| Jan 27, 2011
When it comes to luxury sport cars, efficiency and performance have been terminally at odds. Twinning the two ideas is akin to pulling together the polarized ends of a magnet. But with its CLS 63 AMG for 2012, Mercedes-Benz has, mein gott, done it.
| Feb 3, 2011
Volkswagen recently put on sale the second generation of its mid-size sport utility vehicle, the 2011 Touareg. Sitting at the top of the Touareg line is the $61,385 Hybrid, a vehicle that is eminently capable and well-executed.
Yet, with a single...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Real Madrid plans to open a $1 billion soccer-centric theme park on a United Arab Emirates man-made island in January 2015 that celebrates the history, triumphs and hubris of the richest football club in the world.
PHOTOS: Real Madrid Resort Island in...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Chevrolet’s most powerful convertible, surprisingly, doesn’t wear a Corvette badge.
Rather, the 100-year-old carmaker has given that ground-pounding honor to the 2012 Camaro ZL1, which is making its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 5:07 PM
Porsche departed from the traditionally product-oriented public announcements at this year’s L.A. Auto Show with news that the company plans to build a Porsche Experience Center in the city of Carson.
The facility, only the second in the country...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:41 AM
At every L.A. Auto Show there are a few vehicles that seem to have a flock of craning admirers perched permanently around them. These can be the latest incarnations of popular models, jaw-dropping supercars or weird and wonderful concept creations. Let&...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 11:33 AM
The car: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante
The power: 5.2-liter, direct-injected V-10 making 570 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Six-speed automated manual transmission with three shift modes and paddle shifters.
The speed: 0-...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Aston Martin has just pulled the wraps off the production version of their unique V-12 Zagato. Using the same engine and platform as the Aston Martin V-12 Vantage, this collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato will see only 150 units produced...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:47 PM
One hundred years from now, when auto historians go all Charles Darwin dissecting the evolution of Porsche's 911 sports car, they may notice a bit of a dogleg in the year 2012.
The car's progress since its inception in 1963 has been carefully modulated....
| Aug 23, 2008
You're an evil genius, bent on world domination. You have a nuclear weapon simmering away in the basement of your underground lair, deep within some Polynesian volcanic island. You still have to eat.
Bring me a sandwich, fool! Hah-hah-hah!
| Feb 21, 2009
It's no fun being rich when everyone else is poor. Who, for example, would be willing to show up to a dinner party in a brand-new lime-green Lamborghini, in the almost certain knowledge that some of the other guests would be among the growing ranks of the...