2010

  • 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 barn find

    When we think about automotive barn finds, we normally envision a dusty car tucked away in storage after something went wrong on it many years ago. Usually, someone had intentions of fixing it up—or at least saving it until the market supported restoration of it. This 2010 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang Shelby GT500 doesn't quite fit the mold—but it is definitely a barn find. According to the authorities over at BarnFinds, the GT500 was tucked away in a pole barn in a rural Minnesota town better known for ice fishing than for modern day muscle cars. Today, it shows just 21...

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h
    2010 Lexus HS 250h And Toyota Prius Models Involved In Recall

    Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on certain versions of its Lexus HS 250h and Prius hybrid vehicles due to an issue with the cars’ brakes. The recall affects all 2010 model year HS 250h and Prius hybrids, of which there are approximately 87,000 units in the U.S. The affected vehicles are...

  • 2010 Lexus RX 350
    Toyota To Pay Record Fine Over Lexus Pedal Entrapment

    Just two years after Toyota paid fines totaling $48.8 million, including a then-record single fine of $16.4 million, the automaker has been hit with a new $17.4 million fine over a delayed pedal entrapment recall on 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h models. As CNN Money explains, the NHTSA contacted...

  • 2009 porsche 911 gt3 facelift 006
    Porsche Recalls 2010 911 GT3 Models For Rear Wheel Hub Issue

    Porsche has announced the recall of 2010 model year 911 GT3s, built between May 15, 2009 and February 11, 2010. At issue is the rear wheel hub assembly, which may be prone to failure under certain driving conditions. Some 455 Porsche 911 GT3 models are affected by this recall. The recall also...

  • 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged
    Jaguar Recalls XF Models For Possible Fuel Leak

    Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 4,195 Jaguar XF sedans, built for model years 2010, 2011 and 2012. At issue is a fuel tank outlet flange that is susceptible to cracking under certain conditions, leading to the possibility of a fuel spill. Most of the vehicles affected by this recall were assembled...

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h
    18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h Sedans Recalled For Suspension Failure Risk

    When you're driving down the road, the last thing you need is for part of your car's suspension to come loose or fall off, but that's just what might happen with the 18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h sedans sold in the U.S.. It requires a specific chain of events to trigger the problem, however: if the...

  • The aftermath of David Pintaric's SRT Viper Cup crash.

    The SRT Viper Cup is a spec racing series that allows owners of SRT Viper ACR-X models to mix it up at some of the best racetracks in the United States. With theoretically identical cars, winning comes down to driver skill and perhaps just a bit of luck. As with any racing series, mistakes at speed can have devastating consequences. During a race at Road America last weekend, driver David Pintaric lost control of his car at high speed, resulting in the horrific crash seen in the video above, first posted on the DriveSRT Facebook page. The accident is easily one of the worst we’ve ever...

  • An 800 horsepower 2010 Nissan GT-R, built by SP Engineering.
    An 800-Horsepower Nissan GT-R Visits Jay Leno's Garage: Video

    When Nissan’s legendary GT-R first hit the U.S. in 2008, the car was universally praised for delivering supercar performance at bargain-basement pricing. With 480 horsepower (in 2009 through 2011 models) on tap, the car could sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds (using launch control), on its...

  • 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X
    Viper ACR-X Laps The 'Ring In 7:03.058: Video

    There's fast, then there's scary fast, then there's the Dodge Viper ACR-X, the track-only, high-downforce, stripped-out-and-caged version of the last-gen Viper. It may only be 9 seconds faster than a standard, street-legal ACR, but they're nine very significant seconds. Tickling 2g in lateral...

  • 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X
    Race Fans: Viper Cup Returning For 2012

    Last year’s Dodge Viper Cup Series has gotten a name change, and it’s back for 2012 as the SRT Viper Cup Series, still presented by Pennzoil Ultra. The name isn’t all that’s changed, since new rules are designed to make racing even more competitive than before. As in...

  • One-off military-inspired Camaro sold for $175,000
    Military Tribute Chevrolet Camaro Fetches $175,000 At Auction

    We’ve seen a lot of action at this past weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. We saw the first 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible fetch a staggering $600,000 as well as a 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 prototype sell for $300,000. Now we have news of a very...

  • The Military Tribute Edition Chevrolet Camaro
    Chevrolet To Donate Military Tribute Edition Camaro

    Not only is Chevrolet donating a one-of-a-kind Camaro to raise money for an organization that helps wounded veterans, it’s even using GM’s CEO Dan Akerson to help market the car during tomorrow’s 112th Army-Navy football game. The unique Camaro, painted by artist Mickey Harris and...

