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McLaren’s stunning new Ultimate Series roadster skips the windshield

McLaren’s stunning new Ultimate Series roadster skips the windshield

McLaren has revealed its newest supercar, a seductive new roadster that will join the British automaker's Ultimate Series in 2020. Making its debut - in teasing preview form, at least - at Pebble Beach in Monterey, CA today, the new McLaren is yet to be officially named, but we're too busy marveling at the design to be worried about that.

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Audi’s e-tron SUV just scooped Tesla to a top EV safety award

Audi’s e-tron SUV just scooped Tesla to a top EV safety award

Audi's e-tron SUV may not have been the first all-electric luxury car to US roads, but it can claim to be the first such vehicle to get a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating. The new fully battery-electric SUV has managed to scoop rivals like the Tesla Model X and Mercedes-Benz EQC to the independent safety test's top score.

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe promise 670hp

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe promise 670hp

Hybrids don't have to be earnest and piously-green, something Porsche has clearly taken to heart with the 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe. Sitting pretty at the top spot in the German automaker's luxury SUV line-up, the pair of gas-electric trucks demonstrate that one of the great things about electrification is that it can deliver you great heaping piles of power and torque.

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The Porsche Taycan just declared a new EV war where speed isn’t enough

The Porsche Taycan just declared a new EV war where speed isn’t enough

Going fast in an electric car once is easy. Going fast over and over again, though, is much more impressive, not to mention far tougher, and that's where the Porsche Taycan is counting on carving out a niche in the EV segment. Though the production Taycan, the German automaker's first all-electric four-door, isn't set to launch until later in the year, it's not holding back in making some big performance promises.

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2019 Audi Q3 USA-spec first drive: Loyalty pledge

2019 Audi Q3 USA-spec first drive: Loyalty pledge

Audi's strategy with the 2019 Q3 SUV may be simple, but it's playing the long game. Give owners a taste of that sweet four-rings goodness, get them hooked, and then turn them into lifelong Audi fans. The compact luxury crossover category represents rich pickings, too, if you can get those first impressions just right.

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After thirty years Lexus is ready for its next huge challenge

After thirty years Lexus is ready for its next huge challenge

The Lexus brand was born of an obsession to make the best car in the world. It’s as simple as that. Toyota founder Eiji Toyoda issued the challenge back in 1983: to create a new premium sedan that would go head-to-head with the best from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Hiding under the initial code name of Circle F - which eventually became F1 or Flagship One - Lexus began working on their first car, the LS sedan. Interestingly enough, it was around the same time fellow Japanese carmakers Honda and Nissan were also working on their respective luxury arms, Acura and Infiniti.

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Pagani Huayra Roadster BC breaks cover and looks glorious

Pagani Huayra Roadster BC breaks cover and looks glorious

Pagani is a maker of some of the most exotic of all hypercars. It has a new ride that only the ultra-wealthy will get to enjoy called the Huayra Roadster BC. The hypercar has a carbo-titanium HP62 G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62 monocoque with front and rear tubular steel subframes. Power for the car comes from a V12 engine.

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BMW’s kill-list has leaked as it retools for electric and it’s shocking reading

BMW’s kill-list has leaked as it retools for electric and it’s shocking reading

BMW is preparing to take an axe to its range, with a legitimately surprising array of vehicles - some, like the Z4, only just launched - reportedly facing cancelation as the automaker attempts to refocus on electrification. More demanding emissions regulations, along with the costs involved in maintaining and refreshing an increasingly wide range of cars, coupes, SUVs, and other body styles, are forcing some aggressive decisions at the Bavarian firm.

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2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive Review: Mind the gap

2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive Review: Mind the gap

Considering how fundamental the Escalade has been to Cadillac staying afloat, it's a surprise that the three-row 2020 Cadillac XT6 took so long to arrive. Still, the XT6 may be late to the segment, but the automaker is confident that its combination of comfort and cabin tech will help close the gap.

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2020 Cadillac XT5 adds turbo-4 plus Sport option with trick-AWD

2020 Cadillac XT5 adds turbo-4 plus Sport option with trick-AWD

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 has had a refresh, and with the compact luxury SUV being the automaker's global best-seller, it had to get the details right. Now nestling in-between the smaller XT4 and the upcoming XT6, the revamped XT5 gets a new engine option for the 2020 model year, along with a longer list of standard features, and Cadillac's two-pronged approach to luxury and performance.

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2020 Audi Q3 Sportback gives luxury compact crossover a style injection

2020 Audi Q3 Sportback gives luxury compact crossover a style injection

Audi has revealed its first compact crossover, and if the 2020 Q3 Sportback is the shape of things to come then consider us interested. A small SUV, with crossover dimensions and a coupe-esque sloping roofline at the rear, the Q3 Sportback promises driving dynamics to match, too.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV and Coupe get power and tech upgrade

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV and Coupe get power and tech upgrade

Mercedes-AMG is giving its GLC 43 family of SUV and Coupe models a revamp for the new model year, massaging the V6 biturbo engine for more power, upgrading the cabin tech, and promising better driving dynamics. Both the 2020 GLC 43 SUV and the 2020 GLC 43 Coupe will get the automaker's latest AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V6 biturbo, here good for 385 horsepower.

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