2005

2010 Acura NSX? Dead Like Elvis
2010 Acura NSX? Dead Like Elvis

Here's why time zones suck: when you went to bed last night, all was good in the world (well, all was as you left it). Now you wake up to find out that Honda's cancelled the 2010 Acura NSX that had been out there in prototype form, shutting down GT-Rs and 911s on the Nurburgring with a shatteringly...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
Rumored Acura NSX Has Front-Mounted V-10

Am I the only one disappointed by the rumored Honda/Acura NSX as presented over at Autocar? It looks to my eye like the meeting of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan's just-launched 370Z. Both attractive cars, indeed, but neither one possessing the NSX's legendary mid-engine layout, unique...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder
2009 Lamborghini LP-560 Spyder Takes It Off

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said last year his company would have a major new model to show off at each major auto show. True to form at the Los Angeles show, Lambo pulled the silky sheet from a new Spyder version of the LP560-4, the latest edition of the Gallardo. The 2009 Lamborghini...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck
Pontiac Pushes Forward with G8 'Ute Despite Tough Times

The continued production plans for the kinda-odd, kinda-cool Pontiac Amino pictured to the left is a surprising bit of verve from GM given its cost-slashing, factory-closing spasms of late. Yes, the G8 ST (sport truck) is still planned for 2010, and it shares a platform (with a wheelbase stretched...Read More»

Charlie Rangel Benz
Charlie Rangel's Deadbeat Benz Sparks Ire

While you've been renting a storage bin somewhere to keep your prize 240Z "project car," House Rep. Charlie Rangel (D.-New York) has been using a spot in Washington at the House of Representatives parking garage for the same purpose, the New York Post reports. The classic Benz has been sitting in...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevy Volt: Lost in Translation?

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt doesn't look as much like the concept version, and that has potential customers complaining. Earlier this week, we showed you the first photos of the 2011 Volt and unleashed a whirlwind of coverage that--to our surprise--has led to a lot of speculation on the Volt's...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Picks Top Concept Cars, Too

You'll never get the chance to drive one--but GM, while it's naming its favorite production cars from its own stocks, is also putting pen to paper to list the best concept cars it's ever fabricated, too. It all started with Harley Earl, who was customizing cars for Hollywood stars, they say. GM...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
Acura NSX, Other New Model Coming by 2010

While journos flog the new 2009 Acura TL this week, the brand's managers are giving us something else to think about, other than the TL's brazen new look. Acura tells Automotive News this morning that it's about to add a new nameplate to its lineup, as it tries to step up its game to become a "tier...Read More»

2008 Acura RDX
New-Car Smell Won't Kill You as Much, Group Finds

An Ann Arbor, Mich.-based environmental group says your vehicle's "new-car smell" is less likely to cause you harm this year, but it still is essentially made up of toxic gases masked by the fragrant, earthy smell of capitalism. The Ecology Center's annual report on new-car smell puts the Acura RDX...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX
Acura NSX Spied?

Are these the first shots of the Acura NSX? The new supercar, often rumored and much delayed, has been in turnaround since Honda styled concepts that met with a thud at major auto shows. Now, this prototype seems to wear typically Honda lines and possibly even an Acura badge on the nose. Does it...Read More»

Toyota, Subaru Rear-Drive Coupe A Go

UPDATE: Automotive News is reporting that Toyota has confirmed the arrival of both sportscars for 2011. When Toyota bought into Subaru a few years ago, auto pundits assumed that the companies would start sharing brainpower at some point. Now Britain's Autocar magazine says it has the first evidence...Read More»

Behind the Scenes: 2010 Chevy Volt, Part II

“We know we have a perception problem, at GM,” admits Bob Boniface, the former Chrysler stylist who is not overseeing design of the 2010 Chevrolet Volt. Where environmentally-conscious consumers look at Toyota and see “Prius.” They look at GM and see “Hummer,” says Boniface...Read More»

More Liveblog: Does the G8 Peg the Styling Meter?

I'm trying to do this secretly, but it's not working. In the five or six miles it takes to get from downtown San Diego to Hillcrest, I've almost caused two accidents, caused the owner of a mid-Nineties Bonneville to slide back and forth at a stoplight to get a stem-to-stern-to-stem-again look at...Read More»

2008 Ford Focus Wagon
Bologna Motor Show Surprises with Intros

Ford continued its roll-out of new small vehicles with the reveal of the new Ford Focus wagon at the Bologna Motor Show, which hosted a few international debuts in the waning days of the 2007 auto show season.The new Ford wagon carries through the "kinetic" design themes used in the Focus that was...Read More»

2005 Ford E-Series
2005 Ford E-Series

E-Series Ford's full-size van can handle a wide range of commercial and/or people-moving tasks, and is able to carry as many as 15 passengers. For 2005, all engines come with electronic throttle control, while a new powertrain module on E-350 Super Duty models affords an elevated idle to...Read More»

Which Concept Cars Should Be Built?

Over at the main site, we're talking about concept cars. Rex Roy chose ten from the remote and near past that for whatever reason, weren't built. Chrysler's Norsemen never even made it to an auto show, while the bastardized Pontiac Aztek we did finally get was so far from the concept design as to...Read More»

Paris At it Again

If it weren’t for Paris Hilton we’d have to be reporting on poor old Anna Nicole Smith (pneumonia, you’ve heard?). Hilton has brushed with the law again, this time cited for driving with a suspended license. Hilton, the AP reports, was stopped on Tuesday for driving without...Read More»

Ferrari Daytona
BRP Can-Am Spyder: Breakthrough or Another Segway?

At first glance, the BRP Can-Am Spyder looks like another motorcycle, but get a bit closer and you’ll notice its unusual, Y-shaped layout, with two wheels up front and one in the rear. That’s mean to enhance stability — and lure in nervous Baby Boomers who’d love to relive...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Angular Front Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, July 31

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • BMW’s Wings Outlawed: There has been a lot of talk about wings this year; flexing wings, movable wings and, most recently, the outrageous-looking front stabilizer wings that sprouted from the noses of the BMW-Saubers at the French...Read More»

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