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Jaguar May Eventually Dump V8 Engines Entirely

In a world of rising gas prices, strict emissions standards, and a demand for better and better performance, automakers face often conflicting goals. Jaguar, which has built massive V12 engines in the past to power their coupes and luxury cars, is the first niche automaker to admit that it may one day ditch V8 (or larger) engines entirely

August 25th

Video: Reboot Buggy Brings The Automobile Back To Basics

Automakers don’t get nearly enough credit considering how far cars have come in the past 20 years. Besides being far safer and more powerful, cars are also crammed full of all sorts of technological doodads designed to coddle already-spoiled consumers. But the Reboot Buggy does away with all that fluff and gets back to basics with a bare-bones box-on-wheels that espouses the less-is-more mindset.

August 9th

Lotus Announces In-house Engine Program … Again

At this year’s Paris Auto show, the relatively-newly-appointed CEO of Lotus Cars embarked on a $1.2 billion rebranding of Lotus, hoping to transform the small engineering firm that happens to make cars into a credible automaker that happens to be really good at math.  That CEO would be Dany “I’m not a car guy” Bahar, […]

December 16th

Could Chevy Corvette Go Hybrid?

Porsche is doing it. So is Ferrari. Even Lamborghini is toying with the idea of hybrid supercars. So if all the cool kids are doing it, why shouldn’t GM get in on the action of turning their sports cars into hybrids? They may in fact be doing just that. After going out of their way […]

August 18th