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The 1160-hp Koenigsegg Agera RS Isn’t as Insane as the Regera—But It’s Still Damn Insane  Mar 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Hyundai Recalls 205,000 Elantras for Steering Issue, Kia 12,000 Sorentos for Throttle Problem  Mar 3rd, 2015 
Hyundai and Kia are recalling a total of 217,129 cars in the U.S. for respective problems with the power steering and accelerator-pedal sensors, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On 2008–2010 Elantra and Elantra Touring models, electronic interference can cause the steering-wheel torque sensor to disable the electric power assist. […] 
 
 
Sales of Huge-Dollar Luxury Cars Are Through the Roof—and Still Growing  Mar 3rd, 2015 
Speaking in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession, a 2004 documentary on early cable television, screenwriter and director Alexander Payne said, “You don’t know you’re living in a golden age when you’re in it.” That may be true for cable—a business well past its prime—but those of us who keep tabs on the automotive industry recognize how stupendous it […] 
 
 
Fast and Lusso: Touring Superleggera’s F12-Based Berlinetta Lusso Is Gorgeous  Mar 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Audi Debuts LMS Racing Version of All-New R8, We Drool  Mar 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Tally Bally Ho! Morgan’s New Aero 8 Goes Back to Basics  Mar 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Experian’s AutoCheck Integrates with AutoAlert  Mar 3rd, 2015 
Experian Automotive’s AutoCheck vehicle history reports are now integrated with AutoAlert’s Deal Sheet function, cutting down the time needed to prepare customer presentations. 
 
 
Aston Martin DBX Concept Revealed: A Lifted, AWD, Electric Crossover Preview  Mar 3rd, 2015 
Aston Martin evidently has decided that selling only GT cars—and we’re including the four-door Rapide in that categorization—is a strategy fated to keep sales volumes cripplingly small. And indeed, the brand sold just a little more than 4000 units worldwide last year. Thus, it is moving to make its Lagonda sedan available in markets other […] 
 
 
Nissan Sway Concept Debuts, Brings Beauty to Euro Subcompact Segment  Mar 3rd, 2015 
Nissan’s design team has really been turning up the wick lately, and now we get to see how a Euro-centric hatchback would look wearing the brand’s latest design language. In a word: awesome. It’s not always easy to make a little five-door look good, but Nissan appears to have made a subcompact that looks really good, […] 
 
 
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Naturally Aspirated, Nurburgring Honed – Official Photos and Info  Mar 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Lexus LF-SA Concept: A Little Ball of Love-It-or-Hate-It – Auto Shows  Mar 3rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Lexus LF-SA Concept Photos and Info: A Little Ball of Love-It-or-Hate-It  Mar 3rd, 2015 
Europe is a many splendored place, full of history and castles and fashionable people that drive stylish hatchbacks. Yet for all the hot hatches dotting the European landscape, there are just as many odd-looking microscopic three-doors. Enter the Lexus LF-SA, a small concept car with a name like a Star Wars droid and styling to […] 
 
 
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Debuts: Holy Mother of God  Mar 3rd, 2015 
Porsche has the art of exciting 911 devotees down to a science, and the buildup to the reveal of the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS was no different. For most neunelf followers, the twitching began with the simple knowledge that the car was on its way, the eagerness growing to sweaty-palmed anticipation with every unsubstantiated […] 
 
 
Watch: Jay Leno—Yes, Him Again—Drives the Amazing, 980-hp Chevelle Recoil  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE: Your First Look at the Next CC – Auto Shows  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
I’m Perd Hapley, and the Story with the Updated 2016 RLX Is that It’s a 2016 RLX That’s Been Updated  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Aston Martin Lagonda Availability Expanded, Car Scores New Last Name  Mar 2nd, 2015 
Aston Martin’s Middle East special, the Lagonda sedan, soon will become available in Europe now that CEO Andy Palmer has pledged to increase production of the retro-inspired supersedan. Also, “Taraf” is its new last name—although that’s Mr. Taraf to all you 99 percenters. Back in November, Top Gear reported that Palmer badly wanted to bring the ultra-exclusive four-door to clients […] 
 
