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Cop Stops Google Self-Driving Car—for Driving too Slow  Nov 13th, 2015 
So, when this photo first hit social media last night, the speculation was humorous. Viewers imagined a rogue Google Car, flagrantly disobeying its programming, tearing through Mountain View, California at an irresponsibly high speed. The reality is much more hilarious. On the Mountain View Police Blog—go figure, the local P.D. in Google’s hometown has a […] 
 
 
2017 Jaguar XE Will Offer a Manual Transmission in the U.S.  Nov 13th, 2015 
With growing despair, we are watching the exodus of the manual transmission from some of our favorite cars. Despite our best efforts, in the form of the “Save the Manuals” campaign, the row-it-yourself gearbox has disappeared from a number of German premium cars (and from the Cadillac CTS-V, as well). But there is happy news […] 
 
 
Everything You Need to Know About the VW Diesel Emissions Scandal  Nov 13th, 2015 
General Motors and Toyota had their massive scandals. Now it’s Volkswagen’s turn. The company, which owns 70 percent of the U.S. passenger-car diesel market, is in major trouble for cheating on diesel-emissions tests. After years of promoting “Clean Diesel” as an alternative to hybrid and electric vehicles—the company even marched on Washington with a squadron […] 
 
 
JM Family Names Ron Coombs CFO  Nov 13th, 2015 
Coombs, a 10-year member of JM Family’s executive management team, was named senior vice president and CFO, a role in which he will oversee the company’s financial operations. 
 
 
Budco Financial Integrates VSC Financing Plan Into iTapMenu  Nov 13th, 2015 
Budco Financial has integrated its interest-free financing plan for service contracts into iTapMenu’s tablet F&I menu. 
 
 
Embracing Tech Results in Higher Customer Satisfaction, J.D. Power Finds  Nov 13th, 2015 
In its 29th year, J.D. Power’s U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study showed that the use of technology tools like tablets and computer displays resulted in higher customer satisfaction. 
 
 
MakeMyDeal Rolling Out F&I Connect Tool  Nov 13th, 2015 
Billed as a product designed to bring the F&I process into the Digital Age, F&I Connect allows dealers to promote their F&I products and prices to customers in a controlled online environment. 
 
 
Mini Carbon Editon is Huffed, Puffed, and Four-Doored  Nov 12th, 2015 
If the Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door isn’t possessed of quite enough zoot for you, BMW’s cutesy unit is now offering the Carbon Edition. It’s not quite as potent as the two-door John Cooper Works Hardtop, suggesting that one must sacrifice a modicum of practicality for maximum thrill. Offering 208 horsepower courtesy of the […] 
 
 
Mini Carbon Editon is Huffed, Puffed, and Four-Doored  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
2017 Audi Q7 Pricing and Features Detailed  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
Report: All-Wheel Drive Coming to New Mini Clubman  Nov 12th, 2015 
The only way to get all-wheel drive in a Mini has been in the Countryman and the Paceman, but there may soon be another option. The new Clubman is rumored to get an all-wheel-drive option starting this spring—and it will be standard on the eventual John Cooper Works model. That’s the word from the keen […] 
 
 
Envision This: Buick’s Next SUV, Imported from China  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
Hold Me Closer, Tiny Mazda: Mazda MX-5 Miata Recaro Limited Edition  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry: Purple’s Back  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
Prices Out for 2016 Audi S8 Plus, RS7 Performance  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
Red As Night: New 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night  Nov 12th, 2015 
The color most often associated with the coming of night is black, but for Jeep, evidently, it’s red—Velvet Red. That is, unless it’s Billet Silver or Granite Crystal. Those are the three colors offered on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night, a special-edition model that’s making its debut at the L.A. auto show. The […] 
 
 
Envision This: Buick’s Next SUV, Imported from China  Nov 12th, 2015 
When better Buicks are built, will the Chinese build them? That’s what the business press, led by The Wall Street Journal, is claiming, with an unconfirmed report that Buick will fill the yawning gap in its lineup—in between the teensy Encore crossover and the three-row Enclave—with the mid-size Envision crossover, imported from China. Auto imports […] 
 