  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

    The battle of lightweight materials is becoming one of many players. Companies like Mazda are striving to cut down weight with clever use of high-strength steels. Lotus has always gone the way of plastic composite bodies. Even magnesium has been suggested for reducing weight. Ferrari and McLaren have taken two other routes - aluminum for the former, and carbon-fiber with the latter. According to Popular Mechanics, the Prancing Horse is unlikely to change any time soon. It's a question of cost, ease of manufacture and lightness, says Ferrari engineer Patrizio Moruzzi. Previous Ferrari...

  • 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
    2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard

    Certainly something not expected with a car costing close to $250,000, Rolls-Royce’s recently introduced Ghost sedan has been issued with an official recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) due to a potential fire hazard. The issue originates from a faulty circuit...

  • 2013 Dodge Viper test-mule spy shots
    2013 Dodge Viper Rumored To Use 8.7-Liter V-10: Report

    The 2013 SRT Viper has been revealed. Click here for all the official details. We’re still over a year away from being able to buy a 2013 Dodge Viper at our local dealership, but rumors about the car continue to circulate. We don’t have a lot of hard facts, but here’s what we do...

  • Vauxhall VXR8
    Vauxhall VXR8 (nee Pontiac G8 GXP) Wins MPG Marathon

    If you’re wondering how a big sedan powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine can win a competition focused on high mpg, here’s a quick explanation of the challenge itself. One of the challenges of the Fleet World MPG Marathon recognizes those drivers and their cars which record the greatest...

  • 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
    Dodge To Air Viper Celebrity Challenge On Versus

    This weekend, fans of the Viper and will get an interesting intro to the upcoming 11 weeks of Viper Cup racing coverage: a celebrity challenge, featuring top Dodge motorsports drivers including Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Sam Hornish Jr., and more. The racing is in Viper ACR-X spec race cars at...

  • Wrecked Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 in Russia
    Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Burns To The Ground After Crashing Into Chevy Aveo

    The LP640, as most of you would know, is an even higher performance version of the already potent Lamborghini Murcielago. It comes as no surprise then that the Italian thoroughbred commands a great deal of skill to drive at speed, something the 27-year old driver of this sad looking wreck has found...

  • Ferrari F40 races the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

    Ferrari's idea of what makes a supercar has changed dramatically over the years, with the two cars in this video at the polar extremes: the raw, race-ready F40 and the refined, grand-touring 599 GTB. Despite Ferrari calling this a "fictional" race, it looks to have very much occurred in real life--and it is excellent. From the sounds to the sights, especially the in-cockpit shots of the F40's gated, long-throw shifter in action, it's a feast for any fan of the Rosso Corsa.

  • Dinan custom BMW S85 V-10 on the engine dyno
    720-HP Dinan Custom BMW S85 V-10 Engine Dyno

    In the world of high-end trackday cars, there are many choices and few wrong answers. One of the best answers is likely the Riley MkXXV, which is powered by the bored and stroked 5.8-liter S85 V-10 (yes, the one from the last-gen M-5) shown in the dyno video below. The sound alone is worth the 1:42...

  • 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
    Dodge Viper ACR's record 7:12.13 Nürburgring lap

    Though it's well out of production and nearing the outer limits of what qualifies as a "production" car in the first place, the Dodge Viper ACR has reset the benchmark in road-going performance at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife with a 7:12.13 lap. Straight from the gearheads at SRT, the video shows...

  • 2011 BMW 135i Coupe
    BMW Brings You More Power For The 135i And 335i

    Mention the words “retuned ECU” to most manufacturers, and they’ll void your powertrain warranty faster than you can say the world “reflash.” BMW, on the other hand, wants to capitalize on the demand for additional horsepower among enthusiast customers, so the company...

  • 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
    Viper Reclaims Fastest Production 'Ring Lap?

    Nurburgring lap times. We love to talk about them, compare them, even flaunt them when our cars pull off crazy-low numbers at the hands of factory drivers. But do they really mean anything? The SRT team apparently thinks so, going to the lengths of sourcing two of Dodge's out-of-production Vipers...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    Volkswagen Debuts Cylinder Shut-Off Tech In 4-Cyl Engines

    Cylinder deactivation has been with us for several years in big V8 engines. Both GM and Chrysler have used it and Audi now offers it on its S range. Rather firing on all cylinders during steady freeway driving, the units use cylinder deactivation to save fuel when the power demand is low, shutting...

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