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Alfa Romeo is bringing a $70,000 BMW M3 killer to the US

The 4C drives so well that it's been called a "Ferrari for half the price," which gives you an idea of what Alfa Romeo is aspiring to be in its second go-around stateside.<p>Despite the general shift toward fuel efficiency and hybrid and electric technology, the Italian carmaker is banking on American …

We drove Volvo's most advanced luxury SUV from Los Angeles to San Francisco on one tank of gas

This is Volvo's top-line SUV, and this new example shows that Volvo is trying to prove itself as a modern contender in an evolving luxury-car market. Volvo tossed Business Insider the keys to the 2016 XC90 so we could give this all-wheel-drive, supercharged, and turbocharged Swede a proper …

Unique Ferrari F40 Fails To Sell At Auction

Only 1,311 Ferrari F40 units were produced between 1987 and 1992, but this example is different from any of its counterparts. <br>The Italian mid-engine, …

2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV

Even Lamborghini thinks it's crazy.<p>“Crazy acceleration.”<p>That’s what we were promised by, of all things, a PowerPoint slide during the presentation of the new 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV as we geared up for some lap time at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. It’s not often we see “crazy,” …

Sports Cars

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

AMG pulls its halo downmarket. It wasn't a bad move.<p>Normally, prior to the launch of an important vehicle, manufacturers assemble a jet-lagged mob of scriveners for an every-last-detail PowerPoint presentation. AMG was so confident that the new GT S would speak for itself, it simply gave us a quick …

San Francisco

Porsche and Mercedes want electric cars that can fight Tesla

German automakers aren't strangers to high-end electric cars, but they've typically focused on supercars instead of sedans -- a problem when Tesla is rapidly encroaching on their business. At last, though, it appears that <i>die Deutschen</i> are gearing up to fight Tesla on its home turf. <i>Manager Magazin</i> …

Italy's first electric supercar comes from a brand you've never heard of

Italian supercar makers are willing to embrace hybrids, but they're reluctant to develop pure electric cars -- not surprising when they're virtually defined by their sweet-sounding gas engines. They may have to reconsider that strategy pretty soon. Tecnicar, a startup whose main claim to fame is a …

Brabus Outfits Mercedes-Benz Sprinter As Business Lounge

Although German tuner Brabus is perhaps best known for adding ludicrous amounts of horsepower to Mercedes-Benz cars, it turns out the company can also add a dash of luxury to less sporting vehicles. At the Moscow International Automobile Salon, the company introduced the Brabus Business Lounge, a …

The 838-hp, 1069 lb-ft Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo is perfectly mental

Of course, it's also available as a wagon.<p>The last time Brabus cooked up something this excessive, it was the E V12, which only had 790 hp and a claimed top speed of 230 mph. Like this 850 6.0 Biturbo, it was based on the E-Class. Keep in mind that in Europe, they use these things as lowly taxis …

New British boutique automaker Trident recently unveiled the Inceni, which is quite frankly an insane diesel-powered sports car. Plenty of automakers have teamed up a British chassis with a raw American engine, most notably Carrol Shelby. Sometimes this has resulted in some scary performance vehicles, and other times such experiments have produced hot messes. But […]

Trident Iceni Magna (Credit: © Trident Iceni)<p>New British boutique automaker Trident recently unveiled the Inceni, which is quite frankly an insane …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Starts at $39,325, C400 Costs $49,415

It’s no surprise that the redesigned <b>2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan</b> goes up in price compared with its predecessor, as this new model grows in size and power to make more room at the bottom of the Mercedes lineup for the entry-level CLA-Class. The C-Class will now start at $39,325 for the standard …

Koenigsegg One:1 Up Close And Personal Action: Video

The Koenigsegg One:1 is an utterly mental supercar, regardless of where it stands in the pantheon of world’s fastest. Here, we get an unusually …

2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Special Edition

With the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V still at least a year away, the second-generation CTS-V is still being sold alongside the standard third-generation CTS sedan. But now the time has come to start saying goodbye to Caddy’s tire slayer, which the automaker is sending off in style — Just 500 …

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 First Drive

Hot Air?: 602-Horsepower Gallardo Replacement Storms In<p>The Huracan makes a strong first impression. Even with the gorgeous scenery surrounding the Ascari Race Resort in southern Spain, the beautiful collection of hexagons and hard, angry angles easily commands attention. The design typifies the …

Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 heads to Monterey

In a few months' time, this 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 once owned by Steve McQueen will come up for auction. And it could sell for millions.<p>Well, probably. You see, last weekend in Monaco at the annual RM Auctions sale, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C – number nine of only twelve cars ever built – sold for …

Classic Cars

TOTD: Lamborghini Huracan's Roughness - Good or Bad?

The Lamborghini Huracan is finally here and we’ve gotten some seat time with the highly anticipated supercar. The Huracan certainly has some big shoes to fill considering it’s set to replace the Gallardo, the best-selling car in the company’s 51-year history. With that said, expectations for the …

The 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG fuses cutting edge technology and a V12 engine -

It’s amazing how high-end automakers have turned their luxury sedans and executive saloons into fire breathing monsters while keeping them true to …

Mercedes-Benz

2014 Porsche Panamera 4S First Test

It Coulda Had A V-8, But V-6 Is Just Dandy<p>Portland to San Francisco. “Easy-peasy,” I mumble behind the wheel of a 2014 Porsche Panamera 4S. It’s just me and my Rhodium Silver ($790 extra) steed sitting in the middle of the Allison Inn and Spa’s front lot. My rear end is loving the 14-way power …

Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake Isn't Your Average Wagon, Offers Speed, Comfort and Style

It’s hard to pick a car that has all the features you want. While some opt for style, other go for comfort or speed. But why should you have to …

The 10 Coolest Cars of the 1970s

The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today.<p>The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today. Here are the ten coolest 1970s cars, according to you.

Jay Leno

Poll: Audi RS7, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S, or Porsche Panamera Turbo?

In our <b>Luxury Super Sports Sedan Comparison</b>, we pitted three high-performance German sedans against each other to find out which one reigns supreme. The high-caliber sedans include the 560-hp Audi RS7, 577-hp Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S, and 520-hp Porsche Panamera Turbo.<p>Although the CLS63 AMG S is …

Luxury Super Sports Sedan Comparison - Audi RS7, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S, Porsche Panamera Turbo

Audi RS7 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo<p>Power. Can you ever have enough? That’s a question our predecessors spent a great deal of time discussing during the bad old days of the 1980s. These days, we <i>Motor Trend</i> scribes are often asking the opposite. Can a car have too much …

2014 Jaguar XFR-S First Drive

The Quickest and Most Agile Jaguar Sedan. Ever.<p>The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S sedan arrives just two model years after Jaguar introduced the R-S treatment on the 2012 XK coupe. To find out whether the 2014 XFR-S lives up to the automaker’s claims that it’s Jaguar’s fastest and most agile sedan ever, we …

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

The 2014 Chevrolet SS is a four-door Corvette

The rear-drive, moonlights-as-a-cop-car, zombie-Pontiac rock star.<p>The new Chevy SS is sharp, tactile, a joy to abuse, and the most rewarding Chevy sedan we've ever driven. It's also a bit of an oddball, a performance cardoing its best not to look like one.<p>We've been waiting for the SS ever since GM …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Sensuous Steel

Ken Gross bought his first car magazine when he was 12 years old and brought it home proudly to show his father. His dad was not interested. So Gross spent his adolescence trying to convince his old man that, despite the fact that he worked for cheap in a gas station and spent all of his spare time …