 
Aston Martin Lagonda Availability Expanded, Car Scores New Last Name  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
6×6 Is the New 4×4: This 6×6 Defender–Based Concept Is Seriously Bad-Ass  Mar 2nd, 2015 
Concerned that the worldwide demand for outrageous fuel-swilling, six-wheeled, paramilitary off-road 6×6 SUVs couldn’t possibly be satiated alone by the now-ended production of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 and exclusive variants like the Brabus B63S-700 6×6, British firm Kahn Design has entered the ring with a stretched, LS3-powered 6×6 version of the Land Rover Defender it has […] 
 
 
2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Debuts: 740 hp, 2.8 to 62 mph, Megabucks Price  Mar 2nd, 2015 
As was widely expected—especially after spy photographers crashed a prelaunch photo shoot in January—Lamborghini has introduced the new Aventador SV at the 2015 Geneva auto show. And like its “Superveloce” (“superfast” in Italian) predecessors dating back to the Miura, this Aventador model is more powerful, lighter, and, yes, even more extreme-looking than the car on […] 
 
 
Family Affair: Agnellis, Piero Ferrari to Keep Majority Rights Even After Ferrari IPO  Mar 2nd, 2015 
Turns out you can have your Ferrari IPO and eat it, too. Essentially, when Fiat-Chrysler spins off its most profitable division, Ferrari’s ruling Agnelli family can technically maintain majority control over the Maranello business even after every share sells on the public market. According to Bloomberg, the Agnellis—the founders of the Fiat empire—are setting up […] 
 
 
I’m Perd Hapley, and the Story with the Updated 2016 RLX Is that It’s a 2016 RLX That’s Been Updated  Mar 2nd, 2015 
The 2016 Acura RLX goes on sale March 3, superseding the now hopelessly outdated 2015 model. The price remains the same, but new features abound! Read on for the dirt, intrepid scholar! Rumored for this year’s model was some shockingly-new and high-tech tech. Terms bandied about? Meatplow Acceleration Demonstrator (MAD), Fungible Conviction Alert (FCA), Decelerative […] 
 
 
2016 Honda Civic Type R Debuts with 306 hp, 168-mph Top Speed  Mar 2nd, 2015 
After a yearlong tease that kicked off with a concept at the 2014 Geneva show, Honda has finally rolled out the production version of its hottest of hatches, the Civic Type R, at this year’s Swiss affair. Unfortunately for enthusiasts in the U.S., the tease continues, as this Civic Type R, like previous versions, is […] 
 
 
The Last in Line: Bugatti Veyron “La Finale” Unveiled, Marks End of Production  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce: 740 hp, 2.8 to 62 mph, Megabucks Price – Official Photos and Info  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Dodge Recalls All of the Hellcats for Potential Fuel Leaks  Mar 2nd, 2015 
You know the 707-hp Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcats are hot. Fiat-Chrysler knows it, too, and with today’s recall of 2211 Hellcats, the company is hoping to avoid having things get any hotter due to potential fuel leaks. Automotive News reports that a dealership found a fuel leak during delivery inspection, which prompted Dodge to recall […] 
 
 
2016 Honda Civic Type R Debuts: It’s Your Everyday 168-mph Civic – Official Photos and Info  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
The Last in Line: Bugatti Veyron “La Finale” Unveiled, Marks End of Production  Mar 2nd, 2015 
At this point, it almost seems as if the Bugatti Veyron has existed forever, a de facto exemplar of mind-warping engineering that just simply is and always has been, rather than an engineering moonshot taken at the behest of one Ferdinand Piëch, a man who’s no stranger to moon-age daydreams made metal. After the Veyron, he […] 
 
 
Mini’s Big(gish) News for Geneva: Fancy Park Lane Duds for the Countryman  Mar 2nd, 2015 
The lifted and recently facelifted four-door Mini—the Countryman—comes to Geneva in slightly zooty “Park Lane” attire. Named after a street just east of London’s Hyde Park, the moniker evokes expensive hotels and residences. But rather than charge you a few hundred pounds per night to stay in it, the Park Lane is set apart from lesser […] 
 
