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The Porsche crest is one of the most recognizable logos in the car world. But when the crest first appeared, Porsche had already been making cars for a few years, as the automaker explained in a press release last week. Porsche has a complicated history, but the company considers the first 356 to be its
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In response to stricter global emissions standards, automakers are looking for new ways to wring every last bit of efficiency out of the internal-combustion engine. In this Engineering Explained video, Jason Fenske discusses how entry ignition tech could keep combustion engines alive a little longer. Despite the emergence of electric cars, gasoline cars aren’t going
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Audi RS is the equivalent of BMW M or Mercedes-AMG. Like those brands, Audi hands regular production models over to a dedicated performance division (formally known as Audi Sport GmbH) for upgrades. In a late May press release, Audi offered more details on that development process. Like many other performance cars, development of the Audi
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Porsche has reached the home stretch in the development of the track-ready 911 GT3 based on the latest 992-generation 911 A glimpse of the car appeared in January in Porsche’s Super Bowl LIV spot and soon the last of the camouflage gear you see here will come off. We know this prototype is for the
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The recipe is familiar. Take a front-wheel-drive economy and add some spice. That’s how the Volkswagen Golf GTI reinvented the affordable performance car. With the eighth-generation GTI on the way, VW delved into the car’s origin story. In 1974, a handful of staffers hatched a plan (no pun intended) for a sporty Golf model, with
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Alpina has entered the full-size SUV segment for the first time by unveiling on Tuesday the new XB7 based on the BMW X7. Confirmed to start deliveries in the United States this September, the arrival of the XB7 will also mark the first time Alpina offers an SUV in these parts. 2021 BMW Alpina XB7
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The modern Mini’s third-generation family is in the process of being updated. The first members off the line were the Hardtop and Convertible, and we’ve since seen the Clubman updated. That leaves us with the Countryman as the final member to be updated. The recent sighting of a prototype suggests the update should happen soon.
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The Bloodhound Land Speed Record project is aiming for 1,000 mph, and so far the car has hit 628 mph in a test conducted in November 2019 on the Hakskeenpan in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert. That speed may be far off from Bloodhound’s goal, but reaching it was far from easy, as this video from Top
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