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Last Call- Welcome to my Nightmare Edition

With its army of dead-eyed bears marching around its flank this Terce-hellion creeps me out every time I see it. And now it can creep you out …

Tesla Model S costs one nickel per drag race [w/video]

Historically, the intersection between electric vehicles and drag racing has been really small – or so we guess, at least. But the advent of Tesla in the auto marketplace, and the subsequent performance offered up to drivers by way of battery-powered cars, has caused even racy publications like</i> …

McLaren MP4-12C totalled during Goldrush Rally

Every year in the Goldrush Rally, a convoy of high-end luxury cars snake across the States, their occupants enjoying all the opulence their $14,000 entry fees can afford. As our own Michael Harley can attest, it's a low-speed affair, not an all-out speed-fest.<p>As the rally passed through Texas …

LeMons Washington DC Inspections: Pintos, TR7s, and an Austin Marina

We’re back at Summit Point Raceway for the fourth annual Capitol Offense 24 Hours of LeMons, and we just finished our typical Friday inspections. We had the usual BMW 3-series, Mazda RX-7, Honda Prelude, and Chevrolet Camaro teams among the 100 or so entries, but we also had some notable LeMons …

Washington D.C.

2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra full configurators truck in

You can now put prices to your wildest option-sheet dreams of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. A microsite for the full-size pickup truck twins has been up since January, and now the full-blown configurator is live and ready to take your virtual orders. The only two chassis …

Weekend Edition – The Fordge Broncoram

Welcome to the Hooniverse Weekend Edition, where I comb through suggestions, and try and post them here for your enjoyment. We received this tip from</b> …

Robots Are Test Driving Your Next Car

At Ford's Michigan Proving Grounds in rural Romeo, Michigan, a quiet revolution in vehicle testing is beginning. Engineers working at the 4,000-acre facility, in collaboration with supplier Autonomous Solutions, have developed a one-of-a-kind system that puts a robot in the driver's seats of …

Reborn Ford Escort could make its way to Europe

The Ford Escort concept just unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show was created with the Chinese market in mind, but it's got people talking all over the world. Not purely fancy, the point of the Escort concept was to give Chinese buyers a preview of what they could expect to see in a Ford showroom in …

Ferrari 458 Italia becomes most expensive prize ever on Price Is Right

In case you haven't been paying attention, it's "Big Money Week" on the long-running <i>The Price Is Right</i> televised game show. In a nutshell, it means that more than a million dollars in cash and prizes are up for grabs for those lucky enough to "come on down," play some games and correctly guess …

2014 Chevrolet Stingray Coupe and Convertible Priced

Fourteen-hundred clams. Big ones. Greenbacks. That’s how many dollars sit between the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and Stingray convertible’s base prices relative to the outgoing models’ prices of entry. Chevy has finally announced complete pricing for the totally redesigned, …

Audi Starts Tests Of Long-Tail R18 e-tron quattro Ahead Of Le Mans

Audi has rolled out a long-tail version of its R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans prototype, which it will be using for evaluation purposes in the second …

Sports Cars

Porsche Macan to debut at LA Auto Show

<i>Auto Express</i> reports Porsche will unveil the upcoming Macan SUV at this year's LA Auto Show. Citing an unnamed "insider," AE says that the five-door will bow with engines, suspension and interior architecture that will help differentiate it from its Audi Q5 chassis mate. Big shocker there. We've …

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

It's not the fastest Mercedes roadster. But it is the most expensive.<p>The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG is a serial killer.<p>It’s straight-up, put-the-lotion-in-the-basket crazy. There’s but a thin crust of civility over a roiling center of completely freakin’ nuts. It’s the relatively unassuming look of the …

Sebastien Vettel testing Infiniti's production Etherea?

