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Chief engineer at Ferrari defects to BMW

Replaced by Porsche project manager for SUV lines.<p>When Sergio Marchionne takes over as head of Ferrari on October 12, he will not be able to rely on the expertise of one of the brand's most prominent executives. Chief engineer Roberto Fedeli left the company last month for the Bavarian pastures of …

Liberty Walk turns a Lamborghini Aventador into a fire-breathing mech

A four-wheeled flamethrower.<p>At any moment, I expected to watch this Lamborghini Aventador transform into a giant robot holding a four-barreled flame cannon, fighting to save earth from waves of alien mutant Impalas spitting acidic antifreeze. And then I realized that my Voltron- and Robotech-heavy …

Bob Lutz Reveals How the Pontiac Aztek Happened

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac’s Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town, if he knew anything. Turns out, he knows quite a bit.<p><b>I kind of got hired</b> [as GM’s …

Lego McLaren P1, LaFerrari, and Porsche 918 Coming Next Year!

Gah! Unbridled glee! The days of Ferrari having an exclusive hold on branded Lego cars are officially over. Next year, you’ll be able to buy a minifig-scale McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and LaFerrari. (Yes, we know about the Mini and VW stuff, but Maranello has been dominant.) We will take one …

2015 Aston Martin Lagonda

Here's What The 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda Super Sedan Looks Like

Aston Martin has revealed the first official images of the production version of its new Lagonda ultra-luxury sedan, or “super saloon” as the British automaker calls it.<p>Though this particular model will be sold in extremely limited numbers by invitation only to clients in the Middle East, reviving …

XCAR takes a closer look at Porsche's impressive Le Mans history

It wasn't always Audi's game.<p>Audi has had a death grip on Le Mans for years now. Of the past 14 races, the German automaker stood atop the podium a ridiculous 10 times. That wasn't always the case, however. Once upon a time, Porsche was the brand to beat in France. The brand holds the record for …

The Top 10 Films Of 2013: Richard Lawson’s List

This was an odd year for movies. As expected, winter and spring offered a few forgettable blockbusters (<i>Olympus Has Fallen</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>). But then the big summer fare came along and disappointed nearly en masse (<i>Elysium</i>, <i>Man of Steel</i>), while a sizable handful of indies, like <i>Fruitvale Station</i> and <i>The</i> …

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Nail Your Next Pitch In 60 Seconds

That’s all the time you need to get to yes. Really.<p>“No one wants to go out mid-sentence.” –Johnny Depp<p>And, as Johnny would surely agree, no one wants investors to nod off mid-sentence.<p>Investors have seen hundreds of pitches. They’ve been there, heard that. They decide in a couple minutes, max, …

The Well-Equipped Garage: Tips and Tricks for a Versatile Space

Transform your garage with a little planning, some smart design choices, and our expert guidance.<p>The Rules<p>In your garage, as in the projects it is sure to spawn, planning is crucial. Remember that the goal is to make tasks easier and more efficient. Here are a few pointers to get you into the right …

10 Cheap Sports Cars Under $10,000

Want cheap speed? Buy used.<p>Want cheap speed? Buy used. You won't get the latest tech or the most luxurious features, but you will satisfy that need for speed—and do it without having to sell body parts to pay off the bill.

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

Volvo confirms return of the wagon with V60 headed to US

Turns out that promised new production Volvo model for the United States is indeed the V60 wagon, as we had previously predicted. And it's not terribly surprising, as Volvo has a long and storied history of wagon sales in the US, from the old, loveable 240 to the more recent high-performance V70R. …