 
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept: Too Gorgeous to Not Be Built – Official Photos and Info  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Mini’s Big(gish) News for Geneva: Fancy Park Lane Duds for the Countryman  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Watch: Jay Leno—Yes, Him Again—Drives the Amazing, 980-hp Chevelle Recoil  Mar 2nd, 2015 
By now, you’ve heard of the Ringbrothers-built Recoil. Loosely based on a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, the show car takes every notion you ever had about the big Chevy coupe and turns it on its ear. It makes damn near 1000 supercharged horsepower. It has carbon fiber everywhere. The interior is less heavy Chevy and more […] 
 
 
Wee Whomper: Mini’s Clubman Vision Gran Turismo Is Awesome  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
MTM’s Audi S8 “Talladega” Packs Southern Charm—to the Tune of 750 hp  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Round II: Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept Previews Next Outlander Sport  Mar 2nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Infiniti QX30 Concept: The Small, Sleek Crossover Infiniti Needs  Mar 2nd, 2015 
We needed to do a double take when Infiniti pulled the sheets off of the QX30 concept at the 2015 Geneva auto show. At first blush, the only readily discernable difference between the QX30 and the Q30 concept that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show is the extra letter in the former’s name denoting […] 
 
 
The Supercars, the Parties, and More: Follow Our Geneva Motor Show Livestream Here!  Mar 2nd, 2015 
The Geneva Motor Show is generally regarded as the world’s ritziest, taking place as it does in one of the world’s richest cities. We’re there now—live!—covering the 2015 edition of the show, and you can follow the stream below to read news as we learn it and see the hottest debuts as the sheets come off. […] 
 
 
Geneva Rocks: Jeep Debuts Diesel-Powered Wrangler Rocks Star  Feb 28th, 2015 
Wrangler owners all know that they’ll one day wake up with the sudden urge to bolt on a couple thousand dollars’ worth of aftermarket parts. And in those precious disorienting seconds, Chrysler wants to them to default to mouthing the word, “Mopar”—hence the mission of this yellow Jeep landing in Geneva. Beyond its awkward Rocks Star […] 
 
 
Geneva Rocks: Jeep Debuts Diesel-Powered Wrangler Rocks Star  Feb 28th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk – First Drive Review  Feb 27th, 2015 
The last time we reviewed a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, it was 2009, and none other than P.J. O’Rourke wrote an enlightened piece full of magnificently qualified praise for the glittery land yacht, with cheeky nods to the people who buy them. We certainly won’t attempt to match O’Rourke’s sage perspective, social insights, and penchant […] 
 
 
Speak Up for Safety (and Money)! Senate Committee Recommends Payouts to Auto-Industry Whistleblowers  Feb 27th, 2015 
In the wake of the Takata airbag debacle and the GM ignition-switch mess, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has drafted a measure to incentivize auto-industry whistleblowers. The Senators posit that employees who speak up about safety defects should receive up to 30 percent of any federal fines eventually imposed. Whistleblowers would be rewarded […] 
 
 
The Story of RS: A Visual History of Every Ford RS Model  Feb 27th, 2015 
The 2017 Ford Focus RS is only the latest chapter in the 40-plus-year saga of the RS badge. Here, we present a chronological recap of every RS model to date.  
 
 
Startech Somehow Gets Carbon Fiber to Stick to the Jaguar F-Type Like Magnets  Feb 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
Chrysler Recalls 338,000 Dodge Durangos for Stalling  Feb 27th, 2015 
Chrysler is recalling 338,216 Dodge Durango SUVs to expand upon an earlier recall of fuel-pump failures, the company said today. In total, 467,480 vehicles worldwide—the 2012–2013 Durango and exported diesel versions of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee—are included in this latest recall, which adds to the 230,760 SUVs recalled in September for the same problem. […] 
 
 
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk – First Drive Review  Feb 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
Startech Somehow Gets Carbon Fiber to Stick to the Jaguar F-type Like Magnets  Feb 27th, 2015 
The Jaguar F-type is already impeccably handsome—all crouched down in a prowl of potential energy ready to pounce at a moment’s notice. But what if you want more? More attitude, more downforce, more blessed carbon fiber? European tuning house Startech has you, and your F-type, covered—in scads of carbon fiber. The oddly named Startech Refinement […] 
 
