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    Aussies developed BMW with a bed
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    Why not? In Australia, Ford sells the F6 Tornado, Pursuit and Super Pursuit under the Ford Performance Vehicle (FPV) banner, hauling ass as well as anything else. BMW doesn't offer anything even close, so what is a Bimmer enthusiast to do when he has to stop at The Home Depot for garden supplies? ...

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    Fixer Upper: Maybach 62 for only $159,000
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    What's worse? Wrecking an Enzo, of which we have documented several in the last few months, or a Maybach 62? Most certainly the Enzo, but either incident is guaranteed to put a serious ding in your savings account and garner mixed reactions from your insurance agent. Check out the price for this ...

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    Plethore supercar by HHT Locus Technologies to debut in Montreal
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    Nicknamed the "Quebec Bomb" by designer Luc Chartrand, the 2007 Plethore from HHT Locus Technologies is set to explode on to the exotic car scene at the 2007 Montreal International Auto Show in late January. Constructed completely from carbon fiber, the mid-engine Plethore tips the scales at a ...

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    Take my Italian super sedan, please! Maserati offering year-end incentives
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    Maserati has announced special financing rates on the 2006 Quattroporte to help dealers clear out excess year-end inventory. Can they really be in a bind? We understand that they don't want to have 2006 models on the lot when the upgraded 2007's arrive, but they have sold 1950 vehicles in the US ...

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    2007 Chevy Silverado named MT Truck of the Year
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    The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado has captured the coveted calipers for being voted the Motor Trend Truck of the Year winner for 2007. This year's field of contenders included the Chevrolet Avalanche, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Cadillac Escalade EXT, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac and the GMC ...

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    Extended holiday shutdown to reduce Chrysler inventory?
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    Workers at some Chrysler plants recieved shocking news just they prepare to break for the holidays. Despite efforts to reduce bloated inventory levels, it looks like they'll have their holiday vacations extended due to continuing issues with overcapacity. Dealers have been quoted as saying that ...

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    South Beach to be the site of first car-sitting service
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    Luxury hotels are loaded with perks. It's always nice to get to the room in the evening to find the sheets turned down, your pillow fluffed, and maybe even topped with a nice Swiss chocolate. In Miami, the newly-opened Regent South Beach wants to extend that level of service to guests' exotics, and ...

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    Ariel Atom to see a price hike
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    We know it's December and most thoughts of driving a car with no top or heater are the furthest thing from your mind, but if you were considering ordering an Ariel Atom in the spring, you'd better add it to your Christmas wish list in bold letters. As of December 29th, Brammo Motorsports, makers of ...

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    BMW officially acquires the John Cooper Works brand
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    BMW has been working on this deal for some time now, and with the level of involvement in design, engineering and testing steadily increasing, the inevitable has become reality. In a deal set to become effective in January 2007, BMW has acquired the rights to the John Cooper Works name to ...

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    VIDEO: Lego car parks itself better than Lexus for less than $250
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    After watching the hilarious video from the guys at Automobile trying to use the self-parking feature on the new Lexus LS460, this video is truly amazing. For a measly $249, the crew at Mindstorms NXT will sell you a complete kit to build an SPC (self-parking car) of your own. The SPC will ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Lincoln Mark LT
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    Its first attempt at a luxury truck failed miserably with the Blackwood, but Lincoln is making a much better effort with the 2007 Lincoln Mark LT. Though outselling its only real competition, the Cadillac Escalade EXT, nearly 2 to 1 this year, the question of "why" still remains. Does Lincoln ...

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    DaimlerChrysler won't share Mercedes platforms
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    Brand-conscious DaimlerChrysler managers in Germany are very vocal about the fact that they're not interested in any platform sharing between the Mercedes brand and the others under the corporate umbrella. "A Mercedes will remain a Mercedes and will not share a platform with anyone," said Dr. ...

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    North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists announced
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    The drama that is the North American International Auto Show is beginning to build momentum at a tremendous pace. We have attended two auto show preview events in as many days at Ford and DCX and would love to give you some inside scoop, but you already know we can't...yet. The crown jewel of the ...

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    Truckers say Louisiana has nation's worst roads
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    Still plodding through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina over 15 months later, Louisiana has displaced Pennsylvania as having the worst roads in the nation. Never having taken the top spot in the worst roads category, Louisiana is no rookie to the top five on the Highway Report Card, a survey ...

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    Teen drives 142 mph only to be later than planned
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    "It might be the fastest speed ever recorded on the northwestern Indiana county's roads," said Porter County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tim Emmons," most people's cars won't go that fast." Not really the thing you necessarily want to be known for during your first year of licensed driving. We can't ...

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    VIDEO: Honda builds great cars, not great robots - the Asimo faceplant
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    As product demonstrations go, this is what you would call a worst case scenario. Right at the one minute mark, the Honda Asimo robot has an issue making it up the steps and takes a faceplant on the floor below, shattering his glass "face" and saying what sounds like "sleeping". We're not sure ...

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    While my wallet gently weeps: What it costs to own a late-model Ferrari
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    Ferraris have often been compared to beautiful women. Like some of the aforementioned companions, they can become high-maintenance over time. Sure, the first couple of years of getting to really know each other are fun (or, in the case of the Ferrari, under warranty). But once the honeymoon is ...

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    2007 Automobile Magazine All Stars howling through third gear
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    One of the cool things about the Automobile Magazine All-Stars is that they don't confine themselves to categories, just good cars and trucks. The picks are subjective and not really defined by any set of rules - they're more or less just everyone's favorite cars that year. This year, Automobile ...

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    A1GP scores spot on SPEED Channel
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    In what's being billed as the World Cup of Motor Sport, A1GP has signed a deal with the SPEED Channel to cover the remaining nine of its twelve races that make up the 2006-07 season. Beginning yesterday with coverage of the Sepang, Malaysia event run on November 28, coverage will continue through ...

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    Whoa, Nellie: GM reigning in production at 3 SUV plants
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    With the sales of the new GMT900 platform SUV's still strong, GM is looking ahead to assure that future inventory doesn't overrun demand as it has in the recent past. The company announced today that it will be reducing production in three plants that produce the GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, and ...

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