SUV high on Audi Sport's priority list
Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann admitted building a hot-rodded SUV is high on the company's list of priorities. "we have to create a line-up which is more worldwide-sellable than today's," he told Top Gear.
Details emerge on next Mercedes G
Mercedes-Benz is preparing to introduce an updated version of the 38-year old G-Class. The styling will carry over with only very minor tweaks, but Automotive News has learned the brand-new model will be four inches wider, and it will get an independent front suspension. A six-cylinder engine will be added to the lineup, too. http://bit.ly/2tXrb2G
Jaguar unleashes XE SV Project 8
Jaguar has turned the XE into an extreme, high-performance super-sedan. Billed as the most powerful street-legal Jaguar ever, it receives a 600-horsepower evolution of the company's 5.0-liter V8 and a host of go-fast goodies, including bucket seats and carbon ceramic brakes. Production is limited to 300 examples worldwide, and pricing starts at nearly $200,000 in England.
Rolls-Royce Dawn gets Black Badge treatment
Rolls-Royce has released a limited-edition Dawn named Black Badge. Like the Ghost and the Wraith, the Dawn gets dark chrome trim, a black paint job, and black leather upholstery inside. Production is presumably limited, but Rolls-Royce hasn't revealed how many examples it will build.
FIA: Hamilton not to blame in collision with Vettel
The FIA examined telemetry data from Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes-AMG and decided the collision with Sebastian Vettel wasn't his fault. Vettel got a 10-second penalty during the race, though he insists his British rival intentionally brake-tested him. http://bit.ly/2tW95hn
2018 Maserati GranTurismo gets new face, CarPlay
Maserati has introduced a new version of its GranTurismo coupe for 2018. The facelift includes new exterior styling and an improved infotainment system. http://bit.ly/2tlEKMs
Florida teen accused of using theft proceeds to buy his mom a Hellcat
A group of Florida teens has been accused of stealing more than $200,000 in cash, several firearms, and a Porsche Cayman, the Miami Herald reports. One of the enterprising youngsters then purchased a Dodge Challenger Hellcat for his mom. Happy Mother's Day (from jail)! http://bit.ly/2tU4DQq
The key ring is dead; Long live the ring key
Tired of carrying bulky fobs on your key ring? Startup Token may have the answer for you, TechCrunch reports. This ring is the kind that goes on your finger, not in your pocket, and it can remember all sorts of things, including the signal that unlocks and starts your car. http://tcrn.ch/2tTtT9s
First Honda Civic Type R fetches $200,000 for charity
Honda's partnership with Bring a Trailer resulted in a $200,000 auction price for the first 2018 Honda Civic Type R, the proceeds of which will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Additionally, more than $9,000 was raised by Bring a Trailer users in separate donations. http://bit.ly/2tiNinh
Here are seven places where you never want to live
Real estate listing service Trulia has compiled a list of houses for sale in seven communities where you'll never see a car, describing them as "peaceful" and "idyllic" towns where "getting around is all about golf carts, bicycles, or your own two feet." Scratch these off your list of retirement options. http://on.trulia.com/2tichab