Lamborghini Urus to Make Production(May 13, 2013)2017, eh? So they gave themselves enough time to quietly kill the project off in case the economy goes south again. Or maybe they just want to see how other brands fare in the super-luxury SUV game first.
5 Eighties American Luxury Blunders(May 12, 2013)I still laugh when I see one of these pop up in an auto trading magazine as a "rare luxury car" with an optimistic price. These heaps aren't even worth the cost of towing them to the scrapyard.
Blowing the Crowd Away at NASCAR(Apr 30, 2013)I can't believe there are that many people standing so close to the track with no ear protection. Even when you're halfway up in the stands those cars are loud enough to give you hearing damage if you're not careful.
More Embarrassment for Fisker(Apr 24, 2013)Having them be loss-leaders to encourage sales and promote development of the technology isn't really a bad thing, provided the loss is reasonable. Half a million dollars per car is not reasonable by any stretch of the imagination.
Toyota Me.We Thinks Out of the Box(Apr 24, 2013)Interesting idea, but they seem to be aiming this at the same market the Honda Element was meant for, and we all know what happened there.
Fiat Builds its Millionth 500(Apr 23, 2013)Driving a full size car through most European cities is like trying to steer the Titanic through a wading pool and speed limits in urban areas are much slower, that's why they're popular.
Vencer Sarthe Debuts at Top Marques(Apr 22, 2013)@Jacob: GM sells the LS engines for a fraction of what a comparable BMW or AMG engine would cost, and they're easier to integrate into a custom-built car as well. That's why you see them in all these boutique supercars.
Nissan Friend-Me Bows in China(Apr 21, 2013)It's just a design concept, so the engine specs are pretty much irrelevant. This is just to show off features they want to put in the next batch of production cars.
Three-Wheeled Cars: Reliant Robin(Apr 21, 2013)I was rather shocked to discover that there's a company making three wheeled cars and selling them here in the US. There's two places in Columbus alone that have a couple for sale.
Nissan Friend-Me Bows in China(Apr 21, 2013)Oh sure, let everyone see the dashboard and just encourage them to be horrible backseat drivers. Wonderful idea!
Expensive Failures: Rolls-Royce Camargue(Apr 17, 2013)I don't really think this deserves to be called an ugly car. Kind of bland maybe, which is certainly bad for a premium name like Rolls-Royce, but there's been far worse from that time period.
Rolls-Royce Makes a Pink Ghost(Apr 17, 2013)I have to like just because of the Thunderbirds reference. Even if it doesn't have six wheels like Lady Penelope's did.
"Need for Speed" Using Replicas?(Apr 17, 2013)If they use quick cuts and don't focus on the cars themselves for too long most people won't even notice that they're replicas. Heck, most people probably won't care either.
Bugatti Veyron GS at Fuji Speedway(Apr 15, 2013)Getting to drive a Veyron with the electronic limiters off at a track like Fuji is something that makes me instantly jealous.
5 Failed Auto Revivals(Apr 15, 2013)Gah, what were they thinking? This doesn't look anything like an Aston, it has none of the elegance you would expect from one.
5 Failed Auto Revivals(Apr 15, 2013)Reminds me of the TVR Griffith in ways. Shame it never made it to production.
5 Failed Auto Revivals(Apr 15, 2013)Supposedly this was the more mainstream model that was going to bring in funding to build a proper sportscar.
5 Failed Auto Revivals(Apr 15, 2013)The worst part is that near the end factory workers agreed to go unpaid for a month to try and get the company back up and running, and then the plug was pulled and they didn't get a dime for their efforts.
Defunct Euro Carmakers: TVR(Apr 13, 2013)That's a pretty clever way of saying "we can't afford to put ABS systems and airbags in our cars".
The World’s Top-Selling Car Is…(Apr 13, 2013)It may be the definition of a "driving appliance" but you can get one fully loaded for insanely cheap if you wait for the right time of year and know how to haggle with a car dealer.
Mexicans to Build New Alpine A-110(Apr 12, 2013)Those front intakes sticking so far out kinda spoil it. Make them more flush with the rest of the bumper and it'd be much more clean looking.
Bugatti Reveals WRC Edition Vitesse(Apr 12, 2013)That and rich people are still willing to pay close to 2 million bucks a pop for these "special" Bugattis, and saying no to that kind of cash is something nobody would do.
Bugatti Vitesse Hits 254 MPH(Apr 12, 2013)So I guess Bugatti is never going to build the Galibier now that they're too busy making shameless grabs at the record books like Hennessey, huh?
Dubai Police Adds Aventador to Fleet(Apr 12, 2013)@Will: Not too surprising, most if not all of the other police supercars are only used as escort vehicles for high profile situations. They're way too expensive for the daily hard driving a typical police car sees.
