With stunning power and handling, the CTS-V gives the already excellent Cadillac CTS a huge performance edge. First-class interior and cutting-edge cabin tech make it a comfortable cruiser, but get it on a track where you can really have some fun. BMW M3s and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG's better watch out if they see a CTS-V coming up behind them.
The 2009 Ford Focus RS looks and sounds amazing in this test-drive video that found its way onto YouTube.
Inside Line reviews the Focus RS and takes it through the paces on the roads of Monaco. The car boasts a 2.5-liter turbo engine under the hood. The car will do 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 163 mph. The rally-inspired seats and fake carbon fiber fittings complete the sports car package.
We had our first look at the "too hot for America" Alfa Romeo MiTo compact at the 2008 British International Motor Show and were impressed, if not a little disappointed that we'd never get to drive one. Now that Fiat Group is looking to seriously bring the Alfa Romeo brand to the colonies, we feel it's time for a second look at a hot variant of this hatch.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito) goes on a carbon fiber diet, reducing weight and boosting the power-to-weight ratio. The ultra-light carbon fiber is used in … Read more
It's quick, versatile, roomy, and looks like a box on wheels. This road test of the 2009 Nissan Cube S popped up on YouTube yesterday. The cute Cube isn't trying to be a sport compact, the reviewer says, but it can hold it's own on the track. And it can go 0 to 60 in just less than 10 seconds.
Similar to the Scion in shape and size, this box-on-wheels is also affordable. The cube offers more than 50 cubic foot of cargo room and comes in eight colors. It also has a cool wrap around rear … Read more
It might seem absurd to match an efficient hybrid power train with a massive luxury SUV, but Cadillac went ahead and did it anyway. The result is a truck that offers a lot of amenities for seven passengers, plus towing capability, along with fuel economy we often see in V-6 sedans.
What do you get when you take the Audi TT, yank out the 2.0-liter turbo-four, and drop in a 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder? Audi is going to show us when it unveils the Audi TT RS at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show.
The TT RS will also feature Audi's quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, chassis and suspension upgrades, and better brakes to balance out the extra power.
Make the jump for more details and photos of the Audi TT RS.
Although on the pricey side, the Nissan Altima Hybrid offers the best sporting performance for a midsize hybrid we've seen to date. The electric motor acts like a turbo boost to the 2.5-liter gas engine, sending the car to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds. Handling is surprisingly good, letting you have some fun with this car while getting fuel economy at well over 30 mpg.
Saab will debut the 2010 Saab 9-3x, a more rugged-looking wagon for buyers who are honest enough to admit that they really don't need the off-roading capabilities of an SUV, want more driving comfort than a crossover, yet still desire all-wheel drive and bit more ground clearance.
The 9-3x is equipped with a 2.0 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 210 horsepower that is paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The promotional video floating around YouTube.com shows the 9-3x riding a little higher (1.4 inches higher) than the 9-3 SportCombi, with dark gray front and … Read more
The Wheego Whip, another Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, is expected to hit the streets in May, according to Engadget. That is, if Wheego Wheels can find dealers to sell these low-speed, souped-up golf carts. (I'm not just being mean; company founder Mike McQuary purchased a golf cart company and used its product as a base for the Whip).
Wheego, a division of Ruff & Tuff Electric Vehicles (seriously, that's the parent company name), is taking applications to form a network of 50 dealers. That's a strong goal in a weak economy for a new car that has limited use and range, and not much of a marketing plan. … Read more
Fiat released this preview of the new Fiat 500C before the unveiling at the 2009 International Motor Show in Geneva, and before its launch throughout Europe in the spring.
The Fiat 500C's soft top is fully motorized and features a glass rear window. The top is available in three colors (ivory, red, and black) and will be matched with several body colors, including two exclusive cabriolet-only colors: brilliant Pearl Red and special Warm Grey.
Aside from the new soft top, the 500C is exactly the size as the basic model, which is just fine by us. The convertible offers … Read more