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  • Spy Shots: BMW 3-Series Caught Out In The Cold (1197 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 10, 2009 9:08 a.m.

    Our spy photographer just sent over these shots of the updated BMW 3-Series in winter testing. Still under heavy camouflage, we can at least get a sense of the revised front and rear fascia, lighting, and mirrors.

  • Want To Drive A 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport? The Car Connection Has A Contest For You! (672 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 09, 2009 8:56 p.m.

    In the realm of Greenformance vehicles, the all-electric Tesla Roadster might be our first place choice. It's a Lotus-chasing, battery-powererd beast, and only a small handful of the world's population will ever have the chance to drive one. But if you have a knack for writing and are willing to test your skills for a chance to drive a Tesla (the new Roadster Sport), our friends at The Car Connection have quite an offer for you.

  • All-Electric eRUF Stormster Debuts In Europe (846 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 09, 2009 2:28 p.m.

    RUF Automobile, the Bavarian group responsible for creating some of the most drool-worthy Porsches ever to tackle the Nürburgring, has created something a little friendlier, at least to the environment. The eRUF Stormster is a battery-electric version of the Porsche Cayenne, and its debut coincides with the European Climate Change Conference currently underway in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • List: Ten Worst Cars For A Blind Date (24149 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 09, 2009 9:33 a.m.

    We know how important it is to make a good first impression, and that blind dates are a peculiar set of circumstances, subject to specific rules. Many people will say they don't care what kind of car someone drives. It's a lie. Particularly on blind dates, a new acquaintance will always judge you with harsh skepticism, and your mode of transportation will surely come under scrutiny.

  • Hyundai CEO Details New Product, Powertrain Plans (1892 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 08, 2009 6:14 p.m.

    We’re out in Beverly Hills, California, for our first drive of the 2010 Hyundai Tucson (stay tuned for our full review), but during this morning’s press conference, Hyundai’s CEO, John Krafcik, detailed some information about upcoming product plans for the 2010 and 2011 calendar years.

  • Buyer's Guide: 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic (6590 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 08, 2009 3:30 p.m.

    The Challenger’s styling is some good stuff. While it may be little much for some folks, muscle car enthusiasts will appreciate the throwback looks. The R/T Classic is a particular beauty inside and out, and catches the gaze of other drivers and evokes cheers from youngsters on bicycles. Just like with the new Chevrolet Camaro, and some of the finer Ford Mustangs, be prepared to answer questions from strangers at the pump.

  • Announcing The Launch Of WindingRoad.com! (981 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on December 08, 2009 1:33 p.m.

    Since the inception of Winding Road as a digital magazine in 2005, our editorial staff has availed itself of every tool in our online toolbox to deliver as rich an automotive experience as possible. As many of you know, for the last two years, one of our primary delivery vehicles has been NextAutos.com. From its launch, the goal of NextAutos has been to provide a fresh and diverse cross-section of the motoring landscape, with content that is both timely and insightful. We’ve learned a lot from developing NextAutos, and we’re excited to have translated those lessons into the all-new WindingRoad.com ...

  • Driven: 2010 BMW X5M (14597 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 06, 2009 3:09 p.m.

    If a nonsensical vehicle like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S tickles your fancy, you may want to leave space on your bedroom wall for another drool-worthy pinup. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the BMW X5M. It has 555 horsepower, it runs a tuned version of BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system, and it costs $85,400—that’s a whopping $40,900 less than the starting price of Madam Cayenne. And if you immediately think to yourself, “Well, clearly this is because the Porsche is a superior vehicle,” you’ll want to think again. The X5M is as good to drive as it is unnecessary to own.

  • 2010 Aston Martin Rapide Priced From $199,950 (1055 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 06, 2009 12:06 p.m.

    The über-exotic Rapide, Aston Martin's new four-door, four-seat sports car, officially launches in the second quarter (late Spring) of 2010, retailing for a base MSRP of $199,950. Aston Martin expects to build approximately 2000 Rapides total in the first year of production.

  • Los Angeles 2009: Honda P-NUT Concept Is Weird, Awesome (1373 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 03, 2009 1:28 p.m.

    File this one under the "weird = cool" category. Honda's Personal-Neo Urban Transport (P-NUT) concept is nothing short of futuristic, and shows what possibilities are in store for city cars moving forward. The weird angles and funky shape are the work of Honda's Los Angeles design crew.