How Does A German Car Survive In The Intense Heat?

In describing the climate of Las Vegas, people tend to lean on the cliché "it's a dry heat." I assume if they had built this city on the sun, they'd describe it as a "bright heat." So how did the Audi R8 I'm campaigning across the U.S. hold up in 112 degree "dry" heat? » 6/10/13 11:56am 6/10/13 11:56am

How To Murder Your Mail Order Bride In Death Valley

"Oh hey, do you guys know how far the nearest gas station is?" The guy was sunburned, clearly dehydrated and living in a fantasy world as he staggered into our hidden campsite, 25 miles or more from the nearest road. With a flat tire and no ability to read a map, gas was the least of his worries. His...companion, sassily … » 5/14/12 4:00pm 5/14/12 4:00pm

2010 Jaguar XF-R Spotted Testing In Death Valley, Sporting Vantage…

When we last checked in with the 2010 Jaguar XF-R it looked as though there might be a powerful 5.0-liter V8 lurking under the hood. We've seen a lot of the XF-R, as seen below, but the actual motivation has been a point of contention. It is our good fortune then that a Fast Lane Daily source happened to spot a fleet… » 6/02/08 2:20pm 6/02/08 2:20pm

Spy Photos: Opel Astra Caught Testing In Death Valley

We know Saturn's bringing the Opel Astra stateside as a 2008 model to replace the Ion, so it makes sense for the General to be putting the hatchback through its paces in the worst conditions 'merica's got to offer. Guess we'd agree the 108-degree temperature of Death Valley's got to be one of those places — especially… » 6/04/07 11:00am 6/04/07 11:00am