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    Porsche test engineer killed in autobahn crash
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    A Porsche test engineer was killed on the autobahn early Friday morning during a round-the-clock test while at behind the wheel of a next-generation 911 Cabriolet prototype. The 25-year veteran tester was part of a three-man driving team that operated in shifts around the clock.While the cause of ...

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    Spy Shots: Mazda CX-7 nip/tuck spotted
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    Please To our eyes, Mazda's CX-7 crossover still manages to look fresh despite having been on the market since mid-2006. While it has aged gracefully, the Japanese automaker is readying a facelift for 2010, and some early mules have just been caught by spy shooters roaming in wintery Michigan.While ...

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    Chinese Buick Regal caught dressed in red
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    Click above for more images of the 2010 Buick Regal Two weeks ago we showed you spy shots of a 2010 Buick Regal caught testing in China that appeared to be nothing more than a rebadged Opel Insignia. (As you may recall, we'll be getting the 2010 Buick LaCrosse in the States.) All three of those ...

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    Spy Shots: Jaguar XF-R mules testing in Death Valley
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    The two sedans may look like Jaguar S-Types, but according to Fast Lane Daily's spy shot A-Team, they aren't. They are actually XF-R mules disguised as S-Types with large wheels and big, bulging fender flares. They were caught during hot weather testing recently in Death Valley, U.S.A., and FSD ...

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    MT claims Holden Coupe 60 is really 3-year-old Pontiac GTO replacement
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    Spot any similarities? Holden surprised and delighted when it rolled out the Coupe 60 at the Melbourne Auto Show this past week. Motor Trend put two and two together and dug up some three-year-old photos that show off essentially the same car wearing a Pontiac suit, instead. The nose on the ...

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    Sith Pickup: Toyota Tundra Warrior
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    Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we can all admit that this Toyota Tundra "Warrior" prototype has a sinister presence in its shiniest, blackest finery. That silly fake intake is still there in the grille surround, but the rest of the look is successful. It's too bad Toyota ...

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    4-door Ferrari Pinin to headline RM Auction at Maranello
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    click above to view more images of the 1980 Ferrari Pinin show car Ferrari won't be building a four-door model now – that's what the Maserati Quattroporte, developed under Ferrari's tutelage, is for. But there was a time when Enzo himself considered the prospect. What spurred his interest ...

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    Aston Martin announces expansion into LMP1 class
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    Never a moment's rest for the team at Aston Martin Racing. Not since Prodrive chief David Richards took over with his consortium of investors, at least. With the announcement of the V8 Vantage GT2, the team has expanded into every class of GT racing in the Le Mans Series, campaigning racing DB9s ...

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    Bertone sold to Gruppo Prototipo
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    Only days before heading to bankruptcy court, Italian engineering firm and carrozzeria Bertone revealed that it was about to pull a last-minute trick out of its sleeve in an announcement later that day. But when the announcement didn't come, the industry was left wondering if, after 95 years in ...

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    Loremo working prototype debuting in Frankfurt
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    It certainly looks cool, but even fuel mileage in the realm of 117 mpg may not be enough to convince buyers that the nearly totally impractical configuration is worth it. Seriously, a car you have to shimmy over the fender to get into? Think of how much fun that'd be in the winter, especially if ...

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    Spy Shots: AM General Humvee prototype caught!
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    click above image for more views of the AM General Humvee Prototype var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/AM_General_s_new_military_HUMMER_spied'; Though normally hiding in bushes and waiting for the next-gen Mustang or Corvette Blue Devil to pass by, Brenda Priddy and pals sometimes spy things ...

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    Mercedes developing video-based safety features
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    Mercedes-Benz has a long history of making cars safer, and the brand continues to spearhead a push to increase everyone's chances of survival. Mercedes currently has the Pre-Safe system that acts like an adrenal gland for the car, tightening up the muscles before an impact. Future plans for safety ...

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    Alfa Romeo 8C Daytona Prototype by Picchio
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    The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is clearly an object of desire, but what if it lived up to its literal name by breeding a competition automobile? Picchio has come up with the answer in the form of its new Daytona prototype. The car is being created by Europe's only Grand Am-certified manufacturer ...

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    Molto Speciale: Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta factory prototype
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    The Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta is one of the most sought-after collector's cars of all time. It was the first true Ferrari; only 25 of them were built and only a handful remain in existence – these cars were raced, and raced hard. It was an especially big deal to classic automobile aficionados ...

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    Desktop fabricator takes DIY to a new level
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    We need one of these for when we finally get that Autoblog project car. It's called Fab@Home, and it's an open-source, desktop size fabrication rig; essentially a 3-dimesional printer. What the system allows you to do is fabricate complex parts with a simple, low cost rig. All you need are the ...

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    Plug it in, plug it in: GM likely to debut plug-in hyrbrid at Detroit show
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    The Detroit News reported today that General Motors will likely unveil a prototype plug-in hybrid at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit come January. The news is a bit surprising to some, considering that GM is credited as being one of the homicidal maniacs that killed the ...

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    First Caparo T1 prototype completed
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    Caparo Vehicle Technologies has achieved the monumental task of completing the first of two prototypes of its T1 supercar less than a year after the company was formed. We'll remind you that the T1 is a street-legal, ultralight F1-inspired racer designed by ex-McLaren engineers Ben Scott-Geddes and ...

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    Atari chooses gamer-designed concept for Test Drive Unlimited
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    Atari's newest title, Test Drive Unlimited, will allow gamers to choose from some of the most sought after rides of the last decade. Included in the 90 licensed cars and bikes available for virtual flogging will be David Sichtermann's four-wheeled, mighty-morphin' one-seater. Judging by the above ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Lotus Esprit
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    Another mule has been caught lapping the Ring in Germany, and this time it's the forthcoming revival of the lightweight Lotus Esprit supercar. The new Esprit is expected use a BMW V8 for power, and while eight cylinders is no surprise, we have to admit that we enjoyed the old Esprit's identity as ...

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    One last hurrah - Audi R8 races for the final time
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    On Saturday, July 1st the Audi R8 will make its final racing appearance at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. Audi has been running the R8 here in the States for the American Le Mans Series while the new diesel-powered R10s were preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now that Le Mans is over the R10s ...

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