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This Ferrari 250 GTO Could Become The World's Most Expensive Car

Ferrari seems to have a monopoly on the world's most expensive cars. A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO took that title last year with a $52 million sticker …

Elvis Presley's BMW 507 set for full restoration

He had it painted red so women wouldn't write on it.<p>Only 253 examples of the BMW 507 were ever made, and Elvis Presley owned two of them. The first, a white '58 roadster, he famously gifted to his <i>Fun in Acalpulco</i> co-star Ursula Andress; the other, a '58, has been in storage for over 40 years. Now, …

2015 Lexus NX Gets More Aggressive With TRD Body Bits

The 2015 Lexus NX has only been hitting the streets for a short time. That doesn't mean it can't start seeing some upgrades heading its way. It helps …

Jaguar XE promises to net 'over 75 mpg,' just not for us [w/video]

With around a month away from its world debut on September 8, Jaguar continues to issue a constant drip of updates about its upcoming XE compact luxury sedan that's aiming to take on the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Where the company's last bit of info focused on the car's suspension setup, this time …

Hang an iconic Corvette Concept patent on your wall

The Mako Shark II in all its patented glory.<p>There's a fine line between an artful workspace and a kitsch-laden abomination, but I think it will be hard to go wrong with this PatentPrints poster of Patent No. 206063 for a "Vehicle Body" filed by General Motors in 1966. It doesn't say "Stingray" …

Toyota Mirai name tipped for fuel-cell car launch

Toyota‘s fuel-cell car will launch as the Toyota Mirai, insiders claim, naming the hydrogen-powered vehicle after the Japanese word for “future”. The …

GM thinks Colorado and Canyon midsize trucks will lure crossover buyers

The invitation to come out and sample product at the General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, MI is rarely dull, and after spending this morning driving preproduction versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon all we can say is... under strict embargo. Sorry, America, we were as excited as …

Watch a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport hit 246 mph during road rally

The Bugatti Veyron might be getting on in years, but it's still an engineering marvel capable of truly insane velocity. There are tons of videos of the Veyron doing its super-high-speed trick of reaching 200 miles per hour with seemingly no effort. But do you know how much ground the coupe is …

"BMW Supra" Takes Shape: Turbo-Four, Hybrid Power in the Cards

View 10 Photos<p>It's been two years since Toyota and BMW announced their collaboration to build sports cars.<p>Now, a source close to Toyota reports details of the platform and powerplant to be shared by the all-new Toyota Supra and next-generation BMW roadster around the same size as the current …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

2015 Audi R8 LMX V-10

And then there was light.<p>The race to get laser headlights to market was sprinkled with drama, and the question of whether Audi or BMW won is probably not entirely settled. We have written about it before—BMW has already staged a handover ceremony for the first eight vehicles, but the Audi R8 LMX is …

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The Hellcat V-8 sinks its claws into the Charger.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A pair of Dodge’s full-size, four-door bruisers wearing front and rear camo, reported to be packing a version of the Challenger SRT’s Hellcat V-8. Caught testing in southeast Michigan, the partial cover-up on these Chargers can’t hide the …

'Blood Muscle' auction to sell impressive collection of ill-begotten classic cars

The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased from any ill-gotten gains. Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and if you're in Lodi, NJ, on …

Range Rover Sport SVR owners can brag about 8:14 'Ring time

At least we're not fooling ourselves anymore about owners using these off-road.<p>Last month, Land Rover showed us the Range Rover Sport SVR prototype in camo at the Nürburgring. It didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why the SUV was there. Now we have a time: 00:08:14.<p>That lands the 550-hp …

California DMV joins motorcycle lane-splitting controversy

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has joined the California Highway Patrol in withdrawing safety guidelines for motorcycle lane-splitting.<p>The agency confirmed late Tuesday that it had removed its online guidelines, and would also be removing guidelines from its printed literature.<p>"The DMV …

Mini Cooper Countryman wins small car crash tests, Nissan Leaf fails

In crash tests of small cars, the little Mini Cooper Countryman turned in a big performance — it was the only vehicle in a group of 12 to win the top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.<p>The electric Nissan Leaf short-circuited and the Mazda5 joined a select group of the insurance …

