Car & Driver Cover Clinic: Which Embargoed Shot of the 2008 Dodge…

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 1/24/08 7:30am

Leaked BMW Competitive Analysis Gives Peek at Diesel Options

Something fishy just leaked onto the Bimmer-centric site edBMW. It's a supposedly leaked document that compares the freshly unveiled BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne, and Range Rover Sport head to head, oh yeah, and also provides info on two diesel variants. The comparo makes it look like the new X6 is a gift from the… » 1/21/08 1:45pm 1/21/08 1:45pm

Purported Audi Internal Product Release Schedule Leaks on to Internet, …

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 the … » 12/04/07 7:45am 12/04/07 7:45am

Holden To Announce LS7-Powered HSV Commodore?

Our mates over at Wheels magazine have some news for the followers of power-upgrades in Aussie muscle cars. The Australian buff book claims the Special Vehicles unit of Holden is bringing a 7.0-liter LS7-powered supercar to Sydney's Australian International Motor Show in October. There's no word yet on a name, but » 6/26/07 9:30am 6/26/07 9:30am

The 725 HP Shelby GT500 Super Snake Can Be Yours For Just $72,000!

According to the folks at the site who always have the scoop on the next evolution of the Mustang, you'll have to fork over some serious dough to make your GT500 slither. They've somehow managed to get pricing from the folks at Shelby on the Super Snake GT500 package that we've been told is capable of making your… » 6/05/07 8:30am 6/05/07 8:30am

Details Leak Out On Bullitt Edition Mustang's Unimpressive Horsepower

Well, from what we've seen of the next variant Mustang from FoMoCo from the time spent at the "Showcase of the Future" event at the end of last year, it's certainly going to look like a hot little green stallion (obvs not the same as the one above). Unfortunately, as the horse whisperers over at Mustang Evolution found… » 5/15/07 11:45am 5/15/07 11:45am

Over The Back Fence: Ford Fusion Hybrid To Debut At LA Auto Show?

A source at FoMoCo tells us they plan to rock down to electric-gas avenue in the near-term future. Although we knew there'd be a 2009 model of a certain razor-bladed sedan with some kind of charge to it, we didn't know any more details other than that. Until today. Our source, who for the moment we'll call "Electric… » 5/10/07 7:00pm 5/10/07 7:00pm

Saab To Build STI Fightin' 9-3

The true Scandinavian black metal fans over at SaabScene got themselves a couple of leaked images of the soon to be refreshed 9-3. That doesn't really interest us too much, as it brings a FWD-knife to the 3-series led RWD-gunfight. Though we do remember Mr. Dan Neil telling us that the 9-3 is one of his favorite cars.… » 5/09/07 4:00pm 5/09/07 4:00pm

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

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 4/30/07 11:30am

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

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… » 4/06/07 1:45pm 4/06/07 1:45pm

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

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 schedule… » 4/04/07 1:36pm 4/04/07 1:36pm

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

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 3/22/07 1:00pm

The Corvette SS Production Mule Spy Photos Were So Precise, Even…

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 we… » 3/17/07 4:56pm 3/17/07 4:56pm

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

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 2/23/07 1:40pm

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

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 — which… » 2/23/07 11:45am 2/23/07 11:45am

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

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… » 2/06/07 5:40pm 2/06/07 5:40pm

Chicago Auto Show: Leaky Pontiac G8 Continues To Dribble Out

The folks who brought us the G8 pics yesterday from the web-cam of the official video being played on the floor of the Chicago Auto Show are now bringing us something else extra special. The site all about bringing Power to (or is it from) the new Pontiac G8, just brought us a full-fledged press pic of the front-end of … » 2/06/07 8:02am 2/06/07 8:02am

Oh Noes, GM — Did The Pontiac G8 Just Leak?

The always-on webcams at the Chicago Auto Show begin to b-cast their feed at about t-minus-one week before the show's media preview begins (for those folks who are as-yet-unawares, that's this week). Despite the obvious need for being careful around such a device, the folks at the General couldn't help themselves … » 2/05/07 4:43pm 2/05/07 4:43pm