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From Space to Auto Race: Felix Baumgartner Headed to Nurburgring 24

<b>Felix Baumgartner</b> became a household name following his jump from the edge of space, where he freefell faster than the speed of sound. Space jumping isn’t exactly an activity one can easily do more than once, so Baumgartner will seek his next rush at the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, where …

Hottest Luxury Cars From the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is known for its luxury- and exotic-car debuts. No fewer than 20 premium models were shown at Geneva from compact hatchbacks to supercars with more than 1000 horsepower as well as new variants and limited edition models. Now to the highlights:<p>Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black, DB9 …

We Hear: Next-Gen Audi R8 to Get Downsized Turbo Engines

Next R8 to be longer and wider than Lambo Huracan<p>The next-generation Audi R8 could find itself differentiated from its Lamborghini cousin more than ever before. According to reports out of the Geneva Motor Show, the next Audi R8 will be both longer and wider than the related Lamborghini Huracan, …

Five Favorite Oddball Carmakers’ Cars in Geneva

Switzerland is a particularly wealthy country — all those banks with the numbered accounts and all — and perhaps because of that, it attracts a huge number of wacky supercar companies that we never hear about in the U.S. Here are some of my favorites.<p><b>Zenvo ST-1</b> – Something’s rompin’ in the state of …

TOTD: You Pick – BMW 320i, Buick Regal, Mercedes CLA250, or VW CC?

We recently gathered four entry-level luxury sedans to find out which car had the most to offer for around $30,000. The newest player in the group is the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, which goes up against the BMW 320i, Volkswagen CC, and the recently refreshed Buick Regal. If you haven’t already, make …

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S First Test

Pushing the Limits in Porsche's Quickest-Ever 911<p>Most people would be happy with a Porsche 911 Turbo. After all, we’re talking about a $150,000 all-wheel-drive sports car — with 520 horsepower — that can hit 60 mph in about 3 seconds flat. Maybe less. I say again, “most people.” I was recently in …

Volvo Installs Road Magnets to Steer Autonomous Cars

Volvo is getting closer to introducing self-driving vehicles and it’s all thanks to tiny little magnets. The automaker’s research team has been experimenting with magnetic roadways at its testing facilities in Sweden, and it’s proven a success so far.<p>While GPS systems and cameras are highly useful …