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    LA 2007: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster in the flesh
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    It pains us to see a dead horse beaten so rigorously, but the folks at Mercedes have yet to stop. But then, they did paid a lot for that horse.The SLR project that then-Daimler-Benz undertook in partnership with its F1 racing partner, McLaren, never went as well as hoped. Sales were disappointing, ...

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    LA 2007: Mercedes S400 Bluetec Hybrid - it's new, we think
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    Mercedes-Benz is confusing the blog out of us with its nomenclature. Sure, it's usually pretty straightforward: one letter for the class, three numbers for the (approximate) engine displacement. Tack on 4Matic for all-wheel-drive, chop off a zero and add AMG for the performance models. But they ...

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    LA 2007: Volkswagen Tiguan priced to sell at $22,490
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    Click on the image above to view in high resolutionThe new Tiguan cute-ute factored big into Volkswagen's press conference at this year's LA show. And no wonder, as Vee-Dub is hoping its new small sport-ute sells big, especially in the all-important US market, and especially in California where ...

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    Tokyo Motor Show: Getting intimate with the Nissan Intima
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    Click the above picture for more pictures of the Nissan Intima concept Last time I saw a car door opened at that angle it had been bent that way by a taxi, but here the Nissan Intima's doors are opened to such extreme degrees "to aid access and egress." The guy behind the concept was keen to ...

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    Ford offers $78 million for Romanian auto maker
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    When the Romanian government put a 72-percent stake in Automobile Craiova SA on the block, it got one bidder: Ford. The Blue Oval first offered fifty-five million euros in July, then upped it to fifty-seven million euros, which equals $78 million dollars. Before the government stepped in, Craiova ...

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    Beauty in the Green Mountains - Hemmings Concours - HUGE Gallery
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    click the pic above to see the huge gallery of shotsLast weekend was a carshow smorgasbord for us. We got to hang out with the gullwing-afficionado Bricklin folks, and on Sunday, we headed up to Vermont's Stratton Mountain for the New England Concours D'Elegance. The event was put on in smashing ...

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    VIDEO: Gullwings aplenty - 2007 Bricklin Owner's meet and a chat with Malcom Bricklin
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    Bricklin owners have got it good. What other group of enthusiasts can have the founder and chief designer of their cars come and hang out with them for a weekend? Bricklin owners can, and did. From July 18th through the 22nd, the central Massachusetts city of Leominster played host to a flock of ...

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    The most Bricklins we've ever seen in one place
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    click on the picture above to see a gallery of 15 shotsNo, we're not talking about what happens when Malcolm gets together with the rest of the clan, but it is a family gathering of sorts. The Bricklin SV-1, Bricklin's 1970s stab at a safety GT, of course has a cult following. How could you deny ...

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    New York Preview: Nissan to introduce new variable valve timing tech
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    Ever-tightening emissions requirements, teamed with consumers' lust for today's high horsepower numbers, have led to some creative valve timing and lift schemes. Infiniti's G37 will be pack some interesting tech underhood when it debuts at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. There are ...

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    Why the world rips on us: Dimora's JX Coupe Concept
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    From the fertile mind that brought you such varied hits as the Clenet and premixed coolant, we present to you the Dimora JX Coupe. Done up the old-world way -- with real metal and skill -- and the results for all that effort are decidedly weird. They can call it a coupe all they want, but its ...

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    Mercedes preparing CL Cabrio
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    Click above to jump to the Ocean Drive image galleryWhen Mercedes-Benz showed us the Ocean Drive concept in Detroit, it was very clear that the enormous four-door convertible show car fell squarely into the "design study" category and not into "production preview". At the same time, like so many ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Koenigsegg CCX, CCXR and CCGT
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    Click to jump to our high-resolution Koenigsegg image gallery from Geneva Those Super-Swedes over at Koenigsegg serve up a potent reminder that not all supercars come from Italy. In fact, some of the fastest don't, as evidenced by the Koenigsegg CCX, whose level of performance ranks among the top ...

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    Tuner Tuesdays: Maserati Quattroporte by Studio M
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    Every time we think we've seen the ultimate in over-the-top bling and luxe, somebody manages to come up with something even more outlandish. This time, it's a custom Maserati Quattroporte crafted by Studio M especially for the "Scrigno Tesori d'Italia" (roughly translated as the Italian Treasure ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Pagani Zonda F
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    Click on the image above to view 29 high-resolution images So many have tried to independently build exotic supercars, but few have succeeded so remarkably as Horacio Pagani. The Argentinian-Italian once worked for Lamborghini, and gradually split off until giving birth to the Zonda, designed and ...

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    Bugatti delivers 60th Veyron
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    Click on the image above to view our 15 high-resolution images from Geneva Despite the conflict over expanding the model line-up and subsequent management change, sales of Bugatti's only model are exceeding expectations. By the end of February, Bugatti had delivered its 60th Veyron – total ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Vision C 220 BLUETEC concept
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    Click on the image above to view our high-resolution image gallery. Rival carmakers are in a race to develop the most efficient practical alternative powerplant solutions, with some Japanese carmakers focusing on hybrid technology, while their European rivals concentrate on developing efficient ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Renaultsport Clio F1 Team R27
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    Click on the image above to jump to our gallery of 16 high-resolution images Enthusiasts and consumers may contend that F1 racing provides only negligible benefit to road cars, but automakers evidently think otherwise, as more and more buy into the top-tier motorsport each year. Each has its own ...

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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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    The Girls of Geneva 2007
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    Click on the image above to view our 50-image high-resolution gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/The_Girls_of_the_2007_Geneva_Motor_Show'; Auto shows give carmakers the opportunity to present the public with their finest models, flaunting their sumptuous lines and pretty faces. ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Ferrari shifts to neutral in Switzerland
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    In typical fashion, Ferrari had an impressive presence in Geneva this year. While their corporate cousins across the aisle made a big splash with the unveiling of the Maserati GranTurismo, the marque from Maranello wasn't showing any substantial new products of their own. As we reported earlier, ...

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