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New Video Of The Tesla Model S

On: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 2:38AM | By: Chris Weiss


New Video Of The Tesla Model S  test 1-1

Next year, the Tesla Roadster will get a larger brother. Originally shown in 2009, the Tesla Model S is an electric sedan that will package Tesla's electric powertrain know-how in a more practical, more affordable car for the masses. Tesla is still refining and developing the Model S and has released a new video of the latest version of the sedan.

The Model S here is an Alpha version that Tesla is currently testing with plans to build the Beta version later this year. The newest prototype features much of the same styling as the original, but gets a few changes, including the new air intakes up front. View the video after the jump.


Pagani Releases Third Teaser

On: Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:50PM | By: Chris Weiss


Pagani Releases Third Teaser test 1-1

The car codenamed C9 and hopefully named Deus Venti (sounds a helluva lot better than 'Huayra') has been spending much time in front of the camera. Or, more accurately, the camera has been spending much time zooming in on various aspects of the car. Pagani released its third teaser video of its upcoming flagship this week, giving us our best look yet at the soon-to-debut, 700-hp hypercar.


Hyundai Gives Ford MyTouch Some Competition With Blue Link

On: Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 3:11PM | By: Chris Weiss


Hyundai Gives Ford MyTouch Some Competition With Blue Link test 1-1

January is a busy month in the car industry and it's only gotten busier since cars and trucks started becoming rolling computer systems. Some people barely shed their New Year's hangover when the North American International Auto Show rolls around, but now that tech and auto are so closely related, they have to shake it off even sooner. Big automakers have been using the Consumer Electronics Show to show off new interior hardware—and even new vehicles. This year, players like Ford, GM, and Hyundai all used the show to introduce new wares.

When Hyundai teased the Veloster several weeks ago, it mentioned that the car would have Blue Link Connectivity. Only problem was, we didn't really know what Blue Connectivity was. Hyundai relieved our curiosity at CES earlier this month.


The Next 300

On: Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:54AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


The Next 300 test 1-1

If you didn't notice something a little special about the first Chrysler 300 back in 2004, it's possible you came upon this article by accident, and you really aren't much a car buff at all. It may have been hard to describe, but for most of us, there was something about the 300 that just said, "Yea, I dig it!" Maybe it was the fact that it was one of the first true rear-wheel drive American sedans we've seen outside of a Cadillac. In fact, it was the first RWD sedan from Chrysler in 15 years. Or maybe it was that it harked back to fond memories of big sedans of the 50s and 60s that displayed a visible heft and didn't try to be anything but a solid luxury car for the masses. 

If you didn't notice any of the 300's styling, then you probably weren't one of the several hundred thousand to purchase one since its inception. To put it in perspective, 300 sales eclipsed the 300,000 mark in its first 25 months. But, have no fear because instead of running out to your nearest Chrysler dealer and picking one of the last remaining 2010 models out there, you will have a chance to be on the forefront of a new generation of Chrysler's popular flagship. The new-for-2011 Chrysler 300 promises to be better than its predecessor in almost every way ... Almost.


 

Pagani C9 Gets a [Worthless] Teaser Video

On: Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 3:40PM | By: Chris Weiss


Pagani C9 Gets a [Worthless] Teaser Video test 1-1

With the year coming to a close, there is a budding sense of excitement and optimism within the automotive world. We already know that 2011 will be a big year in the supercar market. Porsche has an undisclosed but "spectacular" new car to show in Detroit next month, a car that's thought to be a high-end supercar. Lamborghini appears ready to launch its Aventador LP700-4 at moment's notice, and will likely do so at the Geneva Motor Show. And Pagani has its own new car for Geneva: the V12-powered C9. Yes, it's going to be a good couple of months. 

Helping to stoke our excitement, Pagani has given us a little new-year teaser of its supercar. Now, the C9 has been anything but a stranger to spy photos and speculation, but this our first official look from Pagani. That is, if you can call it a "look".


Video Crack: Codemaster's Formula1 2010

On: Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 1:01PM | By: John Welch


Video Crack: Codemaster's Formula1 2010 test 1-1

My Christmas was, how shall I put this, uhm, interesting. Time was spent with family and friends, but it was a very small amount of visiting when viewed next to my other Yule-tide preoccupations. Namely: mouth surgery and Formula1 2010. The former began on Friday, the 24th, with a follow-up wisdom tooth removal on Monday, the 26th. I have never had so much surgery at once and am understandably incoherent because of it. That being said, this review may be clouded by my love of top-tier motorsport and my drooling, mostly invalid condition.

