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2022 Goodwood Festival Of Speed reverts to June date

Right off the heels of the 78th Goodwood Members' Meeting last weekend, where we witnessed a screaming debut of the Gordon Murray T.50, the motorsport and automotive event dates for 2022 have been announced.

2022 Civic Si teased as Honda prepares to take it racing

Honda revealed the 11th-generation Civic back in April, introducing a completely redesigned model. It is prepping the Civic Si to race in this year’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill, and it’s showing off a camouflaged test vehicle sporting a massive rear wing.

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition debuts with stealthy look

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition adds style to the sporty sedan, but you need to act quickly because the brand is only bringing 1,000 of them to the United States. Prices start at $34,750.

Ferrari Testarossa Restomod looks original but can do 201mph

Officine Fioravanti teased it Ferrari Testarossa restomod back in May. Now, the Swiss company is showing photos of the uncamouflaged, modernized 1980s supercar.

New Ferrari Icona spy shots show off 330 P4 race car-style looks

Ferrari reportedly is preparing to debut its new Icona model in November, and these spy shots catch the rear end of it. The black covering hides a lot but we can still pick out that the rumours that it will take styling cues from the 330 P4 race car of 1967 are true.

Nurburgring tragedy: one dead, seven injured in open track day crash

There's very sad news out of Germany involving a massive crash that reportedly took place at the Nürburgring on October 4 during an open track session. We're hearing that a person was killed and seven were injured – some severely – in a 10-car pileup that happened on the 12.9-mile Nordschleife loop.

Hennessey Venom F5 design details dissected

The Hennessey Venom F5 has been a long time coming, but production is finally underway. We've yet to see the hypercar break the 300-mph barrier, but it broke 200 mph with ease earlier this year during testing.

Watch Vettel, Stroll hoon around in James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

To promote the newest 007 movie, Aston Martin invited its Formula 1 drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll, to hoon around with an Aston Martin DB5. Or at least they tried, with the direction from Mark Higgins, the stunt driver from the latest Bond film.

GM cancels its most powerful production combustion engine ever

When the C7 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 debuted for the 2019 model year, it literally shook the supercar world with its 755-horsepower (563-kilowatt) 6.2-liter supercharged V8. Unlike the previous-generation ZR1 which shared its engine (albeit detuned) with Cadillac, this new LT5 mill served the Corvette exclusively. But now, the LT5 era is officially over.

Ken Block signs with Audi, promises an electrifying future

Audi and Ken Block are now partners, but the German brand is being coy about the nature of their partnership. The company is only vaguely promising "exclusive joint projects in the field of electric mobility."

Lamborghini Huracan STO first drive: Lightning in a bottle

The term “track-tuned” gets thrown around a lot in the performance world, but very few road-going vehicles own it like the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Omologato does.

Hyundai reveals 690bhp hydrogen-powered sportscar concept

Hyundai has announced its ambitious plan to popularize hydrogen as a powerful and sustainable energy source for the automotive industry in the next two decades. During its ‘Hydrogen Wave’ online event, it unveiled the Vision FK concept car.

Best exotic cars on sale for over $1 million

From a McLaren Senna GTR to the closest thing you can get to a full-blown Multimatic Ford GT Le Mans 24 Hours racer, here are some mind-blowing supercars up for sale today.

Lancia 037 restomod spotted – looks and sounds amazing

Kimera Automobili resurrected the legendary Lancia 037 with a very special restomod project dubbed the EVO37. An example of the EVO37 was recently filmed on camera during the 2021 Passione Engadina event in Switzerland.

Skoda renders forgotten ‘vampire’ sportscar

Skoda’s forgotten sportscar has received a futuristic makeover – this rendering is an in-house effort, created by French designer Baptiste de Brugiere from the company’s design team, that reimagines the Ferat Vampire RSR.

Rimac reveals Bugatti has all-new car in development for 2024

During Monterey Car Week, noted Bugatti collector Manny Khoshbin had occasion to chat with Mate Rimac on-camera. The real takeaway from this clip is Rimac revealing an all-new Bugatti already in the works.

2022 Hyundai Elantra N makes US debut online with 276bhp

The division’s first hot-rod sedan will fit in great with the Veloster N and Kona N.

See the design evolution of Lamborghini’s Countach over 50 years

From the first concept to the current LPI 800-4, the Lamborghini Countach has become a style icon. Perhaps today we're a bit used to everything, but in 1971 the Countach LP 500, the prototype that gave rise to Lamborghini's successful supercar, gave us a feeling of wonder.

Watch: Jenson Button drive new Lotus Emira around Laguna Seca

The 2022 Lotus Emira made its official US debut on the famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, doing a hot lap with Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button behind the wheel. Both Button and the Emira were in town for the upcoming Monterey Car Week.

Ultra-rare 353-mile Ferrari Enzo sells for $3.8 million

As far as modern-day hypercars go, there is no denying that the 2003 Ferrari Enzo is one of the most important. From its F1-inspired nose to its naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12, everything about this Italian hypercar is built to perform. And perform it did recently with this stunning example selling for a cool $3.8 million.

