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  • 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 (3155 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 (707 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 (13045 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.

  • 2010 Detroit Auto Show Preview (8200 views)

    By Jeremy Cargill on December 22, 2009 3:44 p.m.

    It’s a special time of the year here at Winding Road, when we think not only of the holiday season, but also the much-anticipated 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. These are the cars that we think will steal a lot of the attention at the show, which we’ll be covering January 11 – 12. Don’t miss out on your chance to get down to Cobo, too—NAIAS opens to the public on January 16 and runs through January 24.

  • Driven: 2011 Toyota Sienna (28892 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on December 22, 2009 12:53 p.m.

    The select automakers that are still competing in the minivan segment seem to be facing a challenge that becomes more difficult, model year after model year. Put simply, minivans aren’t particularly cool, and nobody really wants to drive one. That “nobody” part might be a bit hyperbolic, but it’s certainly closer than ever to being really true.