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    USA Today: Four-cylinder engines powered nearly half of all new car sales last month
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    Along with eight-cylinder engines and manual transmissions, six-cylinder motors appear to be on the outs, relatively speaking. In the first quarter of this year, USA Today notes that four-cylinder lumps made up 46.5 percent of new car sales, almost a five percent jump over the same period ...

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    2011 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2010 BMW M3: Tie Game? [w/poll]
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    Ford Mustang GT and BMW M3 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Alright, fan boys (and girls), prepare for battle. The ever keen-eyed Sam Smith over at Jalopnik has spied an interesting phenomenon in the car universe. The new 2011 Ford Mustang GT performance figures are within spitting ...

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    2011 Ford Mustang GT rocks out with 412 horsepower, 26 mpg highway
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    2011 Ford Mustang GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When it was first announced that the 5.0-liter engine was making a return to the 2011 Ford Mustang, none of us here at Autoblog were really that concerned with the fuel economy. We were all about the horsepower, and at 412 ponies ...

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    Detroit 2010: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe might just be our best-of-show [w/VIDEO]
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    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yup, we just saw the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in the flesh and... do want. Let's make that double do want. Why? We think it's glorious looking, and with the possible exception of the Pontiac Solstice, the CTS Coupe is among ...

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    Ford V8 boss says no twin-turbo 5.0L for Shelby GT500
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    2010 Ford Shelby GT500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In recent months, rumors have been rampant that the next generation of Ford's Shelby GT500 Mustang would dump the existing 5.4-liter supercharged V8 in favor of a twin-turbo version of the new 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that debuts ...

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    VIDEO: 2011 Ford Mustang GT shown rollin' with its 5.0
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    2011 Ford Mustang GT - click above to watch the video
    Let's just call today – December 28, 2009 – Mustang 5.0 Day and be done with it, okay? We've seen lots of pictures and even more information about the 2011 Ford Mustang GT and it's bad to its baffled sump 5.0-liter 32-valve V8. But ...

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    REPORT: Last GM big block engine rolls off the line
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    The Big Block. Rat Motor. Call it what you will, we can now officially add a final epitaph to the long-running engine's gravestone: R.I.P. The final L18 big block rolled down the assembly line at General Motors' Tonawanda plant in New York last week, and that engine was signed by all the workers ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG straightens up and flies right
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On one hand, it may seem like an odd time for Mercedes to be jumping back into the ultra-premium end of the car market, particularly in light of its recent less-than-standouts efforts (think: McLaren SLR and the ...

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    Review: The 2009 Mercedes-Benz G550 makes us feel glücklich
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    2009 Mercedes-Benz G550 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Mercedes G550 is an unlikely niche vehicle. As with perhaps every other military-derived civilian 4x4, it's a box on wheels, all straight lines and fender flares. Yet unlike most other military-derived civilian off-roaders, it ...

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    Meadow Brook Concours 2009: Wheels and Badges
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    Meadow Brook wheels and badges - click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the past decade or so, automakers and aftermarket shops have placed a lot of attention on stylish hoops. Barely a decade ago, 17-inch wheels were reserved for a high-end vehicle's top trim model, whereas now you can get ...

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    REPORT: New Honda president says we don't need V8s, rear-wheel drive
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    2009 Acura TL - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda Motor Co.'s new president, Takanubo Ito, has said in no uncertain terms that V8 power and rear-wheel drive motivation aren't in the automaker's future.Ito, who took the reigns from Takeo Fukui last month, said during his first press ...

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    More details on the 500-hp Ariel Atom 500 V8
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    Ariel Atom 500 V8 - Click either image for a high-res image gallery
    When it comes to power and lightweight, enough is never enough. And so, Ariel (finally) gives us the Atom 500 V8, an 1,102-pound roadster boasting the highest power-to-weight ratio (1,000 hp-per-ton) of any production car to date. ...

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    Rumormill: Next Lotus Esprit could be powered by Lexus V10
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    Lotus' relationship with Toyota could extend beyond supplying drivetrains for the Elise, Exige and Evora, with three new engines sourced from Lexus rumored to be fitted to the 2012 Lotus Esprit. According to EVO, a choice of three Esprits will be available for any (thick) wallet, including a 300 hp ...

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    Return of the 5.0: Ford Exec confirms 400 hp 'Coyote' V8 coming in 2010
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    2010 Ford Mustang - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    When the 2010 Ford Mustang debuted, there was a collective groan among the pony car faithful that Ford didn't update the aging 4.6-liter V8 along with the 'Stang's new sheetmetal. So when a few spy shots surfaced in January showing a new ...

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    1913 Scripps-Booth Bi-Autogo featured Detroit's first V8
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    Detroit steel means V8. It's inescapable. That the eight-cylinder engine is falling out of popularity only makes us more nostalgic for the daddy of American muscle. But the first V8-powered motor vehicle built in Detroit wasn't a car at all... it was a motorcycle. Well, sorta. It was the ...

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    Novitec gets ambitious, builds "own" supercar, the TuLesto
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    Novitec TuLesto - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    Novitec has long been regarded for their ability to produce streetable tuner Ferrari models with massive power and generally well-integrated aesthetic and aerodynamic modifications. And while this car, the Novitec TuLesto that see before you ...

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    New York: Steve Saleen's SMS 570X ups the ante with 700 supercharged horses
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    SMS 570X debut - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Under the bright sunlight of the Javits Center's Crystal Palace atrium, Steve Saleen took the covers off of his latest creation, the SMS 570X. The Dodge Challenger-based muscle car registers a few rungs above the 570 that we first viewed at its ...

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    VIDEO: Rockstar/AEM's NASCAR V8-powered Scion tC drift car gets unboxed
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    Click above to view the videos after the jump
    Here are two things that don't come to mind when you think of Scion: rear-wheel drive and V8 power. But that's exactly what the Rockstar/AEM crew have created with the Formula D-bound Scion tC. Joe Gibbs, TRD and Papadakis Racing put in the wrench time ...

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    n2a Motors now taking orders for Anteros Roadster and Coupe
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Anteros Roadster and Coupe
    While the Anteros Roadster made its debut a few years at SEMA, we got our first look at the coupe just a few months ago. Now, n2a Motors, which builds the Corvette-based sportscars has announced that it is taking orders for both ...

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    All eight, 115,000 Caterham RS Levantes sold out
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Caterham RS V8 Levante
    With only eight examples of the Caterham RS V8 Levante being produced, it's no surprise that well-to-do track-tards have snatched up all of them after it went on sale this spring.The 500-hp Caterham is packing a supercharged ...

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