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Nissan EXTREM Concept In Action (Video)

On: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 5:33PM | By: Chris Weiss


Nissan EXTREM Concept In Action test 2

We found the Nissan EXTREM concept to be a pretty intriguing piece of design. The small crossover may never be described as "sexy," but the EXTREM brought the crossover about as close to that as we've seen - definitely closer than the production Juke. In browsing through Nissan's YouTube channel, we came across a video rendering of the concept in action. Here's how Nissan imagines the EXTREM going at the "urban jungle."


Ford Finds That Your Car May Be A Rolling Petri Dish

On: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:12PM | By: Chris Weiss


Ford Finds That Your Car May Be A Rolling Petri Dish test 2

TV hosts wielding black lights have long turned our stomachs in regard to the glaring lack of cleanliness in hotel rooms. Ford shows us that germs and disease are lurking much closer to home. In a recent study with the University of Michigan, Ford found that the vehicle is essentially a four-wheeled orgy of microorganisms.

Ford studied 10 individual areas of the car, including steering wheels, radio buttons, door handles, window switches and gear shift knobs, collecting samples from employee and company vehicles. It found evidence of bacteria growth in most locations, with the highest concentrations around the cup holder and on the steering wheel.


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 5 (Editors' Favorites)

On: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:25PM | By: David Walter


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This year's Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we're gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

We now present our favorites from the Lake Mirror Classic. Now, we could've easily chosen then most expensive or popular cars, but we didn't. We searched for the cars that truly stood out - even if they only stood out to us ourselves.

Read on to see our favorites!


Chevy Builds A Life-Sized Camaro Hot Wheels Car

On: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:06PM | By: Chris Weiss


Chevy Builds A Life-Sized Camaro Hot Wheels Car test 2

Chevy is making boys' dreams reality at this year's SEMA Show. The automaker has revealed the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition in Las Vegas. Unlike most of the crazy one-offs and concepts at SEMA, the Hot Wheels-inspired Camaro will be offered for sale in limited numbers.

"Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. "Offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life, for kids of all ages."


 

Bugatti Thinking 1,600-HP, 288-MPH Veyron

On: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 3:00PM | By: Chris Weiss


Bugatti Thinking 1,600-HP, 288-MPH Veyron test 2

The Bugatti Veyron is already the fastest car in the world. It's also one of the most powerful and expensive. There's nary a bragging right left for the ultimate symbol of power and excess, but that isn't stopping Bugatti from developing an even more extreme version.

Automobile magazine reports that Bugatti is working on a 1,600-hp SuperVeyron. That's right - the car actually may be called the "SuperVeyron," not to be confused with the current Veyron Super Sport and its measly 1,200 ponies.


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 4 (1953-2012)

On: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 4:33PM | By: David Walter


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 4 (1953-2012) test 2

This year's Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we're gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

This time we're showcasing cars spanning from 1953 all the way up the all new Fisker Karma. Notice how far cars and trucks have come along in the last 60 years!

Stay tuned for our favorites from the show and more.


Lexus LF-LC Concept Looks Happy In Blue

On: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 3:51PM | By: Chris Weiss


Lexus LF-LC Concept Looks Happy In Blue test 2

We already knew the Lexus LF-LC was quite a looker, but a new coat of blue paint shows that it looks good in whatever it's wearing. Lexus debuted the LF-LC Blue concept at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show, keeping chatter alive about a concept sports car that might eventually see production.

Lexus debuted the original LF-LC - which looked mighty fine in red, too - at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, later hinting at the possibility of production. For the Australian show, Lexus covered the car in Opal Blue. Not that it needed an excuse for the luscious paint, but the color is actually linked to Australia by way of the semi-precious opal stone found in the Outback.


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 3 (1906-1950)

On: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 2:52PM | By: David Walter


Lake Mirror Classic 2012 (1906-1950) test 2

This year's Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we're gonna have to split it up in multiple posts. For now, we'll focus on some of our older favorites - ranging from 1950 all the way back to 1906!

Check them out in the gallery below and let us know which one is your favorite!


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 2

On: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:40PM | By: David Walter


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If you missed Part 1 of our coverage of the Lake Mirror Classic, feel free to check it out here – although, Part 1 was sort of a teaser leading up to now.

In the next few days, we’ll be bringing you pictures and info on some of the coolest cars we’ve seen in a while. As for now, here are some great shots from Friday and Saturday (October 19 – 20).


Mercedes Benz G55 AMG Goes Purple

On: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 3:29PM | By: Chris Weiss


Mercedes Benz G55 AMG Goes Purple test 2

When you look at the clean, sharp edges and punishing demeanor of the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, the last thing you should be thinking is, "Boy, that sucker would look good in 'I Love You' purple." But the SEMA auto show is all about making a scene with loud colors and elaborate body kits, so that's how Wald International decided to go about its business.

The Wald Black Bison G55 was created in conjunction with Toyo Tires, Jonari and several other partners. What makes this "bison" stand out the most, especially if it were to ever see any actual off-road action, is its matte purple wrap.


McLaren MP4-12C Is Neiman Marcus' Holiday Car

On: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 11:41AM | By: Chris Weiss


McLaren MP4-12C Is Neiman Marcus' Holiday Car test 2

Now that we've seen the P1, the MP4-12C is the other McLaren. But it's still a high-performance piece of mechanical engineering that most can only dream about owning. That's especially true when it's done up in a gorgeous special edition paint job, accessorized generously and offered as a Christmas gift for the rich and famous. The MP4-12C Spider is this year's Neiman Marcus car.

Each fall, Neiman Marcus gives us a car to drool over for the entire holiday season. Last year it was the Ferrari FF and the year before it was the Camaro Convertible. This year it's the Neiman Marcus Edition 2013 McLaren 12C Spider.