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Tesla Unveils Refreshed Roadster 2.5

370 votes | submitted 2010-07-01 17:18:41 by biofriendlyblog | 28 comments

In conjunction with the opening of its two newest stores in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Newport Beach, California, Tesla has unveiled the fourth major production iteration of its only current product, the Roadster. Dubbed the Roadster 2.5, in proper Southern California fashion, the revised electric sports car gets a nose job and fanny lift.

Connected Car Concept Gives You Access To The Cloud

240 votes | submitted 2010-07-01 09:09:00 by oboy | 17 comments

The motor vehicle is slowly moving into the spotlight alongside these smartphones as a "mobile device", which technically, it is. We're already starting to see wireless data connections being introduced as an option for production cars (Ford and Audi, to name a couple), and they will become even more common in the near future.

Chevrolet Corvette C7 to Feature 5.5L V8 Engine

265 votes | submitted 2010-06-30 20:16:38 by deafbeat | 72 comments

According to a General Motors source, the company's next-generation Chevrolet Corvette will come packing a 5.5L V8.

Ducati Films Motorcycle Commercial Entirely With iPhone 4

255 votes | submitted 2010-06-30 04:58:22 by mklopez | 49 comments

This short HD commercial for the Ducati Multistrada motorcycle was shot using nothing but iPhone 4s. It looks great.

British Teens Rip Off a Double Decker Bus (VID)

305 votes | submitted 2010-06-29 19:00:22 by jessebshiloh | 64 comments

3 kids in the UK--two teenage girls and a man--made off with a double decker bus in the town of Amesbury last week in the wee hours. While they cruised the A345 highway and other roads, the probably not sober drivers smashed into parked cars and three parked buses,\r\nwrecking the lot to the tune of about $45,000 in damages.

Will Google Maps Win the Turn-by-Turn Nav War in Cars?

323 votes | submitted 2010-06-29 15:37:37 by mwtapp | 93 comments

Earlier this month, Ford and GM announced that by the end of June, the companies' respective GPS navigation systems would work in conjunction with Google Maps to allow drivers to preprogram those onboard systems with destinations.

Flying car gets helpful road-kit weight exemption from feds

230 votes | submitted 2010-06-29 15:06:39 by processtinator | 44 comments

The Terrafugia Transition, closest thing to a flying car yet built, has received a unique exemption from the US government allowing production models to be 110 pounds heavier than a normal "light sport aircraft". This will permit the car/plane combo to satisfy safety requirements when driving on roads.

Report: Congress Mulling In-Car Alcohol Detectors

289 votes | submitted 2010-06-28 19:09:09 by baddbrainz | 198 comments

History suggests that such a device would save thousands of lives. In 2008 alone, nearly 12,000 people died in alcohol-impaired car crashes. Many of those deaths would likely be preventable if there were a way for a vehicle system to seamlessly detect elevated alcohol levels in drivers.

Pep Boys takes man on long, strange ride

458 votes | submitted 2010-06-28 18:36:31 by ltgenpanda | 35 comments

It started with a check engine light and a knocking sound in early May. It has now been more than 50 days. The result? The car has been in the store for 16 nights. Mohan has had no less than 11 visits to the store. He's had to take 2 full days off work to deal with the problem and made more than 30 phone calls. He's spent almost $800, and the car s

What Women Want -- In a Car

245 votes | submitted 2010-06-27 22:47:30 by oboy | 95 comments

Women like their cars small, inexpensive, foreign and hot. No, not hot in the muscular looks, twin-turbo powerplant, and growling exhaust note sense. Actually hot. They like to crank the heater up. That's the conclusion of a pair of new surveys on women and cars.

Toyota Chief Test Driver Dies In Lexus LFA Crash In Germany

364 votes | submitted 2010-06-24 20:36:07 by mikek814 | 41 comments

Naruse was testing a bright yellow colored LFA that, according to reports coming out of Germany, was involved on a head-on collision with a BMW along a slender two-lane road. The LFA Naruse was testing was a pre-production prototype.

NYPD lets the top down...(Pic)

443 votes | submitted 2010-06-24 20:20:19 by robertwright | 47 comments

Americans spent $5,477 on gas/car expenses last year

149 votes | submitted 2010-06-24 19:38:04 by seattlegirluw | 60 comments

The average American spends 72 minutes per day in transit. Most of that time, we're driving: to and from work, school, the grocery store, the movie theater. Every year, that's more than 290 hours of drive-time radio, talking back to the GPS and wondering why, for the millionth time, people think it's okay to drive 60 in the left lane.

2011 Ford Mustang V6 Gets 48.5 MPG

495 votes | submitted 2010-06-24 18:36:51 by jerryjamesstone | 102 comments

Usually when Mustangs are on the track the drivers are in search of outright speed, but that was not the case this time around. Instead the team of five drivers alternated every hour to see how far they could make the Mustang go on just one tank of gas.

Porsche finally accepts race with MINI, then kicks their ass

288 votes | submitted 2010-06-24 08:21:23 by zonlyone | 57 comments

After weeks of taunting, MINI finally got their wish - a head-to-head race with Porsche. At the end, the moral of the story was clear: be careful what you wish for, MINI.

Senate considers $10B bill to spur EV sales

367 votes | submitted 2010-06-24 00:33:16 by aliwangwangbaba | 93 comments

A new bill has been introduced in the Senate that would provide up to $10 billion to aid in early electric vehicle adoption.

A 429HP... Hyundai?

370 votes | submitted 2010-06-23 19:25:59 by 0bamaclintobush | 79 comments

Hyundai confirmed its flagship Equus sedan for the U.S. last summer, just after the Pebble Beach Concours, and later pegged the starting price in the mid-$50,000 range. Now we have word straight from Hyundai via our executive editor Marty Padgett, on the scene in Korea, that the car, due for sale later this summer, will also get a 429HP engine!

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