 
2017 Audi Q7 Pricing and Features Detailed  Nov 12th, 2015 
Audi’s super wagon—at least in America, where we’re denied the RS6 Avant—is the all-new 2017 Q7. This seven-passenger SUV is lighter, lower, and generally more wagon-like than the first-generation car. It’s also more expensive: Q7 prices are up 13 percent from 2015 (Audi skipped the 2016 model year), now starting at $55,750 for a base […] 
 
 
Report: All-Wheel Drive Coming to New Mini Clubman  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry: Purple’s Back  Nov 12th, 2015 
Are we really ready for a purple revival yet? Jeep certainly seems to think so, railing against the trend toward blandly inoffensive colors by showing the new Wrangler Backcountry special edition that will be unveiled at the L.A. auto show in this particularly vivid hue, one it dubs “Xtreme Purple.” They should also issue a […] 
 
 
Hold Me Closer, Tiny Mazda: Mazda MX-5 Miata Recaro Limited Edition  Nov 12th, 2015 
Slim Englishmen wishing their new Miatas would hug them tighter can now order the Recaro Limited Edition, the first special edition ND Miata…in the world. Jeremy Clarkson wouldn’t fit without a few choice expletives if he drove one of these 600 roadsters, all of which will be sold in the United Kingdom. Available in either […] 
 
 
Red As Night: New 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Audi S8 Plus – First Drive Review  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
Peugeot Takes To the Skies, Helps Design New Airbus Helicopter  Nov 12th, 2015 
  Fans of stereotypes will likely accept that the French are good at some things: seduction, the non-verbal expression of disdain, and the manufacture of both fine wine and stinky cheeses are all among the less-offensive Gallic archetypes. But think of France and you’re probably not thinking about the design and manufacture of helicopters. Yet […] 
 
 
2016 Audi S8 Plus First Drive: Welcome to the 600-hp Club  Nov 12th, 2015 
BMW might have the longest history of sporty luxury sedans, and Mercedes-AMG might make the most powerful one—in the form of the insanely expensive S65 AMG—but as far as the overall package is concerned, a new player from Audi warrants a close look. Ingolstadt is out to impress with the new S8 Plus, the most […] 
 
 
Prices Out for 2016 Audi S8 Plus, RS7 Performance  Nov 12th, 2015 
  There was a time when America was deprived of 600-hp Audi sedans. That time is no more. The 2016 Audi S8 Plus and RS7 Performance, the most powerful Audi four-doors ever, are rocketing their way to Manhattan, Miami, Los Angeles, Greenwich, and every other town planting money trees. The S8 Plus replaces the regular […] 
 
 
S.C. Supreme Court Upholds Jury Court’s $3.6 Million Doc Fee Ruling  Nov 12th, 2015 
The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a jury court’s ruling that Hendrick Honda of Easley’s document fee was in violation of a state consumer-protection law despite being approved by the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs. Dissenting Justices say dealer was ‘punished for doing exactly what South Carolina permitted it to do.’ 
 
 
Pressure Cooker  Nov 12th, 2015 
Speakers at Industry Summit 2015 say regulatory pressures are forcing the industry to confront deep-rooted issues that have plagued showrooms and F&I offices. 
 
 
Defusing the Biweekly Scare  Nov 12th, 2015 
The editor and two segment leaders met at Industry Summit to debunk the myths surrounding biweekly payments and uncover the real value of the product. 
 
 
2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 Driven: An Angry Ball of French Awesomeness  Nov 12th, 2015 
Let’s imagine a parallel universe, a réalité alternative where France’s automakers had succeeded in launching themselves in the U.S. and Germany’s had failed. It would be a world where big Citroëns still rolled through towering cityscapes on hydraulic springs, where Peugeot hadn’t raised the white flag in 1991 and where Renault had said non to […] 
 
 
Disappearing Donuts: One-Third of New Cars Don’t Come With a Spare Tire  Nov 12th, 2015 
What’s worse than a flat tire? The sinking realization that you have no way to fix it. That’s the situation more American motorists may find themselves in as 36 percent of 2015 models are sold without a spare tire, according to new research from AAA. That’s a steep rise from 2006 when just five percent […] 
 
 
2016 Nissan Altima First Drive: A Better Bronze Medalist  Nov 12th, 2015 
There’s an interesting phenomenon that happens in Olympic competition, wherein silver medalists tend to feel less satisfied with their accomplishment than those who win bronze. Call it the “second place is just the first loser” principle, but runners-up are seemingly tormented by not winning, whereas those finishing third are more likely to recognize the accomplishment […] 
 
 
2016 Nissan Altima – First Drive Review  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 – First Drive Review  Nov 12th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Torchbearer  Nov 12th, 2015 
There’s only one rule employees of Davis-Moore Automotive follow, and it propelled the 60-year-old operation to the magazine’s F&I Dealer of the Year award. 
 
