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    Manhattan Project: Proposal seeks to shut down NYC traffic
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    Anyone who's ever driven into or through Manhattan knows what a nightmarish experience it can be, with gridlock congestion and a lack of available parking spaces. Jim Gehr wants to make it even tougher in the hope of drastically reducing traffic altogether by further reducing parking, shutting ...

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    New Yorkers score lowest on the driver's test
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    No disrespect to our friends on the East Coast, but in the "survey results that will probably surprise no one" category: drivers from New York scored the lowest on a Department of Motor Vehicles driving test survey. That doesn't mean New Yorkers are bad drivers ... ahem ... it simply means they ...

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    The Ranger is (nearly) dead, long live the Ranger
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    And then there was one. All of the Ford Ranger's contemporaries have forsaken the compact segment for the middleweight class. The Ranger is long in the tooth, to say the least, but we love the smaller size and many find it a good blend of truck functionality without the bulk and heft of a ...

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    Land of the Free: Americans pay least for a new Rolls-Royce
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    Think a Rolls-Royce Phantom is expensive? Well, yeah...it is. One of the most expensive on the market, as a matter of fact. (Hey, it's a Rolls-Royce. What did you expect?) But if you think the Phantom is expensive on the American market, you should take a look at what it costs elsewhere in the ...

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    VW + LG = MP3
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    You might say that, in terms of broad market appeal, the iPod is the VW of personal electronics. If that's the case, then what happens when Volkswagen comes out with a digital media player of its own? The German automaker has teamed up with LG to produce a special MP3 player designed and branded as ...

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    Renault planning five new upscale models by 2010
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    Renault is planning to expand into the upscale market with five new models within the next three years, sources have confirmed. Previous ventures upmarket didn't turn out so well for the French automaker, but it's determined to make another go of it with the hopes of cashing in on the market for ...

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    Crazy Cracker: NY Rabbi turns bus into Matza oven
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    We thought Doctor Teeth and the Electric Mayhem had an interesting use for an old school bus, but WCBS in New York is reporting on a Hassidic rabbi who apparently transformed an old bus into a giant Matza bakery. The flatbreads are traditionally baked in a brick oven, but with the Passover holiday ...

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    SPY SHOTS - Hyundai Equus replacement sheds more camo
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    Hyundai's working on a rear-wheel-drive successor to its home-market Equus luxury sedan. The car's expected to debut at the New York Auto Show in April, and these most recent spy shots show it with less camouflage than we've seen it wearing in the past. You can't see the front end, but you get a ...

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    How Automobile envisions the next Ford Escort
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    As we reported a few days back, Ford has big plans for the bits and pieces that make up the Mazda 2. While the Mazda will have the requesitie joie de vivre known as "zoom zoom," Ford variants are a go, as well. Automobile posits that naming the Ford version might be a sticky wicket. We've recently ...

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    Latest Pirelli P Zero rated for 230 mph
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    There are lots of ways to crank more power out of an engine -- bore it out, bolt-on superchargers, turbochargers, intercoolers -- if you're reading Autoblog, you know the drill. Putting that power down on the road is another story altogether, though. No matter how advanced the technology in the ...

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    More rendered speculation: Dino
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    Click for galleryAlong comes Infomotori to throw accelerant on the raging fire of Dino speculation. The return of the Dino has been rumored far and wide, and we'd all love to see a Ferrari that may be a little more obtainable for us plebians. Andrea Rosati has dreamed up a car that looks an awful ...

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    Honda plant confirmed in Alabama
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    Honda subsidiary Yutaka Technologies began construction on a transmission component factory in Cullman, Alabama in January. The plant will employ about 200 people and is part of a larger strategy to build several component-supplier factories to feed Honda's US manufacturing plants. There's new ...

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    VIDEO: Volvo gives a new rear end to the customer
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    In designing the new V70, Volvo spent a lot of time focusing on its hindquarters. The tailgate and rear lamp styling are such that they increase interior volume and offer a nice, clean shut line. This video leads you through some eye candy of the EUCD V70. The quick overview gets the wagon freaks ...

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    Bravo! What's next? Fiat plans facelift, wagon and Abarth versions in 2010
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    Fiat just unveiled the new Bravo hatchback, but it's not about the sit back and watch its new global Focus/Golf/etc.-fighter sink or swim. Newly incorporated separately from its sister brands, Fiat has big plans for the Bravo line-up, which, following the immense success of the Grande Punto below ...

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    Shellfish! Ferrari and Shell close down major cities to film commercial
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    Shell Oil, those guys who are getting richer while we all get poorer at the gas pumps, are aiming to break the record for the most expensive advertisement, and the Super Bowl doesn't even factor into it. The fossil-fuels giant is a long-time sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari, and pours millions into the ...

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    Spy Shots: all-new Citroen C5
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    After releasing a slew of new models, French auto group PSA is turning its attention to the C5, Citroen's mainstream family sedan. A test mule was just caught testing on the highway in France, giving a face to the long list of details already known about the upcoming Citroen. The C5 will be ...

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    Upcoming "baby Rolls" to get its own platform
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    Some love it, some hate it, but everyone has to admit that the Rolls Royce Phantom is one impressive car in every way. As if that weren't enough, at Detroit Rolls Royce dropped another bomb on us in the form of the pre-production Phantom Drophead Coupe, complete with brushed aluminum hood, teak ...

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    Will Lancia make a new Monte Carlo?
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    Reports are surfacing that suggest that Lancia is considering reviving the Monte Carlo nameplate for a new model. The original Monte Carlo was a small mid-engined sports car from the 1970s, designed and built by Pininfarina. Because Chevy already had dibs on the name in the US (and does still), ...

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    Spy Shots: Renault ooh-la-Laguna
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    The Renault Laguna was a handsome car in its day, but after over six years on the market, its day seems to have passed long ago. Especially when many of its chief German rivals (Mercedes C-Class, Volkswagen Passat et al) have been updated and facelifted several times since. That's why the folks at ...

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    Top Gear's back, with Hammond, airing Jan28
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/tech_news/Top_Gear_s_back_with_Hammond_airing_Jan28'; The Hamster's back! We're pleased to report that after a miraculously brief recovery period following his mishap with a 300-mph jet-powered dragster, Richard Hammond is back in action, and so is Top ...

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