2013

  • 2013 Cadillac SRX

    General Motors has announced that it will be issuing a recall of its Cadillac SRX crossover due to an issue that could cause some of the vehicles to have a three to four second delay in power delivery when the gas pedal is pressed. Such a delay may increase the risk of crash, though at this point there have been no reports of injury or a crash due to the issue. DON'T MISS: Cars Swallowed By Giant Sinkhole In Baltimore: Video The recall affects the 2013 SRX equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6, but only those examples manufactured from May 29, 2012 through June 26, 2013. According to General Motors...

  • Maria Sharapova and her personalized 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS
    Maria Sharapova Shows Off Personalized Porsche Panamera GTS

    Tennis star and Porsche ambassador Maria Sharapova was down in her native Russia recently where she showed off a new Panamera built to her specifications by the Porsche Exclusive personalization department. Given that sport competition is a central theme in her life, Sharapova went with the most...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Recalled Due To Faulty Airbag Sensor

    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall on certain versions of its SL-Class because of a faulty sensor that determines whether the passenger side airbag deploys. The recall affects SL550, SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG models from the 2013 model year, but only those manufactured from January 16, 2013 through...

  • Bentley Mulsanne Shaheen special edition, 2013 Dubai Auto Show
    Bentley Mulsanne Shaheen Debuts In Dubai, Inspired By Eagles

    Some might consider Bentley's Mulsanne luxurious enough, but there are invariably individuals--and whole cultures--that see luxury in a different light. One of these is the Middle Eastern emirate of Dubai. Bentley has chosen the Dubai Motor Show (via World Car Fans) to unveil its latest take on the...

  • 2013 Dodge SRT Viper by Vivid Racing, SEMA 2013
    Vivid Racing SRT Viper Heads To SEMA With Plenty Of Carbon Fiber

    It's hard to stand out among the customized cars at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas, but Vivid Racing's 2013 SRT Viper shouldn't have a problem doing that. That's because this sleek snake is covered in carbon fiber pieces from Seibon. The most noticeable bit is probably the massive carbon fiber...

  • 2013 Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupe
    Rolls-Royce Bespoke Builds 'Chicane' Phantom Coupe

    Rolls-Royce’s own personalization department, Rolls-Royce Bespoke, has put together a very special Phantom Coupe for the automaker’s brand manager in Dubai, Mohammed EL-Arishy. Called the Chicane Phantom Coupe, only one example exists and it's been developed with special touches...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S

    Toyota's well-known issues with unintended acceleration (whatever the actual root cause) gave the company headaches and cost it millions of dollars for years--in fact, it's still recovering its reputation for safety and reliability. Now Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] may be on the cusp of facing a similar situation if a new complaint proves true. The Complaint The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a complaint report about a Tesla Model S that accelerated out of a residential driveway and onto a 4.5-foot retaining wall while the brake was fully applied. According to...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S P85 service loaner vehicle [photo: David Noland]
    Tesla Model S Maintenance: Almost None Required, Actually

    The Tesla Model S battery-electric luxury sedan is a remarkable car, and it's elevated the public perception of electric cars to a new level. It's won awards, thrilled thousands of buyers, and demolished a lot of stereotypes. But among the things you may not know about Tesla is this: The Model S...

  • Jay Leno Porsche 918
    Jay Leno Drives The Porsche 918 Spyder

    It's the must-drive car on everyone's list right now. We're talking about the Porsche 918 Spyder, which is one of the most exciting cars of the year from a hype standpoint. Of course, it's most likely also amazingly exciting from a reality standpoint, as it's the technologically advanced machine to...

  • BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo - image: Alpina
    Chris Harris Drives The 2013 BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo: Video

    If you’re looking for a sports sedan with plenty of performance but won’t get a second look from the fuzz, the BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo might just be for you. While it may look like a stock standard 3-Series to the average onlooker, performance fans will immediately recognize the...

  • 2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
    Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Quick Drive: A $400,000 Pay Date Earns Its Fee

    Driving a Lamborghini is a different experience from any other car. It's not even about the actual driving, for the most part. It's about the image, the style, the show you put on simply by being there, raising visual and auditory hell. Driving the Aventador Roadster is even more about the theater...

  • 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva
    Meet The 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva

    Fiat will use this week’s Concorso Italiano, one of the lead-up events for the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, to present the new 500 Cattiva. The latest special edition is based on the concept of the same name, unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and should be on sale in the...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse

    It’s not often that pricing details for a car are released before its made its auto show debut, but that’s exactly the case for the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. Lamborghini has announced that the track-focused thoroughbred is priced from $259,100, plus a $2,100 gas guzzler tax and destination charge. Only 50 examples will be built for worldwide consumption, and of these only 15 will reach the U.S. and three more will head to Canada. While Lamborghini has previously confirmed that the car would be offered in yellow, white, gray, or red, Autoblog is reporting...

