The Sad Death Of The Knob, Switch And Button

I want to start by coming out and saying I'm not one of those car luddites who think everything should hover in some magical past; while I'm very fond of old-school cars, there's an amazing amount of amazing new tech in cars, and LCD dashboards in so many new cars here at the Detroit Auto Show are a genuinely great… » 1/11/12 12:00pm 1/11/12 12:00pm

Toyota Makes NS4 Concept Out Of Pure Marketing Crap

The Toyota NS4 concept isn't too bad looking, if a bit tame for a concept. It has some striking lighting approaches, a very appealing interior and glassed roof treatment, and pleasing proportions. I wish I could unread what I read in Toyota's marketing materials so I could try and appreciate the vehicle, but, sadly,… » 1/10/12 2:00pm 1/10/12 2:00pm

The 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Will Confuse The Moneyed Few

The 2012 Bentley Continental GT V8 offers a moral hazard for foolish plutocrats—and not just by dint existing in the first place. Nope, it's the new twin-turbo V8 engine (which lives a less glamorous life in an Audi S8) that's a puzzle box for the moneyed ego: Do you buy the W-12 version, with slightly higher… » 1/10/12 10:30am 1/10/12 10:30am

The MKZ Concept Will Not Save Lincoln

I was certain when I sat down at the Lincoln press conference this morning I'd focus on the fact that the car looks like John Wilkes Booth. And then I saw the mimosa station and realized I was wrong. The story here is Lincoln is so desperate to pretend they're a luxury manufacturer they've got a mimosa station. And a… » 1/10/12 9:20am 1/10/12 9:20am