Sports Cars

Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder
Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

Here at High Gear Media, we've talked a lot about the stunning Porsche 918 spyder. Most recently, we learned that it's officially making the leap from concept to production, and it's going to be more powerful than expected. Yesterday, we saw Jay Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger smitten by the...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Aces New Roof Test, Named Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is quick, nimble, and fun to drive, as we reported last week in a comparison with the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. That said, it might come as a bit of a surprise that the Lancer family has been called one of the best models on the market for passive safety. The...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart Sportback
Rally-Car Rivalry: 2011 Subaru WRX vs 2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart

With an editorial staff, split across the country and even in Australia, we're often hard-pressed to do the sorts of comparison tests that are very helpful in sorting out rival models. But sometimes the stars align just right, as they recently did when I returned on a flight, fresh from driving the...Read More»

Bo Derek
By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling

What's it take to get a perfect 10? Back before she became a thinky conservative, Bo Derek laid it out the rules for us all. Actually it's just one rule: you don't have to be particularly talented or smart, just quintessentially, no-excuses gorgeous. Get it right, and you can even put noisemakers...Read More»

Mercedes Facebook app for the SLS AMG
Apps For Facebook, iPhone Put The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Front And Center

Mercedes-Benz has tried its hand at apps and social media several times in the past year. Some of those efforts have been, well, less than thrilling, but others have proven pretty useful (at least for buyers). Now, the luxury automaker is giving it another go with apps for Facebook and the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera 4
2010 Porsche Panamera Subject to Recall

The 2010 Porsche Panamera is being recalled for an issue with seatbelts. Reuters reports that the recall of the new sedan will involve all models built to date. The problem? Faulty seatbelt tensioners, which could lead to more severe injury in an accident, or worse. The new Panamera is one of the...Read More»

Screencap from the Audi R8 Spyder 'Beauty and the Beasts' ad
Humpday Video: 'Beauty And The Beasts' Audi R8 Spyder Ad

It's Wednesday. It doesn't really matter if you woke up on the right side of the bed, or if the weather is perfect, or who may or may not have tainted your Cheerios, the fact remains: it's Wednesday. Time for a mid-week pick-me-up, and this time it arrives in the form of a new commercial for the...Read More»

Screenshot from YouTube video "New GTR R35 crashes following Evo IX MR"
If Planning Insurance Fraud, Don't Upload Video to YouTube

Oh, those crazy kids. They do a little nighttime street racing on a mountain road. They manage to wreck their 2009 Nissan GT-R performance coupe. Then they file a seemingly inaccurate insurance claim saying the car was damaged in a collision on the I-10 freeway. There's just one little problem: A...Read More»

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 Mazda5
The 2010 Mazda5 Is A Genre Buster That's Ahead Of Its Time

Although the Mazda5 compact minivan arrived on our shores with little fanfare, its impact on the North American auto landscape is going to be heard for decades to come. Honestly, how can you argue with a shrunken six-seat minivan that gets 21 city, 27 highway when connected to an automatic (you can...Read More»

Screencap from Jedward's 'Ice Ice Baby', featuring Vanilla Ice
Video: Vanilla Ice Dishes About The Ford Mustang 5.0

Robert Matthew Van Winkle is a busy guy: world traveler, restorer of vintage cars, avid motocross rider. And in his spare time, he grabs a microphone and performs under his stage name, Vanilla Ice. Love him or hate him, Rob's smash hit, "Ice Ice Baby", defined a moment in pop music history. If you...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»

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»

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»

European-spec Volkswagen Passat CC R-line
Trio Of Volkswagen Special Editions Hit U.S. Dealerships

As Volkswagen continues its warpath toward the top of the industry's sales charts, it has announced several special-edition models to help drive customers into dealerships and offer something outside the ordinary. Today, the company announced three of those special editions are now available for...Read More»

Stanford University's autonomous Pike's Peak racer, Shelley, image by L.A. Cicero
Driverless Audi TT To Climb Pike's Peak, Via Stanford Robot

It's hardly surprising that an Audi TT two-seat sports car would climb to Pike's Peak, along the famously twisty 19-mile road that ascends to 14,110 feet above sea level. In fact, the Colorado mountain has hosted a well-known race to the top since 1916. Less common, however, is that the car would...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»

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