Will the updated 2017 Scion FR-S get a power bump from a new electric turbocharger?

A top Toyota engineer has provided insight into what we can expect from the updated 2017 Scion FR-S. The coupe will boast upgrades inside and out, and its 2.0-liter flat-four will get a bump in power that might come from an electric turbo.

Fresh accusations drag Porsche into VW emissions cheating scandal

There's more trouble for VW as the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday accused the company of rigging emissions tests on thousands of six-cylinder diesel engines in Porsche, Audi, and VW vehicles.

Volvo could challenge the performance crossover market with an XC90 Polestar

Volvo is reportedly considering a high-output version of its new XC90 crossover to wear the Polestar badge. The growth of the performance SUV market could spur the brand to greenlight its entrant.
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Yamaha's motorcycle-riding robot calls out Valentini Rossi to a challenge on the racetrack

Motobot is a motorcycle-riding robot designed to operate motorcycles in the same way humans would so it can test new safety features and bike systems. Yamaha hopes to beat MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi on the racetrack, but…

Subaru’s breathtaking VR rally car video takes you on a ride with champion driver

While there are plenty of POV rally car videos already doing the rounds, Subaru's high-speed 360-degree offering lets you also check out the views to the side and behind, though you might feel a little queasy if you do.

Kia Optima loses top and adds suicide doors for SEMA

The Kia A1A Optima is inspired by the Florida highway of the same name. The custom convertible sedan features four bucket seats, suicide doors, 20-inch wheels, and a custom exhaust.

The ‘S’ stands for ‘style’ with Mercedes-Benz’s new GLS SUV

Mercedes-Benz has sprung a leak of its redesigned GLS SUV ahead of its debut at the LA Auto Show in two weeks. The full-size model replaces the current GL SUV and adopts contemporary Mercedes-Benz styling cues.

Google is teaching its self-driving cars to be more careful around kids

In an attempt to assuage at least some of our fears, Google recently released a blog post in which they assured drivers and parents everywhere, "We teach our cars to drive more cautiously around children."

Tesla Autopilot saves an Uber driver from a nasty crash

An Uber driver in Seattle narrowly avoided a crash when a car cut in front of his Tesla Model S P85D on a rainy night. The Tesla Autopilot activated the brakes and prevented a collision. The system was released with a recent…