Fisker Ready to Pull the Plug?(Apr 10, 2013)The worst part is that when they do go under this will likely be tied up in bankruptcy court for the next few years, wasting even more money.
Leno Lauds the Deronda(Apr 08, 2013)A Corvette engine mated to a Porsche gearbox? I can already hear purists from both camps raging over that combination.
Aventador Catches Fire in Taiwan(Apr 07, 2013)Geez, he didn't insure it? If I could afford a supercar the first thing I'd be doing is buying all the insurance I could possibly get for it.
Defunct Euro Carmakers: Rover(Apr 07, 2013)The Marina is pretty much the textbook definition of a parts bin car. The brakes and front suspension were sourced from a smaller car and so inadequate that testers were too scared to drive it at speed.
GM to Revive Chevelle Nameplate?(Apr 07, 2013)Kind looks like the front end of one car attached to the back end of a different model. That squarish rear doesn't match the curvier front end at all.
Top 5 Elise-Based Sportscars(Apr 07, 2013)The gullwing doors feel out of place to me, just seems rather unnecessary and only there to justify the premium cost.
Top 5 Non-Maserati Maseratis(Apr 06, 2013)I always think that style of convertible roof was pretty neat. Probably a lot nicer when you don't have to fasten it up by hand, too.
Top 5 Non-Maserati Maseratis(Apr 06, 2013)Only reason I remember this is because it made a short appearance in a James Bond film as a car that was stolen by the bad guy. Forget which film though.
Kia Plots Toyota GT86 Rival(Apr 06, 2013)Stupid concept car wheels aside, I'm liking the fastback design they went with. The front could use a little less blocky profile to match it though.
Kia Plots Toyota GT86 Rival(Apr 06, 2013)Man, the Korean carmakers have been getting really aggressive about trying to take chunks out of Japan's market share the last couple years.
The End For Carbon Motors?(Apr 06, 2013)I think the estimated cost was around $35,000 per car, though that was supposed to be with all the required police car gear pre-installed. That's still a bit of a steep buy in price though.
Does the Evo Still Hold Up?(Apr 05, 2013)I wonder if Mitsubishi will do what Subaru did and split the Evo off into its own brand. That seems to be the big trend for performance models these days.
The End For Carbon Motors?(Apr 05, 2013)Yeah, there's no way they could have competed with the fleet discounts that Ford, GM and Chrysler give, especially with a lot of police departments being strapped for cash as it is.
Forza Gets Top Gear Car Pack(Apr 05, 2013)I guess they only bothered releasing this to honor the season pass holders since practically no one is playing anymore. Multiplayer is almost completely dead and has been for at least two months.
Venom GT Hits 265.7 MPH(Apr 04, 2013)I like how they did just the absolute bare minimum to try and hide that this car is a stripped out drag racer.
SRT Planning Z/28 Fighter(Apr 04, 2013)The Challenger's platform is really starting to show its age, so hopefully there's enough left in it to keep up for another couple years.
Sexualized Cars: Adams Probe 16(Apr 03, 2013)And to think, people say that concept cars from today's era are strange looking. Makes you wonder what other bizarre things never actually left the design houses of the '60s.
Japanese Hybrid Xovers Invade NY(Mar 30, 2013)While I think it's good that they're trying to advance EV/hybrid technology and all, shouldn't they concentrate more on making more interesting new models? Aside from the Lancer and Outlander, they have almost no presence in North America anymore.
Toyota Launches GT86 Cup Edition(Mar 24, 2013)It really is funny how far people will stretch to make the claim that (carmaker I don't like) copied (carmaker I do like). Especially when it has nothing to do with the car itself.
This Guy Has a Morgan Fetish(Mar 24, 2013)Whenever I see a photo of a 3-wheel Morgan, the person driving always has a huge smile. Makes me really want to take one for a spin and see just how much fun they are.
This is Where LFAs are Born(Mar 24, 2013)I think it's a bit sterile maybe, compared to other supercars, but there have been far worse looking cars than this. Ugly is a pretty strong word to be throwing around here.
Defunct US Carmakers: AMC(Mar 24, 2013)Say what you will about the styling, but if you take care of them these things are pretty much indestructible. AMC built some damn reliable cars when they had the money to do so.
5 Hollywood Muscle Cars(Mar 24, 2013)If I recall correctly, the cars used for stunts in the original show were incomplete cars that had no engines or interiors, that's how they got them in such numbers for relatively cheap.
5 Hollywood Muscle Cars(Mar 24, 2013)The original movie is a classic, the remake is a mess of bad acting and some of the most blatant CGI overuse ever.