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The turnaround artists

2015 Volkswagen GTD

<i>The Waiting Is The Hardest Part</i><p>Back in 2010, we attended the launch for the sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTD, an event set on the scenic roads of the cult car's natural habitat – southern Bavarian curving two-lanes complete with shocking views of the majestic Alps. We've now returned to the …

Jaguar XFR-S pitted against Mercedes E63 AMG

It was Steve Sutcliffe at <i>Autocar</i> who got the tough job of comparing the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG to the limited edition Jaguar XFR-S on the track and sheep-strewn British B-roads. In UK spec both Mephistophelean sedans wrangle the same 542 horsepower, but step out of the corral and things look to …

Where It Costs The Most (And Least) To Own A Car

In the world of real estate large sums of money are regularly made and lost according to the sage dictum, “location, location, location.” Apparently the same is true with regard to car ownership, as a recent study found as much as a $10,000 difference in operating expenses over a five-year period …

24 Hours of LeMons: Race the two-engined MRolla

I received word from The Rusty Hub’s tipline that Hooniverse’s favorite two-car, four-engine 24 Hours of LeMons team, Stick Figure Racing, have an …

2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport Twin-Turbo V-6

Grandpa's got an urge.<p>TESTED<p>The Cadillac XTS stands apart from the ATS and CTS sports sedans that are redefining America’s luxury automaker. The big soft Caddy is designed for the brand’s old-school customers and those who might set a priority of roominess and ride quality over rortiness. Cadillac …

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Maranello gives the 458 special treatment.<p>If you ask Ferrari, there are too many people who love the 458 Italia but are put off by its measly 562 horsepower and piddling 202-mph top speed. At least that’s what we assume the thought process is, as the gang in Maranello pulls from the oven the 458 …