2014 Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet: The Drop Top Hot Hatch That Isn't For…

A 2-litre four-cylinder with 265 horsepower taking you to 62 mph in 6.4 seconds in an open-top VW Golf. That's what you can expect from the 2014 Golf R Cabriolet. And a nanny limiting it to 155, but that still doesn't keep it from being the fastest roofless Golf ever. Oh, it also won't be coming to America. » 2/07/13 4:40pm 2/07/13 4:40pm

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507: A Black Series For The Masses

When Travis got the keys to a C63 AMG last summer, he did not complain about the lack of power coming from that 6.2-litre AMG V8. Even for us, 481 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque usually does the job. Then came the Black Series with 510 horses and 457 lb-ft of twist, and a price tag of $125,000. » 2/01/13 9:30am 2/01/13 9:30am

Kia cee’d GT: Would Americans Buy This Sporty C Apostrophe D?

Most of our American readers probably know Kia's hatchback as the C apostrophe D, Top Gear's current reasonably priced car. While that was probably chosen to make sure there isn't enough power to kill any of the brave celebrities on BBC's watch, the new GT version that is coming to Geneva won't be able to promise the… » 1/28/13 10:00am 1/28/13 10:00am

This Weird Sedan Mashup Is What The Chinese Think Europeans Want

A brand new Chinese manufacturer will have its first premier at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The Qoros GQ3 is a compact sedan penned by Gert Volker Hildebrand, the guy responsible for the first model change after Mini's revival in 2000. It is due to be launched in China in the second half of 2013, with the first… » 1/21/13 9:30am 1/21/13 9:30am

Rolls-Royce Wraith: The Most Powerful Roller Ever

Rolls-Royce is dusting off the Wraith name for the Geneva Motor Show in March for something rather special. According to Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, we can expect the third model of BMW's luxury brand to have "the boldest design, the most dramatic performance and the most powerful Rolls-Royce that has ever… » 1/18/13 10:00am 1/18/13 10:00am

Renault Goes Whole Hog on the French Racing Blue

Founded by the Italian racing driver Amédée Gordini, the Gordini company was a Formula One constructor who got their best result, a third place, at the 1950 British Grand Prix, the very first F1 race. Gordini later became what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz, an in-house engine tuner who created hot versions of the company’s… » 4/06/12 2:00pm 4/06/12 2:00pm

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… » 3/12/12 10:30am 3/12/12 10:30am

Is The Bentley EXP SUV A Great Idea Or The Greatest Idea?

Stephen Colbert used to ask liberals if George W. Bush was a "great president" or "the greatest president" as sort of a taunt. A few days ago, Bentley unveiled the Bentley EXP 9 F SUV concept-soon-to-be-production-model. So now, car fans, we ask you: Is the Bentley SUV a great idea or the greatest idea? » 3/09/12 4:00pm 3/09/12 4:00pm

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