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  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible live photos

    Here are the ten-best reasons to buy a Camaro in 2011: 1. A Z28 model is likely to join the lineup, and it could happen in 2011 as a 2012 model. 2. Even without the Z28 and its supercharged V-8, there is still the strong V-6 and the plenty-fast V-8 powered SS. 3. There's a lot of custom Camaros on the aftermarket--or even at the dealer. 4. There will be a convertible model. 5. We survived the Fireball Run in a Camaro SS with no major mechanical breakdowns. 6. For the first time in a long time, the Camaro will outsell the Mustang. 7. It's been involved in at least one heart-warming story. 8...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
    Top Ten Reasons To Buy A Mustang In 2011

    There are ten good reasons to buy a Ford Mustang in 2011: 1. The lineup is huge. It consists of the V-6, the 5.0 GT, the Shelby GT500, and the Boss 302. That's four choices across both the performance and price spectrum. 2. The 'Stang keeps winning comparison tests, whether with the V-6 or the V-8...

  • Video: Ricardo Teixeira Takes Flight In Formula Two Car
    MotorAuthority's Top 5 Videos Of 2010

    Digesting the latest horsepower figures, performance stats, and driving characteristics is fun, but it can be tough to keep up. Sometimes you just need to kick back, let your digital hair down, and watch a video. Here are the five you watched most in 2010. First up, we have the Hennessey Venom GT...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Golf R
    MotorAuthority's Top Stories Of 2010: Cherokee SRT8, Golf R, And Spy Shots

    It's been another great year for MotorAuthority, and we have you to thank for it. Over the course of 2010 we've brought you more than 2,600 breaking headlines, reviews, videos, and photo galleries. Of those, these were your favorites. We'll be bringing you a few more top lists for 2010 as the year...

  • Aston Martin 'Explore' iphone App
    Aston Martin Jumps On The App Train With 'Explore'

    'Tis the season for automotive apps, it seems, with every carmaker under the sun releasing a game, owner's manual, or something else for Apple's ubiquitous gadgets (and a few others, of course). The latest? Aston Martin's 'Explore' app, designed to taunt you with all the hot hardware you can't...

  • Smithsonian Race to the Museum nominees
    Your Vote Counts: Smithsonian Polls Public For Classic Car Display

    Twitter races watch out: the National Museum of American History, a Smithsonian museum, is holding the "Race to the Museum," a chance for the public to vote to pick the two most significant cars from a selection of eight the 73 in the Smithsonian's collection, spanning 120 years and a wide range of...

  • Playboy 2011 Car or the Year awards

    Now you have a legitimate reason to tell your significant other that you’re only reading the latest issue of Playboy for the articles as the world famous magazine has published its list of the hottest models of 2011…err on four-wheels that is. Yes, Playboy’s 2011 Cars of the Year awards is on and this year there's a string of beauties, any one of which we wouldn’t mind calling our own. So, starting with the most important, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has taken out the top spot, and for good reason. The judges described it as “a vehicle that wants to be luxuriated...

  • 2011 Dodge Durango
    2011 NACTOY Finalists Named: Leaf, Volt, Sonata, Durango, Cherokee, Explorer

    The finalists for the prestigious 2011 North American Car And Truck Of The Year (NACTOY) awards have just been named, and if you've been following the awards from various media outlets, you were probably expecting most of these. One you might not have expected, however, is the Dodge Durango. Based...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
    Silver Remains Most Popular Color For New Cars, Black Close Behind

    Paint companies have a somewhat understandable fascination with color popularity, and each year they release their statistics, citing which new car color reigns supreme. This year, DuPont has named Silver its strongest seller, though black remains a close second, with just two percentage points...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 V-8 engine
    Ward's Names 10 Best Engines, Two Non-Engines Make List

    The Ward's 10 Best Engine list is usually a graphic exercise in what we want under our hoods, but this year's list includes a pair of "engines" that give a nod to the developing reality of modern powertrains: those of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt. OK, so maybe the Volt is only half a...

  • 2001 Volkswagen Microbus concept
    The MA List: 6 Concept Cars That Cried Wolf!

    Concept cars are a mixed breed. Sometimes, they're the real thing slightly disguised, and sometimes they're way-off abstractions in the Tomorrowland vein. In a handful of cases, concept cars are annoying knock-offs of the boy who cried wolf, without the bit that makes the fairy tale appealing. You...

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe And Wagon: MotorAuthority's Best Car To Buy 2011

    The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and Wagon are the winners of MotorAuthority's Best Car To Buy 2011 award. Why? Because they're two tire-shredding, lust-inducing, finely tuned, and well-crafted variations on a theme that belongs in any luxury and performance enthusiast's garage. Best of all, unlike some...

