Sand first: we test drive the new Land Rover Defender in the Dubai desert

So, here it is then, the new Land Rover Defender. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is one of the most anticipated car launches of the past few years, in the Middle East at least, and that was definitely felt when the world’s motoring correspondents got to finally experience the ve

Why the Audi S6 will become the sleeper performance saloon of its generation

The trend of downsizing engines in our favourite performance models continues with the new Audi S6, which has dropped its lustrous-sounding 4-litre V8 in favour of a state-of-the-art, twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6.To be fair, this new unit produces the same 444 bhp power figure as the old V8 and

Joe Biden Mentions 200-MPH EV Corvette In Interview, But Which One?

Could be a comment on rumors, specific GM plans, or an electric 'Vette that already went beyond 200.In case you haven’t heard, America is electing its next president later this year. Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to accept the Democratic nomination this month, which brings us to

BMW M3 CSL Manual Conversion Kit Costs From $4,500

How do you improve on perfection? Like this."The Ultimate Driving Machine" – that's what a BMW is supposed to be, but the E46 M3 CSL, one of the German brand's greatest hits, came up ever so slightly short on that promise. Sure, there's no doubt it was – and still is – an amazing

2021 Ford Explorer ST To Get Subtle Updates, Production Starts September

A number of interior enhancements are underway.We're now in the second half of this slow-moving 2020 and vehicle updates are coming in inevitably. That holds true even with the Ford Explorer, which was launched as a next-generation model last year. It's built from the ground up, but that doesn't mea

Ford Bronco sold out until mid-2022

About 150,000 pre-orders have been placed for the born-again Ford Bronco in less than three weeks since order books opened on July 13, extending delivery times for new reservations out to about two years.Ford confirmed the surprisingly high number of reservations, at the height of the coronavirus

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 gets mega V12

  Is this the world’s most exotic track-day weapon? Driven by the most powerful V12 engine ever constructed by the Italian supercar brand, the limited-edition Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is a car for thrill-seekers only.Finally revealed after months of teasing, the fire-breathing Lambo wil

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback AWD: Final Thoughts On Our Long Term Tester

Six months of impressions add up to this.After living with the 2020 Mazda3 hatchback all-wheel drive for six months, it’s time for the car to leave our long-term test fleet. Thousands of miles behind the wheel and multiple tests confirm one thing: We love the Mazda and consider it one of the b

Bentley Is Ramping Up Bentayga Production

Production is increasing by 50 percent.Bentley has ramped up production of the updated Bentayga at its factory in Crewe ahead of deliveries, which will be beginning in Europe soon. The production start comes after the carmaker implemented a number of new health and safety measures in light of the o

Rolls-Royce Design Registration May Reveal Droptop Followup To Sweptail

The roof is the coolest part of the design.Rolls-Royce appears to be working on a droptop version of the Sweptail that is likely to be an upcoming one-off or concept. The images come from a design filing in Brazil on July 21. Coche Spias was first to discover the pictures. The roof is the most visu

Hyundai Kona N Spied Shedding Some Camouflage At Nurburgring

There’s still plenty we can’t see.We first heard about the possibility of a Hyundai Kona N in May 2018. At the time, Hyundai had yet to green-light the model, but spy photos of the sporty vehicle emerged earlier this year. Since then, our photographers have caught the crossover out testi

Nissan Z Designer Passes Away, Aged 86

Yoshihiko Matsuo’s mark on the automotive world was significant.A true legend from the automotive industry has left this world. Yoshihiko Matsuo, best known for his work as a lead designer of the Nissan Fairlady Z, also known as the Datsun 240Z, passed away on July 11 and his family made the n

Supercar Drag Race: Ferrari 488 Pista, 812 SF, McLaren 720S, Huracan

And one surprise guest at the end.Supercars have always been a favorite subject of drag races and they're rightfully so. They are built for speed, although admittedly, drag races don't really provide justification to some of these cars' purposes. But then again, watching these expensive cars face e

Nissan rolls out new electric crossover, aims to boost image

Nissan unveiled an electric crossover vehicle Wednesday, the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. At its global premiere in Yokohama, Japan, the new vehicle, “Ariya” was billed as &ldqu

Most licenses valid for Pakistan pilots working abroad: Regulator

Pakistani authorities said Thursday they had confirmed the credentials of almost all Pakistani pilots working for foreign airlines, as the country battles a scandal over aviator licenses.Airlines in 10 countries had demanded proof of valid flying licenses for their Pakistani pilots after it emerged

2021 Ford Bronco Pricing: 2-Door and 4-Door Models

Here's all you need to know on Ford Bronco trim levels and their starting prices.The new Ford Bronco is finally here, and all indications point to it being a seriously capable off-road machine. You might even be considering a purchase, but the plethora of different Bronco trim levels can be confusin

Ford Mustang Mach-E Hatchback Rendering Will Upset Just About Everyone

Worry not – there's a skinny chance that this model will happen.The Ford Mustang Mach-E is probably one of the hatest cars of 2019 – second only to the Tesla Cybertruck. And it's rightfully so. The idea of transforming a sacred name into an all-electric crossover is a bit too much for a

Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

BEIJING- Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak. A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel pipe could weaken over time, allowing oil to leak when the engine starts in cold weather, according to a notice published

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