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Crazy-fast 2015 Audi R8 Competition to Bow at the 2014 LA Auto Show

On: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 9:27AM | By: Teddy Field

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The Audi R8 has been wowing us for years, and a redesigned version is expected to drop soon. But this generation of Audi’s supercar isn’t dead yet. And the latest special edition R8 is the most powerful car that Audi has ever made. Say hello, then, to the 570-hp 2015 Audi R8 Competition.

Chrysler Unveils Fleet of Show Cars Ahead of SEMA

On: Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:44PM | By: Teddy Field

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The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is a big deal in the car world. It offers automakers the chance to ‘go nuts’, and create wild customs that are designed to ‘wow’ people.
That way they can gauge public response to new features or trim packages. Chrysler is bringing an entire fleet of show cars to the November show, and they’ve just released all the juicy ‘deets’.

Kia Bringing "High Performance" K900 to SEMA... Possible Production Model?

On: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:24AM | By: Teddy Field

Kia Bringing "High Performance" K900 to SEMA... Possible Production Model? test 1-1

Just last week, we reported that Kia Motors hired NBA star LeBron James to hawk their their slow-moving Kia K900 luxury sedan. Now, they’re taking their K900 revitalization plan even further, by presenting a heavily modded factory show car at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. But will a rumbling V8 performance model get people to notice?

L.A. Auto Show Coming In November

On: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:20PM | By: Gary P Garry

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Official: Honda Will Introduce The U.S. Spec 2016 Honda HR-V At The LA Auto Show

On: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:15PM | By: Teddy Field

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With the Ebola outbreak, rising insurance premiums due to ObamaCare, and the general threat of violence from ISIS, Russia, and the entire Middle East, we really could use another compact crossover right about now. Lucky for us, Honda’s going to give us one next month at the LA Auto Show. And while the sporty 2016 Honda HR-V won’t be able to cure infectious diseases, it does have a Magic Seat, and some other unique features...

Is The 2015 Bentley SUV Coming?

On: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 3:37PM | By: Jai Colvin

Is The 2015 Bentley SUV Coming? test 1-1

Bentley fans have waited patiently to see if the rumors of a new 2015 Bentley are true. Well, it would appear that, not only are they true, the new version of the old standard will be better than ever. The new 2015 Bentley is touted to be the first super-premium crossover and, like other Bentleys, the SUV will offer extensive customization options.

2016 Toyota Corolla - There Are Some Changes Comin'

On: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 1:29PM | By: Sue Colvin

2016 Toyota Corolla - There Are Some Changes Comin' test 1-1

The 2014 Toyota Corolla redefined what it was to drive this historically reliable vehicle; in 2016 Toyota promises to set the bar even higher. Rumors about the 2016 Toyota Corolla abound, filled with new features and a promise that the company excellence that has made this vehicle a staple for many mid-class drivers continues. Toyota says the new series will bring significant changes that provide more comfort, economic stability, and less environmental impact.

2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - A Revolution on the Eighteenth Fairway

On: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:08PM | By: Jon Summers

2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - A Revolution on the Eighteenth Fairway test 1-1

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance took place last Sunday, on the golf course at Pebble Beach, overlooking Monterey Bay. A 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe won Best of Show, the most elegant car on the lawn this year. The car, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, WA, has what auction companies call “the perfect storm of provenance”—both sexy and scary. It is fundamentally a racing car, (the MM designation stands for Mille Miglia)  and fast, even by twenty first century standards—contemporary reports suggest a top speed of perhaps 185mph for open 375 MMs, and this car has a more aerodynamic coupe body.  Of course, it makes do without traction control or airbags, and doesn’t have much in the way of brakes; however, it has plenty of 4.5-liter Ferrari V12. Furthermore, it has celebrity ownership history: Acclaimed Italian movie director Roberto Rossellini commissioned the car, and allegedly gave it to film star Ingrid Bergman. It sports a recent world class restoration: That is to say, it is cosmetically perfect. So in these respects it is a typical Pebble winner. What sets it apart is that it is a car built after World War 2. It is the only postwar Best of Show winner in the last four decades. Why ?

The Volkswagen Beetle Goes Dune Buggy

On: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 4:26PM | By: Chris Weiss

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The Volkswagen Beetle has a long, illustrious history in the dune buggy world, having served as the inspiration and mechanical base for some of the original and most important sand buggies of all time. The Meyers Manx, which recently became just the second vehicle on the National Historic Vehicle Register, was based on Beetle components. Volkswagen pays homage to this history with the 2014 Beetle Dune concept.

Behold, the very blue [and expensive] 2014 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection

On: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:40PM | By: Teddy Field

Behold, the very blue [and expensive] 2014 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection test 1-1

The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is a larger-than-life car, for larger-than-life people. If you've got a big wallet and a big ego, this massive car is an opulent way to show people that you's a 'Boss'. And the new Phantom Drophead Waterspeed Collection will even help you stand out from those other tycoons at the yacht club. Let's find out why it's so special...

Great Scott! Branson Auctions brings movie(-ish) magic to MO with a damn-near perfect BTTF DeLorean

On: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 3:56PM | By: Andrew W Davis

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When it comes to car-nerd-ery, I’m a 100-percent Christine Plymouth person, but I can see the appeal in owning a sorta-kinda Back to the Future DeLorean like the one not sold at Branson Auctions’ Spring (April 11-12) 2014 sale in—you guessed it—Branson, MO.

These kinds of cars seem to run a traditional route from private listings to eBay Motors and then to places like this, a medium-sized real-time auction in the Midwest. Heck, you can even buy one “new” from several places that I will mention later. And apart from the $541k—yes, you read that right—one-and-only authentic-and-in-private-hands movie-used DeLorean extant, there's a pretty established market with an equally-established average price.

At $62,500 this lot was smack where it should have been price-wise. Why didn’t it sell? I can only assume—as I will in a second—but I'm cool with that if you are. As for now, know this: I think that the owner of this BTTF replica would like to go back in time, take that bid and run. Then again, that would mean his DeLorean time-machine actually works, which would make even half-a-million bucks seem worth less than .01 jigawatts…