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Three Suitors For Dodge Viper
Three Suitors For Dodge Viper

Niche cars and roadsters are a tough sell in this market - especially niche roadsters with honking pushrod 8.4-liter V-10s. Chrysler reports it is performing due diligence on three offers for its Dodge Viper, but has revealed neither details nor the identity of those making offers. Recently, the...Read More»

Porsche Carrera GT Lock Nut
Porsche Reports 14 Percent Sales Drop

Judging from preliminary results, Porsche reported at its annual general meeting that sales fell to about $3.9 billion for the first half of its fiscal year beginning August 1, a 14 percent decline from that period one year ago. Judged by sales volume, the decline represents a 27 percent drop to...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche Debuts 2010 911 GT3 At Geneva Motor Show

Among all of the other high-performance goodies being unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche will release its new 2010 911 GT3, a model that the U.K.'s AutoCar calls "the hardest ever 911." A bigger flat-six spits out more power, and a host of electronic chassis aids help the driver...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
Mitsubishi Announces Summer Launch for 2010 Lancer Sportback

Today Mitsubishi Motors North America announced a summer arrival for the five-door version of the Lancer sedan, to be named the 2010 Lancer Sportback. They say it will "meld high performance and progressive design with an extra dose of utility." MSRP will be announced closer to the vehicle's...Read More»

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Transmission
Cherokee SRT8 Trashes Its Tranny

Trashing a tranny ain't pretty. It'll either land a few nasty Lee Press-On gashes in your forehead or, in the case of the hapless owner of a Grand Cherokee SRT8 who decided to rat out his motor to a staggering 921 rear-wheel horsepower, metal shrapnel and ATF spewing from the transmission tunnel at...Read More»

Bentley Supercar/Victoria
Video: Bentley To Reveal Its Fastest, Most Powerful Car In Geneva

Bentley is set to reveal the "extreme Bentley" on March 3 at the Geneva Motor Show. It is to be the marque's fastest and most powerful production automobile ever. The title of the press photo you see here leads us to believe the new supercar could be named the Bentley Victoria. Click here to view...Read More»

2009 Honda S2000 CR
Honda S2000 Bows Out After 2009

Honda's track-ready, no frills S2000 roadster will no longer be produced after the 2009 model year. When it debuted in 1999 for the 2000 model year, the Honda S2000 wowed enthusiasts with impeccable chassis control, fantastic feedback, a 9000-rpm VTEC four-cylinder, and an impressive 120 hp per...Read More»

2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera To Sport Variable Volume Exhaust System

Want to hear the guttural growl of Porsche's flat-six with even greater intensity? Starting in February, for $2,500 you can outfit your 2009 911 with a new factory sports exhaust system that is driver-selectable for either more or less of the singular snarl. I'd probably have it on full blast just...Read More»

P1-E Electric
U.K.'s P1-E Electric Sportster To Compete With Fisker, Tesla

Penned by Jim Dowle of McLaren design fame, the British P1-E is a blazingly quick all-electric two-seater said to reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Two electric motors mounted at either end of the Lancia/Lotus-inspired roadster combine for an expected 389 hp and 590 lb-ft of instantaneous twist. Top...Read More»

2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo
Chrysler/Fiat: Will Italian Steel Immigrate to U.S. Dealers?

With Fiat set to take 35 percent of Chrysler for no money down, gain access to Chrysler's dealer network in the U.S., and Chrysler to gain access to the Italian automaker's competitive small car platforms and machinery, what kind of exotic Italian steel can we expect to wrap our driving gloves...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
Nissan, Infiniti, and Mitsubishi Back at Cobo Hall

Rejoice, fans of the Nissan 370Z, Infiniti FX50, and Mitsubishi Evo--Nissan/Infiniti dealers and Mitsubishi dealers are footing the bill for their cars to make a showing at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January. And to be certain--it's just their cars that will be making a...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram
Dodge Sticking with Small Diesel for New Ram

This quote from pickuptrucks.com makes my oil-burning heart beat just a little bit faster: "Slow truck sales, the fact that diesel fuel still costs more than gasoline, and tougher emissions standards driving costs up won’t stop Chrysler from offering a light-duty diesel engine in the Dodge Ram...Read More»

Infectious stickers
Twelve Days of Christmas: Infectious Car Stickers

Do you dream of tricking out your K-car with a wack custom paint job? Do you awake to the gloomy reality of 9-to-5 life in a squaresville office gig? Well, worry no more; thanks to the friendly folks at Infectious.com, now you can bling up your ride for special occasions, then revert to employee...Read More»

Motor City Dream Garages
Twelve Days of Christmas: Motor City Dream Garages

This Christmas, purchase the book that takes you on an intimate tour of 20 incredible garages throughout Detroit. In "Motor City Dream Garages," journalist Rex Roy gives you an intimate look at collections held by garages like Henry Ford's Fair Lane in Dearborn (referred to as "The First Dream...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8 GT
Pontiac Might Pare Down to Just One Vehicle

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: There's just nothing exciting about a Pontiac Aveo G3. GM's bastard child of badge engineering is finally, according to AutoWeek, being let off the hook for carrying weak models that don't agree with its stated mission of driving excitement. Holding six...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4
First Look: 2009 BMW Z4

We present to you the first BMW Roadster with a retractable hardtop. Looking like a cool fusion of the stunning Z8 and the current-gen Z4, the 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster is bristling with new technology under both hood and retractable hardtop roof. Two models will be offered: the Z4 sDrive35i and Z4...Read More»

Collezione Automobili Lamborghini
Twelve Days of Christmas: Lamborghini Gear

In seeming contradiction to the angry Bull's ferocious image, Lamborghini invites you to celebrate Christmas with a range of items from Collezione Automobili Lamborghini, including "baubles, bears, candles and cushions." They suggest ordering the items in the special matte black and white colors...Read More»

Ford 427 X-mas tree ornament
Twelve Days of Christmas: Car Christmas Lights

Attention shoppers: you have exactly twelve business days to shop until Christmas eve. And since we're a little behind on ordering and paying here at TheCarConnection.com, we're bringing you a car-related gift idea each blogging day from now until we close up shop for the holiday on the 23rd. First...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
BMW M Engines Going Turbo

Citing tougher emissions regulations, better fuel efficiency, and greater torque production from a smaller package, "well placed Munich insiders have said" that naturally aspirated BMW M engines will gradually give way to turbocharged units, said the U.K.'s Autocar. The new M engines will be based...Read More»

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