The Real Reason Lotus Fired CEO Dany Bahar Isn't The One They Gave

Officially, Lotus fired CEO Dany Bahar because he misused funds and not because he was a disaster in almost every way. Unofficially, we're hearing that Lotus Cars advisory board member "Maximum" Bob Lutz is telling people the opposite in private. » 7/16/12 3:20pm 7/16/12 3:20pm

Nissan GT-R Spec-V Delayed, NISMO GT-R "Evolution" S-Tune Coming Soon

According to the Frenchies at Le Blog Auto, the Nissan GT-R Spec-V has allegedly been delayed and is now expected to debut as late as next year. But rumors are also swirling of a new GT-R variant to be launched in the meantime. Although it's not to be confused as a Mitsubishi, some are throwing around a name of… » 8/06/08 9:40am 8/06/08 9:40am

PUTC: 2013 Ford F-150 To Get Four-Cylinder EcoBoost Engine

Our good friends at PickupTrucks.com and Automotive News are reporting this morning Ford is planning to offer a version of the F-150 with a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine by 2013. The move is a response to rapidly rising prices at the gas pump and new NHTSA standards that will raise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) … » 7/14/08 12:01am 7/14/08 12:01am

More On The Camaro Reveal, Revealed, Unofficially

We reported last night we'd heard that the official production 2010 Chevy Camaro announcement's coming later this month. Now we've got some details about what's supposedly going down — including news dealers may be able to begin placing orders for the new muscle car from Chevy beginning the day of the announcement —… » 7/10/08 10:00am 7/10/08 10:00am

Alfa Romeo Could Californicate, Build 8C Replacement Off Ferrari…

In a recent interview, Alfa Romeo's global marketing director, Sergio Cravero, expressed his desire to have an Alfa Romeo model based on the new 2009 Ferrari California. "It would be great if Ferrari let us do it... but they are very hard to convince." The potential model would be a replacement for Alfa's current… » 7/02/08 1:00pm 7/02/08 1:00pm

2009 Cadillac CTS-V To Produce 567 HP?

Any way you cut it, GM is going for blood with the new and improved 2009 Cadillac CTS-V and word from engineers of an unofficial rating of at least 550 HP only furthers that point. It takes a lot to make the BMW M5 look like a chump, but a 50 HP advantage will do a thing like that. Of course, the engine hasn't gone… » 4/30/08 9:20am 4/30/08 9:20am

Baby Ferrari F149 Dino California GT Or Whatever Caught In Action At…

You've already heard about the upcoming baby Ferrari. A lot. Though we're not sure if it'll be called Dino, F149, California GT, or something else. What we do know is that we're told we can expect it to expose itself in about two weeks. And now, we may also know what it looks and sounds like in motion around Ferrari's… » 4/25/08 8:00am 4/25/08 8:00am

Ferrari F149 Makes Photographic Debut... in Two Weeks?

The rumor mill has been churning at full froth lately over a possible new model from the shops of Maranello and Modena. One set of reports calls it a Ferrari Dino, another calls it the California GT and as of late, the third option is the Ferrari F149. Whatever it ends up being, Topspeed is reporting images of the new… » 4/22/08 2:45pm 4/22/08 2:45pm

2009 BMW Z4 Reportedly To Come With Hard And Soft Top

We have it from our good friends at BMW Blog that they have it from their good friends that the 2009 BMW Z4 is going to come with both a soft and hardtop, similar to what Mazda does with the Miata. Those in sunny climates can have their lightweight softtop. Those in areas where the weather gets a bit rougher can opt… » 4/10/08 8:24pm 4/10/08 8:24pm

2009 Pontiac G8 GXP Coming Soon? High Performance Pontiac Magazine…

The Pontiac G8 GT commercial we showed you very early this morning was good at tightening the pants of any auto lover with a joy for recreating classic 80's Midway games. But there's still been some criticism of the arrow-headed brand over their neglect of the stick as well as some who believe the General's "performance … » 3/14/08 10:40am 3/14/08 10:40am

2010 Toyota Supra Super Speculation Scan Potential

Speculation is something that's never in short supply in the automotive business, an observation that seems doubly true in the case of the next gen Toyota Supra. First, the Toyota FT-HS was totally going to be it. Then someone tried to convince everyone the FT-HS was the next generation Toyota Celica or AE86. Most… » 3/13/08 10:20am 3/13/08 10:20am

2009 Dodge Challenger Production Details Emerge, You Want A Shaker…

It's been almost a full day since we've posted on the 2009 Dodge Challenger, so we assume all of you are getting the shakes. According to our tipster, orders for the new Challenger can be placed starting next month (that's April) with a total of 45,000 initially built. This same source also claims that there will be a… » 3/07/08 2:45pm 3/07/08 2:45pm

Tata Considering Buying Stake In Ferrari, All Your Premium Automakers…

Not content to just sell the cheapest car, the Tata Nano, or to own the formerly imperial Jag and Land Rover, it's now rumored that Ratan Tata is interested in getting in bed with Ferrari (and we're not talking about a stripper from Paramus named Ferrari). Motor Authority has latched on to a quote from Italy's » 3/07/08 9:40am 3/07/08 9:40am

Will The Mazda2 Come To The US Bearing Diesels?

As of late, it has looked as though the Mazda2 will not be making a visit to America, due mostly to the presence of the Ford Fiesta in the US market. We'd gotten close to accepting this and just moving on when Mazda once again piqued our interest. Jim O'Sullivan, head of Mazda North America, mentioned at a lunch with… » 3/03/08 3:15pm 3/03/08 3:15pm

Desperately Seeking Supra, Toyota Exec Hints That FT-HS Could Be Next…

Toyota showed off its Toyota FT-HS concept without much in the way of explanation as to what exactly we were supposed to take from it. It's a high performance hybrid, sure. But is it the next Supra? The next Celica? WTF Toyota? To add a bit more confusion, Toyota's Australian project manager mentioned at the Australian … » 2/28/08 10:20am 2/28/08 10:20am

BMW X5 Twin Turbo Diesel Hybrid Concept Coming To Geneva, It's…

It seems that the cat is out of the bag and we now think we know what BMW will be highlighting, eco-wise, at this year's Geneva Motor Show. You know all that pleading for more diesel hybrids? According to CarScoop, the boys and girls form Bavaria will be showing off the "Vision EfficeintDynamics" which will be better… » 2/21/08 2:00pm 2/21/08 2:00pm

Is Nissan Considering A GT-R Sedan For Infiniti?

The lads over at Motor Trend have it that Nissan is "studying the possibility" of a four-door GT-R for the Infiniti brand. This reminds us of the time Laura Berkalter was "studying the possibility" of going out with us. While it didn't work it out with Laura, this is a rumor that might have legs. The sedan could carry over … » 2/20/08 1:20pm 2/20/08 1:20pm

The Dodge Viper Is Dead: In Lieu Of Flowers, Please Send R&D Funds

Who would win in a fight between a 3-headed hell hound and a snake? In a case important to a great number of high-horsepower-lovin' enthusiasts, it appears it's going to be Satan's canine.


In all the hoopla over the past few weeks about Dodge's new entry to the Muscle Car Wars, the media stories popping up… » 2/08/08 12:30pm 2/08/08 12:30pm

Subaru To Build Next Toyota Celica?

Those missing the RWD Celica's of yore can take hold of some gossip based on a rumor about the dead coupe getting revived with some mechanicals from the Subie parts bin. Going chronologically, the exciting gossip last August was that Toyota was going to use its new stake in Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) to help it… » 2/04/08 12:15pm 2/04/08 12:15pm