  • 2011 Infiniti M 56

    The 2011 Infiniti M has already won a slew of awards, from best premium-priced interior (Ward's Auto) to Top Safety Pick (IIHS). So even if it weren't a massively updated, improved, and refined version of Infiniti's already impressive M sedan, the 2011 Infiniti M56 would deserve our attention for the Best Car To Buy award. But it is all of those things--and when powered by the potent 420-horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque supplied by the 5.6-liter V-8 engine, it's a beast in the performance category as well. Mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, rev-matched...

  • 2011 Hyundai Equus
    MotorAuthority's Best Car To Buy 2011 Nominee: Hyundai Equus

    A Korean full-size luxury sedan? That's what most people ask themselves when they first hear of the 2011 Hyundai Equus. Then they start thinking about Hyundai, and its start in the U.S. But anyone familiar with the last several years of Hyundai proucts knows the carmaker has made unprecedented...

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe at Monticello Motor Club
    MotorAuthority's Best Car To Buy 2011 Nominee: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe And Wagon

    Striking design, unearthly power, surprising refinement, and amazing value are the core features that drive the CTS-V Coupe and Wagon to the top of any list, and that's what's behind their place on our short list of Best Car To Buy nominees for 2011. We were one of the first outlets to get a ride...

  • 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
    2011 Dodge Lineup Priced: Charger From $25,170

    With Fiat helmsman Sergio Marchionne at the wheel, things are looking up for Chrysler, with the now-truckless Dodge brand offering up a refreshed Charger, a stronger SRT8 HEMI V-8, and a more luxurious and "sporty" Durango. Today pricing for the rejuvenated Dodge lineup is out, and it looks pretty...

  • Lexus and Toyota 2010 SEMA vehicles
    2010 SEMA Preview: Toyota And Lexus Prepare An Armada

    Two kinds of cars will be making their debut from Toyota and Lexus at this year's SEMA show: the NASCAR-inspired Camry, which is focused on performance, and the rest. The rest is composed of hybrid Lexus vehicles slammed, stanced, and body-kitted to present the most street-worthy image possible...

  • Tommi Makinen with a Subaru WRX STI
    2010 SEMA Preview: Subaru Bringing Pastrana's Jump Car, 5 Others

    If you aren't already aware, Travis Pastrana, while being one of the nicest guys in motorsports, is also one of the craziest. Case in point: he set the world record for jumping a Subaru WRX STI onto a barge in Long Beach Harbor. That car, along with Tommi Makinen's Nurbugring lap car and a handful...

  • Chrysler's 2010 SEMA display vehicles

    Tuners, fans of highly modified cars, outrageous horsepower junkies, and lovers of everything aftermarket will soon have their annual Tunerpalooza in the form of the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. Far from just a one-off custom car show, however, OEM involvement has grown this year to include dozens of factory-customized or authorized versions of new vehicles. This is a pictorial preview of the action to come, with links to the preview stories below each photo. HPP Brings Out Custom Chevrolet Camaro And Firebird For SEMA 2010 SEMA Preview: DUB Edition 2011 Hyundai...

  • Los Angeles Auto Show logo
    2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage Preview

    The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show is fast approaching, with press days scheduled for November 17-18. As always, Motor Authority and High Gear Media will have a team live on the show floor to bring you photos, news, and the unexpected as it happens. Here's an overview of what to expect from the 20-plus...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
    Mercedes-Benz Snatches Top Luxury Sales Spot From Lexus

    As overall car sales--and most of the rest of the economy--remain cool, the luxury market continues to heat up, with several manufacturers posting record sales in recent months. Mercedes-Benz in particular is on a roll, thanks in part to the misfortunes of Lexus and parent company Toyota. As of...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback
    2010 Paris Auto Show Preview: Chevrolet's Four World Premieres

    Chevy will be hitting Paris hard this year, bringing four new world premieres to the floor. Of the four, only the 2012 Aveo is expected for the U.S., though we can lust after the mostly-attractive Cruze five-door hatch from afar. The 2012 Chevrolet Aveo, which we last spied in sedan form in July...

  • 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 First Drive
    Name Your All-Time Favorite Fast Or Fancy Ford

    The era of social media is fully upon us when even 100-plus-year-old carmakers are adopting outlets like Twitter and Facebook as part of their efforts to build brand reputation. Sometimes it's even interesting. Take this tweet for @Ford, the official Ford Twitter account: @Ford: In 1953, Ford...

  • 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta
    Pebble 2010: A Fistful Of Ferraris

    There are so many simply beautiful Ferraris at Pebble Beach it's hard to pick any as a favorite, but these are some that caught our eye.

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