If you have a mighty stack of holiday money burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to consider upgrading your car to carbon fiber wheels. Find out more about the positives and negatives in our overview of the technology behind them.

Toyota has made a $1.1 billion settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit over claims of unintended acceleration. The massive payout comes in spite of NASA findings that Toyota's cars had no inherent fault that caused the rash of issues in 2009 and 2010.

Alfa Romeo's 4C is still on track, with the Italian brand promising the stylish and sporty little coupe will arrive on the market before the end of 2013--in Europe. We Americans may have to wait until early 2014.

All of this and more can be found in today's car news headlines in the links below.

Carbon-Fiber Wheels: A Costly Upgrade, But Better Performance?

Toyota Takes $1.1 Billion Hit In Unintended Acceleration Settlement

Alfa Romeo Confirms 2013 Launch For 4C With New Teaser

Porsche 911 In ‘Motionless Driving’ Video

Tesla's 'Supercharger' Fast-Chargers Spread To East Coast

AMG Prepping New 4.0-Liter V-8: Report

Grim First: Air Pollution Makes Top 10 List Of Disease Risk Factors

2013 Ford Hybrids' Gas Mileage Generates First Lawsuit

Texas Grid CEO: We Can Handle Electric Cars Just Fine

As Pedestrians, Men Face Higher Fatality Rate Than Women