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    Video: Take a first look at Top Gear China
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    It's been talked about for months, and now it's here: Top Gear China recently aired its first episode, joining the original Top Gear UK, Top Gear America, Top Gear Australia and Top Gear Russia. The Chinese spin-off follows the same format as every Top Gear franchise, sporting three energetic ...

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    FIA considers re-instituting 107% qualification threshold to keep out the riffraff
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    If you've been following this year's Formula One World Championship and wonder how the backmarkers – mostly the new teams that joined the grid for 2010 – have been allowed to compete given their lagging performance, know that the FIA is on top of things. According to emerging ...

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    Top Gear returning to BBC America this month
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    Getting the latest episodes of Top Gear on the revolutionary side of the Atlantic has always been a bit of a misadventure. Some episodes were aired on the Discovery Channel. BBC America ran a few as well. And of course there was the ill-fated NBC project to Americanize the program, much as they ...

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    2008 International Engine of the Year Award nominees announced
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    The "International Engine of the Year Award" is a big deal as far as bragging rights go in this industry. Think of it like the Academy Awards for engines. However, instead of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting, you have 62 renowned motoring journalists, from 30 ...

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    VIDEO: Autoblog goes behind the scenes at Consumer Reports
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    Another installment of Consumer Reports annual automotive issue is close at hand. The yearly car issue crowns Top Picks in a variety of categories as well as offering up some solid alternative choices. Last year, we had the opportunity to peek behind the curtain at CR's huge auto test facility in ...

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    Automobile names Audi R8 top car for '08; GM wins for hybrid tech
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    click above for more high-res images of the gorgeous Audi R8It's that time of year where everyone's prognosticating like Nostradamus about what the coming year will hold. The authoritative ink slingers at Automobile magazine have decided that Audi's R8 deserves the dual honors of 2008 Automobile Of ...

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    Brabus builds its own Exelero, hits 205 mph at Nardo
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    Click on the images to view in high-speed and high-resolution Remember the Maybach Exelero? The ultra-premium marque from Merceceds-Benz built it almost two years ago as a high-speed test vehicle based on its Maybach 57 luxury sedan, but unfortunately never offered production versions to the ...

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    Caparo T1 disqualified after taking Top Gear lap record
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    Performance figures don't give an accurate picture of just how well a car performs overall. A given car may be the fastest to sixty, but that doesn't mean it has the highest top speed, tightest cornering or sharpest brakes. Lap times around a given track paint a more accurate, comprehensive ...

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    Go your Own Way: Ultima GTR beats Top Gear lap record by 4 seconds
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    Ultima, one of several dozen independent British sportscar companies and makers of the GTR, could only take so much rejection. The cottage automaker claims it offered its road-legal race-car to the producers at BBC's hit TV show Top Gear several times, only to be repeatedly refused. So Ultima took ...

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    VIDEO: Top Gear Outtakes
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    Do you like outtake reels? Who doesn't! Do you like Top Gear? Well, if you're the kind of person who reads Autoblog, then chances are you do. In that case, have we got the video for you! After the jump you'll find six minutes' worth of your favorite telemotive personalities (that's right, we just ...

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    VIDEO: Jeremy Clarkson's Supercar Showdown trailer
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    In addition to hosting the world's most popular car show, authoring a library of books and writing regular columns for a variety of magazines and newspapers, celebrity automotive journalist Jeremy Clarkson has turned out a tall stack of DVD specials. The video after the jump is a trailer of his ...

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    Clarkson nixes U.S. Top Gear
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    The BBC was reportedly evaluating producing an American version of its hit show Top Gear with the existing British cast. The show's star lead host Jeremy Clarkson, however, apparently having seen enough of the U.S. after filming the show's road trip through the South, has nixed the idea. The ...

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    Top 7 for 007: Rating Bond's rides
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    Some were better than others, but the Bond flicks get us going back to the theater every time. There's just something irreplicably stylish and enchanting about the entire series, and 007's rides make up a big part of that allure... at least for hopeless car nuts like us. But just like the acting ...

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    Top Gear vs. F1: It's Go Time
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    If you're reading this from your home or office in the UK, despair not, for all is not lost. To compensate for the bland food and consistently rainy weather, we've got a game for you! The flash-animation quiz game after the jump pits the Top Gear presenters Clarkson, Hammond and "Captain Slow" ...

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    Continental takes world speed record
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    Continental has entered the Guinness Book of World Records with a top speed of 242 mph (388 km/h). We're definitely not talking about the behemoth Bentley, as powerful as it is. The record now officially belongs to Continental Tires for its ContiSportContact Vmax, which has been officially ...

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    Liability in Hammond crash falls on dragster maker, BBC
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    Britain's Health and Safety Executive faulted both the BBC and the makers of the Vampire dragster, Primetime Landspeed Engineering, for Richard Hammond's dastardly crash. The HSE said that the risk assessment that Primetime gave to the BBC didn't take into account that Hammond didn't have the ...

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    Top Gear turns nostalgic with 'My Dad had one of those'
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    Top Gear writer Giles Chapman and script editor Richard Porter assembled a collection of Cars That Dad Had. As one synopsis put it, the book reflects "a time before people carriers and lifestyle off roaders, when the nearest thing to an airbag was hiding behind your fat brother." Being a British ...

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    Kelley Blue Book names coolest cars under $18k
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    Cool doesn't have to be expensive. At least that's what the folks over at Kelley Blue Book figure. The website of the authoritative car-buying resource has put together a list of what they figure are the ten coolest cars you can buy with less than $18,000. There are some definite good choices on ...

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    Still on Top: Toyota Yaris remains most researched vehicle among GLBT community
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    Each quarter, Gaywheels.com publishes a list of their Top 10 Most Researched Vehicles, and the latest data is in, providing a market indicator for the most popular cars in the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community. The Toyota Yaris remained the most searched car among Gaywheels.com ...

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    REPORT: Aston Martin considering mid-engined flagship
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    Company officials swear it's not in the cards, but industry sources are suggesting that Aston Martin's new ownership is mulling over the possibility of building a mid-engined supercar to top the range. When the announcement was made that Aston was going independent, CEO Ulrich Bez showed a product ...

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