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Daimler Takes Stock in Tesla
Daimler Takes Stock in Tesla

Tesla Motors, and its ineffable founder Elon Musk, may have found the tether to long-term viability that they've been seeking. No, not the Federal government--though Tesla's application for federal bailout money is still in process. The tether comes in the form of Daimler AG; sister sites...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS C F Sport accessories
Lexus Expands F Sport Goodies To IS C, GS

With the launch of its new 2010 IS C Convertibles, Lexus is expanding its relatively new line of F Sport dealer-installed accessories to the IS C and to the larger GS. So far, the F Sport upgrades have only been offered on the IS sedans, but the IS and GS are built on the same platform and do share...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera assembly facility, Leipzig, Germany
2010 Porsche Panamera: Take the Tour, Buy the T-Shirt (The T-Shirt Is A Car)

The 2010 Porsche Panamera is taking a cue from Century 21--it's getting the open-house treatment. Porsche's opening the Panamera factory doors to anyone who wants a peek. Interested shoppers and nosy cabinet-peekers alike can make their way to Leipzig, Germany for a free two-hour tour of the...Read More»

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Spy Shots: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Yesterday we showed you the photo excerpts from our recent test drive of the Aston Martin Vantage. The V-8 version of the car's pretty thrilling--but there's more to come from the British marque in short order, even as it launches its One-77 supercar and the upcoming Aston Rapide four-door. The...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP
GM Tosses Lifesaver at Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice

General Motors is willing to sell off the Delaware factory that builds the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice as it hurtles toward a May 31 collision with bankruptcy court and federal overseers. In a press conference this morning, GM's CEO Fritz Henderson said the twin roadsters plus the assembly...Read More»

2010 Ferrari F450 spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Ferrari F450

The latest test mules are on the streets, which makes a fall debut for the 2010 Ferrari F450 all the more likely--at least in concept form, according to German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. The F450 has been spotted in prototype form, like the snippet seen here from a round of winter testing...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4 sDrive30i
Driven: 2009 BMW Z4

If you’re looking to trade in your eight-year-old Z3, or even your two-year-old Z4, for a new 2009 BMW Z4, beware that BMW’s small Z roadster has turned into a completely different, more grown-up kind of car. That’s no put-down. TheCarConnection.com is nursing a sunburn and fresh back from...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gets Price Cut

Mercedes-Benz hopes that an attractive new pricetag on its new 2010 E-Class will help you forget the recession, the bankruptcy of its old pal Chrysler, and will open your wallet. The new E-Class gets a significant price cut for 2010. The base rear-drive E-Class will sticker for $48,600 when it goes...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77 Revealed (And We've Got High-Res Wallpapers!)

Aston Martin's range-capping exotic sportscar, the new One-77, has been revealed in final form. What Aston calls its "definitive sports car" takes the  general silhouette of the latest Aston sportscars, from the DB9 to the Vantage. Only this time, the core of the car is constructed not from...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
First Look: 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

The Corvette is getting a wider body and a tighter suspension for 2010--and it's on the road today as the General celebrates the Corvette Birthday Bash today at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The new Grand Sport shares the name of five racing prototypes that ur-Vette guru Zora...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: AMG Has Its Way in Shanghai

There's more word today from the 2009 Shanghai auto show and Mercedes-Benz. This time, it's AMG that takes the mike, with twin versions of the subtly revamped S-Class. We told you about the 2010 S-Class' modified looks and interior and updated COMAND controller. For AMG's part, they're taking those...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 MINI Cooper Convertible: Don't Try This At Home

We already told you about the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible--how it delivers undiluted driving joy, how it pleases with power and careful attention to detail, how its convertible roof does a passable imitation of a sunroof, too. In all, it scores an 8.6 on our scale of 10--pretty good for a teensy...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
2010 Porsche Panamera: Live At Last from Shanghai Show

We've told you about it oodles of times before--let us count the ways--but now, the 2010 Porsche Panamera has been revealed in more locally colorful photos prior to its real-life showing at this week's Shanghai auto show. The press conference is set for 11:30 a.m., Shanghai time, but Porsche's...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Audio System
2009 New York Show: 2010 Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen GTI, At Long Last

  We've shown you the 2010 Volkswagen Golf, previewed the Euro-spec version of the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, and explained why Volkswagen is dumping the Rabbit name and reverting to Golf. What's left for the 2009 New York auto show introduction of both, you ask? Just a handful of luscious photos, here...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, 2009 NISMO Z Revealed

We all knew that Nissan would be dropping trou on its new NISMO Z and convertible 370Z Roadster at this week's New York Auto Show. What we didn't expect was an early shot of the 370Z in advance of the roadster's show debut. In addition to these two early shots, we grabbed some live photos from...Read More»

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
Quick Drive: 2009 Subaru WRX

Just posted here at TheCarConnection.com is an updated Full Review covering the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX. Even though the WRX was just completely redesigned for 2008, our Colin Mathews contributed a new Bottom Line, and we had our research team go back and see what other sources had to say about the...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
First Drive: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

When a manufacturer invites the motoring press to drive their newest cars, they sometimes utilize a racetrack to help journalists safely evaluate the outer limits of the car's performance envelope. Safety talks always precede these exercises, along with pleading cautions about not burning up brakes...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
First Drive: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet first showed its Chevrolet Camaro concept in January 2006, and this reporter was one of a few to drive the show car in April 2006. Since then, thousands of stories, articles and photos have appeared, working the hype into a frenzy and making Chevy's new pony car one of the most-exposed...Read More»

2011 Dodge Circuit EV
2011 Dodge Circuit EV: It's A Roadster

A nice surprise for fans of sports cars with cross-hatched grilles: Yesterday's restructuring plan for Chrysler shows that its first electric vehicle will be the the 2011 Dodge Circuit (nee EV) sports car--but it won't be the Lotus Europa with a nose job Chrysler's been showing. Instead, the...Read More»

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