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Ferrari 458 Speciale buyers told to spec options to secure orders

Want to get your hands on a Ferrari 458 Speciale? You're in good company, because demand for what could be the last naturally aspirated V8 supercar from Maranello is apparently soaring. As a result, some buyers who've already placed their orders are reportedly being "advised" to add on extra …

Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Car Concept Spy Shots

Mercedes-Benz is scheduled to unveil a new concept car at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in early January, which the automaker is hoping will …

Autonomous Cars

What's it like to wakeboard behind a Ferrari F50? Glad you asked

Peons. Peasants. Plebians. Ohioans. You think the videos that show you water skiing or wakeboarding behind pickup trucks are cool? They aren't. Wakeboarding behind a Ferrari F50, though, is most assuredly awesome.<br>Those over-wealthy Einsteins at YouTube channel <i>Tax The Rich</i> have released their latest …

Mercedes-AMG has its wicked way with CLA Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz has outed a freshly-fettled car from its AMG tuning division, the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, following up the LA Auto Show last week …

Best Black Friday New-Car Deals

The day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday – has become so much more than the official start to the holiday shopping season. It’s something of a tribal adventure, a challenge to see who can rise the earliest and withstand the highest degree of actual physical pain in search of an unbeatable bona …

2015 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD

Stand out from the herd.<p>All-wheel-drive sports sedans are a prerequisite for any manufacturer serious about racking up sales in markets where the weather can get frightful. Jaguar learned this the hard way in places like the American Northeast, where BMW’s xDrive, Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC, and Audi’s …

Chrysler Adds 84-Month Financing, As Other Automakers Tread Carefully

As the price of vehicles pushes upward and household income stagnates, it’s not all that surprising that new-car shoppers are increasingly looking …

Automotive Industry

100k Mazda6 sedans recalled over tire-monitoring systems

A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is, as you might have guessed, designed to monitor the air pressure in the tires, and alert the driver if pressure drops. But a problem found in the Mazda6 could keep the system from doing its job.<p>According to the recall notice issued by the National Highway …

Alfa Romeo's midsize sedan due in June, and we'll get it

As the calendar shifts, so do Alfa Romeo's plans. At the LA Auto Show, Harald Wester, head of Alfa Romeo, said the brand would unveil its second US model – after the 4C – next June, but he wouldn't identify the type of car. A report in <i>Automotive News Europe</i>, quoting sources, says that it will be a …

Mazda recalls 100k cars over tire pressure issue

Mazda has recalled nearly 100,000 vehicles over potential issues with the tire pressure sensor, according to a report from the National Highway …

Translogic 164: Driving the fuel cell vehicles of the 2014 LA Auto Show

We Get An Early Steer Of The Toyota Mirai, Volkswagen Passat HyMotion And Audi A7 H-Tron<p>The LA Auto Show is known for its environmentally friendly vehicle debuts. At last year's show, hydrogen fuel cell concepts from Honda and Toyota joined a lease-ready Hyundai Tucson FCEV to cast a green hue over …

Subaru launches STI-tuned Forester tS in Japan

Subaru Tecnica International, better known by its initials, STI, has finally unveiled its work at tuning the Forester into a higher performance machine. Unfortunately while tweaks to the suspension and styling are plentiful, it's not clear how much acceleration is going to improve from just a few …

Top 15 Cars That Look Fast, But Really Aren’t

Sometimes automakers release cars with stunning lines or sporty intentions, but the powertrain or handling doesn’t always live up to the exterior’s hype. Here are cars that look faster than they really are.<p>Honda CR-Z<p>Billed as a sporty hybrid, the Honda CR-Z appeared to be a successor to the sporty …

Mini phasing out Coupe, Roadster next year

With its previous generation, Mini went for a maximalist strategy, expanding its lineup to include seven derivatives. But with the new generation, BMW's retro Anglo-Saxon brand is shifting gears to a "superhero strategy" focusing on core models with volume sales potential rather than small …

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Sedan

Nobody ever said advanced tech has to be pretty.<p>Yes, it’s ugly—spectacularly ugly. There is no single angle from which it looks anything but ugly. But there’s also no single angle from which the 2016 Toyota Mirai looks like anything else.<p>That is literally by design, as outlined in our earlier …

Lexus RX replacement to debut in Detroit?

