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Chevy Corvette goes coastal with Atlantic, Pacific design packages

Chevrolet is weighing in on the eternal battle of east coast versus west coast with two new special-edition 2015 Corvette Stingray models. If you're in the market for a few stylistic upgrades to your 'Vette, these models bring it, but they are otherwise mechanically identical to the standard …

Survey Says Most Women Aren't Impressed by Your Exotic

Poll Reveals Your Exotic Car Doesn't Make You Look Cool<p>Your Lamborghini Aventador isn’t as cool as you think — at least that’s what some women reported in a recent survey conducted by AnastasiaDate and Harris Poll. Fifty-six percent of women said they think men who drive exotics or sports cars are …

Sports Cars

McLaren says it 'is a sports car brand' and won't make SUVs

You can add McLaren to the list of luxury and sports car companies to say it will not build an SUV, the automaker's CEO Mike Flewitt telling <i>Bloomberg</i>, "We need to remain very focused. McLaren is a sports car brand and that's exactly what we're going to remain." In spite of those words, in order to …

Tesla's Cars Are On The Move In China, But For How Long?

Just like the media had reported, Elon Musk really was in China on Tuesday. He was on hand to deliver Tesla’s first eight units of the Model S to Chinese customers. Additionally, Musk was also apologizing to some unhappy consumers for the delayed delivery of their cars.<p>But most importantly, Musk …

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S drives angry with XCAR

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is a monster of a sports coupe. At the front, those color-matched fangs and open mouth look like Dracula ready to take a bite. And underneath the hood, the 6.0-liter V12 sounds like the Wolf Man growling whenever the driver gets on the throttle. In a recent video, <i>XCAR</i> …

Hennessey Tunes '15 Cadillac Escalade to 557 hp!

Because 420 horsepower, roughly 6000 pounds, and a brick-like body aren’t recipe enough for terrible fuel economy, Hennessey Performance Engineering has unveiled its latest go-faster package, and it’s intended to beef up Cadillac’s already beefy 2015 Escalade with a huge increase in power.<p>Indeed, …

Saleen Automotive Plans Orange County–Aggro Tesla Model S

Though he’s tweaked plenty of models over the years, when one thinks of Steve Saleen, one has a tendency to recall the hot Fox-body Mustangs that brought his name into the mainstream car-guy vernacular. Save for the emphasis on performance, the Tesla Model S could safely be considered the Fox …

Why Mopar won't release a factory lift kit for the new Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee Dakar concept showed off at the 2014 Easter Jeep Safari made a lot of online friends, even the Cherokee naysayers assenting that there's a monster Jeep underneath the Cherokee's skin if you're willing to go in and get it. But after reading <i>Road & Track</i>'s write-up of what went into …

Conflicting Reports on Whether Everest Is Open as Outfitters Pull Out

Nepali government officials visit Base Camp to encourage climbers to stay.<p>Conflicting reports from Mount Everest Base Camp leave the fate of this year's climbing season in doubt, one week after an avalanche killed 16 Sherpas on the world's tallest mountain.<p>Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and …

Here's A Good Look At What It'll Be Like Using The Big-Screen iPhone 6

According to numerous reports and rumors, the next iPhone launching later this year will have a bigger screen, likely 4.7 inches. (The iPhone 5S has a 4-inch screen.)<p>There have been a lot of leaked photos and schematics of what the so-called iPhone 6 will look like, and a site called Unbox Therapy …

Verizon sees Edge adoption doubling as it expands retail availability

The company already says Edge adoption is running above expectations, although it didn't disclose any numbers.<p>Verizon said on Thursday that it plans to expand its Edge monthly installment and upgrade program to its retail partners this quarter.<p>The company expects the adoption rate of Edge to double …

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 support added to Unreal Engine 4 in latest update

Moving a game from one platform to another -- from iOS to PC, from Xbox One to PlayStation 4 -- isn't as easy as it seems. Just change a few button prompts and you're all set, right? <i>Not so much</i>. There's a lot to consider: how do you control the game (mouse/keyboard/gamepad/touch/etc.)? does it sync …

The history of Microsoft's new Outlook for iPhone app

A powerhouse email app<p><i>Less than two months after acquiring Acompli, Microsoft is releasing an Outlook for iOS app today. Microsoft's new app is simply a rebrand of Acompli's existing app, but the company is promising new features in the future. Read our original report below on how Acompli, and</i> …

Android 4.4.2 now available for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Android 4.4.2 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, according to multiple media outlets and users. As of now, the software update is only available to the WiFi model of the device, but the 3G and LTE models are expected to follow suit. As a refresher, KitKat introduces …

Aaron Robinson: 25 Years After the Japanese Onslaught, Germany Is Winning

Unlike the Japanese luxury brands, BMW and Mercedes are not just marketing divisions of larger carmakers.<p>Memory snapshots from Detroit auto shows of my youth: Datsuns parked on candy-red carpet, begging my dad to buy a Renault Alliance (wisely, he bought another Oldsmobile), a Bitter SC, …

2015 Mini Cooper Paceman

Mini's flagship is refreshed—barely—for 2015.<p>With its spacious interior, practical five-door body, and seating for up to five, the plus-sized Mini Cooper Countryman is a character-rich crossover that actually makes some sense—its coupe-bodied, four-seat counterpart, the Paceman, not so much. Still, …

Leave the Iron On: Ford Buries New-Age Iron in Its Aluminum-Intensive 2015 F-150

Ford bucks the trend toward aluminum engine castings.<p>At this year’s Detroit auto show, Ford’s F-150 nabbed headlines with its courageous move from steel to aluminum for the entire cab and bed, potentially saving hundreds of pounds. Equally courageous, but less reported, is Ford’s choice of …

Jaguar Announces 2015 XKR Final Fifty Edition

Jaguar’s old—but still gorgeous—XK is slinking off into the sunset this summer, but not until the final 50 U.S.-bound XKRs hit our shores. These extra-special XKs will carry the clever XK Final Fifty Limited Edition name, and will be split evenly between coupe and convertible body styles. All will …

Lamborghini reveals Aventador Nazionale in Beijing

Special editions have proven themselves a great way for high-end automakers to get a little bit more for their wares, but they appear to be gradually being taken over by personalization programs that allow customers to order their exotic new wheels just as they want them. After all, what's the …