 
There’s Gold in Them Thar Supercars: McLaren Unveils 650S Spider with 24K Paint  Nov 11th, 2015 
 
 
 
There’s Gold in Them Thar Supercars: McLaren Unveils 650S Spider with 24K Paint  Nov 11th, 2015 
We feel for those McLaren buyers who haven’t purchased one of the company’s many special-edition models. The sheer quantity of limited-run variants emerging from Woking means we wouldn’t be surprised if standard cars were actually in a minority. And here’s another ultra-exclusive special, and the most enigmatically named yet, the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 […] 
 
 
2016 Volkswagen Golf R Manual Test: The Ultimate Golf, Now with a Stick  Nov 11th, 2015 
Let’s ignore Volkswagen’s diesel-emissions cheating scandal for the next, oh, 650 words or so. Needless to say, VW is getting all kinds of negative press, so much so that it’s easy to forget that the company makes some great gasoline-powered cars. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
Livin’ in the U.A.E.: Fenyr SuperSport Is a Homegrown, 900-hp Supercar  Nov 11th, 2015 
With the Middle East such a major market for supercars, it was inevitable that the region eventually would birth its own supercar company. Now it has. W Motors, which bills itself as the first Arabian brand of high-performance luxury sports cars, was established in Lebanon in 2012, and moved to the more luxury-goods-friendly environment of the […] 
 
 
Lamborghini Huracan Updated for 2016, RWD Model Rumored for Debut at L.A. Auto Show  Nov 11th, 2015 
Wild though they are, Lamborghini’s current crop of four-wheeled raging bulls are mannerly by comparison to their cantankerous predecessors. And alas, updates to the 2016 Huracán suggest that they’ll be even more genteel henceforth. While the rip-snortin’ 602-hp V-10 adds no more power for 2016, it does get off-throttle cylinder deactivation to save fuel—as if […] 
 
 
2016 Volkswagen Golf R Manual – Instrumented Test  Nov 11th, 2015 
 
 
 
Small Wonders: Every Compact Car Ranked from Worst to Best  Nov 11th, 2015 
 
 
 
Droopy No More? Mercedes Prepares to Refresh the SL-class, Releases Teaser  Nov 11th, 2015 
Mercedes-Benz is playing coy once more with an upcoming new car: Here is the front end of the heavily revised SL-class, which will bow at the Los Angeles auto show next week. “New appearance for an automotive icon: The SL with a new front view and diamond grille,” says Daimler. The new front end provides a much-needed fix […] 
 
 
BMW Working on Plug-in-Hybrid Prototype with 588-mpg Target  Nov 11th, 2015 
BMW is working on an ultra-efficient hybrid electric vehicle, reports German outlet Auto Motor und Sport, quoting an initial story by Automobilwoche. At an electric-vehicle conference, the Bavarian carmaker spoke about a concept with a rear-mounted, turbocharged two-cylinder range-extending engine and an electric motor with unspecified output. The model is supposed to weigh 2650 pounds and achieve 588 mpg […] 
 
 
JM Family Makes Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity  Nov 11th, 2015 
JM Family lands at No. 47 on Fortune and Great Places to Work’s list of 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity. The company also ranked No. 9 on Essence’s list of 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans. 
 
