Forza Motorsport 5 Will Launch With XBox One (38 views)
By Brandon Turkus on May 21, 2013 1:23 p.m.
Today, we’re following the launch of the new XBox One, the successor to today’s XBox 360. Although there hasn’t been a mention of when the new console will go on sale, we have some exciting news to share with fans of racing games, and in particular, the Forza Motorsports series—Forza Motorsports 5 will launch with the new XBox One.
Video: Driving The Nürburgring In An F1 Car (69 views)
By Brandon Turkus on May 21, 2013 12:58 p.m.
We mentioned a few weeks back that Mercedes was loaning seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher an F1 car to lap the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife. Now we have video of that incredible event, with Schumi heading out on track behind an A45 AMG, a CLA45 AMG, an SLS AMG Black Series, and an SLS AMG GT3 racer.
By Brandon Turkus on May 21, 2013 12:02 p.m.
According to a posting on the SpeedTV website, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has released the official driver lineups for this year’s 24 Hours Of Le Mans. The difficulty associated with the world’s premier endurance race has a tendency to attract some of the finest drivers the world over, including several veterans of Formula 1.
By Brandon Turkus on May 21, 2013 8:59 a.m.
Hennessey is only planning on producing 30 units per year. And as the company hasn’t fully tested its off-road prowess, it’s recommending owners don’t go crazy on the dunes just yet. Instead, founder John Hennessey says, “If you're looking for the ultimate vehicle to drive from Aspen to Telluride in January, the VelociRaptor SUV would be perfect." So really, this is more of a GT car to the standard VelociRaptor’s track-day special. Fine by us.
List: Ten Things We Like About The BMW X1 (232 views)
By Tom Martin on May 20, 2013 2:33 p.m.
(Click on the "Previous" and "Next" buttons above the images to see the full list.) The BMW X1 is the smallest and least expensive X series car, though some specifics may better communicate the idea of the X1. The car is 176.5 inches long, which makes it six inches shorter than a 3-Series sedan. The X1 with all-wheel drive and, with a four-cylinder turbo engine, weighs 3726 pounds, which is about 300 pounds more than a rear-drive 3-Series sedan with the same power plant. The base price of the X1 is $30,800, though with AWD that figure is $32,500. So, ...
By Brandon Turkus on May 20, 2013 1:48 p.m.
Just a year (or two) removed from their debuts, the BMW M5 and M6 Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe are getting a Competition Pack designed to liven the already potent German vehicles up.
By Brandon Turkus on May 20, 2013 11:33 a.m.
There’s been quite a brouhaha regarding Lamborghini’s fiftieth birthday festivities, including the debut of the radical Egoista Concept. But what’s 50 years? Relative to Aston Martin, Lamborghini is a spry, young whippersnapper. Aston has been building remarkably pretty sports cars for 100 years, and is holding a year-long celebration in honor of that fact. The latest item to celebrate the brand's centennial is this, the CC100 Speedster Concept.
Recap: The Images Of The 2013 Mille Miglia (160 views)
By Brandon Turkus on May 17, 2013 2:58 p.m.
The Mille Miglia was a 1000-mile road race that went from Brescia, Italy to Rome and all the way back. Originally ran in 1927, the Mille lasted for 30 years, and was considered one of the most dangerous endurance races in the world, taking the lives of 56 people over 30 years. The event is far safer today. And with the expanded role of social media, we’re able to follow along with the day’s events. We’ve put together 30 pictures, culled from Twitter, to give everyone a taste of the atmosphere at this year’s Mille. We’ve linked to the user ...
Update: 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo (541 views)
By Brandon Turkus on May 17, 2013 12:59 p.m.
You’ll be forgiven at this point for thinking the little 500T is a bit misguided or confused. It isn’t. Get it out on the road, and you’ll discover that Fiat has struck the perfect blend with the turbocharged 500. It isn’t an Abarth for the speed-averse—it’s a 500 for the speed freak.
2014 Cadillac XTS To Get 410-Horsepower V-6 (246 views)
By Brandon Turkus on May 17, 2013 10:27 a.m.
The Cadillac XTS isn’t known as the most exciting vehicle in the brand’s lineup. In fact, it’s a rather dull, but luxurious, offering. Actively avoiding the production of dull cars seems to have become a bit of an obsession at Cadillac, though, so it's gone ahead and dropped the 410-horsepower, biturbocharged V-6 from the all-new CTS under the graceful hood of the XTS. The result is a large Caddy that we'd be happy to drive.