 
Two Cute: Tiny Jeep Renegade Concept Gets Even Tinier Matching Trailer  Feb 27th, 2015 
Aww, look! Jeep gave its tiny-tot Renegade a little trailer and sent it to Geneva to melt Europeans’ hearts! Okay, so Jeep did a little bit more than simply add a look-alike trailer to its newest small crossover and send it up to Switzerland for one of Europe’s biggest auto shows. It also painted the […] 
 
 
Two Cute: Tiny Jeep Renegade Concept Gets Even Tinier Matching Trailer  Feb 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
Civic Me Timbers: Mega-Hot Honda Civic Type R Spied Uncovered Just Ahead of Official Reveal  Feb 27th, 2015 
Thanks to a camera-wielding reader over at Worldcarfans, we’ve been given our first unencumbered look at Honda’s all-new Civic Type R just days before the car debuts at the 2015 Geneva auto show. Pictured here receiving what appears to be a pre-auto-show primping at a detail shop, the Type R looks more or less how we expected: […] 
 
 
How We’d Spec It: The Stripper 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with Extra Awesome  Feb 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
A (Nissan) Rogue With a French Accent: the Renault Kadjar  Feb 27th, 2015 
The model portfolios of Renault and Nissan keep converging, thanks to their extensive technology and platform sharing. The latest evidence is in the compact-SUV segment, which is growing not just in North America but in Europe, as well, where Renault is welcoming yet another entry: the Kadjar, a close relative of the ever-popular Nissan Rogue. […] 
 
 
A (Nissan) Rogue With a French Accent: the Renault Kadjar  Feb 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
Orange Is the New Fast: MTM Builds a 750-hp Audi RS6 Avant  Feb 27th, 2015 
There are three things German tuner MTM likes more than anything else in this world: horsepower, Audis, and the color orange. The outfit tends to mix all three together to form wild, Audi-based rides, and its latest creation, the RS-6 Clubsport, takes MTM’s triple threat to new heights. Debuting at the 2015 Geneva auto show, […] 
 
 
Orange Is the New Fast: MTM Builds a 750-hp Audi RS6 Avant  Feb 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
The BMW i3’s Designer Gets Philosophical About Its Interior  Feb 27th, 2015 
From the March 2015 issue of Car and Driver Designed from the inside out, BMW’s i3 is all sustainable natural fibers, hand-rubbed eucalyptus wood, and avant-garde design. The electric hatch bears ­little resemblance to any other BMW—or any other car, for that matter. Benoit Jacob, head of design for BMW i products, breaks it down […] 
 
 
Coupe Beverly Hills: Our Man Ezra Dyer Drives the Stunning Audi Prologue Concept  Feb 27th, 2015 
In the realm of concept cars, we have two general categories. First, there are the total flights of fancy, the machines that have an odd number of wheels or nuclear power or the steering wheel that is also a fish tank. Sometimes journalists dare the car companies to actually build these things, and that’s how […] 
 
 
How We’d Spec It: The Stripper 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with Extra Awesome  Feb 27th, 2015 
There’s something alluring about a base-model pickup—maybe it’s all the old Chevy C-10s, Ford F-100s, and assorted Dodge trucks we troll the internet for, or maybe it’s that modern trucks are pricier and more tech-laden than German luxury sedans. A 2015 Ford F-150 we ran through our How We’d Spec It online configurator test was a moderately equipped […] 
 
 
All-New Volkswagen Touran: Just Right for Europe, Too Sensible for America  Feb 26th, 2015 
In America, we like our people-movers in the shape of SUVs, because of all the off-roading we never do. In Europe, where heinously expensive gasoline precludes such silliness, family vehicles are chosen based on more practical considerations. Thus, VW’s Touran, a small, minivan-ish, tall-wagon thing is a pretty big deal over there, and newly redesigned […] 
 
 
How We’d Spec It: The Most ’Murican Sub-$50K Chevrolet Silverado 1500  Feb 26th, 2015 
We’re all about fairness here at Car and Driver, which is why we started to feel bad that Chevy fans had to sit idly by while we applied our fantasy online-car-configurating How We’d Spec It process to not one but two different 2015 Ford F-150s. So here we are, folks, kickin’ it fair and balanced […] 
 