 
2017 Ford Fusion Spied: A Nip, a Tuck . . . and Maybe an ST Version?  Nov 10th, 2015 
 
 
 
G Funk Era: Hyundai Teases New Genesis G90  Nov 10th, 2015 
Fare thee well, Horsey O’Luxewagon, for your replacement is nigh. Hyundai’s LS-baiting Equus shall shortly gallop off into the sunset, to be supplanted by the Genesis-branded G90, part of Hyundai’s new effort to take on Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW. Hyundai—excuse us—Genesis, refers to the design language as “Athletic Elegance.” The company goes on to describe the […] 
 
 
Subaru Teases Impreza Sedan Concept  Nov 10th, 2015 
What goes up as a hatchback generally must come down as a sedan. After launching a five-door Impreza concept in Tokyo, Subaru is about to drop a conceptual take on the sedan version in Los Angeles. This darkened teaser shot is all we’ve got before the unveiling next week. Subaru isn’t providing details but hopes customers […] 
 
 
Your Car, Sir: How Ultra-High-End Car Buying Is Different  Nov 10th, 2015 
Visit an ultra-luxury brand’s showroom, and you’ll find the espresso machine is always on, the sales representative likely knows your social media profile, and a complementary bouquet—with blooms to match your new car’s paintwork—is going home with you at delivery time. Yes, mass-market brands emphasize customer service, but retailers of the world’s most prestigious marques […] 
 
 
Spied! 2017 Ford Fusion Sedan Caught Testing in Dearborn  Nov 10th, 2015 
What It Is: A thinly disguised 2017 Ford Fusion caught rolling on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan. As the hometown for the blue-oval brand, it’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of not-quite-ready-for-prime-time Ford vehicles rolling between facilities or undergoing real-world testing, and this was one of the times our shooter had a camera at […] 
 
 
2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe First Drive: A Smaller Hammer  Nov 10th, 2015 
AMG beat its path to high-performance credibility with a hammer. The German speed shop’s first street car, the 355-hp 1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer sedan, set the record for the world’s fastest production four-door at 178 mph, then set the pace for the subsequent 30-year parade of raucous, tire-shredding AMG brutes. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
It’s Gone Places: Updated 2016 Toyota RAV4 and New RAV4 Hybrid Priced  Nov 10th, 2015 
For 2016, the Toyota RAV4 gets a refresh and a new hybrid powertrain. So what will America’s mild-mannered crossover customers have to pay for the country’s third-most-popular SUV? The base front-wheel drive LE starts at $25,250, or $670 more than 2015. Let’s go through the rest of the roster. All 2016 RAv4 models get the familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder that […] 
 
 
New Ford Bronco and Ranger on the Way? UAW Contract Seems to Say So  Nov 10th, 2015 
As officials from Ford and the UAW continue to hammer out the details of their latest labor contract, a few details regarding future Ford products have begun to bubble to the surface. As we’ve previously reported, Ford will move production of the Focus and C-Max from its Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018, leaving a hole that, […] 
 
 
Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition: An 888 hp, 885-lb-ft S-class Sedan  Nov 10th, 2015 
 
 
 
2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe – First Drive Review  Nov 10th, 2015 
 
 
 
It’s Gone Places: Updated 2016 Toyota RAV4 and New RAV4 Hybrid Priced  Nov 10th, 2015 
 
 
 
Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition: An 888 hp, 885-lb-ft S-class Sedan  Nov 10th, 2015 
Difficult as it is to comprehend, some people believe the twin-turbocharged, V-12–powered Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG doesn’t have enough gristle. We know, right? I mean, BMW refuses to build a 7-series-based M7 because it doesn’t think such a car fits their brand, yet there so many customers looking for that sort of sedan that not only can they […] 
 
 
COX Automotive Execs Named Leading Women  Nov 10th, 2015 
Three top executives at Cox Automotive were named to Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry list during the publication’s annual awards ceremony. 
 
 
Indiana Dealer Reaches Settlement Regarding Doc Fees  Nov 10th, 2015 
Jeff Wyler Clarksville will repay more than 4,000 customers who paid a document fee the state attorney general said violated Indiana’s Motor Vehicle Dealer Unfair Practices Act. 
 
 
Former Ford Exec Joins Motormindz  Nov 10th, 2015 
John Felice, who served as director of Ford's fleet sales unit, has joined the global automotive professional services and technology company as a senior partner. 
 
 
CFPB Again Rejects the NADA's FOIA Request  Nov 10th, 2015 
For the second time, the bureau rejected the association’s request for internal documents acknowledging the agency’s intent to regulate the auto finance market through enforcement action, and eschewed evidence that its methods for estimating disparate impact were deeply flawed. 
 
 
Volkswagen Launches 'TDI Goodwill Program'  Nov 10th, 2015 
Volkswagen has launched a "TDI Goodwill Program" to offer compensation to owners of its diesel-powered vehicles. 
 
