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2012 Chrysler 200 Driven, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Coda: Today's Car News
2012 Chrysler 200 Driven, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Coda: Today's Car News

Coda has set up shop in a...mall. [GreenCarReports] We drive the 2012 Chrysler 200 and find it to be stylish, but not glamorous. [TheCarConnection] The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has 580 horsepower. [MotorAuthority] Here are some energy facts for your consideration. [GreenCarReports] Kia is already...Read More»

prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News

Would you be more likely to purchase OnStar from a dealership or Best Buy? [TheCarConnection] The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [GreenCarReports] You can live your F1 racing dreams online for free. [AllCarTech] Spy...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Spark
Honda Recalls, Electric Chevy Spark, 2012 Honda Crosstour: Car News Headlines

Volkswagen is planning future vehicles specifically developed for the U.S. market. At least one new mid-size SUV is planned for next year. [TheCarConnection] Survey says Generation Y drivers are stressed behind the wheel due to technology. [AllCarTech] Is the Chevrolet Spark minicar going to be...Read More»

Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon Wasp. Image: USPS
U.S. Postal Service Commemorates 100 Years of the Indy 500

When it comes to racing in America, few events are as iconic as the annual Indianapolis 500, often called, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The initial 500 mile race was held on May 30, 1911, before a crowd of some 80,000 spectators. Back then, it took winner Ray Harroun 6 hours and...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Nissan's GT Driving Academy Goes To Europe

Back in November, we told you about Nissan's GT Driving Academy, a promotion tied to Sony's Gran Turismo 5 videogame that will give one lucky virtual player in the U.S. a chance to become a real-world racing legend. Now, we're happy to report that the competition is rolling to Europe. From March 4...Read More»

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car
Drivers Of The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Holding Online Web Chat

Have you been drooling over the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car? Are you excited about the news that Cadillac is re-entering the SCCA World Challenge GT Racing Series for the 2011 season? If you said yes to both of these questions then you might be interested in talking with the two men who will...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Video: Nissan's GT Driving Academy Gives Gran Turismo 5 Players A Shot At A Real Race

Gran Turismo 5 for the Sony Playstation 3 has become the stuff of legend -- and not entirely in a good way. The driving game has been teased for over five years, and it's missed more drop dates than Kate Gosselin. But at long last, it seems that Sony has gotten its act together: GT5 will launch...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Video: Hyundai Wants To Take Porsche's Place In Today's MINI Challenge

In the global auto family, MINI is a teenager. Yes, the brand's been around for decades, but it still carries itself with the rebellious swagger of a faux-hawked glittered-up high schooler en route to a Lady Gaga show. In keeping with that persona, MINI went to Facebook a couple of weeks ago to do...Read More»

Forza Motorsport 3
Can't Make It To France This Weekend? Celebrate Le Mans With Audi And Xbox In New York

On the off-chance that you won't be heading to France for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, here's another way to get your racing fix: zip over to New York City for the videogame equivalent, hosted by Audi and Xbox. Yes, for the second year in a row, Audi and Xbox/Turn 10 are presenting the...Read More»

JC Cote race car with sponsorship decals from supporters
Race Driver Earns Sponsors, Dough With Clever Social Media Campaign

JC Cote is a Canadian race car driver with a very big problem: money. Cote recently signed up for the 2010 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship series, which is great. But for each race in the series, Cote racks up between $5,000 and $10,000 in expenses, which is not so great. In this...Read More»

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Revs Up The Social Web, But He Knows When To Hit The Brakes

There are a lot of misconceptions about social media. For example, we -- meaning a general We, the People -- often assume that everyone under 40 uses Facebook, and that they all use it the same way. However, we now know that certain populations came to Facebook late, and that it's not the be-all...Read More»

Screenshot from YouTube video "New GTR R35 crashes following Evo IX MR"
If Planning Insurance Fraud, Don't Upload Video to YouTube

Oh, those crazy kids. They do a little nighttime street racing on a mountain road. They manage to wreck their 2009 Nissan GT-R performance coupe. Then they file a seemingly inaccurate insurance claim saying the car was damaged in a collision on the I-10 freeway. There's just one little problem: A...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R
Ford Celebrates New V-8 With Mustang BOSS 302R Road Racer

Ford just released a host of details on the all-new, 412-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that makes its debut in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. But there's more to Ford's announcement. To demonstrate just how tough, powerful, and even race-ready the V-8 is, and celebrate an anniversary, a Ford Racing-built...Read More»

Pole Position!
Building A Virtual Racetrack For Stay-At-Home Drivers

We don't like to admit it, but there's nothing really new about racing videogames. They've been a staple since the days of mall arcades, Atari 2600s, and the Carter Administration; in the interim, they simply gotten faster, sharper, more complex, and more exciting. But the folks behind iRacing.com...Read More»

World Rallycross of Canada, August 2016
VIDEO: New Orleans Gets Racetrack, One Of America's Longest

Racing fans in the Deep South have reason to celebrate: NOLA Motorsports Park is constructing one of the longest road courses in America, and it's located just outside New Orleans. Altogether, the track will offer three short-ish segments of 2.4, 1.3, and 1.3 miles, which can be run all at once as...Read More»

2010 American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca -- Thursday testing. Photos by Joe Nuxoll.
Laguna Seca Raceway -- Now On Google Street View

If you're a frequent surfer of the interweb (and we're going to assume you are), you already know how awesome Google Street View can be. We use it all the time to peek at hotels, restaurants, the Playboy Mansion, and so on. But now, you can do even more with Google's technology -- namely, run the...Read More»

I Drive Green racecar
Jean Paul Libert & Nelson Philippe Teach You To Drive Green

Hypermilers, eco-enthusiasts, and speed demons take note: racers Jean Paul Libert and Nelson Philippe are here to make your day a little brighter. They've devised a new program called I Drive Green that teaches motorists to burn less gas, emit less CO2, and get where they're going a little faster...Read More»

World Rallycross of Canada, August 2016
Dream Race: Bugatti Veyron vs. McLaren F1 on Top Gear

Had enough catfights and name-calling for one day? Need to reboot with some straightforward autopr0nography? Well, we can't think of anything more refreshing, more exhilarating than this racing segment from Top Gear, featuring two of the mac-daddiest supercars around: the Bugatti Veyron and the...Read More»

Britain's Wacky Races
Wacky Races: Now With Real-Life Consequences

You're probably too young to remember Hanna Barbera's Wacky Races. Luckily some folks in the U.K. have brought the 60s cartoon back to life. By which mean real life. Random, but totally awesome.  [Carscoop]Read More»

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