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Early Reveal: Mini Roadster Concept
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»

2009 Cadillac CTS-V
Driven: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V

While crawling along in traffic or responsibly setting the cruise on a pockmarked Interstate, it's quite possible to forget that you're in the fastest American sport sedan ever, with more than 550 horsepower on tap. That's a huge compliment, as most high-performance cars let themselves be known in...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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Monterey Verdict: Collector-Car Market Surprisingly Strong

Many investors and auto hobbyists alike are understandably still pretty shaky about putting money down on the stock market. But that hesitation hasn't shown any lasting sign of translating to the top of the market for collector cars. That's the verdict after last weekend's big Monterey auctions...Read More»

2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3
2010 MazdaSpeed3: Dialed Up For U.S.

When an automaker says that they’re bringing out a different U.S. or North American version of a vehicle, it’s usually a sign that it’ll be softer-riding and just not as much fun to drive. But according to Mazda, the U.S. doesn’t get the short end of the deal with the MazdaSpeed3; the North...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»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leak
Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Another world debut has been set for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show--it's the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the stepping stone between street editions and the racing GT3. Porsche says the newly reintroduced model--seen here wearing some interesting Crayola-inspired details--brings with it a bored-out...Read More»

2010 Audi S4
2010 Audi S4 Priced from $45,900

The new 2010 Audi S4 gets a dramatic price cut, to go with a dramatically different take on performance under its hood. The new S4 starts from $45,900--almost $12,000 less than the outgoing version's base price of more than $57,000. The car's been moved to the lower price to make it more...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»

2009 Dodge Viper
Future Dodge Viper Might Get Ferrari-based V-10

Chrysler last year tried to sell its Viper sports car—production facilities, tooling, and all—and failed. But the Viper isn't dead yet. If the rumors are right, the Viper might be very much alive in the company's future-product plans—and getting its own Ferrari/Maserati-derived engine. Fiat...Read More»

2010 Suzuki SX4
Driven: Suzuki SX4t Turbo

Dealer-installed, official performance accessories not only help give you the exact car you want; they also drive profits at the local dealership—with sales commissions and expert installations done by the service department. And by now, most non-luxury brands have their own in-house lines of...Read More»

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Today's Heinous Car Pic: Goldfinger Ferrari 599

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. From what deranged mind comes the idea of painting a Ferrari 599 solid gold and then polishing it until it shines? The answer is: From someone who wants (or should we say needs pathologically) to show off in the worst possible way. And we do mean worst...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»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro NCAP frontal crash test
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Hits The Wall: Just 4 Stars In NCAP Testing

Few of us plan on being in a car accident. Even fewer plan on causing one. But we all like to know that if we do end up in a collision, we'll be protected by the car we so carefully chose. Early buyers of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro might be re-thinking their purchase right now. The NHTSA's New Car...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»

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2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Comes Next May

The delayed two-door version of the Cadillac CTS is coming in May, and when it arrives, the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe will be joined right away by a V-8 CTS-V Coupe, too. A spokesman confirmed to TheCarConnection that the two-door would get the 2011 model year designation, and that it would share...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Mercedes Prepping E-Class Black Series, Beefier C63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz AMG Black Series. Just the name engenders thoughts of billowy clouds of vaporized tire, roaring engines and finely crafted carbon fiber. But it also brings to mind words like 'hefty' and 'brutish' - but that's set to change with the next Black Series Coupe. Based around the new...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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