[Update: Price] BMW i8: The Full Skinny on BMW’s Super Green Supercar
Aug09

[Update: Price] BMW i8: The Full Skinny on BMW’s Super Green Supercar

The BMW i8 scares me.  I’ll tell you why.  It has all the earmarks of a great, groundbreaking sports car.  With its hybrid eDrive, LifeDrive architecture and carbon fiber reinforced plastic bits, it looks fantastic on paper.  When I drive it, I’ll have very high expectations.  And, whenever I have high expectations, I’m a bit nervous for the reality.  I’ve been bitten before.  But, until my rump settles in...

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Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro Virtual Car in Ender’s Game [Video] [Update]
Aug08

Audi Fleet Shuttle Quattro Virtual Car in Ender’s Game [Video] [Update]

Audi has made quite a name for itself putting their cars, real and conceptual, in blockbuster movies. In the Ironman franchise, Tony Stark’s R8 is the second coolest piece of hardware in the movie.  iRobot featured a futuristic Audi RSQ that gave us a pretty good idea of where Audi was headed design-wise.  Their latest big-screen partnership is with the new Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford flick Ender’s Game. This time,...

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Lamborghini Gallardo, the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse: The Latest Lambo [Update: Video, Price and Specs]
Aug01

Lamborghini Gallardo, the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse: The Latest Lambo [Update: Video, Price and Specs]

Just what we need… another Lamborghini Gallardo.  Or, at least that’s what I thought until I looked at the specs of this particular Lamborghini Gallardo, the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse.  Then I realized Lamborghini has already made this car.  It just has a different, impossibly-long name, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera Edizione Tecnica. To date the Superleggera Edizione Tecnica is the baddest baby Lambo with its scads of...

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[Update: Price] 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed
Jul20

[Update: Price] 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed

In the words of Bartok the Bat, “Wow.  I tell you what, wow.”  Mercedes-Benz has just lifted the silks on the latest and greatest iteration of their super-sedan, the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC.  And, wow.  With 577 horses 664 pound-feet of toque on tap from the hand-built 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 with direct injection and an air-to-water intercooler, this bad mamajama has power to spare.  Engine output is up 41 hp and 74 lb-ft...

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[Updated] Holden Special Vehicles Gen-F: The Best Reason Yet to Move to Australia
Apr28

[Updated] Holden Special Vehicles Gen-F: The Best Reason Yet to Move to Australia

HSV Gen-F Teaser I drove a Holden once.  I liked it, a lot.  There was a deep, rumbling V8 bellow and a lot of torque.  It was fast in a straight line, but, as a true muscle car, it didn’t really love the curves.  It was a Holden Monaro rebadged as a 2005 Pontiac GTO.  But, alas, after the reincarnation of the GTO died out in 2006 after only three model years, any hope of getting a true Holden in the States died with it.  Sure,...

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28: The Pony Car Icon Is Back [Updated: Price]
Mar28

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28: The Pony Car Icon Is Back [Updated: Price]

The Z/28 (aka Camaro Z28) badge first graced a Chevrolet Camaro in December 1966.  The term “Z/28” originally referred to Chevrolet’s option code for a Camaro high performance package, RPO (Regular Production Option) Z/28.  The commercial name was supposed to be the Cheetah.  But, at the last second, before a meeting the Chevy’s top brass, the Z/28’s father, Vince Piggins, head of Chevrolet Product...

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2014 Cadillac CTS: A Sneak Preview [UPDATED]
Mar25

2014 Cadillac CTS: A Sneak Preview [UPDATED]

Tomorrow is the official unveiling of the 2014 Cadillac CTS in New York, just before the start of the New York Auto Show.  While not as exciting and anticipation-filled as the reveal of the GM cousin the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray earlier this year, the CTS has had the rumor mill buzzing, nonetheless. Last week, we reported the latest iteration of the midsize offering from Cadillac’s “Art & Science” design...

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McLaren P1: Filling the McLaren F1’s Very Fast Shoes [UPDATED]
Mar06

McLaren P1: Filling the McLaren F1’s Very Fast Shoes [UPDATED]

Twenty years, nine months and eight days ago, McLaren changed the automotive world with the record shattering, paradigm shifting, technology advancing, wall poster-ing McLaren F1, forever earning the name McLaren a place within the ranks of car primacy.  With that kind of pedigree, each subsequent car debuted by the Surrey, UK-based supercar maker has had quite a weight to bear.   As their first “main stream” road car, the...

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Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion for Your Automotive Christmas Perusing

Of all the methods of transport that exist, it must be argued that Santa Claus’s sleigh and eight flying reindeer rank among the coolest and fastest out there (He does make it around the world in one night including several stops, after all).     So, with Christmas and Santa’s annual trek coming up on Monday, it got me thinking…what if the power of the world’s cars was measured in Reindeer Power instead of...

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