SARTRE self-driving cars

Self-Driving Cars Take A Step Closer To Reality

Autonomous or ‘self-driving’ cars have been around for a while, at least in prototype form. In fact, just this week we reported on Audi’s autonomous TTS, which successfully charted the grueling 12.42 mile Pikes Peak run. However, about a year ago we reported on a government-backed... read more

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2011 Bentley Continental GTC And GTC Speed 80-11 Editions

2011 Bentley Continental GTC And GTC Speed 80-11 Editions Announced For North America

Every year we hear about exclusive editions of luxury cars being released for only select markets--usually China, Europe, or the United Arab Emirates. Well, now it’s North... read more August 17, 2010 by

BMW M3 celebrates 25th anniversary

Sports Car Classics: The E30 BMW M3

Since BMW has recently celebrated 25 years of the 3-series M cars, it might be wise to look back at the model that started it all: the E30 generation M3. The most important... read more July 11, 2010 by

2008 Mazda Furai concept

Mazda’s Nagare Styling Philosophy To Change

 The styling on current Mazdas, called Nagare after one of their concept cars, is either a love it or hate it proposition. The front ends of the Mazda 3 and MX-5 seem to be... read more June 23, 2010 by

2011 Lotus Elise

Lotus RGB Editions Honors Roger Becker

Colin Chapman is the most associated name to Lotus and is one of the sports car legends. Roger Becker was one person at Lotus that barely anybody has heard of. He has given... read more June 21, 2010 by

2011 Panoz Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans

Panoz Abruzzi Offically Unveiled At Le Mans

 Panoz Auto Development isn’t much of a household name; it’s only mostly known by those in car-loving circles. The Georgia-based company hand builds sports cars for both... read more June 8, 2010 by

2010 BMW M3 GTS

GT3 RS Fighter with Video: BMW’s M3 GTS

 The M3 has had some special versions throughout its production; there were the E30 Evos with their 2.5L engines, and the E36 and E46 CSLs which were on track-day diets. Now... read more May 13, 2010 by

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Fifth Gear Video Review Says Honda CR-Z Almost Works

Honda claims that the Honda CR-Z is the first “sporty hybrid” according to the Graham, the tester for Fifth Gear Web’s first drive of the car. Those who were skeptical... read more April 26, 2010 by

2010 Acura TSX 4-door Sedan I4 Auto Engine

Sports Wagons To Shine At The New York Auto Show

With gas prices rising and green trend building up steam, wagons seem to be falling back into public acceptance. Most of these have been crossover type vehicles, but the New... read more March 12, 2010 by

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Official: Cadillac Announces European Return

Say what you will about General Motors' past decade or two of planning, its products have come a long, long way in the past several years. Unfortunately, few in the industry... read more February 22, 2010 by

2009 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe 2-door Man S Angular Front Exterior View

It's Official...Nobody Can Agree on How To Run a Global Car Company

Here we have two of the largest car companies in the World:  Ford and the Volkswagen group. Both sell cars all over the world. And both have had definite ideas about how to... read more January 14, 2010 by

Fiat's 'Cool Bikini' flash mob promotion for the 500C

Today In Flash Mobs: Girls, Bikinis, And The Fiat 500

Flash mobs have been around for decades (back in the day, they were called outlaw parties), but they've only recently been co-opted for marketing campaigns. Today's example... read more December 22, 2009 by

Shakira hooks up with SEAT

Today In Sponsorships: Shakira Scores A SEAT Deal

As you might've guessed from the photo at left, Spanish automaker SEAT is underwriting Shakira's next European tour. Moreover, SEAT is planning "to enter into close... read more December 17, 2009 by

SARTRE self-driving cars

SARTRE Initiative Working On Self-Driving Cars

A new government-backed initiative in Europe called SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment) is being launched to develop and test technology for vehicles that can drive... read more October 22, 2009 by

2009 Opel Insignia Sedan

GM Approves Opel Majority Sale to Magna International And Sberbank

General Motors today announced that its Board of Directors supports a bid from the consortium of automotive parts supplier Magna International and Russian bank Sberbank to... read more September 10, 2009 by

Toyota Auris sketch

Report: Toyota planning production of two new hybrids in Europe

Toyota has some bold plans for its hybrid lineup in Europe. The auto giant will reportedly launch a new entry-level, dedicated hybrid Lexus hatchback in Europe next year and... read more July 28, 2009 by


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