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2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe

577-HP HSV Holden GTS Maloo Launched Down Under

HSV (Holden Special Vehicles), the official tuner of Holden vehicles, is building a limited-edition version of the Maloo utility (or ute). Just 250 HSV GTS Maloo utes will be built, and of course none of them are coming to the U.S.<p>Power for the HSV GTS Maloo will come from the Camaro ZL1’s …

UK designer to make WRX Concept-aping body kit for production Subaru

Remember the Subaru WRX Concept shown at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the one almost everyone loved but no one expected Subaru to make? Indeed, that Parnassian "design statement" led to a production design that came from a good middle class neighborhood known for its office parks and pasture land. …

New Lexus F Model Teased, LFA Successor Discussed

Lexus will show a new F model at the 2014 Detroit auto show. While no details have been revealed, a teaser images suggests the new model could be the RC F coupe.<p>From the images, we can tell the new Lexus F model features multi-spoke wheel design and a large fender vent behind the front wheels – …

Ford says utility vehicles are key to global growth

While most of us believe that small, fuel efficient cars are the key to global expansion for US automakers, Jim Farley, Ford's vice president of Global Marketing, thinks otherwise. Last week, we attended an exclusive sneak preview of the Ford Edge Concept in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, …

Auto Shows

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Mount Everest

Android dominates 81 percent of world smartphone market

A new IDC study shows Google's operating system has a stronghold on the smartphone market, but Windows Phone is quickly moving up the ranks.<p>For the first time ever, Android has hit more than 80 percent market share for smartphone shipments worldwide.<p>The new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker …

Porsche 991 Turbo S on the autobahn

Audi RS 7: Luxurious brutality

Cruising the Nevada desert, the Audi RS 7 sprints from Nellis Air Force Base, home of the Thunderbirds aerobatics team, to Creech Air Force Base, home of the Predator attack drone.<p>It is a trip from the past to the future of aerial combat, in a vehicle that neatly bridges the past and future of …

Bang & Olufsen

RWD 680-hp One-Off 2006 Toyota Camry Coupe Heading to Auction

The rear-drive, 680-hp NASCAR Edition 2006 Toyota Camry coupe from the 2010 SEMA show is among the cars to be auctioned at the RK Motors Collector Car Auction. Built by RK Motors and Toyota, the NASCAR Edition Camry coupe features a 5.9-liter V-8 engine mated to a T-56 Magnum six-speed manual …

Power-Mad But Practical: 2014 Audi RS7 Test Drive

With a boost of 140 hp over the already bonkers Audi S7, the 2014 RS7 can take on a track like a supercar.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price:</b> $105,700<p><b>Competitors:</b> BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Jaguar XFR-S<p><b>Powertrain:</b> 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, 560 hp, 516 lb-ft, …

Sports Cars

Scion FR-S Sedan in Toyota's Pipeline

Optional hybrid powertrain could produce 270 hp<p>It is no exaggeration to say that the Scion FR-S / Toyota GT86 has single-handedly succeeded in injecting some sparkle into Toyota‘s lackluster lineup. And according to a source close to Toyota, there’s plenty more where that came from.<p>That’s right …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

Mercedes widens luxury sales gap on strong early CLA demand

Mercedes-Benz CLA sales have been booming, with the Stuttgart-based manufacturer moving 2,300 of the sleek four-doors in its <i>first week</i> on sale. That is astonishing. Mercedes moved nearly twice as many CLAs (which start at $29,900) in one week than Jaguar, a brand that is on a very solid roll, sold …

Trucks

$1.35M buys a Mercedes G63 6x6 that's bulletproof

Unstoppable. That's what comes to mind when images of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 cross our screen, as it's usually annihilating some barren stretch of desert. In reality, though, the über-G-Wagen isn't all that unstoppable - it may have six-wheel drive, but it's a car, more or less like any …

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

<i>For Chief Execs In One Hell Of A Hurry</i><p>We've finally calmed down from thrashing the all-new, front-wheel-drive-biased, 4Matic A45 and CLA45 from Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division. Our driving experiences were good and, above all, more responsive than any mainline AMG model in memory – both …