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    Introduction to Karting - Part 6

    It's taken a long time to get here, many months accelerated through the magic of the internet, but now it's finally time to hit the track in anger, to fight for position, to make some daring passes – or at least to try and avoid getting lapped more than once. Learning all ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 5


    Finally, after weeks of learning, shopping, and preparation, we have a track-ready kart. If you've been following along with our An Introduction to Karting series you're probably just as ready to go as we are. Last time we got our chassis, installed the seat, and ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 3

    We've been accused of acting as facilitators; as dealers; as dastardly souls encouraging readers to engage in a one-way trip toward an expensive, time-consuming hobby. That's pretty accurate. Yes, we did describe karting as an inexpensive way into a serious ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 2

    Welcome to the second installment of our Introduction to Karting series. Hopefully the first piece piqued your interest with tales of tiny machines pulling 3 g in the corners then hitting 60 in under three seconds on their way up to over 140 MPH. (Well over, as it turns ...

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    Review: 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible is just right

    2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Ford has been introducing a countless string of Mustangs that appeal to nearly every enthusiast on the planet, Chevrolet has had to make due with only three versions of the Corvette (five if you ...

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    Review: 2010 Acura TSX V6 sacrifices twisties for long-haul cruising

    2010 Acura TSX V6 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Acura TSX V6 is something of a consolation prize. At the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, Acura showed off a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel and said it would launch in the U.S. this year. A few months later in New York, Honda's luxury ...

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    VIDEO: Before you weld a Chevrolet Volt, you have to stamp out the bodies

    Volt body panels being stamped - Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    The other day, we pointed you toward a video produced by General Motors that is part of a series on the building of the pre-production Chevy Volt prototypes. That video showed the model's IVER (Integration Vehicle ...

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    VIDEO: A lap of the Milford Road Course in the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport

    2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here at Autoblog we've been fortunate enough to have two separate opportunities to drive what is officially known as the Milford Road Course. Informally, the facility is better known as the Lutz-ring. Early this ...

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    Live Reveal: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi unveiled!

    2010 Suzuki Kizashi - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've gone to some unusual places for new product unveilings, but today's reveal of a new mid-sized sedan from Suzuki may be one of the most ironic. For some reason, the small automaker of mostly small cars chose a World War II memorial ...

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    Quick Drive: 2010 Acura RDX, bring on the shield

    2010 Acura RDX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After three years on the market, the Acura RDX is getting its first comprehensive makeover for the 2010 model year. Unlike the automaker's new TSX V6, where the changes were largely restricted to the bits you don't see, the opposite is true ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Buick LaCrosse looks to breathe life into old brand

    2010 Buick LaCrosse - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Make no mistake, the 2010 Buick LaCrosse is the most important vehicle launched by the brand in decades. Buick, nearly consigned to the dustbin of history a few short years ago, is now one of General Motors' four remaining "core" ...

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    Review: 2010 Honda Insight EX, familiarity breeds discontent

    2010 Honda Insight EX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    First impressions can be problematic, even more so when reviewing a vehicle. When the media gets its first shot at a new offering, the automaker typically invites journalists to a location of its choosing to drive under conditions ...

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    Second winner in Mustang Unleashed contest drag races teacher on Pinks [w/VIDEO]

    Derek Murrell and his drag racing 2010 Mustang - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    For the second installment of Ford's "The '10 Unleashed" contest, the Mustang is going to the drag strip. Last time, Ford gave a blind man the opportunity to drive, and this time around, a kid fresh out of ...

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    First Drive: Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, watch out for second!

    2008 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet - Click above for high-res gallery
    Saturday afternoon we went for what may have been the shortest and quickest first drive in the history of Autoblog. When we go on a typical first drive with a manufacturer, we get to drive a vehicle around for at least a few hours in a ...

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    Review: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V offers supercar performance, everyday drivability

    2009 Cadillac CTS-V – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite recent products to the contrary, when much of America thinks "Cadillac," a lot of people still recall the land yachts of the '70s and '80s. Hoods and decks marginally shorter than your average aircraft carrier, and Sedan de ...

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    Review: 2010 Audi A3 TDI, diesel with a healthy dash of sport

    2010 Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi started its big push for clean diesel here in the U.S. market this spring when its big Q7 TDI finally went on sale. While the Q7 TDI is one of the most fuel efficient seven-passenger SUVs available anywhere, it's only the ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Lincoln MKZ, a solid performer gets a makeover

    2010 Lincoln MKZ – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Launched in 2006 as the Zephyr, Lincoln's entry-level luxury sedan has undergone quite a few changes over the last three years. Graced with a new name – the MKZ – in 2007, as well as a 3.5-liter V6 and available all-wheel ...

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    Preview Drive: 2010 Cadillac SRX takes a swing at Lexus' RX

    2010 Cadillac SRX - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Cadillac invited a handful of local media to its Milford, MI proving grounds for an early "preview" drive of the second-generation SRX crossover. The first official media launch won't happen until late May, just ahead of the mid-summer on-sale ...

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    2010 Toyota Corolla, Matrix get standard stability and traction control

    It's not every day that you get more for the same money. Yet that's what Toyota is offering with the 2010 Corolla, which will come with traction control and vehicle stability control and no price increase over the outgoing model. The MSRP of that car remains $15,350 for the base model 5-speed ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2009 Acura TSX

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Acura TSX.2008 is shaping up to be a very busy year for Honda's up-market Acura division. With the unveiling of a new diesel engine and the revamp of their entire sedan lineup, Acura is attempting to reinvent itself as a credible player in the premium ...


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