 
Dust to Glory on the Mojave Road [Sponsored]  Nov 10th, 2015 
It is very easy to miss the turn-off for the Mojave Road. I know this because I missed it, twice, and only realized I’d missed it the first time when I happened to glance out the window and see a ribbon of blonde sand snaking away from U.S. Route 95, an arrow-straight two-lane highway that […] 
 
 
Warm-Up the Wi-Fi: Gran Turismo Sport for PS4 Will Award Real FIA Championships [w/ Video]  Nov 10th, 2015 
Sony and Polyphony Digital have announced that virtual-racing fans finally will get their sweaty little hands on a Gran Turismo title for the PlayStation 4 console. The new game is called Gran Turismo Sport. Of note, Gran Turismo Sport will be compatible with Sony’s Oculus Rift–style, PlayStation VR virtual-reality headset that’s coming in 2016, and it […] 
 
 
The Ferrari 488GTB Has Been Weaponized: GT3 and GTE Racers Unveiled  Nov 10th, 2015 
The most important job of any production-based racing car is to look good and to reflect some glory onto its roadgoing siblings—yes, even higher up the list than the need to be fast and to win races. And although the Ferrari 488GTB doesn’t really need much help in this regard, it’s two racing variants, the GT3 […] 
 
 
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe – First Drive  Nov 9th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon Diesel Fuel Economy Released, EPA Conformity Confirmed  Nov 9th, 2015 
Conformity can be dull, an act that dissolves your individuality into the flow of the masses like a fluid into a current. Or conformity can be a good thing! Take, for example, when you’re moving to release a new diesel-powered vehicle in the wake of Volkswagen’s brazen diesel-emissions cheating scandal. General Motors gets it, and has […] 
 
 
Jaguar Land Rover Pioneers “Just Dance”–Style, Gesture Vehicle Unlocking  Nov 9th, 2015 
It often feels like the auto industry is running short on genuine problems it needs to engineer solutions for, but here’s one that we actually like: a recently filed patent application from Jaguar Land Rover for an automatic tailgate release that ‘reads’ a sequence of movements to potentially unlock the vehicle or open the trunk/liftgate. […] 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 First Drive: Right at Home  Nov 9th, 2015 
We got our first taste of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC-class this summer in Europe, where we briefly piloted a few GLC models powered by a torquey diesel and a not-so-torquey, 211-hp four-cylinder gas engine. The former engine is poised to come here later next year, while the latter will not come here at all. Missing […] 
 
 
Kraft Merc: Mercedes-Benz Launches Classic Direct-Sales Program  Nov 9th, 2015 
It’s often said that you can’t put a value on trust. That doesn’t seem to be true in Stuttgart, where Mercedes-Benz is attempting to put a substantial price tag on the peace of mind that comes from buying a classic model from the company itself. The newly launched All Time Stars European program is being run […] 
 
 
Honda Recalls 60,000 Fit, Pilot Models for Airbags, Warning Lamps  Nov 9th, 2015 
Honda is recalling more than 60,000 new Fit and Pilot models for separate problems relating to airbags and warning lights, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2015–2016 Fit LX—specifically, only LX trims without sunroofs—have grab handles that can puncture the side-curtain airbags when they inflate during a collision. The brackets […] 
 
 
Confirmed: Production Toyota/Scion C-HR Crossover on the Way  Nov 9th, 2015 
As soon as Toyota mentioned that the latest iteration of the C-HR concept, which debuted at this year’s Frankfurt auto show, sat on the company’s newest architecture, we assumed any production model would do the same. Now, following the Tokyo auto show, we have confirmation of both: the production version of the C-HR indeed will use […] 
 
 
2017 Cadillac XT5 Debuts, Starts a New Chapter for Caddy Crossovers  Nov 9th, 2015 
We’ve been duly impressed with Cadillac’s latest passenger cars, the ATS and the CTS, particularly in high-performance V form. The CTS has even made our 10Best Cars list. At the other end of Cadillac’s product spectrum, the Escalade has been reliably gushing profits ever since its 2015 redesign. In between is the aging SRX. Being […] 
 
