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2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe leaked photoBMW has confirmed the reveal of the new 8-Series Gran Coupe at a BMW Group press presentation set to take place in Munich in June, with sales to follow in the fall. However, the first photos were leaked by Singapore’s Car Buyer, and the car looks stunning. The arrival of the 8-Series Gran Coupe has hardly been a secret. Prototypes have been…

Volkswagen New Beetle pickup conversion kit Photo: Smyth PerformanceThe Volkswagen New Beetle launched with incredible fanfare in 1998, and now it’s run its course. However, one company is recapturing some of the excitement a pickup truck conversion. Smyth Performance is responsible for numerous ute conversions, and the latest is for the retro-licious New Beetle. Mike Smith, who started both Factory Five Racing…

Victoria, Australia, Tesla Model X police carThe cops have gone electric down in Australia. The state of Victoria showed off its latest Highway Patrol cruiser last week, and it’s a Tesla Model X complete with the falcon doors. This isn’t a promotional police car, it’s actually joined the force and will be used in various parts of the state for duty. The Model X is a Long Range model, which…

Lexus LFA spied at Nürburgring, 2019The Lexus LFA bowed 10 years ago, but for some reason, one of the supercars showed up at the Nürburgring Nordschleife on an industry pool test day. While we’d love to believe Lexus is hard at work on another V-10-powered supercar, or another version of the LFA, neither is likely the case. Motor1 actually spotted a similar car back in October…

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti shooting brake by VandenbrinkThe Dutch coachbuilder Vandenbrink is back again with another Ferrari-based creation, and it should delight those who miss the 612 Scaglietti’s looks but want GTC4 Lusso functionality. The car is, indeed, a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti shooting brake, a colloquial name for wagons, mostly with three doors in total, including the hatch. EVO reported on…

Porsche 935 customer race car, 2018 Rennsport ReunionFor any well-off racer looking to treat themselves, we highly suggest the Porsche 935. It’s the reincarnated, modern-day version of the famed “Moby Dick” Porsche that dominated motorsports with in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Alas, all build slots were taken—until now, that is. The British classified site RaceCarsDirect.com posted one…

Volvo XC90 self-driving car prototypeVolvo on Wednesday unveiled an XC90 prototype fitted with all of the hardware necessary for full self-driving capability. The SUV has been designed to operate on self-driving software being developed by Uber. The two companies have worked closely on self-driving cars since 2016, when Uber agreed to purchase a fleet of Volvo XC90s for testing…

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienA prototype for Jeep’s next-generation Grand Cherokee has been spotted. The new mid-size SUV moves to a platform related to the one in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which should mean a tighter, more dynamic offering. Aston Martin’s DBX SUV enters production in the first half of 2020, but pre-production examples are already rolling off the line at the…

Artist's impression of Uber Air serviceUber on Tuesday added Melbourne, Australia, to the list of cities the company is looking to launch a flying taxi service in. It’s the first non-U.S. city on the list, which also includes Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The service, to be called Uber Air and run by the Uber Elevate division, will rely on small electric aircraft capable…

Volkswagen self-driving car prototype testing in Hamburg, Germany - April 3, 2019The Volkswagen Group has ended ties with self-driving technology firm Aurora, a spokesman for the automaker confirmed to the Financial Times (subscription required) in an interview published Tuesday. No reason was mentioned though the spokesman confirmed that talks with Ford were “progressing well,” suggesting that a new partnership…

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