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Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder
Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

Here at High Gear Media, we've talked a lot about the stunning Porsche 918 spyder. Most recently, we learned that it's officially making the leap from concept to production, and it's going to be more powerful than expected. Yesterday, we saw Jay Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger smitten by the...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Aces New Roof Test, Named Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is quick, nimble, and fun to drive, as we reported last week in a comparison with the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. That said, it might come as a bit of a surprise that the Lancer family has been called one of the best models on the market for passive safety. The...Read More»

Mercedes Facebook app for the SLS AMG
Apps For Facebook, iPhone Put The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Front And Center

Mercedes-Benz has tried its hand at apps and social media several times in the past year. Some of those efforts have been, well, less than thrilling, but others have proven pretty useful (at least for buyers). Now, the luxury automaker is giving it another go with apps for Facebook and the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera 4
2010 Porsche Panamera Subject to Recall

The 2010 Porsche Panamera is being recalled for an issue with seatbelts. Reuters reports that the recall of the new sedan will involve all models built to date. The problem? Faulty seatbelt tensioners, which could lead to more severe injury in an accident, or worse. The new Panamera is one of the...Read More»

Screencap from the Audi R8 Spyder 'Beauty and the Beasts' ad
Humpday Video: 'Beauty And The Beasts' Audi R8 Spyder Ad

It's Wednesday. It doesn't really matter if you woke up on the right side of the bed, or if the weather is perfect, or who may or may not have tainted your Cheerios, the fact remains: it's Wednesday. Time for a mid-week pick-me-up, and this time it arrives in the form of a new commercial for the...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT
First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Let's cut to the chase: The new 2011 Mustang GT is about as badass as you can get in a normal production car. In this case, one with a bargain bottom-line price tag as low as $30,495. The first time you see—or hear—a new Mustang GT open up the throttle, you'll understand why we call it badass...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
2011 Ford Mustang GT: Live Photo Tease

We've been on a Mustang roll: earlier this week, TheCarConnection brought you Vanilla Ice's take on the new Mustang 5.0, and on Monday we drove V-6 and V-8 Mustangs, coupes and convertibles. That's on top of the huge pile of Mustang stuff from all the outposts of High Gear Media's empire of car Web...Read More»

Screencap from Jedward's 'Ice Ice Baby', featuring Vanilla Ice
Video: Vanilla Ice Dishes About The Ford Mustang 5.0

Robert Matthew Van Winkle is a busy guy: world traveler, restorer of vintage cars, avid motocross rider. And in his spare time, he grabs a microphone and performs under his stage name, Vanilla Ice. Love him or hate him, Rob's smash hit, "Ice Ice Baby", defined a moment in pop music history. If you...Read More»

New 5.0-liter V-8  -  2011 Ford Mustang GT
Ford's New 5.0 V-8: Back In Black, And Ready For The Track

The 5.0 is back, and Ford didn't take the opportunity lightly. The 2011 Ford Mustang GT will pack a 412-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 that for all practical purposes is an all-new engine. A very stoutly built, race-ready one at that. Along with the 3.7-liter V-6 that will also be introduced in the 2011...Read More»

European-spec Volkswagen Passat CC R-line
Trio Of Volkswagen Special Editions Hit U.S. Dealerships

As Volkswagen continues its warpath toward the top of the industry's sales charts, it has announced several special-edition models to help drive customers into dealerships and offer something outside the ordinary. Today, the company announced three of those special editions are now available for...Read More»

Stanford University's autonomous Pike's Peak racer, Shelley, image by L.A. Cicero
Driverless Audi TT To Climb Pike's Peak, Via Stanford Robot

It's hardly surprising that an Audi TT two-seat sports car would climb to Pike's Peak, along the famously twisty 19-mile road that ascends to 14,110 feet above sea level. In fact, the Colorado mountain has hosted a well-known race to the top since 1916. Less common, however, is that the car would...Read More»

2011 BMW 335is Coupe
First Drive: 2011 BMW 335is Sings Out To Weekend Racers

BMW is directly taking on the Euro-tuner crowd and giving a nod to weekend racers with a new track-ready 2011 BMW 335is model set to arrive to dealerships later this spring. The automaker admits that a number of tuners have grown fond of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Second Drive: 2010 MazdaSpeed3

Back over the summer when TheCarConnection.com first drove the 2010 MazdaSpeed3, around California's Monterey Peninsula, we declared it "a joy to drive, even when the surfaces are far less than ideal." But that was in warm summer weather, both on lightly trafficked canyon roads and on Mazda's own...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Recall: Your Corvette Could Lose Its Roof--At Speed

You might be asking yourself why GM and the NHTSA are getting so worked up over a few Corvettes that might lose their roofs at speed due to faulty adhesive, but you obviously aren't the guy behind the Corvette at 80 mph. Over 22,000 of the cars will face the fix, which GM will apply at no cost to...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»

2011 Ford Mustang GT
Rollin' In A 5.0, Once Again: 2011 Ford Mustang GT Gets 412 HP

Capping what just might just be one of the worst-kept auto-industry secret of the decade—but a very exciting one nonetheless—today we're officially bringing you more details on the 2010 Ford Mustang GT. And yes, the recent leaks and rumors have been right: The 2010 Mustang GT packs a new...Read More»

Tesla Roadster as used by videogame designers
Seven Things You Didn't Know About the 2010 Tesla Roadster

High Gear Media has partnered with Tesla Motors on a new writing contest where YOU can win a tour and road test of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. You can submit as many articles as you like and enter multiple times. Enter now! Well, maybe you actually knew some of these seven if you're a true Tesla...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
You Too Can Test-Drive a Very, Very Fast 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport!

We write a lot about Tesla, certainly more than their share of the sports car market, given that they're just coming up on 1,000 cars delivered. But the 2009 Tesla Roadster that we reviewed last spring is one amazing electric vehicle. And now you too can have the chance to road-test a Tesla. In...Read More»

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