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When Lincoln revealed it would use comedian Jimmy Fallon to write the script for its upcoming Super Bowl ad, based on Twitter submissions about epic road trips from fans, we’ll admit that our first thought was “this isn’t going to end well.” Lincoln, after all, has been hyping style over substance lately, and it even got…

Super Bowl ads aren’t just pitching beer, chips and cars this year. Movie studios have figured out that the best way to get fans’ eyes on trailers for upcoming movies is to show trailers during the Super Bowl. One movie preview that will air during the big game is the spot for the upcoming Fast and the Furious 6. Yahoo Movies tells us…

McLaren’s MP4-28, the car that will carry Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton’s replacement, Sergio Perez, through the 2013 F1 season, has been unveiled, and it looks surprisingly…not bad. The real question, however, is whether McLaren will be able to hang with the other perennial front-runners, or if perhaps McLaren will run away from them. At…

While the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is, by anyone’s definition of the concept, a superb automobile, it’s much more of a grand-tourer than it is a sports car. Its price further excludes it from consideration by those shopping for, say, a Porsche 911. Enter the upcoming Mercecdes-Benz SLC sport coupe, a car that’s been rumored to exist…

A few months ago we told you that Sergio Marchionne, the boss of Fiat-Chrysler, was looking to get Ferrari to start building engines for Alfa Romeo, just like it does for Maserati. During a conference call with analysts yesterday, following the announcement of Chrysler’s fourth quarter financial results, Marchionne confirmed Ferrari would be…

Back in 2008, Volvo made the bold promise of zero injuries or deaths in its vehicles by 2020. Now, just five years on, the automaker is predicting that it will be able to eliminate crashes altogether for anyone driving one of its cars by the same 2020 deadline. To achieve its ambitious and somewhat noble goal, Volvo will rely on a number of…

Testing for the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship gets underway at Spain’s Circuito de Jerez next week, so that means we’ll be seeing the race cars of the 11 teams contending the new season unveiled over the coming days. The Lotus F1 Team was first off the ranks, with its new E21 chassis looking almost identical to last…

Recent reports have suggested that Audi’s new autonomous driving system, dubbed “Piloted Driving” by the German luxury automaker, will debut on its A8 flagship sedan around the year 2016. Audi recently showcased its Piloted Driving autonomous system at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, where it demonstrated the system in two…

General Motors is overhauling the structure of its powertrain division, including investing up to $200 million in the construction of a new testing facility and consolidating several other facilities with its Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan. The move is part of the automaker’s $1.5 billion planned investment…

Kia has released a teaser image of a new Cross GT concept which it will reveal next week at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Light on details, Kia has told us that the concept is a crossver that will give us a sneak peek of the brand’s future design language. We also know that this concept is supposed to be a premium crossover, which hints that the new…

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