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What attack? It’s business as usual for Jay Z and Beyoncé

The New York hotel where an alleged brawl between Jay Z and his sister-in-law Solange Knowles supposedly took place is scrambling to explain how the footage was leaked.<p>The Standard Hotel has issued a statement , reports the Associated Press, saying it is "shocked and disappointed that there was a …

Nissan 370Z Nismo races man in wingsuit

For its latest ad, Nissan brought together a racecar driver in a 370Z Nismo, a BASE jumper in a wingsuit and a Juke crossover with three computer screens to the Susten Pass in the Swiss Alps. As odd as the combination sounds, the ingredients come together quite nicely for an action-packed display …

Chrysler recalling nearly 141k vehicles over electrical woes

Software glitches that randomly illuminate warning lights and cause instrument cluster blackouts are forcing Chrysler to recall 140,800 vehicles, <i>The Detroit News</i> reports. The automaker is recalling 132,000 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees, 91,559 of which are in the US. In addition to the Jeep recalls, …

Audi moving ahead with Q1 crossover

Audi crossovers have been getting smaller with each passing year. What started with the Q7 has since downsized to the Q5, then to the Q3, and now reports coming in from Germany reaffirm speculation that Ingolstadt is preparing to go one more size down with a Q1.<p>The new pint-sized premium crossover …

McLaren 12C GT Sprint: The gentleman’s racer

McLaren Automotive has never built a car – with the possible exception of the somewhat oafish Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – that did not have the soul of a Le Mans winner. The MP4-12C is no exception.<p>This year, the British sports-car maker expands its menu with the 12C GT Sprint, a car that is more …

Sports Cars

2013 McLaren 12C Spider: Circuit Surgeon

Just How Good Is This $300k Drop-Top On a Closed Course? Very<p>OK, I know I’m not that good. I’ve just smoothly ricocheted off massive checkered curbs like Button through the Nouvelle Chicane, grenaded my 14.5-inch iron Vise-Grips to my left quads’ limits, turned in with superlative grace, and …

Bugatti does up a special Vitesse for Lang Lang

It may be a bit of a stretch to find similarities between pianos and sportscars, but bear with us. Both are made to perform, both have pedals and wheels (albeit of radically different size), and both tend to cost around the same. Unless you're talking about a Bugatti, which would set you back more …

'Boy Wonder of Supercar Sales' talks Lamborghini

Brett David has a pretty darn good life. At 26 years old, he's the CEO of Prestige Imports in Miami, which puts him at the wheel of the largest Lamborghini dealership in the US. Prestige also happens to have moved more Audis than any other dealer in three years.<p>CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> had him on for a …

The slow selling SRT Viper is bad for dealers, but good for you

Vipers are stacking up, and that means deals for savvy consumers.<p>Just in case you missed the news this week, Chrysler has cut SRT Viper production at their plant in Detroit from nine to just six cars a day. Who cares, right? Well, you should. Let's break it down.<p>There are a total of 443 …

BMW rethinks all-wheel-drive M cars

BMW M hasn't been able to decide whether it wants to jump on the all-wheel-drive bandwagon or not (with the exceptions of the X5 M and the X6 M, which are based on AWD architecture). That might be changing though, since M's president Friedrich Nitschke recently realized that 70 to 80 percent of …

2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider

Our First Drive of the McLaren MP4-12C Spider was nearly one year ago, when the automaker invited us to Malaga, Spain, for its introduction. While we had plenty of seat time during our initial orientation, nothing tops wringing out an exotic in your own backyard when you can focus on the vehicle …

2014 Audi Q5 TDI Diesel Instrumented Test – Review

Your typical new-car launch consists of a dozen or so juvenile-minded writers driving cars they don’t own, burning fuel they didn’t pay for, on roads that have in part been selected for their limited police presence. It’s a suitable arrangement for evaluating a car’s major attributes: acceleration, …

Koenigsegg planning hypercar with one horsepower per kilo

If this seems crazy (and awesome), that's because it is. According to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, Koenigsegg is planning a car called the One:1 – as in, one horsepower per pound <i>kilogram</i>. Head honcho Christian von Koenigsegg describes this new hypercar as a "money-is-no-object venture" for a dealer in …

Audi RS3 spy shots foreshadow an ultra-hot hatch

Not all vehicle prototypes and mules require heavy camouflage – sometimes they can be hidden in plain sight. That's probably what Audi was hoping for while testing its new RS3 wearing S3 duds, but thanks to some visual and audible telltales, our spy photographers were able to recognize this as a …

Lamborghini Veneno - Up Close @ Pebble Beach - CAR and DRIVER

This week's top photos include the EcoBoost Daytona Prototype, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, $52 million Ferrari, and this particular Bugatti Veyron. Which one's your favorite? Photos ---> http://bit.ly/GEUhe7

Dodge Durango to stay classy with Ron Burgundy as spokesperson

The upcoming 2014 Dodge Durango has a lot of things going for it, including its 290-horsepower V6 and 360-hp Hemi V8 engine options, an eight-speed automatic and aggressive looks. And now it will have Ron Burgundy, the fictional television news anchor played by comedian Will Ferrell, as a …

Toyota GT86 convertible on 'indefinite hold'

Bad news, sportscar fans. According to a new report from <i>What Car?</i>, Toyota has cancelled plans to produce a GT86 convertible, a model based on the FT-86 Open Concept that debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. In truth, Toyota never actually confirmed it would produce the budget-friendly droptop in …

NSX Concept-GT is the world's hottest way to boil water

The Honda NSX Concept-GT is one sexy machine, and it looks to be a very effective tool on a race circuit. But Honda's latest web spot leads us to believe that it also can be used to make tea.<p>In the video, the racecar is hooked up to an apparatus that uses tubing to harness the energy from the car's …

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-2 50th Anniversary: Elegy for a Manual

With clutch pedals all but gone the way of the mimeograph, I couldn't help but give an emphatic "Yes, please!" when offered a loan of the last manual transmission Lamborghini, the Gallardo LP560-2 50th Anniversary.<p>An exotic as simultaneously common and unique as this particular strain is seemingly …

Lamborghini

Better driving? There's an app for that. If you have a BMW, at least.

BMW iPhone app puts a full featured data logger in your pocket.<p>Data recorders can be invaluable tools for driver improvement on the racetrack. If you own a late-model BMW equipped with the BMW apps option, you can now get access to all your car's crucial<br>data via the free M Laptimer app.<p>Developed in …

Mercedes-Benz Confirms It’s Building an Impractical Crossover Like the BMW X6

A rendering of Mercedes’ response to the BMW X6, at one point believed to be called MLC, as featured in our 2012 edition of 25 Cars Worth Waiting For.<p>Mercedes-Benz will, in fact, be taking aim at the BMW X6 with its own sporty crossover, two high-level executives have told us, confirming …

Acura

Nissan's new GT-R boss says next car will go for more volume

Since its introduction in 2008, the Nissan GT-R has seen a steady increase of power and price almost every year, but the big news for the next-gen supercar might be an increase in production. <i>Automotive News</i> recently spoke with newly appointed GT-R chief engineer Kinishi Tanuma who said Nissan needs …

Nissan GT-R

Man surprises girlfriend with C7 Corvette

How would you react if someone just showed up at your place of work with a new, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, complete with all the trimmings? While a lot of us would likely be flipping out over the still rare sports car, it's a fair bet many more of us would be responding like Pattie here, …