2012

  • 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition for auction

    Lexus models normally don't flood consignment lots at big-name auctions, but we'd wager more than a few interested parties will step up to bid on this 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition. The special LFA will grace the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, which runs from April 12 to 15, and the car is just one of 50 ever built. Lexus debuted the LFA Nürburgring Edition at the 2011 Geneva auto show, and while the car didn't offer much more power than a stock LFA it featured enough mods to make it a serious track car. At one point, it was even the fastest production car around the race...

  • 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
    Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger Recalled For Airbag Issue

    Chrysler is recalling nearly 120,000 late-model vehicles for a potential electrical problem associated with the airbag system. The recall affects Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger models from the 2011 and 2012 model years, with a total of 119,497 U.S. vehicles (and 139,000 in all...

  • 2012 Lincoln MKS
    2012 Lincoln MKS Recalled Due To Faulty Fuel Tanks

    The 2012 MKS, along with the Ford Taurus and 2013 Ford Explorer, have been recalled because of faulty fuel tanks.

  • 2012 Fisker Karma
    Fisker And Its Insurer End Lawsuit Over Superstorm Sandy-Damaged Karmas

    When Superstorm Sandy blew through the Northeast last October, its swath of destruction included some 250,000 cars, among them the 338 Fisker Karma sedans that were parked in a holding facility at Port Newark and awaiting delivery to dealers. From Fisker’s perspective, the loss was a minor...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S Runs The Quarter Mile In 12.371 Seconds: Video

    The flagship of the Tesla Model S range, the Model S Performance, comes with a power rating of 301 kilowatts (416 horsepower) as well as an 85 kWh battery pack that the EPA says is good for about 265 miles of driving range. As we’ll see in this video posted up by Drag Times, a regular Tesla...

  • Jay Leno tests the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 and the LP 550-2
    Jay Leno Pits The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Against The LP 550-2: Video

    Lamborghini has just introduced its final update for the Gallardo before its successor arrives sometime in the next 12 to 18 months, but the previous models are still well worth the look if you’re in the market for a supercar you can drive everyday. This latest episode of Jay Leno’s...

  • 2012 Fisker Karma

    When Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York metro area last October, some 338 Fisker Karma sedans parked at Port Newark, New Jersey were destroyed by flooding or fire. Fisker believed the vehicles were covered by insurance, issued through XL Group Plc., so it submitted a claim as quickly as it could in Sandy’s aftermath. As Green Car Reports explains, that claim was denied by XL Group on December 20, forcing Fisker to pursue litigation against its insurance carrier. While Fisker’s policy covers up to $100 million in damages from named storms, its $33 million claim was denied over...

  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
    2012 Hyundai Veloster Models Recalled For Sunroof Flaw

    Hyundai has announced the recall of certain 2012 model year Veloster hatchbacks, built between November 1, 2011 and April 17, 2012. At issue is a potential defect in the panoramic sunroof glass, caused by inadvertent contact between the glass and the unloading station robot. In all, some 13,500...

  • 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque  -  Off-Road First Drive
    Land Rover Recalls LR2 And Range Rover Evoque For Faulty Brakes

    The 2012 Range Rover Evoque, along with the LR2, are being recalled for faulty brake calipers.

  • Lexus LFA build #500
    Lexus Builds Its Last LFA

    The last Lexus LFA, build #500, has rolled off the line at Toyota’s Motomachi plant in Japan.

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 live photos
    Lamborghini Issues Recall On Aventador LP 700-4

    Lamborghini has issued a recall on certain versions of its flagship Aventador LP 700-4 model due to a fault in the affected cars’ headlights. The recall only affects those Aventador models built from July 15, 2011, through April 20, 2012. Considering the exclusiveness of the model, as well as...

  • Tommy Milner closing on  a Le Mans Prototype in Baltimore's turn one
    Ride Along With Tommy Milner In The C6.R Corvette: Video

    If you’re a fan of IndyCar, you know that this year’s Grand Prix of Baltimore wasn’t exactly a seamless event. In fact, it almost wasn’t an event at all until Michael Andretti’s Andretti Sports Marketing agreed to take over the organization and promotion of the event...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 4-door Sedan 4.6L RWD Angular Front Exterior View

    Mercedes-Benz has announced the recall of 2012 model year CLS-Class four-door-coupes built between December 1, 2011 and December 13, 2011. At issue are the bolts holding the hood’s secondary latch striker, which may not have been torqued to the proper value. As a result, the bolts can loosen over time, increasing the chance of the hood accidentally opening if the primary locking mechanism should fail, or if the hood is not properly closed. According to Mercedes-Benz, some 23 vehicles are affected, and the recall includes both CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic models. The production error was...

