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The Greatest Chinese Car Names Of All Time

Say what you want about how Chinese cars have questionable build quality and safety, or how they're so often knock-offs of other production cars. …

Jump-Starting The McLaren P1 Turned Out To Be Difficult

I have wanted to hear the McLaren P1's twin-turbo V8 in person since forever, so I was excited to see the team preparing for a quick demonstration at …

Supercars

Toronto Mayor Who's Accused Of Smoking Crack Is Losing Staff Members

Ford just lost two senior staff members following recent allegations in Gawker that he smokes crack cocaine, CTV News reported Monday.<p>The embattled mayor held a press conference on Friday to deny the crack allegations, which surfaced on May 16 when Gawker's John Cook claimed he saw a video of Ford …

Siblings

Gawker raises $200K to buy video of Toronto mayor allegedly smoking crack

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been having a lousy week, and it may have gotten much worse.<p>Gawker's "Crackstarter" campaign on Indiegogo has reached its goal of raising $200,000 to buy a drug dealer's video allegedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine and post it online.<p>The gossip Web site's John Cook …

NYPD Says Nothing Suspicious Found In Abandoned SUV On Brooklyn Bridge

Nothing suspicious was found in the vehicle, NYPD Lt. John Grimple told us.<p>Grimple said they do not yet know why the vehicle was abandoned, but police will be investigating further. The SUV didn't have any license plates, and police aren't yet sure who it belongs to.<p>Police started clearing the …

Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

The leaders of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army told the senator they want the U.S. to provide arms, a no-fly zone, and strikes …

More students turn to career academies

Clutching an envelope from New Jersey's Monmouth County Vocational School District, eighth-grader Ariana Giebler was more than a little apprehensive.<p>The aspiring marine biologist, who dreams of owning an aquarium, has had her sights set on attending the district's Marine Academy of Science and …

Argentina and Chile order evacuation of Copahue volcano

<b>Chile and Argentina have ordered the evacuation of some 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano in the south of their shared border.</b><p>The authorities in both countries issued a red alert - the highest possible - saying the Chilean volcano could erupt imminently.<p>The 2,965m (nearly 10,000ft) …

South America

Associated Press News

2013 Nissan GT-R and 2013 Alpina B6 mix it up on track and street

Here we have <i>Autocar</i> making an unforeseen comparison: the Nissan GT-R against the Alpina B6 at Brands Hatch and on public roads. Steve Sutcliffe clobbers the circuit in the 3,828-pound, all-wheel-drive sports car, then sees how well the 4,114-pound, rear-wheel drive grand tourer does against …

Ford Shelby GT

According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 8.61 out of 1,000 Ford Shelby GT sports cars produced were ultimately stolen during 2009.

Traffic Safety

Spied! We caught the 2014 BMW M4 Coupe testing on the Nürburgring. Will it be weird not having an M3 Coupe anymore? More -> http://bit.ly/13uh3L6

Is the McLaren P1 going to completely re-set the bar for performance cars on the Nürburgring? More -> http://bit.ly/14WKk1E

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray horsepower and torque figures leaked?

Despite the fact that General Motors has already pulled the wraps off of the highly anticipated Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray – in both coupe and convertible forms – there's still a lot we don't know about The General's new halo car. When it first launched, GM stated that the 'Vette's new …

Price Drop: Bondurant Racing School 1974 Datsun 710

<b>6/15/2013 Update:</b> This Datsun has been sold.<p><b>5/25/2013 Update:</b> This car remains available, and the price has just lowered the price to $15k.<p><b>From</b> …

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster BRUTAL Sound and Revs!

Out From Under Washington's Thumb, Tesla CEO Musk Dips A Toe In Political Waters

Just days after repaying the Department of Energy $465 million 9 years ahead of schedule, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to engage in a fairly substantial conversation about climate change and what ought to be done about it. And while Musk had some time to kill — he was apparently recuperating …

The 1,350-horsepower SCC Tuatara will be hitting the road later this year. Are you ready? More -> http://bit.ly/16dbq84

Why Adam Carolla doesn't drive his fancy cars on the street

Comedian Adam Carolla is a very unique car collector, especially when compared to some of his peers. Those other well-known "Hollywood" automotive enthusiasts, who include Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, are often spotted on public roads driving priceless cars from their private collections. But not …

McLaren reportedly denies Honda engines in future road cars

McLaren has officially nixed the notion of using Honda as an engine supplier for the upcoming P13. Rumors began kicking up earlier in the week that pointed to the two automakers joining forces for the new McLaren 911 Turbo fighter.<p>While speaking with <i>Autocar</i>, an unnamed source said that at the …

Former GM site in Pontiac to get track, car condos?

Michigan entrepreneur Brad Oleshansky, working with private partners and the RACER Trust, is planning to purchase the 80-acre parcel in Pontiac, MI that once housed four General Motors factories. Instead of the vacant lot there now, Oleshansky plans to build the M1 Concourse car country club that …

Scratch that new crossover, Volvo teases ad campaign for XC60

If we were to paraphrase the opening lines of Kenneth Graeme's <i>Wind in the Willows</i> for our own purposes, we'd write, "Have you heard about Volvo? They never planned a new crossover at all. It was all a horrid low trick of theirs...." To be fair, though, we can't blame them for our own presumption. …

1983 Toyota Celica GT-S Rally Car

This 1983 Toyota Celica GT-S is an experienced rally car that we like for its low entry price and its similarity to the WRC TTE Celica of the …

Unlim 500+, Stage 10 (Super cars battle)

Do you want BMW to build a new 8-Series? More -> http://bit.ly/11rnWiG

What is Audi working on with this prototype R8 GT? More -> http://bit.ly/16kt6A8

iPhone 5S New Colors Rumored

New colors have been announced for the iPhone 5S, sort of. Some Apple enthusiast sites have come across a cache of potential new colors leading up to …

iPhone