 
The Opel Corsa OPC Is GM’s Fiesta ST  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
How We’d Spec It: The Most ‘Murican Sub-$50K Chevrolet Silverado 1500  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor In-Depth: Twin Turbos, 10-Speed Gearbox  Feb 26th, 2015 
Ford’s first F-150 Raptor hit like a meteorite when it made its debut for 2010—sudden, spectacular, and surprising. It was the first true high-perform­ance off-road pickup with a factory warranty, a proud totem of badassery. Developed by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, it somehow survived both the Baja 1000 desert race and the worst economic faceplant […] 
 
 
All-New Volkswagen Touran: Just Right for Europe, Too Sensible for America  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
This Clay Model Previews One of Two New Models Slated To Relaunch Jensen, the British Boutique Brand  Feb 26th, 2015 
From 1967 until 1976, if you were too quirky to buy a BMW 3.0CS and too tweedy for a Chevy Camaro, you might have purchased a new Jensen Interceptor. Powered by an American big-block V-8 and built in England, the suavely handsome Interceptor (pictured at the bottom of this post) cost a lot more than […] 
 
 
Five for Five: Five GM Designers Weigh In on Five Generations of Camaro Design  Feb 26th, 2015 
Through five generations, each Chevrolet Camaro design has tended to reflect the cultural climate in which it was created. Here, five of GM's top designers hit the generational highlights, and we dig through our archives to bring you some of the tastiest Camaro photos ever to grace the physical and digital pages of Car and Driver.  
 
 
Magna Steyr’s MILA Plus Sports Car Concept Is a Hybridized Showcase  Feb 26th, 2015 
Magna Steyr has screwed together some of our favorite vehicles—shout out to the Mercedes G-wagen—and in the leadup to the Geneva Motor Show, the contract manufacturer has unveiled its latest concept car intended to highlight its services. The yellow Lotus Evora–ish two-door you see here is the MILA Plus, the eighth such example of the Magna Innovative Lightweight […] 
 
 
The Opel Corsa OPC Is GM’s Fiesta ST  Feb 26th, 2015 
The concept of the hot hatch has rarely caught on in the U.S., where small cars are usually saddled with wimpy engines. There are a few exceptions to that rule, of course, such as the Ford Fiesta ST and the Volkswagen GTI. In Europe it’s a different story, of couse, and that’s where GM just […] 
 
 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor In-Depth: Twin Turbos, 10-Speed Gearbox – Feature  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Race Car Revealed: Brutality and Bloodshed for All  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Test: A Diesel for the 7-series, Better Late than Never  Feb 26th, 2015 
Despite the popularity of large, diesel-powered luxury sedans on the other side of the Atlantic, the segment exists in the current U.S. market thanks only to the Audi A8, which gained a 3.0-liter TDI V-6 option for 2014 to go along with its boosted gasoline powerplants. (Mercedes-Benz previously offered a diesel in the S-class but […] 
 
 
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Race Car Revealed: Brutality and Bloodshed for All  Feb 26th, 2015 
When we interviewed AMG chief Tobias Moers last fall, he memorably blustered, “Nobody will miss the good old 6.2-liter naturally aspirated engine!” When we suggested that people would, in fact, miss the free-breathing, loud-barking, large-displacement monster, he backtracked with a hint of defeated humility in his voice, admitting, “It’s a nice engine, yeah.” Nice enough […] 
 
 
2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Diesel – Instrumented Test  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
Ala. AG Shuts Down Dealer for Fraud  Feb 26th, 2015 
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange was granted a temporary restraining order against the owners of a used-car dealership, as well as permission to seize the dealer’s property. 
 
 
Dealertrack Introduces New Inventory Management Mobile App  Feb 26th, 2015 
Dealertrack has introduced its new Inventory+ Mobile app, a comprehensive inventory management solution. The app replaces Dealertrack’s existing TrueTarget Mobile app. 
 
 
TransUnion: Auto Loan Growth Driven by Millennial Originations  Feb 26th, 2015 
The millennial generation is the fastest-growing segment of auto loan consumers, representing 27% of total auto loan originations in 2014, according to data from TransUnion. 
 
