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Chevy Teases Next-Gen Malibu

On: Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 11:33AM | By: Chris Weiss


2012 Chevy Malibu Teaser test 2

The 2012 Chevy Malibu is showing a little tail. Chevy released a teaser photo showcasing the driver-side taillights of the new car, in addition to a 1.5-minute video teaser. The car will be making back-to-back, worldwide appearances at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show and the 2011 New York Auto Show, which will overlap later this month.


Classic Car Cultist: The Judge

On: Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 1:38PM | By: Chris Salamone


1969 Pontiac GTO, The Judge test 2

All rise, the Judge is in session. In 1969 Pontiac launched a new model type for the stout, muscle bearing GTO, aptly named ‘The Judge’. The vehicle’s name came from a comedy routine called “Here Comes the Judge” in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In TV show. In its developmental phase, the Judge was supposed to be a cheap, stripped down version of the GTO to compete with the Plymouth Road Runner. Ha! We all know that plan was thrown out the window.

Instead Pontiac created the ultimate street performance car with an equally potent image. The Judge package initially cost $332 more than the standard GTO but included a Ram Air III engine, a Hurst shifter, decals, wide tires, Rally II wheels, and (of course) a spoiler.


Making Of Ferrari FF Promo Video

On: Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:47PM | By: Chris Weiss


Making of Ferrari FF Promo Video  test 2

Ferrari already wowed us with its 3.5-minute official FF promo video showing the concept tackling about every type of terrain that a vehicle can tackle. Now it's done it once again with a making-of video that shows exactly how the promo was put together.

When it comes to auto videos, there's a massive disparity between the people who watch them and the people who make them. As viewers, we watch the video unfold within minutes. But on the other side of the camera, a crew of professionals works tirelessly for hours and days on end to create a visual masterpiece worthy of a car bearing a Prancing Horse or Raging Bull. All that work doesn't really matter to the viewer; the only thing that matters is the final product. Within minutes, viewers make a polar decision: thumbs up/thumbs down.


BMW Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Plant Zero Prototype Factory

On: Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 3:35PM | By: Chris Weiss


Behind the Scenes of Plant Zero test 2

When the BMW pickup car reared its uber-rad head a few weeks back, you were probably thinking something like "WTF is that and where did it come from?" Well, the first answer has already been cleared up: it's a rather tongue-in-cheek prototype that BMW built in celebration of April Fool's Day. As to the latter question, well, it comes from Munich, where it will debut on April 1.

As if to give us a more thorough, enlightening answer, BMW released a five-minute video clip about the facility it calls 'Plant Zero'. Named as such because it's the plant where every BMW—and the processes that are used to build it—originate; Plant Zero is the place where BMW magic begins. BMW doesn't cite the pickup car specifically, but since the facility is responsible for all of BMW's prototypes; this is the place where it happened.


 

Scorched Earth: Lamborghini Aventador Races Across Desert

On: Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:33PM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Aventador Races Across Desert test 2

We've seen the Ferrari FF concept work its way through just about every obstacle that solid ground can possibly create. But our visual experience with the Lamborghini Aventador has been limited to a rather slow, dull drive across the streets of Berlin.

Up until this week. Lamborghini's newest masterpiece was filmed in California for an upcoming ad campaign, and some of the footage has hit the Web.


Veloster Details Unleashed!

On: Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 2:26PM | By: Chris Salamone


2012 Hyundai Veloster test 2

Today’s world is fast-paced. Each day we are overwhelmed with new data and exciting stories, a virtual media blitz. The all new 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a car which not only helps drivers to navigate and command the media realm, but seems to have functional design elements as well. If you’re in the market for a compact coupe and can wait until summer 2011, the Veloster is a great option to consider. Perhaps the most important aspect of the Veloster is the standard 7-inch touchscreen which serves as the command center for navigation, staying in touch with comrades, uploading photos, using Pandora, and, most importantly, watching movies or playing video games on your the Xbox 360. Fear not, parents, drivers can watch and game only whilst in the park position.


BMW i8 Drifts The Ice

On: Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:55PM | By: Chris Weiss


BMW i8 test 2

Ever since it debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the BMW i8 (aka Vision EfficientDynamics) has evoked a certain sense of Old Man winter. The icy glare of the blue kidney grille, the glass cabin, and the ice-blue accents throughout, the car is a virtual iceberg on four wheels. And even though it's been gradually restyled as it pushes toward production, it continues to exude a strong sense of snow and ice.

So, it's with great pleasure that we present a video of the i8 doing some ice testing. The car is finally in its element and it looks more than at home.


Video: Close and Intimate With Pagani Huayra

On: Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:34AM | By: Chris Weiss


Video: Close and Intimate With Pagani Huayra test 1-1

The Pagani Huayra is one of those cars that we just can't get enough of. So, we were quite ecstatic to see an all-new video of the Italian supercar earlier this week.

Filmed at the 10th annual "Motori e Sapori" (Motors and Tastes) event near Pagani's factory in Italy, the car is slightly different from the Huayra that Pagani debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. It's actually a prototype—Prototype 4 to get all particular—that Pagani will be using to test out future iterations of the Huayra.


Lamborghini Aventador Filmed in Berlin

On: Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 12:04PM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Aventador Filmed in Berlin test 1-1

While Ferrari has gotten out of the gate with all kinds of video of its FF concept, country mate Lamborghini has yet to really show its Aventador LP700-4 in action. Well, that officially changed this week. Kind of.

The eight-minute clip below delivers some beautiful footage of the Aventador, and it's moving—but unfortunately, it's moving along at a parade pace rather than a full-on, 217-mph pace. But we do get all kinds of close-ups of the car set to some ultra-dramatic choir music. And that grumble oh, that wonderful V12 grumble.


A Ferrari FF in a Helicopter: One Great Piece of Video.

On: Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 4:16PM | By: Chris Weiss


A Ferrari FF in a Helicopter: One Great Piece of Video. test 1-1

Ferrari has been anything but shy when it comes to pictures and videos of its FF concept. We really thought we wouldn't see an FF video that came close to the last one, which featured the FF scorching nearly every type of terrain on Earth. But Ferrari's managed to come close, releasing a video clip of the FF being whisked into the Italian Dolomites, where it'll be made available to auto journalists for testing. As has been Ferrari's M.O. all along, it isn't doing any run-of-the-mill, dry-track testing; journalists will get to put the all-wheel-drive system to use on a specially-designed snow and ice course at Italy's Plan De Corones ski resort.


BMW Teases Next-Gen M5

On: Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 4:07PM | By: Chris Weiss


BMW M5 test 2

The world's attention may be on Geneva, but one automaker is moving a few months ahead and a few hundred miles north. BMW released a new teaser video for its M5 sedan last week. The new car will launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and is supposed to get more powerful and more efficient. 

The M5: "a bold business car with the push of a button you have a sports car". That's how BMW M chief Kay Segler sums up the sporty new M5. And the footage of the camouflaged four-door straightlining and accelerating through curves in the snowy mountains of northern Europe definitely supports that description.