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    Report: Europe's biggest car club scandalized by car of the year vote rigging
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    There's controversy in the ranks of Germany's Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (more commonly known as ADAC). The group's annual car of the year contest has come under fire after accusations of vote-rigging. ADAC has admitted that the number of votes for the Volkswagen Golf had been ...

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    Report: German automobile club ADAC to buy Nürburgring
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    Germany's famed Nürburgring racetrack has needed a new owner for some time. Under local government control, the Ring has fallen some 400 million euros into public debt, forcing it into bankruptcy while still keeping its gates open. Last week we reported on the prospect that one of Germany's ...

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    Video: Rally for youth with footage of the Opel Adam Rallye Cup Car
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    We checked out the Opel Adam R2 Rally concept and its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque at the Geneva Motor Show. The one-make series the car was built for, the ADAC Opel Ralleye Cup, has kicked off with 24 teams in identically prepared cars lining up ...

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    Video: ADAC multi-vehicle crash test is terrifying
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    The IIHS may have a new video player for its crash test video content, but we guarantee none of those clips are as terrifying as what Germany's ADAC has cooked up. Rather than capture the destructive forces of one or two cars involved in a low speed collision, ADAC upped the ante by involving ...

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    Video: GT Masters series BMW Alpina B6 racer flies over barrier, takes out porta-potty at 'Ring
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    Tire barriers at race tracks are there for a reason. Namely, safety, but they can't protect against every scenario. Like, say, going airborne over said tire barrier and hitting a hapless porta-potty. That's exactly what happened at the Nürburgring this weekend during the fourth round of ...

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    Aston Martin V12 Zagato returns for ultimate showdown at the Nürburgring [w/video]
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    Sure, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato may have won top honors upon its unveiling at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. But it's not just a pretty face. Aston Martin is keen to highlight that point, taking the V12 Zagato straight from the shores of Lake Como to the tarmac of the ...

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    Video: Grid girl faints on Porsche GT3 at starting line
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    The dangers of motorsport – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Whether they've earned it or not, Porsche drivers often tend to have a reputation for being, well, less-than-charitable human beings. Maybe it's their steadfast belief in the superiority of their vehicle or the fact that ...

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    Brilliance importer for Europe goes belly up
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    When Chinese automaker Brilliance wanted to invade The Continent, it chose Germany-based importer HSO Motors to introduce models like its BS4. Brilliance kept up its end of the agreement, shipping cars to HSO; HSO, however, couldn't get the cars sold, and a little more than a year into the ...

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    In German crash test, China's Brilliance BS6 sedan fails miserably
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    Click above image for photo gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/world_news/China_s_Brilliance_BS6_sedan_fails_German_crash_test_in_spectacular_fashion'; China's Brilliance BS6 is a recent entry into the European market, positioned as a premium-style import sedan at a budget price. Well, after ...

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    Mercedes tops reliability report
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    According to the German automotive association ADAC, Mercedes-Benz vehicles are the most reliable among the German brands. The C-Class, CLK-Class, E-Class, M-Class, S-Class, and the SLK-Class all took top spots in the association's latest report, more than any other German automaker. The ADAC was ...

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