  • Scion xD rally car
    Scion Rally xD Team Looks Back At 2012 Rally America Season

    If you weren't aware Scion has a rally team that competes in Rally America, you're forgiven. We didn't either. But this video offers a great look at the team's season, and what they did to prep for the Olympus Rally. After working with DirtFish rally school and David Higgins from Subaru's SRT USA...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011
    Tesla’s Third Quarter Results Mix Bad With Good

    For Tesla Motors fans, owners and investors, this morning’s third-quarter earnings call was a mixture of bad news and good news. First, the bad news: the start-up automaker lost $110.8 million in the third quarter, compared to losses of $65.1 million in the third quarter of 2011. While the...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S Signature
    Tesla Model S Heads To Europe, First Stop The Autobahn

    Now that Tesla has successfully launched its Model S sedan in the United States to near-universal praise from buyers and the automotive press, the electric automaker is turning its attention to the other side of the Atlantic. Yesterday, Tesla announced a marketing push for Europe, which began with...

  • Chevy's final 2012 COPO Camaro
    Final 2012 Chevy COPO Camaro Is An Auction-Bound Convertible

    At last year’s SEMA show, Chevy announced that it would build 69 COPO Camaros for the 2012 model year. The number was in honor of the original COPO (short for Central Office Production Order) Camaro, which hit the drag strip in 1969 as a factory-built race car. Like the originals, the new...

  • Jay Leno drives Tesla's Model S sedan
    Jay Leno Drives The 2012 Tesla Model S

    Jay Leno may have 10w40 coursing through his veins, but that doesn’t mean the comedian and car guy is averse to embracing new technologies. Leno’s commuter car is a Chevy Volt, which he bought to save enough gas to drive his Hemi ‘Cuda on the weekend (though we seriously doubt...

  • 2012 Land Rover Range Rover

    Jaguar Land Rover has announced the recall of certain 2012 Range Rover models, which may have had their windshields improperly installed during the assembly process. As a result, the windshields can come loose in a crash, increasing the chance of occupant injury. Though the NHTSA announcement does not specify the range of build dates for affected models, only 36 units are included in the recall announcement. It’s also unclear if the defect was discovered in routine testing or as the result of accidents involving customer vehicles, so it's uncertain if any injuries have occurred as a...

  • A Lexus LFA Nürburgring takes on an Eclipse 500 jet - image: Lexus
    Update: Lexus LFA Beats Eclipse 500 Jet, Pilot Gives Us His Take

    Update: Marc Arnold, the pilot for Rocky Mountain Jet who flew the Eclipse 500 against the Lexus LFA, was kind enough to give us detailed information on the race. Rather than leaving his insight as a comment, we thought it more relevant to include it in the body of the original story. Thanks go to...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S Signature
    Tesla To Be Cash Flow Positive By The End Of November

    Just last week, Tesla revised its 2012 revenue projections downward from some $600 million to between $400 and $440 million, blaming production startup problems with the Model S sedan for the decline in revenue. In the same filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla stated its...

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
    BMW On Demand USA Offers Renters A Deal On The 328i

    If you’d like to experience the joy of driving a new BMW 328i for a long weekend, BMW On Demand USA has a deal for you: rent the car for a three-day weekend, and the company will kick in a fourth day, free. If that’s not good enough for the savvy bargain hunters among you, BMW On Demand...

  • Augusto and Liri Farfus, before going for a casual drive around the 'Ring
    BMW Factory Driver Augusto Farfus Takes His Wife To Work: Video

    Augusto Farfus is a Brazilian racing driver who currently gets paid by BMW to campaign an M3 in the DTM series. While Farfus may look young, his resume includes stints in the World Touring Car Championship from 2005 - 2010, a season in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in 2011 and two entries into...

  • 2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
    The Lexus LFA's Chief Engineer Blogs About The Supercar

    Tanahashi Haruhiko is the chief engineer behind the development of the Lexus LFA, a project to which he’s dedicated a third of his 34-year career to. As you’d guess, Haruhiko has a few things to say about the car, which is why he’s begun blogging about the LFA on Lexus’...

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