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Winkelmann: First Lamborghini Hybrid On The Streets by 2015
Winkelmann: First Lamborghini Hybrid On The Streets by 2015

Raging bulls, supermodels, ridiculous horsepower figures and outrageous styling - not your traditional recipe for hybrid success. But Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is betting that his brand will be ripe for the transition to gasoline-electric power as early as 2015. The news comes from a...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
First Look: 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari says its new 2010 458 Italia will replace the F430 this fall when it makes a world debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The new two-seat, mid-engined, V-8 supercar from Maranello is new from the ground up, according to the Italian automaker. They also believe it's one of the biggest leaps...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Driven: Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, Part I

What a week! While the world toiled away on trivialities like healthcare, racial equality and unemployment, TheCarConnection flew to New York City for a spin in the only car that's capable of dislodging the Space Shuttle Atlantis on our must-drive list: the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Our test car was not...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 V10
Audi Prices 2010 R8 V10

  The 2010 Audi R8 gets a new V-10 option this year--and when the Lamborghini-derived engine is on board, the R8's pricetag swells to $147,200. The new edition of the stunning two-seater switches from its standard V-8 engine for the priciest version. With the V-10, the new sportscar accelerates...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition
Chevrolet Unveils 2010 Camaro Transformers Special Edition

Say what you will about Megan Fox's acting chops, the Transformers movie franchise has proven immensely successful, and it has carried General Motors' ships higher with its tide. The biggest single beneficiary of the team-up is the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, and today GM announced the Transformers...Read More»

Audi Design grand piano, produced in partnership with Bösendorfer
The Next New Audi Model Is A...Grand Piano ?!?!?

Audi is celebrating its 100th birthday as a brand these days, with ceremonies that included the unveiling of a 32-foot-long, 10-ton model of the Audi TT sports car. So there was much anticipation around a gala event held last night at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt, at which the company promised to...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Priced

The 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster hits showrooms in September with a base price of--fittingly--just under $37,000. The new convertible is offered in four distinct versions: base Roadster with manual or automatic transmission, and Touring with automatic or manual. The base car with Nissan's new...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: First Photo, Going Electric Too?

Who says the new age of electric vehicles won't be any fun? According to AutoWeek, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing supercar will get in on the green action with a plug-in version due in 2015. The new electric SLS eDrive, AutoWeek says, will carry the same body and high-flying doors as the...Read More»

Muscle Cars Rule, Even In Tehran

Even amidst the election protests and civil strife in Tehran, it appears that the city's muscle-car fans made time to meet and show off their V8-powered machines. We don't know a lot about the event shown--or when it took place--but a reader sent photos to The Atlantic's Daily Dish blog with the...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
First Drive: 2010 BMW X6 M

  The 2010 BMW X6 M is hitting the streets, and our cohorts at Motor Authority are among the first to drive the performance-tuned version of BMW's "Sport-Activity Vehicle" this week in Atlanta. Reporting for TheCarConnection and Motor Authority, Nelson Ireson tells us that on the high-speed turns...Read More»

BMW M3 GT4
BMW M Division Considering M3 GT4 For Production, Diesels Not On The List

Rumors that BMW might produce a version of its racing-minded M3 GT4 are true, according to the head of the automaker's M division. Dr. Kay Segler, head of BMW's M Division and former chief at MINI, says it's a possibility that the company could authorize a limited run of the race-prepped M3, but...Read More»

BMW with model, by Flickr user BenediktSebastian
British Beemer Drivers Most Likely to Love Lingerie

Leave it to the Brits. Among other topics in a lengthy and comprehensive survey, an online used-car seller asked drivers about their underwear. And the drivers responded in remarkable detail, revealing some interesting (and disturbing) facts about what's under those track suits. Online used-car...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Hyundai Gas Lock Delivers $1.49 Gas For New Buyers

In case you've been trapped in a cubicle for the past few months, it's summer again, and that means gas prices are making their march back up toward their peak. While fears of $4 per gallon gas aren't prominent - yet - Hyundai is pre-empting the rise with a promise of $1.49 gas for a full year, or...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2
Lamborghini Builds a Rear-Drive Gallardo--And It Will Cost You

The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo's spun off another new edition, and the latest version's a little bit of heresy for the normally four-wheel-driven brand. The newest Gallardo LP550-2 is a rear-driver--while all other Gallardo models offer standard four-wheel drive. It's a spin on the usual drivetrain...Read More»

Porsche Volkswagen Merger
Porsche Scrambling To Secure Financial Future, Rejects VW Offer

The bravado necessary to run a company like Porsche well has so far been one the of the strengths of the company's current leadership, in particular Wendelin Wiedeking, as it attempts to acquire Volkswagen AG. But that brave move was caught in the unfortunate timing of the current economic crunch...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged
2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged Spins Bigger V-8 Power

There's more power coming from Coventry: Jaguar confirms that the 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged edition's getting a big power boost for the new model year. With last year's XF Supercharged turning in 420 horsepower from its boosted 4.2-liter V-8, 0-60 mph times of 5.1 seconds came easily. This year...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
Driven: 2009 Nissan 370Z

TheCarConnection.com's recent time with the 2009 Nissan 370Z felt a bit like a bittersweet fling. First we were smitten in the city; then we went away together on a highway trip and the Z showed a side of its personality I didn't like; finally, by the end our time together I had a clear...Read More»

2009 BMW 1-Series
2013 BMW 1-Series: Coupe, Cabrio and More

BMW isn't alone in planning big for a sales rebound in North America: Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes are banking on America and Canada and Mexico to kick in big profits again, someday. But BMW is approaching things a little differently--in part, by plotting a major expansion of North...Read More»

2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept
Report: Toyota's Supra Replacement To Go Hybrid For 2011 Launch

Rumors of the return of the Toyota Supra bubble to the surface almost every year. How could they not? The Supra is and was an iconic car for a whole generation of enthusiasts, and nothing in Toyota's current lineup fills that same void. This time, however, the talk is taking shape to lead to a real...Read More»

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