See? And you thought all that praying to Ahura Mazda was for nothing, right? Well it worked: Mazda’s legendary Wankel rotary engine is coming back! To cars! Of course, Ahura Mazda’s power isn’t exactly what it was back in 500 BCE, so there’s a catch: the rotaries will just be used as range extenders for upcoming Mazda…
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Fiat-Chrysler Boss Sergio Marchionne has given the "strongest clues yet" that the next Jeep Wrangler, due to drop in 2017, will be a significant departure from the body-on-frame beast we know and love in some comments at the Paris Auto Show.
Good news for those of you who can't be bothered to take your eyes off your phone when driving through a mall, music festival, or [other crowded place cars don't belong]: the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport has a pedestrian airbag and autonomous braking to coddle distracted drivers.
Lamborghini is about to debut a brand-new car at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, and that's great. There's just one problem – we have no idea what it is.
After Infiniti's hapless attempt to stoke some excitement about baring "its soul" to the world, we finally know what its flacks were on about. It's called the Q80 Inspiration concept, Infiniti's long awaiting and way overdue flagship.
Some crazy Dutchman leaked out new press pictures of the Jaguar F-Type and we got, like, five boners. Actually, there are a few new details that we can learn from these shots.
Tucked away on the Paris auto show floor was the Orange Speed'R concept, built by students at designer Franco Sbarro's ESPERA design school for France Telecom's Orange mobile phone service. Anyone else hungry for pizza and Sunkist?
Meanwhile, in the "Dystopian Vision" hall at the Paris Motor Show, there's the Ligier VIPA, a driver-free electric vehicle with room for six passengers that's as cute as a puppy with encephalitis. Eric Schmidt, your car has arrived!
We were starting to get worried that an auto show in France was lacking in Gallic oddities. Then Citroën showed off the Lacoste, a compact concept with an inflatable roof, no doors and a power lowering windshield. Bon dieu!
The Lotus Elite is the new Lotus gentleman's car, offering a trick retractable hardtop with up to 600 hp thanks to a KERS-inspired hybrid boost system and, probably, the new "Lotus" V8. They say it's full of wonderful contradictions.
Mini will return to the World Rally Championship next year with this kitted-up Mini Cooper Countryman S, powered by a 1.6-liter DI fourbanger gently massaged by BMW. Expect regular Mini drivers to begin dressing as Paddy Hopkirk for Halloween.
The updated 2012 Nissan GT-R made its bow at the Paris Motor Show, quietly biding its time away from the spotlight. The city of lights is no place for a lizard to go stomping.
Here are the first leaked photos of the Lotus Eterne four-door sedan, set to debut officially at the Paris Motor Show. We have no details about the car's performance, but it's clear Lotus has built the vaguest luxosportsedan in history.