Radford reveals coachbuilt Lotus Type 62-2, Jenson Button involved

Formula 1 champion Jenson Button had a hand in this stunning nod to a classic Lotus racer, inspired by the iconic Lotus Type 62 race car from the 1960s.

Every road car that's being killed off ahead of 2022

We're already well past the halfway point of 2021, believe it or not, and some automakers have started rolling out their 2022 model year products in anticipation of the next six months. But as that fresh batch of cars makes its way to dealerships, we have to say goodbye to the many vehicles that won't be joining us next year.

Pininfarina Battista production car debuts August 12

After years of waiting, the first production-spec version of the Automobili Pininfarina Battista will finally premiere during The Quail event during Monterey Car Week on August 12. The company will make just 150 examples of the hypercar and sell them for $2.2 million each.

What road cars did F1’s stars drive to the Hungarian GP?

Did you know that Fernando Alonso is driving a French minivan, while Carlos Sainz pilots a Ferrari SF90 Stradale?

Porsche builds one-off 911 Turbo S to honour Mexico's greatest racer

Porsche Latin America and Porsche Mexico have teamed up to create a one-off 911 Turbo S to honor Pedro Rodriguez, “undoubtedly the most successful Mexican racing driver of all time” – 50 years after Rodriguez lost his life in a race in Germany, the brand has a very special tribute in the form of a Gulf Oil, one-of-one Turbo S.

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR could hit $10m at Pebble Beach auction

It is the ninth of the 20 GTR coupes produced, has only 896 miles on the clock and is in a like-new condition. The estimated price is between $8.5 million and $10m.

Red Bull's Adrian Newey hints at new road car plans

Red Bull Racing's design genius Adrian Newey has hinted he wants to help produce another road car, following Red Bull Advanced Technology’s work on what has become the Aston Martin Valkyrie: “Watch this space,” he says…

Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar rendered as street-legal machine

Sadly, the French automaker has already ruled out making a street-legal version of its Le Mans Hypercar, but that hasn't stopped our artist Camille De Bastiani from imagining the 9X8 with a license plate to show what we’re missing out on.

Tom Cruise channels Top Gun for C4 British GP TV intro

The Hollywood star took a trip to Silverstone for a dogfight with Mark Webber and David Coulthard in a promotional video for Channel 4's British GP TV intro in Porsche 911 GT3s.

New Porsche hypercar rumoured to be under development

A modern-day GT1 hypercar successor could already be under development, according to a Porsche employee in the US, who revealed the brand has already received early deposits from prospective VIP buyers.

Aston Martin Valhalla production model gets hybrid V8 with 937bhp

Aston Martin is targeting a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of just 6 minutes and 30 seconds with its new Valhalla supercar, which features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine assisted by a pair of electric motors, one for each axle.

Aston Martin Valkyrie's public debut stoppage caused by £5 part

Lawrence Stroll has revealed that the teething problems for the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar during its public debut at Goodwood were caused by an electrical glitch on a £5 part.

Ferrari: New V6 totally unrelated to Maserati's Nettuno engine

Maserati’s mid-engined MC20 supercar is powered by a 3000cc V6 twin-turbo engine. The Ferrari 296 GTB is fitted with a 2992cc V6 twin-turbo mill and both have an identical 88-mm bore and 82-mm stroke. Surely these engines are related in one way or another, right? Well, according to the Prancing Horse, the two powertrains have nothing in common.

Porsche 917/30 Junior go-kart for sale in Sotheby's auction

At first glance you might not realize what makes the Porsche 917/30 Junior extra special, at least in photos. It's actually a scaled-down go-kart, designed and built to extremely impressive detail in the likeness of Porsche's real-life racer that dominated the motoring scene in the early 1970s

Lamborghini’s ‘Ultimae’ Aventador is most-powerful ever

The very last iteration of the Lamborghini Aventador, appropriately dubbed ‘Ultimae’ (Latin for ‘last’), has arrived – and it’s the most powerful of the stable if we're excluding the electrified Sian.

Lance Stroll to run Goodwood FoS Hillclimb in Aston Martin Valkyrie

The much-anticipated Aston Martin Valkyrie will be in attendance at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, including making a run up the hillclimb course. Aston Martin F1 driver Lance Stroll will be behind the wheel for the attempt.

Motor Valley Fest is back with the best Italian cars

The event takes place in Italy from July 1-4. Here's everything you need to know.

New Ferrari option offers owners Amalgam scale model of their car

Exact replica Amalgam models are available in 1:12 or 1:8 scale for new Ferrari owners.

For sale: The Alfa Romeo V10 F1 engine that never raced

Someone is selling a 3.5-litre V10 engine that Alfa Romeo built for the Ligier JS33 race car for the 1990 Formula 1 season. Codenamed V1035, the motor was never actually used for racing as the agreement between Ligier and Alfa Romeo failed and the engine never made it to the starting grid.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series first drive review

The 720-horsepower AMG GT is a track weapon in the truest sense.

