Top Gear's Electric Car Stunt, Ferrari Crash: Car News May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

BBC's Top Gear is at it again with electric car stunts. After already having its fun with the Tesla Roadster, Top Gear was caught filming a dead Nissan Leaf. We can't wait to see the electrifying footage. [AllCarsElectric]

Furthering our notion that a campaign for saving the Ferraris is needed, another Ferrari 458 Italia has been crashed. At this point we've lost count of the Ferrari casualties. We take a moment to remember this prancing horse. [MotorAuthority]

Seriously, are cars to blame for fatties? #YouTellUs [SocialCarNews]

While the Treasury Department could get rid of GM stock as soon as May 22, a new report says it will likely hold onto the stock until August when the second-quarter reports are in. [TheCarConnection]

The Feds now want to mandate up to 63 mpg by 2025. But what does this all mean for you? We break it down. [GreenCarReports]

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was caught on video when a Lada failed to start numerous times. This isn't the first time we've seen Putin in an obscure Russian car, and it's probably not the last. [TheCarConnection]

Reports are coming in that the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class will spawn multiple body styles. While a coupe is new to the S-Class name, it'll really just be replacing the CL-Class, but a convertible would be a completely new model. [MotorAuthority]

One of our fans needs a new people mover with three rows of seats, and good gas mileage. Of course being a fan, they asked for our advice. In the end we found quite a few choices that meet their requirements. [GreenCarReports]

New reports show that April saw record-high used-car prices. This of course isn't a great thing for automakers who want to be moving new metal. In the long run it also might not be such a great thing for car dealers. [TheCarConnection]

Last but not least, Saab. While Saab's future is certainly cloudy right now, that didn't stop us from driving the new 2011 9-4X Aero. [MotorAuthority]

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