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2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante drops its mind-blowingly beautiful top

Behold the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante in all its convertible glory. Like its hard top twin, the convertible Vanquish boasts a 5.9-liter V12 engine with 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. That thrust is good enough to push the car to a top speed of 183 miles per hour, and Aston …

Build It: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Configurator Goes Live

Before the highly anticipated 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 launches in a couple months, the four-door’s online configurator has gone live. Mercedes expects an average transaction price in the $35,000 range, but check every meaningful option and the price balloons to just under $50,000. So how can you …

Chevrolet Announces 2014 Corvette Stingray’s Fuel Economy, Declares It Most Efficient Sports Car with 400-HP-Plus

In Chevrolet’s announcement revealing EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Corvette, it rather boldly declares that the new Vette is the most efficient sports car packing more than 400 horsepower. Now, that might seem like Chevy’s slicing things a bit thin, but the claim is impressive …

Sports Cars

Land Rover Green Lights Evoque Convertible for Production, Report Says

Land Rover has given the green light to a convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque, according to an article by British publication <i>What Car?</i>. The piece quotes an unnamed source at Land Rover as saying, “The Evoque convertible now has the green light, it’s going to be built.” The publication …

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This Vision Concept is a preview of the 2014 MINI Cooper. What say you: hot or not? More -> http://bit.ly/13Lut7m

Is it outrageous that some Chevrolet dealerships are quoting customers a price for the 2014 Corvette Stingray $10,000 above sticker? More -> http://bit.ly/1cIhfO8

Demo the 2014 Corvette Stingray's Customizable Instrument Cluster

Criticism of the Corvette never centered around the way it performed or drove – check out our Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca lap board for proof, with the outgoing 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 holding down the fastest lap at the track. No, for years complaints centered on the ‘Vette’s lackluster …

The Window: An Inside Look at the Exhaustive Tests a Tesla Passes Before It Hits the Road

Author: WIRED Video<p>09:30 am<p>We go inside Tesla’s rigorous quality testing that every Model S must undergo before hitting the road. From water and …

Chevy gives guided tour of configurable Corvette Stingray gauge cluster

Among many improvements made to the Chevy Corvette for its seventh generation, the interior might be the most important. The C5 and C6 generations were bashed for their lackluster interiors, but the new C7 Stingray is bringing all of the luxury and high-tech goodies expected from a modern sports …

Sports Cars

The Raging and Exceedingly Rare 2014 Jaguar XFR-S

For drivers for whom 510 hp just isn't enough, Jag will bring 200 of its 550-hp XFR-S beasts to America.<p><b>On-Sale:</b> June 2014<p><b>Base Price:</b> $99,895<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi RS7, BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG<p><b>Powertrain:</b> Supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, 550 hp, 502 lb-ft; eight-speed automatic, RWD<p><b>Fuel Economy</b> …

Land Rover

'Latest production version' of Porsche 918 shown off on Twitter

Porsche posted a picture of what it is calling "the latest production version" of the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder on Twitter. It looks like the gasoline-hybrid supercar is being driven sportively on some California back roads during Monterey Speed Week.<p>Whatever updates were made to this version aren't …

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Cadillac Elmiraj Concept brings big coupe style to Pebble Beach [w/videos]

Two years ago, Cadillac absolutely floored us with the debut of its gorgeous Ciel concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. And since that droptop four-door's debut, we've seen plenty of its design language worked into the latest Cadillac products. Now, we're seriously hoping that history …

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S Hot Lap! - 2013 Best Driver's Car Contender

2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet brief presentation

10 Hot New Convertibles for Summer 2013 and Beyond

The calendar says March and there's still a bit of chill in the air. But that doesn't mean we can't dream of summertime to slide behind the wheel of a freshly minted convertible and hit the road. This year there's a bumper crop of hot new drop-tops

Sports Cars

Audi A3 Cabriolet drops top ahead of Frankfurt

Little Audi lets in big sky.<p>Audi's second-generation A3 Cabriolet launches at the Frankfurt motor show on Monday as a pure front-wheel drive machine.<p>Initially, the A3 Cabriolet will come with a 138-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a 177-hp, 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, or a …

Audi reveals new A3 Cabriolet with Quattro, S3 versions to follow

With the Frankfurt International Auto Show coming home to roost this week, German automakers aren't about to miss out on the opportunity to roll out their latest. Audi may be making the biggest splash with the new Sport Quattro concept, but will also use the occasion to introduce its latest compact …

Jaguar Project 7 Concept - Up Close @ Pebble Beach - CAR and DRIVER

Omega Seamaster Diver Team ETNZ Limited Edition Watch

Ahead of this summer’s America’s Cup in San Francisco, Omega unveiled its fourth limited edition<p>Ahead of this summer’s America’s Cup in San Francisco, Omega unveiled its fourth limited edition timepiece in conjunction with Emirates Team New Zealand: the Omega Seamaster Diver Team ETNZ. Measuring …

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Swiss Luxury Watches

IWC Schaffhausen

Urwerk EMC Watch

Control freaks, take notice — the Urwerk EMC Watch ($TBA) gives you more authority over the functionality of your timepiece than any watch before it. …