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  • Aston Martin One-77 Clocks 220 MPH Top Speed In Testing (2209 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 24, 2009 2:30 p.m.

    When we first saw the stunning new Aston Martin One-77, we knew it was going to be fast. New reports from Gaydon, though, show that in its testing phases, the One-77 is even beating out Aston Martin's original expectations, and is now poised to become the fastest production Aston ever.

  • Driven: 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (6643 views)

    By Rex Roy on December 24, 2009 10 a.m.

    BMW recently introduced its ActiveHybrid X6, the crossover that uses a powerful dual-mode hybrid system to improve city and highway fuel economy. Most recently at the LA Auto Show, the U.S. version of the ActiveHybrid 7-Series appeared in something other than a press release

  • Is That You, NSX? Honda HSV-010 GT To Participate In Japan's Super GT Series (2479 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 24, 2009 8 a.m.

    We enthusiasts have always secretly wished for another iteration of the fantastic Acura NSX supercar. But while Honda's new HSV-010 GT fits that bill, it's not for road-ready consumption. Instead, the HSV (which stands for Honda Sports Velocity) will be competing in Japan's Super GT championship.

  • Lotus Creates Exige S Type 72 Limited Edition To Commemorate Formula 1 Victories (2158 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 23, 2009 11:58 a.m.

    Lotus has released another limited edition run of the Exige, this one to commemorate the Lotus Type 72 Formula 1 car, which won 20 Grand Prix victories in the first half of the 1970s. The Lotus Exige S Type 72 will be limited to 20 cars in the United Kingdom, 20 units in mainland Europe, and another limited run in Japan.

  • Spy Shots: Volkswagen Touareg Tests In The Icy Cold (1782 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 23, 2009 11:05 a.m.

    Our spy shooter delivered these photos of the Volkswagen Touareg testing in below-zero temperatures. It looks like its ready for its debut at the North American International Auto Show, no matter how cold it gets in Detroit.

  • Saab Put On Life Support, For Now (1340 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 23, 2009 10:14 a.m.

    Last week, we reported that General Motors announced it would kill the Saab brand after a failed deal to sell it to Spyker Cars. Not so fast.

  • Keepers: Saab 900 Turbo—Shopping (3147 views)

    By Christopher Smith on December 23, 2009 10:01 a.m.

    Shopping for niche machines like the 900 can be intimidating to the uninitiated, and for good reason. Unique vehicles invariably come with unique problems requiring expensive, hard-to-find parts, and if you’re not much of a mechanical master, finding someone to handle the repair can be the greatest challenge of all. Yes, the Saab 900 Turbo meets all the aforementioned criteria, but it can also be a reliable, million-mile survivor when maintained by knowledgeable hands. More on that to come.

  • New Electric-Drive Smart ForTwo Images And E-Mobility Berlin Information (706 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 23, 2009 9:41 a.m.

    Earlier, we announced the first delivery of the new electric-drive Smart Fortwo. Now, we have an image gallery of the new electric Smart, as well as information about the “e-mobility Berlin” project, which is testing a new charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

  • Official: Geely To Buy Volvo In First Quarter Of 2010 (1187 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 23, 2009 8:39 a.m.

    Today, Ford announced that it will officially sell all assets of the Volvo division to Chinese automaker Geely. The difinitive sale agreement will be signed in the first quarter of 2010, with the sale closing half-way through the year.

  • Tested: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible (13040 views)

    By Matt Davis on December 22, 2009 4:11 p.m.

    This is not a drive feature exclusive, no, but we were going 87 miles per hour while at the wheel of the new “A207” Mercedes E-Class convertible that lands in North America in June 2010 after a January 11 European launch. Driving “no hands”, too. Beside us, riding shotgun, was a beautifully stoic and bald woman named Tanja. We exchanged no words, enjoying the ride of the open-top Merc at the dawn of a new winter.