German Tuner Wraps And Punches Up Performance Of Mercedes-Benz CL500

A fairly new tuning company from Germany called WRAPworks has presented a fresh take on the pre-facelift W216 Mercedes-Benz CL500.[...]

Past Masters: Andrew Frankel Revisits The 1992 Jaguar XJ220 Supercar

In 1988, Jaguar unveiled a new concept at the NEC Auto Show in Birmingham. It was a study for a lightweight, mid-engined supercar to compete against the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959[...]

Watch Our 12 Most Popular Offbeat Videos Of 2012

When we're not scooping out future cars or reporting the news from around the auto industry, we habitually like to snoop around and see what else is going on in the world of four and sometimes, two wheels - guilty as charged[...]

Watch A Tug Of War Between A VW Touareg V10 TDI And A Chevrolet Silverado Duramax V8

It seems that pickup truck owners throughout the country have a thing for competing in amateur pulling contests[...]

750HP Aston Martin Vs 626HP Mercedes SLR McLaren Vs 560HP Nissan GT-R

Here's further proof that horsepower numbers can be hugely deceiving. A completely stock Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren with 626-ponies goes up against a lightly tuned Nissan GT-R with a Stage 2 kit and[...]

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hit and Run Driver Thought No Body Was Looking…

At a first glance, this incident looks rather trivial in comparison to some of the other marvels that we encounter on a daily basis on Russian roads; the camera-equipped car slows down before a sharp turn with another car smashing into it from behind. Nothing to see here, right? Not so fast…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Man Furious with BMW M6's Faults and Bad Customer Service Smashes it at Frankfurt Show

Using a sledgehammer and an axe, the disgruntled owner of a previous-generation BMW M6 together with one of his friends, started smashing the performance car. Iranian-born businessman Pourmohseni Hadi bought the M6 new for €120,000 ($160,600) from a BMW dealer in Italy, but soon after that, he says the car experienced “serious technical problems.”

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Carscoops' A-to-Z Guide to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show [Press Day 1]

Frankfurt Motor Show
The arrival of September means one thing for car enthusiasts: the new auto show season is upon us, beginning with the Frankfurt Motor Show, also known in Germany as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA - International Automobile Exhibition), that occurs every two years, alternating with the Paris Auto Show.
The key dates to remember for this year's event are September 10 and 11 for the press when we will shift into high gear for the debuts, and September 12 through 22 for the public when you can visit the show.
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New BMW 4-Series Coupe with Dab of M Performance Parts

Most of the buzz around BMW's booth at the Frankfurt Messe is concentrated on the production iterations of the all-electric i3 hatchback and the plug-in hybrid i8 sports coupe, but there's plenty more to see as the Bavarian firm brought along a number of new cars for their world premiere, including the 4-Series Coupe. Read more »

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Audi Sport Quattro Concept Pays Tribute to 1980s Rally Legend [69 Photos]

What do we have here; is the Sports Quattro a concept meant to prepare us for a production car or a pure flight of fantasy to get the crowd coming in to Audi's Frankfurt Motor Show stand?
Tough question, especially since Audi pulled the same stunt with the almost identical in philosophy and design, but mechanically different, Quattro Concept in 2010. It was supposed to be built but never was – and you know the saying, "once bitten, twice shy"…
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Audi Mulling a Production Version of Nanuk Quattro Concept! [w/Video]

We will agree that the styling of the Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept might not be to everyone's taste, but the idea of a high-riding, mid-engine sports car that can be used all-year round by those who live in snow-belt regions or simply in places with poor road conditions, does sound compelling, doesn't it? Read more »

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IAA: Lamborghini Gallardo Continues Life with LP 570-4 Squadra Corse Edition

The rumored debut of a concept previewing the Gallardo's replacement turned out to be just that; a rumor. Instead, what Lamborghini had to offer to Gallardo fans was another limited edition version, this one named the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. And before you build your hopes up on getting one, let us tell you that it will cost €191,100 (equal to about 254,000 McDonald cheeseburgers in the U.S.), and that's before taxes. Read more »

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Volvo Coupe Concept is a Strong Contender for the Best Looking Car of the Frankfurt Motor Show

We haven't hidden the fact that we like Volvo's design direction with the new Coupe Concept that's on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and these live pictures from the brand's stand only strengthen our belief that company execs should give it a green light for production - wouldn't you agree? (If you don't just tell us in the comments). Read more »

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Suzuki-Powered Caterham Seven 165 Says No To Fat Wheels in Frankfurt

One of the main reasons why the Toyota GT86 and its derivatives are such a joy to drive are they can be tossed around. Sometimes, these cars are intentionally fitted with non-grippy eco tires to lose traction easily, but do so in a gradual fashion so as not to startle the driver – this means it’s fun for drivers of varying skill levels, in the sense that it’s flattering for noobs and rewarding for those who have had experience with similar equipment before. Read more »

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Citroën C-Elysée Wears Its Bad Boy WTCC Costume for the Frankfurt Motor Show

Will those of you who disagree with us when we say that the regular Citroën C-Elysée is a big French "meh" please raise your hands? We thought so... And that's precisely the reason why Citroën chose its lackluster compact saloon to represent the marque in the World Touring Car Championship in 2014, even though, whatever makes the C-Elysée WTCC a cool car is absent from the production model. Read more »

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EU-Spec Kia Optima Facelift Makes Frankfurt Debut, On Sale in Early 2014

The current shape Kia Optima has really won a following all of its own in the US, where its good looks, and powerful turbocharged petrol engines make it a firm favorite – the fact that they sell it as a hybrid helps too. Read more »

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New Sportsvan is Volkswagen's Longer, Taller and Slightly More Practical Golf

If you were to magically drop into a European VW dealership and check out the brand's compact offerings, you'd find the following options: Golf hatch in 3 and 5-door trims; Golf Plus, Jetta sedan, Golf Variant (estate), Golf Cabriolet, Eos Coupe-Cabriolet, Scirocco coupe, Tiguan SUV, Touran MPV and the Beetle range.
We suppose with a little bit of effort and imagination, you could justify the existence of most aforementioned models, but you'd still be wondering what's with the Golf Plus, which is neither a hatch or a minivan yet tries to be both.
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