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Nissan GT-R LM Nismo crash at Nurburgring kills one spectator

One spectator at the VLN endurance race at the Nürburgring in Germany this weekend has been pronounced dead after the No. 23 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo went airborne at the Flugplatz section of the track. Continue reading Nissan GT-R LM Nismo...Show More Summary

Ecclestone calls for separate F1 series for women

Bernie Ecclestone wants to create a separate category in Formula One for female drivers. He might have some trouble finding enough qualified to compete, but even if he did - would it end up on the same level as the Olympic games or be...Show More Summary

If Texas honors Confederacy on license plates, jihadists might be next

Texas won't let a group of Confederate supporters have a specialty license plate. An upcoming decision from the Supreme Court in that case could have unforeseen implications. Continue reading If Texas honors Confederacy on license plates,...Show More Summary

Generation Why: The Datsun Days Are Over

Here’s a riddle for you: what has a 1.6L engine making 106 horsepower, roll up windows, manual locks and cost $16,000? If your answer was “the Canada-only Nissan Micra” you’re wrong. The answer is, in fact, my Grandmother’s 1999 Honda Civic, which she traded in for a Honda Fit LX. Show More Summary

2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 [w/videos]

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter gets added capability for the 2015 model year with the addition of a four-wheel-drive system. We put the big van through its paces on and off road in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading 2015...Show More Summary

Coming Toyota Supra to forgo hybrid, get a BMW six-cylinder turbo?

Car and Driver reports that the Toyota Supra will arrive as a 2018 model and hide a BMW-sourced, turbocharged inline-six under the hood, not a hybrid. Continue reading Coming Toyota Supra to forgo hybrid, get a BMW six-cylinder turbo?...Show More Summary

Meanwhile, At Or Around The Portofino Inn…

It’s 10:33AM, Monday, 30 March 2015. I’m at an undisclosed but very pricey location in Greater Los Angeles. Three very tired and irritable men are watching me watch a very long and mostly mind-numbing video. And yes, we’re all wearing pants. Show More Summary

Honda rolls out production S660 roadster in Japan

Honda has revealed the production-spec S660 roadster, a spitting image of the concept revealed 16 months ago, ready to pick up the Beat's mantle and hit showrooms... but sadly only in Japan for the time being. Continue reading HondaShow More Summary

2016 Mazda Miata Comes It At Under $25k

According to numerous media reports, Mazda has announced a base price of $24,950 for the next Mazda MX-5.   A current model MX-5 costs $23,970. Given that the new car is smaller, lighter and is only slightly down on power (not that it...Show More Summary

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced from $24,915

Mazda prices the smaller, lighter, sharper 2016 MX-5 Miata at $24,970 in the US, plus $820 destination. That's just $1,000 more than the outgoing car, and it comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Continue reading 2016 Mazda MX-5...Show More Summary

Meanwhile In Japan, Toyota Reveals Corolla Wagon

  Far away from the hubub of the New York Auto Show, Toyota has released a facelift for its station wagon version of the new Corolla. Of course, it’s not for us. The Toyota Corolla Fielder is a wagon variant of the JDM Corolla, which...Show More Summary

Bark’s Bites: The Good, The Not-as-Good, and the Ugly: Part One

Thanks to our Question of the Day series, we’ve had a myriad of discussions here lately about manufacturers who have “lost their way” and whatnot as of late. My contention is that every large-scale manufacturer on the market today does things exceptionally well—the market is too competitive for them not to. Show More Summary

Dodge Adds 1,000 Hellcats To The Assembly Line

Not too long ago, Dodge had to curb new orders from dealers for both the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats. As of now, 1,000 more on on their way. According to Jalopnik, an anonymous source relayed the news to forum, though...Show More Summary

Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system

Toyota unveils its Toyota Safety System and Lexus Safety System+, both centered around autonomous-braking capability, aimed at bringing advanced driver safety and convenience features way down in price. Continue reading Toyota, Lexus...Show More Summary

While You Were Sleeping: March 30th, 2015

Did the EPA bluff its way into getting automakers to agree to ambitious fuel efficiency targets? The EPA proposed what they thought were a series of unrealistic fuel economy targets – and got them. Volvo will build a plant in the United States. Show More Summary

Bentley plotting rear-drive Continental GT3-R?

Last year, Bentley introduced the hardcore, limited-edition Continental GT3-R. But reports now suggest an even lighter rear-drive version is on its way that promises to be even faster and more exclusive. Continue reading Bentley plotting...Show More Summary

Franck Montagny banned from racing for two years after drug hearing

The FIA held its hearing over the cocaine derivative found in Franck Montagny's system at the Formula E race in Malaysia last November, banning him from racing for two years. Continue reading Franck Montagny banned from racing for two...Show More Summary

Edmunds: Millennials Savvier Car Shoppers Via Mobile Technology

According to a study, Millennials not only prefer to shop for cars via mobile devices, but also at the dealership. Per Edmunds, who commissioned the study earlier this year, 73 percent of Millennials aged 18 to 34 proclaim to be more...Show More Summary

U.S. February Sales: Acura RLX Takes An Uppercut To Its Glass Jaw

Acura RLX sales plunged 53% to just 173 units in February 2015, the fifth consecutive month in which U.S. sales of Acura’s flagship sedan were chopped in half, or worse. Year-over-year, RLX sales have decreased in each of the last nine months. Show More Summary

Review: 2015 Cadillac Escalade

The first-generation Cadillac Escalade was a breathtaking statement of contempt for the American automobile buyer, differing from the GMC Yukon Denali in only the most minor, British-Leyland-style details, but in the years that followed...Show More Summary

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