Car & Driver Cover Clinic: Which Embargoed Shot of the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Do You Want on their April Cover?

The buff boys over at the buff book named Car und Driver appear to be needing some crucial reader input on their April issue. They, or a duly-sworn representative, have taken it upon themselves to send out some versions of their cover to a small clinic group of readers to determine which shots should get the… »1/24/08 7:30am

Purported Audi Internal Product Release Schedule Leaks on to Internet, Reveals Underpowered Audi TT-S

A number of Audi fan forums across the internet have a spreadsheet showing up that purportedly shows a list of each and every product launch in Germany for 2008 (high-res shot here). Included in the spreadsheet are such noted notables as the Q5 and Q7 V12 TDI at the end of the third quarter, the Audi TT-S listed in… »12/04/07 7:45am

Super Snake: Shelby To Create Bigger 'Stang With Longer Fangs and 725 Hp?

Maybe not having the Ford GT's giving FoMoCo a bit of an empty stable complex. It's the only reason we can come up with for this ever-expanding need to expand the Mustang's horsepower and speed. Not that we mind, we're just trying to figure out the reasons why. Maybe there's no need to determine a why when it comes to… »4/30/07 11:30am

New York Auto Show: Hackers Went After Subaru Website For Hot Impreza Action?

We never knew the Subaru website was an epicenter of embargoed press info instead of the embargo system itself that was to blame for all those impressive Impreza leaks prior to the show. Little did we know it was really those dastardly buff mags consumer web sites bloggers hackers — always trying to get the scoop on… »4/06/07 1:45pm

New York Auto Show: Secret Ford Car Not A Ford; World Car Of The Year Winner?

Ok, so we're pretty certain that car we snapped shots of earlier (and have reproduced above) under cover is neither a Ford or a Flex. But what is it? Well, since it was sitting in the "Special Events Hall" at the Javits Center — one would think it's there for some other event. The only other event that's on the… »4/04/07 1:36pm

SHO Me The Twin Force, Baby! Rumors Of Performance Taurus Tease The Interwebs

FoMoCo forums are all atwitter with people claiming to have the inside skinny on the possibility of a Super High Performance version of the Ford's newly renamed Taurus. So what have we heard thrown over the back fence from Dearborn? Well, we're getting tios that a high-performance model of the Taurus is undergoing… »3/22/07 1:00pm

The Corvette SS Production Mule Spy Photos Were So Precise, Even Germans Dig Them!

Not one to toot our own horns — wait, who are we kidding, of course we are — but it looks like Der Spiegel wants a piece of us today. The highly precise newspaper from Deutschland dropped us some link-love in today's edition on the Corvette "Esh - Esh" (or Blue Devil, or whatever) that we ran a few weeks back. While… »3/17/07 4:56pm

Breaking! Police Report From The Great Million Dollar Corvette SS Mule Photo Caper!

Yeah, we couldn't come up with anything better to call it either (feel free to drop your suggestions in the comments below and we'll potentially use the best one). It looks like our breathless buddy Josh Oliver breathlessly procured a copy of the police report in — whatever we're calling this thing. So what can we… »2/23/07 1:40pm

We're Not Yet In Jail: More Speculation On The Corvette SS Spy Photos, Corvette C7

OK, so the spy photographer who snapped those pictures of the Corvette powertrain mule and posted them all over the internet is NOT in jail, and our sources at the General now confirm they've taken no legal action "themselves" against anyone. The General also hasn't pushed for anyone to take down their photos —… »2/23/07 11:45am

Road And Track Gets An "Exclusive," Dumps Pontiac G8 Press Shots On The Web

GM can't seem to get its pants up fast enough to let these embargo breaks from the dastardly internet auto buff mags from leaking out. The General's issued some strong words in the past that they're interested in making sure the playing field's level for all competitors, yet for some reason the big books seem to be… »2/06/07 5:40pm