Sports Cars

Spy Shots: 2010 Ferrari F450
Spy Shots: 2010 Ferrari F450

The latest test mules are on the streets, which makes a fall debut for the 2010 Ferrari F450 all the more likely--at least in concept form, according to German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. The F450 has been spotted in prototype form, like the snippet seen here from a round of winter testing...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4 sDrive30i
Driven: 2009 BMW Z4

If you’re looking to trade in your eight-year-old Z3, or even your two-year-old Z4, for a new 2009 BMW Z4, beware that BMW’s small Z roadster has turned into a completely different, more grown-up kind of car. That’s no put-down. TheCarConnection.com is nursing a sunburn and fresh back from...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 Le Mans
RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

TDI, we hardly knew ye. Dispensed before birth, now merely a dream of the clean, high-mileage supercar, how should we mourn the death of the Audi R8 V12 TDI diesel--which Audi now says it won't build after all? First revealed at the 2008 Detroit auto show as the Audi R8 TDI Concept, then updated as...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gets Price Cut

Mercedes-Benz hopes that an attractive new pricetag on its new 2010 E-Class will help you forget the recession, the bankruptcy of its old pal Chrysler, and will open your wallet. The new E-Class gets a significant price cut for 2010. The base rear-drive E-Class will sticker for $48,600 when it goes...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77 Revealed (And We've Got High-Res Wallpapers!)

Aston Martin's range-capping exotic sportscar, the new One-77, has been revealed in final form. What Aston calls its "definitive sports car" takes the  general silhouette of the latest Aston sportscars, from the DB9 to the Vantage. Only this time, the core of the car is constructed not from...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
First Look: 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

The Corvette is getting a wider body and a tighter suspension for 2010--and it's on the road today as the General celebrates the Corvette Birthday Bash today at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The new Grand Sport shares the name of five racing prototypes that ur-Vette guru Zora...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: AMG Has Its Way in Shanghai

There's more word today from the 2009 Shanghai auto show and Mercedes-Benz. This time, it's AMG that takes the mike, with twin versions of the subtly revamped S-Class. We told you about the 2010 S-Class' modified looks and interior and updated COMAND controller. For AMG's part, they're taking those...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 MINI Cooper Convertible: Don't Try This At Home

We already told you about the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible--how it delivers undiluted driving joy, how it pleases with power and careful attention to detail, how its convertible roof does a passable imitation of a sunroof, too. In all, it scores an 8.6 on our scale of 10--pretty good for a teensy...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
2010 Porsche Panamera: Live At Last from Shanghai Show

We've told you about it oodles of times before--let us count the ways--but now, the 2010 Porsche Panamera has been revealed in more locally colorful photos prior to its real-life showing at this week's Shanghai auto show. The press conference is set for 11:30 a.m., Shanghai time, but Porsche's...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Video: 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 On the Track

So what's 540 horsepower good for? How about shredding tires, devouring quarter miles, and drifting? Yup, that would be three for three. Take a look at a little something we put together after driving the 2010 Shelby GT500, the lead horse alpha male of the 2010 Ford Mustang line. After you've seen...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB Auto Door Controls
2009 New York Show: 2010 Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen GTI, At Long Last

  We've shown you the 2010 Volkswagen Golf, previewed the Euro-spec version of the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, and explained why Volkswagen is dumping the Rabbit name and reverting to Golf. What's left for the 2009 New York auto show introduction of both, you ask? Just a handful of luscious photos, here...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, 2009 NISMO Z Revealed

We all knew that Nissan would be dropping trou on its new NISMO Z and convertible 370Z Roadster at this week's New York Auto Show. What we didn't expect was an early shot of the 370Z in advance of the roadster's show debut. In addition to these two early shots, we grabbed some live photos from...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 M
2009 New York Show: 2010 BMW X5 M and X6 M

They said it would never happen--a supersport version of BMW's big SUV and its swoopy sister. That was the old normal. The new normal is a pair of ferocious "M" versions of the 2010 BMW X5 and X6 sport-utes, destined for a world premiere at the 2009 New York auto show. BMW promises the new duo will...Read More»

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
Quick Drive: 2009 Subaru WRX

Just posted here at TheCarConnection.com is an updated Full Review covering the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX. Even though the WRX was just completely redesigned for 2008, our Colin Mathews contributed a new Bottom Line, and we had our research team go back and see what other sources had to say about the...Read More»

2009 Audi TTS Roadster
Quick Drive: 2009 Audi TTS Cabriolet

Sometimes the stars align and all is right in the world. Last weekend was that "some time." Your author was at the 2009 12-Hours of Sebring—which Audi won with its all-new R15 sports prototype racer—and my off-track ride for the weekend was the 2009 Audi TTS Cabriolet. Read our full review of...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
First Drive: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

When a manufacturer invites the motoring press to drive their newest cars, they sometimes utilize a racetrack to help journalists safely evaluate the outer limits of the car's performance envelope. Safety talks always precede these exercises, along with pleading cautions about not burning up brakes...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
First Drive: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet first showed its Chevrolet Camaro concept in January 2006, and this reporter was one of a few to drive the show car in April 2006. Since then, thousands of stories, articles and photos have appeared, working the hype into a frenzy and making Chevy's new pony car one of the most-exposed...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
2010 Chevrolet Camaro On Sale: 29 mpg LS, 0-60 in 4.7 for SS

After seven years of waiting, Chevrolet dealers again have a weapon in the pony car wars. Today Chevrolet announces that the 2010 Camaro is officially on sale, set to do battle with Ford's refreshed 2010 Mustang and Dodge's Challenger, which is now available with a base V-6 and a six-speed manual...Read More»

2009 Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S Sports Improved Aerodynamics, Reduced Mileage

Looks like fuel price instability has had a permanent effect on automotive design, even where high performance cars are concerned. Lotus is no different, announcing at the Geneva Motor Show that its new Exige S now earns 26 mpg on the highway. The lightweight Exige has never been an extremely...Read More»

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