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Preview: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
Preview: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster

What is it?: The topless version of the rabid Reventon Coupe. The basics: All-wheel-drive, V12-powered, 650-horsepower supercar with jet fighter-inspired styling. On sale: October, 2009 Price: $1.6 million (€1.1 million) It doesn't look like there are many surprises left for Frankfurt, and we...Read More»

2011 Audi R8 Spyder
Preview: 2011 Audi R8 Spyder

With the 2009 Frankfurt auto show hours away from opening to the media, the embargoes continue to fall--and this time, it's the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder that's broken cover. The newest addition to the Audi supercar family arrives next summer with a fabric top, no sideblades, and the stunning powerplant...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
Compared: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Vs. Porsche Boxster / Cayman

Savages! Who would dare to compare the Porsche Boxster--it's only the reincarnation of the 550 Spyder, you know--to a Datsun? We would, and we're not the only ones. During the recent press preview for the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, the Japanese carmaker's team laid it out in PowerPoint: the Z's a...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Video: Designer Details MINI Coupe Concept

We're just weeks away from the automotive extravaganza known as the Frankfurt Auto Show, but MINI's 50th anniversary celebrations have been spilling onto the web through its Coupe Concept for days now. The latest addition to the party: a video with the design team leader explaining the car's roots...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 V-10
2010 Audi R8 V-10: MotorAuthority's First Drive

If you've ever been lucky enough to race at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway, you know its pitfalls. Runoffs? Who needs runoffs? Add in some devastating switchbacks and long, loping straightaways, and it's easy to see lesser cars falling off the respectability scale as the day wears on. But the Audi R8...Read More»

Leaked Mini Roadster Concept Sketch
Early Reveal: Mini Roadster Concept

This week saw Mini celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the brand's first car with the unveiling of an all-new Coupe concept. Today, the Roadster half of the new-car pair made its debut a bit early thanks to a leaked sketch. Based around the same two-seat setup as the Mini Coupe, the...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
New Mustang Site Lets You Tweak It Yourself

  You've always wanted to play dress-up with the 2010 Ford Mustang--but until now you've done it in the secrecy of your own man cave, doodling over Mustang pictures like you did on your detention-hall notebook. Ford knows you really want to do this stuff online, while you're Facebooking and...Read More»

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Monterey Verdict: Collector-Car Market Surprisingly Strong

Many investors and auto hobbyists alike are understandably still pretty shaky about putting money down on the stock market. But that hesitation hasn't shown any lasting sign of translating to the top of the market for collector cars. That's the verdict after last weekend's big Monterey auctions...Read More»

2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3
2010 MazdaSpeed3: Dialed Up For U.S.

When an automaker says that they’re bringing out a different U.S. or North American version of a vehicle, it’s usually a sign that it’ll be softer-riding and just not as much fun to drive. But according to Mazda, the U.S. doesn’t get the short end of the deal with the MazdaSpeed3; the North...Read More»

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK On the Way

Reports of a new 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe/convertible are bubbling, with a zinger that the new SLK could add a plug-in hybrid version in its next generation. Automobile Magazine reports the new SLK is being prepared for a 2011 calendar-year introduction, and that it's going on a serious diet...Read More»

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Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

Chrysler's lifetime powertrain warranty won't be a part of the new Fiat-owned operation, but there's a new warranty poised to take its place: a 5-year, 100,000-mile offer that sticks with the car. The warranty change is effective with all 2010 model-year cars and trucks. There's a strong argument...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leak
Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Another world debut has been set for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show--it's the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the stepping stone between street editions and the racing GT3. Porsche says the newly reintroduced model--seen here wearing some interesting Crayola-inspired details--brings with it a bored-out...Read More»

2010 Audi S4
2010 Audi S4 Priced from $45,900

The new 2010 Audi S4 gets a dramatic price cut, to go with a dramatically different take on performance under its hood. The new S4 starts from $45,900--almost $12,000 less than the outgoing version's base price of more than $57,000. The car's been moved to the lower price to make it more...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept
2013 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gets 2012 Production Date

Balsa wood sandwiched between carbon fiber for the floorboards, super lightweight aluminum or carbon fiber body panels, up to 638 horsepower - sounds like some sort of Italian handbuilt supercar right? Nope, it's the good ol' Chevrolet Corvette, and an even more advanced version, the next-gen C7...Read More»

2009 Dodge Viper
Future Dodge Viper Might Get Ferrari-based V-10

Chrysler last year tried to sell its Viper sports car—production facilities, tooling, and all—and failed. But the Viper isn't dead yet. If the rumors are right, the Viper might be very much alive in the company's future-product plans—and getting its own Ferrari/Maserati-derived engine. Fiat...Read More»

2010 Suzuki SX4
Driven: Suzuki SX4t Turbo

Dealer-installed, official performance accessories not only help give you the exact car you want; they also drive profits at the local dealership—with sales commissions and expert installations done by the service department. And by now, most non-luxury brands have their own in-house lines of...Read More»

Gold Bugatti
Today's Heinous Car Pic: Goldfinger Ferrari 599

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. From what deranged mind comes the idea of painting a Ferrari 599 solid gold and then polishing it until it shines? The answer is: From someone who wants (or should we say needs pathologically) to show off in the worst possible way. And we do mean worst...Read More»

GM's eBay Motors Deal Goes Live Tomorrow

After a premature post-bankruptcy announcement in July, the real General Motors-eBay Motors deal is going live tomorrow, offering car buyers the chance to purchase a new car fresh off the lot straight from their living room sofa. GM hopes that tapping eBay Motors' 12 million monthly visits through...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Superlight Mazda MX-5 Miata

A Superlight edition of the Mazda Miata--okay, fine, MX-5 roadster--will make its world debut at next month's Frankfurt auto show. Mazda's latest injection of PR and fun into the two-seater means it loses its windshield and some other less visible weight, all in the name of improving performance...Read More»

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