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Driven: 2010 Lexus IS C
Driven: 2010 Lexus IS C

Your editor just returned from a first drive of the new 2010 Lexus IS C and brought back some good, simple advice to those who've decided to go take a look: Unless you live in flat terrain, skip the base IS 250C—it just feels a little too winded. If you enjoy driving, go with the IS 350C. The...Read More»

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Spy Shots: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Yesterday we showed you the photo excerpts from our recent test drive of the Aston Martin Vantage. The V-8 version of the car's pretty thrilling--but there's more to come from the British marque in short order, even as it launches its One-77 supercar and the upcoming Aston Rapide four-door. The...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Canon Moment: 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

While Rex Roy showed you how beautiful the 2009 Nissan Cube can be, earlier this morning, I'll try to one-up him with a slide show from my own archive. The weekend before last, I had the chance to spend a Southern California day in the 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster, which sees a midlife...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP
GM Tosses Lifesaver at Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice

General Motors is willing to sell off the Delaware factory that builds the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice as it hurtles toward a May 31 collision with bankruptcy court and federal overseers. In a press conference this morning, GM's CEO Fritz Henderson said the twin roadsters plus the assembly...Read More»

2010 Ferrari F450 spy shots
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»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler-Fiat: We Predict The 2012 Lineup

It's official--Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the long task of sorting out the good from the bad at the storied automaker, with the added task of joining hand in hand with Italy's Fiat Group to build a new Chrysler with a new range of small cars. You might have...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»

2011 Ford Focus - European model
Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory

Call it clever strategy or just a sign of the times, but Ford's doing a 180-degree turn and spending more than half a billion dollars to retool its Michigan Truck plant to produce the next-generation 2011 Ford Focus and the 2012 Focus EV. Ford is already ahead of the PR curve--and your car-shopper...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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hybrid In the Works

Mercedes-Benz is new to the hybrid gas-electric movement, but it's going full-bore in the 2010 model year with hybrid versions of its ML450 sport-utility vehicle and its S-Class sedan. The two vehicles use different hybrid systems--the ML450 a version of the two-mode system shared with GM's big...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»

2009 Volvo C30 R-Design
Quick Spin: Volvo C30

Looks are a big factor in the Volvo C30's appeal. The little hatchback coupe is undeniably sexy—in a grin-inducing, dorky sort of way. From any angle that involves the back end, where the glass-and-blacked-out hatch and curved flanks can be seen, it's quite possibly that the 2009 Volvo C30 is the...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»

2007 Volkswagen Space Up! Concept
Volkswagen Up! Going to Slovakia

Are they the new New Beetles--or a Smart challenger in the works? Whichever way Volkswagen presses ahead with its New Small Family of cars, one thing's for sure now--some of them will be built in Slovakia. Volkswagen AG Chairman Martin Winterkorn said yesterday the company would build the "NSF"...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 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 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»

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»

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