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2014 Lexus LS 600hL: Long on luxury, light on fuel economy

There’s a certain expectation with hybrid models, namely improved fuel economy. The Lexus LS 600hL doesn’t deliver on that point.<p><b>Hybrid</b><p>While the EPA estimates that the Lexus LS 600hL should get 20 mpg in combined driving, (19 city/23 highway), it averaged 18.2 mpg in my week-long test drive. That’s …

What the hell! This used Ferrari LaFerrari with 124 miles on it is already for sale for $3.24 million. The owner's tired of it already? Details --> http://bit.ly/1cpeaAA

Last Call- Curbing a Minion Edition

You would have to be pretty despicable to not have this fire plug raise a smile.<p><i>Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant</i> …

GRMN's GT86 Tokyo Auto Salon Concept has a park bench spoiler

A twin-charged appetizer before your BRZ STI.<p>Love Japanese sports cars? If so, it's likely that you're already pumped for the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon. Now, Toyota-affiliated racing firm GRMN has given you more reason to fidget: According to a recently released teaser photo, the company is debuting a …

What the Fiat buyout means for the Alfa Romeo 4C

The numbers aren't important, but putting a 4C in your driveway is.<p>After Fiat took over a struggling Chrysler in 2009, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne was officially in control of both companies. The tricky part was that he didn't "own" Chrysler as such, as Fiat only had a percentage of the company at …

2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 to start at $75,000

Chevrolet has announced that it will charge a whopping $75,000 for its upcoming 2014 Camaro Z/28 when it goes on sale this spring. That sticker price includes a $995 destination charge, as well as a still-unspecified gas-guzzler tax.<p>Essentially a racecar for the road, Chevy undoubtedly will justify …

Poll: 2014 Corvette Z51 vs. 2014 Camaro Z/28

It's a GM vs. GM battle. Cast your vote!<p>Tick all the good option boxes, and your 2014 Corvette will cost a hair under $70,000. That includes the 3LT option, Z51 Performance Package, Magnetic Ride Control, and the fancy sport seats. At a whopping $75,000, the Z/28 has just one option, which adds air …

Puritalia 427 roadster ready for testing

It's been more than a year since we were first introduced to the Puritalia 427, but it looks like the low-weight, high-horsepower roadster is one step closer to hitting the road. As an update about the car's progress, Puritalia has released three images of the first production 427 as it prepares …

Spotted: Ferrari's 458 Challenge Evoluzione getting squirrely around Monza

The Prancing Horse's single-make racer goes all Galápagos.<p>According to the company, Ferrari doesn't advertise—it goes racing. The 458 Challenge Evoluzione is a super-aero riff on the single-make series 458 racer, tweaked with splitters and underbody bits from Ferrari's GT racing program. It's …

Sportscar Vintage Racing at the Glen is better than Irish coffee

350 or 351? 427 or 454? We've got them all.<p>With most of the country experiencing a white and very cold winter, nothing seems quite as remote as sportscar racing. Even more remote is the idea of running a convertible big-block Corvette around Watkins Glen in New York (which is probably underneath …

Nissan returning to top-level US racing with this TUDOR entry

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, formerly powered by Honda to two consecutive American Le Mans Series championships, is now officially powered by Nissan. The Japanese automaker's return to the top tier of US sports car racing comes with Nismo factory backing of the Muscle Milk entry in the newly created …

Local Motors' latest project is this adult drift trike

There's always something new and intriguing left sitting on the deck whenever Local Motors news washes over the <i>Autoblog</i> transom. Lest you think the company only deals in wild off-road tackle like the Rally Fighter, 'tis not the case: it sells the SoulArc skateboard and the Laser Bike Lane Light, …

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been priced at $75,000. Let the arguing begin. Details --> http://bit.ly/19F6qwE

2014 Chevy Camaro Z28 starts at $75,000

With Chevrolet’s new Camaro Z/28 going on sale soon, fans who have been waiting for this track rat performance version will soon be able to put their money where their mouth is.<p>A lot of money.<p>Chevy announced Friday that the 2014 Z/28 will start at a cool $75,000, including destination. Keep in …

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 350

This 1969 Camaro SS 350 is said to be the real deal–not a tribute, clone, or recreation. Though not our preferred 4-speed manual, the car seems very …

Mercedes-Benz, Aided By CLA, Takes U.S. Luxury Vehicle Crown For 2013

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz, helped by the new CLA coupe, took the U.S. luxury vehicle crown from Bayerische Motoren Werke’s flagship BMW brand.<p>Mercedes sold 312,534 vehicles in the U.S. last year, up 14 percent from 2012, compared with BMW’s 309,280, or a 9.9 percent gain. The results ended a two-year …

TOTD: What is Your Base Model Dream Garage?

Normally we fill our dream garages with a number of high-performance sports cars, luxury cars, and classics. But what if your dream garage is limited to only base model vehicles?<p>That is the question <i>Motor Trend</i> forum member <b>Frisky Dino</b> asks in today’s Thread of the Day. The rules for your base model …

40 Years in a Barn: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

This 1969 Boss 302 (chassis 9F02G196363) is a literal, recent barn find, and is said to have been stored sometime in the early 70’s after the owner …

Dream Like: 1984 Toyota Celica Group B Tribute

This 1984 Toyota Celica (chassis RA654053485) has been given a very accurate looking Group B replica treatment–aside from a sponsor or two and …

Parked Since 1976: No-Reserve 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Project

This 1976 Chevrolet Corvette (chassis 208675110911) has been parked in Northern Louisiana since 1976 according to the seller, who says that it has a …

Mercedes fights off late BMW surge to claim 2013 luxury sales crown

The king is dead - long live the king. Mercedes-Benz is now your new US sales champion in the fiercely competitive luxury market, deposing the champ BMW, which has enjoyed annual supremacy for the past two years.<p>Thanks in no small part to the dynamite launch of the new, affordable CLA-Class, not to …

Would you pay $75,000 for a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 with no air conditioning and a single speaker? Details --> http://bit.ly/19F6qwE

U.K. Sports-Car Maker Caterham Inks U.S. Distribution Deal

There are some U.S. enthusiasts who think of stuff like the Mazda Miata and Subaru BRZ as too heavy, too refined, and too common. Soon, however, those ultra-traditionalists will have better access to something a little more—OK, <i>a lot</i> more—minimalist: the Caterham Seven! The British sports car …

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