Geneva Microbrands: Gumpert, Tramontana
Geneva Microbrands: Gumpert, Tramontana

Two high-performance sports cars that made their debuts at last year’s Geneva Motor Show are back. First up is the exotic single-seat Tramontana, described by the Spanish manufacturer as “half Formula One car, half fighter jet.” Last year it was a prototype but now it’s in full production...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz VISION C 220 Concept
Benz C-Class Gets Diesel in Geneva

Mercedes-Benz is experimenting with a new four-cylinder diesel engine, which will make its way into the new C-Class as a concept at next week’s Geneva auto show. The new diesel engine, Mercedes says, will be clean enough to pass coming European diesel emissions rules for the year 2015. Those EURO...Read More»

2004 Lamborghini Gallardo
Lambo Superleggera to Geneva

Lamborghini will bring a special edition of the Gallardo supercar to next week’sGeneva show. The new version will be called Superleggera, and sources say it will weigh about 220 pounds less than the current car, putting it just shy of 3000 pounds. Lamborghini also will boost the output of its...Read More»

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TechArt Mods the 911 Turbo for Geneva

Geneva’s motor show has a reputation for green machines and styling, but it might best be known as the tuner’s home. Year after year, microbrands like Rinspeed and TechArt show up in Geneva with their spins on existing production cars, with reskinned bodies, redone engines, or both. That’s...Read More»

2007 Dodge Demon concept
2007 Dodge Demon Concept

SLIDESHOW: Does Dodge have a Caliber-based roadster on its mind? That’s the easy question to ask as the Chrysler Group brand drops the veil on a new two-seat roadster coming to the Geneva motor show next month. The Demon, Chrysler says, is a “nimble roadster with an attitude” – a roadster...Read More»

2007 Chicago Auto Show logo
2007 Chicago Auto Show

NEWS New Highlander Coming to Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/20/2007)Hybrid version on the agenda at McCormick Place, too. New Scions To Bow in Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/19/2007)Second-gen xB, new xD coming to Feb. show. Titan Facelift Coming to Chicago Show by Joseph Szczesny (1/15/2007)Big trucks...Read More»

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2007 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

Detroit Show News 2007 Detroit Auto Show: TCC's Top Picks by TCC Team (1/10/2007)Our editors choose their favorites from Cobo Hall. GM Shows Off Style, Celebs by TCC Team (1/6/2007)Nick Lachey, Jennifer Hudson and Carmen Electra join the General on the pre-Detroit show runway. Lexus Confirms...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet Sequel
2006 Chevrolet Sequel

Chevrolet’s Sequel fuel-cell prototype makes another auto show appearance at the 2006 Los Angeles show. But this time around, unlike its 2005 Detroit auto show appearance, the Sequel’s been improved with better range and more technology, GM says, than any vehicle on earth. And this time, it’s...Read More»

2006 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan V6 SE Front Exterior View
RELEASE: 2006 Ford Fusion MRT T5

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Several tricked-out Ford Fusions will be on display next week at the 2006 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show inLas Vegas, where 2,000 specialty-equipment and new-vehicle...Read More»

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Driver's News: October 9, 2006

Spy Shots: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V TheCarConnection's team of spies has snagged the hot version of the next CTS-a 2009 CTS-V prototype. This is not the run-of-the-mill (future) CTS. This prototype has a huge bubble in the hood, performance wheels and wide tires, unique (larger) exhaust pipes and-the...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Scirocco
2006 Paris Auto Show Index

SHOW COVERAGE 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/28/2006) Audi R8, Benz CL, Dodge Avenger, GM-Nissan talks. 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part II by Marty Padgett (9/28/2006) Ford Mondeo, Iosis X concept, Civic Type-R, C30 and Toyota Auris. 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part III by Marty Padgett...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Angular Front Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, July 31

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • BMW’s Wings Outlawed: There has been a lot of talk about wings this year; flexing wings, movable wings and, most recently, the outrageous-looking front stabilizer wings that sprouted from the noses of the BMW-Saubers at the French...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Angular Front Exterior View
Racing Results: July 28-30, 2006

The NASCAR Nextel Cup got a rare weekend off, their last of the season, but most of the other major series were busy. Open-wheel fans had plenty to watch, with Formula 1 at Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix, Champ Car and the Atlantics on San Jose’s street circuit and the IRL at Michigan...Read More»

2006 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan ZX4 S Open Doors
2006 British Motor Show

Press day at this year's British Motor Show was hotter than hell inLondon's Excel exhibition centre. Ford was playing it cool with a 6.5-ton ice sculpture of the new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet, hand-crafted in a freezer over two weeks by experts who could only do 40-minute shifts because of the cold...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Side Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, July 3

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • USGP Future: Much of the talk at the USGP centered around the future of the event. The race has been held at Indianapolis for the past seven years, and now it’s contract-renewal time. Tony George has let it be known that he doesn’t...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am
Racing News and Notes, June 26

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Bernie Talks Trash: Bernie Ecclestone threw a pre-emptive punch prior to the start of contract renegotiations with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, saying to London’s Times newspaper this past week, “It does not matter to Formula 1 if...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop

Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop The hardtop convertible trend has struck Mazda, and years of speculation will come to a head at the British International Motor Show next month as the Japanese automaker shows off the new hardtop convertible Miata. The third-generation car will get a specific name...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, May 22

     Here’s the news from the world of motorsports:   Formula 1   • Done Deal: The Memorandum of Understanding signed at Barcelona by the member teams of the Grand Prix Manufacturers Association – Toyota, Honda, BMW, Renault and Mercedes-Benz – was officially signed this past week by...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Front Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, May 15

  Here’s the news from the world of motorsports:   Formula 1   • Peace in Our Time: The future of Formula 1 is now secure, at least through the 2012 season. The member teams of the Grand Prix Manufacturers Association – Toyota, Honda, BMW, Renault and Mercedes-Benz – signed a Memorandum...Read More»

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