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Challenger Convertible to Bow at SEMA
Challenger Convertible to Bow at SEMA

GOTCHA. Or at least Florida-based Coach Builders Ltd., an aftermarket cabriolet converter firm, according to Carscoop, got us, prompting a feverish double-take at the evil green, uber-'70s bad boy with a dropped top and the HEMI 6.1-liter from the Challenger SRT8. Make that a Vortech-supercharged...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
Corvette Wins Green Challenge on Cellulosic Ethanol

Awarding the "fastest car with the smallest environmental impact," the U.S. EPA, DOE, and SAE combined forces on Oct. 4 to present GM and Corvette Racing with the winner's trophy for the inaugural Green Challenge, part of this year's American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in...Read More»

Ferrari Enzo wreck
Wrecked Exotics: 10 Most Expensive Crashes Ever

From the land of taking pleasure in others' misfortunes, the realm of rubbernecking, and deep inside the creepy minds trained on the truly grotesque, we present you Wrecked Exotics.com. These folks have chronicled an extensive, alphabetized log of bent and hopelessly twisted sheetmetal, sheared...Read More»

Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept
Viper V-10 Debuts in Dodge Challenger Concept

In what promises to be a bragging-rights, smoky burnout extravaganza, Chrysler today announces an all-aluminum 8.4-liter V-10 under the hood of its '09 Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept headed to this year's SEMA. The engine is the same enthusiastic motivator for the brute-force Viper, and in...Read More»

Tesla Roadster
Tesla in Trouble?

U.K.'s CAR reports that Tesla is rumored to be laying off 100 staff due to--you guessed it--the global financial mess. Kicking it while it's down, CEO Ze'ev Drori is rumored to be leaving as well. This follows Tesla's recent announcement of a proposed factory in San Jose, California. This marks a...Read More»

CAR McLaren P11 Spy Shot
McLaren P11 Spy Shots Released by U.K.'s CAR

Saying "we can’t reveal our sources, for obvious reasons," U.K. publication CAR yesterday released what it claims are accurate pictures of an early clay model of McLaren's next supercar, the P11. The new vehicle is purported to continue the tradition of the legendary F1 (fastest production car...Read More»

Detroit Tiger Stadium
Buy American and Drive a Piece of Baseball History

Buy some American steel and you may just be purchasing a little bit of baseball history. More than 94 percent of Detroit's historic Tiger Stadium, reports CBS News, is being recycled in a move that will yield a profit estimated to be in the millions to the City of Detroit, which owns the stadium...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Customer Ordering Starts Today for 2010 Chevy Camaro

On your marks, get ready, spend! Chevrolet says as of today, you can order a 2010 Camaro, and pricing's been released, too. The base-model Camaro LS will carry an MSRP of $22,995, and the Camaro SS will start with an MSRP of $30,995. Both figures include a $750 destination charge. Production of...Read More»

Aston Martin Project One-77
Forgetting Its Past, Aston Plans Brash New Lagonda

Aston Martin teased a select audience at the recent Paris Auto Show with its latest concept, the "one 77." With a carbon-fiber chassis, a handcrafted aluminum body, and a 7.0-liter V-12, the one 77 will "deliver exhilarating performance for a strictly limited number of discerning [read: mega-rich]...Read More»

2009 Honda S2000
Honda to Resurrect S2000...As the S3000?

Auto enthusiasts the world over still lament the demise of the Honda (Acura) NSX. And legions of import tuners are still tweaking and lowering their second-gen CRXs, another Honda that was embraced by enthusiasts and promptly left a huge void when it departed in the early 1990s. Enter the rumored...Read More»

Veggie Tales: Prepping for a Gas-Free Cross-Country Ride

A few weeks ago, I told you about my plans to turn my vintage (that's what we call old and in need of help) Benz diesel into a vegan--an organically powered machine that'll run on oily Chick-Fil-A leftovers (or Chinese or McDonald's or whatever) and do it with a sweet-smelling exhaust. But before I...Read More»

2009 Mazda MX-5
Mazda MX-5 Redux

The purveyor of zoom-zoom is taking notes from the founder of Lotus, Colin Chapman, who famously claimed that weight is the enemy of performance. Never a porky car, the MX-5Miata has nonetheless grown in size and weight as buyers and the industry have demanded more safety, more equipment, and...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Massages Lambda V-6 for '09 Genesis Coupe

For sporting duty in its upcoming '09 Genesis Coupe, Hyundai has made internal and external changes to its 3.8-liter Lambda V-6, reports World Car Fans. Dubbed the RS edition, power output is barely changed, but packaging efficiency is increased to fit under the Coupe's lower hood, and mechanical...Read More»

2009 Dodge Challenger SE
No Convertible for Dodge Challenger

What you see (above) is what you get when it comes to Dodge's Challenger. Despite rivals Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro, whose svelte pony profiles are (or will be) graced with a drop top, Cars.com reports that Dodge nixed the idea of a Challenger Convertible. Dodge's director of marketing, Mike...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
31st-Anniversary 7 Series Featured in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Moneyed fans of the BMW 7 Series, your chance to be one of 31 individuals who pick up a brand-new 750Li from Germany and drive it through the French Riviera is nigh. Courtesy of the folks at Needless Markup Neiman Marcus, in conjunction with the team at BMW Individual, special 31st-anniversary 7...Read More»

2008 Audi A4 TDI concept e
Automotive Hall of Fame Adds Eight Inductees

The Automotive Hall of Fame, located in Dearborn, Michigan, yesterday inducted eight new individuals (five posthumously) into its ranks. These individuals are being honored for their contributions to racing, design, manufacturing, the aftermarket, or management. The list of inductees is as follows...Read More»

1997 Honda Civic DX
Vice-Presidential Debate: Who's Second-in-Command in Your Driveway?

If you're among the drivers in this country with a spare vehicle or two (or 13, in the case of one current Presidential candidate), we'd like to know what your vehicular sidekick says about you, and what you use it for. No, not necessarily a Suzuki Sidekick--though fond memories of lugging around...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
2010 Volkswagen GTI Is, Laughably, a Paris Show "Study"

VW is calling the new GTI a "study," but what's left to study when all the GTI's usual goodness is applied to the latest and greatest Golf/Rabbit? That sixth-gen Golf platform will be getting a workout in its new GTI edition. Ringing in with 210 hp from its 2.0-liter TFSI four, the direct-injected...Read More»

2009 Volvo C30
Volvo Confirms 300-HP, AWD C30

Think Volvos are just for soccer moms? Think again. The Swedish purveyor of "safe" has just confirmed plans for a 300-horsepower, all-wheel-drive edition of the Kammback-cool C30 hatch. This is a nice antidote to increasingly bland entries like the V70 (no longer with turbocharged power), and...Read More»

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