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It was only a week ago that Honda confirmed plans to build a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with VTEC variable valve timing at a plant in Anna, Ohio, and now a prototype for the European-spec Civic Type R has been spotted in the state. The new Civic Type R, seen in this image taken on a stretch of road somewhere in Ohio and posted…

Toyota has announced it sold 10.23 million vehicles in 2014, a 2.5 percent gain on the 9.98 million it sold the previous year and the first 10-million-plus annual sales figure for the Japanese giant. Importantly, Toyota’s tally, which includes sales from the Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino brands, makes it the world’s biggest automaker…

BMW already has a plug-in hybrid model in its lineup in the form of the i8 sports car but soon the German automaker’s more mainstream models will be electrified. We’ve already seen plug-in hybrid versions of the 3-Series facelift, X5 SUV and the next-generation 7-Series, all of which are due out this year, and now we have spy shots of…

Dramamine to the rescue on this dual-Passat throw down in the snow. MUST SEE: Watch The Ford GT Supercar Start, Rev Its Twin-Turbo V-6, And Drive: Video Yes, that’s right. Dual. Passat. Snow. Donuts. One is a 1.8-liter, the other a 2.0—but both are welded together at the A-pillar to create a machine of terrifying, dizzying proportions…

No matter which side you’re on here, you’re on the same side. Why? Because America. Whether you’re a fan of the Viper T/A or the Chevy Z06, both cars are great examples of how America can do things for right around $100,000 that the rest of the world doesn’t even attempt for much less than twice that much cash. SEE MORE…

Volvo is an automaker that builds safe, dependable, and premium machines. If you watch the average Volvo drive by on the street, you might not guess that the automaker also has a history of building some pretty cool race cars. DON’T MISS: Chevy Corvette Z06 Versus Dodge Viper TA: America Wins For some time now, Volvo has been working with race…

Talk of a hybrid 911 dates back several years but despite the longevity there hasn’t been much in the way of official commentary on the topic. In 2012 we learned that a hybrid 911 was inevitable, due to the ever-increasing harshness of fuel economy and emissions regulations. Now, Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz has revealed when…

If you’re a Corvette fan, it’s probably safe to say that you’re also a Callaway fan. No, I don’t mean the group that make golf clubs, but rather Callaway cars. The Connecticut-based team has been turning out modified Corvettes in various shades of aggression for many years now. MUST SEE: Watch The Ford GT Supercar Start, Rev Its Twin-Turbo V-6…

It’s sometimes quite surprising to see how something so simple could turn out to be so much fun. Today’s example of this comes in the form of a simple video. There is no music, no slow-mo cuts, no nonsense. It’s just two guys out having fun with go-karts… on a dirt track. MUST SEE: Chevy Corvette Z06 Versus Dodge Viper TA: America Wins Putting a…

Tearing down an engine is often a long, laborious process. Still, it’s a means to an end and it’s typically work that has to be done. There’s a team in Germany that had to tear down the flax-six engine of a Porsche 911. Their goal is to hot rod the thing, and step one is taking it all the way apart. Thankfully, they’ve documented the teardown, and…

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