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Luxury Super Sports Sedan Comparison - Audi RS7, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S, Porsche Panamera Turbo

Audi RS7 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo<p>Power. Can you ever have enough? That’s a question our predecessors spent a great deal of time discussing during the bad old days of the 1980s. These days, we <i>Motor Trend</i> scribes are often asking the opposite. Can a car have too much …

Recap: Tokyo Auto Salon 2014

Carmakers focus on racing while cute and cosplay flood the floor<p>Presented each year in January with a tsunami of customization, psychedelic colors and outrageous cos-play, Tokyo’s Auto Salon (TAS) is the world’s third largest tuning and custom car show behind America’s SEMA and Germany’s Essen.<p>Now …

Autos

2014 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac is betting that the stunning shape of its ELR coupe makes it worth twice the price of the Chevrolet Volt on which it's based. Is Caddy onto something, or just smoking something?<p>The Cadillac ELR is a future pod, a show car made real. And it better look like a million bucks, because …

TOTD: 2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2015 Lincoln Navigator, or Something Else?

There’s a lot of moving and shaking going on in the three-row luxury SUV segment. Within the past couple years, just about every competitor in the segment has received updates, ranging from all-new designs to minor nose jobs. The two American players in the segment, the Cadillac Escalade, and …

Luxury SUV

Fisker’s Remains May Be Scattered Across the Ocean, U.S. Jobs Not Guaranteed

As two Chinese buyers fight over the remains of Fisker Automotive, the U.S. government’s blueprint for a new American-built plug-in hybrid is fading fast. Despite a <i>Bloomberg</i> report claiming the two bidders, Hybrid Tech Holdings and Wanxiang America, would be required to “keep manufacturing and …

2014 BMW 435i Convertible First Drive

Drives Wonderfully, But Top and Windscreen Issues Mar Experience<p>Convertibles aren’t doing so hot. Open-top cars have never sold well in the U.S., but sales are down from 2 percent of all cars sold in 2012 to just a measly 1 percent in 2013. Knowing that, I approached the launch of the 2014 BMW 435i …

Tudor USCC: 24 Hours of Daytona qualifying report

24 Jan<p>Motorsport<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>One of Porsche North America’s factory 911 RSRs will start this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona, the opening round of the …

Motorsport

Shelby American’s winning homage to a famous Cobra

Back in the mid-1990s, outraged by the proliferation of half-baked Cobra replicas and kit cars, racing hero Carroll Shelby jumped back into the business of building his signature roadster, setting up shop outside Las Vegas, Nevada, a stone’s throw from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Since then, …

Sports Cars

2014 Audi A7 TDI

Drunk on diesel.<p>We’re drunk on diesel. The big torque and inflated efficiency of a good turbo-diesel clouds (only figuratively) our ability to render rational verdicts. And the latest diesels from German luxury brands are more potent than ever. How else to explain that the Audi A7’s diesel V-6 left …

1972–1989 Mercedes-Benz SL-class Buyer's Guide – Feature

<i>Budget permitting, we’d seek out the last of the R107s, the better handling and fleeter 560SL. The SL pictured—in gold, natch—is a 1979 450SL.</i><p>The archetypal Mercedes-Benz SL has got to be the granite-sided and chamfered R107, a classically styled Benz roadster that came to embody filthy richness …

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Nissan GT-R: How did Godzilla’s price eclipse $100,000?

Since 2009, the all-wheel-drive bruiser’s price has swelled in step with the car’s legend. We dissect the changes made through the latest GT-R model year.<p>In just five short years, Nissan’s twin-turbocharged monster from Tochigi has turned from a bargain bruiser into a hustler, far outpacing …

Nissan GT-R

2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive Diesel Sedan Arriving This Spring

BMW’s flagship 7 Series will be the automaker’s next U.S. model to receive a diesel powerplant. The automaker made the announcement today, stating the 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive will arrive in showrooms this spring with a MSRP of $83,425 including the $925 destination fee.<p>Power will come from a …

Automotive Industry

Tesla Completes Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Network - Wide Open Throttle

Tesla has lately made roadtrips a big part of the publicity campaign for its network of proprietary Supercharger fast-charging stations. Perhaps one of the most significant routes is now covered, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk sharing via Twitter than the Los Angeles to New York Route is now covered with …

Spied! Porsche 911 Mid-Cycle Refresh Could Bring Downsized Turbo Engines - Wide Open Throttle

At first glance, these Porsche 911 spyshots don’t look radically different than the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 S – 2013 Best Driver’s Car – Motor Trend ” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>current car on sale. But a closer look reveals some bigger changes could be in the works that meets the eye. Our …

Mazda3 Output From Mexico To Facilitate Higher Sales in 2014 - Wide Open Throttle

In all of its generations dating back to 2004, the Mazda3 has been one of our favorite compacts, with driving dynamics and responsiveness more typical of vehicles of a price and size class larger. Although it’s nowhere close to unseating the segment sales kings Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, the …

Hennessey Dyno Tests 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Twin-Turbo - Wide Open Throttle

We knew it would only be a matter of time until domestic tuner shop extraordinaire Hennessey Performance got its hands on a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 – Motor Trend” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>C7 Corvette, and started to coax even more performance out of this already formidable package. …

2015 Kia K900 V-8

It's an honest-to-goodness luxury car—from Kia.<p>The 2015 K900 could be the car that changes Kia forever. The car that elevates what has been a value-oriented brand to the top tier of luxury automakers. In a few short months, as the V-8–powered K900 hits about a third of Kia’s 765-ish U.S. showrooms, …

2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4

The hardest-working 132 pounds in the automotive world.<p>Disneyland’s Matterhorn roller-coaster ride is a must-do for every child, spoiled or otherwise. Experiencing the real thing in car form in the European Alps should, therefore, be high on every grown-up’s bucket list. Thanks to Maserati, you can …

Lamborghini Gallardo Replacement to be Named Huracan - Wide Open Throttle

With the Lamborghini Gallardo recently ending production, there was little doubt the (relatively) high-volume model would be replaced with another model to slot below the Aventador and Lamborghini Veneno is Latest Aventador-Based Exotic – Wide Open Throttle” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>flagship …

Sports Cars