Automotive

2016 Audi R8 revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut

2016 Audi R8 revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut

Following a small leak earlier this week, Audi has officially introduced its new 2016 Audi R8 ahead of its planned debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The newest model takes Audi's already beastly R8 to the next level, retaining largely the same design (though there are, of course, some changes) as the current version while trimming down its weight, boosting its speed, and giving buyers a couple different engine options. Likewise, there will be two different colors available at launch.

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Cadillac recalls 67k ATS sedans to fix sunroof troubles

Cadillac recalls 67k ATS sedans to fix sunroof troubles

If you're the proud owner of a Cadillac ATS sedan, you might soon be the slightly inconvenienced owner of a Cadillac ATS sedan. General Motors has revealed that it will be recalling about 67,000 of the vehicles, though thankfully the problem is far less troublesome than many of the vehicular issues we've seen crop up in recent months. The sunroof in select vehicles can end up closing with only the slightest touch of the control, something that (thankfully) isn't dangerous, but certainly annoying.

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Aston Martin announces their 800-bhp Vulcan supercar

Aston Martin announces their 800-bhp Vulcan supercar

Though you won’t be able to take it for a spin, the new Aston Martin Vulcan is one you’ll definitely be lusting after. The track-only supercar was just unveiled, and it’s just plain sexy. Aston Martin calls it their “most intense and exhilarating creation to date.” That might sound braggadocios, but it might also be true. At 800-bhp or more, the Vulcan also has a grip (I had to) on performance. To make it even more exciting, Aston Martin is limiting the Vulcan’s production run to just 24.

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Peugeot 208 to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Peugeot 208 to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

The most exciting thing about the upcoming Geneva Motor Show is the supercars, but the road and driver-friendly companies have new models to show off as well. French automaker Peugeot is introducing its revised model 208. Peugeot's 208 is their compact hatchback model, and it's been the bestseller amongst the other Peugeot models. As far as looks go, it seems to be a polished and edgy update to the Peugeot 208 2014. They've tweaked the exterior and lowered CO2 emissions, but I'm going to focus on the added technology features to this 2015 Peugeot 208.

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Mercedes-Benz to recall 147,000 vehicles over fire danger

Mercedes-Benz to recall 147,000 vehicles over fire danger

Mercedes-Benz has joined the growing number of auto makers hit with problems this year, and as such it'll be recalling about 147,000 cars in the United States -- in this particular case, the decision to recall them is over a potential fire risk. That issue -- that a fire could start as a result of some issue with the car -- has been a common one this year, afflicting models from many auto makers, though the newest Jeep Cherokees are the most notable among them, with several of them having gone up in flames recently.

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Android Auto exists because we’re not very responsible

Android Auto exists because we’re not very responsible

Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay are exciting, emerging tech that will make your car’s on-board system a bit more familiar (and likely more useful, too). With a simplified, blown-up version of features you might find on your phone, either platform promise to bring you closer to your drive and further from unnecessary small-screen activities. Though handy, we’re still curious what led both to your car. Was it pure opportunity, or were there other, altruistic motives at stake?

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Lotus Evora 400 launches at Geneva Motorshow

Lotus Evora 400 launches at Geneva Motorshow

Lotus just launched their new front-running supercar, the Evora 400. It launches at the Geneva Motorshow next week on March 3rd, 2015. They somehow managed to make it lighter and faster than the previous model. It's supposed have the same great handling that all Lotus models are known for. The new Lotus Evora 400 is a whole 22 kilograms lighter than the previous model, which is especially impressive considering the increased performance specifications. Production for European countries starts this summer with deliveries in August. North America will have to wait until autumn to receive the 2016 model.

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Volvo self-driving Drive Me cars coming 2017, in Sweden only

Volvo self-driving Drive Me cars coming 2017, in Sweden only

When it comes to autonomous cars, Volvo isn't probably one of those that readily come to mind. And yet the car maker might be closer to that goal than you might think. In two years time, Volvo plans to have a fleet of 100 self-driving vehicles under its Drive Me program running down the Gothenberg's highways. While the car's redundancy and failsafe mechanisms might make it sound like a safer bet, there is one catch. Volvo's cars will be available in Sweden only, at least initially.

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Apple’s weird minivan caught on tape — self-driving car, or mapping?

Apple’s weird minivan caught on tape — self-driving car, or mapping?

There’s lots of speculation that Apple is getting into the automotive game, with a van found to be leased tot hem roaming the streets of California with special equipment mounted to the top. Though it’s not totally clear what the van and equipment are for, some speculate Apple is getting into the autonomous car game, and is using the equipment to learn more about how humans drive. Though we’ve seen the van in pictures, a new video gets right up next to the van, and shows a tablet-like device on the inside.

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Rinspeed Budii self-driving car is a mix of tech and strange

Rinspeed Budii self-driving car is a mix of tech and strange

We've seeing an increasing number of technologies being integrated into cars, but sometimes we wonder when is too much, well, too much. Rinspeed, a Swiss automaker that specializes in putting out concept cars, may have just reached that peak. Budii, it's latest concept, incorporates many of the technologies and features you might want to see in the car of the future. But it does so in a way and in a design that leaves you scratching your head, wondering what happened on the drawing board.

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