is debatably England's premier motorsport show, taking place every year since 1993 in West Sussex's height of summer. The Goodwood House and its stoned walls flank the iconic hillclimb, a strip of tarmac used decades before the event became a social and motoring highlight. The tradition of returning every June/July to British motorsport's spiritual home is now held in high esteem by all in the motoring world. Its popularity is unquestionable. Personalities and legends from F1 champions John Surtees and Emerson Fittipaldi to NASCAR great Richard Petty and Le Mans master Derek Bell all graced...

  • Volvo gets a little bit creepy with face monitoring technology

    If Facebook's ultra sophisticated facial recognition technology had you swearing off the social network and vowing to spend more time in your car then, well, we hope you're not a Volvo fan. The Swedish marque has announced that it's working on facial monitoring technology that will allow it to tell whether, for instance, you're tired or inattentive. Given that this is Volvo we're talking about, it makes sense that the new feature is apparently being built in the name of safety. By placing a sensor on the dashboard to monitor aspects such as in which direction the driver is looking,...

  • 7 very special cars from the Geneva Motor Show

    As always, Geneva has set a benchmark for this year's list of motor shows. Showcasing the crème de la crème of European motoring, it is the place to be if you want to show off your newest metal, or carbon fibre. Manufacturers jostle to for prime reveal times at the show, but by the time it rolls around they would already have done a lot of work getting the public and the press excited with teasing images and media releases that aim to excite without giving away too much. And for the spectator, it is surely the best place...

  • 5 of the geekiest cars set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

    Each year Geneva kicks off the motoring show season in style. It isn't the first of the year, but it certainly contends for the best and most glamorous. It's where many of the top manufacturers have their chance to show off their most prized metal manifestations and is also the best chance the public has to view these beauties up close and personal. This year is no different to any other as there are plenty of drool-worthy debuts to wait for, some of which have been shown below. But that's also the fun about motor shows, especially the big,...

  • The NY Motor show reveals the geekiest cars yet

    Compared to the Geneva Auto Show with all its glitz, glamour and in-your-face cars, the New York Auto Show is much more of an eco show, featuring many 'planet-saving' cars. Like every motor show, though, there is going to be no shortage petrol-head paraphernalia. So if you're shopping for your next eco-ego-boost, or maybe just an ego-boost in general, see what's in store for the up-coming New York Auto Show. Range Rover Sport While you would expect most New Yorkers to take cabs all the time, in actual fact, the city is the number one buyer of the Range Rover Sport....

  • 10 space-age cars from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    Once a year, under one grand ceiling, all the greatest car manufacturers come together to show off their newest creations in arguably the best motor show of the year: Geneva. This year has brought the world some of the most outrageous and technologically advanced cars ever to grace the automotive industry. And many of the craziest ones are actually being built. Porsche 911 GT3 Show a man one Porsche 911 and he's seen them all. But that doesn't take away from the aesthetic appeal, and the fact that after 50 Years (yes, 50) the 911 is still around is testament to...

  • Highlights from the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

    In the windy city of Chicago, muscle car crazed Americans had their chance to show off some new metal to the world this weekend. Now, bearing in mind that most of the cars produced in America never see the light in any other country, let's find out what kind of vehicles we could be driving around in, should we be so fortunate. "Turbo" Camaro Coupe

  • ‘Fifth screen’ emerges for cars, but not yet ready for prime time

    By now, the illustrious “fourth screen” is a common term--that of the mobile device, still the holy grail for media companies and advertisers. At the North American International Auto show(NAIAS) in Detroit, it became clear that the era of the “fifth screen” is upon us: The one inside people’s vehicles.  Unfortunately for consumers, these "mobile" systems tend to have substantial usability problems. Ford, once known for classics like the Mustang, Cobra and GT then emerging with the family-friendly (and dull) Taurus in the 1980s and the Explorer in the 1990s, is helping to lead the charge. It plans to make its MyFord...

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