The first of our long-term Audi sampler platter, a Glacier White metallic 2017 A4 Premium Plus, has already departed from the fleet. Replacing that mid-grade model is a range-topping 2017 Audi A4 Prestige wrapped in a beautiful shade of Moonlight Blue metallic paint. At first glance, aside from the color, not much appears to be …

NIO-EP9-Nurburgring Lap

Today, the NIO EP9 set a new lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, achieving a lap time of 6 minutes and 45.9 seconds. “In October 2016, we aimed to set a new lap record for an electric vehicle with our NIO EP9. In the inclemental weather that the Nurburgring Nordschleife is known for, the EP9 completed …

self-driving cars

In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis. A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the speed limit. Humans routinely exceed it by 10 to 15 mph (16 to 24 kph) — just …

2017 Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport offers plenty of value for the money, confident handling, and a smooth ride. Even in its most expensive form, the Elantra Sport is a bargain, and what you get is a compact car that’s entertaining yet refined enough to drive daily. Here are the seven key features that elevate the …

Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Inc. was sued by vehicle owners over claims its Autopilot AP2.0 feature is “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous” when engaged. The suit details “Tesla’s deceptive rollout” of both the Standard Safety Features and its new Enhanced Autopilot, which were touted as safe and “stress-free” for the driver. Consumers report Tesla vehicles equipped with the …

Chevy Camaro

How do you beat a Dodge Demon? With The Exorcist, of course. That’s the word according to Hennessey Performance, at least, which has vested the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with power and Christian iconography in its effort to best Dodge’s upcoming single-seat drag racing special. The tuning house has prodded the ZL1’s 650 hp 6.2-liter V8 …

The Fireball Camaro Engine

We caught up with Ryan Martin and his team from B&R Performance at Lights Out 8, where they were putting their new Pro Line 481X engine through its paces in a 2010 Camaro entered in the Radial vs. The World class. That weekend, they ran a career-best elapsed time of 3.83 and a high speed …

Turbine-Recharging Electric Supercar

Techrules is debuting the final production design of its first series hybrid supercar at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. ‘Ren’ is the first production vehicle from the China-based automotive research and development company, and features its proprietary Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) technology. The aerospace-inspired design is optimised for aerodynamic efficiency, with a striking modular three-cockpit …

NextEV's crazy electric superca

Unveiled late last year, NextEV’s ambitious NIO EP9 electric supercar has been setting some impressive laptimes. The manufacturer says the EP9 is the fastest electric car in the world, with a 7:05.12 Nürburgring Nordschleife lap and a 1:52.78 Circuit Paul Ricard lap under its belt. And just days ago, the EP9 left the Circuit of …

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Zl1

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 managed to hit 202.3 mph in one direction on the 7.6-mile long high-speed oval at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg proving ground. The official top speed, however, is 198 mph, the average achieved by running the car in both directions and compensating for wind speed. The ZL1 recorded a top result of …