Why criticising the SUV is a blinkered view

I find it quite amusing that while the world has gone SUV crazy, those that position themselves as hardcore car enthusiasts seem to have universally adopted a negative stance towards the Sports Utility Vehicle. I liken it to the music snob that goes out of their way to express just how terrible the tracks on the… » 8/14/14 2:49am 8/14/14 2:49am

A CUV with a CVT a hoonmobile? I call BS

Don't be too sure of that statement. Many of us laugh in the face of a CVT, or even more so at the new WRX CVT, "a rally car with a CVT, the heck you say" this quote was directly taken from one of out more proper commentators. But since announcing it, many have wondered if you can really hoon a car with a CVT? I… » 2/11/14 9:45am 2/11/14 9:45am

Launch Control Eps 2 - Blank Sheet

In episode 2 of Launch Control (part 1 of a 2 part episode), Subaru Rally Team USA reunites in Michigan for the 2013 Sno*Drift Rally. This is a new beginning, a chance for a fresh story starting from a blank sheet. » 5/01/13 2:00pm 5/01/13 2:00pm

For $6,500, Bimmer Bimmer, Chicken Dinner

Cracker Jack is a tasty treat that comes with a toy surprise inside the box. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW E34 looks pretty tasty, and the surprise 6-speed inside makes it ready to play. Will its price however, make you think the seller is just toying with you? » 2/10/12 8:00am 2/10/12 8:00am

The day a motorsports legend became an unwitting Sonic the Hedgehog icon

In the pouring rain on April 11, 1993, Brazilian Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna raced into history with one of the greatest performances of his career. In treacherous conditions, he held off a spirited challenge from arch-rival Alain Prost to take a famous victory, one of the last he would savour before his tragic… » 12/23/11 3:00am 12/23/11 3:00am

The Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc is a $2.3 million tea set

Behold, you lovers of highly-decorated, ridiculously expensive, German/French tea sets. It's the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L'Or Blanc, a version of the recently updated Veyron, with porcelain fittings by Germany's Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM). The one-off is reportedly worth $2.3 million. » 6/30/11 4:00pm 6/30/11 4:00pm

SSC To Challenge Bugatti For New Fastest Production Car?

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport just snagged the title of "World's Fastest Production Car" away from the American-built SSC Ultimate Aero. Now the folks at Shelby SuperCars are hinting at a new, faster Aero to challenge the German behemoth. » 7/07/10 3:00pm 7/07/10 3:00pm

Citroën SM: The History Of The 140-mph French Supersled

Aaron Severson, editor of Ate Up With Motor, explains what happens when a bunch of tech-mad Frenchmen buy an Italian supercar factory and drink too much at lunch. This is the history of the space-age Citroën SM. —Ed. » 4/13/10 12:00pm 4/13/10 12:00pm

Be Impulsive for $4,500!

Despite Joe Isuzu's hyperbole, people used to avoid buying Isuzus as though they were chock full of grandma porn. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe gives you another chance to buy one, but is this Impulse just a regular Joe? » 1/05/10 7:00am 1/05/10 7:00am

2010 Corvette Grand Sport: First Drive

The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport accelerates a touch faster than a normal 'Vette, handles and stops a little better than a regular Corvette, but GM's thinking 50% of sales will be the GS. Why? It's all about the parts list. » 8/20/09 12:00pm 8/20/09 12:00pm

Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer VXR: A Spectacular 320 HP Wagon You…

We told you to expect a Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer VXR. Lo-and-behold, here it is, a 320 HP, 6.0 second 0-to-60 MPH all-wheel-drive sport wagon that you can't get in the US. Lust and anger. » 5/20/09 11:00am 5/20/09 11:00am

2010 Corvette Grand Sport: Wider, Sportier, Grander

Absent since the C4's demise, the Corvette Grand Sport is back for 2010, this time sporting wider Z06 bodywork, larger brakes and the option of either a Coupe or Convertible. Another commemorative sticker package? Not-so-much. » 4/24/09 8:30am 4/24/09 8:30am

2010 Saab 9-3X Bows Ahead Of Geneva

GM let the cat out of the bag late last night. The bag is the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The cat? The 2010 Saab 9-3X; a new crossover based on the 9-3 SportCombi. » 2/11/09 8:20am 2/11/09 8:20am

Wert Is Wrong: Honda Fit Sport Built For Technogeeks

Ray and I spent a good portion of the morning arguing over the suitability parameters of the 2009 Honda Fit Sport, culminating in him saying, “I iz the decider.” Here’s why he’s wrong. » 1/30/09 4:45pm 1/30/09 4:45pm

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Sport Air Concept Heading To Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show will see the debut of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV Sport Air Concept, building on the i-MiEV electric platform with a sexier profile. Well, sexier for an electric car. » 1/26/09 10:30am 1/26/09 10:30am

2010 Ford Fusion Pricing Starts Under $19,300, Hybrid At $27,270

The 2010 Ford Fusion » 11/24/08 11:00am 11/24/08 11:00am, for those who admired its sharp Gillette looks, will start at $19,270 for the base S model with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine matched with a six-speed manual transmission, just $135 more than the base 2009 Fusion, which isn't as powerful or quite as good looking as the . For those wanting to…

2010 Ford Fusion, Sport, Hybrid Revealed Live

We gave you all the details on the 2010 Ford Fusion » 11/19/08 4:30pm 11/19/08 4:30pm, , and at the break of day and now we've got the live reveal from the floor of the . The trio of Fusionistas made their debut moments ago to bombastic loads of PR praise. If the improvements Ford is touting stand up to scrutiny, the Fusion stands to make some…

2010 Ford Fusion, Sport

We got a sneak peak at the 2010 Ford Fusion » 11/19/08 12:00am 11/19/08 12:00ama while back, but now on the eve of its reveal at the , we can bring you the complete details on Ford's latest salvo in the battle for America's sedan-buying hearts and minds. The new Fusion brings sleeker styling, more fuel-efficient and powerful engines, and a higher…

G8 ST V8 Pricing To Start In Low $30K Range

Despite the industry-wide downturn » 10/28/08 2:20pm 10/28/08 2:20pm and reports that Pontiac will be reverting to a in the coming years, has confirmed that the is still on track for a fall 2009 sale date. Pricing is expected to be in the low $30K range. The Aussie-built sport truck will begin production in July of next year; two months for…