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Alfa Romeo SUV Coming in 2016, Says Sergio

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has big plans for Alfa Romeo. The boss wants eight new models in the Alfa lineup by 2018, including a wagon and a crossover based on the new Giulia sedan. Turns out Sergio is serious about that SUV: He says the preproduction work is complete, and the model will …

1950s car ads are timeless

Usually around the Super Bowl a few great car commercials show up, but for the most part auto ads today pale in comparison to the '1950s and '60s. In an era with a truly viable magazine industry, automakers would take out gorgeous full-page spreads to get the word out about their wares. It was also …

The Ronin 47: If Batman rode a Buell 1125

If you felt cheated when the Buell 1125 went out of production in 2010, you’re in luck. You can now buy a factory-fresh superbike based on the 1125—and it looks like a machine straight out of <i>The Dark Knight</i>.<p>The Buell 1125 cost $11,695 a few years ago and the Ronin 47 costs $38,000, but you do get a …

8 Reasons Why a Bentley Mulsanne Costs $300,000

In advance of the Paris reveal of the new $338,625 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, the company invited us into its Crewe factory near Manchester, England, for a no-limits walk of the assembly line to see why Bentleys in general—and Mulsannes in particular—are so expensive.<p>The short answer: because of the …

D-rama: What Are Tesla And Elon Musk Really Hiding?

Elon Musk really does have it all. Not only does the billionaire run two bleeding-edge corporations, he’s also a social-media superstar. His 8-word tweet from Wednesday evening about “unveiling the D and something else” has now been retweeted more than 12,700 times and generated countless more …

VW Suspends Sales, Honda Announces Recalls, New A8 Spied: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Stylish, luxurious, elegant, and fast, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class highlights much of what’s best about Mercedes’ last few years of product …

BMW M4 Coupe "Drifts on Aircraft Carrier"

Fake things, like breasts and bacon, always sound better in abstract. The reality is that those sorts of things rarely satisfy, which perhaps is why BMW (of Canada, in this case) didn’t try to draw the veil shut too tightly in its new M4 commercial. The spot starts with an Austin Yellow Metallic …

New Info on Porsche's Mid-Engined 960/988 Ferrari-Fighter

Since its introduction with the lovely, Pininfarina-styled 308 of 1976, the two-place, mid-engined, eight-pot Ferrari has been a constant that’s seen challengers come and go. Sure, Porsche’s turbocharged 911s have offered performance parity or superiority, but they’re a juiced version of a car …

What you missed on 7.8.14

<b>10 years on, cars we miss and cars we don't</b><p>We take a look back at 9 new cars that were launched just a decade ago, only to have disappeared or be replaced with differently named successors already. Some of these new-for-2004 model year vehicles we already miss greatly, while others we'd just as …

Volkswagen's ad scares moviegoers

Volkswagen made sure that its ad for texting and driving won’t go ignored.<p>Moviegoers in Hong Kong were treated to an unpleasant commercial interruption that simulates how instantaneous a text message response can lead to an auto accident.<p>The ad shows moviegoers settling into their seats with boxes …

Fast & Furious Supercharged ride coming to Universal Studios

Give us an afternoon behind the wheel of a genuine driving machine and that's all the amusement we could ask for. But amusement and theme parks have been wise to cater towards automotive enthusiasts as well – whether it's with a single attraction at an existing park like the famous Test Track at …

F1 car models made from paper will blow your mind

There is an old saying that goes, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." The short film <i>Paper Dreams</i> illustrates just how true that is and includes some beautifully detailed automotive models to get the point across.<p>Paul started crafting paper model kits as a …

The 11 greatest car music videos

Even the Hoff made the cut.<p>For decades, music videos have depicted cars exploding, jumping, drifting, bouncing, and, in a few rare instances, even being driven responsibly. Here are the greatest car-related music videos as determined by one guy who writes for a car website.<p>Red Fang – "Wires"<p>Perhaps …

The Richest Car Guys in America

The wild bunch: Curious car events around the world

The 10 Best Damn Drivers in Movie History

It's not just about the stunts. It's about the man behind the wheel.<p><b>A car is only as good as its driver,</b> and a movie car chase is only as good as the person behind the wheel. <i>How</i> the car is driven goes a long way to helping a good chase earn all-time status. Inspired by Aaron Paul's role in <i>Need for</i> …

The 25 Best Movie Scenes Set in a Car

True Detective's road conversations reminded us of some other classic moments.<p><b>True Detective is great for many reasons,</b> but one of its most unsung elements is the way that it subtly expresses some of its thematic concerns — about transitions, and about the alternately forward progress and cyclical …

Oddballs of the Geneva motor show

5 Wildest Debuts and Show Cars at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

Outside of themed aftermarket car shows like Las Vegas’ SEMA extravaganza or local events, we’re not accustomed to seeing wild tuner cars and otherwise bizarre creations featured among established makes. But unlike, say the Detroit auto show, where even relatively well-known tuners like Shelby are …

Felix Baumgartner To Race Audi R8 In Nürburgring 24 Hours

Austrian Daredevil Felix Baumgartner, the man who famously jumped from a height of 24 miles in 2012’s Red Bull Stratos mission, has been confirmed to …

Sports Cars

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Though Cadillac never offered pink as a factory option in 1959, that hasn’t kept pink 1959 Cadillac convertibles from becoming iconic expressions of postwar American exuberance, nor has it kept Hollywood filmmakers from perennially featuring them. One such pink 1959 Cadillac – the titular vehicle of the 1989 Clint Eastwood flick Pink Cadillac – sold for €62,100, or about $83,800, at Bonhams Grand Palais auction in Paris.

Track action 2013 -- the MotoGP™ Season in High-Speed

Dubai may ban poor people from car ownership to ease traffic problems

In many ways modern, Dubai seems like some sort of science-fiction utopia. It emerged from the Middle East's desert seemingly overnight with some of the largest buildings in the world and it has police supercars patrolling the streets. It's not all perfect, of course, and like many cities, it's …

Bugatti sitting on $85M stockpile of unsold Veyrons

There may be trouble brewing with the supercar specialists at Bugatti. The French brand shocked the world with the Veyron when it debuted in 2006, but at eight years old, the hypercar may be getting a little stale to its wealthy clientele. What's worse, Bugatti insiders say a replacement is still …

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

See What Happens To Your Body During A Car Crash: Video

Whether on the race track or on the street, we've all seen it: minor crashes that caused a surprising amount of injury, and big, nasty crashes that …

Traffic Safety