The Exhaust Pipe That Made Red Bull A Success

The coolest car at Renault’s booth at the Geneva Motor Show was the Red Bull RB7, the Renault-powered Formula One car which won the 2011 championship in the hands of Sebastian Vettel. Unlike the old or partially complete F1 cars displayed at many carmakers’ booths, this was the real deal, as evidenced by this flattened … » 3/12/12 10:30am 3/12/12 10:30am

The End And The Return Of Ferrari’s Archways of Aerodynamics

When Ferrari introduced the 599 GTB at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, they introduced with it a graceful and elegant piece of aerodynamics: Gothic flying buttresses for C-pillars. They are gone on the F12 Berlinetta, the 599’s just-unveiled successor, but Honda is here to pick up the slack with the NSX. » 3/09/12 9:01am 3/09/12 9:01am

Lotus Exige S Convertible: We Don't Hate It

Recent announcements from Dany Bahar's Lotus tend to be met with a mix of skepticism and dread. When we got a weird notice that Lotus would present a new convertible at Geneva, we expected the soft, Evora-based worst. Happily, the new convertible is an open version of the hardcore Exige S. » 3/07/12 3:00pm 3/07/12 3:00pm

The Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido Concept Is A Beige Killer

German car companies and Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro have always been linked in what's typically been an axis of awesome. VW made this official recently when the automaker snapped up a majority of Italdesign. Think of this when you gaze upon the sleek design-forward Brivido Concept, which just debuted in… » 3/06/12 10:15am 3/06/12 10:15am

Lamborghini Aventador J: A Vent, A Door, No Roof

Surprises are rare these days, so much respect to whomever thought the Lamborghini Aventador should lose more than just part of the roof for a one-off roadster version. The Lamborghini Unica is an Aventador with a vent and a door but no roof, windshield or pillars. It's insane and hopefully real. » 3/03/12 9:51am 3/03/12 9:51am

Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet: One Bitchin' Basket

Volkswagen's Golf Cabriolet has a history, in this country at least, mostly defined by the hormonal and angry field hockey players who drove them. Thanks to its roll hoop it earned a nickname used by countless high school and college kids: Bitch Basket. The new Golf GTI Cabriolet swaps the bitchy attitude for a… » 2/29/12 8:30am 2/29/12 8:30am