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Habemus Papem! 2013 BMW 335i M Sport vs. 2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6, 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport | Comparison Test | 

TESTED<p>Spiritually, we feel a little adrift. When Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February, it was the second deeply confounding blow in a short period. A few months prior, we’d pitted the new F30-generation BMW 328i against a Cadillac ATS and concluded that the Caddy was the more entertaining car. …

The Continental: Electric Postcards, a Favorite Is Renamed, VW and Renault Nod to History

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>A little over a week ago, chief of Mercedes-Benz Vans Volker Mornhinweg …

Volkswagen Design Vision GTI Concept

Golf R, Schmolf R.<p>People have been tuning, tweaking, and modifying the Volkswagen GTI basically since the first example rolled off the line in the late 1970s. In 1979, Hannover-based dealer Nordstadt put a widened Golf body over the chassis of a Porsche 928. Four years later, Swiss coachbuilder …

Lamborghini Egoista: Sant'Agata's Aviation-Inspired, Hot Wheels–Like Anniversary Special

Those who appreciate the wildly styled Lamborghini Veneno are sure to take pleasure in Lamborghini’s next 50th birthday present to itself, the Egoista. As for the rest of us, and as far as the design community is concerned, it seems that the Sant’Agata operation just had its EXP 9 F moment, which …

Acura Reveals More Details of NSX, Will be Produced in Ohio

Long known as the home of buckeyes, cornfields, and Amish communities, central Ohio soon will be home to something a little more exciting for car aficionados: the Acura NSX. In an announcement made today, Honda confirmed the NSX will be produced at a $70-million production facility to be housed …

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche recasts this whole hybrid business in a most amazing way.<p>Funnyman Louis C.K. does a widely known bit summed up by a phrase uttered early in the performance: “Everything is amazing and nobody’s happy.” (Go ahead and Google it now, but promise you’ll come back to us. Beware the YouTube …

2014 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4

Maserati's Quattroporte now has power to quattroruote.<p>We are literally flying in a Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 at the automaker’s Balocco test track. Former WRC rally driver Alex Fiorio has launched Maserati’s sedan into a dipping left-hander—<i>wham!—</i>we land, and he deftly cranks the 4500-pound sedan …

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept

A DBR1 for the 21st Century, this roadster previews future Aston design cues.<p>During Aston Martin’s 100 years of existence, it has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans just once, and that was way back in 1959 (with no less than Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori as co-drivers). If it’s shocking that a …