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Lexus LF-A: 550 HP, 218 MPH, Due This Year
Lexus LF-A: 550 HP, 218 MPH, Due This Year

The long-awaited Lexus LF-A supercar is heading toward production next year, according to a report from Britain's AutoExpress. The rumored 200-mph supercar has been in development for years, and has been seen in spy photos as well as in concept-car form on the auto show circuit. Until recently, the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, Wagon On Track

The new Benz E-Class family is arriving two models at a time--and contrary to reports elsewhere, the next pair of mid-size Mercedes vehicles aren't taking the long way to market. This year, Mercedes is launching the new 2010 E-Class Coupe and sedan. We brought you our first drive of the 2010...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 RS
Compared: 2010 Ford Mustang V-6 Vs. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro V-6

In the old days (1960s and 1970s), the only people who bought V-6 powered Mustangs and Camaros were secretaries. Back then, they weren't called administrative assistants, but these positions were always filled by women, usually younger. By association, the V-6 Mustangs and Camaros became known as...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible On Track, GM Says

Having won the hearts and minds of car lovers through a starring lead in the blockbuster movie Transformers as well as  generally favorable reviews, the Camaro coupe is well on its way towards becoming a modern classic. Before General Motors got into major financial strife it released a number of...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
Rumor: 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

We've shown you the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and driven it for you, too--but what about the potential for a smaller two-door Mercedes for the future? Motor Authority reports today that Mercedes may already be working on a new C-Class coupe and cabrio dubbed the CLR, which would bring a new...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible
Driven: 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

It's been more than a decade since Infiniti sported a convertible in its lineup. With the 2009 G37 Convertible and its clever, pretty folding hardtop, it's clear that this is one haircut Nissan's luxury brand won't regret. We drove the new G37 Convertible in Southern California, a sort of test lab...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Daimler Takes Stock in Tesla

Tesla Motors, and its ineffable founder Elon Musk, may have found the tether to long-term viability that they've been seeking. No, not the Federal government--though Tesla's application for federal bailout money is still in process. The tether comes in the form of Daimler AG; sister sites...Read More»

2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base
$10,000 Buys a Brand-Spanking New Car, With Few Frills

Remember the Yugo? When it was introduced in 1986 and priced at only $3,990, it was the epitome of the no-frills car. But it sure wasn't alone in the 1980s, when to keep cars moving at that other turbulent time for the auto market, a number of automakers sold stripped-down, bargain versions of some...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe
First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Even with the recession, Vegas hasn't changed too much. The big glitzy hotels are still lifting wallets from guests through slot machines, overpriced meals and $25 charges to use the gym. There's more unsold real estate here than Chernobyl and Love Canal combined, and still they're building. Like...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS C
Driven: 2010 Lexus IS C

Your editor just returned from a first drive of the new 2010 Lexus IS C and brought back some good, simple advice to those who've decided to go take a look: Unless you live in flat terrain, skip the base IS 250C—it just feels a little too winded. If you enjoy driving, go with the IS 350C. The...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang V6
2010 Ford Mustang V-6: An Everyday Car?

  So what's it like to live with a 2010 Ford Mustang for a week? Well, since we're driving a V-6 model, we didn't bother heading to the drag strip. We also skipped the local street racing scene. So how did we spend our time behind the wheel? Probably a lot like any regular Joe or Jane. We drove to...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang V6
Driven: 2010 Ford Mustang V-6

If you were to look at all the Mustangs sold over the 45 years the pony has been galloping around, you'd notice two things; most articles are written about V-8 Mustangs, while most purchasers go for fewer cylinders. This is the reality; the market gets excited about performance and style, but then...Read More»

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Spy Shots: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Yesterday we showed you the photo excerpts from our recent test drive of the Aston Martin Vantage. The V-8 version of the car's pretty thrilling--but there's more to come from the British marque in short order, even as it launches its One-77 supercar and the upcoming Aston Rapide four-door. The...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Canon Moment: 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

While Rex Roy showed you how beautiful the 2009 Nissan Cube can be, earlier this morning, I'll try to one-up him with a slide show from my own archive. The weekend before last, I had the chance to spend a Southern California day in the 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster, which sees a midlife...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP
GM Tosses Lifesaver at Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice

General Motors is willing to sell off the Delaware factory that builds the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice as it hurtles toward a May 31 collision with bankruptcy court and federal overseers. In a press conference this morning, GM's CEO Fritz Henderson said the twin roadsters plus the assembly...Read More»

2010 Ferrari F450 spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Ferrari F450

The latest test mules are on the streets, which makes a fall debut for the 2010 Ferrari F450 all the more likely--at least in concept form, according to German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. The F450 has been spotted in prototype form, like the snippet seen here from a round of winter testing...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler-Fiat: We Predict The 2012 Lineup

It's official--Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the long task of sorting out the good from the bad at the storied automaker, with the added task of joining hand in hand with Italy's Fiat Group to build a new Chrysler with a new range of small cars. You might have...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4 sDrive30i
Driven: 2009 BMW Z4

If you’re looking to trade in your eight-year-old Z3, or even your two-year-old Z4, for a new 2009 BMW Z4, beware that BMW’s small Z roadster has turned into a completely different, more grown-up kind of car. That’s no put-down. TheCarConnection.com is nursing a sunburn and fresh back from...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus - European model
Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory

Call it clever strategy or just a sign of the times, but Ford's doing a 180-degree turn and spending more than half a billion dollars to retool its Michigan Truck plant to produce the next-generation 2011 Ford Focus and the 2012 Focus EV. Ford is already ahead of the PR curve--and your car-shopper...Read More»

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