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SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official …

Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing …

Maserati stuns in Geneva with Alfieri

Maserati has clocked one of the early surprises of this year's Geneva show, whipping the covers from this, the not-at-all-ugly Alfieri concept.<p>It's a potential vision of a more affordable Maserati than anything in the firm's current line-up – a bottom-of-the-range two-plus-two hatchback to sit …

Who will buy Bertone?

Bertone, designer of the Lamborghini Miura and Lancia Stratos, has confirmed it has entered court bankruptcy proceedings.<p>Debts have been mounting at the Turin-based firm, which sent the majority of its employees home more than a month ago, and it now has until April to find a buyer. If it fails to …

Ferrari 458, reimagined

A Dutch design firm has announced plans to build a limited edition version of the Ferrari 458 Italia. And when we mean limited edition, we mean, erm, one. And it'll look like the picture above.<p>It's the design work of Ugur Sahin, based in the Netherlands, who confirmed to TopGear.com that they've …

Land Rover reveals Discovery Vision Concept in New York

Normally we wouldn't bother with the launch hoopla surrounding a new car, but this time we're making an exception.<p>TopGear.com is currently sitting on the deck of a US aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid, there's a Virgin Galactic spaceship about 20ft away, not to mention a Lockheed SR-71, a Concorde …

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Subaru Outback, the unlikely show-stopper

“Something you should never do is mess with success.” So spoke Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, on 17 April at the New York auto show.<p>Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru’s parent, nevertheless messed with the Outback – a strong-selling if awkwardly styled all-wheel-drive family mover – and the …

Here is Mercedes’ SUV concept

When we first saw Mercedes-Benz's Concept Coupé SUV, we had no context, nor data, about its size. We surmised it was probably a smaller, A-Class based offering. It isn't – which was made abundantly clear at its Auto China 2014 debut in Beijing.<p>The big Merc is indeed a Big Merc: it measures nearly …

Phantom Badger, reporting for duty

The Willys MB – better known as the original jeep – was a game-changer during World War II. Small, agile, versatile and durable, jeeps were easy to deploy, easy to operate and easy to maintain, making them perhaps the Allies’ most important battlefield equipment. More than 70 years later, US …

Ukraine's acting president calls for action against pro-Russian separatists

Ukraine's acting president has called for the resumption of military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, claiming two of his party's supporters had been "tortured to death", in a further blow to an unravelling international peace plan.<p>Oleksandr Turchynov said …

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4: Geneva Motor Show Live Photos And Video

The Lamborghini Gallardo has soldiered valiantly for the last several years of its decade-long run, with special edition upon special edition making …