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    Spy Shots: Europe's BMW 1 Series hatch caught looking fresh faced
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    Hey, remember the BMW 1 Series? Yes, German brand's successors to the NA-market coupe and convertible have one-upped the old car to wear the 2 Series designation now, but in other markets, our No. 1 crush still lives on, and as evidenced in these spy shots, the entry-level hatch appears to be ...

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    Video: Watch this 800-hp Nissan Juke-R savage the 'Ring
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    The concept of the 545-horsepower Nissan Juke-R that stuffs the drivetrain of a GT-R into a subcompact crossover is already insane, but Russian company Shpilli Villi Engineering has taken things even further with their own crazy riff on the idea. Its version tunes the engine up to a claimed 800 ...

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    Official: Renaultsport RS 01 hits the track with GT-R power
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    After just a bit of teasing, Renault has finally unveiled its newest racer, the Renaultsport RS 01. Destined for one-make competition in the World Series by Renault, the RS 01 features a carbon-fibre monocoque body from Dallara that allows it to slip in at just 2,425 pounds (1,100 ...

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    Official: Volvo building new AstaZero safety proving ground in Sweden
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    Volvo is an automaker committed to vehicle safety, setting an ambitious target for itself: by 2020, the Swedish automaker envisions that no one will be killed or seriously injured in one of its cars. In order to achieve that goal, Volvo has announced a new proving ground designed specifically to ...

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    Report: VW Golf Mk8 could arrive by 2017
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    The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf only went on sale in North America in August, but it has been on the road in some parts of the world since 2012. The German automotive giant isn't taking a moment's rest for one of its most well known models, though. The latest rumour suggests that VW is ...

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    Video: Here's what a front-row seat looked like in 2014 Mille Miglia
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    From 1927 to 1957, the Mille Miglia was one of the great, romantic European road races of the golden era of motorsports. The cars were fast, beautiful and loud but also extremely dangerous and regularly claimed drivers' lives. After two fatal accidents in '57, the event finally had to reform and ...

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    Motorsport: Race Recap: Belgian Grand Prix sings Waltzing Matilda
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    Changeable. Each commentator will use that word at least 6,072 times over the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix weekend. It is almost always applied to the weather, because the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit – perhaps all of Belgium – resides in some sort of climatological Narnia, its ADD ...

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    Green: Wait, we could have electric buses that recharge in 15 seconds?
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    First, Swiss watches. Now this. Switzerland is home to a system that will allow battery-electric buses to get their juice in 15-second increments at bus-stop-mounted electric chargers. High-tech, indeed! Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) is leading of a group of ...

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    Motorsport: Hyundai Motorsport tests its performance at the WRC Rally Finland
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    How Rallying Is Improving The Breed, And Forecasting Hyundai Performance Autoblog joined Hyundai to check out the Neste Oil Rally Finland, where thousands of kilometers of lightly traveled, rolling gravel roads have turned out decades of astonishing racing and cold-blooded drivers. Even though ...

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    Motorsport: Monza's Parabolica paved over
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    There are a handful of corners whose notoriety arguably matches that of the track of which it is part. Like the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, the Karussel at the Nürburgring or Eau Rouge at Spa. But it seems that one of them is unfortunately being diluted. The corner is known as Parabolica. ...

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