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THE ROBOTS WILL KILL US ALL!

THE ROBOTS WILL KILL US ALL!

And our grizzly end is one step closer now that BMW have unveiled their self-driving car.

Check out the video, both impressive and terrifying.

The Righini Collection

The Righini Collection

Just outside Modena, in a castle, surrounded by vineyards...

Such a garage!

THE DAKAR 911

THE DAKAR 911

Interesting that Porsche have released this video of the 1984 953 at a time when rumours of a new 911 off-roader are gathering pace...

Check it out!

1961 Porsche 718 Spyder

1961 Porsche 718 Spyder

This one's expected to fetch $3m when it goes up for auction next week.

Not cheap, but LOOK AT IT!

HACKED ROAD SIGNS

HACKED ROAD SIGNS

Both big and clever, and in no way immature.

CRAP CAR MODS

CRAP CAR MODS

The finest modification aberrations the internet has to offer.

All in one handy thread!

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New Suzuki Vitara to be unveiled at the Paris motor show

New Suzuki Vitara to be unveiled at the Paris motor show

Japanese manufacturer to go head-to-head with Nissan, Vauxhall and Ford with new compact crossover, due in UK next year
A new Suzuki Vitara compact crossover will be unveiled at the Paris motor show in October and will go on sale in the UK next spring. The Japanese company is reviving the Vitara model name for its all-new five-door car, which will battle rivals such as the Nissan Juke , Vauxhall Mokka and Ford Ecosport in the competitive and fast-growing compact crossover segment. The Vitara – which was spied testing in the summer – is effectively a replacement for the previous-generation S-Cross, because the new SX4 S-Cross has moved up a class in size to fight the Nissan Qashqai . Like the Grand Vitara , a four-wheel-drive option will be offered via the company's AllGrip system and power is likely to come from the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel powerplants installed in the SX4 S-Cross. Suzuki says the Vitara "will have a striking road presence with distinctive design." Customers will have the option of personalising the car with various colour and trim customisation options. The Vitara production model is based on the iV-4 concept which was first shown at the Frankfurt motor show in 2013. The new car is based on an all-new platform, which is expected to underpin a number of future vehicles. It is likely to be built at the firm's Hungarian plant and is part of a model expansion plan by Suzuki. Get the latest car news, reviews and galleries from Autocar direct to your inbox every week. Enter your email address below:

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Bentley Resumes Development of Mulsanne Convertible

Bentley Resumes Development of Mulsanne Convertible

Last year, Bentley confirmed that it had stopped development of the Bentley Mulsanne Convertible. At the time, Wolfgang Schreiber said there was not a good enough business case to put the car into production. Twelve months later however and it … Bentley Resumes Development of Mulsanne Convertible

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Range-topping Cadillac LTS to Arrive With Three Trim Levels

Range-topping Cadillac LTS to Arrive With Three Trim Levels

More information about the upcoming, flagship Cadillac LTS is beginning to be churned out by the rumourmill and now the latest reports indicate that the luxury car will be available in three different trim levels from launch. GM Authority says … Range-topping Cadillac LTS to Arrive With Three Trim Levels

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The British designer who is giving Lada a makeover

The British designer who is giving Lada a makeover

Once-derided Lada is embarking on an ambitious renovation. It's an enormous task, but former Volvo and Mercedes designer Steve Mattin is relishing it
What gives real credibility to the remarkable reinvention plan Lada is about to embark on is the man behind it. British designer Steve Mattin was lured to Lada in autumn 2011 from a distinguished stint as Volvo ’s design boss (where he designed models including the S60, V60 and XC60) and previously Mercedes-Benz (where his designs included the previous ML, GL and SL models) on the promise of a true blank sheet of paper to define Lada on. The following August he presented the X-Ray concept , a bold, three-door compact SUV that caused Moscow motor show visitors to question whether the car in front of them really was a Lada. “The challenge was to redefine the brand, build it and give it a new identity, and create a real strategy around future products with a consistent design language,” he says. “It was a heavy decision to make to come here after Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, and a completely different opportunity. It’s a chance to redefine a brand, and there are not many opportunities like that in the industry." Mattin took over from very early design work on the next-generation of production Ladas and begun to shape them in his image. Unusually for a car maker, Lada has no real design history or icons in its range to draw inspiration from, at least not in a positive light. Nor does Russia have an instantly identifiable design culture or framework to reference as with, for example, a Volvo, leaving Mattin with a true fresh start for Lada. The X-Ray concept is a model that has clearly inspired the Vesta and follow-up X-Ray concept on show in Moscow today. “The initial X-Ray was great because it allowed us the freedom to start to define Lada, to show the new brand and face, and how we can enter new segments. The reaction to it was amazing and surpassed all expectations. It has influenced us and given us confidence.” Mattin says such a design revolution is needed at a brand like Lada, which cannot take its patriotic Russian customers for granted in a car market swelling with cars frankly better and more appealing across the board than Lada’s existing range. “People want emotional design in Russia now,” he says, “they expect good design and want to be excited. There’s an enormous amount of goodwill for the brand but we must give people the excitement. It won’t happen overnight – look at Skoda and Kia – but with an influx of new product with an emphasis on design, new platforms, and better quality and finish, we can make a bigger step quicker.” All the steps to turn Lada into a serious player both at home and further afield, so does Mattin see Lada as the next Skoda or Dacia? After all, the same signs are there as the early days of Skoda and Dacia ’s reinventions, after a takeover from bigger firms prepared to back them, as Renault-Nissan is doing with the previously derided Togliatti-based Lada. “I’d love to think so," Mattin says. "There’s a huge opportunity for growth inside and outside of Russia, but you can’t go and do that until you get the products right. And there’s lots more cool and exciting products to come…” We await them with interest. 

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