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    French automaker Renault encourages stripping for fun, profit

    2011 Renault Wind – click above for high-res image gallery
    If you happen live in the UK, Renault is offering you a chance to win one of its diminutive new Wind convertibles. All you or a friend has to do is strip down from "winter clothes" to a single layer of clothing on video in less than ...

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    Rally 'Round the Family: VW shows off 2011 CrossTouran

    2011 Volkswagen CrossTouran – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has now started taking orders for the new "outback" version of its European-market Touran MPV starting at €27,700 in Germany (that's around $35,500 USD). The CrossTouran joins the joins the CrossPolo and ...

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    2010 Heavy-Duty Shootout: And the winners are...

    2010 Heavy-Duty Shootout – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When it comes to all things pickup truck-related, our pal Mike Levine from has his finger on the pulse of what's happening. Every year, Levine gathers all of the currently available ...

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    Monterey 2010: Jaguar XJ75 Platinum concept marks 75 years of The Cat [w/Video]

    Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery. Follow the jump to watch video.
    The Jaguar XKR175 isn't the only special kitty making its debut out in Monterey. Jag's new limited-production coupe is joined by the one-off XJ75 Platinum concept created to honor of the ...

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    2011 Dodge Durango name confirmed?

    2011 Dodge Durango teaser site (test version) - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Magnum? Durango? There's been plenty of banter about which nameplate Dodge's new unibody SUV will ultimately wear, but now it seems we can put the debate to rest. At least two Autoblog readers have stumbled ...

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    Modern-day Lancia Stratos gets real

    Lancia Stratos – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Lancia Stratos revival project that we've been hearing about for the past week or so is much farther along than we thought, as engineers did some running at northern Italy's Balocco test track in late June. For the first time, ...

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    Tivo Alert: Mid-Ohio ALMS race to be shown Sunday as 90 minute docu-drama

    Last week's American Le Mans Series race at Mid-Ohio was a nail-biter right down to the checkered flag with lots of action in each of the four classes. Unfortunately, the race wasn't shown live on TV... though it was streamed over the interwebz. If you missed the action the first time around, you ...

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    Hurst to strap turbocharger on just 50 V6 Camaros per year

    Hurst Redline Series Camaro – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The gang at Hurst Performance Vehicles are unleashing their first ever turbocharged machine in honor of the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A. Only 50 of the Redline Series Hurst Camaros are ...

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    Swedish man may pay largest speeding fine ever

    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just because major portions of the German Autobahn have no speed limit doesn't mean you can drive as fast as you want anywhere in Europe. Where there are posted restrictions, most European countries take speeding very seriously ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2012 Porsche 911 to look strangely familiar

    If ever there were a single car that could be said to embody the Japanese concept of "kaizen", or continuous improvement, it is the Porsche 911. Over its nearly half-century run, the range-topping sportscar from Porsche has been in a state of continual evolution, and with the possible exception of ...

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    2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor drops base engine, gets standard 6.2L V8

    Ford 6.2-liter V8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During Ford's announcement of the new powertrain lineup for the 2011 F-150 yesterday, we learned that the new 6.2-liter V8 would only be available in the SVT Raptor, Harley-Davidson and F-150 Platinum models. In the Platinum, the ...

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    Rumormilll: Ferrari-powered 2011 Dodge Caravan R/T coming?

    2008 Dodge Caravan R/T concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Let's include this one in the highly improbably file. The Mopar specialists at are reporting that the previously reported 2011 Dodge Caravan R/T minivan could come powered by a V8 engine. Along with most of ...

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    General Motors reports $1.3 billion profit in second quarter

    General Motors reported its second straight quarter of profitability this morning, something it hasn't done in many years. In fact, the first half of 2010 has been the automaker's best since 2004. In the April–June quarter, GM earned net profits of $1.3 billion on revenues of $33.2 billion. ...

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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 order books open for 2011 race season

    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The full-on competition version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is now officially available to order for race teams in preparation for the 2011 season. Mercedes-Benz will start delivering the GT3-class race cars in February of ...

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    GM quells Corvette rumors: No mid-engine, maybe a hybrid [w/poll]

    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept – Click above for a new high-res image gallery
    Karl Stracke, General Motors VP of global engineering, has unequivocally denied the recent rumors about a mid-engine version of the next-generation Corvette with a wet-dual-clutch transmission. Stracke spoke ...

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    Cars hacked by researchers through wireless tire pressure monitors

    We heard the first reports of researchers proving that you could hack into automotive electronic systems earlier this year. That work was based on tapping into the OBD-II port normally used by mechanics for reading diagnostic codes. That method of car hacking, however, is of limited value to ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus to build GT racing version of LFA, GT1 or GT2?

    Lexus LFA race edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Motor Trend is reporting that Toyota's may be getting back into motorsports big-time with a GT entry based on the Lexus LFA. According to the report, Lexus would enter the FIA GT1 championship to take on the Nissan GT-R. This ...

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    Ford F-150 engines for 2011 announced, includes EcoBoost V6

    The Ford F-150 is getting a lineup of four all-new engines for the 2011 model year that includes two V6s and two V8s. According to Ford, the entire new engine family will be more fuel efficient than the outgoing 4.6-liter and 5.4-liter V8 by at least 20 percent. The same 3.7-liter V6 and ...

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    Land Rover to launch production in India

    Land Rover Defender – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tata Motors CEO Carl-Peter Forster has announced Land Rover production would begin in India in 2011 and Jaguar is looking for a partner to produce cars within China. Although Forster didn't announce which model would be built in ...

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    Video: Corvette Racing Series Episode 8: Cascade engineering

    Click above to view the video after the jump
    Episode eight of the Corvette Racing series is up and this installment delves into what the team calls "cascade engineering." It covers some of the same ground we discussed back in March when we toured the Pratt & Miller race shop where the C6.Rs ...

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