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Toyota Recalling 844K Cars for Shrapnel-Shooting Airbags

Toyota is recalling 844,277 cars to swap out airbag inflators that can shoot shrapnel in a passenger’s face. The 2002–2004 Lexus SC430 and Toyota Sequoia, along with the 2003–2004 Tundra, Corolla, Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe (the re-badged Matrix built by Toyota) are included.<p>The automaker is …

Airbags

GM Ignition Switch Fix Off to Slow Start

Almost a month has passed since General Motors started shipping and installing new ignition switches in cars affected by its massive ignition switch recall, but the automaker has managed to only replace a relatively small number. To date, GM has replaced around 47,000 switches out of the 2.6 …

General Motors

Infiniti Plans 700-HP Twin-Turbo Hybrid Flagship Sedan

Refined Cousin of Godzilla Would Compete With Porsche Panamera<p>Infiniti first revealed its bold future design language at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in the form of the sumptuous Essence concept (shown below). It was by far the best-looking styling we’ve ever seen from Nissan/Infiniti, and drew …

Photos: The Evolution of Koenigsegg

View photos of the Koenigsegg models that have lead up to the upcoming One:1 and a teaser of that new hypercar.<p>How we got to the One:1.

Koenigsegg

Lovin' Me Anyway

Making Sense of MINI's New 3-Cylinder Engine

The third-gen MINI Cooper has swollen outwardly-- 4.5 inches longer, 1.7 inches wider, and .3 inches taller, to be exact-- but the marque's base engine has shrunk to a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder. Which begs the inevitable question: is this bad news for hot-blooded enthusiasts?<p>We suspect the contrary …

The Cummins 2.8 in the Frontier is something old, something new, and all rad

The specially developed 2.8-liter diesel is "ready to go for production."<p>Now that Nissan got our attention with its Cummins-powered Frontier Diesel Runner, we tracked down some of the guys at Cummins for a little more information about this torquey, fuel-efficient powertrain. The 2014 Chicago Auto …

Last Call- The Art of Madness Edition

While you’ve no doubt given mind to just how crazy the Pagani Zonda is, especially in its most extreme forms, you’ve probably at the same time …

Lost Art: Taming the Wild Carburetor

Air, fuel, witchcraft, and power.<p>One of the mandatory automotive jokes is that "carburetor" is French for "don't touch." Funny thing—the derivation of "carburetor" is actually French, from the word <i>carburer</i>, meaning "to combine with carbon" or, idiomatically, "to tune." The etymology is informative. …

Riding along with Horacio in his Pagani Zonda S 7.3

You'd imagine that as the founder of Pagani, Horacio Pagani would be in the most ridiculous car his company produces. A new Huayra, or perhaps a Zonda F Roadster, right? Nope. Instead, Mr. Pagani's personal car is a Zonda S 7.3, one of the brand's older models, which debuted way back in 2002 with a …

Aston Martin, Mercedes-AMG Won’t Flaunt Technical Partnership

Although Mercedes-Benz will supply future Aston Martin products with eight-cylinder AMG engines and electrical architecture, the technical partnership will be discrete, <i>Autocar</i> reports. Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche said that future Aston Martin models with AMG engines won’t sport any AMG or Mercedes …

Now Printable in 3D: Acura NSX Concept

This might be the coolest thing your 3D printer produces for a while. Now available for download is the file necessary to print your own scale model of the Acura NSX concept, along with other conceptual vehicles Honda has produced like the wacky Fuya-Jo and the Kiwami fuel cell car.<p>Honda posted the …

Nissan Reveals ZEOD RC’s 400-HP 3-Cylinder Engine, Confirms 2015 LMP1 Entry

Nissan and its motorsport partner NISMO have finally revealed the engine that will feature in its 2014 ZEOD RC electrified race car, which will …

Sports Cars

Lingenfelter-Prepped Chevy Reaper To Battle Ford Raptor?

For a few years now, Chevrolet has been left to simply stare at the tailpipes of the Ford Raptor as it leaves the pavement. Dirt, jumps, and serious …

Manchester

Daytona is the Viper's race to lose

Larry Webster handicaps the GTLM class from the paddock.<p><b>The class to watch at the 2014 24 Hours of Daytona is GTLM.</b><p>These are heavily modified street cars that walk that thin line between freakishly cartoonish and insanely cool. Plus, there's heavy factory involvement. It's Porsche, Chevy, SRT, BMW, …

Snake-Bitten 1956 Ford F-100 Sells For $450,000 At Barrett-Jackson

Gene Simmons likes to put his personal stamp of approval on plenty of items. Recently, he and his wife Shannon Tweed partnered up with Ford to …

Mashups

Distractify

2014 Detroit Auto Show: Top 12 Biggest New Car Debuts

Performance cars supplanted alternative-fuel vehicles as the main attraction at this year’s Detroit auto show. But just because automakers are busy unveiling fast and powerful machines like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Lexus RC F doesn’t mean they’re ignoring fuel economy.<p>Quite the contrary. BMW …

Poll: Audi RS7, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S, or Porsche Panamera Turbo?

In our <b>Luxury Super Sports Sedan Comparison</b>, we pitted three high-performance German sedans against each other to find out which one reigns supreme. The high-caliber sedans include the 560-hp Audi RS7, 577-hp Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S, and 520-hp Porsche Panamera Turbo.<p>Although the CLS63 AMG S is …

GM 8-Speed In Corvette Z06 Shifts Faster Than Porsche PDK; Here's How

With the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that was introduced this past week at the Detroit Auto Show, GM raises the threat level to the bragging …

Sports Cars

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Fuel Efficiency

How Winter Tires Work – Feature

How Winter Tires Work, Presented as a Pleasing Graphic<p>January 3, 2014 AT 6:23 PM By Car and Driver Illustrations By Pete Sucheski

Samsung shows just how awkward life can be in its latest Galaxy Gear ad

In Samsung's world, the quickest way to a woman's heart is through your Galaxy Gear smart watch.<p>The tech industry has become well known for its odd, tone-deaf advertisements, and Samsung's latest is no exception. In a new two-and-a-half minute lifestyle ad, two men on a ski lift compete for the …

Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz AMG Technical Partnership Finalized

Earlier this year, Daimler and Aston Martin signed a letter of intent to enter a technical partnership that would give the British marque access to Mercedes-Benz AMG’s V-8s and electrical architecture in exchange for a five-percent silent stake in the company. Today, that agreement has been …

Engines

Photos: 2014 Ford Mustang Sedan

HCOTY Nominee: TWINI the Twin Engined MINI

Mini enthusiast and owner of Bay Bridge Motors, Jacques Andres, wanted to prove his capabilities, as well as the capabilities of the Mini platform, …

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Last Call- Bug’s Life Edition

The Veyron EB 16.4 is not only the ultimate Bugatti but it’s quite possibly the pinnacle of super car design at the moment. Excluding special …

Why you should pre-order Gran Turismo 6

The sixth edition of the Gran Turismo videogame is coming out on December 6th, 2013. Until now I have bought each version of this game at a local …

Chevy just dropped a bomb with the new 2015 Colorado

Bringing the Duramax to the masses.<p>Chevrolet just announced a reason for everyone to care about the midsize truck segment. The all-new 2015 Colorado pickup has just been revealed at the LA Auto Show, and Chevy says it will be available with a 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel.<p>Chevrolet is …