The 140-Mph Chase Cars Of The U.S. Air Force

Fifty years ago, the United States Air Force discovered its top-secret Lockheed U-2 spy plane was nightmarishly tricky to fly. To keep aircraft from crashing, they began using high-speed chase/guide cars during take-offs and landings. Government-issue Camaro Z/28, anyone? » 5/13/10 12:00pm 5/13/10 12:00pm

GM Files Patents For Tribeca-Based Saab 9-6X, Tale Of The Saaburu…

The Saab forums are alight with chatter about recently filed GM patents showing off images of a Saabified Subaru Tribeca » 11/18/08 2:00pm 11/18/08 2:00pm which resembles a four door version of a design mock up unofficially . The interesting part is the supposed Saab 9-6X swipes much of its architecture and styling from the Subaru Tribeca, even though …

2010 Porsche Panamera Interior: Maverick Approved!

The newest spy shots of the 2010 Porsche Panamera » 10/30/08 4:30pm 10/30/08 4:30pm show an interior that just taunts you to do your best impersonation, surrounding the driver with an F-14 Tomcat-like bevy of switches, toggles and knobs. The radio and navigation controls appear to be operated by the console's touch screen while the leather-wrapped…

2009 Mini Cooper S Convertible Caught In The Wild

Unless you're the type to get all hot and bothered at the sight of camouflage on essentially superfluous rear windows and chrome bits, what we see here is the 2009 Mini Cooper S Convertible » 10/21/08 10:30am 10/21/08 10:30am. The new Mini 'vert gets a mild refresh for the next model year with a tweaked nose, tweaked trim pieces and pop-up rollover…

Nissan 370Z Spotted Hiding Undercover In New Need For Speed Trailer

Even though the Nissan 370Z » 10/13/08 10:40am 10/13/08 10:40am hasn't been officially revealed yet, it hasn't stopped it from showing up in a trailer for the upcoming video game . The game is due out next month, right about when the car is expected to be unveiled at the . From all the other we've seen, this car definitely looks like the 370Z, though…

Nissan 370Z Spotted Testing In Germany, Shows New Details

Those KGP spies stationed over in Germany on the edge of the Nurburgring have spotted the Nissan 370Z » 10/08/08 11:31am 10/08/08 11:31am testing near the famed Nurburgring (is there anywhere else to test in Germany?), obviously getting in a few last laps before next month's unveil at the . These images clearly show the new Nissan will be following the…

Opel Meriva Pretending To Not Have Suicide Doors

The Opel Meriva » 10/07/08 9:20am 10/07/08 9:20am has been spotted undergoing development in the run up to its expected debut in about a year. The Meriva, if you recall, is a compact MPV sporting "flexdoors," which, in the parlance of our times are really suicide doors — apparently including the word "suicide" in the name of any feature of a new car is a…

2010 BMW V5 Spotted During Hot-Weather Testing

The artist previously known as the 2010 BMW V5 » 8/28/08 3:54pm 8/28/08 3:54pm has been spotted during hot-weather testing and continues to confound everyone of its raison d'etre. Since it's no longer called the apparently, we're just going to refer to it as the Mutt, since it's a mix of pretty much everything. The BMW Mutt appears to be about the…

2011 Chevy Beat Exposes Its Interior, Still Concealing US Plans

The fate of the Chevy Beat » 8/20/08 12:40pm 8/20/08 12:40pm is still , but as we see here, that isn't stopping the ongoing development of the latest GM minicar. The Beat gets a buddy for some hot weather testing and we get a look at the interior for the first time. For a subcompact, it's hard to be surprised by the spartan accommodations and the…

2010 Porsche Cayman S, Boxster S Revealed By Internal Renderings

We have it on good authority that these renderings accurately show the 2010 Porsche Cayman S and 2010 Porsche Boxster S. In addition to the face-lifted looks, powertrain changes should make both cars faster and more fun to drive, with the Cayman S being boosted to 320 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque while returning… » 7/15/08 12:00pm 7/15/08 12:00pm

Mosley Warned By Ecclestone Two Months Before Orgy

According to The Times, Bernie Ecclestone warned Max Mosley, "that people had been hired to discredit him and that they had been given an unlimited budget to do so." The paper's information comes from a corporate spy who now feels remorse for trying to help the former Fascist Party member avoid the plot against him. » 6/27/08 11:20am 6/27/08 11:20am

2010 Acura NSX Interior Shows Off Paddle Shifters And Un-Zubaz-Like…

If the 2010 Acura NSX's Nürburgring lap didn't hit the right spot, take a look at this new shot showing off the interior for the first time. We're a little disappointed that the stylish Zubaz-esque exterior camo isn't reflected on the inside of the cockpit, but then again, who cares, those gauges look so purdy we want… » 6/20/08 1:00pm 6/20/08 1:00pm

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Interior With Automatic Transmission, Shunt In…

We've seen snaps of the interior on the 2010 Chevy Camaro before, but none as automatic transmission equipped as these. Camaro5 has got a series of some real nice up-close and personal images of the Camaro to be and things are looking pretty decent. We're still not real sure on the Playstation inspired controls under… » 5/15/08 3:40pm 5/15/08 3:40pm

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