Exotics

2010 Aston V12 Vantage RS Spotted In the Wild
2010 Aston V12 Vantage RS Spotted In the Wild

This is the real thing: the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS. Last week Aston confirmed that the stunning concept will go into production in the first quarter of 2009, and just two days ago we caught the test mule. Now we have snapped the real car in full glory testing as it was on the roads around...Read More»

Mercedes SLR Headed Into History

All good things must come to an end. Mercedes-Benz is set to stop producing its SLR roadster next year, according to a report this morning from Autocar's Web site. The SLR was introduced in 2005, and sported the 617-hp V-8 from tuning arm AMG. Coupled to AMG's Speedshift R five-speed automatic...Read More»

Automobile Helps Build a Lambo

Auto journalists like to throw stones at automakers for the build quality of their cars. But what if the car writers had to take their spot on the assembly line and help shepherd a new vehicle from start to finish, and pass the quality muster? That's what Automobile magazine editor Jason Cammisa...Read More»

Dodge Viper Could Be History

Chrysler's new management team is wielding a sharp axe -- and one of Detroit's most respected reporters says the Dodge Viper is the next casualty of the cuts in Auburn Hills. John McElroy, in a guest blog over at Autoblog, says he's just gotten word that the Viper will be cut as Chrysler CEO Bob...Read More»

Superleggera Heads into History

Lamborghini's lightweight Gallardo, the Superleggera, has finished its production run. Back in 2007, when we drove the 530-horsepower supercar in Arizona, we called the Superleggera "a beautifully absurd piece of machinery." The stats backed up themselves: with its 5.0-liter V-10 turning out 530 hp...Read More»

Lambo Gallardo LP560-4: The Covers Come Off

After its Geneva motor show unveiling, Lamborghini's doing what everyone expected them to do -- show off their new Gallardo hotness at the New York auto show. The Lamborghini press conference hasn't actually even started, but earlier today the LP560-4 was spotted with its car cover off, and...Read More»

Audi Makes Super Bowl an Offer It Can’t Refuse

Audi’s returning to Super Bowl advertising, and it’s making the NFL and FOX an offer they can’t refuse--a commercial that lifts themes from the Godfather movies and stars the R8 supercar. The point of the commercial, Audi says, is to point out Audi’s assault on the...Read More»

2007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS Concept
Aston Stuffs V-12 Into Vantage Concept

Aston Martin’s been busier than ever since it was publicly sawed off the Ford empire earlier this year. First it gave the Rapide sedan the full-speed-ahead sign. And now, opening its new design studio in Gaydon, Aston’s managed to wedge its V-12 engine into the smaller Vantage sports car. The...Read More»

Alfa Romeo: Ready for a Comeback with 8C

After a more than decade-long absence, Alfa-Romeo is ready to make its return. The Italian automaker has pulled the wraps off its 8C Competizione, TheCarConnection.com reports, the limited-edition coupe that will herald the brand’s U.S. revival. TCC Team has the complete story. Powered by...Read More»

2008 Audi R8
Audi RS8 - Before the Fire!

Audi's RS8 has been testing on the Nuerburgring, but today's spy pictures caught it en fuego - burned up after a testing mishap. See the pics over at the main site -- but you can watch it circle the test track and pray, without any luck, that it won't turn into a well-done Jimmy Dean sausage in the...Read More»

Driven: The Most Expensive Audi Ever!

We’ve driven, and loved all over, Audi’s new R8. So sleek and capable it is, we’re willing to overlook the fact that it’s been priced comparable to a two-bedroom house in Detroit. Audi says the R8 will run you $109,000—$118,000 if you want it with an automatic. But you...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Celebrity Car Deathwatch: Griffin’s Enzo Crash

You’ve seen it, right? The horror of comedian Eddie Griffin nailing a jersey barrier with a one-of-four-hundred Ferrari Enzo? We could be physically sick. What’s worse, on some video we’ve seen, is how he refuses to break character when explaining to local news crews how he fucked...Read More»

Aston: Free at Last

Now let me get this straight. I’ve just flown 4000 miles to test drive the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster and it’s 36 degrees out there. Okay. Is there a problem? Call it one of the little hazards of the profession. But sometimes, we automotive journalists have to make sacrifices...Read More»

Aston DBX: Better than SLR, Veyron?

Aston Martin isn’t exactly in mourning over its recent shove-off from the Ford empire. After its ownership changed hands, the British company immediately greenlighted its new Rapide sedan and DBS sportscar—and now, it’s plotting a DBX competitor for the Benz SLR and Bugatti...Read More»

Callaway’s Latest Spin on the ‘Vette: C16 Cabrio

“Callaway is bringin’ it!” someone just told me over my shoulder, staring at this pic of the new Callaway C16 Cabrio. What they’re bringing, we couldn’t clarify despite repeated attempts to talk through their Taco Bell 64-ouncer. But we can confirm Callaway is bringing...Read More»

Lambo Plans: More Versions, No Ute

Lamborghini’s a niche brand, but in 2006 its sales dwarfed some other brands that come to mind (Aston Martin, cough). Lambo sold more than 2000 cars in ’06 and plans on more in 2007 thanks to the Superleggera, the lightweight Gallardo we drove in Phoenix today. We’ll be back this...Read More»

Bugatti’s Bscher Out: Veyron Plus None

The Wall Street Journal confirms that Bugatti’s head Thomas Bscher has resigned. Bscher had been head of the Volkswagen Group’s most exclusive brand. His departure comes on the heels of that of Wolfgang Bernhard, once thought to be in line to be chairman of Germany’s largest...Read More»

Aston Sale Imminent – But Why?

The band blares a nameless pop tune as I lean in a little closer to one of long-time sources at Ford Motor Co. “Soon,” he shouts, hoping to be heard over the din at a Geneva preview of the automaker’s new Mondeo, “It should be done soon.” By “it,” I must explain, he...Read More»

TVR Out of Russian Hands, Again

The convoluted saga of Britain’s TVR sportscars has taken another U-turn, as Russian owner Nikolai Smolenski says he will sell off the company to a pair of Florida-based investors. Last week, it was revealed that Smolenski, who had lost control of TVR at the end of last year, sending the...Read More»