Raymond Merkson

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2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Special Edition

With the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V still at least a year away, the second-generation CTS-V is still being sold alongside the standard third-generation CTS sedan. But now the time has come to start saying goodbye to Caddy’s tire slayer, which the automaker is sending off in style — Just 500 …

TOTD: Lamborghini Huracan's Roughness - Good or Bad?

The Lamborghini Huracan is finally here and we’ve gotten some seat time with the highly anticipated supercar. The Huracan certainly has some big shoes to fill considering it’s set to replace the Gallardo, the best-selling car in the company’s 51-year history. With that said, expectations for the …

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Waterspeed Makes a Splash

Luxury automakers tend to love to roll out new special editions – after all, what better way to make your exclusive car even more exclusive than with a limited-run model? Rolls-Royce, which has never been shy of producing special edition models, just unveiled its latest. Dubbed the Rolls-Royce …

2015 BMW M3, M4 First Drive

BMW M2 Coupe Caught Going for a Jaunt in the Countryside

While we truly enjoy the 2014 BMW M235i, we certainly wouldn’t mind a genuine M variant. An M2 coupe is the works, and although the German automaker hasn’t officially confirmed its existence, new spy photos of an M2 prototype frolicking in the countryside show a performance model is on the horizon. …

Automotive Design

2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 First Drive

Hot Air?: 602-Horsepower Gallardo Replacement Storms In<p>The Huracan makes a strong first impression. Even with the gorgeous scenery surrounding the Ascari Race Resort in southern Spain, the beautiful collection of hexagons and hard, angry angles easily commands attention. The design typifies the …

We Hear: Lamborghini Urus Will get Brand’s First Turbo Engine

A force-inducted four-wheeler appears to be in the cards for Lamborghini. Just a few years after Lambo boss Stephan Winkelmann said his brand would never rely on turbochargers, it appears that the upcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV is destined to get a turbocharged eight-cylinder.<p>It would mark the first …

592-HP BMW M5 30th Anniversary Limited to 30 Copies

The world was introduced to the BMW M5 30 years ago, and to celebrate the milestone, BMW is building a limited run of anniversary models for 2015. Just 300 examples of the M5 30th Anniversary Edition are planned worldwide, with only 30 destined for our shores. To get one, buyers have to pay close …

SRT Folding Back Into Dodge as Chrysler Releases Latest 5-Year Plan

After two years of going it alone Fiat Chrysler’s SRT brand is moving back into the Dodge product line. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles head Sergio Marchionne announced his five-year vision for the automaker this morning outlining the future of Dodge, which becomes the blue collar performance car flag …

Autos

2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP First Test

All Hail King Cooper<p>Absurd. Downright absurd. You see, as I saw back and forth on this nicely padded steering wheel, weaving along a paved path among the trees clinging to the dangerous slopes of Palomar Mountain, I find it necessary to remind myself that I’m strapped into a MINI Cooper Hardtop, a …

Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 heads to Monterey

In a few months' time, this 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 once owned by Steve McQueen will come up for auction. And it could sell for millions.<p>Well, probably. You see, last weekend in Monaco at the annual RM Auctions sale, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C – number nine of only twelve cars ever built – sold for …

Classic Cars

This handmade Italian roadster is a Mini Cooper unlike any other

The distinctive look of the Mini Cooper hatchback isn't easily distilled into other body types — the Mini Coupe, Roadster, and Countryman are living proof of that. But Milan-based coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring has teamed up with Mini's design team to build a truly spectacular one-off, …

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld

What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored LEDs. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last …

Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV opens new line (pictures)

Mercedes-Benz