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2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: MINI Roadster Concept

With a new Coupe Concept already revealed, and a BMW X1-based crossover in the works, MINI needs another follow for its unique cult of speed. The next convert--actually, a convertible--arrives today at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in the form of the 2009 MINI Roadster Concept. All but...Read More»

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
Preview: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster

What is it?: The topless version of the rabid Reventon Coupe. The basics: All-wheel-drive, V12-powered, 650-horsepower supercar with jet fighter-inspired styling. On sale: October, 2009 Price: $1.6 million (€1.1 million) It doesn't look like there are many surprises left for Frankfurt, and we...Read More»

2011 Audi R8 Spyder
Preview: 2011 Audi R8 Spyder

With the 2009 Frankfurt auto show hours away from opening to the media, the embargoes continue to fall--and this time, it's the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder that's broken cover. The newest addition to the Audi supercar family arrives next summer with a fabric top, no sideblades, and the stunning powerplant...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
Compared: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Vs. Porsche Boxster / Cayman

Savages! Who would dare to compare the Porsche Boxster--it's only the reincarnation of the 550 Spyder, you know--to a Datsun? We would, and we're not the only ones. During the recent press preview for the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, the Japanese carmaker's team laid it out in PowerPoint: the Z's a...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
MINI 'Two Untamed' Video Previews Roadster, Coupe Concepts

We've known about the MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts for a couple weeks now, but they're still six days from their official debuts in Frankfurt. As the date draws nearer, MINI is working to keep the hype rising with a new, somewhat off-beat, preview video. With no direct shots of the cars...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe and 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible
Rematch: 2010 Ford Mustang GT vs 2010 Chevrolet Camaro V-6

Some rivalries just keep on. And just as Coke and Pepsi fans continue to stand their ground, so do pony-car fans. We just brought you fresh driving impressions on the bargain-priced 2010 Ford Mustang V-6 Coupe, which for about $25,000 will get you head-turning looks all around, a pretty lengthy...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
Second Drive: 2010 Ford Mustang V-6

When shoppers think about the Ford Mustang—or other pony cars like the Dodge Challenger or Chevy Camaro—they often forget about the V-6 models. That’s a shame, because in each of these cases less than $25k—well under the price of today’s average new vehicle—can get you tremendous...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio preview
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio Spotted on SATC Set

It's not due for months yet--no, not the Sex and the City sequel, but the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet. Guess what showed up today for its close-up? CelebsandCars has the new E-Class Cabriolet while High Gear Media revs up for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show premiere: CelebsAndCars: New Benz...Read More»

Leaked Mini Roadster Concept Sketch
Early Reveal: Mini Roadster Concept

This week saw Mini celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the brand's first car with the unveiling of an all-new Coupe concept. Today, the Roadster half of the new-car pair made its debut a bit early thanks to a leaked sketch. Based around the same two-seat setup as the Mini Coupe, the...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
New Mustang Site Lets You Tweak It Yourself

  You've always wanted to play dress-up with the 2010 Ford Mustang--but until now you've done it in the secrecy of your own man cave, doodling over Mustang pictures like you did on your detention-hall notebook. Ford knows you really want to do this stuff online, while you're Facebooking and...Read More»

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK On the Way

Reports of a new 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe/convertible are bubbling, with a zinger that the new SLK could add a plug-in hybrid version in its next generation. Automobile Magazine reports the new SLK is being prepared for a 2011 calendar-year introduction, and that it's going on a serious diet...Read More»

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Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

Chrysler's lifetime powertrain warranty won't be a part of the new Fiat-owned operation, but there's a new warranty poised to take its place: a 5-year, 100,000-mile offer that sticks with the car. The warranty change is effective with all 2010 model-year cars and trucks. There's a strong argument...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept
2013 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gets 2012 Production Date

Balsa wood sandwiched between carbon fiber for the floorboards, super lightweight aluminum or carbon fiber body panels, up to 638 horsepower - sounds like some sort of Italian handbuilt supercar right? Nope, it's the good ol' Chevrolet Corvette, and an even more advanced version, the next-gen C7...Read More»

GM's eBay Motors Deal Goes Live Tomorrow

After a premature post-bankruptcy announcement in July, the real General Motors-eBay Motors deal is going live tomorrow, offering car buyers the chance to purchase a new car fresh off the lot straight from their living room sofa. GM hopes that tapping eBay Motors' 12 million monthly visits through...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Tweeted: GM Showing Buick Compact, New Cadillac Tomorrow

  Sometimes, General Motors is just a big tease. Last week, we had the first drive of the 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo--and later this week, we'll bring you something special on the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, too. Today, GM's giving some bloggers a look at future products in its design studio--an...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Superlight Mazda MX-5 Miata

A Superlight edition of the Mazda Miata--okay, fine, MX-5 roadster--will make its world debut at next month's Frankfurt auto show. Mazda's latest injection of PR and fun into the two-seater means it loses its windshield and some other less visible weight, all in the name of improving performance...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante
Preview: 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante

•    What is it? The logical convertible version of Aston Martin's DBS sportscar •    The basics: 6.0-liter V-12 with 510 horsepower; 191-mph top speed; six-speed manual or automatic transmission •    On sale: Now •    Price: $300,000 (est.) With the clock counting down for the...Read More»

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Winkelmann: First Lamborghini Hybrid On The Streets by 2015

Raging bulls, supermodels, ridiculous horsepower figures and outrageous styling - not your traditional recipe for hybrid success. But Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is betting that his brand will be ripe for the transition to gasoline-electric power as early as 2015. The news comes from a...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Driven: Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, Part I

What a week! While the world toiled away on trivialities like healthcare, racial equality and unemployment, TheCarConnection flew to New York City for a spin in the only car that's capable of dislodging the Space Shuttle Atlantis on our must-drive list: the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Our test car was not...Read More»

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