Archive for January, 2010

Volkswagen has announced that it will create a performance group which will build high performance versions of many Volkswagen cars, similar to the Mercedes AMG models. The group will be called R GmbH, and will offer special edition models as well as aftermarket performance and styling pieces that can be used to personalize VW cars […]

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The Justice Department is almost ready to roll out a database of car titles that will help consumers and dealers spot stolen or salvaged cars that have been fraudulently retitled. Congress created the database, called the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, in 1992. Now, the database includes 77 percent of all motor vehicle title […]

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Dutch supercar company Spyker Cars has bought Saab from General Motors for approximately $74 million, according to Autoweek. After the proposed sale to a group led by Koenigsegg, another supercar company, fell through, it looked like Saab would join Pontiac and Saturn as a casualty of GM’s bankruptcy. As late as Monday, GM CEO Ed […]

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During his last week on the Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien did several skits dedicated not to being funny, but to costing NBC as much money as possible. His first supposedly super-expensive sketch featured a million-dollar Bugatti Veyron dressed as a mouse. Now it turns out that despite Conan’s obvious desire to hurt NBC financially, he […]

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Indian auto company Mahindra & Mahindra named the United States as its top target for the future, and plans to launch its Scorpio SUV here before 2010 ends. Mahindra has already approved 300 dealers to form a network for selling its Scorpio SUV as well as the similar pickup truck in America, according to Inside […]

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Andrew Bynum, 22-year-old center for the Los Angeles Lakers, is featured in this month’s Super Street magazine, according to Jalopnik. More accurately, his 2009 Nissan GT-R, with $20,000 in body modifications, is featured. The GT-R is a welcome change from the Escalades, Lamborghinis and S-Classes that we typically associate with athletes. Andrew Bynum’s GT-R is […]

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BMW has announced that along with a small visual freshening of the 3-Series for 2011, a new model will be introduced. According to Autoweek, the 335iS will become BMW’s new attainable sports car, slotting above the existing 335i but below the M3. The 335iS takes the already speedy 335i and adds some engine tuning to […]

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Jaguar has revealed that it is planning to build a small convertible sports car called the C-Type. The Jaguar C-Type will compete with the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK and Porsche Boxster. According to Inside Line, the Jaguar C-Type should be available as a 2012 model. Like all two-door Jaguars, the C-type is gorgeous, […]

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Mini has announced that its 2011 European models will have larger engines and more paint schemes available than 2010 Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S models, according to Autoblog. All of the European Mini Cooper engines will receive a displacement increase from 1.4 liters to 1.6 liters, which is what the current U.S. model has. […]

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Tom Cruise’s daughter Suri Cruise will soon be the proud owner of a $30,000 IndyCar replica. Apparently Suri Cruise loves watching IndyCar races on TV and since her parents are obscenely rich, they can afford to have a miniature replica custom-built for her. Since Suri is only three years old, she will only be driving […]

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