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Porsche 918 - The future of fast

Bentley's turbocharged convertible

Corvette Z06 fights Lamborghini, Ferrari with 650 horsepower

General Motors' new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, expected to go on sale early next year, will produce 650 horsepower from its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, the automaker announced Friday.<p>When the Z06 was first unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, GM (GM) would only say that its engine would …

Porsche 918 may lead to plug-in 911 - Jun. 9, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>There was a time, not that long ago, when Porsche executives scoffed at the idea of a hybrid Porsche sports car. Buyers laying down serious money for a 911 or Cayman, they thought, expected a sort of performance that hybrids just couldn't offer.<p>Perhaps that's why up until now …

World's most stylish supercars take a luxury road trip Style

Porsche 911 Turbo S: Crazy expensive and worth it - Jun. 19, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>I have this Porsche issue. Pretty much every time I drive one, I love it. Then I look at the price.<p>Now, every time I get into a car I have some idea of the price but that's usually based on the sticker price plus, you know, some reasonable amount for options.<p>Porsche owners are …

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 …

Elio Motors promises a weird $6,800 car

Some time next year, a company called Elio Motors claims it will begin building a car in its Louisiana factory that will get 84 miles per gallon on the highway and that will sell for a base price of $6,800.<p>Yes, $6,800.<p>It won't be a tiny little deathtrap, either. It'll get top crash test scores. At …

Chrysler reveals 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger

Chrysler Group is taking muscle cars to steroid-crazed levels with its new V8 engine. The Dodge Challenger SRT with the optional Hellcat engine, available starting in the fall, will put out a total of 707 horsepower.<p>This will be "the most powerful muscle car ever," according to Chrysler.<p>The …

BMW i8 - Lots of geeky fun

When I was a kid and I imagined what cars would look like around 2014, I imagined something like the BMW i8. Except even my imagination wasn't this cool.<p>Long and low, the i8 has a recessed air scoop carved out of its hood and, on the sides, twin pairs of fins meet at right angles to create a air …

Peter Valdes-Dapena on Twitter: "Godzilla meets King Kone. (Out driving @NissanUSA GT-R) http://t.co/0zumAjEFpj"

America's most powerful cars

There's a new horsepower war in America. Every couple months, it seems, one or another of Detroit-area automakers has an announcement about a car that cranks out as much horsepower as what you'd get from three or four practical family sedans put together.<p>A perfect example of this trend is the Dodge …

Most expensive car ever - Ferrari GTO sells for $38 million

A 1962-63 Ferrari GTO Berlinetta was sold in California on Thursday for $38,000,000, the most ever paid for a car at auction.<p>The price included a 10% "buyer's premium" paid to the auction company, Bonhams.<p>While the sale was easily a record price for any car ever sold at auction, some experts had …

New Corvette lets you spy on garage valets

When you hand over your Chevrolet Corvette keys to a parking garage valet, you might worry that those guys will be tempted to try out the car's superb handing and its 460 horsepower V8 engine for themselves.<p>Now, you can actually see for yourself. A "valet mode" feature on the 2015 Corvette from …