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2014 New York Auto Show Winners and Losers

This year's New York auto show is packed with redesigns and updates to some of the best-selling cars on the market. However, it was hard not to notice the lack of flash that normally accompanies an auto show. Despite a slew of introductions, there was just one new concept car on display and only a …

Aventador with 100-shot of nitrous? It's Supercar Sunday

All the supercar content you need to close the weekend right.<p><i>Welcome to Supercar Sunday, where we serve up the week's finest online performances from Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, Pagani, Maserati, Koenigsegg, Bugatti, and others. All varieties of photos, videos, oddities, lowbrow antics, and</i> …

50 Years of Ford Mustang Reviews, Comparos, and More for iPad – Feature

With the 2015 Ford Mustang and the 50th anniversary of the badge both arriving this year, we decided the time was right to release a ridiculously comprehensive collection of 50 Mustang tests, reviews, features, and comparison tests from our archives, all remastered for iPad with photo galleries, …

Acura TL

Like all the cars cited in this slide show, the model-year 2011 Acura TL sports-luxury sedan received above average marks for dependability from J.D. Power and Associates, and remains affordable as a used model, based on current estimates from Kelley Blue Book. The TL is a worthy step up from the …

12 greatest cars routinely omitted from 'Greatest Cars' lists

To the dismay of Sam Smith, the 1976 Renault Le Car has been passed over yet again.<p>Skim any 'Greatest Cars' list, and you'll probably find the same circumspect, run-of-the-mill selections—why, yes, the Ford Model T <i>was</i> veryrevolutionary; indeed, the Ferrari F40 <i>was</i> very turbocharged. Not exactly …

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe: An All-Aluminum Beauty

"Shall we shag now or shall we shag later?"<p>Rarely has Jaguar thrived as beautifully as it is under the stewardship of Indian conglomerate Tata—and the more-immediate leadership of a group of executives with an education from the best automakers in Germany. A stunning example of this is the new …

The Carchive:- Ford Probe IV

It’s Monday, it’s 13:30 (not here it isn’t, it’s 21:30 and I’m currently enjoying an evening coffee before retiring to bed in half an hour, where …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Nissan GT-R crash on Unlim 500+ Stage 11 — Official video

Weekend Edition – A Mid

I have been posting the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car for the last 18 weeks, and you seem to enjoy the postings. Well, the reason why I’m doing a …

DeLorean fails its crash test

Look away if you're squeamish.<p>This may not be the final-production version of the DeLorean that's meeting a wall in this crash-test video. In fact, I hope it's not. The way this stainless-bodied GT buckles is not only scary, but completely counter to the "safety sports car" billing DeLorean gave …

Mercedes Isdera Imperator Powerslides and Accelerations!

Brabus Boosts Mercedes’ New S-class to 730 Horsepower

Imagine yourself a few months in the future, when you’ve just plunked down very nearly $150,000 for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. You’re sitting at a stoplight, listening to the quiet idle of the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 and its 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. It’s just then that another …

Maps of cities that never were

Look into the past's future.<p>There's something about holding a map in your hands. Maybe it's the impression of bird's-eye order from street-level chaos, or the notion that a map really is just a good tool to get you to where you're going, but looking at the world on printed paper is a special thing. …

Ford Focus ST, Fiesta ST buyers to get free Octane Academy driving school

The Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST have created plenty of excitement in the sport compact segment, and Ford is looking to make sure that owners are driving and enjoying their cars to the best of their abilities. As an added bonus for buying one of these sporty hatchbacks, Ford will provide a …

What Are Some Good Tactics To Use To Lower The Price Of A Car While Negotiating With A Car Sales Person?

<i>Answer by Jason Lancaster, President of Spork Marketing,</i><p>My short list of negotiating tactics:<p><b>1. Don’t negotiate.</b> Tell the salesperson and sales manager that you’ll sign the paperwork the minute they hit your target figure. Politely decline any counter-offers, give them your phone number, and leave. …

Chevrolet Corvette: Highlighting the Special Editions – Feature

Our first test of the 2014 Corvette Stingray is live, and to celebrate we’ve compiled a list highlighting special-edition Vettes, starting with the 1978 Silver Anniversary paint option. Which one would you like to park in your collection?<p><b>1978 Silver Anniversary Edition</b><p>This year marked the Vette’s …

Watch this three-minute Porsche flat-six teardown

A hypnotic look at one of our favorite engines.<p>Here's a fascinating look at the disassembly of a Porsche Carrera 3.2-liter flat six, as documented via stop-motion video.<p>The meticulous disassembly depicted brings you up close to the process, and it only gets more interesting as more parts come off …

Acura TL gets its top chopped

The roofless Acura TL you see above is a product of Newport Convertible Engineering. No stranger to taking the lids off of Acuras - and a bunch of other cars, like this Jaguar XJ and this Toyota FJ Cruiser - NCE says it was the first US coachbuilder to produce an Acura NSX convertible.<p>NCE says the …

James Bond Lotus Esprit submarine car headed to auction [w/video]

We've covered many cars from the movies and TV that have made their way to auction (the original Batmobile, good old General Lee and even Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5), but this one ranks up there among the rarest and coolest. RM Auctions has just announced that the Lotus Esprit submarine car …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

Ford Mustang V6-powered Radical RXC track day racer gets a closer look

The good people at XCAR were the first to get a ride in the new Radical RXC on public streets, and they were kind enough to bring along a few cameras to film the experience. As you may already know, Radical has made a name for itself by building wicked track cars powered by lightweight and powerful …

10 Reasons To Follow Formula One

1. Strategy. The “formula” in Formula One signifies the cluttered, confusing set of rules that change every year and with which each team must comply as they drive. The season consists of a series of (this year) 19 scored races that are held on tracks and roads around the world. Each race is scored …

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Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?

Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle?<p>That's what one analyst has claimed.<p>In an exhaustive 6,500-word article on the financial website Seeking Alpha, analyst Nathan Weiss lays out a case that the Model S …

2013 Shelby GT350

Shelby is a name as synonymous with the Ford Mustang as marshmallows are with campfires. But unlike the short-lived sugary confection that is prepared on a stick, the late Carroll Shelby's name on the placard means added performance and exclusivity. Launched in 1965, the automaker's celebrated …

2000–03 BMW M5 Buyer's Guide – Feature

When it was unleashed upon the world, the $73,874 V-8–powered 2000 BMW M5 was immediately and universally hailed as the apex of  the 1997–2003 E39 BMW 5-series. This M5 instantly won our hearts and endures as a <i>Car and Driver</i> favorite, even after a V-10–equipped M5 replaced it. Depreciation has put …

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Fun Facts For Roadtrip Season! Why We're Using Less Gasoline Than Ever (But Killing Each Other More)

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer driving season. It’s the weekend of the Indianapolis 500, and — if you happen to be in the jet set — of the running of Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix. There’s no better time to take measure of the state of America’s love affair with the …

33k-Mile 1995 Mercedes Benz C36

This 1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 is way cleaner than most we see, and we like them in black over the more common silver for better wheel contrast. Most of …

The Physics Of: Redline

The secrets of sky-high engine speeds.<p>spinners<p>how come diesels don't rev?<p>Automotive diesel engines usually don't spin past 5000 rpm. Thanks to diesel fuel's higher energy density and more abrupt combustion, heavier components are necessary. Long strokes that augment torque also add inertial mass, …