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Lotus Exige S Sports Improved Aerodynamics, Reduced Mileage
Lotus Exige S Sports Improved Aerodynamics, Reduced Mileage

Looks like fuel price instability has had a permanent effect on automotive design, even where high performance cars are concerned. Lotus is no different, announcing at the Geneva Motor Show that its new Exige S now earns 26 mpg on the highway. The lightweight Exige has never been an extremely...Read More»

Ferrari 599X concept
Ferrari Reveals 599X Concept Details At Geneva Motor Show

Based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari's 599X concept draws on new technology to become an extreme track star. Just like Aston Martin's One-77, this Ferrari went on a diet to reduce engine weight as well as the weight of other components. The engine uses carbon fiber pieces in the intake system and...Read More»

Aston Martin One-77
700 Hp Aston Martin One-77 Debuts At Geneva

Sexy and confident as Connery, but appropriately muscled up like Daniel Craig, Aston Martin's 007-mobile, a supercar dubbed One-77, makes its Geneva debut today. In the utmost proper British fashion, Aston claims the car "will be on display as an exposé throughout the show detailing the...Read More»

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce
Lambo Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce Stomps Into Geneva

The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce charges into Switzerland, bringing all of 670 hp in a lightened chassis to the Geneva Motor Show. A power-to-weight ratio of 5.1 lbs. per hp and all-wheel drive mean a 0-60 mph sprint in just 3.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 212 mph. The LP...Read More»

Mercedes SLS Spy Shot
Mercedes SLS Resurrects Spirit Of Iconic '50s 300SL

Mercedes is reviving the spirit of its hugely famous 300SL ("Gullwing") roadster of five decades ago in a new roadster set to debut in the fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale mid-2010. This new car, the SLS, replaces the former McLaren joint-venture, the SLR, of which Mercedes will be...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Audi TT RS: New Pics For Fans Of The Five

Last Friday we told you about Audi's new uber-powerful TT RS with - oddly enough - a five-cylinder turbocharged powerplant. But unlike fives of yore with their strangely-bleating sonics, Audi's new unit sounds ready to rumble (Audi provided a delicious audio clip of the TT RS idling, accelerating...Read More»

Bentley Continental Supersports
Bentley Continental GT Supersports Goes Green; Wait, What?

So here you have it, folks - even the purveyor of the gas hog six-and-three-quarters-liter V-8 is now joining the green movement. We showed you a tease of this new supercar a few weeks back, and speculated on just what Bentley would be doing underhood to arrive claims of greenness, but now we know...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Driven: 2010 Honda Insight

Climbing into the Clear Sky Blue (think Papa Smurf) 2010 Honda Insight, the first thing I noticed was the enthusiast-oriented gauge cluster, very similar to that found in the Honda Civic. The huge arc that circumscribes the entire affair is simple to read; despite the mass of eco-info presented in...Read More»

2009 BMW 328i Coupe
Driven: BMW 328i Coupe

BMW horses are thoroughbreds. Racehorses, even. I say this because each one residing under the sculpted merlot hood of our test 328i Coupe seemed so eager to blur the scenery with every prod of the accelerator. And yet they press forward with a grace and seamlessness befitting Churchill Downs. For...Read More»

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
Driven: 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

Rabid fans of the segment-defining Subaru Impreza WRX, which popped up around the turn of the millennium, were pretty bummed out last year when their favorite turbocharged rally-bred bad boy went all soft on them. While the interior was vastly upgraded, materials improved, and driving refinement...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»

Aston Martin Grill
Aston Martin Lagonda Unveil For Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin greenlighted its Lagonda resurrection back in the fall, and we hear now that the Geneva Motor Show will provide a first glimpse of the car's form. The auto world has been rife with rumors of what shape exactly the new car will take; as long as it avoids the late 70s Lagonda's origami...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera interior
2010 Porsche Panamera Interior Revealed

I think I'm about to forgive Porsche for giving its Panamera sedan an awkward hunchback. Just look at these interior photos: no less than stunning. I imagine that sitting coddled in all that leather, enjoying huge rear seat comfort (CEO Wendelin Wiedeking insisted that his 6'4" frame fit...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Veloster Concept
Hyundai Veloster 2+2 A Go For 2011/2012.

Looks like Hyundai is back on to resuscitate the old Scoupe in spirit (if not in name). Or maybe they're going to breathe a bit more bite into the Tiburon. Regardless of lineage, we know the folks at Hyundai are cooking up a little 2+2, front-wheel drive coupe that many thought had been put on hold...Read More»

2009 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible To Bow At Geneva Motor Show

Mixing a touch of German engineering with a dash of quirky British diction, BMW's MINI brand announces its "object of stormy enthusiasm," the new John Cooper Works Convertible. While their description of the special high performance convertible may sound strangely akin to the results of a...Read More»

2009 Saturn Astra 5dr HB XR Angular Rear Exterior View
Saturn Could Be Back on Auction Block As GM Preps For Viability Plan

Saturn to GM: "Do you love me, do you love me not?" Most recently, we reported that GM was promising to keep the brand in the fold through 2012. Then we found out that there would be no 2009 Saturn Astras due to the glut of '08s languishing on dealer lots. Looks like GM has changed its mind once...Read More»

bumblebee camaro
Bumblebee Camaro From Transformers 2 At Chicago Auto Show

At the upcoming Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 13-22), Chevrolet will introduce an updated Bumblebee Camaro; the same vehicle is said to make an appearance in the upcoming Transformers 2 movie coming to theaters June 26. We first saw the Bumblebee Camaro last fall at SEMA; the new version receives subtle...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Picked For Top 10 World Performance Cars

Yesterday the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was picked as one of the top 10 contenders for the World Performance Car of the Year honors. As such, it joins with some pretty impressive company the likes of: Audi RS 6 Avant BMW 135i Coupe / Cabriolet Corvette ZR1 Lamborghini LP560-4 Gallardo...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Assembly Line
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Rolling Off Oshawa, Ont. Assembly Line

Economy-be-damned, GM is now ramping up production of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro musclecar at its Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant. Yesterday Chevrolet sent these tantalizing pics of the new vehicle on the assembly line to enthusiast site 5thgen. Over in our Car Reviews section, we noted that auto...Read More»

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