Christmas came between the multiple trips to the dentist's chair, and with it came the best present of the season. Not socks, (though i did get some awesome socks) not jackets or candy or Legos or a new bike; not even the all-conquering Gran Turismo 5. No, I received Codemaster's Formula1 2010, originally released way back in September, and it has replaced every other racing game, or game, period, in my tiny mind. This is F1-Dork Nirvana.


Chevy Releases New Video Explaining The EPA's Volt Rating

On: Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 5:54PM | By: Chris Weiss


Chevy Releases New Video Explaining The EPA's Volt Rating test 1-1

For well over a year, the world waited to see how the EPA would classify mileage ratings for new plug-in vehicles like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. In one ear, we had company officials showing off overblown numbers like 230 mpg and 367 mpg. And in the other ear, we had those folks that know a little better reminding us that electric vehicles don't really get any miles to the gallon per se. Because there are no gallons in an EV. Meanwhile, the EPA basically told us to wait until it could formulate a proper measurement for plug-in vehicles with electric-only capabilities.

Last month the EPA answered the toll with a rating that it calls "MPG equivalent (MPGe)," a measurement that takes both all-electric and gasoline driving into account. Seeing as how this figure is a little different than the standard "mpg" rating you've come to know and love, GM has taken the opportunity to detail the EPA's new rating system in a video about the Volt.


New Ferrari 599 Model Spied (with Video)

On: Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 5:29PM | By: Chris Weiss


New Ferrari 599 Model Spied (with Video) test 1-1

As detailed by Fiat over the summer, Ferrari will be in ongoing development, releasing six new models over the next three years. Perhaps the most interesting of those new models is a long-awaited Enzo successor. But another exciting model is a 599 GTB replacement, which is codenamed F152. That model is expected by 2012.

A recent clip captured by a Ferrari fan/spy shows a possible test version of the next-gen 599 in action on Ferrari's Fiorano test track. Details remain scarce, but you can see and hear what the model has to offer after the jump.


The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Off-Season Road Race News

On: Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 4:59PM | By: John Welch


GRRRRRRrrrugly test 2

The advancement of electronic locomotion knows no bounds apparently, as several sports car teams and companies pledge to include some form of energy recovery system on their 2011 racing machines. This includes all of Formula 1, which will see the return of KERS after a one-year hiatus. Two new GT2 cars coming in 2011, the Ferrari 458 GT2 and the reinvention of the Porsche 911 RSR. Though similar to its 2010 sibling, the RSR is fresh as a daisy under the skin.

Finally, what do you consider ugly? Does pure function override decidedly homely appearance for you? Would you prefer your LEDs with or without pontoon fenders? Audi has released images and important data regarding their new R18; we just aren't sure we wanted them to.


Aston Martin One-77 Selling Just Fine

On: Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 11:47AM | By: Chris Weiss


Aston Martin One-77 Selling Just Fine test 1-1

One might think that introducing a near-$2-million car in the middle of down economy might prove to be a bad idea. But so far, it's been working famously for Aston Martin. Aston Martin recently said that it has sold 60 of the 77 examples that it plans to build of its One-77. The price of that model: $1.87 million.

By far Aston's most expensive car, the One-77 has been moving along right on schedule. Not only have 60 buyers committed to the $1.87 million car, but many have also ordered or expressed interest in the Aston Martin Cygnet, a Toyota iQ-based subcompact that Aston introduced last year. After all, you can't drive a 750-hp, $2-million supercar all day every day, why not have a matching commuter for more practical affairs?


GM Sees Big Future in EN-V Commuter; People With Taste Disagree

On: Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:56AM | By: Chris Weiss


GM Sees Big Future in EN-V Commuter; People With Taste Disagree test 1-1

GM is currently hard at work on a vehicle that won't so much rival other cars and trucks as it will public transportation. The automaker believes that its EN-V is the perfect solution for urban commuting where space, traffic, and pollution are factors that argue against more traditional vehicles. GM is hoping that the future of urban driving will look a lot like its "Electric Networked Vehicle."