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Canada Picks New Dodge Ram as "Best New Pickup Truck"
Canada Picks New Dodge Ram as "Best New Pickup Truck"

Take that Texas; Dodge strikes back at Ford's recent win of the Truck of Texas mantle by earning the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's "Best New Pickup Truck" award for its all-new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The Dodge Ram beat out the 2009 Ford F-150, itself new for '09, after an "intensive...Read More»

Lamborghini LP560-4 Polizia
Lambo LP560-4 Polizia to Storm Italian Roads

Forget KITT. If you want to chase down some bad guys while looking truly bad-ass, strap yourself into Lamborghini's new Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia. Today, an exclusive ceremony was conducted in the Viminale Palace during which Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. donated this, its newest police car, to the...Read More»

2008 Audi R8
Audi to Offer HD Radio Across 2011 Lineup

"Vorsprung durch Technik"--that's German for "Advancement Through Technology," a concept that Audi espouses in promoting new technologies such as HD Radio as standard equipment on many of its model-year 2011 lineup. The German automaker, who shares a U.S. headquarters with Volkswagen in Herndon...Read More»

Coach Builders Ltd. Challenger Convertible
Challenger Convertible to Bow at SEMA

GOTCHA. Or at least Florida-based Coach Builders Ltd., an aftermarket cabriolet converter firm, according to Carscoop, got us, prompting a feverish double-take at the evil green, uber-'70s bad boy with a dropped top and the HEMI 6.1-liter from the Challenger SRT8. Make that a Vortech-supercharged...Read More»

2009 Honda S2000
Honda to Resurrect S2000...As the S3000?

Auto enthusiasts the world over still lament the demise of the Honda (Acura) NSX. And legions of import tuners are still tweaking and lowering their second-gen CRXs, another Honda that was embraced by enthusiasts and promptly left a huge void when it departed in the early 1990s. Enter the rumored...Read More»

2009 Mazda MX-5
Mazda MX-5 Redux

The purveyor of zoom-zoom is taking notes from the founder of Lotus, Colin Chapman, who famously claimed that weight is the enemy of performance. Never a porky car, the MX-5Miata has nonetheless grown in size and weight as buyers and the industry have demanded more safety, more equipment, and...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
2010 Volkswagen GTI Is, Laughably, a Paris Show "Study"

VW is calling the new GTI a "study," but what's left to study when all the GTI's usual goodness is applied to the latest and greatest Golf/Rabbit? That sixth-gen Golf platform will be getting a workout in its new GTI edition. Ringing in with 210 hp from its 2.0-liter TFSI four, the direct-injected...Read More»

Fiat Punches up Midget 500 to Abarth Spec

Fiat’s racing division, Abarth, has worked it magic on the recently crowned European Car of the Year and will go public with the results at the Geneva Motor Show. Designed to evoke the spirit of the legendary Abarth version of the classic 1960s Fiat 500, it’s powered by a 1.4-liter...Read More»

The 427 Returns, in the Form of a Very Red Corvette with Decals

What's so special about a special edition Corvette Z06? You could argue that it doesn't have to be much, given that the Z06 is already a starkly wonderful piece of machinery. But 'Vette fans don't want their 'Vette to be so much like your 'Vette, you see--which is why Chevy's producing a limited...Read More»

BMW’s New Double-Clutch Tranny: Ours Goes to Seven

BMW’s version of the double-clutch transmission--an idea pioneered by Volkswagen/Audi and Borg Warner--gets seven speeds and a U.S. debut in May in the new M3 Convertible, BMW execs confirmed at a national press drive for the new sportscar. BMW’s “Double Clutch Gearbox” is also...Read More»

BMW M3 Gets Priced Under $60,000

You might have missed it in the hoopla surrounding the Detroit auto show--and for some reason, we were focused more on the M3 Convertible pictures that made their way public this week. But at the Detroit show earlier this week, BMW announced the prices for the new M3 coupe and sedan, which go on...Read More»

Bo Duke’s Charger On the Block, Not Up On Blocks

In yet another sign of the redneck apocalypse--and an excuse for Gen Xers raised on CBS’ formidable lineup of the Dukes of Hazzard, Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk to get all sarcastically teary-eyed--one of the General Lees used in the filming of the TV series and owned by “Bo...Read More»

Because Corvette News Never Goes Stale..The Indy Pace Car

With all the Detroit auto show embargoes and leaks wafting in and out of our earbud reality (mac/itunes/winehouse/love_is_a_losing_game.aac), we filed away these pics of the new Corvette Indy pace car and special edition until we could visualize a day when bleak Detroit winter would be replaced by...Read More»

Buick’s Enclave Converts the Heathens, One at a Time

GM’s big crossover triplets each have their flair--but when it comes to my favorite, I jumped on the GMC Acadia bandwagon before even driving the rest of the trio. Saturn’s Outlook? Fine for you, but I like something with a sharper, more traditional SUV look. Call me a heretic. But what...Read More»

Volt or Blue Devil: Which One’s the Halo?

It strikes me, as we post a cluster of stories on gas prices, and what people pay now and what they’ll be willing to pay in the future, that GM has struck the right notes in the fuel economy debate. Instead of settling for one halo project that tells you everything you need to know about the...Read More»

MINI Sets Guinness Record

On the evening of Wednesday, 28 March, 269 MINIs illuminated Blackpool and set a new Guinness World Record for the longest MINI convoy in the world. Owners traveled from as far as Croydon and Cardiff to be part of the historic two-mile route and help raise cash for Comic Relief. The record was...Read More»

A Dark Knight Indeed: KITT For Sale!

Say it ain’t so, KITT—the talking Pontiac Trans Am driven by David Hasselhoff in the Eighties NBC drama Knight Rider is up for sale in California. The Associated Press reports that the fully restored car is being offered for $149,995 at an auto dealership in Dublin, California. The...Read More»

Benz Hits NYC With 604-HP AMG CL

All the letters could throw you off—but the numbers coming out of Benz’ new CL65 AMG clear it all up. Your sinuses, that is. The stunning 604 hp emanating from the big coupe will be on display at the New York auto show next week. TheCarConnection.com got an exclusive sneak peek at the...Read More»

RAC Mini Sold for $197K

Mini’s heritage is bringing big bank to some collectors. Take, for example, this Mini run in the 1965 RAC Rally, piloted by Rauno Aaltonen. The only Mini ever to win the British race, it’s been sold at auction for what’s thought to be a record $197,000. With only 4825 miles on the...Read More»

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