 
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe First Drive: A Sports Coupe Only in Name  Nov 9th, 2015 
Between SUVs that pull 1.00 g of lateral grip on the skidpad and sedans that hit 60 mph as quickly as a Ferrari, the definition of a sports car is under constant threat. Modern tires, turbochargers, and transmissions mean all manner of vehicles can now perform like sports cars, and yet the form factor—lightweight, compact […] 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 – First Drive Review  Nov 9th, 2015 
 
 
 
On a Subaru With No Name: New Three-Row SUV Confirmed for 2018  Nov 9th, 2015 
The next mid-size Subaru SUV will bow in 2018, and it will be built at the company’s Lafayette, Indiana, plant, the company confirmed today. Subaru has hinted at a Tribeca successor since the final 2014 model year, and while it no doubt has hurt Subaru to have not fielded a competitive entry in such a hot segment—the […] 
 
 
2017 Cadillac XT5: A Bold Replacement for the SRX – Official Photos and Info  Nov 9th, 2015 
 
 
 
Wink and Call Her Bela: Supercharged 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Looks Pretty in Patina  Nov 9th, 2015 
It’s long been normal practice to name one’s car, and it’s fairly common for car buffs to treat their car like a glorious sea vessel and refer to it as a woman. Chevrolet Performance, then, would like it if you could refer to its rat-rod SEMA build, a ’56 Bel Air sedan, as Bela. We have no problems […] 
 
 
The Car and Driver + Blipshift Shirt Is Here! Get Yours Now!  Nov 9th, 2015 
A few weeks ago, we announced a contest in collaboration with our pals at Blipshift wherein we asked you to submit a kickin’ rad T-shirt idea around the theme of “Dancing with the Cars.” The prize? Nothing less than the chance to attend Lightning Lap 2016 at Virginia International Raceway! After combing through a whole pile of fantastic entries—and […] 
 
 
It Begins: Audi Kicks Off Year-End Car-Sales Frenzy with Special-Edition A4 and A3  Nov 9th, 2015 
The holiday season—which seems to grow in duration a bit more each year—has become a time when we are not only assaulted with continual messages to find “that perfect gift for everyone on your list,” but also a period during which we’re subject to a barrage of auto advertising. Just like sweaters, scented candles, or […] 
 
 
How the BMW M1 Supercar Almost Got a Second Lease on Life—And Why It Didn’t  Nov 9th, 2015 
The BMW M1 is an odd duck in BMW’s history: a standalone supercar, built with a racing career in mind. Initiated by BMW Motorsport director Jochen Neerpasch, it was green-lit in the mid-1970s, and intended to dominate in racing competition. Neerpasch went to Lamborghini to assist with development and to produce the car. (When the first […] 
 
 
2016 Audi TT Coupe – Instrumented Test  Nov 9th, 2015 
 
 
 
VW Offering “Goodwill” Prepaid Visa Cards to TDI Diesel Owners  Nov 9th, 2015 
VW’s ever-expanding diesel-emissions cheating scandal has put the global behemoth on its heels. Yet as the situation continues to unfold, U.S. owners of the affected diesel models have been left in limbo, unsure of the next steps to take or how the automaker plans to address the situation. One piece of the puzzle now has been revealed, however, first via The Truth […] 
 
 
2016 Audi TT Coupe Tested: Sporty or Not, Here It Is  Nov 9th, 2015 
Imagine you’re an aluminum ingot hot from the smelter, facing all future possibilities. You could be a sheet of foil tented loosely over a platter of resting meat, or the can keeping a fistful of beer contained in the griller’s hand. Maybe you’ll be the child’s bat pinging a line drive through his window, or […] 
 
 
2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible: Champagne Wishes and CrossCab Dreams  Nov 9th, 2015 
 
 
 
2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible: Champagne Wishes and CrossCab Dreams  Nov 9th, 2015 
Nissan’s Murano CrossCabriolet inspired the world’s first—as far as we know—automobile review written in the form of a Homeric ode. Beloved by roughly eight people (half of which might or might not work at Car and Driver), the CrossCab was a sales disappointment, vanishing after the 2014 model year. Luckily, the upstanding Brits at Land […] 
 
 
Brand New Muscle Car - Building Yesterday's Dream Cars Today  Nov 7th, 2015 
What if you could build a 1967 Ford Mustang, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro or other classic muscle car from scratch with all new parts including a new body? Welcome to the world of Brand New Muscle Car at US Restoration; build yesterday's dream cars today! 
 
