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The Art of Bugatti exhibit opens at Mullin Automotive Museum

Southern California's wonderful jewel, the Mullin Automotive Museum, opened its latest exhibit this week and it is worthy of a road trip. Titled "The Art of Bugatti," the new show is an intimate look at more than a century's worth of Bugatti family creativity – automotive enthusiasts associate the …

2014 Audi S5 vs. 2014 BMW 435i | Comparison Test

Conspiracy theorists will tell you that BMW’s payroll got a little lighter when the current-generation 3-series appeared. Our early reviews were tempered with disappointment because the car wasn’t as involving as its predecessor, confusing those readers who believed our affinity for the 3 was based …

Racing can change the world, but only if we change racing

It's time to make the sport relevant to the masses again.<p>This weekend, Malaysia will host race number two of the 2014 Formula 1 season. Thanks to the combination of a power outage in central Ohio, a misconfiguredphone alarm, and a pregnant woman who took a brief fall outside her Chicago home, I …

Opel to Build New Buick in Germany, Could it be the Buick Adam?

Buick‘s North American lineup is getting another model courtesy of GM’s German arm Opel. Opel just announced that GM has made a 245-million-euro (roughly $337.1 million) investment in one of its German plants, which will build two new models, including one destined to be sold as a Buick here in the …

Tesla Model S

BMW CS reinterpretation proves retro can be sexy [w/video]

Designer David Obendorfer doesn't work for BMW, but perhaps the German automaker should give him a call. His CS Vintage Concept shows a singular ability to understand the brand's classic style and reinterpret it for today. He isn't some amateur, either. Obendorfer has an industrial design degree …

Check out this tour of Arash's factory and an AF8 dyno run

As boutique automakers go, Arash has been around for quite a long time, yet it hasn't really made much of a splash. We first reported on them a whopping seven years ago, and since then, the English-built brand has trotted out a slow and steady stream of exotica.<p>YouTuber Shmee150 has a great tour of …

Subaru Plans Plug-In Diesel As Tribeca Successor

There’s a rumor going around Japan that the Subaru Viziv 2 concept car revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show previews the next-generation Forester. But our sources point in a different direction.<p>Given that the latest Forester has been on sale barely more than a year, and that the smaller XV …

GM Issues Stop-Sale on 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, Won’t Say Why

Amid all of its recall woes, GM has just issued a stop-sale order for 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models equipped with the 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4, but the General isn’t exactly saying why.<p>According to <i>Automotive News</i>, GM emailed an urgent stop-delivery memo to all U.S. Chevrolet dealers for …

Tesla Beefs Up Model S Bellies With Titanium Plating

In the words of Smokey the Bear, “Only [titanium plating] can prevent [electric-car battery] fires.” To that end, Tesla has added three underbody plates to all new Model S sedans to prevent its floor-mounted battery pack from rupturing during a crash or an impact with road debris. The move comes …

Top 10 things to See at the Mullin Automotive Museum

The Art of Bugatti<p>First and foremost, as enthusiasts we enjoy cars for what they are — technical marvels that allow us the freedom to experience life, as we want to. Certain cars command a deeper appreciation because of the stories behind the men and women that made them possible. For example, a …

GM Recalls 824,000 More Models Over Ignition Switch Concerns

General Motors has again expanded its ignition recall, this time opening it up to all model years (2008-2011) of the Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR; Pontiac G5 and Solstice; and Saturn ION and Sky sold in the U.S. The new recall covers an additional 824,000 vehicles on top of the original 619,212 …

GM Expands Recall to Every Car Built With Faulty Ignition Switch

You might want to get comfortable with regular updates on General Motors’ massive ignition-switch recall, because this thing is just getting started. Just days before GM CEO Mary Barra testifies before congress, the company has announced it is adding 971,000 more 2008 model-year-and-later cars to …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Nissan Juke

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the Nissan Juke is an eye-catcher. The little crossover looks unlike anything else on the market with its bug-eyed, rally foglight-like headlamps and wild wheel arch blisters, but after only a few years on the market, the sport compact crossover has undergone …

Watch Chris Harris shred the rear tires of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Is the F-Type a true 911 rival? Chris Harris seems to think so.<p>If all you know about the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R is what you've learned from videos on the Internet, you might not be aware that it is, in fact, capable of negotiating a corner without torching the rear tires. With that in mind, prepare …

