| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Honda says that shipping vehicles from Japan to the United States is not profitable, and the automaker will limit the amount of vehicles it sends to the country, according to Automotive News. Honda produces most of its popular vehicles in......
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Competes with: Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo S Looks like: The Rapide adopted a conjoined grille Drivetrain: 550-hp, 6.0-liter V-12 with six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive...
| Mar 20, 2012
For any luxury car brand, one indicator of success is whether customers know the mainstream brand to which it is related.
It's better if they don't.
Audi has gone to great lengths — even foregoing the cost savings that come with sharing parts ...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 3:45 PM
The car: 2012 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition Volante
The power: 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque from a 6.0-liter, naturally-aspirated V-12 engine. Power is routed to the rear wheels through a carbon fiber propeller shaft via a six-speed...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Aston Martin's largest child got a bit more go Tuesday, as the company announced the arrival of the Rapide S. The car joins the new Vanquish, the revised DB9, and the Vantage in celebrating Aston's 100th birthday in 2013.
The four-door, four-seat sedan/...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
After eight years of watching Europe have all the fun with small, fast cars, we're finally getting our piece of the hot-hatch action from Ford.
Consider the 2013 Focus ST the spiritual successor to the SVT Focus, the sleeper Ford made from 2002 to 2004....
| Jan 8, 2013
When your first job dictated a cheapo economy car, you survived having to commute in a compact bucket of bolts. You lived through the humiliation of the station wagon when the kids came along, and escaped with only minor wounds when you graduated to the...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:58 PM
John Lennon imagined a world with no Heaven, no countries and no religion. Good for him! Now, what about a world in which you were so damn rich that you wouldn't have to worry about taxes, gas prices or mortgages? In that world, my friend, you would be...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Hollywood is all about star power, so it’s no surprise that the L.A. Auto Show is positively loaded with A-list luxury and exotic luminaries ready for their close-ups on a worldwide stage.
The first major automotive event of the season shines a...
| Dec 8, 2012
The Los Angeles Auto Show is nothing more than a gigantic jewelry store for men. We ogle the latest bangles from Germany, Japan and, increasingly, Ohio. Have you seen the Acura NSX, cut like an engagement ring? That's right, made in Ohio. It may be the...
| Dec 27, 2012
It's rare to see a hint of Maserati or a dash of Aston Martin in a family sedan.
The reason is simple: Automakers need to sell mid-size sedans by the truckload. To please that many people at once, the design needs to avoid offending buyers even more than...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 9:00 AM
I don't know about you guys, but I was never a huge James Bond fan. It may be that living overseas during the heyday of the 60s movies left me emotionally immune. I haven't seen most of those films — Thunderball, Goldfinger — to this day....