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2015 Honda Civic Type R packs 2.0L VTEC Turbo power

Honda has gone official with its latest hot hatch sports car called the Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The car has a high-revving 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine that is all new. According to Honda, the car offers greater power, torque, and response than any previous Honda production car engine. Honda also spent some time optimizing the styling … Continue reading

2016 Audi cars to have AT&T 4G LTE

Audi’s 2016 cars will have mobile broadband, and it’ll be delivered via AT&T. The announcement was made today at Mobile World Congress 2015, with the auto maker saying 4G LTE will be available in areas where it is offered, otherwise the cars will offer 3G. The auto maker boasts that the two companies together produced North America’s first car with … Continue reading

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce rocks 739hp

Lamborghini rolled out a new version of the awesome Aventador with more power and performance. The new version of the car is called the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce. The 750 in the name goes along with how much power the big 6.5L V12 engine makes at 750hp. The catch is that 750 hp rating is metric horsepower, in the US … Continue reading

Bugatti ends Veyron line with aptly named “La Finale”

The Geneva Motor Show show this year is a bittersweet one for Bugatti. The French car maker has just unveiled the latest Veyron, which is also its last. Formally called the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sports Vitesse “La Finale”, the supercar is the 450th automobile to be made and bear the signature Veyron name. And, as it was only planned to … Continue reading

First Drives and Reviews

2016 Acura ILX first-drive – Luxury chasing loyalty

There’s an odd dance to be followed when, as Acura is with the 2016 ILX, you’re launching a revamped version of an existing car. On the one hand, you want to highlight just how improved it is over its predecessor; on the other, you can’t be too critical, because then drivers start asking why you were so enthusiastic – and … Continue reading

Driving Toyota i-ROAD: Crazy tilt meets genius strategy

Who says electric cars have to be boring? Toyota’s Prius may be poster child for the eco-pious, but its i-ROAD tilting trike shows there’s still potential for madness in the EV. SlashGear is no stranger to the i-ROAD, and in fact we’ve driven earlier prototypes over in Japan before now. They’re less commonly found in the US, however, but Makoto … Continue reading

2016 Audi S6 and A6 first-drive – Autobahn blitz

There are some interesting options when you’re in the market for a big sedan from the mid-$40s upwards, but the 2016 Audi A6 and S6 are hoping to make their case that they’re all the car you need. Overshadowed in recent years by the stunning A7/S7, Audi’s handsome sedan is making a renewed play for 2015 with updates across the … Continue reading

2015 Chrysler 300 first-drive – HEMI Hero

Brash, bold, and anything but banal: when it comes to “American Luxury”, the Chrysler 300 epitomizes it perhaps better than anything else. Finding favor over the past decade among rappers and suburbanites alike, its combination of Baby-Bentley styling, meaty engine options, and relatively affordable luxe mean the 300 has set out a clear stall of Chrysler’s approach to the full-size … Continue reading

2016 Toyota Mirai First-Drive – Fuel-Cells Dawning

You can’t accuse Toyota of rushing the 2016 Toyota Mirai to market. The hydrogen powered sedan may look like a vision of the future circa Buck Rogers, but its fuel-cell powertrain is decidedly cutting-edge, not to mention determinedly optimistic around issues of infrastructure and regulatory commitment to zero-emission vehicles. At $57,500 pre-subsidies, it seems the future carries a significant cost … Continue reading

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