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2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: The World's Priciest Hybrid?
2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: The World's Priciest Hybrid?

  When Porsche introduces the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid late next year, its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle may be the priciest hybrid on earth. While a Porsche executive said pricing hasn't been finalized, according to the German Automobilwoche, the expected European price will be in the...Read More»

2009 Porsche Boxster
Report: Porsche Considering New Entry-Level Boxster With Audi TTS engine

 You know it's a recession when even the wealthy are hurting, and the state of Porsche is as good a measure of that metric as any. With sales stumbling and debts mounting, the time could be ripe for more volume-sales oriented models at the brand, including a new Boxster. Porsche revealed in March...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC AWD
Luxury No Defense Against Weak Market, But Germans Cautiously Optimistic

Hyper-luxury European car brands like Rolls-Royce are seeing steady sales, but their more attainable counterparts - BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz - are still riding a downward slope through May. But all is not yet lost, as there may be an end in sight. BMW's Ian Robertson, the company's board member in...Read More»

From the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Link Love From The Car Connection: Superman Loves The Prius, MINI Tells Us To Pull Over, And So Many Car Festivals, So Little Time

* Spring has sprung throughout the northern hemisphere, and with it, more festivals than you can shake a stick shift at. Among the many we've missed: Austria's Wörthersee Tour 2009. Audi and VW fans, here's a little slice of heaven for your Tuesday. [WorldCarFans] * Once again, the venerable...Read More»

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Link Love From The Car Connection: Ferrari Goes For Big Bills, Rolls Royce Ghost In The Flesh, And A Flashback To Simpler Times

Big spender -- Well, someone out there still has money: a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has sold at auction for a whopping €9,020,000 ($12,135,000). No word on who the winner was, but we're pretty sure it wasn't us. At least we hope it wasn't. [Autogespot] Pardon me, ragazzi-- Speaking of Ferrari...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 Le Mans
RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

TDI, we hardly knew ye. Dispensed before birth, now merely a dream of the clean, high-mileage supercar, how should we mourn the death of the Audi R8 V12 TDI diesel--which Audi now says it won't build after all? First revealed at the 2008 Detroit auto show as the Audi R8 TDI Concept, then updated as...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche, VW To Merge and Become The New GM (And Don't Forget Fiat!)

It's enough to make a historian weep. While General Motors chainsaws brands off its core like old-growth redwood, Europe's automakers think they have a better idea: turn themselves into carbon copies of GM. The latest: Porsche and VW. Instead of pursuing a shareholder takeover of Volkswagen, as...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Lexus 1-Series: Europe-Only, Hybrid Only?

Lexus has repeatedly refused to market a model below the $30,000 price point in the U.S., effectively saying it's beneath the brand. But in Europe, where luxury knows no bounds, extending well into the compact segment, a small and somewhat less-expensive model may be a key element in becoming...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition
Link Love From The Car Connection: Panamera Speeds Down The Info Superhighway, Bugatti Unveils Centenaire Edition Veyrons, And Grand Touring Morgan Motor Company

La dolce vita -- Thanks to These Economic Times, TCC's Italian travel budget has been zeroed out for 2009, which means we totally missed the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza in Cernobbio. It's just as well, though, 'cause the sight of those four one-off Bugattis--the Centenaire Edition Veyrons...Read More»

Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Panamericana
Link Love From The Car Connection: VW Throws Off Porsche's Shackles, Peeking At The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, And Hot Audi Concepts

If only -- Rumor has it that there's a new iteration of the legendary Mercedes 300SL Gullwing in the works. (Which is nice since the original ended production in 1957.) If produced, lucky buyers will be treated to a snazzy 370hp V8 engine, plus many of the design elements from the...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Audi TT RS: Sonorous Turbo Five Spits Out 300+ Hp

Audi, the biggest defender of the oddball five-cylinder powerplant back in the 80s, plops a healthy one into its upcoming TT RS coupe that debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. The 2.5-liter unit presumably shares architecture with the VW five of the same size and powering the Rabbit/Golf and Jetta. But...Read More»

Art car madness
Link Love From The Car Connection: Hot Art Cars, Lame Holograms, And The iChange Did It

Welcome to Tuesday, ladies and gents. With the industry hearings in D.C., it's bound to be a very busy day, but here are a few lighthearted links to distract you from all the grisliness: We just hope the cars remain crash-free -- Tech outfit Hughes Telematics has seen the future, and it looks a lot...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60
Quick Drive: 2010 Volvo XC60

Last week, I spent a long day's journey touring Napa wine country behind the leather-wrapped wheel of the 2010 Volvo XC60. Before you get any smart ideas, there was no wine involved--and only one prison breakout. Volvo hosted TheCarConnection just over the Golden Gate Bridge at Sausalito's low-key...Read More»

2009 Audi A6 4-door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Prestige Instrument Panel
Video: The Making Of Audi's 'Chase' Super Bowl Commercial

Oh to be Jason Statham, the bad-boy British star featured in Audi's upcoming Super Bowl '09 commercial. Not since Yul Brenner has bald been so sexy. Statham is the star in Audi's 60-second Super Bowl advertising extravaganza, "Chase" (60 seconds long! Someone has some cash reserves laying around)...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Audi Q5 To Debut With Impressive Towing Capacity, Mediocre MPG

All hail...another thirsty German crossover. The new Audi Q5, making its debut at Audi dealers in March, boasts the firm's impressive 270-horse 3.2-liter FSI V-6, expected Audi luxury trappings, and reputedly tenacious handling. But, weighed down with numerous infotainment features, quattro AWD...Read More»

Jason Statham
Audi Heading Back to Super Bowl XLIII

The Big Game's still more than a week away, but Audi's dribbling out info on its new Super Bowl ad, which airs during the slugfest from Tampa Bay, pitting the Pittsburgh Steelers against the formerly hapless Arizona Cardinals. The new Audi ad features the brand's new supercharged A6 sedan -- while...Read More»

2008 Audi A1 Sportback Concept (2008 Paris Auto Show)
Audi And Prada Announce Joint Projects In Sport And Culture

Audi, "THE luxury brand for these times," stated Audi of America president Johan de Nysschen in an address from the Detroit Auto Show, has taken the fashion-forward step of announcing joint projects with famed Italian design house Prada. Will such a move add further sparkle and shine to the...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI
Audi Equates Change With Progress: Sponsors Inaugural Coverage

Audi is making possible limited advertising on ABC, CBS, and NBC evening newscasts during Obama's inauguration next Tuesday. They're also doing an 8-page (!) "Progress is Beautiful" newspaper insert in the USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald...Read More»

2008 Geneva Motor Show
2008 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

The Geneva show hails the beginning of auto show season in Europe. As the second big international auto show, after Detroit, the Geneva show is traditionally the kick-off of the spring selling season on the Continent, as well as a way for the world's automotive braintrust to gather over new...Read More»

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