Electric Vehicles

Things Get Trippy When You Tape a GoPro to a Wheel

Thanks to filmmaker Ryan Fox, we now know what it looks like when you affix a GoPro camera to your car's wheel and then take it for a nighttime drive. A kaleidoscope of light ensues.<p>GoPro offers every conceivable form of mount for its ubiquitous cameras, but none (so far) are designed to attach …

Chevrolet Stokes Soccer Fever As Key Platform For Global Branding

Chevrolet has produced a flash of soccer-related marketing that is streaking like a mean header toward General Motors' goal of globalizing the brand. The launch of the $70-million Manchester United jersey deal and Chevy’s role in World Cup fever are ratcheting the brand significantly closer to its …

2015 Ford Mustang Production Imminent, Special Orders Open 9/9

<i>UPDATE: The Mustang6g report that we cited previously was slightly off. A Ford spokesman tells us that the 2015 Mustang will remain in the preproduction phase for some time yet. “Our Job 1 customer cars will be built closer to the on-sale date, which is this fall,” he said. Still, it can’t hurt to</i> …

Bentley wants to get into the coachbuilding business

There was a time when a customer would buy a chassis from an automaker like Bentley and then take it to a coachbuilder to have whatever bodywork they wanted put on it. The practice was particularly prevalent in Bentley's earlier days, but the industry has progressed in such a way – with tighter …

Students Target Nürburgring Lap Record With Radical Hybrid Racer

What was your most memorable college project? Chances are it didn't involve the Nürburgring.<p>A group of students from the Technical University of …

The World's Most Traffic-Jammed Cities

Think your daily commute is grueling? Let’s put it into proper perspective: The U.S. metropolitan area having the absolute worst traffic in the nation – Los Angeles – only ranks ninth among the world’s most traffic-clogged cities. Motorists in the City of Angels may think they spend half their …

How a Chrysler New Yorker rally car turned father and son into best friends

Cars have a weird way of bringing fathers and sons together. You might not want to talk to your dad (or son) about politics, but if you can get him into a conversation about 1950s automotive design, then you can chat for hours. The latest video from <i>Petrolicious</i> looks at how Jonathan Auerbach and …

What you missed on 7.10.14

<b>Rolling Coal: A Political Statement Hits Our Nation's Roads</b><p>That disgusting black smoke you see to your right is this truck owner's unique way of making a political statement that he doesn't agree with the current US Presidential Administration's policies. Rolling Coal, as it's called, is more often …

Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Beats Original Acceleration, Range Estimates

It goes without saying that cars are expected to match the performance estimates their manufacturers quote, but it's always nice when one exceeds …

Jaguar Land Rover Details New Ingenium Engine Family

Jaguar Land Rover has released photos and info on its new Ingenium engine family. We first reported on JLR’s new powerplants at this year’s Detroit auto show, but this is the first rash of in-depth details on the in-house effort.<p>The first Ingenium-branded engine to hit the market will be a …

Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld car shows go head to head for Emmy

Comedian car collectors Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld both have been nominated for Emmys, and their car-centric TV shows will compete against each other in the same category.<p>The men's shows -- Leno's "Jay Leno's Garage" and Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" -- are nominated in the …

2014 BMW 328d xDrive Diesel Sports Wagon

Some fantasies are best left unfulfilled.<p>Say the words “diesel station wagon” around a group of European enthusiasts and they’ll yawn. Do the same thing in America, though, where such cars are exceedingly rare, and rivulets of sweat form on foreheads. Pulses quicken. Eyes widen. We should know—this …

Dodge Releases Awesome Footage of Hellcat

There certainly has been no dearth of 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat video posted lately, but 707 supercharged horsepower in a relatively normal car is pretty exciting. And after we ripped simultaneous burnouts in two Hellcats and showed you what the car is made of, we headed to Chrysler’s …

2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Final Practice Day 4 and pre-race notes

The running order has been established for the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for all classes and everyone's had all the practice they're going to get. On Sunday, June 29, the 14,110-foot-high mountain will ask each of them, "Who wants some?" Unlike previous years, while …

Do You Still Have To "Break In" A New Car?

Breaking in a new car isn't the same as it was just a few short years ago.…<p>As recently as a decade ago, manufacturers recommended new drivers follow …

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