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18Ferrari testing 458 successor in the snow?

It may not seem so long ago that Ferrari introduced the 458 Italia. But it's been on the market a solid 5 years since its launch in 2009, which makes it not only the oldest model in the company's lineup, but one of the oldest in its segment, the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 650S just having been launched in the past couple of months. So while a solitary Ferrari playing in the snow might otherwise seem like little more than an unlikely place for it to be, its chronology suggests the crew from

22Renault says Zoe performance changes 'almost unnoticeable' in cold weather

Here's something that should warm the hearts of electric-vehicle enthusiasts in cold-weather climes.

24Tesla Model S prowls across the ice and snow

Seeing electric vehicles prance around in the snow is becoming a common occurrence, whether done by journalists, speed demons or EV fans. But we never mind seeing more, especially when it's the Tesla Model S. Tesla engineers took the Model S to the Automotive Enviro Testing center in Baudette, MN this winter when the temperature dropped to between -10 and -15 degrees Fahrenheit. For a few days, they made sure the Model S could weave between some colorful cones on frozen ground. Tesla says t

16Porsche Cajun prototype caught wearing Audi duds in Sweden

'Tis the season, or so they say. But we're not talking about the holidays. We're talking about the season for cold-weather testing of new prototypes up in northern Sweden. After our intrepid shutter-bugs snapped an updated Mercedes-Benz GLK taking its licks in the snow way up there near the arctic circle, now they've caught this Audi Q5 test mule.

28GM subjects 2011 Chevrolet Volt to cold-weather testing in Canada, eh?

2011 Chevy Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

8Spy Shots: Aston Martin planning more Vantage upgrades?

With Aston Martin busy releasing the Rapide, preparing the Cygnet city car, running the One-77 flat out, gearing up for a fresh assault on Le Mans and toying again with the whole Lagonda project, it's been a while since we've heard anything about the Vantage.

1Mazda's RX-8 Hydrogen RE hits the snow and ice for the first time

Click on the photo for a high-res gallery of the RX-8 in cold weather testing

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