BMW's Next Vision: The Vision ConnectedDrive Roadster

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BMW's Vision EfficientDynamics from the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show was a big hit, and the company is in the process of developing a production model out of it. Before that happens, though, the VED will get a technologically advanced, bald, younger brother. This one is said to be purely concept,...

De Tomaso Teases Geneva Debut

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Yeah, that's right--De Tomaso. They've been gone for a while, but they're back. Or at least they will be back once Geneva gets underway on March 1. A few teaser pictures of the company's first car since being purchased by former Fiat exec Gianmario Rossignolo have hit the Web. The new car is...

VW's Darth Vader Commercial: The Bloopers

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VW made a big stir with its "The Force" Super Bowl commercial, earning near-universal recognition as the best commercial of the night. And there's no reason for VW to just let that hype fade away without a fight. The German automaker promptly released a short clip of bloopers from the shoot. Hit...

Nissan Puts a Sportier Body On Top of Leaf Technology

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At the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan has a point to prove: electric vehicles won't be limited to small, dull commuters. They'll eventually be as hot and sporty as their gas-driven counterparts. To drive that point home, Nissan will debut its ESFLOW concept. The concept puts a Leaf-derived...

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Ferrari FF Action Photos Released

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We've seen a few rather dull studio shots of Ferrari's shooting brake concept already, but Maranello has upgraded our portfolio with a few pictures of the car doing some time in the snow. The location of the photos provide a reminder that the FF concept will preview Ferrari's first all-wheel-drive...

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Best Car Ad of the Super Bowl?

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The big game is over. All that's left is crumbs, empty beer cans, heartburn and some memories. And while the game itself served up plenty of memories, everyone must have at least one or two cars fresh in their minds. Car companies hit the game hard and manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Chevy,...

New Ford GT Under Development And It Looks Like a Hybrid

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In the absence of the Dodge Viper, there really aren't enough top-end sports cars from the American Big Three at the moment. That deficit won't last long, though. A new Viper is on the way, and it looks like it may be joined by a Ford GT. According to reports, Ford is developing an all-new GT...

McLaren MP4-12C Production Is On!

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We were in our infancy here at MotorCrave when the McLaren MP4-12C first appeared a year and a half ago. So it seems like it's taken forever to get here, but we're quite happy to report that production is underway. McLaren issued a statement that it's begun working on the first of 1,000 2011...

Noble M600 Supercar To Launch In April

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As if we don't have enough supercar awesomeness this year, now word of yet another one: the Noble M600 will hit the market in April.  Even more interesting than that: Noble released a bunch of new renderings of the production-ready car. The Noble M600 will make use of a 650-hp 4.4-liter...

Dude Tattoos His Dangle For Mini Cooper Win

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Is the world really this crazy. Not only did a guy tattoo his most intimate possession, but he tattooed the word "Mini" on it. And all he got for it was a lousy Mini Cooper. Now we haven't seen the evidence (nor do we ever want to) so we'll trust the reports that are saying that Andreas Muller...

Pagani Walkaround Video

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In all the Pagani hub-bub earlier this week, I missed one of the most important parts: a video that gives a close-up of the Pagani from inside and out. It shows details that you don't quite get from the pictures. The video was put up by Evo magazine. It shows the air flaps in action and...

Ferrari FF In Action

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Ferrari introduced its FF shooting brake concept just last Friday. Some will love the hatched-out Ferrari. Some (likely more some) will hate it. Whatever you feel about the Geneva-bound concept, you have to admit one thing: you're itching to see it in action. And here's your Calamine lotion: a...

Chevy Volt Will Be Available Nationwide This Year

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Due to high demand, GM has decided to hasten the launch of the Chevy Volt. It will be available for order in all 50 states by the second quarter of this year. GM originally planned a slower roll-out, but due to the high interest at dealerships in launch markets, it decided this week to bump the...

Toyota Teases A New FT-86

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Well it looks like the Subota will be joined in Geneva by an all-new Toyota FT-86. Toyota teased its second FT-86 today, indicating that the new coupe will provide "the clearest indication yet of the final design for Toyota's next sports car." In other words, it will be nearly identical to the...

Gumpert To Introduce 2nd Model in Geneva

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The Gumpert Apollo is a muscular, menacing, all-out supercar and it's about to get a younger brother. According to Autocar, Gumpert plans on introducing a two-seat 'fast tourer' at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. That model was developed with the help of Touring Superleggera and is known as...

Pagani Huayra Outed a Little Early

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Pagani had things going just the way it wanted. The world was on the edge of its seat waiting for the new flagship. We didn't even know what it'd be called, let alone a single solid detail. Pagani was toying with us with its unnaturally unrevealing teasers. And then...BAM. A leak brings the...

Ferrari's Shooting Brake Revealed in the FF Concept

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The concept version of the car that will replace the 612 Scaglietti made its debut earlier today. Officially called the Ferrari FF (four seats, four-wheel-drive), the car will be Ferrari's first four-wheel-drive production model and will bring a rear hatch to its line. According to Ferrari, its...

Got $231,000? Try a McLaren MP4-12C On For Size.

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McLaren announced U.S. pricing this week on the MP4-12C, which will hit the market later this year, and the pre-gas-guzzler-tax sticker is a cool $231,400. McLaren is still figuring out how much--if anything--the gas guzzler tax will cost customers. As InsideLine notes, the price...