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First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang GT
First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Let's cut to the chase: The new 2011 Mustang GT is about as badass as you can get in a normal production car. In this case, one with a bargain bottom-line price tag as low as $30,495. The first time you see—or hear—a new Mustang GT open up the throttle, you'll understand why we call it badass...Read More»

2011 Mustang V6
First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang V-6

Starting at less than $23,000, the new 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 is, surprisingly, one of the best bang-for-the-buck performance coupes. We're surprised here, because the Mustang V-6 has never been a very pulse-raising drive, rather the option for those who want the look but don't care much about the...Read More»

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the Perfect Escape From Family Life

Being a part of a family means a lot of wonderful things among them a feeling of belonging and love. But there is another side of family life that is a bit darker and it usually involves off-key recitals, endless soccer practices and the ever exciting getting of groceries. But what if there was a...Read More»

New 5.0-liter V-8  -  2011 Ford Mustang GT
Ford's New 5.0 V-8: Back In Black, And Ready For The Track

The 5.0 is back, and Ford didn't take the opportunity lightly. The 2011 Ford Mustang GT will pack a 412-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 that for all practical purposes is an all-new engine. A very stoutly built, race-ready one at that. Along with the 3.7-liter V-6 that will also be introduced in the 2011...Read More»

2011 Shelby GT500
Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's standard measure of overnight success. And for at least some of its wild youth, it was the cautionary tale of what happens...Read More»

Bruce Richter drives the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
Tesla Roadster: Our Contest Winner Speaks!

A few weeks ago, High Gear Media welcomed our newest writer to the fold--Bruce Richter, who won a Tesla Roadster test drive by writing about his personal experience with cars. This week we're bringing you two stories from Bruce--his own Tesla road test, and later this week, a one-on-one interview...Read More»

Bruce Richter drives the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
Franz Von Holzhausen Brings A Clean Slate to Tesla Design

A few weeks ago, High Gear Media welcomed our newest writer to the fold--Bruce Richter, who won a Tesla Roadster test drive by writing about his personal experience with cars. This week we're bringing you two stories from Bruce--his own Tesla road test, and later this week, a one-on-one interview...Read More»

Screencap from the ad for the 2010 Volvo C70
Video: New Ad For The Volvo C70 Pushes Safety Aside, Encourages Mixing It Up

For decades, safety has been Volvo's hallmark. That's served the automaker well, since safety has consistently ranked at the top of consumers' list of concerns when purchasing new and used vehicles. However, a new spot for the 2010 Volvo C70 (and another for the 2010 Volvo C30) shoves safety to the...Read More»

2011 BMW 335is Coupe
First Drive: 2011 BMW 335is Sings Out To Weekend Racers

BMW is directly taking on the Euro-tuner crowd and giving a nod to weekend racers with a new track-ready 2011 BMW 335is model set to arrive to dealerships later this spring. The automaker admits that a number of tuners have grown fond of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Sebring 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Rear Exterior View
Chrysler Ditches The Sebring Name, But Not The Car

Here's the good news: Chrysler is dumping the Sebring. The bad news? It's just dumping the name. Chrysler's CEO Sergio Marchionne understands that the Sebring is not all that it should be. The mid-size sedan has left most critics cold (our own Marty Padgett gave it a 7), and it's been a model...Read More»

2010 scion iq concept 016
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Scion iQ To Debut As A Hybrid Hatch

The Toyota iQ is a popular minicar in many parts of the world, and we've known for a while that Toyota was planning to market it as a Scion in the U.S. The timeline for the iQ's launch, however, has been the subject of rumor and speculation: at first it was thought to be 2011, then it was bumped up...Read More»

2009 MINI Roadster Concept
Rumor: MINI Coupe, Roadster To Roll Out In October 2010

The MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster concepts generated loads of buzz at the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows, and today, there's cause for even more excitement: rumor has it that production of the two models has been fast-tracked, and that they'll start rolling off the assembly lines in Oxford as...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6
2011 Ford Mustang Gets New V-6: 305 HP, 30 MPG Highway

An all-new engine promises to make the base V-6 Ford Mustang a lot more exciting for 2011. Today (and in advance of the LA Auto Show pressers), Ford officially announced that a new all-aluminum 3.7-liter DOHC V-6 will power the 2011 Ford Mustang, producing an impressive 305 horsepower and 280...Read More»

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show GM Car Hero
2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

It's not quite the glamorous Staples Center--home to the Grammys and a certain celebrity endpoint this year--but just next door to the tabernacle of music sits the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention center's the next roosting spot for the car world, as the industry sets down next month...Read More»

Fisker Karma S
Super Gaff-O-Matic! Biden Reveals Entire Fisker Lineup

Vice President Joe Biden, known for repeated instances of foot-in-mouth disease, unwittingly spilled the beans on Fisker Automotive's plan for a Delaware-built, three-vehicle family of plug-in hybrids. Fox News reports that Biden told press gathered in Wilmington, Del., that Fisker would eventually...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

What is it? The most powerful Porsche 911 Turbo ever The basics: 3.8-liter flat six with 500 hp; 0-60 mph in 3.2 sec, 194-mph top speed; seven-speed dual-clutch or six-speed manual transmission On sale: January 2010 Price: $132,800 (Coupe) and $143,800 (Cabriolet) With its world debut at the 2009...Read More»

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Sketch
This Week In Camaros: Z28 Not A Sure Thing, Dealers Get 2011 Convertible Preview

This week's informative GM Fastlane chat session with General Motors VP of Chevrolet Brand Brent Dewar tells us the Camaro Z28 isn't guaranteed for production--contrary to earlier reports--and the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible was shown off to dealers this week, and "will come out soon." The...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 North American Car Of The Year Short List Revealed

It's that time of year again: time to decide the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACOTY). This time around, our own Executive Editor Marty Padgett is one of the jurors, and we're bringing you the insider's perspective on the process, as well as looking to hear what you have to say on...Read More»

2010 Audi TTS
2010 Audi TT Drops V-6

Interested in Audi's pert TT coupe and roadster? For 2010, you'll have to look elsewhere if you're only satisfied by V-6 power. For 2010, Audi's dropping the V-6 versions of the TT from its lineup as a part of a simplification across the board. Witness the also-new 2010 Audi A4 and 2010 Audi S4...Read More»

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