Audi Hanergy

Thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs of Audi models: Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist, Hanergy, are working together on this development project. With this cooperation, the partners aim to generate solar energy to increase the range of electric vehicles. The two sides plan to jointly present an Audi …

HP Electric Hypercar

Ariel, the UK company behind the beloved Atom and Nomad, is building something crazy. Autocar reports that this tiny automaker is developing a four-wheel drive electric hypercar with a turbine range extender. The car, codenamed P40, is set to go into production in 2020 and will have a 0-100 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. …

Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler is joining forces with a project started by BMW and Intel to develop autonomous car technology. The companies are working on an off-the-shelf system that can be integrated into just about any vehicle, which would allow automakers to get into the driverless car game without the huge investment required by going it alone. …

McLaren F1

It’s been a quarter century since the introduction of the McLaren F1. In honor of this anniversary, McLaren caught up with Gordon Murray, the car’s designer, to talk about it and the development process. In the above video, Murray reveals a number of fascinating facts about the freakishly fast F1. For instance, the center seat …

2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 offers updated engines for the new model year, and now we know just how efficient they are. Fuel economy has improved on F-150s equipped with the base engine, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, and the 5.0-liter V-8. The improvements come in part thanks to standard auto stop/start technology and a new 10-speed …

2017 McLaren 570GT

The 2017 McLaren 570GT is the British automaker’s entry-level model. Along with its sister car, the 570S, it slots into the company’s sports series. Like all other McLarens bar the all-new 720S, it uses a version of McLaren’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The car makes extensive use of aluminum and carbon …

Bentley Flying Spur V8 S

Rolls Royce may be making waves with the all-new Phantom VIII, but it’s not the only big uber-luxury sedan with news. The aging but still handsome Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition is here to prolong the life of the four-door Continental before a new model arrives sometime soon. It packs some small but …

2018 Bentley

For the final song on their delightfully buoyant and mordant 1996 album This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, Pacific Northwest indie rock band Modest Mouse penned an even more cynical response to David Bowie’s already nihilistic ode to interstellar flight, “Space Oddity” The song imagines the life of a …

BMW

The BMW Group is investing a further €200 million in the future of its plant in Leipzig, eastern Germany. The building work will begin in early 2018 and include an extension of the paint shop and alternations in the bodyshop and assembly areas. The work is scheduled to finish in 2020, with the facilities being …

2018 BMW

BMW on Sunday rejected media reports that the emissions treatment systems in its vehicles do not work effectively and that it colluded with rivals on their design. “Cars of the BMW Group are not being manipulated and are in line with the applicable legal requirements,” BMW said in a statement. The german automaker further rejected …