April 22, 2014

  • It may be impossible to spend a day in Chevrolet's new C7 Corvette without someone asking what you think about the iconic sports car - magnetism is an understatement. I was approached by strangers in a grocery store parking lot, parents waiting for their children after school and enthusiasts on a canyon road after I had pulled to the side to take in the view. All sneak up with a curious smile on their face, take a deep breath and then start spitting out questions like an overly aggressive...

April 21, 2014

  • Chevrolet may have just introduced a slight styling refresh and new tech for the North American Cruze at the New York Auto Show, but Shanghai GM, General Motor's Chinese joint venture partner, has gone a step further, unveiling an all-new generation of the popular compact at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The Chinese-market Cruze has sleeker frontal styling with inspiration from the Chevy Tru 140S Concept. The headlights are more pointed and dip down into the two-tier grille. Overall, the sedan...

April 19, 2014

  • Automakers attempting to mix the sexiness of a coupe and the utility of an SUV don't appear to be going away. BMW arguably created the niche with its X6, and Acura latched onto it with the awkward ZDX. Mercedes-Benz might be taking the best stab at the form yet with the Concept Coupe SUV, which debuts at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. At over 16 feet long, over six feet wide, and riding on 22-inch wheels, the Concept Coupe SUV is an imposing vehicle. The front of the concept is dominated by tons...

April 17, 2014

  • The GranTurismo may be getting a little long in the proverbial tooth, but it hasn't quite been a century just yet. It has, however, been a hundred years since Maserati was originally founded, and to celebrate that milestone, the Modenese automaker has rolled in to the New York Auto Show this year with a pair of special editions. Available in either coupe or convertible form, the MC Centennial Editions arrived as a surprise just as the Alfieri concept was a month ago in Geneva, albeit somewhat...

April 16, 2014

  • Despite being a well-respected outfit for decades, Alpina remains something of a mystery to many stateside BMW fans. In Europe, Alpina has established itself as a first-rate source for breathed-upon high-performance Bimmers, and it's looking to continue picking up traction on our shores. The US has received a handful of Alpina models through BMW factory channels, namely the 7-Series-based B7, and now we're getting another fast four-door with the debut of the BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe at...

April 15, 2014

  • With summer right around the corner, and the Great Winter of Doom now at our backs (just), we're thinking warm thoughts here in the Snowbelt. Just in time for the season, Chevy is dropping the top on its new Corvette Z06 Convertible, debuting here at the New York Auto Show. Everything we love about the Z06 Coupe ("The Big Nasty," as GM's North American boss, Mark Reuss, calls it) remains intact here with the droptop. Under the hood is the same 625-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the...

April 11, 2014

April 8, 2014

  • If you're an automotive engineer being tormented by an immortal being made of fire, then wouldn't you think it best to have a custom coupe called the FireBreather for your getaway car? That's the FireBreather in the image above, adorned by the red wings that once fronted the Pontiac Firebird, running away from a black cloud of evil in a trailer for the movie Jinn. The Jinn is eternal evil, always waiting for the chance to make things float across rooms before going on homicidal urban rampages...

April 7, 2014

  • Go back a decade or so and you'd find showrooms full of hardtop convertibles. There was the Pontiac G6, Chrysler Sebring, Volkswagen Eos, Volvo C70, Cadillac XLR, Lexus SC430 and so many more. Though there still are some on the market, by and large the trend has abated. Heck, even Mercedes-Benz, which (with apologies to Mitsubishi) almost singlehandedly brought the trend to the forefront with the original SLK, is preparing drop the folding hardtop from the next SL after three generations with....

April 2, 2014

  • Part of the fun in taking your sports car to the racetrack is going over your telemetry and seeing how you did from one corner to the next. We've seen a variety of these onboard systems at work - with the Performance Data Recorder on the Corvette Stingray emerging as one of the latest and most advanced - but Toyota is taking things a step further with its new Sport Drive Logger. The system is being rolled out (at least initially) on the Japanese Domestic Market Toyota 86, a coupe European...

March 31, 2014

  • When BMW unveiled the M3 and M4 at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, we told you that the new sportsters were starting at $62,000 and $64,200, respectively. That leaked info, though, only told a small part of the story for the new M cars. Now, we have the complete pricing sheet on the new coupe and sedan, direct from BMW. The pricing intel that we had at the time was correct - prices start at $62,000 for four doors and $64,200 for two. Those prices don't include the $925 destination...

March 29, 2014

  • Godzilla. It's a name that strikes fear in the minds and hearts of giant monsters (Mothra!) worldwide, not to mention a number of automobile manufacturers that produce high-performance coupes... including Chevrolet. The Bowtie-cladded company has one rather obvious model that lines up squarely in the sights of the Nissan GT-R, that being the Corvette. Interestingly, though, Chevy's halo coupe isn't the vehicle the boys from Motor Trend decided to match up at Barber Motorsports Park against the...

March 28, 2014

  • Cadillac is recalling about 656 2014 ELR models made between September 26, 2013 and February 14, 2014, because of a fault with the electronic stability control system. On cars without adaptive cruise control, it's possible that diagnostics could prevent the system from telling the driver if ESC is on or off. Cadillac has a software fix ready and repairs begin on April 17. Alan Adler, General Motors' recall and legal spokesperson, tells Autoblog that only about 55 of the affected cars are in...

March 27, 2014

  • A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is capable of hitting 186 miles per hour. The new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is estimated to top out at 170, while the BMW M5 is electronically limited to 155 mph. All impressive figures, and all of them would lose in a top-speed race to this remote-controlled car. Called the R/C Bullet, it's been clocked at almost 189 mph, which is enough to stake its claim to the title of World's Fastest R/C Car. It looks like a spaceship, and when it zooms by, it certainly sounds...
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