It sounds like Sebastian Vettel has had his hands full recently, juggling his Formula One racing career while moonlighting as the newly appointed director of performance at Infiniti. On that latter note, <i>Autocar</i> is reporting that Vettel has been testing a production version of the Etherea Concept at …

Off-Roading in a 2014 Land Rover Range Rover – Part 1

It is no secret that I have an unhealthy addiction with most things Land Rover. It probably started at an early age while watching <i>Camel Trophy</i> …

2014 Mazda6: Introduction

<i>An Extended Stay With The Sexy Six</i><p>The new-for-2014 Mazda6 sedan is more than just a pretty face. For Mazda, it marks the company's best effort yet at competing in the highly competitive midsize sedan segment, all the while staying true to the brand's core value of offering high levels of driver …

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe and Concept 90 pics from Villa d'Este

Royalty and the ultra-wealthy rubbed damp shoulders at this past weekend's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Italy's Lake Como, but even the rain couldn't extinguish the excitement generated by the millions of dollars of cars and bikes on display. Nowhere was this more true than …

Truck Thursday: Logan’s Run – Dacia Logan dCi Pickup

Walking on the Helsinki street, I noticed this humble-but-useful <b>Dacia Logan</b> pickup. Since trucklets such as this are favorably looked upon around …

2013 Dinan S3 BMW 550i

Steve Dinan has been enhancing BMW models since 1979. But don't throw his company into the ring with the dozen or so other tuners who tweak, tinker and piggyback upgrades on the famed German marque. Dinan is a tuner, but it's also an engineering firm that writes its own software, builds its own …

First Cadillac ELR rolls off the line

Gearing up for the Belle Isle Grand Prix this weekend, General Motors invited some of the Chevrolet and Cadillac racecar drivers out to its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. While there, the racers – including IndyCar Driver and Chevrolet Volt owner, Simona De Silvestro – witnessed the very first …

The new 2014 Porsche Macan will make its debut this fall at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Are you excited about Porsche's second SUV? More -> http://bit.ly/141mjHW

Acura Announces Pricing for the 2014 Acura MDX — News

While station wagons deliver 99 percent of an SUV’s on-road capability, Americans still aren’t climbing down off their high chairs. Proof: Last year, Acura sold just 4234 TSX Sport Wagons. Instead of this fun, attractive, and entirely practical vehicle for the average family, buyers chose the …

Acura

Hyundai's Big Branding Conundrum

With its Genesis and Equus luxury sedans, Hyundai has two impressive, luxurious cars that are also outliers for the brand. But by shying away from aggressively branding them as Hyundais, is the automaker losing out on benefits of having these halo cars?<p><b>Luxury is about image as much as quality.</b> You …

Mission Motorcycles Hopes You’ll Pay $60K for a Tesla on Two Wheels

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 05.31.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:23 am. 6:23 am<p>Mission Motorcycles president Mark Seeger …

2014 Acura MDX priced from $42,290*

The fully redesigned 2014 MDX goes on sale in July, and Acura has now confirmed that its largest crossover will be priced at $42,290 (*plus $895 for destination). Unlike previous MDX models, Acura will offer the 2014 model with both front- and all-wheel drive (the automaker's fantastic …

2014 Acura MDX Test Drive

By losing weight and gaining miles per gallon, Acura's crossover inches closer to the top of the class.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> July<p><b>Base Price:</b> $43,185 – 45,185<p><b>Competitors:</b> BMW X3, Lexus RX350, Audi Q7, Infiniti JX35<p><b>Powertrains:</b> 3.5-liter V-66, 290 hp, 267 lb-ft; 6-speed automatic, FWD or AWD<p><b>EPA Fuel Economy</b> …

This Concept Electric Motorcycle Recharges In 10 Minutes

The futuristic motorbike features six honeycomb-like, quick-swapping battery modules.<p>From designers Olegs Zabelins and Pavels Sevcenko, this concept for a streetfighter-style electric motorcycle is based around six easy-to-replace batteries. Rather than waiting for the vehicle to charge between …

What’s the World’s Greatest Actual Flying Car?

So, I’ve met George Jetson. I am also acquainted with: his boy Elroy, midriff-bearing daughter Judy, and Jane, his wife. And while the tribulations …

2014 Chevrolet Malibu First Look

The Emergency Refresh Arrives<p>We called the redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu “a consistent disappointment” during 2013 Car of the Year testing. Jonny Lieberman went so far as to call the midsize sedan “not so much a car as it is a collection of things I hate about rentals.” We’ve heard GM was …