 
Santander Agrees to $9.35 Million DOJ Settlement  Feb 26th, 2015 
Santander has agreed to settle charges that it illegally repossessed more than a thousand cars it financed for active service members over a five-year period. 
 
 
Minivan Throwdown! 2015 Honda Odyssey vs. 2015 Kia Sedona, 2015 Toyota Sienna  Feb 26th, 2015 
It’s possible that none of this matters. Billions of years from now, after all of humanity’s great struggles and achievements, the universe will collapse back in on itself, and all that exists and all knowledge of all that was will be compressed into a singularity so inescapable that not even Katniss Everdeen will be able […] 
 
 
How We’d Spec It: Yes, Basic Jeep Wranglers Still Exist in 2015  Feb 26th, 2015 
In light of Jeep’s recent forays into crossover-dom—see the Renegade and Cherokee, please—we’ve been hit hard with nostalgia for the brand’s good ol’ days. You know, the ones filled with solid axles, real four-wheel drive with low-range gearing, and manly stick-shift transmissions. So we moseyed over to Jeep’s online configurator to start building out a […] 
 
 
How We’d Spec It: Yes, Basic Jeep Wranglers Still Exist in 2015  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
Al-Icky Thump: Rolls-Royce’s Al-Adiyat Cars Aren’t Mere Wagons to Mexico  Feb 26th, 2015 
Expat Michigander Jack White is a man all about the color schemes. A few years ago, he explained to Guitar Player, “Sometimes, I need something to keep myself centered. Having everything in the White Stripes be red, white, and black centers me, and keeps me on that one path. Copper centered me on the Raconteurs.” […] 
 
 
2016 Audi R8 Debuts with More Power, Lower Weight – Official Photos and Info  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Honda Odyssey Elite vs. 2015 Kia Sedona SXL, 2015 Toyota Sienna Limited – Comparison Tests  Feb 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Audi R8 Debuts with More Power, Lower Weight  Feb 26th, 2015 
The debut of the second-generation Audi R8 was, as are most launches, carefully choreographed to lead up to a spectacular auto-show reveal. We saw teasers. We even rode shotgun in a prototype. But everything spilled onto Twitter and Instagram early, ruining Audi’s plans. We’re sort of okay with that, though, as now we get to […] 
 
 
A Berlingo Ate My Baby! Citroën Shows Off Funky Mountain Vibe Concept  Feb 25th, 2015 
During Deep Purple’s fertile Ritchie Blackmore era, the band went out to Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva, to track what would become their rock ’n’ roll monolith, Machine Head. The theater they’d intended to make the album in burned down when some joker fired a flare gun into the ceiling, leaving Purple to […] 
 
 
Ford Working on Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Integration for Sync 3 Infotainment Platform  Feb 25th, 2015 
When Ford announced it was scrapping its cumbersome Microsoft-based MyFord Touch touch-screen infotainment platform and starting over with a new Blackberry QNX-based Sync 3 architecture, in the words of Monty Python, there was much rejoicing. Having already sampled Sync 3 at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, we can say it is much improved—and now we’ve learned that […] 
 
 
German Brand Borgward Is Coming Back, But Will It Honor Its Forward-Thinking Past?  Feb 25th, 2015 
The story of Preston Tucker and his car is well known: Better-looking and technologically superior to the competition, the “game-changing” 48 (née Torpedo) was brought down by a combination of an obtuse and hostile press and mean-spirited competitors and government officials. Germany has an equivalent of Tucker: Borgward. But while the Chicago-based American carmaker folded after just […] 
 
 
EDAG, Yo: German Engineering Firm Creates Odd “Light Cocoon” Concept  Feb 25th, 2015 
What’s EDAG, you ask? It is a German company that specializes in engineering. What’s a Light Cocoon? That’s the rather novel solution EDAG thought up to advance the lightweighting of cars. Obviously. The curious-looking vehicle (which is EDAG’s 16th concept car—here’s one from 2000 and another from 2007) will glow from a display at the 2015 […] 
 
 
Inside Connecticut’s Fight Over Tesla Dealerships  Feb 25th, 2015 
Tesla Motors has an unconventional sales strategy. Model S buyers deal directly with the manufacturer, typing the exact options they desire into Tesla’s website and receiving their bespoke electric car at a later date—the current wait is about three months. It’s an unprecedented variation on the traditional car-buying process, one that was only made possible by the […] 
 
