| Dec 8, 2011
The 2012 Fisker Karma sedan is a car to make both environmentalists and ecologists proud.
Power is provided to the sedan by electric motors fed by a 600-pound lithium ion battery pack. And rather than sacrifice cows or bulls, seat covers are recycled...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 9:26 AM
The car: Fisker Karma
The power: 403 total horsepower coming from two 201.5-horsepower (150 kW) AC motors, mounted just above the rear wheels.
Torque is in the neighborhood of monstrous, with 981 pound-feet available at 0 RPM. That figure sounds like...
| Feb 10, 2012
Toyota is expanding the compact Prius lineup to include an even smaller "c" version of the hybrid as well as a plug-in battery-powered model to ensure increased fuel economy.
Ford is adding an all-new midsize 2013 Fusion that includes a hybrid as well as...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Aston Martin has just pulled the wraps off the production version of their unique V-12 Zagato. Using the same engine and platform as the Aston Martin V-12 Vantage, this collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato will see only 150 units produced...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Sitting behind the wheel of a shiny new car inside a cozy showroom can help cure any case of the winter blues. Part of the reason crowds are expected to pack DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids for the 2012 Michigan International Auto Show. The event...
| Apr 18, 2007
What would you call a seven-passenger, V6-powered vehicle with lots of amenities (e.g., heated outside mirrors, keyless entry), air conditioning, alloy wheels, ABS and electronic stability control; heated leather seats, sunroof and premium audio system; a...
| May 24, 2006
THE crossroads of government regulation and car design has seen some nasty pileups. Please avert your eyes from the 1981 Fiat X 1/9, in the early days of 5-mph bumper regulations, which forced Bertone to bracket the edgy little car with moronic rubber...
| Apr 4, 2007
As it happens, I have driven a car billed as the "World's Fastest Volvo." It was a late-'70s 242 GT with a 900-hp Chevy big-block V8 punched through the hood, a transbrake, full cage, trac bars and monster slicks. Some crazed digger in Tennessee decided...
| Sep 28, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva We hadn't had time until now to contemplate the loan that the U.S. government is giving a California-based company backed by former Vice President Al Gore that is building a hybrid sports car in Finland that will......
| Oct 28, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Ford Motor Co. said a consortium led by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. is the âpreferred bidderâ for Fordâs Volvo unit. Ford said that no final decision had been made on a sale, but that it would be......
| Nov 9, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The first name most people associate with Aston Martin is that of a famous secret agent who drives these cars in hard-to-reach locations. What the public always forgets is this man inevitably destroys the Aston Martins only after voiding the......
| Dec 8, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Aston Martin, the British builder of exclusive coupes and convertibles, is the latest sports-car maker to try its hand at a four-door car. Aston's entry is called the Rapide, and it's slated to hit U.S. dealerships in May 2010 with......