Loretta Lear

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Watch the Hennessey Ford GT makes its record run at Texas Mile

We said they'd probably be out with an official video, we did not lie. The Hennessey-powered camouflage Ford GT sat at one end of the runway at the Texas Mile sitting still. At the other end of the runway it had broken its own speed record, the twin-turbo 5.7-liter V8 pushing the aerodynamic …

New York Auto Show: VW Golf Named World Car Of The Year

A panel of journalists named the redesigned Volkswagen Golf as World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show today, March 28.<p>The new car is longer, wider, lower, sportier, more fuel efficient and much more sharply styled than the car it replaces. The basic model variants are the …

NY Auto Show: 2014 Volkswagen Golf and GTI

The new Golf, which we get roughly next spring, promises to be not only a bit bigger, growing about two inches, but also lighter by 60 lbs. A bigger car that weighs less is typically tough to achieve; VW managed it by upping the use of high-strength steel from 66 to 80 percent. Ultra-high-strength …

The Cars of the 2013 New York Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show for 2013 features a lean, mean Caddilac CTS, the return of the fire-breathing Camaro Z28, a hot-rodded version of an entry-level Mercedes, and lots more.<p>The New York International Auto Show for 2013 features a lean, mean Caddilac CTS, the return of the …

The Kia CUB Concept Is A Funky Hatch With Suicide Doors

While America is discussing the 2014 Kia Soul in New York, the Koreans are looking at a brand new hatchback concept called the Kia CUB at the Seoul …

Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Google Glass While Driving

I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. Tons of people can't be trusted not to text, surf the Internet, tweet and/or sext from their cell …

Chinese bus driver barely cheats death by pole

We aren't entirely sure what happened here, but we do know this is one of the luckiest bus drivers we've ever seen. This guy's bus struck what looks to be a light pole while he was driving his passengers around in China. The pole came crashing through the windscreen, knocking him out of the …

The Shelby Raptor Is A Crazed Power Hungry Beast Of A Truck

The Ford Raptor is a favorite of ours. More horsepower is also a thing that we like. So what if you give a Raptor to those lunatics at Shelby? You …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

Sipa USA/TNS<p>US President Donald Trump, center, with CEO of General Motors Mary Barra, left, and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne, second from right,takes his seat prior to delivering remarks to automobile industry leaders during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House …

The BOSS Mustang is no more, but the Z/28 Camaro is back. Which muscle car is king?

2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Arrival

View 8 Photos<p>Back in March, 2012, we compared the Volkswagen GLI with the Honda Civic Si and Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS, to name the best manual-transmission sport sedan for around $25,000. As you may know, the GLI won, delighting us with "the most rewarding, most refined driving experience, and the …

Volkswagen

What’s Your All-Time Favorite Muscle Car?

While not a muscle car in the traditional sense, the introduction this week of the new Chevy Camaro Z28 got me thinking about the whole concept of …

Unintended Acceleration Is Back In The Form Of A Big Ford Lawsuit

Ah, unintended acceleration. It's the herpes of the automotive world, something that just never seems to go away. Never mind the fact that it's often …

Fastback Friday: Long Shots: The Supra Dupra Edition

So this olelongrooffan is getting settled into my new digs in TheStuccoBox down here in toney Palm Beach, Florida. For that reason I decided to head …

Do you think the judges made the right call by naming the new 2015 VW Golf the 2013 World Car Of The Year? More -> http://bit.ly/11X4W8r

2014 Kia Optima

A few aesthetic and equipment updates for Kia's most stylish car.<p>When the current Kia Optima launched in 2010, its gorgeous styling was, frankly, a little stunning. Conceived and executed at Kia's design studio in Frankfurt, Germany, the Optima helped launch the brand as a major aesthetic force. …

This Insane "Flip Car" From Fast And Furious 6 Attacks And Murders Innocent Vehicles For Fun

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to inspect the few cars that survived the filming of the <i>Citizen Kane</i> of driving-fast-to-fight-crime-or-something …

Review: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. It's a name that hits all the Californian pleasure receptors.<p>First, it's a Volkswagen, which gives hippy-era baby-boomers …

Ford faces class-action lawsuit for selling vehicles without brake override systems

A total of 20 Ford customers are suing the automaker in a class-action lawsuit for selling vehicles "vulnerable to unintended acceleration." According to <i>Reuters</i>, the suit names 30 models built between 2002 and 2010 with electronic throttle control systems but without a brake override system. Those …

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Convertible Test Drive And Review - Top Down Fun

I recently spent a week driving the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, which carries a pricetag that starts at $24,995. My Turbo example, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, came with the Fender Sound System, Navigation and a six-speed DSG automatic transmission, and a list …

Meet the 2013 VW Beetle Convertible

Ladies and gentlemen, Kurt Ernst has left the building. The goodbye -> http://bit.ly/165J8Im

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