Jaguar Cars

Buy the ICON D200 Power Wagon

No, officer, I don't know anything about that bank robbery.<p>If you don't remember the ICON D200 Power Wagon, I strongly suggest you take a moment to familiarize yourself. The truck is another one of Jonathan Ward's brilliant creations, and it combines a 2006 Dodge ¾-ton pickup truck chassis with a …

Bank Robbery

Sony progressing on PS4 DriveClub, launch date upcoming

In the lead-up to the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony touted the racing game <i>DriveClub</i> as one of the system's biggest offerings. However, it was subsequently delayed and still hasn't arrived. That meant that racing fans had to watch friends playing <i>Forza 5</i> on the Xbox One, while Sony countered with …

Bertone confirms bankruptcy, needs savior by end of April

The previously reported (potential) demise of Italian coachbuilder Bertone has been confirmed, and the company has entered bankruptcy proceedings. The court has until the end of April to decide whether to shutter the business, which was founded in 1912, or find a buyer.<p>The coachbuilder behind the …

March U.S. Auto Sales Were In Like A Lamb, Out Like A Lamb

U.S. auto sales in March are shaping up to be disappointing from the industry’s point of view, but for consumers that’s good news because incentives are relatively high and likely to stay that way.<p>“We’re seeing a rebound but not the rebound I think everyone was hoping for,” said Eric Lyman, vice …

Watch and Hear the 2014 BMW i8 Accelerate (W/Video)

A new video has surfaced showing what accelerating in the BMW i8 looks and sounds like from inside the cockpit. In the short clip from <i>Bimmerpost</i>, we can see the digital dials work inside the colorful gauge cluster display as the plug-in hybrid sports car accelerates to 120 kmh (around 81 mph).<p>The …

Purosangue: Officine Rossopuro's Guzzi cafe racer

The custom world is rife with fads and fashions, but there are a few one-marque specialists taking the slow and steady route to win the race. On the east coast of the USA, Walt Siegl springs to mind for his high-performance Ducati builds. In Italy, if you want a Guzzi cafe racer you give Filippo …

Motorcycles

Motorsports Weekend Guide: March 28 to March 30

Last weekend, Moto GP opened its 2014 campaign with an absolute barnburner in Qatar (Spoiler). Stateside, NASCAR found yet another new winner this …

2015 Chrysler 200 gets 36 mpg with Tigershark four-cylinder

Chrysler has come out with the official fuel economy information on the new 200 following the info that was leaked from the EPA earlier this week. It turns out that our initial report of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for the all-wheel-drive V6 was correct.<p>What we didn't …

119K Toyota Avalon sedans recalled over airbag woes

Toyota has issued a voluntary safety recall for 119,000 2003-2004 Avalon models because in some cases the airbags could inadvertently deploy.<p>The automaker says that circuits within the airbag control module could be damaged by electrical noise, which could cause the front airbags and seatbelt …

VW Battery-Only Golf A Stop-Gap Before Plug-In Hybrid Arrives

BERLIN, Germany – Volkswagen showed its commitment to the electric car revolution when it unveiled its battery-only powered E-Golf, but this is really a stop gap for VW, which plans to concentrate on plug-in hybrids to save fuel and carbon dioxide emissions.<p>VW, Europe’s biggest car manufacturer, …

2014 Toyota TS040 Hybrid Le Mans Prototype Revealed: Video

Just a day out from the start of official testing for the 2014 World Endurance Championship, Toyota has taken the covers off its all-new TS040 Hybrid …

2015 Subaru WRX STI: Everything You Need To Know -- AFTER/DRIVE

Father and son team preserving BRM Formula 1 legacy for future generations

Generally, maintaining a piece of history is a difficult venture. It's made more difficult when the history in question is a rare, complex piece of machinery. So you can imagine the task set before Rick and Rob Hall, a father-and-son team that's taken it upon themselves to preserve the legacy of …

We Hear: Volkswagen Budget Car Clears Cost Hurdle

Volkswagen’s long-rumored budget car has reportedly taken a significant step forward in the planning process. After spending over a year attempting to hit cost requirements for the new car, Volkswagen executives are finally ready to approve the project, though the budget car will still face a few …