Maaz Khan

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Ferrari 488 GTB: What's In A Name?

As stated in a recent email from a friend who owned a Ferrari 458 Italia for several years, “Twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8, approximately 660 horsepower. A 0-60 mph time that should be a shade under 3.0 seconds. And 0-125 mph (that’s 0-200 kph) in 8.3 seconds. The new Ferrari 488 is stunning, too. …

Weekly Recap: The cost of Tesla's ambitious plans for growth

Plus: Notes On The Chicago Auto Show, GM And Cyber Hacking<p>Tesla has ambitious plans for growth, and they won't come cheap.<p>The electric-car maker said this week it plans to spend $1.5 billion in 2015 to expand production capacity, launch the Model X crossover and continue work on its Gigafactory, …

How speed limits get set

The site <i>FiveThirtyEight</i> has a lengthy article on some of the studied connections between speed limits and road deaths, titled, <i>Why the Rules of the Road aren't Enough to Prevent People from Dying</i>. It looks at how speed limits are set, how long ago the methodology was created for setting speed …

Road Safety

Mercedes' CEO says Google should study car use, not car building

Google is rapidly throwing its massive weight into many facets of the auto business. Not only does the search behemoth want to take on Uber, offer car insurance quotes and run a specific version of Android on future infotainment systems, but the company is also at least toying with the idea of …

Fast, fun, pricey cars return to showrooms amid auto sales boom

Dumping an old Honda Civic for a $40,000 Ford Mustang GT was an easy choice for Jeffrey Baird.<p>The personal trainer from Ontario had seen his business take off lately. He wanted what he wanted.<p>"It wasn't something that I needed," said Baird, 24, of the 435-horsepower coupe.<p>A booming car market and …

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible fetches record $2 million in Paris

Aston Martin and Ferrari may occupy similar territory in the current market for new cars, or at least overlap, but when it comes to their respective classics, they're in different leagues. While some classic Ferraris can sell at auction for eight figures, the highest prices ever paid for classic …