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be a big one for Lexus, with Group Vice President Jeff Bracken confirming to <i>Ward's Auto</i> that the Japanese luxury marque will have at least one, and possibly two, all-new-model introductions.<p><i>Ward's</i> seems to think that one of those vehicles will be the new …

AMG's Tobias Moers on C63 Wagon for U.S., AMG GT Black Series, More

Pleased with the early reaction to the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S, the car he considers the pinnacle of his two-decade career at AMG thus far, chairman Tobias Moers doesn’t have much time to rest on those laurels. Nor is he content to. Following the GT S out of the pipe is the new C63, the car that …

Spirit of Zeller: a BMW R nineT homage

Thanks to BMW Motorrad’s aggressive (and slightly genius) marketing strategy, custom R nineTs were popping up before the bike had even hit showroom floors. And now that the furor has died down, local distributors are having a go too.<p>BMW Italy recently invited dealers to participate in an R nineT …

Nissan will build just 45 examples of this 45th Anniversary GT-R

It's been 45 years since the release of the original Nissan Skyline GT-R, so to celebrate, the Japanese automaker has announced this special commemorative edition.<p>Based on the newly updated 2015 Nissan GT-R in Premium trim, the 45th Anniversary edition is done up in a unique shade called Silica …

2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo First Test

Testing the Nismo-fied Z<p>The Z-Car has been around since the late ’60s, but it wasn’t until 1969 that the Datsun 240Z landed in the United States. Over the last 45 years, the two-seater sports car has transformed into what we have today. Back then, not only was the Z affordable, reliable, and fun to …

The Porsche 935

Have a look at 10 photos of the Porsche 935, a ludicrous car with so much engine it essentially teleported from point to point on the racetrack.<p>Check out 11 photos of the insane Porsche 935.

Mercedes New AMG Sport Models to Debut in Detroit

Mercedes-AMG is cutting back on power to charge forward in terms of overall sales. With today’s announcement of the new AMG Sport models, the Affalterbach-based manufacturer aims to more than double its output. This year, AMG will move more than 40,000 units; by 2017, that number is estimated to …

Long-Term Wrap: 2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon

Parting is such sweet sorrow.<p>When BMW introduced its new-for-2014 diesel 3-series wagon, we begged to get our hands on a long-term tester for obvious reasons. The 328d xDrive Sports Wagon is a rare and appealing combination for the enthusiast with cargo-hauling needs: wagon body style, efficient …

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The Editorial Staff Weighs In With A Few Thank-You Notes<p>The inimitable David E. Davis, Jr., once described himself as "...the luckiest guy in the world; a car enthusiast and I live in car-enthusiast heaven."<p>I think about that line a lot, but it seems ever-more poignant around this time of year, …

AutoNation Online Sales, Volt Vs. Prius, 2015 Viper Pricing: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Thanks to the internet, we've become accustomed to buying many things from the comfort of our living rooms. Cars are one of the few exceptions, but …

More details emerge on hotter BMW i8S coming next year

The BMW i8 recently won the <i>Autoblog</i> Technology of the Year award, and it's going to get even better. In October, <i>Automobile</i> magazine reported that BMW's i brand is working on an i8S that would be stiffer and more powerful, and celebrate the marque's centenary in 2016. At the time, one of two power …

2015 Dodge Viper SRT, 2016 BMW 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid, McLaren P1 Crash: Today’s Car News

Dodge recently announced that it was dropping the price of its 2015 Viper SRT by $15,000. However, this was only for the base model. Pricing for the …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Dutch Treat: Jules Brans' Yamaha XS750

The Yamaha XS750 triple is one of the most underrated motorcycles of the 1970s. It never achieved the cachet of the Honda CB750, and these days, its smaller SR400 and SR500 brethren are more popular with custom shops.<p>That makes the XS750 affordable on the secondhand market, and this super-sanitary …