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U-Turn: What you missed on 10.29.14

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Wagon, Hatchback, Chrysler, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Ferrari, Design/Style, Luxury, Fiat 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat What’s black, white and red all over? Not sure? Okay, what’s black, white and red all over, boasts a stonkin’ 707-horsepower supercharged V8 underhood, four doors with plenty of room for a party of five and [...]

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Report: Porsche working on turbo V12 for Putin limo project?

Filed under: Technology, Porsche, Specialty, Russia, Design/Style, Autoblog Black Porsche is best known for building very well-regarded sports cars and better-selling utility vehicles. Come to the company with a big enough bag of cash, though, and the Porsche Engineering division can create just about anything. The group’s past projects include working with Harley-Davidson, Mercedes-Benz and [...]

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Featured: Five awesome Lego car creations [UPDATE]

Filed under: Performance, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Mini, Ferrari, Toys/Games, Design/Style Update: Check out our reader submission at the end. Lego cars are among our favorite toys. They’re fun for play, and if built properly, great to display. With that in mind, we’ve crafted a list of some of the best creations we’ve seen. Some are on [...]

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Check out the trick way you access the tire valve on this BMW Alpina B6

Filed under: Performance, Technology, Videos, BMW, Design/Style The wheels are one of the first things you notice when checking out the 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. The 20-inch aluminum alloy rollers have 21 spokes that spray out from their hubs, creating one of Alpina’s signature design features. But there’s also plenty of function [...]

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Lotus renames Russell Carr its head of design

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Lotus, Design/Style There’s been a changing of the guard at Lotus recently. The legendary British sports car manufacturer fired its controversial chief executive Dany Bahar and replaced him recently with Jean-Marc Gales. And now it’s named a new chief designer. Or rather, renamed its old one to the post. That designer is [...]

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Harley-Davidson ‘Captain America’ bike from Easy Rider nets $1.35M at auction

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Motorcycle, Celebrities, Design/Style, TV/Movies The famous, custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle nicknamed Captain America from the ’60s classic Easy Rider sold for $1.35 million at auction on October 18, or just over $1.6 million after applicable fees. That was a new record price ever paid for a cycle, according to Hemmings, and It [...]

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Cutting edge car designs layering it on

Filed under: Design/Style Design themes in the automotive industry tend to ebb and flow in trends: jelly bean styling, retro design, flame surfacing… we could go on (and probably would if we were better schooled in the language of design), but you get the point. So what’s the next big thing in automotive design? Layers. [...]

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2016 Nissan Maxima spotted for first time

Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Nissan, Design/Style Nissan teased the look of the next-generation Maxima at the 2014 Detroit auto show with the Sport Sedan concept, and it was quite a looker with an aggressive front end and cool floating roof. Now, we’re getting out very first glimpse at the production version in some new [...]

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Latest Mercedes-based Dartz comes with armor plating, available retina scanner

Filed under: Aftermarket, SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Specialty, Design/Style The folks at the Russian company Dartz take tuning Mercedes-Benz models to extremes most people would consider impossible. Two of their recent creations include an armored G63 AMG 6×6 in pink camouflage and another one with a portable smoking room. Now, it’s giving the GL-Class some attention, and [...]

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First look at all-new Mercedes E-Class

Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Design/Style, Luxury The folks at Mercedes-Benz are hard at work on a new generation of the E-Class, following big updates to the S-Class and C-Class in recent years. After seeing latest model in development wearing mostly C-Class body panels, we’re getting our first real look at the styling [...]

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Toyota Prius + gets refresh in UK, is it coming here?

Filed under: Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Toyota, UK, Design/Style Toyota has unveiled a mid-cycle refresh of its seven-passenger, UK-market Prius +, known here in the US as the five-passenger Prius V. The revised hybrid MPV now boasts looks inspired by Toyota’s more aggressive compact stylings as seen on its new Yaris and Aygo – particularly in the [...]

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Ferrari F60 America is a powerful, exclusive US special

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Ferrari, Design/Style, Luxury Ferrari is observing its 60th anniversary in North America this year, and to celebrate, it’s given us this: the F60 America, an incredibly exclusive supercar based on the already outrageous F12 Berlinetta. Want one? Too bad. Production has been limited to just 10 examples, and according to Ferrari, [...]

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