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Lotus is Getting a Lifeline, But New Esprit Is on Ice

After spending decades trying to do too much with too little, Lotus now is just spending very little. Former CEO Dany Bahar’s plan for a five-to-six-model Lotus range was never completely serious—it was more meant to showcase Lotus’s expertise-for-hire—but development had progressed quite far on a …

Twin test: 3.2 Carrera v Gen2 996

31 Jul<p>News<br>• |<br>• Lee Sibley<br>• |<p>It’s a surprising fact that even today, you still hear people say “I can’t afford a 911.” Despite this myth, the good news is …

Name That Shifter, No. 139 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. We had figured that a few of you would recognize the shifter, but a <i>lot</i> of you did. The first commenter to do so was Rickster, who will receive a Save the Manuals button and …

2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Spy Photos

The Cayenne's little brother looks like no Audi Q5 we've ever seen.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Porsche’s upcoming mid-size SUV, the Macan, caught testing wearing almost no camouflage. The Macan, which carried a code name of Cajun—short for “Cayenne Junior”—is smaller than the Cayenne and designed to bring even …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

2014 Porsche Cayman S First Test

Lightning Strikes Twice<p>The last Porsche Cayman won our Best Driver’s Car event in 2009. As far as high praise goes for sports cars, that’s about as high as it gets. Expectations for the new 2014 Cayman, then — the one with more power, 918-derived styling, a stiffer chassis, and so on — are quite …

Audi RS7 Sportback | evo REVIEW

Nissan GT-R NISMO to Possible Hit 60 in 2.0 Seconds

According to a recent report in <i>Auto Express</i>, the forthcoming Nissan GT-R NISMO may post a brutally quick 0-60 time of two seconds flat, a detail supposedly sprung from an unnamed source during the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed.<p>An engineer for British firm Williams Advance Engineering (as in …

Kimi Räikkönen Is the Most Interesting Man in Formula 1

The Iceman doesn't care about politics—he just wants to race.<p>“Sometimes in Formula 1 there is politics, and the shit there is stupid,” Kimi Räikkönen says as we sit in the Lotus Formula 1 team’s hospitality tent, sheltered from the drizzle that hangs over most of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. “I …

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S First Test

Mystifyingly Big Brit Comes Up BIG<p>This space sold to E-Type anecdotes and groovy Swinging Sixties tropes.<p>Now that that’s out of the way, let’s move on to the 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S. It’s a sporting and luxurious convertible with room for two and a $92,895 sticker price, meaning it’ll probably be …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Vauxhall VXR road test | Now in Full HD | Top Gear | BBC

HTC One Max reportedly surfaces in photos with 5.9-inch display

Word of the HTC One Max surfaced in a leaked document from UK carrier O2 (although we've lovingly referred to it as the T6 for some time now) but now the phone finally seems to be making an appearance in the flesh. Taiwanese site <i>ePrice</i> has gotten its collective mitts on two photos of what's claimed …

Microsoft slashes Surface Pro price for the month of August, 64GB model down to $799

Thought the Surface RT's $150 price drop was enticing? Hold on to your wallet: Microsoft's at it again. Over the weekend, Redmond quietly took $100 off of both its 64 and 128GB Surface Pro slates, bringing their base prices to $799 and $899, respectively. According to the fine print, the discount …

HTC One Max review

By Thomas Tamblyn<p>Image 1 of 9<p>Image 2 of 9<p>Image 3 of 9<p>Image 4 of 9<p>Image 5 of 9<p>Image 6 of 9<p>Image 7 of 9<p>Image 8 of 9<p>Image 9 of 9<p>The HTC One max is the …

Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent meets its second end

Thought the Apple vs Samsung dust was starting to settle? Think again.<p>Apple has lost another patent relevant to its perpetual twilight war with …

Tim Pool on how Google Glass can be pretty useful for reporting from a war zone

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Most of the uses imagined for Google Glass so far are pretty geeky, but video journalist Tim Pool has a different perspective, …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active’s warranty proves phones and water don’t mix

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: AT&T<p>The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active might be ‘whoops-proof,’ as Samsung likes to say, but that doesn’t mean you should …