  • Tesla Model S order page
    Tesla Ups Prices On Some 2013 Model S Options

    Tesla’s all-electric Model S sedan is starting to gain traction in the market, with the company recently proclaiming that production of the car had surpassed 400 units per week and that the goal of 20,000 units for the first full year of production was well in sight. Despite this, it turns...

  • 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S ‘built’ by 5 million Facebook fans
    Porsche Celebrates 5 Million Facebook Fans With Special 911

    It was only a year ago that Porsche was celebrating two million Facebook fans, which it marked by unveiling a special Cayman S decked out with a portrait of each of its fans. Since then, the sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart has gone on to surpass five million fans and to celebrate it asked...

  • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Pace Car
    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Will Set The Pace At Brickyard 400

    If you're going to pace any racing event, you need to be driving something powerful. ESPN anchor Sage Steele will get to experience this at the upcoming Brickyard 400 NASCAR race because she is slated to pilot the leading machine. Our chariot of choice will be supplied by Chevrolet, and it's a good...

  • Tesla's Fremont factory and surrounding land. Image via Google Maps.
    Tesla Buys Test Track Next To Fremont Factory

    There's no doubt Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has built a high-performance luxury sedan in the Model S. As a bonus, it's all-electric. Future Tesla vehicles may be even more finely tuned, however, as the company has just bought a 35-acre test track facility next door to its Fremont, California factory...

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans, 2013
    SRT Drivers Look Back At Viper's Return To Le Mans: Video

    Thirteen years since its three-peat 1-2 finishes at Le Mans, the SRT Viper is back--and though it didn't blow the doors off the GT field in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, the team counts the race a success. The drivers, including Tommy Kendall, Kuno Wittmer, Ryan Dalziel, and more, tell us what...

  • Tesla Roadster driven by Joe Nuxoll on Laguna Seca racetrack, Re:Fuel event, June 2013

    Back in 2011, then-Tesla employee Joe Nuxoll set a new EV lap record at Laguna Seca, clocking a 1:50.888 in a Tesla Roadster. That's rather brisk, but this year, Nuxoll and Tesla were back--this time separately--to take on the record once again. Nuxoll, an experienced track instructor and racer, managed to trim nearly two seconds from his previous record time, having "begged, borrowed and stole a Roadster" from a friend, according to Green Car Reports. His new lap time: 1:48.935. The new fast lap was set despite having just one warm-up lap and one timed lap, as seen in the video above...

  • 2013 MINI Clubvan
    MINI Clubvan: No Fans, Out Of The Club

    Do you remember that cool little panel-sided version of the MINI Clubman intended to be a utility/work vehicle? No? Neither does MINI USA, much. Only 50 of the Clubvans were sold earlier this year, and MINI isn't selling any more. The Clubvan has been withdrawn from the market. Why? As Green Car...

  • 2013 Honda Accord Coupe fitted with Honda Factory Performance package
    Honda Launches Factory Performance Package For 2013 Accord Coupe

    If you’re keen to add a little sport to your 2013 Accord Coupe, Honda is now offering an upgrade package for the V-6 model that it has developed with its Honda Performance Development (HPD) motorsport division. The package is based on a kit previewed at the 2012 SEMA Show and is grouped under...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S Production Hits 400 Per Week, Exceeds Targets

    Much ado has been made about Tesla Motors' profitable first quarter of 2013, as well as its 4,750-unit production during the same period. Now, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] appears to be on track to exceed even its rather optimistic goals. The goal for the first full year of production of the Model S...

  • 2013 Lincoln MKS
    2013 Lincoln MKS Recalled For Faulty Child Safety Locks

    Lincoln has issued a recall on certain versions of its 2013 MKS sedan due to an issue with the cars’ child safety locks. Also included in the latest recall are versions of the 2013 Ford Explorer and Taurus. The recall only affects 2013 Lincoln MKS sedans built from November 29, 2012, through...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S
    Tesla Motors Joins NASDAQ 100

    The NASDAQ isn't exactly a top topic amongst most gearheads, nor is its NASDAQ-100 Index, used to track the exchange's climate. But as of July 15, Tesla Motors will become one of the 100 companies that compose the index. That will make Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] the only automaker listed in the index, owing...

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