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Ferrari patents electric turbo four-cylinder engine

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Ferrari patents electric turbo four-cylinder engine

Ferrari has patented a new hybrid four-cylinder powertrain with an electric turbocharger. AutoGuide found the intriguing patent filing from Ferrari at the European Patent Office...

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Hyundai i30 N Line unveiled in Europe
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Hyundai i30 N Line unveiled in Europe

The sportier-looking Hyundai i30 N Line has been unveiled in Europe, bringing a dash of sportiness to non-N hatchbacks. Following the template laid out by Audi's S-Line, Mercedes-Benz's AMG Line and BMW's M Sport packages, the new i30 N Line upgrades the hatch's visuals to almost match the i30 N, but leaves the engine untouched...


2019 Audi TT revealed, here in 2019 - UPDATE
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2019 Audi TT revealed, here in 2019 - UPDATE

UPDATE, 20/7/18: Audi Australia has confirmed the updated TT range is due in the first half of 2019, with further details to come in the lead-up to its Australian release. Just a day after the updated Audi TT was leaked online, the company has officially unveiled the revised coupe and convertible...


2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied with huge new grille
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2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied with huge new grille

Sometimes facelifts are subtle affairs, and others they're all about shouting just how new everything is. The upcoming BMW 7 Series looks as though it will fall into the latter category. Thanks to the X7 Concept, and the recently unveiled next-generation X5, we knew the Bavarian automaker is keen on super-sizing its double-kidney grille, especially for high-end models...


VinFast: Vietnamese automaker to debut first models in Paris
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VinFast: Vietnamese automaker to debut first models in Paris

VinFast, a new car maker from Vietnam, is hoping to come out in style at the Paris motor show in October. The brand's first crossover and sedan have been designed by Pininfarina, and were actually teased by the design house back in February. VinFast reportedly unveiled 20 concept designs back in October 2017, and asked the public to choose their favourite...


2019 Audi TT facelift leaked
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2019 Audi TT facelift leaked

Images of the showroom-ready Audi TT facelift have been leaked ahead of the car's official unveiling. Overnight, Instagram user tts_freunde.de posted what appear to be low-resolution press photos of the revised Audi TTS on their account. It's not clear how this person acquired these images, but they seem to be authentic, as most of the details line up with what we've been able discern through numerous batches of spy photos...


2020 Hyundai i40 sedan spied
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2020 Hyundai i40 sedan spied

A car we suspect to be the next-generation Hyundai i40 has been spied testing at (and around) the Nurburgring. This vehicle, at first glance, looks to be half-size smaller than the US-focused Sonata, and has a sportier overall design...


2019 Toyota Supra, BMW Z4 to offer four-cylinder engine
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2019 Toyota Supra, BMW Z4 to offer four-cylinder engine

It's official: the new fifth-generation Toyota Supra and third-generation BMW Z4 will be powered by both four- and six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines. Road & Track has uncovered documentation from transmission maker ZF detailing the drivetrain choices of both the new Supra and its twin-under-the-skin BMW Z4...


Lexus F: Electrified drivetrains, dedicated model may be on the horizon
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Lexus F: Electrified drivetrains, dedicated model may be on the horizon

Yoshihiro Sawa, president of Lexus, has stated future F models may come with hybrid drivetrains. At the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sawa told told AutoExpress the F performance sub-brand is "very important", but has to find an "original way" to "connect to the next era"...


2019 Nissan Leaf E-Plus to have more power, better range
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2019 Nissan Leaf E-Plus to have more power, better range

The first details about the oft-discussed, extended-range Nissan Leaf have been revealed ahead of its expected global debut later this year, or early in 2019. In addition to revealing the model's E-Plus moniker, Brian Maragno, director of electric vehicle marketing for Nissan North America, confirmed to AutoGuide the new variant will not only have a much improved range, but also more power to boot...


2019 Honda Civic Type R prototypes spied
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2019 Honda Civic Type R prototypes spied

Disguised versions of the Honda Civic Type R have been captured by our spy photography agency on roads near the Nurburgring in Germany. Given the latest Civic Type R only went on sale globally in 2017, it might be a little too early for mid-life facelift. Taking that into account, it's likely these prototypes are for new Civic Type R variants...


NHTSA unwilling to regulate self-driving cars ... for now
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NHTSA unwilling to regulate self-driving cars ... for now

The acting administrator of the US' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it's too early in the game to begin working on regulations for autonomous vehicles. “At this point the technology is so nascent I don’t think it is appropriate today to regulate this technology,” Heidi King, the agency's acting administrator told Automotive News...


Daihatsu Copen transformed into mini-Nissan GT-R convertible
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Daihatsu Copen transformed into mini-Nissan GT-R convertible

Japanese tuner Liberty Walk has unveiled a new body kit package, which turns the cute little convertible hardtop Daihatsu Copen into baby Godzilla. We're not sure why Liberty Walk chose the Copen as its starting point, although the convertible's easily-removable resin body panels may have played a part in the decision...


2018 Ford Mustang GT Eagle Squadron unveiled
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2018 Ford Mustang GT Eagle Squadron unveiled

The Ford Mustang GT Eagle Squadron has made its debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will be driven up the hill climb by drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. The one-off model pays tribute to Eagle Squadron, a group of volunteer pilots who flew combat missions alongside the Royal Air Force prior to the US' official entry into World War II...


2019 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition unveiled
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2019 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition unveiled

Bentley has unveiled the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with design cues borrowed from the 1930 Bentley 8.0 litre. Just 100 will be built, making it properly exclusive. The 8.0 Litre was the last vehicle designed by founder Walter Owen Bentley (W. O. Bentley) before his car company entered receivership, and was bought by rival Rolls-Royce...