2004

London Motor Show: 2009 Lotus Evora
London Motor Show: 2009 Lotus Evora

Last week we told you about the new Lotus 2+2 project, developed under the codename Eagle. Today, I'm reporting from the London Motor Show, where Lotus has confirmed that the name of the new two-seater will be Evora. The 2009 Lotus Evora, like the smaller two-seat Elise, uses a blend of...Read More»

2009 Lotus
Lotus Eagle Project: First Photos

Lotus has released a teaser picture and some information on its long-anticipated 2+2, mid-engine sports car, termed Project Eagle. The model, which has been otherwise termed the GT, will get an official name when Lotus pulls the official wraps off at the British Motorshow in London next week. The...Read More»

iPhone
The iPhone App Store: Stuff for Cars

Every day, we drive through the intersection of car geekdom and purer forms of geekdom, so you can imagine the excitement of this morning's release of new Apple iPhone software (though not through Apple yet)--not to mention the go-live date of the new iTunes App Store. The iPhone app store is open...Read More»

Lotus Eagle
Lotus Eagle Swoops Down Next Month

It's the first new Lotus to appear since the Elise--and the "Project Eagle" mid-engined roadster has been confirmed for a world debut at the British Motor Show on July 22. The new car is the first to come from the new Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) that appeared in the Lotus APX concept...Read More»

Kirk Kerkorian
Kerkorian Wins Ringing Endorsement

Ford Motor Co. shareholders have seized an offer from mega-investor Kirk Kerkorian to buy up a more than 5 percent stake in the struggling carmaker. Indeed, where the reclusive Kerkorian had sought to purchase as many as 20 million shares, for $8.50 apiece, investors holding a billion shares opted...Read More»

Ford Blue Oval Logo
Ford Sets Cost-Cut Target – Big Job Cuts Likely

Confirming recent rumors of a shake-up in its white-collar ranks, Ford Motor Co. is notifying workers it expects a 15 percent cut in salary costs by August 1. How many jobs will be lost is uncertain, as department heads are being told to find ways of their own to meet the 15 percent target. Initial...Read More»

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
Sign o' the Times? Honda Civic Is New Best Seller

We're a little wary of using the phrase, now that Prince has gone all legal on loyal fans and whatnot. So we'll just quote Ford's Jim Farley, who, when told by the Detroit News earlier today that the new best-selling vehicle in America is a Honda Civic, called it a "sign of the times." Honda's...Read More»

Audi Asks: Do You Have the Right Stuff?

Have you got the stuff? Sure, you know how to pose. You can slam the throttle when the light turns green. And you can quote torque and horsepower with the best. But can you hold your own where it really matters? If you think the answer is yes, you might want to sign up for the 2008 Audi Sports Car...Read More»

BYD Is No P.Y.T.

There was a new name from China at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and it was BYD. The initials stand for Build Your Dreams, and the company was formed in 1995 with the merger of two smaller Chinese car firms. Its ambitious plans include wanting to get into Europe by 2010 and into North...Read More»

Honda Civic GX Named "Greenest Car"

For the fifth year in a row, Honda’s compact Civic GX has been named the “Greenest Vehicle” on the road by The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, or ACEEE. All-in-all, four Honda vehicles, including the Civic Hybrid, were listed among the consumer group’s dozen...Read More»

Isuzu's Luv Long Lost

Joe Isuzu is long gone; soon Isuzu vehicles will, too. Isuzu today announced that it will withdraw from the U.S. market in January 2009. Present-day, no big loss. Currently the brand’s U.S. lineup is limited to a couple of pickups, the i-290 and i-370, a rebadged version of the Chevrolet...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Celebrity Car Deathwatch: Griffin’s Enzo Crash

You’ve seen it, right? The horror of comedian Eddie Griffin nailing a jersey barrier with a one-of-four-hundred Ferrari Enzo? We could be physically sick. What’s worse, on some video we’ve seen, is how he refuses to break character when explaining to local news crews how he fucked...Read More»

Civic Type-R To U.S.?

Winding Road says the Honda Civic Type R is coming to the U.S. Driving other Hondas on a backgrounder event, the online magazine’s man in Japan got lots of “heavy hints” that the 220-horsepower hot Civic would cross the Pacific in 2010. The U.S. version would likely be a four-door...Read More»

Eriksson Cuffed; Enzo Stolen, then Wrecked?

The Ferrari Enzo wrecking saga’s latest chapter is probably the most predictable one. Videogame entrepreneur Stefan Eriksson is behind bars, charged with grand theft related to missing payments on the toasted Enzo along with a Mercedes-Benz SLR. The AP reports that Eriksson had brought the...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Daily Edition: Apr. 11, 2006

Saturn Has New Outlook The Saturn Outlook is a three-row, eight-passenger crossover vehicle that goes into production late this year inMichigan. The Outlook is based on GM's new crossover vehicle platform, Lambda, that will also see a new Buick Enclave wagon and a GMC with the unconfirmed name of...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Enzo Wrecker May Have Been Taping 162-MPH Ride

That twisted tale of a Ferrari Enzo that ended up very twisted itself has developed another kink. The Los Angeles Times, hanging on the story like a Rotti on a pig’s ear, says the owner of the now-in-pieces Enzo might have been videotaping his 162-mph run down the Pacific Coast Highway. The...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Enzo-Wreck Story Gets Shadier

Kudos to the Los Angeles Times for having its editorial teeth deep in the story of a man who shot to fame last week for wrecking a million-dollar, unregistered Ferrari Enzo in Malibu—and following the story down some very strange corridors. First, the driver insisted there was a co-driver...Read More»

Celebrity Car Deathwatch: Enzo Strikes Out

We really weren’t expecting to break out the CCD so soon after Shannen Doherty christened it—but we may already have to push her aside for fresher, younger paparazzi bait. The L.A. Times, and lots of onlookers, reported that a Ferrari Enzo smacked into a telephone pole at about six in...Read More»

Scooped - Others Get Ferrari Wrong

You may have seen this picture of the new Ferrari 599GTB on other car Web sites yesterday. So did we - hence the hurried call to Ferrari PR. The latest word is that the photo was stolen yesterday - and Ferrari says, the information you've seen elsewhere is just plain wrong. For the real facts on...Read More»

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