No one likes renting a car. Yes, it's nice to have a set of wheels when you're on vacation, but the process of standing in line, uncovering unexpected charges, and debating how heavy to ladle on the extra insurance can put a damper on anyone's day.
At this point, the question isn't whether autonomous cars will become a reality. We already know the answer: yes, they will. And soon.
First P1s under construction at the McLaren Production CenterEnlarge Photo
A mysterious McLaren MP4-12C has been spotted testing around Europe for the past year. Though it was initially thought the vehicle was being used to develop mild updates for the 12C range, this latest version, seen with a modified wheelbase and extended wheel arches, confirms we’re actually looking at an early test mule for McLaren’s next supercar, an entry-level model currently doing the rounds as the P13.
A senior Nissan executive has finally confirmed what we’ve already known for some time; that the next-generation GT-R, an R36 to all the fans, will feature a hybrid powertrain.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the spiritual successor to the 300SL gullwing of the 1950s, will bow out of the market next year, with development of a new AMG sports car already well underway. However, Mercedes-Benz was never going to let such a historically significant model drive off into the sunset without a proper send off, and these latest spy shots provide a hint of what’s planned.
2014 Mazda 3, test drive, Atlanta region, Oct 2013Enlarge Photo
The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we've had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel.
VW has hinted for some time that the diesel-electric drivetrain from its XL1 eco-supercar would appear in something a little more humble and affordable. Now, it's revealed the result of such a concoction, in the shape of the Twin-Up.
Toyota is serious about hydrogen fuel cell cars, and to prove it the company will unveil a new fuel cell concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Called the FCV, Toyota's new concept is the clearest hint at what its fuel cell production car--due in 2015--might look like.