Cool cars: Hot wheels and deals
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New York (CNN) — Despite his name, Nudie Cohn was known for clothes. He created some of the most famous show business outfits ever. People like Roy Rogers, Elvis Presley, Teddy Pendergrass and Glen Campbell wore his glittering rhinestone studded suits on stage.
I didn't really care that much about …Cadillac
(CNN) — Bet you didn't see this coming. Well, actually, you couldn't miss it, especially at night.
Nissan has created a special glow-in-the-dark Leaf to advertise the benefits of charging the electric car from solar panels.
The luminescent car is covered in a special paint that absorbs energy from …Nissan
In this "green car" competition, the Smart Electric Drive has two big things going for it. The first big thing is that it's all electric. The second big thing is that, actually, it's really little. That makes it easy on energy. The Smart ED gets an amazing 107 MPGe, or Miles Per Gallon Equivalent. …Energy
(CNN) — The list of automakers that would never, ever make an SUV has shrunk even further.
Rolls-Royce, the pinnacle of British luxury motoring, announced on Tuesday that it, too, would add an SUV to its line-up.
The automaker hand-delivered a statement to CNNMoney on embossed Rolls-Royce letterhead. …Rolls Royce
For the second year in a row, the all-electric Tesla Model S has come out on top as the best car Consumer Reports has tested. The magazine calls it a "technological tour de force, a high-performance electric vehicle with usable real-world range."
It's also one of three American cars to earn a slot …
Ferrari's latest high performance supercar will have a 660 horsepower turbocharged V8 engine and the ability to go from zero to 124 miles an hour in just over eight seconds.
Going from zero to 60 miles an hour will take only about three seconds.
The new 488 GTB, a successor to the Italian automaker's …Ferrari
(CNN) — This is not your typical economy hatchback.
Ford said Tuesday that it will begin selling a new version of its Focus compact car, but this one will be powered by a 315 horsepower, 2.3 liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine. It will be built in Germany, and it will have a special …Auto Shows
This was the ninth of 32 of this particular model built and it has a long racing history. It's powered by a 320 horsepower V12 mounted behind the seats. It was also the most expensive car sold at all of last week's Scottsdale, Ariz., collector car auctions. In fact, it was the most expensive car …Auction
(CNN) — From the outside, it looks like a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette with a custom paint job and some fancy wheels. But it also rides weirdly high off the ground -- to make room for massive rectangular exhaust pipes.
But it's when the engine starts that you know there's something really weird about …Chevrolet
(CNN) — Acura unveiled its new NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit auto show. It puts out over 550 horsepower and is expected to have a price tag of over $150,000.
The new NSX is a reprise of the cult classic Acura NSX which was produced in the 1990s and early 2000s. With its V6 engine mounted behind …Supercars
(CNN) — Ford unveiled a new version of its iconic GT supercar, shaking up the market for exotic performance cars.
The "ultra-high-performance supercar" will go into production later this year and will be available in certain markets in 2016, the automaker announced Monday at the Detroit Auto …Carroll Shelby
(CNN) — Jaguar introduced its first ever SUV on Sunday, which will be built in the company's U.K. factory.
Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover is adding 1,300 jobs there to build the new Jaguar F-PACE.
The auto manufacturer, which is owned by India's Tata Motors, revealed its hiring plans Monday in …Jaguar Land Rover
(CNN) — The Ford F-150 won truck of the year at this year's Detroit auto show, beating out the midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup.
The Volkswagen Golf won car of the year, after having earlier won that distinction from Motor Trend.
The win by Ford is some measure of revenge - the F-150 had lost the …Ford Motor Company
(CNN) — Lower gasoline prices have helped SUVs take over a bigger chunk of the auto market, but these are very different SUVs from those that used to lumber along America's highways a few years ago.
Last year, SUVs of all sorts made up about a third of all vehicle sales. A few years ago they …Fuel Efficiency
(CNN) — General Motors briefly showed off the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. GM had said it would reveal the car at the Detroit Auto Show later this month.
What GM gave reporters on Sunday night in Vegas, however, was just a brief glimpse of …Chevrolet
(CNN) — It usually stinks to have to go to work on your birthday, but last year I didn't mind at all because work meant driving a nearly $2 million Pagani Huayra on a racetrack outside New York City.
The Huayra, a gorgeous and ultra-rare Italian supercar, was one of two huge highlights in a year …Aston Martin
(CNN) — Despite stricter requirements and tough new crash tests more vehicles earned top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
This year, 71 vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick awards compared to 39 last year.
That number includes vehicles …
When it comes to cars, the number one best value for the money just happens to be a truck, according to Kelley Blue Book. The auto experts weighed the attributes of over 300 new-car models narrowing them down to 49 finalists before picking one vehicle in each of 12 categories. The F-150, which won …Best Buy
(CNN) — You may not think of it as the most exciting car in the world, but the newly redesigned Volkswagen Golf compact car has been named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year.
The award is for all four available versions of the Golf. That includes the sporty Golf GTI, the diesel-powered Golf TDI, …Volkswagen
Toyota (TM) and its Lexus luxury division produce, on average, the most reliable cars of any auto brand, according to a new survey by Consumer Reports magazine. The reason is that Toyota releases new technologies gradually, rarely launching genuinely "all new" vehicles which have lots of potential …Car Tech
To celebrate 60 years of selling exotic sports cars in America, Ferrari has unveiled a special car for the United States. Ferrari's American customers have always been especially fond of convertibles with big engines, so this car has a V12 and an open top.
It is essentially an open-air version of …Ferrari