 
VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE Hints at the Next Passat CC  Feb 25th, 2015 
The last time Volkswagen’s swoopy, Passat-based CC “four-door coupe” received any sort of update was back in 2013, and that was a light cosmetic freshening. We know the next all-new CC is due soon—perhaps by the end of this year—and this is your first glance at that car in the form of the Sport Coupe Concept GTE, a Geneva-bound design exercise. […] 
 
 
CPS CEO: Finance Source Ahead of the Compliance Curve  Feb 25th, 2015 
Consumer Portfolio Services CEO Charles Bradley laid out the lender’s compliance efforts during a quarterly earnings call last week. The finance source’s subprime lending activities are currently being investigated by Department of Justice. 
 
 
Honda CEO Stepping Down in June: A Brief Look at Big H’s Recent Triumphs and Troubles  Feb 25th, 2015 
Honda has no time for a summer vacation. Among the items on its to-do list: deliver all-new Honda Pilots and Civic Type Rs, plan the media and market launches for the 2016 Acura NSX, juggle lawsuits and government investigations over faulty Takata airbags, and ace its first Formula 1 season in seven years as the […] 
 
 
Cadillac Will Debut an Entirely New V-6 Engine in the CT6 Sedan  Feb 25th, 2015 
It’s been a big week for surprise Cadillac CT6 news. Sunday night, the luxury automaker gave the world its first glimpse at the big sedan in a commercial aired during the Academy Awards. Monday, brand president Johan de Nysschen revealed in an online Q&A that the CT6 will eventually feature an all-new twin-turbo V-8. Now? Well, now de Nysschen has […] 
 
 
2016 McLaren 675LT: More Power, Less Weight, More Tail  Feb 25th, 2015 
McLaren’s hot, new 675LT is a higher-performance variant of the 650S, and the LT portion of its name is derived from the wild 1997 F1 GT “Longtail” homologation special. That rare McLaren menaced the road with radically lengthened bodywork, racy aerodynamics, and a better power-to-weight ratio than the car on which it was based. The […] 
 
 
2015 Jeep Renegade Limited 4×4 – Instrumented Test  Feb 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 McLaren 675LT: More Power, Less Weight, More Tail – Official Photos and Info  Feb 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Revealed: The Secrets Lurking Out of Sight in Your Car’s Interior  Feb 25th, 2015 
From the March 2015 issue of Car and Driver Your car is filled with secrets—behind the dashboard, under the seat upholstery, and below the carpet. Masked by vinyl, leather, and plastic, there’s an intricate world of motors, computers, structure, plumbing, and wiring that automakers hope you never think about. It’s where an airbag lies dormant, […] 
 
 
VW Eos Being Discontinued: “Don’t Let the Sun Come Down on M—Oh, Damn”  Feb 25th, 2015 
Volkswagen just remembered that it still builds the ancient Eos folding hardtop convertible, an epiphany which must have reminded the company that it sells relatively few of the things. In light of this, and according to Automotive News Europe, VW has officially decided to kill off the model midway through this year after a largely mediocre nine-year […] 
 
 
2015 Jeep Renegade Limited 4×4 Tested: A Veritable Bouillon Cube of Cuteness  Feb 25th, 2015 
This little Jeep Toontown trucklet is a veritable bouillon cube of cuteness. From the Jeep Renegade’s big, innocent peepers (bearing a little Jeep grille and headlights logo) to its saccharine-sweet taillights molded with an “X” in the middle to look like the side of a jerrycan, the Renegade is 166.6 inches of ­concentrated adorableness. Naturally, […] 
 
 
Hand-Built Rolls-Royce Featured at Sarasota Estate Auction on Feb. 28  Feb 25th, 2015 
1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III featured in multi-estate fine art and furniture auction in Sarasota, Florida. 
 
 
Nissan, NBC & Adam Levine Urge Drivers To Stop Texting and Driving with 'Red Thumb Day'  Feb 25th, 2015 
Drivers are encouraged to mark their thumbs red as a reminder to put their phone down. 
 
 
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