Aston Martin reveals details of overhauled 1,000bhp Valkyrie AMR Pro

Aston Martin has announced fresh details on the latest version of its 1,000bhp Valkyrie Hypercar, using input from Formula 1 drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll to design a track-only car "approaching F1" performance.

Nissan Juke Tribute Concept pays homage to 240Z African Rally winner

This Nissan Juke Rally Tribute Concept celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 240Z winning the East African Rally in 1971.

Watch Tesla Model S Plaid attack Pikes Peak hillclimb course

Here we have the first videos of the Unplugged Performance Tesla Model S Plaid in training sessions for the 2021 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race.

Toyota GR Yaris spied in potentially 'hardcore' spec at the Nurburgring

As seen in the video and spy images, the modified GR Yaris here comes with a number of iterations that lead us to believe that it's the Yaris Gazoo Racing Masters of Nurburgring in development.

Special edition Corvette Stingray commemorates IMSA glory

Chevrolet has revealed the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition to celebrate the car’s dominance in its first season in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Motor Valley Fest: The best of Italian-made cars

The event will take place in the Land of Motors, from 1-4 July. Here is all the official information.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport revealed as 273mph, €3.2m grand tourer

Bugatti has revealed a new flavour of it long-tail W16 hypercar Super Sport, which will be capped at just nine examples and priced at €3.2million. It retains the reworked body stretched by 25 centimetres (9.8 inches) compared to the standard Chiron for optimal airflow at high speeds.

Wild Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak packs over 750bhp

Bentley is preparing to run a Continental GT3 in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the goal to set a new record in the Time Attack 1 class.

Bugatti’s $13.4m La Voiture Noire hypercar revealed

Because of the new $28-million Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is no longer the most expensive new car ever. That doesn't make Molsheim's all-black W16 hypercar any less impressive, especially now that the production version has been finally revealed.

Ferrari V6 Hybrid spied with camouflaged production body

Ferrari hasn't built a V6-powered model in decades but that's all about to change with its upcoming McLaren Artura rival. The high-voltage sign just behind the driver's door reveals the supercar's electrified nature, much like its competitor from Woking.

Rimac Nevera electric hypercar breaks cover with 1,914bhp

Croatian hypercar marque Rimac Automobili introduced the C_Two as a concept a little over three years ago and now it's unveiling the final version of its all-electric hypercar. Named after a Mediterranean storm, the Nevera has been subjected to a multitude of changes since its early days, resulting in a 34 percent boost in aerodynamic efficiency compared to early prototypes.

Penske, Shell aim to drive decarbonization, sustainability
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Penske, Shell aim to drive decarbonization, sustainability

Shell Oil Company, the Penske Corporation and Team Penske have announced a strategic collaboration to reduce emissions “across multiple touchpoints in their supply chains” and to reduce IndyCar’s carbon footprint.

Audi says Lamborghini is “not for sale” amid $9.2bn bid report

Reports have circulated that Quantum Group wants to buy everything from the Lamborghini name to the factory and its motorsport operations. The Sant'Agata Bolognese brand is doing better than ever, fueled by the immense success of the Urus SUV, and Audi insists it will retain control as it prepares to embrace an electrified future.

Sony Vision S concept spied testing, but no production car

The Sony Vision S development continues, which raises the question of what the company is planning to do with this vehicle. As of January, the automaker says that it has no intention to produce the vehicle.

Watch: Nico Rosberg drive Koenigsegg Regera around Monaco

Ex-Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg drives this incredibly special Koenigsegg Regera around the streets of Monaco – and in the hills above the Principality.

BMW E30 M3 gets wild makeover with retro TicTac DTM livery

Check out this overhauled E30 BMW M3 that boasts a new engine and body that pays tribute to Allen Berg's 1991 DTM car with a Tic Tac livery. It's quite a look and is far from subtle.

Lewis Hamilton’s Turkish GP-winning McLaren F1 car up for auction

RM Sotheby's is selling seven-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton's McLaren F1 car that won the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix. RM estimates it's worth between $5 and $7 million.

Lamborghini to hybridize all models by 2024, EV due after 2025

An investment of more than €1.5 billion ($1.83B at current exchange rates) will be made in the next four years to electrify Lamborghini’s entire product portfolio.

McLaren 720S gets stunning Gulf livery painted by hand

To celebrate its renewed partnership with Gulf Oil, McLaren is coming out with a special version of its 720S supercar dressed in the famous livery. It complements the MCL35M Formula 1 car we'll be seeing this coming weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix dressed in the iconic Gulf colors, with a matte finish for the first time in F1 history.

Toyota investors criticize Akio Toyoda’s position over EVs

Toyota shareholders are worried that Akio Toyoda may harm the company’s future when he criticizes combustion-engined car bans in Japan. The company’s CEO – who is also the head of the JAMA (Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association) – warned the country could “lose its strengths” if it kept planning to stop sales of these vehicles.