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Lexus Opens the Door With New RC Coupe

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Lexus has had a spotty history with two-door models. Crossovers, sedans, hybrids...sure, but its coupes have been touch and go. The original SC was beloved by many over the course of its nine years of production between 1991 and 2000, but was followed by a much heavier hardtop convertible.... Read More

Is This Futuristic BMW i8 LCD Key Too Good To Be True?

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

LCD displays are used pretty much everywhere now, from home thermostats to refrigerators, but the only place they haven't really been utilized much is in car keys. You may find high resolution displays inside your luxury car, but the key to get in has remained pretty standard. Until now, that is.... Read More

Rare Ferrari and Talbot-Lago Headline Multi-Million-Dollar Manhattan Auction

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If you've been looking at the ever-climbing prices being paid at auction for collector automobiles and wonder when values will begin to peak, we don't know what to tell you except that they haven't yet. Case in point, the Art of the Automobile event held by RM Auctions and Sotheby's in Manhattan — the first such auction to be held in New York for over a decade. ... Read More

Venturi Automobiles Partners With Leonardo DiCaprio for Formula E Electric Racecar Team

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Racers, please charge up your engines!  Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with electric vehicle manufacturer Venturi Automobiles to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship. ... Read More

Audi Raises Its Profile With Nanuk Quattro Concept

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Recycling has become something of a buzz word among the environmentally conscious, and that's even filtered down to cars, which are being made more and more of recycled and recyclable materials. But this is another kind of automotive recycling — one that's far more exciting.... Read More

Voxan Motors Unveils "Most Powerful Electric Motorcycle In the World"

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan introduced the Wattman, which it claims is the "most powerful electric motorcycle in the world," at the Paris Motorcycle Show on December 2. The Wattman is a big, beefy hulk of a machine, measuring 7.7 feet long and weighing in at 772 pounds. Its 200-horsepower motor can accelerate  from 0-100mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 106mph. ... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Flagship S65 AMG With Twin-Turbo V12 Power

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Mercedes-Benz may have shut down the Maybach brand, but that doesn't mean it won't offer immensely prestigious and powerful luxury sedans. Its strategy now revolves around the new S-Class, which it will offer in numerous bodystyles, whee... Read More

Wrecked Ferrari Sells for $250k as Objet Trouvé in Paris

Dec 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Ferraris are constantly fetching ever-escalating prices. A 250 LM from 1964 recently sold for $14 million. Before that, a 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder of 1967 vintage sold for $27.5 million. And a 250 GTO was said to have traded hands at $52 million. A p... Read More

Portuguese Carpenter Gives the Vespa 98 a Wooden Makeover For His Daughter

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Smooth polished wood tends to make every design better, don't you think? Oftentimes someone will have a great idea for the medium, but rarely do we actually get to see them through to fruition. ... Read More

Porsche Goes One Size Down with New Macan Crossover

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

You may still think of Porsche as a manufacturer of sportscars and indeed, with model lines like the Boxster, Cayman, 911 and 918 Spyder, it principally is. But it has long since expanded from two-door models to include other bodystyles in an effort to reach a broader market.... Read More

Porsche Unveils Two New Sports Cars at Auto Guangzhou 2013 Show

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Porsche unveiled two new sports cars. the 918 Spyder and the 911 Turbo S, at the recent Auto Guangzhou show in China, where the theme was "Lead the Trend, Steer the Future.” Since China is the second-largest Porsche market worldwide, with 30,406 cars sold there in the first 10 months of 2013 alone, holding the revealing there seems like a logical decision.... Read More

Cadillac Defends Its Turf With All-New 2015 Escalade

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

When Cadillac hit the market with the first Escalade in 1999, there weren't nearly as many luxury SUVs as there are on the road today. But a lot has changed in the past decade and a half, prompting General Motors to go back to the drawing board and come up with the answer you see here. ... Read More

 
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