 
HR-Verve: Honda’s Four Tuned HR-Vs Cross Over—to the Interesting Side  Nov 6th, 2015 
 
 
 
2020 VW Golf Mark 8: What to Expect  Nov 6th, 2015 
In the midst of the still-unfolding emissions scandal and following sweeping personnel changes at the executive level, everything at Volkswagen is currently under review—as CEO Matthias Müller has acknowledged. Nevertheless, it is safe to assume that one vehicle’s future is not in jeopardy: That’s the Golf, VW’s global bestseller. The current, seventh-generation model is so […] 
 
 
“Steve McQueen, The Man and Le Mans” Is a Fascinating Look Behind the Scenes of an Iconic Film  Nov 6th, 2015 
The movie Le Mans has long stood as one of the fundamental tests of gearheadery, a faith-proving shibboleth by which true enthusiasts identify themselves and each other. If you like it—as you should—then you’re in the club. But you’re also in a minority, for all the cult status the film has acquired in the 45 […] 
 
 
Skylines, Fairladys, and Even a Prince: Highlights from the Weird, Cool Nissan Heritage Collection  Nov 6th, 2015 
We’re always up for a stroll through any car company’s collection of its vintage tin, and after the Tokyo auto show, we had a chance to check out Nissan’s.  
 
 
HR-Verve: Honda’s Four Tuned HR-Vs Cross Over—to the Interesting Side  Nov 6th, 2015 
Not only did Honda make a strong showing at the 2015 SEMA show, with tuned versions of everything from the new Pilot crossover to the Acura ILX, a refreshed CR-Z, and a peek at the next Ridgeline pickup, but it did seemingly the impossible. That is, it made the decidedly conservatively styled but ultra competent […] 
 
 
2016 Ford Focus RS First Ride: So Close to the Steering Wheel, We Can Taste It  Nov 6th, 2015 
Although it has long since become one of the more predictable clichés of automotive PR, the prelaunch passenger ride rarely teaches us more beyond what a new car sounds like and some indication of the raw g-forces that it can generate. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
Toyota Spending $1 Billion on Robotics, Self-Driving Cars with MIT and Stanford  Nov 6th, 2015 
Lexus sedans can automatically switch lanes and Toyota robots play trumpets and baritone horns in company quartets. “Child’s play,” Toyota’s board of directors said, “bring us more robots, smarter artificial intelligence, and knock on the brightest doors of Stanford and MIT.” The result: Toyota will commit more than $1 billion to new research in Palo […] 
 
 
2016 Ford Focus RS: We Sit Shotgun in the Hotly Anticipated Megahatch – First Ride  Nov 6th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Ford Focus RS: All the Tech Details You Could Ever Want  Nov 6th, 2015 
When considered against the wait we’ve already gone through for an RS-fettled Ford product in the U.S.—an eternity, by our estimates—the time remaining until the new Ford Focus RS arrives on our shores is practically nothing. And we’ll be able to tell you how the new Ford Focus RS drives in January. But to tide us over until then, […] 
 
 
The Very Best Rides of SEMA 2015, Day Three  Nov 6th, 2015 
A rundown of the best stuff we saw on our third day strolling the 2015 SEMA show. 
 
 
Ringbrothers’ 1965 Ford Mustang Twins Are Fraternal Yet Equally Amazing  Nov 6th, 2015 
At risk of sounding unappreciative, we must acknowledge that, much like low-cut tops, jorts, camouflage hats, and way, way, way too many freaking people, Wisconsin-based Ringbrothers are becoming an annual staple at the SEMA show. Similar to the exposed-cleavage situation, this is a very good thing, for the shop turns out ever-more-glorious customs, and this […] 
 
 
2016 Scion iM Tested: Not as Cool as It Thinks It Is  Nov 6th, 2015 
It’s a curious turn for To­yota’s so-called “test labo­ra­tory division,” this new model. The iM eschews the overtly Japanese weirdness that established the Scion brand and made the original 2004–2007 xB the most successful of Toyota’s JDM product-line raids. This conventional four-door hatchback with its factory-supplied body kit and metallic-chartreuse paint seems like something Toyota […] 
 
 
2016 Ford Focus RS: All the Tech Details You Could Ever Want  Nov 6th, 2015 
 
 
 
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