Aston Martin confirms mid-engined ‘Project 003’ hypercar for 2021

The Project 003 will be the third Aston hypercar, and will slot in beneath the Valkyrie as a McLaren Senna rival

A third Aston Martin hypercar to compliment the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro has been confirmed by the British brand. No official name has been announced, but it is currently being developed under the codename Project 003.

The project is still in an embryotic state – Aston says that the new model will arrive on sale late in 2021, and while both right-hand-drive and Continue reading “Aston Martin confirms mid-engined ‘Project 003’ hypercar for 2021”

New 2018 Skoda Kodiaq vRS teased again ahead of Paris

Sketches of the hot 237bhp Skoda Kodiaq vRS SUV emerge ahead of its full debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show

The teaser campaign for the new Skoda Kodiaq vRS continues apace, with the Czech brand now revealing a selection of exaggerated sketches – giving us our first look at the full car. The pictures follow a selection of detail images, which showed the new vRS badge and large 20-inch Xtreme wheels. The vRS will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.

It’s those Continue reading “New 2018 Skoda Kodiaq vRS teased again ahead of Paris”

Peugeot e-LEGEND concept brings 504 Coupe into the modern world

The Peugeot e-LEGEND concept, which blends retro with the future, is set to star at the 2018 Paris Motor Show

Peugeot has a new concept car for the Paris Motor Show, which is an all-electric, autonomous, modern evocation of the iconic 504 Coupe.

Called e-LEGEND, the retro-futuristic design takes its profile from the 504 Coupe and blends it with some of the firm’s more contemporary design elements to create a traditional three box coupe, with what Peugeot says are “realistic” Continue reading “Peugeot e-LEGEND concept brings 504 Coupe into the modern world”

Peugeot’s E-Legend concept is ready for an electric and autonomous future

September 20, 2018 06:01 CET

PARIS — Peugeot looked to the past for inspiration for its latest concept vehicle, the E-Legend, which will debut at the Paris auto show Oct. 2.

The sleek two-door coupe is ready for an electric and autonomous future but evokes the Pininfarina-styled 504 Coupe that debuted in 1969.

“We didn’t mean to do a remake of the 504 Coupe,” Peugeot design director Gilles Vidal said. “We wanted to make the point that the future can be exciting. There are some Continue reading “Peugeot’s E-Legend concept is ready for an electric and autonomous future”

Ferrari launches Icona retro line to tap the high end of the market

September 20, 2018 06:01 CET

MARANELLO, Italy — The one-seat Monza SP1 and two-seat Monza SP2 — which Ferrari launched here as limited-edition, retro-styled supercars — will erect an entirely new pillar of the company’s car business: the Icona.

Icona, which is Italian for “icon,” will be inspired by iconic past Ferraris. They are expected to add to special series by providing limited-edition supercars that appeal to the most passionate and rich Ferrari Continue reading “Ferrari launches Icona retro line to tap the high end of the market”

New Peugeot 508 GT 1.6 turbo UK review

We drive the new Peugeot 508 petrol in the UK to find out if the class leaders have anything to worry about…Verdict3.5Handsome, frugal and good to drive, the Peugeot 508 offers plenty to the large family car class. There are rivals that are more spacious, but little comes close in terms of style. We’d avoid this top-spec petrol GT model, though; as nice as it is, there are more affordable yet well-equipped options lower down the range.

The mid-size family car segment has diminished almost Continue reading “New Peugeot 508 GT 1.6 turbo UK review”

DOJ investigates Tesla, Kia e-Niro, and VW electric car plans: Today’s Car News

Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

The Department of Justice plans to investigate Tesla and CEO Elon Musk. The Kia e-Niro gets an official range rating. VW shares plans for more than two dozen new electric cars. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

The DOJ will reportedly investigate Tesla and Musk over the CEO’s “funding secured” tweets in early August, when he Continue reading “DOJ investigates Tesla, Kia e-Niro, and VW electric car plans: Today’s Car News”

Classic car restorer and dealer JD Classics sold to new owner

JD Classics center in Maldon, United Kingdom

JD Classics can breathe a sigh of relief as it’s been sold to a new owner.

AM Online reported Tuesday that the major classic car restorer and dealer found a buyer in Woodham Mortimer, a company controlled by HPS Investment Partners LLC.

Woodham Mortimer’s purchase of JD Classics secured 60 jobs at the company’s headquarters in Maldon, England, and the sale includes the company’s workshop, restoration business, and racing team. Alvarez Continue reading “Classic car restorer and dealer JD Classics sold to new owner”

Supercharged Roush F-150 delivers off-road performance envy

Roush Ford F-150 Supercharged

Roush is ready to deliver serious power to the Ford F-150. The Blue Oval brand-focused tune unleashed on Tuesday a supercharged pickup dubbed the F-150 SC.

Lift the hood and you’ll spy Ford’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Sitting atop it is a TVS R2650 Eaton supercharger and that pushes the engine output up to 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. The truck also receives an upgraded exhaust system that delivers adjustable sounds through an active baffling Continue reading “Supercharged Roush F-150 delivers off-road performance envy”

New 2019 Mercedes-AMG Project ONE production model teased

The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will be the closest thing to a Formula 1 car for the road, and it's undergoing testing ahead of a 2019 release

Following on from the reveal of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017, the full production model has been teased while undergoing testing before its official 2019 release. 

The closest thing we’ll possibly ever see to a Formula 1 car for the road is undergoing testing at Millbrook Proving Ground. The Continue reading “New 2019 Mercedes-AMG Project ONE production model teased”