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Race Recap: 2013 German Grand Prix is old beginnings, new endings [spoilers]

Just like at Silverstone last weekend, the German Formula One Grand Prix started with Lewis Hamilton putting his Mercedes-AMG Petronas on pole. The only thing missing at the pointy end of the grid was his teammate Nico Rosberg, who lined up beside him in England but back in 11th in Germany because …

Motor Racing

2013 Mercedes-Benz G550

<i>Gentleman General Purpose</i><p>There's an ATV slowly idling through the underbrush to my passenger side. Its rider's eyes are glued to the metallic purple bread van consuming every last square inch of the trail: a cube of glittering lunacy resting blissfully in the dappled light of a Tennessee morning.<p>"I …

2013 German Grand Prix recap

The Formula One World Championship soldiers on at the Grand Prix circuit in the Eifel mountains.<p>Now in pursuit of his fourth consecutive world championship, Sebastian Vettel has mastered most of the tracks on the Formula 1 calendar, with one<br>important exception: he's never won his home race, the …

Mazda Goes Loopty Loo: 2014 Mazda 6 gets 40 mpg with i-ELOOP System

Don’t even try to explain this one to your buddies: “You see, i-ELOOP uses a freewheeling alternator that reduces parasitic drag…” Just stop right there; all you need to do is tell them your mid-size Mazda is rated for 40 mpg on the highway while their compact Toyota Corollas can only muster 34. …

Nissan Altima

Mercedes-Benz SLS 63 AMG vs BMW X6M PP-Perfprmance vs Mercedes ML63 AMG Gorilla Racing

First Drive: 2014 Volkswagen GTDWell suited for high-speed hot-hatch hijinks

“228… 229… 230… 231… 232!”<p>The numbers moved slowly but they kept coming. I couldn’t tell though because my eyes were focused on the road ahead. It …

Ferrari is planning to bring some bespoke models to the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Don't worry, we'll be posting photos for you to gawk at. More -> http://bit.ly/12gvnsk

Honda 'Hands' ad is a worthy successor to 'Cog'

The 2003 <i>Cog</i> commercial from Honda may have been named one of the best car commercials of all time, but an all-new spot called <i>Hands</i> looks to be even more entertaining even if it's digitally enhanced. The two-minute video – which starts and ends with a nod to <i>Cog</i> – highlights just about all facets of …

Subaru gives Aussies BRZ Sports Pack

Well, it might not be <i>exactly</i> the Subaru BRZ STI that we've all been waiting for, but Australian market shoppers are now going to have the option of adding some STI flavor to their coupe, with this new BRZ S.<p>Critically, the Sports Pack upgrades included in the S specification do not involve forced …

Australia

SoCal Yard Find: 1957 Porsche Speedster

This 1957 Porsche Speedster is said to be chassis number 83427 which is offered without an engine. The photos showing the car stored outdoors look …

Classic Cars

1967 Mustang: California Drag 'Stang - /BIG MUSCLE

Rumored Kia Soul EV spied for the first time

Up until now, we've only heard rumors about an all-electric version of the second-generation Kia Soul, but these spy shots seem to confirm that the Korean automaker is developing a zero-emission version of its quirky little box-back. Our most recent report has the Kia EV showing up in the first …

Kia Motors

Opel bringing Monza concept to Frankfurt [w/video]

Opel may be bringing this Monza concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall, but it's unlikely the Monza concept will spawn a production coupe to fill the void left by the Calibra and original Monza.<p>Opel says the concept shows the firm's focus on "efficiency and connectivity," which will be …

VISIT: Ubiquitous Green Fiat Panda

Every single place I went…<p>Sardinia is a lovely place, and they drive their little hatchbacks <i>hard</i>. Somehow, probably because there were so many made, …

Classic Cars

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series - Up Close & Personal - CAR and DRIVER

Opel has previewed the Monza Concept before its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show. So far, it looks good. More -> http://bit.ly/18IW9h9

Volvo details new drive assist features for next XC90 and future models [w/video]

Volvo wants us to know what kinds of new technology will be under the sheetmetal of the offerings that will sit on its Scalable Platform Architecture, the first of which will be included on the 2015 Volvo XC90 arriving at the end of next year. The silicon-chip onslaught starts with detection and …

Toly's 1971 Morgan Plus 8

This 1971 Morgan Plus 8 is said to have been originally owned by Toly Arutunoff, noted racer and sometimes BaT commenter. The seller says that it …

End of the line for BMW’s mighty M3 Coupe

Since its auspicious 1985 debut, the BMW M3 Coupe has earned a degree of reverence that few sporting cars can claim.<p>And now, after four endlessly lauded generations, this famous moniker is history.<p>On 5 July, the final M3 Coupe, resplendent in fiery orange paint, rolled down the production line at …

Assembly Lines

2013 Jaguar XF 3.0 Supercharged

Generally speaking, I don't get too upset about the growing need to replace displacement in modern cars. Sure, there are exceptions (don't you touch my 6.2-liter AMG V8), but honestly, the industry's new forced induction powertrains are all lovely, and their gains in fuel economy – when they …

Test Drive: The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

The first production plug-in hybrid sedan from Porsche<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Porsche isn't the first name in hybrids, or even in green cars. But the company is leveraging its depth of engineering knowledge to move forward in the field rather quicker than a small company should.<p>Examples of …

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The Carchive: Ford Escort MK1

Time to take a poke around the dusty crevices of The Carchive and see what we find. It’s not always pretty, there are some absolute horrors lurking …

World's first solar-powered family car to drive across Australia

Students at Eindhoven University have created what they are calling the world's first solar-powered family car, a solar-powered vehicle that can fit …

Clean Energy

V.I.S.I.T.: A Highly Desirable Pagoda

So, a whiles back this olelongrooffan shared with my fellow Hoons the fact that I have yet another daily driver for utilization in cruising the …

Name That Shifter, No. 136: 1979 Fiat Spider 2000

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. The first commenter to correctly identify it as the Fiat Spider’s five-speed stick was repeat winner D-Pillar.<p>The Fiat pictured here placed sixth in a six-car comparison test in …

Sports Cars

What Is It Like to Drive a $500,000 Rolls-Royce Convertible? Just Like You’d Imagine, Only Much, Much Better

In the Detroit of our 1970s and 1980s youth—crippled as it was by the OPEC oil embargo, new pollution-control standards, and the influx of inexpensive (and superior) Japanese cars—the number of truly lust-worthy domestic vehicles, particularly for incipient urbane brand sluts like us, was quite …

Review: 2013 BMW X6M - Swansong Edition

With Mercedes cranking out AWD versions of their AMG products and Audi finally bringing their AWD “RS” products to America, it was only a matter of …